Time for a chechup at your local dentist in Finsbury Avenue
The check up is our regular chance to make sure that your teeth are in perfect shape, and hopefully prevent any major problems before they occur.
At your initial dental check up you’ll meet your dentist and be able to discuss any questions and treatment options you have in mind. We’ll review your medical history and discuss any issues that may affect your treatment.
After this, your dentist will carry out a thorough examination of your mouth checking all of your teeth and gums. We use the very latest dental technology including intra-oral cameras and digital x-rays so you can see exactly what the dentist sees, and ask any questions you may have. We aim to make this experience as interactive and informative as possible.
Fillings are a wonderfully effective way to repair teeth that have been damaged, either due to injury or decay.
We use a number of different kinds of fillings, such as: composite (white) fillings, amalgam (silver) fillings, and porcelain fillings. During your visit, we’ll discuss the different types with you, and help you choose the one that suits you best.
Composite (white) fillings are made from natural tooth coloured resins that are more aesthetically pleasing and can be matched to the same colour as natural teeth.
Amalgam (silver) fillings are made from an amalgamation of different metals and are silver in appearance. Amalgam fillings are resistant to wear; however, due to their colour they are more noticeable than composite fillings and are not usually used in very visible areas, such as front teeth.
Porcelain fillings are called inlays or onlays and are made by a technician in a dental laboratory and then bonded to the tooth. They can be matched to the colour of the tooth, resist staining, and are extremely durable.
Finally, your dentist will discuss with you the dental treatment options available and provide you with a suggested dental treatment plan.
Have you ever looked in the mirror, and thought ‘Hmmm, my teeth aren’t looking quite as good as they could’? If you have, we’re here to help.
Feeling unhappy about your teeth can really dent your confidence. Fortunately, there are a whole range of cosmetic dental treatments to get your teeth looking fantastic again. It could be as simple as a session of tooth whitening, or as involved as a full smile makeover.
Complexion, colouring and facial structure all play an important part when creating a bespoke, natural-looking smile that’s just right for you. Your local dentist in Finsbury Avenue .So we use the latest computer imaging technology to determine the very best solutions, and can even show you the potential results before the work is done.
Cosmetic Dentistry began in the 1930’s when a Californian Dentist improved the smiles of the Hollywood stars. Over the decades techniques have improved and developed in cosmetic dentistry. Porcelain veneers, thin layers of porcelain, are bonded to the surface of broken, misshapen and discloured teeth to create beautiful smiles. The porcelain available now can mimic the beauty of natural enamel allowing full control of the colour of the final result.
The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry was set up in 2003 to provide guidance and education to dentists interested in providing cosmetic dentistry and to provide patients a useful resource to gain information on what is possible in cosmetic dentistry. Dr Dentist is the Past President of the Academy. He has been at the forefront of Cosmetic Dentistry for many years, lecturing throughout the world specifically on the use of computers in creating restorations such as crowns and veneers.
Dr Caplan is now able to produce a smile makeover in a day. This is very unusual, as most dentists would require the help of a Dental Technician to produce porcelain veneers. Dr Dentist uses a system called dentistry that uses computer aided design and manufacture (CadCam) to create porcelain dental restorations.
The process involves scanning the mouth with a highly accurate specialized camera that creates a virtual 3-D image of the scanned mouth on a computer. The teeth to have veneers or crowns are chosen on the screen and various design tools are used to create a virtual porcelain restoration. This is then used to mill a porcelain block shaded to match the patient’s teeth to create porcelain restorations within a few minutes. These porcelain restorations are then characterized and glazed in a porcelain oven, similar to glazing pottery, producing a beautiful life-like porcelain restoration. These are then immediately bonded to the existing teeth. Within a few hours a patient can have their smile transformed.
The Cerec system can be used to treat
Severely discoloured teeth
Spaces between teeth
Denture stabilisation is a rather clever treatment which saves denture users from the embarrassment and inconvenience of slipping dentures. Following an initial consultation, you’ll undergo a procedure whereby four small screws (overdenture implants) are inserted into your jaw.
The procedure takes only an hour, can be performed under local anaesthetic, and will leave your dentures as stable and firm as natural teeth.
All teeth missing
Loose, uncomfortable or poorly fitting conventional complete denture
Implant supported fixed or removable complete arch bridge
Two principal options: permanently fixed and clip-retained
Both options support the bridge, so that it is not resting on the gums
Acrylic bridge supported by implants
Looks and functions just like natural teeth
Combines the security of permanent fixing with the connivence of removable dentures
Solid foundation for natural chewing function, but easily removable for cleaning
Bridge made from the same material as a conventional denture
Implant-supported permanently fixed porcelain bridge
Looks and functions like natural teeth
Only removable by a dentist, for cleaning or extraction of trapped oral debris
The most expensive option for patients with no teeth
Removable (clip-retained) denture
Looks like natural teeth and can be removed for cleaning
Some movement during normal chewing, due to necessary slack in securing clips
Continue with a complete conventional denture
Initially, cheaper than an implant-supported restoration
Continuing impairment of eating, speech, confidence
Bone supporting the gum beneath the denture will shrink due to lack of use
Denture will need to be regularly relined or replaced
The pressure form an unsupported conventional denture during chewing reduces the blood supply to the gums and contributes to accelerated bone shrinkage through resorption
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Professional teeth whitening with a gentle touch
We have recently introduced professional whitening kits with a lower percentage whitening agent, specially formulated to help people who suffer from sensitivity to whiten their teeth.
The unique 5% Carbamide Peroxide formula of our White Dental Beauty Mild enables the same bleaching results as a standard 10% CP gel when applied for 2 hours a day, resulting in less overall sensitivity.
Independent studies* show:
The same shade results were achieved with White Dental Beauty Mild 5% CP, when compared to a product of 10% CP gel.
There was less sensitivity recorded using White Dental Beauty Mild 5% CP, immediately after treatment, than with a product of 10% CP gel.
The sensitivity recordings after a 3 month period were the same with both products.
*(Studies in progress)
How can we help whiten your sensitive teeth
This mild formula incorporates NOVON®, an exclusive patented technology that accelerates whitening action in a safe and effective way that is kind to teeth. The high water content of this product further helps prevent dehydration of the teeth which is one of the main causes of sensitivity.
For extreme sensitivity, we recommend placing a small amount of toothpaste for sensitive teeth or tooth mousse in your custom whitening trays and using this intermittently with your whitening treatment.
If you are considering whitening your teeth but cannot face the pain of sensitive teeth, speak to one of our dentists about this product in your next appointment, or give us a call and we can help tailor a mild whitening treatment plan that cares for your teeth.
Congratulations, you’re expecting a baby! So, what can you expect in terms of your dental health over the next nine months? Read on to find out!
Did you know that more babies are born in September than any other month? Counting back nine months, that tells us that January is the time of year when more women get pregnant than any other time. So, if you’ve just learned you’re having a baby, you’re definitely not alone!
Pregnancy is an exciting time and you’re probably trying to learn all you can about how to care for your baby once they arrive. But for now, we’re concerned with looking after your own dental health in pregnancy. It’s not the first thing most people think of, but pregnancy brings changes that affect your entire body – including your mouth.
This is unfortunately very common, especially during the first trimester. If you are being sick, try to avoid brushing your teeth for at least 30 minutes after you have vomited as they will be covered in stomach acids and the brushing action may cause damage to the enamel on your teeth. In the meantime, rinsing your mouth with plain water will help remove some of the acids and take away the nasty taste.
Feeling nauseous also tempts many women to skip brushing their teeth, particularly the back ones as it can make them feel sick. To help to reduce this gag reflex, try using a smaller toothbrush, perhaps one suitable for a small child, and brush at a time of day when you feel less nauseous. It doesn’t have to be first thing in the morning, but remember to try to brush twice daily and definitely before you go to bed at night.
Many mums-to-be experience bleeding gums; this is known as pregnancy gingivitis. This is not a cause for alarm, as it’s caused by the hormonal changes in your body. The increase in hormones can inflame your gums if plaque is allowed to accumulate on them, resulting in bleeding. It’s important you continue to brush your teeth and gums thoroughly despite the bleeding. Try using a softer toothbrush and ensure you use a toothpaste that contains fluoride.
Make sure you visit us during your pregnancy to monitor your gums and ensure there are no other issues to be concerned about. After you’ve had your baby and your hormone levels begin to return to normal, your bleeding gums should subside.
One of the hallmarks of pregnancy is the sudden onset of strange cravings – the mythical pickles and ice cream! A majority of expectant mums admit to having cravings at some point during their pregnancy – a few even suffer from pica, or the urge to eat non-edible items such as paint chips or dirt! However, most seem to crave sweet foods.
Obviously, foods with high levels of added sugar are harmful to teeth and may increase your risk of tooth decay, especially if eaten between meals. To reduce this risk, try to limit sweets and keep sweet foods and drinks to meal times only. If you do feel the need to snack between meals, choose healthier options such as cheese cubes, and drink plenty of water!