Time for a chechup at your local dentist in Barbican
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 Barbican .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.
Many teeth-grinders aren’t even aware they’re doing it, and are baffled by what seem like unrelated symptoms in the daytime. Although 80% of teeth grinding happens at night, when you’re not even aware you’re doing it, the symptoms are present during the day.
Symptoms can include:
Headaches, especially in the morning,
Pain behind your eyes or in the sinus area,
Difficulty or pain opening your mouth, speaking and/or eating
Increased teeth sensitivity
What can you do?
If you experience any of the above symptoms it’s best to get checked out by your dentist. In the meantime, here are some self-help measures you can take to ease the pain:
Eat a soft diet to reduce the strain on your teeth and jaws (opt for soft foods that are easy to chew or that can be chopped, ground, mashed and pureed)<
Apply heat to the area by using a wheat bag heat pack or warmed gloves
Massage the area
Take a course of over-the-counter pain relief medication such as ibuprofen or paracetamol
Although difficult, try to de-stress as stress is a leading cause of bruxism
Why should you see a dentist to treat this?
Simply managing the symptoms won’t solve the underlying problem. Bruxism can lead to serious dental health issues such as worn or broken teeth requiring fillings or crowns, loose teeth (and even tooth loss), as well as further pain and discomfort that might not be as easily remedied.
What will we do?
To help stop you grinding your teeth we can consider pain-free, non-invasive treatment, during a dental consultation.
We will check your jaw joint, teeth and muscles.
We can create a mouth guard to be worn at night.
We will recommend an orthodontic solution if required
We can discuss any sources of stress that might be causing the bruxism and make recommendations to help you reduce anxiety.
Being told you’re a teeth grinder is often a surprise but it needn’t be a bad one. After all, it’s relatively easy to remedy, so if you have any doubts why not come in and let us check you out?
How To Get The Best Dental Care in Barbican London
The heart of our practice is maintaining a healthy relationship between patients and their teeth. Consequently, we offer general dental services designed to keep things as healthy as possible and nip larger issues in the bud before they get worse.
We perform very thorough examinations and check-ups with photographs and X-rays which allow us to detect any areas of concern and we will discuss these with you. If required, we will perform extractions, place fillings, inlays, crowns or bridges always ensuring that the patient is as comfortable and pain-free as possible during the procedure. We take just as much pride in this ‘bread and butter’ dental work as we do in our most cutting-edge treatments.
The real advantage to working in a practice with specialists from all the different dental disciplines is that we can take a team approach where necessary. If your teeth are not in the right place, Orthodontics may well be the best solution, problems with your gums may mean seeing our Periodontist, if you have worn or chipped teeth then Cosmetic Dentistry can deliver a beautiful smile or you may require an implant. Whatever the issue, we have an expert at elleven who can help you.
A smile that perfectly suits your face and makes you look youthful, happy and confident. Who would think that going to the dentist could get your friends and family asking why you look so great? We offer a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments geared specifically towards perfecting and boosting the beautiful smiles of our patients.
We know that a beautiful smile can really boost someone’s self esteem and are passionate about our approach, which ensures a smile looks natural, rather than artificial. Our porcelain veneers or crowns match the patient’s natural colour and are bespoke to their smile.
From dealing with crooked teeth, providing veneers or teeth whitening to our ultimate 1 day smile makeover and complete wedding day smile package, contact us to discuss your specific needs.
At elleven we offer a highly professional teeth whitening service which is tailored to the individual and will ensure safe treatment and impressive results. Tooth whitening is a minimally invasive, safe and rewarding aesthetic solution for people displaying tooth discolouration.
An initial £50 consultation (redeemable against cost of whitening) assesses tooth discolouration type and degree as well as general dental health. We will guide you through the latest procedures in teeth whitening, discuss your preferences, lifestyle factors, timing and any previous experiences before recommending your tailored whitening treatment plan.