What are they?

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We provide this treatment to our patients who are looking to fill any gaps in their smile caused by missing teeth. We do so with the use of dental implants, which are usually made out of three main parts. The first is the implant screw, which is the part that we insert into your jawbone, then on top of this is the abutment, which connects the implant to your crown. The crown is a false tooth that is made out of porcelain. Your crown will be shaped and coloured to match your other teeth as closely as possible to maintain a natural look.

How the treatment works

If you decide you want to get dental implants with our dentist Liverpool, we will first invite you to our practice for an initial consultation appointment. This is an important step in the process, as it is the time when we determine whether you are eligible or not for the procedure. To be eligible for this treatment, you will need to have enough jawbone left in the area where the missing tooth used to be. We find this out by examining your mouth and taking scans such as X-rays to get a deeper view of your teeth and jawbone. If all goes well and you are eligible for the treatment, then we can move on to booking your main surgical appointment.

Once your custom dental implants have been created, it will be time for your first surgical appointment. This is when we insert the implant screw and attach the abutment. Most of the time, this area is then closed back up and left to heal for a few months. This is a crucial part of the process as it gives time for your bone to fuse with the implant, creating a strong foundation for your new tooth. Once the area has healed, you can come back for the final part of the treatment which is attaching the crown. We do this by reopening the area to expose the abutment to which the prosthetic is secured. When your crown is on, you will really see the transformation that your smile has gone through, and can love it once again.

Dental implants are a great way to replace any missing teeth you may have, and can really help to improve the look of your smile. Our dentist Liverpool will do everything they can to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during the procedure, as well as receiving results that you love.

The benefits

Dental implants can bring so many advantages afterwards, and that’s why our dentist Liverpool enjoys providing them to our patients.

Natural appearance

We use porcelain for our dental implants, which unlike some other materials, can be shaped and coloured to look just like a natural tooth. This means you can replace your missing teeth without having to worry about them being distinguishable from your other teeth.

Permanent and sturdy

Another thing that makes this treatment so effective in replacing teeth is how strong they are, as well as how long they last. Due to the fusing period, your implant essentially becomes part of your jawbone and creates a very sturdy base. Thanks to this, along with good oral hygiene, your implants could last for 20 years or longer!

Porcelain veneers Liverpool have been a popular option for covering imperfections on people’s teeth for a long time, and we love providing them to our patients. Our team always strives to give you the results you are looking for, carried out to a very high standard so that you can enjoy a new and refreshed smile that lasts.

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What are veneers?

To start off our guide to veneers Liverpool, we will first explain what they are. As mentioned above, veneers are used to cover imperfections on your teeth, such as cracks, or mild misalignment. You could compare them to false nails, but for your teeth instead. Your veneers will be custom-made just for you, so that they fit your mouth size and face shape. The number of veneers you get is totally up to you, you can either choose to have one veneer, a few or a whole set. If you decide to just get one or a few, we will make sure that they are shaped and coloured to fit in with the rest of your teeth nicely.

Our process

When you come to our practice looking to get veneers Liverpool, we will firstly have a consultation appointment with you. This is a crucial part of the process, as it means we can get to know you and what you want to get out of the treatment. We will also examine your teeth and take scans to get a deeper look.

If all goes well and you would like to go ahead with the treatment, your veneers can start to be made. You may be given some temporary veneers in the meantime, which will give you an idea of what your permanent ones will look like.

Once your permanent set of veneers is ready, we can invite you back to the practice to start attaching them. We may need more than one appointment to do this, it all depends on your needs and how many veneers you are getting. To begin, we will usually need to remove a thin layer of enamel to make way for the veneer, and this also roughens the tooth’s surface which helps with the bonding. After this, we will attach the veneers to the front of your teeth using a dental adhesive, and a strong beam of light to harden it. Once they are on your teeth, we can make any final adjustments if they are needed and then you’ll be all done!

Advantages

Our patients have really loved their results from veneers, and that’s why we are so proud to provide them at our practice. There are many other benefits that you can enjoy from this treatment too, and that’s why it has continued to stay so popular over the years.

Easy to keep clean

One of the main things that is so great about having veneers is how easy they are to care for. The porcelain material that we use is stain-resistant which really helps to keep your new smile looking white and fresh. When it comes to cleaning them, it is very simple, you don’t need to do anything different to what you would normally do. All you need to do is brush and floss your teeth as usual and you’re good to go!

Long-lasting

Another thing that makes veneers stand out is how long they last. With good oral hygiene, they can last for 20 years or more! It is definitely worth getting this treatment if you are looking for long-term help with imperfections on your teeth.

The benefits of opting for orthodontic care are wide-ranging, but there is no doubt that wearing braces Liverpool can (directly or indirectly) impact on quality of life. Patients who choose to wear braces Liverpool do so to improve the health of their mouths, enhance teeth function and dental hygiene, strengthen tooth integrity, eat and speak better and gain more confidence.

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At Liverpool Smile Studio, we know well the significant benefits patients gain through orthodontic treatment plans. This is why we provide only the best braces Liverpool range available to get patients the results they are after. Our well-experienced dental practitioner offers a professional consultation (conducting all relevant assessments) and will discuss the range of treatment appliances suitable for a patient’s specific situation, so that the patient can make an informed choice.

Signs you may need braces

There are certain obvious signs that a patient can benefit from orthodontic care. These mainly deal with teeth function. Functional issues need to be addressed or else the patient will continue to experience difficulties, including suffering pain and discomfort.

Then there are the aesthetic issues caused by tooth misalignment, but which may not impede oral function. Patients may choose to seek professional attention to address aesthetic concerns because of the huge significance having a beautiful smile has on a patient’s life.

The following are some of the most common tell-tale signs that indicate it may be time for a consultation for orthodontic treatment.

You are not happy with your current smile

Overcrowding in the dental arch, tooth or jaw misalignment and gaps between teeth are the most common orthodontic-related problems that can ruin the look of a smile.

In this day and age, having a smile that is deemed warm and engaging is a very sought after personal asset. Without a pleasing smile, it can be incredibly challenging to gain the confidence to broaden one’s social and professional networks and take advantage of career-advancing opportunities.

You experience pain when eating

The dental arch is made up of individual teeth that function as a whole to provide effective masticatory function – the ability to eat and chew food for digestion. An improper bite can make this process uncomfortable for patients, affecting their ability to feed their bodies the nutrition it needs. Orthodontic treatment can bring jaws into natural alignment so as to make biting and chewing easier and more effective.

You find it difficult to clean your teeth

Patients will be surprised to find that to help improve their oral hygiene, they may need to wear braces. This is because teeth that are crooked are not easy to clean – the awkward spaces make it simply harder for toothbrush bristles or floss to get in to remove stuck bits of food. Straightening teeth and bringing them into natural positions easily remove these difficulties.

Your speech may not be clear

Like biting and chewing, orthodontic problems can impact the pronouncing of certain sounds. How teeth are placed in the mouth has been found to have an influence on speech, so wearing braces can help improve communication abilities too. Want to find out more about the amazing benefits of orthodontic treatment or determine if you are a suitable candidate? Why not reach out to our friendly front desk team at our studio and we will be happy to schedule a consultation for you.

Few patients draw a relation between the health and function of their teeth and the overall quality of life they experience. The fact is that good dental health plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy physical body and psychosocial wellbeing.

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When in pain because of a poor oral health issue or difficulties in masticatory (biting and chewing) or speech function, this can have an adverse impact on a person’s ability to carry out their daily duties. They may not be able to eat, sleep, speak or work, and as a result of these challenges, life quality is reduced.

Orthodontics is a special area of dentistry that is devoted to correcting the alignment of teeth to improve health and function as well as dental appearance. For patients experiencing pain due to misalignment of teeth or bite, consulting an orthodontist Liverpool for appropriate dental care can dramatically improve the quality of life they live.

At Liverpool Smile Studio, we offer the services of a highly qualified and well-experienced orthodontist Liverpool to provide patients with excellent orthodontic care. Read on to find out what our orthodontist Liverpool can do to help improve quality of life.

Benefits of orthodontic care

Orthodontic treatment involves the use of an specially-designed appliance that sits on teeth and gently manipulates them into desirable positions. Traditionally this device was one made of metal materials that were permanently attached to teeth. The orthodontic appliance range has widened to include removal tray-based braces made of intuitive, clear, medical-quality plastic material.

Helps to improve a patient’s dental aesthetics

Wearing braces (traditional or modern) can help improve the look of teeth. Gaps in teeth, overcrowding, or crooked teeth can make a smile look unsightly which is why many adult patients with these oral situations choose to see an orthodontist to give them better-looking smiles.

Helps to improve teeth function

The main function of teeth is to grind food down for effective digestion. When the bite is not in proper alignment, this can impede proper teeth function and create eating difficulties. An experienced orthodontist can determine which type of orthodontic device can best improve a patient’s bite situation, so that they are able to eat without discomfort.

Helps to protect the health and integrity of teeth

Patients may not be aware of this fact, but when teeth are overcrowded or out of alignment, maintaining dental hygiene is quite a challenge. With overcrowding, there is no proper spacing for toothbrush bristles or floss to get in between them.

Teeth misalignment issues can create awkward places in the dental arch that also makes it impossible for toothbrush bristles or floss thread to target bits of food stuck between teeth. Braces work to reposition teeth so that they are once more in natural positions which makes cleaning teeth easier to accomplish.

Overcrowding and teeth misalignment adds to another concern – weakening tooth structure. These oral situations place undue stress on affected teeth and can lead to premature wear and tear. By correcting these issues, a patient can protect the integrity of their dentition.

The best way to know if you can benefit from orthodontic help is with a professional consultation. Why not schedule one today with a friendly experienced dental practitioner at our dental studio?

In our many years of practise in the dental care industry, we at Liverpool Smile Studio, have found that one of the most common misconceptions patients have about their oral health is why they should attend regular check-ups at the dentist Liverpool.

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Most patients seem to believe that the only time professional dental care is required is when they are in dental pain. We are of the view that this is far from ideal. Modern dentistry has come a very long way and the main focus of visiting the dentist Liverpool today is the implementation of preventive dentistry.

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry has moved the focus along from a dentist Liverpool merely treating a problem to implementing measures that prevent dental problems from developing in the first place. This focus is a wonderful example of the ‘prevention is better than cure’ philosophy.

We believe patients should get really excited about preventive dentistry, as this is a sure-fire way to protect the health of natural teeth and maintain quality of life.

Dentists with a pro-preventive philosophy in practising dental care will look to thorough physical examinations of the mouth, conducted in every dental appointment, to identify problematic signs and take necessary action to stop further progress of any oral health issue. This is done through various techniques depending on the problem, for example, filling for the addressing of cavities or a deep dental clean for the elimination of bad breath.

Functions of regular dental check-ups

Regular dental check-ups allow a dental practitioner to carry out a number of vital services with the aim to restore or preserve oral health and function. Some of the more common of these advantages are examined below.

Patients can benefit from reliable dental information. We have found that many a time, patients receive their information about their dental health from unreliable sources, or self-diagnose an issue without all the relevant facts that only a professionally conducted examination can produce. It is of the utmost importance that patients rely on trusted information as offered by a qualified dental professional to maintain their oral health.

Patients can prevent suffering from needless pain and discomfort. In due course, neglecting oral health obligations such as proper daily brushing and flossing of teeth often translate into a dental emergency. Such dental emergencies are best avoided with routine scheduled check-ups.

Patients can maintain a healthy and happy smile. The first and foremost requirement of a beautiful smile is to have healthy teeth and gums. Routine dental checks will allow a patient to always display a smile they can be proud of. If you are unhappy with any aspect of your smile, you can always address this at your next appointment.

Patients can save money in the long run. When it comes to regular dental check-ups, patients often cite cost as the reason to skip out on these appointments. In fact, skipping out on dental checks will only end up in costing a patient more money down the line. Minor problems that are easier and cheaper to fix end up becoming major issues that cost relatively more money to treat. And should patients lose natural teeth due to neglect, they will have to pay out more money to replace these lost teeth with artificial replacement tooth solutions.

Feel free to get in touch with our front desk team at our smile studio to set up an appointment for a dental check-up and get ready to reap the rewards of regular professional dental attention.

Teeth imperfections such as chips, cracks, and discolouration are more than superficial concerns that lead to an unsightly smile. These undesirable oral situations can threaten the health of teeth, too, which is why patients should look to acquire dental solutions like  veneers Liverpool to address these threats.

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Veneers Liverpool, or dental laminates as they are also known by many patients, are a go-to choice when it comes to improving tooth surface issues.  Recognising the role a winning smile plays in boosting confidence, we at Liverpool Smile Studio offer patients a wide range of top-quality cosmetic dental solutions including veneers Liverpool to realise the smile of their dreams.

Veneers feature a very simple but highly effective design. They consist of wafer-thin dental material (porcelain or composite ceramic materials) that form a shield over the tooth surface, covering the defective issue perfectly. These laminates are bonded well to tooth enamel ensuring that they cannot move out of position once installed.

Why do patients prefer dental veneers as their treatment of note over alternative cosmetic methods? We take a look at some of the oft-cited reasons that promote this particular cosmetic dental solution.

Reasons to make dental veneers your first choice

Dental veneers retain the look and feel of natural teeth. An experienced dentist will know how to create a seamless look when using them to enhance the look of a smile. Teeth may need to be prepared (enamel filed down) before a veneer can be placed over them.

A varied range of imperfections can be easily and quickly dealt with using dental veneers. They are sought to correct: tooth discolouration or stains that are not easily removed, chips, cracks, irregular shaped or sized teeth, weakened teeth, and for minimising gaps between teeth.

Veneers are incredibly durable. Don’t let the fact that these laminates are made from wafer-thin dental material fool you, provided they are well looked after, they can help to protect teeth for a relatively long period of time.

For a maintenance-friendly cosmetic dental solution, veneers are hard to beat. Patients are required to keep up with a strict oral hygiene programme and keep away from the typical risky foods that can damage teeth. Other recommended pro dental health obligations remain such as sticking to healthy eating guidelines and attending routine clinic check-ups.

The process of installing dental veneers is a fairly simple one. Desirable results can be achieved in a few visits to our dental clinic – the exact number will be determined at the consultation, as this factor depends heavily on the patient’s individual situation.

Porcelain veneers have long been used in the dental industry as a proven way to hide tooth flaws and blemishes. Transforming the appearance of a smile has never been more easily attainable thanks to their accessibility.

Are you looking for a fuss-free way to transform a worn-out smile? You may be a perfect candidate for dental veneers. Only a professional consultation can reliably determine suitability, so why not give us a call today to set up an appointment with our highly capable dental practitioner at our dental studio?

Brackets and wires – the traditional method

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When patients think about straightening their teeth, common misconceptions in today’s society are that the development of braces Liverpool has been stagnant and chunky, noticeable contraptions are still the only options available. Luckily for all patients, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Even though braces Liverpool are still extremely effective and well-established within the orthodontic world, for those searching for a more conspicuous approach, it may be that you opt for the tooth-coloured brackets and wires. At no point is there a need to sacrifice your overall image whilst receiving treatment. Cosmetic genius combined with the effective brace method has ensured that the treatment remains effective whilst standing out less, which in turn often boosts the overall mental health of a patient.

Aligners

Whilst the concept of braces have developed considerably, for those who may require slight alteration rather than an extensive realignment process, there is the option of aligners. These simple but effective devices can be made bespoke for a patient’s teeth, and by using pressure points, they work by gently pushing the teeth into place over some time. Whilst this may seem like the obvious choice to go for, like all dental treatments, there are many elements to be considered when looking into altering your smile.

Tings to consider

Whilst the cosmetic image of treatments plays a huge part in most people’s lives, there will always be a consultation process in place to ensure that the most suitable treatment is pursued.

For instance, for those who are often forgetful and likely to leave their aligners on the side of the sink for a long time, the aligner method will be ineffective. Therefore, this may not be the most suitable option for such patients. After all, we want results to be visible within a certain amount of time rather than years of ineffective treatments.

However, for those whose work constantly revolves around public speaking and presentations, it may be that the slightly more conspicuous brace method will put them off their stride; therefore the aligners would be more suitable.

No matter the reason, our dedicated dental team at Liverpool Smile Studio will work with you to ensure that you receive the treatment you need. We are all a team working towards a brighter smile for you.

Big decisions

Choosing between aligners and braces Liverpool is a considerable decision to be made; therefore, at no point will you be left alone in this process. Having friendly, knowledgeable support on hand is always important; this is where we come in.

Getting yourself booked in at Liverpool Smile Studio

Whilst you may have carried out plenty of research on the topic, taking the leap and booking an appointment can still be a little daunting. Luckily, our dental team from the receptionist to the dentist understands this and can help you break into the process gently before undergoing any particular treatment plan. Your oral health is our top priority, and we will work with you from start to finish and beyond to get your smile straightened out and blossoming in full.

Visiting the practice as a child

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Throughout childhood, whether as young as 6 months old or reaching adulthood, it is often a regular part of life to be booked in for an appointment with the dentist Liverpool. It may be that in the early days of life, you attended a dental clinic to experience the overall feel of it without having your teeth examined. Creating positive association through repetitive experiences during childhood can begin establishing a healthy relationship going forward and, in turn, help prevent the need for more extensive procedures further down the line.

This regular introduction to the dental team can also assist with the elimination of fears and anxieties surrounding dental visits. After all, it is easy to avoid an appointment when you feel uncertain about the process, and this is something we wish to avoid.

Pushing the appointment back to the point of avoidance

As we develop, our daily care and overall independence also continue to advance. Whilst the brushing of the teeth was once your parents’ job, as a toddler, you may have wished to do it yourself, and then as a child, you may have been expected to carry out the process. Finally, in adulthood, you are in charge of your daily care as well as appointments.

From the simple process of opening your mouth, the care that you give your teeth and the brushing techniques you use will develop with time, allowing you to better protect your overall oral health.

Each day, a variety of tasks often affect our daily processes, and the 3-minute brushing session may be reduced to 2 minutes without a floss, leaving debris around the root of your tooth. As the business of life increases, it may be that the effectiveness of your clean reduces; therefore, it is important to have a team guiding you and reminding you of the importance of a clean set of teeth. This is where the importance of visits to your dentist Liverpool comes into play.

Avoiding or merely forgetting your regular checkup appointments can, in some cases, create a spiral, which will greatly affect your overall oral hygiene over time. Eliminating the potential bad breath, gum disease or toothache has, therefore, never been more important and certainly never been easier. Whether it be a 6-monthly review or an annual review, check-ins with your dentist Liverpool can help increase the efficiency of your clean and reduce the need for extensive procedures.

Contacting our dental team at Liverpool Smile Studio

Whilst we will always take the time to prompt you with regular appointments, the actual booking always comes down to you and your schedule. This is why we, at Liverpool Smile Studio, take the time to work with your daily schedule to fit in a suitable appointment in advance. Supporting you and working as a team are our main goals; therefore, should you have specific requirements for the appointment, whether it be the time, the music or the booking in general, our dental team can help you. So pick up the phone and contact us today.

Reasons to attend an appointment

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When looking in the mirror or photos from the past and present, we do not want our patients to shy away from the images they may be unhappy with. You may have teeth that do not necessarily line up one after the other or a tooth that has a mind of its own when it comes to alignment. No matter what your thoughts are on your smile, if your smiling selfies provide an emotional response that isn’t one of joy, then it may be time to discuss your options with our dental team or orthodontist Liverpool.

In need of a specialist?

Specific treatments and procedures can often bring up a variety of specialists in the field, which may be a little daunting at first. It is important to understand that in the majority of tooth realignment cases, there is often little cause in finding a specialist in that field since our dental team will have you covered. Therefore, finding a specific orthodontist Liverpool may not be necessary. From braces to aligners to veneers, whichever realignment process you may need, our dedicated team can do it for you.

Choosing a realignment method

Whilst it is always the patient’s decision to proceed with a particular treatment, it is not as easy as choosing a method online and telling our dental team which one you want. As with everything, it is about working together to ensure that the process followed is suitable for your case. After all, the internet can provide us with a variety of solutions and sources to fulfil our every need, but discovering their suitability for you is where our dental team comes in.

When discussing the possibility of tooth realignment and before following one particular route, a consultation will take place to discover the suitability of your teeth. Our dental team will assess the extent of your misalignment, your overall oral health and any other factors that may be deemed necessary. Despite all the boxes that need to be ticked, the patient’s preferred choice will always be considered and play a huge part in the final decision. It may be that one treatment starts to be taken over by another after a considerable amount of success. After all, all patients must be happy with the process from start to finish for the process to be adhered to consistently.

Creating a plan, adjusting when needed and reaching your goals

As with all processes, creating a plan is often the baseline to success as it allows you to envision the process and results. However, whilst a plan is essential when it comes to tooth realignment, it will always be flexible, and should the process create physical or emotional discomfort, you must contact our dental team promptly.

We are here to work with you and support you throughout this process, whether it be a matter of reassurance or adjusting the brackets. Our dedicated team from the receptionist to the nurses to the orthodontist Liverpool will always be there as your support network.

A simple but effective solution

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When a tooth is damaged and whether it be a chip, crack or repositioning of the tooth, either you may consider the imperfection unimportant and continue with daily life, or it may be that the first thing you notice on a daily basis is this slight alteration to your smile. This is where we, at Liverpool Smile Studio, can use veneers Liverpool to quickly and efficiently blend your tooth with your natural smile without the need for extensive surgery or tooth realignment processes.

So what are they?

In simple terms, a dental veneer is essentially a cap or shell that can be placed over your natural tooth. Using a special cement, the cap will be bonded to your natural tooth, strengthening it and removing the visible imperfection that may have been affecting your daily smile.

As with all dental treatments, it is important to have the tooth blend in with the surrounding teeth in terms of colour, shape and size. This is why the caps are custom-made to suit each patient’s teeth. The purpose of this solution is to improve the smile without any extensive procedures; therefore, it is often suitable for those suffering from a nervous disposition towards visits to the dentists.

Aftercare

Although you may initially feel the need to protect this tooth, it is important to care for and clean your veneers in the same fashion as your other natural teeth for as long as possible. We advise that you avoid harder foods; the holiday rock from Cornwall may not be suitable to eat. Eating soups and sipping through straws for the rest of your days is not necessary either, so treat it as one of your own and remember to visit us for regular dental checkups to protect your natural teeth as well as your veneers Liverpool.

Repairing a veneer

In some cases, your veneers may be damaged either due to a slight chip, crack or a variety of other possibilities. In these cases, you will always have to get a complete replacement of the veneer rather than a simple repair solution. Therefore, it is important to take care of your teeth as a whole, whether it be through your daily care, through your regular visits to our dental practice or by avoiding habits such as nail-biting or teeth-grinding. A simple bad habit may not seem like a huge deal, but the knock-on effect could lead to further dental problems and costs later in life.

A solution to stand against time

Although it does depend on the individual case, for those with a high level of care within their oral hygiene process, veneers Liverpool can last up to around 10 years. Therefore, this simple solution can help nervous patients avoid regular tweaks to their straightening process or avoid hours spent in the chair to repair a broken tooth. Whilst regular dental health checks are essential, overall, when cared for efficiently, the tooth with a cap merely blends into the normal routine.