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Nail extensions can instantly transform your hands from something to be quietly ignored into things of beauty that others notice almost instantly. Did you know that you can do the same thing with your teeth, only the results last many years longer than nail extensions?

porcelain-veneers-in-liverpoolYou can give your teeth an instant makeover with porcelain veneers in Liverpool, when you visit our experienced, professional dentists at Liverpool Smile Studio.

In Liverpool, veneers are a great way to give a new lease of life to teeth that have become worn, chipped, broken and discoloured, completely transforming people’s smile into something to be proud of once again.

Veneers in Liverpool are not only used to cover cracks, chips and stains. They can also be a quick way to mask minor misalignments of the teeth, thus avoiding costly and lengthy orthodontic treatment.

Veeners: what are they and how do they work?

Veneers are made of very thin porcelain, and are shaped like sheaths to fit over your teeth. They are bonded to the enamel like a nail extension is bonded to the natural nail.

Investing in veneers at Liverpool Smile Studio will require three visits in all. The first is to plan your treatment with the dentists here, deciding on the appropriate size of your new teeth, the angles at which they bite and the gum position around them.

You will receive a written treatment plan with full costs. The second time you come, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth and from these your veneers will be custom-made from porcelain. The next time you come you will be fitted with the veneers.

Our skilled cosmetic dentist, Dr James Bennett, will prepare your teeth by removing a very thin layer of enamel in order to create a rough surface on to which to bond the veneer. This enamel removal is a painless procedure, and is also necessary to ensure that the veneer lies flat with your other teeth.

Off you go with a instant, beautiful new smile that will function as efficiently as natural teeth so that you can eat the foods you enjoy.

Your incredibly strong, durable veneers can last for 10 years, maybe for ever, as long as you keep brushing and flossing and keep up with good oral hygiene.

Just like eating a healthy diet and taking regular exercise, visiting your dentist on a regular basis should be an essential part of your health care routine. At Liverpool Smile Studio we believe good oral health isn’t just important in terms of having a beautiful smile – it is also vital to your general health and wellbeing.

health-careOur Liverpool dental practice welcomes new patients for general as well as cosmetic dentistry. Standard advice is to visit your dentist for a check-up every six months; some people need to come more or less frequently, and you should always do as your dentist advises.

Liverpool Smile Studio has a firm focus on preventative dentistry – stopping problems before they start. If any issues do arise, it is best to treat them early. The only way you can ensure your oral health remains in good condition is to regularly visit your dentist.

We operate a ten-point oral health check as part of your general dental check-up at Liverpool smile studio. When you come in to see us, your dentist will:

  1. Thoroughly check your teeth for any signs of decay.
  2. Look for any areas of plaque or tartar, and assess the effectiveness of your brushing/flossing.
  3. Check for signs of wear and tear on the teeth, from tooth grinding, acid erosion, or incorrect/over-vigorous brushing technique.
  4. Check the health of your gums and the surrounding jaw bone.
  5. Carry out a full mouth oral cancer screen.
  6. Examine the intra- and extra-oral soft tissues for signs of disease or infection.
  7. Carry out a risk assessment on the strength and positioning of your teeth.
  8. Check and record existing fillings, looking out for fractures or ledges.
  9. Check and record existing restorations: crowns, veneers, bridges, or dental implants, for fit, appearance, and function.
  10. Assess any dentures for fit, appearance and function.

If we notice anything of concern, your dentist will provide advice and/or treatment as needed. Our goal at our Liverpool clinic is to get you back to full oral health and keep you there, so that you can reap the benefits of a healthy mouth for years to come.

Should you lose or damage a tooth, a dentist should be contacted as soon as possible. Liverpool Smile Studio offers a number of ways to restore teeth that have been broken and replace those that have been lost. To ensure your smile stays happy and healthy, you should come to see a dentist as promptly as you can after a problem arises. We are open from 8am Monday to Friday to help you fit your dental appointments around your lifestyle.

replace-missing-teethTeeth can be lost or damaged for a number of reasons. Common causes of tooth loss include:

  • Gum disease
  • Dental decay
  • Accidents and injuries

The best way for your dentist to replace your missing teeth will, to some extent, depend on how you came to lose them, as well as on the location of the tooth, the number of missing teeth, and your personal preference.

Similarly, there are many causes of damage to the teeth, including decay, accidents and injuries. Again, factors including tooth location, type and amount of damage will be taken into consideration when your dentist determines how best to repair them.

Liverpool missing teeth

At our Liverpool dental clinic we offer tooth replacement using traditional bridges and dentures, as well as with dental implants. Traditional bridges require crowns or wings placed on adjacent teeth to support a false tooth or two in between. Your dentist will permanently attach them.

Dentures can replace some or all of the teeth in one jaw. We offer a number of denture options at Liverpool Smile Studio, and your dentist will help you choose the best one for your needs.

Dental implants offer a more permanent way for your dentist to replace your missing teeth. Titanium tooth roots put directly in the jaw bone, they provide firm support for dentures, bridgework, or crowns.

Liverpool broken tooth solutions

Your Liverpool dentist may use crowns to restore extensively weakened or damaged teeth, because as well as looking realistic they also give your tooth additional strength.

For milder damage, such as small chips or cracks, your clinician may use porcelain veneers or composite bonding to create aesthetically pleasing restorations.