Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

The first few seconds of your interaction with a new person can have a tremendous impact on their opinion of you. It won’t simply be based on conscious decisions about what you say or do, but also unconscious signals and cues from your appearance, and more important than what you are wearing or what haircut you have, will be your body language and most of all, your smile.

cosmetic-dentistry-LiverpoolIf you are at a turning point in your life, maybe looking for a new job, or a new romance, then the impression you make during the first few seconds of meeting someone becomes even more important. You only have one first job interview, one first date, and making sure of a second one could as easy as making sure your smile is a dazzler.

Here in Liverpool, dentists at Liverpool Smile Studio have trained in their special interests in bringing out the best in their patients’ smiles. We have two practice principals: Dr James Bennett has a special interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, and his colleague, Dr Jeanine McGinty’s special interests are in facial aesthetics and orthdontics. We also have Dr Stephen Kelso on board for implant and oral surgery.

When you come to see your Liverpool dentist about your smile, we will be able to find various ways to bring your smile to life. If your teeth are chipped and worn, discoloured, gappy or crowded, we have a variety of treatments to solve your particular problems. With our specially-assembled team will work together to enhance your smile and make it one worth remembering on first meeting.

The range of treatments on offer at your Liverpool dentist includes:

  • Using white composite material to fill new cavities or replace old amalgam fillings
  • Bringing back the beauty of discoloured or stained teeth, with teeth whitening
  • Providing an instant makeover by covering broken, stained or misaligned teeth with porcelain veneers
  • Creating cosmetic dentures that match your own gums and blend with your natural teeth
  • Reshaping the gums in a laser procedure that lifts gums with little or no bleeding
  • Inserting dental implants as a permanent solution to missing teeth.

Every day we welcome in new customers to our surgery to see a dentist in Liverpool. Dental treatment is what we specialise in and by giving you all the information, we allow you the space for you to reach the best decision for you. We have a team of warm staff to answer your questions and give you a top quality experience.

We offer a range of treatments and services, coupled with great customer service. At Liverpool Smile Studio we offer you the newest in cosmetic options so that we can always offer our patients the widest range of possibilities to suit their needs.

dentist-in-liverpoolWhat treatments can I expect from a dentist in Liverpool?

Cosmetic dental treatments are becoming increasingly popular as everyone is realising the benefits of a perfect smile. We here at Liverpool Smile Studio understand and value the importance of ensuring everyone can walk away with the smile they dream of. We can offer you a range of treatments including a solution for a missing tooth with a dental implant, adding a crown to a chipped tooth or fixing a bridge to a missing back tooth. If you are looking for a dentist in Liverpool, then come and visit us or look at our website for an extensive list of all we offer.

What value will I get for my money?

At Liverpool Smile Studio, we can offer you value for money from your dentistry work. Alongside ensuring that we offer competitive prices for any work that you need done, we offer a payment plan so that you can get a winning smile without having to wait. Once you have decided that you would like to make the leap towards a better smile, then all you need to do is arrange your first appointment by either phoning, emailing or dropping by to see us. One of our trained staff will happily answer any questions you have, arrange your appointment and then you can relax until your first appointment.

In Liverpool, dentists can be a touchy topic for more anxious people who may have had bad experiences. We can guarantee you that we are here to give you the best care possible. At Liverpool Smile Studio we not only offer you the experience you desire but pride ourselves on aftercare, ensuring you walk away knowing how to take the best care of your teeth.

A dentist is vitally important to your health and wellbeing at all stages of life. At Liverpool Smile Studio we welcome new patients of all ages for general, preventative, restorative and cosmetic dental treatments. Here, we look at how your Liverpool cosmetic dentist can solve some of the UK’s top aesthetic dental issues.

cosmetic-dental-liverpool1) Stained or discoloured teeth

This is the most frequently heard cosmetic dental complaint in the UK, and at LiverpoolSmile Studio your dentist has many ways to solve it. The best type of treatment will depend on what has caused the discolouration in the first place.

Teeth whitening is a popular way to remove common stains such as those caused by tea, coffee, or smoking. As long as a dentist carries it out it is a safe and efficient method of removing such tooth stains in a short time period.

Permanent discolouration won’t be affected by tooth whitening. Instead, your Liverpool dentist may recommend the use of one or more porcelain veneers to bring a darkened tooth/teeth into unity with the rest of your teeth.

2) Gummy smile

When too much gum tissue – or not enough of your teeth – are on show, this is described as a gummy smile. Some people also refer to this as having short teeth – it’s unlikely your teeth are particularly short, they may just be covered up.

Your Liverpool cosmetic dentist can gently and painlessly remove excess gum tissue to expose more of your teeth. Sometimes we will also combine this with veneers for a true smile makeover.

3) Broken teeth

With all the safety precautions in the world, teeth can still be broken in accidents or injuries that involve the head or face. At our Liverpool dental practice a dentist may use composite bonding (with white filling material) or cosmetic crowns to restore broken teeth.

4) Missing teeth

Tooth loss happens, and the important thing is not to fret about it, but instead to contact your dentist straight away. At Liverpool Smile Studio we offer a range of tooth replacement solutions, but the most long-term and natural-acting option is dental implants.

Breaking a tooth is a distressing experience, and consulting a dentist as soon as possible is essential. Liverpool Smile Studio offers a number of ways to restore teeth that have been broken or damaged, and your dentist will work hard to create a realistic-looking restoration.

broken-teethSometimes it is possible for a dentist to put the tooth fragments back together using a technique called composite bonding. This involves the use of white filling material – which your Liverpool dentist will match to the natural shade of your teeth – to hold the fragments together and bond them back into place. Therefore, you should always bring broken pieces of tooth with you to Liverpool Smile Studio, if you still have them.

Even when you don’t have the tooth fragments or it is not possible for your dentist to bind them together, composite bonding can sometimes be used to rebuild your tooth and create a realistic appearance. This may be suitable for front teeth, and usually requires just one appointment at Liverpool Smile Studio.

White fillings are also commonly used to rebuild damaged or broken teeth. If decay has weakened a tooth and led to pieces breaking off, your Liverpool dentist can remove the areas of decay before restoring your tooth with a tooth-coloured filling.

In cases where extra strength is required, your dentist may recommend an inlay. These are usually made from porcelain, and will be matched to both the colour and contours of the affected tooth, creating a highly realistic-looking result which will also be more strong and durable than a white filling.

Crowns are commonly used when a tooth has been severely weakened. This can happen after a bad break, can be caused by untreated decay, or after root canal treatment. There are a variety of materials that can be used, but porcelain is often the most popular choice because it can be matched to the natural colour of your tooth at the same time as being very strong.

In cases of minor damage to a front tooth, your Liverpool dentist may recommend a porcelain veneer, which is a thin shell of medical-grade porcelain placed over a tooth.

Regular visits to your dentist and hygienist aren’t just important for your oral health; they play an important part in looking after your general health and wellbeing, too. Liverpool Smile Studio welcomes new patients of all ages, from children to senior citizens and everyone in between, for general dental check-ups and preventative treatment.

gum-diseaseIndeed, we have a firm focus on preventative dentistry at our Liverpool practice. The aim of preventative dentistry is to stop problems arising in the first place, as well as enabling your dentist to treat them promptly if they do occur.

Tooth decay and gum disease are leading causes of tooth loss. When you lose your teeth it can cause problems with your diet and can affect your speech and confidence. Numerous studies have linked gum disease to a whole host of general health conditions, too, ranging from rheumatoid arthritis to strokes, lung disease to premature birth and/or low birth weight in babies whose mothers suffered from the condition.

Visiting both the dentist and hygienist at our Liverpool dental practice on a regular basis is the best way to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. If you are already suffering from either condition, your dentist can help you back to oral health.

At Liverpool Smile Studio the dentist provides every patient with a thorough oral health assessment. This will include:

  • Checking the condition of your teeth and gums, and using early detection techniques to spot signs of gum disease and dental decay even before you’ve had any symptoms of note.
  • Checking the condition of any pre-existing restorations such as fillings, crowns, or veneers
  • A risk assessment on the strength and position of your teeth.
  • An assessment of your current brushing and flossing technique.
  • For patients who have lost some or all of their natural teeth, an assessment of the fit, function, and appearance of your dentures.

We also check for mouth cancer as standard at our Liverpool dental practice. Oral cancer has a high ratio of deaths to cases diagnosed, but spotting the early signs will enable you to get prompt treatment form a hospital consultant.

A cosmetic dentist can help you whatever your concerns about your smile. At Liverpool Smile Studio we have a highly skilled cosmetic dentistry team, who offer treatments both large and small, and will work closely with you to find the perfect solution to suit your needs.

broken-teethHere, we look at the top seven cosmetic dental concerns, and what your Liverpool cosmetic dentist can do to improve them:

1) Stained or discoloured teeth

Teeth become stained for a number of reasons, and the first thing your dentist will do is establish the nature of your staining. Our Liverpool clinic offers a range of tooth staining, including: teeth whitening, air polishing, and – in the case of permanent discolouration – porcelain veneers.

2) Crowded or crooked teeth

More adults are contacting Liverpool Smile Studio with a view to improving tooth alignment. We offer a number of discreet orthodontic solutions, whilst for milder cases your dentist may recommend porcelain veneers or composite bonding.

3) Gummy smile

When too much gum tissue is on show, this is known as a gummy smile. Patients also come into our Liverpool clinic distressed that their gum line is uneven. Depending on the severity of the situation and your preference for treatment, your dentist may use gum reshaping, veneers, or in some cases discreet orthodontics.

4) Missing teeth

Dental implants are often the best solution to missing teeth. Your dentist can combine them with either crowns, dentures, or bridges, to restore not just aesthetic beauty, but full functionality, too.

5) Broken teeth

Your Liverpool cosmetic dentist can restore broken teeth using composite bonding, can use veneers to mask small chips/cracks, or can use cosmetic crowns when additional reinforcement is required.

6) Poor proportion

Sometimes, our teeth look out of proportion – for example, a couple of teeth much bigger or smaller than the others. Composite bonding or porcelain veneers are two excellent options to make your teeth look better proportioned in just a few short appointments.

7) Old/worn restorations

Old crowns and metal fillings can look unsightly. Modern crowns and white fillings look entirely natural, blending into your mouth.