If you are lucky enough to live in or near Liverpool, dentist-related dilemmas should never be an issue. Located on Hayman’s Green in West Derby, the Liverpool Smile Studio is the solution to all of your dental worries.

Send us your smile!

cosmetic-dentist-liverpoolSeeing your dentist in Liverpool has never been easier. Patients can contact us by phone or email to discuss their needs or to book a check-up, appointment or consultation for cosmetic treatments, but did you know you can also “send us your smile?”

For those too busy or too nervous to visit, you can send us a picture from your phone or digital camera. All you need to do is send us a picture of your teeth, along with the reasons your smile is getting you down. This can be done on the “Send us your smile” page of our website:

https://www.liverpoolsmilestudio.co.uk/share-your-smile.html

Once you have uploaded your photograph, you can let us know your worries and your desired outcome for your teeth and your smile. One of our highly skilled dental team will then respond with information that directly relates to you and your query, meaning that you can get a personalised service and professional opinion without ever having to leave your house. The wonders of technology!

What happens next?

Our team will recommend you a course of action or may even suggest booking an appointment with one of our dentists. Liverpool Smile Studio is dedicated to providing you with the smile you have always wanted! Many people wait for years before having the courage to visit the dentist and ask for the smile they have dreamed of. At the Liverpool Smile Studio we want to get to know your issue and we will not recommend any course of action without fully understanding the outcome you want and any problems that you have. We carry out a thorough examination as part of our consultation process, meaning that whatever your problem or ambition we will suggest a solution or range of solutions personally tailored to suit you and your lifestyle.

Never worry about finding a dentist in Liverpool again. Contact us today!

If you’re reading this, chances are that you are interested in changing your smile with veneers. Veneers were originally an idea for creating instant bright teeth for actors in big budget movies. However, they were only a temporary solution and might only last as long as the film shoot, or in some cases not even that long! Today’s veneers can last anything up to 30 years and beyond, and are made of much stronger stuff! (Composite or dental porcelain to be precise.)

porcelain-veneers-liverpoolWhat’s the difference between composite and porcelain veneers?

If you’re considering veneers in Liverpool at our practice, you should know the difference between veneer types. Composite veneers can be “built up” inside the mouth using a “composite” that sets as it is applied to the tooth.

Porcelain veneers are a good long-term solution, as they can restore the tooth immediately to something similar to its original vibrancy and texture, meaning that it looks just like an ordinary tooth, but is actually a porcelain restoration.

There are a few kinds of porcelain that can be used for teeth. Very thin and relatively strong porcelain restorations are called “lumineers”. There are also very thin porcelain veneers called Da Vinic.

There are also ceramic and mac veneers, which can be used depending on the situation and the desired outcome.

In the past, dentists may also have used acrylic to create veneers but for a range of reasons, porcelain veneers are now preferred as a solution to cracked, or cosmetically damaged teeth.

When should I consider veneers?

At our practice in Liverpool, veneers should be considered if there is significant damage, wear or discolouration to your teeth. If there are only minor cosmetic blights you may want to carefully consider your options, as there may be a more suitable alternative. To find out if veneers are the right solution for you, you can talk with us over the phone, by email, or by visiting us at the practice for a cosmetic consultation.

If you have one or more teeth that have been fractured or discoloured then veneers may be a solution, provided the root of the tooth is healthy.

Liverpool Smile Studio has over 100 Google reviews to date with an average score of 4.9/5.  How did we get so many positive reviews? We have worked hard for many years to make sure that our patient care and the quality of our service is second-to-none.

When looking for a dentist in Liverpool, you could do worse than giving us a call. We have a very open and friendly reception team who are willing to guide and advise you and can book you in for an initial appointment.

dentist-in-liverpoolYour local dental practice

In this world of a million distractions we feel that it is important to be person-centered.  It is far too easy to fall into the trap of thinking that everyone is the same and that everyone requires the same solution. At Liverpool Smile Studio you will receive the treatment that is the best for you and be guided by our skilled dental team to decide upon the best treatments to fit your unique dental needs. Whether you require a quick checkup or a long-term plan for treatment, you will be given our full attention every step of the way.

Don’t wait until you need to come to the dentist

If you suspect that you may need help with any aspect of your dental care, you should visit the dentist. Liverpool is a great place to be, and we want nothing to hold you back, especially not your smile! Many people wait until there is a big presenting problem like toothache, bleeding or a missing tooth before visiting the dentist. However, many problems can be at least partly avoided or prevented entirely by ensuring that you have regular oral health checkups. Our friendly team can help you to maintain your smile for decades to come and make sure that you get the best from your teeth.

Many routine dental appointments pick up the early warning signs of a problem. We all avoid problems sometimes, but with the right support from your dental team you can make sure that you nip any dental health problems in the bud before they start costing your health and your wallet. Your oral health is as important as your general health, but yet many people overlook this important area.

At our practice, Liverpool Smile Studio, we are dedicated to the best orthodontic care possible for our patients. Orthodontics (the work of straightening teeth through using technology like braces and aligners) is something we do very well, as our patients can testify.

liverpool-orthodontistThe process need not be a difficult one. We have had many patients who see our orthodontist in Liverpool for an initial consultation, only to discover that the treatment itself might not take as long as they think! Orthodontic treatment can take up to two years or longer, however some cases may only take between four and nine months. You may be surprised by how quickly you can achieve your orthodontic goals.

Why not send us a smile?

Due to a smart section on our website, new patients don’t even have to come to our practice in Liverpool. Orthodontists at our practice can take a look at pictures you send in through the “show us your smile” form online, meaning that you can get a professional opinion on your teeth without leaving the comfort of your own home! Remember to provide us with any relevant details about the smile. Are you happy/unhappy with it? Do you want feedback on a particular area? Are you having a specific problem? How is the function of your teeth? How do you feel about the way your teeth look in general? The more information you provide the better we can help you to decide what the next step should be.

With orthodontic treatment the problem is usually more obvious and we may even be able to provide you with a detailed assessment even from your online from and a short initial consultation.

What should I consider when choosing a treatment with an orthodontist in Liverpool?

Your oral health is important and you should consider the following points.

  • Do I want a short term or a long-term solution?
  • What is my budget?
  • Can I make all of the appointments required
  • Do I fully understand the process involved?

Our friendly team can help you discuss all of these options with you to make sure that you find a solution that fits with you and your lifestyle. We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all solution and that every person is different.

There is nothing like the feeling of smiling with the confidence that your teeth look how you want them to. At Liverpool Smile Studio we understand the confidence that comes with having a great smile.

One of the most common complaints we see at our dental practice in West Derby, Liverpool, is that patient’s teeth aren’t straight, or that their teeth aren’t as straight as they would ideally like them to be. Many people think that straightening teeth is a very shallow thing to do, however, teeth become crooked for a variety of reasons and can have a negative effect on your overall health in some cases.

barces-in-liverpoolSo what will having braces mean for me?

So the decision to get braces is one that many people across the UK make every day.  It is not always through vanity however. Straight teeth are easier to clean, and for this reason, straight teeth can improve your overall dental health as well as your overall sense of well being and confidence as you go about your daily life.

Having braces means different things to different people. Some just missed the opportunity as a child and now want to have the same treatment. Wire braces are a great solution and have helped many people to efficiently transform their smile.

However, there is now a multitude of other orthodontic solutions, which are either clear or near invisible. This means that as an adult, if you have a busy life and need to look your best, people may not even notice that you are having corrective orthodontic treatment. In fact many people are surprised when our patients reveal to their friends, close family and colleagues, that they are wearing braces. Liverpool will never be the same again for those with the renewed confidence that our braces can bring!

Can I get discreet braces in Liverpool?

Yes! Here at the Liverpool Smile Studio we offer a range of discrete solutions to suit your unique needs. We know that every mouth is different and so is every patient. This is why we are happy to spend time with each patient discussing the treatment options before the process can begin.

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.

Modern dentistry offers many alternatives to conventional metal braces for straightening adults’ teeth. At Liverpool Smile Studio, we have an in-house cosmetic orthodontist, Dr Jeanine McGinty, who offers a wide range of orthodontic options for adults, using either discreet fixed braces or clear, removable aligners.

cosmetic-braces-liverpoolAlthough many of these systems are referred to as “cosmetic” braces, each and every one of them also has health benefits. When your teeth are straighter, it is easier to keep them clean, because there are fewer hard-to-reach areas where dental plaque and tartar can build up. With a good home brushing and flossing routine and regular visits to your Liverpool dentist and hygienist, improving your tooth alignment can slash your risk of both gum disease and tooth decay.

Liverpool braces and aligners: your options

When you come into Liverpool Smile Studio in Liverpool for a tooth straightening consultation, Dr McGinty will conduct a thorough clinical examination to determine the type and amount of correction you need. She is also well-known for her work with nervous dental patients, so if you are at all anxious about treatment she will help you to feel safe, secure, and relaxed.

Among the options available from our Liverpool dental practice are:

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles are tooth-coloured braces with an average treatment time of half a year. They work so fast because, unlike traditional braces that move all of your teeth, they focus on the front six teeth in the upper or lower jaw. It is these teeth the majority of adults at our Liverpool dental practice are concerned about.

FastBraces

FastBraces also work more quickly than standard braces, and can be used in cases of more extensive correction. Their unique design means that they move both the roots and the crowns of the teeth together, unlike conventional braces that move them in two stages.

Invisalign

One of the most popular systems at our Liverpool clinic, Invisalign treatment involves the use of a series of clear and removable aligners to gently guide your teeth into a better position. You take them out to eat, drink, and clean, which is excellent for dental hygiene.

A cosmetic dentist has many tricks up their sleeve to solve all manner of smile complaints. Liverpool Smile Studio offers a full range of cosmetic dental treatments, which will all be fully customised to suit your individual wants and needs – be they large or small.

cosmetic-issueWhen you come into our Liverpool dental practice for a consultation with a cosmetic dentist, they will undertake a thorough clinical examination and will also find out a bit about you and what you want to achieve from any procedures. They will then create a bespoke treatment plan.

Common cosmetic problems and the solutions your Liverpool dentist can offer

Stained or discoloured teeth

Tooth colour is the biggest cosmetic dental complaint in the UK, with 64% of adults displeased with the current shade of their teeth. Your Liverpool dentist will first establish the cause and nature of your tooth staining, before recommending the best course of treatment.

Common everyday stains, such as those caused by red wine, coffee, or smoking, can be treated effectively with teeth whitening. This involves the use of special dental bleaching gel to permeate the teeth and remove stains, and must only be carried out on the prescription of a dentist.

In the case of permanent stains, porcelain veneers are a good choice. They are thin porcelain shells placed over the surfaces of your teeth to improve their appearance, and can last ten years or more with good care.

Misaligned teeth

Tooth alignment is also a big problem for many UK adults. At Liverpool Smile Studio we offer a number of discreet tooth straightening solutions, using either fixed braces or removable aligners that will be invisible or nigh-on invisible in daily life.

Gummy smile

When you have too much gum tissue on show, this is known as a gummy smile. Your Liverpool dentist can safely and painlessly remove excess gum tissue with a procedure known as gum reshaping.

Replacing metal amalgam fillings

Metal amalgam fillings may be strong, but they are also pretty obvious. At our Liverpool clinic we can safely remove your old metal fillings and replace them with tooth-coloured alternatives (white fillings) in a single appointment.

You can enjoy the benefits of dental braces at any age. That’s what we believe at Liverpool Smile Studio, which is why we are proud to offer a number of discreet fixed and removable appliances to straighten adults’ teeth subtly and quickly.

cosmetic-bracesEven so-called “cosmetic” braces have health benefits, because they reduce the hard-to-clean areas where dental plaque can build up, helping to prevent gum disease and tooth decay (with regular visits to your dentist and hygienist, of course).

When you come into our Liverpool dental practice for a teeth straightening consultation, your cosmetic orthodontist will carry out a thorough clinical examination to determine the best appliance for your needs. Depending on what those needs are, you may be recommended fixed braces or removable aligners.

Liverpool braces and aligners: your choices

FastBraces

FastBraces have a unique design, which enables them to move the roots and the crowns of the teeth at the same time, rather than in two stages as standard braces do. This significantly speeds up treatment. FastBraces can be made from clear and tooth-coloured components, so won’t be instantly noticeable in everyday situations.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles are cosmetic braces that concentrate on the front six teeth in the upper or lower jaw. It is these teeth that the majority of adult patients at our Liverpool dental practice are concerned about, because these are the teeth in your smile line. Six Month Smiles are comprised of clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured nickel titanium wires, which makes them very discreet.

Invisalign

A popular alternative to fixed braces at our Liverpool dental practice, treatment with Invisalign involves the use of a series of clear, removable aligners to guide your teeth gently into a better position. You change your aligner fortnightly, and take them out for eating, drinking, and cleaning.

Inman Aligner

The fastest-acting appliance at our Liverpool dental centre, the Inman Aligner uses special gentle forces to rapidly correct issues with the front teeth, such as protrusion or crowding. As with Invisalign you can take the Inman Aligner out at home, making it easy to maintain dental hygiene during treatment.

Ask any dentist in the land and they will tell you that missing teeth should always be replaced. Here at Liverpool smile studio we offer a number of ways to restore your smile and functionality to your jaw. Ideally, you should replace teeth as soon as possible after you lose them, to minimise your chances of running into problems.

replace-missing-teethTooth loss is about a lot more than just having a gap in your mouth. Of course, your smile is a big part of who you are; it’s unique and individual to you, and expresses your feelings and emotions. At Liverpool Smile Studio we are passionate about smiles, and know how devastating having a gap in yours can be.

But there are further health problems to consider, too. Your remaining teeth are put under additional strain as soon as a single tooth is lost, and they may also become crooked, misaligned, and harder to clean as they move into any gaps. Losing several teeth can have a very bad effect on both your diet and your confidence.

Fortunately, your Liverpool dentist has many ways to replace any teeth you may have lost.

Dental bridges

Traditional dental bridges can contain one or two teeth, and are supported by the adjacent teeth, which need to be healthy and in good condition – free from any large fillings, for example. Your dentist will prepare your supporting teeth to receive crowns, which will support a false tooth in between.

Dentures

Dentures of one form or another have been used to replace missing teeth from the early days of humankind. The modern versions are thankfully a lot more realistic in terms of both action and appearance, and there are several options available at Liverpool Smile Studio. Your dentist can use a full denture to replace all the teeth in one or both jaws, or a partial one to replace some teeth.

Dental implants

At our Liverpool dental practice we favour dental implants as a tooth replacement solution, because they are the only permanent way a dentist can replace lost teeth. They can be combined with dentures, a bridge, or a single crown.