Do denture look artificial?

No, special care is taken to make them look as natural as possible, they are made to agree with your facial features and your mouth. We ask the patient to help with the shade and shape of the teeth. At the try-in stage the appearance can be changed by the patient.

Will Orthodontic braces hurt?

The fitting of the brace is totally painless. It is normal to experience discomfort from your teeth for a couple of days following fitting and adjustment.

Why should you choose a dentist to whiten your teeth?

Effective tooth whitening requires prior assessment and monitoring through the treatment process to avoid potential problems such as a reaction to the whitening liquid on the gums. Trays that are molded to your teeth and created by your dentist will make sure that the whitening process is the most effective. Also the teeth need to … Read more

Why might I need a bone graft before dental implant surgery?

Many patients are not suitable for dental implant surgery because of bone loss surrounding the missing teeth cause by the lack of root stimulation. Bone grafting is a way of reintroducing missing bone and stimulating bone growth of the effected area so that the implant will be properly secured after surgery. This will guarantee that … Read more

Why do patients like Invisalign?

The clear aligner trays mean there are no wires to be seen and there is minimal indication that you are receiving treatment. The clear aligners are taken off when you eat so there is no danger of food getting stuck to wires and it is much easier to brush your teeth. Your friends won’t know … Read more

When do you need a dental crown?

If a tooth is weakened or cracked through tooth decay or damage, it is recommended to prepair it for a dental crown where possible. If the root is compromised then extraction and a titanium implant is surgically fixed to your jaw and allowed to “fuse”, after which an abutment is  added. In both cases a … Read more

What is a Veneer?

A veneer is a thin laminate made of porcelain that is custom made and bonded to your tooth’s surface. Contemporary veneers are very strong and aesthetically very pleasing.

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover involves using a combination of treatments, primarily dental veneers together with composite bonding, dental implants and tooth whitening to improve the appearance of your teeth and gums.

What happens if I dont replace a missing tooth?

Apart from being cosmetically unappealing and making your chew less efficient, another complication that can arise from missing teeth is bone loss in the part of the jaw that the tooth was extracted. If left for a prolonged period of time, a bone graft maybe required before the implant can be fitted.

What areas does your emergency dentist service cover?

We are based in West Malling near Kings Hill, Kent and you would be required to make your way to the surgery unless, during the telephone conversation we believe there to be a medical emergency. Areas close to us include: Maidstone, Rochester, Halling, Kings Hill, Sevenoaks, Borough Green, Wrotham, East Malling, Ditton, Aylesford, Allington, Leybourne, … Read more

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Your appearance will improve because dental implants becomes a permanent fixture in your mouth. Your jawbone with become stronger and you will not have the sunken jaw effect that false teeth create. If you previously wore dentures you will notice that your speech improves without the slip factor that dentures create. Your mouth will generally feel more comfortable and … Read more

What are Composite Veneers?

Composite veneers are used to improve the colour and shape of the teeth to make them appear more aesthetically pleasing. They consist of a composite resin used for tooth coloured fillings. There is less preparation time than with conventional Porcelain Veneers, they are less evasive and they cost less, but they can be more prone to … Read more

Do veneers remove much of my own tooth substance?

No, we remove as little as possible of your original tooth substance, with veneers we can sometimes do virtually no drilling at all and place an eggshell veneer or porcelain over the existing teeth.

Porcelain vs Composite Veneers?

Composite resin veneers can be applied in one day and they cost less half the price of Porcelain Restoration.They do however require more maintenance and last 4 – 8 years. Porcelain Veneers rarely require maintenance, last 11-25 years, but can be more evasive on the supporting teeth. Both makeovers can produce dramatic results and the best … Read more

Is there a connection between poor Oral Hygiene and Heart disease?

Increasingly the link between the chronic bacterial attack and subsequent gum inflammation (that we call gum disease) and Heart Disease is being proven. If you look after your gums, you tend to look after yourself- So in our minds, a Healthy Heart requires Healthy Gums. Click here to find out more about Gum and Heart Disease … Read more