Are You Considering Dental Veneers?
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
There are many ways that your teeth can become damaged over time, from chipping and wearing to staining and overall ageing. Few of us are born with a perfect Hollywood smile, and many people find that their imperfect teeth can lead to a general lack of confidence in their appearance and a reluctance to smile. If you are one of these people, then it may be time to consider dental veneers.
Veneers are the dental equivalent of false fingernails, using an overlay to cover up dental damage, staining, and general signs of wear. It is an effective method of teeth whitening for severely stained teeth without resorting to harsh chemical treatments, and it can also be used for teeth straightening in cases where your teeth are not too crooked and orthodontic braces are not an option.
Veneers are made out of porcelain, ceramic or a composite substance, shaped and coloured to match your existing healthy teeth, and cut into slivers as thin as an egg shell. These slivers are then permanently bonded to your teeth to undetectably cover up the unsightly damage or staining. Veneers can be used on a single tooth to quickly repair any localised damage, or on your whole smile to improve overall appearance and remedy excessive discolouration. They can also be used to fill in gaps by reshaping and enlarging your existing teeth, and also to fix mild cases of crookedness where conventional orthodontic treatment could take up to a year or more.
Dental veneers are resistant to staining from tea, coffee or even cigarette smoking meaning you can have a straight, white smile for many years.
The dental veneer procedure is a fairly complicated one and will require two visits to the clinic. You should be wary of dentists who are willing to perform the treatment quickly in one appointment. In the first appointment, your teeth are given a detailed check up to look for any underlying signs of trouble that might negatively impact the success of the veneers, and then a detailed mould of your teeth is made from which the final veneers will be fashioned. While your veneers are being made, which will take approximately a fortnight, you will be fitted with a temporary set which will give a good indication of the final results. Once the finished veneers have been received back from the ceramist, they can be permanently bonded to your teeth leaving you with the attractive smile you’ve been looking for.
Dental veneers are one of many cosmetic dentistry treatments. If you are unhappy with your smile, you should discuss with your dentist the various options available to find the one that is right for you. Brite Dental offer their patients a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments including Six Month Smiles and teeth whitening.
To find out more about how we can help you achieve your perfect smile, contact us today to make an appointment.
Legalities of Teeth Whitening
Thursday, March 19th, 2015
Are you looking for the most effective teeth whitening treatment? Would you like to whiten your smile in the safest way possible? Did you know that not all teeth whitening products and treatments are legal and may damage your teeth?
Many people still believe that teeth whitening treatments can be carried out at a beauty salon or at home by a beautician. Also, unscrupulous traders have been selling expensive tooth whitening equipment and courses to people in the beauty industry while making them believe that the process is legal.
It is not legal for anyone other than a dentist or prescription dental therapist/hygienist to carry out tooth whitening. These dental professionals will have undergone training for many years in order to understand the structures of the mouth and to recognize dental problems so they are able to prescribe the correct treatment for their patients.
The incorrect use of the teeth whitening chemicals can permanently damage teeth and gums as these chemicals actually sink into the tooth surface. Therefore, the person providing the treatment must be fully dentally qualified and registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) to protect the public against this type of damage.
A recent court case highlighted the fact that tooth whitening had been decided by a High Court judge, to be an ‘act of dentistry’. So even if the amount of hydrogen peroxide being used is below the legal limit or if the product being used does not release hydrogen peroxide, a non-qualified person will be breaking the law and putting their clients at risk by providing the treatment.
All of the tooth whitening products used by dental professionals are safe, tested and proven to be non-harmful to teeth or gums. In addition, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) states that it will not provide insurance for tooth whitening as there isn’t a recognized qualification for these kind of treatments. It is also highly unlikely that any other insurance company would cover anyone for a treatment that has been proven to be illegal in the High Court.
If you would like to whiten your teeth safe and professionally contact your local Brite Dental clinic in Paisley, Clarkston, Bridge of Weir or Houston and book your consultation today!
Brite Dental Paisley is a Recognized Six Month Smiles Provider
Monday, March 9th, 2015
Dr Gordon Matthew at Brite Dental clinic in Paisley has been announced to be a recognized Six Month Smiles provider. He has been straightening patients’ teeth for years and now is able to offer various orthodontic options to suit your dental needs and budget.
6 month smiles clear braces system is effective, user friendly and fast solution for teeth straightening. Many of the teeth straightening methods on the market take a long time: 1-2 years or so. However, with 6 month smiles, you can get the smile of your dreams in just 6 months.
The 6 month smiles clear braces system concentrates only on the teeth that are seen when you smile. So, because these clear braces/aligners do not attempt to make big changes to your bite, they are able to make a noticeable different to your front teeth – and thus to your smile – in just 6 months.
Because of the low forces and the short overall treatment time used, this is one of the most comfortable, safe, and professional options for getting straighter teeth. Moreover, the 6 month smile system delivers some of the most predictable results of any orthodontic system. The incorporation of Six Month Smiles Patient Tray Kits into your treatment programme will ensure that all of your appointments and check-ups are performed in a timely manner.
These braces are designed to be discreet, so you can wear them to work without a worry. They use ceramic aligners and tooth coloured wires so that they are very unobtrusive in your mouth. They can barely be seen when you are talking and smiling at a normal distance from other people, so you can smile with confidence even when you are wearing the braces. And, after 6 months when you remove them, you will have wonderfully straight teeth. This makes 6 Month Smiles one of the most user friendly orthodontic solutions in dentistry market today.
Do not let crooked teeth dent your confidence any longer. Opt for a set of 6 Month Smiles braces and in just 6 months you can have the straight teeth that you have always dreamed of. If that is not a reason to smile all of the time, then we don’t know what is.
Contact Brite Dental in Paisley and register today!