Based on Harley Street, the Marylebone Implant Centre, provide dental solutions for all of our patients. Cosmetic dentistry refers to the dental procedure which focuses on improving the overall aesthetics of your teeth and gums. Our professional team are fully capable of assisting you in achieving a flawless smile.
We have become recognised for our expertise in the cosmetic dentistry sector due to our extensive experience, superb customer care and impressive results. Our expert team appreciate that our patients may be slightly apprehensive and we aim to provide comprehensive information before starting any cosmetic dentistry treatments.
Treatments With A Cosmetic Dentist
Our patients can discuss possible dental solutions with their cosmetic dentist and choose from a broad range of treatments. Here in London, teeth whitening has become a popular cosmetic choice but that’s not all that the Marylebone Implant Centre can provide. From gum sculpting for an uneven gum line to cosmetic contouring for a fresh smile without the anaesthetic, your cosmetic dentist can perform first class procedures with impressive results.
Procedures Available In London
The Marylebone Implant Centre offer high quality cosmetic dentistry to our patients in London, at affordable prices. Prospective patients can complete our online assessment with information about failing or missing teeth or use our ‘Ask A Question’ page to request further information. You can also visit us at our London clinic or give us a call on 020 3434 2934.
You may have wondered why not everyone has milky white teeth just like the models that appear on toothpaste commercials. The reason is to be found in people’s individuality, as with eye and skin colour, every individual has a distinct tooth colour. This is the reason some people find it easier to maintain a sparkling set of white teeth while others find it difficult without the use of teeth whitening products.
However, there are other factors that may lead to discoloration of teeth. The main ones include;
Extrinsic discoloration – This is the external discoloration of the tooth enamel caused by a person’s diet and state oral hygiene. This discoloration is associated with smokers, heavy consumers of coffee, wine and certain foods that are not tooth friendly.
Intrinsic discoloration – This is the discoloration of the teeth that occurs from the inner structure of the tooth. When this internal discoloration occurs, the dentine develops a yellowish shade. The root cause of this condition is thought to be caused by medication during pregnancy or trauma.
Age-related discoloration – It is known that the tooth enamel gets worn as a person ages. This exposes the dentine to the surface and because the dentine also gets discolored with age, the yellowing begins to appear on the surface. This age-based discoloration is therefore a combination of both internal and external factors. It is important to note that any injuries to the teeth may also result in discoloration when the injury creates a crack or a gap. This gap may trap food and if not cleaned properly, will lead to discoloration of the tooth.
There are several treatment options that can be used to reverse teeth discoloration, they include;
1.Hygiene Session – A visit to a dental hygienist for an oral hygiene session will certainly aid your teeth back to their former colour. An intense cleaning session has the ability to remove the plaque and stains that the ordinary toothbrush cannot clean. This session also cleanses around the gum to prevent/ treat gum disease.
2. A Teeth Whitening Kit – With the availability of tooth whitening kits that can be used at the comfort of home, patients can now take control of their dental health. Studies show that when a patient does self whitening using custom made trays for about 20 days, they usually get very good results. Although whitening leads to some sensitivity to the teeth, there are some good whitening kits with the right formulation to reduce the problem. In addition, the kits also give you more control over the final colour of your teeth because you can repeat the process until you get the desired result.
3. Teeth Whitening through a combination of surgery and home whitening kits – If your dentist looks at your teeth and deems them to be deeply discolored, a viable course of action may to carry out a surgical whitening process. Our extremely competent dental surgeons will carry out a laser teeth whitening process using a highly concentrated whitening formulation. Once the procedure is done, we recommend you continue to use a home teeth whitening kit for a few days to enhance the results.
At Marylebone Implant Centre we only used the highest quality tooth whitening materials for our clients
Before a product is approved for use at Marylebone Implant Centre, it must have undergone the most stringent tests available in the dental industry. One of the materials we use at the clinic is known as Opalescence® which is viewed as one of the best whitening products in the dental industry. We also have a very knowledgeable and well trained dental team that has the experience to cater for all your teeth whitening needs.
When you Visit Marylebone Implant Centre you get the right tooth whitening solutions
People naturally desire to have white teeth and a great smile. People who have discolored teeth become self-conscious and end up suffering from low esteem. If left unchecked, this situation has the ability to have a negative impact on their social and professional life making them miss out on important opportunities. Marketers and unscrupulous traders are aware of this and have taken the opportunity to advertise all kinds of teeth whitening solutions. However, the problem is that many of the products being promoted so aggressively do not work. In some cases, these products may actually end up damaging your teeth. The instant solutions being promised by these products sold in pharmacies and supermarkets are a big lie and may cause more harm than good. In addition, it is not possible for one product to work for everyone due to the variation in discoloration.
Finding the best product for teeth whitening may therefore not be as easy as it looks. This is because apart from the products sold over the counter, there are some dental clinics purporting to carry out teeth whitening yet they do not have the expertise to. Such places end up scrubbing your teeth very aggressively which leads to teeth sensitivity while not solving your discoloration problem. Another risk you may encounter in these clinics is the use of inferior products. While some of these products may appear to work, their effects on your teeth may only be discovered when it is too late after your teeth develop problems. Teeth whitening cost also varies widely among the service providers of Teeth whitening in London.
To get satisfactory and permanent results, you have to put your trust in dental professionals. At Marylebone Implant Centre, we work to understand your individual case and look for a solution that meets your specific needs. We take you through the options available and their effects to give you a chance to make a decision from a point of knowledge. Finding a professional who knows the right amounts of whitening materials determines how white your teeth eventually appear. It also makes the difference whether your teeth become sensitive or not after the procedure. You cannot afford to take chances with your teeth because they are part of the first impression you make when people meet you. By seeking our high quality and professional services at Marylebone Implant Centre, you remove the guesswork from the teeth whitening process and get the desired results in a safe manner.
Zirconia abutmentsFor those who suffer from a missing tooth, there are several treatment options that you have to consider. Here at Marylebone Implant Centre we offer a variety of different cosmetic dentistry procedures to help patients who suffer from a missing tooth or teeth. For those who decide a dental implant is the right procedure for them, there are several ways to finish the implant crown in order to allow a good match of with the remaining teeth. There are usually 3 components involved when we talk about a dental implant: implant + abutment + crown. After extensive research done in the last decade it was identified the abutment as being one of the most critical aspects of the final restoration. The abutment makes the transition in between the dental implant and the implant crown. The interface in between the gum and crown of the final restoration is the most difficult part to mimic with the natural teeth and the reason it’s because at this level the gum is very thin and translucid. In some occasions, in the aesthetic area, dentists prefer to use zirconia abutments because they are white and for that reason don’t create a grey shadow at the base of the implant crown.
Zirconia AbutmentsFor the most part you will find that dentist will use a titanium abutment because it’s the most common. But in some cases, the colour of the titanium may have a tendency to show through the gums leaving an unattractive appearance. When this happens, Dr. Santos will probably advise a patient to go with a zirconia abutment as they are white in colour and will not give off a gray shade in your gum lines.
Quality Results Every TimeAs for the material, zirconia has the necessary durability and strength to give patients the best results possible when it comes to dental implants. Many of the zirconia abutments on the market today are created using a CAD/CAM process in which a computer will design the product to achieve the best customised results possible. Here at Marylebone Implant Centre, we want to see you have the best smile possible with zirconia abutments and dental implants. If you have more questions about zirconia abutments or other products that Dr. Santos would use for dental implants, please contact our office to schedule your initial dental implant consultation.
Gold dental abutments
When it comes to properly setting in dental implants for all of our patients here at Marylebone Implant Centre, there are three steps that make up the process. There is the cap or crown, the abutment, and of course, the implant itself. Dental implants are generally the preferred method to replacing a missing tooth for a patient if they are a good candidate because they can last for a person’s lifetime if they are cared for properly and well maintained throughout their lifetime. They also look and feel like a person’s natural tooth would allow them to eat, speak, and carry on with their life as though they never lost a tooth in the first place.
Gold Dental Abutments
The dental abutment is a prosthetic piece of metal that helps to connect the implant using an abutment screw. This is the part that actually connects the out crown to the implant itself, a very important part indeed. This is a customised piece that is designed to fit specifically in each individual’s mouth using the latest technology on the market today as well as the skills of Dr. Santos. When we talk about a gold abutment we are not saying that the final implant crown will have a gold colour. The gold abutment will be hidden underneath the white porcelain implant crown.
For this process, there are several different types of material that can be used including titanium which is the most common. Then there is ceramic, zirconia, and of course gold which each material having its advantages and disadvantages.
- Titanium abutments are great because of how well they are able to respond to the gum tissue when it comes time to attach the implant itself, and because being made of the same material that the implant is made of if has the same physical properties being highly resistant to fractures.
- Gold abutments work best when used in conjunction with porcelain crowns because it will tend to look like a more natural tooth colour with this combination. Gold gives a worm appearance to the final implant crown. In combination with zirconia, gold abutments are the most aesthetic ones. Also, in terms of fit, gold because of its quemical and physical properties is the material that allows a better fit (even when analysed under the microscope). Because it is a precious metal, gold is very stable with low tendency to “rust”. For this reason, dentists tend to believe that gold abutments would have a long.er life span.
- Zirconia abutments are very durable and constructed with the highest of quality. They work best for people who need a dental implant to replace a tooth in the aesthetic area, in order to avoid a grey shadow at the base of the final implant crown. These abutments are white.
For more information about gold abutments and your treatment options when it comes to a missing tooth, please contact our office for a dental implant consultation today.
Porcelain crowns can be created to look a lot like a natural tooth for those who a tooth or teeth with extensive fractures, severely filled or decayed. Porcelain crowns are able to provide a durable, strong, and resilient replacement that works well for many years to come as well for patients who are suffering from a damaged tooth. Not only can porcelain crowns be used to help patients who have a missing tooth, or a damaged tooth, they can also be used for patients who are looking to improve the overall appearance of their smile also.
Why You Should Choose Porcelain Crowns
There are always several factors that lead patients to choosing porcelain crowns over other dental cosmetic treatments. When the exterior of your tooth is damaged, severely filled or decayed Dr. Santos can give you back your natural tooth’s appearance by placing a crown over the damaged tooth. Damages could come from tooth decay, physical damage, or other symptoms that destroyed the outer enamel and dentine. Crowns are also used in cases where patients have clenched or grinded their teeth so badly that the structure of their teeth is now compromised.
Many patients enjoy the benefits of porcelain crowns because not only will they be able to function as their regular teeth would have, they also may give them a major improvement in the overall appearance of their teeth now. Porcelain crowns are extremely popular in cosmetic dentistry because they are able to cover the front of your teeth better because they are thicker than a veneer.
The porcelain crowns would be secured to your mouth using a light sensitive resin that would be placed between the crown and your original tooth and then cured with a special light. For more information about porcelain crowns, contact our office here at Marylebone Implant Centre. We would be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about this procedure or any other that we offer here in our office.
Inlays / Onlays
Known as “indirect fillings,” inlays and onlays are extremely useful in the dental world for helping to repair slight tooth decay issues. They are both different and have uses that will vary for each individual case.
Inlays/Onlays-What are they?
As we mentioned earlier, both inlays and onlays are used to help repair tooth decay or a fracture, specifically for patients who would have damage from a cavity hole in their teeth. It’s extremely important that this hole gets filled so there is no damage done to the nerves of the tooth which could lead to a lot of pain and allow food and other particles get trapped in there and continue to cause more decay.
For inlays and onlays, Dr. Santos will be able to get the job done quickly without having to make any invasive procedures. For some patients, there will be some slight pain and discomfort so the dentist will be able to give local anesthetic to ensure that you will be extremely comfortable during the entire process. Also if there is a lot of decay on the tooth, it will have to be completely removed before the onlays or inlays are applied.
These two procedures would be considered a permanent solution as with proper care they can last for 10, 20, even 30 years in some cases. The material used for inlays and onlays consist of composite resin, gold or ceramics and will be cemented to the cusp of your teeth.
The Difference between Inlays and Onlays
When it comes to the difference between the two procedures, inlays would be placed inside the bumps or cusps of the top or bottom of your teeth. They are also slightly smaller than that of onlays. As for onlays, they are a bit of a larger filling as they can end up covering the entire chewing area of your tooth and even overlap to the edge of your teeth where they could be seen in some cases. Onlays may be similar to a crown as they cover more of the tooth than an inlay would. For more information about inlays/onlays, you can always contact us here at Marylebone Implant Centre. We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have concerning cosmetic dentistry.
Are you unhappy with your smile? If you have stained, chipped, broken, or discoloured teeth that make you feel self-conscious, then porcelain veneers may be the answer you’ve been looking for. These dental additions are thin tooth-shaped ‘shells’ that cover the fronts of the teeth to which they are applied, and we can carry this procedure out quickly and effectively in our Harley Street practice.Porcelain veneers are a rapid, aesthetic, and safe way to correct unattractive front teeth. They offer a number of benefits:
- • They are strong and long lasting.
- • They will not discolour or catch stains.
- • Durable and stain-resistant, porcelain veneers are matched to the colour, style and size of your teeth.
- • The whole procedure takes less time than other corrective treatment options.
Since porcelain is glass-like in nature (ceramic), this type of veneer has a great advantage over other cosmetic bonding techniques, leading to a more natural and consistent appearance.
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In addition to being used to correct the problems mentioned above, dental veneers can also help with teeth that are too small or short, teeth that do not have an ideal shape, and teeth with small to large gaps between them.
We carry out these procedures quickly, effectively and professionally in our clinic, located in the heart of the prestigious London medical district Harley Street. There, our trained dentists, who hold years of experience carrying out cosmetic work, can ensure an absolutely impeccable outcome and results to really make you smile!
If you are worried about the cost, we are happy to tell you that the price of our porcelain veneers starts from just £495! You can either call our helpdesk on 020 3434 2934, click here to request a call back or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Composite VeneersMost people have heard of porcelain veneers but may not have heard of composite veneers. Both are used to improve a person’s smile, but they do have some differences. Dentists may prefer one option more than the other but as a patient you should be aware of the differences. Composite veneers can be applied in a day and may last from four to eight years. They do require some maintenance because they can chip. Porcelain veneers can last from twelve to twenty-five years and they don’t usually require maintenance. Composite veneers are a great option for patients looking to improve their smile. They can provide a natural looking appearance and don’t cost as much as porcelain veneers. When composite veneers are applied, resin is applied to the tooth in layers. The resin is sculpted right in the patient’s mouth to give patients the look that they want. It can be used in situations when there is discolouration of natural teeth or when there is chipping. They can also be used to make misaligned teeth look like they are aligned. One of the biggest advantages of using composite veneers is that it is easily reversible. Composite veneers can be removed and replaced as needed. If a patient is not happy with the way their composite veneer turned out, they are not stuck with it forever. It’s a good idea for patients to ask to see some of their dentists work to make sure they are capable of doing a good job because this type of dentistry is not for everyone. A skilled dentist can make a composite veneer that looks like it is a natural part of a person’s mouth. It requires close attention to detail, but a skilled dentist will take his or her time to make sure the end product is one you, the patient, will be happy with.
Have you ever wondered what would happen to a tooth if someone were to have an accident and chip it? If you have had this happen to you or if you are just curious, there is a solution that dentists use called a composite build-up. This does not require a lot of painful dental work and it can be done fairly quickly. Basically, a dentist replaces the part of the tooth that is lost with a material called composite. It can be made to look like a natural part of a patient’s mouth by matching in colour and size. When the job is done correctly, it is virtually impossible to tell the difference between a patients’s other teeth and the tooth that has been built up with composite.
Composite is a material used for restoration of a patient’s teeth, but it takes some skill to use. In order for a dentist to be successful in using composite, he or she must have skill and some experience using the material. If there is even a slight error in procedures or any type of contamination, it could spoil the entire restoration process. If a shoddy job is done, a patient can end up with a tooth that doesn’t match in colour or shape with the other teeth in their mouth.
It is also necessary to do a composite build up at times when other dental procedures are being done. There may need to be a certain amount of tooth available when a dentist is performing a procedure and if there is not enough tooth available, they can easily use a composite material to build up the area.
If you have questions about whether having a composite build up performed on your tooth or teeth can be done, contact us. We will be happy to consider your situation and find the right solution for you.
Even if you don’t have fillings, you have probably seen someone’s teeth with fillings before. One of the more common types of fillings is silver amalgam fillings. There are also fillings that are white and they are called white composite fillings. Besides the appearance of these two different types of fillings, there are other differences.
Dentists should always offer you a choice of the two types of fillings. They should not make the decision for you. Many patients choose to go with white composite fillings for a few different reasons. Some feel that the mercury in silver amalgam fillings is hazardous, and some just feel that silver fillings look like a more dated type of filling. They may also believe that white fillings look better than silver fillings.
There are some benefits to white fillings besides the way they look. White fillings bond to a patient’s teeth so they are able to help restore some of the original strength of a tooth. Silver fillings tend to weaken a tooth and make it easier to break. Since it is expensive to restore a tooth when it breaks, a white filling may end up saving a patient’s money over the long haul.
Another benefit of the white composite filling is of course the way it looks. A white composite filling is much more difficult to notice than a silver amalgam filling. It blends in with the other teeth in a person’s mouth so a patient may not be as self-conscious about their filling.
Although you can generally expect to pay a little more for a white composite filling, there are several advantages. Keep these advantages in mind when you are discussing fillings with your dentist. Remember, it is often better to spend some money up front as a preventative measure than it is to fix something when it’s broken. This is especially true for your teeth.