Cosmetic Dentistry

A great smile is all about symmetry and natural balance. Cosmetic dentistry, as the name suggests, involves one or more cosmetic dental or facial rejuvenation procedures to improve the aesthetics of your smile in the way that you want. This treatment plan at Kingston Cosmetic dentist may consist of many cosmetic and functionally restorative procedures, potentially including oral surgery, teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, orthodontics (dental braces), dental implant, implant-supported dentures and gummy smile reduction.

Your oral health must be evaluated prior to treatment planning. If your evaluation reveals that you have oral conditions such as a misaligned bite (malocclusion) or gum disease, you will need to undergo treatment prior to your Smile Makeover.

For a dentist to be able to design a natural-looking smile it takes years of experience and advance training. A cosmetic dentist must be able to marry science with artistry to create a smile that looks just like the natural smile. Dr. Soltani of Surrey specialist cosmetic dentist has pursued advanced training in cosmetic dentistry since her graduation in Sweden and she is backed up with 15 years of experience in the field. She offers her patients a number of different types of cosmetic dental treatments depending on individual diagnosis or what is desired by patients.

Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation

At your cosmetic dentistry consultation we will carry out a comprehensive dental evaluation and structure a treatment plan customized to meet your aesthetic goals. We carry out the following assessment methods:

  • Digital photographs
  • Appropriate X-rays
  • Study models. Joint Analysis (TMJ)
  • Bite assessment
  • Oral cancer screen
  • Gum assessment
  • Smile analysis: Teeth position, gum line, smile line, the proportion of the teeth and facial symmetry.

By being thorough in assessing all the above data, we can recommend the ideal treatment plan for you, alternative options, the pros and cons of each, and also the detailed breakdown of costs involved for treatment options is valid for six months from the consultation date.

Contact us on 0208 33 99 333 to arrange a cosmetic dentistry Consultation consultation and find out how we can help you to achieve your beautiful smile.

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Tooth Whitening

We off two below systems for tooth whitening:

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Home Teeth Whitening

Home Teeth Whitening  involves custom-made trays that fabricated at our Surbiton dentist to closely fit your teeth. You are then provided with a specially formulated gel to place in the trays.

This process is aimed at achieving gradual and long-lasting whitening of your teeth that can be topped up as and when needed.

There are various home whitening systems that we use, including zoom.

Home Teeth WhiteningHome Teeth Whitening

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Enlighten System Teeth whitening

The Enlighten teeth whitening provides the most predictable results when it comes to achieving the result you expect from the whitening. It is the only system in the world to guarantee that the teeth will get to a “VITA shade B1” which is the whitest shade on a regular dentist shade guide. The breakthrough is that the guarantee applies to every single patient regardless of starting colour, age, lifestyle or dietary habits. The procedure is simple:

  • An impression is taken to allow the technician to custom-make the deep-bleaching trays.
  • Then every night for 14 nights the trays are worn with a gentle whitening gel. This procedure called home whitening.
  • You will be asked to attend the surgery for a 1-hour session of deep bleaching.The treatment start by protecting the entire mouth ang gum with special material ; exposing on the teeth to the whiteing material.
  • Enlighten teeth whitening gel applied to the teeth surface.
  • An special light is used to activate the Enlighten teeth whitening process.
  • The procedure takes about 45 minutes.

To find out how you can benefit from this whitening system contact our helpful team at Surbiton Smile Centre for more information or make an appointment to see Dr Soltani.

 

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Aesthetic Ridge Augmentation

 

Aesthetic Ridge Augmentation is a technique used to correct the ridge defect that is caused by the tooth loss and gum shrinkage.

This patient was unhappy with the contour of his gums around the missing tooth. The blue coloration is a tattoo created by minute metal particles within his gums (from a failed root canal).
Aesthetic Ridge Augmentation
The bluish gum tissue was removed and the ridge was augmented with a graft, giving a more pleasant and natural contour.
Aesthetic Ridge Augmentation

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Tooth Bonding

Dental white bonding material, also known as tooth bonding, is considered a direct technique toward improving your smile. Tooth bonding is a restorative procedure that is used for the teeth that are slightly cracked, chipped, discoloured or misaligned.

Dr. Soltani, our cosmetic dentist, will coat your teeth with a thin layer of acrylic resin and sculpt it into the desired shape. The acrylic is matched to the colour of your natural teeth. The results of tooth bonding are amazingly natural. Tooth Bonding can often be completed in a single visit with Dr. Soltani and can significantly change the appearance of your smile. The result is similar to porcelain veneers but less expensive.However, plastic resin is not as strong as tooth enamel and is more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth. Veneers are a more long lasting solution for chips and gaps.

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CEREC - Single Visit Dentistry - Tooth Restoration

CEREC is a cutting-edge 3D technology. With this advance technology we make inlays and onlays from porcelain or composite resin. These pieces are bonded to the damaged area of the tooth.

CEREC Inlays, similar to a filling, are used inside the cusp tips of a tooth. CEREC Onlays are a more substantial reconstruction, extending out over one or more tooth cusps. While traditional fillings can reduce tooth strength by up to 50%, inlays and onlays made of high strength resins can actually increase tooth strength by up to 75%, lasting from 10 - 30 years.

CEREC Same day tooth

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Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a restoration that is commonly known as a cap and is designed to cover a damaged, worn down or broken tooth, protecting it from further damage. Dental crowns are necessary when the tooth is decayed to the point that filling will not be sufficient to make the tooth strong. The crowns can also be used to cover and support a tooth that has a large filling and there is not much of the tooth left. They also may be placed to cover misshapen or badly discoloured teeth, though veneer can be a better alternative in this case. A dental crown has the shape and colour of a natural tooth and is designed to fits well with the surrounding natural teeth.

Different types of dental crowns:

Metal crowns: They can be made of gold, palladium, nickel or chromium alloy. Metal crowns are ideal for use on the back teeth. They are strong, however the biggest disadvantage of them is the metallic color that is clearly visible.

 

Dental CrownsPorcelain fused crowns: They can be colour-matched to look like normal teeth, and they are very strong. However, the largest cosmetic drawback is that the metal underlying the crown’s porcelain can create a dark line around the gum.

Resin crowns: They are the least expensive type of crown. However, they are more prone to chips and fracture than others crowns, and tend to wear down over time.

Porcelain crowns: They provide the best natural colour of all the crowns and they are the best choice for on the front teeth. They are not as strong as PFM and gold crowns however; they are probably the most popular cosmetic pleasing option.

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Bruxism

In our Kingston dentist we treat bruxism, which is the involuntary act of clenching and grinding the teeth. It can occur in various forms, some mild and some more severe. People with a mild form of bruxism may not have any symptoms whereas more sever cased of bruxism can cause problems such headaches, TMJ (temporomandibular joint discomfort), muscle aches, and abnormal tooth wear.

Bruxism

Bruxism can happen during both the day and night, although sleep-related bruxism is often the bigger problem because it is harder to control.

The main cause of bruxism is unknown, but possible causes might be the psychosocial factors; stress and anxiety. No specific drugs exist to treat this problem. The only treatment that is proven to be effective is the bite or splint.  This is a type of shield, when positioned between the upper and lower teeth, protects the tooth enamel and encourages realignment of the jaw, at the same time minimising the effects of bruxism.

If you are a bruxist, do not wait to protect your smile! Call us for a consultation and find out how we can help you.

 

 

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TMJ / TMD

TMJ is an abbreviation for “temporomandibular joint,” which is commonly known as jaw joint. These are the small joints in front of each ear that connects the lower jaw to the skull. The area of the face where the TMJ is located is an intricate network of bones, including the teeth, muscles, and nerves. Because of this, TMJ condition can affect many parts of the body. People suffering from TMJ / TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, can experience symptoms such as severe pain in the jaw, neck, ears, head and back. Other problems associated by TMJ/TMD are limited mouth muscle ability, Jaw clicking sound, facial pain, snoring, grinding of teeth, Swelling on the sides of the face

Image of bone structure of jaw and disc

In most cases, TMJ disorders caused from a condition called malocclusion, which means having a “bad bite” or accidents and trauma. Malocclusion means that your upper and lower teeth do not close together in the correct way—they are misaligned. When the teeth are misaligned, they cannot provide the support the muscles in the face need for chewing and swallowing. These muscles are then forced into a strained position, resulting in pain throughout the face, head, arms, shoulders, and back.

The treatment for this condition is to re-align the bite, and restore the jaw and joint to the right position. Once the malocclusion (bad bite) is corrected and the jaw is in the right place the pressure on the temporomandibular joint is relieved and the pain disappears.

Most people with TMJ disorders have relatively mild or periodic symptoms which may improve on their own within weeks or months with simple home therapy. Simple practices such as eating soft foods, applying ice or moist heat, and avoiding extreme jaw movements (such as wide yawning, loud singing, and gum-chewing) are useful in easing symptoms.

It is strongly recommends to treat TMJ disorders with the most conservative approaches. Treatment that is irreversible should be avoided, such as change to the structure or position of the jaws or teeth. Even when these disorders have become persistent, most patients still do not need aggressive types of treatment.

Proper diagnosis of TMJ begins with a detailed history and physical, including careful assessment of the teeth occlusion and function of the jaw joints and muscles. An early diagnosis will likely respond to simple and self-remedies

Other effective treatment for advanced cases of TMJ may include fabrication of an occlusal splint to prevent wear and tear on the joint, improving the alignment of the upper and lower teeth.

Here at Surrey dentist have extensive experience of treating patients with TMJ. Book an appointment with our dentist and find out how we can help you to manage and cure TMJ pain effectively.

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Smile Makeover

Makeover 1:

In this example, the pretreatment photo shows, a gummy smile, rotated teeth and old fillings.
A gummy smile, rotated teeth and old fillings
Following orthodontic treatment, an aesthetic crown lengthening was performed and crowns were placed on the two central incisors.
An aesthetic crown lengthening was performed and crowns were placed on the two central incisors
A dramatic improvement of the patient smile was achieved.
A dramatic improvement of the patient smile was achieved

Makeover 2:

In this example, the patient didn't like the overall appearance of her smile.
The patient didn't like the overall appearance of her smile
Following an aesthetic crown lengthening, crowns and veneers were placed on eight top teeth. The patient was pleased with her new smile.
Aesthetic crown lengthening, crowns and veneers were placed on eight top teeth

In all makeover cases, gum tissue provides not only the aesthetic framework but is the foundation that will hold the teeth and all the restorative work (crown, bridge, veneer). Therefore, fundamental to the smile makeover is the assessment of the gum tissue. Removal of excess tissue, building up of minimal gum tissue and recontouring of existing tissues are procedures periodontists routinely perform to provide the best possible framework for your new smile.

Before undertaking extensive cosmetic dentistry, it would be advisable to seek a consultation with a periodontist. The periodontist will assess your goals and work with your family dentist so that you may obtain the best possible cosmetic result.

Sometimes, a smile makeover may also require other treatments prior to the placement of crowns or veneers. These treatments may be a combination of root canal treatment, orthodontics (braces) and periodontal surgery (aesthetic crown lengthening). The purpose of these procedures is to enhance the outcome of the cosmetic makeover.

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Full Mouth Reconstruction

Full Mouth Reconstruction may be required to create the correct relationship when you have many broken, worn and/or multiple missing teeth.

This will often require every tooth to be restored with a combination of veneers, crowns, inlays, onlays, dental implants and dental bridgework.

Our dentists at Surbiton Smile Centre have the experience and expertise to bring together the various advanced dental disciplines required to create full mouth reconstruction that not only look great but they also function correctly, are healthy and will last for many years to come.

full mouth reconstruction

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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers make it possible for everyone to have a beautiful smile, not just celebrities. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin laminates or shells of tooth-coloured ceramic material that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are made of an extremely durable, translucent material with texture similar to tooth enamel. When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin veneers are virtually undetectable. Although porcelain veneers are thin, they are extremely durable and stain resistant.

If you have badly discoloured teeth that don't respond to tooth-whitening methods, veneers can brighten your teeth. Veneers can also correct a damaged and misshapen tooth. Porcelain veneers are very effective at covering cracks and chips in the enamel. Gaps between teeth can easily be closed using dental veneers, giving you a more uniform-looking smile.

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Gum Contouring | Gum Shaping

Where gum tissue overgrows to cover more of the tooth than is desirable, a cosmetic dental technique called gum contouring can be used. Sometimes the gum tissue overgrows in certain sections of the mouth causing the smile to look lopsided or uneven – in these cases, selective gum contouring is used to “even-up” the smile.

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