All you need to know about dental implants

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A dental implant is a screw-like object, made of bone-compatible titanium or ceramics, which is surgically inserted into the jaw bone. After it is firmly integrated with the bone, it will take over the function of the natural tooth root. How dental implant placement is done? To answer the most frequently asked question first: painlessly. The treatment itself is performed with local anaesthesia; this is usually all that is required. The procedure is comparable…

Why do I need bone grafting for dental implants?

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Complete tooth loss is usually a function of the patient’s age. It will often be accompanied by the loss of available bone substance, which may be insufficient to support implants, therefore the treatment time is lengthened considerably. A safe foundation is essential for any implant. If no safe foundation is available, an implant cannot be inserted. The bone has to be built up first. There are several ways of doing this, depending on what…

Reasons to have dental implants

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Dental  implants can help if you are suffering from any of the following issues: Poor fitting dentures Missing tooth/teeth which affects your enjoyment of food on a daily basis If you are missing all your teeth and wear a full denture Types of dental implants: Replace one single tooth Sometimes an implant-supported solution is the best option, for instance: when a single tooth has been extracted or lost. In this case, the lost tooth…

Root canal infection linked to heart disease

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Root canal infection is a polymicrobial endodontic infection resulting in the destruction of tissue around the root of teeth. The current concept is that oral inflammation has an exacerbating effect on cardiovascular disease, said John Liljestrand, a doctoral candidate at the university of Helsinki. He chose a patient with hypertension, dyalipidemia and diabetes for his study. According to his study, the more inflammation the patient has around the root of their teeth, the more…

Surrey dentist treats painful TMJ/TMD jaw joint problems

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The temporomandibular joint is the joint connecting the lower jaw to the skull (also known as TMJ). The temporomandibular joint is supported by muscles that make it possible to open and close the mouth. The pain, discomfort or tenderness in or around these joints are referred to as TMJ disorders. Symptoms of TMJ disorders include ear pain, fullness of the ears, dizziness, neck pain and headaches, biting problems (malocclusion), clicking sounds, or locked jaws.…

Link Between Periodontal Disease & Lung Disorders

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Periodontal disease is chronic inflammation that affects the gum and supporting tissues around the teeth. Research has associated gum disease with other health problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Research has shown that bacteria, which has accumulated in the mouths of patients with periodontal disease, can cause respiratory infections and worsen existing lung conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and emphysema. Respiratory infections are thought to be acquired from particles containing bacteria travelling from…

Dental Cavities / Tooth Decay Explained by Kingston Dentist

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Teeth cavities are caused by tooth decay. Tooth decay can affect the outer tooth surface (enamel), the middle section (dentine) and the centre of the tooth (the pulp). The more layers involved, the more severe the damage is. Natural bacteria living inside the mouth forms plaque, which interacts with debris from starchy and sugary food and turn them to acid. The acid dissolves the enamel over time and causes cavities. If the cavities are…

Oral Cancer Screening Explained by Surrey Dentist

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Oral Cancer screenings test people for early signs of oral cancer. Oral cancer is rare in the UK and once detected, treated patients have a 90% survival rate. The sign and symptoms: Oral cancer can be invisible in its early stages, once it develops it might not even cause pain or discomfort. Therefore, it is crucial for everyone to have an oral caner screening once a year. The common symptoms of oral cancer are:…

Invisalign Open Day at Surbiton Dentist

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We are holding an open day on 30th May for Invisalign treatment. If you wish to have a consultation and learn more about invisalign book yourself an appointment. The places are limited and by previous appointments only.

Anxious or Nervous about Seeing a Dentist ? Surrey Dentist Explains

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Dental anxiety is a feeling of nervousness about visiting a dentist. Dental anxiety is quite common and has different stages effecting people from all ages. It can become a barrier to having the dental treatment you need. Dental anxiety can vary from mild nervousness to severe phobia. People who suffer from dental phobia might have fear of dentist needles, drills or having someone getting so close to them. They might have unpleasant childhood memories…

Diabetes and Gum Disease

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Most people are aware that diabetes harms their eyes, nervous system, kidneys and heart. However, they are less aware that it can also cause problems in their mouth. People with diabetes are at risk of gum disease: an infection that harms the gums and the bone that holds the teeth in place. Gum disease (periodontal disease) at its severe stage causes problems with chewing and leads to tooth loss. Thickening blood vessels are a…

A great review from a happy patient – Thanks for trusting us

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I first started at Smile Centre on the 2nd December 2013, an had a free orthodontic consultation with Theo Swanepoel. I was from day 1 very pleased with the service they gave me, they were very clear and explained the different brace opticians I could go for, once I decided on the Damon braces I quickly booked my next appointment to get them fitted. 10 months later and I already had my braces off.…

Dentist Open Day at Surbiton Smile Centre

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Every Mondays till 15th Dec This is a great opportunity for you and your family to come and meet our dental team and discuss any concern you have about your teeth, such as missing teeth, poor fitting denture, gum problems, loose teeth, headaches, jaw problems, crooked and discoloured teeth. Due to popularity of this event to avoid disappointment book a place in advance.

Surbiton Smile Centre proud to receive such a great review from a patient

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We received this kind review this morning and thank dear Lynn for trusting and believing in us with her dental health care. I have been receiving excellent dental care from Dr Simin Soltani at the Surbiton Smile Centre for many years now. Every procedure from fillings, crowns, whitening to an implant has been fully discussed from start to finish, such that I have every faith that the best possible treatment plan for me personally…

Patient Review of Surbiton Smile Centre – We are delighted to receive such a kind feedback

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Very pleased with the orthodontic treatment by Theo Swanepoel and Simin Soltani’s team. I chose Surbiton Smile as they seemed to cover all the treatments I wanted, now and in the future. I was especially bothered by my top teeth pointing in several different directions (the Warthog look!), affecting my smile and indeed confidence! At over 70, I didn’t think it was possible to rectify, but Theo (using the Damon system) has effected a…

Orthodontic in Kingston Upon Thames answers the frequently asked question about Lingual braces?

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What is the age limit to have lingual braces? Adults can have lingual braces at any age. The beauty of lingual braces is that you can carry on with social and professional life without conscious worry if braces are an issue for you.Lingual braces are extremely effective in providing the cosmetic look want. They address the orthodontic problem of poor bite or teeth crowding. Can children have lingual braces? There is no age limit…

Gum disease bacteria and their damage to immune system, study finds

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Source: Image and text courtesy of University of Pennsylvania Date:June 11, 2014 Bacteria responsible for many cases of periodontitis cause an imbalance in the microbial community in the gums, with a sophisticated, two-pronged manipulation of the human immune system, research shows. Not only does the team’s discovery open up new targets for periodontitis treatment, it also suggests a bacterial strategy that could be at play in other diseases involving dysbiosis. The human body is comprised of…

How Dental Braces Work as Explained by a Surbiton Orthodontist

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The dental braces are placed usually within one appointment; this is a rather long procedure, about one hour, but its painless. We will place on each individual tooth a bracket bonded directly to the enamel. An arch wire will be placed to unite the brackets in a single arc to deliver gentle force. When the teeth start to move, sometimes, some additional forces are required. It might be an extra traction worn at night,…

Review received for Surbiton Smile Centre

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We received a kind review from one of our client and thought of sharing it with you. I’m a local Surbitonian, but originally from Sweden, and have high standards and expectations from my dentist. I used to fly home every time I needed to see the dentist until I found Surbiton Smile Centre. I’ve been going there for 5 years and am always pleased with the treatment I receive. The staff is professional and…

FAQ – Orthodontic Treatment cost at Kingston Upon Thames dentist in Surrey

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A course of orthodontic treatment involves the service of a team of highly trained professionals. The appropriate time should be spent on each phase of the treatment to obtain the best result. There is no short cut possible. The new technology available to orthodontists with the latest materials makes the treatment quick and comfortable. We have fixed our fees accordingly to be able to give you the best service at a reasonable price. We…

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