Dental tips, news and insights
Your smile is a wonderful thing. People who smile regularly are often happier in their social lives, physically healthier and considered well-adjusted. However, as we get older, our teeth go through a lot, and it may make you feel self-conscious if they change colour, for example.
At Parkfield Dental, we want to make you feel good about your smile, so you can feel better, brighter and more positive. We offer solutions for a multitude of issues that can improve the best thing about your face.
If staining or discolouration are concerning you, tooth whitening is one of the easiest and most cost-effective cosmetic dental treatments, and is perfect for giving your confidence and smile a boost. At Parkfield Dental, we offer whitening kits for use in the comfort of your own home. The tooth whitening system we use works by breaking down the active ingredient in the whitening gel, usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. As it breaks down, it allows oxygen to get into the tooth enamel and lighten the tooth.
After two or three visits to the dentist to fit your customised whitening tray, one of our dentists will instruct you on how to use it, so you can feel secure that you are under expert supervision while being able to treat yourself at home. The treatment is usually completed within four to six weeks.
Dental implants are a long-lasting and effective way to replace missing teeth by placing a titanium implant into the gum, and then attaching a false tooth to the implant. Dental implants feel and look like natural teeth, require the same care as the rest of your mouth, and with proper care, can last a lifetime.
Same Day Teeth is an innovative dental implant treatment offered at Parkfield Dental as an alternative to traditional dental implants. Whereas conventional dental implants require several months between inserting the implants and the final placement of the teeth, Same Day Teeth involves placing the implants and then securing a fixed temporary bridge, so that you don’t need to wait to have a full set of fixed teeth. After three to six months, the temporary bridge is replaced with a permanent one.
Not only does this treatment mean that your teeth are fixed more quickly, it also allows more flexibility within the healing stage. Once implants have been placed, the gums require healing, which takes several months, and often involves the gums shrinking. If a permanent bridge were to be put in straight away, there would be large gaps underneath. The temporary bridge also allows us to make sure that aspects such as the bite, your comfort and the look of your implants are perfect before fitting them permanently.
If a straighter smile or a reduction in gaps between your teeth are what you need to improve your smile, Invisalign might be right for you. Perfect for correcting crossbites, overbites, crowded teeth and more, Invisalign is a tailor made system that is subtle and effective. After a consultation to create an image of your teeth, you will be given a series of clear plastic aligners that you wear for the majority of the day, and change at home every couple of weeks. After the treatment has been successful, you’ll be given retainers to maintain your new smile.
With all these treatments and more available at Parkfield Dental, we are confident we can help improve your smile, no matter your concern. To find out what we can do for you, call us on 0161 445 2397, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.