October 12th, 2011
A client came to see us at Time Dental to see what her options were for straightening her upper front teeth. They had always been crooked and had really started to bother her. She was now very conscious of them being crooked and stopped showing her teeth when she was smiling.
On discussion and assessment of what she was looking for, we found that it was only her top front four incisors that really bothered her. Options for straightening her teeth could be porcelain veneers to correct the position as well as the shape of the incisors. The main disadavantage of porcelain veneers are that the teeth would have to be prepared to correct the crowding. Traditional orthodontic braces that could take 8 to 18 months of treatment; clear aligners that are very discreet but may still take 8 months or more to achieve the desired result, or the Inman aligner which is a removable appliance that can move teeth in a matter of weeks.
Our client was interested in the Inman aligner as it moved the teeth very fast, was cost effective and the teeth did not have to be prepared. The secret to the speed of the inamn aligner is by a spring loaded mechanism that squeezes the teeth into position using very light pressure. It needs to be worn for a maximium of 20 hours per day and the advantage is that if you have an important meeting or social function you simply take it out and put it back afterwards.
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October 5th, 2011
Gone are the days of having a gappy smile and missing teeth and having them replaced with dentures in Farnham.
A client came to see us with two broken back teeth and wanted to know what his options were. As the teeth were causing him pain, they were carefully removed as they were too broken down to attempt to restore. Now that he was missing two back teeth his chewing ability had greatly reduced. So we discussed options to replace his missing teeth in order from him to chew properly once again.
The available options to him were a removable partial denture, which he did not like the sound of; a fixed bridge which uses the teeth on either side of the gap to hold a false tooth fixed in place, the only down side being that you have to prepare the teeth adjacent to the gap in order to hold one tooth. The final option was a dental implant. This is like a titanium root that is gentley placed into the jaw bone which then holds a tooth on top. Dental implants have a fantastic success rate in the region of 98%. They have become part of routine dental practice and only replace the tooth that is missing. So there is no need to prepare teeth on either side of the gap. The team at Time Dental includes a specialist Implant dentist who places all the implants, so there is no need to be refered elsewhere. Dr Rashid our restorative dentist then places the crown onto the dental implant.
Feel free to call us to see how we can help you 01252 723 008