October 2018 - Parkfield Dental Practice
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CEREC at Parkfield Dental Practice

 

If you need a crown or inlay, CEREC is a great solution as the preparation and fitting is done on the same day. A traditional crown/inlay can be a lengthy process, so just a single visit to our dental practice is all you will need.

What is CEREC?

Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC) is a state of the art technology that removes the lab, and the time, when creating tooth restorations.

How does it work?

An incredibly accurate digital image of your teeth is taken, and the work needed is planned on a computer. Solid blocks of ceramic material, which are among the hardest of all tooth coloured materials, are designed into beautifully fitted inlays, onlays, partial crowns, full anterior and posterior crowns. You see everything that is happening on the advanced computer screen using 3D software. Similarly, you can watch while the CEREC precision mills the ceramic block while you wait. We then use advanced bonding systems to fuse the custom created restoration to your prepared natural tooth.

This superb new technology allows us to conserve much more of your natural tooth tissue than was possible before.

Key Benefits:

  • Single Visit- The complete treatment from preparation to fit.
  • Tooth Coloured- Colour matched ceramic blocks are used.
  • Minimal Tooth Removal- Design conserves natural tooth structure.
  • Fracture Resistant- Milled ceramic blocks are harder than conventional inlays.
  • No Temporaries- You do not walk around with these in your mouth for two weeks.
  • Biocompatible- Minimal irritation to the gums and no metal used.
  • No Mouth Impressions- Your teeth will be scanned to take a 3D impression.

Please contact the practice today to speak with any of our friendly and professional team, who will be more than happy to advise and discuss any queries you have on 0161 445 2397

Dental Veneers at Parkfield Dental Practice

 

Veneers can quickly impact the look of your smile, shape and colour of your teeth. Having veneers can be the perfect solution for people who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth.

What are veneers?

A veneer is a thin piece of ceramic material (typically porcelain) that is placed over the front of the teeth. The veneer is custom made and bonded to the teeth, providing a strength and resilience that is comparable to the tooth’s natural enamel. A well cared for set of veneers can improve the shape and colour of your teeth which can last between 10 and 20 years.

What veneers are used for?

Veneers can be used to close gaps and correct small minor misalignments. A veneer is also a popular cosmetic solution for people wishing to enhance the brightness of their teeth, straighten their smile as well as correcting issues such as staining or chips.

What is the procedure of veneers?

The fitting or placing of veneers is a typically pain free procedure and depending on the individuals sensitivity, local anaesthetic is not usually required.

During the procedure, a small amount of enamel is removed from the front of the tooth in preparation. A mould or impression is then taken, this will be used to create the veneer for the tooth or teeth and a temporary veneer will be fitted to protect the exposed enamel.

When the veneer has been created, (this is normally a two week process which is made at our dental laboratory), the dentist will remove the temporary veneer and check the new one for fit and size. The new veneer will then be light bonded to the teeth creating a strong attachment.

What is the aftercare for veneers?

Veneers should be cared for in the same way as natural teeth with a daily routine of brushing and flossing. We also recommend that you have regular hygiene visits to ensure good oral hygiene, this will also help with the longevity of your veneers.

If you think that your smile could be improved by having veneers fitted, please contact the practice today to speak with any of our friendly and professional team, who will be more than happy to advise and discuss any queries you have on 0161 445 2397.

 

 

 

Tooth Whitening at Parkfield Dental Practice

 

Do you want to give your smile a fast, safe and effective brightness boost? Then tooth whitening may be what you are looking for.

Why Tooth Whitening Is Popular

Tooth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available here at Parkfield Dental Practice. Tooth whitening can take as little as two weeks to complete, meaning it’s the perfect way to boost your smile and confidence, before a special occasion, perhaps a wedding or a big family event. The treatment is carried out at home, overnight or during the day, so you won’t need lots of lengthy dental appointments- although you will need to visit the practice a few times so we can check on your progress and give you the best treatment available.

The single most important thing to remember if you’re looking to whiten your teeth is to only do so with the help of a qualified dentist. Tooth whitening kits available online can be dangerous, and may damage your teeth leading to pain, discomfort and serious dental health complications.

The Process

Firstly, you will see the dentist to ensure that you are suitable to undertake tooth whitening. The dentist will take an impression of your teeth, so we can create bespoke tooth whitening trays to fit your teeth perfectly, the trays will then take about two weeks to make. At your second appointment when the trays are ready, we will demonstrate how to use them and the whitening gel that comes with them. The dentist will then decided which system is best suited for you; the day which is worn for 1 hour per day or the night which you sleep in overnight. You then take the gel and trays home to wear overnight or during the day for 14 consecutive days. At your third and final appointment, your dentist will assess your results with you and if needed, will give you some extra gel to reach your desired results.

Please contact the practice today to speak with any of our friendly and professional team, who will be more than happy to advise and discuss any queries you have on 0161 445 2397.

Discreet Teeth Straightening with Invisalign at Parkfield Dental Practice

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Invisalign - Can Make You Smile Again

A beautiful smile can change everything in your life, including your confidence, outlook and self-esteem. People with crowded, misaligned or crooked teeth avoid smiling as they are self-conscious about their appearance. A lot of them are sceptical when it comes to teeth straightening, because they think it can only be achieved with traditional metal braces.

Achieving the smile you have always dreamed of doesn’t have to affect your lifestyle and daily activities. At Parkfield Dental Practice, we offer Invisalign, an innovative cosmetic treatment that straightens your teeth quickly and discreetly without the use of metal brackets and wires.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom made specifically for your teeth. The aligners are made of smooth plastic that fit comfortably over your teeth and gums. As you replace each aligner every two weeks, your teeth will move little by little, gradually reaching their final position.

Invisalign may not be the best treatment for severely crooked teeth or major bite alterations. In this case we may recommend a different teeth straightening method for effective results.

Treatment time with Invisalign varies from patient to patient, however most people don’t have to wear the aligners for more than 12 months.

Finally, with the removable Invisalign trays, it may be possible to use them to whiten your teeth after your treatment has completed. Please contact the practice today to speak with any of our friendly and professional team, who will be more than happy to advise and discuss any queries you have on 0161 445 2397.

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