Use it! Don’t lose it!

Did you know that when your teeth fall out, the jawbone around where the tooth roots were starts to dissolve itself? Without the tiny vibrations that get transmitted into the jawbone via the teeth every time they clang together, the bone thinks it is no longer in use. Rather than let all that useful calcium go to waste, the bone cells resorb and send the calcium back into the bloodstream for use elsewhere.

In theory, you can’t fault the body for being good at not wasting stuff. In practice, what you end up with, in just a few short years, is a much smaller, less dense jaw and that pointy-chinned, sunken-faced look associated with premature old age.

Dental Implants in LoughtonThis alone is one of the main reasons we at Broadway Dental Clinic recommend dental implants in Loughton. You will stay looking younger longer.

The advantages of dental implants

In Loughton, dental implants also give you back your freedom of choice around food, and your dignity. They do so by being permanently fixed into the jawbone, creating a firm, solid anchor for the crowns, which will be able to cope with more than enough chewing force to enjoy whatever you want to eat, from crunchy roast potatoes to a chewy steak. As well as this, crowns supported by dental implants are never going to take a life of their own and start wobbling around in your mouth like dentures can do, even if they were really well fitting when you first had them.

This wobble is a consequence of the shrinking jaw, which we talked about earlier in this article.

In Loughton, dental implants do carry a higher initial cost, but the good news is that, once they are integrated into the jawbone, they should stay in place for the rest of your life. So, if you are planning on being around for more than, say, the next few years, they are well worth the investment. Dentures and bridges only have a lifetime of 5–10 years, so when you are doing your cost comparisons, you need to factor in that you might need to pay for dentures and bridges several times over, whereas you will only have to pay for dental implants once.

Is your smile an asset?

For so many people, the day starts badly, as they are disappointed with what they see in the mirror. If you feel shy about smiling or avoid social situations then your quality of life can suffer. Chipped, broken, missing, misaligned or discoloured teeth can contribute to you feeling unhappy with how you look. It is essential to look after your teeth for good health but, because your smile is the first thing that people notice, attractive teeth play an important part in how you feel. You may have seen celebrities with sparkling smiles and how their looks have been revolutionised with cosmetic dentistry. Loughton is the home of the Broadway Dental Clinic where we use the same techniques to improve your appearance.

Cosmetic Dentistry in LoughtonCreating a more beautiful smile

Whatever it is you would like to change about your teeth, there is a procedure to help. The first stage is to find out which treatment or combination of approaches will best meet your needs. Everyone is different so each case is treated individually. We offer a full range of treatment that can be combined so you can have a more attractive smile using cosmetic dentistry in Loughton. You may need initial work from a hygienist to improve the health of your teeth and gums but we can also discuss how to enhance the appearance of your smile.

Options to suit everyone

For our patients in Loughton, cosmetic dentistry has allowed them to improve their looks and boost their confidence. If your teeth are discoloured then whitening or veneers may be useful. Whitening is a very fast procedure, and veneers can cover damage, stains and even decrease small gaps and make your teeth look longer or wider. If your teeth are misaligned then discreet braces could be the answer while dental implants or crowns replace missing teeth. When you choose cosmetic dentistry in Loughton, you can rest assured that we use modern techniques that are faster, more comfortable and less obtrusive than ever before.

Investing in cosmetic dentistry in Loughton could be the start of a more beautiful, more confident future. Do get in touch with us today to find out how we can help.

Is there something missing in your life?

Missing teeth can be inconvenient, uncomfortable and unsightly. This, in turn, can affect how you feel about yourself. If your heart sinks when you look in the mirror or you think twice before smiling in social situations or for photographs, then you might like to know how dental implants in Loughton can help. As well as detracting from your appearance, gaps can make it hard to eat or speak properly, which leads to self-consciousness, and limits the range of food you can enjoy. At Broadway Dental Clinic, we have helped many of our patients in Loughton. Dental implants can restore your smile and improve your oral health.

Dental Implants in LoughtonWhat are dental implants?

The implant itself is a small metal screw that is fitted into the jaw during a minor surgical procedure under local anaesthetic to make it as comfortable as possible for you. The bone and blood vessels in your jaw mesh around the implant to stabilise it. When the implant has settled, it can be used as a sound base for crowns, bridges, single artificial teeth or dentures. This offers a far more secure option than removeable dentures, or replacements that fit to existing teeth. Our patients who have experienced dental implants in Loughton have found that they are very durable. Smoking and taking bisphosphonate medications can cause problems but, with the correct care, your implants can last for several decades.

Will my dental implants look natural?

Dental implants are invisible as they are hidden in the jaw. The crowns, bridges or replacement teeth you choose will be carefully made to match the appearance of remaining teeth. If you need a whole new set of teeth, these will be designed to complement the shape of your mouth and enhance your appearance. If you have dental implants in Loughton, people will admire your beautiful smile, but no one needs to know the secret behind it. You will be able to eat and speak as normal so you stand out for the right reasons, not the wrong ones.

We are proud of the services we offer in Loughton. Dental implants could be the solution to your missing teeth.

Make the most of your natural teeth with cosmetic dentistry in Loughton

We all know the importance of keeping your teeth happy and healthy. We need our teeth to enjoy the foods that we love, have the confidence to smile and they are also vital when speaking.

Besides all of the health reasons, our teeth can be a point of pride for us, giving us the confidence to make advances in our social lives and even careers. According to a recent survey by National Smile Month UK, 48% of people in the UK are unhappy with their teeth. Here at Broadway Dental Clinic, we believe that no one should be unhappy with their teeth. In Loughton, cosmetic dentistry is offered for those who aren’t happy with the appearance of their teeth.

A solution for most problems with cosmetic dentistry in Loughton

Cosmetic Dentistry in LoughtonWe try to offer as complete service as possible, covering as many treatments as we can. If you are troubled by the alignment of your teeth, we offer a range of tooth straightening treatments for minor cases to more severe cases.

Advances in technology have made it easier than ever to straighten your teeth, and these new technologies allow for your teeth to be straightened much less conspicuously and much more comfortably than with traditional metal braces.

Another treatment that is extremely popular is porcelain veneer treatment. The application of porcelain veneers can help with the shape and the colour of your natural teeth. If your teeth are chipped or damaged and discoloured, veneers can completely transform your smile. Veneers can be combined with other treatments to achieve a total smile makeover.

Quick and effective treatments to give you that little boost

By far the most common cosmetic treatment is teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is so popular because it can give you a quick, cost-effective boost to your self-confidence.

We offer two types of tooth whitening, Power Whitening which is carried out in the dentist’s chair, and Home Whitening, which is carried out by yourself at home over a longer period of time.

All of these treatments can dramatically change the way you feel about showing your natural, beautiful smile. We believe everyone should be able to smile confidently to charm the world.

Improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry in Loughton

While cosmetic dentistry is often seen as a luxury, in many cases cosmetic dental treatments can also help you maintain your dental health and oral function. In fact, cosmetic dentistry offers both short and long-term benefits health benefits.

At Broadway Dental Clinic, we are passionate about using cosmetic dentistry as a way to create a beautiful and perfect smile, while at the same time taking the time to focus on preventive care. Whether you wish to whiten your teeth or make them appear even and well-maintained, cosmetic dentistry in Loughton can offer effective solutions to all your smile problems.

Cosmetic Dentistry in LoughtonA whiter smile

Our teeth tend to become yellow over time and this is because of old age or habits such as drinking coffee, tea, red wine, or any other staining beverage. Smoking is also responsible for tooth discolouration and sometimes teeth can also become yellow due to some medications.

To make your teeth white again, you can opt for teeth whitening at Broadway Dental Clinic. We offer two types of professional bleaching – power whitening and home whitening. With the first, you can have your teeth whitened in less than an hour in the dental chair, whereas the second involves the use of custom-made bleaching trays at home for gradual teeth whitening over a period of two weeks. Both methods are entirely safe and effective.

Sometimes, though, a tooth is so stained that even teeth whitening cannot help. In these cases, it’s more effective to use dental veneers, which involve placing a thin layer of porcelain over the tooth for a perfectly white and natural appearance.

A straighter smile

Braces are commonly used to straighten crooked, crowded and gapped teeth. However, many teenagers and adults are embarrassed by the look of metal brackets on their teeth. Not to mention that frequent visits to the dentist for adjustments can interfere their schedule.

Thankfully, unsightly metal braces are no longer your only option for straightening teeth. At Broadway Dental Clinic, we offers invisible braces that are discreet and more comfortable than regular braces.

If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry in Loughton, feel free to contact us today.

All you need to know about dental implants in Loughton

Gone are the days when the only treatment to replace missing teeth were removable dentures and bridges. Traditional dentures tend to become loose over time and can be uncomfortable to wear and difficult to maintain. Bridges, on the other hand, can compromise the health of your natural teeth, since they require grinding down neighbouring teeth for support. Dental implants offer a viable alternative to these options with improved comfort and appearance.

At Broadway Dental Clinic in Loughton, dental implants are our treatment of choice for patients who have lost one, several or all of their natural teeth. Unlike removable dentures and bridges, which simply sit on the gums, dental implants interact with the jawbone and create a strong and stable foundation for replacement teeth.

Dental Implants in LoughtonWhat exactly are dental implants?

When describing dental implants, the best comparison is to your natural teeth. A natural tooth consists of two parts – the root of the tooth that is hidden below the gum line, and the white enamel that is visible above it. Similarly, dental implants small titanium posts which are buried below the gum, and are topped by restorations that look like natural teeth. Because they are made of titanium, a material that is compatible with the human body, dental implants have the unique ability to fuse with the jawbone and encourage the growth of new bone tissue. This way bone deterioration and further bone loss is avoided.

How long does the treatment take?

Treatment with dental implants depends on how complicated your problem is, where the dental implants are to be placed, and the quality of your gums and jawbone. Our experienced dentists will be able to provide you with a timetable after your initial assessment. As a guideline, expect a minimum of three months and a maximum of 12 months from your first consultation to the time when you receive your replacement teeth.

A more confident smile

You can now restore your smile and self-esteem, eat and enjoy more foods and live a healthier and happier life. All this is possible by having dental implants in Loughton. Contact us today and we will book a consultation appointment for you.

The best thing since sliced bread

You know that saying? It denotes how a change in technology can revolutionise people’s lives. At Broadway Dental Clinic, we’d cite dental implants in Loughton as one of the top advances that have changed lives.

You know an idea is good when it spreads across the world. The internet is one simple idea that has changed everybody’s lives. In Loughton, dental implants are another. The advance is in being able to replace the root of a missing tooth as well as the crown. This is something that people have been trying to do for hundreds of years. In fact, there is evidence of jade and shells being used to replace teeth as far as back 600AD when the Mayans used them and archaeologists have found skeletons with these materials fused into the jawbones.

Dental Implants in LoughtonA better diet

Being able to replace the root of a tooth means being able to give someone back their chewing power. And being able to bite and chew means being able to eat a wide and varied diet of unprocessed foods with a high nutritional value. A good diet means better health, so the knock-on effects of implants are so varied it’s probably impossible to measure them in any way that is meaningful.

Better mental wellbeing

Having teeth that are securely anchored into the jawbone also does wonders for one’s mental wellbeing. It is only when we lose our teeth and have to live with unsightly gaps, especially in the front 6 social teeth, that we can begin to appreciate how important our teeth are to the way we feel about ourselves. Before, and concurrently with, dental implants in Loughton, dentists replaced teeth with fixed bridges and full or partial dentures. Dentures especially can affect self-esteem because they often become loose as the jaw beneath shrinks due to lack of stimulation from tooth roots. The embarrassment from gaps or wobbly dentures is enough to stop people talking, smiling and laughing for fear of being laughed at. It can be horribly isolating.

These are just 2 reasons why we think dental implants in Loughton are the best thing since sliced bread. Come in for a consultation and find out if you agree.

The doorway to connection

Your eyes may be the windows to your soul, but your smile is your open door to connection. Without smiling it is much harder to engage with people because they instinctively look for a smile as a sign of welcome and friendliness and when they don’t see one they can’t help but back off. Try a day of smiling at everyone you interact with, or pass on the street. Then try a day of not smiling. You’ll see a big difference in your mood, and will understand why cosmetic dentistry in Loughton is so popular. The results feel brilliant in so many ways.

Cosmetic Dentistry in LoughtonWhen you come to Broadway Dental for cosmetic dentistry in Loughton, we will start off your journey with us with a jolly good chat about what you want, and how we can help. We want to get to know what your aspirations are so that we can fulfil them. Of course, we will also be carrying out a careful examination of your mouth and jaw to ensure that you are in tip-top oral health before we proceed. Health must come before beauty when it comes to dentistry. But, on the bright side, beauty can also enhance health.

Treatments to explore

Teeth straightening in particular has marvellous knock-on effects for your oral health because straighter teeth are so much easier to keep free from plaque and tartar, and this means they are likely to last a lot longer. They also are less prone to drifting because they are properly supported by their neighbours. So, if your teeth are misaligned in any way, a good place to start improving your smile is by getting them straightened.

Teeth that have corners missing, cracks, or chipped edges can also become the focus of discomfort for people. If these are located on the front 6 ‘social’ teeth that are usually on display when you smile, then you could well find yourself trying to hide them by suppressing your smile. We can fix these with veneers or cosmetic bonding.

Cosmetic dentistry in Loughton has so much to offer. Come in and find out more.

Dental implants – a combined maths and history lesson

Do you know one of the things we at Broadway Dental Clinic love about dental implants in Loughton? The history of them is almost as old as civilisation. Teeth are so important to being able to thrive as well as survive. On a fundamental level, if we can’t bite and chew, we can’t eat and we don’t make it very far. In the 21st century, we have all sorts of gadgets to turn crunchy, chewy foods into foods that need very little oral processing before we swallow them, so we are less likely to starve to death without teeth, but we can still become malnourished.

Back in the time of the earliest discovered dental implants, being able to bite and chew was vital for survival. Small wonder then that, 4,000 years ago, the Chinese used small bamboo pegs tapped into the jawbone to replace teeth. The Egyptians of 2,000 years ago used precious metals. Other cultures, such as the Mayans, used shells. Nowadays, in Loughton, dental implants made of titanium are giving people back the joy of chewing.

Dental Implants in LoughtonAt Broadway Dental Clinic in Loughton, dental implants are rapidly becoming the go-to restoration method for lost teeth. People are realising that although the initial outlay for implants is higher, and that the procedures to implant them are longer and more invasive, in the long-term they are worth the time, money and effort that goes into having them inserted.

Tooth loss

People can start to lose the odd tooth in their 40s and 50s, especially if they grind their teeth at night, or have not taken good care of their teeth when they were younger. With longer life expectancies, this means that some people could be looking at 4 or 5 decades with missing teeth, longer than they had the full set for in some cases.

Dental implants in Loughton can last that long without needing to be replaced, which makes the initial outlay of £2,100 per implant seem much better value. Especially so, when you consider that during 40 years, a bridge or dentures may need to be replaced 5 times.

So now you know both the maths and history behind the most reliable solution to tooth loss: dental implants.

A better, brighter smile

Thank goodness we live in the 21st century, during a time when huge advances in dental techniques, materials and technology have been made and had time to filter down out of the labs, through the guinea pigs to the High Street. We can now all benefit from a better, brighter smile. With cosmetic dentistry in Loughton, you can receive the treatments that only a few years ago were reserved for the rich and famous.

We have a smorgasbord of treatments to choose from, and you can have one or several treatments combined depending on your needs. At Broadway Dental Clinic, we do insist that your teeth be in good health before we start down the path of cosmetic dentistry in Loughton.

Cosmetic Dentistry in LoughtonGood health and great smiles

Good oral health must come before beauty, but, oral beauty can help your oral health, so it’s a win-win situation. For example, you may decide that you would like to have your teeth straightened. As long as there are no serious issues with your bite and you are only suffering from issues with crowded, crooked, gappy or undescended teeth, this would be classed as cosmetic treatment. You could live with your teeth as they are, but you’d be happier if they were straight: that is an aesthetic issue. However, if you get your teeth aligned, you will find that they are far easier to keep clean, and as time goes on, you will be much less prone to decay and infection and will hang on to your natural teeth for longer.

The other big issue that people want to sort out is the colour of their teeth. If you have been a big fan of tea, coffee, red wine, or a smoker, or have taken certain medications, you may well now have discoloured teeth. Teeth whitening can make a huge difference and can benefit anyone who does not already have veneers or artificial crowns. It can take years off your smile. Many people choose to have teeth whitening after they have had their teeth straightened, or as an adjunct to other cosmetic treatments, such as when they have veneers fitted or dental implants inserted.

Why not come in and find out how cosmetic dentistry in Loughton can benefit you?