Instant Orthodontics With Porcelain Veneers

If you mention the word orthodontics to most people then there’s a strong chance that they’ll be thinking of traditional metal braces that many children and some adults wear. If they have some familiarity with more modern dental orthodontics then they might even consider invisible braces or In-Line In Bournemouth however, here at Queens Park Dental we can also fit people with a speedier alternative and that’s porcelain veneers.

porcelain veneersObviously for those with more serious teeth problems your dentist will advise you of how they can correct crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth using more conventional orthodontic methods, but for those with milder orthodontic issues then veneers can be the perfect solution for restoring both the health and beauty of a patient’s smile.

So how do we do this?

Usually porcelain veneers are placed on the front surfaces of teeth in order to provide a better all-round cosmetic look, concealing chips, cracks, and flaws, but they can also be used in mild cases where patients for whatever reason don’t want to undergo long periods of corrective treatment. Because porcelain veneers are customised to suit each patient’s specific requirements they   complement surrounding natural teeth, not only in terms of texture and colour but also in shape and size. This means that porcelain veneers have the ability to…

  • Lengthen teeth that are too short
  • Close any unsightly or unwanted gaps between teeth
  • Straighten teeth that are slightly crooked
  • Improve the contours of misshapen teeth
  • Add strength to teeth that are weakened or cracked
  • Widen teeth that are too narrow

When one or more of these tasks are accomplished veneers have the ability to improve bite and create a great looking, uniform smile just like invisible braces in Bournemouth would, but in a fraction of the time. Aside from this, porcelain veneers are strong and durable and can last up to 10 years. They’re also easy to replace should the need arise.

If you have a mild orthodontic problem but don’t fancy going through the process of traditional orthodontics in Bournemouth then don’t be surprised if your dentist suggests porcelain veneers as an instant alternative. To find out more, why not contact Queens Park Dental and book yourself a no-obligation consultation with Hannah. Here we’ll discuss your dental needs in a friendly, professional way and come up with a solution to suit you To make an appointment either visit our website at www.queensparkdental.co.uk or contact us directly on 01202 303 322, especially in a dental emergency. Don’t let crooked teeth spoil your beautiful smile.

Get A Beautiful Smile In Time For Your Special Day

We want to help you get a beautiful smile in time for your special day, whether that be your graduation, your engagement party, your wedding day or some other important event. Happy occasions such as these are full of laughter and joy and it’s good to know that you can smile with confidence. Achieving a healthy white smile may involve little more than tooth whitening. In Bournemouth at Queens Park Dental, we offer a “home” system of whitening whereby we take an impression of your teeth in order to fabricate a custom tray to fit your mouth perfectly, and provide you with the whitening gel to use at home. It only requires two visits to our clinic and in most cases excellent results are achieved within 2 to 3 weeks.

Other options

Tooth whiteningtooth whitening is an effective way of lightening healthy teeth a few shades but it doesn’t last for ever and will need ‘touching up’ in order to keep a constant level of whiteness. Thanks to our ‘home’ tray system we can supply you with additional gel to use as and when necessary. However, tooth whitening does have its limitations and isn’t a good option if your teeth are severely stained, blemished, cracked, or chipped. In this instance you might want to consider porcelain veneers. This treatment involves removing a little of the tooth enamel from the front of the tooth and covering it with a really thin veneer, almost like having a false nail applied. Being made from porcelain, we can match its colour to your other team for a seamless finish. It needs to be noted, however, that this is a permanent treatment and cannot be reversed. Veneers if cared for can last up to 10 years and will then need replacing.

Finally, you may want to consider crowns. In Bournemouth at Queens Park Dental we only ever extract teeth as a last resort and will often use crowns to restore badly decayed or damaged teeth. Crowns offer strength and support which a filling can’t and can be colour matched to your other teeth for a realistic effect.

If you’ve got a special day looming ahead and you’re worried that your smile may let you down, then come and have a chat with us to see what we can do for you. The friendly team, led by Hannah can discuss your options and discuss what meets your needs and/or budget. Call us today on 01202 303322 or find out more on our website at www.queensparkdental.co.uk.

In all cases of a dental emergency, please contact us immediately.

The Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Get Your Teeth Straightened In Bournemouth

Believe it or not a healthy straight smile can have a massive impact on your life. Not only does a nice straight smile make you feel good in yourself but it also affects how others perceive you in terms of personality and attractiveness. People with straight healthy bright smiles exude confidence and self-esteem. Orthodontics in Bournemouth have helped lots of adults enjoy their lives more and improve their health by getting their teeth straightened and correcting their bites.

If you’re not convinced then here’s 3 top reasons why you should consider tooth straightening in Bournemouth:

  • tooth straightening in BournemouthAppearance – The top reason for most people is appearance, since straight white teeth are far more attractive than crooked or protruding yellowish teeth. Although, from a dentist’s point of view, straight teeth means an improved bite. Problems with your bite from underbite to overbite, can cause jaw joint pain, excessive wear on teeth, and even breathing problems. Crooked or crowded teeth, underbite or overbite can lead to gums that are sore, swollen, and bleeding because it’s really difficult to floss around them.
  • Health – Straight teeth are more healthy and less prone to uneven wear, fractures, and cavities. In additions gums are healthier too and you’re less likely to suffer from gum disease. You can eat better with straight teeth too, and can enjoy a more varied diet. Finally, straight teeth are less sensitive to hot and cold liquids or foods and you’ll find you lower the risk of expensive and painful dental problems.
  • Confidence – Finally, the third reason is simply that a nice smile will make an enormous difference to your confidence. The truth is that appearance does matter and no end of studies have shown the difference that appearance and a nice smile makes in relation to job opportunities. It can lead to you landing your dream job or getting a promotion and earning more money. If your love life is non-existent, then according to most dating sites, an attractive smile can even find you a partner. Your smile really does reflect on who you are.

The great thing about orthodontics in Bournemouth is that you’re never too old to take advantage of it. Here at Queens Park Dental Team, we use invisible braces such as In-Line to correct a variety of dental alignment and bite problems, so no-one apart from your dentist need ever know that you’re wearing braces. If you’re tired of hiding your smile, then why not get in touch with us to discuss your options. Call us today on 01202 303322 or check out our website at www.queensparkdental.co.uk for more information or in case of a dental emergency.

5 Great Benefits Of Porcelain Crowns

In years gone by if you wanted a replacement dental restoration because of a chipped or broken tooth then the material of choice would have been metal. If you were very lucky, or indeed well-to-do, then you might have substituted the metal for gold. Nowadays however it isn’t only the strength of the replacement restoration that’s important, it’s the overall look too. For this reason most dental practices now use porcelain crowns. In Bournemouth at Queens Park Dental we believe that they’re a great replacement for broken teeth. Here’s why….

Natural looking

crowns in BournemouthOne of the great things about dental porcelain is that it’s white and semi-translucent so immediately it has that natural tooth look about it. This is perfect for bringing out your brightest smile.

Colour matching

Porcelain crowns can be coloured to blend in perfectly with your existing natural teeth. This is better when you have undergone a scale and polish or even teeth whitening. In Bournemouth here at Queens Park Dental we can take care of this as well.

Soft yet durable.

Because of the pliability of dental porcelain it’s easy to mould it into any shape the patient needs, giving them a seamless restoration. Once bonded into place however, it’s incredibly strong and durable and in some cases once a crown has been placed it can last up to 15 years.

Stain resistant

One of the best attributes of porcelain crowns is that they’re stain proof. This means that as a patient you can continue to enjoy all your favourite foods and drink without having to worry about any type of discolouration.

They’re effective

Compared to other restoration or tooth replacement methods porcelain crowns are a cost effective way of retaining your smile. What’s more, they come without the issues associated with some other forms of tooth replacement such as discomfort, wear and tear on other healthy teeth, or in the case of dental implants, possible failure. They’re comfortable and above all they’re low maintenance.

Okay so we mentioned 5 benefits, but here’s one more for luck…..

Functionality

A custom-made crown should fit perfectly over a damaged tooth and fill the space between any existing adjacent teeth. This allows the patient to chew food better and speak more clearly. In other words it gives you back full dental functionality.

If you’d like to find out more about porcelain crowns in Bournemouth or have an annoying broken or chipped tooth (This includes dental emergencies) that you really need to do something about then come and speak to Hannah and the team. To book an appointment you can either do it online via our website at www.queensparkdental.co.uk, or contact us directly on 01202 303 322. We look forward to welcoming you.