Private dental treatments
Angel Dental Care’s team are able to treat you with a single or a combination of our vast range of cosmetic treatments ensuring you achieve the perfect smile you have always dreamed of.
Six month smiles
What are short term orthodontics?
Short term orthodontics, also referred to as cosmetic orthodontics, is a procedure for adults in which teeth are moved into a more aesthetic position over a course of months rather than the years when comprehensive orthodontics are performed. This increase in speed is due to the fact that only the teeth that you smile with will be repositioned and back teeth will not significantly move. Depending on the amount of correction planned and the technique used, a course of cosmetic orthodontics can be achieved as quickly as 4 months, but usually these are completed between 6-9 months.
Will I need teeth removed?
Traditional orthodontics would usually require the removal of 2 or 4 teeth to create enough space to align teeth. With cosmetic orthodontics, a very small amount of the teeth being moved may require polishing over successive appointments allowing for space to be created. The amount removed is very small and is safe provided normal cleaning techniques are maintained. When compared to other aesthetic procedures this is very minimal and a safe alternative to aesthetic porcelain veneers and crowns. In rare occasions a lower central tooth may be need to be removed to create space but this is uncommon.
What techniques are available?
At Angel dental care we understand that every patient is different and we endeavour to provide different options to suit everyone’s needs.
Six month smiles
Angel dental care is one of few 3 star providers of Six month smiles in the North East. This procedure is similar to traditional braces were brackets are bonded to the teeth and a wire is secured with small elastic rings. The difference with Six month smiles is that the brackets and elastics are transparent and the wire is tooth coloured. This technique can achieve the greatest range of tooth movement and is most suited to cases where more than just the front 4 teeth need to be moved. Average treatment time is 6 months.
This procedure provides a removable brace which can be taken out if needed. The brace comprises a clear acrylic band that sits across the front and back of the teeth and pushes them into position. The amount and type of movement possible with this type of brace is more specific and therefore a consultation with the provider would be needed to assess your suitability, but it can move teeth in as quickly as 12 weeks. It must be worn for 16 to 20 hours a day.
What is Six month smiles?
Six month smiles is a conservative Short Term Ortho System. It is a unique cosmetic option for adult patients who don’t want comprehensive orthodontic treatment. The Six month smile uses unique clear Lucid –Lok™ brackets and tooth coloured wires to gently straighten and align teeth into more desirable positions.
Scope of treatment
The objective is to straighten your teeth, usually without significant bite change, in a reasonable time frame — approximately 4–9 months. You may have aspects of your bite that will not be addressed with this treatment, such as, but not limited to, molar relationship, posterior cross bite, overjet, underjet, facial profile, TMJ problems, displaced tooth roots and midline discrepancies.
Full correction of the items mentioned here can often involve years of orthodontic treatment. The goal of this cosmetically focused and short-term orthodontic treatment is to correct your chief cosmetic complaints, which you have shared with us. This treatment is not a replacement for traditional comprehensive orthodontic treatment. This cosmetically focused treatment is an alternative for people who are not interested in traditional comprehensive orthodontic treatment and are seeking a more cosmetically focused orthodontic treatment option that can be provided over a shorter period of time.
What to expect during treatment
- Your teeth and lips will be sore for about 1-2 weeks (everyone is different).
- If you have BITE GUARDS placed on your teeth (most patients) you will only be able to bite on the bite guards. Your other teeth won’t touch until about 2-4 months into treatment.
- You will get used to eating with the BITE GUARDS! Hang in there!
- Use wax and Ibuprofen (or other pain meds) to help aid with discomfort as needed.
- During the first few weeks, you can place Six month smiles wax on parts of the braces that may be bothering you (wires or brackets).
If one of the braces (brackets) come off:
- We want the braces to stay on your teeth. If one pops off your tooth, it will sometimes come out of your mouth and it will sometimes stay on the wire.
- If the dislodged brace (bracket) isn’t hurting you, try to hang on to it until you come in for your next adjustment.
- You are responsible for keeping the braces on your teeth!
Avoid the following foods:
- Anything that is harder than a PRETZEL.
- Crusts, nuts,chicken wings, popcorn kernels, raw vegetables, whole fruit, candy, toffee and ANY OTHER FOOD THAT COULD DISLODGE ONE OF YOUR BRACES.
- Spaghetti sauce, red wine, coffee, tea, strawberries, blue berries, curry, dark sodas, red juices and other highly coloured foods/drinks can stain your braces. Try to limit them.
Brush & floss your teeth:
- Brush your teeth. Good oral hygiene It is your responsibility to keep your teeth and braces clean.
- Keep all plaque off of your teeth so that it doesn’t harden up and turn into tartar.
- Use your fingernails or a toothpick to check if all soft plaque and debris have been removed.
- Teeth move slower when plaque and tartar is in the way!
- Your adjustments will be easier if your teeth are clean!
- Flossing can be difficult but it is do-able. Thoroughly Floss at least twice per week.
What is the purpose of dental implants?
A dental implant – or tooth implant – can be used to replace a missing single tooth, several teeth, a full arch bridge or even support a loose denture.
Different types of dental implants are available including single implants, mini dental implants and All-on-4 complete bridge.
The dental implant is a titanium metal rod which is placed into the jawbone. A crown can then be fixed on the dental implant to create a natural looking tooth.
The benefits of dental implants are both functional and cosmetic. Unsightly gaps caused by injury or gum disease can be closed without adjacent teeth being affected and without the need for a denture. If you have several chewing teeth missing, dental implants will help reduce the pressure on your remaining teeth, improving your chewing ability and prolonging the life of your natural teeth.
At Angel Dental Care you will have an initial joint consultation with consultant oral surgeon Dr Robert Banks and a restorative general dentist. At this appointment you will gain a clear picture of what your implant solutions are. Your implant placement, follow up and aftercare will be carried out at the practice.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are basically sophisticated screws or posts made of a medically pure metal, titanium. These screws/posts are placed in the jaw bone and rest under the gum for 3 – 6 months. During this time they actually fuse to the jawbone and become osseo (bone) integrated. After the appropriate healing time, we uncover the implants and use them to replace one or more missing teeth by making a dental prosthesis (eg crown, bridge or overdenture).
How long have implants been used in dentistry?
The first dental implants were placed in 1965, since then they have been used worldwide with great success.
What are implants made of?
Implants are made of commercially and medically pure titanium. This is the same metal that has been successfully used in hip implants for many years. It is inert and is not known to cause any type of rejection phenomenon.
How complicated is the surgery?
Implant surgery is often done in just one stage. This involves the placement of the implants into the available jaw bone and is most commonly done with just local anaesthesia. It is complicated only in the sense that the surgery requires great precision.
Sometimes a second stage is needed which involves the uncovering of the implants after they have integrated (fused). This can be accomplished with minor gum surgery and is a relatively minor procedure. In both instances, minimal post-operative discomfort is noticed. You will be given the appropriate antibiotics and analgesics just as a precaution. Detailed post-operative instructions will be given to you at the time of surgery.
Can implants be rejected?
No. They are made of an inert metal which has no history of rejection by the body. They are not a living organ such as the lung or liver and therefore there is no rejection phenomenon. If failure should occur, and this is only a remote possibility, it is mechanical in nature and not due to rejection by the body. Implants are anywhere from 85-98% successful depending on factors such as the location of the implant and the amount and quality of available bone. These factors will be evaluated before we place your implants. If you have any questions regarding this or any other aspect of the implant process, please ask.
If I lose several teeth, do they each have to be replaced with a separate implant?
No. One implant can be used to replace one or more teeth. At your consultation we will discuss the various treatment alternatives and the type and number of implants that are needed in order to fulfil our treatment objectives.
What about infection and complications?
During the surgery every effort is made to maintain a totally sterile field. This is to minimise any potential for post-operative infection. We will prescribe the appropriate antibiotics as a precautionary measure. Once the implants and replacement teeth are in place, you must maintain the highest standards of oral hygiene.
What types of restorations can be placed on implants?
The answer to this question depends on your treatment objectives. It can vary from simple removable dentures, using the implants to hold the dentures in place, to totally implant-supported porcelain crowns and bridges. Implant bridges can be either removable or fixed (not removable) depending upon the number of implants.
Will I be able to chew and function normally?
Yes. Once your implants have integrated, you will be able to function normally without any unusual sensations. Your chewing ability will really depend upon the type of prosthesis you have chosen.
How long is the entire implant process?
Dental implants take approximately 3-4 months to integrate. Once integrated, it takes several visits to complete the restoration depending upon the complexity.
What is the cost?
The cost of implant dentistry is based on a combination of the surgical phase and the prosthetic phase. Your total treatment fee will depend upon the number of implants and the complexity of your final restoration. Look at our costs page for some examples of prices.
The All–on–4 procedure provides a simple and rapid approach to replace your denture or failing teeth.
It is cheaper than full arch conventional implants, you will have a full set of fixed teeth supported by a state of the art implant system. All this and in just one day!
All on 4 is offered at a fixed cost which includes all consultations, implants and cosmetic definitive fixed bridgework.
The All–on-4 Treatment Procedure
Consultation — a joint exam and discussion including x-rays with consultant oral maxillofacial surgeon Dr Rob Banks and restorative dentist Dr Shakiela Hyder.
Diagnostics & Treatment Planning Impressions and accurate records will be taken to enable planning of implant placement and fabrication of immediate fixed bridge.
Removal of failing teeth [if required] and placement of dental implants. This treatment is carried out with IV Sedation by consultant oral surgeon Dr Rob Banks. Once the implants are firmly in place the pre fabricated bridge will be fitted, polished and your bite checked. Although this bridge is temporary to see you through the healing phase it will look and feel great.
Fabrication of final bridgework. Around six months later you will return for records to be taken for the permanent bridge. This fixed bridge has titanium framework giving it great strength and durability.
We offer intravenous sedation for our particularly anxious patients to ensure relaxed, worry-free dental care. Our dentists are sympathetic about your feelings and you can ask us about ways we can help.
Patients often think they are asleep and have no memory of the procedure, but can respond to the dentist if necessary. Intravenous sedation is a safe, precise and highly effective technique for management of moderate to more severe levels of dental fear.
We have a specialised hygienist and therapist who work as part of our team treating our patients to ensure healthy teeth and gums.
Scale & polishing teeth and teaching you how to keep them clean.
Fresh breath treatment
Targets and treats the cause of bad breath.
Gum disease treatment
Swelling, soreness or infection of the gum tissues and mobile teeth.
Air flow cleaning
A spray of air, sodium bicarbonate and a water jet meet quickly to remove plaque and stains without pain. The precision and exact dispensing of this system are highly developed as one would expect from Swiss quality. Much faster than conventional brushes and pastes and much more thorough without being abrasive, soft deposits and discolourations disappear quickly and painlessly even in between teeth.
Airflow means beautiful, smooth white teeth. It is economical and unconditionally reliable.
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