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No More Messy Impressions

January 25, 2020 5:48 am

TRIOS 3M Digital Scanner   Here at Viva Dental Studio we aim to provide treatment in the most relaxed and calm way possible. With advances in dentistry in the last few years we aim to implement these more refined treatment options and offer them to our patients. One main advancement in dentistry is the use of a digital scanner which replaces the need for messy dental impressions. This is particularly advantageous for those patient’s who have a gag reflex and find tolerating the dental impressions difficult.   What is a digital scanner for impression taking   The digital scanner which we use is a Trios scanner made by 3M. It is a highly advanced digital scanner which can be used... View Article

Dental Hygienist Hornchurch

January 21, 2020 11:19 am

Dental Hygienist   At Viva Dental Studio we have a trained team of hygienists who look to make sure your mouth and gums are kept clean and healthy. Based in Hornchurch, Essex, we offer hygiene appointments on weekends and late evenings. A dental hygienist is a specially trained professional who is trained in cleaning teeth free of plaque and tartar, eliminating tartar from deep below the gums and letting you know how best to keep the mouth free of tartar in the future.   Why is Dental Hygiene important?   The build up of plaque and tartar can mean bad things for the gums and essentially lead to tooth loss. The gums and bone are the foundations of the teeth... View Article

Invisalign Braces in Essex

May 20, 2019 1:02 pm

Invisalign Braces In Essex Invisalign Braces are a great way to straighten crooked, uneven, crowded, spaced out teeth. They are removable and are easily removed when eating, drinking and brushing your teeth. They are almost entirely invisible and most people will not notice you have them on at all. You will have some small tooth coloured buttons which will put pressure on your teeth to guide them into place quickly and almost pain free. Viva Dental Studio offer Invisalign Braces in Essex, London. They are based in Hornchurch, Essex on the High Street with parking at the back of the surgery. Jack Fowler Jack Fowler from Love Island 2018 has recently started his Invisalign Braces treatment in Essex at Viva... View Article

What is The Sleepwell Appliance?

February 18, 2019 6:30 am

What Is The Sleepwell®?   The Sleepwell® consists of two appliances worn on each arch similar to a mouthguard. The two appliances hook into each other and maintain forward position of the lower jaw. This keeps a constant opening of the airway for air to pass through. The Sleepwell® is ideal for treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnoea cases. The NHS currently only treats severe cases of obstructive sleep apnoea and this is with a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) treatment.   What Are The Benefits Of The Sleepwell®?   The Sleepwell® appliance has an 80% success rate in treating fully apnoeic patients. The high acceptance from patients due to its comfort meant it was used by 98% of... View Article

What Is A Mandibular Advancement Splint?

February 16, 2019 6:30 am

What Is A Mandibular Advancement Splint (MAS)? A Mandibular Advancement Splint is an oral appliance which is used to position the lower jaw in a more forward position. This forces the tongue to be in a more forward position making sure air is able to pass unobstructed along the airway.   There are many types of mandibular advancement splints available. The best types are those where you can re position the lower jaw more forwards incrementally. The Sleepwell® appliance allows this to happen. Other types of MAS appliances include Silensor, Negus and Herbst.   What Is The Sleepwell®? The Sleepwell® Appliance is an example of a mandibular advancement splint. The Sleepwell® consists of two appliances worn on each arch similar... View Article

How Can My Dentist Help Me Stop Snoring?

February 12, 2019 10:45 am

What is Snoring? Approximately 45% of the population snores. Snoring is a noise which is made by individuals during sleep. An obstruction or partial closure of the airway causes this sound. This can lead to sleep disturbance for the individual involved and their partners or house mates (Young et al 2003). Those who snore very loud can have relationship issues, sleepiness during the day, stress and depression.   Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a severe condition in which snoring is a part of. This can be potentially Life Threatening.   What is Obstructive Sleep Apnoea? Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is where there complete (apnoea) or partial (hypnoea) obstruction of the airway. This is repeated throughout the sleep and lasts 10 seconds... View Article

What Is Composite Bonding?

February 10, 2019 10:12 pm

  Composite Bonding Composite bonding is a non invasive, painless and no injection way to enhance the tooth structure. Composite Bonding is also known as Composite Veneers. This is a popular way to make your teeth whiter, close gaps, change the tooth shape and get that perfect smile. Composite Bonding is cost effective and instant veneers

Wedding ready with Cosmetic Bonding

November 26, 2018 12:04 pm

The dentists and dental nurses at Viva Dental Studio treat patients who have come to us for a wide variety of reasons. It could be that they have always hated their crooked teeth and didn’t realise how advanced dental braces were. Some love the bright white smiles they see on celebrities and want the same thing. For others, it could be that they have a major event coming up and just want to feel perfect which is what brought this patient in to the dental studio for cosmetic bonding… Diane came to us wanting the perfect smile in time for her daughter’s wedding which was just over a week away. As with all the people our dentists see in the... View Article

Clear braces and a straighter smile!

November 22, 2018 2:04 pm

We have some fantastic dental patients here at Viva Dental Studio in Hornchuch, Essex and this month saw us fit clear braces for a smile transformation for the lovely Georgina. Gerogina came to us wanting to correct her overcrowded teeth. After her initial consultation with Dr Parm, it was decided that clear fixed braces were the best treatment option for her. Due to years of experience, Dr. Parminder was able to go through all the available options and give his own recommendations on what he thought would work best.  After finishing her straight teeth journey at Viva Dental Studio minor Cosmetic Bonding was also carried to give Georgina natural looking smile. Georgina has collected her Boutique Whitening this morning to... View Article

How to care for your Invisalign

October 31, 2018 6:34 am

    Your Invisalign aligners must be kept safe and protected from damage. They should be kept in the aligner cases that are provided. In this video we explain how the aligners should be cared for.   Caring for your Invisalign aligners video trasncript: Parminder: “Okay, so, Melissa, how do they feel?” Melissa: “They feel fine, absolutely fine.” Parminder: “Okay, so one thing that we always need to mention is you need to wear them for at least 22 hours a day. The main thing with invisalign is that small constant, steady force that changes the position of the teeth and gets them straight. So what we do give you is we give you two liner cases – you’ve got the red and... View Article