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Invisalign vs Fixed Braces in Essex

February 13, 2018 12:00 pm

Invisalign Vs Fixed Braces in Essex In this blog we will discuss the differences, advantages and disadvantages of Invisalign braces in comparison to fixed braces such as six month smiles, lingual braces and conventional train track style braces.   What is Invisalign?   Invisalign are clear aligners that have been custom made for your teeth to help with movement. Gentle controlled force is applied to the teeth in order to move them into a more healthier alignment. Each aligner is normally worn for a period of two weeks and then you will visit the dentist for the next aligner.   What are Fixed Braces?   Fixed braces are small brackets which are bonded to your teeth. They can be metal... View Article

Adult Teeth Straightening – Adult Braces

February 12, 2018 6:09 am

Adult Teeth Straightening – Adult Braces   There is no age limit to teeth straightening. Are you looking for adult teeth straightening – adult Braces? Some people do not know they are able to straighten their teeth as an adult. Have you already had braces when you were younger and did not wear your retainers? Your teeth may have moved out of line again and are no longer straight. Did you know you can still have braces again to straighten the teeth back? Here at Viva Dental Studio we are trained and specialised in cosmetic teeth straightening and can use cosmetic bonding and teeth whitening to further enhance your smile.   Viva Dental Studio Adult Braces   We offer a... View Article

What is a Hygienist?

February 7, 2018 6:50 am

Hygienist  What is a Hygienist?   Hygienists are a part of the dental team. They have an important role in helping you to look after your teeth. Hygienist are widely known for cleaning teeth.  They also provide advice to patients on how to maintain their oral hygiene and instruct a more efficient cleaning regime for you at home. Cleaning your teeth is important to maintain good oral hygiene. Even with thorough home brushing and flossing, plaque and tartar can still build up in hard to reach areas. “Did you know there are 5 surfaces on every tooth you need to clean?” What does the Hygienist do?   The Hygienist professionally cleans the teeth by what’s known as a scale and... View Article

What are Dental Veneers?

February 5, 2018 6:36 am

Dental Veneers   What are dental veneers and what materials are made of?   A dental veneer is a layer of COMPOSITE or PORCELAIN that is placed over the front surface of the tooth to improve the shape, form and aesthetic look of teeth.   Why would I use Dental Veneers?   Veneers are great to restore a tooth that has been fractured, chipped or discoloured. They can be used to align crowded teeth and even to close gaps between the teeth to create a nicer, brighter smile. The teeth can be made lighter in colour with the choice of composite or porcelain used to make the veneers. You can even go for a Hollywood type of smile makeover. Veneers... View Article

What are Dental Implants?

January 31, 2018 6:25 am

Implants What are Dental Implants?   Dental Implants are a replacement for the tooth root. A metal anchor is inserted into jawbone to provide stable support for your replacement tooth that could be a crown, bridge or denture. Types of Dental Implants and Procedures   The most common type of implant is an Endosteal Implant which is placed right into the jawbone.   Also, there is Subperiosteal implants that are placed above the jawbone but under the gum and are mostly used for patients that have shallow jawbone. Alternatively, for patients with shallow jawbone there is the option of bone grafting. Bone grafting is the procedure of building up or adding bone to the jaw. Once the grafted bone has... View Article

Out of hours dental emergency Hornchurch Essex

January 24, 2018 6:44 am

Out of hours dental emergency Hornchurch Essex   At Viva Dental Studio we like to provide our patients with easily accessible dental appointments. We are open from 8am in the morning until 8pm in the evening and 8am till 2pm on Saturdays.   Dental Emergency Treatment   Outside of these normal operating hours we are able to provide out of hours dental emergency appointments. We offer full emergency treatment to treat toothache, broken teeth, fallen crowns, dental trauma, swelling, abscess and more. Our qualified dentist will see you for a consultation and provide on the spot emergency dental treatment to ensure you are out of pain. They will provide immediate first aid and treatment to ensure you are stable and... View Article

How should I clean my teeth?

January 22, 2018 6:27 am

Advice from your dentist- Oral hygiene How should I clean my teeth? Are you brushing effectively? Are you brushing all your teeth surfaces? Can you improve your brushing technique?   Why do we need to clean our teeth?   Saliva contains millions of bacteria that stick to the surfaces of the teeth and quickly multiply to form layers of plaque. Plaque is a soft, sticky, colourless substance which when left will cause decay and gum disease. Efficient tooth cleaning every day will remove the plaque before it builds up in sufficient amounts to damage your teeth or gums. Brushing cleans around 60% of the tooth surfaces, to clean effectively you also need to clean in-between your teeth using floss, flossette... View Article

What do Lingual Braces feel like to be fitted?

December 11, 2017 10:19 am

Our lovely patient discusses the following questions we all have about Braces! What is the biggest bonus with having Lingual Braces? Does fitting Lingual Braces hurt? Are the braces painful? Shirann: Hiya, I have just had my braces fitted and I am so surprised! My speech is fine they didn’t hurt at all and it was a really quick process and the biggest bonus is that you cant see them at all. Everything was explained to me on how the feeling was going to be in the next couple of days and what to expect so now I am just excited to have straight teeth. Call our office now on 01708 446 447 to book your Free Consultation and to... View Article

Lingual Braces Experience

December 11, 2017 9:11 am

Here we are fitting Lingual Braces for our lovely patient. Here is her experience before the fitting.   Why Lingual Braces? Lingual Braces are hidden and virtually invisible. They are fixed, quick and effective at straightening teeth to improve the smile. Shirann: Hiya my names Shirann, I came to Viva Dental Studio because I wanted a really nice smile and wanted to straighten my teeth out. I have had dental treatment elsewhere and I wasn’t happy with the result and I don’t feel like my teeth are where they should be. So when I came here Dr Parminder gave me a lot of options and I then decided to go with the lingual brace because as a profession I am... View Article

A Patient Experience of Cosmetic Bonding

December 9, 2017 9:00 am

Here we speak with Lucy regarding her experience with Cosmetic Bonding at Viva Dental Studio.   What is Cosmetic Bonding Cosmetic bonding was used to straighten and close gaps between Lucy’s teeth. She wanted a more even and straighter incisal edge enhancing her smile. Lucy: I am Lucy, I initially came into Viva Dental Studio for teeth whitening which I was really happy with. I took the home kits which I used for an hour and I am really happy with the results. I then decided that for my graduation Id like to change the appearance of my smile to give myself a more even smile. So I decided to have a fixed retainer and cosmetic bonding. The process was... View Article