Straighter, healthier teeth

Your teeth are easier to keep clean when they’re properly aligned. They also look much better, which can help you to feel good about your overall appearance. However, many adults avoid having braces in Buckinghamshire because they fear they might have to wear an eye-catching realignment appliance for an indefinite amount of time. At The Dental Surgery Burnham, this is not the case.

Discreet and efficient braces in Buckinghamshire

Braces in BuckinghamshireContemporary realignment methods like Invisalign are discreet, comfortable, and efficient. Your teeth will gradually be moved into improved positions by a series of clear plastic aligners. The aligners are removable, and are nowhere near as visible as the traditional braces that stay attached to the teeth. You can take them out of your mouth when it’s time to eat or look after your oral hygiene.

Your treatment will begin with a detailed consultation at our friendly dental practice. If Invisalign is the right way to bring about the changes you want, we’ll take some detailed measurements of your mouth, and create a treatment plan.

Your personal series of clear plastic aligners will then be precisely crafted by a dental laboratory. You’ll spend a couple of weeks wearing a set of these aligners, before moving on to the next one. Because each aligner’s shape is different, your teeth will be gradually moved into improved positions.

Duration and benefits

Using this modern method, the time you spend wearing braces in Buckinghamshire will usually be around 12-18 months. Of course, the dentist will let you know exactly how long it will take before you begin. Plus, once the aligners have come off, you’ll probably have to wear a retainer at night, to help the teeth get used to their new positions.

Once the treatment is complete, you’ll notice an improvement in your smile. As well as this, your teeth will function more efficiently, putting less strain on your jaw. The risk of gum disease and tooth decay will be reduced, because there’ll be fewer awkward spaces amongst the teeth in which food debris and bacteria can hide.

Having braces in Buckinghamshire is a long-term investment in your dental function and aesthetic appeal. Our contemporary methods are comfortable, discreet and efficient.

A stable solution to missing teeth

Losing your teeth can have a serious impact on your appearance and quality of life. You may find that you have to restrict yourself to soft foods and that the smile you see in the mirror is not the one you remember. Gaps look unsightly, but missing teeth also lead to sagging as the cheeks and lips are not supported from the inside of your mouth.

If this sounds like you, then the Dental Surgery Burnham can help. We have many years of experience in fitting dental implants in Burnham so can carry out the procedure more effectively than ever before. Implants replace the natural tooth roots so offer a secure, permanent option for restoring missing teeth.

Dental Implants in BurnhamWhat is involved in treatment?

The first stage is a consultation to find out what you want to achieve and assess the state of your existing teeth and gums. This may include x-rays or scans and you will be provided with a written report and estimate of costs. Your mouth and jaw need to be healthy so, if necessary, preparatory work is carried out and then the implants are fitted during a minor operation. This involves placing a small metal screw into the jaw under local anaesthetic. The bone and blood vessels mesh around the metal, holding it securely in place. Your dental implants can then be used as a stable base for fixed dentures, crowns or bridges.

Can I have dental implants?

In some cases, the jawbone is not strong enough to support implants, particularly if you have been wearing dentures or coping with missing teeth for some time. This is because the tissues may have started to shrink back due to lack of stimulation from tooth roots. Patients considering dental implants often ask whether the treatment is suitable for them. We are delighted to offer bone grafts and sinus lifts to ensure adequate bone density so having dental implants really is an option available to everyone. We are proud to be able to offer our patients implants whatever their situation. Join the hundreds of people who have said hello to the benefits of dental implants and goodbye to the problems of missing teeth.

Would you like straighter teeth?

Crooked teeth are a source of concern for many people. You may worry about how you look or experience discomfort or difficulties with eating or speaking. If you are familiar with these issues, then the Dental Surgery Burnham can help, with orthodontics in Burnham. This is a particular service which focuses on how the teeth, jaws and face develop.

Orthodontics in BurnhamTreatment is often carried out during childhood when there is a mixture of baby and adult teeth and every year over 200,000 children and teenagers in England and Wales have orthodontic treatment. Having straighter teeth is a long-term investment in your health and wellbeing so, if you an adult who did not have corrective procedures as a child, it is useful to consider treatment now.

What are the benefits?

Straighter teeth look better, which enhances your self-esteem and improves your confidence. They are also healthier. Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to clean as there are fewer gaps in which plaque can accumulate. Correctly positioned teeth are also more stable as they are properly supported and less likely to move around in the mouth, get damaged or become loose. Orthodontics can also help with discomfort due to poorly positioned teeth as well as issues around using the mouth normally. Metal braces used to be the only option, but there are less obtrusive, more comfortable appliances available now.

A clear solution to crooked teeth

A very popular treatment at our surgery is Invisalign, which makes use of clear plastic aligners. You can see in advance the predicted results, thanks to a 3D computer programme, and the braces are virtually invisible. They can be removed for eating, cleaning and special occasions so fit easily into your lifestyle. Most people looking at you will have no idea that you are wearing braces. The aligners guide your teeth gently into the correct position and you will be given a new set every 7-10 days to adapt to the changing shape of your mouth. Apart from a slight feeling of tightness when you get your new aligners, the whole process is very comfortable. You can have the smile you want without the inconvenience, discomfort and unsightliness of traditional methods.

Is Botox for me?

Millions of people around the world have used Botox to reduce facial wrinkles. Botox has become one of the most popular facial aesthetics therapies in the world.

The amount of toxin used for our facial aesthetic treatments here at The Dental Surgery Burnham is very small and safe. The toxin used for your Botox in Burnham reversibly relaxes the muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles, which are lines that can appear when you smile and laugh.

Botox in BurnhamStatic wrinkles are lines that appear when your face is at rest which unfortunately will not usually improve with botox in Burnham and may be best treated with dermal fillers.

Botox in Burnham is used to treat frown lines, forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. In addition to this, Botox can be used to treat migraines and excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis.

What is hyperhidrosis?

Sweating is completely natural and necessary for the body to reduce excess heat. Severe or excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is caused by over-activity in the sweat glands, and produces sweat in greater amounts than the body actually needs. Both men and women can be affected and Botox in Burnham can help.

Treating excessive sweating

If you are unfortunate enough to suffer from excessive sweating, you can be treated with injections of Botox at The Dental Surgery Burnham. Our experienced and dedicated dentists will inject it into the affected area. It will enter the sweat glands and block the nerve impulses, without affecting other nerve functions, making the area unable to sweat excessively.

Excessive sweating results

Within 10 days the full effects will be noticeable and sweating will reduce. The effects can last for several months, leaving you feeling more confident and able to enjoy your life without worrying about damp armpits, sweaty hands or a sweaty forehead.

If Botox in Burnham sounds like just what you have been looking for, why not give us a call today and arrange your initial appointment. At The Dental Surgery Burnham you can improve not just your teeth and smile, but enjoy smoother skin and look years younger with the help of Botox treatments too.

Do you love your smile?

A beautiful smile can light up your face but crowded, overly spaced or misaligned teeth can detract from your appearance and start to affect your confidence. You may have considered corrective treatment, but worried about the impact of metal braces. This is often the case for adults, particularly those who have a lot of contact with people in their professional or social life. If this sounds like you, then you may be interested in a system that can straighten your teeth comfortably, effectively and discreetly. At the Dental Surgery Burnham, having braces in Buckinghamshire has been revolutionised by a great modern technique.

Braces in BuckinghamshireA clear solution to crooked teeth

Modern materials have enabled us to offer removable braces that are almost invisible unless someone is trying to see them. Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic so you can smile without feeling self-conscious. They work quickest if you wear them all the time but, as you can take them out for eating and cleaning, the impact on everyday activities is minimal. You can even remove them for special occasions, although you will find that people hardly ever notice that you are wearing them. For our patients looking for braces in Buckinghamshire, Invisalign has proved to be a great way of straightening teeth that does not cause an unsightly appearance.

What should I expect from treatment?

The first stage when we fit braces in Buckinghamshire is a free consultation in which you can ask any questions you may have and we can assess how to proceed. Invisalign aligners gently reposition your teeth and are individually made to suit your mouth, so you can get the results you want. You will be provided with a new set approximately every week to 10 days. This is so they adapt to the changing position of your teeth and continue to guide them into the right place. If you are interested in braces in Buckinghamshire, consider Invisalign and find out how over 4 million people worldwide have benefitted from Invisalign.

We look forward to discussing how braces in Buckinghamshire can help you. This could be the start of a brighter future and a happier smile.

Do you look older than you feel?

Does your heart sink when you look in the mirror? Whether you call them crow’s feet, smoker’s lines or frown lines, wrinkles can detract from your natural attractiveness and make you feel self-conscious. If the face looking back at you is not the one you want to see, then you might like to consider Botox in Burnham. The Dental Surgery Burnham has helped many people look younger and feel better. As dentists, we understand your facial anatomy and can carry out work precisely, so you get the results you want.

Botox in BurnhamWhy do I have lines?

As you age, your lips and skin naturally lose tone and develop lines. Wrinkles can also be exacerbated by too much sun, smoking, lack of sleep, environmental factors, genetics and repetitive facial expressions such as smiling, squinting or frowning. If your appearance needs a helping hand, discussing Botox in Burnham with us could be a great first step. Reducing lines can immediately make your face look younger and give you a great boost to your self-confidence.

How can having Botox in Burnham help?

We want you to be delighted with the work you have when you choose Botox in Burnham. We use botulinum toxin type A, which is injected into problem areas to block nerve impulses and relax the tiny facial muscles. This can make your skin look smoother by reducing lines in areas such as your forehead, eyebrows, and around the eyes and lips. The effects take a while to establish but you will see the results in under a week. The Botox generally last for around three months so you may like to have repeat treatments to maintain your new look. The procedure avoids the need for surgery so you do not have months of recovery time and can enjoy your new appearance very rapidly. It is generally regarded to be painless and is popular as you do not need anaesthetic. Having the injections usually takes less than 10 minutes so appointments fit into your busy lifestyle.

There is no need to put up with unattractive wrinkles and lines. Give us a call today and find out how having Botox in Burnham could help you start the day with a smile.

Straightening up

Many people would like to improve the alignment of their teeth. Wonky grins can cause social awkwardness and a reluctance to smile in photos. It may be possible to get used to the various habits of hiding the smile, but the difficulties caused within the mouth will still remain. Keeping the teeth clean is more difficult when there are awkward spaces for food particles and bacteria to hide in. Misaligned bites can put strain on the jaw. Straightening your teeth means looking after your oral health.

Orthodontics in BurnhamWays to improve dental function

In Burnham, orthodontics is a way of using contemporary techniques to move the teeth into healthier positions. Braces and aligners apply gentle pressure over time, shifting the teeth into more efficient and aesthetically pleasant alignments. Some people associate this kind of treatment with children and adolescents, but in modern dentistry it is increasingly popular with adults. Advances in dental technology have produced realignment appliances that are discreet and comfortable. Anxieties about appearance can be dispelled by transparent aligners that are nearly invisible, or tooth-coloured braces that don’t catch the eye at social occasions.

If you have a job that brings you face-to-face with the public, you needn’t be deterred from wearing braces by concerns about how you’ll look. While treatment is ongoing, your dental appliance will remain discreet. Afterwards, the improvement in your smile will be plain to see. Plus, you’ll enjoy the oral health benefits that straighter teeth provide.

Varieties of need

People choose orthodontics for many different reasons. Protruding front teeth, misaligned bites, and crowded or crooked teeth are some of the more common ones. The complexity of your situation will determine the length of your treatment. At The Dental Surgery Burnham, an in-depth consultation provides you with the opportunity to discuss how you’d like your teeth to look, and discover the most appropriate method of achieving this. In some cases, we can show you a mock-up of what your new smile will look like, before treatment begins.

Although modern methods can be relatively speedy, any realignment treatment will take time to achieve its desired effects. Once the braces come off, though, you’ll be enjoying the improvements for many years to come.

New teeth with natural function

It’s nice to be able to bite into food and chew it without worrying whether the teeth will be able to do their jobs. When teeth are lost, the resulting gaps in the mouth feel funny, and removable replacements never quite recapture the stability and functionality of the natural teeth. Smiling for photos after you’ve lost a tooth can make you self-conscious. There aren’t many people who are proud to show off their gaps.

While removable dentures can restore the appearance of your smile, they don’t perform as effectively as the teeth you’ve lost. In Burnham, dental implants are a way of overcoming this functional deficiency, and they provide a host of other oral health benefits, too. At The Dental Surgery Burnham, we can replace a whole set of missing teeth, or a single lost tooth, by this integrated and durable method.

Dental Implants in BurnhamSignificant improvement

The day-to-day business of wearing removable dentures can involve using messy adhesives to keep them in place. Once you’ve had dental implants, your oral hygiene routine will be much more user-friendly. You look after the implanted teeth the same way you look after your natural ones. Plus, there’s no risk of them falling out of your mouth at the dinner table. The teeth are permanently attached to small metal posts, which are integrated with your jawbone to provide a properly stable base.

This procedure has further advantages. It will help to maintain the firmness of your facial appearance, because it engages with the underlying bone structure. This prevents deterioration and avoids the sunken look that can come to the long-term wearer of removable dentures.

Your implants will be custom-made for you after we take detailed images of your teeth during the consultation session. This ensures their effectiveness and helps them to look great and feel natural. It can even be easier to pronounce certain words and phrases than it would be when wearing temporary replacement teeth.

Bright future

Dental implants will last for many decades, as long as they’re properly cared for. The range of oral health benefits they bring can add up to a significant improvement in your quality of life.

Preventing and detecting serious problems

Oral healthcare professionals are trained to detect the early signs of serious problems in the mouth. One of the most serious is mouth cancer. In Burnham, mouth cancer screening at The Dental Surgery Burnham is a short but important procedure. We examine your mouth in its entirety, including the surrounding soft tissues, to check for any developments that may be a cause for concern. We use a handheld scanning device that provides detailed and accurate information, enabling us to treat you or refer you to the appropriate medical professionals as quickly as possible.

Mouth Cancer Screening in BurnhamRegular reassurance

We recommend that you come to us for mouth cancer screening once a year. This routine will ensure you give your mouth the thorough attention it deserves. Smoking greatly increases the chances of developing this condition, and we can provide you with support and information on how to quit this harmful habit. Deterrents have taken a step up recently, with the introduction of plain packaging on tobacco products, and graphic photographs of the potential consequences. You may have already seen what this type of cancer can do if it remains undetected in its early stages.

Oral wellbeing

Keeping your mouth clean and healthy is an important part of your overall wellbeing. Regular visits to the dentist will help you to keep your teeth and gums in top condition. If you have any persistent ulcers or lumps in your mouth, even if they seem small, it’s very important that you come in to have them looked at by one of our oral healthcare professionals.

When you can’t use your mouth properly because of poor oral health, life can seem difficult. You might have had a sample of this difficulty with toothache, for example, and remember how good it felt once your mouth regained its normal condition. Screening for mouth cancer is an important step towards a future of good oral health. When you come to see us every year, we can make recommendations based on up-to-date information, that will improve your oral hygiene. If any problems develop, we’ll be the first to know, and we can get them treated speedily, before their consequences become life-changing.

A dazzling smile

The food and drink you consume can leave behind traces of colouring on your teeth’s enamel surfaces. As time goes on, these traces can slowly build up into unsightly stains. This is particularly true if your tooth-cleaning habits are less than ideal. For adults in Burnham, teeth whitening will solve this cosmetic problem in a straightforward procedure. It can take just a few weeks for The Dental Surgery Burnham to give you a bright smile you’ll be proud to show off to others.

Patient-friendly procedure

Teeth Whitening in BurnhamYour journey towards teeth whitening in Burnham will begin with a conversation. At our practice, the friendly dental team will assess the condition of your teeth and talk to you about your oral hygiene history. The range of shades that discolouration brings can often be surprising as well as worrying. Whatever colour your teeth have turned, there’s usually something we can do to make them look better.

If it’s clear that our whitening system is appropriate for your needs, we’ll take some detailed images of your mouth. The dental laboratory will use these images to create a comfortable tray for you to wear over your teeth at home. A special gel inside the tray will gradually whiten your teeth over the duration of the treatment. It tastes minty, and will leave your mouth feeling fresh as well as looking bright. You’ll return to the practice at the end of the treatment, to have everything checked. We’ll finish the procedure with a comprehensive professional clean.

While it might take a few weeks to complete your teeth whitening in Burnham, its powerful effects will last for much longer. If signs of discolouration start to appear in the following years, you can return to us for a top-up procedure.

Noticeable benefits

A satisfying dental brightness will significantly enhance the appeal of your smile. You could feel more at ease if you have a job that brings you face to face with the public. If you feel the need to keep your teeth hidden because of their colour, teeth whitening in Burnham can bring a major positive change to your overall social behaviour.