Use a dentist for the natural look

So, you are thinking about facial rejuvenation and wondering where to go for Botox in Burnham? Have you considered using a dentist for this and other facial rejuvenation treatments?

At first it may seem a bit odd to go to your dentist for Botox in Burnham, but read on and find out why more and more people are doing so.

Botox in BurnhamExperts in faces

Faces are very complicated parts of the body, full of many different tiny muscles, nerves, and tendons, not to mention important organs. Dentists are experts in faces. They study them in depth at dental school for seven years as part of their training. Before they can treat the public, they have to demonstrate a deep understanding and familiarity with the anatomy of the head, face, mouth, throat and neck.

Your dentist already knows all about every nerve, tendon, muscle, fascia and skin tissue that you want Botox in Burnham for. This means that when we train in facial rejuvenation techniques, we already have a big advantage.

You wouldn’t go to someone who isn’t medically trained for a surgical facelift, so why go to someone medically untrained for a temporary, albeit long-lasting, facial rejuvenation technique, such as Botox in Burnham?

At The Dental Surgery Burnham, we have a proven track record of providing dental treatment, both general and cosmetic, of the highest quality, and our patients can attest to the pride we have in doing our very best for them. After all, Burnham’s not that big a place, if we mess up, word will soon get around. We want good gossip talked about us!

Your Botox treatment with us will focus on the problem areas that you think need some help. Areas most commonly treated are the crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead lines and nasolabial lines. Injecting them with Botox temporarily blocks the nerve impulses to the muscles, which over the next few days relax and smooth out. Your treatment will make you look younger and more refreshed, but will avoid that unnatural frozen look that comes from heavy-handed delivery.

Botox in Burnham treatments last for about four months, so you may want to book a top-up session after three months.

What would you give for a new smile?

If you have spent the past few years putting up with an increasingly dodgy smile, then why not make 2018 the year of the smile. An attitude of New Year New Smile in Burnham could have knock on effects that you had no idea could be so great.

When our smiles start lose their attractiveness, through discolouration, damage, or even gaps where teeth have fallen out, we can end up feeling so self-conscious about smiling that we stop doing it. Going about grim-faced and unsmiling or only smiling with our lips closed may protect others from the teeth inside, but it also inadvertently sends out a message that we are cold and unfriendly.

New Year New Smile in BurnhamGetting a new smile in the New Year can change all that. The smile is the universal sign of peace and friendliness and when we smile at others, they are pretty likely to smile back. And, even if they don’t, the very act of smiling a genuine smile releases serotonin, which boosts our happiness levels.

Missing teeth

If you have lost teeth, it is really worth getting some replacements. More and more people are choosing to have dental implants because they are the only method that replaces the root of the tooth as well the crown. They can be used to replace one, a few or even all of your teeth, and there is even a way to use them to stabilise dentures. The latter is a popular way of getting the advantages of both kinds of replacement.

Having something in the jawbone is important because the bone needs the stimulation to renew itself and when there is a gap with no root in, the area around the gap starts to dissolve itself. Also, neighbouring teeth can drift into the gap and even fall out.

Having dental implants in some form helps to stop the jawbone shrinking and you in turn avoid developing that pointy-chinned, caved in look that people with no teeth have.

If you are thinking of also having teeth whitening done, it’s important to get the whitening done so that the porcelain crowns of the implants can be matched to the whitened teeth. Porcelain can’t be whitened.

New Year, New Smile, New You

January is traditionally the time of year that we suddenly realise, after all that festive season feasting and slobbing about, that we are horribly out of shape and need to do something about it, and fast. We go on an expensive diet, lose loads of weight and then put it all back on again because it’s still cold and we need potatoes. We join the gym and go twice, wasting loads of money, that we could have spent in better ways.

How about something different? How about a New Year new smile in Burnham, with a smile makeover with us at The Dental Surgery Burnham?

New Year new smile in BurnhamWhat is a smile makeover?

If you have never heard of a smile makeover before, it’s a way of wrapping up a combination of two or more cosmetic dentistry treatments, but it’s more than that because what we do is work out what needs to be done to give you the natural, beautiful smile you have been longing for.

A good smile is a combination of strong healthy teeth that line up well, fit closely together and are a harmonic ratio with each other and with the healthy gums above. Of course, healthy teeth and gums form the foundation of any good smile, so these must be in place before we can consider doing more.

But when they are, we can map out a schedule of treatments to give you a new smile. It is important that treatments take place in the right order.

Wonky teeth

Getting straight teeth might mean having cosmetic braces for some months before we can proceed to more treatment. However, if you only have one or two slightly wonky teeth, we can cover them over with veneers or cosmetic bonding.

Stained teeth

If your teeth have surface stains caused by tea, coffee, berries, red wine, tobacco or some medications, or they have just got dull with age, then teeth whitening treatment can brighten them up again. If you are having veneers, this needs to be done first.

Why not come in for a consultation and find out how a new smile can be yours in the New Year?

Magic teeth straightening

Wouldn’t it be great if we could just wave a magic wand and have lovely straight teeth? We could avoid months and months of wearing clumsy brackets and wire on our teeth, of having to avoid our favourite foods because they’d break or get stuck in our braces. We wouldn’t have to live through sore inner cheeks where our braces have rubbed and we’d never once have to deal with the impertinent stares of strangers or cheeky comments from colleagues. Well, if you don’t have a magic wand, but are looking for braces in Buckinghamshire, at The Dental Surgery Burnham, we have something that’s a bit like magic. It’s called Invisalign.

Braces in BuckinghamshireInvisalign is new kind of braces in Buckinghamshire that is known as invisible braces and they really are the nearest thing to magic teeth straightening that we have come across.


Invisalign doesn’t have brackets and wires. Instead it uses ultra-thin, transparent plastic aligners, that look like mouth guards. These snap on over your teeth, often held in place with discreet metal clips on your back teeth. Once in place, the 0.3 millimetres thick aligners can’t be seen unless someone is peering very hard into your mouth. This means that your dignity remains intact at work and out and about. All anyone can see is your teeth gradually getting straighter, as if by magic.


The other great thing about Invisalign is that the aligners are removable. In fact, you have to take them out to consume anything other than plain water. So, not only do you get to continue to eat whatever takes your fancy, you will also find that you effortlessly cut down on mindless snacking and endless fizzy drinks, juices or coffee and that you may magically lose weight as well as get straight teeth.


Unlike other kinds of braces in Buckinghamshire, Invisalign’s smooth plastic won’t dig into your cheeks or rub and cause sore spots.

If you’d like to find out if Invisalign is right for you, why not come in for a free smile assessment? We’d love to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.

A lovely smooth look with Botox in Burnham

Did you know that the natural extension of cosmetic dentistry is facial rejuvenation? Lots of people do. They have found that, having had their smiles enhanced, their faces could do with some smoothing out to set off their beautiful, new smile. Maybe you are in the same boat. Like others, you may also be unwilling to have facial surgery, and are thinking, instead, about temporary rejuvenation treatments.

It is possible to have either regular treatments, or just have a treatment for a special occasion, such as a wedding. If you want to benefit from a more youthful appearance by having Botox in Burnham, then come along to The Dental Surgery Burnham.

Botox in BurnhamWhat is Botox?

Botox in Burnham is available from us as one way to create a more youthful face. Botox is the brand name for a product containing botulinum type A toxin. It was originally developed to deal with problems with excessive sweating, and it is still used for this, but Botox is also really good for reducing wrinkles.

Botox in Burnham works by smoothing out facial lines. The liquid is injected into areas with wrinkles, such as the crow’s feet around the eyes, the vertical frown lines between the eyebrows, and surprise lines across the forehead. Botox works by blocking the impulses that run along the nerves to the muscles, telling them to contract. Botox slowly takes effect over the next few days after treatment, paralysing the tiny muscles holding the wrinkles in place. The wrinkles therefore smooth out and disappear.

Why get Botox with a dentist?

More and more people are turning to their dental practitioner for this facial aesthetic treatment.

Dentists have studied for many years to gain the knowledge and experience to be able to confidently work with the anatomy of the muscles, nerves and tendons in the face and neck. This deep understanding of how all these parts of the body work together and influence each other means that dental practitioners can deliver Botox in Burnham with precision and accuracy.

Treatments only take between 5–10 minutes per area being treated. That subtly smooth new look will last you for about four months. We therefore  recommend that treatments are topped up every three to six months.

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.