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.

Sparkle up after braces

If you are thinking that your appearance needs brightening up, then you might want to consider having tooth whitening in Burnham at The Dental Surgery Burnham. This is a non-invasive way to add a sparkle to your looks.

At The Dental Surgery Burnham, tooth whitening is often used as an add-on treatment, a sort of finishing touch of sparkle to celebrate months of hard work getting your teeth straightened with treatments such as Invisalign clear aligners and Six Month Smiles discreet bracket and wire braces.

Tooth Whitening in BurnhamThroughout the world, tooth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment. Tooth whitening cannot fail to make your smile more appealing. The other great thing about this treatment is that it doesn’t cost the earth, and it doesn’t require making irreversible changes to your teeth.

It’s a wonderful feeling to walk out of the clinic with the clear and invisible braces finally off and beautifully white teeth. We love watching the big, fat smiles on our patients’ faces as they walk out of the door. Whiter teeth allow their new alignment to be seen at its very best.

In Burnham, tooth whitening happens in two stages. We use the Enlighten tooth whitening system – the only tooth whitening system to give people a B1 (the brightest shade of white) smile.

Stage one

You come to us and we make you some bespoke tooth trays that the whitening gel goes into. Bespoke trays that snugly fit your teeth make sure the gel comes into good contact with them, and doesn’t leak out into your mouth. You whiten your teeth at home for a few hours every day over the course of a couple of weeks.

Stage two

Back at The Dental Surgery Burnham, we give your teeth a thorough clean before covering them in a more concentrated whitening gel. This power whitening session takes about 40 minutes. When it is over, you will have a gleaming smile showcasing a set of beautifully straight and beautifully white teeth.

Our friendly team would love to show you how we can give you a great smile with tooth whitening in Burnham, so why not call us for an appointment?

Whiter makes you feel brighter

When you have a great-looking, healthy smile, your self-confidence can go through the roof and life gets a whole lot easier. In Burnham, teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments. At The Dental Surgery Burnham, many of our patients find that this treatment is an easy and effective way to enhance their smiles without the need for having treatments that will alter their teeth permanently.

What causes tooth discolouration?

Teeth Whitening in BurnhamOur teeth become discoloured over time, and this is caused by many different things. Staining tends to be caused by drinking a lot of tea, coffee or other dark drinks, by tobacco and also by highly pigmented fruits such as blueberries. Certain antibiotics can also affect them, and frankly, just getting old can make teeth lose their brightness. Years of brushing starts to erode the enamel, showing the yellow dentin below. Not taking care of them with regular brushing and hygienist visits can exacerbate their discolouration.

However, the discolouration came about, if your teeth are badly stained, you may be so self-conscious about them that you have lost your confidence. Maybe you hold a hand over your mouth when you smile, or you supress your smile.

How we do teeth whitening in Burnham

Here, at The Dental Surgery Burnham, teeth whitening is carried out using the Enlighten system. This system guarantees a final B1 shade of white, the brightest, whitest shade teeth whitening can achieve.

Here’s how it works:

You come for an initial consultation to discuss your teeth whitening in Burnham, so that we can assess the condition of your teeth. Then, we take impressions of your teeth and use them to make whitening gel trays that fit perfectly over your teeth, to ensure maximum contact with the gel and your teeth.

You take home your whitening kit, and over the next two weeks, wear the gel-filled trays for a few hours each day.

Then you come back to us for a 40-minute power whitening session, and we finish off the treatment with a concentrated gel.

After that, you are good to go. Your new teeth will stay white for up to six months, providing you take care of them.

Easy ways to straighter teeth

Having straight teeth not only looks good, it also is much better for your oral health. This is because straight teeth are much easier to keep clean; there are fewer nooks and crannies for food to hide away and rot in, and fewer hard-to-reach places for plaque to build up in. This means fewer infections, and less decay or gum disease. And that means you stand a good chance of hanging onto your natural teeth for your entire life, just as Nature intended.

This is all great stuff, yet if you are an adult reading this, you may well be thinking something along the lines of ‘Well, if only that applied to me, but it’s far too late. I am too old to have my teeth moved’.

Invisalign in BurnhamThe good news is that you are not too old, and you never will be. Your teeth can be moved in your jawbone, no matter what your age is. All it takes is sustained pressure, and your jawbone removes bone cells on one side of it and builds it up on the other side to relieve that pressure.

That’s the biology of teeth, but what about the aesthetics of braces? Not many adults want to suffer the lack of dignity that comes from wearing brackets and wires iconic of those awkward early teenage years.

Discreet solutions

You don’t have to deal with the train track look at the Dental Surgery Burnham, in Burnham. In fact, you can wear a device that is as good as invisible once it is in place over your teeth. This is the incredible transparent plastic aligner system from Invisalign. Aligners look like mouth guards, but much thinner. They are designed to push the teeth into alignment rather than pull them.

Instead of wearing one fixed brace where the wires are progressively tightened to move the teeth, you wear a series of 12–48 aligners, each one for about two weeks, that gently nudge the teeth along in tiny increments until they line up perfectly.

The aligners are removable for eating and cleaning, and so are much more convenient, as long as you wear them for at least 20 hours a day so they can do their work on schedule.

Where there’s a gap, there’s a solution

Nowadays people have quite a choice when it comes to find solutions to missing teeth. It’s not like 20 years ago, when all there was to choose from was dentures or bridges. These two solutions remain, but at the Dental Surgery Burnham, in Burnham, they have been joined by another important solution: the dental implant.

Dental Implants in BurnhamDentures

These are replacement teeth on a plate. You can get full dentures, which replace all the teeth on either the upper or lower jaw. Or you can get partial dentures, which replace just some of them. Dentures are removable, and, generally speaking, you take them out a night to clean them, and soak them in a glass of water to give your gums a rest. Your gums hold the dentures in place, through suction. The dentures are fitted tightly to the gums so they do not wobble around. This is harder on the lower jaw because the tongue can dislodge them. Dentures are either made of acrylic or injection moulded plastic with porcelain crowns. They can become looser over time as the gums and jawbone shrink when there are no longer any teeth in them. Dentures usually need to be replaced every 5–10 years.


Bridges are used to replace either one or a few missing teeth. They are called bridges because the teeth are fixed to a plate which is fixed between the two teeth adjacent to the gap. If this is on the upper jaw, then the bridge is suspended. The bridge is fixed in place and cannot be removed for cleaning. This means it doesn’t wobble around either, like dentures can. The downside of bridges is that having one means losing two decent, healthy teeth to become the buttresses at either end of the bridge. These are ground down to have the bridge fixed to them. Bridges need to be replaced about 7–10 years.

Dental implants

These replace the whole tooth, root and crown, via the insertion of titanium posts into the jawbone. These mesh with the jawbone and should last for the rest of your life. Initially, implants are more expensive than bridges and dentures, but they can work out to be comparable in price over time.

Weighing up the costs and benefits of dental implants

Losing teeth is an expensive business. While people might choose to ignore replacing the odd lost tooth, lose more than one or two and it gets progressively harder to chew, bite, and look respectable. Then comes a choice: what kind of replacement teeth to invest in. If money were no object, most people would not hesitate to choose dental implants. But money is an object for most of us these days, and dental implants are expensive. So, are they worth it? Let’s take a look at what dental implants in Burnham from the Dental Surgery Burnham can offer you.

Dental Implants in BurnhamThe stability of natural teeth

Dental implants replace the root of the tooth with titanium posts that mesh with the jawbone. This give a chewing base that can withstand multidirectional forces of up to 97kg or 200lbs. You can eat whatever you like with dental implants, from crunchy apples and gooey toffee to chewy meats, without fear that your teeth are not going to be able to cope.

A strong, healthy youthful jawbone

Dental implants keep the jawbone strong by transmitting the vibrations from biting and chewing into the bone. These are signals that the jawbone is still in use and the bone cells renew themselves. Without roots, either natural or artificial, the jawbone receives no signals and quickly starts to resorb, diverting the calcium from the jawbone to elsewhere. The jawbone shrinks to create the pointy-chinned, sunken-faced look of premature old age. Denture wearers find that their dentures become loose and it gets harder to speak, eat, and laugh without them wobbling around.

Hassle-free hygiene and maintenance

Once the implants have healed into place and the crowns are attached, all you need to do to take care of them is to brush and floss diligently. The porcelain crowns won’t decay, but you do have to be careful about gum disease, which can attack the bone and make your implants come loose.

No replacing the replacements

After the initial cost of having the implants, there is no more to pay. Once the implants are in place, they should last you for the rest of your life.