Sometimes, people encounter problems with their teeth and gums that extend beyond the regular filling or scale and polish. Finding a dentist who can cater for a wide range of issues may feel overwhelming, especially if you are already feeling low in the self-esteem department as a result of misaligned or missing teeth. Here at UK Dental Specialists, we cater for a wide range of issues in the areas of orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics. We offer key treatments such as Invisalign and dental implants to help correct misaligned teeth and replace missing teeth respectively. Read on to find out more about these treatments.
You may be pleased to know that we, as your dentist in St Albans, offer an incredible solution to misaligned teeth; Invisalign! The Invisalign system involves a series of plastic aligners that are removable and add pressure to the teeth to push them into their desired position. Because they are clear plastic, they are virtually invisible and offer a discreet option to correcting misalignment.
Each of the aligners that need to be worn are custom-made to fit your teeth. This makes them comfortable to wear and will get the best results for your mouth. They are also changed regularly to allow different amounts of pressure, as required by your teeth moving. Another key benefit to using Invisalign is that you don’t have to wear the aligners when eating or drinking. This means that you can take them out and keep them a lot cleaner when chewing on a kebab or two!
Another great benefit of Invisalign is that if you have a special occasion coming up, you can take the aligner out for the event. You can also continue doing your usual sports whilst wearing Invisalign too. It is a really convenient solution to aligning your teeth.
In order to get Invisalign aligners made, you will need to have X-rays, digital scans and possibly dental impressions made of your teeth. A 3D treatment plan is then created from these, where you will be able to see the position of your teeth and how they will look after treatment – which will give you the incentive to keep wearing them, if you need any! From there, your custom-made aligners will be created and you will be given around 3-4 sets of aligners to take home, changing them around every 2 weeks as directed. It’s that simple to get a straight smile, discreetly.
If you’ve got missing teeth, we can help with replacing a single tooth or multiple ones. A crown, bridge or dentures are fitted to a small metal screw which is attached to the jawbone.
The benefit of this treatment is that it means you can eat and drink anything you like once it has healed properly. You won’t have dentures to remove and by having implants, it can improve the structure of your face if it has taken on a shrunken appearance. By opting for implants, you also protect the bone, gums and other teeth by not leaving them exposed with a gap in your smile.
Having implants allows you to have a brilliant smile and continue life as though they’ve always been a part of you. Regular brushing, flossing and routine dental check-ups will keep them, and your natural teeth, clean and fully-functioning. We are happy to advise further if this is something that you think could work for you. We want you to smile and have the confidence to do so.