Curious about cosmetic dentistry? The health benefits of having dental cosmetic work completed

Deciding to undertake cosmetic dental work is an exciting big step.

If you have been unhappy about your smile for a long time, it can feel like a blessing; the internet is full of ‘before’ and ‘after’ images of people who have had cosmetic based dental work and the results are visually astounding.

cosmetic-dentistry-benefitsBut were you aware that there are many other benefits to having cosmetic dentistry in Kings Hill?

At One Smile Oral Care, many of our patients who have undertaken cosmetic dentistry in Kings Hill have been surprised at how their health has improved once their cosmetic work has been completed. Of course, their self-esteem and confidence benefits, but there are unexpected health advantages too!

So, what are the unexpected health benefits of cosmetic dentistry in Kings Hill?

Better digestion

It is easy to overlook the role teeth play in digestion.

As we chew our food, it is being broken down for the next stage of digestion. If we have missing teeth, a misaligned bite or protruding teeth, it can be hard to grind food correctly, so once it hits our stomachs, it is harder to digest, causing issues like heartburn, acid reflux and poor absorption.

There are many cosmetic procedures that can help improve digestion; dental implants can help improve the grinding down of food while more long term solutions, like invisible braces can help correct any misalignments or protrusions.

Less headaches

When your teeth are misaligned, you are at a higher risk of bruxism or grinding, a condition that typically involves rubbing teeth together while asleep.

This can cause neck pain, jaw pain, headaches and even make more serious conditions, like migraines, worse.

Implants and invisible braces can help stop nocturnal grinding by filing in any gaps and correcting any misalignments.

No more sensitivity

Nobody likes having sensitive teeth; regardless of the weather, they can turn that ice cream into a real headache and put a damper on that trip to a coffee shop with friends.

Dental veneers not only improve the appearance of your smile, but they also protect against causes of sensitivity; as most dental sensitivity is due to microscopic holes in the enamel, veneers sit over the top and are sealed in place with dental cement. This seals the holes across the surface and gives you a whiter smile at the same time!

Improved overall health

Anyone who has ever had a toothache will tell you about how it impacted on their overall health.

When teeth are misaligned, they are harder to clean effectively, leading to a higher chance of both tooth decay and gum disease.

Cosmetic procedures, like braces and veneers, will straighten your smile, making it easier to clean your teeth, minimising the likelihood of tooth decay.

Also, when you look good post procedure, you will probably improve your oral hygiene routine to keep your self-esteem sparkling and so, there is more to gain from cosmetic dental procedures than just a pretty smile!

Do you want to undertake Invisalign treatment? The most common myths about this treatment debunked

Cosmetic dentistry has soared in popularity over the last decade, which has led to an increase in the use of the much sought after invisible brace.

Once reserved for those with large bank balances, the use of invisible braces has trickled down into more dental practices, making it easier for anyone to straighten their teeth without drawing unwanted stares from strangers.

invisalign-treatments-kings-hillAt One Smile Oral Care, we are proud to be able to offer our patients Invisalign in Kings Hill. Our specially trained team of dentists will guide you through each stage of the process and after a short time, your smile will be worthy of the Hollywood elite!

However, the rise in popularity of invisible aligners has led to many myths surrounding this treatment, which, if listened to, could have a detrimental effect on your oral health.

What are the myths and the truths behind Invisalign in Kings Hill? Read on to find out!

’I can get invisible braces online that will work just as well’

Like most popular products, professionally fitted invisible aligners have their share of internet copies!

The reality is that while it may be tempting to buy invisible braces online due to a lower price,  you need to meet with a professionally trained dentist in order for this treatment to work correctly. Purchasing invisible aligners off the internet rarely ends well for patients and can lead to further complications.

’They are too expensive!’

At One Smile Oral Care, we know money doesn’t grow on trees and we know that anticipated costs deter many from pursuing cosmetic dental work.

When you come to us for treatment with Invisalign in Kings Hill, you may be eligible for our 0% finance option, to help you spread the cost of treatment into affordable monthly payments.

’They won’t help with my teeth!’

Many people assume that their teeth are too bad for treatment with invisible braces. However, there are many dental conditions that can be treated using invisible aligners, often faster than you think too!

Visit one of our specially trained dentists at One Smile Oral Care and let us assess your suitability for treatment; you may be pleasantly surprised.

’I’m too old for braces’

This is a common dental myth, that prevents older individuals from achieving a straighter smile.

While there is a benefit to undertaking any kind of orthodontic treatment at a younger age, many people over the age of twenty-one benefit from realignment using invisible braces each year and the success rate is still extremely high.

If you are unsure about your age being a factor, contact a member of our dental team at One Smile Oral Care.

’I heard any dentist can make invisible braces- why should I pay more for a specialist?’

To be qualified to work with the software and techniques surrounding invisible braces, a dentist has to undertake additional training.

Would you trust a GP to conduct complex surgery? Probably not! Don’t trust an untrained dentist with invisible braces!

Do you need braces as an adult? The top 5 advantages of orthodontics later in life

It is rare to find someone who is thoroughly looking forward to wearing a fixed aligner for the next 24 months; for young children, that’s a long time! Similarly, teenagers are less than enthusiastic about orthodontics as well, but can usually be persuaded by knowing that there are long term benefits to wearing a fitted aligner.

kings-hill-adult-bracesInterestingly, in the UK, more and more adults are seeking orthodontic work to boost both their confidence and improve their oral hygiene.

At One Smile Oral Care, we actively encourage adult patients to come to us for braces in Kings Hill and can offer a wide range of treatments for all types of dental misalignments. Regardless of your age, we want to help you feel confident in your smile and our team of orthodontists will provide you with the highest level of care.

There are many advantages of undertaking orthodontic work as an adult and when you come to One Smile Oral Care for your braces in Kings Hill, we are positive that you will be happy with your new smile in the long term.

Improved speech

The way you talk is influenced by so much more than just your voice box.

As a child, it is unlikely that you had to manage a board meeting or give a lecture but as an adult, these may be part of your daily life. Speech and pronunciation is impacted by the position of teeth in the mouth and so, as you undertake braces in Kings Hill, you may notice that your speech, inflection and pronunciation improves.

Better hygiene

Statistically, if you have crooked teeth, you are more likely to suffer from tooth decay and periodontal disease; this is because it is harder to clean your teeth correctly.

As your teeth become straighter, you will find it easier to clean your teeth and as a result, your oral hygiene will improve dramatically.

Correct jaw discomfort

Do you wake up in the morning with a sore jaw and a headache?

Misaligned teeth can cause nocturnal bruxism which, in turn, causes inflammation to the jaw muscles and creates headaches, neck pain and stiff shoulders, not what you want from a night’s sleep.

Orthodontic work will correct any bruxism or grinding, and will allow you to sleep well and wake up feeling refreshed, with a straighter smile too!

Stops harmful habits

Interesting, but rarely spoken about side-effects of having crooked teeth are the habits that can form around the condition.

Though more common in children, adults with misaligned teeth are more prone to chewing pencils, sucking their thumbs or biting their lips, to minimise the pressure caused by ill-positioned teeth.

Once you aligner is off, these unusual habits should disappear due to this pressure being alleviated.

Improves digestion

Our teeth are the first part of our digestive tract and so, if they are misaligned, food cannot be ground up properly for digestion.

Wearing a fitted aligner helps correct the grinding of food and eliminates digestive issues like bloating and acid reflux caused by dental misalignments.

Looking for a new dentist? Come to One Smile Oral Care for the best dental experience

Do you assume all dental surgeries are the same? Think again!

With advances in modern dental technology changing the options available, many dental surgeries are leaps and bounds ahead of others and can offer patients the latest procedures with the most up-to-date technologies available. If you are looking for something more than a regular dental check-up every six months come and visit our dentist in Kings Hill, One Smile Oral Care, to see what we have to offer you.

kings-hill-dentistAt One Smile Oral Care, we have invested in the most modern technologies to ensure that all of our patients receive the highest level of care, and leave our surgery with the best results possible. From routine dental work to cosmetic options, when you visit our dentist in Kings Hill, you can be sure to receive the highest standard of care from our professional dental team, guaranteed to make your visit a pleasurable one.

What options can our dentist in Kings Hill offer you? Read on to find out!

Cosmetic dentistry

Of course, the most sought after dental procedures in the UK at the moment are cosmetic dental procedures. At One Smile Oral Care, we can offer you a wide range of cosmetic dentistry; whitening, veneers, Invisalign braces and even dental implants!

Unsure about which type of cosmetic dentistry is right for you? Not to worry; our experienced team of dentists will advise you on which procedures will give you the best aesthetically pleasing appearance, meaning all you have to worry about is smiling!

Restorative

Not too long ago, metal fillings were the norm and were used to excess, creating an unsightly appearance.

Our dentists can offer you white porcelain or composite fillings, which will both restore your tooth and blend in seamlessly. We also offer porcelain coloured crowns for more advanced cases of restorative dentistry and, if there is damage on one part of the tooth, we can offer you onlays and inlays to restore function, without drawing attention.

Orthodontics

Unhappy with your smile?

At One Smile Oral Care, we are exceedingly proud of our orthodontic team, and are able to offer different types of braces and aligners depending on your unique clinical presentation.

Everything from traditional metal braces, to clear and invisible aligners, our team will assess your suitability and fit the most appropriate brace for you.

Pedodontist visits

Few dental surgeries have specialist pedodontists available (child dentists) but if you have specific concerns relating to your child’s smile, we can help.

We can offer your child the highest level of care and provide them with preventive treatments, like fluoride sealants and orthodontic options to give them a gorgeous smile.

Facial cosmetics

A dentist providing minor cosmetic surgery?

If you are worried that your face doesn’t match your dazzling new smile, we can help!

At One Smile Oral Care, we are happy to be able to offer you minor facial aesthetics options, including both dermal fillers and Botox, to minimise the appearance of wrinkles and create a younger look.

Do you have gaps in your smile that you want to get rid of? The 5 most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry that can help

Even when you are blessed with straight, white teeth, an unexpected gap can cause a wane in your confidence.

Gaps in between teeth not only present problems in relation to aesthetics, but they are often harder to clean too, making it easier for bacteria to accumulate and potentially cause cavities and infections.

kings-hill-cosmetic-dentistryLuckily, with modern dentistry, there are now many options available to help you get rid of those gaps and to help you rebuild your confidence, thanks to advances in cosmetic dentistry in Kings Hill at One Smile Oral Care.

Depending on your clinical needs, our dental team will discuss with you which type of cosmetic dentistry in Kings Hill you will be most likely to benefit from, to help you get that gorgeous smile you deserve.

Veneers

Also great for instant whitening, porcelain veneers are one of the most popular forms of cosmetic dentistry in Kings Hill that our dental team has to offer, to get rid of gaps in your teeth.

If you are suitable, our dental team will craft the veneers to fit over surrounding teeth and fill any minor to moderate gaps instantly, like a false nail being fitted. With proper care and hygiene, veneers can last up to 20 years.

Fixed bridges

Helping to fill gaps consisting of several missing teeth, fitted bridges are also a great way to fill more extreme gaps.

Surrounding teeth will need crowns fitted to place your fitted bridge or your new teeth may be bonded to the surrounding teeth, depending on your clinical presentation.

Implants

A more permanent alternative to dentures, implants can replace any number of teeth, but do take a longer time to place. After the metal screw is placed into your jaw, it can take up to 6 months for your dentist to ensure your jaw has regrown around the implant.

But implants do not move, can last up to 20 years and give your bite added strength.

Partial dentures

Like regular dentures but only designed for a few missing teeth, partial dentures are perfect if you don’t have the spare months available to wait for implants.

Filling gaps automatically with a dab of dental glue, partial dentures look great and help give you an even and more accurate bite.

Cosmetic braces

New to the world of dentistry is the cosmetic brace; if you have mild to moderate gaps, these can be a discreet and effective way to resolve them.

Usually invisible and removable, cosmetic braces have an accelerated treatment time, with most gaps being corrected in as little as 6 months. Remember, you must have mild to moderate gaps to benefit from a cosmetic brace and you will need to have regular check-ups and other tests to ensure treatment is progressing as predicted.

Intrigued? Then call a friendly member of our dental team at One Smile Oral Care today!

Are you curious about trying Invisalign aligners? The top 5 most commonly asked questions about this brace answered

Are you fed up with having a slightly crooked smile? Do the gaps in your teeth undermine your confidence? If so, modern dentistry has the answer!

invisalign-aligner-kings-hillTraditionally, if a person presented with a slightly asymmetric smile, most dentists would consider it a minor inconvenience; today however, dentists are becoming more aware of how slight imperfections in someone’s smile can impact on their confidence and mental well-being. As a result, we can now offer accelerated treatments.

At One Smile Oral Care, we are proud to be able to offer our patients the world famous Invisalign in Kings Hill; perfect for correcting minor alignment issues and discreet enough to wear without attracting stares.

Curious about this treatment? Here are your top 5 most commonly asked questions about Invisalign in Kings Hill answered!

What can it help correct?

This brace can correct many of the same orthodontic issues as traditional braces, as long as one of our dental team deems the underlying issue to be mild or moderate.

Typically, this aligner can correct spacing, gaps, misalignments, overcrowding and asymmetrical smiles.

Does it work if I’m an older adult?

There is no upper age limit when using Invisalign in Kings Hill, so yes it will work regardless of your age!

Remember, for you to gain the most out of this aligner, your mouth, gums and overall oral health have to be at a good level, so make sure you are attending regular check-ups to identify any issues before trying this treatment.

How long is the treatment?

The average length of treatment with this aligner is between 6 to 9 months, but this varies from case to case.

A member of our dental team will be able to perform a thorough examination and using computer technology, will be able to give you an accurate prediction of how long your treatment will take.

Is it expensive?

At One Smile Dental Care, we are aware that money doesn’t grow on trees and many of the modern dental techniques can be off-putting due to their price.

When you come to us for treatment with this invisible brace, we may be able to offer you 0 % finance or payment plan, to help spread the cost over months; all you will have to worry about is showing off your new smile.

Will it be uncomfortable?

Nobody likes pain, and when many of us think of braces, we remember a childhood friend complaining of aches and discomfort while wearing a traditional, metal-based aligner.

Luckily, invisible aligners combine gentle pressure, multiple aligners for each stage of treatment and a customised fit to gently move your teeth into their new, desired position. Instead of pulling, a set of gently opposing coils moves your teeth gradually, providing a higher degree of comfort throughout your treatment.

However, there may be a minimal level of discomfort in the early stages of treatment; if you are concerned by the level of discomfort, call our dental team for advice or an appointment.

Worried about needing braces? 5 reasons to stop worrying about this progressive orthodontic treatment

It is common to panic slightly when you are told you by your dentist you need braces, especially if you are an adult; it conjures up images of socially awkward teenagers with rubber bands on their teeth, which was not a good look then and certainly wouldn’t be a good look now!

kings-hill-bracesDepending on your reason for needing braces in Kings Hill, a member of our dental team at One Smile Oral Care may not need to fit you with a traditional aligner and can provide you with a more modern alternative.

At One Smile Oral Care, we can offer our patients a wide range of braces in Kings Hill to choose from, that are typically more discreet and lifestyle friendly than traditional metal-based aligners.

Before you decide against proceeding with orthodontic treatments, here are 5 reasons to reconsider your position.

Treatments are faster

While this depends on your individual clinical situation, many of the braces in Kings Hill that we offer to our adult patients have an accelerated treatment time.

Aligners designed to straighten mild to moderately misaligned teeth can give you that straighter smile in under 9 months, with some brands boasting a complete transformation in 6! Now that is fast!

Invisible aligners

The future of aligners is invisible.

If you are deemed suitable by a member of our team, then you will reap the benefits of wearing an invisible aligner, which combines a more personalised approach to straightening your teeth with the cosmetic benefit of being, well, invisible.

Lifestyle friendly

Traditional aligners required additional trips to the dentist and hygienist to ensure that your teeth were clean and plaque free.

Modern aligners, however, are often removable and so, you can take them out when eating, drinking and brushing your teeth. There is also no fear of damaging them, as many are made from a flexible plastic, which is smooth against your inner cheeks, with no bulky metal.

Improved comfort

If you have a modern aligner, you will usually be advised to wear it for 22 hours a day. This may seem worrisome as many people dislike the idea of sleeping in a removable dental piece.

As most modern-day aligners are made from a malleable, smooth plastic and are customised to fit over your teeth, you will experience higher levels of comfort while wearing them. Sleeping and other everyday activities are easier; you will forget you are wearing them!

Discreet

Large, traditional aligners are noticeable. Modern, sleek aligners are designed to be functional and aesthetically pleasing, meaning that only a few choice people will notice you are wearing them.

The minimalistic and discreet design will allow you to go about your day with confidence that you are getting straighter teeth, without attracting unwanted attention.

Remember, a member of our dental team has to conclude that you are suitable for a more modern aligner, so book your orthodontic appointment with One Smile Oral Care today!

Looking for a new dentist around West Malling in Kent? 5 reasons to choose One Smile Oral Care as your family’s new dental practice!

Whether you have had a bad experience with your last dental surgery or have just moved to the area, there are many reasons you and your family should choose One Smile Oral Care as your next surgery.

While many dentists in Kings Hill may seem similar, our dental practice can offer you a wide range of dental treatments along with a compassionate and caring approach towards your oral health.

Dentist in Kings HillAt One Smile Oral Care, we are proud to be able to offer all of our patients and their families a positive and unique experience with our dentist in Kings Hill, while ensuring they receive the highest standard of care in our comfortable surgery.

But why should you choose One Smile Oral Care? Read on to find out!

Fees and financing options

If you want to undertake orthodontic or cosmetic procedure with us, we are able to offer suitable patients a flexible financing option, subject to checks.

This will allow you to spread the cost of your treatments in to affordable chunks, meaning all you will have to worry about is your new smile.

Nervous patients

Our dentists in Kings Hill are compassionate and sensitive professionals, who aim to make every patient feel comfortable in our practice.

If you are a more nervous patient, we can offer you a range of services while in the chair, including pain free anaesthetic injections, conscious sedation or intravenous sedation for our more phobic patients.

Highly rated

Our team are extremely dedicated to putting our patients care first and as such, we have received consistent high ratings from our regular and emergency patients.

Our ‘Smile Gallery’ and ‘Testimonials’ pages show our team’s commitment to providing high quality dental care, so feel free to look through these sections of our website!

Flexible schedules

We know that with modern working hours becoming longer, many people need a more flexible schedule to keep their teeth in top shape.

At One Smile Oral Care, we offer extended hours from Monday to Friday as well as appointments on Saturday.

We aim to see all of our patients promptly and if you are experiencing an emergency dental situation or are in extreme discomfort, we will aim to see you the same day for an emergency check-up and treatment.

Advanced technology

No one likes the ‘numb’ feeling you get after a filling or extraction at your dental surgery.

At One Smile Oral Care, our team of experts do not use uncomfortable numbing injections; we use our ‘Magic Wand’ system, which provides targeted anaesthetic for the designated tooth, without impacting on the surrounding gums, tongue or cheek. Perfect if you have to go to work afterwards!

These are just some of the reasons to choose One Smile Oral Care as your next dental surgery, so if you want to join our practice, contact a member of our team today!

Options for cosmetic dentistry in Kings Hill

Having a little cosmetic touch up here and there has become much easier over the years, and now having that ‘Hollywood Smile’ is something we all can achieve. With that in mind, here’s a brief outline of your options for cosmetic dentistry in Kings Hill.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Kings HillInvisalign

First on our list is our invisible braces treatment, or Invisalign, as it’s more commonly known. This treatment is normally recommended by our team to sort out any crooked teeth you may have.

It involves the use of laser or LED mapping of your teeth to produce a custom fitting mouthguard that will slowly realign a crooked tooth or two over time, through the gentle application of force. The braces are easy to maintain, simple to clean and the process is relatively quick.

Dental implants

Next in our short list of cosmetic dentistry in Kings Hill is implants. This treatment involves the fitting of a prosthetic tooth, attached to a sterile Titanium screw, under your gum line and into your jawbone. The tooth is normally made from porcelain or ceramic, and after it’s fitted the bone site should naturally heal back over the screw, to create a stable platform for your implant.

At One Smile Oral Care, we will take you through the implantation process in a quick and safe manner, with minimal discomfort.

This procedure is pretty popular with our patients, as it helps to create a natural looking smile and is easy to clean.

Zoom Whitening

If you’re looking for those brilliant pearly whites, then our Zoom Whitening treatment may just be for you. Using a bleaching process, that strips away stains and discolouration, we’re able to give you those whiter than white teeth that you deserve. A great feature of this procedure is that it takes a little over an hour, so you don’t have to worry about spending too much time in the practice as we help your smile shine.

Veneers

In closing, one other option we provide is veneers.

These are essentially a small layer of ceramic or porcelain, that’s placed over the top of your teeth, to give it a brighter and more natural look. We would normally recommend this to our patients as a way to cover up any cracks, crooked teeth or staining that might ruin an otherwise lovely smile.

The procedure is fairly straightforward; usually it involves stripping away a small layer of enamel on your tooth to create a pocket for the veneer. Then a mould might be taken, and this will be used to create a cap that is then placed over the top of the tooth and fixed in place with a dental adhesive. This is then cured and solidified to hold the veneer in place. The cap is fairly sturdy, and afterwards you can maintain it by just cleaning it as you would the rest of your teeth.

These are just a few of the treatments we have at our disposal to help you improve your smile. For other ways we can help you top up your teeth just ask our friendly team on your next appointment.

Is Invisalign in Kings Hill worth it?

Over the years, the way in which we can look after your teeth have grown and improved, as better technology is brought into the dental industry. One particular high-tech treatment we provide is Invisalign in Kings Hill. Here’s a brief summary of why you may want to consider it.

Invisalign in Kings HillOutline of treatment

Although it may seem futuristic at first glance, going for Invisalign in Kings Hill is a pretty straightforward procedure. It basically involves the fitting of a custom moulded brace to your teeth, that will realign any crooked ones over time.

This is managed through the application of a gentle amount of force. You may need to wear a series of different sets over time as your teeth change position.

The basics of procedure

The process of realigning your teeth with Invisalign in Kings Hill is relatively quick. Normally, we will get you in for a consultation first, and then afterwards a series of scans will be taken of your teeth using LEDs or lasers. This maps out the contours of your mouth and allows us to create a 3D representation of your teeth, that we can then alter with software to show you how we will straighten up your crooked teeth.

This information will then be sent off to a lab, where they will create a clear moulded mouth guard that you will then need to wear throughout the treatment process.

At One Smile Oral Care, our talented team will take you through the realignment process to get you started off on the right foot towards lovely straight teeth.

The advantages

There are numerous benefits to going through with this treatment, aside from it being a great way to sort out those pesky crooked teeth. For starters, the brace is see-through, which means you won’t have to worry about how it looks wearing it whilst out and about.

Second, the brace is very easy to clean. We recommend using a diluted mix of bleach and water, and then just lightly brush this mixture into the guard with a toothbrush. Try to do this once every other day to keep it clean from bacteria and stop stains from appearing.

Caring for your brace

After leaving our practice, there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure your realignment goes off without a hitch. There may be some discomfort after a while, as your teeth are being forcefully moved; our patients have described feeling “pressure” in their mouth after the brace has been in for a while. To counteract this, just use painkillers in order to minimize your discomfort when you can.

Also, because the brace is removable, we advise that you just take it out for meals or for cleaning your teeth. It has to be in place a minimum of 22 hours a day, and when it’s not in your mouth, you should keep it in a hard-bodied container, to keep it safe and sterile.

Hopefully this has helped clear up a few facts about the clear brace process. If you have any further questions or queries, then don’t hesitate to ask our dental team, to see how we can help you fix up your smile.