Learn more about cosmetic dentistry in West Malling

Your adult teeth are a valuable asset. After all, you only ever have one set, which you rely on to eat and to talk clearly with. They support the muscles of your face and lips and, with care give you a lifetime of useful service. Unfortunately, their appearance may leave you feeling that they are less of an asset than you would like, especially as teeth are one of the first things that many of us notice about people we meet. This is especially true if you work in an environment where your appearance is important. It only takes about 30 seconds for us to make a first impression, and much of this is based on non-verbal cues.

If your teeth are in good general health but do not look as attractive as you would like, you may have considered investing in some cosmetic dentistry. West Malling dental practice, One Smile Oral Care offers a range of cosmetic dental treatments that can repair or enhance the appearance of your teeth, allowing you to feel more confident about your appearance.

Cosmetic Dentistry in West MallingTeeth whitening, a good place to start

If your teeth are generally in good condition, but have become discoloured and are showing their age, having them whitened may be all you need to give your confidence a boost. You may also consider having your teeth whitened if you have an important event such as your graduation or wedding and want to look your best on your special day. You may be tempted to try and whiten your teeth yourself, or go to a beautician who offers this type of treatment. As dentists we do not recommend this as there is a risk that you may damage your teeth or gums and many home treatments are ineffective. You should also be aware that it is illegal for anyone who is not a qualified dentist to offer this service to clients.

Having your teeth whitened can also be a first step if you are planning to have your teeth straightened or to have veneers or other repairs such as white fillings. You should speak to your dentist about the correct way to proceed if you are planning a more complete restoration of your smile using cosmetic dentistry in West Malling.

Does my child need braces?

Children can need braces for any number of reasons including crooked, overlapping, or overcrowded teeth, or if they have a ‘bad bite’. This is when there’s a difference in the sizes of the top and bottom jaws. When the upper jaw is bigger than the lower jaw, it’s called an overbite. When the lower jaw is bigger, it’s called an underbite.

Often, your dentist at One Smile Oral Care in West Malling will be the first to notice problems with your child’s teeth during their regular check-up and will then recommend that you see our specialist who will correct jaw and teeth alignment problems. They will decide whether your child does indeed need braces in West Malling and which devices would be best.

Braces in West MallingStarting dental check-ups from an early age doesn’t mean a child will get braces right away. It just means our specialists will be able to find problems and decide the best time to start treatments.

Types of braces

Braces in West Malling correct alignment problems by putting steady pressure on the teeth, which will slowly move them into straighter and healthier positions.

Most children just need braces with brackets, wires and rubber bands. The brackets attach to the teeth and are connected by a wire and rubber bands. The wire is tightened over time to line the teeth up correctly. We offer rubber bands in different colors to make the process more enjoyable for our younger patients.

Once the braces are fitted, your child will need to visit One Smile Oral Care every few weeks for monitoring and adjustments.

How long will they have to wear braces for?

How long your child will need to wear their braces in West Malling will depend on the severity of the problems we are trying to correct but the average time is around 2 years. After that, your child may need to wear a specially molded retainer consisting of a hard piece of plastic with metal wires or a thin piece of plastic shaped like a mouth guard. The retainers we provide at One Smile Oral Care will ensure their teeth won’t wander back to their original crooked positions.

Come and see us and enjoy your smile

Are you looking for a dentist in West Malling? Here at One Smile Oral Care, we go to great lengths to ensure that after picking us as your West Malling dentist, you will have exactly that –  One Smile!

Meet our team

Our practice owner Ben aspires to maintain your natural teeth for life, which is why he insists on reliable, effective and modern dental care for all his patients.

Dentist in West MallingDr Yasmin George is another star at One Smile Oral Care and has been involved in cosmetic dentistry for many years. She finds it the most exciting and rewarding aspect of being a dentist in West Malling. She never tires of seeing how happy her patients look when they’ve achieved their ideal smile.

Our beautiful practice

Not only do we boast a spectacular team at One Smile Oral Care, we are very proud to show off our dental practice. Furnished in a modern and clean, yet comfortable way, your relaxation is the reason behind our design. The practice is also equipped with modern dental technology and we are happy to offer our patients our ‘Magic Wand’ – it is a single tooth anaesthesia system which numbs just a single tooth rather than your gum, tongue and cheek. With your dentist in West Malling, you don’t need to leave dribbling!

General treatments

We can help you with emergency dental care, fillings, crowns, root canal treatments and many more general procedures. We can offer advice on many topics, including keeping your breath fresh and quitting smoking . We also do checks for mouth cancer.

This is all on top of our routine dental check-ups, which can help reduce plaque and tartar, reducing your chances of developing gum disease. This has knock-on effects on your general wellbeing as gum disease is associated with increased chances of developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Cosmetic dentistry

If you’re no longer happy with your smile, we can help you restore it to its full glory. We can fix discolouration with teeth whitening. Our dental implants can cleverly replace missing teeth and feel just like real teeth. If you have misaligned teeth, perhaps you would like to talk to us about our range of aligners, including almost invisible and hidden braces.

Can you keep a secret? Invisalign in West Malling

We all know how powerful a smile is, it can have a very positive effect, in fact it has been said that smiling is contagious. This is very true, we all know how hard it is to resist the beaming smile of a young child. As adults we may find that the way that our teeth look does not give us as much to smile about. Very few people are fortunate enough to have a perfect smile, but now there are ways that we can achieve this.

Invisalign in West MallingIn the past it was necessary to use the traditional fixed types of braces that are still worn by many children and teenagers if you wanted to have your teeth straightened. All this has now changed. Over the past few years there have been many advances in tooth straightening techniques and products that are much more suitable for adults. There are a number of different types to choose from, but one of the most popular systems is called Invisalign. So far more than 2.5 million people have used this system to straighten their teeth.

Clearly different, clearly Invisalign in West Malling

The Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable retainers to gradually realign your teeth. All the retainers are made at the start of your treatment, and you will have seen exactly how your teeth will look at the end of the treatment. To achieve the best and quickest results, you must wear your retainer for a minimum of 22 hours each day. Each retainer is worn for two weeks, before you change to the next one and at the end of the treatment you will need to have a permanent retainer fitted to keep your teeth in their new position.

Deciding to have your teeth straightened is a big commitment in time and money, but you will find that there are many long-term benefits. Not only will you have a smile to be proud of, you will have also made your teeth easier to care for. Here at One Smile Oral Care in West Malling, Invisalign braces are a popular choice for many adults who want to enhance the appearance of their teeth without having everyone in West Malling knowing.

Cosmetic dentistry in West Malling, giving you more reasons to smile

Do you face the world with a confident smile, knowing that your teeth are looking as good as they possibly can? If the answer is yes, then there is no need to carry on reading. However, if the answer is no then have you considered having a little cosmetic dentistry? Here at One Smile Oral Care in West Malling, cosmetic dentistry is just one aspect of the range of dental care that we offer, but it plays an important role in helping our patients to look and feel as good as possible about their teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry in West MallingIt is probably true to say that very few of us are really happy with the appearance of our teeth, and this can affect our self-esteem and self-confidence. Of course the most important thing is that our overall oral health is good, but once this has been taken care of, some cosmetic dental enhancements can help improve the way you look and how you feel about yourself.

Keeping up appearances with cosmetic dentistry in West Malling

Over time your teeth are affected by your daily habits such as smoking and drinking tea and coffee and other drinks which leave them stained and discoloured. In this case having your teeth whitened is a fast and effective way to enhance the look of your teeth. If you have ever considered having your teeth whitened by a beautician, you should be aware that this is actually illegal and they are breaking the law. Although teeth whitening is very safe in the hands of a professional, your teeth and gums can be seriously damaged if the treatment is not carried out correctly.

If your teeth have been chipped or damaged, or if you have small gaps that need closing, dental veneers can be an effective way to enhance your smile. You can have a single veneer to restore a damaged tooth, or a complete set can be made to give you a beautiful even looking smile. Here at One Smile Oral Care, we can make dental veneers while you wait using our digital scanning and Cerec milling technology. Whatever your cosmetic dental needs, from teeth whitening to tooth replacement, we have the technology to bring out the best in your smile.

It’s all about the braces in West Malling

Have you noticed how many people are wearing braces to have their teeth straightened these days? If you haven’t before, you will now that you have seen it mentioned, then again, perhaps you won’t. Every year 200,000 teenagers and young people start wearing braces which are often hard to miss as they are usually the classic train track type. What you may not have spotted is how many people of all ages that you meet every day are also wearing braces in West Malling.

Braces in West MallingThe reason that you may have not noticed is because the braces that they are wearing are designed to be virtually invisible. The British Orthodontic Society suggests that 75% of all adults would benefit from having their teeth straightened, and now more and more of us are doing just that. There is no doubt how good you feel when your teeth are looking their best. Unfortunately,  even if you have had other treatments to improve their appearance, if your teeth are crooked, crowded or protruding, your smile will not make you feel as positive and confident as you could be.

Braces: your secret to a better smile

All braces work on the same principle, applying pressure to the teeth to gradually move them into a better position over a period of time. Braces can be used in different ways. Depending on your age and your individual dental needs, there are a range of different options available. Because there have been so many advances in the designs and materials used to make braces, there really is an option that will suit everyone. For children, the process may take a year or two to complete, a small price to pay in the long run for a better smile. In the case of adults, some treatments can be completed in about six months.

Apart from the aesthetic benefits of having your teeth straightened, you will also be helping to ensure that your teeth are easily cared for, meaning that they stay beautiful and healthy for longer. Here at One Smile Oral Care in West Malling, braces are helping more of our patients of all ages to face the world with a confident smile.

Straighter teeth for a healthy start in your child’s life

Crooked, crowded or misaligned teeth are usually easier to fix early in life. In addition, knowing whether your child needs teeth straightening and getting effective treatment can provide peace of mind. Taking action as soon as potential problems are discovered means more severe conditions can be avoided in the future.

In West Malling, a One Smile Oral Care dentist can address the structure of the jaw and teeth while the baby teeth are still in the mouth. This will help control where the permanent teeth will come through. With advances in dentistry, potential problems can be detected from as early as 5 years old.

Braces in West MallingBy age 7, your child’s mouth will have grown with enough sound structure to predict how it will develop as the permanent teeth start to emerge. One Smile Oral Care’s Dr Yasmin George is trained to identify bite issues at an early age and will know when it’s time to explore braces in West Malling.

Braces for teens

The teen years are ideal for braces in West Malling because treatment can be timed with growth to produce optimal results. From conventional metal braces to Invisalign clear braces, there are many options for your teens, depending on whether they want to show off their braces or secretly make that perfect smile for end of school photos.

Clear ceramic braces

A popular alternative, particularly among older teenagers looking for braces in West Malling is clear ceramic braces. These use clear or tooth-colored ceramic brackets. They are a less noticeable than traditional metal brackets. They are also stain resistant, although people who smoke or drink coffee may eventually notice some discoloration.

Ceramic brackets may not be appropriate to correct all kinds of alignment or crowding problems as they can’t withstand as much pressure as metal brackets. Speaking to our dentist will help in discovering whether they are appropriate for your teenager. Ceramic braces in West Malling can be a bit more expensive and sometimes can a take a bit longer than traditional braces to achieve the desired result.

Find out more by calling or emailing our friendly staff today. We will happily arrange for you to see one of our highly trained dentists.

How do I get a Hollywood smile?

At One Smile Oral Care, we pride ourselves on our quality cosmetic dentistry in West Malling. Our porcelain veneers are the quick-fix route to a perfect Hollywood smile, hiding all manner of imperfections and giving your mouth the equivalent of a face-lift.

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells of enamel-like porcelain that are handcrafted by dental ceramists and then permanently bonded to the front of the teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry in West MallingVeneers are a popular treatment option for several reasons. They are generally placed on the front of teeth that are discoloured, poorly shaped or slightly crooked. Porcelain veneers may be used to lighten front teeth that are naturally yellow or have a grey cast and are not suitable for our Zoom teeth whitening procedure. Veneers are also used to correct teeth that are chipped or worn. They also may be used to correct uneven spaces gaps in the teeth.

Does it take long?

The veneer procedure can be completed in two visits to our practice, over the course of two weeks. The visits are comprehensive and may require several hours of examination and tooth preparation, to ensure your cosmetic dentistry in West Malling is executed to your exact needs.

This consultation stage of the veneer process is essential; it determines any oral health concerns that must be addressed before any treatment can begin. Also, we will work with you to select the best colour for your new teeth, or maybe several shades for extra detail and harmony to your smile. As a part of this process, if possible, we may occasionally recommend teeth whitening before you begin the porcelain veneer treatment to achieve the best results.

What next?

After your initial consultation, we will determine the dimensions of porcelain veneers that will suit your face and then conclude how much tooth structure needs to be altered to achieve your goals. We then take an impression of your teeth from which a mould of your mouth will be made. We also take several digital photos to communicate to the ceramist your desired results.

To find out more about veneers, or to book an appointment for your cosmetic dentistry in West Malling, call One Smile Oral Care on 01732 617 177, or send us a message using our online contact form.

Love your smile

Do you have crooked, overcrowded or poorly spaced teeth? Do you shy away from social situations or dread having your photograph taken? If you are an adult who missed out on teeth straightening treatment as a child then it is not too late to improve the way your teeth look. You may have considered braces but were worried that they are uncomfortable, unsightly or would impact on your life too much. In which case, we’ve got great news for you: there are more discreet and comfortable alternatives available. If you long to love your smile but do not want a mouthful of metal then Invisalign in West Malling may be for you.

Invisalign in West MallingInvisible braces?

One Smile Oral Care uses Invisalign in West Malling to straighten your teeth without bands, brackets or wires. Instead, a series of custom-made clear plastic trays are used to gently guide your teeth into place. The shape of the trays or aligners is modified slightly about every 2 weeks. This ensures your aligners adapt to the changing shape of your mouth and positions of your teeth, effectively pushing your realignment onto the next stage. You can remove the trays for eating and cleaning and they are almost invisible. This makes your treatment discreet, comfortable and still effective.

Can I have Invisalign?

Many of our patients have benefitted from invisible braces in West Malling. Invisalign is suitable where the crowding, spacing or misalignment issues are not severe. If your teeth are fully erupted and you are confident that you can commit to the whole procedure, then we can help you with Invisalign in West Malling. After wearing your aligners full-time, except when eating and cleaning your teeth, you will find that your teeth have moved into the desired positions, leaving you with the smile that you’ve dreamed of. Each treatment is unique as the aligners are tailored to your mouth. Advanced 3D technology is used to plan the treatment precisely so that we can reposition your teeth accurately.

Experience straighter teeth and give yourself the gift of a beautiful smile and improved self-confidence. Our team looks forward to talking to you about how you can benefit from Invisalign in West Malling.

Lifelong dental health with One Smile Oral Care

Are you looking for a dentist in West Malling? One Smile Oral Care could be the place for you. We offer a vast choice of preventive, cosmetic and restorative treatments for all our patients. Don’t just take our word for it, visit our website to read the hundreds of personal testimonials from our happy patients. We’ve put smiles on their faces and we can for you too. Your smile makes a massive impact on your life. From first impressions to the overall health and wellbeing of your body. With our dentist in West Malling you can enjoy a healthy smile throughout the years.

Dentist in West MallingRestorative procedures

Restoring teeth is a huge part of our job. From routine fillings to complete dentures and everything in between, we are here to help you. Let’s take a look at some of our common restorative procedures.

White resin fillings

A white resin filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture that is used to restore decayed teeth. They are also used for cosmetic improvements to change the color of your teeth or reshape rough edged teeth.

Aesthetics are another advantage of white fillings. Your dentist in West Malling can blend shades to create a colour nearly identical to that of your actual tooth. White resin fillings bond to the tooth to support the remaining tooth structure, which helps prevent breakage in the future.

Complete dentures

A complete denture is for people who have lost all their natural teeth. You can lose your teeth at any age, from accident, injury or infection. Your teeth take centre stage when you smile and make mealtimes enjoyable, which is why tooth loss can have a huge emotional impact on your life. Our resident dentist, Yasmin George, has over 25 years of experience helping patients overcome their anxieties resulting from tooth loss.

A denture acts as a removable replacement for missing teeth and gums, and is usually made of hardwearing acrylic plastic . One Smile Oral Care dentures are designed to closely resemble natural gum tissue and teeth, creating a natural finish.

Whether you need restorative work, cosmetic treatments or a routine dental check-up, our One Smile Oral Care dentist is here to help.