Keeping up appearances with lip fillers Harley Street

As our bodies go through the ageing process, our once youthful plumpness can begin to deplete as the hyaluronic acid within our skin lessens. Fine lines, wrinkles and a new thinness to the lips can develop over time and although you may still feel young, for some the appearance begins to suggest otherwise. At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we understand that although our bodies age, this does not mean we are necessarily ready for the appearance changes which will begin to occur. This is where dermal fillers can save the day.

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Having lip fillers Harley Street is one easy step to restoring your youthful appearance as it is a simple boost of the hyaluronic acids within the lips. In order to get the process started you can contact our team online, in person or over the phone and get an appointment booked in for your free consultation. During this appointment we can ensure that any questions you may have are answered and the processes are explained in full so as to leave little to the imagination.

Avoiding surgery to enhance your appearance

When we strive to alter our appearance it can be easy to assume that we will need some form of surgery, but in many cases this is not necessary. Lip fillers Harley Street are just one of these cases. This procedure, which you will barely feel due to a numbing of the area, is created using a simple needle injected into specific points. Injecting the natural hyaluronic acid back into the body to create a freshened appearance is a quick way to create a more youthful look instantly. Minutes to complete for an instant result. 

Topping up or removing the filler

Once you have had your first filler, if you like the outcome you may want to continue with the new appearance. If this is how you feel, all you need to do is continue to attend further appointments around every 6 months on an ongoing basis in order to continue to top up the filler.

On the other end of the scale, should you not like the new image, in a matter of months the treatment will wear off and your original appearance will be back to normal. No need for extensive methods to remove the treatment, a simple wait can help reduce the results without any further action.

Not just for lips

Our lips are not the only aspect to our appearance that we may want to alter and it is therefore useful to know that at our clinic dermal fillers are available to enhance a variety of aspects of the body. This does not mean that once you have your lips enhanced you can just go straight into other filler procedures, as we would always book in a consultation appointment to begin with. The good thing about having lip fillers Harley Street first is that you will already understand how the process works and therefore should you have more questions, detailed or not, our team will be able to address these with you.

Orthodontic care by stealth – clear braces W1

Young or old, rich or poor, the impact of wearing a brace weighs heavily on the mind of any patient considering orthodontic care in their adult years. Let’s talk about how we’ve transcended the problem with our clear braces W1.

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Grown up orthodontic care

Orthodontic care is no longer wedded to teenage and adolescent patients as it once was and more adults are looking to correct minor misalignments later in life. This puts a lot of pressure onto clinics to adapt and meet the needs of this new group, a challenge that we have happily risen to with clear braces W1 at Harley Street Dental Clinic.

Breaking the cosmetic taboo

There has long been a taboo associated with cosmetic procedures, having been seen as superfluous, vain, unnecessary or somehow less than other medical procedures. Caring about your appearance and feeling good because you physically look good is somehow seen as shallow.

We’re beginning to see these ideas change, to crack and fade. The truth is that confidence and a higher quality of life, whether it comes from an aesthetic treatment or the relief of a medical condition, is still highly enriching and is well worth the time and effort, this is something that we firmly believe at our practice.

Maintaining a lifestyle balance

The challenge that many adult patients struggle with is mixing the demands of their lifestyle, career and interpersonal relationships with the disruption that treatment brings. One solution that patients have adopted is taking medical holidays for treatments to occur outside of their normal social circles.

This does not work well for orthodontic care, as the treatment is long term, somewhere between 4 to 12 months depending on how significant the misalignment is. This is what makes low-impact orthodontic care so valuable to our working, professional patients, allowing it to simply fly under the radar and allow treatment with minimal disruption.

Low impact orthodontic options

Lingual braces

These are streamlined versions of traditional braces, attached to the backs or the inside of the teeth making them practically invisible to all intents and purposes.

Clear aligners

Clear aligners are translucent plastic forms. They gradually realign the teeth by applying consistent pressure over the entire surface of the tooth; because they are so close fitting and crystal-clear, they can go unnoticed even during the most intimate conversations.

Ceramic translucent braces

Ceramic braces sometimes called glass braces, invisible braces or clear braces W1 are glass polymer composite braces. They share many of the structural properties of traditional metal braces but they’re see-through!

Minimal brace systems

Minimal braces systems use very high strength metals to have the same mechanical properties as a traditional brace whilst being as minimalistic as possible. There are two wires made using titanium nickel or tungsten composites and their brackets are narrower.

Dental cost and financing options

We don’t think that your cash flow should limit your access to the highest quality of dental care. We offer 0% finance  and low interest options allowing you to distribute the cost of your care over the long haul, which is up to 5 years.

By eliminating upfront costs, people are more engaged in the treatments most appropriate for them, rather than trying to cut corners or economise on their care by selling themselves short.

The lowdown on composite bonding Harley Street

What is it?

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When first looking into the idea of reshaping, re-colouring or altering the appearance of your tooth or teeth, you may uncover something called composite bonding Harley Street. This particular redesigning of the tooth is an extremely popular method as it uses a resin which is moulded and blended to the natural tooth. No need for major surgery or treatments that take time to adjust the imperfections you may see within your smile. This simple yet effective treatment enables dentists around the world to help patients adjust their minor imperfections without a hefty treatment or procedure to get there.

Can this be done in one appointment?

With instant results being all the rage within society, it is no surprise that patients seek this when looking at altering and perfecting their smile. Whilst this is not always possible, when it comes to composite bonding Harley Street, it is, in most cases, an instant result. The teeth do not need to be prepared in advance and the majority of cases can have a rejuvenated smile within around 90 minutes without the need for any healing time. The important part is to remember that every patient is different and therefore your timings may differ slightly, but this will always be discussed between you and our dental team.

A replacement for braces?

Whilst composite bonding Harley Street can be used on a slightly crooked smile, this quick fix only masks the problem and is not a long-term solution. It would also only be suited to those who have minor misalignment issues as more extensive problems would require orthodontic treatment to realign the teeth.

This quick fix will suit some patients, but not others as with any treatment or procedure and therefore it is important to discuss this with us at Harley Street Dental Clinic before setting your sights on a particular pathway for improving your teeth. Using our knowledge and expertise to achieve the results you want is putting your smile first. 

Shaping the resin

Although advances in technology have taken the world by storm and a lot of jobs have a digitised solution, when it comes to moulding and shaping the resin to your tooth, it is carried out by hand. Our dentist will have expert knowledge and skills to chisel, shape and mould each tooth ensuring that it blends perfectly to the rest of your natural smile.

A short-term fix?

The idea of a short-term fix depends on what you believe the meaning to be. Our natural teeth will always be the preferred long-term solution, but life throws in a series of twists and turns which impact our teeth, mouth and gums. The natural tooth may be damaged or altered in appearance or placement and therefore using a non-surgical method to re-create the tooth can feel like a long-term solution when it lasts for only 5 or so years.

The main thing to remember is that no treatment or procedure is long-term if your oral hygiene regime  is not of a high standard. By taking care of your teeth, mouth and gums, whether through composite bonding Harley Street, dental implants or some other mouth altering treatment, the solution will reach its full potential enabling you to prepare for the next step.

Invisalign – the pros and cons of treatment

The great thing about our dentists is that they are here to guide you towards the appropriate treatment – not to sell you a product or service, as we know all treatments have their pros and cons despite their growing popularity. So, let’s take a level-headed look at Invisalign W1.

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Effectiveness

The effectiveness of clear aligners as a group has been questioned, but we at Harley Street Dental Clinic have found that to be an overgeneralisation, with there being a significant quantity of aligners that are misused, usually through home treatment kits and online dentistry. This branded aligner has never permitted their products to be used outside of a fully-qualified dental practice and only operates out of licensed surgeries. This gives both the oversight of a dentist maximising treatment effectiveness, as well as the support of the manufacturer to the local surgery.

In this context, clear aligners have been shown to be effective at correcting mild to moderate misalignment in good time and with fewer unpleasant side effects.

Comfort

Historically, orthodontic treatment has not placed comfort as the highest priority. That has changed and even the traditional metal brace has had to adapt to patients’ expectations, with comfort being a factor. Invisalign W1 takes this to new heights. Traditional orthodontic braces  need to be adjusted or tightened; this is usually done with six weeks intervals, but it could be done more often, producing the inconvenience of travelling to the clinic and limited surgery time with increased treatment costs. Clear aligners are used for 2 weeks before moving on to the next aligner in the series. This is the equivalent of having a brace corrected, with smaller and more regular corrections which are far more tolerable, making aligners more comfortable. Most patients report a consistent pressure on their teeth which soon becomes normalised, leading to them forgetting whether they are wearing their aligner or not.

Visual impact

Finally onto the clear part of clear aligners. One of the best aspects of this orthodontic technique is its minimalism; by using the elastic deformation and its resulting pressure to move teeth, clear aligners do not require brackets, archwires, rubber bands or any of the other things that a traditional brace needs. They function just as well in any colour, but by being translucent with clean lines and tightly fitted to the teeth, they are close to invisible.

Maintenance and lifestyle impact

Maintenance of Invisalign W1 is quite different to that of other braces; they are removable from your mouth although it is only recommended to take them out sparingly just to eat and clean teeth. That said, the majority of maintenance and hygiene associated with traditional braces is around eating and the extensive cleaning after eating.  By being able to remove your aligner in order to consume food and then brush before returning it, much of that rigmarole is avoided.

The presence of the aligner does reduce the flow of natural saliva around the teeth, increasing risks of cavity formation and the build-up of plaque. Care should be taken to improve brushing technique and general oral hygiene.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in contact with our surgery and we would be happy to explain more about clear aligners and how they could help you.

Brightening up your smile with teeth whitening in Harley Street

Each day our teeth go through a series of obstacles, from crunching down on biscuits to chewing gum repeatedly and being soaked in liquids each time we drink. Whilst this is of course unavoidable, the types of food and drink we consume can be altered within our diet so as to protect our teeth from stains. Removing red wine, caffeinated drinks such as tea and coffee, and cutting down on sugary consumables can work wonders. For some these steps may be big, for others they may be minor changes.

Whilst the above changes can make a huge difference, if the discolouration has already set in, it may be that you are searching for a way to renew the appearance of your teeth and recreate the white gleam that they once had. This is where teeth whitening Harley Street comes in.

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What options are available?

For those who have had a bad experience within a dental practice, visiting the dentist can engender feelings of discomfort, anxieties can arise and an overall sense of fear can take hold. For those people, visiting the dental practice for any form of treatment or procedure may be something they tend to avoid. However, this is no longer necessary. Whilst we cannot change past experiences, we can create new, positive associations with your visits to our dental practice. Our team from receptionist through to the dentist are there to work with you, so as to achieve your dental dreams and whilst the occasional visit is needed, there are options available with many treatments that are primarily home based.

An example of this is the whitening option carried out at home. As with all treatments and procedures, a consultation will need to happen first and it will be during this time that a blueprint for your custom-made dental trays will be created. Once the trays are manufactured, you will be called in for a quick recap and to be presented with them. It is then over to you. These dental trays fit snugly and comfortably to your teeth for just a few hours a day, whether it be daytime or overnight is your choice. With a whitening gel placed inside the trays within around two weeks visible results can be seen.

For those who have no anxieties surrounding visits to the dentist, it may be that they opt for the Zoom teeth whitening Harley Street treatment. This process is carried out within the dental practice and essentially requires the patient to sit in a dental chair whilst a lamp is placed over the area activating the bleaching process. This suits patients who are after a quick re-colouration before a special event or for those who do not want to build gradually with the whitening process.

Or for the people who are unsure about which route to follow, it may be that a combination of the above two processes is carried out. Either way, when looking into treatments and procedures it is important to discuss your concerns, no matter how big or small, with our dental team. By doing this, together you will be able to come up with an option that not only suits your physical needs, but also your emotional needs.

Recreating your smile with Invisalign Harley Street

A leap of faith

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When we are in our toddler years, we understand that we are fabulous, adorable and nothing can stop us. As we begin to get older, new insecurities can begin to filter through into our minds causing us to dislike certain aspects of our appearance. It may be the pinkness to our cheeks, the freckle that we feel stands out or the crooked smile that appears throughout each day. Hiding away would of course be the easy option, and with the wearing of masks having become a normal occurrence within society, it is all too easy to conceal these things rather than addressing the root of any insecurity. Whilst this may seem like the easy option, it is far more constructive to contact your dental team and discuss Invisalign Harley Street.

Commencing your journey

Opening up to your dental team does not need to be a huge declaration. However, by informing your dental team of what you would like to achieve you will be revealing the options available to you and begin to learn what may or may not be suitable for you.

Once you have taken the first step, a consultation can be booked in so that an in-depth discussion can be conducted over what style of treatment or procedure might best address your needs. After all, there is no point pursuing options that are not suitable. This is why during the consultation a thorough examination of your teeth, mouth and gums, along with digital scans, X-rays and in some cases, moulds will be taken. This thorough appointment enables our team to discover and understand what you want from treatment, and allows you to ask any questions you may have and narrow down the possibilities.

Whilst the digital scans, X-rays and moulds may seem a little far-fetched at this early stage, not only do they enable our dental team to thoroughly assess the misalignment, but should you decide to have the Invisalign Harley Street treatment these processes also aid in the creation of the tailor-made aligners.

The following steps

Shortly after the consultation process, an appointment will be put in place to introduce you to your new best friends. These aligners are to be worn for around 22 hours a day and are only removed during your daily teeth cleaning regime and when you eat food. This is why being talked through the process and understanding your commitment is so important.

Once you have the aligners, it is over to you, but rest assured you will be supported. Every 4 to 6 weeks our dental team will take a look at your progress and help you stick to your plan. As a team we want to assist you to achieve the results you desire.

Transforming a smile has never been easier with a variety of options, a range of payment plans and with modern, knowledgeable dental teams around the world. The main task for you is to take the leap, open up the discussion with our dental team and to put your faith in yourself and in Invisalign Harley Street.

Dermal fillers done right!

Skin plumping and other facial aesthetics treatments might seem a bit unusual for a dentist, but with an excellent mix of medical training and appreciation of aesthetics, you can really get the most out of your treatment with us using dermal fillers W1 at Harley Street Dental Clinic.

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Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is the primary ingredient in almost all dermal fillers W1. Sometimes called an active ingredient (that would be a bit of a misnomer as it’s truly active at all) it’s an extremely passive tissue filling. It naturally occurs in almost all mammals and many other creatures, making up 20% of healthy human skin tissue. It’s very hydrophilic, which means it interacts with and is affected by water, and will actually suck up water from the air if crystals of hyaluronic acid are not properly stored. When fully hydrated it is pH neutral and a slightly viscous gel like fluid.

Injection techniques

The difference between good and bad treatment comes down to injection technique. There are a wide range of filler manufacturers, and assuming non-counterfeit goods (a problem among less established vendors) are being used they are all largely the same, some containing numbing agents or further hydrating compounds.

What makes the difference between a ‘botched’ treatment and hitting aesthetic goals is the skill of the practitioner who has to decide which injection techniques to use, where to place them and have the competency and steady hand for carrying out those injections. This is one of those moments when dental skills really come into a league of their own. Our dentists often have to predict the outcome of a set of treatments based on symptoms and not only come to the correct conclusion of the best way forward, but also have the techniques and talents required to carry them out. It transfers over very well to dermal fillers!

Maximising treatment impact

As a naturally occurring protein in the skin tissue, your body has all the mechanisms required to build up and break down dermal fillers W1. There is a natural reduction in the overall quantity of hyaluronic acid as we age. It’s what contributes to wrinkles, a general sagging along with the loss of elastin and its replacement with keratin. The hyaluronic acid added during treatment will eventually be reabsorbed by your body; this becomes apparent within 6 months and is likely to be entirely absorbed in 12 months.

Many of our patients attend top up sessions at that 6 month mark. They are cheaper than previous treatment, are quicker and are the best considered for maintenance. They can often be fitted into a lunch break and around a packed business schedule. After treatment you’ll still be able to operate a vehicle and will not require an escort.

If you would like to find out more information about how we can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, please feel free to contact the clinic. We are currently accepting new patients into the surgery and if you are curious about joining please feel free to fill out the online application, or call our reception team.

Replenishing and replacing your broken smile with dental implants Harley Street

Covering up the smile

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Masks, although a pain in many ways, for those with a broken or damaged smile have been the perfect item. No unwanted glances towards the gap in your smile, no ‘helpful’ comments regarding tooth replacement options and no hiding away due to low self-esteem. A mask can only deflect and divert the problem for a short time though. Therefore, regaining your confidence concerning your smile and filling in the gaps is the best long-term solution for you and this is where dental implants Harley Street come in. Small titanium screws that act as an artificial root for the new tooth or teeth, enabling you to restore your smile for the long term rather than quick fix options that do not last.

The impact of tooth loss

A smile, whilst it may seem simple, can alter the way we see ourselves and how others see us. A hard chiselled jaw can appear softer, the frown lines can smooth out and the eyes soften, and you can put another person at ease with a smile. We are able to express our emotions through the movement of the mouth and therefore hiding it away due to insecurities can not only impact our self-esteem, but can also hinder how the outside world sees us.

On top of the emotional impact of tooth loss, is the physical impact. Whilst the gap may or may not be obvious, any form of tooth loss can, over time, cause further health problems. It may be that further tooth loss occurs due to a breakdown of the jawbone which has been left unstimulated over time. This can lead to a weakening of the teeth surrounding the gap and in time, alter the facial definition of the individual.

Whether a tooth or multiple teeth have been lost, visiting our dentist is of extreme importance to ensure you maintain your overall oral health.

Protect your smile with dental implants Harley Street

One of the more popular, long-term solutions to tooth loss is to use dental implants Harley Street. These small screws are made of titanium and when inserted into the jawbone, create a sturdy, artificial root for the tooth replacement. The nature of these titanium screws, once inserted into the bone, helps stimulate bone regrowth and therefore regenerates it around the implant securing it into place. This in turn protects facial definition and the surrounding teeth. 

Can anyone have dental implants Harley Street?

In many cases, having implants secured within the mouth is the most suitable tooth replacement option, however this is not always possible. For this reason, each patient has to first attend a consultation with our dental team where a discussion and physical examination of the teeth, mouth and gums will take place. The combination of the physical examination, digital scans and X-rays helps our dental team to ascertain whether this is the procedure for you. It may be that the bone depth of your jaw is insufficient, or it may be that the overall health of the mouth is not at a high enough standard which would negatively impact the implant and reduce the longevity of the process. No matter what, all this would be discussed within the consultation and a variety of solutions will be made available to you by us.

Surgical lasers at our W1 dentist

Lasers are not new in medicine as a whole, having been implemented in retina and lens corrections for 20 years and almost as long for delicate heart procedures. But with the increased experience and reduced costs of equipment, we are proud to be able to utilise them at our dentist W1.

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Using lasers for surgical incisions goes beyond early sci-fi hype. Being able to make an incision extremely accurately without creating a pulling and tearing force, makes lasers excellent for extremely delicate surgical work. This is why they found their initial niche with lens, spine and neuro work, rapidly moving arteries of the heart across hospitals later on.

Wherever incisions have to be made cleanly and blood loss minimised, lasers have the advantage of partially cauterising the incision as it is made.

EPIC system

The EPIC laser system is a diode CPU based laser system which gives us, at Harley Street Dental Clinic, the flexibility to give a wide range of treatments, from managing discomfort to surgically removing gum tissue and lightening teeth! 

Modulating the beam in both intensity and frequency makes it less like a scalpel and more like an entire set of tools in its own right.

Current role in treatment

We use the EPIC by Biolaze to its full potential. For the relief of pain, we directly stimulate the nerves in order to disrupt the receptors in much the same way as TEN’s systems, but we use light instead of electricity.

Cold sores and oral ulcers

The treatment of ulcers focuses on resolving the infection to resolve the symptoms. This is normally done with a cyclohexane mouthwash, but by using focused laser pulses, we can sterilise the gum tissue in a very targeted way.

Cosmetic gum treatment

The ratio of gum tissue to enamel when smiling has its own rules of attractiveness; too much or too little can often be seen as off-putting. Also badly defined asymmetric arches are also seen as undesirable and these can all be corrected with cosmetic gum contouring. By surgically and strategically removing small quantities of gum tissue, the arches can be emphasised. Using a surgical laser allows us to minimise discomfort and bleeding. 

Surgical intervention and the remove of oral growths

There are several forms of benign oral growths, the most common form of skin tag developing from the gum tissue after a severe case of gingivitis. Although generally harmless, a skin tag can be irritating and when accidentally bitten, very uncomfortable.

Correcting tongue-tie (ankyloglossia)

Some cases of tongue-tie, where the membrane connecting the tongue to the bottom of the mouth extends along the bottom of the tongue and holds the majority of the tongue down, can be resolved by surgical intervention. A limiting factor is usually the high rate of blood loss making it another great case for a laser dentist W1.

Possible future of laser dentistry

Currently procedures with our lasers are limited to soft tissue and there is yet to be an appropriate diode laser that could be used on enamel, but this would be a natural progression and one that we would happily embrace at our dentist W1. Can you imagine a future dentistry without a whirr of the drill? We can!

Feeling at ease with your dentist Harley Street

Knowing the team supporting you

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When looking for a dental practice very rarely do people consider how well they may or may not get on with the dental team. Whilst at no point does anyone expect to become best friends with their dentist Harley Street, getting along amicably and having confidence in the person helping you with your oral hygiene is essential. After all, together you form a team to ensure your oral health receives the very best care.

When looking online at dental practices, the dental surgery team concerned is often put up on the website in a photograph along with their qualifications. Whilst these two things are of course important to take a look at, what is more important is to look into the reviews of the practice and the individuals within the practice.

Are the team friendly? Are they welcoming? Will they go the extra mile for nervous patients?

Whether nervous, new to the practice or a regular attendee, our dental team, from receptionist through to dentist Harley Street, understands how important rapport is,  which is why we work with you and get to know you from the very beginning. In order to work together successfully we have to have an understanding that works both ways. This is something we always strive for at our Harley Street Dental Clinic.

Keeping on top form

Whilst qualifications are always essential within the dentistry world, once gained it is important to continue developing skills in terms of knowledge and practice. With updates and alterations constantly improving methods, it is important to find a dental team that adheres to this process as well as keeping on top of any standards needed for the profession. This is why all members of our dental team are encouraged to continue personal development, whilst abiding by the General Dental Council which offers strict guidance to dental professionals. Having qualifications from years ago is a given, but keeping up-to-date with all the new knowledge and methods in dentistry is essential. We ensure our dental team is continuing to be on top form.

Covering all treatment styles

Traditional treatments, innovative treatments, cosmetic treatments, no matter what you are looking for, finding a dental practice that has you covered is important. For some practices having the ability to out-source patients is more suitable and enables the patient to return for their regular dental care. For other, larger practices, such as our clinic, offering a wide range of dental services has never been simpler. From dental check-ups, to cosmetic tooth realignment processes to facial aesthetics. No matter the requirement, we can help keep you at ease whilst providing you with the services you may need or want.

Becoming one of the family

Whilst we know that we are available for your oral health needs, for us as a dentist Harley Street it is more than that. When you come on board we become a team, a family, working towards improving and maintaining your oral wellbeing. Together we can ensure that your smile stays in place and continues to shine.