Why do I need bone grafting for dental implants?

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Complete tooth loss is usually a function of the patient’s age. It will often be accompanied by the loss of available bone substance, which may be insufficient to support implants, therefore the treatment time is lengthened considerably. A safe foundation is essential for any implant. If no safe foundation is available, an implant cannot be inserted. The bone has to be built up first. There are several ways of doing this, depending on what…

Reasons to have dental implants

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Dental  implants can help if you are suffering from any of the following issues: Poor fitting dentures Missing tooth/teeth which affects your enjoyment of food on a daily basis If you are missing all your teeth and wear a full denture Types of dental implants: Replace one single tooth Sometimes an implant-supported solution is the best option, for instance: when a single tooth has been extracted or lost. In this case, the lost tooth…

Root canal infection linked to heart disease

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Root canal infection is a polymicrobial endodontic infection resulting in the destruction of tissue around the root of teeth. The current concept is that oral inflammation has an exacerbating effect on cardiovascular disease, said John Liljestrand, a doctoral candidate at the university of Helsinki. He chose a patient with hypertension, dyalipidemia and diabetes for his study. According to his study, the more inflammation the patient has around the root of their teeth, the more…

Surrey dentist treats painful TMJ/TMD jaw joint problems

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The temporomandibular joint is the joint connecting the lower jaw to the skull (also known as TMJ). The temporomandibular joint is supported by muscles that make it possible to open and close the mouth. The pain, discomfort or tenderness in or around these joints are referred to as TMJ disorders. Symptoms of TMJ disorders include ear pain, fullness of the ears, dizziness, neck pain and headaches, biting problems (malocclusion), clicking sounds, or locked jaws.…

Oral Cancer Screening Explained by Surrey Dentist

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Oral Cancer screenings test people for early signs of oral cancer. Oral cancer is rare in the UK and once detected, treated patients have a 90% survival rate. The sign and symptoms: Oral cancer can be invisible in its early stages, once it develops it might not even cause pain or discomfort. Therefore, it is crucial for everyone to have an oral caner screening once a year. The common symptoms of oral cancer are:…

Invisalign Open Day at Surbiton Dentist

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We are holding an open day on 30th May for Invisalign treatment. If you wish to have a consultation and learn more about invisalign book yourself an appointment. The places are limited and by previous appointments only.

Anxious or Nervous about Seeing a Dentist ? Surrey Dentist Explains

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Dental anxiety is a feeling of nervousness about visiting a dentist. Dental anxiety is quite common and has different stages effecting people from all ages. It can become a barrier to having the dental treatment you need. Dental anxiety can vary from mild nervousness to severe phobia. People who suffer from dental phobia might have fear of dentist needles, drills or having someone getting so close to them. They might have unpleasant childhood memories…

Dentist Open Day at Surbiton Smile Centre

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Every Mondays till 15th Dec This is a great opportunity for you and your family to come and meet our dental team and discuss any concern you have about your teeth, such as missing teeth, poor fitting denture, gum problems, loose teeth, headaches, jaw problems, crooked and discoloured teeth. Due to popularity of this event to avoid disappointment book a place in advance.

Gum disease bacteria and their damage to immune system, study finds

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Source: Image and text courtesy of University of Pennsylvania Date:June 11, 2014 Bacteria responsible for many cases of periodontitis cause an imbalance in the microbial community in the gums, with a sophisticated, two-pronged manipulation of the human immune system, research shows. Not only does the team’s discovery open up new targets for periodontitis treatment, it also suggests a bacterial strategy that could be at play in other diseases involving dysbiosis. The human body is comprised of…

How Dental Braces Work as Explained by a Surbiton Orthodontist

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The dental braces are placed usually within one appointment; this is a rather long procedure, about one hour, but its painless. We will place on each individual tooth a bracket bonded directly to the enamel. An arch wire will be placed to unite the brackets in a single arc to deliver gentle force. When the teeth start to move, sometimes, some additional forces are required. It might be an extra traction worn at night,…

Review received for Surbiton Smile Centre

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We received a kind review from one of our client and thought of sharing it with you. I’m a local Surbitonian, but originally from Sweden, and have high standards and expectations from my dentist. I used to fly home every time I needed to see the dentist until I found Surbiton Smile Centre. I’ve been going there for 5 years and am always pleased with the treatment I receive. The staff is professional and…

FAQ – Orthodontic Treatment cost at Kingston Upon Thames dentist in Surrey

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A course of orthodontic treatment involves the service of a team of highly trained professionals. The appropriate time should be spent on each phase of the treatment to obtain the best result. There is no short cut possible. The new technology available to orthodontists with the latest materials makes the treatment quick and comfortable. We have fixed our fees accordingly to be able to give you the best service at a reasonable price. We…

Gum disease (Periodontal Disease), symptoms and treatment explained by Kingston Upon Thames dentist

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Gum disease is inflammation of the gum caused by poor oral hygiene. Bacteria forms a sticky colourless plaque on the teeth. Daily brushing and flossing helps to remove the plaque. If the plaque is not removed regularly, it forms a hard surface on the teeth called tartar that can only be removed through professional cleaning by a dental hygienist. If plaque accumulation is not addressed early, it can lead to underplaying tissues and bone…

Advantages of Damon Braces explained by Surrey Damon, brace doctor

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The Surrey Damon system combines tieless braces with sophisticated high technology arch wires to deliver a virtually invisible treatment resulting in straight teeth. Research shows the Surrey Damon system adjusts the teeth up to six months faster than traditional braces or invisible aligners such as Invisalign. 1 With virtually invisible Surrey Damon braces, you don’t need to worry about lost or forgotten aligners, so treatment finishes without delay. Surrey Damon clear braces are more…

Dental Implants Explained by Surbiton Implant Dentist

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A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium screws, they are placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Over a few months, the jawbone will fuse with the metal screw. Crowns, bridges or dentures can be attached to the implant to replace the missing teeth. Dental implants can replace one or several missing teeth. They can also support a denture and/or bridge. Watch our video to see…

Are implants for me?

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Are implants for me? 40 years ago, dental implants were unreliable and expensive. These days they are predictable and inexpensive. However, dental implants have now become the preferred option in many situations when replacing lost teeth. They can be used for the loss of a single tooth right up to the replacement of the complete set of teeth. So are implants for you? Dental implants are metal (Titanium) cylinders that are place into prepared…

Surrey dentist discusses the connection between missing teeth and TMJ disorders.

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According to American association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay. In most patients, the front missing teeth are immediately replaced by dental implants, since they are the most visible, but missing teeth at the back are often ignored. Without the support of back chewing teeth, as the teeth randomly…

Inman aligners for quick teeth straightening in Surrey

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Teeth have a tendency to shift sometimes, causing upper and lower front teeth to become crooked, explains Surrey dentist Dr Soltani. This usually happens to adults who had orthodontic treatment when they were young. In these situations, people tend to consider braces first to correct the misalignment. However, with the revolutionary Inman aligners (made of a specialised plastic) mild misalignment of the front teeth can be corrected within a short time. Most Inman aligner…

Bad Breath Dentist | Halitosis Theraphy in Surrey

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Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a breath that has an unpleasant odour. It can occur occasionally or can be persistent depending on the cause. The bacteria that lives in the mouth, especially on the back of the tongue, are the primary causes of bad breath. The mouth’s warm, moist conditions make an ideal environment for these bacteria to grow. The following are the main reasons for bad breath. Poor dental hygiene: Infrequent…

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