18th April 2013
There are a number of reasons why teeth may need to be taken out. You may have an overcrowded mouth, so removing one of them will give the others some breathing space or your wisdom teeth may be causing problems. Sometimes, you may have a tooth that is causing more harm than good because it is the source of decay and this will need to be removed too. Unfortunately, the procedure may not the most comfortable thing in the world, but after you are given a local anaesthetic, you shouldn’t feel a thing.
Anaesthetic is given to the area to numb the nerves so that you won’t feel any pain. The dentist will then cut away at the gum to clear the area around the tooth so forceps can be used to wriggle the tooth out from its roots. Once its removed, stitches may be needed and once a dressing is applied, you’re all set to go home. Although it’s not the most pleasant experience, techniques and anaesthetics make the process much more bearable.
After the extraction, there is no doubt that the area will be a little painful. You can take painkillers to help ease the pain but it is important that nothing touches the area. You shouldn’t eat hot food for 24 hours and avoid hot drinks also as they can aggravate the area. Blood clots usually form over the wound and it is important that you do not attempt to remove these, as you will reopen the wound, which will be more painful in the long run. As tempting as it is to play with the newly formed hole with your tongue, it’s best to refrain from touching the area for the first 24 hours, as it will be very tender. Also, don’t rinse the area for a day and then in order to clean it, use warm salty water. Keep your mouth as clean as normal and your gums should heal in a few days. For more information on tooth extraction please contact the team at Liverpool Dental Spa in the city of Liverpool.
16th April 2013
As you get older, your worst enemy can be wrinkles. You want to age gracefully but unfortunately those wrinkles can make you look even older than you actually are. There are a lot of different treatments on the market such as anti-wrinkle cream and Botox that claim to give you a more youthful complexion but these are made of artificial agents. Juvederm on the other hand is made of a completely natural substance that is usually found in your skin.
What causes wrinkles?
As you age, your skin loses its elasticity and the ability to make a specific substrate called hyaluronic acid. This acid absorbs water and therefore is responsible for the volume in your skin. As it depletes, the skin becomes more dehydrated and it can lose its form, leaving you with wrinkles.
Juvederm contains hyaluronic acid so essentially it replaces the natural components in your skin that are lost with age. A simple injection into the crease of the wrinkle allows the practitioner to massage Juvederm into the wrinkle and fill it in. This treatment can last for up to 9 months depending on the type of skin you have and has very little side effects. It is also unlikely that you will experience an adverse reaction, as it is a natural component of your skin.
What wrinkles can Juvederm treat?
Juvederm can be used on the majority of wrinkles on your face. Common areas that are treated include smoker’s lines around the corners of your mouth, the wrinkles that occur in between your eyebrows, crows’ feet and those that are present on your forehead. Juvederm can also be used to give your lips extra volume and an injection into the edges of your lips can give them a more plump and youthful appearance. The results are instantly noticeable and this simple treatment has increased in popularity due to its success in removing those tough wrinkles that give your age away. Contact Liverpool Dental Spa in the heart of central Liverpool for more information.
12th April 2013
If you suffer from missing teeth, you may have to consider the idea of dentures. In the past, dentures have been linked to the elderly and were prone to dropping out in the middle of meals or conversations, making them a very embarrassing prospect. However, implant retained dentures eliminate the chance of losing your teeth for they anchor your new prosthetics directly into your jaw just like the roots of your natural teeth.
The dental implant procedure
As the procedure does contain some element of pain, a local anaesthetic is given to you in order to numb the area so you won’t feel a thing. The gum is then opened and a titanium screw in secured into your jawbone. Once this has been stitched and the wound has healed, your new prosthetic tooth can be secured in place. The tooth is carefully designed to closely match the natural colour of your other teeth so that no one will realize it is a prosthetic tooth. Once complete, there is little chance that the implant will fall out so implant retained dentures are a permanent fix to missing teeth.
The advantages of dental implants
At Liverpool Dental Spa the implants are incredibly stable and durable so it’s unlikely that they will ever fall out. Also, the fact that they are screwed into your jaw allows for improved function when eating, as the teeth won’t move. Other dentures can sometimes affect your speech but this is not the case with dental implants so you have no worries in that area. They are a simple procedure that can actually improve the health of your other teeth. Missing gaps can lead to bone loss around the area so by filling the gap, implants can prevent this from happening so you can enjoy healthier teeth for longer.
10th April 2013
Everyone wants that perfect smile. The one that makes other people stop and notice your incredibly straight teeth. But unfortunately the chances are that some of your teeth may crooked or overlap with one another. Of course this can be remedied with braces as we all know. But lets face it, braces aren’t particularly popular- no one really fancies the idea of wearing a brace for three years. So dentists worked hard to come up with a solution, one of which is Invisalign braces treatment, a discreet fast acting system that is easily fitted and practically invisible.
The technology behind Invisalign
Most braces are fitted to the front of your teeth and gradually tightened over time so that your teeth are pulled into place. However, Invisalign is a plastic aligner that can be taken out to eat and brush your teeth. It is customized to fit around the contours of your teeth so it is comfortable and is made from clear plastic so it is only really noticeable up close. You have to wear the aligner for two weeks and then switch to another aligner, which is a slightly different shape. As this process is continued throughout your treatment, your teeth are gradually brought into line in a shorter time frame than other brace systems.
The benefits of Invisalign
As Invisalign is removable, it’s easier to maintain good oral hygiene. You don’t run the risk of getting pieces of food caught in your brace and your brace can be cleaned whenever you like. The clear plastic makes the brace extremely discreet and it is also very flexible so it is comfortable as there are no wires poking you in the gums. Also, as the brace is not fixed to your teeth, it does not cause any damage or discolouration to their surface so once the brace has done its job, there’s no further treatment required to spruce up your teeth. Contact the team at Liverpool Dental Spa for more information.
8th April 2013
No one really enjoys visiting the dentist. But for some people, the fear is genuine and can bring out a large amount of terror at the mere thought of stepping into a clinic. This has been diagnosed as dental phobia and can in some cases be a very frightening experience. Anxiety attacks are common and the fear is brought on either by the fear of the dentist or work done at the dentist that involves needles and pain.
The fear of the dentist is now well recognized and something can actually be done about it. If you have dental phobia, you’re more than likely ignoring any toothache you have until it becomes a major problem. Decay is hard to detect without frequent visits to the dentist, you might be causing yourself more trouble because you could have had earlier, less invasive treatment.
Helping with dental phobia
Liverpool Dental Spa now offers sedation to particularly anxious patients to help them relax before a procedure. This is a small injection that won’t knock you out but will help you relax enough so that the dentist can carry out the procedure. It removes all the worries and pain before the treatment takes place so that you can stop fretting and allow the dentist to fix your teeth. You’ll still be able to breathe and talk on your own but you’ll notice that you feel much more relaxed and you won’t suffer any anxiety attacks associated with dental phobia.
Once you have had the procedure, you will need someone to take you home because although sedation doesn’t make you unconscious, it can make you feel woozy and distort your inhibitions. However, this will wear off in a couple of hours and you can leave the dentist happy for the first time, following a successful treatment.
4th April 2013
If you’ve ever broken, chipped or knocked any of your teeth out, you know the bother that goes into getting it repaired. Firstly, you have to visit the dentist and then book a few more appointments so your teeth can be measured and treatment carried out. It can take as many as four or five treatments alone before you can start showing off your new smile. However, a new technology has crashed into the dental word- CEREC technology allows you to get all the treatment you need in a day.
CEREC can fix your teeth in just one day
CEREC is a new form of 3D imaging that can be used in dental clinics. The time consuming part of having new dentures or veneer treatment is that impressions have to be sent away to technologists who make the prosthetics outside of your dental clinic. However, CEREC allows all this to happen in your own clinic so therefore no time is wasted sending things away.
There’s also no need for impressions as a high clarity photo is taken of your mouth and this is converted to a 3D image. Your dentist can then design a tooth/veneer/crown and once happy, the system will carve your new prosthetic out of a ceramic block that has been chosen to accurately match your natural tooth colour within half an hour. Therefore, you can have a new tooth designed, made and fitted in a matter of hours rather than days.
Benefits of CEREC technology
By combining the stages involved in treatments, CEREC allows you to have your treatment all in one day rather than spread over a few weeks. This saves both you and the dentist time and means that you’ll only have to have any injections once. Also, here at Liverpool Dental Spa we can control exactly what your tooth will look like once treated, so there’s no room for errors from outside technologists. Therefore, CEREC technology offers you a permanent, accurate solution to your tooth woes in just one day.
1st April 2013
Teeth go through a lot of strain throughout your lifetime. At some stage, you’re going to end up with imperfections from sporting incidents, accidents or simply biting down on hard foods. Whether that may be chips or cracks, broken teeth are always a hassle. So what’s next? You walk around covering your smile with your hand for the rest of your life? Or you find out about new innovative techniques that can fix your broken teeth in a matter of treatments.
In some cases, you may need dental veneers, which are like fake nails for your teeth or dental implants if the tooth is beyond repair. However, if not, composite bonding may be able to fix the problem. This tooth coloured bonding substance is used almost like a filler to fill in any cracks or replace missing parts to your tooth.
Composite bonding treatment
At Liverpool Dental Spa in the heart of Liverpool, the tooth is assessed for damage so that we can get a good idea of what we are dealing with. Following this, dental bonding is applied to the tooth to fill in any cracks or chips. This is then polished with dentistry equipment to make sure that all the gaps are filled in and the surface is as smooth as possible. Pretty much any crack, chip or dent can be fixed in this manner so the majority of minor dental cases benefit from this hassle-free procedure.
A huge advantage of composite bonding is that its matches the natural colour of your tooth so once the treatment is complete, you won’t even be able to tell there was a problem in the first place. Although they may not last as long as porcelain veneers, composite bonding offers a pain free treatment that gives you quick results and fixes any imperfections in your smile.
29th March 2013
We at Liverpool Dental Spa are a proud of our achievements speak for ourselves .In 2009 we won both Best National UK Dental Team and Best North West Dental Team; we were also nominated for Best North West Practice at The Dentistry Awards. The year previous, the North West results were flipped, with us winning Best North West Practice and being nominated for Best North West team. The awards don’t end there either; our own Debbie McGovern won Dental Therapist of the Year at the 2012 Dental awards. But you didn’t come here to read a list of awards; you came to hear about the service that won them!
Our dental services
When you first join the practice, we provide a comprehensive introductory consultation in which we discuss what you want for your teeth. We then will use all the latest in dental technology to make that a reality! We also understand that people lead busy lives and will ensure to offer you the most convenient time slots available to you. We are also located in Liverpool city centre, so we are geographically convenient too. You need merely flick through the sheer range of treatments available on this website to see the variety we offer. Several of our team members are also Dental Phobia certified so, if you get anxious visiting the dentist’s, don’t worry, our team can offer you the most relaxing treatment process available.
All the trimmings
Alongside our excellent dental services, we also offer a whole range of other cosmetic treatments, including treatment via Botox, Restylane and Juvederm. We even offer a range of spa treatments so you can relax after a procedure or check-up. You can have Botox treatment, teeth whitening and a hot stone massage all in the same day, all under the same roof.
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Still not convinced? Then why not come in and see for yourself. Just call us to book a consultation.
25th March 2013
At Liverpool Dental Spa, we aim to make new patients feel as welcome as possible. That is why we conduct our initial consultations in a friendly, open environment. Don’t worry: No treatment will required during this meeting! We just want to find out what we can do to help you feel great, as well as introduce you to the team! Remember: It is only by letting us know what you want that we can help make it a reality.
Dentistry in the age of technology
Once our chat is over and we’ve got an idea of what you want, we will then use the most up to date computer imaging software to demonstrate how your desired changes may look on you. This will give you chance to double check that your proposed alterations look as you imagined they would. It will also give a chance to add any extra treatments you might have been considering. Let your imagination run wild, this is your chance to test out your ideas. We will take care of the technical stuff: Making sure it works in relation to the shape of your mouth, lips and gums. If the proportions aren’t right, your smile may like out of place. Thankfully, that side of things isn’t your concern. It is important, however, to raise at this point any potential concerns you may have. A consultation is a dialogue and, even if only to give you piece of mind, it is important that you bring up everything and anything that might concern you. Our aim is to provide you with a hassle free great smile, but this is only possible if you give us exactly what you want!
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Your initial consultation is great chance to put worries to bed and to get a step closer to that perfect smile. Before that, however, you need to book it! Call us at Liverpool Dental Spa and book a friendly consultation today.
At Liverpool Dental Spa, we have provided treatment for many celebrities, just read our celebrity testimonials page! It is this same quality of treatment, however, which we offer to all our patients, famous or otherwise. No two smiles are ever alike and, similarly, neither are two smile makeovers.
What is a smile makeover?
It is essentially an umbrella term for a variety of treatments tailored to your needs and desires. This could range from the simple application of dental veneers, to teeth whitening and filling replacements. The limit on a smile makeover is really the limit of dentistry as a whole, so you have a quite a lot to choose from.
The very important consultation
We’re the professionals and we will use our expertise to tailor your smile to your wishes. However, the consultation process in a smile makeover is crucial as we need to know what you want from your smile. Want it to shine brighter? We can do that. Want it straighter? We can do that. In fact, we can help with everything from stained and cracked teeth all the way to replacing missing ones. The integral thing is just getting the dialogue going.
Thinking about your smile
The consultation will be a friendly process and, with our digital imaging software, we should be able to demonstrate the outcome of several treatments. It is a good idea, however, to arrive with an idea of what you want altered. Do you prefer one side of smile? Does your bite feel awkward? Do you think that you have a bit too much gum showing? Opinions as simple as these are important to raise during the consultation, we can then take care of the technical stuff!
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Whether it is a total revamp or slight correction, your smile makeover doesn’t begin until you’ve called and booked that all important consultation at our dental spa in Liverpool.