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Sculpting The Perfect Smile For You In The Heart of Liverpool

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

At Liverpool Dental Spa, nothing makes us happier than seeing patients leave with a beaming grin on their face. If you have cosmetic imperfections and they’re holding you back, we are here to help. No matter the problem, we have an arsenal of treatments ready and waiting to put a smile back on your face. If you have misshapen teeth, chipped or uneven edges or a gummy smile, we can sculpt the perfect smile for you right here in the heart of Liverpool.

Smile sculpting

We use the latest techniques to sculpt beautiful smiles. If you have a gummy smile, when the teeth are covered by more gum tissue than usual, this may make you feel self-conscious when you smile. There are no unpleasant symptoms caused by a gummy smile, but our contouring techniques can help you to feel much more confident when your smile is in the spotlight. We use painless methods to remove tiny pieces of the gum tissue, revealing more of the tooth structure to give you a more balanced, attractive smile. With a gummy smile, the teeth can look short and small, and reshaping is a simple way of giving you a gorgeous, healthy-looking smile.

We also offer tooth contouring, which is an ideal solution if you have misshapen teeth. We use simple, painless techniques to smooth edges and adjust the shape of the teeth very slightly to create stunning smiles in no time at all.

If you’re interested in our contouring techniques and you’re after a beautifully sculpted smile, call us today!

Worn Out Teeth? How Liverpool Dental Spa Can Help You

Monday, July 31st, 2017

If you have worn or chipped teeth, we have various solutions that can help to restore your smile and strengthen your teeth.

Crowns and fillings

Crowns and fillings are used to strengthen teeth weakened by decay or injury. If the tooth is chipped, it may be possible to repair is using a filling. If the tooth is fractured, a crown may be required. Dental crowns are also known as caps as they are placed over the top of the tooth. Crowns can be made from ceramics, including porcelain, for a flawless aesthetic, and they can last at least five years if they are well cared-for.

Dental bonding

One technique we use to build up worn edges and improve the aesthetic of misshapen teeth is dental bonding. Bonding is a treatment, which involves using a material called dental composite to make minor changes to the appearance of the individual teeth. Your dentist will shape and mould the composite to reshape and repair the teeth and then set it using a curing light. This makes the composite hard. Your dentist will select the shade of dental composite that is closest to your natural tooth colour so you won’t be able to tell the difference between the composite and the rest of the tooth. Treatment only takes an hour, and there’s no pain involved.

If your teeth are worn and they need a little TLC, we can help! Call and book a consultation today!

What is Cosmetic Bonding and How Could it Give You a Personalised Perfect smile?

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Do you wish you had a perfect smile? Have you got chipped teeth or gaps between your teeth? If so, we can offer you an incredible treatment, which can transform your smile and give you a perfect, personalised set of pearly whites without any pain at all. Here’s everything you need to know about cosmetic bonding.

What is cosmetic bonding?

Cosmetic bonding is also known as composite or dental bonding. This is a cosmetic procedure, which also has restorative benefits, and we use it to reshape and repair chipped, damaged and worn teeth. We can also use bonding to reduce the size of gaps between the teeth, giving you an affordable, quick alternative to veneers and orthodontic treatment.

How does cosmetic bonding work?

Bonding is a straightforward treatment, which we can usually complete in less than an hour. You won’t feel any pain, and you’ll be amazed at the difference an hour in the dental chair can make to the appearance of your smile.

Cosmetic bonding requires a high level of skill on the part of the dentist, and you’ll be pleased to hear that our experienced dentists are experts when it comes to creating beautiful smiles. To achieve a flawless aesthetic, your dentist will use composite, a tooth-coloured material, to reshape the teeth, build up worn edges, fill in chips and reduce gaps between the teeth. Dental composite is putty-like in consistency and this enables your dentist to shape and mould it for a variety of uses. It also comes in a range of shades, so your dentist will choose the closest match to your natural tooth colour for seamless results.

Once your dentist is happy with the placement of the composite, they will ask you to pop some goggles on and they will shine a curing light onto the teeth. This sets the composite, making it firm.

If you’re looking for an affordable, quick, and pain-free way of getting a gorgeous smile for summer, call us today or get in touch via our website to find out more about dental bonding.

Chipped a Tooth Over Christmas? Tooth Repair Solutions

Friday, January 27th, 2017

If you’ve chipped or broken a tooth over the Christmas holidays, don’t panic. We have a range of solutions available to patch you up and restore your confidence.

Minor chips

Minor chips don’t usually cause any long-term dental problems, but they can affect the aesthetic of your smile, and therefore make you feel less confident. Thankfully, we are able to offer a highly effective remedy for chips and worn teeth. Composite bonding, also known as aesthetic or cosmetic bonding, is a single-session treatment, which can restore your smile to its former glory with no pain at all. Bonding is a technique we can use to build up worn surfaces, fill in chips and even reduce the size of gaps between the teeth. Your dentist will use dental material called composite to carry out minor repairs to the tooth in question. At room temperature, composite has a similar consistency to putty, and this means that your dentist can mould it to fit gaps perfectly. Your dentist will select the closest shade to your natural tooth colour to ensure the best possible aesthetics. When the composite is in the right place, it will then be set using a curing light. This makes it hard, and resistant to further damage. When your dentist has carried out any final adjustments, they will show you the fruits of their labour, and hopefully, you’ll be beaming again!

Broken teeth

If you think you may have broken a tooth, it’s advisable to see your dentist as soon as possible. If the tooth is broken, it’s best to try and repair or strengthen it, as leaving it may result in further damage and an increased risk of infection. If X-rays show that the tooth is fractured, we may recommend a new crown. Crowns are placed over the top of damaged teeth to make them stronger and more stable. Veneers may be another option worth considering for more extensive damage.

If you have a chipped or broken tooth, call us today and book a consultation. We’ll have you smiling again in no time at all!

Chipped Tooth? Here’s What You Need!

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

White smileEven the strongest, healthiest teeth can fall foul to accidents and injuries. Tooth enamel is incredibly strong, but chips are fairly common. Even a minor chip can have a significant impact on the look of your smile and your confidence. Thankfully, if you’re worried about chips, we can help. Sometimes, clients opt for veneers for chips, especially if they have additional problems, such as staining. But there is an alternative. Allow us to introduce you to cosmetic bonding.

Everything you need to know about cosmetic bonding

Cosmetic bonding, also known as composite bonding, is a very simple but very effective dental procedure, which has incredible aesthetic benefits for your smile. This treatment involves using dental composite, a tooth-coloured material, to patch up work edges, alter the shape of individual teeth, and repair chips.

Composite bonding is a simpler, faster and more affordable option than dental veneers. It can be completed in a single session, and there’s absolutely no pain involved.

If you choose to have bonding, your dentist will go through the procedure with you. Before they begin, they will select the shade of composite that is closest to your natural tooth colour. They will then apply the composite, which looks and feels like dental putty, and shape it. Your dentist will mould the composite to carry out the desired changes, using their creativity and practical skills to achieve amazing results. The composite is then hardened using a curing light. Once the composite has set, your dentist will make any final adjustments to ensure a flawless finish.

Is bonding the right treatment for me?

Many of us are conscious about the appearance of our smiles. If you have minor imperfections, we can make your smile look more attractive and boost your confidence by using simple, painless techniques like composite bonding. This treatment is suitable for those with chips, worn and uneven teeth, small gaps between the teeth and misshapen teeth. To find out more, give us a call today!

Weather Your Tooth Erosion with Cosmetic Bonding

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

If your teeth have fallen victim to acid erosion then you might have considered pricey treatments like veneers to get your smile back on track. But did you know there’s a faster and more cost effective option? Cosmetic bonding can restore your smile in a single visit and is significantly cheaper than veneers or crowns.

What is bonding used for?

Cosmetic bonding uses a material called resin, which becomes very resilient when it sets. This treatment can be used to treat:

  • Tooth decay
  • Chipped teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Gaps in the smile
  • Discoloration

The bonding procedure

The procedure is pretty straightforward. Firstly, your dentist will mix the resin to make sure the colour matches your natural teeth.

Your tooth will then be prepared. This involves roughening the surface so that the resin can get a firm grip on your tooth.

Once your tooth is ready, your dentist will apply the resin to the tooth and sculpt it into shape. Finally they’ll solidify the resin using a special laser, before giving the tooth a polish for a natural finish.

Bonding benefits

Cosmetic bonding treatment is an effective and long-lasting treatment and the best part is, it can be completed in one appointment!

Your teeth will look beautiful and natural afterwards and there’s no need for downtime after the procedure.

Dealing With Damaged Teeth In Central Liverpool

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Your teeth are made from sturdy stuff, but general wear and tear, injuries and accidents can take their toll and there is a risk of them becoming damaged and broken. If you have a broken tooth, there are various options available to you. These include: restorative treatments (such as crowning or dental implants), cosmetic treatments (such as veneers), or a simple and quick procedure known as cosmetic bonding.

What is cosmetic bonding?

Cosmetic bonding is often referred to as composite bonding and it is a procedure used to carry out minor repairs to the teeth. This procedure involves using dental composite, which is also used to fill cavities, to patch up and build up the teeth to create a beautiful smile.

Bonding is a really effective treatment for patients who have chipped and worn teeth, as well as those who have unsightly gaps between their teeth, and it is a much cheaper and less invasive solution than veneers. The changes made to individual teeth appear to be very minor, but when you look in the mirror you will be amazed at the difference they make to the overall appearance of your smile.

The bonding process

The procedure involves using dental composite to build up worn edges, smooth rough surfaces, reduce the size of the gap between two teeth and repair chipped teeth. Your dentist will shape the composite while it is still in a soft form and then set it hard using a curing light. This painless procedure doesn’t take long, and the results are staggering.

Typically, the procedure takes less than an hour and no anaesthetic is required. The results are visible straightaway, there is no recovery time and your teeth will be stronger, as well as looking healthier. Composite can be matched to the closest shade to your natural teeth, so that the ‘new’ part of the tooth cannot be distinguished from the rest of the tooth.

Treating Broken Teeth In Central Liverpool

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Your teeth carry out a number of important actions every day and occasionally, they can suffer from wear and tear. If you have a chipped tooth, you may be thinking about restorative or cosmetic treatment and we highly recommend cosmetic bonding.

What is cosmetic bonding?

Cosmetic bonding is also known as composite bonding and it is a procedure used to strengthen damaged teeth and enhance the aesthetic of the smile. Dental composite is matched to the colour of your natural teeth and it can be moulded into shape when in putty form, which means that it is a very versatile treatment. Your dentist can use composite to improve the shape of a tooth, repair chipped teeth, build up a worn tooth surface and even make a gap between two teeth smaller. Once the putty-like composite has been shaped, it is then hardened to make the tooth stronger.

The procedure

Before the procedure, your dentist will explain what is going to happen and then shape the composite to address your concerns; this may involve filling in a chipped tooth or placing the composite between two teeth, for example. The composite is closely matched to the shade of your teeth and it has a range of uses.

Once your dentist is happy with the placement and shape of the composite, they will shine a curing light onto the material to set it hard. Once the composite is hard, it is very strong and should last for a long time. Your dentist will then give your tooth a polish and you can see your amazing new smile.

What are the advantages of cosmetic bonding?

The changes made by this procedure are usually fairly minor, but the impact on the look of the smile is really impressive. Even a small chip can make you feel self-conscious when you smile and this treatment can really work wonders to make sure that you feel confident when you smile. The actual procedure usually takes less than an hour, it’s painless and you will be able to notice the results straightaway. This treatment is also a much more affordable option than veneers and other types of restorative treatment.

Broken Teeth Treatment In The City Of Liverpool

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Your teeth are extremely strong and hard-wearing, but they are not unbreakable. If you have a broken tooth, it’s advisable to see your dentist to prevent further damage and restore your smile. There are various options available for treating broken teeth, including veneers and dental implants, but one of our most effective treatments is composite bonding.

What is composite bonding?

Composite bonding is a simple, quick and painless cosmetic dental procedure, which is extremely effective for patients who have chipped teeth. The bonding process involves using dental composite to strengthen and repair the teeth. Dental composite is matched to the colour of the tooth and it has both aesthetic and functional benefits.

Dental composite is shaped while in soft, putty form; your dentist will use their skill and experience to mould the composite to build up worn surfaces, repair chips and even close small gaps between the teeth. Once the composite is in place, it will then be hardened using a curing light; this is a very quick process and it is not painful at all.

What are the advantages of composite bonding?

Composite bonding is more affordable than dental implants and veneers and the procedure takes less than an hour, which means you can enjoy the benefits of treatment much quicker. The process is painless and there is usually no need for anaesthetic.

The changes brought about by cosmetic bonding are often minor, but they have a real impact on the overall aesthetic of the smile. If you have a chipped or broken tooth or your teeth are worn and you’re fed up of feeling self-conscious when you smile or meet new people, this treatment can help to rectify these issues and ensure you feel happy and confident in the future.



Dealing With Broken Teeth At Liverpool Dental Spa

Monday, April 1st, 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.



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