Here at Confidental, we suggest all our patients have regular appointments with our hygiene team. Our hygienists are all highly trained and work closely with our dentists to help you maintain great dental health at all times. You will also find them very easy to talk to, so please feel free to ask any questions you might have about your dental health because patient education is an important part of our practice.
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An insight into revolutionary teeth straightening in Clapham.
Before committing to orthodontic braces you should be fully informed on who is going to provide the treatment, how will it work and what are the implications and commitments.
Choosing a provider
We recommend choosing the clinic in which you feel you have the most confidence and trust. It is very important to feel welcomed, cared for and looked after; hence you should opt for the clinic where you feel confident in the dentist, the general staff and also the environment and facilities. This way you have the best chance that your expectations and goals can be met successfully.
At Confidental Clinic in Clapham, our dentists have a great deal of Invisalign experience so they can provide a broad approach and one which will serve you well, especially for complex cases. Our staff are warm, friendly and well trained making everyone feeling welcomed and special.
How does it work, is Invisalign going to give me the smile I dreamed of?
If you cannot commit wearing the aligners for 20-22h a day then the treatment is likely to be unsuccessful. In some way it is like training for a competition or studying for an exam; if you keep skipping classes throughout the process you won’t get the desired result and it could turn out to be a waste of time and money.
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Discreet teeth straightening options in Clapham.
Not happy with your smile? Will perfect straight teeth help you build up your confidence?
Please Give Confidental Clinic a call today on 020 7801 9060 and you will find more information about the barely visible way of straightening your teeth known as Invisalign.
Invisalign is a very popular choice for teens and adults and the most revolutionary way of teeth straightening, which consists of sets of 3D custom made clear aligners.
Many of us refuse to get traditional braces because they are so obvious, involve wires and brackets, are uncomfortable and require high maintenance. At the end of the day, we don’t want an orthodontic treatment to stop us from carrying out our usual lifestyle, instead we want a brace treatment that’s compatible with our busy social and professional lives.
For those who want to have their orthodontic treatment nearly undetectable, Invisalign comes with an innovative technique.
Ideal for both adults and teenagers, Invisalign ‘braces’ straighten the teeth by using a set of custom made aligners. The aligners are made of clear plastic, the advantage over metal braces of being smooth, near invisible and comfortable to wear, allowing patients to secretly improve their smiles while they go to school, work or social events.
Every set of aligners should be worn between 20h-22h out of 24h and every 2 weeks or so you will need to change, moving on to the next set. Your teeth will be moved gently and gradually so any risk of irritation or pain is considerably reduced.
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The “gold standard” way to replace missing teeth.
The most common questions in the mind of patients are, what are dental implants and why would I choose them?
Dental implantology is technique used to replace missing tooth. Our natural tooth consists of the visible part which is the crown and its root, which extends into the jawbone in order to support the crown. Implants are surgical components inserted into the jawbone to support a dental prosthesis and the basis on which dental implants work is known as “osseointegration”.
This is defined as the formation of a relation between an implant and bone. Bone cells will fuse themselves directly with the titanium surface, locking the implant into the jaw bone. Implant’s unique characteristics and features play a role in modulating molecular and cellular behavior. This is indeed a dynamic process and here at Confidental Clinic we use the worldwide best known implant system! Our team has over 20 years of experience and many successful cases.
The implant purposes is to replace a missing tooth or even a full arch.
In this method an implant made of titanium is placed into the jawbone; once integrating into the bone a crown is placed on it which acts as a natural tooth.
To be clear, mankind hasn’t yet created something to be as good as our natural tooth, hence your natural teeth will always feel slightly better than implants, however individual implants come impressively close to them.
Implant supported bridge:-
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Look great for the Summer and save money too!
Whilst many patients visit our Clapham dental practice for restorative dental care, a growing number also visit us for the benefits of the aesthetic treatments which we offer. Two of the most popular of these are our teeth whitening procedure and wrinkle reduction.
The Confidental Clinic team have decided to offer both of these together at a reduced cost, saving you £100 (terms and conditions apply). Both of these procedures are fast acting and long lasting and will enable you to look your very best for the sunny Summer months ahead.
Although we are well known for cosmetic dental treatments, we also offer facial aesthetics at your convenient Clapham dentists. The most popular of these is the well known Botox treatment which is a tried and tested method of reducing lines and wrinkles on the face and giving you a younger looking appearance. It is a perfectly safe procedure in the hands of trained professionals such as our facial aesthetics team. It is a simple procedure that is usually done during a single visit to our practice.
The Botox serum is injected into the areas that need treating, via a very fine needle which does not enter deep into the flesh, but just under the surface of the skin. This is not a painful procedure though some minor discomfort may be felt. A little bruising may also be noticeable locally following the procedure but this should disappear within a few days. The results should be visible within a week or so, and smoother looking skin should last for several months afterwards.
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A visit to the hygienist – much more than nicer looking teeth!
A comment that we sometimes hear from patients who have visited our hygienist for the first time is how much nicer their teeth look and feel. It may even be possible that some of these patients are happy to see the hygienist for this reason alone.
Whilst having your teeth professionally cleaned can certainly improve their appearance a little, and also make them feel smoother when you run your tongue along them, this is really a small bonus to the real work of a dental hygienist.
The first thing that our dental hygienist will do, on your arrival, is to discuss any general health issues and record any changes in medication etc. Some medications may make people more prone to dental issues and we need to be aware of these, so please do keep us informed, should there be any changes. Following this, your mouth will be examined for any possible indications of both oral cancers and signs of gum disease. The depth of any gum recession and bone loss will also be recorded to see if there has been any further deterioration since your last visit.
At this stage, improvements in the way that you care for your teeth may be suggested, such as how you brush your teeth and whether you floss effectively.
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A little more about this popular facial aesthetics procedure.
As providers of facial aesthetic treatments at our Clapham practice, we sometimes hear from new patients who are considering Botox for reducing skin wrinkles but are concerned about “scare stories” they have seen in the media.
We are always happy to help patients with their enquiries, and, in this blog, we take a look at why Botox has earned this perhaps undeserved reputation, and reveal the real truth about it.
Most people’s concerns about Botox seem to have originated in somewhat sensationalist articles in magazines or newspapers. Images of people, very often celebrities, with lip enhancements that have gone very obviously wrong, or facial features that make them appear frozen and emotionless have been seen time and time again, leading many to question the safety of this procedure. The reality is that, in nearly all of these cases, there are two potential likely causes of these problems. Firstly, the people applying these treatments may lack the experience or training and therefore inject an excessive amount of the Botox by accident.
Secondly, if the procedure is carried out without the correct levels of cleanliness or hygiene, infections can occur leading to all sorts of secondary issues.
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Even with great teeth, excess gum can leave us with an unattractive smile.
Recently on the Confidental Clinic blogs we have discussed the importance of having healthy gums, free from gum disease. One possible consequence of gingivitis (early stage gum disease) is receding gums which can progressively expose the root of the tooth. For some patients though, the opposite of this is the problem.
A “gummy smile” is more common than you might expect and occurs where the gum is present in excess and sits too low on the teeth. This condition is unrelated to gum disease and is largely genetically inherited, although other causes such as abnormal eruption of the teeth can also contribute. By and large, there are no preventable causes of this and the only option available is treatment.
The effect of a gummy smile can be determined by a number of factors; how significant it is, the person’s facial shape or the length of their teeth. There are no practical problems with excess gum material but, for many, it looks unpleasant and often leaves them reluctant to smile. The good news is that at our Clapham cosmetic dental practice, we are able to treat this aesthetic problem with a straightforward procedure referred to as a gum lift or gum reshaping.
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Even badly stained and chipped teeth are not a lost cause…..
One of the quickest and easiest ways to have nicer looking teeth is to have them whitened. Add to this, the affordability of this procedure and it is not surprising that it is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment at your convenient Clapham dental clinic.
Whilst we have had hundreds of satisfied patients who have had this procedure, we have also had to inform some that their teeth were, unfortunately, not suitable for this procedure. This is generally the case where there is severe staining and/or chips and cracks visible on the teeth.
All is not lost though, and we can offer these patients hope in the form of dental veneers. These are generally not used to whiten teeth where a regular whitening procedure will suffice, but are an excellent option where this would not work to the patient’s satisfaction. Instead of whitening the actual tooth, veneers are used by our Clapham cosmetic dentists to replace the discoloured or damaged front surface of the enamel. This procedure does usually require minor invasive surgery to remove the affected front surface but this is done using a local anaesthetic and no discomfort should be experienced.
Once a very fine layer has been removed from the teeth, impressions are made, from which the veneers are produced. Temporary veneers will be placed until they are ready, in order to protect your teeth.
The final touches
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