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Patients from Acton celebrate Earth Day at Sparkle Dental Boutique

On Earth Day the 22nd April we celebrate the beauty of the natural world and focus on how we can make a difference to the planet. But can we extend this way of natural, organic thinking to our teeth?

There are many cosmetic treatments out there that can give you the perfect smile, but it is also of importance that teeth still look natural. If not it can seem like your teeth are not your own. At Sparkle Dental Boutique crafting your smile is an art and every treatment is customised to your individual needs.

Braces

Wherever possible it is preferable to work with your natural teeth. There are a range of different braces available to suit the differing preferences of patients from Acton and further afield. These include traditional metal fixed braces, ceramic braces and even discreet, removable braces, which can give you a flawless smile.

Dental implants

If you need any missing teeth replacing the best option for a natural looking smile is dental implants. These are titanium posts implanted into the jaw that secure a custom-made bridge of teeth, which is a permanent solution able to last a lifetime.

Veneers and composite bonding

These treatments can serve a number of purposes, from whitening your teeth to filling gaps, cracks straightening teeth. Veneers are often made of porcelain and fitted over teeth, and they are a very popular way to create a “celebrity smile”. Veneers can subtly improve the colour and shape of your teeth in just two visits.

Composite bonding involves a composite dental solution being adhered to teeth in layers, which uses your natural teeth as a base to make them more smooth and shapely. Composite bonding can repair the damage of cracks, chips and is a cheaper option in comparison to veneers.

Are You Looking for a Cosmetic Dentist in Acton?

When considering cosmetic dentistry what should you be looking for?

Cosmetic dentistry is defined as “any type of dental procedure which enhances the patient’s teeth and their smile — thus improving a person’s overall appearance and self-confidence.”

So if you have teeth that are crooked, uneven, missing, discoloured, short, long or crowded and you are not sure how to go about finding a dentist who can help you to achieve the smile of your dreams, then look no further.

When choosing a cosmetic dentist in Acton consider the following:

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Many cosmetic dentists attend conferences and courses through groups like the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD). Attending such courses demonstrates that the dentist is keeping up to date with the latest technologies and treatments.

Membership in Professional Societies:

Membership in dental societies shows a commitment to quality cosmetic dentistry. In the UK look out for memberships to organisations such as the British Dental Association (BDA) and the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF). Those that belong to the BACD demonstrate clinical excellence through continuing professional development.

Specialization:

As well as giving you a beautiful smile, a good cosmetic dentist should be concerned about your overall general dental health.

PROFESSIONALISM

When considering cosmetic dentistry, you want to choose a dentist who you feel comfortable with, one who understands what you are looking to achieve. Consider things like:

Integrity:

Look for a cosmetic dentist who provides you with clear solutions and realistic expectations. Your satisfaction will be highest if you have a good understanding of what is truly possible from your dental treatment.

Evidence:

During your consultation, be prepared, ask lots of questions. Ask your cosmetic dentist to show you before and after photos of their previous work, powerpoint presentations, photo albums and so on. Ask to read previous testimonials from other patients who may have had similar treatment as to what you are considering and ask if the practice can put you in touch with a previous patient who has had similar work done.

Patience:

Look for a cosmetic dentist who takes the time to listen to your concerns and goals for your teeth and smile and thoroughly answers your questions.

ENVIRONMENT/TEAM

The environment as well as the team who will be looking after you, are also important things to consider when choosing your cosmetic dentist.

Team:

Look for people who are friendly, polite, knowledgeable and caring.

Technology:

Ask what latest equipment the practice uses. This will demonstrate how up to date the practice is. The more state of the art technology the practice has, the greater the likelihood of a more comfortable dental visit.

Practice:

Ask a team member to give you a tour of the practice. Do they have a separate sterilisation room? Does the practice look clean and tidy?