Posts Tagged ‘Cosmetic dentistry Brentford’

Thanksgiving Day – Give thanks for a smile achieved by Brentford dentists

When you think of Thanksgiving Day you would be forgiven for immediately thinking of American families gathered around a table, eating turkey and watching an American football game. But not many people know it is celebrated in other countries as well. Canada, Liberia and parts of New Zealand and the Netherlands celebrate this occasion too (although Canada, Liberia and the Norfolk Island in New Zealand celebrate it on different days). A tradition of the period is to ‘give thanks’ for what you have, so what are you thankful for? Well, one thing could be your smile thanks to your Brentford dentist!

We can be thankful that we live in a time where cosmetic dentistry has progressed to a stage where nothing is impossible. It can be overwhelming to think of the amount of pressure that is thrust upon us to look a certain way, but now we can feel more in control and better about our appearance due to the wealth of options and possibilities available to us. Now we can rejuvenate our smile with confidence due to advancements in implants, veneers, teeth whitening, teeth correction, gum correction and much more.

Today, ‘train track’ metal braces are a thing of the past now that clear aligners and tooth coloured braces have become the primary source of treatment for misaligned teeth. The advancements in teeth correction methods are not just cosmetic and treatment is now a great deal shorter than previous orthodontic methods.

The progression of dental implants has dramatically changed peoples’ lives. At one time it would have taken months to receive a set of implants with restoration, but now it is possible restore a complete smile in just one day thanks to the All-on-4 implant method. Even those who were told they did not qualify for implants due to weak jawbones and gums can now be treated.

Teeth whitening has also greatly advanced and we are now at the age of laser teeth whitening, which requires no bleach and can last for over a year.

So, one thing to be thankful for is that we live in a time that we can have the smile that we desire.

The Apprentice … and Cosmetic Dentistry?

The return of the hit TV show The Apprentice also means the return of 16 new lambs to the slaughter for Lord Alan Sugar, and here at Sparkle Dental close to Brentford we think an apprentice can greatly improve their chances of landing that dream job if they had a beautiful and confident smile.

In the ruthless business they are venturing into any and all advantages need to be taken, and having a perfect smile could really set a lasting impression that would give an apprentice a better shot than their competitors.

As they work out the intricate workings of business by marketing products to the French market, publishing a free magazine and branding a new type of biscuit, amongst other things, cosmetic dentistry could really help them on the path they’ve started, whether it’s a full smile makeover with dental veneers or replacing worn out or missing teeth with a dental bridge.

Dental Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges are used to either restore a chipped or damaged tooth or replace a single or group of missing natural teeth, something that would be highly sought after if one of our apprentices had lost a tooth; pitching an idea with only half your teeth intact doesn’t really set a good first impression!

Crowns work by covering all of the outer (enamel) part of the damaged tooth, while bridges work by attaching the device to two teeth on either side of the missing tooth, acting as a bridge for the artificial tooth to be fitted.

Dental Veneers

Veneers are often known as the ultimate smile makeover and work by covering the damaged, disfigured or discoloured tooth or teeth with a wafer thin material. This material is remarkably similar aesthetically to natural teeth and can be shaded to whatever colour the patient wishes, making it a very versatile procedure that can help with a number of cosmetic dental issues.

With the new series of The Apprentice well under way, Lord Sugar’s potential recruits may be well rewarded for sprucing up a rather bland or downright ugly smile!