Whether your need is some excellent general dentistry to achieve oral health due to dental problems, or you are looking for a cosmetic dentist to undertake some dental work then we can help you.
A healthy good looking smile can be a great asset as this is so important in the modern world. It makes sense to give your teeth the best care possible, visiting the dentist regularly for prevention and maintenance is key to long term dental health.
At Azure Dental we provide the complete span of cosmetic and general dentistry. Preventative dental care/ dental hygiene therapy that any general dentist can provide but with a greater cosmetic emphasis so any treatment even simple fillings look like teeth rather than a tooth with a filling. Cosmetic dentistry such as teeth whitening and smile makeovers on the front teeth are used to help people smile and transform their confidence. Dental implants and oral reconstructive treatments are available to rebuild more extensive damage.
Good oral hygiene care is the key in preventative dentistry and maintaining a healthy mouth, it is the best way of avoiding dental treatment like fillings and extractions. Prevention is always better than cure in maintaining your smile.
Today, it is gum disease and not tooth decay that is the major cause of tooth loss in adult patients. Bacteria thrive in any plaque and tartar on your teeth, producing harmful chemical toxins. Therefore, regular professional removal of bacteria, plaque and tartar by a dental hygienist is essential to maintain a healthy mouth for life. Hygiene visits remove the hard tartar that cannot be removed by brushing alone, while stains and discolouration from coffee, tea, cigarettes or red wine are removed by polishing your teeth one by one with special brushes and polishing paste; Azure Dental now have the latest EMS Airflow Biofilm therapy disinfecting and polishing system. Excellent home care is crucial, so the hygienist will also show you proper brushing and interdental cleaning techniques to get inbetween your teeth where your toothbrush (even electric toothbrushes) can’t reach. This will help you to keep your teeth and mouth in optimum condition long term, with the aim of having teeth for life- see our page on Gum Disease for more information.
As a cosmetic dentist, few people like the look of a dark silver/mercury filling (though they are currently still being taught at dental school), as it can discolour the tooth and is noticeable when a people smile. During chewing, forces on the fillings can lead to cracks appearing in the surrounding tooth structure due to the lack of any support from the filling. This then ultimately leads to further breakdown and tooth corners breaking off. White fillings are both more cosmetically pleasing than the silver fillings and also help strengthen the tooth structure by bonding the walls together. The composite material can be used to replace old fillings (an affordable way to really lift your smile) or for any new ones required. If the decay is not too serious, our cosmetic dentists will remove all the decay and restore the tooth with a white filling (we do place any dark silver fillings and haven’t in the last 15 years). Decay occurs when the enamel and dentine of a tooth become softened by acid attacks from bacteria dissolving the tooth structure and producing a cavity (hole). Dental onlays and inlays are used to rebuild a tooth that has fractured, or where the area of damage is too large for a simple filling.
Root canal fillings are required if the decay has progressed so far into the tooth that the nerve and blood supply have become infected. The cleaning process involves the roots, which are also cleaned and then filled. This treatment is very successful with the right specialist tools and equipment, we are now able to save most teeth these days, avoiding the need for an extraction and more complex replacement options.
Crowns are fitted to teeth that are very heavily decayed/filled, chipped or broken. Modern all porcelain crowns restore both the function and natural cosmetic appearance of damaged teeth. Crowns can also be all gold or a combination of both, each type of crown is best suited to different clinical situations. Crowns are also used for a number of other reasons; such as when a tooth has undergone root canal therapy and requires a crown to structurally reinforce it, protecting it from further breakdown. They can also be used to disguise and improve the cosmetic appearance of a heavily filled and discoloured tooth- see our page on Smile Makeovers for more information.
If a tooth is lost, this can affect how you bite together as the teeth next to the space are able to drift and move, leaning into it. This can alter the bite and create food traps leading to further decay and gum disease. Therefore if a tooth is lost the ideal solution is to have a replacement. There are three ways to replace missing teeth- dental implants, tooth retained bridgework or removable dentures.
Bridges can be used where there are one or more teeth needing to be replaced, or when the missing teeth are only on one side of the mouth. Though, in recent times they have been superceded by dental implant therapy, due to the need for tooth preparation on the neighbouring teeth either side of the space for crowns.
Dentures can offer an alternative solution to bridgework or dental implants. By working closely with our patients and skilled technicians we can recreate a smile long since lost with the natural teeth. We are one of the few private cosmetic dentist practices to offer BPS Dentures. Dentures can also be retained by precision attachments or dental implants to give signifcantly improved chewing efficiency and security- see our page on Natural Dentures for more information.
Dental implants can be used to replace single/multiple or all missing teeth. It is a much more complex procedure and requires the correct planning and design work. We are lucky to have a 3D scanner within the practice so we can review your exact situation and plan with extreme accuracy what bone is available and the treatment stages required- see our page on Dental Implants for more information.
At Azure Dental, we are constantly looking for new ways to develop the practice and look after our patients who trust us to look after them. Everybody these days is really, really busy.; dentistry to a certain extent gets in the way of life and when you come to a cosmetic dentist you want everything to be completed as quickly as possible.
We have invested in the Cerec state of the art 3D Cad-Cam system, which is now allowing us to make alot of dental restorations within a single visit. This means you can have impression free cerec restorations- no trays with the jelly needed! The scanner takes a video image of your teeth and creates digital models which also means super accurate fitting crowns and veneers as there is no distoration at all during the process.
This also means that we will be able to perform a lot of your cosmetic dentistry in a single appointment with no need for temporary crowns, and no second injection at a follow up visit. If you need a crown or a veneer, in most cases we can have it made on the same day for you within 2 hours. If you have a broken tooth or you have a veneer that’s failed and it’s an emergency, you can have a same day replacement!!
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I went for a consultation because I was very aware of my teeth. I didn’t like the gap and the size of them. It made me feel like I didn’t want to smile or speak to someone close up, which in my profession is not good as a hairdresser I have to speak to clients up close.
After the consultation I knew straightaway that I trusted him to do the work. I felt comfortable, it was so professional and I was pleased to finally get the treatment started straightaway.
Throughout my treatment I could visually see the results every time and was excited to see the finished look. The end result has made me feel confident, smiley and overall a lot happier. Family, friends and work colleagues are all pleased with the outcome and can’t believe how good my teeth look. I would recommend it to anyone.General and Cosmetic Dentistry
Our practice is dedicated to keeping your mouth healthy and your teeth for life. We spend time to get to know you first of all; enabling us to discuss and plan together how you wish to be taken care of and then by providing the best care that dentistry has to offer.
The Azure Dental membership plan is the best way to keep you dentally healthy throughout your life. A regular monthly payment covers all your health reviews, with loyalties and fee reductions also included.
Fully flexible finance is available to ensure everyone is able to undertake his or her own ideal custom health plans. Finance can start from £500 and can be arranged over 12 months at 0% or spread out up to 5 years on an interest-bearing basis.