Month: July 2010

anti wrinkle treatment testimonial

Dear Dr Singh,

I’m just writing to let you know how happy I am with the treatment I received at you practice.

I have had Botox® administered several times in the past-mostly at clinics outside the UK- and I can honestly say that the results have never been as good as they are now.

I was particularly impressed that you took so many “before” and “after” photos for comparison and in my follow up appointment your concern and care that I was satisfied with the results was exemplary.

I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending you and indeed have already done so to several work colleagues.

I look forward to seeing you at my next appointment. I only wish I had enough money for a complete overhaul.

Regards,

AD

see your new smile before you go ahead

You would not buy a new pair of shoes, glasses or item of clothing before trying them on and committing yourself to the purchase. So why not have the same reassurance with your new smile.

There are a number of ways you can predict and see what your new smile will look like: 

‘wax-up’

This is where a mould of your existing teeth is taken and sent off to the laboratory. A wax mock – up is created by putting wax on the mould, giving an indication of what your new smile will look like. You can take the wax-up home to show your family and friends. We will not proceed with any treatment until you are completely satisfied with the wax-up.

trial veneers

If you need veneers or crowns to achieve that perfect smile, we can show you the final result. Once you are happy with the wax-up, we use it to construct the trial veneers. The wax-up effect is then transferred to your teeth. You are left with these for a couple of days to judge their appearance and function. The great thing about these trial restorations are that they are very easy to modify in the mouth. Once you are happy with the trial restorations, we take an impression of them, and the laboratory will copy them exactly.

For more information visit cosmetic dentist herts or telephone 01707 261367

Some dentists use cosmetic imaging software, to show you the final possible result. In our experience we have found that this may give you unrealistic expectations and you may be disappointed with the final result. We are completely honest with you at the beginning and if we feel it is not possible to produce the results you want because they are unrealistic or because it will damage the long term prognosis of your teeth, we will refuse to carry out any procedures.

At aesthetics our emphasis is on creating natural looking smiles, not fake, large Hollywood Smile. We aim for the ‘European Smile’. Ultimately you, as the patient, have the final choice, we would advise you on what we recommend and what would look natural.

8 Enemies Of Skin

Sun                                                    

Premature skin ageing caused by damage to collagen occurs from inadequate protection from UV rays. See section on sun protection on how to prevent this damage.

Stress                    

Adrenalin is released when we are stressed, this restricts blood flow to the skin, slowing cell turnover and resulting in a dull complexion. Antioxidant rich foods such as berries and tomatoes will reduce this problem. It is also essential to take out time to relax

Hormones

When we have an excess of oestrogen (Post Menstrual Syndrome) we get excess oil production. When we have depleted oestrogen (menopause) we get a decrease in oil production. We can prevent this by regular exercise which will increase the blood flow to the skin.

Diet

As the largest organ in the body, your skin is directly affected by your diet.  Poor diet will lead to acid by products that deposit in the tissues of the body, including the skin. An acidic environment promotes more inflammation. See section on skinutrition for further information.

Lack of sleep                     

While we are sleeping the body and skin has time to repair and rejuvenate.

Smoking

Nicotine narrows the blood vessels and prevents blood from circulating to the upper layer of the skin. This destroys collagen and so smokers’ skin has more lines and wrinkles. 

Alcohol

This dehydrates the skin, leaving it dry and irritated. Excess alcohol can cause swollen blood vessels, resulting in tiny red veins to appear on the skin’s surface and make the face look flushed.

Pollution and environment

Dirt from this source can coat the skin’s surface, this in turn blocks pores.

for more inforamtion visit skin care at aesthetics or telephone us on 01707 261367.

veneers – your questions answered

Who does it treat?

Anyone unhappy with the position and/or shape of their teeth.

What problems does it solve?

Crowded teeth

Misshaped teeth

Wonky teeth

How can I get them?

They normally take 2 visits. The first visit involves slight preparation of the teeth and taking impressions. The second visit the veneers are bonded on.

What other options are there?

If you are just unhappy with the position of the teeth, then invisalign  may be more suitable for you.

If the colour is a concern, then teeth whitening could benefit you.

Does it hurt?

Not at all. We aim to make the treatment as comfortable as possible.

How will I now what I will look like?

We will produce a ‘wax up’ of the final result. You have total control over the final result and can modify this.

How much?

Veneers can start from as little as £65 per month.

For further information visit veneers or call us on 01707 261367.

dental implants in herts

We have had a number of enquires regarding dental implants. Here are the most frequently asked questions and their answers:

When are implants indicated?

If you have gaps or missing teeth and there is sufficient jaw bone to hold the implant.

When are implants not indicated?

If there is insufficient bone, a traumatic bite is present or there is active gum disease.

What can you do for me with implants?

We can restore gaps in your mouth and hold dentures in place more firmly with implant retained dentures.

Why cant I just have dentures?

Dentures are not fixed in your jaw unlike implants, if there is not much support for the detures, these will  move around. You can either have implants by themselves or if a number of teeth are missing, you can have implant retained dentures.

Why cant I just have a bridge?

This is an option, but would normally require drilling down the teeth on either side of the gap.

How long do they last?

All our work is guaranteed for 5 years. However on average the implants should last around 15-20 years.

What is the process?

After the initial assessment , there are 2 stages involved. The first is the placement of the implant and then after a suitable period, the false tooth is placed over the implant.

How long does it take?

The average timescale is around 6 months.

How much might it cost?

The implant itself is around £2500.

Can I have sedation?

This is possible. We are here to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.

Will it hurt?

Not at all. We will make every visit as comfortable as possible.

What if I have no teeth, what can you do for me?

You could have implant retained dentures which are much more stable then dentures alone.

My dentures wobble, what can be done?

You could be a candidate for implant retained dentures.

For more information see implants Hertfordshire or call us on 01707 261367