Buckinghamshire, in the south east of England is an area renowned for its idyllic, quaint and quintessential charm. Renowned for its rolling hills and picturesque countryside walks, it’s an area steeped in beauty and wonder. Also, in the area is Burnham Beeches, a 374.6-hectare biological site of special scientific interest which is also a nature reserve, with century old trees. As well as places of historical and biological interest, Buckinghamshire also houses all the contemporary amenities that one might expect to find in a 21st century dwelling of its size, including many communities run projects, a large shopping district, and some award-winning restaurants. For those seeking a dentist in Buckinghamshire, they can rest assured that they will be seen in a professional and timely fashion that is befitting of an area of such charm and friendliness.
Treatment from dental practices within the area that are the most popular, are those of a cosmetic nature. These are categorised as any treatment which is used to improve the overall aesthetics of a patient’s teeth, and tackle any superficial stains, damage or deterioration – unlike conventional dentistry or orthodontics which are used to tackle structural issues and improve the overall health of teeth. Treatments of this nature can have a massively positive effect on the outward appearance of those who seek them, and as such can result in a boost in their self- esteem and confidence.
Tooth whitening is one such cosmetic treatment which is available from dental practices within the Buckinghamshire district, and which can have a massively positive effect on both a patient’s outward appearance, and their self-esteem and confidence. The process of undertaking tooth whitening within a dental practice consists of applying a thin layer of whitening gel to the front of a patient’s teeth. This is then placed under a special UV dental light, which activates the bleaching agent within the hydrogen peroxide gel. Instantly, years of detrimental damage and neglect on the patient’s teeth starts to become eradicated. Home whitening kits can also be administered from some dental practices within the Buckinghamshire district. These are custom- made retainers which patients take home and apply a thin layer of whitening gel to first, before wearing the retainer when at home or asleep.
Bridging the gaps
Another method of cosmetic dentistry which is available at the dentist in Buckinghamshire is the installation of dental implants. Typically, implants are only opted for in instances where teeth have been lost or damaged beyond repair, and act as a prosthetic solution to large and unsightly gaps in a patient’s mouth. The process of installing dental implants initially consists of a small hole being drilled into the space in a patient’s mouth where the missing tooth (or teeth) should be. Then a titanium socket is inserted and left to heal. During a brief healing period, the titanium fuses with the bone in the patient’s gum, which allows the socket to be firmly fixed in the patient’s mouth. Thereafter a replica tooth is screwed into the socket and thus the gap is bridged with a good-as-new tooth constructed from porcelain or plastic. Dental implants can have a massively positive effect on a patient’s self-esteem, as it once again affords them the ability to smile to their fullest potential, without exposing any unsightly gaps or spaces in their teeth.