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Archives: Services

12 Jun

Oral Hygiene and Health Checks

 We offer to all our patients oral health check-ups and dental hygiene appointments.

The oral health check-up is the first diagnostic tool the dentist has to assess a patient’s overall oral health. Dr Valdemir dos Santos will look at the health of your teeth, the tissues inside your mouth and perform an extra oral examination.

From this visit we can then have a broad picture of the needs of the patient and any treatment required is explained and proposed after an extensive examination was achieved.

We usually recommend oral health check-ups every 6 months. Some patients are at higher risk of decay in which case we might suggest them to return every 3 months until their mouth is healthier. In some cases, patients with healthier teeth and gums may only need come back once a year to see the dentist, however 6 monthly visits for hygiene appointments are the best practice.

We offer an exceptional dental hygiene service to maintain the health of your gums, removing plaque which is the leading cause to gum disease. If left untreated gum disease will develop into periodontitis causing bone loss. Here at Brazilian Smile we will also offer the air-flow stain removal, which routinely is offered to all our patients coming for hygiene appointments.

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12 Jun

Teeth Whitening

 

We offer a home whitening option in our clinic in Harley Street. The kit which is customised for the patient includes trays and enough whitening gel supply for the course of treatment. The gel is placed in the trays which are then worn daily overnight according to the dentist guidance for about two weeks.

Teeth whitening can achieve safe and impressive results when offered by a qualified dentist; it gently removes stains using a special whitening gel which will restore your teeth’s natural whiteness. The results are gradual so you are in control of shades you can achieve. For a brighter smile get in touch with our friendly team to find out more.

 
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23 Mar

Crowns & Bridges

Crowns are a way to restore teeth which are fixed unlike dentures which are removable. They are usually recommended when there is insufficient tooth structure to support a filling. Crowns are used most commonly to entirely cover a damaged tooth or cover an implant.
Teeth are fully restored to their proper appearance and function with a crown restoration, they cover the tooth completely, fitting just at the gum line, protecting the remaining tooth. Most crowns have tooth-coloured porcelain. The shade is customised to match your other teeth so that the crown will look just like a natural tooth.

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Bridges are a series of connected crowns, replacing missing teeth by bridging the gap and using the surrounding teeth as abutments.
In addition to strengthening a damaged tooth, bridges and crowns can be used to improve the tooth aesthetics, shape, alignment and function. Gaps left by missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift, which can result in a bad bite. Bridges and crowns help prevent this from happening.

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12 Jun

Dental Implants

 

A dental implant is a substitute for a real tooth. Currently there are many implant systems available and your dentist will be able to identify  the best option for each patient

Once fitted, the implant and its components will form a strong foundation for long-term support of crowns, bridges or dentures.

Implants can last many years, however some habits such as heavy drinking or smoking can increase the number of problems associated with dental implants. Each case is different and if you do have any medical problems then speak to your doctor or dentist prior to starting any treatment – it is only in some circumstances that health problems prevent the use of dental implants altogether.

We would ask the patient to attend an initial consultation when the dentist will assess the possibility of providing implant treatment. Patients will answer detailed questions concerning their medical history and there will be a complete examination of the mouth to discover the nature and extent of any current dental problems. Usually x-rays will be taken and a full 3D Scan will be recommended so the dentist is able to have the best tools to evaluate and plan the treatment.

This extended examination will be used to determine the optimal position for an implant, how many implants can be placed in the gap and the quality and volume of bone that is available.

Finance at 0% interest is offered to our patients and all information is provided after the dentist has established which treatment route is the best for the patient.

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12 Jun

Root Canal Treatment

 

Inside each tooth there are blood vessels and nerves called pulp. The pulp is found inside the tooth in a place named the root canal. Each tooth can have more than one canal. If infection is present it might spread to the root canal which will eventually cause an abscess.

The patient may feel a dull ache to severe pain and tenderness when biting. Another symptom is the presence of swelling around the tooth and jaw.

If left untreated the abscess could spread into your jawbone and the extraction of the tooth might be inevitable at this stage.

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To treat the infected tooth, root canal treatment is needed and the bacteria causing the infection need to be removed.

The pulp is taken out from inside the root canals, which are then thoroughly cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. The procedure normally involves two or more visits to your dentist. If your tooth is particularly difficult to treat your dentist may refer you to a specialist endodontist.

The success rate of root canal treatment is considerably positive. About nine out of ten cases a tooth can survive for up to 10 years after root canal treatment

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12 Jun

Orthodontic Treatments

Fixed braces are the most popular type of orthodontic treatment available to date used to correct the position of the teeth. The braces are bonded to the teeth and cannot be removed. They contain small brackets which are connected together with a wire, held in place by elastic rings, known as ligatures.

Other than metal braces there are other options such as ceramic braces which are tooth coloured, producing a more aesthetic look.

In our practice you will have access to the most up to date techniques, not only for the amazing cosmetic results you will achieve but also by resolving other functional problems connected with the malposition of teeth such as headaches, eating and chewing discomfort, jaw problems.

Taking care of your smile is part of taking care of yourself; a great smile can grant you that extra bit of confidence in your life.

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