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Whitening Your Teeth Safely with Your Cosmetic Dentist in Bayswater

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular and affordable cosmetic dental treatments available, and provided it is done properly under the supervision of a licenced dental professional, it is extremely safe. A whiter smile is often associated with youthfulness, and tooth whitening is a quick way to give your looks a real boost. If you are interested in teeth whitening, then it is best to book an appointment to see your cosmetic dentist in Bayswater.

A Dental Check-up is Essential before Whitening

Dentist BayswaterThe reason for this is that tooth whitening is a dental procedure, and it’s vitally important that it’s only ever carried out on a healthy mouth. If you have any untreated tooth decay or gum disease, then you are at risk of experiencing unwanted side effects during whitening including tooth sensitivity and possibly pain. Your cosmetic dentist in Bayswater will make sure you whiten safely and comfortably, and they can also advise you of the results you can reasonably expect to achieve.

If your teeth are yellowish in colour then they are likely to whiten very well, but if they have grayish or purple tones then they might not whiten so effectively. Certain teeth will not respond particularly well to whitening, and if you have any teeth that have been veneered or crowned then they will not change colour during treatment.  Teeth that have darkened due to root canal therapy, or which have become discoloured due to antibiotics or fluorosis may need an alternative form of teeth whitening. Your cosmetic dentist in Bayswater may suggest whitening them internally, or you may choose to veneer or crowned the affected teeth. The next thing you need to do is to choose whether to whiten in our dental surgery or at home.

Tooth Whitening in Our Dental Surgery

This treatment is perfect if you need whiter teeth in a hurry, as just one hours treatment can lighten your teeth by several shades. Your cosmetic dentist in Bayswater will ensure your lips and gums are protected before applying the whitening gel. This contains hydrogen peroxide which is activated with a blue light as this helps it to penetrate the teeth more easily. Afterwards you need to make sure you follow an all-white diet for a couple of days to allow the teeth to settle down as they will be slightly more porous after treatment and more susceptible towards sustaining.

Tooth Whitening at Home

The alternative is to whiten at home using custom-made whitening trays that we can supply for your use. These are used in conjunction with carbamide peroxide gel as this is a slightly more stable form of hydrogen peroxide. The whitening trays are very comfortable to wear and can be left in place overnight or for shorter periods during the day. One of the nice things about whitening in this way is that the results are slightly more controllable, but treatment does take a couple of weeks to complete.

Did You Know Your Cosmetic Dentist in Bayswater Offers Dental Implants?

Many adults have lost at least one or two teeth, but replacement is important, as your teeth are designed to work together, and each tooth helps to keep its neighbours in position and help you bite and chew food properly. In addition missing teeth can look unsightly, and most people are embarrassed by this. Your options for replacement include having a bridge, some form of denture or dental implants. The last option is slightly more expensive and treatment can take slightly longer to complete, but for most people it will be the best method of replacement and here’s why.

Dentist BayswaterBenefits of Dental Implants Include:

Dental implants are likely to be suggested by your cosmetic dentist in Bayswater as they will provide the most aesthetically pleasing results, and they are ideal for anyone who’s concerned about their appearance. A single dental implant to replace a missing tooth can be virtually indiscernible from the real thing, and if properly cared for should last for decades or possibly even your entire life. This makes it an extremely cost-effective replacement in the longer term. Dental implants can also be used to support bridges, and even to secure dentures to prevent them from moving around.

While cosmetic results are obviously important, dental implants are also very beneficial for oral health. Natural teeth transmit the chewing and biting forces right through the crown of the tooth into the root, and from there the forces are transmitted into the surrounding bone, prompting it to keep renewing old bone cells, ensuring the jawbone remains strong. Once you have a tooth root removed, the jawbone that used to surround the root will gradually begin to reabsorb. This resorption can create considerable difficulties, as it will affect the stability of the remaining teeth, can lead to dentures becoming less stable, and unsightly gaps may develop underneath bridges.

These difficulties can be largely avoided if you choose to have dental implants placed by your cosmetic dentist in Bayswater, as the implant post replicates a natural tooth root, helping the bone to remain strong and healthy.

Can Anyone Have Dental Implants?

Most people will be suitable, but smokers will need to quit before having dental implants and people with autoimmune conditions such as diabetes may need an alternative form of tooth replacement. If you are interested in dental implants, the best thing to do is to book an appointment with your cosmetic dentist in Bayswater. They will want to know your medical and dental history, and will need to assess the quality of your jawbone as implants need to be surrounded by a minimum amount of bone in order to be strong enough to support a replacement tooth. The really good news is that if you have a tooth that is failing, and which will require extraction quite soon, it may well be possible for Hyde Park Dental Clinic to place the implant at the same time as the extraction.