August 21st, 2014
Laser dentistry is transforming the way we work and we are really excited to offer our patients the latest laser treatment. With Quicklase, we are able to carry out dental procedures quickly, accurately and painlessly. The Quicklase Power Pen can be used during a whole range of procedures and treatments and we can’t wait to show you how you could benefit from this modern innovation.
When can laser treatment be used?
The Power Pen is a very versatile piece of kit and we can use it for a wide range of procedures. Laser treatment is becoming more commonplace in dentistry and we are able to employ laser technology in restorative, periodontic, endodontic and cosmetic dentistry. We can use the Power Pen to sterilise dental instruments, contour and reshape the gums and detect decayed tooth tissue.
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry offers a whole host of benefits and is especially exciting for patients who are nervous about having dental treatment due to fears of pain, needles or injections.
In many cases, lasers eliminate the need for making incisions, which not only reduces the risk of infection and speeds up the healing process, but also means that no anaesthetic is required and therefore, no needles. Laser procedures are much less daunting than some more traditional procedures, such as drilling, because they are quieter and less invasive and this can be very comforting for anxious patients.
Healing time is shorter with laser treatment and as there is often no need to make incisions in the soft tissue, the risk of damage to surrounding structures is much lower. There is also a lower risk of excessive bleeding and infection following treatment.
Laser treatment is also very accurate and it often allows dentists to complete treatment much faster than with more traditional techniques.
To find out how laser treatment could benefit you, simple give us a call!
August 19th, 2014
At Kent Smile Studio we always have an eye on the future and we are eager to keep up with advances in technology to ensure our patients have access to the best treatment available. We are proud to be known as a forward-thinking practice and we are delighted to be able to offer our patients treatment using a Sirona CT scanner. The Sirona XG3D scanner enables us to plan treatment with precision and unrivalled levels of accuracy, make early diagnoses and detect potential warning signs and symptoms long before they become visible to the naked eye.
What is a CT scanner used for in dentistry?
CT scanners are most commonly associated with medicine, but they have a very important role to play in modern dentistry and are extremely useful. We use our CT scanner for a number of different tests and procedures, from planning the site of a dental implant in the jaw bone, to making diagnoses.
CT scanners generate images, which are much more detailed than traditional X-rays and this allows us to get a very accurate picture of what is going on in the mouth. We can often detect changes in the soft tissue and other potential warning signs long before they would appear on a traditional X-ray image and this means that treatment can be administered early, with a much higher chance of success.
Ct scanners also work very quickly, so we can get the images we need in a matter of seconds; this saves you from waiting around and means that we can plan your treatment, if any is required, as quickly as possible using the most accurate and detailed information.
CT scanners also have the benefit of allowing dentists to provide thorough explanations to patients using the images; dentists can talk the patient through the findings and guide them through the pictures so that they understand the situation and have a clear idea of what is going to happen next and how it will benefit them.
August 14th, 2014
We are proud to offer our patients the latest dental innovations, including the amazing All-on-4 system. With this revolutionary dental implant system, we are able to offer same-day tooth replacement treatment.
What is All-on-4?
All-on-4 is a dental implant treatment with a difference: this system allows us to provide patients with a brand new smile in just one day. Normally, implant treatment takes between 3 and 9 months, but with this innovative treatment, we can fit implants and new teeth in a single treatment session.
All-on-4 uses four dental implants to secure a new arch of teeth. With traditional implant treatment, it takes between 6 and 10 dental implants to anchor the new teeth, but this system takes advantage of the strongest bone tissue, which is located at the front of the jaw and adjusts the angle of the back implants to provide maximum support. Implants are usually placed at 90 degree angles, but the two back implants are placed at 45 degree angles in the All-on-4 procedure.
What are the advantages of All-on-4?
All-on-4 is an amazing option for people who have a large number of missing teeth and the best news is that these benefits can be enjoyed straight away. Treatment takes place over a single session and the results are visible immediately, so you don’t have to wait for months to see and enjoy the advantages of your treatment. All-on-4 is also less invasive than traditional implant treatment and it provides amazing levels of security for the teeth, so you never have to worry about an ill-fitting denture or missing out on your favourite foods.
With All-on-4, there is much greater support for the teeth in comparison to denture treatment, as the teeth are held in place by the implants; this means that there is no risk of slipping or sliding and you can also enjoy enhanced power when you chew your food.
If you’re looking for a quick, effective solution for tooth loss, look no further! Call us now to make your appointment.
August 12th, 2014
We offer sedation for nervous patients and patients who are undergoing a long or complex dental procedure. Sedation helps to make patients feel more comfortable and it can really make a difference to patients who feel very anxious in the run-up to treatment. Our aim is to make you feel relaxed and calm, so that you can get the treatment you need without getting stressed or anxious. If you have dental phobia or severe anxiety, we are here to help and our practice is Dental Phobia Certified.
What is IV sedation?
IV (intravenous) sedation is a technique, which is used widely in dentistry and medicine. It involves using sedative medication to induce a state of intense calm on the body. Medication is injected into the body through a vein in the arm and the effects of the sedative are noticeable very quickly; you will start to feel drowsy and you will feel completely relaxed. When you are ready, your dentist will begin treatment.
When you are sedated, you won’t feel any pain and you won’t remember much about the procedure afterwards. You won’t lose consciousness, as is the case with general anaesthetic, and you will be able to hear your dentist and talk to them if you would like to. Sedation helps to make the run-up to treatment and the actual procedure much less daunting and this can be really important for anxious patients.
What happens after sedation?
After the procedure, your dentist will give you medication to bring you out of your sedated state and you will start to come around. We will monitor you for a short while and then you will be free to go home. We advise bringing somebody with you so that they can give you a lift home and stay with you while the effects of the sedative wear off. It is important that you get some rest and refrain from exercising, driving or drinking alcohol for 24 hours.
August 9th, 2014
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It’s understandable that many people who are advised to have orthodontic treatment are anxious about having braces because they don’t want to be faced with a mouth full of metal when they look in the mirror or put up with glances from others when they smile in public. Although braces are very common, there is still a stigma attached to wearing braces and they can make you feel less confident; however, there are solutions to these problems and our modern aligners are the perfect therapy for those who are worried about their image and reactions from others.
With invisible aligners, you can go through the treatment process with your head held high, safe in the knowledge that nobody will even be able to see that you’re wearing braces.
The ins and outs of invisible aligner treatment
Invisible aligners have become a very popular alternative to traditional fixed braces, mainly because they offer discretion and the opportunity for patients to enjoy much greater confidence once they start treatment. With clear aligners, there is no need to be anxious about what others think about your braces or worry about how you will look once you start treatment. You can get the smile you’ve always wanted without any worries at all and you can also enjoy a host of other benefits.
Aligners are removable, so you can eat in public without checking your teeth every 2 seconds to check for food trapped in your braces and you can clean your teeth without having to navigate a track of brackets. Invisible aligners are also light and they are easy to maintain and look after.
If you thought invisible braces were an impossible dream, you’ll be delighted to find out that your dreams can become a reality. Call us today to find out more and book a consultation!
August 7th, 2014
As well as our incredible cosmetic dental treatments, we also offer the latest anti-ageing facial treatments, so now you can have a youthful, bright complexion to match your stunning smile. Our non-surgical treatments are designed to rejuvenate the skin, reduce the visibility of lines and wrinkles and enhance your beautiful features. We offer Botox and Restylane filler treatment.
About our treatments
We recognise the importance of feeling confident about your appearance and we offer the latest techniques to enhance your natural beauty and roll back the years to make you feel more comfortable in your own skin and ensure you only look as old as you feel.
Botox is a very effective and popular treatment for tackling lines and wrinkles and creating a smoother complexion. This treatment uses a purified toxin to restrict muscle contraction; it does this by disrupting the transmission of nerve signals to the facial muscles. Botox is a particularly popular solution for crow’s feet and lines on the forehead and around the nose and mouth.
Restylane is a filler treatment, which was developed in Sweden using substances, including hyaluronic acid, which are found naturally in the human body. Fillers can also be used to address lines and wrinkles, but they also create definition and contour the face by adding volume to the skin. Fillers help to combat the reduction of bounce and vigour in the skin, which is caused by decreased stores of collagen and elastin in the skin.
How does facial contouring work?
Contouring is a means of bringing out the best in your features and enhancing what is already there to make you look and feel gorgeous. We use fillers to create and add definition and draw attention to your best features; we can use Restylane to highlight the cheekbones and define the jaw line or to add more volume to the skin in the cheeks for a more youthful look. We can also use fillers to produce a more voluptuous pout by increasing volume in the lips.
August 5th, 2014
The summer is here and what better way to celebrate than treating your teeth to an amazing whitening treatment? We are offering the incredible Zoom! whitening treatment for just £249, which is a saving of 55 per cent! If you’re looking for a brighter, whiter smile, look no further than this fantastic offer and call to make your appointment now!
What is Zoom! whitening?
Zoom! whitening is a professional in-chair treatment, which is designed to lighten the teeth by several shades in just one hour. Treatment involves a single session and the results are visible immediately, so you can look forward to showing off your gleaming new smile as soon as you leave the surgery!
Zoom! whitening is very simple and there is absolutely no pain involved. The session lasts just an hour and we encourage you to sit back, relax and prepare to be amazed when you see your new smile. Whitening agent is applied to the teeth and then activated by a strong light. We ask you to wear protective goggles to prevent damage to your eyes and you simply sit or lie for an hour until the magic has taken effect. You will then be free to go!
What are the benefits of whitening treatment?
The benefits of whitening treatment are cosmetic, but aesthetic treatments can also make a huge difference to confidence and self-esteem. Bright, radiant teeth look healthy and your smile will look more attractive, as well as more youthful. If you are happy with your smile, you’re more likely to show it off and nothing makes you feel better than smiling.
Call us now to take advantage of our amazing special offer!
July 31st, 2014
If you’ve been shopping for a new toothbrush recently, you will probably have noticed that there is a huge range of products on offer. From basic looking brushes, which cost just a couple of pounds, to futuristic products, which boats all kinds of gadgets and gizmos, choosing a toothbrush can be a minefield. If you need advice or pointers when choosing a brush, we are here to help!
Electric versus manual
Many people are not sure whether to choose an electric toothbrush or a manual toothbrush. Studies show that electric toothbrushes are proven to remove more plaque than manual brushes, as the brush heads oscillate much faster and it’s easier to manoeuvre the head of the brush into the corners of the mouth. However, it is possible to achieve a really deep clean with a manual toothbrush.
It is possible to get an electric toothbrush without spending a lot of money and you can also buy battery-powered brushes, which represent a happy medium.
Electric toothbrushes can be easier to use for those who have problems with grip or motor skills in the wrists.
How much should I spend?
The reality is that you should spend what you can afford. Even a basic brush will do the job providing that you have a good brushing technique and you brush for the recommended time. If you can afford to spend a little more, it is probably worth investing in an electric toothbrush, especially as you only have to replace the brush heads, rather than the whole brush.
How often should I change my toothbrush?
Ideally, you should try to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Some brushes have coloured indicators, which show you when they need to be changed. It’s important to swap the brush heads frequently, as they won’t be effective once they are worn.
July 29th, 2014
What better way to usher in the summer than with a beaming, white smile? Call us to book your whitening treatment now and take advantage of our amazing Zoom! whitening offer!
What is Zoom! whitening?
Zoom! whitening is a professional in-chair whitening treatment, which transforms the smile in just one hour! In just an hour, your teeth will be transformed from dull ganshers to perfect pearly whites and there is absolutely no pain involved.
Zoom! whitening uses powerful whitening agent to lighten the shade of the teeth and create radiant new smiles. Whitening agent is applied to the teeth and then activated using an intensive light. During treatment, patients are asked to pop on a pair of protective glasses and then sit back, relax and look forward to seeing the results.
Zoom! whitening is a quick, painless and affordable way of giving your smile a boost in time for the summer.
Our amazing Zoom! whitening offer
At the moment, we are offering a special discounted price on Zoom! whitening. For just £249, you can get a brand new gleaming smile and the fee includes the consultation. The regular price for this treatment is over £500, so this represents a huge saving.
Call us today to book your appointment or find out more about Zoom! whitening and our special discounted rates.
July 24th, 2014
At Kent Smile Studio we are always on the lookout for treatments that provide a solution for issues commonly brought up by our patients. Many clients want a straighter smile, but are reluctant to have orthodontic treatment because they don’t want their image to change and we are able to offer a treatment, which delivers amazing results without impacting on your looks at all. Our invisible braces are an amazing option for those who want to go through the treatment process without anyone else being able to spot their braces.
Our invisible braces
We offer amazing invisible braces to straighten your teeth without drawing away from your natural beauty. With these braces, which can barely be seen when you smile, you can through the treatment process incognito and enjoy the results without having to go through stress or hassle.
We offer comfortable, convenient removable clear aligners, which generate forces that move the teeth gently. As the aligners are transparent, they won’t have any bearing on your looks and you can feel confident during your treatment.
Removable aligners give you flexibility during your treatment and they also make life easier, as you can enjoy meals without any stress about food getting stuck and you can clean your teeth in the normal way. With fixed braces, it can be difficult to clean around the brackets and the bands tend to attract bits of food, which can increase the risk of decay and gum disease.
Are invisible braces suitable for everyone?
Invisible braces are suitable for patients of all ages with a wide range of orthodontic issues and they are a great option for those who would prefer something a little more discreet than traditional fixed braces. However, aligners are always the best choice for some patients and fixed braces are generally considered a better choice for patients with complex needs, as they provide more support for the teeth while they move and they generate more movement.