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3 Top advantages of tooth implants

Tooth implants are prosthetic teeth that can be used individually to provide single permanent replacements, or in pairs to anchor a bridge of artificial teeth in place. An entire set can be fixed firmly into the mouth using as few as 4-6 tooth implants.

There are obvious aesthetic advantages to having tooth implants; the main one being that they’ll fill an unsightly gap in your smile that has been caused by tooth loss. Our clients commonly admit that they sought tooth implants because they felt self-conscious about having teeth missing, but did you know that smiling less because you don’t want to reveal your gaps can have a detrimental effect on your happiness?

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Marlborough Dental – Why choose Marlborough Dental Studio

There are many reasons to choose Marlborough Dental Studio, but one of the main reasons our patients come back to us time and time again is because of the effort we put in to maintaining long-standing relationships with them. We don’t want to only provide a high quality service on a comprehensive range of dental treatments, but rather exceed the expectations of those who visit us.  Continue reading

7 things patients want to know about dental implant devices

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are used to support replacement teeth in the jaw. This is achieved through a metal post which acts like the root of any normal tooth, it fits directly into the jaw bone and holds false teeth in place using an internal screw or clip to keep it in place.

Can any dentist provide dental implants?

It is always best to consult with your dentist to determine if dental implants are needed first of all. If they do not do dental implants, then they will most likely refer you to an experienced and knowledgeable Implantologist who will assess and treat you. An Implantologist is someone who is trained and specialises in dental implants.

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Enjoy a brighter smile with whitening from Marlborough Dental Studio

Tooth whitening can give your smile and your spirits a real boost. The teeth can become stained for a variety of reasons, from getting older or smoking, to the foods and drinks we consume, such as red wine, coffee, tea and curry.

Tooth whitening is a successful, safe, simple and long lasting way of lightening the colour of your teeth and something we have offered to our patients across Marlborough, Devizes and Swindon for many years. Continue reading

What’s your priority for a stunning, straight smile?

Whether you are looking for fast, invisible or fixed braces for adults or children, Marlborough Dental Studio has the solution that’s perfect for you.

Marlborough Dental Studio is proud to offer a comprehensive range of orthodontic solutions for imperfections large and small. Continue reading

Invisalign: Small things make a big difference

Although mild to moderate alignment problems may not be associated with significant health concerns, having even just one or two crooked teeth can really affect your self-confidence.

Subtle straightening solutions

Invisalign is an ‘invisible’ orthodontic solution that is particularly effective for subtle straightening and tackling minor crowding or spacing problems.

Many people who have just minor flaws with the alignment of their teeth reject the idea of traditional wire braces during their teenage years because it feels like a big step to take for what will only be a subtle change. Of course, the reality is that even slight imperfections can wear away at your self-esteem over time.

Invisalign uses the same principles as traditional braces – in other words, it applies forces to specific teeth to gradually move them into better alignment.

What makes Invisalign so appealing for subtle straightening is that you wear a series of clear plastic aligners, which you change for a new one fortnightly. There’s no unsightly metal and no fixed parts, so Invisalign offers a much higher level of comfort than some other braces.

Invisalign is almost invisible at a glance

Systems such as Invisalign are often referred to as ‘invisible’ or ‘adult’ orthodontics. This is because Invisalign is almost invisible to the casual observer, which makes it a great choice for adults who are living busy lives in public facing roles.

With Invisalign, it’s important that you keep each aligner in for a minimum of 20 to 22 hours a day to ensure the best results. As we’ve mentioned above, the aligners work by applying forces to move your teeth – if you’re always taking your aligners out, then those forces won’t have a chance to do their job.

You can still take Invisalign out to eat, brush your teeth and floss, or if you’re off to a special event and want your mouth to be orthodontic-free for that one occasion. Because you can quickly and easily remove your aligner, it’s much easier to keep your teeth clean and healthy for the duration of your treatment.

Here at Marlborough Dental Studio, we have worked with numerous Invisalign patients. It is incredible how small, subtle changes can make a huge difference to the overall aesthetics of a smile. Invisalign achieves noticeable results in as little as six to twelve months, making it a cost effective orthodontic solution to minor misalignments.

If you feel as though subtle straightening would be the best option for your teeth, contact us on 01672 516184 to discuss Invisalign.

 

Adult orthodontics – why you’re never too old for braces

The demand for ‘adult’ or ‘invisible’ orthodontics here at Marlborough Dental Studio reflects a growing trend in the dental industry. Braces are no longer seen as the domain of teenagers, thanks to a number of discreet alternatives to the traditional wire ‘train track’ braces we may have associated with teeth straightening in the past.

Brace-wearing celebrities such as Dakota Fanning, Tom Cruise, Gwen Stefani, Danny Glover, Nicholas Cage and Delta Goodrem are helping to pave the way for individuals who might previously have dismissed orthodontic treatment as a missed opportunity.

Why are adult orthodontics, such as Invisalign or the Inman Aligner, so appealing?

If you are someone who is considering adult orthodontics, then the chances are that it was suggested that you wear a brace as a teenager. Of course, your priorities were probably different in those halcyon days of raging hormones and adolescence. You may have refused a brace because you were worried about how it would look or because you didn’t consider the long-term implications of having crooked teeth.

Our lives and priorities change as adults. We find that, rightly or wrongly, people are judged on their appearance, and that a confident smile can open doors to new opportunities. You may now long for straighter teeth to give you the confidence to shine in your working and personal life.

The appeal of adult orthodontics is that these teeth straightening solutions have been designed with a view to discretion and aesthetics. Using clear aligners, tooth coloured materials, or devices placed behind the teeth, for example, it is possible to give you a straighter smile using an orthodontic device that is almost invisible to the casual observer.

Today’s adult orthodontic solutions reflect the demand for an effective treatment option that lets you carry on with your busy life. You can speak in meetings, attend appointments, or continue in a public facing role with confidence.

Adult orthodontics at Marlborough Dental Studio

Here at Marlborough Dental Studio, we see clients on an almost daily basis who want to know more about their orthodontic options. The good news is that aligners and braces are suitable for the majority of people, regardless of their age, as long as they are dentally fit.

We see significant demand for fast-acting adult orthodontic systems, such as Six Month Smiles and the Inman Aligner, at Marlborough Dental Studio. This may be because the shorter treatment times can reduce the costs of orthodontic treatment and enable you to put your crooked teeth (and resulting lack of confidence) behind you in as little as four to six months.

Different adult orthodontic solutions are appropriate for different people and different problems. The best way to find out what would be right for you (and the associated costs) is to speak to your dentist about your individual needs.

To find out more about adult orthodontics at Marlborough Dental Studio, simply book an appointment, and we will be happy to discuss your options.