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Give yourself a boost in 2017

If one of your new year’s resolutions was to look after your health, wellbeing or self-esteem, then a trip to the dentist in Wigmore could be in order.

dentist-in-wigmoreAt the Wigmore Dental Practice in Wigmore, Kent, our treatments cover the full range of cosmetic dentistry.As well as providing great looking teeth and giving you a confidence boost, cosmetic dental treatments also improve oral health, as straighter, fuller teeth are easier to clean.

Dental implants

Our key tooth restoration treatment is dental implants. Dental implants are a great way to restore missing teeth because they replace the tooth at the root, not just the visible crown.

The implant is a small titanium screw that is fitted into the jawbone in place of the missing tooth root. Titanium is used because it has the very useful property of bonding with bone – this means that the bone grows around the implant, securing in place as part of your facial structure. This guards against the facial sagging that happens because of tooth loss.

After a healing period of about two months, the implant is secure and our dentist in Wigmore can fit the replacement tooth on top of the implant.

A brighter, happier smile

Our other treatments include: smile makeovers, teeth whitening, teeth straightening and veneers.

  • At a smile makeover, your dentist in Wigmore will suggest one or more treatments that could improve the appearance of your smile. This includes whitening, straightening or restorations such as dental implants or veneers.
  • We offer the Zoom system of teeth whitening, which includes a one hour session at our surgery with follow up treatment at home. We give you custom-made trays that fit snugly to your teeth, so you can safely and easily apply the whitening gel, for two weeks.
  • The Invisalign system of clear braces offers the major advantage of being almost invisible, and removable. Unlike traditional train track braces, there are no brackets and wires – only thin, clear plastic mouth guards that you replace every two weeks, as they gradually shift your teeth into position. Although you do need to wear them for 22 hours a day, you can take them out to clean and eat, and even for special occasions.
  • Veneers are like false nails for your teeth – thin pieces of porcelain that can cover up stained, chipped or even gaps in the teeth.