What makes a great smile?

Do you know what you would like to have done to give yourself that great smile you have wanted for such a long time? Or do you look in the mirror, smile at yourself, see that there are ways it could look better but not know exactly? If you are unsure as to how you should go about getting a smile that works for you, then you probably need to have a full smile makeover.

There are 2 ways to go about cosmetic dentistry. One is to have bits done piecemeal as and when the need arises. The other is to have a full smile makeover in Marylebone and make a project out of getting that great smile.

Full Smile Makeover in MaryleboneIt starts with a consultation

When you come to David Madruga in Marylebone for a full smile makeover, we start off with an in-depth consultation. David will want to find out all about your dental aspirations and your history, if you are not already a patient with us. Then David will carry out an thorough examination, taking into account your teeth, gums, lips and face, all of which have to be in balance for a really great smile to come through. We can even make mock ups so that you can see how your smile is going to look after treatment.

He will then discuss treatment options with you and agree on a schedule, which will be submitted to you in writing, along with costs, for your approval.

The treatments

Typical treatments include whitening, realignment, gum sculpting, cosmetic bonding and veneers, dental implants and facial aesthetics.

It is not possible to say here how long it takes to have a full smile makeover as some treatments can take a long time to complete. For example, getting your teeth realigned can take a year or so (sometimes a lot less), and dental implants can take several months. Some treatments, such as teeth whitening, can be carried out in little more than an hour.

What you need and in what order can only be ascertained with a consultation, so why not book one now and find out how David can take you on a journey you will always be grateful you embarked on.

Ask the experts

When you know something is wrong with your car, but you don’t know what you need to do to make it a thing of beauty and a joy to drive again, you ask a car expert. The same is true with teeth and mouths. It’s very easy to carry on for years with teeth that don’t look great and maybe even have a few issues, other than decay or gum disease, that cause discomfort. You might know how this feels. You don’t smile as much as you might. You certainly don’t tend to roar with laughter. If you have removable false teeth or a fixed bridge, you no longer eat your favourite foods.

Full Smile Makeover in MaryleboneAll in all, not having a great smile, for whatever reason, can be an experience that each day, in subtle but undeniable ways, chips away at your self-esteem.

So, treat your teeth like your beautiful but battered old car and take it to an expert to find out how they can restore it to its full gleaming former glory. Or, if your smile was never an Audi, find out how it can be turned into one.

What’s on offer?

An expert, like David Madruga can give you what is known as a full smile makeover in Marylebone. This is a cover all term for a combination of cosmetic dentistry treatments to bring your smile to peak condition.

You may need to have some teeth straightened. Doing so not only makes them look better, they will last longer and all your teeth will wear better when the pressure of chewing is evenly distributed.

Perhaps your teeth are also chipped and worn. They can be repaired by covering them with veneers or composite bonding. Back teeth may need something stronger like crowns.

Discoloured teeth, as long as there are no prosthetics such as veneers, can often be whitened.

If you have a gummy smile, you might need to have gum contouring to bring it into ratio with your teeth.

How these treatments are combined and in what order they are performed is vital to the success of your treatment, and you will receive a treatment plan with the order and cost of treatments needed to make over your smile.

Full Smile Makeover

Are you unhappy with or embarrassed about your smile, but uncertain what exactly you’d like to change, or unsure what cosmetic dental treatment would be the best option? Then you may benefit from a smile makeover with Dr Madruga and his team of experienced cosmetic dentist.

smile makeoverOur smile is the first thing many people notice about us. It’s not uncommon to be embarrassed about your smile, hiding it away in public. Cosmetic dental treatment can restore your confidence in the appearance of your smile, boosting your self-esteem and improving your personal and professional interactions.

When you come to see us for a smile makeover consultation, we will first assess your current smile, then recommend the best treatments to improve it. If there is a particular issue you are concerned about – a discoloured tooth, perhaps, or gaps between your teeth – please let us know. All of our treatment is tailored to suit your individual concerns, wants and needs.

We’ll undertake a full examination of your teeth, gums and surrounding structures, taking into account your whole face to ensure that any treatment we recommend looks totally natural.

After ascertaining what you would like to change, we will us photographs, wax models and mock-ups to show you what results you will get from a variety of treatment options. For some treatments, such as invisible orthodontics with Invisalign, we can also use computer animation. That way, you can be sure that you have all the information you need to make choices about treatment.

We offer a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments. Sometimes, you will need just one treatment; in other cases you will require a combination of two or more treatments.

Options include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Veneers
  • Crowns
  • Gum reshaping
  • Invisible orthodontics

Whatever treatment you require, we will work with you to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

Help, My Tooth Hurts When I Chew

One of the most common complaints encountered in our practice involves patients reporting a painful tooth that lacks a diagnosable cause. It’s a sharp pain that makes you flinch when you bite down or chew on its side of your mouth—what is it that’s hurting your teeth?

cracked toothBelieve it or not, you probably have a cracked tooth. The mandible second molar is the most commonly cracked tooth due to its principal action during mastication, or chewing. When a tooth cracks, the pulp inside is exposed and may become irritated, leading to sharp pain.

What Cracks My Tooth?

The short answer? Popcorn and ice. The long answer? Hard to chew and extremely hot or cold food items. The hard kernels in the bottom of a bucket of popcorn fractures the teeth more often than the habitual chewing of ice. Tea drinkers in warmer climates are particularly vulnerable to this fault.

People who grind or clench their teeth when anxious or during sleep are also particularly prone to cracked teeth. The constant forces put on their teeth may cause certain molar cusps to exert so much pressure on the opposing tooth that it cracks.

What Could be the Other Causes?

However, it could not just be a crack that’s causing the pain when you bite down or chew on food. Tooth cavity, pulp inflammation and dental abscess could also be the reason behind your difficulty with eating and extreme aching.

You could test if you have a cracked teeth and try to bite upon wet cotton cloths or chew on a piece of burlew wheel. Should you feel the need to ask for professional diagnosis, schedule an appointment with us and we can help you figure out why your tooth hurts.

David Madruga is the premier aesthetic dentist in Marylebone dedicated in providing patients a wonderful dental experience during each visit. Our dental practice focuses on solving your dental problems, no matter how big or small. Contact us today for a better oral health.

The Secret to the Ancient Romans’ Perfect Teeth

New research recently revealed the ancient Romans had better teeth than people do today. Although dental care during that time time was rudimentary at best, they had what researchers defined as “perfect teeth”. But how?

perfect teethThe research team brought together an expert team of Italian radiologists, archaeologists, orthodontists and anthropologists. They used CAT scans to examine the remains of 30 Romans killed in Pompeii during AD 79.

It took the team months of research until they found a startling discovery that the Romans’ teeth were in excellent condition, even better than our teeth today. It’s no longer news that Brits have bad teeth. The good news is, we are exerting an effort and committing to measures to change this.

As one of the leading dental practices in the region, we want to learn all that we can from this ancient civilization and how they took care of their teeth. Although we have new technologies and better equipment, it seems the Ancient Romans knew more than we do.

It’s All in the Diet

The results were consulted with dental experts and according to them, the inhabitants of Pompeii had very little sugar and instead ate a lot of fruit and vegetables. Essentially, it all came down to their eating habits, which dentists now say is so much better than how we eat today.

Despite the absence of toothbrushes and toothpastes during their time, their diet was balanced, healthy and free of refined sugar. This meant they didn’t suffer from cavities and had little cause for other types of dental problems. Their diet, then, is what we know now as the Mediterranean diet.

Diet truly plays a role in your oral health. We personally recommend staying away or at least minimising the intake of food items high in sugar. Instead, eat organic fruits and vegetables, grass fed meats and dairy, and great sources of calcium like spinach, kale, shrimp and almonds.

These will ensure you supply your body with vital nutrients that protect your teeth. It is also important to commit to a healthy oral regimen. Consult with David Madruga today to know more how you can take better care of your teeth and transform your smile.