Our Woking team explains what our modern dental practice can offer you.
Hello, and welcome to the first of our regular blog posts. We hope that you will find these useful and informative and we are always happy to write a post regarding any questions that our patients have too. Just contact us with your question and we will try to address it in a future blog!
To start the ball rolling, we thought that we would write a short introduction, giving potential new patients from Woking an overview of the wide selection of services that we are pleased to offer.
General family dental care
The reality is that the vast majority of people go to their dentist in order to keep their teeth healthy and this is essential for all members of the family; from the youngest child to the oldest grandparent. Healthy teeth and gums make for a better quality of life and poor gum health in particular, is increasingly being linked to a number of potentially serious diseases, such as heart issues, strokes and Alzheimer’s. With all of this in mind, we strongly recommend that all of our patients have a six monthly check up with one of the dentists at Synergy Parkside.
With gum disease now accounting for the majority of tooth loss in the UK, we feel that our hygienist service helps patients on the road to have the best oral health possible. The dental hygienist plays an important role in educating patients how they can improve the way that they look after their teeth and gums, including demonstrating how to use dental floss correctly. They also provide a professional cleaning service, often better known as a scale and polish. This not only cleans the surface of the teeth but also removes hardened bacteria from the tooth surface and gum line.
Over the last few years, there has been an increasing interest in cosmetic dental procedures. This may be due to the ‘rise’ of TV celebrities, or perhaps even wider use of social media. Whatever the reason though, more and more people now not only want to have healthy teeth, but great looking ones too. At our Woking dental practice, we are pleased to offer an extensive range of cosmetic treatments to help you have the best smile possible!
Teeth whitening – a safe and effective way of having whiter teeth. Forget the advertisements for tooth whitening products that you see on the TV that are not very effective at all. For a really effective and fast acting result, our customised teeth whitening procedure is an excellent choice. The degree of whiteness can be adjusted to your requirements, resulting in a natural look or if you prefer, a dazzling white smile.
Cosmetic bonding – if you are generally happy with the colour of your teeth, but have some small chips in the surface enamel, cosmetic bonding can often be used to restore their appearance. This is a non-invasive treatment that can offer an effective solution in some instances.
Dental veneers – These fine layers of porcelain or composite are used to replace badly discoloured tooth enamel, or enamel that has chipped or cracked. It is a long lasting solution to a problem that teeth whitening may not resolve. It is especially popular with ex-smokers who want to lose the appearance of having ‘smokers teeth’, hopefully also helping them to remain as non-smokers!
Orthodontics – We could, and will, write a whole blog on this subject later. There are many different types of crooked and uneven teeth, with each requiring a different method to correct them. We can provide orthodontics for relatively minor corrections, as well as what are sometimes described as ‘invisible braces’ such as the Invisalign system for more extensive correction. This system does away with the wires and brackets approach of traditional braces and offers additional discretion and comfort for the duration of the treatment period.
Dental implants – For a long time, dentures have been the ‘go to’ means of replacing missing teeth. Increasingly though, modern dental implants are being used. These offer not only a strong and long lasting alternative to dentures, but have many other benefits too, which we will be discussing in the not too distant future. This method can be used to replace either individual missing teeth, or even a full arch.
Facial aesthetics – Finally, for those who want to improve their appearance in general, we can provide both Botox and dermal fillers, helping to give you younger looking and smoother skin.
This is just a brief explanation of what we can offer patients from the Woking area and we hope you’ve found it to be a useful overview. If you are not currently registered with a dental practice, or are considering changing from your current one, why not arrange to have a ‘no obligation’ initial consultation with one of the AJ Dental group team to discuss your requirements and see how we can help you?
You can do this by calling our friendly reception teams on 01483 766355 (Parkside) or 01932 352333 (Waterside). We look forward to meeting you!