Hewett’s Guide to Dental Veneers

Hewett’s Guide to Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are ultra-thin shells of porcelain, bonded to the front surface of your teeth. They can be used to restore damaged, discoloured, misshapen or chipped teeth. Brighter smiles, straighter looking teeth, and narrowed gaps are easily achieved with the use of dental veneers.

When would I need a veneer?

Veneers can improve the colour, shape, and position of your teeth. A precise shade of porcelain is chosen to give the right colour to a single discoloured tooth, or to lighten front teeth. A veneer can also make a chipped tooth look intact again. The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth, replacing the broken part. Veneers can be used to close small gaps when orthodontic treatment (braces) is not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to the tooth to bring it into line with the others.

What are the advantages of veneers? 

Veneers are extremely thin, but tremendously strong porcelain covers for your teeth. Veneers require very little preparation, and create a healthy and natural-looking smile.

How are teeth prepared for a veneer?

Preparation for dental veneers is minimal. Some of the shiny outer enamel surface of the tooth may be removed. The amount of enamel removed is tiny, and will be the same thickness as the veneer being fitted, so the tooth stays the same size. A local anaesthetic (injection) may be used to make sure there is no discomfort, but this is often not necessary. Once the tooth has been prepared, the dentist will take an impression (mould). This will be given to the technician at the dental lab, along with a shade of your existing teeth.

How long will it take?

A veneer takes at least two visits: the first to prepare the tooth, and the second to fit your veneer. Before it is bonded in place, the dentist will show you the veneer on your tooth to make sure you are happy with the result.

Will I need a temporary veneer between visits?

The preparation is so slight, you may not need a temporary veneer. The tooth will look very similar after the preparation, but will feel slightly less smooth. You may experience some slight sensitivity.

How should I look after my veneer?

  1. Brush and floss normally – this is important to keep the underlying tooth and gums healthy.
  2. Avoid chewing things that may damage the veneers e.g. biting a pencil. A normal diet should be fine.
  3. If you grind your teeth, it may be necessary to make a mouth guard.

How long will a veneer last? 

Veneers can last for many years but they can chip or break, just as your own teeth can (10 years is a reasonable average). Veneers can last a lot longer, but factors such as hygiene, diet, bite, and grinding can limit this.

What about alternatives?

Composite filling material can be used to improve the aesthetics of the teeth. The dentist shapes the composite material freehand, Composite bonding is a good first step before considering veneers, as often no tooth surface has to be removed, only one visit is required and is more cost effective then veneers although may need replacing and polishing more often

Crowns are better options if a tooth is heavily filled, and orthodontic treatment (braces) may be suggested as an alternative for tooth alignment.

Please contact the practice on 01484 714717 to speak to our treatment coordinator about your options, Or to arrange your consultation

Telephone

01484 714717 / 01484 716246

Address

46-48 Bradford Road,
Brighouse
HD6 1RY
West Yorkshire

Email

olivia@adhewett.co.uk

Practice Opening Hours

Monday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Tuesday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Wednesday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Thursday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Friday - 8.30am to 5.00pm
Saturdays - 9.30-13.30

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The Serious Implications Of Snoring

The Serious Implications Of Snoring

Many people complain that their partner snores, but it may be a sign of an underlying condition- which could have serious implications if left untreated Obstructive sleep apnoea happens when tissue in the back of your throat collapses and blocks your airway while you’re sleeping, cutting the amount of oxygen delivered throughout the body. When blood oxygen levels drop low enough, you momentarily wake up, though sometimes so briefly you don’t even know it. So how can this affect your health? The stopping of breathing while sleeping due to obstructive sleep apnoea creates a “fight or flight” reaction in your body. This reaction causes adrenaline to be released, and increases the production on the stress hormone Cortisol. Sleep is meant to be a time for your body to relax and recharge, but this chain reaction could be the reason why you wake up feeling unrested, or are tired through the day. Other symptoms of sleep apnoea include: • snoring • episodes during sleep where you stop breathing • restless/unrefreshing sleep • frequent trips to the toilet every night • morning headaches • excessive daytime sleepiness and irritability • poor concentration Sleep apnoea can affect people of all ages, but it is most common in over weight men between the ages of 30-65. If left untreated sleep apnoea can lead to increased blood pressure, heart disease, increased risk of stroke and diabetes. How can sleep apnoea be treated & who can help? Dr Suhaib Mohammed is able to offer advice on diagnosing sleep apnoea, and can provide an innovate device that has been proven successful in treating sleep apnoea, and preventing the health implications that come with it Call the practice now on 01484 71417 or email [email protected] for more information  

Telephone

01484 714717 / 01484 716246

Address

46-48 Bradford Road,
Brighouse
HD6 1RY
West Yorkshire

Email

olivia@adhewett.co.uk

Practice Opening Hours

Monday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Tuesday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Wednesday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Thursday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Friday - 8.30am to 5.00pm
Saturdays - 9.30-13.30

Saturday's by appointment only (Extra fee’s may apply)
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Hewett’s guide to facial aesthetics

Hewett’s guide to facial aesthetics

 

In recent years there has been a massive increase in patients taking up cosmetic treatment options, in particular the older generation who previously didn’t have access to modern dentistry.

 

Beautiful teeth are framed by the lips and face. There are two ways that we can help frame your smile

 

  1. Botox– An injection to help relax the facial muscles. This makes fine lines and wrinkles, such as frown lines and crow’s feet less obvious. It can temporarily alter your appearance without the need for surgery
  2. Fillers– Fillers can be used to add volume and shape to your lips- look younger within an hour!

 

Botox and dermal fillers are very popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments, which can reduce your wrinkles and fine lines in a fast, efficient and safe way. Botox is a refined form of botulinum toxin that treats lines and wrinkles in the facial area, such as frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead furrows. Unlike dermal fillers, which replace the collagen in your skin, Botox is directed at facial muscles that cause these lines and wrinkles. More specifically, Botox targets wrinkles caused by continuous muscle movements. The treatment relaxes these muscles, giving your face a fresher appearance.

 

Dermal fillers on the other hand are used to fill in and plump up lines and wrinkles under the skin. These injections are ideal for reducing the effects of ageing without resorting to plastic surgery. Fillers fill your lines and wrinkles in with collagen. They can also be used to add volume to thin lips and define the contours of your face.

 

Why have your cosmetic treatments at Hewett’s Dental?

 

The cosmetic dentist is best suited to perform this procedure because of a combination of an appreciation of beauty, knowledge of science and a familiarity with working with fine needles

 

Phone 01484 714717 today to book your consultation

 

 

 

 

Telephone

01484 714717 / 01484 716246

Address

46-48 Bradford Road,
Brighouse
HD6 1RY
West Yorkshire

Email

olivia@adhewett.co.uk

Practice Opening Hours

Monday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Tuesday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Wednesday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Thursday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Friday - 8.30am to 5.00pm
Saturdays - 9.30-13.30

Saturday's by appointment only (Extra fee’s may apply)
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Do you wake up with headaches or an achy jaw?

Do you wake up with headaches or an achy jaw?

 You could be grinding your teeth at night!thinker-2150827_960_720

 The technical term for this is Bruxism. Bruxism is a subconscious behaviour that can be caused or made worse by stress.

According to the Bruxism association the condition affects around 8-10% of the population, occurring most commonly in 25-44 year olds.

There are two main classifications: Awake bruxism and sleep bruxism.

Awake bruxism can manifest itself as clenching or grinding throughout the day, you may or may not be aware of your self-doing it.

Sleep bruxism is usually classed as rhythmic teeth grinding. A sleep bruxist may wake up with a sore jaw and/or teeth, and may still feel tired even after a full night’s sleep.

So how can AD Hewett dental help?

There are signs and symptoms that a dentist can spot. After a few questions and an examination a dentist can recommend a course of action, whether it’s an appliance to wear at night or more behavioural adjustments, for example trying relaxing techniques like yoga or hypnosis

Here at Hewett’s the dentists also provide a state of the art appliance to help TMJ (jaw) pain related to grinding/clenching. Cerezen is a comfortable and discreet device that is worn in the ear canal, and in a study of 100 people 79% rated the effectiveness excellent, while the other 29% described it as good.

 

Call Hewett’s today on 01484 714717 or email our treatment coordinator [email protected]if you would like visit a dentist about grinding or jaw pain

Telephone

01484 714717 / 01484 716246

Address

46-48 Bradford Road,
Brighouse
HD6 1RY
West Yorkshire

Email

olivia@adhewett.co.uk

Practice Opening Hours

Monday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Tuesday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Wednesday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Thursday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Friday - 8.30am to 5.00pm
Saturdays - 9.30-13.30

Saturday's by appointment only (Extra fee’s may apply)
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A Practical Guide To Overcoming Dental Anxiety

A Practical Guide To Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Dentophobia, or a fear of the dentist, is an extremely common affliction. Statistics suggest that around 12% of us suffer from extreme dental anxiety. The British Dental Association says that 25% of the UK population suffer from some sort of anxiety before visiting the dentist. We suspect that this number is a lot higher. The most common thing we encounter in our nervous patients is shame and guilt. Time and time again we hear ‘I’m so sorry – I must be your most nervous patient.’ You are absolutely not, and your phobia is nothing to feel shame and embarrassment about. A phobia is a very rational reaction to pain and fear. The term ‘phobia’ is derived from the Greek word ‘phobos’, meaning ‘flight’, ‘panic-fear’, and ‘terror’. According to an article published by the BBC, a phobia is much greater than an anxiety or a fear: ‘It is an excessive fear of a particular type of object or situation that sufferers then try to avoid at all costs. This kind of fear is often exaggerated and disabling.’ This can have a very damaging effect on your long-term health. Dental phobics tend to live with toothache, infections, bleeding gums, and bad breath. Many people are so embarrassed about the appearance of their teeth, that they go several years without smiling. Only when the pain/appearance of the teeth becomes unbearable, do they realise that a trip to the dentist is unavoidable. Across dentistry as a whole, phobias are now being treated as a manageable condition, rather than a personal quirk. There are structured methods in place to help you get through your dental appointment with minimal discomfort, both physically and emotionally. At Hewett’s we take this very seriously. Here are the practical steps we encourage you to take, to make your visits more manageable: 1. Talk to us As with any phobia, the most important step to overcoming your fear is to identify the source of the problem. It may have been a bad experience at the school dentist, an uncomfortable injection, or even a horror story that you heard elsewhere. Whatever the reason, the most important step is to identify this. At Hewett’s, we encourage you to talk to us about your fears and feelings. All new patients are invited to meet with our patient care coordinator, who will have a relaxed discussion with you in a comfortable meeting room. We take the time to get to know you and understand your fears. We will take whatever steps we need to help you overcome your anxieties, and our patient coordinator is available to support you through each of your appointments. Photo 02-08-2017, 14 39 21 2. Headphones Plenty of patients report that their biggest bugbear is the sound of the dental drill. Many people choose to bring in some music and their headphones, which they listen to throughout their treatment. This is a very simple and cheap method to reduce your anxiety, and get you through your dental appointment. 3. Topical anaesthetic gel For those of you who are scared of the dental needle, did you know we offer topical anaesthetic gel? Topical gel is applied to the gum before your injection is administered, making it much more comfortable.  4. Stagger your treatment We understand for many phobic patients, a bigger treatment plan can be quite overwhelming (if not downright off-putting). We encourage patients to stage their treatment in a way that best suits their needs. Starting out with easier, simpler treatments and working your way up to more comprehensive treatment can be a great way to ease yourself into your dental care. Photo 02-08-2017, 15 05 09 5. Take yourself away In our state-of-the-art surgeries, we have TV’s in the ceiling to keep you entertained throughout your appointment. We have a range of DVD’s in surgery, but if there is a particular DVD you would like to watch, bring it along and we will happily play it for you. 6. Sedation Sedation is a very popular treatment option at Hewett’s Dental. For patients who are simply unable to cope with treatment, or may be struggling with the idea of something such as an extraction, sedation can be a brilliant option. Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax in the dental chair. Intravenous (IV) sedation is available at Hewett’s. It is a very accurate and controlled method of sedation, which allows us to continually adjust the level of sedation medication being used, ensuring you stay calm and relaxed throughout your appointment. 7. Trust us We will do the hard work. All you need to focus on is getting yourself through the door. This is the hardest step. Once you have done that, we will take everything from there.  We pride ourselves on taking every step we can to ensure your visit is as comfortable as possible. At Hewett’s, we believe in bringing kindness and dentistry together. No appointment is rushed, and patients are encouraged to relax and feel a part of the family from the moment they step through the door. We are proud to have helped many of our patients overcome a life-long dental phobia, and we hope to help many more people on that journey. Don’t let your anxiety be a barrier to a happier, healthier smile – let us help you today.  

Telephone

01484 714717 / 01484 716246

Address

46-48 Bradford Road,
Brighouse
HD6 1RY
West Yorkshire

Email

olivia@adhewett.co.uk

Practice Opening Hours

Monday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Tuesday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Wednesday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Thursday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Friday - 8.30am to 5.00pm
Saturdays - 9.30-13.30

Saturday's by appointment only (Extra fee’s may apply)
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How a Smile Benefits Your Health

How a Smile Benefits Your Health

 

In recent years there has been a massive increase in patients taking up cosmetic treatment options, in particular the older generation who previously didn’t have access to modern dentistry.

 

Beautiful teeth are framed by the lips and face. There are two ways that we can help frame your smile

 

  1. Botox– An injection to help relax the facial muscles. This makes fine lines and wrinkles, such as frown lines and crow’s feet less obvious. It can temporarily alter your appearance without the need for surgery
  2. Fillers– Fillers can be used to add volume and shape to your lips- look younger within an hour!

 

Botox and dermal fillers are very popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments, which can reduce your wrinkles and fine lines in a fast, efficient and safe way. Botox is a refined form of botulinum toxin that treats lines and wrinkles in the facial area, such as frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead furrows. Unlike dermal fillers, which replace the collagen in your skin, Botox is directed at facial muscles that cause these lines and wrinkles. More specifically, Botox targets wrinkles caused by continuous muscle movements. The treatment relaxes these muscles, giving your face a fresher appearance.

 

Dermal fillers on the other hand are used to fill in and plump up lines and wrinkles under the skin. These injections are ideal for reducing the effects of ageing without resorting to plastic surgery. Fillers fill your lines and wrinkles in with collagen. They can also be used to add volume to thin lips and define the contours of your face.

 

Why have your cosmetic treatments at Hewett’s Dental?

 

The cosmetic dentist is best suited to perform this procedure because of a combination of an appreciation of beauty, knowledge of science and a familiarity with working with fine needles

 

Phone 01484 714717 today to book your consultation

 

 

 

 

Telephone

01484 714717 / 01484 716246

Address

46-48 Bradford Road,
Brighouse
HD6 1RY
West Yorkshire

Email

olivia@adhewett.co.uk

Practice Opening Hours

Monday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Tuesday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Wednesday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Thursday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Friday - 8.30am to 5.00pm
Saturdays - 9.30-13.30

Saturday's by appointment only (Extra fee’s may apply)
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