News & stories relating to our dental & cosmetic treatments.
Zoom has been called many things: In chair whitening! Laser whitening! Zoom whitening
Zoom is a fast way of transforming your smile with instant result. The treatment is done exclusively by a dental care professional, at Estetica by a dentist!
This is a professional way of whitening teeth with hydrogen peroxide. The treatment has been modified during the time of its marketing so that a low concentration is used in 4 consequent 15 minutes applications. The light and activator used together with the hydrogen peroxide increase the potency of the material. This is a gentle approach with an extreme outcome! The result is immediately whiter teeth.
What happens on the treatment day?
On arrival, you will be asked by a member of our staff to fill in a medical history form and read through and sign a consent form. You may want to remember or make notes on any questions you have with regards to the information given to you in the consent form so you can discuss them with the dentist providing Zoom.
The dentist will do a basic dental examination to ensure that you are within the criteria of suitable patient for Zoom. Your examination will include radiographs. The purpose of this is to eliminate reasons for complications as much as possible.
The present shade of your teeth will be taken; you will see the shade being compared and help decide on the shade. Photographs will be taken for future reference.
Impressions will be taken from your teeth in order to make whitening trays to be used at home after your Zoom session.
You will be positioned in a comfortable position in agreement with the dentist as you will be in this position for at least 15 minutes. You will be given protective glasses.
Your teeth will be isolated as instructed by the manufacturer of the whitening kit. This will mean that all soft tissue around your teeth including your lips and part of your face will be protected against the harshness of the whitening gel and the light.
Only after all protective measures are taken, the activator of the gel and whitening gel will be applied on your teeth. This will be repeated 4 consecutive times, each time removing the old material and applying a new layer allowing it to whiten your teeth with maximum efficiency under the Zoom light.
What happens after the treatment?
After your treatment, a new shade and photograph will be taken from your teeth. You will be going home with instructions and information for aftercare and your confident new smile!
Your results will be reviewed after your home whitening is finished in a short appointment. And of course you can always contact us if you need to, prior to your review appointment.
Please read our Terms and conditions before making an appointment!
Also please note: an £80 deposit is required at the time of booking.
Changing your Smile with almost invisible Braces
Have you ever thought about having braces to straighten your teeth and improve your smile? To be honest, it’s not exactly everyone’s cup of tea. “A little bit conscious of wearing the traditional brace’ is one fairly regular comment made. If you feel like that, why not consider Invisalign braces ?
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth.
Wearing the aligners, which are changed every two weeks, will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist plans out for you. What’s more, a virtual 3D treatment plan shows the series of movements your teeth will go through over the course of the treatment.
If you’re ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, Invisalign braces are your answer. Although there are many choices out there, no other treatment works as comfortably as Invisalign. It is far and away the best way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life.
Four benefits of Invisalign braces are:
Clear aligners that are virtually invisible
Smooth comfortable plastic aligners
Aligners are removable for easy cleaning
You can eat whatever you want
Estetica is a dental practice based in Chertsey, Surrey where owner Dr Sina Salimi speaks highly of the treatment and the success rate that has attracted so many clients to the practice in recent years. He said; “One of our patients, Lilly, is a 29 year old professional lady who came to us because she was unhappy with her smile. She felt that a good smile would affect her personal and professional life.
“After considering different options, fixed, removable or invisible braces , Lilly opted for Invisalign. Her treatment began in June 2012 after a full consultation during which the process was explained to her. A number of plastic attachments were placed on the teeth for a period of 12 months, during which Lilly made regular visits to the hygienist.
“Lilly has experienced no discomfort whatsoever and as you can see by the pictures below, the progress has been significant. I am delighted as the dentist and we are even happier that as a patient, Lilly is very happy with the progress. We aim to keep you posted once treatment is finished.”
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If you are living in the Surrey area and want to speak with someone about the possibility of this wonderful, modern day treatment, contact Dr Salimi here at Estetica. You can also keep up to date with us on Facebook, Twitter Instagram or YouTube.
Your options for a SmileMakeover
Not everyone is a candidate for whitening. Bleaching is not recommended if you have tooth-coloured fillings, crowns caps or bonding in your front teeth — the bleach will not change the colour of these materials, making them stand out in your newly whitened smile. In these cases, you may want to investigate other options, like veneers or bonding.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic glued to the front of your teeth. For teeth that are severely discoloured, chipped or misshapen, they create a durable and pleasing smile. Veneers are difficult to stain, making them popular for people seeking a perfect smile.
There are two types of veneers:
Porcelain (indirect) veneers, which must first be created to fit your teeth in a dental laboratory and require two visits to the dentist. Porcelain veneers cost between £750-£800 per tooth and last from 10 to 15 years or more
Composite (direct) veneers, in which enamel is bonded to your tooth in a single visit. Composite veneers cost significantly less, around £250-£350 per tooth, but last less than the porcelain.
Bonding uses composite resin to restore chipped or broken teeth, fill in gaps and reshape or recolour your smile. After applying a very mild etching solution that slightly roughs the surface of your teeth and permits the bonding material to adhere, your dentist applies the resin and sculpts, colors and shapes it to provide a pleasing result. A high-intensity light hardens the material, which is then finely polished.
Book a Free consultation with us and dr.Sina Salimi can tell you if you are a good candidate for veneers or bonding.
The results of Teeth Grinding(Bruxism)
What is Bruxism?
Bruxism is the technical term for grinding and clenching that abrades teeth and may cause facial pain. People who grind and clench, called bruxers, unintentionally bite down too hard at inappropriate times, such as in their sleep. In addition to grinding teeth, bruxers also may bite their fingernails, pencils and chew the inside of their cheek. People usually aren’t diagnosed with bruxism until it is too late because so many people don’t realize they have the habit. Others mistakenly believe that their teeth must touch at all times. About one in three people suffer from bruxism, which can easily be treated by a dentist.
Stress and certain personality types are at the root of bruxism. For as long as humankind has existed, bruxism has affected people with nervous tension. Anger, pain and frustration can trigger bruxing. People who are aggressive, competitive and hurried also may be at a greater risk for bruxism.
Can bruxism cause any harm?
Mild bruxism may not require treatment. However, in some people, bruxism can be frequent and severe enough to lead to jaw disorders, headaches, damaged teeth and other problems.
Because you may have sleep bruxism and be unaware of it until complications develop, it's important to know the signs and symptoms of bruxism and to seek regular dental care.
People who have otherwise healthy teeth and gums can clench so often and so hard that over time their teeth become sensitive. They experience jaw pain, tense muscles and headaches along with excessive wear on their teeth. Forceful biting when not eating may cause the jaw to move out of proper balance.
There are several methods to help prevent any further damage to your teeth, such as custom-made night-guard appliances, TMJ toxins, rising the bite, composite or porcelain Veneers.
Composite Veneers picture courtesy by dr Sina Salimi
The objective of therapy is to get the bruxer to change behavior by learning how to rest the tongue, teeth and lips properly. When some people become aware of their problem, simply advising them to rest their tongue upward with teeth apart and lips shut may be enough to change their behavior and relieve discomfort.