Local School Visit

At the end of March Tim and Caz attended a local school to talk to the children about the importance of oral hygiene and a low sugar diet. We all had a lot of fun and the children were very keen to try out their new brushes!

the importance of oral hygiene and a low sugar diet

Don’t forget to brush down to the gum line and inside the back teeth.

brush down to the gum line and inside the back teeth

Full Mouth Restoration

Smile of The Month: March 2011

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Problem and Solution

Problem:

This patient presented with very worn lower teeth, heavily restored back teeth and small upper crowns with unnatural proportions. His bite was also incorrect.

Solution:

The final results were achieved with hygiene, a gum lift and then 12 upper and 10 lower all-ceramic restorations. It’s not only a remarkable aesthetic change but the patients function is also vastly improved.

Client Interview:

What motivated you to change your smile?

Gain more confidence and relax.

What treatment have you had?

Full mouth restoration.

How did you feel during the process, was your treatment comfortable?

Yes.

How do you feel about the result, did it match or exceed your expectations?

Exceeded.

Is it something you would recommend to family and friends?

Yes.

How has your new smile changed your life, what difference will it make to you?

It will really help my career, both with the confidence I have acquired and also in a more cosmetic sense. I feel I will be more likely to be cast in for work.

Sum up your experience in one word:

Smooth.

How did the team contribute to you experience?

Very good at listening and explaining.

Rotated Central Tooth and Discoloured Teeth


Smile of The Month: February 2011

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Problem:

This patient was unhappy with her rotated central tooth and also the colour of her teeth.

Solution:

The teeth were aligned using an Inman Aligner, we then used a combination of micro abrasion and whitening to create a natural white and even smile.

Client Interview:

What motivated you to change your smile?

I was unhappy,lacked confidence and advised by my singing teacher- I didn’t want it to be the reason I didn’t get the part!

What treatment did you have

Inman Aligner and whitening

How did you feel during the process, was your treatment comfortable?

Yes, although initially it took a while to get used to the aligner and I was quite self conscious at first.

How do you feel about the result, did it match or exceed your expectations?

It exceeds my expectations. It has made such a huge difference to my confidence and everyone I know has complimented me.

Is it something you would recommend to family and friends?

Definitely

How has your new smile changed your life, what difference will it make to you?

Hopefully it will give me the confidence to get that dream acting job!

Sum up your experience in one word:

Happy

How did the team contribute to you experience?

They were informative, helpful and friendly.

Uneven Smile


Smile of The Month: January 2011

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Problem:

This patient was unhappy for some time with her uneven smile following an accident.

Solution:

A gum lift followed by a combination of porcelain veneers and crowns on the upper teeth and simply whitening the lower teeth created an attractive and natural looking smile.

Client Interview:

What motivated you to change your smile?

After a riding and surfing accident I was left with a very crooked smile and as I wasn’t getting any younger I decided it was now or never!

What treatment did you have

Veneers, crowns and a gum lift.

How did you feel during the process, was your treatment comfortable?

Both James and Caz did everything to make sure the procedure was as painless and as comfortable as possible.

How do you feel about the result, did it match or exceed your expectations?

Its fabulous- I am over the moon!

Is it something you would recommend to family and friends?

Yes!

How has your new smile changed your life, what difference will it make to you?

I have always been self conscious of my crooked smile, so I only ever smiled with my mouth closed- now I beam at everyone!

Sum up your experience in one word:

Well worth it- no regrets!!

How did the team contribute to you experience?

They were very caring.

Teeth Veneers, Crown and Whitening


Smile of The Month: December 2010: Case 3

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Problem:

This patient attended the practice as she was unhappy with the colour and shape of her teeth.

Solution:

Dr. David whitened both her upper and lower teeth and then placed a combination of veneers and crowns on the upper teeth, to give a much more even, bright and youthful smile.

Client Interview:

What motivated you to change your smile?

To have a perfect, confident and bright smile.

What treatment did you have

Veneers, crown and whitening.

How did you feel during the process, was your treatment comfortable?

It was amazing comfortable experiment. Dora and Dr David have both given assurance during all treatments. Their constant support and guidance made the treatment a total different experience.

How do you feel about the result, did it match or exceed your expectations?

Certainly exceeded my expectations. I felt that I’m having a celebrity smile like celebrities on television.

Would you be happy to be a case study for articles in magazines?

Not sure.

Is it something you would recommend to family and friends?

Certainly I would love them to have a happy smile like me.

How has your new smile changed your life, what difference will it make to you?

I have a youthful bright smile now. I cannot stop smiling!

Sum up your experience in one word:

AMAZING

How did the team contribute to you experience?

They were very polite and comforting. Their encouragement has helped me gain a very big bright smile.

Gum Contouring and Whitening


Smile of The Month: December 2010: Case 1

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Problem:

Bill attended the clinic because he was unhappy with the level of gum that showed when he smiled and also his short teeth.

Solution:

Dr. Manrina lifted his gum,whitened his lower teeth and placed Veneers on his upper teeth to perfect his smile.

Client Interview:

What motivated you to change your smile?

Never been happy with it, always felt it was holding me back.

What treatment did you have

Gum contouring, whitening, veneers.

How did you feel during the process, was your treatment comfortable?

FANTASTIC. Could stop during treatment at any time if I was uncomfortable. Being able to watch a film during treatment is brilliant.

How do you feel about the result, did it match or exceed your expectations?

Really happy with the results, one of the best things I’ve ever done. Wish I had done it sooner!

Would you be happy to be a case study for articles in magazines?

Always wanted to be a case study for something, I suppose teeth will do.

Is it something you would recommend to family and friends?

YES

How has your new smile changed your life, what difference will it make to you?

I feel so much more confident. Have stopped using having bad teeth as an excuse for not doing things I want to.

Sum up your experience in one word:

AMAZING

How did the team contribute to you experience?

Very helpful. Went well out of their way to make sure I was absolutely happy with my smile. Made the process so much easier.

Severe Tooth Wear


Smile of The Month: December 2010: Case 2

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Problem:

Severe tooth wear.

Solution:

A gum lift on the front 4 teeth followed by a combination of veneers, crowns and an implant created this huge transformation.

Client Interview:

What motivated you to change your smile?

History of poor dentists, generally unhappy with my smile.

What treatment did you have

10 Veneers, Implant, Gum lift.

How did you feel during the process, was your treatment comfortable?

Some mild discomfort, overall a lot less than I have worried about.

How do you feel about the result, did it match or exceed your expectations?

Exceeded by a long way!

Would you be happy to be a case study for articles in magazines?

Yes

Is it something you would recommend to family and friends?

Already have been since my first visit.

How has your new smile changed your life, what difference will it make to you?

Confidence. People may actually see my teeth in photos now!

Sum up your experience in one word:

Sublime

How did the team contribute to you experience?

James and Caz were fantastic on every visit, Zacky was amazing too. The clinic was incredible overall and seems more of a resort than a dentist!

Teeth Straightening with Inman Aligner


Smile of The Month: November 2010: Case 2

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Russell came in wanting a straighter, broader, whiter smile. He wore an Inman Aligner with an expansion device to straighten his teeth and bring his protruding upper front teeth in. He then used home whitening to get a really nice whitening result. We finished off with 4 upper anterior veneers to improve the length of the front 4 teeth and to correct his smile line. Russell was very happy with the result and now has a very handsome, straight, white smile.

Client Interview:

What motivated you to change your smile?

I have never particularly liked my smile from an early age (until now!) so I thought it was about time I did something about it.

What treatment did you have

Lower and upper Inman aligners and 4 veneers.

How did you feel during the process, was your treatment comfortable?

Yes I felt very comfortable during the whole process.

How do you feel about the result, did it match or exceed your expectations?

The result exceeded my expectations by a long way as it was such a transformation!

Would you be happy to be a case study for articles in magazines?

Yes.

Is it something you would recommend to family and friends?

Definitely would recommend it!

How has your new smile changed your life, what difference will it make to you?

It has made me want to smile more and more confident about it.

Sum up your experience in one word:

Excellent.

How did the team contribute to you experience?

The team contributed very well with every aspect throughout the whole treatment.

Full Mouth Reconstruction with Crowns, Veneers, Bridges and Braces


Smile of The Month: November 2010: Case 1

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Prior to full mouth reconstruction the crowded lower teeth were aligned with fixed braces. After completion of orthodontic treatment bridges, crowns and veneers were used to replace unsightly old dentistry to create a functional and aesthetic result.

Client Interview:

What motivated you to change your smile?

My existing teeth and dental work was in a bad condition. I felt that I looked awful!

What treatment did you have

After orthodontic work i had major replacements of crowns, new crowns and bridge.

How did you feel during the process, was your treatment comfortable?

I felt in good hands throughout and the discomfort was less than expected. The long sessions were tiring but I had very little pain after the anaesthesia wore off.
There was always a pleasant friendly atmosphere.

How do you feel about the result, did it match or exceed your expectations?

I am delighted by the results which exceeds my expectations. I think there will be a long term health benefit in addition to my improved appearance.

Would you be happy to be a case study for articles in magazines?

I would like to encourage older people who can afford it to have this done. I would not mind being a case study but am not quite comfortable with being identifiable on the internet or in a publication-for third party reasons.

Is it something you would recommend to family and friends?

Absolutely unequivocally if they can afford it.

How has your new smile changed your life, what difference will it make to you?

I feel happier and more confident interacting with people whereas before treatment I knew my ugly teeth made a bad impression, i have to learn to smile again.

Sum up your experience in one word:

Excellent.

How did the team contribute to you experience?

The work is first class and everyone was kind, courteous, friendly and helpful. It has been a real positive happy experience being treated at the Smile clinic.

Small Teeth, Excess Gum Display and Missing Teeth


Smile of The Month: October 2010

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Problem:

Michelle was concerned about her small teeth, excess gum display and missing teeth.

Solution:

Orthodontics was used to move the teeth into the ideal position. Implants and a gum lift were then used to replace her missing canine teeth and reduce the gum display. Finally a combination of porcelain veneers and crowns gave her this great result.

Client Interview:

What motivated you to change your smile?

I was not happy with the way my teeth looked and felt unable to smile.

What treatment did you have

Braces, implants, crowns & veneers.

How did you feel during the process, was your treatment comfortable?

All staff was kind and caring at all times

How do you feel about the result, did it match or exceed your expectations?

It far exceeds my expectations, the results are nothing but exceptional. They make me feel great about myself & look amazing.

Is it something you would recommend to family and friends?

Yes.

How has your new smile changed your life, what difference will it make to you?

When people stare at me I know it’s not because of my teeth, I can smile & feel more confident.

Sum up your experience in one word:

Amazing!

How did the team contribute to you experience?

They were kind caring and always made me feel welcome.