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A digital photograph of your smile is taken at the consultation and manipulated on-screen using a high spec graphics program. Your direct feedback as the design develops allows us to create and refine the image of your ideal smile in front of your eyes. We take great care to show you only predictable results.
The London Smile Clinic has invested in a state-of-the-art digital OPG and CT scanner with Cephalometric arm. This allows us to take very clear 3D and 2D images for advanced diagnosis and treatment planning at a very low x-ray dose. Patients benefit from precise virtual 3d planning that gives the best possible treatment outcomes.
The OPG X-ray gives us a panoramic view of the upper and lower jaws. It is used to asses bone levels, impacted wisdom teeth and tooth roots, for orthodontic and implant treatment planning.
The Cephalometric X-ray is primarily used to calculate how the jaw and surrounding bone will be affected by orthodontic treatment.
The CT scanner uses x-rays and a computer to produce 3D cross sectional images of the jaws and teeth. CT scans are essential for the accurate planning, diagnosis and placement of dental implants. The scans measure the depth, density and width of the jaw bone, and more importantly the depth of bone in the proximity of nerve canals and sinus cavities in a 3D view to an accuracy of 0.1 mm
This sophisticated device provides much more useful information about your bite than any other technique. Traditional bite recording paper will only mark where there are contacts between teeth. The T-Scan not only shows where the contacts are but how hard they are and the order in which the contacts occur. This offers a level of precision in developing and adjusting a stable bite that was previously unachievable.
JVA (Joint Vibration Analysis)
This is an elegantly simple device that can quickly give us precise and detailed information about the health of the jaw joints (TMJ). Jaw joint problems sometimes make noises you are aware of such as pops or clicks, but also low level noise that you won't be able to hear. Accurate diagnosis of these problems is essential in planning the correct approach to treatment.
The laser is a very precise and powerful tool used to correct gum levels, treat gum disease and stop bleeding. As the beam is highly focused it causes much less trauma, post-operative swelling and discomfort than conventional treatments. We use the highest independently rated laser system imported from the USA.
Painful and ineffective injections of the past were responsible for many dental phobias. This local anaesthesia delivery system combined with precise and gentle techniques enables us to keep discomfort and stress levels to an absolute minimum.
X-Rite shade-matching technology helps to accurately record the colour of the natural teeth. This helps our ceramist produce carefully colour-matched miniature works of porcelain artistry.
BACD - British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
All our cosmetic dentists at The London Smile Clinic are members of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) of which Dr Tim Bradstock-Smith is a key founder member and Accreditation examiner. Dr Zaki Kanaan is the current president and Dr Andrew Chandrapal is on the board of directors. The BACD aims to promote clinical excellence through continuing professional development. As an affiliate of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, BACD dentists are part of the World's largest organisation of cosmetic dental professionals.
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
The AACD is an international organisation providing a forum for excellence in the 'Art and Science of Cosmetic Dentistry'. Specific purposes are to support and advance standards of integrity and leadership in cosmetic dentistry; to provide comprehensive and innovative educational opportunities; to encourage and support research in all phases of cosmetic dentistry; and to disseminate information on cosmetic dentistry to the profession and the public. We regularly attend their scientific sessions in the US and Tim is Accredited with both the AACD and BACD.
Evidence-based dentistry is a fundamental ethic that involves staying up to date through continuing education and choosing only the approach to treatment, the techniques and those materials that have been proven to be the most appropriate and successful through scientific research. We firmly believe in evidence-based dentistry and recommend this approach to all dental practitioners.
Our study group provides a forum for our dentists to learn and compare notes on all the latest developments. We regularly meet to review latest research, discuss individual cases and agree a consensus regarding the best clinical techniques.
21st Century Smiles
Over the past few years we have been at the forefront of a revolution in cosmetic dentistry that has that has benefited patients with less-invasive, less expensive and ultimately superior treatments.
Everything has been designed to create a calming and relaxing environment to please all five senses. From the unique digitally animated art and use of light, the comfortable leather sofas and dental chairs, the relaxing music, the aromatherapy fragranced air and tasty beverages on offer.
Visit us today or call us on 0207 255 2559 to discuss how we can help you to create perfect and functional smile.