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Fitting Dental Work Around Your Wedding

By this time of year, you might already have been to a few weddings or perhaps you are even planning one for later in the year or maybe next?

Everyone wants their wedding day to be perfect so planning does become involved and takes time. How you look at your photographs is an important aspect for most members of the wedding party, not least the bride.

A wedding is often the catalyst for change as we see many patients who come to us unhappy with their smiles and particularly concerned about the appearance of a photograph.

So what can we do to help?

First, it’s important to find out the source of the concern and assess the health of your teeth and gums, is there dental disease present? Are teeth out of position?

Next, we need to understand how much time we have, is the wedding next month, this year, next year? Depending on how much time we have we will be able to offer you solutions to fit.

Help my wedding is next month?

Ok, this doesn’t leave much time to achieve any dramatic transformation but you may be surprised what we can achieve.

Often with a visit to our dental hygienist for a clean followed by a simple tooth whitening and of course repair to teeth that may be required, we can really improve the appearance of your smile.

This alone can give so much confidence and we do enjoy these transformations.

We can also replace unsightly fillings or crowns with our Same Day Cerec fillings saving time for you. However, we are unable to be able to make changes such as straightening teeth in such a short period of time.

Tell me more, how long will a tooth straightening treatment take?

Our Six Month Smile treatments do as they say – take around 6 months. We will let you know if a treatment is going to take longer and average Six Month Smile treatments are between 5 and 9 months so we always recommend you give yourself some leeway timewise.

Our Invisalign teeth straightening treatments can take between a few months to 15 months, again depending on the tooth movements we are aiming to achieve. Once your teeth have been straightened you may then want a whitening treatment and perhaps some contouring of teeth, this will all be discussed with you and included in your plan.

What other treatments might I want to plan for?

If you have a gap that bothers you and particularly shows up on photos then you may wish to consider filling the gap. There are several ways to do this from a simple “sticky” bridge to a full replacement of the missing tooth with a dental implant.

A dental implant has two stages, the first is the insertion of the implant and the second is the restoration of the implant with a dental crown or dental bridge to full form and function. You will need to allow at least 4 months between each stage and a little longer if the bone around the implant needs to be boosted. Again we will be able to help guide you with treatment times, what is available and what is suitable for you.

What do I do now?

We do offer free consultations for Smile Transformations such as this so you can have a good idea of what is available and how you would expect your treatment to progress.

Simply call 020 8224 7562 and speak to Danielle who can help you with your first stage of inquiry and you can start planning the perfect smile for your perfect day?

Looking forward to welcoming you to the Gentle Dental Practice in East Molesey, Surrey.

Dr Ali Rifai BDS

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