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Composite Restorations in Lichfield – Lisa’s Story

Why Did You Choose Spires Dental Clinic For Your Dental Treatment?

Lots of my friends come here & they all have lovely teeth.

How Did You Find Your First Visit With Us And It What Way Did It Help You With The Decisions You Needed To Make?

It was incredibly relaxed yet informative. It wasn’t about the sale of treatment it was about what it would take to me happy and Stuart insisted that was my decision to make and nobody else’s.

Why Did You Choose To Have Your Teeth Built Up With Composite Restorations? Why Not Veneers?

One visit and they’re done! I honestly don’t think veneers would’ve looked any better.

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Before Treatment

How Did You Find The Treatment? Two Hours In The Dental Chair Sounds Scary To Most People, But What Was It Like Form Your Point Of View?

I didn’t feel a thing!! Every element of the treatment was explained. It was bizarrely quite relaxing!

You Seemed A Little Stunned, Happy, But Stunned, When We First Showed You The Result, Why Do You Think That Is?

I was gobsmacked that these were actually my teeth and they looked amazing! Couldn’t get my head around it & now I have I haven’t stopped smiling.

How Do You Feel Now About What We Have Achieved And Would You Recommend The Process To Anybody Else?

As far as I’m concerned you’ve achieved the smile that I never thought I’d have and for that I’m so grateful. Would highly recommend you and the treatment you provided to anyone.

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After Treatment

A Dentists View

Lisa had needed composite fillings in her front teeth about 3 years ago that had started to chip and stain prematurely.  Clearly the result was not a good one and Lisa was worried about showing her teeth to all around her.  We also felt that by the strategic addition of composite (white filling material) we could ‘straighten’ Lisa’s teeth and make them look more in proportion, providing added value rather than just replacing the fillings.

We also spoke to Lisa about:

  • Veneers – which we advised her to stay away from given the increased cost (£650 per tooth) and the need to drill away some of the good tooth structure.
  • Braces – which we thought was a good idea BUT how could Lisa make a decision on the need for a brace when her teeth looked how they did.
  • Whitening- its a good idea to whiten your teeth prior to cosmetic treatment if you don’t like the colour of your teeth.

Lisa’s treatment went really well, and she was an excellent patient but in these cases it is difficult to prepare someone for the change it will make.  When we showed Lisa the huge change, she was stunned by the difference in her smile, enough so that she was speechless.

Thankfully Lisa loved the result, enough so that she was happy to contribute to our blog 😊

We love treatments like this as we have made a massive difference without compromising the health of people teeth at all.  The treatment is also reversible just in case she wants to have braces in the future or porcelain veneers.

Total treatment time: One 2 hour 30 minute appointment

Total treatment cost: £538.

For more information on how Spires Dental Clinic can enhance your smile, please call 01543 411 088.

 

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A journey to a happier smile – Ravi’s Story

Ravi had a gap between his two front teeth and had always felt insecure about his smile. He had wanted to do something about it for a long time and as a Pharmacist he is working with the public and wanted a smile he could feel confident with.

 

Why did you want cosmetic dental work done?

I wanted it done because I felt insecure regarding the gap between my front two teeth. When I looked into the mirror I didn’t like my teeth very much, and was looking at various options on how to either close the gap or have veneers. It was something I wanted done for many years and when I looked at photographs I kept noticing the gap that I have.

 

Why did you choose Spires?

I went to the practice as I was in the area for a few weeks staying at a friend’s. I went to the practice not knowing what to expect and I registered with them. Spires went through the various options I could use and the cost of each. I asked them to advise me on what they would do if they were in my position. Spires gave me various options, but advised that I firstly could try a cost-effective way to reduce the gap by using some sort of filling material which closes the gap. They showed me an example of this and it was impossible to tell where the filling was placed on the teeth!

 

How did you feel after your first consultation?

My first consultation was great, I felt really welcomed. As this was an unfamiliar dental practice I was weary of how good the dentists here actually were. However, they knew what they were talking about and I felt confident going forward with them to look after my teeth. We tried the moulding on the first consultation to see what it would look like and if my teeth would look too wide. I felt reassured that the treatment would go to plan and my front teeth wouldn’t look too big. I liked the fact that I was able to see the end result before anything permanent happened. I had confidence in the practice and went ahead with the treatment on the second consultation.

 

One thing that stood out was how Spires listened to exactly what my concern was and what I wanted to achieve. This was shown when they made sure they kept a 0.5mm gap that I requested between my front teeth!

 

How has the treatment affected your life?

It has greatly affected my life as I don’t feel insecure when I smile, and my teeth look great. Spires were very professional when doing the treatment and were very particular when treating my teeth as they looked at every detail to make sure they were symmetrical. I would definitely go back to Spires for any future treatments I might need. I have never felt so relaxed and confident in a dental practice before and highly recommend visiting Spires!

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Before

 

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After

 

The fillings we used to reduce the gap between Ravi’s front teeth was a cost-effective, and easy way to reform Ravi’s smile. It also allowed us to bespoke our treatment for Ravis needs and produce an end outcome which he envisioned.

 

Thank you, Ravi, for sharing your story with us.

 

If you would like to book an appointment with us or find out more about tooth restoration, simply call the practice 01543 411 088. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics in Lichfield – Patricia’s Story

We are very proud of how we care for our patients and we like to shout about what we do here.  This always comes across better if we are talking about real people rather than certain treatments.  Patricia has wanted to improve her smile for some time and came to Spires Dental for orthodontic treatment.

When Patricia came to see us we listened to what she wanted to achieve and we laid out a plan of how we should proceed.
From our point of view we wanted to:

  1. Align the gums so the end result would look as good as possible.
  2. Straighten the teeth to make the treatment as conservative as possible.
  3. Improve the appearance of the front teeth using veneers. We rarely recommend this as a solution but given the number of fillings present we felt this was necessary.

The only way we could accomplish our goals was to align the teeth using Radiance clear brace system over 6 months and then to carry out the veneer treatment.

We weren’t sure if Patricia would be up for this but she has been great. She listened to the reasons why we wanted to proceed in such a manner and then allowed us to do the right thing.

All in all, Patricia is very happy with the her treatment. Read what she had to say about her experience.

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Patricia’s smile before treatment

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Patricia’s teeth before treatment

Why did you choose Spires Dental clinic for your advanced dental treatment?

I was recommended by a friend and had been searching for someone local to ‘fix my smile’ which I had wanted to do all my adult life. I found myself able to do this financially and anxious to have the best I could find.

Why did you want to improve your smile?

I have wanted this for a long time – I have always thought that healthy, straight, white teeth are really important.

All our treatment is bespoke so how did you find having both brace and veneer treatment?

I was a bit concerned initially about having a brace at the age of 64 but it was very discreet and I found it easy to take care of. The first two weeks I had trouble with rubbing on the inside of my mouth, but after that it was no trouble at all. The veneer process was quick and painless and every effort was made to make sure I was 100% happy with the result.

What are your thoughts about your new smile?

I am delighted with my new smile and this has given me much more confidence in myself after a very difficult year.

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Patricia’s smile after treatment

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Patricia’s teeth after treatment

What would you say to anyone who was thinking about choosing spires dental clinic?

I would highly recommend it.

Thanks a million Patricia, we hope you like your new smile. If you would like more information on orthodontic treatment or to book an appointment with us, call the practice 01543 411 088. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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Dr Simon Rana dentist at Spires Dental Clinic, dentists in Lichfield Staffordshire

Welcoming Dr Simon Rana to Spires Dental Clinic in Lichfield

What makes me tick?

Firstly, let me introduce myself and say how excited I am to be working in Lichfield and especially with Stuart and the amazing team at Spires Dental Clinic.

I’m Dr Simon Rana and I have been a full time practising dentist since I graduated from the University of Manchester in 2015.

Since graduating I have been fortunate enough to work in two busy, well-established NHS practices. It is from these positions where I developed almost an obsession with dentistry! This led to pushing my skills as a dentist and up-skilling myself through courses within the Royal College of Surgeons. Currently I am one of the youngest members associated with the Diploma in Restorative Dentistry within the Royal College of Surgeons. Here I am being guided by some of the UKs leading dentists. I am also lucky enough to be part of the Post Graduate Certificate programme in Aesthetic Dentistry through the Tipton Training academy.

So why Spires Dental Clinic?

Surrounding myself with like-minded individuals was key to choosing the dental practice where I work. When I first met Stuart and the team I was so impressed with their enthusiasm and passion for dentistry. Stuart has 15 years of fantastic experience and I feel that I can develop and use the skills which I have been taught within Spires Dental Clinic.

From our initial meeting our passion for high quality, ethical dentistry was evident. We both share the same ethos: “help patients not need us!”

The competency and caring nature of the whole team was clear to see. One of the main things I wanted from a dental practice was to ensure that the patients are looked after from the moment they contact the practice all the way through to their end goal and beyond. Spires Dental Clinic clearly shows this.

We both pride ourselves on patient care and one of the strongest qualities is building a good rapport with patients. It is a very exciting time ahead!

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What is my passion?

My passion within dentistry is to provide the most effective, minimal invasive dentistry to improve patients’ well-being. Dentistry for myself is not only about fixing teeth, I love nothing more than to see the happy expressions on my patient’s faces when I show them their new smile, or I have made that pain disappear for them.

Improving a person’s self-confidence, giving them the feel-good factor and helping people when they are in need is a job satisfaction that I am lucky enough to experience.

I pride myself on good dentistry and love what it can do for people and how it can be life changing for so many people.

What are my goals?

As I am new to the Lichfield area, I am looking forward to building a patient base from scratch. Just like Stuart, I want to build up a name for myself here in Lichfield as a dentist you can trust and enjoy coming to visit.

So, what do I do in my spare time?

As well as being a dental geek I am also a football geek and an avid Aston Villa supporter, for my sins!

I have always been motivated to push myself to maintain a healthy lifestyle, recently I completed “Total Warrior assault course” which was not only physically challenging but pushed me mentally as well. Maybe I will get Stuart and the team to complete the next one with me!

At heart though, I am a family man. My friends and family would describe me as an avid foodie as I believe nothing brings people together more than great food and great conversation.

If you’re over-due a check-up and want to come and visit me for a dental health check-up for a half price consultation, then simply give the practice a call so Jess or Beth will book you in.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Tooth whitening is the number one cosmetic dental procedure worldwide and often offers the maximum benefits as it is one of the easiest, most effective ways to enhance your looks. Whether you want to have that bright, white smile for your wedding day, or you wish to feel more confident when you smile in those important business meetings, whitening is simple affordable and safe.

Whitening is big business these days leading to a number of products that promise to whiten your teeth, sometimes even coming with a guide to show you how much things have improved.  They all look very impressive but sadly they do not work other than removing surface staining from your teeth.

Only a dentist can diagnose the cause of your tooth discolouration, see that whitening will work, and prescribe bona fide tooth whitening that will work every time.

On average this takes within 4-6 weeks of whitening and will last indefinitely with some very simple maintenance once a month.

What causes discoloured teeth?

Diet and lifestyle can cause teeth to become discoloured with the main culprits being:

  • Smoking
  • Black coffee
  • Tea
  • Red wine

But we know that whitening even whitens teeth that are naturally more yellow.

How do you whiten teeth?

Over the year’s teeth soak up the stains from tea, coffee, smoking etc. This process is gradual and can take many years to discolour the teeth beyond an acceptable limit. The whitening is accomplished by wearing whitening trays in 2-8 hour stints. Whitening trays fit like a glove and are comfortable and easy to wear. They are similar to very thin gum shields. If you can wear them through the night, the colour change will occur more quickly as the gel is in contact with your teeth for longer.

What are the benefits?

  • A cleaner, fresher looking smile!!……not worrying about how your smile looks is a great boon in social situations.  Who wants to worry about how their smile looks when they are meeting people?
  • Dental professionals have noticed that patients who’ve had their teeth whitened tend to show an improvement in their oral health care routine.
  • Looking more youthful – we associate white teeth with youth, as the older we get, the more our teeth have been exposed to foods and drinks which can stain our teeth.
  • Camera ready – whatever the occasion, a wedding or you simply like taking selfies making the teeth a few shades whiter can help a person to feel camera ready.
  • Affordable – teeth whitening is an affordable procedure which produces great results without harming your teeth.  Due to the way we educate our clients once you’ve whitened with us you’ll never need to pay for whitening again, merely buying the odd tube of gel every now and then.

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