Forest & Ray

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Forest & Ray is a dental practice located in the heart of London, operating since 2007. We believe that our dentistry plays a leading role in making dental health attainable for everyone. Health and dental health are not a luxury anymore. Regardless of age, we promise that with our pain-free treatments and professional team, we are working on making everyone richer, and giving everyone happier smiles. This is because we know that a beautiful smile is a key to health, self-confidence and success.

With Forest & Ray you can find a solution to all your problems in one place. Our Central London dental practice, near Holborn station, is open seven days a week to serve young and old alike.

It is important for us that all of our patients feel completely confident, and can show their beautiful smiles. There is no dental problem that we cannot find a solution for! Our professional dentists can help you improve your health and appearance, with general treatments, smaller restorative treatments, complete smile makeovers, and more serious procedures, such as dental implantations. Our mission is to keep your smile healthy and beautiful, so we pay extra attention to our patients’ special needs.

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Cosmetic dental procedures are performed every day in dental offices every where. Most cosmetic dentist will use a combination of plastic surgery and dental work in order to complete the patient's request. Dental work can be as simple as whitening a smile or it can be as complex as reshaping a smile. A cosmetic dentist will work to make your smile healthy and make it the way you want it to be made. You want to smile big when you smile and you probably allow the overall look of your teeth to discourage you from smiling your biggest and brightest smile however with today's technology you can smile bigger and brighter than ever.

Teeth whitening are beyond what you purchase at a store in a box and take home. It is a routine cosmetic dental procedure and can include a laser to help whitening the teeth in about one hour. It can remove stains from your teeth which is what discolored them to begin with. When a patient has teeth that are crooked or uneven, he or she may want to disguise them with a whiter and brighter smile.

Dental veneers are another cosmetic dental procedure performed in the office in one or two visits. If your teeth are discolored and whitening treatments do not work then you may want to consider dental veneers instead. Tooth veneers are placed over your natural teeth and given a brighter overall look. Porcelain veneers are considered to be durable and strong, lasting a long time.

A dental bridge is another type of cosmetic dental procedure that can be performed in the office. A bridge is a great way to fix a space in your mouth that maybe due to teeth missing or needing to be pulled due to the health of your teeth. The dental bridge will allow the person the ability to chew their food as if they still had all their teeth and it never needs to be taken out, like partial dentures do. It is comfortable to wear and can provide instant results.

Dental bonding is a common type of cosmetic dental work that requires a minimum number of visits to the dentist, in order to achieve a healthier smile. If there are natural defects that cause spots on your teeth or if you have a gap in your teeth then the dental bonding may help. In order to bond the teeth the dentist will place a thick layer of material in the front of the teeth. A laser beam is shown up to the mouth to help harden the substance creating a bond that will last for a long time.

Gum surgery may also be necessary in order to have a healthy smile. Sometimes the gums are larger in size and can make someone a little nervous. The perfect smile may be waiting for you but if you want to improve your smile drastically you need a cosmetic surgeon to do cosmetic dental procedures.

In today's world everybody wants to be perfect. Some people find it very hard to live with imperfections of any kind as they feel that they will be ridiculed in society. External perfection is sought after by most people and after skin care and hair care the next most popular procedure undertaken to reach perfection is the cosmetic dental procedures. As science and technology is progressing in leaps and bounds, it also helps in finding new techniques and procedures to improve dental care. Appointments at dental clinics need to be made in advance as they are always busy.

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Cosmetic dental procedures are performed every day in dental offices every where. Most cosmetic dentist will use a combination of plastic surgery and dental work in order to complete the patient's request. Dental work can be as simple as whitening a smile or it can be as complex as reshaping a smile. A cosmetic dentist will work to make your smile healthy and make it the way you want it to be made. You want to smile big when you smile and you probably allow the overall look of your teeth to discourage you from smiling your biggest and brightest smile however with today's technology you can smile bigger and brighter than ever.

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Cosmetic dentists most commonly use 3 methods; Dental Crowns, Dental Bridges and Dental Implants. Cosmetic dental bonding, dentures and porcelain dental veneers too fall under Dental Restoration procedures. Depending on the status of your teeth and the gum your dentists would decide what type of procedure is best to restore your teeth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are necessary when permanent teeth are lost. Teeth whitening are another procedure that whitens stained or discolored teeth with the help of a whitening agent. Fillings now come in porcelain and plastic materials that look like the real teeth. Veneers, crowns and bridges in porcelain are durable and look very much like the original. Orthodontics is another treatment done purely for cosmetic reasons and so is the tooth bonding process.

Dental Bridges

There are a variety of cosmetic dental procedures that you can choose from. These choices include bonding, veneers, odontoplasty, whitening, dental bridges, contouring, gum lifts, lumineers, and more. These new techniques have come a long way when compared to the traditional ways of cosmetic dental procedures and treatments. Now most of the procedures are done without using metals.

Tooth Extraction

To help toothache pain caused by dental fracture, decay and dental chip, a tooth extraction may be suggested. This is recommended when other dental procedures won't hold due to the severity of the tooth decay. Also, when the gum area and bone part of your tooth is already affected, tooth extraction will be done as there will be no firm foundation for your tooth.

Toothache

A number of remedies are available to help toothache pain. Just remember that seeing your dentist is the best way to go. As to getting an expert assessment of the situation, your dentist will tell you honestly which dental procedure is right for you. And remember, the fear of dental pain is more painful than the actual dental procedure. Try to relax before visiting your dentist and breathe in deeply when you're now sitting on the dentist's chair. You may ask your dentist for any sedative to help you feel better.

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Once you are absolutely certain you need to get a cosmetic dental treatment, you should start looking for the specialist. You can ask your friends and family if they know of someone; otherwise you could find someone in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Check out their qualifications and expertise and when you finally do make an appointment, recheck their level of experience. You could also ask them to show you photographs of their work.

Tooth Replacement

Tooth implants are considered a cosmetic dental procedure to help improve the look of your teeth that may be chipped off, broken, or missing. If you choose implants, you will find that these are prosthetic teeth that can look as good as a regular tooth but only you will know the difference. These teeth will not cause you pain like a regular tooth would because there is no nerve endings that can become exposed or no fillings to come out. They fit perfect in your gum and never need to be removed again. Bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that improves the strength of the tooth by filling in cracks or chips that may be too large and may be causing some separation from the tooth. The substance used in bonding will bond the tooth together to make it stronger.

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Cosmetic dental is great for making your smile brighter, whiter, and to improve your self-esteem. There are many people who go through life without smiling too big because they are embarrassed or afraid that others will notice their not-so-perfect smile. Others allow their fear of dentists to get in the way of having brighter and whiter teeth so they can smile as big as they want to. Creating a smile is easy but perfecting it is not. The dentist will be able to work hard to create a smile that you can be happy with. First you need to determine what type of cosmetic dental work you want and then your dentist can help you achieve your goal.

Most dental insurance companies will pay for some cosmetic dental work. There are a few exceptions because some of the cosmetic dental is considered elective and does not benefit the teeth in any way, such as tooth whitening. This procedure only corrects the color of your teeth. It has nothing to do with the way that your teeth perform while eating or they do not prevent you from eating.

A dental treatment will be covered by insurance companies if your dentist recommends it in order to correct a problem that you may be having. However your dentist may have to justify their procedure and have it approved before the insurance company will pay anything down. Your insurance company may not pay for it all but the dental treatment will improve your self confidence.

The field of dentistry has made many advances in the recent years. Just a few years ago many of the procedures that are available today were not only unavailable, but also believed to be not even feasible. Cosmetic dental procedures are one such aspect of the field of dentistry that have seen a number of advances. Today, the patient has a number of options to improve his appearance and get that coveted beautiful smile.

We as human beings have always valued beauty. In fact, the looks of the person are the first thing most of us notice when we meet someone. If you have a beautiful smile, you'll make impression on other people. It is a way to obtain their confidence and friendship. For this reason, people have been trying to devise better ways to become beautiful since times immemorial. However, only in the recent years have reliable scientifically backed procedures become available. Cosmetic dental procedures are one such option.

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A number of cosmetic dental procedures exist today. Some of these include teeth whitening, dental veneers, lumineers, dental implants, etc.

Teeth whitening is performed either at the dental clinic or at home using a teeth whitening kit. However, it is advisable to go for the procedure at the dental clinic as the results will be more effective. Teeth whitening involves the use of a bleaching agent such as hydrogen peroxide to stains from the teeth. Teeth can get discolored for a number of reasons. Teeth whitening is an effective way to restore the normal appearance and make your smile beautiful.

Dental veneers are a cosmetic option to repair broken or chipped teeth. Dental veneers are made from porcelain because it is very similar to enamel of the teeth. The procedure to install dental veneers is a simple. First and foremost, the teeth are ground down and then the veneers are bonded over them. Dental veneers can cost anywhere from $750-$2000. Lumineers are a special type of dental veneers which are made from a material called Cerinate.

Dental implants are used to replace lost teeth. These are made up of titanium which is very strong, durable and biologically safe. Dental implants are comparatively costly and can cost up to $8000 depending on the quality of the material. Cosmetic dental procedures are very costly. Most insurance companies do not provide cover for them. For this reason, it is essential that you evaluate all the options that may be available to you carefully.

Everyone experiences a tooth mishap at one point in their lives. This may come in the form of a tooth getting simply chipped or in more serious cases of tooth decay. Several dental procedures are available to solve such problems. It is, however, up to the dental health professional to judge and determine the most appropriate solution for the case at hand. The root canal dental procedure, for one, is to deal with tooth damage that can still be aided without having to resolve to complete extraction. The damage is mostly due to decay as a result of the lack of proper dental hygiene.

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The term root canal is technically in reference to the space within the root of a tooth. The root canal dental procedure, on the other hand, is medically labeled as endodontic therapy. The latter involves the removal of the pulp of the tooth, cleanup of the space previously occupied by the tooth and the filling up of the said space. The whole procedure involves several steps from the basic examination of the case. The tooth is checked by applying a low current. Numbness indicates a dead nerve, which makes it possible to proceed with the procedure minus the anesthesia. The dentist then drills to get to the pulp and remove the dead tissues.

Once the tooth is cleansed and the tissues are removed, the tooth is disinfected to keep the inflammation from occurring again. For the filling, the cavity is filled with a rubbery paste called gutta-percha, which comes from the coagulated milky latex from trees. When done, the hole is sealed. A canal dental procedure is necessary to avoid further damage to the tooth. This procedure, however, is applicable only for tooth that are damaged to a certain point only. Some damages can be too much for a root canal to handle, and this is where the extraction is preferred. Most people think that root canal procedures are absolutely painful. In reality, a toothache is far more agonizing than a root canal dental procedure.

Essential dental care is most likely to be taken for granted due to one's fear of the dentist, more specifically, for the fear of dental pain. As we all know, proper oral hygiene should well be promoted to prevent dental problems. This composes of religious teeth brushing, flossing, and gargling. Additionally, seeing your dentist at least once a year would help keep your teeth and gums in tip top shape. Tooth decay happens when either of the oral care procedure is forgotten. Dental cavities result from plaque and bacteria build up in your teeth and gum area. This will then in turn make your teeth porous and weak. A lot of toothache pain is caused by tooth decay and abscess tooth.

Prevention is better than cure. - Oral cleaning is recommended to remove plaque build up that brushing alone could not remove. This would help treating toothache pain and also maintain the health of your teeth.

Fill me in - A dental filling is a procedure that repairs the damage to the tooth by filling the cavity of restorative material. The procedure starts with cleaning your tooth by removal of decayed portion and filling the crown with either gold, silver, porcelain and other composite material. This procedure will help your tooth from decaying further.

Crowning Glory.- For severe cases of dental decay, a dental crown may be recommended by your dentist. This process involves cleaning of the tooth and removal of decayed portion of the tooth and covering of the whole tooth by dental "crowns" made of porcelain. Alternatively, your dentist may use a dental "veneer" instead of the above. This would not encase your whole tooth but only the surface part which we used for chewing, and would prove to be good for aesthetic reasons.

Get down to your roots. - When tooth decay extends to the pulp of the tooth, and the pain you're experiencing is more than excruciating, you might need a ROOT CANAL. This dental procedure helps in alleviating the pain and preventing infection. This will allow you to keep your tooth and avoid the usage of bridges. This procedure involves the removal of the pulp and nerve of the tooth, in addition to the decayed portion of your tooth.

Pull Away. - To help toothache pain caused by dental fracture, decay and dental chip, a tooth extraction may be suggested. This is recommended when other dental procedures won't hold due to the severity of the tooth decay. Also, when the gum area and bone part of your tooth is already affected, tooth extraction will be done as there will be no firm foundation for your tooth.

Implants. - Dental implant is the process of replacing the tooth or a group of teeth to restore the performance and function ability. Prosthesis will be added to the area where tooth was extracted, and are held down by titanium screws. This option proves to be durable and comfortable in the long run.

A number of remedies are available to help toothache pain. Just remember that seeing your dentist is the best way to go. As to getting an expert assessment of the situation, your dentist will tell you honestly which dental procedure is right for you. And remember, the fear of dental pain is more painful than the actual dental procedure. Try to relax before visiting your dentist and breathe in deeply when you're now sitting on the dentist's chair. You may ask your dentist for any sedative to help you feel better. You can be a responsible and dedicated dental hygiene patient but at times you cannot prevent from your teeth being chipped, cracked or a loss of teeth due to various reasons. Dental restoration helps to bring the surroundings and most probably the tooth to its previous condition. This will bring back your smile and keep your teeth aligned at the same time.

So what are the types of restorative dental procedures? There are few methods that are commonly used to restore your missing, chipped and cracked teeth. Cosmetic dentists most commonly use 3 methods; Dental Crowns, Dental Bridges and Dental Implants. Cosmetic dental bonding, dentures and porcelain dental veneers too fall under Dental Restoration procedures. Depending on the status of your teeth and the gum your dentists would decide what type of procedure is best to restore your teeth.

If you are suffering from a broken tooth or teeth the ideal procedure is to use Dental Implants. If you do not replace your missing teeth you will have to face a lot of difficulties such as trouble in chewing food, unable to talk properly and smiling broadly. Implants will be attached to your jaw bone inside your gums, so that dentures or tooth bridges can be securely placed.

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Dental Bridges are used to fill the gap of a lost tooth. It would bridge the gap between the existing teeth. The pontic also known as false tooth is held together by two crowns. These pontics are made of alloys, porcelain or gold according the individuals preference.

Decayed or broken tooth are restored using a dental crown. Is your tooth is decayed or broken but the root is in good condition? Then a dental crown will provide the covering for the entire broken or decayed tooth. It will also strengthen the tooth and prevent it from further damage.

Known to be one of the best sources to correct broken, chipped or cracked teeth is Porcelain Veneers. A thin wafer like porcelain layer is used to cover and bond the damaged tooth. The bonding is done either physically or chemically. Since cosmetic dentistry has improved a lot these porcelain veneers being thin look very natural. So nobody can spot the difference between a restored tooth and a real tooth. If you have an amalgam filling your tooth would look dark. By using a Porcelain Crown your dentist can cover up this defect. The Porcelain Crown covers the portion of the tooth which is dark and will give you the confidence to smile broadly.

As mentioned above you can correct any of the damages or defects using restorative dentistry procedures. Understanding the present condition of your dental health is ideal in determining the treatment procedure for a condition. Consult your dentist so that the proper method could be chosen. Depending on the condition of your teeth and gums the most suitable restoration would be applied. Ensuring that you get back your smile and you have the comfort of chewing your food properly and are able to speak properly.

Coffee, cigarettes and red wine are not kind to your teeth and that's where cosmetic dental procedures come to the rescue. Cosmetic dental procedure is an all-encompassing phrase that includes a variety of dental treatments which improve the over-all look of your smile. So we are talking about bleaching, bonding, tooth veneers, inlays and onlays and composite fillings.

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Bleaching or teeth whitening, is one of the most common procedures that can instantly give a boost to your self-esteem. Bleaching can either be done at the dentist's office, or under dental supervision at your convenience at home. Too many colas and coffees can take a toll on your teeth and your dentist can advise you on the best way to whiten your stained teeth. The Zoom chair side method, which is carried out at your dentist's office is fast, easy and effective. To bleach your teeth at home, your dentist can provide custom-made bleaching trays that dissolve the stains effectively and noticeably.

Bonding is a quick and easy method of repairing decayed, stained, chipped or fractured teeth in just one sitting at the dentist's office. Tooth-coloured resin is moulded on to the surface of the damaged or discoloured teeth and is shaped and polished to match your natural teeth. Gaps between teeth can be closed by bonding as well.

If you want to repair your chipped, stained, crooked or unevenly spaced front teeth, your dentist could prepare custom-made veneers, or thin porcelain shells to cover your teeth. A process that's an alternative to the more expensive crown treatment, veneers are recommended if your teeth are healthy. This procedure is done in two to three sittings, since your porcelain veneers are fabricated in the laboratory after an impression of your teeth are taken. Veneers last longer and stain less easily than bonding.

Inlays and onlays are used instead of fillings for larger cavities or cracks in the chewing surfaces of your back teeth. These are matched to look like your natural teeth and unlike fillings they are made in the laboratory in advance and are then glued to your teeth so that they fit in seamlessly, without any rough edges.

Composite fillings are a great solution for minor flaws in your teeth such as a chipped tooth as well as can be used to build up an entire tooth, such as a molar to restore it to a fully functional form. Made of an organic filling material called composite resin, it can be used to restore decayed teeth or even re-shape your teeth to give them a natural and an improved appearance.

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For many people visiting a dentist is no less than a nightmare. The case gets even worse when patients are examined for an emergency dental procedure. Apart from the anxiety of the pain, the patient dreads the possibility of further damage due to incisions and drilling. However, there are also some overcautious and doubting patients who fear dental visits without much relevant reason. They are exaggeratedly termed to carry dental phobia. They are known to experience severe anxiety and panic attacks even for simple procedures like dental cleaning.

Then there is a third category of dental patients who are already challenged by underlying disease conditions that make them more vulnerable to health issues caused due to the stress and pressure of having a dental procedure done. These patients require more care and attention so as to prevent any untoward mishaps. Such patients mainly include those suffering from cardiac conditions, hypertension, arrhythmia, anxiety etc.

A more serious issue relating to emergency dental surgeries involves the use of anesthesia. A general anesthesia can trigger the symptoms of a preexisting cardiovascular condition and cause unexpected complications. Therefore, if you are unsure about the working of a general anesthesia in view of your underlying condition or panic syndrome, then get the issue straightened out with your dental surgeon. Consequently, he would settle in for a local anesthesia which is fairly risk free. Even in case of local anesthesia, there would be complications if the injection also contains vasoconstrictors. Vasoconstrictors are meant for lowering hypertension which is expected to rise in case of a tooth removal procedure. Use of certain vasoconstrictors affects the stability of blood pressure in some patients. In several emergency dental cases this has caused serious prophylaxis and other side effects. So, if you are prone to low or erratic blood pressures, you should ask your dentist to avoid the use of a potential vasoconstrictor. You should at least bring the issue for due consideration, so that they can adopt some alternative way to control a probable hypertensive reaction during the procedure.

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