Choosing Dental Implants in Cardiff

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What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a a cylindrical or tapered titanium bolt that is positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows for a replacement tooth to be mounted. This means that a dental implant doesn’t come loose like a denture can, the fact that the bolt is made from titanium means that there will be a durable structure that ensures the longevity of the tooth implant.

Potential clients must have healthy gums to be able to support the implant, in the rare case that the patient does not have enough room in their jawbone to support an implant, you may require a bone graft. Or if your upper jawbone is too shallow to support an implant, you may require a sinus lift, however, this is rare. For more information and pictures on how dental implants work, click here

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Alternatives to Dental Implants in Cardiff

A fixed bridge is the most popular alternative to a dental implant, which is essentially a false tooth that is supported by two teeth either side of the missing tooth. There are many disadvantages to having a fixed bridge installed compared to a dental implant. firstly in order to install the false tooth, the two teeth either side of the missing tooth must be ground down, damaging healthy teeth, to support the bridge being installed. Another disadvantage is that because the natural bone underneath the false tooth is not stimulated like it would be with dental implants, which may deteriorate over time, causing the appearance of your smile and face to change.

Dentures are another alternative to dental implants, they are an appliance that sits on top of your gums where the missing teeth are. Disadvantages of dentures are the discomfort you may experience when installing and wearing the denture, which causes sore gums and a shift and clicks in the mouth when one speaks, eats, smiles or coughs.

Benefits to Getting Dental Implants in Cardiff

There are dozens of benefits to dental implants, here are a few of them:

  • Because dental implants become a part of you, they eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures and allow eating food to be natural and pain-free.
  • Dental implants are durable, lasting many years or with good maintenance of the implant, they can last an entire lifetime.
  • Your speech will not be inhibited when fitted with dental implants. With dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing a slur in speech.
  • Dental implants can improve your self-esteem due to giving you back a natural looking smile.
  • Dental implants are cleaned in the same way as normal teeth – there is no need to remove them at night for cleaning or soaking like you have to with dentures.

Tom Keyes’ story

Tom Keyes came into our practice for a free consultation and to ask questions about dental implants in Cardiff. Tom is an avid rugby player who plays for a local team in the wing position. One weekend Tom had an away match and forgot to bring his mouth guard to the game, but he was told he was starting the game by his manager, so he didn’t want to let down his team. During the game he was at the bottom of the ruck after getting tackled, because he was holding onto the ball to pass to his team-mate, he wasn’t able to protect himself, and unfortunately a player on the other team accidentally kicked Tom in the face when joining into the ruck. Tom’s initial response was a scream of pain, he released the ball and covered his mouth with his hands. When the physiotherapist came onto the pitch to assist Tom, it was clear that his incisor had been knocked out, and due to being in a remote area far away from his dentists, they were not able to reattach his tooth in time.

Tom was distraught, so he looked to for somewhere that provided dental implants in Cardiff after deciding implants were for him. When going into surgery at Bamboo Dental, Tom was very nervous due to his fear of the procedure being extremely painful, however, when he was offered a sedative so he could sleep through the treatment, a lot of the anxiety about the surgery had diminished.

After the surgery, Tom was amazed at how natural his implant looked, however, he was told he would have to miss playing rugby for a few weeks to allow the implant to heal fully. The dental implant had restored his confidence and after few weeks had gone by, he was back playing for his rugby team and made a joke saying he’d never forget his mouth guard again.

What to Expect When Having Dental Implants in Cardiff

If you’re interested in having dental implants in Cardiff, you can come into our practice after booking a free consultation with our dental surgeon who will answer any queries you may have about the process, we will also discuss your suitability for dental implants using an oral x-ray. If you decide that dental implants are for you, we can book you in for an appointment shortly after the free consultation.

During the procedure, you will be put under a local anaesthetic or to make you more comfortable a sedative can be administered, or if you’re having more than one implant you will be put under a general anaesthetic. The treatment consists of the dental surgeon making an incision in the gum, then drilling into the jawbone to allow a gap for the implant to be fitted. From there you may a second procedure where the top of your gum is uncovered, this allows for the artificial tooth to be fitted. Another option is you may have the artificial tooth attached to the implant straight away, however, this option is less common. After the procedure we will book you in for a follow-up appointment.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

So if you’re looking to get Dental implants in Cardiff with a reliable and trusted business, contact us or call us on 02920005957 for a free consultation where you can start your journey towards a natural looking smile.

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A Private Dentist in Cardiff that Looks Out For You

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Growing up many see the Dentist as a foe, an enemy that needs to be avoided. Our private dentist in Cardiff wants to quash those beliefs. We are here as a friend. We are here as an ally to help look after your health and to make you feel safe and comfortable whilst visiting us.

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A Private Dentist in Cardiff that Looks Out For You

We have built our private dentist in Cardiff around you. We aim to give you the most comfortable and peaceful experience possible at the dentist. Our first step was to create an environment that is suitable to those aims. Our brand new surgery is kitted out with brand new equipment giving you the peace of mind that you will be given the best service possible.

 

This coupled with the award winning team at Bamboo will make you feel assured that you’re in the right place. When you’re at Bamboo, you know that you’re in safe hands.

 

A Time to Suit You

We understand that it can be difficult for those working in the week to get time off to visit the dentist. Sadly, most dentists operate under the same hours as other 9-5 businesses. We have turned the trend with our weekend and late night opening hours. This is done to make it easy for you to visit the dentist when you actually do have spare time. We take away the worry and let you pick a time to suit you.

 

Karen said…

‘I’ve always struggled to find a dentist who is open when I am free. It can be a real pain as I don’t want to have to take a day off work just to go to my check up. When I saw that Bamboo is open all week and weekend and for later hours than usual my interest was peaked. This is really something that makes me feel the practice has gone the extra mile to help people like me. I am grateful for that and have found had very useful.’

 

An Award Winning Team

Bamboo Dental is currently a five times ward winning dental practice. Two of these awards are for ‘Best Patient Care’ and ‘Best Team’. These awards make us feel very proud as they reflect the work we put in to making our patients feel at ease and happy at the practice. Our staff have decades of experience between them and so are able to understand the needs of our patients with great compassion. Something that is not ignored from our patients.

 

Paul said…

“I could tell from the second I called up the practice that I was choosing the right place. The calm but friendly voice at the other end of the phone was not just kind but knowledgable too. The reception staff made me feel at great ease. I had suffered a little dental phobia in the past but they said that I could talk anything through with them and assured me that everything would be okay. This kind of friendly service is something I value greatly.”

 

Our Values

We have many core values that build the foundations of patient care at the practice. These are built around you, our patients. After all, you have put your trust in us and we want to do everything humanly possible to give you the best quality of care that we can.

 

We spread happiness

We don’t see visiting the dentist as a chore. It’s a place to spread happiness. We don’t only do this through the fantastic work that our award winning dentists put into transforming the smiles of hundreds of people each year but also through our staff. The happy and friendly philosophy of the staff passes through to our patients who are always commented on how relaxed and at ease they feel when visiting the practice.

 

Accessibility

We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to own a healthy smile that they can be proud of. That’s why we set our pricing structure across our cosmetic treatments to a very competitive rate. On top of this we offer free consultations as well as a range of 0% interest finance packages to make sure that the treatment is as affordable as possible. For example, you could get your teeth straightened with our award winning Six Month Smiles treatment for a similar monthly price to that of your mobile phone bill!

 

Dental care for everyone

Due to high surges in demand we have taken on several new staff ranging from new dentists to hygienists and dental nurses. We didn’t want any patient to miss out on treatment and so we have made sure that we add to our staff whenever needed to keep our high level of dental care out there for everyone who needs it.

 

How can I find out more?

If you’ve been looking for that perfect private dentist in Cardiff and are interested to ask us a few more questions then here’s how you can do it. We have a dedicated contact form that is monitored in real time making sure that you receive a reply very quickly. If you prefer to talk over the phone then you can contact us on 0290 20569769.

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How Teeth Veneers Can Change Lives

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Teeth veneers are used every day as a tool to sculpt the perfect smile. These carefully crafted teeth are intricately attached over the existing tooth to create an eye catching smile that emanates from the face.

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What Teeth Veneers Can Do For You

Many people who are in search of revamping their smile are searching because of a lack of confidence in their current smile. The psychological effect that a crooked smile can have is huge. The smile is the first thing that is noticed when meeting a new person. Imagine feeling the need to hide your smile due to this. There is a lack of connection when meeting new people and a difficulty to bond in the long term. Many people even avoid social interaction altogether so that they don’t have to go through the ordeal of worrying about what others will think of their smile.

 

A New Smile

Imagine a world where all of this can turn around. You are able to greet people with confidence. You are able to connect with people, able to make new friends, able to live life with the freedom that you should be able to. All of this is possible with a simple treatment of teeth veneers. After an initial consult with our award winning dentist you will get to discuss the dream smile you have been imagining. Then we can make that become a reality.

 

Teeth Veneers: A Simple Solution

After deciding on going for the treatment you will be able to choose exactly how your new smile will look. The degree of detail that can be taken into the fabrication of veneers is truly remarkable. Even small lines and indents can be added to the teeth to ensure that they look as realistic as possible. In fact, unless you knew that they were veneers you would just think that the happy smile was just a result of extremely lucky genetics.

 

Giselle’s Story

Giselle never had perfect genetics when it came to her teeth. Even so, her family used to say she had a cute smile when she was very young. This was because she still felt free and had no insecurity about how she smiled and this shone through. However, as she started high school and began looking at others teeth she started to become more inhibited. She felt insecure and this sapped her confidence. Giselle hated having photographs taken. She would practice different smiles in the mirror that would allow her to hide her teeth. She would use this smile in photographs assuming she could not avoid having them taken altogether.

 

Giselle suffered with this cloud above her head until her mid twenties when she put her foot down and said ‘enough is enough!’. She started searching for options. A consideration was put forward for the Six Month Smile brace but when she came across veneers she felt that this was the perfect solution for her.

 

How Did Giselle’s Life Change?

Giselle hadn’t realised the feeling of complete freedom until that moment she looked in the mirror and saw those perfect teeth smiling back at her. The continuous hum of low self esteem had been plucked out from her mind and replaced with a beaming sense of pride. Her life had been changed.

 

The Advantages of Teeth Veneers

There are so many advantages of teeth veneers that we hear our patients expressing to us every day. Many of those are related to the psychological gains that have been achieved and the new lease of life given to the patients.

 

1. They provide a natural looking tooth

The veneers is designed with small etches and contours just like any regular tooth, that is if you want it designed that way. This means that the tooth can look completely natural! If you, on the other hand would like to go for that Hollywood look then a more porcelain, shiny style is optional.

 

2. Porcelain is very well tolerated by gum tissue

The material used in most veneers is porcelain. The great thing about this is that it is very well tolerated by the gums. You’ll have little to no resistance and inflammation from them where as other solutions can cause your gums to be reactive.

 

3. Thin veneers don’t require as much shaping as some alternatives

Some options such as crowns can require some shaving down of the tooth. However, veneers have evolved into very intricate designs that can now be incredibly thin. By making them so thin we are able to fit them to your teeth with as little adjustments made to your original teeth as possible. The amount of work needed to be done to your original teeth will depend though on the current situation of your teeth and the level of crowding that you currently have.

 

4. Increased confidence

One of the biggest advantages of teeth veneers is the dramatic increase in confidence that is able to be achieved. You can walk into the dental clinic lacking the ability to even smile authentically and walk out a few hours later with the brightest most genuine smile beaming from cheek to cheek. This will have a snowball effect in your family life, your social life and your work life.

 

5. Fast treatment times

Unlike treatments such as teeth straightening, teeth veneers can be fitted fairly quickly. So if you are not keen to wait for 6-12 months for your teeth to be naturally straightened then perhaps the veneers treatment is for you. With veneers you can have your smile in just two easy visits!

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Is Invisalign the Best Type of Invisible Brace?

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When people search for Invisalign as an option to straighten their teeth it is often with thoughts of discreteness involved. Invisalign is perhaps the leading provider of this type of invisible brace, however is it the best one of all?

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Is Invisalign the Best Type of Invisible Brace?

Invisalign comes in the form of a series of clear aligners. These are a kind of mould of your teeth made out of clear material. They sit over the teeth tightly pushing them ever so slightly into the desired direction. This method is by far the most well know invisible way to straighten teeth with many celebrities including Justin Bieber having chosen the treatment.

 

More About the Invisalign Process

Once you have Invisalign on your radar you will first want to book a free consultation to find out as much information as possible. Here you’ll get the chance to sit down with an experienced dentist. They will talk you through the process and they will find out if you are a suitable candidate for the treatment. This may involve a routine examination of the current situation of your teeth. This enables the dentist to get an overview of exactly what is required to get you that perfect smile.

 

Am I a Suitable Candidate?

At this point you may be wondering what exactly is a suitable candidate and are you even one? Well, a suitable candidate is basically a person who fits the requirements for the treatment. With Invisalign, there are a few loops that need to be jumped through. For example, if your bite needs a large amount of correction then the treatment may not be viable and you may need to opt for a more fixed brace approach such as Six Month Smiles.

 

There is also a point to consider on your personal commitment and staying power. These aligners are removable. Yes, that’s right. You have the ability to simply pop it out of your mouth at a moments notice. Although a great advantage and unique selling point for many people, this can also lead to the downfall of many teeth straightening journeys. Although Invisalign is a removable teeth straightening option, you do need to wear them for at least 20 hours per day. It is advised to only remove them when you are eating food or drinking. You should then brush your teeth and place the aligners straight back in. If you find that you are not a person with great staying power then you may end up leaving out the aligners for too long each day. This can stall your progress with the brace and put you behind on your treatment plan. So, if you feel that you couldn’t stick to the rules then perhaps a fixed brace is a better option for you.

 

The Next Steps in the Treatment Process

After your treatment has begun you will have moulds taken of your teeth and your aligners will be fabricated back at the lab. You will then be given your first set of aligners. These will sit comfortably over your teeth but will be designed to slightly move your teeth in the right direction. After around two weeks of straightening, you teeth will fit the aligners perfectly and it is time to move to your second set of aligners. You will continue to move through sets of aligners until your new smile has formed!

 

In the meantime, check ups at the dentist will enable him to make sure you are on course and in some situations small adjustments may need to be made!

 

The Key Advantages of Invisalign

There are many advantages of Invisalign that have led it to becoming one of the leading orthodontic treatments in the dental industry. Here are the key ones that you need to know!

 

They’re Practically Invisible

As we’ve already mentioned, these braces are almost completely invisible. In fact, it is only if someone gets right up close to your teeth that they will even notice you are on a teeth straightening journey at all. The aligners are made out of a type of plastic that is transparent, this is how the invisibility benefit is created.

 

They are Completely Removable

The Invisalign aligners are removable which means you can still eat all of your favourite foods. Just remember to brush your teeth before putting your aligners back into your mouth. It is still advised to wear the retainers for at least 20 hours per day. However, if you’ve a special photograph or occasion then it is fine to take them out for an hour or so.

 

They’re Customized Just For Your Teeth

When you start your journey you will have your teeth mapped out digitally. The dentist then spends time to accurately decide on how each of the teeth will be moved over the coming months. The dentist will be able to make a solid plan for each tooth leaving nothing up to chance!

 

You Can Follow the Journey With 3D Software

As part of the generation of your aligners, a full 3D model will be created of your teeth. You will then be able to view this and see the path that your teeth are going to take and more importantly the smile that you are going to end up showing off to your friends and family. You are almost seeing into the future with this amazing technology and this cant be offered with many other teeth straightening services.

 

I Want to Know More About Invisalign!

Want to know more about the treatment? Our friendly staff are always here to give you a help in hand. We are also currently offering free consultations to our very special readers like you. If you would like to get in touch then you can either give us a quick call on: 029 2056 9769

 

Alternatively you can complete our dedicated contact form below and we will be in touch with 12 hours!

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Get in touch today!
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The Benefits of Teeth Whitening

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Teeth Whitening

There are many benefits, both physically and psychologically, to having sparkly white teeth. People who undergo a teeth whitening procedure notice a difference not just to their internal state in terms of general feelings of well-being but also to how they’re perceived by other people. When you have a new pair of pearly whites, you’ll have the self-confidence you need to impress a date or stand out at a job interview. Below are some more benefits to having a teeth whitening treatment, as well as how to keep your teeth white well after you’ve had your teeth whitened.

How Getting Teeth Whitening will Benefit your Life

When you get your teeth whitened, you’re more likely to keep better care of them to keep them looking good, so users will often create a healthy oral hygiene plan; consisting of brushing, flossing, mouthwash and regular trips to the dentist for a checkup.

Because your new sparkling smile will stand out, people will naturally focus on your teeth, therefore minimising the appearance of wrinkles, such as the frown line. You will also be perceived as losing many years from your face as having white teeth is associated sub-consciously with being more youthful, the cause of this is that as we age, external factors like smoking and teeth staining food and drinks damage and discolour your teeth.

Psychological Benefits to getting Teeth Whitening

When we smile, our body naturally produces endorphin’s, which are the ‘feel good’ hormones which brighten our day. This will lead to having more confidence when going to a job interview – there have been studies which show that people with a nice smile are more prepared when going to a job interview. This newfound confidence will be associated with positive traits to your potential employer, increasing your chances of finding employment. The confidence you gain from teeth whitening will not just help you when looking for employment, it will also help tremendously when it comes to your love life – people with whiter teeth are shown in studies to be more outgoing and engaging, this is a direct result of the self-confidence you gain from getting whiter teeth.

The bottom line is that by gaining whiter teeth, you will be perceived by others as being more successful in all areas of life, also you will be deemed more trustworthy due to the ‘halo’ effect that people perceive when you have white teeth.

Teeth Whitening at Bamboo Dental

Before coming in for any teeth whitening services, clients are invited to come and visit the practice for a free consultation, where you will be briefed on how the procedure works, the dentist will also assess your teeth to ensure that you are suitable for treatment.

There are two teeth whitening procedures that are offered at Bamboo Dental, both are affordable, quick and pain-free. The first procedure is the take-home teeth whitening, this is a whitening solution that you have the ability to use in the comfort of your own home. After confirming your suitability with our treatment during your free consultation, impressions will be made of your teeth which will harden and become the trays of which you put the teeth whitening solution on whilst at home. The tray and solution is then left in your mouth for 1.5 hours before being removed, this can be repeated until the level of whiteness you require is achieved. This take-home teeth whitening procedure costs £205 is our cheapest teeth whitening procedure.

The second procedure is the in-chair laser teeth whitening, this is our most advanced teeth whitening procedure which uses Philips LED whitening technology. The treatment consists of four 15 minute sessions, which will give the client immediate results of up to 8 shades whiter, depending on the clients preferences. To follow up with the immediate results, you will be provided with free activators and take home trays, these allow the user to supplement their results from their own home. The in-chair laser teeth whitening procedures quick treatment time (four 15 minute sessions) is what appeals to our customer who want an instantaneous smile transformation.

How to keep teeth white after a procedure

While you may be amazed by the immediate results after a procedure, there will be maintenance needed to keep them sparkling. Here are some tips on how to keep your teeth white after a visit to Bamboo dental;

  • Brush twice daily, in the morning and after dinner in the evening. Brushing at these times are optimal as they prevent acid or chemicals from staining or weakening teeth.
  • Cut down on food and drinks that are likely to stain or damage teeth, such as coffee, red wine, turmeric, beetroot and acidic foods like lemons.
  • Consider using a straw when drinking, this will prevent the harmful acids and chemicals from making contact with your teeth.
  • Stick to a ‘white diet’ for two weeks after your whitening procedure. Foods such as rice, milk, yogurt, cottage cheese are the most popular foods to consume during a ‘white diet’.
  • It is recommended to use whitening floss and mouthwash after brushing, twice a day. Using floss and mouthwash remove the particles between the teeth that your toothbrush might not be able to reach, your oral hygiene will also be improved when floss and mouthwash is used on a regular basis.
  • Do not smoke, the nicotine and tar in the tobacco make your teeth yellow in a short period of time. After years of smoking it is not uncommon for users teeth to become brown.

Want to find out more?

If you want to learn more about our teeth whitening services or read testimonials from some of our satisfied customers, click here.

To receive a free consultation to assess your suitability for our teeth whitening services or if you have any other questions that have not been answered on the website you can call us on 02920005990.

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Looking for an affordable orthodontist in Cardiff?

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Looking for an affordable orthodontist in Cardiff?

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There was a time when braces were just for kids. Of course, braces for adults were a thing, however it was very uncommon. How many adults had you heard of with braces! Braces were uncool, yet in 2017 a lot has changed: braces are now cool! Cosmetic dentistry has become such a phenomenon that braces have a high approval rating in not only the UK but across the globe. We are in an age where we’ve become more and more interested in the way we look and how others see us. The good thing we can take from such a phenomenon is that people are taking much better care of their teeth. The more interest that we as Brits take in looking after out teeth, the better. So perhaps you’ve decided that now is the right time for adult braces. Perhaps you want to join the hype. Perhaps you want the smile you’ve always dreamed of. However, where on earth do you start? We’ve put together a guide on how to choose an orthodontist, and the advantages of choosing one right here at Bamboo Dental.

Five time award winning orthodontist

You want an orthodontist you can trust. Your orthodontist will be with you every side of your journey which is why it’s important you choose an orthodontist you like and feel comfortable with. At Bamboo Dental, we have some of the finest dental talent in the UK. We have a five time award winning team ready to give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Our practice principle Dr Daniel Rogers is a leading provider of the Six Month Smiles treatment, the UK’s fastest and most effective teeth straightening system. We believe you should choose Bamboo Dental as it’s crucial you pick a dentist you can rely on, and Dr. Daniel Rogers is that dentist.

There are a number of teeth straightening systems you can benefit from, but we recommend either Invisalign or Six Month Smiles. Both treatments provide you with a straighter smile in a short amount of time. Invisalign is great for those who want a straightening system on their own terms. Invisalign involves the moulding of two tray aligners which are designed to straight the teeth. As they gum shield like in appearance, they are easy to remove when eating and brushing the teeth. Invisalign is popular as it is gives our patients control over their straightening system. The trays are clear and almost invisible in appearance.

Those who opt for six month smiles instead do so based on the impressive speed of the treatment. Six Month Smiles involves brackets and wires but both are clear in appearance, making them very hard to detect. Six Month Smiles braces are fixed, unlike Invisalign, but speed of the the treatment is much quicker than Invisalign. Six Month Smiles promises a straight white smile in just six months. It’s as simple as that. Both treatments are effective and discreet, and we guarantee you’ll be happy with the results of whichever treatment you choose. Which one you end up with is entirely down to you!

Free consultation by an expert orthodontist

If you think Bamboo Dental could be the place for you to straighten your teeth, why not organise a free consultation with one of our experts? If you’re interested in either Six Month Smiles or Invisalign, call us up and we’ll contact you to organise a one on one with one of our experts. During the consultation, your expert will talk you through the treatment, informing you on everything you need to know about it. He or she will ask you questions about what you want from a straightening system, in order to offer you the most suitable treatment available. He or she will then ask you if you have any questions or concerns about treatment. When both sides are happy, we will invite you to book your first appointment at Bamboo Dental.

One patient who decided to have orthodontic work at Bamboo Dental was Kelly Smith from Pontypool. Kelly shares why she chose Bamboo Dental below.

“I wanted braces for a long time. I wanted them when I was younger but my mother wouldn’t take me to the orthodontist. I saw the other kids at school with braces and although some of them got picked on, i knew they’d have the last laugh when their braces came off. I was jealous of them! Anyway, braces had been something I’d wanted for a long time. It was my new years’ resolution last year to actually do something about it. I didn’t mind amount my braces being discreet or not, I just wanted to be sure I wouldn’t be in any pain or discomfort. The pay monthly options attracted me to Bamboo Dental. I knew I wanted an expert. If I was going to be paying out for adult braces, I wanted the best of the best to be doing the treatment. Who knew that the best of the best would be on my door stop however? That was it. I’d call up the practice and organise a free consultation. When I met Dr. Olly to discuss teeth straightening, I was impressed by his professionalism and just how kind he was. I wanted an orthodontist who wasn’t scary. I’ve had a lot of dentists who are miserable! Dr. Olly was funny but his before and afters were nothing to joke about! They were impressive results! With that, I knew I would proceed with the treatment. I’d found my orthodontist!”

If you think your orthodontist could be at Bamboo Dental, call us today on 02920 569769.

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5 reasons why we’re the go to cosmetic dental practice in Wales

We’re not just your ordinary Cosmetic dental practice. We’ve composed a write up of why we think you should come to Bamboo Dental for your treatment. We’re sure you’ll agree that these five reasons alone are enough to persuade you to take that step towards your dream smile!

Five time award winning team

Bamboo Dental are a five time award winning cosmetic dental practice located in Cowbridge Road West, Ely. We pride ourselves on being leaders in cosmetic dentistry in Wales. We are proud to have won awards for our dentists, for our team and for our patient care. Your experience at our practice is the most important thing to us. We believe we should work around you, not the other way around. We believe it’s this kind of attitude towards dentistry and patient care that makes us so popular with our patients. Dr. Daniel Rogers, practice principle is the holder of one of our five awards. Dr. Dan won the award for Best young dentist at the Welsh Dentistry Awards. His dedicated team have helped the practice scoop four other awards since then. Our newest awards for Best Overall Practice and Best Marketing came as recent as last year. We couldn’t have achieved all we have achieved without the help from our patients which is why we always put our patients first. By opting for treatment at Bamboo Dental, you can be assured that you’ll only receive the best patient care and highest level of experience and professionalism from our experts.

Emergency Appointments, Open 7 days a week

We can’t promise top standard patient care without going above and beyond duty for you. Bamboo Dental is proud to be open seven days a week. Most cosmetic dental practices close their doors on a weekend but we understand emergencies can strike at any moment. What’s more, we understand that in this day and age, our patients live busier than ever lives, and we believe you shouldn’t have to take time out of work hours for dental care. We are also open till late on week nights, meaning you could aways visit us after work should your weekends be occupied.
You also don’t have to worry about where to park when you arrive as you have a guaranteed parking space in our carpark, making your trip to Bamboo Dental as stress free as possible.

Leading providers of Six Month Smiles

Bamboo Dental are a leading provider of Six Month Smiles, not only in Wales but the UK. Six Month Smiles is the revolutionary cosmetic treatment which promises you straighter white teeth in just six months. Dr. Dan is a leading provider meaning should you have treatment with him you are guaranteed the highest level of dentistry and the highest quality teeth straightening in Wales. Six Month Smiles is a discreet straightening system which uses clear brackets and wires to straighten teeth. The treatment is so popular as it is almost invisible, meaning you don’t have to worry about showing your teeth to others during your treatment. Long gone are the days of traditional train braces. We believe you shouldn’t have to fork out a fortune for straight white teeth, and you shouldn’t have to be embarrassed by unsightly braces during your treatment.

Monthly Payment Plans

Of course, dental care can be costly upfront. We’re not denying it. We aim to offer the most affordable prices to our patients but understand that it’s not always convenient to pay up front. We don’t think you should have to either which is why offer monthly payment plans to make your journey towards the perfect smile as stress free as possible. You can choose to pay over twelve or twenty four months, meaning your wallet can look as good as your smile. Paying monthly is so much easier than paying up front, and every patient that opts for a pay monthly programme reveals to us they couldn’t have had their dream smile without it. You pay your phone bill monthly, so why not pay for you smile monthly too? Especially when your smile is far more important that your phone!

Free Consultations

Have we convinced you yet? If not, we have one more reason and we think we’ve saved the best. Did you know Bamboo Dental offer free consultations? Pretty cool huh? That means that even if you’re not 100% about a certain treatment, or decide to walk away having changed your mind, you still won’t pay a penny! We hope that won’t happen though! Should you call up and decided to organise a free consultation, a member of our expert team will sit down with you to discuss the treatment of your choice, and how you may or may not benefit from it. Should the treatment be unsuitable for you, our dentists will offer you the best alternative. If eligible for a your treatment, your expert will be on hand to answer any queries or questions you may have about the treatment. In addition, it’s your chance to meet your practitioner and see the dentist who will be there every step of your journey. Should you still wish to continue with the treatment after the free consultation, we’ll book you in for an appointment shortly after.

We hope the above reasons have convinced you as to why you should choose Bamboo Dental as your cosmetic dental practice. Bamboo Dental’s a cosmetic dental practice you can rely on, however if you have any more questions feel free to contact us on 02920 569769. Alternatively, you can contact us on our contact page. We make smiles that change lives and hope yours could be the next.

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Clear braces, fast results, a happier you

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Clear braces, fast results, a happier you

Clear braces: The Choices

We’re sure we don’t need to remind you of the benefits of having straight white teeth. Everybody wants straight white teeth. Not only does having an aligned smile significantly add to your appearance, but it also works wonders for your confidence. We’re sure that the reason why you’re reading this blog now is probably down to a desire to boost your confidence. However, we understand that many people who are self conscious about their smile will be just as self conscious about a train track brace in their mouth. The good news is that we’ve come a long way from the days of traditional train track braces. No longer do you need to worry about silver train track braces on your teeth. After all, you shouldn’t have to worry about the straightening process!

So what treatments do Bamboo Dental offer exactly? Which alternatives do we provide for discreet teeth straightening? We offer two major clear aligning systems at Bamboo Dental – Invisalign and Six Month Smiles. Which treatment you opt is entirely down to personal preference. In this blog we will talk you through the two systems to help you better decide which treatment could be perfect for you. Both are effective, but as we said, the choice is completely down to you.

Invisalign – The convenient clear aligning system

Everybody wants that perfect straight white smile. The whitening process is simple enough but the actual straightening process requires more effort and care. The length of treatment time from one system to another varies. At Bamboo Dental we offer only the fastest and effective treatments. We don’t like to sacrifice quality of treatment for faster treatment time-  but luckily for you – we don’t have to! Our five time award winning team of experts can provide not just the very best treatment, but provide it fast.

One of our straightening systems at Bamboo Dental is Invisalign. Invisalign is an innovative treatment that offers you discreet straightening fast. Invisalign involves coming along to the practice and having impressions taken of your teeth. Once these impressions are taken, we will provide you with two gum shield like trays to wear at all times. These custom fit trays are designed to straighten the teeth whilst making little difference visually. These trays are close to invisible and our patients comment on how friends and family fail to notice they’re even wearing the aligners. During you treatment, Dr. Dan or another member of the team will regularly see you to make any adjustments that are required. You’ll be able to follow your progress via the amazing Invisalign app on your phone or tablet. We’re here with you every step of the way and will support you in any way we can. These clear braces are hugely popular as you are able to remove them when eating or drinking, or cleaning teeth. If you think Invisalign is something you may be interested in, read more about it here.

Six Month Smiles – Clear braces

Although Invisalign is a hugely popular treatment, Six Month Smiles is our number 1 clear braces system at Bamboo Dental. Why’s that you ask? There are several reasons. Firstly, Dr. Daniel Rogers is a leading figure in the UK for offering Six Month Smiles – the straightening system that promises you straighter white teeth in just six months or less. We’re offering you world class state of the treatment at affordable prices. No other system is as fast or effective as Six Month Smiles. Why do people opt for Invisalign over Six Month Smiles then? Six Month Smiles is a fantastic straightening system, however the clear braces are fixed to the teeth. Composed of thin clear wires and brackets, Six Month Smiles is just as discreet but you can’t remove them as you can with Invisalign aligners. Which ever treatment you choose therefore will rest on one question. What is more important to you – quicker results with fixed clear braces, or just as effective results but over a longer period of time? We must stress that both methods are just as effective as the other, which one you opt for is again your choice. Dr. Dan or another member of the team will offer his expert opinion and which one you could benefit from more during your free consultation for clear braces at Bamboo Dental. To find out more about Six Month Smiles, why not read up on the treatment on our Six Month Smiles page?

Free consultation for clear braces

Should you be interested in either of our clear braces systems (and why wouldn’t you be!), why not give us a call on 02920 569769 and organise a free consultation. We aim to offer answers to any questions you may have on the website or over the phone. However, the best place to ask an questions or queries is at a free consultation with one of our experts at the practice. In organising a free consultation, you’re securing a slot with one of the countries leading dentists. The expert is there to hear your concerns, answer your questions and offer you the best course of action based on your current smile. The consultation is absolutely free, meaning you have zero to lose by popping along for a chat.

Should you be happy to proceed with treatment, we’ll book you in for your first appointment at Bamboo Dental for either Invisalign or Six Month Smiles. The free consultation is your first step on your journey to the perfect smile, so why not get in touch today? If you are in need of that push to give you extra confidence, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.  We also offer pay monthly plans so should you worry about the price of treatment, you know there is an alternative to paying upfront. Give us a call today and make the change you want to see happen!

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How to Find a Good Local Dentist

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Everyone wants to find a good local dentist. The ideal is to find one close to home that you know is capable of keeping your teeth in great condition. However, the harsh truth of things is that you’ll often find yourself spending weeks on end ringing up dentists further and further away from your home only to be met with 6 months long waiting lists. Not so ideal. Let’s talk tactics on how you can cut through the hassle and find yourself the perfect local dentist as soon as possible.

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How to Find a Good Local Dentist

Private or NHS?

The first thing you need to consider is if you would like to go for a private local dentist or an NHS local dentist. Both have their merits. Although private dentistry may be considered expensive you can actually join a plan such as the Bamboo Care Plan for as little as £13.38 per month. You will also find a big difference in availability across private and NHS dentistry. If you opted to join a private dentist then you are likely to be able to join right away. Yippee! However, if you choose to go with an NHS dentist then this is where the long waiting lists can start to appear. If you’d like to learn more about the pros and cons of NHS versus private dentistry you can check out a previous article here.

 

Make a List!

To save on time it is always best to make yourself a list of potential dentists. Getting an ordered list together at step 1 means that you can canvas the area with ease making sure that you don’t miss any options. A great way to do this is to use location as the key preference. You can use this tool to map out the local NHS dentists for you to choose from. As for private dentists, Google is your friend.

 

Once you have created a list of those dentists in close enough proximity to you, it is advisable to check out further details depending on what is most important to you such as…

 

Patient Reviews and Testimonials

When choosing any service the best way to find out on the quality you will receive there is to see what previous visitors have to say. There are a few different places you can go to take a look at these. Google reviews are always very telling and are easy for visitors to leave a review on. If a dental practice has no Google reviews then it may be wise to proceed with caution. Another key place to check out is Trust Pilot. These reviews are carefully verified adding much credibility to the review. Another key place to listen out for comments from patients is social media. If a dental practice is as great as it seems then you’ll see those patients shouting out about it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Consider both the overall practice and the dentists

It can be easy to get sidetracked when checking out the credibility of a dental practice. It’s advisable to not only look at what people are saying about the overall practice but also how each of the key dentists are perceived. You may also consider what kinds of treatments you are looking to go for in the future. If you are thinking about some form of cosmetic treatment such as invisible braces or dental veneers then you may end up having to visit a private dentist after all. It is often the case where people prefer to stick to just one dentist and so going to the private dentist from the start may be something to consider. You will be able to find out the range of treatments offered at any given dentist on their individual websites.

 

Convenience and Parking

Can you get to the place easily? This may sound like an obvious question but one that is often overlooked. If it becomes an effort to get yourself to the dental practice then you will tend to find excuses at to why you shouldn’t bother going in for check ups. If you end up avoiding check-ups then this is where dental problems can start to worsen and become a wider problem for your overall health.

 

Some things to look at when making sure the dental practice is accessible are as follows. If you don’t drive then is there some form of public transport close to the dental clinic? If you do drive then is there a place for you to park? And if you have some form of disability then is the dental clinic accessible to you?

 

In conclusion

You may end up with more than one dental practice available to you. This is where you need to look at the pros and cons of each local dentist. One person will value different things with a different amount of weight and so it’s really down to preference at this point. Knowing what is most important to you is the first step you need to take so that you can then find the best local dentist for you.

 

I hope that this article has been helpful in your search for a new dentist. If you would like to read further into the dental plans available at Bamboo then you can find them here. And if you’ve any questions or want to find out more about Bamboo Dental then feel free to get in touch with us!

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What a Private Cardiff Dentist Can Offer You?

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Our private Cardiff dentist is not only open 7 days a week but is manned by a 5 times award winning team. These are just a few of the reasons why you should consider registering at our Cardiff dentist now! But that’s not all, there are so many reasons that you should consider when deciding on which route to take your dental treatment down. Take a seat and contemplate. It’s a very important decision and should be thought about carefully.

 

Our Cardiff Dentist is the Dentist for you!

Many people are deciding to switch their dental provider from the NHS to private and this is not surprising considering the wide plethora of benefits to making the change. Here we are going to discuss what these benefits may be and open the lid on real life after joining a private Cardiff dentist.

 

Why join Bamboo’s private Cardiff dentist?

If you start to consider switching your dental provision to private then you will most likely come across the general stigma that it is just too expensive. Well, this is actually no longer the case. In fact, the price of private dentistry has decreased dramatically in recent years making it more affordable than ever. Due to this large decrease in price there has been a 20% increase in cosmetic work carried out through the last 3-4 years. This is not only due to the decreased prices but also due to the advancements in technology that have made a wider variety of treatments even more accessible to those searching for ways to look after their smiles.

 

A wider choice of treatments

New innovations spring up in the dental industry every year and you’ll find these mostly available in the private sector. This is due to the fact that most newer treatments wouldn’t be eligible for NHS funding. If you chose to go private then a wide range of treatments are available to you ranging from fillings and crowns to teeth whitening and dental implants. Not only this but there is an incentive for private dentists to keep on learning about new techniques and treatments as these add an extra dimension to the practice. Having these available to you may be priceless in your future dental treatments.

 

More time with your dentist

Under the pressure of NHS targets, many dentists will be forced to cut the time they can spend with you to as little as possible. However, when you visit a private dentist there is more leeway. The dentist does not need to be so rushed and can make sure that your treatment has been completed thoroughly and to a high standard. NHS targets can be a real burden in terms of the quality of treatment provided. It is kind of a paradox in that targets are needed to provide enough treatment for everyone who needs it but the more people that require treatment means that less time can be spent on each patient per time period in order for all of the targets to be met. In private dentistry, your practice will only accept the amount of patients that it has the capacity to treat to the high standards that they have set. This reflects strongly on the individual practice and so is certainly the way to go!

 

Prevention!

Where NHS treatments often focus on solving issues that you have with your teeth it is important not to neglect the idea of prevention. When you visit your private dentist, not only will current issues be solved but extensive care can be taken to make sure that you are very low risk from gaining problems in the future.

 

A range of finance options

When opting for higher end treatments such as dental implants or cosmetic veneers or simply choosing to sign up to a dental plan, there are numerous ways you are able to pay for your treatment.

 

Dental Insurance

Dental insurance is widely available and can be purchased from several reputable companies. Some of these include; Bupa, Cigna and Allianz and you can expect to pay around £20 per month. Many employers will actually offer you dental insurance as a part of your contract. When you go for this type of dental insurance you will usually have 70% – 100% of your treatment costs covered.

 

Monthly Payment Plans

The majority of private dentists have some form of payment plan available. These come in the form of a medical loan and can help you spread the cost of your treatment interest free across up to three years. This can make a seemingly expensive treatment very affordable and accessible to everyone!

 

Practice Dentist Plans

Most private dentists will have some form of health plan available for its patients to sign up to. One of the most popular is called Denplan. This plan has a general cost of £15-£25 per month and is great at nurturing the habit of visiting the dentist for regular check ups, something essential for healthy oral hygiene.

These regular visits enable the dentist to spot any potential issues very early. This means that problems can be resolved before the get worse down the line.

 

Guarantees

You’ll find that when you go private, you will see a higher quality of care that is back up by guarantees. For example, Bamboo Offer a personal 5 year guarantee on cosmetic treatments. This is key as it reflects the immense confidence that our Head Dentist, Dr Dan has in the quality and success rate of his treatments.

 

Want to join?

If you would like to consider joining the private list then take a look at our Bamboo Dental Care plan and complete the contact form or give us a quick call on 02920569769 if you are interested!

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