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Dentist Anxiety? Our Friendly Bath Dentists Can Help

Dentist anxiety is one of the top reasons why many people don’t book or attend their dental appointments, which can be detrimental to their overall oral health. Here at Widcombe Dental Practice, we’ve helped many nervous patients overcome their fears by providing outstanding patient care – from the moment you step into our Bath dental practice until the next appointment you attend.

Whether you’ve had a bad experience with a dentist in the past, or you haven’t attended an appointment in a number of years, our friendly, warm, and welcoming dental team in Bath will ensure your experience at Widcombe Dental Practice is one to remember (for all of the right reasons!) So how do we provide such excellent dental and patient care? Read on to find out.

Booking A Dental Appointment That Suits Your Schedule

It might not sound too important, but for those who suffer with anxiety about the dentist, having a couple of hours before and after the appointment to relax (and not rush) can make for a better experience. When you phone or email us to arrange your appointment, we will do our best to accommodate you on a day and at a time that suits you. There is absolutely no pressure in scheduling an appointment that doesn’t work for you and we know just how much of an impact this can have overall.

Know You’re In Safe Hands With Our Experienced Bath Dentists

Our principal dentist, Dr Paul Vivian, and his team are highly qualified and experienced in a range of dental treatments, spanning from general dentistry all the way through to dental veneers, dental hygiene, and teeth whitening. Having helped hundreds of patients over the past 15 years and serving in the Royal Army Dental Corps for five of those, Dr Vivian knows all too well about remaining calm and relaxed when helping patients achieve the best possible oral health, both now and in the future. 

Our dentists will always talk through the treatment and procedure (if any) beforehand, so you have a clear understanding of the processes. During the treatment, we will always ask you if you’re feeling comfortable and whether you’re ok to continue – at any point you can ask our dentist to stop, we will go at your speed. 

If you would like to bring a family member or friend along to the appointment, please do ask our reception team at the point of contact or inquiry, so we can accommodate them during your treatment. Alternatively, our dental nurses are more than happy to be by your side during the treatment so you feel at ease the whole way through. 

Oral Health Guidance After Every Treatment

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Hopefully, after your treatment, you will feel a lot more confident in coming back to visit our dental team at Widcombe Dental Practice! Before you leave, your dentist will give you some guidance and instructions on how to maintain your oral health between now and your next visit, as well as informing you of the next steps of the treatment in the follow-up appointment, so you know exactly what to expect (if required).

One of the most important things we want to encourage is that our patients feel comfortable enough to book their next check-up or treatment without any anxieties or hesitations, as your oral health is our priority.

Book Your Dental Appointment With Our Team Today

We hope you have found comfort in this article and have the confidence to book your dental appointment with our superb dental team here in Bath. Do feel free to call us on 01225 317681 or book through our contact us page if you would like to discuss your booking beforehand and how we can make you feel at ease when it comes to your visit. Dr. Paul Vivian and the wider team here at Widcombe Dental Practice look forward to welcoming you in the near future.

Dental Implants for a Happier Life

How Our Bath Dental Implants Can Benefit You

Living with tooth loss affects quality of life in numerous ways as comfort, practicality, appearance and ultimately confidence could all potentially be compromised along the way. Treating tooth loss quickly and effectively is vital in preventing the deterioration of the jaw bone and other teeth, here we will analyse the benefits of resolving the issue with dental implants in Bath.

Restoring Appearance With Dental Implants

Once dental implants are fitted, it’s a tough task to determine whether someone has completely natural teeth or if they’ve had dental implant treatment. The prosthetic teeth align perfectly along the gum line, making real teeth and restored teeth indeterminable. To reinstate a full set of teeth is to give you complete confidence in your smile!

Natural Beyond Appearance

Natural Teeth with Dental Implants

Besides giving you the natural appearance of your original teeth, our Bath dental implants will also provide a robustness upon being fixed firmly in the jawbone. Acting in a similar way to a natural root, a dental implant will give the false tooth solidity, granting you knowledge that you can eat the foods that cause difficulty when living with tooth loss.

Someone suffering from tooth loss may also opt for implants to rediscover their natural speech, with those who have teeth missing at the front of their mouth more likely to notice a change in the way they talk. By filling in the gaps left by natural teeth, dental implants work to bring about your natural speech.

Structural Strength

The absence of a root beneath a tooth prevents the ossification, or strengthening, of the bone. If you are suffering with single or multiple tooth loss, you’ll want to consider dental implants in Somerset to prevent the loss of bone mass around the missing tooth(s). An implant aids in averting future bone loss and prompts new bone growth through osseointegration.

Derived from the Greek term for ‘bone’ and the Latin phrase for ‘to make whole’, osseointegration is the process that enables an artificial implant to become part of the jaw structure. In addition, the strengthening of the jaw also helps to preserve the structure of the entire face.

A Cost Effective Solution for Life

Dental implants are a leading solution to tooth loss because of the longevity associated with the treatment. Given the right care – and there really isn’t much to differentiate between the process of caring for your new prosthetic teeth to that of your natural teeth – dental implants can last a lifetime.  

Therefore implants are a highly cost effective solution to tooth loss, yet you have to remain on top of your oral hygiene. You should still brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss daily, visit our Bath dental clinic for regular general treatments, such as check ups, and take trips to see our experienced dental hygienists.

Are Dental Implants Suitable For Me?

Are you looking to solve your teeth and smile issues with dental implants Bath? If you’re looking for a trusted Bath dentist, a tranquil practice environment and a set of professionals with marvellous patient rapport, visit our team of experts today. Contact Widcombe Dental Practice to discuss the dental implant process and to arrange a consultation with one of our friendly dentists.