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Smiles of St John’s Woods

Teeming with life and wonder

St John’s Wood is a beautiful persevered sanctuary in the centre of London, renowned for its picturesque Victorian era canals and Italian 19th century villas, as well as housing some of the cities most vibrant mix of boutiques, shops and restaurants. Also in the area is Regent’s Park, which houses London Zoo within it – one of the world’s oldest and most famous zoos that is home to over 12,000 animals. One reason that St John’s woods is a much sought-after residential area for young families and professionals is the fact that it has very much retained its village roots and ethos throughout the years – whilst still being a stone throw from the cities’ epicentre.

Root of the community

One of the reasons that St John’s has managed to hold on to its village heritage for so long, is the deeply rooted relationships that are formed in the area between residents and the proprietors of the many establishments that operate out of the area. Aura Density is one such establishment, who offer bespoke, patient centred dental care across a range of different procedures – each being tailored to the specific needs and requirements of the individual. Treatment here is only carried out after lengthily consultations and discussions between the patient and a practitioner of their choosing, with whom they trust and share a good rapport with. One treatment which may be required, after consolations have taken place, is the installation of a dental implant. Dental implants are only typically used as a last resort when teeth have been damaged beyond repair, and a prosthetic substitute is required. The process of installing an implant initially consists of the dentist drilling a small hole into the root of the patient’s mouth in the gap where the missing tooth or teeth is. Then a titanium screw is inserted and left to fuse with the bone. After a brief helping period, a replica tooth constructed form procaine or plastic is then screwed into the socket, and thus the gap is bridged with a virtually undetectable, good as new tooth. Implants can help vastly restore a patient’s self-esteem and confidence as they allow them to smile once more.

Bringing teeth together

man getting check-up at the dental clinic

Another form of treatment offered here, which – unlike dental implants – is not a purely cosmetic solution, but rather a gradual process of realignment, is Braces. Braces come in various forms, but all act as a structural aid to help teeth align to their correct specifications, thus reducing discomfort the patient experiences, and restoring their smiles to their fullest potentials. Typical braces, or ‘train-tracks’ as they are sometimes referred to as, are carbon alloy wire frames that are fused to the front of a patient’s teeth. When worn over time, they pull the teeth together and align them properly. These are available in various colour of the patient’s choosing, although all are clearly visible from the outside. Clear Braces are similar to conventional braces, only they are made from clear plastics and ceramics, so when worn they are less easy detect. This method is favoured over ‘train-tracks’ due to the limitation of its effect on the patient’s outward appearance. Another method that allows for more discrete dental alignment is Lingual Braces which are again like typical methods, although the braces are feud to the inside of a patient’s mouth, and thus obscured from the front. This method is particularly popular with young adults and teenagers as it allows them to undergo essential dental structural realignment, without attracting any unwanted attention.

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