With the new James Bond movie ready for release…its a far cry from the James Bond movies such as The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker which had the unstoppable, steel toothed henchman, ”Jaws” (above).
“Jaws” like teeth are now a thing of the past. With the latest advances in dentistry today, there is no need to have a metal mouth with silver fillings, metal alloy crowns, or traditional train track braces.
Dr Sunita Verma, from Sparkle Dental Boutique, Kew says `Composite fillings or tooth coloured fillings are the newest generation of filling materials, and give you a mercury free smile. We also use different types of materials to make crowns and to improve the aesthetics of your smile. In our smile transfomation cases, we sometimes use all porcelain cosmetic crowns, to give a beautiful, bright smile.’
Sunita goes on to say `Traditional train tracks are also becoming a treatment of the past with the advent of clear braces and inman aligners. Clear braces are a way of straightening overlapping, crooked or gappy teeth, achieving a beautiful smile invisibly.’
`The Inman Aligner is an alternative to clear braces utilizing a lingual coil spring that puts pressure on the teeth that need repositioning and a labial bar that reverses the same pressure. These components work together to “squeeze” teeth together by pushing and pulling them into alignment.’
Modern dentistry is all about bringing new technologies and techniques into practice which improve the dental health and wellbeing of patients. Say bye, bye to a metal mouth…