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Thursday, 21 October 2010

Another smile transformed.

This lady had be seeing me for several years. A couple of years before I first saw her she had a suffered a fall and had damaged her upper front teeth. She was due to get married earlier this year and wanted to transform her smile so she could have the confidence to smile in her wedding photographs.

Here is a picture of her before we started doing any dental work.

After an extensive consultation we decided on the following treatment options. First, my patient felt her teeth were rather dark, we therefore decided to carry out some tooth whitening of both her upper and lower jaws. Second, we both felt that the appearance of her two upper central incisors could be improved. They had been damaged in a fall and had been rebuilt using white filling material. However, over time, these had discoloured and no longer looked brilliant. We decided that we would rebuild these teeth using porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin facings of porcelain that are adhesively bonded to a patient's tooth to improve its appearance or to protect a damaged tooth surface.

Our patient had two further visits and two porcelain veneers were placed on her upper central incisors.

Here is a picture of our patient's finished smile.

Our patient was delighted with her new smile, and she looked great for all the photographs taken at her recent wedding.

Does this sort of treatment interest you? We would be delighted to hear from you, to  see if we can help enhance your smile at The Spicer Road Dental Practice. You can contact us via our website here.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Golf. Is it really the way to spoil a good walk?

So the last week has been a great week for European golf.

After extending into a fourth day for the first time ever, the Ryder Cup was won by Europe by a point. Graeme McDowell won his final singles game against Hunter Mahan. McDowell held his nerve to win on the 17th green by 3 in 1. Despite being affected by some horrendous weather at Newport's Celtic Manor, the Ryder Cup was engrossing, tense and had some great sporting moments during the four days of play. You can see highlights of the victory here. I think that the odds of Europe Ryder Cup team winning the team prize on the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year have dramatically shortened.

The thing is I don't think golf spoils a good walk. The game is often frustrating but when everything clicks, the game of golf is great. Sinking a long putt or hitting a great tee shot feels brilliant. Today I had an early morning round of golf at Exminster Golf Centre. As I drove to the golf course, I started driving through quiet dense early morning mist. This quickly burned off and when I reached the second green this was the view I saw.

The weather today has turned out great and I had an enjoyable round of golf. My game was a little rusty but I didn't play too badly. Looking forward to having another game tomorrow and hopefully my game will be a little better.