In the eye of the storm

St John’s Woods is a picturesque, quant sanctuary of an English village nestled in the centre of London’s bustling metropolis. Renowned for its unique architecture and proximity to Regents Park and the cities most revered attractions, it is a much sought after residential area for the cities young families and professionals. One of the main attractions of the area is its strong sense of community which it has retained since it’s formation around the turn of the 19th century. This communal nature is established through strong relationships between the residents of the area and the many shops, restaurants, medical and dental practices which operate within it.

Root of the community

One such dental practice which helps the are retain this sense of community it is revered for its Aura Dentistry, who offer treatment that is centred around the unique and individual needs of the patients it serves – across a range of cosmetic and surgical procedures. Treatment here is only carried out by a practitioner that the patient trusts wholeheartedly and is only established after lengthily consultations and discussions. Dental implants are one of the many cosmetic procedures offered here, which consists of replacing lost or damaged teeth with prophetic replica teeth made out of porcelain or plastics. The process of installing dental implants initially involves a small surgical procedure whereby a small hole is drilled into the patients gum in the space where the tooth or teeth are missing. Then, a titanium screw is inserted into the hole and left to heal. After a brief period of time, in which the titanium fuses with the bone in the patient’s jaw, a replacement replica tooth is then inserted into the screw – thus bridging the gap in their teeth with a new, virtually indistinguishable replacement tooth. Implants can vastly boost a patient’s self-confidence as well as greatly reducing the discomfort they experience as they no longer have gaps in their teeth and they once again have the ability to smile without fear of exposing gaps in their mouths.

Aligned with the times

two women smiling outdoors

Another dental treatment which is offered here is a full range of braces and orthodontic alignment procedures. Unlike implants, braces act as an alignment tool rather than a cosmetic solution and are removed after treatment is completed. Metal braces are the most conventional form of treatment and are often referred to as ‘train-tracks’. These are metal aluminum wires that are fixed to the front of a patient’s teeth, and gradually align teeth to the specifications set out through consolations with a practitioner of the patients choosing before they are installed. This form of braces can be installed in a range of different colours, although all are clearly visible during the alignment process. Another alternative to conventional ‘train-tracks’ is the installation of Clear Braces. These are similar in that they are fixed to the front of a patient’s teeth, although they are constructed from clear plastics or ceramics and as such are less visible when worn. Another form of braces offered here is Lingual Braces, which are fitted to the inside of a parents mouth rather than the front – and as such are virtually invisible as they are obscured from the front. This form of treatment is particularly popular with teenagers and young adults as it allows them to undergo essential orthodontic alignment discreetly, without attracting any unwanted attention from peers or colleges.

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