Term Archives: Cosmetic Dentistry

Invisalign

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Straight teeth are healthier teeth. The Invisalign® system creates straight, attractive smiles without the need for any metal brackets and wires. Unlike conventional orthodontic treatments, Invisalign® does not use braces – instead you wear a series of clear plastic aligners, which are designed to be invisible and provide maximum comfort and flexibility for the individual. The aligners can be removed to eat, drink and clean your teeth. Invisalign® uses clear plastic aligners to gradually guide the misaligned teeth into position. It provides an innovative solution for people who want straighter teeth but are worried about wearing bulky, unsightly braces.

Every patient is different, so we design a unique treatment path for everyone. We starts with a dental examination by our experienced Invisalign dentist. As well as a physical examination to assess the extent of the problem, we talk to you about what you hope to get from the treatment. Then together we review and agree on your Invisalign treatment plan that is best for you and only begin treatment when you are happy to proceed. Invisalign will then make a series of custom made aligners that will only fit you. Each aligner is slightly different, moving your teeth gradually into the desired position. You wear each aligner for two weeks, before moving on to the next in the series.

Treatment length varies according to the individual, but it is typically complete within nine to fifteen months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30 aligners. On average treatment times are around half as long as traditional fixed braces. Each aligner should be worn for 2 weeks at a time, before being replaced with the next aligner in the series. During the treatment our Invisalign® certified dentist will see you for a progress review and adjustment every four to six weeks and you will then receive your new aligners. Each aligner will move your teeth little by little, week by week, until they reach the desired position. Finally all that remains is for you to show off your beautiful new smile!

Additionally, we can also help if you are concerned about your child’s misaligned teeth. Their teeth can be straightened and aligned so that they will reach adulthood with great looking and properly functioning teeth!

  • Predictable treatment, as Invisalign ® is planned in advance, we can more accurately predict when your treatment will be finished.
  • Cosmetically superior to normal braces due to near invisibility of Invisalign braces. So, no more embarrassing metal wires.
  • No metal allergies due to brackets and wires.
  • Greater treatment visibility and easier planning with our treatment software.
  • Custom manufacture means a tailored match to your teeth, for reduced irritation and fewer scratches.
  • Invisalign is Removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment.
  • Brushing and Flossing your teeth are not a problem.

Devonshire House Dental Practice offers complimentary consultations for Invisalign® patients and our highly trained team has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in creating beautiful smiles. Contact us for more information about Invisalign® and you could have the smile of your dreams in a matter of months!

Invisalign® is suitable for most orthodontic patients, but if you are not a suitable candidate we can suggest other treatment options.

Invisalign
Invisalign Clear bracesFrom £2000

Porcelain Veneers

Get a gorgeous smile with porcelain dental veneers

American comedian George Carlin once said: “everyone smiles in the same language”. At Devonshire House Dental Practice, we couldn’t agree more.

While we all love to see a smile, we know not all our Essex clients have teeth they feel confident enough to show off. That’s where our high-quality porcelain veneer cosmetic treatment comes in, so you can make the very best first impression.

A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain created to sit on top of an individual tooth enamel. It is then bonded into place with a special adhesive by our dental team so it doesn’t move, giving your smile a totally natural looking appearance.

Whether you have discoloured, crooked or chipped existing teeth, our bespoke porcelain veneers are guaranteed to have you smiling from ear to ear.

The history of porcelain veneers

Max Factor was arguably most famous for revolutionising the world of women’s make-up, but he’s also partly responsible for the invention of porcelain veneers.

He teamed up with Californian dentist Charles Pincus in 1928 to create a procedure that would give Hollywood celebrities a ‘quick-fix’ smile before filming.

His famous clients included James Dean, Mae West, Walt Disney and Shirley Temple, with the latter among the many recipients of dental veneers.

Initially, each temporary veneer was bonded using denture glue, but as the years progressed, porcelain became the preferred material for the dental veneers process, as it created the most natural looking smiles.

High quality ceramic veneers have an average lifespan of 10-15 years. Some of our patients have had their veneers for 20+ years. Good oral hygiene will keep the veneers looking as good as new for many years.

 

For the last 30 years, Dr. Mohammadi has been carefully nurturing Devonshire House Dental Practice’s reputation as a clinic that provides superior dental care. With his passion and dedication he has given fantastic smiles to hundreds of patients, changing lives one smile at the time.

For your complementary consultation with our cosmetic dentist, please contact us and book your appointment today.

Why use porcelain for dental veneers treatment?

Did you know it’s almost impossible to tell the difference between natural teeth and dental veneers?

It’s just one reason why the dental industry (including us) uses top-quality porcelain for its veneers. It’s also translucent, reflecting light like the enamel of natural teeth, and is easy to colour match.

Porcelain is a lightweight material, yet the dental veneers made from it are durable and can withstand lots of biting and chewing. They are also more resistant to stains including coffee, tea and cigarettes than composite resin or even natural teeth.

What’s more, if they are cared for properly by the patient, high quality ceramic veneers can be very long lasting. They have an average lifespan of between 10 and 15 years, while some of our patients have had theirs for more than 20.

Why might people opt for dental veneers?

There are many reasons why our Essex clients ask us to create bespoke dental veneers. They can include:

  • discoloured or stained teeth
  • covering a chipped tooth
  • misaligned teeth
  • worn/uneven teeth
  • closing small gaps

Talk to our expert dentist during your consultation and we’ll aim to exceed your every need.

Your veneer treatment

It’s important to stress that having porcelain veneers fitted at our Essex practice is a painless procedure.

It begins with an initial consultation with our fully qualified cosmetic surgeon, who will assess your teeth during this first visit, before suggesting how many veneers you could need for your treatment plan.

It could be that just two to four porcelain veneers will be enough to cover chipped front teeth, close gaps or hide stains on the surface of your other teeth and give you a dazzling, durable new smile.

During this initial consultation, we will also make note of your natural teeth colour and shape, so suitable veneers can be made to match.

Fitting your dental veneers

The process of fitting veneers happens during the second visit, when they will be shaped and fixed to the front surface of your natural teeth.

Following that consultation, you’ll be the proud owner of a whiter smile, while any gaps will be covered and the appearance of stained teeth a thing of the past.

Remember: maintaining good oral hygiene will keep your natural looking dental veneers as good as new for many years. Don’t forget to book a regular appointment for a check-up.

Our dental veneers lab partner

For our exclusive, top quality dental veneers service, we collaborate with the award-winning Knight Dental Design Laboratory, which is renowned for the quality of its work.

 

Each bespoke veneer we provide to Essex clients through Knight is made from the latest high-tech ceramics.

They are up to 400% stronger than some dental veneers on the market and have even restored the smile of several celebrity patients.

It goes without saying that at Devonshire House Dental Practice, we use only the very latest, state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.

The best value dental veneers Essex can offer

The price of veneers is different from practice to practice, and will vary depending on the treatment plan you need.

However, many of our Essex clients who are seeking a new smile to enhance their appearance are surprised at how little our dental veneers cost.

For an affordable £400, you can get immediate composite veneers, while our E-Max veneers cost just £800.

Our cosmetic dentist

For the past 30 years our principal dentist, Dr Aria Mohammadi, has been carefully nurturing Devonshire House Dental Practice’s reputation for providing the very best dental care to Essex patients.

He has helped put a smile on the faces of hundreds of patients seeking an affordable and cost-effective quality service, from dentures and braces to offering advice on caring for their teeth and gums.

Dr Mohammadi and the rest of the team are proud to support their Essex clients, one smile at a time.

Book a free consultation

If you’re fed up with worn-down teeth and want to know how much it would cost to cover them up, or need to whiten the colour of your smile with long lasting dental veneers, our dentists can help.

To book your free consultation with our cosmetic dentist, you can email info@brentwoodsmiles.co.uk, pop into our Brentwood surgery between 8.30am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, or select an appointment time to suit you here.

Veneers
Immediate composite venners£400
E-Max Veneers£800

Cerec Restorations

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Professional dental restoration using CEREC in Brentwood, Essex

At Brentwood Smiles in Essex, our friendly team knows how valuable CEREC is for creating perfect dental restorations that keeps your smile looking great. Many people choose CEREC dental restorations for two main reasons: they can match the colour of their teeth and hide imperfections in their teeth to improve their smile.

If you’re wanting a smile makeover in just one day – keep reading!

Our CEREC® machines allow our dentists to craft custom made restorations, like dental crowns on-site.  That means there’s no need for multiple visits – the entire process is a same day dental crown procedure that gets you in and out the dentist chair in one afternoon.  Perfect for people on-the-go who are short of time.

At Brentwood Smiles, we use CEREC® (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) Primescan technology.  It’s the latest dental technology that uses CAD/CAM technology to craft your esthetic ceramic restoration of choice.

CEREC® Primescan is an extremely fast and highly accurate digital scanner. It scans the patients teeth without the discomfort of a conventional impression. Plus, the medical-grade PC, along with the CEREC® Primemill machine, ensures an incredibly precise process, creating smooth surfaces, perfect margins, and ultrafine structures.

Say goodbye to those unsightly metal crowns or the need for a temporary crown. CEREC® Primescan will create your perfect dental crown or restoration in minutes.

You can even watch your brand new smile being created in front of your eyes!

Our CEREC crown procedure works like this:

First, a small amount of your tooth’s natural enamel is gently removed.

Your dentist then takes a digital image and designs the new ceramic crown using computer aided manufacturing.

Your new crown is then sent to a machine in our dental laboratory to create the restoration.

The best part? You can have your restoration completed on the same day, eliminating the usual weeks of waiting associated with traditional methods like traditional dental crowns. The entire process is done on the day while you wait in our dental practice.

After a root canal treatment, a traditional crown requires a temporary crown to be fitted which you’ll wear until the new crown is ready. This usually means you’ll have to follow a strict diet avoiding a significant amount of hard foods.

CEREC crowns streamline the process, saving you from the inconvenience of a second visit to your dentist and eliminating damage to the surrounding teeth.

Instead of using uncomfortable and messy digital impression materials, CEREC uses a small, non-invasive camera to take digital impressions. This makes the process more comfortable and convenient for patients.

CEREC crowns not only enhance your smile but also preserve your natural teeth, ensuring you maintain a healthy and functional smile. Additionally, CEREC restorations are known for their precise fit and natural appearance, ensuring your teeth are properly aligned as they are crafted with the assistance of computer aided technology.

Everything is completed in a single day by your dentist, and your natural tooth structure remains intact.

CEREC can be utilised to create various dental solutions, including a permanent crown:

CEREC crowns: Unlike traditional crowns, there’s no need for multiple visits for CEREC crowns. With CEREC’s CAD/CAM technology and our in-house machine, your dentist can design, create and fit your crown in a single visit, ensuring a precise fit and a natural appearance. A temporary crown is no longer required!

CEREC inlays and onlays: If you have moderately damaged teeth, CEREC simplifies the process. Your dentist takes digital impressions, designs your restoration with CAD/CAM, and uses CEREC to craft inlays or onlays from ceramic materials, saving you time and providing a perfect fit.

CEREC bridges: Need a dental bridge? CEREC makes it more straightforward. Your dentist will design and manufacture bridges, ensuring a seamless fit, all in one appointment.

CEREC veneers: Enhance your smile with CEREC veneers.  Our CEREC machine fabricates them from porcelain or ceramic material, giving you a quick and natural-looking cosmetic solution without the need for multiple visits.

CEREC orthodontic appliances: For minor orthodontic adjustments, we use CEREC to create certain appliances like clear aligner trays or retainers, providing you with digital precision and faster solutions.

If you’re interested in any of these CEREC services, please feel free to ask your dentist about them during your next visit.

CEREC technology has transformed dentistry, bringing multiple benefits to both patients and dental professionals. This modern approach streamlines procedures, improves precision, and offers same-day treatment, making dental care more convenient and effective.

CEREC technology has transformed dentistry, bringing multiple benefits to both patients and dental professionals. This modern approach streamlines procedures, improves precision, and offers same-day treatment, making dental care more convenient and effective.

When deciding between a CEREC permanent crown and traditional crowns for your dental restoration, it can be a challenging choice without a clear understanding of the differences. Let’s explore if a CEREC crown outshines traditional ones.

Traditional dental crowns come in different materials, including stainless steel, metal alloys and metal core with high gold or platinum content, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and all-resin. These crowns, crafted in expert dental laboratories, offer an attractive combination of affordability, intricate detailing, and durability. They tend to be resilient against damage and are more than likely eligible for coverage by dental insurance plans.

But, they require multiple appointments, which can be inconvenient and costly for adjustments. Wearing a large temporary crown can also be uncomfortable.

CEREC crowns in contrast, use advanced technology to simplify the restoration process. These crowns are crafted within minutes, using computerised technology to carve them from a single block of porcelain –  eliminating the need for other various materials.

CEREC crowns use modern scanning techniques, eliminating the need for an uncomfortable dental impression. Handheld scanners create contact-free impressions, providing a comfortable experience. The process is remarkably fast, with your crown ready to be placed within hours, custom-made to fit perfectly, and no need for a temporary crown.

However, if you look really closely, you might see that CEREC crowns don’t have the same level of fine detail as traditional crowns made by experts, which can appear just like your other teeth.

Additionally, CEREC crowns have limitations; in cases of severe tooth damage, a traditional crown may be necessary. While CEREC crowns are generally durable due to their all-porcelain construction, they may be slightly less robust than traditional crowns.

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Here are some reasons you might need CEREC crowns or restorations:

Tooth decay: CEREC restorations, like tooth fillings, fix cavities that are caused by harmful mouth bacteria that eat away at tooth enamel.

Chipped tooth or broken teeth: CEREC crowns, inlays, and onlays repair a damaged tooth or teeth caused by accidents or biting hard objects.

Tooth fractures: CEREC restorations stabilise and protect a cracked tooth or teeth caused by grinding, injuries, or ageing.

Missing teeth/tooth: CEREC bridges or implants fill gaps left by a removed/broken tooth or teeth, improving both looks and chewing ability.

Worn-down teeth: CEREC crowns rebuild a worn-down tooth or teeth from grinding, acidic foods, or harsh brushing.

Cosmetic enhancements: Procedures like CEREC veneers improve tooth appearance, covering tooth stains or minor tooth misalignments.

Root canals treatment: When a tooth’s inner tissue is infected, root canal therapy removes it and restores the tooth with a CEREC crown – maintaining a healthy tooth structure.

Replacing old fillings: Old silver fillings can damage teeth over time; replacing them with tooth-coloured fillings helps maintain oral health.

Alignment and bite issues: Restorations like a dental crown, bridges, or veneers can be part of orthodontic treatment to fix bite and alignment problems.

CEREC streamlines the entire dental crown process, from the first impression to the final restoration, giving you a quick and stress-free experience.

Say goodbye to the hassles of having a traditional dental impression made.

The cost varies based on location, restoration complexity, and other factors.

Considering the additional expenses and time involved in multiple dentist visits for traditional crowns, CEREC crowns may prove to be a more cost-effective choice in the long run, depending on your specific case.

Many of our patients find that the convenience and benefits of CEREC are well worth the investment.

Ultimately, the decision between CEREC crowns and traditional crowns should align with your unique dental needs and preferences. Consult your dentist for a personalised estimate.

We like to think we’re different from other dental clinics. We like to ensure our patients receive the best dental work – because our dentists genuinely care about your smile and your confidence.  We offer the latest computer assisted technology, affordable dental care and our talented team has over 30 years of experience.

To make the most of your CEREC restorations or Cerec crowns, our dentists recommend regular dental check-ups and sticking to good oral hygiene are highly recommended.

By following these simple steps, your dentist at Brentwood Smiles can spot any dental problems with your dental crowns early and sort them out quickly, so you can keep on smiling brightly.

Book your appointment, today

When considering a dental crown, you want the process to be as comfortable and efficient as possible. With CEREC, the need for a traditional dental impression is eliminated. Instead, our advanced technology ensures a precise fit for your dental crown.

Ready to transform your smile? Contact us today to schedule your CEREC appointment at our Brentwood, Essex practice. Our dentist’s office opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm, with special appointments available for late evenings and Saturdays by arrangement.

You can reach us at 01277 217727, email us at info@brentwoodsmiles.co.uk, or simply fill in the contact form below, and we’ll get back to you promptly.

Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening in Essex

 

The friendly team at Devonshire House Dental Practice are specialists in teeth whitening using Philips’ Zoom WhiteSpeed technology.

Used around the world by more than 14 million people, it is the fastest and safest way to effectively whiten teeth and eliminate deep stains. 

In just one hour, we can whiten your teeth by up to six shades. There’s no wonder it’s the UK’s most popular professional whitening system. 

We can also prescribe an at-home whitening kit for our Essex patients, enabling them to maintain their brilliant white smiles for longer. 

 

What causes our teeth to discolour?

 

There are many reasons why our teeth can change colour over time. Most commonly it’s caused by drinking coffee, tea and red wine, as well as eating highly acidic foods.

However, smoking, poor oral hygiene and even the ageing process can also cause the outer layer of our teeth to become discoloured or turn yellow. Some medications can affect the inner part of the tooth, affecting the external colour. 

Tooth whitening treatment bleaches the outer layer or enamel of your teeth, restoring their whiteness as well as your confidence to smile without damaging your tooth structure!

 

How does the teeth whitening treatment work?

 

Before the treatments begin, our dental technician will ensure your teeth and gums are in good condition. We will then take impressions of your upper and lower teeth to create whitening trays that are unique to you.   

During the treatment, your lips and gums are protected from the whitening gel during the procedure. A pH booster swab is then applied to your teeth, followed by our unique Zoom gel formula. 

This EU-compliant whitening agent is then activated using the WhiteSpeed lamp, which uses proprietary LED light to accelerate teeth whitening and break down surface stains on the enamel. 

The WhiteSpeed lamp can be adjusted depending on the degree of whitening required. Most patients start to see visible results in their teeth from our professional whitening treatments after just four 15-minute sessions with our dentist. 

 

Essex teeth whitening aftercare  

 

The care doesn’t end when the teeth whitening lamp is turned off. 

Following the professional teeth whitening, our dentist will provide you with Opalescence tooth whitening gel (either 10% or 15% concentration) as part of a take-home kit to continue your tooth whitening at home.

You’ll be advised to avoid food or drinks that could stain your teeth, so you can keep your bright new smile for longer.   

 

Home teeth whitening kits  

 

We’re a friendly team but we also appreciate not everyone likes coming to the dentist. That’s why we also offer a home version of our professional teeth whitening system. 

Clinical studies have shown that bleaching your teeth with Philips’ DayWhite and NiteWhite teeth whitening systems under the supervision of a dental professional is completely safe for your teeth and gums.

Before using a home teeth whitening kit, our dental professional will help you decide which treatment and potency is right for you based on your lifestyle, goals and sensitivity levels. 

Both DayWhite and NiteWhite use EU compliant gels with teeth trays that offer full coverage of your teeth for guaranteed results.

 

How long does the treatment take?

 

That depends which deep bleaching treatment you choose. Zoom professional teeth whitening treatments can provide noticeable results and whiter teeth after just one session. 

When used as instructed, the DayWhite and NiteWhite home whitening kits (which contain hydrogen peroxide and amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP), respectively) can achieve the same great result in up to two weeks, depending on the concentration of teeth whitening gels and wear time you select.

 

What are the treatment side effects?

 

The most common side effect of teeth whitening is tooth and gum sensitivity. 

Your dentist will determine whether you are a good candidate for teeth whitening and that you are using the right concentration of whitening formula. 

The Zoom WhiteSpeed system contains two mild desensitising agents, potassium nitrate and ACP, to help minimise tooth sensitivity after teeth whitening.

 

How long do the teeth whitening results last?

 

No matter which system you choose to have your own teeth whitened, if you don’t look after it, your new smile won’t be permanent. 

A teeth whitening treatment can give you back a bright, white smile, but if you go back to drinking lots of coffee or red wine, those stains can reappear. 

Luckily, the ACP used in the Zoom WhiteSpeed system can also slow down discolouration. For optimal results and to have a dazzling smile that lasts: keep up your oral health!

 

Book your free consultation today 

 

For your free consultation to talk about restoring your teeth’s whiteness, come and see us at our Brentwood, Essex practice. 

Our opening hours are 8.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday, with special appointments available for late evenings and Saturdays by arrangement. 

To get in touch, call 01277 217727, email us at info@brentwoodsmiles.co.uk or fill in the contact form at the bottom of this page and someone will get back to you straight away.

Dental Implants

Implants

A dental implant is an artificial substitute/replacement for the root portion of your natural tooth and is anchored into a pre-drilled socket in your jaw-bone to support a crown, bridge or secure a denture firmly in place. Implants are made from titanium, a material that is well tolerated by bone and integrates easily with bone tissue. During the placement of a dental implant, the implant and the surrounding bone tissue “fuse” together, creating a stable support for the new teeth.

As the closest replacement for natural teeth available, implants provide excellent function as well as appearance. The implant is placed during a brief operation usually requiring only local anaesthetic. Teeth implants are an ideal option for non-smoking patients in good general health, who have good oral hygiene.

People lose teeth all the time, either through trauma (when teeth are knocked out) or due to decay, gum disease or age. Whatever the reason for losing your teeth, they need to be replaced, both for aesthetic and functional reasons. Dental implants are one of the most popular treatment to replace missing teeth, as they provide a longer-term solution, slow down bone loss and preserve nearby healthy tooth tissue.

Traditionally, an implant placed into your bone supports a single crown and this is know as a “single tooth implant”. However, if you have several missing teeth, you do not necessarily need an implant for every missing tooth: two implants can support several teeth via a bridge or denture. The number of implants required depends on the volume and density of bone tissue available at each implant site.

In the case of full-mouth reconstructions, where an arch of several teeth (10+) needs to be supported in either the upper or lower jaw, a minimum of five to six implants in each jaw would be required. The exact number of implants needed would depend on the individual case and we would be able to advise you on the best solution after a thorough examination and assessment.

Dental implants have been used for over 30 years to replace missing teeth and they can last a lifetime depending on how well you look after them. Like any other restoration, your implant-supported teeth can still be damaged by trauma and affected by gum disease and poor oral hygiene.

We use one of the leading Implant systems with a proven track record creating excellent results and long term stability. This ensures best possible outcome for you.
Dr.Mohammadi is committed to regular postgraduate training in this field to keep up to date in this ever advancing field of modern dentistry.

For more information, please call us on 01277 217727 or email info@brentwoodsmiles.co.uk

Implants
Single Implant£2300
Azento Implant£2900
Implant retained denture on 4 implants£8000
Implant retained denture on 2 implants£4900
Implant retained ceramic Bridge (full arch)£17,500

Smile Makeover

Change your life with a smile makeover

Our smile can say so much about us. It can be the first thing other people notice and often sends the message that we’re happy and confident in our skins.

The internet is chock-a-block with celebrity quotes about how lovely or important our smiles are, or how others can be lifted up emotionally by seeing them on people’s faces.

That’s because the human smile can convey so much information, it suggests the wearer is friendly and can be trusted, is pleased to see you and wants to interact.

There’s so much more to this simple gesture than meets the eye. But what about people whose smile isn’t something they’re keen to put on display?

A sports fan with chipped and cracked teeth, a red wine lover whose teeth have become discoloured, or someone struggling with crooked teeth could all be shy of showing off their smile. Help is at hand!

Devonshire House Dental Practice specialises in smile makeovers, offering a range of procedures to give you a straight, white smile that will change your life.

What issues can smile makeovers solve?

As dental experts, we understand the importance of having good oral health, but we also know that, sometimes, life gets in the way.

Not everyone is born with perfectly aligned teeth, but there are lots of other dental issues that could result in a less-than perfect smile.

Let’s take a look at some of the problems that can be resolved with our smile makeovers.

New Year, New Smile

Gaps and missing teeth

From accidental slips and trips to the worst effects of tooth decay, there can be many reasons why you have gaps in your smile or missing teeth.

Whatever the reason, for many people it can make them reluctant to show off a cheesy grin. Our full smile makeover will replace missing teeth and boost their confidence.

Poorly fitting dentures

Older patients who have perhaps lost some teeth, or those wearing full or partial dentures that don’t fit well can feel unconfident when it comes to smiling. Our smile makeover treatment will solve that.

Broken or painful fillings

Cosmetic dentistry procedures aren’t restricted to people’s front teeth. Anyone who has ever endured the misery of broken or painful metal fillings knows there’s not much to smile about. A full smile makeover from our dentist will put an end to that.

Gum disease or gingivitis

There are three main forms of gum disease: gingivitis, periodontitis and acute necrotising ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG). They cause swelling, redness of and bleeding gums.

It can sometimes be painful but is not always immediately obvious, so it’s wise to have a check-up before treatment begins on your smile makeover.

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the tissues surrounding your teeth and if left untreated, can lead to more serious conditions periodontitis and ANUG.

To avoid developing gingivitis or stop it in its tracks, good oral hygiene routine that includes regular brushing, flossing and visits to our dentist clinic.

No matter what oral health issue you have, there’s a cosmetic dental treatment available that can give you a brand new smile to be proud of.

Let’s take a closer look at the range of cosmetic dentistry solutions available.

Many of our patients looking for a smile makeover have perfectly healthy mouths, but come to us for teeth straightening. There are two main ways dental work can achieve this.

Many children visit the dentist to have braces fitted that will straighten their upper and lower teeth while they are young, but lots of adults opt for this dental treatment too. It is a tried-and-tested method of achieving the perfect smile and healthy, natural teeth, although how long the braces are worn varies from patient to patient.

If you prefer not to use the traditional wires and brackets dental treatment for your smile makeover, our dentist clinic offers Invisalign clear plastic aligners. This orthodontic treatment gradually moves misaligned teeth into the correct or preferred position, boosting your smile and your dental health. The biggest advantage of Invisalign is, unlike fixed braces, it can be removed while eating, drinking and cleaning your teeth.

An increasingly popular option for people looking for a bespoke smile makeover, porcelain veneers can help with a range of oral health issues, including:

  • discoloured or stained teeth
  • covering a chipped tooth
  • misaligned teeth
  • worn/uneven teeth
  • closing small gaps

This painless procedure involves creating and fitting natural-looking porcelain veneers on top of your existing teeth, instantly giving you your ideal smile. Find out more here.

In some cases, composite bonding, also known as cosmetic bonding, can help mask small imperfections such as stains or chips. This form of dental care uses composite resin to fill in or cover over minor flaws. Interestingly, it can be used as a follow-up to other treatments, such as camouflaging small gaps after wearing braces.

Having broken teeth or gaps in your smile can negatively affect your confidence and may even affect your oral health. Crowns and bridges are commonly used cosmetic dental treatments that can fix both issues.

A dental crown is a cap that sits on top of your existing natural teeth and covers the entire outer surface. They’re the ideal way to protect a damaged, cracked or broken tooth and are another tried-and-tested method of achieving a full smile makeover. Our dentist can replace old crowns as well as fit new ones.

This form of cosmetic dentistry is a set of artificial teeth that bridge the gap between one or more missing teeth, and are anchored to neighbouring teeth with crowns. Find out more about both here.

If you have chipped teeth or old, silver amalgam fillings that prevent you from unleashing your full smile, our dentist clinic offers CEREC restorations.

This technology enables our cosmetic dentist to design, make and fit a new crown, veneer, onlay or inlay in a single visit, giving you a full smile makeover in one day. Get all the information here.

One of the most commonly requested cosmetic dental treatments, teeth whitening can quickly and easily turn discoloured teeth into a brighter, whiter smile.

At Devonshire House Dental Practice, we are specialists in teeth whitening using Philips’ Zoom WhiteSpeed technology, which can whiten your teeth by up to six shades to your desired colour in a single hour.

Get the full details here.

People lose their natural teeth for a number of reasons: sometimes it’s an accident, other times there are underlying oral health issues. But it doesn’t mean a dentist can’t offer treatment options to restore your smile.

 

Dental implants are a popular, longer-term treatment, giving people a full smile makeover, while also slowing down bone loss and preserving nearby healthy tooth tissue.

Read more about this form of dental work here.

Get the full details here.

How our smile makeover process works

Whatever your reason for seeking a full smile makeover, Dr Aria Mohammadi at Devonshire House Dental Practice can help.

The initial assessment

Before beginning treatment for your smile makeover, you’ll have a dental care examination. If this evaluation reveals an underlying oral health problem, that may need to be taken care of before your smile makeover.

Once your oral health is established, we examine and review the shape, colour, size and alignment of your teeth, as well as their underlying support structure, to determine candidacy for a smile makeover.

This comprehensive evaluation also covers several dental care attributes, including:

Tooth length

Longer teeth can make us look younger and, in some patients, have a slimming effect on the face. However, daily wear and tear can lead to them being worn down.

After the initial consultation, possible treatments could include lengthening and reshaping your two front natural teeth using composite bonding or porcelain veneers.

Smile line

Imagine a line that follows the edges of your upper teeth from side to side: it should be the same as the curve of your lower lip when you smile.

This is your smile line, and the standard point of reference used by dentists carrying out cosmetic procedures as part of a smile makeover treatment plan to determine how long your new teeth should be.

Tooth proportions

During the initial consultation, our cosmetic dentist will examine your teeth to assess whether they are all in proportion. What is regarded as a ‘pleasant’ smile consists of two dominant central front teeth with a 4-to-5 width-to-length ratio.

This proportion then guides the length and width of other pearlies in what is known as ‘the aesthetic zone’, so the smile line looks balanced in your final new smile design.

During the initial consultation, our cosmetic dentist will examine your teeth to assess whether they are all in proportion. What is regarded as a ‘pleasant’ smile consists of two dominant central front teeth with a 4-to-5 width-to-length ratio.

This proportion then guides the length and width of other pearlies in what is known as ‘the aesthetic zone’, so the smile line looks balanced in your final new smile design.

Did you know we can design and make your crowns or final veneers for smile makeovers to give them a feminine or a more masculine appearance, as well as matching the look and feel of natural teeth.

Our range of dental care technologies enable us to create a smile design that looks completely natural and makes you feel a million dollars.

Consultation and wax modelling

At the end of the initial assessment, Dr Mohammadi will recommend the cosmetic dental treatment he thinks will be best suited to give you a new smile, whether that’s teeth whitening, dental veneers, dental implants, clear braces, bridges or crowns.

We will then create wax models so you can get an idea of the smile makeover end result and have your say. At this stage, our cosmetic dentist will talk through the wax model and all your cosmetic dentistry treatment options, ensuring the next steps all meet your particular needs.

Treatment plans and appointments

Once decided, you’ll be given a written version of your cosmetic dentistry treatment plan that will lay out the timing, sequence and cost of the treatments.

We will then create a schedule for each phase of your smile makeover enabling each treatment to be carried out in a timely fashion.

A temporary smile template

If your smile makeover treatment includes veneers, our cosmetic dentist will take teeth impressions to create temporary 3D templates. These models help ensure the veneers look and feel right, before the final veneers are bonded to your natural teeth.

Your ‘trial smile’

The next phase of the treatment plan sees the 3D template used to precisely prepare and shape your new pearlies, while provisional temporary teeth are immediately fitted.

This ‘trial smile’ gives you a chance to test-run your new smile, figure out if you want any changes and get your loved ones’ opinions on your temporary teeth, before it becomes a permanent smile makeover.

Your final, new smile

Only when you’re 100% happy with this trial smile will our dental laboratory complete the manufacture of your porcelain veneers or crowns.

Handcrafted from the highest quality materials using the latest dental technologies by our highly experienced technician, they will have the shape, detail and texture of natural healthy teeth, as well as feature your desired colour and characteristics.

Can I get a smile makeover near me?

Absolutely. Our clinic offers a range of dental care options and dental treatments, including life-changing smile makeovers.

At Devonshire House Dental Practice, we specialise in giving patients smile makeovers using the latest advances in cosmetic dentistry.

You can book appointments for routine check-ups, scaling and polishing, white fillings and root canal treatments. We can help patients looking for new crowns, bridges, inlays/onlays or extractions.

We also offer a range of surgical procedures, as well as gum and periodontal services and CEREC restorations, and cosmetic treatments including Invisalign, porcelain or composite veneers, the latest in teeth whitening and, of course, a complete smile makeover.

Our facial aesthetics clinic

That’s not all. Our dental care doesn’t just extend to your oral health and what better way to complement your great smile than with a healthy-looking, fresh face?

In our specialised facial aesthetics clinic, we offer a range of face and skin treatments, including anti-wrinkle therapies for men and women.

Find out more here.

Contact us

Whether you’re looking to chat with our dentist about all aspects of dental care, discuss a full smile makeover cost, or are interested in facial treatments, we’d love to hear from you.

For your free consultation, email info@brentwoodsmiles.co.uk, call 01277 217727 or drop into our clinic at 24a High Street, Brentwood, in Essex.

We are open between 8.30am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, with late evening and Saturday appointments available by special arrangement.

Alternatively, fill in the contact form at the bottom of this page and we’ll get back to you straightaway.

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