Protecting The Future of Your Teeth with Fissure Sealant

At Advance Dental, we strongly believe that prevention is better than cure. With decay one of the most common preventable illnesses in the UK, we’re keen to promote preventative services like fissure sealant.

What is fissure sealant?

Fissure sealant treatment is a preventative measure, which is often encouraged for children. It involves placing a seal over the teeth to prevent food and bacteria getting stuck in the tiny fissures and cracks on the tooth surface. By creating a barrier, you can protect the teeth from decay and reduce the risk of cavities forming. In most cases, this treatment is used to protect the molars, which are located at the back of the mouth.

Fissure sealant treatment is simple, quick and safe. The treatment simply involves applying the sealant to the teeth and then hardening it using a curing light. The result is a protective shield, which helps to boost oral health and keep your teeth in check.

Fissure sealant treatment takes a matter of minutes and there is no pain involved.

How long do sealants last?

Sealants last for many years. If you have sealants on your teeth, your dentist will check them every time you have a routine dental check to ensure that they are still in good condition. If the sealant does become worn, it’s possible to reseal the tooth to prolong the results.

If you’re interested in preventive measures and you’d like to find out more about fissure sealants, our dentists will be happy to help.

Six Months to a Straighter Smile: Quick Brace Treatments

In decades gone by, it took years to straighten the teeth. Today, it’s a very different story, and orthodontic treatments have come on in leaps and bounds. If you’re searching for a system that will produce rapid results, we may have just the treatment for you. With incredible treatments like Six Month Smiles, we can transform your smile in no time at all!

What is Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles is a fast-acting fixed brace treatment, which focuses on the front teeth. These braces are made from brackets and wires, which work together to exert forces on the teeth, causing them to move into the correct position. Six Month Smiles uses the latest technology to accelerate tooth movement and produce results quickly. As you can probably guess from the name, this system has an average treatment time of just 6 months.

Six Month Smiles treatment is very simple. Once your custom brace has been fitted, all you need to do is keep your braces clean, and come and see us every few weeks so that we check on your progress and make sure that everything is progressing as expected.

This system works faster than other braces because it focuses on the teeth that can be seen when you smile, so you can enjoy a beautiful smile faster than ever.

The benefits of Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles offers an array of benefits for patients with orthodontic issues. These include:

  • Speed: many people are eager to enjoy the results of orthodontic treatment as quickly as possible. With Six Month Smiles, you don’t have to worry about hanging around to show off your new smile with an average treatment time of just 6 months.
  • Discreet aesthetics: if you’re worried about your image during treatment, don’t be! These braces are made from sleek parts that are clear or tooth-coloured. They are a lot less visible than conventional fixed braces.
  • Comfort: Six Month Smiles uses friction-free technology to move the teeth rapidly and painlessly.

If you’re eager to find out more, call us today! A new smile could be just 6 months away!

Brightening your Smile and Your Face At Advance Dental Clinic

At Advance Dental Clinic, we’re famed for creating stunning smiles, but we can also brighten up your complexion and roll back the years. In addition to a range of amazing dental services, we also offer the latest facial aesthetic treatments. If you’re keen to brighten up your smile and give your complexion a healthy glow to boot, why not get in touch with us today?

Our facial treatments

We offer a wide range of non-surgical facial treatments, which are designed to add radiance, reduce the visibility of signs of ageing, and make you feel more confident. Our treatments include:

Botox

Botox is a very common facial treatment, which is used to soften lines and wrinkles and create a more youthful aesthetic. Botox is injected into targeted areas of the skin. It reduces the severity of wrinkles by relaxing the facial muscles. When Botox is injected into the skin, this restricts muscle contraction by blocking nerve signals. Botox treatment is simple and painless, and the results last up to 6 months. Usually, a treatment session takes around 20 minutes and the results become visible after 24-36 hours. To administer treatment, our highly-trained aesthetic practitioner, Semira, uses a very fine needle. Most people don’t need anaesthetic but if you’re nervous, we can apply a mild topical anaesthetic to prevent pain.

Fillers

Fillers are an increasingly popular treatment for those looking for younger skin. Fillers soften lines and add volume to the skin, combatting the signs of depleted collagen in the body. Collagen is the fibre that gives the skin its bounce and structure. Fillers can be used to prevent saggy skin, to reduce the visibility of lines and to enhance the facial features, for example, the cheekbones. Like Botox, the process is very quick and straightforward. The results last up to 9 months.

Chemical peels

If you dream of glowing skin, a chemical peel may be just the tonic for you. Chemical peels are designed to remove the surface skin layers, producing a radiant, youthful complexion. Treatment takes place over 4 weeks.

If you’d like to team a beautiful smile with healthy, vibrant skin, why not contact us today and find out more about our fabulous facial treatments?

How Dental Implants Bring Back a Lost Smile

Have you lost your confidence as a result of losing your teeth? If so, we can help to put a smile back on your face. With incredible dental implants, we can make your smile look brand new.

Introducing implants

Dental implants are a modern solution for tooth loss. They are small, titanium rods placed inside sockets in the jaw bone to take up the role of the missing tooth root. Once the implant has been placed inside the opening, it goes through a process called osseointegration, which enables it to integrate into the bone tissue. This increases stability and security. When the implant has healed, a new tooth or set of teeth can be attached. Implants are a very versatile tooth replacement option, as they fit with dentures, dental bridges and individual crowns. This means that they can provide a solution for patients with any number of missing teeth.

What are the pros and cons of dental implants?

Dental implants are widely regarded as the best long-term option for patients with missing teeth. They offer strength and stability, they produce dazzling smiles, and they give you peace of mind. When you have implants, you’ll feel like you’ve got a healthy set of natural teeth again. Implants last for many years, and they are easy to maintain. As well as enabling you to do everything you can do with a healthy, natural smile, implants can also help to reduce the risk of bone loss.

The only real downsides to implants are the cost and the duration of treatment. Implants are the most expensive treatment option, and bridges and dentures are significantly cheaper. Treatment also takes a lot longer than fitting dentures and bridges, as it takes time for the implant to integrate.

If you like the sound of dental implants, and you’d like to see if you’re a good candidate for treatment, why not give us a call and book a consultation?

Did you Know Advance Dental Clinic Can Help Stop Gum Disease?

Did you know that gum disease is the most common cause of adult tooth loss in the UK? Thankfully, we are here to spread the word that gum disease can be stopped in its tracks! If you’re keen to learn more about gum disease prevention, you’ve come to the right place.

Preventing gum disease

Gum disease can be very severe, but it is preventable. The best ways to prevent gum disease include:

  • Brushing twice a day for at least 2 minutes each time
  • Flossing daily
  • Visiting the dentist every 6-12 months
  • Avoiding sugary and acidic foods and drinks

As gum disease is a progressive condition, it’s hugely beneficial to be aware of the symptoms. If you spot potential warning signs, seeing your dentist early can reduce the risk of gum disease becoming more serious. Mild gum disease is relatively easy to treat, but if left untreated, gum disease can become more advanced. Periodontitis, also known as periodontal disease, can cause irreversible damage to the bone tissue that supports the teeth and gums. Signs to look out for include:

  • Bleeding when you brush
  • Swollen gums
  • Soreness and pain
  • Redness

Treating gum disease

If you do have signs of gum disease, we have a team of highly trained dentists and hygienists on hand to get your smile back on track. Commonly, we use cleaning treatments, such as a scale and polish. Cleaning therapies are designed to remove plaque and tartar and rid the mouth of harmful bacteria. Frequent hygiene sessions are recommended for patients with gum disease. In more severe cases, treatments like root planing, may be recommended.

If you have questions about gum disease, or you’re keen to find out more about how you can protect your gums, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Refresh Your Face in Time for Summer with Chemical Peels

Are you longing for a gorgeous glow this summer? If so, why not treat your skin to a revitalising chemical peel?

What is a chemical peel and what does treatment entail?

A chemical peel is a specially formulated chemical mask, which is applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells and create a radiant, bright, youthful complexion. As your skin ages, it can lose its sparkle, and signs of wear and tear become increasingly visible. Sun damage smoking and environmental factors can all play a part in contributing to dull, lifeless skin. A chemical peel is a non-surgical solution for those hoping to enjoy beautiful, soft, glowing skin this summer.

Chemical peel treatment involves a series of sessions. Before you start treatment, you will have a consultation, so that our experts can take a look at your skin, and tell you all about the treatment and how it works. Before you begin, you’ll be given a skin primer that is suited to your skin type. You should use this for 2 weeks before your first treatment session. Treatment involves four sessions, which take place over a period of 4 weeks. Afterwards, you’ll be provided with post-peel lotion and a specially formulated sunblock to protect your skin.

What are the benefits?

Chemical peels offer a wealth of benefits for people who are looking for a non-invasive rejuvenating skin treatment. Chemical peels can benefit people who have issues such as sun damage, acne, large, open pores, pigmentation and wrinkles. This treatment works by removing the superficial layers of the skin and encouraging the production of new collagen and elastin. There are different strengths available for different skin types.

If your skin is dull or you’re conscious about the signs of ageing, why not get in touch with us today and find out more about our amazing chemical peels? We have an expert team on hand ready to transform your complexion and give your confidence a major boost.

Enhancing Your Smile With Lumineers in Essex

Would you love to have a picture-perfect smile? If your teeth aren’t flawless, you don’t have to give up on the dream of a stunning smile. With Lumineers, we can transform worn, stained and misshapen teeth into spectacular, radiant smiles.

Introducing Lumineers

Lumineers are a type of veneer treatment. Made from patented ceramic material known as Cerinate, Lumineers are incredibly thin, but they’re also very strong. Like traditional porcelain veneers, Lumineers are placed on the surface of the natural teeth to enhance the aesthetic of the smile. Lumineers are different to other veneers because they are more durable and hard-wearing, they last longer and they’re up to twice as strong, even though they are significantly lighter and thinner. The composition of the veneers means that minimal preparation is required. Usually, when you have veneers, the top layer of the enamel surface is shaved to create room for the veneers. As Lumineers are so thin, minimal preparation is required, and the veneers can be bonded directly to the tooth surface. This simplifies the treatment process, but it also preserves the tooth structure.

Are Lumineers a good choice for me?

Lumineers are a very versatile treatment, and they offer a solution for patients with a range of aesthetic flaws. If you have discoloured or worn teeth, or you have gaps between your teeth, veneers can transform your smile, making you look more attractive and ensuring you feel confident when you’re showing off your smile. Lumineers have a reputation for creating very natural smiles, and they’re ideal for anyone who longs for a beautiful, bright set of pearly whites.

If you like the sound of Lumineers, and you’d keen to learn more, call and book a consultation today! A brand new smile could be just a couple of weeks away!

One Day, New Teeth: How Cerec 3D Could Restore Your Teeth in Essex

How would you feel if we told you we could give you a brand new tooth in just one day? If you need a new or replacement crown, you don’t have to wait around. With Cerec, we can complete advanced restorative treatment in a single session.

What is Cerec?

Cerec is an advanced form of dental technology, which is used to provide patients with same-day restorative treatment. Cerec eliminates the need for multiple treatment sessions and temporary restorations by enabling us to design, fabricate and fit new crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays on-site.

Traditionally, new restorations are made in a laboratory. This process involves making an impression using dental putty, sending it away and waiting for dental technicians to create the crown and then send it back. This usually takes around 2 weeks. With Cerec, the process is simple, fast, and convenient. We use a special camera to take photos of the tooth and these are converted into 3D models by Cerec technology. These templates are then sent to the on-site milling machine, the restoration is manufactured, and it’s then ready to fit. There’s no need to organise additional appointments, there’s no putty involved, and you can enjoy the results of treatment much sooner.

Can Cerec benefit me?

If you need a new crown, veneers, an inlay or an onlay, and you’d like to take advantage of same-day treatment, why not give us a call and book a consultation? We can talk you though the treatment process and check whether you’d be a good match for Cerec treatment.

 

If you’re keen to find out more, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’ll be happy to answer your questions for you. 

Did you Know You Could Have a Straighter Smile by the End of the Year?

One of the best things about modern dentistry is the speed at which we can transform smiles. In days gone by, it took years to straighten the teeth, but if you dream of a straight smile, we can give what you want faster than ever before. With amazing treatments like the Inman Aligner, Quick Straight Teeth and 6 Month Smiles, you could have perfect pearly whites by the end of the year.

Our speedy treatments

We are proud to offer our clients an amazing range of orthodontic solutions, which guarantee rapid results. Our treatments include:

Inman Aligner: the Inman Aligner is a removable brace, which is designed to tackle minor problems. It uses powerful, yet gentle forces to push and pull the teeth in the desired direction. This is a discreet solution that works incredibly quickly to straighten the front teeth. The average treatment time is just 16 weeks.

Quick Straight Teeth: Quick Straight Teeth is a system that is designed with speed in mind. Patients can choose from a fixed or removable brace, which works to align the teeth swiftly. Both braces are made from transparent materials for optimum discretion, and the system focuses on the front teeth. Treatment times vary, but most cases can be completed within 24 weeks.

Six Month Smiles: as you can probably guess from the name, Six Month Smiles is a system that aims to achieve results within 6 months. This fixed brace treatment is ideal for those keen to take advantage of the reliability and efficacy of fixed braces. Although the braces are visible, they are made from clear parts, so they are much more discreet than traditional fixed braces. Six Month Smiles works faster than conventional orthodontic braces because it focuses on the teeth at the front of the mouth.

If you’re keen on a new smile for Christmas, why not get in touch with us today and find out more about our sensational speedy braces?

Three Reasons to Replace Missing Teeth

If you have missing teeth, it’s highly likely that your dentist will encourage you to think about replacing them. Gaps in the smile can cause problems for various reasons, and there are some amazing tooth replacement treatments out there. If you’ve lost a tooth or you have a number of gaps in your smile, here are three reasons to think about tooth replacement:

  1. Dental health: if you’ve lost teeth, this can have a negative impact on your dental health. The remaining teeth can start to move out of position, and it may be harder to keep your mouth clean. Replacing missing teeth will improve your oral health both in the short and long-term.
  2. Aesthetics and confidence: many of us consider the smile the most important physical feature. When you meet somebody, their smile is often the first thing you notice about them. Missing teeth can affect the aesthetic of the smile, but they can also affect your confidence. You may feel nervous or apprehensive when you meet new people, and you may be reluctant to smile in public or pose for photographs. Replacing missing teeth can rebuild your confidence and make sure you feel great when your smile is on show.
  3. Diet and nutrition: your teeth play an important role in digestion. You use your teeth to break down food and make it easier for your body to digest it. Without strong teeth the range of foods you can eat may be limited, and this can have a negative impact on nutrition and health. With a bridge, dentures or dental implants, you can enjoy a wider range of foods, and you won’t feel anxious when you eat.

If you have missing teeth, and you’d like to find more about your options, why not arrange a consultation? Our friendly dentists can talk you through the different treatments and make recommendations based on your individual needs and preferences.