In the past, most patients only saw a dental hygienist when they were advised to by a dentist, usually because they had symptoms of gum disease; however, now, dental hygiene treatments are available to all and we highly recommend seeing a dental hygienist on a regular basis. Our expert hygienists provide a range of services, from preventative treatments, such as sealants and fluoride varnish, to advice about giving up smoking and oral hygiene, and cleaning treatments, including scale and polish. The aim is to prevent oral health diseases and increase the chances of patients enjoying beautiful, healthy smiles. The benefits of seeing a dental hygienist are often clear for patients who have problems such as bad breath and tartar; however, there are also amazing advantages for patients who have good oral health. As well as helping to tackle existing problems, hygienists can help to prevent further issues, reduce the risk of disease and make the smile look more attractive. The cleaning treatments provided by hygienists are much more powerful than cleaning with a toothbrush at home and they remove plaque and tartar, eradicate surface stains and polish the teeth to give them a stunning healthy glow. Our hygienists are also on hand to answer any of your oral health questions and to help with issues related to oral health, such as diet and healthy eating and quitting smoking. Fighting gum disease is one of our priorities and our hygienists play a very important role in the management and prevention of gingivitis and periodontal disease; they work alongside our Essex dentists to provide regular cleaning treatments, offer advice about maintaining good oral hygiene at home and ensure patients are free from pain.
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Unfortunately, the teeth can be lost at any stage of life, through injury, accidents or oral health issues. We understand that it can be really devastating to lose a tooth or multiple teeth, but we offer an amazing array of solutions to restore your smile, confidence and ability to do day to day things without any worry. We provide patients with different options to cater for varying preferences, needs and budgets and our treatments include dentures, dental bridges and dental implants. We have treatments available for single or multiple teeth, as well as entire arches of missing teeth. Dentures sometimes have a bad name, but our modern dentures are really impressive; they are built to last using the finest materials and they look extremely natural. Dentures are an option for a few missing teeth or a full set of lost teeth and they have been around for many years, helping patients with missing teeth to enjoy improved oral function and greater confidence. With our custom-made dentures, you can eat normally and enjoy clear speech and a healthy looking, bright smile. For patients who have a single missing tooth, dental bridges are a popular option. Bridges are so-called because they are designed to bridge the gap between two teeth when a tooth has been lost. There are different types of bridge on offer to provide a solution for missing teeth in different positions in the mouth, but the most common type is a traditional fixed bridge. This bridge is made of a false tooth, sometimes called a pontic, which is attached to a new crown on both sides for stability. Bridges are usually made from ceramic, which is sometimes fused to metal for additional strength. Bridges are a great option for those looking for a simple and easy process and fast results, as treatment is usually complete within 2 weeks. Dental implants provide a long-term solution for tooth loss and are a versatile, highly effective treatment, which offer a host of benefits for patients of any age. Implants are designed to replace the tooth root and they are actually anchored into the jaw bone; once in place, they start to integrate into the bone tissue through a process called osseointegration and once this is complete, a crowned dental bridge or denture can be attached and the tooth will then look exactly like a natural tooth. Implants are built to last a lifetime and they are the closest match to strong, healthy natural teeth.
We understand that dental check-ups are not the most exciting features of your monthly calendar, but we cannot stress the importance of regular dental appointments enough. We know that many patients dread going to the dentist, but check-ups are quick and painless and they can really make a difference to your oral and general health. With so much evidence to support the link between oral and overall health, it’s never been more important to look after your teeth and gums. We recommend 6 monthly check-ups for patients of all ages and on top of this, we highly recommend regular sessions with our amazing dental hygienists. Now, you can make appointments directly with our hygienists, rather than getting a referral from your dentist. During our routine check-ups, our dentists look out for warning signs of tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer and they note down any changes that have occurred in the mouth since your last appointment. Your dentist will also ask you if you have had any problems or pain and they will be happy to answer any questions you have or allay any concerns about oral health. Hygienists are experts in oral hygiene and they play a really important role in the prevention and treatment of a number of oral health issues. We advise patients to take advantage of our oral hygiene services, including cleaning treatments, preventative care and advice about oral hygiene, diet and giving up smoking. Our hygienists are also a very important part of the care we provide for patients with gum disease and regular cleaning treatments can be extremely beneficial. If you’re due a check-up or you’ve been thinking about trying a cleaning treatment, call us now! In a matter of minutes, we can clean and polish your teeth, check for any potential problems and ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy and strong.
Dental implants have made a real splash in the world of tooth replacement and now we are proud to offer implant-retained dentures to solve all your denture-related woes and give you a beautiful, functional smile. Implant-retained dentures are dentures, which are held firmly in place by dental implants. Usually, a denture is supported solely y the natural suction power of the gums and this can contribute to issues with looseness and anxiety about eating and speaking in public. If the denture doesn’t fit properly, this can contribute to soreness and irritation and the denture may slip when you are chewing food. With implant-retained dentures, there is absolutely no risk of a denture slipping or becoming loose, as the denture is anchored by implants, which are secured into sockets in the jaw bone. With All-on-4 dental implants, you can enjoy all the security and functionality of a full arch of healthy natural teeth and you can prepare to showcase a stunning, natural looking smile. This system uses just 4 dental implants to support a new arch of teeth. In most cases, between 6 and 10 implants are required to anchor a full arch; however, this treatment makes use of the dense bone tissue at the front of the jaw and the angle of the rear implants maximizes security and power. Traditionally, implants are placed at 90 degree angles, but in this case, the two implants at the back of the jaw are placed at 45 degree angles. All-on-4 is also hugely beneficial because it offers same-day treatment; gone are the days of waiting months to enjoy your new smile! If you’ve had problems with dentures in the past or you are looking for a long-term solution to tooth loss, which offers a host of benefits, look no further than All-on-4 implant-retained dentures; they really could change your life!
As well as creating healthy, beautiful smiles, we also offer our clients treatments to rejuvenate and refresh the skin and create a youthful and vibrant look. If you’re sick of wrinkles, tired of lines or simply looking for a way to roll back the years and give your skin a new lease of life, we can help! We offer the latest facial rejuvenation treatments, including Botox.
What is Botox?
Botox is a short form of botulinum toxin type A; it is a purified toxin, which is injected into the skin in extremely small quantities to smooth the complexion and reduce the visibility of lines and wrinkles.
Botox blocks nerve signals, which reduces muscle contraction in the facial muscles and creates a much smoother and younger look. This is a very popular treatment for crow’s feet, lines on the forehead and frown lines.
What does treatment involve?
The actual treatment process is really simple and sessions take less than half an hour, so treatment can be fitted into your day to day life very easily. Prior to treatment, we will discuss the areas you wish to address and go through the procedure with you; we will be very happy to answer any questions you have at this stage.
The procedure involves using a very fine needle to inject Botox into the skin; we will treat the areas you highlighted and once we have covered these, you will be free to go. There’s no pain and no need to worry about taking time to recover. The results of treatment will become obvious shortly after and should last up to 6 months.
Botox is a temporary solution, but treatment can be repeated on a regular basis to prolong the results. Usually, the effects of Botox treatment start to fade after 3-6 months, but you can top-up treatment as and when you pleas
Dental implants are an effective and innovative solution for many patients with missing teeth. Whether you’ve lost a tooth through injury or you have been missing several teeth for a long time, we can help. Implants are a versatile treatment, which are suitable for most patients and they offer a wide range of benefits.
About implant treatment
Dental implants have taken the world by storm and thousands of patients are enjoying greater confidence and an amazing new smile as a result of implant treatment. Dental implants are small posts, which are made from titanium; they are secured into sockets in the jaw bone and left to integrate into the supporting bone structure through a process known as osseointegration.
Once the implant or implants have integrated, they can be attached to new restorations, including crowns, dental bridges and dentures, to restore the aesthetic of the smile and enable the patient to enjoy excellent oral function. With implant treatment, patients can enjoy speaking and eating and no foods are off-limits!
Implant treatment usually takes between 3 and 9 months in total from the initial planning stage to the final session when the permanent restoration is placed.
Benefits of implants
Implants offer the best of both worlds: they not only produce amazing, natural looking smiles, but they also give you the same level of oral function as natural teeth. Without your natural teeth, speech may be affected, your overall facial aesthetic may be altered and you may find it hard to chew your food properly. With implants, all these issues are resolved and you can enjoy a healthy mouth and a radiant smile for many years to come.
Implants can also help to lower the risk of bone loss or shrinkage and they are built to last a lifetime. You can also enjoy your new smile without having to worry about taking the implants in and out, cleaning them and keeping them in a safe place; once the implants are secured, all you have to do is go about your daily oral hygiene regime in the normal way.
Spring is upon us and summer is fast approaching, so what better time to treat your smile to a bit of TLC? Our teeth whitening treatments are designed to brighten and lighten your teeth and give you a beautiful, glowing smile. We have tried and tested several different systems to ensure our clients have access to the best whitening services out there and we highly recommend Enlighten. Enlighten hit the dizzy heights after celebrity endorsements and appearances on television makeover shows and now you can enjoy all the benefits of this incredible treatment in the heart of Essex. Enlighten is a system, which combines features of home whitening and in-chair treatment. For the first 14 days of treatment, patients wear a specially designed whitening tray, which is made to measure. The trays contain whitening agent and you can start to see the results straightway. If you wear your trays at night, you can reap the rewards of treatment without it interfering with your normal daily routine or your work or social life. On the 15th day, patients come to the practice for an in-chair treatment, which lasts one hour. The aim of this treatment is to give your smile that final boost. The session is completely painless and we encourage you to relax and unwind. Enlighten produces long-term results and it is the only treatment available on the UK market, which guarantees the lightest shade, known as B1. We have found this treatment to be extremely effective and the risk of side-effects is very low. Often, whitening can cause temporary sensitivity, but with this treatment, this is not an issue you have to worry about. If you’re looking to transform your pearly whites in time for summer, why not give us a call and book your appointment now?
Orthodontics is one of the most exciting and innovative areas of dentistry and modern patients are spoiled for choice when it comes to treatments to straighten the teeth and correct issues with the bite. At Advance Dental Clinic we are proud to offer our patients a selection of the latest orthodontic treatments and we have options to suit patients with all kinds of orthodontic problems. Our range of treatments includes clear braces, removable aligners and discreet fixed braces and we have treatments available to cater for patients of all ages with varying treatment preferences. Invisalign is one of the most popular modern treatments and this is largely due to the fact that it has the power to straighten the teeth without anyone being able to see the brace. Rather than using metal wires and brackets, Invisalign treatment involves the patient wearing a series of removable, clear appliances, which are known as aligners. Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks and then swapped for the next. For patients who have minor orthodontic issues and are looking for a rapid solution, the Inman Aligner is an excellent choice. This removable appliance works extremely quickly to address mild issues affecting the front teeth, with an average treatment time of 6-16 weeks. The Inman Aligner isn’t invisible, but only a thin metal bar can be seen, making this a much more discreet treatment than conventional braces. We also offer 6 Month Smiles, a swift fixed brace treatment, which offers brilliant aesthetics, as well as speed. These braces are made from clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires and they focus on the social 6 to ensure that you look and feel amazing when you smile. As you can probably guess from the name, you can enjoy your brand new smile in just 6 months with this incredible treatment. Whatever your treatment needs, whether you need intensive movement or minor corrections, we have the perfect treatment for you!