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Walk in from a Winter Wonderland, Walk out with beautiful teeth

There’s no getting away from the fact that it’s chilly and bleak outside. As temperatures fall and the sun starts to set in the middle of the afternoon, what could be better than getting out of the cold and treating yourself to a brand new smile? If you’re looking for rapid results, we have some incredible treatments to tempt you this winter.

Cosmetic bonding

Cosmetic bonding is a brilliant treatment option for patients who have minor aesthetic flaws, such as chipped teeth, worn or uneven edges, misshapen teeth or gaps between the teeth. If you’ve chipped a tooth, you’ve got a tooth with a jagged edge, or you’ve got a couple of teeth that are a different size or shape to the rest, we can help! Bonding is a straightforward procedure, which involves using dental composite to reshape the teeth. Composite is a tooth-coloured material, which can be moulded to alter the shape of the teeth and carry out repairs. Once the composite is in the right place, we set it firm using a curing light. This treatment takes around an hour, there’s no pain involved, and you’ll notice an amazing difference straight away.

Tooth whitening

It may be dark and miserable outside, but that doesn’t mean that your smile can’t sparkle. With Enlighten teeth whitening, we can transform your teeth in just 2 weeks. Enlighten is a system that combines at-home and in-chair whitening to produce outstanding results. For the first 14 days, you can whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home. All you have to do is wear your custom-made Enlighten whitening trays for around 6 hours per day for 2 weeks. We will then arrange an appointment for you, and you’ll come and see us for your one-hour power whitening treatment. This will give your smile that extra glow.

If you’re looking for a simple, quick way to enjoy a beautiful smile this winter, why not contact us today?

Porcelain veneers from Harlow dentists produce stunning results

Self-confidence is something we all strive for and a lot of it rests with what your state of mind is. But personal appearance also plays a major part in this. Getting ahead in the work place and being socially adept, to some extent, relies upon you feeling comfortable in your own skin and being proud of the way you look. You can take control of your weight and look after your hair and your skin but when it comes to your teeth, you might just need a little help from your dentist if you are not happy with the way they look.

Crooked, chipped or stained teeth can really hinder your self-confidence as, every time you smile, you are wondering whether people’s eyes are instantly drawn to them. The best thing to do in this case is to get them covered up and dentists can do this with the minimum of fuss by using stunning porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are basically thin strips of porcelain which are securely fitted over any tooth that looks unsightly. The properties of dental porcelain allow it to be incredibly thin without compromising at all in terms of durability and it is adaptable too. Dentists can tailor it to fit seamlessly into your mouth by matching it to your surrounding teeth in terms of colour and texture. The incredible thinness of porcelain veneers means that it is unlikely that any of your existing tooth will need to be removed as part of the process.

They are more affordable than ever and can be fitted onto your teeth in one quick and easy session that leaves you time to get on with your busy life. Talk to your Harlow dentist to find out more information about porcelain veneers. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.

Replace discoloured teeth with porcelain veneers from Chelmsford dentist

Dental veneers are ceramic shells that are custom made to fit over the top of teeth repairing damage done by injury, erosion or discolouration.

Common tooth injuries that require repair are teeth that are either chipped, cracked or broken due to head trauma from physical injury. Porcelain veneers can restore the structural integrity of the tooth while also enhancing the tooth’s cosmetic appearance. In some instances, such as discoloured or worn teeth, the veneers are for purely cosmetic reasons. A row of veneers across the dental arc can completely change the appearance of teeth in one afternoon. Modern veneers are made form incredibly thin porcelain that replicates the translucent appearance of tooth enamel.

Teeth can become stained or discoloured for a number of reasons. Sometimes it is the result of a hereditary condition or certain medical treatment, but more often than not it is the result of time and certain substances such as tobacco or red wine. Patients with fragile enamel often have teeth that are badly worn which need protecting to prevent further erosion. For all of these concerns, dentists can fit porcelain veneers to restore the integrity and appearance of real teeth.

Previously, porcelain dental veneers needed to be manufactured in laboratory conditions after the dentist had measured the existing teeth using dental moulds and x-rays but modern computer technology has significantly reduced treatment time and accuracy. The latest digital x-rays and 3D imaging means dentists have access to exact three-dimensional representations of the patient’s teeth almost instantly. Using computer-aided technology they can manufacture the veneers in as little as six minutes per tooth. Because modern veneers are so thin they can be fitted over existing teeth with minimal enamel removal. Some modern veneers are also completely removable.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, or think on or more of your teeth needs strengthening, ask a Chelmsford dentist about porcelain veneers at your next appointment. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.