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Are Teeth Whitening Treatments or Veneers Better For Your Teeth?

If you’ve got your heart set on a perfect smile, you may be investigating cosmetic dental treatments, such as tooth whitening and veneers, but how do you decide which option is best for you? If you’re weighing up the pros and cons, we’re here to help!

Tooth whitening

Tooth whitening is a hugely popular cosmetic treatment, which is used to bring a healthy glow to your smile. Using bleaching agents, we can achieve amazing transformations in a short space of time with no pain and minimal hassle. We offer Enlighten professional whitening treatment, which lightens the colour of the enamel by several shades in just 2 weeks. Whitening is safe, it produces long-lasting results, and it’s a cheaper option than veneers.


Veneers are very delicate, tooth-shaped shells, which are placed over the natural teeth to create a beautiful, flawless smile. Veneers can be used to brighten up the smile, but they can also address a host of other aesthetic issues, including chipped teeth, uneven and worn edges, misshapen teeth and gaps between the teeth. Veneers don’t actually rectify these problems, they simply provide a mask for them. Veneers offer long-lasting results, and they can do a lot more than just whitening the smile, but they are more expensive and treatment is more complex.

If you have any questions about tooth whitening or veneers, and you’d like more information or advice about choosing which treatment is best for you, why not give us a call and organise a consultation? We can explore both options, talk to you about the processes in more detail, and help you decide which avenue to pursue.

Illuminate Your Smile This Winter with Lumineers

It may be damp and miserable outside, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t add a little extra sparkle to your life. If you’re hoping to brighten up those blustery days, why not treat yourself to a radiant new smile? With Lumineers, we can create glistening smiles in no time at all.

What are Lumineers?

Lumineers are unique veneers, which are crafted using patented, pressed ceramics. Produced by the Cerinate laboratory in the USA, Lumineers are the ultimate choice for anyone who dreams of a stunning, natural-looking smile.

Lumineers are not your average veneers. The pressed porcelain they are made from is not just aesthetically pleasing and delicate. It’s also incredibly hard-wearing and durable. Although Lumineers are thin, they are also very strong. In fact, Lumineers are up to twice as strong as other types of porcelain veneers. The added strength means that your new smile will stand the test of time.

The benefits of Lumineers

Most of us consider our smile our most important feature. If you have a brilliant smile, you probably don’t think twice about flashing it when you meet new people or pose for photos. If, however, you’re not happy with the appearance of your smile, you may be reticent to show your teeth. With Lumineers, we can transform dull, damaged, misshapen, wonky teeth into a scintillating smile.

Lumineers don’t just offer aesthetic advantages. As they are so thin, very little preparation is required, and this means that the tooth structure can be preserved and that treatment is minimally invasive. Lumineers are also much stronger than other veneers, so they should last longer.

If you like the sound of a sparkling winter smile, why not get in touch and find out more about luscious Lumineers?

Brightening Your Smile, Brightening Your Day at Advance Dental Clinic

Smiling is infectious, and it instantly brightens up your day. Sadly, far too many hide their smiles away because they’re conscious of the appearance of their teeth. If you’re worried about stained or discoloured teeth, or you’d love a whiter, brighter smile, we have just the solution for you: Enlighten tooth whitening.

Introducing Enlighten

Enlighten is a professional whitening treatment, which is capable of achieving magical results. This is currently the only system available in the UK that guarantees shade B1, the lightest tooth shade.

Enlighten is a two-step treatment, and it combines at-home and in-chair treatment. Before you begin, we’ll invite you to attend an informal consultation. We’ll talk to you about the treatment, the processes involved and answer any questions. We’ll then create a putty mould of your teeth, which will serve as a template for your bespoke Enlighten whitening trays. Once your trays are ready, you can take them home and start your treatment.

For the first 14 days, we ask you to wear your Enlighten trays, which look similar to a gum shield, for around 6 hours per day. The trays contain a bleaching agent, which gradually lightens the enamel on contact. Your trays should feel comfortable, and you can wear them during the night so that they don’t interfere with your daily routine.

On the 15th day, we’ll organise a short session at the clinic to complete your treatment. This 1-hour power whitening session will give your smile that extra sparkle! We will ask you to lie back and relax, put on some goggles, and then apply the whitening agent to your teeth. This will then be activated using a light source. After an hour, we’ll show you your amazing new smile, and you’re free to go and show it off to all your friends and family.

If you’re keen to find out more or you’d like to book an appointment, pick up the phone now!

How Durable are Veneers and Crowns at Advance Dental Clinic?

At Advance Dental Clinic, we offer a host of restorative services, including veneers and crowns. Restorative treatments are designed to strengthen and repair the teeth, and they can also offer incredible aesthetic benefits. If you’re looking into having veneers or you’ve been advised to have your tooth crowned, you may be wondering about the durability of these treatments. We can assure you that we use only the finest quality materials to produce results that last.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are sometimes known as caps, as they are placed over the top of the existing tooth structure. Crowns are often used to make the tooth more robust when the structure has been weakened due to an injury or as a result of decay. Commonly, crowns are made from ceramic materials, including porcelain, to provide beautiful aesthetics. Although crowns cannot decay, the adjoining tooth tissue can become decayed, and it’s essential to brush the tooth as normal and to protect your teeth if you’re playing sports. Crowns are durable and hard-wearing, and they should last around 5-10 years.


Veneers are a very popular cosmetic treatment. They are fine shells made from ceramic, which are applied to the surface of the natural teeth to create a beautiful, new smile. There are various different types of veneer available, and they offer varying levels of durability. We are delighted to offer our patients Lumineers. Lumineers are incredibly tough veneers, which are made from patented Cerinate porcelain. Although these veneers are amazingly strong, they’re also very thin. Lumineers are twice as strong as conventional porcelain veneers, and as such, they last a lot longer. As they are so delicate, they can also be applied to the tooth surface without intensive preparation.

If you’d like to learn more about dental crowns or veneers, why not call and book an appointment today? Our friendly dentists will be happy to answer your questions and run through some treatment options with you.

Guaranteed Whiter Teeth Is Here With Enlighten

Are your teeth stained or discoloured, or do you long for a mega-watt smile? If so, have you considered professional tooth whitening in Essex? With Enlighten, we can achieve amazing results in no time at all.

What is Enlighten?

Enlighten is a professional tooth whitening system, which takes just 15 days to produce dazzling results. This treatment combines home whitening with an in-chair session to create stunning smiles with minimal hassle.

When you have a consultation, our Chelmsford dentists will explain the treatment process to you, and they will create moulds of your teeth. These will be used to make your bespoke Enlighten whitening trays. These trays are similar to mouth guards, and they contain whitening agent. When the trays come into contact with your enamel, the agent lightens the shade of the surface, giving you a beautiful, bright smile. For the first 14 days of treatment, you should wear your custom-designed trays for around 6 hours per day. You can wear them at home while you’re chilling out or during the night so that they don’t impact on your daily routine.

Once you’ve completed a fortnight of home treatment, we will invite you into the clinic for your in-chair session. We will ask you to pop on some goggles, sit back and relax and then apply whitening agent to your teeth. This will be activated using a light source. This part of the treatment only takes around an hour, and afterwards, you’ll be able to see your brand new, sparkling smile for the first time.

Enlighten is safe, it’s highly effective, it’s painless, and the results will last for years to come.

If you like the sound of a glistening white smile for autumn, why not get in touch and book a consultation?

Illuminate your smile with Lumineers

Are you looking for a simple means of illuminating your smile this autumn? If so, allow us to introduce you to Lumineers. Lumineers are bespoke veneers, which are famed for their beautiful, natural aesthetic.

What are Lumineers?

Lumineers are ultra-fine veneers, which are manufactured using patented ceramic materials. Lumineers have a stunning luminescence, and they are incredibly delicate at the same time as being more durable than traditional veneers. The patented material developed by Cerinate provides enhanced strength, which increases the lifespan of Lumineers, despite the fact that these veneers are much thinner and finer than others on the market. Lumineers really do offer the best of both worlds!

What does treatment entail?

Usually, when you have veneers, your teeth need to be primed and prepped beforehand, and this involves removing a fine layer of the tooth enamel. With Lumineers, as the veneers are so thin, minimal preparation is required, and the tooth structure remains intact. The process is therefore less invasive, and it’s also quicker. With Lumineers, we can complete treatment in two sessions, which usually take place around 2 weeks apart.

Once your Lumineers are ready, and your dentist has prepared your teeth for your new veneers, they will be placed onto the natural tooth surface and then secured. The next step is to take a look at your brand new smile in the mirror!

The benefits of Lumineers

The most obvious benefit of Lumineers is their aesthetic appeal. These veneers have a very lifelike look, and they create stunning, radiant smiles. The process is also simpler than traditional veneers, Lumineers are much stronger than other veneers, and you can enjoy the results without any pain or hassle.

If you like the sound of Lumineers, why not take Lumineers Treatment in Chelmsford, Essex? An incredible new smile could be just a couple of weeks away!

Restore Your Teeth’s Natural Shine With Enlighten

Has your smile lost its sparkle or do you long for a whiter, brighter set of pearly whites? Over the course of time, the natural glow of the teeth can wane, but that doesn’t mean that you have to say goodbye to a glistening smile. With Enlighten, we can restore your smile’s natural whiteness, giving your teeth a gorgeous, radiant finish.

What is Enlighten?

Enlighten is a professional whitening treatment, which is capable of achieving magnificent results. This system, which is widely recognised as the best in the UK, combines at-home treatment with an in-chair session to produce stunning aesthetics that last for years. Enlighten is proven to produce dramatic results, which restore and enhance the natural beauty of the smile.

Enlighten treatment involves two key phases. When you have your consultation, your dentist will create impressions of your teeth, and these will be used to make trays. Once your customised trays are ready, you can start the first stage of treatment. This involves wearing your bespoke trays, which contain whitening agent, for around 6 hours per day, every day for 2 weeks. This phase takes place at home, and you can choose when to wear your whitening trays. The second stage is an in-chair treatment, which takes place at the clinic. This lasts just one hour, there’s no pain involved, and you’ll be amazed at how fabulous your smile looks afterwards. To complete this part of your treatment, your dentist will apply whitening agent to your enamel and then activate it using a curing light.

The benefits of Enlighten treatment

Many of us value our smile as our most important and attractive physical feature. If your teeth are looking a little dull or discoloured, Enlighten whitening treatment provides a simple, effective, pain-free solution. In just 2 weeks, you’ll have a sensational white smile, and hopefully, you’ll feel more confident when your smile is in the spotlight. Enlighten is a safe treatment, which has an exceptional track record, and it produces long-lasting results.

If you dream of a dazzling white smile for summer, why not get in touch with us today?

Did You Know Dazzlingly Whiter Teeth is Possible with Enlighten?

Summer is coming, and what better way to celebrate bright, sunny days than with a pristine white smile? If your smile is calling out for a little extra sparkle, allow us to introduce you to Enlighten.

What is Enlighten?

Enlighten is a tooth whitening system, which has an incredible reputation. At the moment, this is the only treatment in the UK that guarantees shade B1, the lightest tooth shade out there. Enlighten produces magnificent results that last for years, and the process is simple, pain-free and fast.

Enlighten combines at-home treatment with in-chair whitening to create stunning results that stand the test of time. For the first 14 days, patients wear custom-made whitening trays, which contain Enlighten bleaching agent. When you wear the trays, the agent comes into contact with your tooth enamel, and the result is whiter, brighter teeth. On the 15th day, your dentist will complete your treatment by providing you with a 1-hour power whitening session. When you arrive, your dentist will explain what will happen and then ask you to lie back and relax. The whitening agent will be applied to your teeth, and then a light will be directed onto your smile to activate it. You can chill out for an hour while Enlighten works its magic, and then check out your brand new, brilliant smile in the mirror.

The best things about Enlighten

Tooth whitening is a very popular cosmetic treatment. Enlighten offers patients a range of benefits, including:

  • Fast results: treatment only takes 15 days
  • Long-lasting results
  • Simple, pain-free process
  • Increased confidence
  • Amazing aesthetics

If you dream of a glimmering smile for summer, call us now!

Wafer-thin Beautiful Smile Makeovers With Lumineers

Very few people are blessed with perfect smiles. The good news is that it’s easier than ever to enjoy a stunning smile thanks to amazing treatments like Lumineers. Lumineers are a popular veneer treatment. They are used to achieve sensational smile makeovers. If you’re not 100% happy with your smile, and you’d like to have a flawless smile, here’s everything you need to know about Lumineers.

About Lumineers

Lumineers are a type of veneer treatment. Unlike conventional veneers, which are made from porcelain, Lumineers are created using a patented form of ceramic called Cerinate porcelain. Lumineers are extremely thin, but they are also very strong, and they are also resistant to staining. Although Lumineers are only the thickness of a contact lens, they last twice as long as some others veneers. Lumineers are famed for their strength and durability, but they’re also known for producing incredibly lifelike aesthetics.

What are the advantages of Lumineers?

Lumineers are used to craft beautiful smiles, and they can make a huge difference to the look of the smile, as well as your confidence. As Lumineers are so thin, the treatment process is also simpler and faster. Usually, with veneers, the teeth need to be prepared first, and this involves removing a very thin layer of the tooth surface. With Lumineers, minimal preparation is needed, and this means that the tooth structure remains largely intact. In just two sessions, we can complete your amazing mini makeover!

If you like the sound of Lumineers and you’d like to find out more about what treatment involves and how it could benefit you, why not call and book a consultation? We can answer your questions, give you some more information and help you decide whether or not this is the treatment for you!

How Veneers Can Give A Straighter Smile With No Braces

If your teeth aren’t perfectly straight, you may assume that your only option is to wear a brace. The good news is that this isn’t the only treatment out there that will benefit you. If you don’t want to have braces, you could consider veneers instead.

What exactly are veneers?

Veneers are ultra-thin, tooth-shaped shells, which are placed onto the surfaces of the natural teeth to transform the smile. In many cases, veneers are made from ceramic materials, most commonly porcelain. They look very similar to natural teeth and they can change the aesthetic of the smile dramatically.

Veneers are a very versatile cosmetic treatment, and they can be used to address a wide range of cosmetic flaws, including:

  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Stained and discoloured teeth
  • Worn and misshapen teeth

Veneers vs. braces

If you have crooked or crowded teeth, this can affect the overall aesthetic of your smile and your confidence. If you long for a more attractive smile, you may be considering having braces. Braces are a very effective solution for orthodontic problems, which affect the alignment of the teeth and the bite. While many patients opt to have braces to straighten the teeth, this isn’t the only option. If you’re more concerned with the aesthetic of the smile, rather than repositioning the teeth, veneers may be a solution worth considering. Veneers won’t alter the position of the teeth, but they will enhance the look of your smile. Veneers produce results in around 2 weeks, while braces usually take at least 4 months.

If you long for a beautiful smile, and you’re not sure whether you should choose braces or veneers, our friendly, skilful dentists can talk you through the pros and cons of each option and give you tailored advice based on your individual needs and your treatment preferences and aims.

If you’d like to find out more, call and book a consultation today.