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Three Ways We Can Improve Your Smile in Essex

At Advance Dental Clinic, we specialise in creating stunning smiles. We have an extensive range of cosmetic, restorative and orthodontic treatments available to transform your smile and ensure you feel confident when your teeth are under the spotlight. If you’re keen to improve the appearance of your smile, here are just some of the ways we can help:

Tooth whitening

Are your teeth looking a little dull, are they discoloured, or could they do with some added sparkle in time for Christmas? If so, we recommend tooth whitening. Whitening is a quick, simple, painless means of making your smile look incredible. Over the years, our dentists have tried and tested a host of treatments and their conclusion is that Enlighten cannot be beaten. Enlighten whitening treatment involves a period of 15 days. For 14 days, you wear custom-designed Enlighten whitening trays, and on the 15th day, you have a power whitening, one-hour treatment session at the clinic. The result is a spectacular, radiant smile.


Do you wish your smile was perfect? If so, we may have just the solution for you. With veneer treatments, such as Lumineers, we can create flawless smiles in just a couple of weeks. Lumineers are made from pressed, patented Cerinate porcelain. They are incredibly thin and delicate, but they’re also twice as strong as other types of porcelain veneers. Lumineer treatment requires minimal preparation and the results are incredible. In just two sessions, we can give you the beautiful, bright smile you dream of.

Dental Crowns

If you have a damaged, broken, or decayed tooth, this can take its toll on the look of your smile, as well as your dental health. Our bespoke crowns can strengthen your teeth and enhance the aesthetic of your smile. We offer same-day Cerec treatment, as well as traditional crown services.

If you’re looking for effective ways to beautify your smile, why not call and book a consultation today?

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.

One Day Crowns are Now Possible with CEREC 3D

Have you got a damaged tooth or do you need a new crown pronto? In the past, patients had to wait for new crowns, but now, thanks to Cerec 3D, we can provide same-day treatment.

What exactly is Cerec?

Cerec (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a form of dental technology, which enables us to restore the teeth in a single treatment session. Typically, if you needed a crown, you would be advised to book two sessions, around 2 weeks apart. During the first appointment, your dentist would prepare the tooth and create a putty mould, which would be sent away to the dental laboratory. During the second session, the permanent, bespoke crown would be placed and fixed. With Cerec, we can undertake all aspects of treatment on-site. There’s no need for putty impressions and we don’t need to send moulds away to the lab. We can design, make and fit new crowns right here at the clinic.

Cerec uses camera images, rather than putty impressions, to form 3D templates, which are used to design and fabricate the new crown. Once the templates are ready, they are sent to the on-site milling machine and minutes later, the crown will be ready to fit.

What are the benefits of Cerec?

Cerec offers benefits for both patients and dentists. Firstly, the speed of treatment is accelerated, as every stage of the process can be completed on-site. The process is also much less messy and invasive than traditional techniques, and it’s also more precise and accurate. Dentists have more control over the design stage and patients can start benefiting from the treatment they receive straight away. There’s also the added convenience of needing one session, rather than two or three.

To find out more, call us today!

How CEREC 3D Speeds Up High Quality Dentistry

If you’re looking for high-quality dentistry in Chelmsford Essex  without the wait, look no further than Cerec 3D. This innovative form of technology enables us to deliver amazing outcomes in a single visit.

What is Cerec 3D?

Cerec 3D is a form of technology, which gives us the ability to design, manufacture and fit customised restorations in a single day. We can complete the entire process on-site, drastically reducing treatment times and making the process much more convenient for patients.

Cerec 3D uses camera images to complete detailed models, which are used as templates for the new restoration. These images are sent to an on-site milling machine, and the new restoration is fabricated in minutes. Once this process is complete, the new restoration can then be fitted. We can use Cerec 3D to make bespoke crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays.

What are the benefits of Cerec 3D?

Cerec 3D offers numerous benefits for patients and dentists. Firstly, the process of fitting a new restoration can be completed in a single session. Usually, it takes up to 2 weeks to create and fit a new crown and multiple appointments are required. The process is also much cleaner and more accurate and there’s no waiting around to enjoy the results. With Cerec 3D, we also don’t need to make putty impressions, which can be an unpleasant experience for some patients. Dentists are also able to have greater influence over the process.

If you’re in need of a new crown this Christmas and you don’t want to hang around, call us today and book an appointment!

How CEREC can restore your tooth in one day

If you’ve got a broken tooth or you’re in desperate need of a new veneer, you may be thinking that you’ve got a 2-week wait ahead. Thankfully, at Advance Dental Clinic, we understand that time is of the essence, and we have fast-acting solutions available for patients on the go. With CEREC, we are able to transform your smile in just one day.

What is CEREC?

CEREC is a revolutionary form of technology, which enables us to restore the teeth in a single day. Traditionally, when you need a new crown, for example, we would use putty to create a mould of the tooth, which would be sent away to a laboratory. A dental technician would make a new crown and then return it to us and we would fit it. With CEREC, the process is much simpler and faster. We can do everything on-site, and the entire process takes less than a day.

CEREC technology gives the opportunity to design, manufacture and fit bespoke crowns, veneers, onlays and inlays in a single day. This means that patients don’t have to wait around to enjoy the results of their treatment.

What does treatment involve?

The first stage of CEREC treatment involves using a camera to take pictures of the tooth or teeth. These images are then converted by CEREC into models, which are sent to the on-site milling machine. The fabrication process then begins and minutes later, you have your bespoke restoration. Your dentist will then secure the restoration, and you can see your new smile for the first time.

With CEREC, there’s no need for putty impressions, which is great news for patients who find that an uncomfortable experience, or temporary restorations. As Essex dentists, we have greater control over the procedure, and we can explain how things work, and show you what to expect when your new crown or veneer is ready.

If you like the sound of same-day restorative treatment, give us a call today or pop in and see us.

Let Porcelain Light Up Your Smile

Once used for the replacement of damaged teeth, porcelain crowns are now being used for perfecting the smiles of patients in Essex. Gaps between the teeth or crooked teeth have a major effect on self-esteem, however both of these problems can be fixed with the help of porcelain crowns. The smile is the most important facial expression and being insecure about the look of your smile can seriously damage your self-confidence and self-worth. This can have a major negative impact on the overall quality of a person’s life. Many may have lost key jobs due to their lack of self-confidence caused by imperfect smiles and for many this may have been a major obstacle in starting a relationship.

Porcelain crowns are easy to fit and begin with the dentist examining your mouth and finding what is needed to help you achieve the perfect smile. The dentist will then give you the best recommendations and you can together develop a plan.

Once a plan is finalised, the dentist will then take a mould of your teeth, which will be the guide for the dentist and the lab in regards to the size and the shape of the teeth they design for you.  Once the crowns are made you will need to visit the dentist again in order to receive the crowns.  At this point the dentist will shave down the teeth that will be fitted with the crown. The shaving will make the teeth smaller and will also give them the necessary surface texture required to effectively bond with the crown. Once the teeth are cleaned, the crowns will then be bonded to the teeth. Once completely bonded, your teeth will look natural and you will be able to drink and eat as usual.

The shade of porcelain is carefully selected to match the shade of the existing teeth, which will make them look very natural and unnoticeable. Once the process is complete, not only will your smile become attractive, but it will also help your confidence, giving you the courage to speak face to face with people. With increased confidence and a bright smile, you will be able to achieve more than earlier and will see an increase in the quality of your life.

Tooth Restoration With Dental Crowns For Patients Near Braintree

The teeth are strong and sturdy, but occasionally they need running repairs. If your tooth is infected, broken or damaged as a result of oral disease, an accident or a sports injury, we can provide restorative treatment to strengthen and protect the tooth and enable you to enjoy eating and chatting without any pain. Our crowns are made from the highest quality materials and we are able to offer same-day treatment using Cerec as well as crowns crafted by skilled dental technicians. Crowns are sometimes referred to as caps because they sit over the top of the tooth and they are usually recommended when a tooth is infected, the cavity is too large for a filling, the tooth has been weakened by decay or the tooth is broken as a result of trauma or an injury. Crowns are also commonly fitted following root canal treatment and dental implant treatment. Each crown is custom-made to make sure that it fits over the top of the natural tooth and the tooth is prepared in advance of the placement of the crown; this involves removing the decayed or damaged tissue and shaping the tooth. With a crown in place, the tooth will be stronger and more resistant to damage in the future and there will be a reduced risk of any infections spreading through the tooth to the root canals. Our crowns and durable and robust and they should last for around 10 years if they are cared for well; although the material used to make the crown cannot decay, it is possible for the tooth tissue where the crown joints the natural tooth to decay, so good oral hygiene is essential. We can use a variety of different materials to create crowns, including ceramics, which produce beautiful, natural aesthetics.


Epping gets the holes plugged with Porcelain Crowns

If you have had problems with serious tooth decay or have even lost a tooth or two, it is imperative that you get the area restored in order to retain the general health and status quo of your mouth for the future. If for example with bad tooth decay, once the tooth has been treated, it may well need building up again and a crown is the way forward here and aesthetically, the natural option is to have one made from porcelain, or if a strong crown is required, a porcelain-over-metal crown will have the same natural affect and not only repair the tooth, but give bad the look to your smile again. Similarly, these porcelain crowns can be used in dental bridges or individually fitted to an implant. Not only are they robust, but you will not even notice that you had a problem in the first place. Prices vary depending on the crown you need so you will need to seek out advice in Epping about your choices: The Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford proffer advice to dentists and patients alike- they serve the town and if you are having doubts, then they will be only to happy to get your call. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.

Getting a Crown placed in Colchester

In the event of a dental crisis such as losing a tooth through injury or from damage caused the ravages of tooth decay, you will need to have the tooth replaced or reconstructed in order to maintain your oral health in the future and your dentist will probably offer you the choice of a crown at this point. If you have suffered from serious tooth decay and have had to have root canal treatment, you will need a crown to save your tooth. With tooth loss, a great way to solve your problem is to have a dental implant fitted with a crown attached to it. Now, although you can go for anything you fancy when it comes to the material from which your crown is made from, gold and porcelain are the most popular choices. Gold is very obvious when it is used in crown-work but aside from the ‘bling’ factor that comes with it, it is incredibly strong and will give you great service. Porcelain is more subtle and it can be colour matched to the rest of the teeth in your mouth; though not as strong as gold, porcelain will look very natural in your mouth, whilst maintaining the health of your mouth. Give the Advance Dental clinic a call over in Chelmsford, they serve the Colchester area and can tell you all you need to know about dental crowns. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.

Basildon dentists able to offer patients stunning new service thanks to CEREC technology

If it has been a while since you last visited your local dentist or you have been lucky enough not to require any treatment for a while then you might just be amazed about the new ways in which dentistry is able to be practiced. Like many aspects of the modern world, dentistry is being changed by the dazzling array of new technology which is on offer. And it is you, the patient who gets to reap all the benefits.

Many people put off going to the dentist to get that badly needed work done because they feel they simply don’t have the time. This is perfectly understandable with people working longer hours and families to look after. There hardly seems time for anything anymore! But CEREC technology means that many dental practices can now be carried out with breath taking swiftness that just wouldn’t have seem possible a few years ago.

Just take x-rays as an example. Dentists often need to get different views on one particular tooth or area of the mouth. With the traditional x-ray, this would mean that several different x-rays would have to be taken; a laborious process as every individual x-ray would have to be sent off for development in a lab. CEREC techniques use digital x-rays which are three dimensional, thus eliminating the need for repeated images to be taken.

These digital images can be used in conjunction with online technology so that things like porcelain dental veneers and crowns can be fitted very quickly indeed. The three dimensional data can be sent to online milling machines which make the products in little over five minutes. Your Basildon dentist will be delighted to explain all the changes and what they might mean for you and your mouth. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.