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How Dental Bridges Are Used to Replace Missing Teeth

Trauma, dental disease, accidents and injuries can cause the teeth to fall out. If you have a missing tooth, we strongly recommend replacing it to improve your oral health, enhance the beauty of your smile and boost oral function. One option we often recommend is a dental bridge.

The benefits of dental bridges

Dental bridges are commonly used to replace a single missing tooth, but they can also be used to replace several teeth. There are various types of bridges available, but in most cases, a type of bridge called a traditional fixed bridge, is used. This bridge comprises a prosthetic tooth, which is fused to a crown on both sides. Dental bridges are designed to fill gaps between remaining teeth, and they offer an effective solution for patients who have lost teeth to injury, decay or gum disease.

Bridges offer a vast range of benefits, including:

  • Long-term results: in most cases, bridges last up to 15 years
  • Simple process: bridges can be fitted in just 2 weeks
  • Natural looking results: we usually use ceramics, including porcelain, to make new bridges. The new tooth is designed to blend in with the natural teeth seamlessly.
  • Value for money: dental bridges are a lot less expensive than dental implants

Is a bridge the right option for me?

If you have a missing tooth, you may be exploring your options. Alternatives to dental bridges include dentures and dental implants. Bridges are ideal for those who want natural-looking results fast. If you’d like to discuss your options, why not call and book a consultation? Our Essex expert dentists can talk you through the different treatments and help you decide which option is best for you.

How Dental Veneers Can Give You The Teeth of Your Dreams

Do you dream of flashing a flawless set of pearly whites when you smile? If your smile isn’t red carpet worthy at the moment, we can help. We have a range of incredible cosmetic dental treatments at our disposal, including veneers. Dental veneers can transform your smile, giving you a set of teeth you’re proud to show off, whatever the occasion.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are delicate, tooth-shaped shells, which are commonly made from ceramic materials such as porcelain. Veneers are designed to mimic healthy, bright natural teeth, and they can transform your smile in no time at all. At Advance Dental, we have various options available, including same-day composite dental veneers and Lumineers. Composite veneers are made from dental composite, rather than porcelain, and they are a cheaper alternative to ceramic veneers. The treatment process is also faster and less invasive.

How could dental veneers benefit me?

Both dental veneers and Lumineers can be used to address a whole host of aesthetic imperfections, including worn edges, uneven teeth, gaps in the smile and staining. Many of us are conscious about the way we look, and our smiles are often the first thing we notice when we look in the mirror or see photos. If you’re not confident about the look of your smile, you’re probably not keen on showing it off, and this can hamper your enjoyment of life. Veneers are a simple solution, which can make you feel more confident and attractive and enable you to fulfil your potential.

What does treatment involve?

Composite veneers can be bonded directly onto the tooth surface, and this means that treatment can be completed in a single visit. Lumineers are very thin and they require minimal preparation, but treatment usually involves two sessions a couple of weeks apart.

If you’d like to find out more about our amazing veneers, why not get in touch today?

Bridging the Gap Between Teeth With High Quality Dental Bridges

Do you have a missing tooth? Missing teeth can affect the look of the smile, but they can also have negative implications for your oral health and your confidence. We highly recommend replacing lost teeth and we have some excellent options available, including high-quality dental bridges.

About dental bridges

Dental bridges quite literally bridge the gap between natural teeth when a tooth has been lost through injury or oral disease. The aim of the bridge is to provide a natural looking replacement tooth and improve the aesthetic of the smile. There are various types of bridges available, and the type of bridge will often depend on the location of the gap. In most cases, a traditional fixed bridge is the best option. This type of bridge is made from a false tooth, known as a pontic, which is fused to a crown on either side. The false tooth is usually designed to match the natural teeth perfectly using porcelain or other ceramic materials.

What does treatment involve?

Fitting a bridge usually requires two appointments. During the first session, your dentist will create the mould for your bridge. This is to ensure that it fits perfectly for a seamless finish. Once your bespoke bridge has been created, it will be sent back to us and we will fit it during your second appointment. The procedure is painless.

The advantages of a dental bridge

Dental bridges offer a fantastic option for patients who have lost natural teeth. Bridges can be made from materials to match the natural teeth, they last up to 15 years and the procedure is much faster and less complex than dental implants. Bridges are also significantly cheaper than implants.

How Dental Veneers Can Provide a New Smile in Time for Christmas

Is a brand new smile top of your Christmas list? If so, we have just the solution for you! With our incredible veneers, we could make your dreams come true just in time for the big day.

Our veneers

We offer two types of Dental veneer treatment: composite veneers and Lumineers. Lumineers are made from a patented form of porcelain known as Cerinate. Lumineers are very thin and they are famed for creating beautifully natural results. Composite veneers are cheaper than porcelain veneers and the treatment process is simpler and quicker, as the veneers can be bonded directly onto the tooth surface.

Veneers are an excellent option for patients who want to transform the look of their smile. These ultra-light, wafer-thin shells give the smile a whole new look and they can be used to provide a solution for all kinds of imperfections, including staining, gaps between the teeth, crooked teeth and uneven and chipped teeth. In just a couple of sessions, we can give you a perfect smile ready to show off at Christmas time.

If you like the sound of veneers and you’re keen to find out more, why not call and book a consultation? We can have a look at your teeth, discuss the treatment options with you, answer any questions you have and give you more information about costs, timeframes and the processes involved.

If you long for a flawless smile ready for Christmas, what are you waiting for? Call us now!

Three Ways to Look After Your Veneers This October

The days may be getting darker, but that doesn’t mean that your smile can’t shine bright this autumn. If you’ve got a gorgeous set of sparkly veneers, here are 3 easy ways to look after them this October:

  1. Polish those brushing skills: brushing isn’t just about removing harmful bacteria from your mouth before it can cause plaque to form. It’s also about polishing the surface of the teeth, or in this case, your veneers, and making your smile look glossy and bright. We strongly recommend at least 2 minutes of cleaning every morning and evening. Brush gently and don’t forget to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. If you need any brushing tips, we’ll be happy to help!
  2. Visit your dentist: if you haven’t been for a check-up in the last 6 months, we advise you to pick up the phone and give us a call. Your dentist will check your mouth for any potential signs of trouble and they will also give your veneers a quick clean to keep your smile sparkling.
  3. Go easy on the coffee: many veneers are stain-resistant, but if you want to keep your radiant smile for as long as possible, we advise you to cut down on coffee or use a straw when you drink to protect your veneers.

If you have veneers and you’re keen to keep them in tip-top shape for as long as possible, don’t hesitate to get in touch for more helpful tips and tricks.

Three Tips to Protect Your Veneers

When you’ve got a sparkling set of new veneers, you want to keep them in check for as long as possible. Here are 3 top tips to help you protect your veneers:

  1. Maintain good oral hygiene: it’s not possible for your dental veneers to decay, but it’s essential to take good care of your natural teeth, even when you have veneers. Brush twice a day for at least 2 minutes each time, and make sure you devote time to each quadrant of the mouth. Be gentle to avoid damaging your veneers.
  2. See your dentist: even when you have veneers, it’s really important to make sure that you see your dentist on a regular basis. Your dentist will check your veneers and your natural teeth and gums when you have an appointment, so don’t wait longer than 6-9 months to make an appointment for a check-up.
  3. Avoiding chips and staining: you want to keep your veneers looking fabulous for as long as possible, so try and avoid anything that could damage or stain your veneers. Some veneers are stain-resistant, but others will become discoloured if you drink wine, coffee or tea on a regular basis or you’re a fan of cola, dark berries or foods like soy sauce. Avoid hard foods which could chip your veneers. Examples include boiled sweets and popcorn kernels.

If you need any more tips or advice about keeping your veneers in tiptop condition, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our dental team will be happy to help!

How to Get a Suddenly Straighter Smile with No Braces

If you have wonky or crowded teeth, but you don’t like the idea of wearing braces, you may have given up on the dream of a straight smile. If this is the case, we may have good news for you. With veneers, we can give you a stunning straight smile without a bracket or band in sight.

About Veneers

Veneers are incredibly fine and delicate shells, which are made from ceramics like porcelain, or dental composite. They are shaped like teeth, and they are applied to the surface of your natural teeth. Often, dental veneers are used to address aesthetic imperfections like discolouration, chips, and worn teeth, but they can also be used to hide gaps between the teeth and create the illusion of perfectly straight teeth. Unlike braces, which actually move and align the teeth, veneers simply cover the flaws, and create a beautiful new aesthetic.

Veneer treatment usually takes 2-3 weeks. During the first appointment, we’ll go through the ins and outs of treatment, talk you through the process, and start preparing your teeth for treatment. Depending on the type of veneers you choose, we may have to remove a very fine layer of the surface tissue to make space for the veneers. Each patient receives bespoke veneers. During the second appointment, we will fit your veneers, and you can take a look at your incredible new smile for the first time.

The Advantages of Veneers

Many people who don’t have perfectly straight teeth are reluctant to have orthodontic treatment, and veneers offer an alternative. If you don’t want to wear braces, but you want a straighter, more attractive smile, veneers may be an option worth considering. Veneers are famed for producing flawless smiles, and you don’t have to wait to see the results. The process is painless, and you’ll emerge the other side with an amazing smile and bags of confidence.

If you like the sound of veneers, why not give us a call and find out more?