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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?

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 is All it Takes For Restored Teeth With CEREC

In times gone by, it took weeks to restore a tooth. Fast forward to 2018, and our patients can enjoy same day treatment. If you’re looking for a swift solution for dental damage, we may have the answer. With Cerec, we are able to create bespoke, high-quality restorations in a single session.

What exactly is Cerec?

Cerec is a form of advanced dental technology, which gives us the opportunity to offer same-day restorative treatment to our patients. Cerec technology enables us to complete every stage of the restoration process on-site, reducing treatment time from 2 weeks to a single day. Traditionally, when you need a new crown, your dentist will create an impression of your tooth, which is sent away to a laboratory. A dental technician will then craft a new crown and send it back, and your dentist will schedule an appointment to fit the crown. With Cerec, the process is much simpler. Cerec technology takes control of every phase, using camera images to create 3D models, which are transmitted to the on-site milling machine. The next step is to manufacture the bespoke restoration, which can then be fitted and secured.

The advantages of Cerec technology

There are several advantages of Cerec technology, including:

  • Speed: Cerec enables us to carry out treatment in one session, rather than during 2-3 sessions 2-3 weeks apart
  • Simplicity and convenience: the process is a lot simpler and more convenient for both dentists and patients
  • No need for temporary restorations: with Cerec, a permanent restoration can be fitted straight away, with no need for temporary crowns
  • Comfort: many people find the process of having impressions made unpleasant and uncomfortable. With Cerec, there’s no need for putty.
  • Control and accuracy: Cerec gives dentists greater control over the process of making new restorations and it also improves accuracy and eliminates mistakes.

If you need a new crown, dental veneers, inlays or onlays, why not get in touch with us today and find out more about the wonders of Cerec technology?

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!

Digital Smile Design with Cerec

If you thought you had to hang around for a new tooth restoration, think again! With Cerec, we can use state of the art digital design techniques and rapid manufacturing processes to create same-day, bespoke restorations.

The ins and outs of Cerec

Cerec is a form of technology, which has revolutionised the way we restore and repair the teeth. Cerec uses the latest techniques to design and create customised crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays. The first stage of treatment involves preparing the tooth by covering the surface with a very fine layer of reflective powder. We then use a special camera to take a photograph of the affected tooth, and this is used to create an accurate 3D template of the tooth. This digital model is used to fabricate the bespoke restoration. With Cerec technology, we are able to design the new crown or veneers right in front of our patients’ eyes, and you’ll be able to see what’s going on using a screen. We can talk you through the process, and you can learn all about the wonders of computer-aided design.

The benefits of Cerec

Cerec offers multiple benefits for patients who are keen to enjoy the results of restorative treatment in an instant. Examples include:

  • Same-day results
  • Increased accuracy
  • Simple, mess-free process
  • Bespoke, high-quality restorations

If you need a new crown in a hurry, or you’re keen to find out more about Cerec and how it works, pick up the phone and call us today!

Single Day Tooth Repair is Possible With Cerec

Have you got a broken tooth or do you need a new crown pronto? If you need results quickly, you’ve come to the right place! At Advance Dental, we offer same-day tooth repair thanks to Cerec, a technological innovation, which has revolutionised the way we work. If you thought you’d have to wait days, or even weeks, for a new restoration, think again!

What is Cerec and how could it benefit me?

Cerec is a form of technology, which enables us to carry out same-day restorative work. Cerec technology caters for every aspect of the design and fabrication process, enabling us to provide single-day treatment on-site. With Cerec, we don’t have to create putty moulds that are sent away to a laboratory. We can design and make custom-made restorations right here, enabling us to fit them on the same day.

We can use Cerec to create bespoke veneers, crowns, inlays and onlays.

In the past, restorative treatment took around 2 weeks and involved two sessions. The first appointment was used to create the mould for the restoration using dental putty. This mould was then sent to the laboratory and the new restoration was fabricated by a dental technician and sent back. The second session was used to fit the new restoration. With Cerec, we can do everything in a single day, with no need for multiple appointments, no messy putty and instant results. If you need tooth repairs urgently, Cerec could be your saviour.

What does the process involve?

The Cerec process is very straightforward. The first stage is to take pictures of the tooth using a special type of camera. These images are converted into precise 3D models, which are sent to the on-site milling machine. The next step is the fabrication of the restoration, which takes minutes. Once the restoration is ready, it can then be placed and secured by your dentist.

If you’d like to find out more about Cerec, why not give us a call today?

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.

3 Ways To Make Your Smile Shine this May Day

Nothing makes you look or feel better than a bright, beautiful smile. If your teeth could do with a touch of sparkle this spring/summer, why not treat yourself to a trip to the dentist? Here are 3 simple ways we can make your smile shine.

  1. Tooth whitening: tooth whitening is a hugely popular cosmetic dental treatment, which can transform the appearance of the smile. Whitening lightens the tooth enamel, giving you a stunning, radiant smile. We offer home whitening and Enlighten, both of which are capable of making your smile shine. If your teeth are a little dull or they are discoloured, why not give us a call and find out more about wondrous whitening?
  2. Dental cleaning: when you brush at home, you probably do a grand job, but there’s nothing quite like a dental cleaning treatment. Our expert hygienists can provide intensive cleaning treatments, which can remove surface stains, shift plaque and give your smile some added sparkle. Cleaning treatments aren’t painful, and they’re brilliant for your oral health too.
  3. Veneers: if you dream of a flawless smile, veneers may be the ideal option for you. Veneers are thin shells, which are usually made from porcelain. They can also be made from composite and other types of ceramic material. Veneers are designed to look like natural teeth, and they are placed over your teeth to create a spectacular smile. Veneers are ideal for discoloured and stained teeth, but they can also provide a solution for those with gaps between their teeth or crooked or crowded teeth.

If you’re dreaming of a sparkling smile, why not get in touch with us today?