Achieving A Smile Makeover With Your Essex Dentist

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Looking to transform your smile? Whether you have a special occasion coming up or you’re simply looking to repair your smile after suffering from tooth loss, staining or cracked teeth, a smile makeover with Perfect Smile Spa can provide you with the smile you have always dreamed of.

Naturally, our teeth degrade over a long time. However, some of us may experience this slightly earlier due to our lifestyle habits. The Smile Makeover treatment is loved by many celebrities that have visited Perfect Smile Spa and is guaranteed to have you smiling of joy once you leave our dental clinic in Essex, with new-found confidence and pride in your new smile.

Our Smile Makeover can transform the shape, size, position and colour of your teeth. We can even replace missing teeth if you’re suffering from tooth loss.

What Is a Smile Makeover?

A Smile Makeover is an excellent combination of different effective dentistry treatments to transform your smile, depending on how you would like your smile to be improved.

Typically after a free consultation and five appointments, you’ll have a transformed smile that will give you a sense of price and restored confidence that you may never have had before.

We create bespoke treatment plans tailored to you and carefully select a combination of treatments. Of course, the number of appointments you require will depend on the combination of dental treatments included in your bespoke package. Some will need less than five, some will require slightly more.

Some of the bespoke treatments included in a Smile Makeover is likely to include orthodontics, dental veneers, dental implants, cosmetic bonding, gum lifts, cosmetic dentures, teeth whitening and facial aesthetics.

From your initial consultation, we’ll give you a clear idea of timescales so that you can make an informed decision on whether the service will suit your needs.

We have been in business for over 60 years, and in that time, we have treated many celebrities with a Smile Makeover and have been featured on widely-known TV shows, including Extreme Makeover UK and This Morning TV with our Smile Makeover service.

Benefits of a Smile Makeover

A Smile Makeover can leave you with an improved level of self-esteem and confidence. The bespoke treatment not only benefits your aesthetic smile, but it can also help with a range of common dental issues, including a loss of teeth, stained teeth, cracked teeth or degraded teeth.

During our free consultation, we analyse your teeth to check for any other dental problems that may need to be repaired before beginning your cosmetic treatment, which helps keep your smile in perfect condition for many years to come.

A Smile Makeover can also be perfect if you have an event coming up which you would like to look your best for, such as a wedding, anniversary or an important birthday milestone. We can transform your smile if there are a number of minor issues that require a multifaceted approach to your smile treatment.

All of our staff members are professional and love what they do, with extensive experience and knowledge in our cosmetic dental treatments to transform your smile.

Is a Smile Makeover Painful?

The great news is that as a private dentist in Essex, we are proud to be using painless dentistry to relax patients and make their dental visits a positive experience. We take our time to make sure every care is taken to make you feel comfortable during all dental procedures.

All of our cosmetic dentists, general dentists and hygienists at Perfect Smile Spa handle every patient with the utmost care, compassion and understanding, whilst delivering a pain-free dental treatment. Using our extensive experience in dentistry and our investment in medical technology, we offer painless dentistry which is second to none.

We make sure that our clinic is as relaxing as possible, which is why you can enjoy luxury spa treatments during your Smile Makeover procedures. We offer you music, films and any refreshments of your choice during your dental treatments. If you’re feeling tense, you can even relax in our soothing and stress-reducing massage chairs prior to your appointment.

We also offer IV or oral sedation for patients who need support during their dental treatments and who may also suffer from dental phobia. This sedation is optional, so please discuss this with us in your initial consultation if you feel it may benefit you.

How Much Does a Smile Makeover Cost?

During your free consultation with us, we will discuss which treatments are suitable for you and explain the timescales of your treatment. We provide you with a treatment plan which includes transparent costs so that you can feel comfortable knowing that no additional fees are incurred. 

As Smile Makeovers are completely bespoke, the costs are entirely dependent on your treatment plan and which procedures you will require. This does mean that we will only be able to provide you with an accurate cost during your free consultation, not before.

Transform Your Smile

At Perfect Smile Spa, we recognise how important a smile is to our patients. This is why our highly-skilled and experienced cosmetic dentists are there for you every step of the way in achieving your perfect smile with our Smile Makeover.

We pride ourselves by giving our patients the most pleasant dental experience to enable them to overcome any fears and maintain their teeth for the rest of their lives.

Our dental practice is located in Essex and is easily accessible from most areas around the UK. For more information on our cosmetic dental treatments, please get in touch with us or call us on 01708 442 114.

Enhancing Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers are favoured by many celebrities to create the perfect long-lasting smile and are quite often used to fix existing issues with teeth, including teeth that are chipped, gappy, overcrowded, discoloured or misshapen.

Veneers can be made from porcelain or composite (resin composite materials), however, porcelain usually tends to be the more popular choice for aesthetic reasons. They can improve the colour, shape and positioning of your teeth.

This guide answers some common questions asked by our patients who enquire about our porcelain veneers procedure, including the differences between porcelain and composite veneers, the benefits, what to expect and how much the treatment will usually cost.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers are thin pieces of ceramic that are fixed to the front of your teeth and are most often applied to just the top set of teeth. They can give a natural and healthy appearance to your teeth and are held in place by a special strong bond adhesive. Even clients with perfectly healthy teeth may wish to have veneers to ‘upgrade’ their smile from nice, to perfect.

Porcelain veneers provide many benefits, including exceptional results, minimal preparation and they also conserve the natural teeth underneath. The treatment usually takes around five appointments following your free consultation at our Essex dental clinic.

With maintenance and care, porcelain veneers will last for many years to come and are an excellent investment if you’re interested in completely transforming your smile.

Veneers can also be used to close in small gaps in the teeth when orthodontics aren’t always the most suitable option. As an example, veneers can be fitted to bring one tooth into line with the others if it is even slightly out of position.

If you do have chipped teeth, veneers can make your tooth look whole again by covering the entire tooth, with a thicker piece of porcelain covering the section where the tooth has been chipped. This makes your tooth feel more natural against your tongue.

Many people have the misconception that veneers are oversized and feel ‘clunky’ in your mouth, however, this is not true. The amount of enamel removed from your teeth is very minimal as your teeth are designed to be the same thickness as you are used to. 

Maintaining Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers can last approximately 5-15 years and do not require any special care other than regular brushing, flossing and visits to the dentist. Depending on how well you care for your porcelain veneers, they may even last 20-30 years. Of course, aftercare is the most important step in prolonging the life of your porcelain veneers so we do recommend visiting your Essex dentist every six months for professional cleaning and have them examined once a year.

Similar to having natural teeth, we do advise you to take every care with your porcelain veneers and avoid hard foods such as toffee, apple, crusty bread, or nuts.

Veneers are also susceptible to tooth decay so it is important that you maintain your oral health in order to make the most of your veneers.

Are Veneers Painful?

No, having veneers fitted is not painful. Patients who visit other dental clinics for porcelain veneers often say that their treatment was uncomfortable as their teeth became more sensitive. However, we ensure that every dental procedure is completely painless using our extensive experience in dentistry and our investment in medical technology. 

We offer painless dentistry which is second to none to ensure that every patient is relaxed and comfortable for a positive dental experience. This is great news if you’re interested in porcelain veneers, but worried about pain or discomfort you may endure during the procedure.

Unlike other dental clinics, we take our time to make sure every care is taken to avoid you feeling pain or discomfort. We believe that a good dentist will try their best to make dental treatments as non-invasive as possible.

Not only can you enjoy relaxing spa treatments during your dental treatments, but you also have a choice whether or not you would prefer to use IV sedation if you do experience dental anxiety.

What’s the Difference Between Composite and Porcelain Veneers?

When choosing to have veneers, you’ll need to choose between which material to have, which are typically composite veneers or porcelain veneers. Whilst most of our customers do opt for porcelain, composite veneers are ideal if you have a smaller budget. Both composite and porcelain are effective in transforming your smile, however, which material is right for you will depend on some factors.

Composite veneers do cost less as they are easier and quicker to create by sculpting the shame whilst it is placed on the tooth. However, composite veneers are not as long-wearing as porcelain veneers which are much more durable and resistant to stains and chips. Porcelain veneers can last for over a decade when well maintained.

Porcelain veneers are often thought of as more natural in appearance than composite veneers as the enamel of the natural tooth appears more similar to the porcelain than the composite.

Due to the minimal preparation for composite veneers on your natural teeth, composite veneers are extremely easy to reverse if you ever change your mind.

How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?

The cost of porcelain veneers depends on whether or not your natural teeth are chipped and if you decide to have the top teeth covered or both sets. Our porcelain veneers are priced from £769 per tooth. Please note that 0% finance is available with no deposit needed.

Get Your Perfect Smile

We will speak to you about both of your options and whether porcelain veneers are better suited to you than composite veneers during your free consultation.

From your initial appointment, through to the completion of your treatment and any check-ups along the way, we will guide and support you.

We also have an excellent selection of cosmetic dentistry procedures if you are undecided whether porcelain veneers are right for you. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us or call us on 01708 442 114.

Can Dental Treatments Be Pain-Free?

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Many of us can relate to feeling a sense of anxiety when thinking about visiting the dentist, which is commonly known as dental phobia. Often, dental phobia is caused by a negative experience and thoughts of extreme pain following dental treatments. 

The mouth is viewed as a personal area and can be thought of as an invasion of personal space for many patients visiting a dental clinic for treatments. For some, this can feel like the loss of their own control.

There are many people who would rather endure intense pain and delay visiting a professional dental clinic until the pain becomes unbearable. The reality is, the longer you delay your dental treatments and procedures, the more damaged your teeth will become.

If you’re wondering what helps with dental anxiety, you may like to consider opting for painless dentistry which can help make your dental treatments as comfortable as possible. Dentistry really has come a long way over recent years, and there are many dental procedures that are relatively painless. As a private dentist in Essex, we are proud to be using painless dentistry to relax patients and make their dental visits a positive experience.

Painless Dentistry

Over the years, our award-winning dentists have served many patients who would never dream of visiting a dentist even if they were suffering from extreme dental pain. 

We make sure that all of our cosmetic dentists, general dentists and hygienists handle every patient with care, compassion and understanding, whilst delivering a pain-free dental treatment so that patients have no need to feat when receiving their treatment. Using our extensive experience in dentistry and our investment in medical technology, we offer painless dentistry which is second to none.

With painless dental treatments held as one of our core values, we are proud to have a wide range of dental patients not just Essex, but throughout the UK and beyond, who trust us to take care of their oral health and continue to use Perfect Smile Spa for their dentistry needs.

Unlike other dental clinics, we take our time to make sure every care is taken to make you feel comfortable and provide a positive dental experience that will help you defeat your dental anxiety.

Dental Sedation

If you suffer from dental phobia, we are able to offer IV dental sedation as a means of relaxing you during your dental procedure. Using IV sedation also makes it much easier and straight-forward if you require multiple dental procedures in one appointment. Rather than returning to our dental clinic for each procedure and spreading out your appointments, painless dentistry allows you to have these painless treatments in one simple visit.

IV (Intravenous) sedation is a safe and trusted technique to put you into a tranquil state of mind. Unlike general anaesthesia, you won’t be put to sleep, but you are likely to have very little memory of the treatment once it is complete.

We have treated hundreds of very nervous patients who have used dental sedation during every treatment, however, many of our patients have stopped using sedation due to all treatments being completely pain-free. In fact, these patients now enjoy visiting Perfect Smile Spa for their dental procedures!

Please note that dental sedation is optional and you do have the choice. Our treatments are entirely pain-free, so many nervous patients find that dental sedation isn’t necessary for some dental treatments.

Whilst root canal treatments (also known as endodontics) are typically dreaded by many patients, our aim is to remove the fear associated with this treatment and make the procedure precise, quick, smooth and pain-free, in as little as one session.

Enjoy Spa Treatments

Our main aim is to offer exceptional treatment in the most relaxable setting possible, with our 7-star service. With total comfort in mind, we aspire to be a painless dental clinic that our patients love to visit.

When visiting our dental clinic, you can alleviate any stress or anxiety while enjoying our luxury spa treatments in a completely relaxed environment. We offer you music, films and any refreshments of your choice during your dental treatments. If you’re feeling tense, you can even relax in our soothing and stress-reducing massage chairs prior to your appointment. We also have a cosmetic therapist who works with us who does many facial and body treatments.

A Pleasant Dental Experience With Perfect Smile Spa

We pride ourselves by giving our patients the most pleasant dental experience to enable them to overcome any fears and maintain their teeth for the rest of their lives.

From your initial appointment, through to the completion of your treatment and any check-ups along the way, we will guide and support you. We also like our customers to feel comfortable with telling us how they are feeling. A problem shared is a problem halved, so don’t be afraid to make your anxiety known and request for dental sedation if you feel it will make your treatment more comfortable.

If you do require emergency dental treatment, cosmetic dental treatments, orthodontics, facial rejuvenation or general dental treatment in Essex, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us or call us on 01708 442 114.

Achieve Your Best Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

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Achieving that perfect smile plays a significant role in having that all-important confidence that we all desire. Thanks to continuous improvements and advancements in technology, achieving the ‘perfect smile’ is now easier than ever before. You can even enhance your smile with only minimal treatment. 

Cosmetic dental procedures can leave us with an improved sense of self-confidence and self-esteem. Having a great smile also makes you look and feel better.

It’s important to understand that cosmetic dentistry doesn’t just approve the appearance of your smile, but it also protects you against dental problems in the future. With a combination of cosmetic dentistry, regular dental checkups and great oral hygiene, you’ll have improved overall oral health in no time.

With our painless dental treatments, you are now able to achieve your best smile with our same-day makeover procedures. In this guide, we explain the cosmetic dentistry treatments we offer at Perfect Smile Spa.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium screws which are placed within the jawbone. A post is then secured to the dental implant and either a crown, bridge or denture can be fixed to this.

The main benefits of having dental implants are to restore your ability to chew, whilst they are a long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. They can benefit your oral health by preventing damage to the gums and bone and are very long-lasting. They are strong and even look and feel like your own teeth.

Cosmetic Veneers

Cosmetic veneers are often used to repair teeth that are chipped, discoloured, misshapen, overcrowded, or gappy. Made from either composite or porcelain, veneers are a tooth-shaped shell which is placed over the natural tooth to change the shape, size and shade of the tooth to transform your smile.

The main advantage of cosmetic veneers is the exceptional transformation that they give to a smile. The procedure only takes around five appointments (following a free consultation) and they can last you for many years to come, with good maintenance and care.

With over 24 years of experience in fitting cosmetic veneers, our veneer treatments are completely pain-free.

Cosmetic Bonding

If you’re considering cosmetic veneers but would prefer a more affordable and quicker alternative, cosmetic bonding may be the next best option. 

Cosmetic bonding repairs tooth decay, cracked teeth, chipped teeth, gaps and enhances the appearance of the tooth if they have become stained or discoloured, or if your teeth appear short or small in appearance. The procedure can also protect the root of your tooth if it has been exposed to gum problems.

Combining skilled dental work and high-quality materials, cosmetic bonding works wonders on aesthetic dental problems by completely transforming your smile.

Cosmetic Dentures

Cosmetic dentures are an excellent option if you are missing teeth. Whilst many have the assumption that dentures do not appear natural and they tend to fall out very easily, we only use the latest techniques and materials to ensure that all of our cosmetic denture procedures provide you with secure, comfortable and natural dentures.

Many people who wear standard dentures suffer from a bad fit, which can leave their lips and face feeling sunken. This can often give you an ‘aged’ appearance.

With Perfect Smile Spa, you’ll have premium cosmetic dentures which can provide you with exceptional fit, the perfect bite, excellent finish, a complete smile transformation and of course, a boost in confidence.

Teeth Whitening

Our teeth can easily stain from basic lifestyle choices, such as drinking coffee, smoking, medication, illnesses and through general ageing.

The easiest way to refresh your smile is with teeth whitening procedures that can effectively brighten the teeth, enhance your smile and give you a new lease of life. 

The best news yet? Teeth whitening can make a tremendous difference in just one treatment and is quick and effective. In some cases, we have seen teeth whiten as much as 20 shades brighter, although this does vary from person to person.

Tooth Replacement

Tooth loss can mean that you have problems with chewing food, your speech, crooked teeth, pain in the jawbone, tooth decay and gum disease, and a change in your smile aesthetics that can leave some patients feeling less than confident.

If you are suffering from tooth loss, you can benefit from teeth replacement. Whether it’s a single tooth or multiple teeth, our procedures can restore your smile whilst keeping treatment as affordable as possible.

We also offer a revolutionary ‘same-day’ treatment that means you can have multiple tooth replacement implants in just one day, delivered by our skilled specialists. This means that you can have your teeth restored in just a few hours!

Gum Lift

Just like the teeth, our gums require special care and attention. The gums and teeth are closely linked together and hold your teeth in place. Receding gums occur when the roots of the teeth are exposed after the gum tissue has degraded.

A low or uneven gum line can make you feel self-conscious, which is why many patients come to us for our pain-free gum lift procedure. We correct the height and level of the gums to create a more balanced smile, using advanced machinery which allows us to reshape the gums.

Get Your Perfect Smile

At Perfect Smile Spa, we recognise how important a smile is to our patients. This is why our highly-skilled and experienced cosmetic dentists are there for you every step of the way in achieving your perfect smile.

We pride ourselves by giving our patients the most pleasant dental experience to enable them to overcome any fears and maintain their teeth for the rest of their lives.

Our dental practice is located in Essex and is easily accessible from most areas around the UK. For more information on our cosmetic dental treatments, please get in touch with us or call us on 01708 442 114.

Reopening Our Cosmetic Dental Clinic: Health & Safety Procedures

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You may be aware the government recently announced that dentists can open from the 8th of June. This was an unexpected announcement as the dental profession was led to believe we would be opening early July.

However this is great news so that we can start seeing all our patients again. We are planning to re-open mid June. The exact date will depend on successful completion of the below processes, as we are still awaiting final regulations.

Protocols and operating procedures will change in respect to the number of patients we see, additional PPE required and new social distancing measures at the clinic. All measures are being put in place to keep our patients, team and families safe.

Further updates will be available on our website, Facebook and Instagram.

In the meantime, we are still available on the telephone and email for advice. If you need any advice, please feel free to call/email. We are available on the phone during normal hours.

In case of a severe emergency we must send a referral that goes to a further triage and assessment centre and they then have the final say whether you will be seen for treatment or not. If you need treatment, you will be directed to a clinic providing the service, based on your postcode. Unregistered patients are left with the only option of using NHS 111 or A&E which is not the most satisfactory solution at all.

Once again, thank you for your continued support during our enforced closure. I am reassured that the practice has a wonderful group of patients that makes it a pleasure to care for, and we all look forward to seeing you in the next few weeks.

Please stay safe and keep well.

 

Are you afraid of having Dental Implants?

What are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are titanium screws that are placed in the jaw bone. A post is then secured to the dental implant and either a crown, bridge or denture can be fixed to this.

The advantages of implants:

  • The titanium screws act like a root making the crown more stable
  • Some people can be allergic to the materials that are used to create dentures whereas implants are completely bio-acceptable
  • Speech is generally better with implants as dentures can be quite irritating and they have to be removed at night.
  • There are no sore points with implants as they do not move
  • Your ability to chew is completely restored

Continue reading Are you afraid of having Dental Implants?

The Invisible Alternative of Braces – Invisalign

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Invisalign braces are similar to transparent gum shields. They are a series of aligners that invisalign-bracesslowly move the teeth into the desired position and are changed every two weeks to ensure they are constantly putting pressure on the teeth to keep them from moving. It is advised that the Invisalign brace should be worn at least 20 hours a day.

A series of aligners will be made and you will wear each set of custom-made aligners in two-week increments. As you progress through the series of aligners, your teeth will begin moving, little by little, gradually moving towards the desired position. Continue reading The Invisible Alternative of Braces – Invisalign

Get Straight Teeth in Just 6 Weeks

Inman Aligners:

This brace consists of clear plastic and metal springs that aid quick movement of front teeth only. The combination of the metal bar and a coiled spring pressing against the teeth inman-alignerscauses a ‘push-pull’ movement which moves the teeth into the correct place. The Inman Aligner applies gentle pressure to the teeth that need to be moved to an ideal position. Once the teeth are corrected, we retain your teeth with a fixed or removable retainer. The treatment can take from 6 – 16 weeks. Normally lower front teeth move a little faster than uppers. You wear it for ideally 20 hours a day, any less and the treatment will take longer. It will only work if you wear it every day. Remove it when eating and clean your teeth before replacing it. Continue reading Get Straight Teeth in Just 6 Weeks

Teeth Fitted in a Day!

‘Teeth in a day’ refers to a treatment where all of the teeth or dentures in the jaw are replaced by dental implants and the patient receives new fixed (non-removable and screwed in) teeth on the same day.

This technique has the advantages that treatment time and treatment complexity is significantly reduced. It usually means that the patient can avoid additional bone grafting surgery, so it ends up being a cost-effective and relatively more comfortable way of restoring large gaps or complete arches. Continue reading Teeth Fitted in a Day!

Dental Implants Vs Dentures – A Comparison

Dental implants are made of titanium screws and metal which is fully compatible with the human body.  The dental implant itself is drilled into the jaw and bone socket. The process is completely painless as you are given a local anaesthetic and this will numb the whole mouth. Once the implant is inserted it needs to fuse with the bone. Thereafter it takes 5-8 months to fix the prosthetic tooth onto the implant.  Dental implants are very stable, as they have a root-like portion that fits into the bone socket, like natural teeth. People who have implant-supported artificial teeth can chew efficiently. Continue reading Dental Implants Vs Dentures – A Comparison