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The Most Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

Cosmetic dentistry was once considered something that only the rich and famous could afford and access. However, modern dentistry and affordable payment plans now mean that cosmetic dentistry treatments are accessible to anyone.

If you dislike the way your teeth look or are looking to have a perfect smile to show off, then cosmetic dentistry treatments could certainly be the answer to your prayers. Cosmetic dental treatments can resolve virtually any issue or flaw with your teeth, which is why it’s a perfect option for any patient looking to transform their smile or even repair minor flaws.

As a cosmetic dentist in Essex, we have a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments available which are popular with our patients. If you’re contemplating having cosmetic dentistry treatments, here are just a few of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments that you might like to consider…

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are known as the treatment for the perfect Hollywood smile. They completely change the shape, size and look of the teeth, creating a rejuvenated and youthful look that many of us desire. 

Veneers can resolve issues with teeth that are chipped, discoloured, misshapen, overcrowded or gappy, with a quick treatment that can leave you with long-lasting results for many years to come.

The main advantage of having veneers is that it creates exceptional results and completely transforms the smile. Contrary to popular belief, veneers also require minimal preparation, conserving the maximum amount of natural teeth underneath. 

Our skilled dentists will work closely with you over around 5 appointments to ensure your veneers give you the dream smile you have always wanted.

We also recommend reading our porcelain veneers VS composite veneers comparison to find out which type of veneer is best for you.

Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding is another popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can enhance your smile in as little as an hour. 

With cosmetic bonding, the dental resin is skillfully moulded and placed on your teeth to improve their shape, before being set to your natural teeth.

Cosmetic bonding is the ideal treatment to transform your smile and boost your confidence.

It is perfect if you suffer from gaps, cracks, stains, misshapen teeth, short/long teeth, or even a damaged root through gum issues.

While cosmetic bonding is not designed to be as durable as veneers, it is still an excellent option for a special occasion like a wedding and where you want to get your smile on point quickly and very affordably.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is, by far, the easiest and most affordable way to refresh your smile and can make a fantastic difference.

As teeth can naturally stain due to lifestyle choices, medication, illness and general ageing, having a teeth whitening treatment can reverse this and give you the appearance of clean, white teeth.

Teeth whitening is one of our most popular treatments because it provides such incredible results in such a short space of time. Our in-house teeth whitening treatment only takes an hour to transform the colour of the teeth, while our at-home teeth whitening treatment only takes two weeks (depending on your desired outcome). 

Both of our teeth whitening treatments are effective at making the teeth several shades lighter, instantly uplifting and rejuvenating the smile for an improved smile image, and hopefully, improved confidence too!

Dental Implants

For many patients, tooth loss can be a huge confidence drain and can lead to some patients even hiding their smiles by covering their mouths. Fortunately, dental implants are a long-term solution to missing teeth and other dental problems. The process of dental implants involves inserting a titanium screw that is placed within the jawbone.

Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth, which make them an ideal solution if you’re looking for something natural. They heal and integrate with the jawbone three to six months after being fitted. When looked after with complete care, dental implants can last a lifetime.

We also use the most advanced equipment to ensure we give you perfect results, with the option of sedation for optimum comfort.

The only thing to consider with dental implants is that your teeth and gums will need to be healthy. We’ll also need to check the bone quality and anatomical structure of your mouth is suitable for dental implants through an x-ray to plan your treatment.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Essex

If you are looking to improve your smile and are still unsure of which cosmetic dentistry treatment is suitable for you, we would be more than happy to see you during a free consultation to provide you with guidance and as much information as possible.

Based in Essex, our clinic has been here for over 50 years and continues to offer exceptional oral health services to patients of all ages. We strongly believe patients should only ever be given a five-star service, which is why we only use the most innovative and modern dental treatments, technology and techniques.


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.

Improve Your Smile With a Gum Lift

Gum recession is a common problem which occurs when the roots of the teeth are exposed. 

Receding gums is a common issue, so you’re not alone if you have this problem. There are many lifestyle habits which contribute towards receding gums, but that doesn’t mean that you have to live with the insecurity of receding gums.

Have you always felt your gums were the main feature of your smile? If you find yourself feeling insecure about the appearance of your gums, then you’ll be pleased to know that we offer a treatment to reshape your gums for a more even smile. 

Our gum reshaping treatment is painless and can transform your smile in a matter of minutes! This guide tells you exactly what to expect from the treatment, how much it will cost and the benefits of having gum contouring.

What Is a Gum Lift?

A gum lift, also known as gum contouring, changes the height of the gums to correct any imperfections with the gums being uneven by reshaping and resculpting the gum line. Gum contouring can transform the look of your smile and is a great way to enhance your confidence if your gums have been causing you to become self-conscious.

Gum recession is usually caused by a number of different reasons, including:

  • Brushing too hard
  • Flossing too aggressively
  • Clenching the jaw
  • Grinding the teeth
  • Some medical conditions
  • Smoking
  • Trauma to the gum
  • Gum infections
  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Issues with the position of the teeth
  • Piercings

Following a gum lift, the gums will become more in balance with the smile and can leave you with a more confident and improved aesthetic.

While gum contouring is typically carried out for cosmetic purposes, it can also be a treatment used following on from some extreme cases of periodontal disease when the gums become damaged.

Gum Lift Before & After

The Benefits of a Gum Lift

Cosmetic treatments like gum reshaping can also help if you are embarrassed by a ‘gummy smile’, enhancing the aesthetics and helping to rebuild your confidence.

A gum lift really can be life-changing for any patient as it can transform the smile and work wonders if you suffer from any gum-related insecurities. The treatment can ensure you have healthy gums to complement your smile.

As well as transforming your smile, it also allows your dentist to properly check the condition of your gums to ensure your gums are healthy. The treatment is painless, extremely quick and has been a lifesaver for many of our patients.

Gum Lift Before & After

Does Gum Contouring Hurt?

Wondering what to expect from your gum lift treatment? Following on from your free consultation, we numb the whole area with a local anaesthetic to ensure the treatment is as comfortable and painless as possible. We also offer IV sedation for nervous patients who require further support during treatment, to ensure a comfortable experience.

The treatment is completed by a professionally trained dentist who uses expert technology for a precise and accurate result. The best news of all? A gum lift only takes around two minutes per tooth!

How Much Does a Gum Lift Cost?

With any dental treatment, the cost of a gum lift will depend on your individual needs, meaning that we give you a specific quote during your free consultation with us. If you’d like to find out more about how much gum contouring will cost you, we would be more than happy to discuss during your consultation.

Gum contouring starts from £125 per tooth and a maximum of £549 for up to 10 teeth, with the option to have 0% finance on the treatment too – meaning that the cost can be spread out for more manageable payments.

Gum Lift Before & After

Gum Reshaping Treatment in Essex

At our popular dental clinic in Essex, we can help you get the smile you deserve by reshaping your gums to reduce the amount seen when you 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 using gum contouring.

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

Can Dental Treatments Be Pain-Free?

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.

How can I help my clicking jaw?

It’s more common than you may think for your jaw to click, and yes it can be very annoying and irritating. A clicking jaw, also known as ‘TMJ’ can cause stiffness in the jaw, making it uncomfortable to bite properly, pain and tenderness around the jaw and neck area, and often your jaw can pop and click, this can make your bite sometimes different and difficult to bite how you used to, then effecting you’re eating. Continue reading How can I help my clicking jaw?