Do you love your smile?

Do you smile with confidence and laugh without giving it a second thought? Or do you feel self-conscious about your teeth and wish that your appearance was more attractive? Chipped, broken, missing, misaligned or discoloured teeth can all contribute to you feeling unhappy with how you look. This can really affect your quality of life as it constantly undermines the enjoyment you feel and how you express yourself. At the Dental Care Group, we know that looking after your teeth is more than simply about dental health. It is also about feeling and looking great so we are proud to offer cosmetic dentistry in Southend.

cosmetic-dentistry-southendSolutions for brighter smiles

We want you to enjoy your smile. At our practice in Southend, cosmetic dentistry has helped many of our patients feel better about their social interactions by giving them a smile to be proud of. Cosmetic dentistry is the art of enhancing your smile through a variety of techniques. Whatever you would like to change about your teeth, there is a procedure to help you. The first stage is to speak with your dentist and find out which treatment or combination of approaches will best meet your needs. We are proud to offer a friendly, empathetic and highly skilled service, so that you receive the care you need to get the results you want.

Options for cosmetic dentistry in Southend

Cosmetic dentistry in Southend has allowed many people to achieve the smile of their dreams. We offer a full range of options, from teeth whitening and dental veneers to smile makeovers and invisible braces. We can also discuss treatments such as dental implants or crowns with you. You can rest assured that we use modern techniques that are faster, more comfortable and less obtrusive than ever before. For example, clear braces allow crooked teeth to be realigned without having to wear ugly ‘train track’ metal braces for months.

Improving the appearance of their teeth has given hundreds of people brighter smiles in Southend. Cosmetic dentistry could be the start of a happier, more confident future, so please do get in touch with us today to see how we can help.

Straighter teeth and happy smiles

Are you self-conscious about crooked or unevenly spaced teeth? If you are, having corrective treatment may give you the confidence to enjoy your smile, relish photographs and stop feeling awkward in social or professional situations. Did you also know that straighter teeth are healthier? This is because they are easier to clean, and properly aligned teeth work better as the bite functions correctly. At the Dental Care Group, we offer tooth straightening in Brentwood that allows our patients to have great oral health and smile with pride.

Straighten Teeth in BrentwoodModern options for straighter teeth

Many people miss out on having their teeth realigned as a child, and dismiss it as an adult due to concerns over procedures that they believe will be intrusive, unsightly, uncomfortable and time consuming. The good news is that advances in technology mean that having straighter teeth does not rely on having a mouth full of metal for long periods. We are proud to provide our patients with almost invisible tooth straightening in Brentwood. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic trays that gently guide your teeth into position and are removeable for eating, cleaning or special occasions. If you just need your front teeth adjusting, then the Inman aligner works quickly, thanks to metal springs that exert the correct pressure to move your teeth. Some braces are so fast that we can offer Six Month Smiles – a whole new look in half a year using discreet tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets.

What to expect from treatment

Our patients’ needs are our priority in Brentwood. Tooth straightening has enhanced the quality of life for many people, thanks to increased self-esteem as well as a healthier mouth. An initial consultation with us allows us to take accurate impressions of your teeth and find out what you want to achieve. The braces are custom-made to suit your mouth and you will be provided with a fixed or removeable retainer if necessary at the end of treatment to ensure that your teeth stay in the correct position.

To find out how tooth straightening in Brentwood can give you the smile you long for, please do get in touch with our experienced team today.

You can have a new smile in just one day!

Do you find yourself avoiding photographs because of your missing teeth? Or perhaps you are experiencing the annoyance of loose dentures. The team at Dental Care Group in Southend want you to enjoy every smile and so offer a dental implant technique that is simple, reliable and long lasting. Best of all, your initial treatment can be completed in only one day.

Dental implants can effectively restore your lost teeth and thanks to advances in techniques, we can even offer you a new ‘smile in a day’. Dental implants in Southend are easier to place, less invasive and have a higher success rate than ever before. They work for the loss of a single tooth all the way to a mouthful of teeth. In the latter case it requires the fitting of 4 implants on the bottom jaw and 6 in the top. This small number of implants will result in a fully functional set of teeth that will look and feel completely natural.

Dental Implants in SouthendYour ‘smile in a day’ consultation

At our practice when it comes to a ‘smile in a day’ using dental implants in Southend, you’ll start by talking to one of our experienced dentists. This appointment is to carry out the planning, record taking and preparation, which is the foundation of your treatment, to ensure that everything runs smoothly with no surprises.

The process

Firstly, we will take a scan of your jaw, as this allows us to ‘virtually’ place your implants using computer imaging technology. We will then take photographs of your mouth and teeth. This helps us understand what the cosmetic issues you have and how to solve them – not just the teeth but also other important factors, such as lip position and cheek fullness, as these can be influenced by the final shape and size of your dental implants in Southend.

Next comes a full clinical investigation of the mouth, including gum health, detection of tooth decay, and checking the stability of your remaining teeth.

We’ll tell you all about what we find and then give you details about your dental implants in Southend, as well as the time frame for treatment and how much it will cost.

Straighter teeth for a healthier smile

At Dental Care Group in Clacton, professional care and excellent customer service lies at the heart of our practice. This is something we strive for whether you are coming in for a regular dental check-up or a more involved dental treatment, such as tooth straightening in Clacton.

Tooth straightening with us

We have a variety of options for tooth straightening in Clacton, to help you gain the smile of your dreams. Whether your teeth have become crooked or crowded over time or you simply want to eliminate gaps, we can align your teeth in whichever way is best suited to your needs and lifestyle.

Tooth Straightening in ClactonOur comfortable tooth straightening procedures can transform your smile and your life in a matter of weeks. We are happy to offer many popular tooth straightening procedures, including Six Month Smiles, Inman Aligner, Clear Aligner, Fastbraces and Quick Straight Teeth, giving our patients a wealth of choices for when it comes to tooth straightening in Clacton.

Quick Straight Teeth

One option for your tooth straightening in Clacton is Quick Straight Teeth. They are braces that use clear brackets and bespoke tooth-coloured wires, making the braces more aesthetically pleasing compared to other fixed braces systems available.

It is usually used to target the front 6 to 8 teeth to correct mild misalignments. The treatment works by applying gentle pressure on the teeth to straighten them out with minimal discomfort. Tooth movement is more predictable and twice as quick when using our fixed quick straight appliance.

Fastbraces

As the name suggests Fastbraces are the fast choice for tooth straightening in Clacton. Only one wire is used in the treatment, unlike traditional brace systems that use 3 to 4 wires. The design of Fastbraces allows for the gentle movement of teeth toward their final positions from the very beginning. What’s more, in most cases treatment takes only 3 to 10 months to complete.

When you come in to see one of our highly trained dentists, they will explain all of the treatment options available to you. If Fastbraces or Quick Straight Teeth aren’t right for, don’t worry, there are lots more treatments to explore.

Facial aesthetics in Brentwood – a quick way to rejuvenate your look

At Dental Care Group, we take a comprehensive approach to helping you feel and look your best. Admittedly, there is no better complement to a healthy smile, than beautiful looking skin. If you are worried about wrinkles and fine lines on your face, you can now benefit from our facial treatments in Brentwood. By accompanying your cosmetic dental treatment with Botox, you can achieve the smile of your dreams and a more youthful appearance, all at the same time.

Facial Aesthetics in BrentwoodYour face is the canvas for any cosmetic or restorative dental procedure. Whether you need to replace your missing teeth with dental implants or dental crowns, you will certainly end up with a healthier, brighter smile. Now, you can combine the benefits of cosmetic dentistry with facial aesthetics in Brentwood. Botox can dramatically improve the appearance of your skin and reduce the signs of ageing around your smile.

How does Botox work?

Botox is an incredibly popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment used for wrinkle reduction. Botox is toxin found in a particular type of bacteria, which has the ability to relax muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. This includes crow’s feet around the eyes, creases between the eyebrows and on the forehead.

Botox is injected into the skin and works by temporarily preventing muscle movement, specifically targeting those muscles that cause wrinkles. Results from the injection can be seen anywhere between 24 hours after injection up to 12 days later. Although each case is unique, most patients find that their injections last up to 4 months. Botox injections should be repeated after your initial treatment is you want to maintain the same fresh look.

What are the side effects of Botox?

When used appropriately and administered by a skilled dentist, Botox has no side effects. Although if you do choose to have Botox, your dentist will recommend avoiding anti-inflammatory medications, vitamin E and aspirin for 2 weeks prior to your treatment in order to avoid bruising during your procedure.

Contact us

If you would like any further information about facial aesthetics in Brentwood, or you would like to request an appointment with one of our friendly dentists, please get in touch with us today.

Discover the benefits of dental implants in Brentwood

If you have lost one or more teeth, you may be wondering if it’s too late to do something about it. Damaged or missing teeth can create many aesthetic and functional problems such as destroying a person’s smile and gradually deteriorating the jawbone.

At Dental Care Group, we recommend dental implants as an effective way to restore lost teeth. Their high success rate, lasting quality and natural appearance are only some of the reasons that make them stand out compared to other tooth replacement options. Our experienced dentists can examine your mouth and determine if you’re eligible for dental implants in Brentwood.

dental-implants-brentwoodHow do they work?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium, which are surgically inserted into the jawbone to hold a replacement crown, bridge or even an over denture. Dental implants typically consist of 3 parts: the implant, which permanently attaches to your jaw, the abutment, that connects your implant to your replacement teeth, and finally the crown that is the visible part of the restored tooth.

What are the advantages?

Ideally, tooth replacement options should preserve the integrity of your facial structure and function and look like your natural teeth. Unfortunately, conventional tooth replacement options, such as bridges and dentures do not preserve your jawbone and sometimes require compromising your neighbouring healthy teeth to hold them in place.

With dental implants your neighbouring teeth are not affected as they do not support the implant. This leaves more of your own teeth intact, improving your oral health in the long run. Dental implants also allow easier brushing between teeth, improving your oral hygiene.

More importantly, dental implants prevent bone loss. As the jawbone requires pressure from chewing in order to maintain its health and density, the absence of such pressure due to tooth loss will gradually lead to deterioration. Studies have shown that in the first year of tooth loss, your bone will lose up to 25% of its overall volume. Dental implants feel and function like your natural teeth and provide the pressure necessary to maintain jawbone density.

Have you been meaning to learn more about the benefits of dental implants in Brentwood and how they can improve your oral health? If so, contact us today.

Your choices for cosmetic dentistry in Southend

If you are looking for cosmetic dentistry in Southend then visit us at Dental Care Group. We offer a range of great treatments to suit most needs and budgets. You can opt to have a full smile makeover or add a facial aesthetics treatment like Botox to your beauty package. We offer skilled advice to help you create your look.

cosmetic-dentistry-in-southendWhat factors should you consider?

Many people think that the cost of cosmetic treatment is prohibitive. However, there are many very affordable procedures that you can now consider. Cosmetic dentistry is not available on the NHS and so you will need to take your budget into account when planning. Talk to one of our team and they may be able to advise on ways to spread the cost.

Treatment times vary depending on what you choose to have done. If you opt to have teeth straightening, for example, then you are looking at a treatment time of at least a few months and typically a bit longer. On the other hand, teeth whitening can take just an hour or, if you opt for home whitening, a few weeks.

When you have cosmetic dentistry in Southend with us, we hope you will be happy to have as many visits as you need. We create a comfortable and calm environment where you can relax and make the changes you want to enhance your life.

How do you get started?

The first step is making an appointment for a consultation or talking to us at your regular check-up. Your dentist will need to make an assessment of your mouth to check that your teeth are healthy and ready for your work. After this, you will be given a treatment plan, if necessary, so you know what else to expect.

What results will you see?

Results vary from treatment to treatment and from patient to patient. Your dentist will give advice on what to expect. They can also show you pictures of past patients who have enjoyed the same treatment. We will let you know about factors that can affect the outcome and talk to you about the range of results that are common. We think that you will be happier with your treatment if you have accurate expectations.

Tooth whitening in Clacton – treat yourself

One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments is tooth whitening. In Clacton, at Dental Care Group, this is one of the procedures we offer as part of our dental aesthetics range. We want you to be able to treat yourself to a teeth whitening treatment, and so we give you all the information you need to make the choice easy.

teeth-whitening-in-clactonBudgeting for cosmetic dentistry

Some patients are concerned about the cost of cosmetic dentistry procedures. Our prices start from as little at £295. While this may seem like a lot compared to your haircut or manicure, the effects can last up to three years. If you get your haircut every six weeks then you are going to spend in excess of £1000 during the same time period, which puts the cost of whitening into perspective.

It is true that cosmetic treatments are not available on the NHS so, you do need to budget for your choice of procedure. When you have tooth whitening in Clacton with us, we can offer you advice on finance to spread the cost over time.

Making your appointment

If you think you would like to go ahead, please contact us through the website or by phone to make an appointment. If you are not a regular patient then the dentist will need to check your mouth to ensure that the conditions are suitable. As long as your teeth are healthy and clean then you should be able to go ahead.

There are certain types of stain that respond well to whitening and others that do not. Our dentists are highly experienced at spotting the difference between the two and advising you accordingly. If tooth whitening in Clacton is not for you, they will be able to suggest other enhancements that you could make to your smile to get the look you want.

The procedure

The treatment itself takes place either at our clinic or in the comfort of your own home. Your dentist will give you details on the differences between the two, so you can make an informed choice about what you want. They will also listen to your needs, so you can let them know if there is something special you want to look great for or if you have any particular concerns.

Tooth straightening in Brentwood with Clear Aligner

Are you tired of looking in the mirror and not being pleased with your smile? Many adults feel this way, and they wrongly think that the situation cannot be reversed. However, the reality could not be further from the truth.

teeth-straightening-in-brentwoodThanks to an innovative treatment, our experienced dental team here at Dental Care Group, can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted. Discreet tooth straightening in Brentwood is now possible because of Clear Aligner, which allows you to fix your smile and straighten your teeth in a virtually invisible way.

Clear Aligner consists of a series of custom-made, transparent, plastic aligners, which are comfortably fitted over your teeth and gums to help your teeth shift into their correct positions over a period of time. To be fitted for Clear Aligner your Brentwood dentist will need to examine your mouth thoroughly and take a few X-rays. This will offer your dentist a clear understanding of the structure of your mouth and help them develop your alignment goals. They will then take impressions of your teeth, which will serve as a guide for the Clear Aligner laboratory that produces your custom sets of aligners.

Once ready, your clear aligners have to be worn at least 20 to 22 hours per day for effective results. Every two weeks you will have to switch to another set of aligners that will bring your teeth a little bit closer to their final position. Most people meet their alignment goals in around six to eight weeks, but treatment time depends on your individual case and the extent of your problem.

Clear Aligner invisible braces are an ideal option for adults who do not feel comfortable wearing unattractive metal braces for months on end. Clear Aligner braces do not require as many trips to the dentist during your treatment because they can be replaced at home every few weeks. Furthermore, they are removable and can be taken out to eat and clean your teeth.

If you are looking for subtle tooth straightening in Brentwood, Clear Aligner may be a viable option for you. Contact us today at Dental Care Group to set up a consultation with Dr Brad Hawkins, our specialist dentist, and get started on the path to straighter teeth.

All you need to know about dental implants in Southend

A dental implant is a small titanium post fitted into the jawbone as a substitute for a missing tooth root. Because titanium is a bio compatible material, meaning it is highly adaptive to human tissue, dental implants integrate naturally with the jawbone. Dental implants can replace one tooth, several teeth or an entire set of upper and lower teeth. They are a durable and permanent solution and overcome many of the challenges faced by more conventional tooth replacement options.

dental-implants-in-southendAt Dental Care Group in Southend, dental implants are our first choice and a standard of care compared to other options to restore missing or damaged teeth. Our lead implant dentist, Dr Adeel Ali, was trained by Professor Hilt Tatum, a pioneer in dental implantology and the inventor of the sinus augmentation procedure in 1975. Dr Ali is passionate about the benefits dental implants can provide and believes in the finest quality and best possible treatment for the long-term care for his patients.

Teeth can be lost due to many causes, but there is no reason why you should live without them, as dental implants provide an entirely safe and effective way of replacing them.Missing teeth are not only unattractive, but may cause many health problems. Gaps in your teeth will force your remaining teeth to shift in order to fill them, leading to alignment problems with your bite. More importantly, missing teeth can lead to jawbone deterioration, causing additional tooth loss and creating a sunken facial impression.

Unlike other tooth restoration methods that merely replace missing teeth, dental implants fuse with the jawbone and blend with your natural teeth restoring and enhancing their function.Because they are a permanent restoration, dental implants eliminate the discomfort associated with loose dentures and other non-permanent restorations. Dental implants do not require your healthy teeth to be compromised the way a dental bridge does. Moreover, it is much easier to brush and floss your teeth with dental implants compared to dental bridges or dentures. Finally, dental implants are a cost-effective solution. With proper care, they can last for a lifetime.

If you are interested in dental implants in Southend, please contact Dental Care Group today to schedule a dental implant consultation appointment.