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Would You Like A Smile Makeover?

A smile is one of our most important assets so it’s worth taking care of. When a person smiles endorphins are released in their body which makes them feel happier and more content within. A great smile also makes it easier to connect with other people who see you as being friendly and easy to talk to. This is often recognised in the success that as person finds both in their relationships and their career. As a dentist in Basildon, we believe a healthy smile and mouth is paramount to mental and physical well being. We understand that many people aren’t satisfied with their smile and this can lower their self esteem, and adversely affect their relationships, social life, career.

Mini makeover – white fillings and tooth whitening

cosmetic dentistry in BasildonHere at Felmores Dental Care we spend most of our time improving patient smiles and raising their confidence levels with cosmetic dentistry in Basildon and/or orthodontics. If you’re happy with the position and shape of your teeth but feel they look a little dingy, then a mini makeover could be just what you’re looking for. If, however, you’re unhappy because your teeth are crooked, protrude, or are gapped, then you need to discuss orthodontic treatments with your dentist.

If you’re considering teeth whitening in Basildon then it’s important to know that the colour of existing fillings, crowns, veneers and bridges at the front of the mouth won’t change colour with teeth whitening and once your teeth have been whitened to their desired shade, you may need to change these to match the colour of your newly bleached teeth.

White fillings can be used to replaced older silver metal fillings so that they blend in seamlessly with your teeth. They can also used to edge teeth which are worn to give the appearance of a perfect smile.

Teeth whitening is a quick and fast way to give the wow factor to your smile and although you can buy home whitening kits in the chemist or supermarket, they don’t give the same results as a professional cosmetic tooth whitening treatment carried out by your dentist.

Types of teeth whitening

We offer two types of teeth whitening treatments – power whitening and home whitening. The first method is carried out at the clinic and can be completed within the hour. A special teeth whitening gel is applied to your teeth and then a laser beam is shone onto them which accelerates the whitening process. Your teeth will lighten by several shades depending on their colour when the treatment was carried out. A home kit involves you receiving custom trays which fit the teeth securely and these are filled with the whitening gel and worn on the teeth for a couple of hours in the evening or when you go to bed. Typically it will take a couple of weeks before you see any significant results.

Just sometimes a patient’s teeth may not lighten with a whitening gel in which case your Basildon dentist may suggest porcelain veneers. These are made from thin layers of porcelain and fit over the front surface of the teeth to conceal blemishes, cracks and yellowing teeth. They can also be used to correct minor misalignments and gaps in the smile. It is, however, a permanent treatment which can’t be reversed.

Why not treat yourself to a mini smile makeover and get a new smile in time for the festive celebrations. You can book an appointment online at or phone us direct on 01268 726789.

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