PICTURE perfect

Top dental treatments for a dazzling wedding smile! by Joe Bansal


nothing lifts your look better than a sparkling white smile, but if you think your teeth aren’t as gorgeous as you’d like, there are a number of ways to give you something to smile about!

Problem: Bleeding Gums
Solution: Hygiene Treatment
Bleeding gums are often caused by the presence of plaque and tartar deposits above and below the gumline. Direct Access means that since May 2013, you no longer need to be referred to the hygienist by a dentist. A 60 minute direct access session with the hygienist is £85.

Problem: Discoloured, stained teeth
Solution: Tooth Whitening
As we age, the natural colour of our teeth can become progressively more yellow. Surface staining can be improved by visiting the hygienist and using an electric toothbrush, we recommend the Oral B Professional Range. To improve the actual colour of your teeth, tooth whitening is the solution. This technique uses gels worn overnight in custom-made whitening trays to give you a brighter, whiter smile. Most cases can be treated in two weeks and prices start from £395.

Problem: Crooked Teeth
Solution: Orthodontics
Cosmetically focused orthodontic systems allow the correction of mild to moderate crowding or spacing in as little as 6 to 9 months. Systems such as Six Month Smiles and Invisalign provide discrete solutions to this problem. Prices start from £1,900.

Problem: Chipped or Worn Teeth
Solution: Composite Bonding
Chipped, fractured or worn front teeth can prematurely age a smile. Composite bonding uses aesthetic resins to rebuild the teeth with no or minimal tooth preparation. Due to the nature of the materials, the end results are seamless against your natural teeth. Treatment times are from 45 minutes, with prices starting from £150 per tooth.

Problem: Silver Fillings
Solution: White Fills
Unsightly silver fillings can stand out a mile when laughing through those important wedding photos. Advances in materials, techniques and technology mean that these fillings can be replaced to create invisible dentistry. Small to medium sized fillings can be replaced using white (composite) fillings. Larger fillings may require porcelain restorations. Prices start from £150.

Problem: Uneven misshaped teeth
Solution: Veneers
For the ultimate smile, veneers are an unparalleled treatment choice. Modern techniques and materials mean that veneers are prepared in a minimally invasive way. The veneers can be as thin as contact lenses, but once bonded in place are very strong and durable. Treatments can be completed in as little as two weeks, and prices range from £850 per veneer.

Advanced Dental Practice is based in Bell Yard Mews on Bermondsey Street, opposite The White Cube gallery. They are a general dental practice with a focus on cosmetic and aesthetic dental treatments. What’s more, a third of their patients are actually dentists and their families!


11c Bell Yard Mews
t: 020 7940 0880
w: www.advanceddentalpractice.com

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