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Dental Bridges

FILL THE GAP & RESTORE YOUR CONFIDENCE

If you have lost a tooth it can affect your self-esteem and you may find yourself hiding your smile or avoiding the camera. Aside from the cosmetic reasons to replace teeth, there are functional reasons to consider as well, such as helping spread the load when chewing food.

The gap left by a missing tooth can place greater stresses and strains on those teeth left behind and even alter the way upper and lower teeth bite together. Despite the rise of advanced dentistry treatments like dental implants, the fact that conventional restorative methods are still commonly used at The Essex Smile Centre points to the crucial role they still have in restoring tooth function and aesthetic beauty.

A dental bridge can be used to replace one or more missing teeth, literally bridging the gap between the adjacent teeth, helping you forget you have missing teeth. Treatment involves a ‘false’ tooth or teeth being created that perfectly match the colour of your natural teeth, and it is then secured into the gap by being anchored to the adjacent teeth on either side, with the help of two dental crowns.

Due to the nature of the treatment, a dental bridge may not be suitable for all patients, for instance if the teeth either side of the gap are not stable or healthy. If this is the case, we will recommend other tooth replacement solutions, such as a dental implant. If you would like to find out more about dental bridges as well as other tooth replacement solutions, or book a consultation to determine your suitability, please get in touch. We’d be delighted to help you.

Veneers

Veneers

An effective way to whiten, straighten, align and close gaps, veneers are custom-made to fit your mouth from strong, durable porcelain. Find out how this clever treatment can give you a beautiful, bright new smile.

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Invisalign

Invisalign

Imagine straightening your smile with a removable, virtually invisible orthodontic system – find out more about the incredible Invisalign straightening treatment so you can have the smile you’ve always wanted.

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Facial Aesthetics

Facial Aesthetics

Safe, gentle facial aesthetics treatments can boost your confidence and transform your self-esteem. Take a look at the ways we can reduce the signs of ageing and give you a fresher, more youthful appearance.

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Testimonial

“Having searched for some months for a new dentist within easy reach of my home, my friend Ethel recommended you.

I was soon sitting in your surgery – welcomed, cool, calm and collected. The treatment was not only of the highest order, the atmosphere friendly, that I looked forward to my visits!! Unknown before as I am a coward. Please accept my thanks for the excellent treatment, help and advice and the cost did not break the bank.

The teeth and I are doing well and I look forward to my next visit.
With sincere good wishes to you all…” – Jean