How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve Your Smile?

A persons smile is often one of the first things we notice when we meet them and for those who have issues with their teeth or are self-conscious about them, social situations and having to talk to people can be extremely uncomfortable and often something they try to avoid. This can often impact not just the way they feel about themselves but their relationships, jobs and social lives.

Thanks to modern advancements in technologies, techniques and equipment, there are now more cosmetic dental treatments available than ever, designed to help improve the appearance, shape and alignment of teeth. Here we talk about the different cosmetic dentistry Essex options available.

What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Help Treat?

Cosmetic dentistry refers to dental treatments which help to improve the appearance of the teeth, whether it’s just one small issue or multiple problems that require more than one type of treatment to achieve the desired results.

These types of issues can be resolved with the help of professional aesthetic dental treatments;

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Misshapen or misaligned teeth
  • Stained, discoloured teeth
  • Teeth that are worn down
  • Chipped or broken teeth

The type of treatment recommended by a dentist will depend on the individual patient and their unique dental needs.

What Types Of Cosmetic Dental Treatments Are There?

Our cosmetic dentists provide a wide range of innovative, affordable and effective aesthetic dental treatments designed to improve your smile.


Long gone are the days where the only option for achieving straighter teeth is to wear fixed, metal braces for a prolonged period of time. With the modern and incredibly popular clear aligner tray systems that are now available such as Invisalign, patients of all ages are able to undergo teeth straightening in a way that is discreet, comfortable, low maintenance and pain free.

Whether the issue which needs resolving is misalignment, incorrect bite, overcrowding, crooked teeth or gaps, our dentists are on hand to support you from consultation to completion, helping to diagnose any dental irregularities and create a tailored treatment plan to get your teeth aligned correctly.

Teeth Whitening

One of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments, teeth whitening can be a great way to improve the overall colour and appearance of your teeth with some treatments producing almost immediate results.

Discolouration of the teeth can occur for various reasons such as a person’s age, inherited genetics or as a results of poor oral hygiene and lifestyle choices. Some discolouration and staining can be improved by seeing a professional hygienist who can help to remove extrinsic discolouration that is caused by things such as smoking, tea, coffee, red wine etc but often teeth whitening will also be recommended in order to achieve the desired results.

At Sharrow Dental, our teeth whitening treatment is a form of bleaching that is extremely effective and works to improve discolouration, remove staining and whiten the teeth. It is applied via custom mouth trays worn for 1 hour sessions at home and takes around 10-14 applications to achieve the full results which can last as long as up to 3 years if the teeth are properly cared for and maintained.

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is a cosmetic dental technique that is used to repair chips, cracks, gaps, shorter, broken, worn or discoloured teeth.

This special bonding material is a composite resin that is colour matched to the exact shade of your teeth and then moulded over and around existing teeth to improve their shape, spacing, colour and overall appearance.

Composite bonding treatment can be carried out on just one tooth or multiple teeth at a time and can last anywhere between 5-7 years if properly cared for.

This effective treatment provides the ideal solution for patients who want painless, instant, natural results without damaging their existing teeth and doesn’t require multiple trips to the dentist.


Veneers are a very well-known cosmetic dental treatment that can provide natural, long lasting results and help to resolve a wide range of dental imperfections or issues including;

  • Discoloured teeth
  • Misalignment
  • Broken teeth
  • Chipped, cracked or broken teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Teeth that are shorter or worn down

The veneers themselves are custom made ‘shells’ which comprise of ultra-thin layers of composite resin or dental porcelain and are bonded to the existing teeth using a special adhesive. Dental veneers are suitable for treating a single tooth or can be used on several teeth at once to create a complete smile makeover if required.

Veneers are a great long term solution and can work out extremely cost effective when compared with some other treatments as they can last anywhere from 5 to 20 years if properly cared for.

Cosmetic Dentistry Services

At Sharrow Dental, we don’t think that you should feel like you have to hide your teeth. Our team of expert dentists are dedicated to providing our patients with the latest and very best treatments for cosmetic dentistry to help transform their smiles and their lives.

If you are interested, have any questions or would like to find out more then do not hesitate to get in touch and one of our friendly advisors will be happy to help and book you in for a consultation.

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