Smile Makeovers

Dental care isn’t just about fixing oral health issues, it also includes procedures to improve your appearance. A smile makeover can give you the perfect smile you have always wanted.

Cosmetic Dental Treatments Improve the Look of Your Smile

Smile makeovers are cosmetic dental treatments that enhance your smile. With advances in dentistry, aesthetic treatments can address essentially any issue you may have with the appearance of your teeth. What do you like or dislike about your smile? Let us know, and we can come up with a treatment plan that straightens, lightens, reshapes and repairs your teeth.

Our detailed smile makeover treatment plans consider your gum tissue, lips, and the colour, width, length and shape of your teeth. We can factor in the natural original appearance of your teeth, particularly for patients who may have had lots of dental treatment in the past and have worn teeth or old restorations. Our experienced dentists work with skilled dental lab technicians to design and create your new restorations and achieve a natural looking brilliant smile.

Smile makeovers always start with a consultation and dental examination. The cornerstone of successful cosmetic dentistry is having a stable foundation of healthy teeth and gums. If there are any problem areas in your mouth, we’ll likely recommend treatment for those areas before we enhance your smile. There can be a learning process between our dental team and patients as we take time to understand your treatment goals, and we help educate patients on what dental care is required to achieve predictable long lasting cosmetic dental results.

Achieving a wonderful smile can require combinations of cosmetic dentistry treatments as part of comprehensive smile makeover plan.

Creating a foundation of healthy teeth and gums before commencing your cosmetic dentistry journey, prevents the risk of needing to replace or adjust your cosmetic dental restorations for as long as possible.

Aligned and straighter teeth from braces or Invisalign set an ideal stage for cosmetic restorations that will function and last for longer.

Tooth whitening brings out the best natural shade in your teeth, meaning less pressure to mask any underlying discolouration.

Combining these techniques allows the preparation of restorations such as veneers or bonding to be less invasive, more precisely designed, better for your long term dental health and resulting in an optimal looking result.

Tooth Straightening (Orthodontics)

Orthodontics and tooth straightening can be the solution for many oral health issues. Aligning teeth can allow for a more harmonious bite that prevents future wear to your teeth and cosmetic restorations. Straighter teeth can be easier for you to clean as part of your daily oral hygiene regime, keeping teeth and gums healthier for longer. Orthodontics and Aligners can help move teeth into a more ideal position which allows brilliant cosmetic dentistry results to be achieved more conservatively.

Dental Veneers

Veneer are thin layers of porcelain or natural coloured composite material that are bonded to the front surface of a teeth to improve their colour or shape.

We can choose a precise shade to match veneers to your existing teeth; or combined with dentist guided at-home whitening, to lighten your natural teeth to their best possible shade, we can then match your veneers to this new brighter shade and achieve brilliant results.

The skilled dental lab technicians we work with can design veneers to match the natural shape of your teeth or if you have a particular design in mind you can discuss this with your dentist.

Composite Bonding

Uneven, chipped, cracked or discoloured teeth can be restored with composite resin materials. Our experienced dental team can either sculpt composite restorations on your teeth directly by hand or in combination with skilled lab technicians to design a smile finish that precisely meets your cosmetic goals.

Composite bonding can often refer to when the composite resin materials are shaped to the entire front surface of your teeth, and edge bonding refers to using the same composite resin materials to correct wear or uneven edges at the tips of your teeth

Tooth Implants

Missing teeth affect the appearance of your smile, leaving gaps that can be filled with natural-looking artificial teeth. Replacing your missing teeth with implants is part of your oral health as well as a cosmetic solution. 

Implants are made of a titanium screw that replaces the root of a missing tooth. They’re placed directly into the jawbone and attach to artificial teeth, such as crowns or bridges. 

Teeth Whitening

One way to brighten your smile quickly is by using one of our teeth whitening kits. These at-home kits can improve the colour of stained or dulled teeth. Darker or discoloured teeth are usually associated with aging.

With teeth whitening, the whitening agent goes into special trays that fit your mouth like a mouthguard. We help you strike a balance between providing you with a brighter smile and maintaining a natural tooth colour. Results from the home whitening kits do need to be done occasionally to maintain your results.

Teeth Reshaping

For teeth and gums that function just fine but could benefit from a nicer shape, we offer aesthetic recontouring of your teeth. These are minimal adjustments that help reshape and level your smile. Cosmetic contouring helps correct irregularities or slightly crowded teeth. We can shorten, smoothen, or level your teeth to improve confidence and your smile line.

Your gums frame and drape your teeth. Like a beautiful picture in the wrong frame, if the levels and shape of your gums aren’t right, your smile may not look right. By altering the shapes of your gums, we can lengthen your teeth and improve your smile.

Maintaining Smile Makeover Results

After you invest your time and money into a smile makeover, you want to take care of your oral health to maintain your results. Here are some tips for aftercare:


Keep up with your regular oral hygiene care – the usual brushing flossing, regular check-ups and cleanings


See your dentist for maintenance over time – veneers, crowns and composite bonding may require replacement over the years


Follow the specific care instructions from your dental team – especially in instances like implants where the treatment requires surgery

Creating Smiles Just for You

We are always pleased to take on new patients at our Essex dental practice. At Hutton Village, we welcome new patients all the time. Give us a call on 01277 245390 and book your dental appointment today.