Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dental Treatments in Essex

The word cosmetic indicates something being made to look better. While some may associate the word with vanity it is often something that helps people feel more self confident. With the right cosmetic dental treatments in Essex you can improve your smile and get the self confidence that comes with it!

What types of treatments are available?

Below are a few examples of cosmetic dental treatments available-

  • Cosmetic braces- Often associated with children and teenagers it is easy to forget that these are not designed to be tools of social awkwardness! Braces are useful in that they realign the teeth, creating a more even looking smile.
  • Teeth whitening- People are sometimes nervous about this kind of treatment as they believe it will look fake. However experienced cosmetic dentists can gradually improve the shading of teeth to make them look brighter and at the same time create a look that is subtle and natural.
  • Dental implants- If you have a tooth missing this can fill the gap. Titanium implants can be cleaned in pretty much the same way as normal teeth.
  • Tooth contouring- This is used to smooth over overly pointy teeth in order to create a more consistent looking mouth shape.
  • Snap On Smile- This is a thin resin placed over the teeth, ideal for stained, chipped or missing teeth. It is ideal for people nervous about going to the dentist as it does not require any drilling!

Can I still get a regular dental checkup at a cosmetic dentist?

Yes you can! A cosmetic dentist often uses X-rays and scans to check your oral health. This then makes it easier while doing a deep clean to pinpoint what areas require the most cleaning to ensure the best possible job. They can also offer advice on preventative health measures to ensure you keep your teeth clean between appointments!

Can anyone get cosmetic dental treatments?

There are some restrictions for example some adult braces may not be suitable for children under the age of 9. You may also be unable to get some treatments if you are a persistent smoker or you have particularly poor oral health.

All of these issues can be discussed during an initial consultation with the cosmetic dentist. If you have any questions or concerns it is worth getting in contact now.

Call Dr Basrai on 01375 481000 to schedule a Free consultation to see what he can do for you!



You can get Same Day Dentistry in Essex

There are a number of things that put people off going to the dentist. Some people are nervous of drills, others just find the waiting before treatment worrying. One of the biggest concerns is the amount of time it takes to get a treatment. With Same Day Dentistry in Essex you can enjoy the benefit of cosmetic dental treatment while still being able to carry on with your day.

What treatments can be done in one day?

You would be surprised what can be done in the space of a day. Technology has advanced to such an extent that some treatments that would previously have taken several operations now only require one. Below are a few examples of treatments that can be done on the same day.

  • Tooth contouring- If you have uneven teeth this is a good way of smoothing them out. The good thing about this process is that you can clear out the chips or overly pointy teeth that may stick out. In most cases this can be done in a single visit!
  • Implants- It is possible to get some same day implants. The reason this can be done quicker is due to more advanced techniques.
  • Professional cleaning- It is important to visit the dentist at least once every six months. As well as cosmetic treatments we can also offer advice on dental hygiene and deep cleaning to ensure optimum oral health.

Surely doing it quicker results in loss of quality?

It is easy to be cynical and suggest that being able to do treatments quickly is as a result of cutting corners. With improved technology and more advanced techniques you can be sure that you are getting the treatment you need in the quickest possible time!

Will it be more expensive?

In simple terms no. With a lot of cosmetic dental treatments the major expense comes from having to return for numerous checkups and appointments. A lot of same day treatments are guaranteed to not require this so you can leave the dentist confident that you will not have to come back until your next checkup!

I get nervous before I go to the dentist. Is there anything you can do to help?

For a lot of people the fear before going to the dentist is often a lot worse than the procedure itself. Dentists are often happy to discuss their work with you and will work hard to demystify the process and keep you informed. This is why it is often a good idea to book a consultation before you even consider a treatment so you can prepare yourself mentally and get over any nervousness.



Do you want to improve your smile in the space of 24 hours? Talk to Dr Basrai on 01375 481000 to schedule a Free consultation to see what he can do for you!


Smile Makeovers in Essex

The smile is something that people associate with a lot of things. People are more likely to respond positively to someone who smiles and it is often a valuable asset to a business person trying to sell to someone. However if you do not feel confident you may be less in the mood to smile. With Smile Makeovers in Essex we can help you get that confidence back and give you that perfect smile! Continue reading Smile Makeovers in Essex


Invisalign Braces Essex

Invisalign Braces Essex


A lot of people dread having their photo done. In the old days this would mean the occasional school photo or holiday snap. Unfortunately in the days of camera phones digital pictures can be taken at any time, increasing the fear that someone will see a crooked smile or a gap in the teeth. But there is no need to hide behind a scowl with Invisalign braces Essex!

What are Invisalign braces?

There are two parts to this. The first part is that Invisalign braces do the work of normal braces, straightening teeth and improving the quality of a smile.

The other side of this is that as the name suggests Invisalign braces are basically invisible. This is because they are made of a clear plastic that you can only really see if you are looking up very closely!

OK so people may not be able to tell I’m wearing braces. But surely with those things clamped on I won’t be able to eat or sleep comfortably?

This is indeed a concern with a lot of people when they were braces that have to be fixed on. It is indeed true that with older models (especially fixed ones) it can restrict what you can eat.

However this is not the case with Invisalign for the very simple fact that you do not need to wear them all the time! If you want to eat, sleep or go for a run you can simply take them out!

Aren’t braces for kids?

Quite simply no! Adult braces have been used for a long time to help people correct problems such as gaps between their teeth and misaligned teeth.

How does the process work? I don’t want someone hard selling me a treatment I don’t want or need.

A professional cosmetic dentist like Dr J Basrai will look at your oral health and decide if Invisalign braces are suitable. It is difficult to say whether or not they will be suitable for you as everyone is different. However a large number of people have benefited from using them, including a number of high profile celebrities!

The process usually takes around 12 months but may take longer depending on the alignment process, with some cases proving more complex than others. After a consultation, scans and impressions can be made to produce tailored aligners to suit your teeth (these will usually need to be changed every two or weeks or so during the treatment process).

The best thing to do is to discuss this during an initial consultation so you can get the full information on this. Get in contact today to find out more and see if Invisalign braces Essex can give you a clearer smile!

Call 01375481000 for a FREE Consultation.



Veneers Essex

Veneers Essex

The term “veneer” suggests making something shinier and more polished. And with veneers Essex you can do the same with your teeth!

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers may also be referred to as porcelain or resin based composite laminates (depending on what they are made from). They are incredibly thin shells that are placed over the teeth in order to improve the aesthetic quality and colour of the teeth.

Depending on how they are bonded with the teeth they can also change the shape or length as well.

What is the difference between porcelain and resin veneers?

Porcelain is commonly used by cosmetic dentists because they tend to have better light reflection and closely match teeth. However the advantage with the resin based veneers is that they require less enamel removal and are thinner.

Why would I want veneers?

Veneers can be placed over teeth that have become discoloured over time.
They can help replace chipped or worn down teeth
If you have crooked or uneven teeth veneers can correct this and give you a more even looking smile.
To close gaps between teeth.

How long does it take to get a veneer?

Generally it takes three visits to get veneers done. The first stage is the consultation. This is a good time to talk with your cosmetic dentist and discuss the nature of the treatment and any concerns you may have. Cosmetic dentists like Dr Basrai pride themselves on being patient and keeping you fully informed.

The thing to remember is everyone has personal needs and of course overall oral health has to be taken into consideration (for example if you smoke, regular wine and coffee drinker etc). Once this has been established scans can then be taken and if necessary dental impressions may need to be made.

After taking a small amount of enamel a veneer can be constructed by a dental lab, something that usually takes between 1 to 2 weeks. Once it arrives they may trim it in order to ensure it fits your mouth and a subsequent check up may be needed to make sure it is properly bonded with your tooth.

Are there any risks involved?

The removal of enamel can increase sensitivity. However using sensitive toothpaste and being careful while eating and drinking should help you avoid this hampering your lifestyle!

How long do veneers last?

If looked after properly they can last up to ten years.

In simple terms veneers Essex can make a big difference to your smile and increase your self confidence. Talk with a cosmetic dentist today to see how they can complete your smile!


Cosmetic Dentist in Essex

Cosmetic dentist in Essex

You should never underestimate the power of a smile. It can help build trust, start conversations and make people feel comfortable. In turn this can make you feel confident and this positive feeling can feed into your daily life. And a good cosmetic dentist in Essex can help with this.

What is a cosmetic dentist?

Cosmetic dentistry is described as “a branch of dentistry that deals with the appearance of teeth”. On the basic level this makes the profession sound superficial, as if it purely deals with the aesthetic quality of the teeth.

Cosmetic dentists also deal with the oral health aspect as well. After all if you don’t look after your teeth this will harm the aesthetic qualities of your teeth. In case you’re not aware various things can affect the visual quality of your teeth-

Poor oral hygiene
Stains caused by food and drink
Stains caused by persistent smoking

How does cosmetic dentistry benefit me?

The problem is that when people hear the word “cosmetic” they associate it with something frivolous or unnecessary. This is not necessarily the case. Someone who looks in the mirror and sees a missing tooth can often feel awkward in social situations. Getting an implant can allow you to get a complete smile again and feel better.

What kind of treatments are available?

Braces- These straighten teeth. People often think of “train track” metal in their mouth but recent developments in the technology have meant they are much less conspicuous than earlier models.
Dentures– As with braces models of these have become more advanced allowing for a more natural look.
Veneers– Porcelain and resin veneers improve the look of teeth.
Implants– Using an implant allows you to replace a tooth. It can be cleaned just like regular teeth.
Whitening– Again this is something that can be misunderstood. Handled properly this can look very natural and improve a smile without a blatantly obvious bleached look.

How do I make sure I get a good one?

It is very simple- talk to them! A good one will be happy to discuss their training and qualifications. Ideally they should also be interested in you and how their skills can contribute to improving your oral health and the aesthetic qualities of your teeth.

It is also a good idea to ask for testimonials so you can talk with people who have used their services and see if they are satisfied with the work they had done.

In short a good cosmetic dentist in Essex can make a big difference to the quality and health of your smile and it is worth getting in touch now to see what they can do for you! Call 01375481000 for a FREE Consultation.


Cosmetic Dentistry Essex



Cosmetic dentistry Essex

Cosmetic can refer to a lot of things. It can refer to airbrushing photos, face creams that fight ageing or operations to lift and tuck certain areas. What does not tend to get associated with is something that can benefit your health as well as your appearance and self confidence. However this is something that Cosmetic dentistry Essex can offer.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

As the name suggests this is a procedure on the teeth that improves their appearance. For example braces are used by children and adults in order to make teeth straighter. Equally implants can be used to fill gaps where broken or missing teeth would be and whitening is often used to make teeth appear….well, whiter!

What makes a cosmetic dentist different from a regular dentist?

A cosmetic dentist can still offer advice on maintaining good oral health. Indeed in some cases this can affect what treatments are available. For example some treatments may not be available if you smoke.

The main difference is that a cosmetic dentist is trained in specific cosmetic procedures such as whitening. While you can get home whitening kits it is best to use the services of a professional, both to ensure that they are doing safely and to get the best possible results.

Another aspect is the aesthetic quality, something the word “cosmetic” would suggest. Some cosmetic dentists work in effect like designers while others do the technical work. Some have an artistic background, ensuring that you get the best possible look from your dental work!

What kind of treatments do cosmetic dentists offer?

Treatments include (but are not limited to)

Porcelain veneers
Braces (Child and adult)

How can I be sure that I have a good cosmetic dentist?

There are numerous things you can ask for in order to tell if they are good-

Proof of experience- Not just qualifications but experience and the amount of successful procedures they have worked on
Before and after photos- Look carefully to see how authentic they look.
What kind of testimonials are available? Can you talk directly to other patients?
Look at the kind of equipment they have and make sure they have been trained to use it.
With regard to specialist treatments ask about the level of experience of the people doing those treatments (for example a ceramicist works on porcelain veneers).
Do they offer a range of options? Ideally during a consultation they ought to explain all the options available to you.

The best thing to do is contact people like Dr Basrai directly so that you can talk to them about how you want to improve your smile. Remember the right cosmetic dentist can offer Cosmetic Dentistry Essex that works for you!


Cosmetic Dentistry in Essex



Cosmetic Dentistry in Essex

The term “cosmetic” used in the same context as “Essex” can often bring up some unfortunate stereotypes. However with Cosmetic Dentistry in Essex this is not just about making yourself look good (although that’s ok too!) With the right treatments you can not only increase self confidence in your appearance but also improve your overall oral health as well.

Aren’t cosmetic procedures expensive?

Not necessarily! As with any service there are different clinics out there and each can offer various price plans depending on the needs of the customers. As technology improves a lot of procedures have become faster but equally more effective, reducing the time spent on them and thus becoming cheaper overall.

What sort of procedures do cosmetic dentists offer?

There is a range of possible options available to you such as-

Dental implants
Porcelain veneers
Teeth whitening

Each of these procedures can improve the look of your teeth but also in the case of treatments such as dental implants can also improve their function.

What other benefits can dentistry offer?

There are many examples. One of the most compelling is the case for procedures that help to shape the teeth or replace missing teeth. These can improve the overall function of the teeth, allowing people to eat what they want and not have to stop exercising for fear that teeth may come loose!

How do I know if a cosmetic dentist is any good?

One of the benefits of the modern era is that information is available with a few clicks on a keyboard. Therefore you can very quickly get feedback. Experienced professionals such as Dr Basrai are also happy to tell you themselves about their experiences and what their training can do to benefit you.

Intriguingly a lot of cosmetic dentists are often artists, either in their spare time or as part of their background training. The reason for this is that even though the process involves a lot of technical knowledge it allows them to ensure the results look good.

Of course the technical side is important as well. However bear in mind with some places there may be one dentist working on the design side while specialist technicians work on the construction of the braces, veneers etc. This is not something to worry about as it works in a similar way to an architect overseeing construction.

I get nervous going to the dentist. Can they deal with that?

This can all be covered in the initial consultation period. If they are good then they also ought to be patient and explain how a procedure works, the amount of check ups and follow ups involved as well as how to ensure anything installed in the mouth is properly looked after.

In simple terms cosmetic dentistry in Essex can not only work on improving appearance and self confidence but could also improve your overall health and well being. Contact us now to see what we can do to make your life better!


Dental Implants in Essex

Dental implants in Essex


Losing a tooth may be exciting when you are a child. You put it under your pillow and next day you get a shiny coin and told how grown up you are. Unfortunately as an adult you have the knowledge a lost tooth won’t grow back. However all is not lost! With dental implants in Essex you can ensure that your tooth can be replaced, making your smile complete once again!

What are dental implants?

As the name suggests these are used instead of teeth. Typically they are made of titanium and placed where the tooth would usually be.

Why would I want dental implants?

Reduce ageing appearance caused by sagging facial muscles (that occur as a result of lost/missing teeth)
Improved dental hygiene
Increase self esteem
No slipping
Long lasting

Where does a dentist put an implant?

An implant can be put in either the upper or lower arches of the teeth. Once it is installed the atrophy that occurs when a tooth is removed can be reversed, producing new tissue.

What if they fall out?

Like a lot of cosmetic dental treatments dental implants are designed to both be very aesthetically pleasing and practical. In simple terms they are usually made of material like titanium so you can be sure they will be securely fixed.
Furthermore the stimulation of new tissue ensures that it will become pretty much become like a part of your teeth.

Will I have to change my diet?

Some people may worry that certain foods may not be available. Thankfully in the case of a dental implant this is not a problem. As a matter of fact many people get dental implants to improve their oral function.

How do I clean them?

You clean them in exactly the same way as regular teeth! They can be flossed and brushed in exactly the same way so you can maintain a healthy smile.

Why would I choose these over dentures?

Dentures can be very effective in allowing people to chew and operate their teeth normally. The problem is some models can wear down. Given that titanium is often used to make a dental implant it tends to be very long lasting (provided you look after them in the right way.)

How can I be sure if these are right for me?

As with any cosmetic dental treatment it depends on the individual. This is why the consultation period before a procedure is essential. Depending on your oral health scans may be required. It can then be established if dental implants are appropriate for you.

Basically it is worth getting in contact today to find out if dental implants in Essex are right for you. You could get a complete smile back today! Visit us on Now And call 01375481000 !


Cosmetic Dentists Essex

Cosmetic dentists Essex

The term “cosmetic” often gives people the impression of something that is fashionable. There is nothing wrong with wanting to look good and an industry is based on people maintaining youthful looks. However Cosmetic dentists Essex is about more than just making your face look good (although this is good in and of itself!)

Why is this important?

The mouth (and most specifically the smile) are a big part of appearance. You do not necessarily have to look like a movie star but if you have a good smile and a confident air it can often help charm people.

Think about the situations that can be improved by smiling. A smile often indicates trust, happiness and contentment. If a waiter sees you scowling after you say the food is “fine” they are unlikely to think you are being sincere (even if you are).

What does a cosmetic dentist do?

A cosmetic dentist can look over your teeth in much the same way as a regular dentist does. They can advise you on the state of your oral health in order to make sure that your mouth is properly maintained.

Services that a cosmetic dentist can offer include-

Teeth whitening
Dental implants
Porcelain veneers

I don’t want to look fake. How can I be sure I don’t get whitened teeth that blind people like car headlights?

As with any industry certain myths can persist. There is the idea that anyone can instantly tell if you have had work done on your teeth. However cosmetic dentistry is a fine balance between artistic and technical ability. A good cosmetic dentist knows that the end results have to improve appearance while still appearing to be natural.

That’s all well and good but what else can you offer besides an improvement on the surface?

Depending on the treatment, a lot!

Dental treatments can make it easier for you to eat
They can improve speech, something that is vital if your job requires you to give presentations or you simply want to improve your communication skills. You could be able to recite Shakespeare from memory but it is less impressive if people can’t understand you!
Improved oral health- Dental treatments can reduce the development of gum disease.
Reduced complications- People forget that gum disease can be an initial symptom of serious problems such as heart attacks and lung failure. It may seem strange but regular trips to a dentist can prevent this!

In short cosmetic dentists Essex can offer improved looks, self confidence but also improved oral health as well. Contact us today to see what we can do for you!