Why have veneers?

The first thing people notice about a person is their smile. Imperfections like discoloured, worn down, broken or misaligned teeth detract from the aesthetics of a beautiful face. Aesthetics are more highly regarded in our modern-day society than ever before.

We live in a world where in some industries, how you look can makle all the difference between getting that coveted career position, in your private life, it can determine whether you get a second date with the woman or man of your dreams. There is a plethora of entertainment industry celebrities who have had the help of veneers in achieving those perfect smiles you see in film and TV.

Veneers in EssexDo you have discoloured teeth?

Discoloured teeth can occur for many reasons, but a major cause is from drinking coffee, tea, cola and wine. Drinks with refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup contribute to staining of the enamel and tooth decay. Sweets and certain other foods can also cause discolouration that can be very hard to rectify. This is when veneers in Essex can help!

Worn down teeth

Grinding or clenching your teeth consciously or unconsciously wears down teeth over time. Long-term grinding can cause cracks in teeth that may not be obvious at first glance. Grinding of teeth can lead to headaches, jaw injury and muscle pain — all of which could be a thing of the past at Simply Teeth by choosing our veneers in Essex.

Do you suffer with a gappy smile?

Most people who have gaps in their smiles are reserved when it comes to flashing their finest grin for photo opportunities. The best way to fix the space in between your front teeth is to choose porcelain veneers in Essex to revive your pearly whites!

Are veneers in Essex good for rectifying the look of misaligned teeth?

The clinical name for misaligned teeth is occlusion. Ideally, the upper and lower teeth should always fit together to form a perfect bite. For the aesthetic Hollywood smile that so many of our patients crave, the upper teeth should fit slightly over the lower teeth. Impacted teeth, overcrowding and missing teeth are all factors that contribute to misaligned teeth.

Give Simply Teeth a call today and start your journey to your dream smile with veneers in Essex.

Quality services you can trust

Choosing the right dentist is an important decision because your teeth are often the first thing that people notice. We all know that having strong teeth and healthy gums are crucial for good health, but they also affect the beauty of your smile. Feeling unhappy with your appearance can undermine your self-esteem and quality of life. Good dental health is vital for a smile to be proud of and the ability to live life to the full. Damaged, crooked or missing teeth can detract from your looks as well as making everyday activities difficult. At Simply Teeth, an established dentist in Ilford, we offer general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Dentist in IlfordWhy choose us as your Ilford dentist?

We know that you want to look your best and that you deserve care that meets your needs. We aim to make any treatments as painless as possible and provide comprehensive aftercare so that you get the support you require. You might associate seeing your Ilford dentist with services such as regular check-ups, fillings and replacing lost teeth. Did you know that we can also carry out advanced procedures, help with teeth grinding or pain due to misaligned teeth and provide services to improve facial aesthetics? Modern procedures are often faster, less invasive and more discreet than before so you can benefit from an improved appearance, greater wellbeing and good oral health.

Nervous patients can relax

When you visit us as your dentist in Ilford, you will find that everyone, from the receptionist through to our experienced team, demonstrates a respectful, caring and informative approach. Some people find seeing a dentist difficult so we have made considerable investments in making the process as comfortable as possible. We offer a great new technology called Waterlase that reduces the need for injections and drills. The laser is used with water to keep the teeth hydrated and means that we can work with greater precision to preserve more of the healthy tooth. The process is quicker, less uncomfortable and can often be used without anaesthetic.

Join the hundreds of people who trust us as their Ilford dentist and find out how our care enables people to enjoy strong teeth, attractive smiles and even their trip to the dentist.

Brace face

Do you have misaligned teeth? Do you suffer from an overbite or an underbite? Are you embarrassed by your crooked teeth? If so, you may want to consider getting braces in Essex at Simply Teeth.

If your teeth are too close together, too far apart, or if you have an underbite or an over bite, you might be a candidate for braces in Essex. An overbite is when the top row of teeth stick out from the lower teeth when you bite down. An underbite is when your lower row of teeth stick out too far in front of the top teeth when you bite down. These conditions are not good for your jaw or your bite. If you have a bite that isn’t correct, you may experience jaw pain and headaches.

Braces in EssexMany people think braces are only for teenagers, but this isn’t always the case. There are many adults who find they need braces well after their childhood years. It could be that you did not receive dental care as a child, or maybe you had braces but didn’t wear your retainer the way you were supposed to once they were removed. Whatever the reason, you might be questioning if you smile could benefit from braces in Essex.


Invisalign is a popular option for our patients at Simply Teeth. They use clear aligners to treat crooked and crowded teeth and can even close gaps between teeth. The biggest benefit of Invisalign is that the aligners are made from clear plastic, so that you can undergo your desired teeth straightening procedure without having brackets or metal wires showing.

Why choose Simply Teeth?

If you want reliability, professionalism and dedication from your dentist, look no further. We began our dental journey over 40 years ago in 1976 and have been treating and helping patients with braces in Essex for well over a decade. Every member of our team is here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

We pride ourselves on our personal skills and experience to make sure your journey with us is as comfortable, pleasant and successful as possible.

The veneer application process

If you feel that porcelain veneers in Essex could the right choice for you, you’ll need only two appointments with your dentist at Simply Teeth.

During the first appointment, our professional and dedicated dentists will work out a diagnosis and treatment plan. They will diagnose and repair any existing dental issues, such as cavities before the application of your new veneers.

At this point, they will also discuss what your expectations are in terms of shape and colour of your resulting new smile.

Veneers in EssexYou and your dentist at Simply Teeth will also decide how many teeth will have veneers applied (some people choose just the front visible teeth, while others may choose a full arch).

What next?

After this in-depth and precise planning, you will have your x-rays taken to determine the overall health of your teeth and jaw.

After this you will have models or impressions made of your mouth and teeth as a blueprint for where your veneers in Essex will be placed. Your teeth will then be prepared to receive your new veneers.

How will they be fitted?

Your dentist will remove the outer half millimetre or so from the surface of each tooth that will be receiving a veneer.

After this point, another set of models or impressions will be made that will be sent to our lab for creation of the veneers. This will usually take between one and two weeks.

Once your dentist receives the veneers from the lab, you’ll have another appointment where the veneers will be placed over your teeth to ensure the correct fit and colour for you. Once the fit is perfect, your teeth will be cleaned and etched.

Then the veneers will be placed over your teeth. Your dentist may need to perform additional adjustments to ensure perfect placement, then the final bonding process will occur. This will permanently bond your veneers in Essex to the teeth.

Finally, your dentist will remove any excess cement and check your bite to ensure you will not have any problems chewing. Otherwise, you are now the proud new owner of a beautiful perfect smile!

Can adults have braces?

Our patients worried about the stigma attached to wearing ‘train track’ dental braces during adulthood can now benefit from aesthetic tooth-coloured dental braces in Essex, called Six Month Smiles.

Six Month Smiles at Simply Teeth reduce braces treatment time to around six months by concentrating only on straightening teeth that are visible when smiling. This will perform a smile transformation for people who experience low self-esteem because of spaced, crooked or misaligned teeth. Traditional braces in Essex on the other hand, straighten all the teeth in the mouth and as such need treatment times of around 18-24 months.

Braces in EssexSix Month Smiles braces in Essex can be used to treat a wide variety of dental problems, including crowding, crossbites, overbites and gaps between teeth.

Is Six Month Smiles for me?

The discreet white wires and clear brackets used in Six Month Smiles provide an aesthetic solution for individuals concerned about the appearance of metal fixed braces. In addition, the gentle nature of the procedure means there will be little pain or discomfort for the duration of the treatment time.

Six Month Smiles involves the use of fixed brackets and wires to straighten teeth. This is not as discreet as Invisalign, which involves having almost invisible removable aligners. However, Six Month Smiles treatment is quicker than Invisalign and is more efficient in carrying out certain tooth corrections.

What does the procedure involve?

Six Month Smiles uses advanced technology to move teeth in a manner that is both quick and safe, focusing on moving the teeth that show during a smile, rather than making every single tooth in the mouth straight.

Your dentist at Simply Teeth will begin the procedure by conducting thorough checks on the teeth, using an extensive range of x-rays, teeth impressions and photographs to make sure the teeth being moved are all clinically sound and ready for movement.

We would advise you to let us know at the beginning of your treatment exactly what smile improvements you would like to achieve from, so that we can ensure that your treatment plan is the right braces in Essex for you.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers in Essex are cosmetic tooth ‘covers’, made of tooth-coloured porcelain, that are applied to the outer surface of the tooth. Veneers at Simply Teeth are custom-made to fit over existing teeth to completely cover the teeth and change their appearance significantly.

Veneers can also be made a dental resin composite material. Our dentists will generally recommend porcelain because it is more stain resistant, more durable and has a more natural appearance. Additionally, porcelain veneers can last up to ten years.

Porcelain Veneers in LiverpoolBenefits of porcelain veneers

Our patients choose porcelain veneers in Essex for several reasons. Tooth discoloration is generally a predominant factor. Yellow or stained teeth can not only be unhealthy, but also be visually unappealing to many people.

A lot of our patients also choose veneers in Essex to create a more uniform shape to their teeth, enhancing the cosmetic appearance of the teeth.

Let’s face it, when we look at magazines or watch TV, rarely do we see models or actors with imperfect teeth. It’s likely that most of these smiles are the work of an excellent dentist. That’s not to say that some people aren’t simply born with a beautiful smile, but rather to say that sometimes to achieve such a perfect smile, porcelain veneers may be a helpful option.

That sounds expensive!

Porcelain veneers in Essex at Simply Teeth should be considered an investment. Cost is based on several factors including the experience of our dentists, the quality of the materials we use and the number of veneers you want.

To help spread this cost we are happy to offer our patients finance options to help spread the cost over a manageable period. With prices starting at just £600, your veneers in Essex could be more achievable than ever before.

Are there any disadvantages?

While the advantages of porcelain veneers are obvious (beautiful perfect teeth that will last many years), there are several disadvantages that should be considered as well.

Veneers can’t be ‘undone’. Once the process is started, there’s no going back as your teeth have to have a thin layer of enamel removed when the veneer is fitted. Some patients may also experience sensitivity to hot and cold due to the removal of some of the tooth enamel.

Is there an alternative to traditional braces?

Here at Simply Teeth in Essex, braces are changing. We are proud to introduce the Inman Aligner to our procedure options. The Inman Aligner is an alternative to modern invisible braces in Essex.

The Inman Aligner will allow you to achieve great results using just one appliance. It has been specifically designed to give you a wonderful smile with less hassle and expense in a shorter period, when compared to traditional fixed metal braces.

It can also be removed and inserted as a retainer, making huge improvements to your dental health when compared to traditional metal braces.

Invisalign Braces in EssexAs you get older, your teeth may tend to shift sometimes, which can cause your front top and bottom teeth to become crooked. At first glance, you must think you need fixed metal braces however, with the patented Inman Aligner your front teeth can be gently guided to an ideal position quickly and effectively in just a matter of weeks, not the years that may brace wearers may have experienced in the past.

This can occasionally happen to adults who have had braces when they were younger. The most common result is some overcrowding or rotations of front teeth.

Can the Inman Aligner be compared to Invisalign?

Invisalign braces in Essex are made of a specialised plastic, thus the forces are low and the treatment times can be a bit longer. The Inman Aligner incorporates tiny nickel titanium springs that can maintain a higher constant tension. The Inman Aligner is used mainly for treating front teeth only and may not suitable for all our patients. The treatment time with the Inman Aligner is usually faster than clear braces, so could provide a viable alternative to other modern braces in Essex.

Will it be painful?

Due to the gentle but steady forces generated, the Inman Aligner can be easily tolerated in your mouth. We sometimes recommend that patients take some mild pain killers for the first few days while you adjust.

Will the Inman Aligner affect my speech?

The Inman Aligner will affect your speech for a week or two. You will however adjust to the appliance over time and be able to speak normally with them in place.

Healthy mouths and happy smiles

At Simply Teeth, we offer corrective and cosmetic treatments — whether you are dealing with an emergency such as root canal work or extractions, want to keep your mouth healthy or hope to improve your smile, we can help.

Ilford-dentistWe are proud of our commitment to the patients who choose us as their dentist in Ilford. Good dental care means that you avoid the pain, inconvenience and unpleasantness of gum disease, cavities and missing or misaligned teeth. Also, having a healthy, attractive mouth is also intrinsic to your appearance. Prevention is key, so we offer regular, comprehensive check-ups to ensure good oral health.

Treating you with respect

From the moment you first contact us, we will treat you with respect, ensuring that your needs are met and keeping you fully informed. When you choose us as your Ilford dentist, you will find that we treat you as an individual and tailor a programme of treatment to meet your requirements. This means that you know what your schedule and expenditure will be. We offer financial plans so that you can spread the cost of treatment and access the services you need. Our team is highly trained in current procedures and we use modern equipment, so, whatever you need, you are in safe hands. You can be assured that work will be carried out to advanced standards in a comfortable environment. We respond quickly to your needs and can usually offer emergency care on the same day.

A more beautiful smile

A brilliant smile starts with looking after your teeth properly every day and receiving regular attention from your dentist in Ilford. We can detect problems early, remove plaque, clean and seal your teeth to keep them strong.

If your teeth are less than perfect, you may feel self-conscious about how you look. We offer a wide range of services to improve your look. Treatments such as invisible braces, veneers, white fillings, teeth whitening and dental implants can be used on their own or in combination to give you a smile to be proud of.

Join the hundreds of people who use us as their dentist in Ilford to look after their dental health and their looks.

Faster, straighter, cleaner

When you decide to get braces in Essex, and you are an adult, you are probably looking for a braces system that will straighten your teeth as quickly as possible. After all, no one wants to spend any longer than is absolutely necessary wearing braces.

At Simply Teeth in Essex, braces systems can straighten your teeth surprisingly quickly, provided your case is only concerned with misalignments and not with issues with your bite, i.e. one jaw not fitting well against the other.

Braces in EssexWe have carefully chosen the braces systems that we offer to provide our patients with the optimum treatments that will fulfil their criteria. These criteria are about value-for-money, speed and efficiency, comfort and discretion.

One system that we have chosen that fulfils all of these criteria is a system called Six Month Smiles.

Speed and efficiency

The main feature of Six Month Smiles is inherent in its name. This system takes between 4 and 9 months, with an average of 6 months, to straighten your teeth. This is much quicker than traditional systems that can take between 1 and 3 years to do the job.

The reason this system of braces in Essex is so fast is that it is designed only to work on the front 6 ‘social’ teeth i.e. the ones that are mostly visible when you are talking and eating. It uses tried and tested alignment mechanics to do its work, but with a twist.

Comfort and discretion

Six Month Smiles are like a much finer version of traditional bracket and wire braces systems. The brackets are much smaller and are made of clear ceramic. The wires are tooth-coloured. This means that the braces blend in with your teeth rather than dominate them, looking more like a piece of jewellery for your pearly whites than an instrument of torture.

As Six Month Smiles aims only to straighten misaligned teeth rather than correct the bite, it requires much gentler forces to do its work, which means less pain for you. And the more petite teeth fixtures are gentler on the mouth too.

Value for money

This system is quicker, so you need fewer, shorter appointments, which saves you money.

Tooth and nail

A lot of women think that nail extensions are the greatest thing since sliced bread, and they could be right. After all, nail extensions can transform a woman’s ragged, worn, weak nails into things of beauty and great art. Here at Simply Teeth, we also like nail extensions, but we think that, in Essex, veneers are by far the superior invention.

In Essex, veneers do a similar job to nail extensions, only for your teeth rather than your hands.

Veneers in EssexWhat are veneers?

Veneers are tiny porcelain sheaths that fit over the fronts of your teeth.

Each veneer is custom-made from impressions of your current teeth by highly-trained technicians. These cover-ups are made from special porcelain that is colour-matched to your teeth, and then sized and shaped to blend in with your natural teeth, or to create a whole new look for all your teeth.

Although the porcelain from which the veneers are made is very thin, it is also highly durable. If treated with care, veneers can be expected to last for at least 10 years.

What are veneers good for?

Veneers are great for covering up mild imperfections, such as staining that teeth whitening can’t remove, cracks, and chips. They are also good for masking imperfections such as mild misalignments, or gaps between teeth. If your teeth are too small, a whole set of veneers can be made to make them look bigger.

What’s the process of getting fitted with veneers?

Getting veneers in Essex usually takes 2 appointments. During the first one your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and these are sent away to a lab, along with specifications as to the colour and size of your veneers, where a technician will create your cover-ups.

At your next appointment, your Simply Teeth dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from the teeth you are having veneered. This does not hurt, and it is done so that there is something for your veneers to bond to, and also so that they lie flush with your natural teeth. Finally, the veneers are cemented on with a special dental adhesive.