Cosmetic Dentistry

The Ultimate Guide to Cosmetic Dentistry

In the pursuit of the perfect smile, modern cosmetic dentistry offers truly endless possibilities. From teeth whitening to porcelain veneers, cosmetic dentistry has evolved over the years to help individuals achieve the smile of their dreams, drastically boosting their confidence in the process.

In this expert guide, we’ll delve into the world of cosmetic dentistry, exploring various procedures here at Perfect Smile Spa, their benefits, and what you can expect on your journey to a radiant smile. Read on to uncover the extraordinary truth behind cosmetic dentistry.  

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?  

Cosmetic dentistry is a specialised branch of dental care focused on enhancing the appearance of your teeth and smile. Unlike general dentistry, which primarily deals with oral health and hygiene, cosmetic dentistry prioritises aesthetics, helping you tackle your smile imperfections and leaving you with a smile you can be proud of.  

Although cosmetic dentistry won’t necessarily address underlying dental health issues, they can drastically improve the look and feel of your teeth – it’s crucial to maintain regular dental check-ups even if you opt for cosmetic treatments. 

What are some Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures?   

Teeth Whitening: 

A bright, white smile is often associated with good oral health and attractiveness. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. It involves the use of safe bleaching agents to remove stains and discolouration, revealing a dazzling smile. Our teeth whitening treatment is designed to do just that, helping to restore a beautifully white.  


  • Achieve a bright and radiant smile 
  • Remove stubborn stains and discoloration 
  • Boost your confidence and self-esteem 
  • Enhance your overall oral health 
  • Safe and effective treatment 


  1. Consultation: Our experienced dental team will assess your teeth and discuss your goals.
  1. Preparation: Protective measures are taken to shield your gums and lips. 
  1. Application: A safe bleaching agent is applied to your teeth. 
  1. Activation: We use advanced technology to activate the whitening process. 
  1. Monitoring: The progress is carefully monitored to achieve the desired results. 
  1. Final Assessment: You’ll leave with a stunning, white smile. 

Porcelain Veneers: 

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth. They can instantly transform the appearance of teeth that are chipped, misshapen, or discoloured. Here at Perfect Smile Spa, our dental veneers treatment offers a long-lasting and natural-looking solution. 


  • Instantly transform your smile 
  • Correct chipped, misshapen, or discoloured teeth 
  • Durable and long-lasting solution 
  • Achieve a natural-looking appearance 


  • Consultation: We discuss your cosmetic goals and create a personalised plan. 
  • Thorough teeth cleaning: Your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned using special cleaning agents. 
  • Teeth whitening (if necessary): This may be performed to ensure your veneer perfectly matches the shade of your other teeth. 
  • Composite layering: The composite material is applied to the tooth and allows for precise customisation. 
  • Sculpting and shaping: The composite material is sculpted and shaped to create the final veneer. 
  • Polishing: The veneer is meticulously polished to add the finishing touches to your new smile.  

Dental Crowns:  

Crowns are used to cover and protect damaged or weak teeth. They can also be used for cosmetic purposes to improve the shape, size, or colour of a tooth. Professional crowns, such as our dental crowns in Essex, are highly durable and blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.  


  • Restore and protect damaged or weak teeth 
  • Improve tooth shape, size, and colour 
  • Better bite  
  • Natural tooth protection 
  • Highly durable  
  • Seamless integration with natural teeth 


  1. Examination: We will first thoroughly evaluate the condition of your tooth 
  1. Root canal (if necessary): If you need root canal treatment, we will carefully correct the infected pulp  
  1. Local anaesthetic: We will administer a local anaesthetic to ensure your complete comfort  
  1. Tooth preparation: The tooth will be carefully filled down in preparation to receive the crown  
  1. Temporary crown placement: This is placed to protect the prepared tooth while your permanent crown is carefully crafted.  
  1. Crown fitting: We then ensure the crown fits perfectly and completes your smile. 

Dental Implants: 

For those with missing teeth, dental implants provide a permanent and aesthetically pleasing solution. The implants we use for our dental implants treatment consists of a titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone, topped with a custom-made crown that looks and functions like a real tooth. 


  • Permanent and aesthetically pleasing tooth replacement 
  • Improved oral health and bite function 
  • Enhanced facial appearance and self-confidence 
  • Long-term solution for missing teeth 


  • Assessment: We assess your teeth for any underlying issues and discuss the treatment plan. 
  • Implant Placement: A titanium post is surgically inserted into the jawbone under local anaesthetic.  
  • Healing Period: Integration of the implant with the bone occurs over several months. 
  • Abutment Placement: An abutment is attached to the implant. 
  • Crown Placement: A custom-made crown is securely affixed to the abutment. 

How to Choose the Right Cosmetic Dentist 

Selecting the right cosmetic dentist is crucial to achieving the smile you desire. Some key factors to consider include:  

1. Credentials:  

Ensure that the dentist is licensed and certified in cosmetic dentistry. Look for additional training or memberships in relevant professional organisations. 

2. Portfolio: 

Review the dentist’s portfolio of before-and-after photos to assess the quality of their work and whether it aligns with your expectations. 

3. Patient Reviews:  

Reading reviews and testimonials from previous patients can provide insight into the dentist’s skill and patient satisfaction. 

4. Consultation:  

Schedule a consultation to discuss your goals, ask questions, and assess the dentist’s communication style and approach to your treatment plan. 

5. Technology and Facilities: 

A modern dental office with up-to-date technology can enhance the accuracy and effectiveness of your cosmetic procedures. 

In conclusion, cosmetic dentistry offers a plethora of options for achieving the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Whether you’re looking to brighten your teeth, fix imperfections, or replace missing teeth, there’s a cosmetic dental solution for you. Here at Perfect Smile Spa, we are committed to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams, so book a free consultation today and take the first step towards a more confident you.