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Almost 50% of people in the UK are unhappy and dissatisfied with their smiles.

Here at The Gentle Dental, we are dedicated to providing affordable cosmetic dentistry, without compromising on the quality of treatment or patient care.

Using the latest methods and technology, we transform our patients’ smiles to help them feel confident and happy.

Under the expert guidance of Dr Ali Rifai, our team of trained and experienced dental experts work with patients at every stage of their treatment journey to ensure the best results and a complete smile transformation.

Patients from all over Surrey and London travel to us to receive our top-quality veneer, implant, and cosmetic treatments.

Book a consultation online or call us on 020 8224 7562.

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What does a cosmetic dentist do?

A cosmetic dentist is an oral specialist who performs treatments and procedures which improve the appearance of an individual’s smile.

This can include work on the teeth themselves, the gum structure, or bite alignment. 

Whereas general dentistry concentrates on the overall health of the mouth, cosmetic dentistry focuses on providing smiles that are more youthful, whiter, or straighter, depending on the customer’s preferences.

The top cosmetic dentists in the UK will pair their expertise with the latest methods and materials to ensure patient health and satisfaction.

Gentle Dental provides just that: friendly dentists and state-of-the-art digital technology to patients from all over Surry and southwest London.

Call us today on 020 8224 7562.

fix yellow stainingWhich problems can cosmetic dentistry fix?

Cosmetic dentistry can be used to fix most minor orthodontic and dental issues, to help you achieve your dream smile:

Discolouration on the teeth

Over time, your teeth can become stained or discoloured due to several reasons such as smoking, ageing, certain medication, or certain foods and drink.

Even if your oral health routine is perfect, a yellow smile can make you feel self-conscious and your teeth can look unhealthy or uncared for.

Luckily, in cosmetic dentistry, there are so many solutions to stained or discoloured teeth.

A whiter smile can help your smile look healthy and attractive, restoring your confidence and self-esteem.

Procedures such as teeth whitening, dental bonding, or porcelain veneers are easy and minimally invasive solutions to a stained smile.

Uneven or misshapen smiles

An uneven set of teeth is very common and can be a result of genetics, jaw shape, teeth overcrowding, or grinding your teeth.

More and more people are opting for straightening solutions to their teeth such as veneers and cosmetic bonding.

If your teeth are severely misaligned, then you may need orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth before you continue with cosmetic procedures. Find out more.

Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth

If you chip or crack a tooth, the healthiest and safest thing to do is get this fixed as soon as possible.

  • When cracked, chipped, or broken, a tooth is much more prone to decay and further damage. It can also impact your confidence when you smile.
  • Cosmetic dentistry provides an easy and non-invasive procedure that can restore your tooth and the overall look of your smile.
  • Dental bonding and veneers are most commonly used to restore small chips in your teeth, and for bigger cracks, crowns are used to protect and preserve the tooth.

Gappy smiles

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If you have a gappy smile, you may feel self-conscious about how your teeth look.

These kinds of smiles are also prone to becoming even more crooked, difficult to clean, and susceptible to decay.

If you are wary of your gappy smile, then cosmetic dentistry offers perfect solutions, such as dental bonding and porcelain veneers.

These are used to close the gaps and improve the appearance of the smile.

If you have significant space between teeth, then you may need braces to realign and close those gaps with orthodontic treatment such as ceramic braces.

Gummy smiles

When you have short teeth, this is often called a gummy smile.

Gum contouring treatment is a popular option for those who want a bigger and brighter set of teeth.

Gum contouring is also used to even out an uneven gum line.

It is a procedure that uses a small scalpel or laser to remove excess gum and to reveal more of a patient’s teeth.

The most common cosmetic dental procedures:

Our cosmetic treatments have been restoring smiles for over 25 years and have helped so many patients regain their confidence.

See our cosmetic dentistry before and afters.

Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are ultra-thin tooth-shaped shells usually made from porcelain that is designed to be fixed on the surface of the teeth to improve the appearance of your smile.

These shells are tooth coloured for a natural-looking and perfectly aligned set of teeth.

Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant and strong, so they provide a long-lasting solution to the most common oral issues.

Porcelain veneers are commonly used to instantly fix:

  • Misaligned and misshapen teeth
  • Stains and discolouration
  • Worn, chipped, or broken teeth
  • Gaps between the teeth

Teeth Whitening

Many have heard of teeth whitening as a cosmetic procedure because there are so many at-home and in-clinic options.

Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to make your smile a few shades whiter.

Though many over-the-counter kits can whiten your teeth at home, it is better to undergo this treatment with a professional dentist.

This will ensure the best, highest quality, and healthiest treatment and results. Teeth whitening is popular because it has quick results and is a non-invasive procedure.

Here at The Gentle Dental, we will create custom trays that fit your teeth’s shape and colour.

We also offer a Boutique Whitening treatment and the highly effective Enlighten Evolution™.

Dental bonding and teeth whitening is the most affordable treatments available within cosmetic dentistry

Here at The Gentle Dental practice, our in-house teeth whitening treatments begin at £395.

Gum Reshaping

Gum contouring is a cosmetic procedure whereby a dental specialist will reshape and sculpt your gum line to suit your preferences.

If you are conscious that your smile is gummy and you have short teeth, or your gum line is uneven, then gum reshaping is a perfect option for you.

At the Gentle Dental clinic, we have some of the best cosmetic dentists in the UK, so you can rest assured that the procedure will be as comfortable as possible, and the results will be exactly to your liking.

Invisalign (We’re Platinum Providers)

Perfect for fixing small orthodontic issues and even larger bite problems like overbites and crossbites.

With Invisalign, you can begin to see results in as little as a few weeks and can even finish your treatment within a few months.

The max time Invisalign takes is often around 12 months.

One of the most affordable ways to fix your smile for life; Invisalign offers competitive costs. View our prices here.

Cosmetic Contouring

If you are wary of long or uneven teeth, then cosmetic dental contouring is a perfect way of evening out your smile.

Also called enameloplasty, cosmetic contouring is a procedure where your dentist will use small drills or lasers to remove some of the enamel of your teeth to alter their shape or length.

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding (link once uploaded) is a cosmetic treatment that is most commonly used to repair cracks, chips, or small gaps in between the teeth.

A resin is applied to the teeth, before being shaped by one of our highly skilled cosmetic dentists to match your teeth.

Composite bonding is effective because it is a quick and simple procedure, and it will restore your perfect smile and your self-confidence.

Composite Bonding Vs Veneers: What’s the difference?

Dental Implants

Dental implants are becoming an increasingly popular tooth replacement option for those with single or multiple missing teeth.

An implant is made up of a titanium rod that is fixed into the jawbone.

This supports a prosthetic tooth, also called a crown, which looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth.

They are permanent and fixed solutions to missing teeth, and with proper maintenance and oral hygiene, can last as long as a natural tooth.

View implant costs.

Trial Smiles

Private Dentistry Winner 2020A trial smile is a great way to visualise what your cosmetic treatment will look like.

By using the latest technology, our cosmetic dentists at The Gentle Dental clinic will be able to create temporary veneers or porcelain work so you can literally try it before you buy.

Allowing patients to trial their smile allows them to make any changes to the end result before they commit fully.

Smile Makeovers

A smile makeover can mean anything from a veneer right through to full mouth reconstructive treatment.

Whether you just want to make minor changes to your smile, or need a combination of cosmetic treatments, a smile makeover aims to give you your dream smile whilst also keeping in mind the long-term health of your mouth and teeth.

How much does cosmetic dentistry cost?

The cost of a smile makeover will vary depending on individual treatment combinations.

When undergoing a smile makeover, there are many factors that help determine the cost:

  • How many teeth are involved? Is it a partial or full mouth treatment?
  • Which tooth coloured material is chosen? prices vary depending on whether patients choose composite, porcelain, or a combination of both.
  • Which procedures need to be done to achieve the desired end result?

Smile makeovers tend to begin at around £1,500.

Whichever cosmetic treatment you choose, we offer several easy payment plans and dental finance options to help you achieve your dream smile affordably.

See our full list of cosmetic treatment prices here.

If you require advanced treatment but you are concerned about the cost speak to one of our friendly team members today on 020 8224 7562.

They will be able to advise you on the best ways we can help you spread out the cost.

Take a look at our full list of prices here.

Low-cost ways to achieve your ideal smile

Beautiful smile and white teeth of a young woman. Matching the shades of the implants or the process of teeth whitening.The cost of cosmetic dentistry in the UK varies depending on your treatment type and clinic.

Because cosmetic dentistry focuses primarily on the appearance of the teeth rather than being a necessity for overall oral health, most cosmetic treatments are not included in the NHS. See what is.

However, there are many affordable ways to achieve your dream smile without breaking the bank.

Get in touch today

if you have stained, crooked, uneven, or misshapen teeth, and you’re looking to regain a perfect smile, our cosmetic dentists are some of the best!

Call today on 020 8224 7562 to book a consultation.

Cosmetic dentists in Surrey (less than an hour from central London)

The Gentle Dental clinic is a highly rated practice that uses the most recent dental methods and technologies to provide patients across Surrey and southwest London with the best cosmetic dental solutions.

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