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The total cost of a smile makeover will vary with each patient as it depends on the type and amount of treatment they need.
After your initial consultation and when your dentist has created your bespoke treatment plan for you, they will be able to go through all of the suggested treatments in detail, including a full cost breakdown of your smile makeover package so you know exactly what you will pay.
At Marsh Farm Dental we have 0% finance available which are a great option to help patients spread the costs of their treatment.
The amount of time it takes to complete a smile makeover will depend entirely on the individual patient, the complexity and type of issues they have and what types of treatments they need.
Things such as composite bonding are immediate and complete in just one dental visit. Teeth whitening delivers the finished results in just a few weeks. More extensive procedures such as dental implants can take several months as there is a healing process to undergo, and teeth straightening can also take up to a year or even more if required.
Your dentist will be able to give you an expected timeline for your smile makeover when they go through your treatment plan.
As long you have good oral health then in most cases you will be classed as a viable candidate for a smile makeover. For those who are found to have active gum disease or decay, this will need to be resolved before the cosmetic treatments can begin.
Some of the dental issues, defects and imperfections that can be corrected with the help of a smile makeover include;
– Crowded teeth
– Missing teeth
– Protruding teeth
– Teeth that are too long / too short
– Rotated teeth
– Discolouration and staining
– Chipped / broken teeth
– Gapped teeth
There are a number of things that patients can do to help keep their bodies and mouths healthy and reduce their risk of developing oral cancer:
Stop or reduce smoking and alcohol consumption
There are a number of factors that can increase a person’s chances of developing oral cancer such as;
An examination will be carried out looking at and feeling certain areas and tissue including;
Dentists are trained to spot the early signs of cancer and can see areas inside the mouth that patients cannot, so regular dental check-ups with a qualified professional are always advised.
The total or overall cost of achieving the smile you’ve always wanted will depend on your unique dental needs as well as the type and the amount of cosmetic treatment required. All costings will be clearly broken down for you in your treatment plan, but to give you an idea here are some pricings from Marsh Farm Dental:
Cosmetic dental treatments are suitable for almost all patients who are looking to improve, enhance, fix, correct or restore their smile.
There are a wide variety of innovative cosmetic dentistry solutions available that can be used to help and benefit patients whose teeth are;
Your dentist will be able to talk through and explain the various treatments to you so that you are aware of all your options and can come to a clear and informed decision on how you would like to proceed and what solutions suit you best.
There are a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments and procedures available that can be used on their own or be combined to help patients obtain the smile they’ve always wanted.
Some of the different types of cosmetic dentistry include:
The type of treatments you need will depend on your unique dental requirements and what type of results you are hoping to achieve. Before starting on the path to improving your smile, your dentist will create a bespoke treatment plan that will detail each step of the process as well as a full cost breakdown.
As with all cosmetic dental treatments, the total cost of veneers will depend on the individual patient and how many veneers they need, as well as if they require any additional treatments such as orthodontics, composite bonding or whitening to help achieve the best end results.
At Marsh Farm Dental our fees for veneer treatment start from just £850 each for porcelain veneers. A full price breakdown will be given to you with your customised treatment plan to make sure you are happy with it before proceeding and we have 0% finance options available to help spread the costs.
Veneers are a long-term solution which can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years, but their longevity will largely depend on the veneer itself, the placement in the mouth and the patient.
Taking the time to properly care for and maintain veneers is very straight forward and can make all the difference in ensuring that they continue to look great and last as long as possible.
Maintain and care for your veneers by;
Veneers are wafer thin layers of porcelain or composite resin that are custom-made to fit perfectly over existing teeth to improve their appearance. They are commonly used to change the colour, shape, size or spacing of teeth, helping to cover a number of cosmetic dental imperfections such as;
Veneers can be used to treat a single tooth or multiple teeth if required, delivering beautiful, natural results that leave patients smiling with confidence.
As with every dental treatment, the total price of composite bonding may vary depending on how many teeth require treatment, what issues it is being used to treat and how long the appointment will take.
At Marsh Farm Dental our composite bonding prices can therefore range from £155 – £350 per tooth.
Please note that these are just a guide price, but we will be happy to give you a full price breakdown with your treatment plan.
The longevity of composite bonding treatment will depend on the individual patient, their teeth and how they care for them, but if properly looked after, most should last for around 3-5years.
One of the great things about composite bonding is that it does not require any excessive or complicated maintenance. Patients simply need to ensure they continue with good oral hygiene, attend regular check-ups, brush their teeth twice a day and avoid the temptation to give in to bad habits such as biting pens, ice and fingernails.
Composite is very tough but isn’t indestructible and therefore can chip and stain over time but usually these can be buffed out and resolved very easily.
The most common culprits that cause staining of teeth and composite bonding are tea, coffee, red wine and smoking.
Composite bonding is an advanced dental technique that uses tooth coloured resin to cover, correct or improve aesthetic imperfections. The process itself is very straight forward and would typically involve the following steps;
The amount of time that results last for will depend on the individual, their teeth and how they take care of them. Results last on average between 6-12 months if properly maintained.
It is recommended that if you want to keep your teeth whiter for longer than you avoid things such as smoking or consuming products that stain the teeth such as tea, coffee and red wine. As well as this, preventative measures including regular brushing, flossing, drinking plenty of water, using a straw for acidic beverages and rinsing the mouth after eating and drinking will all work to help maintain your beautiful white smile.
There are many great benefits to professional teeth whitening such as;
The whitening process can vary depending on the type and brand of product that is being used.
At Marsh Farm Dental, we use Boutique, a whitening brand we know and trust that was created by dentists to make beautiful smiles accessible to everyone. The Boutique whitening process typically involves;
Dental implants are a long term, permanent solution for tooth loss and can last for 20-30 years or even more if they are properly cared for. However, the number of years you get from your dental implants can depend on a various factor such as;
Where it is in the mouth – because of frequent chewing, implants located at the back of the mouth do tend to fail more quickly.
The process of dental implants is usually completed over several months.
Under local anaesthetic, a titanium screw or rod is implanted into the jawbone. This will act as a replacement root and gradually fuse or ‘bond’ with the bone over time through something known as osteointegration, providing a stable anchor to support the attachments.
Once the jaw has healed after around 6-12 weeks, an abutment, which is a small connector, is attached to the implant and on top of that the crown or artificial tooth is then secured into place.
A dental implant is the name for a metal rod or screw that is surgically placed in the jawbone and used as a mounting post on which artificial teeth, crowns and bridges can be secured. Because of the way dental implants work, they are not only aesthetically pleasing but are the closest you can get to real teeth in terms of function.
Dental implants are an effective, reliable, hard-wearing, long-term solution for patients missing one, multiple or even all of their teeth. Not only does it work to restore the look and function of the missing teeth but delivers incredibly natural results, allowing patients to eat, smile and laugh without feeling self-conscious.
The overall cost of Invisalign will depend on the individual patient, their dental needs and any additional issues that have to be resolved before or after the straightening treatment can start.
At Marsh Farm Dental our Invisalign consultation costs £199.00 with the full treatment price for a complete set of Invisalign costing £3,500. From the £199.00 consultation fee, £100 will come off of the Invisalign treatment (worth £3.5k) if that patient goes ahead with the treatment plan.
To make it more affordable for patients we can offer;
All of our pricing and a full breakdown will be provided, discussed and agreed prior to starting treatment.
An Invisalign trained doctor will take precise digital scans of your teeth and use them to map out and create a bespoke treatment plan that will help to gradually align your teeth and achieve your smile goals.
The custom aligners work by applying a controlled force to different parts of the teeth at different stages of the process, allowing them to move quickly and efficiently with minimal pain or discomfort.
The aligners are usually worn for 1-2 weeks, and reviews are normally between 4-8 weeks so that we can check on your progress.
Invisalign aligners are created using a thin, clear, premium, medical-grade plastic material and fit over the teeth in the same way a gum shield or retainer does. The aligners are worn in a sequence, changing every 1-2 weeks or so onto the next retainer in the series, moving the teeth gradually, a little bit at a time for gentle, comfortable and accurate results.
These custom made, transparent aligners can be removed quickly and discretely, allowing patients the freedom to go about their everyday lives without hindrance or feeling self-conscious about their teeth.
Of course! We understand that sometimes the thought of seeing a dentist, especially one you have not met before, can be a little worrying. We are here to help. Our experienced and caring dental team is here to take care of you from start to finish, by ensuring we take our time and listen to you, to get an understanding of your needs and tailor make a treatment plan to work with you, to help get you over your worries.
Give us a call and make that first appointment, to see how we can help you!
We advise all our patients not to leave dental problems until they are severe, however sometimes emergencies can happen. If this is the case, call us up as soon as possible and we will strive to fit you in wherever reasonably possible, to address your issue. If this happens to fall outside our surgery opening hours, we advise you to contact the emergency out of hours service by calling 111, or calling the practice and listening to the answerphone message which will advise you on how to access emergency dental care.
Please be aware that if two appointments are cancelled without 24 hours notice or failed (without good reason), within a 12 month period no further appointments shall be offered at the practice.
To book, please ring 01582 503040 for Marsh Farm Dental, or 01582 575157 for Hockwell Dental, or come and visit us at the practice, so we can book an appointment that works for you. You should receive a reminder email or text up to 48 hours in advance of your appointment. If you need to cancel or change an appointment, please give us as much notice as possible, at least 24 hours.
Current studies show that provided implants are place and restored to the best standards and most importantly maintained well, they can last at least 20 years.
Treatments can range from 6 to 24 months. The procedure can be shorter for straightforward cases in a technique called immediate placement, and can be longer where bone graft procedures may be needed.
An implant is a titanium post that is placed under the gum, into the area where the missing tooth would be. The post acts to replicate the natural tooth root and on top of this, a crown is fitted which replaces the visible part of the tooth normally seen in the mouth, therefore restoring the cosmetic and functional aspects of the missing tooth.
Implants start at £2500. This price can increase to £3000 in cases where additional bone may be required to support the implant. At the Marsh Farm Dental, we use one of the world’s leading implant systems.