Smile Improvements Without Dental Surgery In Wickford

Nicer teeth without invasive treatments!

There are many procedures, such as dental implants, crowns and veneers that are excellent for restoring damaged or missing teeth. All of these, however, do require invasive treatment and the need for a local anaesthetic to make it possible.  Whilst our Wickford and Rayleigh patients may be prepared to undergo these treatments where necessary, some may be less inclined if it is for cosmetic improvements only.

This does not mean that if you wish to avoid more complex dentistry, there are no options left. Whilst the options may be fewer, there are still treatments available which can help the cosmetic dentists at the Cygnet Dental Practice bring you a nicer looking smile without surgery!


If you have a missing tooth, especially one that shows when you smile, you will naturally wish to replace it. However, both dental implants and bridges do require work to be done on your teeth. Modern dentures though, typically require no treatment and do offer an acceptable solution for anyone who wants a surgery free solution. Although these will never be as strong or stable as implants, modern dentures offer a satisfactory solution for many.

Teeth whitening

Perhaps the best known non invasive cosmetic dental treatment is teeth whitening. This is a pain free procedure that can have really dramatic results, often greatly improving the whiteness of a smile within just a week or so of using our home teeth whitening treatment. What’s more, it is a perfectly safe procedure that can be repeated when you feel that your teeth have lost the whiteness from the initial treatment. Unfortunately, gradual discolouration, will return as the internal parts of our teeth darken and exacerbated by food and drink that stains.


Bonding can be useful where there are small chips missing from a tooth. If this occurs with your teeth, it is important that you have them checked at our Wickford practice to prevent the risk of further damage and decay. Cosmetic bonding is particularly useful for minor restorations such as this.


In addition to whitening teeth, having them straightened is one of the most significant things you can do to get a great looking smile. Modern, almost invisible, orthodontics are now available for all teeth or just for the ‘social six’ teeth at the front that we reveal when we smile. The latter type, including the popular ‘Six Month Smiles’ system, are generally faster acting than traditional braces.

If you would like to see how we can improve your smile, without the need for surgery, why not make an appointment to see one of the team at the Cygnet Dental Practice by calling us on 01268 733078.