Some ‘Quick Fixes’ For Great Looking Teeth

Not all cosmetic dentistry involves lengthy treatment periods.

People are different, and whilst some dental patients plan their treatment months ahead, perhaps for a special occasion; others are more likely to do so on the spur of the moment.

This may not always result in immediate changes to the teeth though, and some procedures, such as dental implants and orthodontics, may take months, or even years in the case of orthodontics, for the full effects to be seen.

For the patient then, who looks in the mirror and decides that they need to improve the appearance of their teeth immediately, what are the options available at The Lodge Dental Suite?

Teeth whitening

One of the quickest ways to improve the appearance of teeth that look old and discoloured, is to have them whitened. This is a favourite treatment of many patients from Cheshunt and Broxbourne and perhaps not surprisingly. As well as taking just one hour for an in-house teeth whitening procedure, it is one of the most affordable cosmetic dental treatments available. For those not in such a hurry, equivalent results can be attained using our ‘at home’ whitening treatment. Both are highly successful and pain free.

‘Snap On Smile’

For patients who are especially concerned about how their teeth look when they are socialising or at other significant events, but are not sure that they want to have invasive treatments, the Snap On Smile may be the answer. As the name indicates, this device fits directly over your teeth and is made from impressions of your own teeth to help create a more natural smile.

This appliance can be worn when you are out and about and should place no limits on what you can eat. You can then remove them when you return home, though please make sure to keep them clean to prevent any risk of gum infections etc.

Porcelain veneers

For patients whose teeth are either very badly stained or have chips and cracks showing, dental veneers can be attached to the front surface to give you a great looking smile. This procedure only takes approximately a fortnight which includes the period when the veneers are being manufactured at a dental laboratory. Once returned, they are simply attached to the front of your teeth and you will have an instant great looking smile!


Although orthodontic treatment can be lengthy, and very often lasts over a year; minor corrections to uneven teeth can be made using the Six Month Smile system. Although the average time taken is six months, some corrections can be made in much less time; just a few months. If you are unhappy about having uneven teeth, why not arrange a consultation to see if you are a suitable candidate for a speedy teeth straightening procedure?

At The Lodge Dental Suite, we are always happy to discuss any aspect of your teeth which you are unhappy with, and suggest treatments that would work for you, with no obligation. Should you wish to make an appointment with us, please call us at our Cheshunt dental practice on 01992 643 388.