What is SmileFast?

When you’re looking to take the first step towards the smile of your dreams, we know there can be an enormous number of options out there; from fixed bracesclear braces to veneers and composite bonding, it’s often difficult to know where to start and what to ask your dentist for.
You may want to change the shape and brightness of your teeth using whitening and composite bonding; you may need a teeth straightening system to fill in any gaps; or you may desire a different appearance of the tooth using ceramics or crowns.
The abundance of choice can be overwhelming – so SmileFast revolutionises the journey to your dream smile using the latest 3D-planning technology, featuring a ‘trial smile’ that allows you to preview your new smile before it becomes reality, in only three simple steps!

Step 1: Design - Your initial consultation with your dentist will include a digital scan and impressions of your teeth, photographs will be taken and in real time and a digital image of your new smile will be generated for you to approve.

Step 2: Test drive - A real-life, temporary trial smile will be placed over your teeth so that you can make any adjustments and modifications so that you’re 100% happy before proceeding to the final stage.

Step 3: Delivery - After you’re completely happy with the test-drive, your smile’s permanent transformation will take place in only one appointment, using pain-free and minimally invasive techniques.

What are the advantages of SmileFast?

Using digital technology, and with a fully customisable end result tailored entirely to the design of your own dream smile, the time in which it takes to complete your SmileFast journey is much shorter than most traditional smile makeover techniques.

With your dentist, you will be able to discuss your vision and make any amendments to your own, bespoke, fully customisable smile in real-time throughout the process, and work together to achieve the perfect outcome, with predictable end results.

How much does SmileFast cost?

At Colosseum Dental, we understand that transparency around the cost of the journey to your perfect smile is important. With SmileFast, your dream smile is achievable from as little as £70.63 per month, 0% interest free.

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Frequently asked questions

How are veneers made?
Your dentist will start by removing a thin layer of enamel (usually about 1mm) from the surface of the teeth to be treated. An impression is then taken and temporary veneers fitted. Your veneers are created by hand. They are individually designed to match the shape, colour and contour of your natural teeth. At the second visit, about a week or two later, your dentist will bond the finished veneer in place. They become strong instantly and you will be able to eat with them immediately after the treatment.
How do I care for my new veneers?
Porcelain veneers need no special care. As with all aspects of oral health, good dental hygiene is important and this will help to increase the life of the veneer. As always you should avoid biting hard objects. Regular check-ups with the dentist and hygienist are essential to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.
How long will a veneer last?
Veneers can last for a long time  if properly cared for and maintained. The same guidance for maintaining your own teeth applies – avoid using your teeth to bite through hard materials e.g. plastic, paper, fingernails. Should a veneer be chipped these can usually be repaired by the dentist or a new veneer fitted.
How long will it take?
As previously mentioned, patients usually require two visits for a veneer. The first visit is preparing the tooth and ensure that the appearance of the veneer is suitable compared to your other teeth. The second visit ensures that the veneer fits comfortably and safely. On your second visit the veneer is bonded with an adhesive which makes sure that it’s securely fixed to the tooth.
What are the advantages of veneers?
Veneers improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth. With different shades of porcelain available you can choose on that blends in with your other teeth whilst covering a single discoloured or stained tooth. They are also often used to lighten your front teeth, usually the upper ones. A veneer can also make a chipped tooth look whole again. The can also be used to close small gaps where braces are not suitable.
What are the alternatives to veneers?
There are other alternatives to veneers that might prove more cost-effective. For example, your dentist might recommend using a natural-coloured filling to make minor repairs to front teeth (if suitable). Furthermore, a crown might be a more suitable alternative if the tooth is broken or has been weakened by root canal treatment or a filling. In both cases, your dentist will be able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of all the options.
What is the difference between a composite and porcelain veneer?
Composite veneers are usually applied with just one visit rather than two and are usually at a lower cost to the patient. The tooth is roughened so that a bonding gel can be applied, and then composite material is added to the tooth in thin layers until it is shaped accordingly. Throughout, the composite is hardened and when finished, polished to provide a natural look. However, composite veneers aren’t as hard-wearing as porcelain veneers and usually have a lesser aesthetic appearance compared to porcelain.

Porcelain veneers are more expensive but are usually more aesthetically pleasing. The process of fitting porcelain veneers is longer as each veneer is created individually to fit comfortably onto the tooth (after the dentist has taken an initial impression). Patients usually have a temporary veneer in between appointments. When your veneer is ready, your dentist will clean your teeth, roughen the surface of the tooth and apply the veneer using a dental adhesive to keep it firmly in place.
Which teeth should be veneered?
The dentist will help you decide which teeth might benefit from porcelain veneers. Whilst it is not uncommon to have as many as six front teeth treated, sometimes just one or two may be required. Usually it is the smile line that would most benefit, so only those teeth that show are veneered.

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