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Why You Should Come To Gateway Dental For A Smile Makeover Design?

Are you looking to transform your smile and boost your confidence? Smile makeovers are the latest trend in cosmetic dentistry, offering a range of options to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Due to such high demand for our first-ever Smile Makeover Consultation Open Day on 29th June, we've decided to open another date on Saturday 10th August. The day was such a success with all of our patients, we can't wait to see how we can change the lives of even more patients! If you're thinking about changing your smile but aren't quite ready to make the move, read on to find out more about how the day went and what Gateway Dental can offer you.


What to expect?

  • The dentist will ask about your goals, concerns, and expectations.

  • Document your case using photographs and x-rays to understand your dental structure better.

  • The dentist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and overall oral health and check for any underlying issues such as cavities, gum disease, or misalignment.

  • We will use digital imaging technology to create a preview of the potential results for a combination of many treatments. Furthermore, a "mock-up" can be created for certain treatments to see the results on your teeth before committing.

  • The dentist will discuss various treatment options available, and create a tailored treatment plan based on your needs and goals, which will include an estimated timeline and cost for the makeover.

  • You will have a chance to ask any questions, you might have, about the procedures and maintenance.


Who will you be seen by?

Dr Anoushka Saraf (left) and Dr Afrah Khan (right)


Anoushka is a general & aesthetic dentist, who has trained in Advanced General Dentistry at the Queen Mary University of London in 2021. In 2019 she gained a bachelor of Dental Surgery from one of the leading dental institutes in India, Manipal College of Dental Sciences. She is an Invisalign provider and has completed a course by the number 1 Invisalign provider in Europe. She is passionate about aesthetic dentistry and believes in a minimally invasive approach in dentistry.


Afrah graduated from Nair Hospital Dental College in Mumbai, India in 2010, where she received her BDS bachelor's in dental science. Developing her career, in 2022 she moved to the UK where she worked as a dental therapist, and since 2023 she has been a GDC General & Aesthetic Dental Practitioner. Dr Khan has special interests with extensive experience in digital dentistry & aesthetic cases including composites. She is also committed to providing a holistic approach to restorations with other special interests in occlusion & TMJ. Since working with Gateway Dental, she has been providing digital smile makeovers, which has changed the way patients feel about their smiles.


Follow-up care, advice and support

Maintaining your new smile is a collaborative effort between you and our dental team. By following our post-procedure instructions and attending regular follow-up appointments, you can ensure that your smile stays beautiful and healthy for years to come.

Your new smile requires ongoing care and attention. Here’s what you can expect in terms of follow-up care and advice from our dental team:

After your procedures, you’ll receive detailed instructions on how to care for your teeth and gums. This may include guidelines on eating, brushing, and any medications you may need.

  • Tips on managing any discomfort or sensitivity you might experience immediately after the treatment.

  • We’ll schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure your smile makeover results are as expected.

  • Advice on any special dental products, such as specific toothpaste or mouthwash, that can help maintain your dental work.

  • Guidance on foods and drinks to avoid that could stain or damage your new smile, such as coffee, tea, red wine, and hard candies.

  • The importance of scheduling regular dental cleanings and exams to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

  • Keep an eye on any changes in your mouth and contact us if you notice issues like increased sensitivity or changes in the bite.


What if I'm still not sure if I want to go ahead?

It's perfectly normal to feel uncertain about committing to a smile makeover. We understand that undergoing cosmetic dental treatments is a significant decision, and we want you to feel completely comfortable and confident before proceeding. That’s why we offer several ways to help you envision the potential results without any obligation.

One of the key services we provide is the creation of mock-ups. Here’s how this process works and how it can help you make an informed decision:

  • Using cutting-edge digital imaging technology, we create a virtual representation of your new smile. This allows you to see what your teeth will look like after the makeover.

  • The mock-up is customized based on your dental structure, personal preferences, and the specific treatments being considered, such as veneers, crowns, or teeth whitening.

  • In some cases, we can create temporary restorations that you can try on. This allows you to experience the look and feel of your new smile in real life.

  • During your consultation, we’ll walk you through the mock-up process, explaining each step and how the proposed treatments will address your specific concerns.

  • You’ll have the opportunity to provide feedback and make adjustments to the design. This collaborative approach ensures that the final result aligns with your vision.

  • Seeing a preview of your new smile can alleviate concerns and help you feel more confident about the outcome.

  • Mock-ups provide a clear visual guide, allowing you to make a well-informed decision about whether to proceed with the treatments.

  • Remember, the consultation and mock-up process comes with no obligation to proceed. It’s a risk-free way to explore your options and understand the potential results.


You're at the top of your game, and you deserve a smile to match!

Call Gateway Dental on 01444 232188 to book in your FREE Smile Makeover Consultation.

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