Why choose Forest Dental in Loughton?

We at Forest Dental are passionate about the wellbeing of our customers and the quality of our care. Based in Loughton, Essex, we provide exemplary service that you can rely on. Dr Sab Rana, our Principal Dentist, has earned a great reputation with 14 years of experience at our practice. She has satisfied the dental needs of countless patients, with clients citing her friendliness and empathy in their testimonials.

Forest Dental in LoughtonOur customers aren’t the only ones impressed with our quality of service. The Care Quality Commission found that Forest Dental was safe, effective, and caring amongst other praises, ensuring you that our continued commitment to your dental health is genuine.

We offer a large variety of treatments to suit your needs, including general treatments such as tooth extractions and root-canal therapies, and cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening and removable bridges to help improve your smile. Dr Sab Rana is experienced in each of our services, ensuring that you will receive the best treatment possible.

We use the latest dental technology to ensure your satisfaction. These modern technologies include our Healozone machine, digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, allowing us to provide long-term dental care. Our staff employ a strict policy designed to prevent cross-infection, keeping the workspace sterilised and safe for everyone in our practice.

We understand that visiting the dentist can be nerve-wracking, but we are committed to giving you and your family the most comfortable experience possible. Dr Sab Rana has been described as ‘empathetic’, ‘caring’ and ‘brilliant’ at handling nervousness. Whether you’ve put off visiting a dentist for a while, or you want to change your practice, our experienced dentist will be sure to put your mind at ease, without the necessity of sedation. Our Healozone machine is used to treat tooth decay without the need for drilling and is the only machine of its kind in the local area.

New patients at Forest Dental in Loughton can receive an exam, which requires you to fill in a form to tell us about your pre-existing conditions. Dr Sab Rana will listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have about your treatments. We will provide a thorough examination of your mouth, including the use of x-rays and our diagnodent machine, allowing us to detect tooth decay at the earliest possible time. After our in-depth examination, your results will be discussed, and we’ll inform you of the available treatment options, as well as the projected costs and timescales.

Most of all, Forest Dental in Loughton is committed to give you the best treatment possible, and to provide long-term medical care for our clients. We look forward to meeting you and giving you the treatment you deserve.

Providing what you want

When you move to a new town with your family, you have so much to sort out and new beginnings to put in place. Unless you have a dental crisis, it could be easy to put finding a good dentist on the back burner. You get on with getting the kids settled in their new schools, getting used to the new gyms and shortcuts to the supermarkets. Before you know it, the entire family has missed a whole year’s worth of check-ups and you’ve still not started on making a short list of good dental practices in the area.

Cosmetic Dentistry in LoughtonOr you could just take the easy route and sign everyone up at Forest Dental in Loughton. At Forest Dental, we pride ourselves on our gentle approach to family dentistry. We can take care of your whole family’s dental needs.


Children’s teeth can have a precarious time of it. The enamel on their teeth is not as hard as it will be later in life, plus the kids are still learning to master the skills and daily discipline required to look after their teeth. Couple those 2 things with a passion for sugary snacks and drinks, which most kids have, and it’s no surprise that so many kids need fillings.

However, there are things you can do to make it easier. Start bringing your kids along to the dentist when they are about 6 months old, and for check-ups as soon as they start having teeth. That way, they will be used to the dentist from an early age.

We can also help harden up enamel and protect it from decay with a couple of good preventive treatments.


Many adults now want to get their teeth straightened and at Forest Dental we offer discreet braces to make the experience less embarrassing.

People also often want to improve the look of their smile with cosmetic treatments such as whitening and veneers.

In later life, dental needs are more about preserving and replacing teeth. We provide bridges and flexible dentures.

We feel confident we can provide for all your dental needs, so please come in for a chat and meet our friendly team.

Little by little, or one fell swoop?

Having strong, healthy teeth is important, but what if yours are and you still aren’t happy with them? Our teeth work hard all day, and over the years they can take quite a battering. The thing with teeth is that people really notice them. Eons ago, baring our teeth in an engaging grin was a non-verbal way of demonstrating that we were not an enemy or a predator. You can still see this behaviour in our ape and monkey relatives, and even now, the smile remains an important tool in our communications toolbox, and one that people are hardwired to respond to with warmth and generosity.

Cosmetic Dentistry LoughtonYes, people notice your teeth. And they make subconscious decisions as to your health and age based on what they see. There’s no getting away from the fact. So, if yours have started to show a bit of wear and tear, now’s the time to get them back into tip-top shape.

Here at Forest Dental in Loughton, cosmetic dentistry treatments can be done as and when you need them, or all at once in a mini or full smile makeover. It’s up to you to choose, but even tidying the tiniest imperfection, like having worn edges to your teeth, can make a dramatic difference to your appearance.

Worn edges

We call this treatment cosmetic contouring. If you are having your teeth whitened with us, we tend to perform this treatment alongside it routinely, but you can also have it without whitening. It’s quick to do and painless to receive. We just use our polishing discs to reshape the edges of your teeth, and then, wow! What a difference!

Other structural imperfections

We also have treatments to cover over chips, cracks, gaps and deep stains that whitening won’t remove, as well as mask gaps between teeth. You can choose between veneers, porcelain sheaths, or componeers, which use composite bonding sculpted over your teeth on the spot.

We have other treatments too. We may suggest treatments to enhance your teeth after you have some kind of remedial treatment, or you can book yourself in for a consultation for a smile makeover, or ask us about anything when you next come for a check-up.

Enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry in Loughton

Have you ever felt self-conscious about your smile? Do you always smile with your mouth closed, or cover your mouth when you are talking? Smiling is one of the most important ways of communicating non-verbally with each other, and being unable to smile can have an impact on your self-esteem and general wellbeing.

Luckily, cosmetic dentistry in Loughton can help you achieve great oral health and the smile you always wanted. At Forest Dental, you can choose from a variety of treatments to enhance your smile, including white fillings, and porcelain veneers as well as teeth whitening. Our experienced dentists are dedicated to helping you fix your dental problems easily, effectively and with as little pain as possible.

Cosmetic Dentistry in LoughtonWhite fillings

Providing a more natural alternative to traditional metal fillings, white or tooth-coloured fillings are long lasting and available in a range of shades that can be matched to the natural colour of your teeth. These restorations are usually made of composite resin and are bonded to the damaged area of a tooth.

White fillings are completed in one dental appointment. Firstly, we numb the area so that the treatment is comfortable and painless. We will then remove the portion of your tooth that has been damaged and replace the missing part with a white filling that will stay securely in place once hardened with the aid of a bright blue light.

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin, porcelain shells that cover the front surface your teeth to make them look better. Whether you have cracked, chipped, worn, spaced or crowded teeth, porcelain veneers are very versatile because they offer a convenient all-in-one solution that can solve most of your dental problems at once. Because porcelain used in dental veneers imitates the translucent look of your natural teeth, you can expect a more natural smile.

Teeth whitening

At Forest Dental, we are delighted to offer teeth whitening to patients who wish to brighten their teeth by several shades. You can choose between home whitening with custom-made, bleaching trays or Zoom laser whitening to have your teeth whitened up to nine shades in less than an hour at the dentist’s chair.

Make a great first impression with a beautiful smile

For many people, your smile is the first thing they notice about you. A good smile helps to make an excellent first impression, and can even have an impact on your earning potential. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, the chances are this will impact on your self-confidence, which can have serious negative repercussions for your personal and professional interactions.

cosmetic dental treatmentsCosmetic dentistry is the branch of dentistry that deals with the aesthetic appearance of your smile. It comprises a wide selection of treatments designed to align, enhance and brighten the teeth for a more attractive appearance.

At Forest Dental we have a skilled team of cosmetic dentists who have helped many patients transform their smiles. Using the latest techniques, equipment and materials, our team offer a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments, from a quick brightness boost with teeth whitening treatment to a full smile makeover using a combination of two or more of our specialist treatments.

Smile makeovers use the latest technology to assess your smile and establish the best course of treatment to provide the smile of your dreams. Your dentist will find out what you like and dislike about your smile, and what you would like to achieve. Using photographs, x-rays and models, they will then go through all the treatment options available to help you get that dream smile. They will discuss the pros and cons of all appropriate treatments, including how they may impact on your lifestyle, so that you can make an informed choice about your treatment.

Among the cosmetic dental treatments we offer at Forest Dental are:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Componeers
  • Discreet orthodontics
  • White fillings, inlays and onlays
  • Cosmetic contouring
  • Cosmetic dentures