A cosmetic dentistry procedure known as "a snap-on smile" has been recommended for people who are nervous about visiting the dentist.
Dr Robert M Weston explained to the Reading Eagle impressions are taken of a patient’s teeth and then a device is fitted in the mouth that can last up to five years or more.
He was quoted as saying the procedure is often popular with individuals who feel uncomfortable about their teeth but are unable to currently afford alternative work.
"It can be used long-term or short-term for those who plan more extensive, restorative dentistry from crowns and veneers to implants," said the oral health expert.
Dr Weston concluded by saying most of his patients receiving the treatment were aged between 40 and 70, while some were in their 20s.