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Why We're Different

We're Different

Illume isn’t like other dental practices. We don’t just look at a problem tooth, gum or root: we look at you, as a whole person. With the use of incredible technology, along with specialist procedures and processes like our unique 14-point Healthy Mouth Review, we aim to get a full picture of your whole mouth health, and we’ll take the time to understand exactly what it is you need to leave us with a smile on your face.

What’s the benefit?

Our patients benefit in the following ways:


By learning about your diet and lifestyle we can devise personalised, practical solutions in helping you maintain good oral health alongside your day-to-day demands. We’ll be able to predict and prevent issues before they appear, thus reducing the risk of disease and enhancing your overall wellness.


By running full diagnostic tests, rather than focusing on a specific issue or area of discomfort, we’re able to treat any problems that have gone undetected. We check for gum disease and mouth cancer as a matter of routine.


By pinpointing problems with detailed checks and sophisticated equipment, we’re able to target the root of the problem and help you to heal quicker.


With thorough, regular checks and a comprehensive care plan, we’ll ensure that you have a swift and smooth recovery.


By involving you every step of the way and providing you with a comprehensive treatment plan, we’ll build a strong relationship that you can trust.

Specialist staff

Our team is made up of talented individuals with a range of specialities, from preventative periodontal care, to complex restorative cases, to cosmetic procedures of facial aesthetics and teeth straightening.

Together, we are a 360° team working to create happy, healthy smiles.

At the forefront of digital dentistry

We’re embracing the very latest and most innovative technology in digital dentistry to make sure your treatments are fast, safe and precise. Here are just some of the equipment we use to improve your experience:

Intraoral scanners

A new alternative to taking impressions that provides you with a comfortable experience and helps us to build an accurate picture of your teeth over time.

CAD computers

These machines help us to design and create life-like custom fillings, crowns and veneers, usually in the space of just a single visit.

EMG Analysis

We can accurately evaluate muscular activity while chewing and biting, as the effect of activities such as clenching and teeth grinding.

CBCT Scanners

Using the latest generation ultra-low dose scanners, we can safely generate more information than conventional X-rays, and create precise treatment plans.

Jaw tracking and digital bite analysis

This technology helps us to create restorations that tackle jaw pain and bite issues.

Affordable treatments

Your oral health is important, and cost shouldn’t be a barrier to getting the very best treatment. That’s why we have a range of solutions – from interest-free finance and our own Illume Membership – to make your plans a reality.

What our patients say

When we say we’re different, don’t just take our word for it – see what some of our satisfied patients have to say.

Laura Watkins

My first visit to Illume and I have never been treated so well. Everyone made me feel comfortable in the practice. Such an amazing difference to the NHS dentist I used to visit. I was completely relaxed. Slightly out of my way, but definitely worth the visit to such a caring dentist.

Stefan Potter

Illume is a fantastic dentist conveniently located in Cheltenham. They provided excellent pain free treatment of a bad tooth. I don't live close, and it is a bit of a trek for a visit to the dentist. But after my first appointment, experiencing the professional, really friendly atmosphere, I won't want anybody else looking after my teeth. You can take for granted the quality of treatment and sympathetic care. I really believe that you get what you pay for. Being with a 'cheap' dentist before taught me that it was just false economy; pay a bit more to get the job done right the first time is my philosophy.

Geoffery Moss

Excellent service from Illume recently. I had a sudden toothache and was seen the same day. The practice phoned me a few days later just to check how I was. When the problem returned the following week I was again seen within a matter of hours. The assessment of my problem was thorough, and the resulting treatment effective.

Steve Adams

We have been seeing the same dentist at IIlume for over twenty years - a testimonial in itself. Friendly, caring service and total professionalism are always the norm. We would never go anywhere else!

Jamesq Johnson

Great. Solved an emergency with a temporary crown, then when I was able to get back, completed complex root canal work with permanent crown. No problem since. Have been at this dentist for nigh on 20 years. My family travel miles to get there.

Craig Morgan

I started my fixed brace treatment at Illume about 2 months ago, and the very friendly welcome, advice, consultation, care plan and treatment has been amazing. The facilities within the practice are also top notch, so different from any dentist I have been to before. After so many years of indecision about correcting my upper teeth, I'm so pleased that I chose Illume, as I know I will not be disappointed with the results. Tim, who is carrying out my treatment is incredibly professional and I definitely feel relaxed and at ease. I cannot recommend Tim, Ali and their team highly enough! Thank you.

Why choose Illume?

A different approach

See what sets us apart from other dental practices

Highly recommended

Recommended by NHS and private health care providers

More than teeth

We put your whole health at the centre of our work

In safe hands

Knowledge, skills and a passion for dentistry

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