Teeth Whitening

  • We utilise excellent techniques for effective and safe whitening.
  • Our patients can have “Hollywood” white teeth.
  • In-house whitening for faster results.
  • Whitening effect lasts up to 2 years.

Teeth Whitening

We offer two types of whitening; in-house whitening and home whitening. Research supports that both methods of teeth whitening produce similar results. However, we find that combining the two type of whitening allows faster results.
Whitening is one of the most popular procedures requested in Dentistry. Our dentists have expertly treated a wide variety of cases achieving fantastic results. We utilise the most reliable and scientifically proven materials and methods to whiten your teeth.

For home whitening we make bespoke trays to carry the vital whitening agents to your tooth surface. We understand that the level of whitening is a personal choice for most patients so we design our whitening treatment to meet patient’s expectations.

Teeth whitening procedure is one of the most beneficial, cost effective and minimally invasive procedure to improve your smile. With age your teeth are likely to darken, we guarantee our teeth whitening to bring back whiter teeth. We provide our expert help and support throughout your treatment.

FAQ

Does whitening damage my tooth enamel?

The whitening agents that we use do not cause any damage to your teeth. There are studies and good research to confirm that there is no damage to the tooth structure.

Will my teeth become sensitive after whitening?

Sensitivity is only a temporary side effect. From our experience we can say that sensitivity is at its worst on the third night and naturally disappears gradually throughout treatment. Simple over the counter painkillers would be sufficient to resolve any discomfort.

How long does whitening last?

We find that after completing a full whitening program, the results last between 18 to 24 months. Ultimately, ones lifestyle would determine lasting effect of whitening.

Smile Makeovers

  • Our Dentist has a Masters Degree in Aesthetics and Restorative Dentistry.
  • We are able to provide a bespoke smile that is unique to individual patients.
  • We guarantee all smile makeovers for 5 years.
  • We use multi-disciplinary techniques to achieve predictable and long-lasting smile.

Dentists at Dental & Skin enjoy creating the most natural and beautiful smile. Our background in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry provides us with a strong foundation for any smile makeover treatment case. We combine various modalities including simple treatments like; tooth whitening, tooth contouring and direct composite veneering, with complex treatments like; indirect ceramic veneering, crowns, bridges and orthodontic treatments. If you are concerned about your smile please attend for a free consultation with our dentist and we will provide you with options to meet your expectations.

FAQ

What are the benefits of a smile makeover?

Smile makeover patients can select the colour, shape and size of their teeth. Patients can achieve a very attractive smile. Confidence in your smile is fundamental to almost every interaction that you make with another human being. It has a deep-rooted psychological impact when you are happy with your smile. Knowledge of an attractive smile generates an understated powerful, positive impact.

Is smile makeover painful?

We always ensure our patients are comfortable when conducting treatment, with use of local anesthetics.

How long will my treatment take?

We would have to assess your requirements to give you time estimates. Ultimately, total time is determined by your current condition, treatment modality utilised and final result requirement.

Veneers (Direct and Indirect)

  • We make the most natural looking, beautiful and even colour veneers.
  • Our materials are strong, remain stable in colour and they do not wear.
  • All our veneers are bespoke and made to fit snugly on your tooth.
  • We believe in practicing minimal dentistry, which means that we save your enamel.
  • Our veneers carry a 5 year guarantee.

The veneers have evolved. At Dental & Skin we offer veneers using a wide variety of materials. We take time to understand your requirements, then we empower you with options customized to your needs. By using the latest knowledge and materials, we can achieve optimum results using minimally invasive techniques. Products like lumineers, Durathin and ultra thin veneers are offered at our practice. Our dentist, has a passion for smile design and is highly experienced with various veneers. We guarantee our veneers for 5 years, as we are confident in the techniques and products we use.

FAQ

Who’s suitable for veneers?

We believe in practicing dentistry that protects natural tooth, therefore only a carefully selected patient warrant veneers. The obvious cases are where we replace existing veneers. Some patients with severely discoloured teeth, patients with crooked teeth unwilling to go through orthodontic options, patients with very short and small teeth, patients with broken teeth, patients who want a perfectly even smile that natural teeth cannot provide.

How long do veneers last?

On average veneers last for 10 years, therefore our dentists will encourage patients to think about a long-term plan when considering veneers.

How many appointments would I need?

This would depend on the total number of veneers being made. For a complete smile makeover we would need about 4 appointments. The first one to assess, plan and discuss options. The second appointment would be for tooth preparation and measurements, the third appointment would be to try out temporary veneers and the fourth appointment would be for final fit of veneers. If we are making just one or two veneers, the treatment can be completed in two visits.

Teeth Straightening (Orthodontics)

  • Majority completed within 6 to 9 months
  • We only offer the most proven and reliable orthodontic systems
  • Invisalign is one of our most popular systems.
  • Transparent pricing; includes everything you may need in relation to your treatment.

Dental & Skin provides comprehensive orthodontic solution for all ages, we believe in non-extraction orthodontic therapy. Our dentists use modern systems and techniques to create a perfect smile without removal of teeth.

Dental & Skin offers several cosmetic brace options at a competitive price. We recommend attending for a free consultation to discuss your requirements so that we can recommend the most suitable brace system for you. For some patients we could combine several different treatment modalities to achieve the desired results.

Our dentists are qualified to provide various orthodontic options utilising the new systems that allow treatment to be completed quickly, our patients have commented, “I would have straightened my teeth years ago if I knew my teeth would straighten this fast.” Mr C L

Our dentists have comprehensive knowledge on orthodontics and offer all UK’s leading cosmetic orthodontic systems. These are six month smiles, Invisalign, Fast brace, In Line Clear aligners, Inman Aligner and Quick Straight Teeth. Your orthodontist on the NHS may have recommended extraction of healthy teeth however we do not agree with removal of healthy teeth for many cases. Our dentists use a system called Fast brace that provides excellent orthodontic treatment in half the time of traditional orthodontics without removal of teeth.

FAQ

What are the advantages of having teeth straightened?

  • Improvement in self-confidence, which can result in both social and career success.
  • Straighter teeth can be easier to clean therefore it may reduce risk of gum disease and dental decay
  • Teeth straightening can also improve the way your teeth meet or bite. By aligning the teeth, the forces exerted on them when you chew, talk or simply move your teeth are balanced. As a result you may reduce chances of jaw joint problems, fractured teeth and gum disease.

How long will my treatment take?

The length of treatment is usually dependent on the type of system used, amount of required movement and bone density. It can take anything from 4 months to 24 months. We aim to complete most treatment between 6 to 9 months.

Will having braces hurt?

There is mild discomfort for the first two weeks, however this can be sufficiently managed by over-the-counter painkillers.

How often would I need to attend?

On average most patients would attend on a monthly basis for assessment and adjustments.

What happens after orthodontic treatment?

We recommend you wear a retainer or have a fixed retainer to help maintain the smile.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is one of the most popular systems to straighten teeth in the world. It uses clear bespoke trays that fit over your teeth making them almost invisible, hence its popularity with adults.

What is Six months smile?

Six months smile is a fixed cosmetic brace system that uses ceramic brackets and white nickel titanium wires to straighten your teeth in six months. It has become extremely popular with adults due to its proven track record and speed of straightening.

What is an Inman Aligner?

Inman Aligners offer removable appliance that straighten front teeth quickly. The advantage is that it can be removed during certain times of the day allowing it to fit with your lifestyle./p>

What is Fast Brace?

Fastbraces® is a comprehensive orthodontic system that produces results quickly, it is able to do this by using a patented orthodontic bracket system. It has been around for 25 years and is designed to move teeth safely.

What is In-Line Orthodontics?

In-Line uses a set of clear plastic braces that are removable and worn over your teeth; the brace gently moves your teeth into alignment. It can treat severely crowded teeth and close large gaps. The company provides preview pictures to show you how your teeth will look after treatment. It’s advanced German technology means no attachments on teeth are needed for tooth movement.

Quick Straight Teeth

Uses a fixed or removable clear brace system to treat mild cases. The system’s focus is to straighten front six to eight teeth quickly. It is a cheaper alternative to six months smile, Fast brace, InLine and Invisalign as fewer appointments are required to complete the treatment.

Root Canal Treatments

  • Our dentists expertly carry out root canal treatment utilising the latest knowledge and materials.
  • Our patients are in complete comfort during treatment, we provide headphones for you to dream away during treatment.
  • Our dentists carry out treatment conservatively with predictable long-term results for out patients.

Root canal treatments are sometimes necessary when the dental pulp or vascular tissue within a tooth becomes infected due to necrosis.

Aim of the root canal treatment is to clean out the infected tissue from within the tooth and to fill it with an inert filling material, thereby preventing further infection. Root canal treatment requires high level of accuracy and technical ability.

Our dentists have gained in-depth knowledge of root canal systems and have successfully completed numerous root canal treatments. At Dental & Skin, we use the latest techniques and knowledge to ensure we provide our patients with the most predictable results.

FAQ

Will I loose my tooth even after the root canal treatment?

The aim of root canal treatment is to save your tooth. A very small proportion of patients continue to develop infections after a good quality of root canal treatment. These teeth often require retreatment. From our dentists personal past experience, they have a very low failure rate of only 2%. This means you are in safe hands when it comes to root canal treatment at Dental & Skin.

What happens to my tooth after a root canal treatment?

As a root canaled tooth usually becomes brittle. To ensure longevity of the tooth a crown or an onlay is usually advised. This further treatment would provide sufficient protection to allow normal chewing.

How long will root canal treatment take?

It can take anything from 1 hour to 6 hours to complete the root canal treatment. We do split appointments to ensure you and the dentists are comfortable.

Why does root canal treatment fail?

We only occasionally find a well-executed root canal treatment to fail. The most common reasons for root canal failure are poor cleanliness of materials, poor shaping and filling of the canals, poor choice of canal cleaning agents used by dentist, non-sealing restoration after root canal treatment and by allowing saliva to infect the canals while performing root canal treatment. We occasionally find root canal treatment to fail despite optimum care because of the type of bacterial causing the infection are resistant to the current materials and techniques.

Gum Disease Treatment (Periodontitis)

  • Our treatment is designed to provide long-term solution to gum disease.
  • We are able to save teeth, often we find our treatment would tighten patients teeth.
  • We are able to provide treatment in total comfort with predictable results.
  • We are able to provide motivation you require to promote healing of your gums.
  • Our dentists carry out treatment conservatively with predictable long-term results for out patients.

Periodontitis is inflammation of periodontium, which holds the tooth in position. The disease leads to progressive loss of bone, which is holding the teeth in position. If left untreated, the teeth would gradually fall out.

We often find patients not aware of gum disease, until some of their teeth start to become loose. Recent research supports links between periodontitis and systemic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, postnatal infections, premature birth and low birth weights in children.

Therefore, it is vital to control and treat gum disease. At Dental & Skin we adhere to the strictest protocol for treatment of gum disease. Our aim is to treat gum disease promptly with predictable long-term results.

FAQ

What are the signs and symptoms of gum disease?

Redness or bleeding of gums, halitosis (bad breath), puffy gums, loose teeth and gum recessions.

How long will the treatment take?

Gum disease treatment is often carried out in stages. We find that a vast majority of patients would respond within the first 3 to 6 months. On occasions we may have to repeat the treatment to achieve desired results.

Is treatment painful?

No, all our treatments are carried out comfortably, local anesthetics would ensure that our patients are comfortable

Dental Bridges

  • We utilise the latest techniques, designs and materials to offer predictable and long-term dental bridges.
  • We offer great looking bridges as our bridges look and function similar to your natural teeth.
  • We offer a 5 year guarantee on our dental bridges.

A bridge is a permanently fixed prosthesis utilized, to close a missing tooth gap. Typically we find replacing only one or two teeth with a fixed bridge.

Teeth adjacent to the missing tooth/teeth gap provide support for a bridge. At Dental & Skin our dentists offer various designs and sizes available to serve various situations.

FAQ

How long do dental bridges last?

About 70 % of bridges last longer than 8 years. In our experience, we find many dental bridges still intact, 20 years post placement.

What are alternatives to dental bridges?

Dental implants provide the only fixed alternative to bridges. The other treatment alternative to close a gap from missing tooth is removable denture.

What will the dental bridge look like?

We are able to create a most natural looking bridge at Dental & Skin. We can match the colour, shape and size of the bridge to mimic your natural dentition.

Removable Dentures

  • At Dental & Skin we offer acrylic, nylon flexible dentures and cobalt chrome dentures.
  • The nylon and cobalt chrome types provide strong, retentive and stable dentures.
  • Our dentures also carry a 5 year Guarantee.
  • We have handpicked the best technicians in London, ensuring your denture is attractive, comfortable and stable.

FAQ

How long do dentures last?

Dentures can last a very long time, however we recommend replacing dentures every 7 years.

Can dentures fall out when eating and speaking?

Dentures can dislodge, however most patients are able to adapt and develop techniques to keep dentures stable.

Can I try the dentures before buying?

Dentures are custom made devices. At Dental & Skin, we involve our patients at every stage of treatment, we provide selection of shades and we provide trial denture to ensure that dentures meet our patient’s expectations.

Dental Implants

  • We utilise a well researched an established brand of dental implants.
  • Our Implantologist provides excellent aesthetics and long lasting function.
  • We offer free consultation with our Implantologist.

Dental implants are the most natural substitute to your own teeth. They remain permanently fixed in your mouth, allowing you be confident during social interactions. With dental implants you can smile, laugh out loud and enjoy a meal, without being conscious about your mouth.

Dental implants have been around for 45 years. The subject of Implantology has attracted interests from researchers, professors, dentists and patients. Under the scrutinising eye throughout the Dental world, they have evolved to have better fusion with natural bone. The latest Implantology materials, knowledge and techniques aim to mimicking natural tooth roots, thereby ensuring long term solution to tooth loss.

At Dental & Skin we are able to provide predictable dentistry using dental implants. University researches from around the world support the fact that Dental implants are very reliable, showing excellent longevity. This is one of the reasons why dental implants are the fastest growing dental treatment in the world.

FAQ

What are the dental implants made from?

They are made from inert medical titanium. It’s a very strong and stable material.

How do dental implants compare with traditional bridges and dentures?

University publications have confirmed dental implants are superior to dental bridges. They are more likely to outlast bridges.Traditional dentures are removable and can dislodge when eating and speaking. To make traditional dentures more stable, a new, smaller more retentive denture has evolved called implant-retained dentures.

What are the steps of having dentures?

Step 1: Assessment of implant site, including x-rays and scans
Step 2: Placement of the implant
Step 3: Cementation of a crown, bridge or a denture over the implant

How long will it take?

As a guide implants can take around 4 months to complete. However, there are various techniques in implant placement. Let us assess your situation before providing you with an accurate time scale.

Will I experience any pain during implant placement?

We take pride in providing pain free dentistry at Dental & Skin. Use of local anaesthetics would ensure that the procedure is completely comfortable and use of headphones would help to stay relaxed during procedure. Our patients often comment that dental implant placement is similar to having fillings.

What dental implant system do you use?

We now find various new dental implant brands in UK. Although they maybe safe, we only use brands that have shown long term success. A few examples would include Straumann, Nobel Biocare, Ankylos and BioHorizon.

Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)

  • Our dentists have special interest in the subject of TMD
  • We are able to provide conservative solution to treat TMD
  • We aim to immediately relieve pain and prevent further damage to the jaw joint and teeth.

TMD is associated with jaw joint and muscles controlling the joint. These groups of structures govern chewing and speaking. It’s been estimated that 30% of population will experience TMD at some point in their lives. We have a vast amount of experience in treating patients with TMD. Clicking and locking of the jaw joint can often cause further trauma to the joint, therefore it is important to have your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) examined by a dentist on regular basis.

We have managed to help various patient’s who suffered from jaw aches and associated head/neck pain by deploying a combination of physiotherapy and occlusion splints. The aim of the treatment is to allow recovery of the jaw joints inner inflammation and, allowing the muscles of facial expression and mastication to relax.

We come across a very wide variation of Temporomandibular disorder in practice. We have witnessed patients with clicking without pain, in need of a splints to prevent tooth-wear. While other patients who present with a very evidence of parafunction requiring full treatment including physiotherapy, anti-inflammatory medication and stabilization splint.

FAQ

What are the symptoms of TMD?

Jaw joint clicking is the most common symptom. Patients commonly report fuzzy head, buzzing or blocked ears, earache, headache, migraine or jaw aches in mornings.

What are the signs of TMD?

The primary signs would be cheek ridging and tongue scalloping. You may have a painful jaw joint when palpating, opening or closing. We often find muscles operating the joint can also become tender to palpate.When initial signs are ignored, the problem develops further into limited or painful opening or closing of the mouth, even pain when chewing and yawning.

What are the causes of TMD?

There may not be just one specific cause however a combination of causes works together to disrupt normal function of the jaw joint. The most common cause would be grinding or clenching of teeth, new filling shape, stress, jaw or facial injury, parafunction like biting nails or end of pen and excessive chewing gum.

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