TREATMENTS:We have recently installed a Defibrillator at the Practice - one of very few dental practices to have done so in South West London and to have met the standards set by the General Dental Council in this respect.We offer a full range of general dental treatments for both adults and children. But we believe that prevention is better than cure. With the better understanding of the cause of dental disease, good food, fluoridation and higher standards of general health, most people should expect to retain the majority of their natural teeth for the whole of their lives. Our preventative dentistry programme is aimed at giving you all the help possible to achieve complete dental health and our dental hygienist plays a key role in your preventative care. It is now known there are linksbetween gum disease and many illnesses such as heart disease. Thus it is more important than ever to keep one’s mouth healthy, not just in order to retain the teeth, but also for one's general well-being. We use the latest techniques & materials including:Click an item for more informationWhite FillingsTooth WhiteningCrownsCosmetic LaminatesBridgeworkBracesDental HygieneTreatment for Tooth Grinding and HeadachesRestorative DentistryRoot Canal TreatmentFull DenturesImplantsCosmetic DentistryBody and Facial Beauty Treatments and Enhancements
Treatment rendered on a sporadic basis is little better than no treatment at all. It is only with regular examinations and maintenance by both the Hygienist and the Dentist that we can assure you of optimum dental health. At the conclusion of treatment we will suggest a recall period that is best for you and send you a card to remind you when that period has elapsed.
Persistent teeth grinding, often caused by stress, can cause tension headaches. Those who clench their jaws often suffer similar symptoms, and even something as minor as having a new filling at the dentist can cause problems. This may change the way your upper and lower teeth come together (your occlusion). Patrick has a particular interest in the solving of these problems.
Root canal treatment or endodontics, tackles infection at the centre of a tooth, and we are privileged to have two experts in this field - Dr Rohan Rajasingham and Dr Carl Nehammer.When the blood supply to the tooth has become infected, if root canal treatment is not carried out, the infection will spread and the tooth may ultimately be beyond repair. The treatment involves taking out all the infection from inside the root canal system. The root canal is then filled and the tooth finally sealed with a filling or crown to prevent it from developing infection again.
If the tooth is just chipped, we can simply smooth it down and fill it if necessary. But if it has been badly broken or knocked out completely, then we may fit a denture, a bridge or an implant.
Braces - orthodontic treatment - straighten or move teeth to improve the appearance of the teeth and how they work. They can be removable, so you can take them out and clean them, or fixed and can be made of metal, plastic or ceramic but our specialist Dr Alex Redhead is an expert in invisible braces which are made of clear plastic.
A bridge is a fixed replacement for a missing tooth or teeth. It's made by taking an impression of the surrounding teeth, which will eventually support the bridge. A bridge is usually created from precious metal and porcelain and will be fixed in your mouth.
A crown is a type of cap that completely covers a real tooth. Crowns can be fitted where a tooth has decayed, been damaged or been broken or even can be done for purely cosmetic reasons. To fit a crown, the old tooth will need to be drilled down so it's like a small peg onto which the crown will be fixed.
A full set of dentures - or false teeth - can be used to replace all your teeth. Or you can have a part set to replace just some of your teeth. They are custom made using mouldings from your gums and are usually made from plastic or metal.They're removable so you can clean them and a full set needs to be removed and soaked in a cleaning solution. Part dentures can be brushed at the same time as your other teeth.
It is now possible to replace missing teeth with artificial replacements that are attached directly to the bone beneath the gum through the medium of implants. The implants are inserted while the patient is under a local anaesthetic and after an appropriate period of healing, the implanted tooth can be used to support individual crowns, bridges or full dentures.
The importance of professional cleaning by our hygienist, Maria Agius, cannot be overstated. It involves carefully removing the tartar and plaque deposits that build up on the teeth and advising you on your cleaning techniques and materials. Prevention is better than cure!
We have the latest treatments available for all cosmetic work including whitening your teeth and bleaching. In today's society appearance is every bit as important as function. We have long experience of a wide range of the latest techniques to improve aesthetics, such as colour match fillings, porcelain veneers and inlays, crowns, bridges and individually crafted dentures. We use the latest bleaching techniques.
There are considerable benefits in having white fillings over traditional (silver) amalgam fillings. They are metal free so avoiding all possibility of trace element contamination, they need less preparation than normal so there is less invasive drilling required, and they are much less noticable. They can even be matched to your existing teeth colour.