Ask your dentist about dental implants

Dental implants are the only permanent way your dentist can replace missing teeth. At Harley Street Dental Clinic we benefit from the skills and expertise of some of the UK’s leading implantologists, who can restore your smile with dental implants whether you have lost one, some, or even all of your natural teeth.

How dental implants work

dental implantsA dental implant is a small screw, made from titanium and placed directly in your jaw bone by your dentist in a small surgical procedure, which is carried out here at our Harley Street dental clinic. The implant serves as an artificial tooth root, on to which new teeth – be they crowns, bridges, or dentures – can then be securely attached. Dental implants integrate with your jaw bone and provide a stable base for your new teeth – just like natural tooth roots.

Depending on your clinical need and the number of teeth that need replacing, it is often possible for one dental implant to support several new teeth. Your dentist will carefully plan your implant placement prior to surgery, ensuring that your implants are placed in exactly the right location and at exactly the right angle to support your teeth and withstand the forces generated by biting and chewing. Many patients at our Harley Street clinic who require all the teeth in one jaw replacing are pleasantly surprised to discover that just four precisely-placed implants can support a full arch of new teeth.

Are implants right for everyone?

More people than ever before are having both their smile and the functionality of a full set of teeth restored by dental implants. Even if your own dentist has told you that you are unsuitable for implants because of bone loss (perhaps you have been wearing traditional dentures for some years) the implant surgeons at our Harley Street clinic may be able to help, by carrying out an additional procedure to rebuild your bone.

Facial Aesthetics at HSDC Dentistry and Cosmetology Made in Italy

We would like to introduce our newest team member at the Harley Street Dental Clinic…

Dr. Elisa Facco

Harley Street Dental Clinic

139 Harley Street, London W1G 6BG

Land Line: 020 7486 1059 |  Mail : info@hsdc.net

PA  assistant@doctorelisa.co.uk

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Dr Elisa Facco has excelled in the field of cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery and facial aesthetics.

Read Dr Facco’s full bio here.

Here are some of the treatments which will available to our patients:

  • Skin Peels
  • Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX)
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF)
  • and more…

Hear what other patients say about Dr Facco

Sarah J.P.

“Absolutely fantastic experience! I had a great dentist back in USA my entire life so was a little bit anxious when i moved to London to try a new one. A piece of composite felt off my tooth so it was a bit of an emergency. They were able to schedule me in immediately for the next morning even as a new patient! Everyone was super professional, efficient and so sweet am actually looking forward to going back to finish my treatment. Beautiful studio and music are so soothing :)”

John L.

“Dr. Elisa is the best dentist I have ever had. Her dedication to her patients is above and beyond and she is truly an artist of dentistry!”

Mary P.

“I highly recommend Dr. Elisa, My initial appointment was a consultation. She was very knowledgeable about the non-invasive cosmetic surgery options available and was very patient with all my questions.”

Karen P.

“My experience at The Harley Street Dental Clinic with Dr Facco has been very good, the doctor and the assistant have been very patient, kind and professional with me. They always try to find a deal with my necessity about the appointments, also the treatment in the studio is very peaceful and they made me feel very relaxed ( I didn’t feel any kind of pain ). I want to bring also my little sister to see the Dr Facco.”

Fabio

“I am very well pleased of the service I experienced in the HSDC by Dr. Elisa Facco and her assistant Giulia Campagnolo. They are both professional and master the art of putting at ease their clients. Also the reception/welcome staff proved to be professional and helpful.”

If you are interested in having facial aesthetic treatment with us at Harley Street Dental Clinic, please make an appointment.

Quick ways a cosmetic dentist can restore your smile

A cosmetic dentist can offer a range of fast-acting treatments to restore your smile. While at Harley Street Dental Clinic we don’t believe there is any such thing as a “quick fix” solution to dental problems – for we believe that treatments should be durable as well as aesthetically and functionally pleasing – we do offer a number of effective and long-lasting cosmetic treatments for patients who want to boost their smile quickly.

Smile makeovers

hsdc-cosmetic-dentist-newIf you are interested in boosting the appearance of your smile with minimal fuss and time constraints, we invite you to join us at our Harley Street clinic for a smile makeover consultation with an experienced cosmetic dentist.

Every patient’s needs and requirements will be as individual as they are, so when you come to see a cosmetic dentist for a smile makeover, they will take the time to listen to your wants and needs from treatment as well as carefully examining your teeth, gums and surrounding structures.

At your initial smile makeover consultation, your cosmetic dentist will us 3D computer-aided smile design, combined with photographs, impressions and x-rays as required, to recommend the best course of treatment to meet your needs, and to show you what to expect from treatment before it begins.

Quick smile boosters

Some of the fastest smile-boosting options at our Harley Street dental clinic include:

Teeth whitening

Using special dental bleaching gel to remove everyday stains from your teeth, this treatment can be carried out here in our Harley Street clinic or at home. Treatment from a cosmetic dentist here in the practice typically takes an hour, while home treatment usually lasts about two weeks.

Veneers

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or composite material (white filling material) your cosmetic dentist can use to improve the appearance of your smile. They are placed over the front surfaces of the teeth to disguise a number of minor aesthetic issues.

Find a children’s dentist to give your young ones the best start in life

Visiting the dentist from an early age helps to give your child the best chances of enjoying good oral health for life. At Harley Street Dental Practice we have a dedicated children’s dentistry team, headed up by Professor Ramn Bedi, a leading expert in paediatric dentistry.

hsdc-children-dentistry-newProfessor Bedi is the chairman of the Global Child Dental Fund and co-chair of a global expert committee on caries prevention and management. He runs a specialist children’s dental team here at our Harley Street clinic.

By taking the time to form a relationship of trust with young patients, talking to them and explaining their treatment as well as talking to their parents, Professor Bedi and his team help children to learn that visiting the dentist is nothing to be afraid of; they will soon come to see it as a positive experience, and the dentist as a friendly face they look forward to seeing at check-ups.

Why early years dental visits are vital

Children in the UK still have an unacceptably high level of tooth decay, and whilst this is starting to improve there is still much work to be done. Tooth decay can be painful and unpleasant for patients of all ages, and the need for more invasive treatment such as extraction of badly decayed teeth can be a traumatic experience for young patients who are not used to visiting the dental practice.

A bad experience in childhood is one of the leading cause of dental phobia in adults. Regular visits to the dentist not only help to prevent tooth decay and other problems from arising in the first place, but – with a skilled children’s practitioner such as the team at our Harley Street clinic – also help to make more invasive procedures more bearable should they be needed. Knowing that the dentist cares and that treatment will be pain-free helps young patients relax.

Can a cosmetic dentist also improve my oral health?

Do you believe a cosmetic dentist only cares about aesthetics? At Harley Street Dental Clinic we are keen to point out that this is not the case – whilst cosmetic dental treatment focuses primarily on the appearance of your smile, in many cases treatments will also improve your overall oral health.

Health benefits of visiting a cosmetic dentist

hsdc-cosmetic-dentistryHarley Street Dental Clinic’s collection of dental experts can treat aesthetic and general oral health concerns large and small. One of the most obvious general health benefits of treatment from a cosmetic dentist is the affect a beautiful smile can have on your self-esteem. Having a smile that you are keen to show off helps to improve self-confidence, as well as having a positive impact on day-to-day business and personal interactions.

Straighter teeth are healthier teeth

Aesthetic orthodontic treatment is one of the most popular requests made of a cosmetic dentist. Straightening your teeth also has additional health benefits, because straighter teeth are easier to keep clean at home. With fewer gaps for food particles and bacteria to build up in, straighter teeth can lessen your chances of developing gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath – with a good home care routine and regular visits to your dentist and hygienist, of course.

At Harley Street Dental Clinic we offer a number of discreet ways to improve the alignment of your teeth, including tooth-coloured braces and removable clear aligners. Your cosmetic dentist can recommend which options will fit best with your lifestyle and your clinical or aesthetic needs.

Restorations that help to keep teeth healthy

Teeth that are chipped, cracked or otherwise broken should always be mended quickly. Even small cracks can enable bacteria to get into your root canal system, causing infection and necessitating root canal treatment. A cosmetic dentist can use composite bonding techniques, crowns, onlays, inlays or white fillings to restore damaged teeth.

How your dentist can improve the appearance of filled teeth

Your dentist has several options available to them if you would like to improve the appearance of filled teeth. At Harley Street Dental Clinic our skilled team of cosmetic dentists have helped scores of people to find renewed confidence in their smiles with replacements for metal fillings.

hsdc-white-fillingsOnce, if you needed a filling, the only option was to have a metal amalgam one. Whilst these are both strong and durable, they are also very obvious in the mouth, particularly if they are located near the front. Obvious silver or grey metal amalgam fillings can make you self-conscious about smiling and can dent your self-esteem. Fortunately, at our Harley Street clinic, we are able to replace metal amalgam fillings with more aesthetically pleasing white ones.

White fillings have been around for many years, but were for a long time considered less strong and durable than their metal amalgam counterparts. Thanks to improvements in materials and techniques this has changed, and white fillings are now thought of as almost as strong as metal fillings, and are suitable for use anywhere in the mouth.

Whilst they are described as “white” fillings, they can more accurately be called “tooth-coloured” fillings, because your dentist will carefully select a shade of composite filling material that closely matches the natural colour of your teeth, meaning they will blend in seamlessly and you will be smiling again in no time.

If you come to Harley Street Dental Clinic to have your metal amalgam fillings replaced with white ones, this can usually be completed in a single appointment. Your dentist will remove your old metal filling, along with any additional areas of decay that have developed around it, before shaping the cavity and placing the filling.

For larger cavities, your dentist may opt for a tooth-coloured inlay or onlay (a half-step between a filling and a crown) or a crown if extra strength is needed.

What a cosmetic dentist can do for patients with missing teeth

At Harley Street Dental Clinic, our cosmetic dentists have many options available for patients who have suffered tooth loss. From standard bridges to replace a single missing tooth to a full-mouth restoration using dental implants, our skilled team of dentists and prosthodontists will work together to create the perfect solution for you if you have lost one or more teeth.

cosmetic-dentist-hsdcThere are many causes of tooth loss, and the experienced team here at Harley Street will create the ideal treatment plan to suit your wants and needs, treating any medical problems such as periodontitis (advanced gum disease) that have led to you losing one or more teeth, and providing replacements that are both aesthetically and functionally pleasing.

What are my options from a cosmetic dentist?

Your treatment options to replace missing teeth will depend upon a number of factors, including how many teeth you have lost, the cause of your tooth loss, and your lifestyle. When you come in for a consultation with a cosmetic dentist at our Harley Street clinic, they will carefully examine your mouth and will listen to what you want to achieve from treatment before recommending the best route forward to reach your smile goals.

In some cases, your cosmetic dentist will carry out all treatment, while in other cases they will refer you to one of their specialist colleagues, for example an implant surgeon if you require dental implants. At Harley Street Dental Clinic we are proud to offer the services of a unique and highly-skilled team of experts in many areas of dentistry all under one roof. Your dentist will draw up a treatment plan detailing any specialists – such as an implantologist or prosthodontist – who will be involved in your treatment, and will oversee your treatment from start to finish.

Why a dentist recommends root canal therapy, and what is involved

When a dentist recommends root canal therapy, many patients balk in fear. However, at Harley Street Dental Clinic we are keen to point out that this treatment is nothing to be afraid of – and can be essential to saving your tooth.

Why you need root canal therapy

root-canal-therapyRoot canal therapy will be prescribed by your dentist when the pulp or nerve at the centre of your tooth becomes infected with bacteria. This can happen as a result of tooth decay, or from injuries to the tooth. That’s why it is important to get even the most minor chips and cracks in a tooth’s surface treated by a dentist as soon as possible.

If a tooth becomes infected, pain is often the first symptom. Untreated, this can lead to a dental abscess and even tooth loss. Root canal therapy – or endodontics, to give it its official name – is a specialist treatment designed to remove all traces of infection, getting you out of pain and saving your tooth.

At Harley Street Dental Clinic, our specialist endodontist Dr Nectaria Polycarpou carries out our root canal therapy work. She is highly experienced and can treat even the most complex cases, such as a retreatment after an initial course of treatment has failed.

Dr Polycarpou understands that many patients – particularly those with a fear of the dentist – are anxious about root canal therapy, and she is renowned for her kind-hearted, compassionate nature and gentle treatment.

Harley Street Dental Clinic is proud to provide pain-free dentistry, and for particularly anxious or phobic patients we do offer the option of treatment under sedation.

Root canal therapy involves using special files to clean the root canal of infection, before filling the tooth and in many cases adding a crown for additional strength.

How a cosmetic dentist can rebuild your smile

A cosmetic dentist has many treatments at their disposal to rebuild a smile. The team at Harley Street Dental Clinic comprises many leading experts in their field in all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry, meaning that whatever treatment you need to restore your smile, it can all be carried out under one roof.

Why smiles need rebuilding

cosmetic-dentistAt our Harley Street Clinic our cosmetic dentists see patients who need to restore their smile for all manner of reasons. Sometimes, tooth loss has occurred, through accidents and injuries or through conditions such as gum disease. In other cases, teeth are broken or extensively chipped. Teeth can also become worn – particularly if you experience bruxism (tooth grinding) or temporomandibular joint problems (TMD/TMJ) – while other people find that old metal fillings or crowns add an unwanted glint to their smile.

Whatever the reason, if you need restorative treatment large or small, the team of cosmetic dentists at Harley Street have a range of treatment options available to help you.

Missing teeth

Your cosmetic dentist can replace one or more missing teeth with a variety of treatment options. Dental implants are the only permanent way to replace missing teeth, and at our Harley Street clinic we have a highly experienced implantology team who can treat even the most complex of cases, no matter how many teeth you have lost.

Standard dentures or bridges are also an excellent option to replace missing teeth, and at our Harley Street dental practice our skilled prosthodontics team will create restorations that both look and function much like natural teeth.

Damaged teeth

Cosmetic dentists can also restore damaged, chipped or fractured teeth with results that look highly natural. Porcelain veneers can cover one discoloured or chipped tooth, or can in a full set create a beautiful smile makeover. White fillings, composite bonding and tooth-coloured inlays and onlays also restore a natural look.

When an emergency dentist is needed

Are you looking for an emergency dentist in Harley Street? If you have found our site by searching for emergency dental treatment, please get in touch with us straight away on 020 3733 7340. Dental emergencies can be unbearable, and the quicker you get in contact, the sooner we will be able to help you.

hsdcAt Harley Street Dental Clinic, we know that dental emergencies pay no mind to the clock. They can arise at any time of the day or night, and as with any medical emergency, time is often of the essence. That’s why we have a call-out service available until 10pm and an emergency service line, as well as longer practice opening hours than many other dental practices.

What is a dental emergency?

There are many reasons you might urgently need to see the dentist, from unbearable toothache to an accident or injury causing damage to the teeth, gums or jaw. Common dental emergencies include:

  • Teeth that are knocked out (common in trips, falls, and sporting accidents)
  • Teeth that are broken (again commonly caused by accidents and injuries)
  • Unbearable tooth ache
  • Excessive/unstoppable bleeding after oral surgery
  • Damage to orthodontic devices or restorations

When you contact our Harley Street clinic in an emergency, we will whenever possible attempt to see you on the same day.

We work as a team at Harley Street Dental Clinic, meaning that when you contact us in an emergency we may direct you to one of our dentists, oral surgeons or other specialists, depending on who is best-placed to help you.

Our first priority will be to get you out of pain, and you may require further appointments with the dentist to fully treat your condition.

If you have a lost tooth, your dentist may be able to reimplant it in the socket, so be sure to keep it in a clean container covered in your own saliva or milk, and bring it to your appointment.