The ‘dontics’ of dentistry in Harley Street

Finding the right dentist in Harley Street is important. It’s as important as choosing the right car or buying the right home. A dentist can be with you for many years, perhaps for the rest of your life, and it is not uncommon for dental practices to treat generations of the same family.

cosmetic-dentistry-in-harley-streetIf you are looking for a dentist in Harley Street to treat a particular problem, it is important to understand what the various areas of dentistry are. Dentists can be general dentists. They can also have an interest in a particular area of dentistry. They can also be recognised by the General Dental Council (GDC) as a specialist in a particular area of dentistry; in which case they will have a GDC number after their name. You can use this number to look them up on the GDC website at

First of all, it is vital to learn about the qualifications, and the length and range of experience that dentists in a practice have. At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we have a large practice. Between them, our 20 dentists in Harley Street cover almost every area of dentistry, from maxillofacial surgery, to prosthodontics and orthodontics, to endodontics, periodontics, paediatric dentistry, and cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

That’s a lot of ‘dontics’! What do they all mean? Let’s go through and take a look at what our dentists in Harley Street are focussing on.

Prosthodontics is an area of dentistry concerned with replacing missing teeth and the associated soft and hard tissues by crowns, bridges, and dentures (prostheses). Prostheses can be fixed removable or fixed.

Orthodontic dentists focus on developing, preventing and correcting mis-shapes, damage and misalignments in the teeth, bite and jaw.

Our paediatric dentists in Harley Street are concerned with the overall oral health of children, from the time they are born until they are going through adolescence.

Endontics is an area of interest concerning disease and injuries of the tooth root, dental pulp, and surrounding tissue: from diagnosis, to cause, to prevention and treatment.

Our periodontic dentists in Harley Street focus on diagnosing, treating and preventing infectious and inflammatory diseases and disorders of the gums and other structures around the teeth.