Here at Harley Street Dental Clinic, for over thirty years we’ve been committed to providing the residents with a bespoke, patient centred level of dental expertise and professionalism befitting an area esteemed for its historical significance in the fields of medicine and cosmetic dentistry. We believe that each patient is unique, and each treatment presents an entirely new set of challenges and obstacles. As such, it is our philosophy that each method of treatment ought to be catered to the specific needs and requirements of those requiring it – rather than adopting the one-size-fits-all approach which is favoured by far too many practices across the city. Treatment here carried out by the dentist in Harley Street is only carried out by a practitioner of the patient’s choosing whom they trust wholeheartedly. Prior to beginning any form of treatment from us here at Harley Street Dental Clinic, lengthy, informal consultations must be carried out between the patient and the practitioner covering the fundamentals of the procedures offered and making the decision which treatments best suit the patient concerned.
We offer a full range of cosmetic dental procedures here at Harley Street Dental Clinic, including implants which can treat all manner of superficial damage and deterioration to teeth as well as slightly misaligned teeth. One such treatment is a gum lift, which is a cosmetic treatment used to reshape the gum line of a patient and improve the overall aesthetic appearance of their smile. Treatment of this sort can be used to help patients who suffer from a ‘gummy smile’ or feel their gum line is either too high or too low. There are numerous ways of undertaking a gum lift. In one instance, we utilise a laser to reshape the patient’s gum painlessly so that it fits the structure of their teeth better. In more severe instances, the reshaping procedure may involve the removal of some of the patient’s gum bone, to allow the reshaping to be carried out. The benefits of receiving a gum lift can be that the patient has a renewed sense of self-confidence and esteem, as they no longer have to be concerned about having an unshapely mouth and attracting unwanted attention as a result. Another benefit is that the patient’s overall gum health is greatly increased, and the risk of further detrimental damage arising from neglect is decreased.
Bridging the gaps
Another treatment offered by the dentist in Harley Street is the installation of dental implants. These are a cosmetic solution to gaps in a patient’s mouth caused by the loss or removal of teeth. Dental implants act as a prosthetic response to missing teeth and can be massively beneficial in restoring a patient’s self-confidence. The process of installing dental implants initially consists of drilling a small hole into the gum of the patient, in the gap where the missing tooth (or teeth) would be. Then a titanium screw is inserted into the hole and left to heal. After a brief period of time the titanium fuses with the bone in the patient’s gum – a replica tooth (or denture) constructed from porcelain or plastic is screwed in place. Thus the gap is bridged with a good-as-new tooth, and the patient can once more smile freely without embarrassment.