Rediscover how good it feels to smile

In Harley Street, cosmetic dentists are helping people rediscover how good it feels to smile.

A cosmetic dentist in Harley Street is different from a general dentist, in that their focus is more on the appearance of the smile, teeth and gums. The cosmetic dentist is looking at the alignment of the teeth, asking themselves questions like:

cosmetic-dentist‘Do this mouth have too many teeth?’ – a condition which is known as over-crowding.

‘Do these teeth lean far in or too far out?’ – the technical term for this is misalignment.

‘Is there too much gum on view when the patient smiles?’ – a feature, which is, unsurprisingly, called gummy smile.

These are the naturally-occurring problems that people come into Harley Street Dental Clinic to receive treatment for.

Then there are the dental problems that start to occur as we go through life:

  • A mouth full of amalgam fillings that are making their owner self-conscious when they laugh;
  • Teeth so stained and discoloured by tobacco, tea, coffee, red wine and just living that they no longer sparkle, not even after a good clean from the hygienist;
  • Teeth that have been knocked out, or fallen out, or removed due to infection or too many fillings.

These are all problems that people come to their Harley Street cosmetic dentist for help with.

Cosmetic dentistry is no longer seen as self-indulgent, as more and more people experience the benefits of a great smile of sparkling, evenly-toned, straight, healthy-looking teeth. That feeling of wellbeing comes from several sources.

Firstly, the smiler has shed the burden of feeling self-conscious, maybe even downright depressed about the state of their teeth and mouth. Secondly, the mouth and teeth are in better overall condition and this helps prevent oral diseases, the patient’s physical health is better. Thirdly, the act of smiling releases the feel-good chemicals serotonin and beta-endorphins leading to feelings of increased happiness. What could be better?

Our cosmetic dentist in Harley Street, can help you find the smile you want with treatments including white fillings and teeth whitening to porcelain veneers, biocompatible restorations, gum contouring. One or more treatments can be used to create what we call the Smile Makeover.

How a cosmetic dentist can create the smile of your dreams

A good cosmetic dentist can make your dreams come true – at least in terms of your smile. Harley Street Dental Clinic offers a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments, provided by a unique collection of professionals who will work together to help you attain your smile dreams, whatever they may be.

cosmetic-dentistNearly 70% of adults report being unhappy when asked to smile in a photograph, whilst 34% of men and 13% of women confess to retouching every selfie they post. A cosmetic dentist can help you to feel a greater sense of pride in your smile’s appearance, and can ensure that every selfie you share after treatment is in the “no filter” category.

Come into Harley Street Dental Clinic for a consultation with a cosmetic dentist and they will spend some time getting to know a bit about you, and what your dream smile would look like. Depending on what your requirements are, your cosmetic dentist may carry out all treatment him or herself, or may refer you to one of their specialist colleagues at our Harley Street clinic.

Harley Street Dental Clinic uses advanced digital smile design, which means that your cosmetic dentist can show you the projected results of any proposed treatment before you agree to it. That way you are able to make a fully informed decision about any recommended procedures, safe in the knowledge of the beautiful results you can expect.

People come to our Harley Street clinic with all manner of smile complaints, often fearing that their smile is beyond help and may be the worst their dentist has ever seen. Rest assured – a cosmetic dentist can help with all manner of issues big and small, and whatever your concerns may be, the chances are your cosmetic dentist will have seen it before.

Commonly-requested procedures from a Harley Street cosmetic dentist include:

  • Teeth whitening – With a dentist, a safe and rapid way to brighten your smile
  • Teeth straightening – Our Harley Street practice offers a range of subtle tooth-straightening options
  • Porcelain veneers – Thin porcelain shells used to cover a wide range of tooth imperfections.

How a cosmetic dentist can use porcelain veneers to create a smile makeover

A cosmetic dentist can use porcelain veneers to improve the look of your smile in just a few short appointments. Veneers are one of the most popular treatments at Harley Street Dental Clinic, and can be used for anything from making a single, permanently discoloured match your other teeth to producing a full smile makeover.

porcelain-veneersVeneers have a long and illustrious history. They were first invented by a Hollywood cosmetic dentist, designed to give actors amazing smiles for film roles. But as they were stuck on with denture adhesive, they would usually drop off after a few takes. Those veneers were not built to last.

The modern veneers available from your Harley Street cosmetic dentist are a different matter. Rapid advances in the cosmetic dental world, coupled with the development of greatly improved dental bonding agents and ceramics, means that modern veneers are now durable, long-lasting, and as natural as they are beautiful in appearance.

Harley Street veneers

At our Harley Street clinic your cosmetic dentist can use veneers to correct a number of dental problems. These include permanent discolouration, minor alignment and spacing issues, small chips and cracks. The veneers of the modern age should last more than a decade – so long as you look after them and visit your dentist and hygienist regularly, of course.

So, what exactly is a veneer? It is a very thin, hand-crafted shell of material (porcelain, in most cases) that your dentist bonds over the front surfaces of your front teeth to enhance their appearance. One of the biggest advantages of veneers is that they require very little preparatory work on your teeth.

When you come to our Harley Street dental clinic for a veneer consultation, your cosmetic dentist will check your oral health and prepare your teeth to receive your veneers by removing a very thin amount of enamel.

Your cosmetic dentist will ensure that your veneers are made to the exact same thickness as the amount of enamel removed, so that the results look natural. The only exception is for cracked/chipped teeth, in which case the veneer will be made thicker in the damaged area.

Ways a dentist can repair and restore broken teeth

You should see a dentist as soon as possible if you break a tooth. At Harley Street Dental Clinic our team of dental professionals offers a number of different ways in which to restore and repair your broken teeth, with results that are both functional and aesthetically appealing.

broken-teethIn some cases broken teeth are a dental emergency. If you need an emergency dentist, contact our Harley Street practice straight away on 020 3797 2473. This is particularly important if your broken tooth is causing you pain, but under any circumstances you should book an appointment as soon as possible. This is because even the smallest cracks and chips in the teeth can be enough to allow bacteria into the pulp at the centre of a tooth, causing infection and requiring endodontic or root canal treatment.

Tooth replacement options at Harley Street Dental Clinic

The team at Harley Street Dental Clinic have a range of options to repair broken or damaged teeth. When you first come for a consultation with a dentist, they will assess the nature of the damage and will recommend an appropriate solution.

Here are some of the treatments your dentist may recommend:


A dentist can use a crown to give strength and aesthetic appeal back to a broken or weakened tooth. Crowns may be made from a range of materials, including precious metals, porcelain, and ceramic. They produce results that look natural and are very strong and durable.

White fillings and composite bonding

White filling material can be used by your dentist to restore a broken tooth. Composite bonding involves using this material to restore your tooth; the colour of material is closely matched to the natural colour of your teeth.


Porcelain veneers can be used to cover chips and cracks on the front teeth, offering additional strength as well as aesthetic appeal.

How a cosmetic dentist can use veneers to make over your smile

A cosmetic dentist has a wealth of ways to boost both your smile and your confidence. At Harley Street Dental Clinic we’ve found that one of the most popular ways to achieve a fast, natural, and beautiful-looking smile makeover is by using porcelain veneers.

porcelain veneerThe history of veneers

Veneers were first invented by a Hollywood cosmetic dentist, to enable actors to make over their smile quickly – but temporarily. These early veneers were stuck on with dental adhesive and commonly dropped off soon after a take was complete.

The modern veneers used at Harley Street Dental Clinic are somewhat different. Designed to be long-lasting as well as beautiful and natural, they are custom-made to fit your teeth and are bonded into place with a special dental adhesive.

Porcelain veneers in Harley Street

If you are interested in boosting your smile with porcelain veneers, we invite you to join us for a consultation with a cosmetic dentist here at our Harley Street dental practice. Your dentist can use a single veneer to restore a slightly chipped or permanently discoloured tooth, when teeth whitening isn’t an option, or a full set can be used to create a smile makeover.

Veneers are an excellent option because they require minimum preparation of your teeth, meaning that healthy tooth structure is preserved. Your cosmetic dentist may remove a very thin amount of enamel from the surfaces of your teeth to aid with the bonding process; your veneers will be made to the exact same thickness as the amount of enamel that is removed, so they will look completely natural.

You will need at least two appointments with a cosmetic dentist to have your veneers fitted. They are custom-crafted out of porcelain, made to fit your teeth exactly.

Why a cosmetic dentist may recommend veneers

A cosmetic dentist enjoys nothing more than seeing a happy patient who has achieved the smile of their dreams. At Harley Street Dental Clinic our team believes that everybody deserves a beautiful smile to be proud of. There is no greater satisfaction than seeing a patient who was once embarrassed to smile or laugh in public now beaming because they want to show off their new smile.

cosmetic dentistWe invite anyone who is unhappy with their smile to come into our Harley Street practice for a no-obligation consultation with a cosmetic dentist. Your dentist will carefully examine your teeth, gums, and surrounding structures, and will listen to what you want to achieve. They will then run through all the available treatments to help you get that dream smile.

One of the most frequently requested treatments from a cosmetic dentist is veneers. It’s not difficult to see why; they are a fast and effective way to enjoy a smile makeover. Where celebrities lead the general population usually follows, and more and more people are opting for dental veneers because as well as producing beautiful, lasting results, the treatment time is also considerably shorter than for many other cosmetic dental procedures, often requiring just a couple of visits to our Harley Street clinic.

Veneers can be made from porcelain, ceramic, or composite bonding (white filling) material. They are micro-thin shells bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers can rectify a number of dental problems including permanent staining, chips, cracks, gaps, and misalignments. Whichever material you opt for, your cosmetic dentist will closely match the colour of your veneers to the natural shade of your teeth.

The high-quality veneers created at Harley Street Dental Clinic are not a short-term fix. With proper care they should last you for many years – typically at least a decade.

How a cosmetic dentist can boost your smile with veneers

Veneers are one of the most common treatments cosmetic dentists are asked to perform. They are an excellent way of rejuvenating a smile, with results that are both aesthetically-pleasing and durable. At Harley Street Dental Clinic our team has helped many patients to boost the appearance of their smile quickly and painlessly with the help of veneers.

How it works

veneersVeneers are micro-thin shells of material that are bonded over the front surfaces of the teeth by a cosmetic dentist to improve their appearance. They can be made from composite bonding material, porcelain, or ceramic – porcelain is the most popular choice.

They were first invented by a Hollywood cosmetic dentist to enable actors to change the appearance of their smiles quickly and easily. These early veneers were not designed to be a long-term solution and usually fell off quickly, because they were secured with denture adhesive. Thanks to modern advances in the field of cosmetic dentistry, and special, stronger dental bonding agents, veneers can now provide a natural-looking, beautiful, long-term way to make over a smile.

If you are interested in treatment with veneers, you should book a consultation with a cosmetic dentist at our Harley Street clinic. Veneers can be used to disguise permanently discoloured teeth, cover and add extra strength to teeth with small chips and cracks, and generally improve a smile’s appearance by closing small gaps or correcting minor alignment issues when orthodontic treatment is not appropriate.

You will need at least two appointments to have veneers fitted at our Harley Street clinic. Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and will prepare them to have your veneers attached. They will carefully match the colour of your veneers to the natural colour of your teeth, and when they are ready you will be called back to have them fitted.

Ask your cosmetic dentist about veneers – a quick and painless way to boost your smile

As a cosmetic dentist, one of the most common procedures patients ask about is dental veneers. Veneers are very thin shells of material placed over the front surfaces of the teeth, improving their appearance and giving them extra strength. At Harley Street Dental Clinic we offer veneers made from porcelain or from composite material (the same material that is used to create white fillings).

A brief history of veneers

cosmetic dentist about veneersVeneers were originally created by a cosmetic dentist from California as a way for Hollywood stars to temporarily change the appearance of their teeth. In those days they were attached with denture adhesive, because they were not intended to be permanent.

These days, cosmetic dentists use special dental bonding agents to attach veneers to the surfaces of the teeth, becoming much stronger and more durable and lasting for many years with good care.

Veneers are an increasingly popular way for cosmetic dentists the world over to improve the aesthetic appearance of smiles, correcting a wide range of problems including permanent discolouration, chips, cracks, gaps and small problems with alignment when orthodontics is not the best option.

If you are interested in veneers, you should book a consultation with a cosmetic dentist at our Harley Street dental practice. Your dentist will carefully examine your teeth and gums and will determine whether veneers are the best treatment option. Once you agree on treatment with veneers, your dentist will discuss both composite and porcelain veneer options.

The process of fitting dental veneers at The Harley Street Dental Clinic is only done by our highly experienced cosmetic dentists, who are skilled in performing this treatment and use only the latest techniques and materials. In most cases you will require at least two appointments to have your veneers fitted.

Take Care of Your Porcelain Veneers Like They Take Care of Your Teeth

Porcelain veneers have led some of the biggest trends in the cosmetic dental practice. All over the world, these thin restorative laminates have reshaped and repaired all types of teeth deformations, such as chipping, cracks and misalignment. After placement, caring for them, therefore, is not to be overlooked. To make your veneers last as long as possible, exercise caution and follow these simple rules:

Blush and floss regularly

porcelain veneersWe often advise our patients to treat their veneers just as they would their original teeth, and that includes diligent and thorough brushing and flossing. This is to keep the porcelain as plaque-free as possible.

Tooth decay will not form on the veneer’s surface, but it can develop on the natural part of the tooth, including the structure surrounding the edges of the veneer. If plaque accumulates on the tooth’s surface, gums surrounding it may recede. As a consequence, a change in the cosmetic appearance can be the reason for a replacement.

Avoid putting pressure on the veneer

While they offer incredible durability, extreme biting pressures can be harmful to your veneers. Habits, such as nail biting or holding objects between the teeth can put direct pressure on the veneer, putting it at risk of breaking and coming off. Moreover, avoid using the teeth to rip open packets and food bags, as this can also result in breaking.

If you have a condition called Bruxism, more known as involuntary teeth grinding, it is advisable to wear a night time oral appliance or a mouth guard.

Minimise vices to prevent discolouration

Veneers restore and improve the sight of your teeth, but their placement requires some amount of sacrifice to maintain its optimal appearance. Drinking and smoking have to be reduced, and better yet, eliminated. Although veneer surface offers high resistance to staining, regular or excessive exposure to tea, wine, coffee and tobacco products is damaging to both natural teeth and veneers.

With enough discipline and vigilance in your lifestyle and diet, coupled with regular visits to the dentist, your porcelain veneers are bound to last.

For more inquiries about porcelain veneer placement, care and process, contact Harley Street Dental Clinic today.