What we do
At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we strive to uphold the standards of excellence that our historical, landmark location represents. Harley Street has been, and forever will be, synonymous with the absolute best in quality, of both health and dental services. Our committed and approachable team of expert practitioners do all that they can to maintain their estimable services and continue to provide the city with the highest tier of dental care. At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we have some of the most renowned practitioners specialising in restorative dentistry in Harley Street, who work tirelessly to help restore the smile of each of their patients, making them as happy as they possibly can be with their dental health.
What is restorative dentistry?
Restorative dentistry in Harley Street is a field of dentistry which is focused around restoring a patient’s smile to its fullest potential and beauty. It covers a variety of procedures, each of which enables a dentist to address any problems with a patient’s teeth and dental health. Unlike cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers or tooth whitening, restorative dentistry in Harley Street aims not only to improve how a patient’s existing teeth look, but rather to improve their whole smile by replacing teeth which have been lost, allowing them to enjoy a life with all the privileges of having a whole set of healthy teeth. Procedures such as installing dental crowns or bridges, or dental implants, are a large portion of what restorative dentistry is about here at Harley Street Dental Clinic.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are one of the most transformative and rewarding procedures which our dentist, specialising in restorative treatments, carries out here at Harley Street Dental Clinic. An implant is a procedure designed to fill a gap in a long lasting way, using a surrogate root where a patient has lost a tooth, and replacing the missing crown with a prosthetic one. This durable replacement tooth both looks and feels completely real. Dental implants are the only procedure of this nature, and have been developed over thousands of years – although treatment has made leaps and bounds in recent years thanks to cutting edge innovations and technologies. The basis of the modern dental implant procedure is to place an artificial tooth root into the jawbone of a patient, so that it becomes moulded within their jaw permanently and as such allows for the gap to be filled in the same way as if by a natural tooth.
How does it work?
For those who believe that dental implant treatment may be the best form of approach for rectifying a gap within their mouths on a long-term basis, the first step in receiving treatment is to pay one of our specialists in restorative dentistry a visit. During this consultation, our experts can assess the patient’s overall dental health, and determine whether or not they are healthy enough to have treatment carried out. It also allows the patient to receive answers to any questions they may have. Next, if the patient is happy and healthy, when receiving treatment the dentist administers a local anaesthetic before stripping back the patient’s gums where the missing tooth used to be. Then they make a small hole, into which a titanium-alloy root is deeply embedded. This root is then left to bond within the patient’s jawbone. After a short period, the root becomes fully embedded within the patient’s jaw, and finally a replacement replica tooth is fixed to the root and the space is permanently filled.