To qualify for the title of specialist, dentists must meet strict criteria within their field set by the General Dental Council and commit to an ongoing development programme. Harley Street Dental and Implant Clinic dentists are specialists with a minimum of three years postgraduate training who are involved in research in their fields.
The practice was one of the first places in the UK to offer specialist periodontics to treat gum problems, now regarded as the foundation of oral health, and dental implants, which became a key prosthodontic solution to tooth loss. It was also one of the first practices in the UK to employ dental hygienists to properly clean patients’ teeth and gums.
Harley Street Dental and Implant Clinic offers all specialist treatments including the replacement of missing teeth, treatment for gum disease, orthodontics, oral surgery, root canal treatments and cosmetic dentistry.
Prosthodontics is the field of dentistry that rebuilds and replaces missing teeth and it is the only specialism that delivers cosmetic dentistry. It uses dental implants, dentures, veneers, crowns and bridges to restore the mouth’s function and appearance.
The purpose of endodontics is to prevent or eliminate disease within the tooth and surrounding bone through root canal treatment. If a tooth is decayed, has had repeated dental treatment or fractures, bacteria can enter the root canal and infect the pulp. Root canal treatment disinfects and seals the canals to prevent re-entry of the bacteria.
Periodontology is the dental specialism that deals with the treatment of gum disease, which with proper treatment is reversible but if left untreated can develop into periodontitis which damages gum tissue and the underlying bone structure, causing tooth loss.
Orthodontics treats crooked teeth, jaw discrepancies and problems with facial profile and form with braces. The aim of orthodontic treatment is to create straight teeth that look good and function properly in the long term, which requires a detailed study of the mouth before altering tooth positions so they remain stable following treatment.
Oral surgery is the specialism that deals with surgical procedures inside the mouth such as the extraction of broken roots, wisdom teeth and cysts or other growths from the jaw, lips and cheeks. Oral surgery is also responsible for bone augmentation prior to implant placement, where pieces of bone are appended to the jaw to stimulate regeneration, filling out the jawbone so it can anchor the implants.
Facial aesthetics is a specialism concerned with improving the appearance of the rest of the face. Botox and dermal fillers are safe non-surgical wrinkle reduction techniques.Get in touch to book a consultation with a specialist at Harley Street Dental and Implant Clinic.