Are you looking for a dentist that goes above and beyond?

Not only are we a dental practice that offers an unparalleled amount of treatment options under one roof, but we are a practice where many of our new patients come by way of referral from existing patients, family and friends.

dental-crown Who are we?

Whether it’s general dentistry you’re after to maintain your oral health, such as check-ups and cleaning, or perhaps you require a treatment plan which involves dental crowns or bridge work. Here, at Kings Dental Clinic, we have you covered. Perhaps you are looking to improve the appearance of your smile? Great! We can offer state-of-the-art treatments, using cosmetic dentistry techniques, such as advanced whitening and porcelain veneers. Whatever your needs, our experienced team has you covered!

If you have missing, chipped or broken teeth, we can offer dental crowns, which could perhaps be the perfect solution for you. It’s not pleasant suffering with broken or missing teeth, not to mention embarrassing. Many people who suffer with broken teeth don’t smile properly and naturally attempt to hide the appearance of their damaged teeth. It does not need to be this way as dental crowns can restore the structure, appearance and function and integrity of the tooth, allowing you once again to regain the natural function of chewing, whilst at the same time providing you with the freedom to smile again without embarrassment. Now isn’t that something to smile about?

Why choose us?

Are you new in town, or perhaps just looking for a dental practice who can offer all your treatments under one roof? Maybe you have been too busy of late to find the time to get to the dentist, or perhaps you are just nervous about even going to see a dentist. Don’t worry as we have your back. We are a dental phobic registered practice, and we are hugely experienced in treating nervous patients. With today’s advancements in modern dental techniques and state of the art equipment,  there is really no reason why your visit with us should be anything other than a comfortable experience for you. It is important to stay on top of your oral health and our friendly and welcoming team are on hand to make sure that this is a pleasant experience for you

If it’s cosmetic enhancement you are looking for, well you’ve certainly come to the right place! A great smile is not only good for your sense of well being and confidence, it can also leave a lasting impression just when it is needed most. With today’s state of the art whitening techniques, having that killer smile is no longer reserved only for movie stars and entertainers. It is available to you today, and for a lot less than you could imagine. We offer a range of convenient payment options to spread the cost of your dental treatment and to make it completely affordable for most of our patients.

So if you’re looking for a quality dentist is Hammersmith or Southwark, see what Kings Dental clinic can do for you, it really is a no brainer!

Improve your facial aesthetics without surgery

As people get older they often find themselves losing confidence when it comes to their appearance. There are so many different areas of the face that can appear less youthful over time, and whilst many people turn to surgery to have these aging signs reversed quite a lot of people are wary about undergoing such procedures. Here at Kings Dental Clinic we have several different non-invasive, non-surgical treatments available that will leave you looking and feeling much more youthful.

Facial Aesthetics in HammersmithIf you have been feeling insecure about your appearance, then booking a consultation appointment with one of our professionals will enable you to discuss facial aesthetics in Hammersmith. Your practitioner will be able to recommend treatments that will help your situation and create a personalised treatment plan for you. It is easy to book a consultation appointment at our practice online and via telephone, as well as within our practice itself.

What can we help you with?

Several different areas of the face change as you age and as your skin loses its natural elasticity it is likely to become wrinkled, loose and even saggy in some places. This can leave people feeling much older than they are and damage their self-esteem in the long run. Sometimes people feel isolated from others in their friendship group when they feel unable to join in with certain activities such as group photos because they feel insecure about their face’s appearance.

Facial aesthetics in Hammersmith can help with all of these issues, as well as things such as having smoking lines and dull looking skin. Having treatments will leave you feeling completely rejuvenated, and in some cases you will be able to see visible results from the moment your treatment has been completed. No treatment is permanent, so your professional will advise you of how often you will need to receive treatment if you wish to maintain your new look when you attend an appointment.

What types of non-surgical treatments are available?

Facial aesthetics in Hammersmith is made up of several different types of treatments that are capable of targeting different areas of your face. You may require Mesotherapy, dermal fillers, a thread lift or even Botulinum Toxin, and there are more treatments available at our practice too. The only way to tell which treatment you will require is by having one of our professionals assess the condition of your facial skin.

Sometimes people will require Mesotherapy, which is where you will have a series of injections that will provide your body with an additional supply of vitamins, minerals, hyaluronic acid and other acids that can help to encourage cell growth. Your body’s supply of hyaluronic acid depletes over time, which is one thing that gives your skin an aged appearance.

Dermal fillers work by replacing the body’s supply of hyaluronic acid, as this diminishes as you get older. Fillers can make the appearance of your skin seem more youthful as it plumpens it, giving your skin a tighter, less wrinkled appearance. Once you have had this treatment it is capable of lasting for anything between six and twelve months, but if you with to maintain your youthful appearance it is easy to book an appointment to have your filler topped up.

If you want any more information on the treatments that we have to offer then our team will be more than happy to answer any questions that you have and can explain how each treatment works and how it could benefit your individual situation.

Cosmetic dentistry could make you smile again

There generally comes a time when people often wish that they had taken better care of their teeth throughout their life, or simply want to improve their smile. Your teeth may have yellowed with age, or you might just need a filling or two. Whatever the journey to achieving your desired smile entails, here at Kings Dental Clinic we will endeavour to make getting cosmetic dentistry in Hammersmith as easy as possible for you.

Cosmetic Dentistry in HammersmithBeing frustrated or unhappy with your smile can cause all sorts of distress. You might have a family do or wedding approaching and have spent the last few days trying to find a way to smile confidently without showing your teeth or opening your mouth. You might end up feeling like you do not want to be in any photographs at all, and this could make you feel excluded from everybody else. How happy people are with their smile impacts their confidence, and at Kings Dental Clinic we aim to have all our patients smiling proudly by the time they leave our practice.

What treatments are available?

Within cosmetic dentistry in Hammersmith there is a whole range of treatments now available to patients. Some people will require teeth whitening, whilst others may desire to have a white filling fitted so it is less noticeable to others. When smiling, some patients will feel that their teeth to gum ratio is all wrong, and for this we can offer gum contouring, where we can reshape your gums, thus improving the appearance of your smile.

If your teeth need straightening slightly then veneers could well be the answer for you and having these fitted will also brighten the appearance of your teeth, allowing you to feel more confident about your smile.

Are you missing teeth?

Many people believe that if their teeth fall out, they will have to pay a fortune to replace them. Cosmetic dentistry in Hammersmith allows you to replace your teeth at an affordable price, with absolute certainty. There are many different reasons why you may be missing teeth, and sometimes the NHS will cover the costs for you when receiving treatment.

Dentures are one option that provides patients with the ability to replace a whole set of teeth, and they can either be removable or fixed onto implants. They are designed to look and feel exactly like your original teeth. It is best to make an appointment with one of our dental practitioners as they will be able to advise you on what treatment will suit you the most and answer any questions you may have.

Sometimes we see patients that have only one tooth that needs restoring to its original glory, and this can be done using a non-metal crown. These crowns are tooth coloured, meaning that you will be able to flash your smile without worrying about people noticing the treatment that you have had. They can fit straight onto a tooth, or they can be used in partnership with implants and bridges. People often feel the need to hide their smile when it has gaps in it, as they are insecure about it. Instead, you should think about visiting our cosmetic dentist so they can rectify any issues, so you can get back to living your life and smiling whenever you want to.

Worried about the dentist? Dental phobia treatments at Kings Dental Clinic

Fear of the dentist is extremely common.

If you have had an unpleasant dental experience at any time in your life, it is understandable that you may be apprehensive about seeing the dentist, even if you are in pain.

Dental Phobia in HammersmithUnfortunately, even the most diligent tooth cleaners may fall foul of a dental issue that requires treatment at some point in their life and this is when dental phobias in Hammersmith can create a problem. Not attending dental check-ups can lead to preventable issues like cavities, plaque accumulation and tooth decay. Among other things, if you are phobic of the dentist but find yourself losing a filling or developing an abscess, dental phobias can be quite dangerous and cause a great deal of pain.

What can I do?

When you have a dental phobia in Hammersmith, you are probably aware of the implications of not visiting the dentist and want to resolve the issue. After all, modern day dentistry offers amazing results in the field of cosmetic work such as whitening and dental implants.

You could try and seek out a sympathetic dentist, but this may be time consuming and if you are already in pain, you may not want to spend weeks hunting down a compassionate dentist.

How we can help

At Kings Dental Clinic, we understand how nerve racking it can be to visit the dentist when you have a phobia. All our staff are specially trained to make even the most nervous patients feel at ease and can provide you with a genuinely pleasant dental visit.

However, it is more than just making you feel comfortable. Our staff can help you rebuild your confidence when you come in for a dental visit, helping you to overcome your phobia and regain control.

Non judgemental

A common belief among those with a dental phobia is that when they go to the dentist, they will be lectured on the condition of their teeth. Talk about off-putting!

Our staff at Kings Dental Clinic understand that if you haven’t visited a dentist in 10 years for example, it is unlikely your teeth are going to be in tip top condition. We also know that you will probably be feeling upset and vulnerable when you visit us, so we promise you a non-judgmental approach when you come in for your first check-up.

You are in control

Phobias often stem from feeling a lack of control in a certain situation; you experienced something unpleasant in the past that you could not rectify and now, you are fearful of that situation.

When you come to us for your dental treatment, you are in full control. We will take as much time as you need, advise you and tell you exactly what we are doing. If you only want us to look at your teeth on the first visit, then that is all we will do.

If you have a dental phobia in Hammersmith and want to overcome it, please contact us now.

Do you have a dental phobia?

If you are a nervous patient you are not alone. It has been found through surveys that 36% of those who do not go regularly to a dentist, state fear as the reason. Therefore, it makes sense to find that many extremely nervous patients can have problems such as gum disease and tooth decay, simply because they have not been having regular check-ups, therefore making the whole issue worse.  It is less scary having a check-up than having 4 fillings done at once!

Dental Phobia in HammersmithHowever we know this is not to be taken lightly, dental phobia can leave patients in a total panic and absolutely terrified about visiting their dentist. Our team at Kings Dental Clinic are totally aware of how some patients can be really fearful of having treatments done.  We have very experienced dental practitioners who can talk to their patients and make them feel at ease.

We will help to take your fear away

If you are a very nervous patient, make us aware of this fact and we promise that our caring, experienced team will be more than happy to discuss options with you. Having a good chat and airing your concerns are the first steps on the road to healthy, happy teeth.

More reasons to have regular visits to the dentist

Those with a dental phobia in Hammersmith will not just run the risk of losing teeth through lack of oral care, but could also lose their confidence. Lost or yellowing teeth can all add up to making a person have lower self-esteem than others.  Some people become so embarrassed in social situations that they hide their mouth behind their hand when speaking or smiling and this can really start to affect a person’s whole life.  This can result in their professional and personal life suffering to a tremendous degree.

Do I have dental phobia?

Everyone’s fears and phobias are different and have different levels, no two are ever the same. However, if just the thought of visiting your dentist really fills you with dread it could be time to take action. Be honest with yourself and if you are finding that you cannot sleep before a dentist visit, get very nervous in the waiting room of your clinic or panic when you have things put into your mouth, then let us know in our initial consultation. This will enable us to look at the best way forward for you when deciding on any treatments.

Let us take the strain

We want you to be as comfortable and happy about visiting us for treatment as possible. Through a combination of in depth discussion about all of your worries and the procedures you need, our team will be with you every step of the way on your road to good oral health care.  You may have cause to be fearful due to bad experiences in the past or even embarrassment, but be safe in the knowledge that nothing will shock us and we are here to help.

Looking after your oral health

Remember when you were a kid, and you’d go to the doctor and they’d look at your tongue and get you to say ‘aaaaaah’? They were checking out your oral health. Medicine has long used the health of the mouth as an indicator for the health of the rest of the body. If you have a white, furry tongue, or, heaven forbid, a green furry tongue, then something’s not right.

Oral Health in HammersmithNow research has backed up this tried and tested method of checking health and has discovered that illnesses in the rest of the body are indeed linked to your oral health.

Gum disease, which is a disease of inflammation, often works as a pointer to disease elsewhere in the body. It is often an indicator of heart disease. The idea goes that inflammation in the mouth causes inflammation in the blood vessels, raising blood pressure and allowing less blood to move through them.

Gum disease may also be linked to birth problems. Women are more likely to get gum disease when they are pregnant as the increased levels of progesterone in the body make life in the mouth more habitable for bacterial plaque. Researchers are investigating whether gum disease in the mother plays a role in low birth weight or babies born with learning disorders, heart conditions or lung conditions.

Gum disease is also linked to lung conditions. When gum disease is treated, fewer bacteria go down into the lungs to exacerbate problems there.

Obesity has also been linked to gum disease, which seems to progress faster when body fat is higher.

What can you do?

You can combat gum disease by having a great oral health routine. This means brushing your teeth twice a day with a soft bristled brush and a good fluoride toothpaste. You need to back this up with a good flossing once a day and perhaps also interdental brushes to remove trapped food.

You also need to come along to Kings Dental in Hammersmith for regular check-ups and cleanings to remove hardened plaque. Between us, we can make sure that your oral health is in A1 condition.

Cosmetic orthodontics aren’t just cosmetic

The term cosmetic orthodontics implies that any benefits that come from cosmetic braces are purely appearance-related. But this is not true. As well as getting a smile to be proud of, having your teeth straightened increase your chances of making your teeth last longer.

The difference between cosmetic and normal braces is to do with how much your misalignments prevent you from doing things. If you have wonky teeth but can still eat and talk and are not in any pain, then any improvements to their positions have been deemed as cosmetic by the dental profession.

You may be able to chew just fine, but it could be that only some of your teeth are bearing the brunt of the forces created by chewing. You may also be more likely to grind your teeth at night. Over the years, this could lead to some teeth crumbling under the strain of chewing. When your teeth are well aligned, this is less likely to happen.

Also, when your teeth line up properly, they are much easier to keep clean. Plaque has fewer unreachable places to hide, and you will suffer from less decay or gum disease, if you keep up a good oral health routine.

So, although you may think that getting your teeth straightened is just so that you can feel better about your smile, you are giving yourself other important benefits too.

Here at Kings Dental Clinic in Hammersmith, we offer 3 great ways to get your teeth straightened. You can choose between fixed discreet braces or removable aligners.

Six Month Smiles

These bracket and wire braces are smaller than regular braces, and are made from clear ceramic and tooth-coloured wire. They are great for straightening the front 6-8 teeth and take around 6 months to do so.

Inman Aligner

A removable device with spring-loaded bows that go behind and in front of the teeth. Treatment takes 6-18 weeks.

Invisalign

Removable clear aligners that work in a series to straighten teeth. You can’t see them once they are in place. Treatment takes around a year on average.

Come on in for a consultation.

Putting your mouth back together again

If your mouth has got into a right mess, it can be daunting when you think about all the various treatments, from goodness knows how many different kinds of dentists, you might need to put it right again. But if you bring your mouth along to Kings Dental Clinic in Hammersmith, we can bring your mouth back to its former glory without ever having to refer you to an outside dentist.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation in HammersmithThat’s because here at Kings Dental Clinic, we have a great team of dentists who are highly skilled and experienced in every area of dentistry. We can put together a treatment plan that brings them all together in the right order so that you can have your lovely smile back in no time.

What’s wrong?

Some people have a terrible accident and lose a lot of teeth and need reconstruction. Others grew up without having access to good oral health and dentistry and are now paying the price. Yet more have been saying goodbye to teeth that have done long years of service and are now wearing out. Whatever the cause of your problems, we can put them right.

Consultation

The first thing to do is come along for a consultation and ask about full mouth rehabilitation. We will take an in-depth look at your teeth, gums and soft tissues and discuss what your aims are and how we can help you achieve them. Don’t worry about what we will think. We have seen it all before, hundreds of times, and we never judge.

Together we will draw up a costed treatment plan that sets out what treatments you need and in what order.

These treatments might include:

  • cosmetic braces for teeth that have wandered
  • inlays and onlays to cover large cavities
  • crowns to strengthen teeth that still have good roots
  • veneers to cover damage
  • white fillings to replace amalgam
  • root planning, gum and soft tissue grafting for advanced gum disease
  • dentures, bridges and dental implants to replace lost teeth.

We will be able to give you a schedule so that you know how long it will take to get your smile back.

Come on in and find out more.

When your mouth is in a mess

How did your mouth get in a mess? Was it gum disease? Maybe tooth decay? Perhaps you lost or damaged teeth in an accident? Or maybe you are just getting on a bit and your teeth are wearing out.

Prosthodontics in HammersmithWhatever the reason, when your mouth is in a mess, it affects your life in many ways. It’s not just that you can’t bite or chew your food properly anymore. It’s also because you are too embarrassed to smile and laugh and now people think you are cold and unfriendly because you don’t smile. That’s mealtimes and socialising that are depressing. Maybe your mouth is also affecting your work life, and your love life. It’s not a good way to be, especially when there are so many great ways that we at Kings Dental Clinic in Hammersmith can restore your mouth to its former fabulousness.

We have an array of techniques and materials which we can use to fill in your gaps and repair or disguise damaged teeth.

Why not come in for a consultation and let us take a look at what’s going on inside your mouth. Then we can make suggestions of what can be done, using a variety of methods to suit your budget.

Dental implants

These are the most effective way to replace lost teeth. They seem expensive, but one implant can support up to 3 teeth on a bridge and they can last for decades, so, over time, dental implants can even work out cheaper.

Dentures

Full dentures replace all the teeth on one arch. Partial dentures replace a few. Modern dentures are much more realistic and effective than before. We can even stabilise them with dental implants.

Veneers and composite bonding

These are 2 methods that we use to cover over damage on otherwise healthy teeth. Chips, cracks, intrinsic discolouration, worn edges, even gaps and slight twists can all be made to disappear using either veneers or composite bonding.

Crowns

A cover for teeth that need support and strength above the gumline, but are strong and healthy below it, where the root is still 100%.

Let us put together a treatment plan for you, and together we can make your mouth great again.

If you ever need root canal treatment

We hope you will never get an infection in your tooth that means you have to have root canal therapy, but if you do, you can rest assured that at Kings Dental Clinic in Hammersmith, you will be treated with the latest equipment and by a dentist trained specifically in root canal work.

Root Canals in HammersmithDr Nadia Tawfiq is our root canal dentist, working in a branch of dentistry known as endodontics, which is concerned with the treatment of the soft pulp within the tooth. The pulp is the very inner part of the tooth and it runs all the way down the tooth from the centre of the crown to the tips of the roots. This is the part of the tooth that has to be removed when it becomes diseased or infected. This can happen if the tooth is decaying, or has cracks in it, or if it gets injured in an accident of some kind.

What is root canal therapy?

Dentists carry out root canal work when the pulp inside the tooth root has become infected or diseased, but the rest of the tooth above the gum line is still healthy. Having root canal therapy allows you to keep your tooth instead of having it extracted and then having to have some kind of false tooth installed.

People tend to think of root canal therapy as a particularly painful treatment, but you need not feel any pain with Dr Tawfiq, who will make sure that you are completed numbed with a local anaesthetic. She will then use the latest rotary files and apex locators to clean the infected pulp from the tooth, all the way down to the tip of the root.

It may take more than one visit to complete the treatment, especially if it is a complex case, working on a tooth with multiple roots. You will be fitted with a temporary crown between appointments.

At the end of treatment, your tooth will be covered with a porcelain crown to protect it and it should then last you a good many more years. We have a 95% success rate to back up this claim.