At The Practice At Mortlake we welcome all patients, adults and children and promise to make your experience a pleasant and enjoyable one. Whether you need a check-up, routine dental work or have a dental emergency, we are here to help. Our general dental services are designed to help you attain and maintain excellent oral health.
Our team of dentists and hygienists will provide you with expert advice and comfortable treatment of the highest standard. We want you to have many pleasant visits with us as well as looking after your teeth. We are committed providing affordable, flexible and quality dental care that is accessible for everyone in a modern, relaxed environment.
If you think you have a dental emergency, contact our practice reception team on 0208 876 5398. We always endeavour to see emergencies on the same day. Do not hesitate to seek urgent dental care if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- A severe toothache or bleeding
- Broken tooth or jaw
- Lost dental filling or crown
Dental implants offer countless benefits for patients who are missing teeth or require dentures. Patients quickly notice how beautiful their smiles are and how attractive their gums now appear increasing the willingness to show off your smile. We create natural-looking dental implants that match the look and feel of your actual teeth. Many patients cannot even tell the difference between their implants and original teeth. Additionally, dental implants improve oral comfort and speech in a way that traditional dentures do not. As a result, you will likely feel increased self-confidence with your new teeth.
Health Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer a number of benefits for your oral health. Dental implants allow for the replacement of one or multiple teeth without affecting the adjacent teeth. Additionally, implants can support a bridge and eliminate the need for removable partial dentures. Finally, dental implants can help preserve the integrity of your mouth and face by supporting gum, cheeks, lips and jawbone structure by reducing the levels of bone that are lost following the extraction of teeth.
Bone Grafting and Plastic Surgery
In some cases patients have lost bone and soft tissue through trauma or gum disease. We are able to rebuild lost bone and soft tissue through a full range of bone grafting and plastic surgery options. Our team has extensive training in creating beautiful and natural smiles.
All-On-4 Dental Implants
We offer a wide array of services to help our patients improve their teeth and feel confident once again. This includes the All-on-Four dental implant technique. Designed to maximise efficiency, this procedure uses just four implants to support a full set of teeth. With just four implants needed, this surgery is minimally-invasive and far less lengthy than other dental procedures.
For denture-wearers who are tired of having to remove and re-insert their teeth on a daily basis, the All-on-Four procedure provides an appealing alternative. Within one day, their smile is markedly improved for years to come.
If your front teeth are stained, chipped, or malaligned, veneers will give you a perfect appearance with minimum tooth adjustment. Porcelain veneers make teeth look natural and healthy, and because they are very thin and are held in place by a special strong permanent bond very little preparation of the tooth is required. Porcelain veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of teeth and can also be used to close small gaps, when braces are not suitable.
A crown is a permanent restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. A dental crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for instance: to improve the appearance of a heavily restored tooth, to strengthen root filled teeth or to help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.
A dental bridge is usually used to replace smaller numbers of missing teeth, or when the missing teeth are only on one side of the mouth. You should replace missing teeth for a number of reasons. Your appearance is one reason. Another is that the gap left by a missing tooth can mean greater strain is put on the teeth at either side.
Spaces that are left may result in tilting or drifting of adjacent teeth. This reduces the function of the teeth and causes food trapping and decay.
Teeth are stained by the foods and drinks we consume. Smoking further stains teeth and the natural bright, white shade becomes darkened. Professional Home Tooth whitening is a successful and simple method of lightening the colour of your teeth.
We perform home tooth whitening where a custom made mouth tray is created. A whitening gel is placed in the tray which you then wear whilst asleep or for short periods during the day. Results are normally seen over 2 weeks or for patients wanting a more immediate result we also provide chairside laser whitening
We use the latest technology and the most advanced light and chemical activated tooth whitening system which takes about an hour to complete. The chairside gel is painted over your teeth and it is then light activated by power lamp for 10 minutes. After the first cycle, the gel is removed, and this process is repeated twice. This treatment achieves an average of 8 shades improvement.
Decayed or broken teeth are restored with conventional fillings. We provide the complete range of fillings including posterior white fillings and the latest anterior cosmetic fillings for invisible repairs on front teeth.
Root Canal treatment
Root canal treatment has to be performed when a tooth dies as a result of trauma or deep decay. The internal root system is carefully cleaned and prepared using special instruments and then it is finally permanently sealed off. The top of the tooth is then restored and normally strengthened by the provision of a crown.
Missing teeth can be replaced by removable dentures. These can be used to replace single teeth or complete sets of teeth. We provide both conventional acrylic dentures or metal based chrome cobalt dentures which produce a more retentive and stable final result. Our technicians use the best materials to produce life like natural results.
An inlay is a pre fabricated restoration that is bonded into the tooth where a conventional filling would not be strong enough. We provide both gold inlays and cosmetic porcelain inlays that are made the same colour as the natural tooth.
Hygiene & Gum Disease Treatments
Screening for gum disease forms an integral part of your routine examination. Gum disease describes swelling, soreness or infection of the tissues supporting the teeth. There are two main forms of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontal disease. Our in house hygienists perform the complete range of gum treatments from simple polishing to advanced gum therapy.
Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. This is when the gums around the teeth become very red and swollen. Long-standing gingivitis can turn into periodontal disease. There are a number of types of periodontal disease and they all affect the tissues supporting the teeth. As the disease gets worse the bone anchoring the teeth in the jaw is lost, making the teeth loose. If this is not treated, the teeth may eventually fall out.
What is the Cause of Gum Disease?
All gum disease is caused by plaque. Plaque is a film of bacteria which forms on the surface of the teeth and gums every day. Many of the bacteria in plaque are completely harmless, but there are some that have been shown to be the main cause of gum disease. To prevent and treat gum disease, you need to make sure you remove all the plaque from your teeth every day. This is done by brushing and flossing.
What Happens if Gum Disease is Not Treated?
Unfortunately, gum disease progresses painlessly on the whole so that you do notice the damage it is doing. However, the bacteria are sometimes more active and this makes your gums sore. This can lead to gum abscesses. Over a number of years, the bone supporting the teeth can be lost. If the disease is left untreated for a long time, treatment can become more difficult.
How Do I Know if I Have Gum Disease?
The first sign is blood on the toothbrush or in the rinsing water when you clean your teeth. Your gums may also bleed when you are eating, leaving a bad taste in your mouth. You may also notice that your breath becomes unpleasant.
Family & Children’s Dentistry
Good oral hygiene is determined in childhood so it’s vital that children’s dental experiences are positive. Our expert, highly trained staff will take time to explain all about your child’s risk of oral disease, preventative strategies and the modern, innovative treatments we offer. Using an approach that’s tailored towards children, we’re able to convey all the key points of keeping your teeth healthy in a way that children will find interesting, funny and pain-free.
- Preventative dental treatment for children
- Gum treatments and home care advice
- Mercury free fillings for children
- Treatment for dental trauma
- Dental extractions
- Diet advice