Dr Richard Prais is the Principal Dental Surgeon at Prais Dental Care, a great dentist in East Finchley, North London. He qualified from King’s College London in 1989, and he has run a thriving and professional dental practice ever since. His particular areas of interest are for caring for nervous patients, replacing missing teeth with dental implants and cosmetic dentistry.
His first practice was in the lovely Hampstead Garden Suburb. It was based above shops and near to the famous Sherrards Bakery. After several years, he relocated the practice to Inspire Dental Health, located in the old post office. One of the treatment rooms was housed in the old strong room, and the plant room had once been the room with the safe.
After a few years, Richard managed to expand further by acquiring the larger premises next door, which had been an old petrol station and car showroom. This new location offered plenty of space and more space for extra parking, which makes it the convenient location we see today.
The Prais Dental Care practice offers general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, anti-snoring treatments and facial aesthetics.
There are many cosmetic dentistry procedures on offer at Prais Dental Care. These include teeth straightening, teeth whitening, white fillings and veneers. Teeth straightening options include fixed traditional braces or dental aligners Invisalign and the Inman Aligner or Incognito, which are discreetly attached to the inside surface of the teeth, so are virtually invisible to the naked eye.
For teeth whitening, the practice offers two types of home whitening options and then Zoom!, which is completed in the practice for fast and effective results.
Alongside cosmetic dentistry, the practice offers anti-snoring aids. A custom-made appliance is created to keep the patient’s airways open during sleep, which can significantly reduce snoring. They offer both the Somnowell appliance, as well as the cost-effective Silensor.
If it is younger, smoother looking skin you are searching for, then the practice also offers options for this. They use anti-wrinkle injections, whereby very fine needles are used to inject tiny amounts of a purified protein into the skin, which reduces the activity of certain facial muscles and prevents the skin from creasing.
These offer a natural looking option to improve your facial appearance by smoothing out lines and plumping up areas of lost elasticity.
For further information on any of the above treatments or to contact the practice for a dental appointment, please feel free to call 020 8201 8877.
The Welbeck Clinic is an award-winning cosmetic dentist in Central London. The cosmetic dentists believe that a healthy, good looking, natural smile is something that everyone should be able to enjoy and it is not something for just the lucky few.
The clinic offers a vast range of dental treatments to produce the smile you have always dreamed of. There are many varying solutions to improve or enhance your smile, particularly if you have gaps in your teeth, discolouration, a gummy smile or crowded uneven teeth.
They work hard to ensure that they provide the best in aesthetic dentistry, alongside excellent oral health treatments, which means your teeth and gums are in tip top condition before treatment starts and this great condition can be maintained after treatment.
Some of the treatments on offer at the Welbeck Clinic include orthodontics, such as Six Month Smiles, which is an effective, affordable and quick solution for teeth straightening. The Clear Aligner, which is a series of custom-made clear, removable aligners, which are changed every few weeks to gently move your teeth to the desired position.
Another option for closing gaps in the teeth, aligning over-crowded and protruding teeth or to whiten discoloured teeth is porcelain veneers, and this is the treatment we will focus on below.
Porcelain veneers are custom-made porcelain that is placed over the front of the teeth to give the patient that perfect-looking smile. The porcelain veneers are extremely strong and last for up to fifteen years. They provide a long lasting and natural-looking smile, which is easy to take care of.
The veneer experts have fitted over 30,000 porcelain veneers, and have created the perfect smile for many celebrities. Their porcelain veneers, crowns and bridge work are also guaranteed for five years, giving you peace of mind.
The Welbeck Clinic is proud to offer non-prep porcelain veneers as an option for its patients. These non-prep veneers offer non-intrusive preparation to the procedure with none or minimal tooth substance removal.
Award Winning Cosmetic Dentist
As one of London’s leading cosmetic dentists, you really couldn’t be in safer hands. The Welbeck Clinic has been a veneers expert for over 25 years. On top of this, Dr Rogieh Ilaty, from the clinic, was awarded the ‘Best Dentist Award’ in the 2017 IAE Awards.
You can contact The Welbeck Clinic if you would like to discuss your smile makeover options further, find out costs and discover the range of payment options including interest-free monthly payments.
The Welbeck Clinic also offers a free E-consultation. For further information on this or any of the information provided, please visit the website at www.thewelbeckclinic.co.u
The Skye Dental Group has some of Glasgow’s most established, hygienic and professional practices under its umbrella. This includes The Glasgow Dentist, based in the area of Glasgow.
The practice offers a range of private dental treatments such as teeth straightening systems, Damon Braces, Invisalign and Six Month Smiles, as well as dental implants for missing teeth and general dentistry and hygienist services.
Damon Braces are a fixed brace teeth treatment, but instead of the traditional elastic or metal bands used in traditional braces, it uses friction-free technology to straighten the teeth quickly and painlessly.
The braces use friction-free technology and self-ligating memory wires to move the teeth gently. The brackets use a sliding mechanism, and the braces are much lighter and finer than traditional fixed braces.
Invisalign are a series of custom-made clear aligners, which are worn for two weeks at a time and then replaced with the next set in the series until your teeth are straightened. The aligners should be worn for around 21 hours a day to maximise the straightening results.
The clear aligners can be easily removed, which enables the patient to clean and floss their teeth with ease. They are also virtually invisible, so the teeth straightening system is very discreet.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles is a fixed brace system, which straightens the teeth within six months. It usually focuses on the front teeth and is much lighter and more discreet than traditional fixed braces.
They are great if you have a big event such as a wedding or special occasion coming up and you need your teeth straightening within a relatively short period of time.
The practice offers free consultations and may be able to offer interest-free finance options. Call 0141 647 6227 for further information.
At Conway House, a dentist in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, theystrive to make all their patients feel as comfortable as possible and meet their expectations when it comes to the dental treatments they offer. This is especially true when it comes to treating nervous patients, which is why they offer sedation techniques to help combat all levels of dental phobia. Having been established for over 40 years, they have accumulated a great deal of knowledge and experience in patient care.
They take pride in the practice they run and therefore ensure staff are warm and helpful, and the environment is relaxing. In addition to this, their services are both affordable and of a high quality.
Their dental care focuses on prevention, using modern techniques and materials for the best results. Aside from general dentistry treatments, they offer a full range of cosmetic dentist services, including tooth whitening, clear braces and smile makeovers. In cases of missing teeth, dental implants are the best option available as they are a permanent solution and extremely natural looking.
The private dentist in Buckinghamshire likes to work around their patients’ needs and understands their opening hours are not convenient for everyone. This is why they offer evening appointments as needed and are open on alternate Saturdays. View their opening hours to see what works for you.
The team at Conway House are passionate about the work they do and have come to the practice from different professional backgrounds, bringing all their insight and training together. They are here to help you and are dedicated to caring for your oral health.
The practice also offers an emergency dentist service. A dental emergency is a type of medical emergency involving the teeth or gums. Pain involving these parts of the mouth, even when minor, can indicate a severe underlying problem that could worsen with time. It is important to contact a dentist as soon as possible for a professional examination to minimise any damage to the teeth, gums, and the supporting bone. Emergency dental treatment can be undertaken to relieve oral pain, which can be very severe.
If you have a dental emergency, we will guarantee that a dentist will see you that very same day. Please telephone reception immediately on 01494 526578.
Their team of dentists in Bangor, Northern Ireland, thrive on the principle of providing high quality dental care in surroundings which are comfortable and relaxing. Their aim is to treat all of their dental patients as individuals and to protect and maintain their teeth through the very best dental care in Bangor.
Being a patient of their practice presents you with the opportunity to access the most up-to-date and innovative dental treatments such as Same Day Smile, Six Month Smiles, CEREC 3D and Invisalign. Their dedicated team of dentists and dental support staff are progressive and enthusiastic in their approach to modern dentistry. They also offer a budgeting plan that enables their patients to spread the cost of treatment on a monthly basis and 0% finance options are available.
The Bangor dental practice now offers A “Smile in a Day” procedure using the All-on-Four dental implant technique, which is the optimal solution for those who have lost or are about to lose all of their upper and/or lower teeth. With this procedure, you can come as close to having a new set of permanent teeth as is currently possible.
Those who replace their dentures with All-on-Four dental implants will never have to remove their replacement teeth again for cleaning because their new teeth can be cleaned and maintained just like a natural set of teeth.
If you are looking at the possibility of having to wear dentures but choose All-on-Four dental implants, you will never have to experience the crippling effects of loose dentures, being unable to eat the foods you enjoy, messy adhesives, removing teeth at night, the embarrassment of dentures slipping during speech or smiling or the bad breath associated with wearing dentures.
Six Month Smiles® is a fast, effective and simple way of straightening your teeth, using a more discreet method than normal brackets and braces. Six Month Smile allows minor tooth movement using tooth-coloured brackets and wires, which are comfortable, safe and a fast method of moving teeth to a desired position. Treatment time is approximately 6 months.
CEREC is now available in the Bangor dentist. It is a method used by thousands of dentists worldwide since 1987 not only to replace metal fillings, but also to restore any tooth that is decayed, weakened, broken, etc. to its natural strength and beauty. Better yet, it’s done with all-ceramic materials that are tooth colored in a single appointment!
Another option available at the dentist in Bangor is Invisalign. It is the invisible way to straighten teeth using a series of custom-made, nearly undetectable aligners that has been proven effective in both clinical research and in practices nationwide. So whether your teeth are crowded, too far apart or have shifted since wearing braces, you will have a new reason to smile. Dr Sarah Lochhead, based in the County Down dental practice, has now achieved Silver status as an experienced Invisalign doctor.
For further no obligation information on any of the above treatments or to join the dental practice, please just contact:
Gentle Dental Care dentist in Winchester is a well established, cosmetic dental practice which has been in Winchester for over 25 years.
The practice moved location from the outskirts of Winchester to a more central area, Parchment Street in 2008 – meaning our patient base now enjoy a larger, modern and more accessible clinic.
Above all, we wanted to continue to provide the best quality dental care in a relaxed and modern environment as well as widen the range of cosmetic dental treatments on offer.
Gentle Dental Care Winchester Dentists provide a wide range of dental treatments – from preventative dental care including dental hygiene as well as cosmetic dentistry to make you proud of your smile including teeth whitening and Invisalign, the clear aligner that straightens your teeth.
Also available are various facial rejuvenation treatments, such as botox, dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle treatments applied in a professional and regulated manner.
We aim to give full commitment to our patients attending our clinic and provide the very best general and cosmetic dental care. Accepting new patients today.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, usually made of titanium, that are placed into your jawbone to support replacement teeth. They are a method of replacing missing teeth or can also be used to support dentures or fixed bridges. They may be an option for people who have lost teeth due to disease, an injury, or for some other reason. A single dental implant can be used to support one or more replacement teeth and just like a natural tooth root it will fit directly into your jawbone and hold false teeth in place.
The dental implant itself is a metal post which has an internal screw or clip with an artificial tooth attached to the top of it. Dental Implants are a safe and well-established treatment and, much like natural teeth, may last for the rest of your life if the bone they are fitted to is strong and healthy and if you look after them properly, maintain good oral hygiene and attend regular maintenance appointments.
If you lose even one tooth, the bone in the area of that tooth shrinks while the other areas stay intact. Dental implants help to preserve your jawbone and prevent the natural shrinkage that can occur with bone loss. A bridge or removable partial denture does not preserve or maintain your bone in the same way.
The Dental Implant Process
The Dental Implant process itself will involve at least one operation. You need to be in good general and oral health, have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease. You must also have adequate bone in your jaw to support the implant. Typically a single implant can support one or more replacement teeth and should you wish to replace all of your teeth with implants then this would require at least six implants in your upper jaw and between four and six in your lower jaw.
Dental Implant treatment normally comprises of two stages:
The first stage involves a titanium post being planted into a hole in your jaw bone with a local anaesthetic. Sometimes your dentist might give you a sedative if you are feeling very nervous or if your case is a complicated one. General anaesthetics are rarely used in dental implant procedures and are usually only used for complicated cases. The gum is then stitched after the insertion of the titanium rod and your jawbone will eventually fuse with the post – this process typically takes several months. If you are having one, two or three teeth replaced, you may have a temporary denture in the meantime for aesthetic reasons. If you already have full dentures, you can keep wearing these while your implants are healing however these will need to be altered, to fit properly after the surgery, and a ‘healing cap’ will usually be placed onto the implant site to protect it.
The second part of the Dental Implant process involves attaching the replacement artificial tooth to the titanium rod which involves a small cut in the gum above the dental implant. The replacement tooth might be fixed permanently (like a crown or a bridge) or attached in such a way that will let you remove it for cleaning (like a denture). Usually the replacement artificial teeth are fitted onto the dental implants 3 to 4 months after they are put in. Sometimes treatment may take longer and your dentist will be able to talk to you about your treatment timescales.
Immediate Dental Implants
In certain cases, such as if you know you are about to lose a tooth, the artificial replacement teeth may be fitted at the same time as the implants are placed – these are called ‘Immediate Implants’. You will have to check with your dentist to see whether this treatment is suitable for you.
If you are in the position where you have to lose a tooth, it may be the best option to replace it with an implant on the same day or within the first 6 months after losing it to prevent jaw bone loss.
An immediate dental implant will only be possible if:
The bone around the failing tooth is intact
The gum and the surrounding area is infection free
Immediate implants can save months of waiting for the new tooth to be placed and will reduce the number of visits you need to make to the dentist but they are not suitable for everyone.
Are you suitable for Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are not suitable for everyone due to various reasons:
If you are a smoker some dentists won’t insert dental implants as it can affect the outcome of the treatment. If you are a smoker and want to receive treatment you will probably need to give up smoking for at least a month before the procedure. Giving up smoking will substantially improve your chances and prevent any future harm to your body that smoking could cause.
If your alcohol intake is high or you regularly drink to excess it is likely you will be denied treatment. Your level of alcohol consumption may have a direct effect on your suitability for implants. Alcohol can seriously retard the healing process which can result in a higher chance of failure.
A weakened immune system can compromise the healing process involved in the success of a dental implant. You may be immunodeficient for a number of reasons such as genetics, age, radiotherapy, disease or if you have recently had a transplant.
If you taking some prescription medicines e.g. bisphosphonates (used to treat bone diseases) as these significantly delay healing.
If you have gum disease – this may destroy too much bone so there will not be enough to attach your implant to. A bout of gum disease could also seriously complicate the healing process after your implant and lead to infection and failure.
If you are prone to grinding or clenching your teeth you may not be able to have dental implants because your new, implanted tooth will not have the structure which protects it from the pressure grinding or clenching produce. This will complicate the healing process and could damage your prosthetic teeth and it can be extremely expensive to repair.
Type II Diabetes – poor blood circulation associated with this type of diabetes can jeopardise your healing after a dental implant.
If you don’t have enough bone to support the implants – If you have too little bone, or if your bone is too weak, your dentist will not be able to secure an implant to it and you may be deemed unsuitable for treatment. There are some treatments which can solve this problem but they are invasive and expensive. It is possible to undergo bone grafting, tissue regeneration and sinus augmentation in order to make your jaw suitable for dental implants.
When it comes to Dental Implants aftercare is of utmost importance if you want to have a long-lasting and successful implant. Your dentist will be able to give you detailed advice on how to look after your dental implants. Cleaning should be no more difficult than cleaning natural teeth although there may be areas that are harder to reach so your dentist will be able to show you how to clean these. You may also need to visit a dental hygienist more often.
The Next Step
If you have decided that you would like dental implants then the first step is to talk to your dentist. They may already carry out some or all of this type of treatment, and will give you the advice you need. Or they may refer you to an experienced ‘implantologist’ for assessment and treatment. Consultations such as these are usually free of charge although it is always best to check ahead of time.
Don’t forget to ask:
exactly what treatment you will receive
if the dentist will perform the procedure ‘in-house’ and if so what training and experience they have had or if not then which implantologist they will refer you to
an estimate of what the treatment is likely to cost
if there are any alternatives and what they are
if a guarantee is included in your treatment
If you are not happy with any of the answers you get to these questions then don’t be afraid to get a second opinion. You will be spending a lot of time, effort and money, so you must be sure that you know what you will be getting in terms of treatment and results and that you are happy with this.
If you do wish to proceed with having dental implants then make sure you receive a treatment plan.
If you would like more information about dental treatments then please check out this page to the British Dental Health Foundation :