Welcome to the friendliest dentist practice in London.

We are dedicated to providing excellence in dentistry. Combining Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants and Orthodontics, we’ve been named Best Dentist in London and Best Practice UK as testimony to our innovation, culture and care.

Dentist Surgeon

With world-class dental and orthodontic specialists, cutting-edge technology, wonderful support staff and soothing environment in the London City area, Your dentist is committed to making you smile, in every way. To see more of our practice – have a look around

Our general dentists and hygienists advise children and adults on how best to care for their teeth and gums to prevent dental problems, as well as fixing current ones. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on smile aesthetics with bespoke veneers, white fillings and crowns and teeth whitening to provide that extra sparkle. Our Smile Makeover in a Day is ideal for those short of time and seeking the perfect smile.

Teeth Straightening

Our specialist periodontists treat patients with gingivitis (inflamed or bleeding gums) or periodontal disease (which affects the gums and underlying bone). Dental implants are the ideal solution after dental trauma and a permanent alternative to dentures, allowing patients to eat and smile with confidence.

Why you don't have to be afraid of going to the dentist anymore

When should my child start visiting a dentist?   Following the guidance of the British Dental Society dental check-up before their first birthday.  We are also on hand for dietary advice (especially on the intake of sugars) and proper oral care recommendations. The journey to a life of healthy teeth and gums starts even before your child requires dental care.  The relationship between your child and their dentist is just as important as their level of skill and expertise.  Discuss your own dental visits with your child to dispel the myths and stereotypical “fears” associated with dentistry.  If they see you smiling after a dental visit, they are likely to do the same! Top tips for baby teeth   Baby teeth function as “placeholders” for your child’s permanent teeth, and if a baby tooth is lost too early it can cause permanent teeth to grow into the empty space, making it difficult for other teeth to find room.  This could lead to a variety of future dental issues such as tooth decay, gum disease and abnormal wear of tooth surfaces to name a few. Did you know that baby teeth are just as susceptible to cavities as adult teeth? Start brushing your child’s teeth twice a day as soon as they emerge using a very thin film of high fluoride toothpaste (no less than 1,000 ppm / parts per million).  Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by protecting the tooth against bacteria and sugars in the mouth. Although important that your child spits out the toothpaste, it is not necessary for them to rinse with water so that the excess fluoride can continue to protect their teeth. Should my child be seeing an orthodontist?   Depending on the needs of your child, the age at which treatment may be undertaken can vary.  Orthodontic treatment is generally carried out once all the adult teeth have emerged, however in certain cases early intervention can minimise or even avoid future orthodontic treatment.  As a rule, around the age of 8 is an appropriate time for your child to be assessed by our specialist orthodontist who works closely with all our dentists. Keep it going!   At The Dental Surgery we believe the key to lifelong good oral health starts with proper education, at an early age, on how to look after your own teeth and recognise any signs of declining oral health.  During your child’s first and subsequent check-ups, our team of dentists, hygienists and specialists will spend time showing them proper brushing and flossing techniques, providing dietary advice (such as being aware of their sugar intake) and preventative treatment where necessary (such as fissure sealants, topical fluoride applications and oral hygiene vists).  We aim to make their appointments positive and something to look forward to. Invisible Braces

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Cosmetic Dentistry began in the 1930’s when a Californian Dentist improved the smiles of the Hollywood stars. Over the decades techniques have improved and developed in cosmetic dentistry. Porcelain veneers, thin layers of porcelain, are bonded to the surface of broken, misshapen and discloured teeth to create beautiful smiles. The porcelain available now can mimic the beauty of natural enamel allowing full control of the colour of the final result. The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry was set up in 2003 to provide guidance and education to dentists interested in providing cosmetic dentistry and to provide patients a useful resource to gain information on what is possible in cosmetic dentistry. Dr Dentist is the Past President of the Academy. He has been at the forefront of Cosmetic Dentistry for many years, lecturing throughout the world specifically on the use of computers in creating restorations such as crowns and veneers. Dr Caplan is now able to produce a smile makeover in a day. This is very unusual, as most dentists would require the help of a Dental Technician to produce porcelain veneers. Dr Dentist uses a system called dentistry that uses computer aided design and manufacture (CadCam) to create porcelain dental restorations. The process involves scanning the mouth with a highly accurate specialized camera that creates a virtual 3-D image of the scanned mouth on a computer. The teeth to have veneers or crowns are chosen on the screen and various design tools are used to create a virtual porcelain restoration. This is then used to mill a porcelain block shaded to match the patient’s teeth to create porcelain restorations within a few minutes. These porcelain restorations are then characterized and glazed in a porcelain oven, similar to glazing pottery, producing a beautiful life-like porcelain restoration. These are then immediately bonded to the existing teeth. Within a few hours a patient can have their smile transformed. The Cerec system can be used to treat Damaged teeth Severely discoloured teeth Worn teeth Spaces between teeth Crowded teeth Denture stabilisation is a rather clever treatment which saves denture users from the embarrassment and inconvenience of slipping dentures. Following an initial consultation, you’ll undergo a procedure whereby four small screws (overdenture implants) are inserted into your jaw. The procedure takes only an hour, can be performed under local anaesthetic, and will leave your dentures as stable and firm as natural teeth. Problem All teeth missing Loose, uncomfortable or poorly fitting conventional complete denture Solutions Implant supported fixed or removable complete arch bridge Two principal options: permanently fixed and clip-retained Both options support the bridge, so that it is not resting on the gums Acrylic bridge supported by implants Looks and functions just like natural teeth Combines the security of permanent fixing with the connivence of removable dentures Solid foundation for natural chewing function, but easily removable for cleaning Bridge made from the same material as a conventional denture Implant-supported permanently fixed porcelain bridge Looks and functions like natural teeth Only removable by a dentist, for cleaning or extraction of trapped oral debris The most expensive option for patients with no teeth Removable (clip-retained) denture Looks like natural teeth and can be removed for cleaning Some movement during normal chewing, due to necessary slack in securing clips Alternatives Continue with a complete conventional denture Initially, cheaper than an implant-supported restoration Continuing impairment of eating, speech, confidence Bone supporting the gum beneath the denture will shrink due to lack of use Denture will need to be regularly relined or replaced The pressure form an unsupported conventional denture during chewing reduces the blood supply to the gums and contributes to accelerated bone shrinkage through resorption Invisible Braces