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Crown Lengthening Before Before
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Dental Crown Lengthening

If a tooth is decayed, broken below the gum line or too short, it may not be possible to affix a crown or bridge to restore it. In this case, dental crown lengthening can adjust the gum and bone level, making restoration possible. This procedure can transform one tooth or even a full set, and is a great aesthetic solution for patients who feel their smile is too ‘gummy’, or their gums are uneven.

Pocket Reduction

Periodontal disease damages your gums, leading to ‘pockets’ forming around your teeth. Bacteria can live in these pockets, causing more bone and tissue loss. Without treatment, your gums will be irreparably damaged and affected teeth will need to be removed. We can avoid this with a minor procedure to take the harmful bacteria out of these pockets. We fold back the gum tissue, remove the bacteria, and secure the gum tissue back in place. We also smooth any irregular surfaces of the damaged bone to limit the areas where bacteria can live, making it easier for your gums to reattach to healthy bone.

Gum Grafts

Periodontal disease can cause your gums to recede, exposing the roots of your teeth. Roots are meant to remain below your gum line, and when they are exposed they can be very sensitive and susceptible to decay. Exposed roots can also make your teeth appear longer and have an ageing effect on your appearance. Gum graft surgery involves taking gum tissue from another part of your mouth – usually your palate – and using it to cover the exposed root. This can protect the root from decay, lower sensitivity, reduce further recession and bone loss – and make your smile appear more youthful.

Ridge Augmentation

When you lose a tooth, your jawbone no longer needs to support it and will naturally begin to recede. This can lead to a gum indentation developing where the tooth used to be. This makes a replacement tooth seem unnatural and too long. Ridge augmentation is a simple procedure to re-establish your natural gum line and make a replacement tooth look completely natural.

Nervous about your treatment?

All of our treatments are painless, and our approachable team will always do their utmost to put you at ease – but we understand that dental treatment is something many people feel nervous about. We’re committed to making your journey with us pleasant and stress-free. Our consultant anaesthetist and several of our clinicians are specially trained in conscious sedation, a safe form of anaesthesia that will block pain and help you relax. Although you will be able to respond to instructions, you will feel drowsy and won’t remember much about the procedure afterwards. If you think conscious sedation could benefit you, talk to your clinician.

Our Clinicians

  • Hamed Karimi

    "In a perfect world, nobody would ever need remedial treatment – but in the real world, accidents and wear and tear are almost inevitable. So when the need arises, we aim to offer you the very best possible implant and periodontal treatments – solutions that will return you to near-perfect oral health."

    Hamed Karimi

    Lead Clinician & Director BDS (Edin), MSc (Lond), MClinDent (Lond), FDS, MRD, RCS (Eng) GDC registration number: 70400
    • Specialist in Periodontics
    • Implant Surgeon

    With over 20 years’ experience in dentistry, Hamed has gained a collection of prestigious qualifications in periodontal treatment, dental implants and oral reconstruction. A renowned expert, Hamed lectures to qualified dentists both locally and internationally.

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  • Imran Sharif

    "Discovering that you have periodontal disease, or that your teeth may not be saveable, can be a disheartening realisation for individuals. We are dedicated to restoring optimal dental health for our patients by providing a compassionate, individualised approach while utilising the most advanced periodontal and implant treatment available"

    Imran Sharif

    Clinician BDS MClinDent(Perio.), MFDS RCS(Eng), MPerio RCS(Ed) GDC registration number: 82537
    • Specialist in Periodontics
    • Implant Surgeon

    Imran has spent over ten years in dentistry, spending four of those years on a specialist training programme in periodontology at King’s College Hospital. He believes that everyone should be able to benefit from dental treatment, and is an expert in conscious sedation.

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  • Daniel Vaz De Souza

    "Shortly after enrolling at dental school, I realised that retaining our own natural teeth is the ultimate goal. The field of endodontics and root canal treatment can successfully avoid tooth loss and I have developed a passion for my vocation, which has lead me to progress my academic qualifications and understand my patients needs, so that I deliver the best possible treatment in the most comfortable way."

    Daniel Vaz De Souza

    Clinician LMD, Dip Rest Dent RCSEng, MClinDent, MEndo RCSEd Specialist in Endodontics GDC registration number: 106778
    • Specialist in Endodontics

    Daniel qualified as a dentist ten years ago, and now dedicates himself entirely to root canal treatments. He is a clinical teacher in Endodontics at King's College London, and has recently qualified as a Specialist in Endodontology.

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  • Aaron Lopez

    "For me the most important commitment I can make to my patients is to obtain excellent clinical results in the long term, rather than just short-time improvements. Dental treatment in a Specialist Practice is focussed on three different aspects: biological, functional and aesthetic care; combining them enables us to provide the result and satisfaction our patients deserve"

    Aaron Lopez

    Clinician Specialist in Periodontics GDC, EFP GDC registration number: 190495
    • Specialist in Periodontics
    • Implant Surgeon

    Aaron is a specialist in Periodontics registered with the GDC and the Swedish Board of Health and Welfare, who studied a three-year postgraduate programme in Periodontology at Gothenburg University. His research into epigenetics and periodontal disease has been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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  • Puneet Patel

    "Management of periodontal health is particularly complex and challenging but with a logical and careful approach, treatment can be very successful in stabilisation and providing the essential strong foundation on which to build all other aspects of dental care."

    Puneet Patel

    Clinician BDS Hons (Lond), MClinDent (Lond), MFDS (Edinburgh), MPerio (Edinburgh) GDC registration number: 115012
    • Specialist in Periodontics
    • Implant Surgeon

    Puneet is a GDC registered specialist in Periodontics with his practice limited to management of gum disease and implant dentistry. He qualified as a dentist over ten years ago from Kings College London and had numerous training posts within hospital dentistry following this prior to completing his specialist traning in Periodontics.

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  • Kevin Esplin

    Kevin Esplin

    Clinician BDS (Lond), LDS RCS (Eng), DGDP (UK) GDC registration number: 49467
    • Specialist in Prosthodontics

    Kevin trained in the King’s College Hospital London, qualifying in 1975. Kevin undertook further graduate training at Eastman Dental Hospital in London after undergoing his specialist training in Connecticut. He is especially skilled in the replacement of missing teeth, the restoration of natural teeth and in complicated and simple restorations of the mouth. Kevin joined our specialist team in October 2018.

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Our Patients

Our dental treatments have transformed the lives of hundreds of people, giving them the ability to eat, talk and smile with true confidence.

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Your Journey

Every patient we treat is different. Whatever treatment you need, and whether you are referred to us by your dentist or come to us yourself for specialist treatment, you’ll go on a life-transforming journey with us. Book a consultation today and take your first step.

  • Consultation


  • Dental Health Assessment

    Dental Health Assessment

  • Discussing Options

    Discussing Options

  • Written Report

    Written Report

  • Treatment


  • Maintenance

    Maintenance & Check Ups

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Accrediting Bodies

  • Care Quality Commission BDA
  • RCS EFP - European Federation of Periodontology


Dentistry Awards 2018 Dentistry Awards 2018 - Best Practice Private Dentistry Awards 2018 Finalist