At Carshalton Park Dental Practice we pride ourselves on providing a quality service, with an emphasis on prevention.
We provide the best possible general and cosmetic dental solutions, both under NHS and Private contract.
Our surgeries are fully computerised and incorporate modern technology and techniques so that we can provide you with the highest standard of care. We offer an extensive range of services, from fillings, crowns and veneers to root canal treatment, periodontal treatment and tooth whitening.
We keep patients involved in their own care, discussing all available options and prices fully before agreeing on a treatment plan.
We are fortunate to have a dental hygienist who helps look after our patients' teeth and gums.
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For information about the types of services we offer, please follow the links in the treatment menu.
Our expert clinical team will explain in full the treatment options available, but if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to call us on 020 8647 4993. We are here to help.
At Carshalton Park Dental Practice, you can rest assured that we provide the highest quality of care and service to our patients. We provide all aspects of general dentistry, including preventing and treating dental decay and gum disease, extractions, root canal treatment, crowns and dentures.
We always keep our patients involved in their own care, discussing all available options and prices fully before agreeing on a treatment plan. Our emphasis is on prevention and promoting oral heath. This is achieved through educating patients on good home care, as well as regular dental check-ups to maintain a healthy mouth. We expect patients to attend regularly, as recommended by their dentist, and keep appointments. In return, we will do all we can to help keep your teeth and gums in top condition.
We offer both routine and cosmetic treatment under private contract, and prices will reflect the individual patient needs and complexity of treatment. Please see our fee guide for approximate prices. At Carshalton Park, we also offer Saturday appointments to our private patients if required.
For more natural looking restorations, we offer high quality composite (white) fillings, porcelain crowns and veneers that look just like the real thing. With CEREC technology, we have the ability to create beautiful restorations while you wait. With our digital impression taking, there is no longer the need for messy impressions, and as the restorations are made on site, there is no need for temporaries to be fitted or more than one appointment.
We also offer the services of our hygienist privately to help keep your teeth sparkling. She gives great advice on caring for your teeth and gums at home between visits, and removes any stains that have built up through smoking or drinking tea and coffee.
We are pleased to offer cosmetic teeth straightening for adults using Six Month Smiles, Cfast and Invisalign braces.
Aside from teeth, we also provide facial aesthetic treatment to help smooth out lines and rejuvenate the skin.
Children’s Dentistry (NHS)
Establishing a good dental health and hygiene regime starts at an early age.
By taking your child to the dentist from a young age, you will help them to see the experience as a regular occurrence and nothing to be nervous about. You will also encourage good dental health for life.
We recommend that parents bring their children for regular dental check-ups from when the first teeth start coming through. Guidelines advise at least one dental visit by the age of 2. These early visits will familiarise children with the dental practice, allowing them to become comfortable with the dentist looking at their teeth. If your child has experienced an injury to their teeth or mouth, you should book an appointment to see the dentist as soon as possible.
At your child's appointment, we will examine their teeth and gums for any problems. We may apply fissure sealant, which is a thin coating of plastic that covers the back teeth and helps prevent particles of food getting trapped in the grooves. Alternatively, we may apply a fluoride varnish. This strengthens the tooth enamel, helping to make teeth more resistant to decay. We will also give advice on diet and sugars to help keep your child's teeth healthy for life.
The main job of a dental hygienist is to give you the advice and ability to maintain healthy teeth and gums at home.
Plaque and tartar builds up on the teeth when brushing and flossing has not removed all the bacteria. When plaque remains on the teeth for a long period of time, it can harden. Minerals can become present in saliva and this is then known as calculus (or ‘tartar’).
The hygienist will remove these build ups to allow you to clean your teeth effectively. The presence of plaque and calculus can cause gum disease, resulting in bleeding and swollen gums. This in turn can lead to receding gums and loss of the bone support around the teeth, which can result in tooth loss.
You will also get advice on smoking and other habits that can make the problem worse. The hygienist works very closely with dentists to ensure your dental health is taken care of.
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a condition involving inflammation of the gums, and loss of supporting structures around a tooth.
If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss. Unlike many other conditions in the mouth, periodontal disease can advance without any symptoms of pain experienced by patients. The first sign may be the loosening of teeth or bleeding from the gums.
The main risk factors involved in periodontal disease are poor oral hygiene and smoking.
The main risk factors involved in periodontal disease are poor oral hygiene and smoking. If the teeth are not regularly cleaned and monitored, plaque builds up, leading to an increase in the toxins produced by the bacteria that makes up the plaque. This leads to inflammation.
If not dealt with in time, the plaque can lead to loss of gum attachment to the tooth, and creation of a space between the surface of the tooth and the gum, which is called a periodontal pocket.
This pocket can get deeper until there is lack of support around the tooth and the tooth becomes loose or falls out.
We will monitor the condition of your gums at every check-up, and may advise that you attend for treatment to treat or prevent progression of gum disease. The hygienist also offers this treatment.
Root canal treatment is needed when the nerve (pulp) inside your tooth becomes infected through tooth decay or damaged by an injury to your mouth. This infection may spread through the root canal system, which could eventually lead to an abscess. In such a situation, root canal treatment or extraction of the infected tooth is required.
The aim of root canal treatment is to remove all infection from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. Usually a crown may be required after the tooth has settled down to protect the tooth from further damage. Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure and most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits. Sometimes it will not be possible for your dentist to carry out the treatment due to complications with the tooth. In this situation the dentist may advise referral to a specialist for an assessment.
CEREC TECHNOLOGY – CROWNS, VENEERS, BRIDGES, ONLAYS AND INLAYS
CEREC is a revolutionary system that enables us to design, fabricate and fit a new restoration (crown, bridge veneer, onlay or inlay) in a single visit - a procedure that would normally take at least two weeks, if not more. Your tooth is prepared in the normal way, and then scanned using a special digital camera to create an impression, rather than the traditional putty impression material. The scans are used to create 3D models of your teeth that we use to design a perfectly fitting restoration. We then mill your new restoration on site using special ceramic blocks - glazing it in a special furnace before it is ready to fit.
why do Patients love Cerec technology?
- No metal – these crowns are made of a special ceramic that mimics the natural translucency of teeth. Traditional crowns were made of metal covered with a layer of porcelain, making crowns dull in appearance and darker than the natural teeth. The metal could become visible and unsightly if the porcelain chipped away, or the gum receded. This is not a problem with CEREC restorations.
- No temporaries – there is no need to fit a temporary crown as the crowns can be made in one single appointment. Temporaries are often not the correct colour and can come off if not looked after properly.
- No messy impressions – many patients complain about the feeling of having dental impressions taken with the dental putty. As the teeth are scanned digitally, the procedure is much more comfortable.
- Only one visit needed –as the crown is made in one appointment, this means only one day taken off work and only one injection needed to numb the tooth.
Do you have stained teeth that make you feel self-conscious about smiling?
Teeth whitening can be a good solution. Teeth can be stained by foods and drinks, such as tea, coffee and wine. Smoking and certain medications can also cause stains to form. Tooth whitening is a safe procedure that can lighten the colour of your teeth by using a safe dental bleaching agent. Individual results vary and are based on your initial tooth colour and the nature of your tooth staining.
We offer a take-home whitening kit that includes custom-made thin plastic trays that fit over your top and bottom teeth. We supply you with the whitening gel and show you how to place this inside the trays. The trays are worn for two weeks, either a few hours per day or overnight. You then keep the trays so that you can maintain your new white smile with top up treatments!
You must be suitable for whitening, and this will be assessed by your dentist. Please note that existing restorations, such as fillings, crowns, veneers and dentures will not whiten.
Cosmetic Teeth Straightening
Crowded teeth can be more difficult to clean and bacteria can accumulate. This can lead to dental health problems such as gum disease and decay.
Orthodontic treatment for adults has gained huge popularity in recent years and is now quicker and more convenient than ever. Gone are the days of metal 'train tracks' and years of lengthy treatment.
We are excited to offer Six Month Smiles®, Invisalign® and Cfast short term orthodontic treatments to help straighten your teeth and improve your confidence.
What is Six Month Smiles?
Six Month Smiles is an award-winning alternative to wearing adult metal braces. The innovative system utilises clear brackets fixed to the teeth with a tooth coloured wire.
Achieving results in as little as six months, Six Month Smiles takes the best aspects of braces and modifies the treatment and its materials. The effective and safe cosmetic solution fits around your lifestyle and instead of wearing visible metal braces for years, or experiencing invasive teeth straightening procedures, Six Month Smiles is comfortable, short-term and affordable.
What is Cfast?
Cfast labial is an innovative cosmetic orthodontic procedure that straightens the front teeth, producing aesthetic results in as few as 8 weeks at an affordable price for you. It is not a replacement for conventional orthodontic treatment, but is aimed at the “social 6,” involving simple corrections that can be carried out easily by your accredited Cfast dentist.
By using aesthetically pleasing clear brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires placed on the front surface of the teeth, Cfast is readily accepted and proving hugely popular across the world.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign® is a gradual method of straightening your teeth in an almost invisible way. The orthodontic treatment uses a series of custom-made clear trays called aligners. Discreet, comfortable and removable, the brace won't interfere with your lifestyle. Invisalign®can treat a wide range of orthodontic concerns, including crooked teeth, gaps and crowded mouths.
You’ll wear each clear and comfortable aligner for two weeks, before moving on to the next in your series of aligners.
How can we help? call us today on 020 8647 4993 to book a free consultation
You can have that straight smile sooner than you think.
Dentures can be used to replace missing teeth. They are removable appliances custom made for your mouth. Dentures can be made from acrylic (plastic) or cobalt-chrome metal. Dentures have the advantage of being able to replace several missing teeth, as well as having teeth added on in the event that other natural teeth are lost. We also offer 'flexi-dentures', which are made of a more flexible type of acrylic. Dentures can be complete, replacing all teeth in the mouth, or partial.
Usually four appointments are required for dentures to be made and the procedure involves impressions being taken and your bite being recorded in wax. You will usually have the chance to have a 'try' appointment to ensure you are happy with the appearance before the dentures are fitted.
It is important to note that it can take the muscles of the mouth 12 weeks or longer to get used to a new set of dentures.
The way your teeth meet when your top and bottom jaws close down on top of each other is known as your occlusion, or 'bite'.
If your teeth don't fit together properly, you could have malocclusion or 'bad bite', which can cause problems with your teeth, gums, the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) and the muscles in your face.
This misalignment, often referred to as TMJ disorder, can also cause some people to clench the jaw and grind their teeth at night.
This can lead to facial pain; headaches; discomfort and clicking when biting or chewing; migraines; neck and shoulder pain; and even back pain.
If you recognise any of these symptoms or suffer with them on a daily basis, you will need to see a dentist to treat your problems.
They may refer you to a specialist if necessary. We can provide you with a ‘nightguard’ that fits over your teeth. The guard protects your teeth from damage due to grinding and also allows your jaw joint to stay relaxed while you sleep.
Facial Cosmetic Treatment
As well as providing all aspects of dental treatment, Dr Seville Haghbedeh is fully trained and qualified in administering anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and rejuvenate the skin. Being a fully qualified dentist, she has the knowledge of facial anatomy to ensure you get the best result.
Dr Seville can help you maintain a healthy, youthful and natural look through reducing the appearance of wrinkles and facial lines that can appear with age. Botulinum toxin (Botox®) injections are used to relax facial muscles, helping to smooth out these lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers are used to add volume, make lips appear fuller and reduce the appearance of lines.
Dr Seville offers free consultations and during this visit to Carshalton Park you will be able to discuss in full the cosmetic options available to enhance your appearance. She will listen to what your main areas of concern are and work with you to plan the best treatment plan.
Botox® is a protein which is injected into the facial muscles, causing them to relax. This prevents the muscles from contracting too strongly, allowing lines to be smoothed out. This is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the UK and is suitable for almost anyone wishing to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The areas treated are forehead lines, glabellar complex (frown lines) and crow’s feet (smile lines around the eyes).
Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are made of the same volumising and moisturising component of your skin, so it is the natural choice for reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. When injected, it instantly plumps and adds volume under the skin. Because HA degrades naturally, it is not permanent and allows you the freedom to decide if you want further rejuvenation treatment in the future. Fillers can be used to smooth nasolabial (“laughter”) lines and to make lips appear fuller and more defined.
Cerec CAD/CAM technology has proved hugely popular with patients who wish to have aesthetic restorations made on the same day, without traditional impressions or temporary crowns. Using a digital camera, your teeth are scanned to produce a 3D digital model on a computer. These images are then used to design and produce a custom made porcelain restoration (crown, bridge, inlay/onlay or veneer) that fits perfectly and look great. Unlike traditional tooth coloured crowns where a layer of porcelain is bonded to underlying metal, these are made from blocks of special porcelain that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. The whole process takes approximately two hours, allowing time for designing and milling the restoration while you relax in the waiting room.