"London's top ten dentist" - Evening Standard | "One of the UK's leading Cosmetic Dentists" - Professional Beauty | "Without doubt the most fun I've ever had on a visit to the dentist!" - Evening Standard, Bella Blisset | "The dentist whose surgery is also a beauty parlour" - Vogue | "This is pain free dentistry that's almost as relaxing as going to a spa" - Harpers Bazaar | "The instant answer to a sexier smile" - London Lite | "Summers hottest new accessory - a million dollar smile" - Aspire Magazine | "The 24 hour perfect smile" - Femail Magazine| "One of the best cosmetic dentists in London" - Bazaar Business Magazine | "Responsible for putting the sparkle into smiles" - Pride Magazine | "Dr. Okoye has perfected the smile of many a celeb" - Sunday Mirror | "Teeth care and cosmetic dentistry in a spa environment" - Red Magazine | "The UK's leading expert in general and cosmetic dentistry" - Village Magazine | "She has brought dentistry into the 21st century" - Woman & Health | "For a pearly smile pay a visit to Dr Uchenna" - Stella / Telegraph | "Designer dentist" - City AM |
 

Cosmetic Dentistry

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Q: Do you perform general dentistry or only cosmetic dentistry?

A: Our primary focus is on comprehensive oral health care, so we look after all aspects of your dental care.  We carry out cosmetic dental procedures such as porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and whitening. We also perform general dental procedures including hygienic cleanings, fillings, etc. The difference is that we practice dentistry with the aesthetics of the final result in mind, so we place a special emphasis on making you look great.

Q: I would like my smile improved, but I am simply fearful of going to the dentist. Can you do anything to make me feel better?

A: Our principal dentist Dr. Uchenna Okoye is terrified of dentists! This means we work hard to cater for guests like her and make sure it is a great experience every time! Our practice uses new, more effective types of anesthetic to numb the teeth than in earlier years, we even use a gel to numb the gum first before injecting so it is painless.  We have many amenities designed to distract you from the dental procedure and to help you with the psychological discomfort you may associate with visiting a dentist. From the selection of DVD movies, music CDs, anti-anxiety medication (when appropriate), and our in-house massage therapist, you will feel very relaxed with u

Q: What are porcelain veneers?

A: These are also called “porcelain laminates,” “porcelain laminate veneers,” and just “veneers, “Veneers are thin sculpted pieces of toothshaped porcelain that fit over the front of the teeth and are the premier standard of care in cosmetic dentistry. Permanently bonded to the front surface of a tooth, they can improve the position, shape tooth colour and they can make a dramatic, immediate difference to one’s smile and overall facial appearance.
Veneers are wonderful for fixing common problems such as midline spaces (the gap-toothed look of the two front upper teeth) or chipped, crooked, missing, discolored, pitted, malformed or improperly positioned teeth. Once only accessible to the wealthy and top Hollywood stars and models, veneers are now a popular way for many people to obtain the smile of their dreams.

Q: What is a crown?

A: A crown is a restoration that covers, or “caps,” a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance of a tooth. Crowns are necessary when a tooth is generally broken down and fillings won’t solve the problem. If a tooth is cracked a crown holds the tooth together to seal the cracks so the damage doesn’t get worse. Crowns are also used to support a large filling when there isn’t enough of the tooth remaining, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore fractured teeth, or cover badly shaped or discolored teeth.

Q: How Do I Choose a Cosmetic Dentist

A: For the best results, it is important to know the qualifications and experience of the treating cosmetic dentist. The term “cosmetic dentistry” has become trendy and many dentists are promoting themselves as cosmetic dentists. At this time, cosmetic dentistry is not a recognised specialty (like orthodontics, for example).

However, it is a discipline of dentistry that requires a thorough knowledge of science and an artistic eye. Ask your cosmetic dentist about his or her training, credentials, and experience in this area. A very effective way to understand your dentist’s skills is asking to see their portfolio of photographs. Dentists who are dedicated to the art of cosmetic dentistry always take photographs of their cases.
Ask which organisations the dentist belongs to. Dentists that are members of AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentist) and BACD (British Academy of Cosmetic Dentists) have to fulfil certain criteria and hours of continuing education to become a member.

Q: Is there a standard beautiful smile for all people?

A: No. Each person is different and each case is different, and has to be planned very carefully. There are many differences between male and female teeth and between all people. The design of the teeth has to be in proportion with the gum line, the lips, and the construction of the face of each individual to achieve a beautiful and natural smile.
At London Smiling each smile we create is unique to that individual, that is the artistic excellence of a great cosmetic dentist.

Q: How white should I get my teeth?

A: In adolescence we generally have a white, bright smile but over the years our teeth pick up stains and become discolored. When undergoing cosmetic dental procedures the question then is how pearly white do we want to make your teeth? Many people are choosing shades that are whiter than in years past. We like a natural look and use the colour of the whites of your eyes as the starting point.

Q: Are you more expensive than other cosmetic dentists?

A: Our fees are comparable to those at premier dental practices nationally. If you are price shopping for dental care, bear this in mind – just like all restaurants, cars, or hotel rooms are not the same and you would never purchase one because it was the cheapest one you could find, all dental practices are not alike.

Q: Will my dental insurance cover cosmetic dental treatment?

A: Like plastic surgery, insurance does not usually cover treatment done for purely cosmetic reasons. However, treatment that is needed to repair broken or decayed teeth, or to replace existing restorations that are
defective will usually qualify for dental insurance

Q: Will my dental insurance cover cosmetic dental treatment?

A: Like plastic surgery, insurance does not usually cover treatment done for purely cosmetic reasons. However, treatment that is needed to repair broken or decayed teeth, or to replace existing restorations that are defective will usually qualify for dental insurance.