Specialist Dental Treatment
Oralon Dental Clinic is one of the leading specialist and cosmetic dental surgeries in Central London. Trusted by numerous patients and referring dentist for specialist and complex treatments.
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Innovative, modern dentist, located in Central London
Oralon Dental Clinic are a renowned general and specialist dental clinic delivering the highest quality of dental care available. At the heart of Oralon Dental Clinic our philosophy is the desire to provide complete satisfaction to our patients, appreciating that each one of you is uniquely different.
For this reason Oralon Dental Clinic’s focus is on lasting dental treatment specific to your needs, which can range from routine hygiene treatment to complex full-mouth reconstructions.
Oralon Dental Clinic’s dentists and specialists are highly skilled in their relevant fields, we work together as a team to offer you the very best of our knowledge and expertise. In a nutshell, our ultimate goal is to help you achieve and maintain a healthy mouth, enabling you to eat and drink in comfort and have a smile you can be proud of.
People lose their teeth for a variety of reasons, including gum disease and trauma. This can adversely affect both your chewing ability and the aesthetics of your smile. In turn, your confidence could be negatively impacted. a number of excellent solutions are available to correct these problems.
Oralon Dental Clinic will discuss with you in detail the best options available. We want your smile to be beautiful and confident.
Most people are unaware that when their gums bleed on brushing or flossing or even eating hard foods – such as apples – probably are suffering from gum disease. Gum disease affects a large percentage of the population so if you have it, you are not alone. It can also cause bad breath, known as halitosis and result in reccession.
An early form of gum disease is known as gingivitis, which is completely reversible if treated early. However, if left untreated it can progress in susceptible people to an advanced form of gum disease called periodontitis. This can in turn lead to gum recession, bleeding, tooth mobility and may eventually lead to lose of teeth.
The good news however is that gum disease can be treated successfully at Oralon Dental Clinic. Our specialist lead team thoroughly asses the status of your gums and provide appropriate treatment to achieve and maintain healthy gums for life.
Our consultant and specialist dental surgeon Stephen Smith has been transforming smiles for more than 30 years and produces outstanding results, as does Oralon Dental Clinic’s other highly-skilled and perfection-seeking dentists, Kata, Rikke and Mike. Stephen is highly specialised in all manner of procedures that can be utilized to help you achieve the smile you desire. These include more complex treatments such as dental implants, plastic gum surgery and bone rebuilding to dental crowns, bridges, veneers, composite bonding, inlays and onlays, root-canal fillings, teeth straightening, teeth whitening and white fillings.
Please see our accompanying case studies detailing the work that has been carried out and the results achieved, which speak for themselves.
Teeth become discoloured for a whole host of reasons including trauma, ‘wear and tear’ and ageing. Some people have teeth that are more discoloured than others due to their genetics or environmental factors such as too much fluoride and some medicines. Much can be done to improve the colour of your teeth, from dental hygiene and tooth whitening to porcelain veneers and crowns. We take your concerns seriously and are committed to providing you with the optimum level of treatment available to achieve impressive lasting results.
Failed Dental Work
A sad fact of life is that ‘nothing last forever’ and dental work does fail over a period of time. This is when the expertise and precision of a highly-skilled and qualified dentist can make a fundamental difference as to how long-lasting the results may be. Oralon Dental Clinic are committed to providing you with the highest quality professional treatment available using the best materials to ensure our work is long-lasting, functional, effective and pleasing to the eye. It does not matter how complex your needs are. Steve Smith has had many years of dealing with all types of difficult cases (many of which are referred to him from other dentists) with fantastic results. Please feel free to book an obligation-free consultation to discuss your requirements in depth.
You are never too old to have your teeth straightened! The whole procedure can be completed in as little as 6 months, depending on your needs. At Oralon Dental Clinic we use ‘invisible’ aligners to help move your teeth into their correct position. In fact, we have enormous success in helping individuals to create their perfect smile.
Please take time to look at our ‘before’ and ‘after’ photographs in our case studies to see what we have accomplished.
Tooth Wear & Bruxism
Enamel is the strongest substance in our body but can be worn away over time by various means.
The excessive grinding or clenching of our teeth (known as bruxism) which occurs usually while we are sleeping, can wear away tooth substance. This action results in tiny cracks in the enamel surface which may progress to major cracks that can result in the tooth and root splitting and can cause damage to our gums as well as loosen teeth. Bruxism seems more prevalent in recent years possibly due to the increasingly stressful lives we are leading.
We can provide you with a special appliance called a HAMS (Hard Acrylic Maxillary Splint), which is uniquely contoured to your dentition and protects your enamel from further wear.
An aggressive tooth-brushing technique can also cause harm: gums and tooth substance are literally scrubbed away. We will teach you how to brush your teeth effectively without causing any further damage.
If that wasn’t enough diet is a yet another factor to consider. An acidic diet incorporating substances such as fizzy drinks or fruit juices and even wine and salad dressings can soften the outermost layer of our enamel and slowly dissolve it over a period of time. This can lead to sensitivity, short teeth, tooth abscesses or tooth loss. People suffering from acid reflux may also be subject to erosion of tooth substance.
At Oralon Dental Clinic we will help you address these issues and will present you with sound advice curtailed to your specific needs to prevent further tooth wear.
Restorative dentistry involves the treatment of diseases of the oral cavity, the teeth and their supporting structures. It includes the dental specialties of Endodontics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics, including Implantology (dental implants) and is founded upon how these interact in cases requiring multifaceted care. Stephen Smith is an accredited expert and specialist in these fields.
Endodontics is the branch of dentistry dealing with the cause, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the dental pulp, usually by removal of the nerve and other tissue of the pulp cavity and its replacement with suitable filling material. Root canal therapy is one of the most common procedures. If the dental pulp becomes diseased or injured, endodontic treatment is required to save the tooth. The pulp can become damaged by dental trauma, or by a tooth becoming cracked.
Gum disease is an inflammatory disease that affects the gum and bone that support the teeth and is the most common reason for tooth loss. The gums become red, swollen and bleed in the presence of the bacteria within dental plaque. Many people have gum disease which has never been diagnosed or treated. What’s more, gum disease is directly linked to diabetes, low birth weight babies, strokes and heart disease.
The symptoms of gum (periodontal) disease include:
- Bleeding when brushing or flossing teeth or eating hard foods such as carrots and apples
- Red, swollen or painful gums
- Receding gums
- Mobile, loose or drifting teeth
- Persistent bad breath (halitosis)
- Persistent ‘strange’ or metallic taste in the mouth
Who is at risk of gum disease?
Whilst plaque is the main cause of gum disease, some people are more susceptible than others.
- Family history – some people may be genetically susceptible to gum disease despite exemplary oral hygiene.
- Smoking – smoking poses one of the most significant risk factors in developing periodontal disease.
- Stress – stress can make it harder for the body to fight off infection, the cause of gum inflammation.
- Age – older people have the highest rates of periodontal disease, probably because they’ve had their teeth longer.
How do I prevent gum disease?
The essential thing to do is to attend regular dental examinations and see Monica, our hygienist, for specific deep cleaning in order to stabilise the health of your gums and for ongoing maintenance. Here are before and after photos of a new patient to Oralon Dental Clinic who made a vast improvement in her oral health by careful cleaning at home following a course of periodontal treatment with Stephen and Monica.
Periodontics means ‘around the tooth’ and is the specialty of dentistry that studies supporting structures of teeth, as well as diseases and conditions that affect them. The supporting tissues are known as the periodontium, which includes the gingivae (gums), alveolar bone, cementum and the periodontal ligament. A professional who practices this specialty field of dentistry is known as a Periodontist, who treats periodontal disease or periodontitis.
Orthodontics is a type of dentistry that aims to improve the appearance, position and function of crooked teeth. The name comes from a Greek word that means ‘to straighten teeth’.
Orthodontics uses devices such as a brace to correct the position of the teeth. Your exact treatment will depend on the problems with your teeth.
Cosmetic & Aesthetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of a person’s teeth and gums, for example using veneers to mask the appearance of yellowing teeth and to create a beautiful smile. Aesthetic dentistry involves more than cosmetic dentistry. It incorporates effective and comfortable functionality of the dentition. Aesthetic dentistry aims to provide the best solution for your dental health while at the same time achieving a natural and beautiful appearance. Please see our case studies for further information and photographs of patients treated at Oralon with great success.
A dental implant is used to support one or more false teeth. It is a titanium screw that can replace the root of a tooth when it fails. Just like the root of a tooth, it is placed into the jawbone. Implants are a safe, well-established tried-and-tested treatment. Much like natural teeth, they will last for as long as you care for them. Regular maintenance appointments have a big impact on their durability. If your implants are well looked after, and if the bone supporting them is strong and healthy, you can expect them to last a lifetime.
Our team is dedicated to your dental needs
Dr Stephen Smith
Consultant Dental Surgeon
Dr Katalin Bögi
Rikke Dahl Vyas
Tanya Van De Merwe
Dr Stephen Smith
Consultant Dental Surgeon
Dr Stephen Smith BDS, M Dent Sci, FDS RCSEd, FDS, FDS (Rest. Dent) RCS (Eng.) MRD RCS is one of the most highly qualified dentists in the country — a specialist in restorative dentistry, endodontics, periodontology and prosthodontics.
He has a masters degree in periodontics and is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Oral Medicine and Periodontics and the Royal College of Surgeons of England in Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine. He has a Membership with the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Glasgow in Prosthodontics and the Intercollegiate Fellowship in Restorative Dentistry.
He enjoys an active life outside dentistry, trying to offset his carbon footprint by either running or cycling where possible around London. He is an expert scuba diver, skydiver and skier, and is always up for trying anything else that makes him feel alive.
Dr Katalin Bögi
Katalin graduated from Semmelweis University School of Dentistry, Budapest, in 1993 and in 1995, passed her professional examinations to become a qualified dental and oral surgeon. Since 1996 she has been working at her private clinics in Balf, Sopron and Budapest.
Katalin has devoted herself to cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry. She has gained extensive experience in the application of direct and indirect Smile Design techniques, composite restorative materials, ceramic veneers and non-metal crowns, which are complemented by facial aesthetic techniques where required. She also teaches the “Smile Design” techniques as a member of the Smylist® team.
In addition to aesthetic dentistry, she has extensive experience in the reconstruction of mastication (chewing function) and the treatment of Temporo-mandibular joint problems. She regularly attends accredited domestic and international training seminars and courses to keep her knowledge and expertise in world standard cosmetic and minimally-invasive techniques up to date.
She is a member of the Hungarian Aesthetic Dentistry Academy, the German Dentist Association (DGAZ) and the European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry (ESCD).
Since 1993, Katalin has been a member of Young Dentists Worldwide (YWD) and was a founding member of the Young Dentists Association Hungary chapter in which she served as president until 1998.
Rikke Dahl Vyas
Rikke qualified in 1993 from The Royal Dental College, Aarhus, Denmark.
She worked as a House Officer at The Royal London Hospital from 1993-94 and was registered with the GDC in 1994.
Rikke has over 22 years experience as a General Dentist within the UK. She has worked in different private dental clinics in London and Oxford.
Rikke carries out all general dental treatments such as fillings, cosmetic restorations, tooth whitening, crowns and bridges.
In 2008-2010 Rikke completed a 2 year part time Diploma in Endodontic Practice at The Royal London Hospital. Since the she has developed a special interest in endodontic therapy (root canal treatment) and she takes referrals from her colleagues.
In 2016 Rikke attended the Inman Aligner course and obtained her Inman Aligner certification in 2017.
Rikke strives to constantly improve and update her skills in order to provide the best possible service to her patients. She endeavours to maintain the highest clinical standard and aims to continue to acquire new skills.
Mike Harrison is an accredited Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry who brings a new dimension to children’s dentistry at Oralon Dental Clinic. He offers carefully tailored preventive and restorative programmes for children of all ages.
With an emphasis on child-centred behaviour management techniques, the anxious child will receive not just the best clinical care, but will have the positive experience which will lay the foundations for all future dental care.
The full spectrum of paediatric dental pathology is catered for, including:
- Early childhood caries
- Dento-alveolar trauma in the primary and young permanent dentition
- Enamel defects in young permanent teeth
- Paediatric oral pathology
- Developmental dental anomalies
- Extractions for orthodontic purposes
The specialist paediatric care available includes:
- Crowns for primary teeth
- Aesthetic and endodontic management of injured young permanent incisors
- Aesthetic management of hypomineralised incisors
- Orthodontic extractions
- Paediatric oral surgery
- Diagnosis and management of dental genetic disorders
- Diet and nutrition counselling
- Specialist dental care for children with chronic illness or special needs
In view of Mike’s considerable paediatric hospital-based experience, we welcome referral of children with serious underlying medical conditions or special needs. Liaison with other paediatric specialists is part of the total care plan.
Following referral, a comprehensive treatment planning service will provide the child, parent and referring practitioner with a detailed description of the proposed treatment.
All parties are encouraged to share in the decision-making process for the child’s dental management.
Monica Coyle RDH qualified in 1980 in the WRNS. She is a member of the BSDHT and BSP and is well-experienced in her field.
Through education and instruction, Monica assists people to obtain maximum oral health and to become very self aware of any changes in their mouths. Keeping up to date with the latest developments in her discipline is a priority for her.
Monica is particularly sympathetic to the needs of nervous people and treats all in her care with kindness and sensitivity aiming to give thorough treatment as gently as possible.
Outside her career, amongst many hobbies, Monica enjoys good food and wine plus walking her lively Jack Russell, Oscar, to work off all those calories!
Tanya Van De Merwe
Tanya is highly experienced in dental nursing, being qualified since 1995, fully registered with the GDC and having worked closely with Stephen Smith for more than 10 years. Originally from South-Africa, she is bilingual in Afrikaans and English.
Tanya’s role is to ensure that the highest possible standard of dental nursing care is achieved and adhered to at all times, and to ensure that patients are as comfortable and relaxed as possible whilst assisting Stephen Smith and other associates.
She also takes care of the smooth daily running of all the clinical aspects of Oralon Dental Clinic. She has a friendly and outgoing nature that ensures the patients are put at ease. She enjoys meeting our patients and particularly seeing the change we make to people’s lives in terms of their increased personal confidence following treatment.
She is particularly interested in cosmetic and implant dentistry.
Tanya also enjoys spending time with friends; they often go away to music festivals together where they enjoy camping and sitting outside listening to good music. Her other interests is art.
Felicity is our front of house treatment coordinator and will therefore explain your planned treatment in detail. She is our web content creator and editor plus our social media manager; we are now on Facebook and Instagram.
She started nursing in 2009 and passed her National Examining Board for Dental Nurses in 2010. She is fully registered with the GDC and helps with nursing for both dentist and hygienist when necessary.
When not at work making life easier for Dr Smith, she enjoys socialising, fashion and listening to a variety of music including all time greats like Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, Beastie Boys and The Rolling Stones.
“Amazing practice! Such intricate work. Incredible!”
“ The service I received was very professional and the results were incredible! Cannot recommend highly enough”