Dental Surgery

At Dhwani Hospital, our dentists take a special interest in dental implants and cosmetic dentistry.

We also provide the complete range of all other dental treatments including crowns, veneers and tooth whitening, with specialists in orthodontics and gum treatments.

Our Dental Team is committed to the development of our clinic through continuous professional training, enabling us to fulfil our mission statement of: “high quality patient-centred care from a multi-disciplined Dental team”.

The benefit is that you will receive your treatment from a clinician who takes a special interest in that particular field of dentistry, so you can always be assured of professional, expert and friendly advice for all dental treatment options.

What Dental Treatments do we offer?

We specialise in a wide range of treatments including:

  • Dental Implants
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Single Visit Ceramic Restorations
  • Gum Treatments
  • Root Canal Treatments
Cosmetic Dentistry

It is an established scientific fact that muscles used to smile release substances into your body that make you feel better. Many people have concerns about the appearance of their teeth and avoid smiling.

In today’s society where first impressions count, whether it be socially or in business, having a confident smile is a tremendous advantage.

Dentists at Dhwani Hospital are experienced in offering a range of solutions for cosmetic problems. Sometimes careful restoration of one or two teeth can transform a smile. When more problems exist, complete “Smile Design” treatments are used involving ceramic veneers or crowns.

We always ensure that the shade, shape and size of your teeth are natural-looking and are matched to your smile. We avoid the un-natural bright white shades that are favoured in the U.S.A.

The skill and dedication of the clinicians at Hospital Lane Dental Clinic and collaboration with expert technicians ensures that you will receive treatment of the highest level.

Tooth Whitening

Healthy teeth often get darker with age or stains when consuming certain foods such as coffee and red wine or even whilst smoking. This can be treated with a tooth whitening procedure which is safe and efficient.There are two types of Tooth Whitening Procedures:

Power Whitening

This treatment is quick (around one hour) and is performed by a dentist. This will bring your teeth to their ultimate natural whiteness. Keep in mind that if you want the “Hollywood” white smile you may rather consider porcelain veneers. For optimum results we do recommend patients to use custom whitening trays to supplement the power whitening. These trays can also be used to maintain whiteness over many years.

Home Tooth Whitening.

This procedure is performed at home, for an average of 10 -14 days with the aid of tooth whitening trays and gel. You get the same end result with both procedures but the home whitening takes longer and some patients find it inconvenient.


Brush teeth. Load tray with unit dose CP gel as shown

Place tray over teeth. Gently press tray to move gel into place. Pressing too firmly will force gel out of tray

Gently wipe off excess gel with a toothbrush or clean, moist finger. Rinse thoroughly with water twice. Do not swallow.

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Single Visit Ceramic Restorations

Ceramic reconstruction of a tooth is often the best solution for restoring decayed, broken or a previously filled tooth.

Clinical studies indicate exceptionally high success rates for CEREC restorations.

The CEREC 3D technology enables patients to have treatment in a single stress free appointment. CEREC is capable of producing any single tooth restoration, whether it is an inlay, crown or veneer.

Benefits include:

  • Single visit
  • Single local anaesthetic
  • No temporary
  • No impression
  • Less drilling
  • Minimal removal of tooth tissue
  • Strong, healthy, metal-free, aesthetic restoration
  • Excellent biocompatibility
  • 20 year clinical history showing longevity of restorations

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Anterior CEREC Crown.

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Replacement of leaking composite restoration with CEREC restoration.


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Replacement of amalgam restoration with CEREC restoration.

Gum Treatments

What is Gum Disease? (also known as Gingivitis and Periodontitis)

Plaque accumulates in the areas where the teeth meet the gums, causing inflammation. The earliest signs are bleeding while toothbrushing, and redness. However, no pain is felt. The next stage is swelling of the gum. This is called Ginigivitis. Gradually the gum becomes detached from the enamel exposing the root and causing a pocket, which fills with plaque. Eventually the pocket becomes deeper until inflammation reaches the bone, which is then slowly destroyed. The bone can then be destroyed to such an extent that the tooth becomes loose and may even fall out. This is called Periodontitis.

Gum disease is preventable.

Visiting your dentist or hygienist for advice on brushing and flossing techniques and the use of special brushes, together with regular cleaning and dental appointments will help to keep your gums healthy.

Maintaining good oral hygiene helps to prevent gum conditions from worsening.

Dental Hygienists are specially trained members of the dental team. They have two main roles; scaling and polishing teeth and teaching patient oral hygiene techniques.

They work with the dentist to establish and maintain a programme tailored to meet your specific needs.

When is basic treatment not enough?

Sometimes basic treatment is not successful at getting the gum disease under control. This is because the pockets in severe periodontitis are so deep that it is not possible to fully clean the roots by this method. The dentist may then suggest gum (periodontal) surgery. This will be carried out by a Periodontist, who is a specialist in gum diseases and treatment. It is only by doing this that the dentist can be sure that the roots are clean.

Periodontal treatment is aimed at preventing the progression of gum disease. The disease affects the majority of people in this country, although in most of the population it is mild. For patients with more severe problems and bone loss new materials and techniques are available whereby the support for teeth can be stabilised to increase the lifespan of teeth.

Please note:

Gum re-shaping is sometimes required to improve the aesthetics of teeth in conjuntion with restorative treatment.

Our periodontal specialist, Dhwani Hospital, provides advice and treatment in this field.


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Root Canal Treatments

Root canal treatment is the intensive cleaning and sealing of the inside of an infected tooth.

When the inside of the tooth, commonly referred to as the root canal, pulp or nerve, is infected it can lead to pain, abscess or swelling.

This infection must be removed by root canal treatment or extraction. Thus root canal treatment can save an infected tooth from removal.

The dentist has to remove decay and infection from the root canal by the use of disinfectants and special shaping tools. Once infection is removed, the cleaned root canal is filled with a flexible rubber point called gutta percha.

The treated tooth can then remain in the jaw but may require a further restoration, such as a crown, to strengthen the weakened tooth.

Root canal treatment can be very difficult because the canals are very fine, often difficult to access and may contain awkward curves. Considerable dentist skill and time is needed to properly clean and seal these infected canals.

Some teeth, dependant on position within the mouth, will have one, two, three or even four canals that must be cleaned and filled. The outcome, prognosis and cost of root treatment are variable dependant on the complexity.

Hospital Lane Dental Clinic uses magnifying loupes, microscopes and advanced micro-surgical techniques to find and treat even difficult cases.

Digital x-rays allow for the accurate location and measurement of the root canal. Further special equipment is used to fill and seal the canal with warmed gutta percha.