D. Umeria of Harrow, London. Case study
I had an interesting history of issues with my teeth since my teenage days. Firstly, overcrowding leading to removal of several teeth in hospital, then braces to correct the crooked teeth, followed by removal of 4 wisdom teeth in a hospital. Then, this was followed with issues with my bite leading to constant headaches and at the time inability to open my mouth in a wide position. The outcome was that I was unable to to have the correct bite when chewing food, and this was worsened with constant grinding of my teeth, which meant by the time I was in my thirties the height on my lower teeth had been worn away.
I was fortunate to have a dentist early on who tried to tackle these multiple issues, and after several prolonged treatments he managed to increase the opening of my mouth. Then by chance my dentist was aware of a visit by an American professor who had undertaken work on the angle of teeth to improve the biting position and reduce the pressure on the jaw muscles. We went to Kings College University where this professor worked on my teeth by altering the angle of certain teeth so the bite would sit correctly. I remember that day vividly as immediately all the muscles started relaxing in my jaw and when my upper & lower jaw met for the first time in the correct biting position, there was a distinct clatter of the teeth.
However, I was still continuing to grind my teeth. I went through a cycle of visiting my GP, my local dentist who referred me to Eastman dental hospital, then then there was a merry go round of seeing various consultants, attending pain management clinics, and then a consultant at Eastman who suggested I wore a hard splint at night. For me this was ideal, and a hard splint was made and fitted at the Eastman Dental Hospital, with frequent trips to hospital to make the adjustments to the splint to prevent the daily wrath of headaches I was experiencing. I wore this splint for several years and became 100 per cent dependent on it. It was my life saver. I broke several in the process but as technology evolved they became much stronger resulting in one which was made with reinforced wires.
It was then by pure chance that I came across Dental Elegance. My friend`s brother was a dentist and I happen to mention some of the issues I was having and he was amazed that I knew so much about the bite and related issues. I went to see him in his practice and upon examination he realised the issues I was facing. I had broken a tooth from the constant grinding and it had split down the middle a classic case of the effects of grinding. Then there was the loss of height from having worn away much of the biting surface from the upper and lower teeth making it difficult to bite evenly & embarrassing for me to smile.
Dan took impressions of both jaws & explained how he was going to manage the multiple dental problems. On the first visit Dan built up the upper teeth with a strong compound and to improve the aesthetics & build height before moving onto the lower teeth. On the second visit he inserted a new tooth with a bridge to fill the gap left by the broken tooth. Finally, he worked professionally on building up the lower front teeth to ensure the edges were positioned correctly and meeting correctly, enhancing both the appearance and my smile, and ensuring my speech was not impeded. Surprisingly, the entire treatment took just three visits.
It felt strange after each visit as my bite was being altered and teeth built up and then checks to see that the they were meeting correctly, aligned with a perfect smile.
My mouth was completely transformed and looked completely natural. Dan made me feel at ease throughout the entire process. He took the time to explain what he was doing and why
The outcome was I had a completely new biting position, which looked great, given that my teeth were not in the correct position for so long.
It was strange all this work at a fraction of the cost of what I was quoted in Harley Street! More importantly my fears of how I was going to overcome this daily problem, answered by meeting Dan Patel, and his leading expertise & knowledge with his ground-breaking work. Life changing results for me. I left Dental Elegance with a beaming smile.
D. Umeria of Harrow
“Haroon is the most amazing dentist. Kind, caring and nothing is a problem. The care he has shown my young daughter is out of this world. Thank you, Haroon!! We are so glad we found you.
Ladies on the reception are lovely and very caring and welcoming. Thank you for looking after us at such a stressful time, it means a lot. X”
“Excellent and professional service from when I walked in till I left. Haroon is a very good dentist especially if you are a nervous patient. He extracted my wisdom tooth and did a very good job making sure that I was ok all through the procedure. Highly recommend”
“May I thank all the team and particular Haroon, for the outstanding service and care I received during the long and complicated procedure to reconstruct my teeth. The treatment was painless, and I always felt relaxed in professional hands. Haroon’s patience and skill were superb. It has made a huge difference; my new teeth have given me great confidence and are very comfortable. I was always given excellent service by reception when ringing for an appointment; when slight adjustments needed to be made. I was always booked in as soon as possible. I would also like to thank Dan and the nurses for their excellent care and advice.”
“I was told by my dentist that the crookedness of my teeth was the beginning to cause erosion, so I was relived to discover that I could stop the damage by straightening them. The Inman Aligner was the best choice to quickly accomplish the task and after just a few months, my braces were off and now my teeth are much healthier”
“I underwent treatment over a few months with the Inman Aligner and I am really chuffed with the results. All my friends and family have been commenting on how straight and white my teeth are! I am really grateful to all the team at Dental Elegance, particularly Dr Tif Qureshi”
“Dan is the best dentist ever! I wouldn’t go anywhere else! Everyone is kind, patient and professional at Dental Elegance. I am well looked after and I always smile with confidence”
“really happy with all my treatment . All staff and Tif are very good”
“Finally I have the teeth I’ve always wanted. Tif and all the staff are just fantastic!”
“I’ve just finished Invisalign and composite bonds with Tif from Dental Elegance. The whole procedure was fantastic and I’m so pleased with my new perfect teeth. I live over an hours drive away but will still keep coming to Dental Elegance for sure !”
“Lovely friendly reception staff, very helpful. Tif is very patient and gentle with patients”
“Excellent service, very thorough, I know more about every tooth in my mouth than I ever did!”
“The Smile lift has restored the natural proportion of my face and made me look years younger. It is like a face-lift without the surgery, I can’t stop smiling, thank you.”
“When people say I have great teeth, I have to tell them the truth”
“Had my Inman aligner fitted here quite a number of years ago! My teeth are so much better. My husband has also had a tooth implant done at Dental Elegance too and it’s perfect. Can’t recommend them enough. All the dentists, nurses and staff are very helpful and welcoming too”
Eileen Quinn, M Ed, BSc Hons, PG Dip Ed, Dip PHN/HV, RM, RN.
“I have been attending the Dental Elegance dental practice for some time for very challenging and complex dental treatment, as well as receiving regular dental hygiene. My named Dentist is Mr. Haroon Latiff, who I would describe as completely professional and excellent in the delivery of care to his patients. Haroon is patient, kind, empathetic and meticulous, always making sure that his patients are well advised, providing quality assured high standard outcomes. Another main strength of the practice is that complex treatment, that would only, otherwise be available in London, can be accessed locally within the practice, due to an existing expert collaborative arrangement. The collaboration involves Haroon Latiff, Mr. Harpal Chana, (an outreach dental expert), and Mr. Dan Patel,( also based in the dental practice). Mr. Harpal Chana was consulted about the type of care that I needed, and I was professionally assessed by him. The details of the assessment was shared with Mr. Dan Patel, who then discussed it in detail with me, before seeking my agreement for consent to proceed. The plan of care was then briefed to Mr Haroon Latiff for delivery, who shared the plan of care progress, with his collaborative colleagues throughout. The recommendation to Dental Elegance came from my Daughter who was also very impressed with the care that she received, and subsequently my son who is still undergoing dental treatment there. The recommendation lived up to my expectation at all levels, as I was greeted by Helen(Manager) who was extremely helpful, as were the other members of the team, Lisa, and Jean. The dental nurse, Ellie, who works with Haroon was very professional and kind. Finally, the maintenance of dental hygiene by Sarah, who communicates thoroughly with the dental plan of care, set out by the dentist, is dedicated, knowledgeable and very professional. I would give the service at the Dental Elegance practice a full star review rating, alongside excellent recommendation.”
Eileen Quinn, M Ed, BSc Hons, PG Dip Ed, Dip PHN/HV, RM, RN.
‘I cannot recommend Tif and his team highly enough. After breaking my front tooth as a child I was self conscious of a slightly greying composite and crooked teeth. I was also worried about having healthy teeth removed in any straightening process and a lengthy treatment period. However after 3 months of treatment ( and no teeth taken out) I have a beautiful set of teeth! The Inman Aligner was simple to use and not particularly uncomfortable. Having expected a more invasive veneer on my front tooth, Tif was confident he could get a good result with another composite – and he did. I’d defy anyone to spot the broken tooth now! He and his team were excellent throughout my treatment and I really am delighted with the results. I can honestly say that Tif has given me the best possible version of my teeth and I really do smile with confidence now!