If you’ve visited any dental website you’ll have undoubtedly read that the practice in question carries out the ‘highest standards of patient care‘, but what exactly does that mean? Here at Church Road Dental, care extends beyond standard Cheshire oral surgery or when practising Cheshire dental and cosmetics and in fact, it all starts the very minute a patient enters our practice.

Creating the right atmosphere

It’s understandable that most people feel anxious before a visit to their local dentist. Therefore we believe that it’s important to create the right atmosphere as soon as a patient walks through the door.  By creating a relaxing and tranquil area, we’ve found that  any nervous or anxious patients instantly feel calmer. This means additions such as comfortable seating, warm colours on the walls, fresh cut flowers, relaxing music and the smell of freshly brewed coffee are as important as any chair-side care we can give. This is far removed from the clinical, sanitised white tiling and bare-floored look of practices in the past. In fact, even the name ‘clinic‘ has now been replaced with ‘practice‘ or ‘office’ making it sound a more attractive place to be.

Better trained staff

While all staff are obviously trained in dental matters, more and more focus is being placed on how to deal with anxious patients. Did you know for example that one in four people suffer from some form of dental anxiety?  In some cases the problem is so bad that a person would rather suffer with tooth problems than visit the dentist for Cheshire oral surgery. To combat this, many staff including those here at Church Road are trained specifically to deal with anxious patients. This may be something as simple as talking them through any Cheshire dental and cosmetics procedures, so that they know exactly what to expect. Or, initiating alternative forms of help such as conscious sedation when undergoing examinations, cleaning or surgical procedures.

So ultimately, when we say we practice the highest standards or Church Road dental care we really do mean it.  Why not come and talk to us about how we can help you combat your fears so that you can have the necessary treatment you need. To find out more, book a consultation with Shi Karim and the team on  0161 486 0743 today.

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The University Dental Hospital Manchester (UDHM) is one of the largest and most prestigious dental specialist hospitals in the UK. As well as training the next generation of dentists, it also serves 90,000 patients annually. Just like the UDHM, we also look after a variety of patients from children right up to the elderly, all seeking a range of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry Manchester treatments. Here are some of the treatments our private dentist in Manchester offers.

General dentistry

General dentistry is a term that covers a multitude of procedures. These can include everything from endodontics (root canal therapy), oral check-ups, hygiene cleans, general gum care, and oral cancer screening, through to fillings and preventative resin restorations (PRR’s). Patients can rest assured that they’re in safe and experienced hands when they receive treatment from us.

Cosmetic dentistry

In the UK, cosmetic dental procedures are becoming more and more popular with many dentists seeing a patient increase of 30% year on year. The most common procedure by far is teeth whitening. This is because chair side treatments are quick and convenient and results can be instantaneous. Aside from teeth whitening, other cosmetic dentistry Manchester treatments include porcelain veneers, inlays/onlays, cosmetic bonding, gum contouring, and cosmetic facial treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers.

Restorative dentistry

If it’s teeth restoration you’re after our private dentist in Manchester also offers a wide array of restorative dental treatments including dental implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures (which includes denture repair). We can also help you with orthodontic treatments using either full or short-term treatments as well as fixed or removable discreet adult braces.

As you can see, as a private dentist in Manchester and just like the University Dental Hospital Manchester, our highly experienced team led by Dr Shi Karim can carry out a multitude of treatments all under one roof. Whether that’s preventative, restorative, or cosmetic dentistry, Manchester patients can rest assured that Church Road Dental and Cosmetics have it covered. To book an appointment contact us on 0161 486 0743 and start your journey towards a healthier, happier smile.

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In much the same way as doctors choose to specialise in a particular field, some dentists in Manchester choose to do the same thing. Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of facial dental irregularities. As such an orthodontist in Manchester will deal with issues such as malocclusions (irregular bite) as well as a whole host of other disorders.

So what does an Orthodontist Manchester do?

In essence orthodontists are experts in dealing with jaw misalignments. These include:

Anteroposterior deviations –  Under bites, over bites. Both of these conditions can cause problems with speech and chewing.

Overcrowding – Often a lack of jawbone space means that teeth can’t grow in perfect alignment with one another. A skilled Manchester orthodontist is able to realign the teeth by using a number of unobtrusive appliances.

Aesthetic issues  –  An orthodontist has the ability to realign the jaw and teeth in order to create a great looking smile.

How do they realign jaws and teeth?

An orthodontic dentist in Manchester has a number of ways that they can treat facial dental irregularities including:

Dental braces – These are commonly worn by both children and adults to straighten and align teeth. Using both fixed and removable appliances, dental braces work by applying gentle sustained pressure to move teeth back into the correct position.

Headgear and face-masks – Usually reserved for more extreme dental problems an orthodontist in Manchester will usually prescribe this treatment alongside dental braces to correct a developmental issue, such as a severe over or under bite.

Retainers –  These are generally worn after treatment until the underlying bone has reformed into the correct position to ensure that teeth don’t fall back to their former position.

If you’re looking for experienced dentists in Manchester or an orthodontist Manchester to assist you with a particular dental problem, then come and talk to Church Road Dental. Call us on 0161 486 0743. Our Orthodontist in Manchester is standing by to help.

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There are times when your dental clinic Manchester might refer you to a Manchester orthodontist, especially if you have an overbite, underbite, or crowded/gapped teeth. It’s advisable therefore when looking for the right Manchester orthodontic centre that you get some information before trusting them with your smile. With this in mind, here are 4 questions you really should be asking.

What experience do they have?

Experience is key in all aspects of dentistry and this includes orthodontics. Therefore go ahead and ask them. Any Manchester orthodontist worth their salt will be more than happy to tell you, and should be able to provide testimonials if asked.

What are your working hours?

More and more dental clinics in Manchester are opening longer to accommodate busy working people. If this is you, then it’s understandable that you’d want a orthodontist who opens their doors for a few hours in the evening or on a Saturday morning to accommodate your schedule where possible.

What are the options available?

A good Manchester orthodontist will usually offer a free, no-obligation consultation. During the meeting they should discuss all the options available for your condition and also give you an idea of price, allowing you to make a fully informed dental decision.

What can you expect?

Under normal circumstances the vast majority of people undergoing orthodontic treatment experience very few, if any issues. However it’s always good to know what you can expect. This way you can prepare yourself for the experience. Is it painful? What type of things can I eat? How do I keep my teeth clean? All of these questions should be asked so that you’re fully prepared.

If you’re seeking a Manchester orthodontic centre to find the right Manchester orthodontist for you, then why not visit our dental clinic Manchester. We have our very own orthodontic department compete with an experienced team right here at the practice. To find out more, contact us on 0161 486 0743 today and take the first steps towards restoring your great looking smile.

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Finding the best dentist in Manchester to suit your needs sounds tough, but the truth is it gets a lot easier once you know where to look for the best dental care Manchester AND what to look for. With this in mind, let’s dive straight in.

Determining your needs

There are many dentists that cover the whole range of dental treatments. However there are some that specialise in certain areas of dentistry. For instance a smile dentist Manchester might focus their attention on cosmetic treatments designed to improve the aesthetics of your smile. Alternatively an implantologist may be highly skilled in all aspects of dental implants. Yes they might charge more for their experience, but remember that these people are highly trained and highly skilled and are extremely knowledgeable in their field.

A good reputation

Once you’ve determined your dental requirements, you’ll need to know where you can find the right dentist. Often the best place to start is by asking friends and family. More often than not a referral or word of mouth is more powerful than any form of advertising. Not only does it mean that the referrer is pleased with the work carried out, but also that they’re happy to take the time to recommend the dentist. Likewise a disgruntled patient will be only too happy to tell their friends and family too. So ask around.

Make a short list

By this point, you should have several candidates for the best dentist in Manchester to suit your needs. The next step is to call them and arrange a consultation. Many dentists will offer a no-obligation consultation as part of a ‘meet and greet’ service. Use this to ask questions and to gauge that all-important gut feel. Did they answer your questions well? Did you feel comfortable at the practice and around the dentist? If the answer is yes then this should the one that you opt for.

If you’re looking for the best dental care Manchester to improve your smile, Church Road Dental and Cosmetics offer some of the very best smile dental Manchester treatments available. Come and visit Dr Shi Karim and the team for a free consultation. To book yours call 0161 486 0743 today.

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While cosmetic dentistry has been around in some form or another since the 1860’s it’s only in the last 30 years or so that it has become more mainstream. Nowadays any one of a number of Manchester patients might be referred to a cosmetic dentist in Manchester; but what exactly does a Manchester cosmetic dentist do?

Before we answer this question we need to address what a cosmetic dentist Manchester actually is.

In essence a cosmetic dentist practices restorative dentistry with a particular interest in the concepts of smile design and the dental materials needed to create the best looking smile. While restorative dentistry focuses on the function of the teeth, cosmetic dentistry focuses more on the form. In other words, what the smile looks like.

What treatments does a cosmetic dentist in Manchester perform?

All cosmetic treatments improve the aesthetics of a smile, while some will also improve the function. Here are some of the most popular:

Teeth whitening Whether it’s through laser teeth whitening or take home whitening kits used in the privacy of your own home, teeth whitening is a quick fix, non-permanent way achieving a whiter, brighter smile.

Composite bondingThis is a tooth coloured quick drying material that is used to mask tiny chips, indentations, and hairline cracks which appear in visible teeth, giving your smile a seamless appearance.

VeneersVeneers are thin shell like layers of porcelain which are glued to the front of the tooth. They cover up a variety of sins including cracks, chips, ingrained staining, and can even be used to give the appearance of straighter teeth.

Cosmetic gum surgery  Minor surgical techniques can be used to reshape the surface of the gum giving it a smoother, more symmetrical appearance.

Tooth reshaping When one tooth is larger than another it can be drilled or lasered to match the appearance, shape, and size, of the remaining teeth.

Wrinkle reduction Utilising dermal fillers and botox a Manchester cosmetic dentist can enhance a smile using wrinkle reduction techniques.

As you can see there is so much a cosmetic dentist Manchester can do to improve a smile. So if you’re less than impressed with yours, why not come and speak to our cosmetic dentist in Manchester to see just what they can do for you. Contact us on 0161 486 0743 and start your transformation today.

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If you’re not happy with the aesthetics of your smile and feel that it’s about time you did something about it, then you might want to talk to us about our Church Road Dental Smile Makeovers. As an experienced dentist in Manchester we use the latest cosmetic dental Manchester techniques to ensure that you get the exact smile you want.

So what exactly is a Smile Makeover and how does it work?  Let’s take a closer look…

In essence a Smile Makeover is a series of one or more cosmetic dental treatments designed to enhance the look and feel of your smile. It can either be used as a stand alone treatment, or as an enhancing procedure after other preventative and/or restorative procedures such as orthodontic treatment or dental implants.

So what treatments make up our Church Road Dental Smile Makeovers?

Anyone in consultation with our dentist in Manchester has a number of options. These include simple quick fix solutions such as:

  • Laser teeth whitening or
  • Wrinkle reduction

or more in depth procedures such as

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Dental crowns and bridges
  • Gum lifting and contouring
  • Tooth re-shaping
  • Any other general dentistry techniques that will improve the look and feel of your smile

How does the process work?

During your dental Manchester consultation, Dr Shi Karim and the team will talk with you at length about what it is you’d like to achieve. Once we have a good understanding of what you need, we’ll then look at exactly how we can make it happen.

Provided you’re happy with the treatment suggested, we’ll draw up a personalised treatment plan detailing what needs to be done and when. We’ll consider all treatment options available to help you achieve your goal of having a fabulous smile; so trust us when we say that anything is possible.

Remember you shouldn’t ever have to suffer with a less than perfect smile so give our dental Manchester practice a call about our Church Road Dental Smile Makeovers. We guarantee first class treatment in a modern state-of-the-art practice, so book a consultation with our dentist in Manchester today on 0161 486 0743.

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If you’re searching for a convenient and effective way to improve any aspect of your smile then it’s good to know that we carry out church road dental cosmetic work to the very highest standards. While finding a cosmetic dentist in Manchester is easier now than ever before, due to the increasing  demand, finding the right cosmetic dentist for you is something else. With this in mind, what should you look for when hiring a Manchester cosmetic dentist?

A no-obligation consultation

A good cosmetic dentist will know that undergoing cosmetic dental treatment can appear daunting, especially if it’s your first time. For this reason many will operate a free, no-obligation consultation whereby potential patients looking for treatment can visit the practice, meet the team and get any questions and concerns answered that they may have. From this you should be able to pretty much  gauge whether or not the dentist is a good fit for your needs.


Any Manchester cosmetic dentist should be able to provide proof of their experience. This may be through qualifications they’ve gained, or through the sheer number of satisfied patients they’ve dealt with, so why not ask them? Anyone worth their salt should be more than happy to provide proof. Some may even be able to provide contact details of past clients (with their permission of course) to verify their work. Others may have a whole host of video testimonials on their website for you to browse at your leisure.

Gut feeling

So you’ve visited clinics, checked out testimonials, asked family, friends, and even friends of friends for recommendations, and now you have two or three still in the running. The question now is, how do you make that final decision? The answer is to go with your instinct. Some of the questions you want to ask yourself are

  • Which cosmetic dentist in Manchester had the best chair side manner?
  • Which dentist spoke in terms that you could relate to?
  • When it comes down to it, who would I feel most comfortable undergoing treatment with?

The bottom line is that you can pay a lot of money for cosmetic dental treatment so it pays to get it right. The only way you can truly make sure that the right person is carrying out the treatment  is to do your homework.

At our practice we invite you to come and ask us about our Church Road dental cosmetic work  during a no-obligation consultation. Here you can meet with Shi Karim and his experienced team so that you can get a real feel for how we can help you. To book yours contact us on 0161 486 0743 today.

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There are several conditions that might warrant dental Manchester surgical procedures. While no one relishes the thought of undergoing invasive treatments, we strongly believe that if you have a good understanding of what is being done and how, then it helps to alleviate the fear factor. In fact at Church Road Dental, oral surgery is something that we’re very passionate about, so to make life a little easier for you, we’ve written this post to give you an idea of the types of oral surgery available and also,what you can expect when you visit our practice.

Impacted wisdom teeth

This is quite a common procedure at our Church Road dental practice. It occurs when the third molars (more commonly known as wisdom teeth) don’t erupt (break through) properly and are misaligned. This causes them to become impacted between the jawbone and the gum and therefore need extracting. Extraction is usually carried out under a local anaesthetic and the procedure is relatively quick. Usually patients are back to normal within a few days.

Dental implants

Implants are a common form of missing teeth replacement in the 21st century and are by far the most effective. Implants are secured into position by being screwed down into the jaw bone. Over time the surrounding bone tissue fuses with the titanium implant to create a super-strong platform. The surgical part of the treatment takes around 1-2 hours but this dental Manchester procedure as a whole can take up to 9 months. Implant surgery is pain free with most patients opting for dental sedation (a cross between a local and a general anaesthetic). Again after surgery, patients are usually fully able to function within 3-7 days.

Re-constructive surgery

Accidents happen and when teeth have been knocked out, they need to be replaced. The method of treatment and the longevity of the surgery depends on the degree of the problem. However the surgeon can carry out procedures such as fitting replacement teeth, treating jaw and gum damage and correcting jaw joint issues. At Church Road dental, oral surgery such as this is carried out by a highly experienced team who use the latest re-constructive methods to restore full bite function.

So there you have it, the most common dental Manchester surgical procedures and what to expect. If you feel that you might need oral surgery, then we invite you to come and talk to our team at Church Road dental who will put you at ease. To book a consultation, contact us on 0161 486 0743 and start the ball rolling. Remember oral surgical procedures are never as bad as they might seem so don’t let the fear factor detract from you having healthy teeth.

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If you’re looking for an orthodontist in Manchester who can provide you with a discreet way of straightening your teeth then talk to Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. With a wide range of treatments to choose from, our Manchester orthodontic centre provides the latest state of the art treatment such as Invisalign. So how does it work?

Invisalign is unlike many other brace systems in that it resembles a thin transparent gum shield rather than the type of bracket and wiring style orthodontic treatment that most of us associate with braces. As such it has many special characteristics that your orthodontist Manchester will tell you about. Let’s take a closer look at some of them.

It’s many braces not just one

the Invisalign system consists of many braces rather than just one. While traditional braces are attached to the teeth permanently for the duration of the treatment, Invisalign braces consist of a whole series of aligners or trays which are worn at specific times along the various stages of the treatment. For this reason a person can have as many as 48 aligners, each of which are made specially to fit.

They’re removable

One of the advantages of the Invisalign system is that braces are designed to be easily removable. The reason for this is that they don’t rely on gentle applied pressure from brackets and wiring to pull your teeth into position. Instead your orthodontist in Manchester will tell you that teeth are gently coaxed into position using the series of clear plastic-like shields which sit over your teeth. Every two weeks the current Invisalign aligner is changed for the next one in the series and for this reason it has to be easily removable. In fact the removal and replacement is carried out by the patient and not the orthodontist. Manchester patients may also note that they’re designed to be removed when eating and cleaning the teeth, making oral hygiene easier to manage.

They’re discreet

Even brace systems with tooth coloured brackets and wiring can be noticed when a wearer smiles, but because Invisalign is made from a clear plastic resin, it’s extremely hard to spot. For this reason it’s about as discreet as orthodontic braces can be.

To find out more about orthodontics in Manchester particularly Invisalign, contact our Manchester orthodontics centre today. To book yourself a consultation contact Church Road Dental on 0161 486 0743 and start the ball rolling towards better, straighter teeth.


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