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Restorative Dentistry in Surrey Quays

Restorative dentistry is concerned with the restoration of teeth damaged by decay, injury or ageing. We use porcelain restorations and composite restorations to achieve incredible transformations. Upgrade your smile and say goodbye to things like chips, cracks and gaps in your smile with the help of our restorative dentistry team.

Restorative dentistry will allow you to smile with confidence again. If your smile has been damaged by injury or decay, we can help to restore it using porcelain and composite restorations.

There are a wide range of restorations available, including veneers, crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays and composite bonding. You don't have to be an expert in these treatments; we can help guide you in choose the right restoration for your needs.

Restoring your smile with porcelain or composite can help to protect your teeth from further damage. It can also boost your confidence by concealing chips, cracks or gaps. And finally, it can also help to prevent damage to the surrounding teeth. For example, if you leave a gap in your smile, they can allow the surrounding teeth to shift out of alignment.

  • These thin porcelain shells fit over the teeth to create a dramatic new look. They can conceal chips, cracks, gaps and discolouration.

  • A crown provides strength and support to a damaged tooth. They are commonly placed after a root canal procedure.

  • A bridge is commonly used to replace a missing tooth. A false tooth is supported on both sides by two crowns which are attached to the healthy surrounding teeth.

  • This treatment is ideal for situations where a filling is not sufficient, but a crown would be too much. They can help to restore the cusp of a tooth.

  • This treatment is applied directly to teeth and then shaped, before being hardened and polished. It can conceal chips, cracks, small gaps and discolouration.

We’re accepting new NHS patients. Contact the practice today.

Why choose us?

Friendly Support Team

Our team of dental nurses, hygienists and support staff are here to make your visit relaxed and calming.

Flexible Appointments

Access dental care when you need it, with flexible appointment times and emergency appointments available daily.

Nervous Patients Welcome

Our team are specially trained to support nervous patients in their journey to better oral health, simply contact our team.

Modern Facilities

Our modern and welcoming dental practice offers a wide range of treatment options under one roof, making dentistry more accessible.

Finance Available

Make treatment more accessible and affordable with 0.0% interest payment plans to spread the cost of care.

Look and Feel Younger

Cosmetic treatments can allow you to maintain a youthful appearance, with a straighter, whiter and brighter smile.

We are proud to offering minimally invasive restorative care to help protect your natural teeth and maintain your oral health.

How does restorative dentistry protect your oral health?

Restorative dentistry is about more than just aesthetics. It can also have a positive impact on your oral health and your wider health. It can also help to prevent long-term problems from arising in the future. Here are just some of the ways you can benefit from restorative dentistry.

Improved function for eating

Restoring your teeth can make it easier to bite and chew your food. If you have a tooth missing on one side, this can lead you to favour chewing on the other side, which can lead to jaw pain further down the line.

Improved confidence

Restoring your smile can boost your confidence and help you to look and feel more youthful. Gaps or imperfections in your smile can lead you to isolate from social situations, give you anxiety over public speaking, or make it difficult to advance at work.

Protect surrounding teeth

A gap, chip or crack can leave space for food debris and bacteria to gather, which can lead to decay of the surrounding teeth. Gaps can also allow your surrounding and opposite teeth to shift, which can cause issues with your bite and jaw pain.

Preserve natural teeth

Wherever possible, we want to preserve the natural teeth and avoid extractions. The best way to achieve this is to restore and protect the natural tooth using materials like porcelain and composite resins.

Your treatment journey

Every treatment journey is unique, but this is what you can expect when you start your dental treatment with us. We’ll keep you informed every step of the way.



If you have damaged or missing teeth, we start with a consultation to determine which treatments would be best for you. We offer porcelain and composite restorations to suit every budget.



Composite restorations can be completed in one visit while porcelain restorations will take place over two visits. This is because your porcelain restoration needs to be produced in a lab before we can complete the treament.



We'll offer you advice for caring for your restoration at home to help ensure it lasts for as long as possible. Your restoration may need to be replaced or repaired due to wear and tear.

Frequently asked questions

Learn more about your treatment. We’ve answered the most common patient questions below.

The aim of restorative dentistry is often to preserve the natural tooth and restore function. The goal of cosmetic dentistry is often purely aesthetic. 

No, although it is a restorative procedure, it is considered a cosmetic procedure by the NHS. The reason for restoration is often aesthetic, so it isn't also medically necessary. Crowns, bridges and dentures are available on the NHS, but you may be limited in your choice of materials. 

This all depends on the materials used and how well you care for your teeth at home. Composite bonding doesn't last as long as porcelain restorations. However, porcelain can be subject to wear and tear over time. On average, a composite restoration will last around 5 years and porcelain restorations should last in excess of 10 years.

Restorative dentistry offers a number of benefits, including improved function and protecting the remaining teeth. You can also ensure that your bite is properly aligned and does not cause issues in the future.  

Don’t just take our word for it.
Hear from our happy patients

  • Professional, effective and fast results - great dentist 👍👍👍 and nice receptionist


    May 16,2024

  • Surrey docks dental is the best place to have a dental check. Very accommodating staffs especially the receptionist Jink , having a great smile doing the appointments booking for us.

    Peter John Biasca

    May 15,2024

  • Excellent Practice. Excellent doctors. Had an appointment with Mr Reuben. I'm terrified of being in the dentist's chair but he's one of the best at his work! Made me very comfortable. Also shout out to the practice manager, she really goes above and beyond for the patients and the practice itself.

    aastha pandey

    May 14,2024

  • Very good dental clinic. Not easy to book early appointments but receptionist Jinky was very helpful to find a suitable time slot.

    Gilbert George

    May 13,2024

  • Had my Invisalign Treatment done by Dr Mehdi Safari, an amazing dentist, professional, and very good at what he does, no issues at all with my treatment or check-ups. a bit far from where I live but worth the travel for a great practice with good people

    Duane Mason

    Apr 29,2024

  • I had such a big job and everything went so smoothly, thank you so much for this lovely experience, will recommend it and I am coming back for sure

    Poison Blondie

    Feb 3,2024

  • Couldn't express enough gratitude towards the team here. I needed a safe pair of hands with my #8 Incisor, plus the heavy-woes close behind my dilemma. Dialling in to SDDP, I was received by Djoan, who was attentive and patient with my anxiety. She really was altruistic over the phone and put me at ease right away. Getting an appointment is never easy in the land of today but I felt reassured I was made a priority as best she could. Representing is Djoan and also Roshni, whom was totally ahead of the game and had forseen an appropriate approach to my following visits necessary to regain as much of my Hollywood E-lister smile as possible.Dr Safari answered my doubts with professionalism, great knowledge and clarity. Rebooking before leaving was painless as Djoan and Roshni had effortlessly lined up my appointment options so I only had to mutter, "that one". With Ivana managing, perpetual assurance is imminent.


    Feb 2,2024

  • Just want to say That Surrey Docks Dentist is the best Dentist's n the Area Staff are very helpful polite make you feel so welcome. Down from front desk to main Dentist's themselves.... I have been with Dr Chowdry for over 20 years and wouldn't go Anywhere else. Would and do advise all my Family and friend's to go there NHS or PRIVATE go book an appointment and see you tryely won't be disappointed

    Anne Parrish

    Feb 1,2024

  • Such friendly staff!The receptionists Djoan & Roshni were so helpful and went out of their way to ensure that I was seen - they didn’t have to do that so I am very grateful, thanks guys!Then there’s Dr Safari, he’s honestly just amazing! The lengths he goes to to ensure his patients receive the best care is something I really respect about him. Thank you for everything you do!If you are looking for a new dental practice in Surrey Quays, trust me come here and see Dr. Safari - you wont be disappointed!- Temi

    Temi Aina

    Jan 31,2024

  • I had an outstanding experience with Dr. Safari. His calming presence immediately put me at ease, and he did an excellent job with my dental care. Moving forward, he'll be the go-to dentist for my entire family. Highly recommend his services

    Dilhan Hussein

    Jan 27,2024

  • Adnaan Mann is the best dentist, myself and my family will only see him he’s amazing and puts you at ease if you’re a nervous patient. All the staff at Surrey docks dental practice are wonderful so friendly and helpful, I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

    Sam Muir

    Jan 25,2024

  • I had a severe phobia of the dentist was seen by Dr Mehdi who put me at ease and gave me all the time and support I needed to receive the treatment I needed. I couldn’t recommend this dentist enough and have even been back for a check up without the usual fear. Amazing

    michael dunphy

    Dec 19,2023