For a confident new you, we specialise in a variety of cosmetic dental procedures to help create your beautiful new smile. These treatments can be carried out on their own or in combination with other treatments to create the perfect smile. We concentrate not only on aesthetics but also on comfort and functionality so that your teeth look and feel as natural as possible.
Dental crowns are restorations that protect damaged, cracked or broken-down teeth. A crown strengthens your existing damaged tooth to preserve its functionality. Dental crowns are also commonly known as caps because a crown sits over your existing tooth covering the entire outer surface. To prepare a tooth for a crown, the outside structure of a tooth must be trimmed away and carefully prepared ready for a set of dental impressions. These impressions are sent off to a dental lab, where the technician will design and construct your crowns from porcelain and/or zirconium. Your crowns are then individually fixed in the mouth using dental cement.
Why may I need a crown?
- If your tooth has undergone significant decay and there is not enough tooth structure remaining to support a filling and maintain functionality;
- If a large portion of your tooth has fractured and it cannot be built up using traditional composite bonding techniques;
- If you have had a root canal treatment, a crown maybe needed to strengthen the tooth; or
- If you grind your teeth and have a poor diet, acid erosion may reduce your teeth to a point where the only option available is to crown them.
Alternatively, for a total smile makeover, multiple crowns can be placed on all front teeth to create a natural, symmetrical and white smile. Dr Andrius has many years of industry experience and specialises in dental aesthetics. Over the years he has fitted multiple cosmetic crowns with fantastic results.
If looked after, crowns can last up to 15 years.
Dental bridges can be used to replace one or more missing teeth by using the neighbouring teeth to act as an ‘anchor’ to close the gap. The anchoring teeth are called abutments, and the ‘false’ teeth in-between are called pontics. To prepare the teeth for a bridge, the neighbouring teeth must be trimmed down and prepared in the same way we would for a crown, and impressions are taken and sent to a dental technician. Your bridge will then be fixed into place with dental cement.
Why may I need a bridge?
- If you have one or more missing teeth, and would like to restore your ability to chew and speak;
- If you would like to restore your smile and maintain the shape of your face;
- If you would like to prevent neighbouring teeth from shifting out of position; or
- If you would like a fixed alternative to removable dentures.
- If you exercise proper oral hygiene, your bridges can last for up to 15 years.
Dental veneers are custom-designed shells of tooth-like ceramic material that, when applied over the surface of a tooth, can cover worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment, spacing, and chips or cracks. Dental veneers fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry because they create a bright, white smile with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth. Even better, the translucent ceramic quality of today’s veneers provides a more natural look than what’s been available in the past. To prepare the teeth for dental veneers, a thin layer of the front surface of the tooth may need to be trimmed away slightly, and then impressions are taken and sent to a dental technician to construct your veneers. Veneers are fixed into place using dental cement.
Why may I need veneers?
- If the enamel on your teeth has worn away. Over time, the thin, hard white substance covering your teeth (enamel) may become worn, dulled, and discoloured. Such wear and discoloration may be natural or the result of a genetic predisposition; however, it is often a result of your habits (soft drink, tea, or coffee consumption, smoking, medication use, etc.);
- If your teeth are cracked or chipped. Teeth naturally wear down as people age. Aged teeth are more likely to have chips, cracks, or a generally uneven appearance;
- If your teeth have abnormal spacing in between them. Certain people may be born with abnormal spacing between the teeth that grows wider as they age; or
- If your teeth are stained or discoloured due to dietary habits or previous trauma, and cannot be improved using whitening or hygiene techniques.
Just had my first trip to the dentist in years without having a panic attack..the girls spent time with me explaining and reassuring me before my treatment started. I will return every 6 months now.
Wonderful team and so friendly, made me feel at ease right from the start. I have recommended many of my friends who all say the same. I only wish I had a dentist like Dr Lina years ago.
A different breed of dentist, if you’re dental phobic go to these guys.
I have been attending A & L Clinics for the last 3 years for both dentistry and facial rejuvenation, I would never consider going elsewhere. Dr Andrew made my new crowns, I no longer put my hand over my mouth when I’m talking to people and I’m always right in the front of photographs now (to the annoyance of my family !). Dr Lina and the girls make my visits so much fun and relaxing whilst making me look 10 years younger (facial aesthetics) and Dr Andrew is a pure genius as my new crowns are absolutely perfect and so natural.
I came to this dental practise beginning of this year to have invisible braces, think they are the only ones in Ipswich who do this. The practise is really lovely and the staff are extremely friendly. It was affordable and I now have perfect straight teeth.
I would just like to say a massive thank you for the recent dental treatments I have received over the past 2 weeks. I personally am terrified of dental treatments (I’m sure I’m not alone) due to a poor experience at a young age and as a result I practically break into a cold sweat at the thought of a dental appointment! I’m sure Andrius & Chloe could tell from the way I was gripping onto the chair for dear life! However I have totally had my faith restored by the experience I have had with yourselves over my last two visits.
From the moment I walked in you have taken the time to understand and reassure me every step of the way and tailor a treatment plan to my needs. You are all warm, friendly, professionals and a credit to your field. A massive thank you to Jane for keeping me informed and reassuring me about my treatment, to Chloe for keeping me calm and ensuring I didn’t faint in the chair! And to Andrius for the carrying out the truly first class dental repairs in such a calm and friendly manner! I will not hesitate to recommend you all.
When I went to A&L to get my front tooth redone it was very easy, all the staff were very helpful, kind and always asked if I was okay, also the price is very reasonable for what had to be done. I would highly recommend A&L Clinic.
I was mortified when I was told I needed a filling (I’m 36 and had no dental treatment ever), after being assured A and L only place white fillings Dr Lina got to work and WOW you wouldn’t even know I had a filling, it looks just like the rest of my teeth. I am so impressed. It was pain free as well, bonus
Great, friendly service. Everything was explained fully to me, fab staff.
Great service . Wonderful results . Can’t stop smiling !
Just a quick email to express my thanks for the excellent work you did on my face and lips. I’m so pleased with the results; my lips now look much fuller and shapely. It’s always a pleasure to visit your clinic as I find you and your staff friendly, knowledgable and most importantly professional. !
I have just had the thread lift which is incredible and worth every penny. The practice manager Jane explained the procedure that I was going to have and immediately put me at ease, she answered all my questions and was fantastic reassuring me throughout my thread lift. Lena was amazing and I would never go to anyone else for my cosmetic procedures as there was very little pain, she is very quick and good at making you relaxed. Thank you everyone at A and L.
I had many treatments (treatment for wrinkles, cheek filler, under eye filler, lip filler and threads) with DR. Strachan and I wouldn’t dream of trusting anyone else! She is highly professional and also very artistic. Great and patient with her clients. The treatments were painless and the results are very natural. Highly recommended!
The clinic is in a great Central London location, nice and clean and welcoming!
I have had all the work that she provides, and I can safely say none of her procedures hurt – and the outcome is fantastic. She is professional but approachable, and explains any worries or concerns you may have. Even after all these years she is still patient with me and reassures me.
Well done Linea for all the awards you have won and I have to thank you for making me look 10 years (and more) younger.
I am delighted with the results of my treatment with Dr Lina. She fully explained the treatment before starting and made me feel at ease. She clearly has the expertise and experience to do a fantastic job and I am thoroughly impressed with my treatment results. I wouldn’t hesitate to return for further treatments and will be recommending her to friends and family.
I have been seeing Dr Linea Strachan for around 18 months now and would never go to anyone else for facial aesthetics. I had very deep frown lines which she corrected with treatment for wrinkles, the results were truly amazing and lasted so well. I have also had lip fillers which I couldn’t be happier with. I work in the beauty industry and recommend Dr Strachan to all my clients and several of them have been to see her and are thrilled with their results.
Dr Strachan is warm and friendly and made me feel very relaxed and confident in her knowledge and skills.
Today I had my second lot of lip fillers by the lovely Dr Lina , so delighted with my results as always, was very reassured as I dislike needles. Totally pain free and professional, would highly recommend to anybody ,excited to be seeing Dr Lina again for my future procedures.
So, it was a no-brainer really. I saw Dr Strachan in her Harley St location and following an extensive consultation I had what remains as the most pain free aesthetic procedure to date. She used the Teosyal Pen to correct my tear troughs and the result was not only pain free, but an instant result. I looked awake and refreshed straight after. There was no bruising and no down time. Her technique in using the Teosylal Pen was absolutely amazing. I could not recommend her enough!
Dr Strachan is the ultimate professional. As I live in London she was able to see me in her Harley St location. The experience was a 10 out of 10.
Fantastic every time for my lip fillers! I have been going to Dr Linea for years. I recommend all my family and friends to come here. All the staff are so friendly!! Once you come here you will never want to go anywhere else!
Absolutely thrilled with my new cheeks, this is the first ever facial treatment I have had and WOW. I wish I had found Dr Linea years ago…. this treatment seems to have taken years off me, I will be back without a doubt as she made me feel so at ease.
From the moment I walked in I was made to feel at ease, I was taken through the treatment step by step and was given all the time needed…I didn’t feel rushed at all. Please be assured if you go to Dr Linea you will never look back
I have just had the thread lift which is incredible and worth every penny. The practice manager Jane explained the procedure that I was going to have and immediately put me at ease, she answered all my questions and was fantastic reassuring me throughout my thread lift. Lena was amazing and I would never go to anyone else for my cosmetic procedures as there was very little pain, she is very quick and good at making you relaxed.
I had wrinkle treatment and dermal fillers with Dr. Linea Strachan. I must admit I feel very happy with the results! Thanks to Dr. Strachan flawless treatment, my face looks younger, fresher, yet still very natural. What is more important, that during the treatment I was relaxed and felt no pain.
I would highly recommend Dr. Linea Strachan to anyone, who seeks professional and painless facial treatment.
With Dr Linea you will not experience that! She puts you tatally at ease, Explains all the procedures, advices what’s best for you or what’s not necessary to have done yet. Personally, I had few treatments done including treatment for wrinkles or lip fillers. Both gave amazing results. Natural looking face, refreshed, radiating younger looking skin. I also went through non surgical face lift. Dr Linea used special threads that really worked wonders. Before I could see lines on my cheeks , due to massive weigh loss. That’s all history now thanks to dr Strachan. I’m in my early forties now but apparently looking around ten years younger. Sometimes they still ask me for ID is shops;) Thank you so much. If you still hesitate, do not think twice nor take my words for granted, go for consultation and see with your own eyes. Good luck. Excellent