Cancel | Bow Lane Dental in London

Our dental clinic is open and you can read our COVID-safe procedures here.

We have unfortunately had to temporarily stop our beauty treatments in line with Government regulations. All existing appointments will be rescheduled.

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Family dentistry with a difference

For more than 25 years

With a combination of innovative technology, world-class expertise and award-winning patient care; your experience at Thorpe Lea Dental will be second to none.

"Would recommend Thorpe Lea dentistry to anyone. My wife and I are so pleased with Colin and his team, so friendly and professional. We would no consider going anywhere else."

Anthony ambridge

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"Would recommend Thorpe Lea dentistry to anyone. My wife and I are so pleased with Colin and his team, so friendly and professional. We would not consider going anywhere else."

Anthony ambridge

Experience and expertise at Thorpe Lea Dental

Our clinical excellence, investment in training, innovative dentistry techniques and world-leading technology, combined with our focus on promoting lifelong dental well-being for your whole family make us a leading choice for general and cosmetic dentistry in Staines.

Remote consultations and flexible appointments

0% dental finance and payment options available

Welcoming environment for nervous patients

State of the art dental equipment and technology

Appointments available for dental emergencies

Every patient that comes through our doors at Thorpe Lea is treated as a special guest. We perform the highest level of preventative and cosmetic dentistry - so every patient leaves with  a smile beaming of confidence.

Dr Colin Houston
Principal dentist

Your smile makeover

The way your teeth develop from a young age is determined by genetics, and most people have some teeth imperfections they'd like to fix! Whether it be teeth straightening, whitening, filling gaps, replacing missing teeth, fixing misshapen teeth, or a few of the above; we've got all the cosmetic dental treatments you need to get you smiling with confidence.

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Perfect your teeth

Improve the appearance of discoloured or chipped teeth.

Composite bonding
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Complete your smile

A permanent and natural-looking solution to replacing your missing teeth.

Dental implants
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Straighten your teeth

Transform your smile discreetly with Invisalign aligners.

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Proudly 5-star rated

At Thorpe Lea Dental, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality dental care, excellent results, and an exceptional patient experience. But don't just take our word for it; see our Google reviews.

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All my needs understood and everything explained clearly.

Adnan Ali

Have moved from another dentist and am very happy with Thorpe Lea.

Amanda Macmillan-Hogarth

Well done to Colin and the team for the services they provide.

Andrew D Williams

Amazing dentist, both Colin and James are excellent. I have always had nothing but the best advice and treatment. The cleanliness at Thorpe Lea is exceptional and I have always felt safe with the knowledge that the surgery is spotless.


Would recommend Thorpe Lea dentistry to anyone. My wife and I are so pleased with Colin and his team, so friendly and professional. We would not consider going anywhere else.

Anthony Ambridge

I am very nervous and very anxious when it comes to visiting the dentist but James completely understands...I would recommend this dental practice without a doubt.

C Friday

The practice is very streamline with all the latest equipment. The dentist is very talented and efficient and the other staff are very pleasant and friendly.

Carol Eckersley

The environment is super clean and very modern.

Claire Percy

Environment feels safe with sensible Covid precautions.

Colin Keene

Colin and the team at Thorpe Lea Dental transformed my smile!

David Spendloff

I'm a huge wimp but Thorpe Lea’s dentist dentist have helped me immensely. They always make me feel relaxed and at ease and understand that I'm anxious and me with respect and dignity.

E Crewe

Every aspect of my extensive dental treatment has been professional!

Elaine Butt

Everyone has made me feel continuously comfortable and made me no longer anxious

Elise McAuley

Can not recommend Colin and the team highly enough.

Emily Collins

I have never received such high quality, professional care.

Emma Ryder

Colin never fails to reassure me!

Gemma Pointon

Wish I could award more stars, or nominate Colin for his fantastic customer service! Highly recommended.

Ian Warn

Just a thank you to James for his patience and respectful listening...a very positive start for a very nervous patient.

J Gort

The best dentist I have encountered.

Jay Johnson

Excellent and reassuring service by James & his team.

Jaz Mavi

Colin’s calm and reassuring demeanour immediately put me at ease.

Kiran Saini

He explains everything to me and checks at every stage of the dental surgery that I 'm ok. I feel relaxed with him and I know that it’s worth every penny.

L Devaney

Colin Houston and his team are friendly, helpful and efficient.

L Milligan

Amazing dentist practise. Been there for 6 years with my children and would never change. My dentist James is so lovely! Never had a bad thing to say about this place, the staff and the work carried out.

Laura Woodward

Every aspect of Dentistry is so very well delivered at Thorpe Lea Practise .

Leo Taylor

Always very professional, efficient and friendly.

Lesley Oddy

The staff were amazing and my teeth look brilliant.

Lucas Wake

Colin and his team have turned my view of dentist around, I no longer fear treatment and the reconstruction work he has done has given me a new confidence.

M Hall

I would recommend this Dental Practice without a doubt.

Maureen Hills

Since becoming a patient at Thorpe lea dental for over 10 years my experiences have been nothing more then warm friendly, reassuring and PAIN FREE!

Miss Barr

1st Class service as usual. on time, charming and very efficient checking all teeth before a small painless filling with no after effects. One now has a smile on one's face!!

Nicholas Wase-Rogers

The Staff are fantastic, on first name terms, welcoming and sympathetic to my phobia. They put up with my nervous composure the minute I enter the waiting room.

P Lelliot

I recommend them because they are the best and keep improving!

Paul Fogg

Thank you so much for my new smile!

Raghbir Singh

Would recommend as a great dentist for a family.

Rhys Hayward

Always made to feel comfortable and welcome!

Rob Foster

I can not recommend this practice enough for its customer service.

Rory Robinson

The practice hygienist is considerate and thorough plus the nursing staff are competent and professional.

S Brennan

I’m a new patient here and a total nervous wreck!...I was put completely at ease... right from meeting the receptionist to my appointment with James.

S Harvey

The service received was to an outstanding level and I felt time was taken to ensure I was comfortable and informed at all times.

S Shergill

I have been visiting Colin and the team for a few years now and can honestly say they are brilliant. The whole team are lovely at the practice. Nothing felt rushed and my teeth feel great afterwards! Highly recommended

Saleha Mughal

I highly recommend this dental practice. All the staff were very friendly and attentive and have been since my first interaction with them over the phone. Extremely thorough examination and an honest feedback of the work to be done.

Sam Karbani

Very professional and friendly.

Sarah Froberg

The way that all the staff treat you with sensitivity and care.

Selwyn Boothe

The best dental surgery I have been to. Spotlessly clean, very professional and my dentist James puts me at ease whenever I visit. Air purifying machines in every room and follow strict Covid protocols. If you are lucky enough to sign on with them they will look after you.

Stuart Christie

James the dentist was super friendly.

Tanya Peters

I can now smile with confidence.

Teri Sampy

Make you feel relaxed!

michael stone

I would definitely recommend Thorpe Lea dental practice.

vivian williams

Treatment for receding gums

The loss of tissue along the gumline means the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed, causing pain and discomfort.

At Thorpe Lea Dental, we're proud to offer the very latest gum recession breakthrough treatment; Dr Chao's Pinhole Surgery TechniqueTM.

The benefits
  • Minimally invasive with no scalpels or stitches

  • Can often be completed in less than an hour

  • Less patient discomfort and faster recovery

  • Natural-looking and long-lasting results

Receding gum therapy
Before After

Your journey with Thorpe Lea Dental

Whether you're comfortable visiting the dentist, you're a nervous patient, or someone in between; we'll make sure you feel comfortable and at ease with the very best patient experience with us.

Book an Appointment

Once we’ve booked your appointment, we’ll email you a welcome pack 3 days before your visit, with some new patient forms for you to complete and send back to us, or we can send your welcome pack via post. Your first appointment will take around 1.5 hours.


Meet and Greet

Your dentist will greet you, take you into the surgery, and introduce you to your nurse. The dentist will have already reviewed your new patient forms and will have a chat with you about your medical history, oral health habits, and anything else they need to know.


Dental Examination

This involves an examination of your teeth, looking for signs of any decay and existing restorations, and a basic gum check to gauge if you need to return for a more in-depth periodontal exam. We’ll also take a full oral digital scan and intra-oral photos.


Your result

Once we’ve completed the initial exam, we’ll have a chat with you about our thoughts on further tests or treatments based on your photos, scans, and exam notes. You’ll also get the chance to ask us any questions you might have, and further appointments will be booked.


2nd appointment

This appointment is for a detailed gum pocket examination, and we’ll also get some digital smile photos taken to help us to record your gum level, smile, and any improvements you want to make. We’ll also thoroughly clean your teeth with our EMS Airflow machine.

Treatment Plan

Based on previous appointments and discussions, your dentist will put together a detailed treatment plan including suggested treatments, cost estimates, and timeframe. You’ll also have the option of joining our membership plan to spread out the cost of your treatment.


Your Treatment

Once you’re happy to proceed, your journey to a lovely new smile will begin! Your treatments will be booked in and you’ll have the support and care of our friendly staff throughout your course of treatment – we want you to have an exceptional experience with us and achieve results you’re proud of.

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Taking care of your dental health

At Thorpe Lea Dental, we have all the general dental treatments you need to keep you and your family's teeth and gum health in tip-top shape for a lifetime.

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Maintain dental health

Regular check-ups allow us to keep track of your oral health, and pick up any damage or decay before it needs more extensive treatment.

Dental check-ups
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Clean teeth and gums

It's important to keep your teeth and gums clean with dental hygiene treatments to reduce the build-up of plaque, bacteria and prevent tooth decay.

Dental hygiene
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Early dental care

To maintain a healthy mouth for life it's essential that dental care starts early with effective brushing techniques and oral health habits.

Children's dental care

Creating beautiful smiles for more than 25 years

Perfecting your smile can go a long way towards boosting your confidence and improving your quality of life.

If you've spent years hiding your smile and dreading anyone pointing a camera in your direction, we know you'll be delighted with the comprehensive range of smile makeover treatments on offer at Thorpe Lea Dental in Staines.

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Frequently asked questions about Thorpe Lea Dental

Are you accepting new patients?

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Yes, we welcome new patients to Thorpe Lea Dental and encourage anyone to contact us with any new patient questions or take a look at our New Patients page for more information.

Do you take dental emergencies?

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We do. If you have a dental emergency please call us on 01784 454 899, and we’ll do our absolute best to see emergency patients on the same day. If you have a dental emergency outside of our practice opening hours, please listen to the recorded message for the emergency dentist’s contact number.

Can you help me if I’m a nervous patient?

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Of course! We believe that high-quality, caring dentistry should be inclusive and that fear should not be a barrier to accessing our fantastic range of dental treatments. Going at a pace you’re comfortable with, we’ll take the time to listen to your needs and help you relax. Our calm and soothing practice environment will help you forget any dentistry-related anxieties, so there is no longer any need to avoid the dentist.

Do you offer remote consultations?

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Yes, we offer an initial virtual consultation for new patients. Take a look at our New patients page for more information.

Do you offer a free initial consultation?

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Yes, we do. For new patients who aren’t able to make it into the practice, we offer a free initial remote consultation. Before this appointment, we’ll send you a checklist of your oral health habits to fill in and return via email, along with some photos of your teeth and gums. The dentist will then review this information and make a video recording with initial feedback based on the information provided.  

How much will my appointment cost?

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Your appointment cost will depend on the treatment, but a new patient consultation costs £97. This is so we can get to know you and your dental needs, and includes a thorough exam of your teeth and gums, a full oral digital scan, and intra-oral photos. 

Do you offer payment or finance options?

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Yes! We want all our patients to access the dental care they need without worrying about the financial burden, so we have our own membership plan, which is an easy and affordable way to spread the cost of essential, preventive dental care. We also offer interest-free finance to help you budget for treatments over £500 (subject to acceptance). Our patients find this an easy, cost-effective monthly payment option that makes their treatment more affordable. We also provide low-interest alternatives for longer periods. Take a look at our Fees page for more information.

How often should I have a dental check-up?

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It’s commonly recommended that people have a dental check-up every six to 12 months. This allows us to monitor your oral health over time and make sure that we catch any minor issues before they turn into major (and expensive) ones.

Can I choose my dentist?

Arrow Down | Bow Lane Dental Group in London

Yes, you can. All our dentists are experienced and provide an extremely high standard of care, but if there’s a particular person or gender you’d prefer, our team will do our best to make sure your needs are met (and exceeded).

What happens at a dental hygiene appointment?

Arrow Down | Bow Lane Dental Group in London

A dental hygiene appointment is great for keeping your gums healthy and giving your teeth a thorough, deep clean. Our dental hygienist will assess the health of your gums and check for plaque build-up and gum disease, and usually carry out a deep clean and scale to remove plaque, and end the appointment with a polish.

What teeth straightening options do you offer?

Arrow Down | Bow Lane Dental Group in London

We offer Invisalign, adult braces, and the Inman Aligner, so we have a teeth straightening option to suit most people’s needs and budgets at Thorpe Lea Dental.

How much does Invisalign cost?

Arrow Down | Bow Lane Dental Group in London

Invisalign treatment starts from £1,985. An initial new patient enquiry for Invisalign costs £97, or you have the option of a free initial virtual consultation, after which you’ll need to attend a new patient consultation.

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Thorpe Lea Dental
Thorpe Road
TW18 3EQ

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