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Receding gum therapy in Staines

Our advanced receding gum therapy at Thorpe Lea Dental requires no cutting, no stitches, and virtually no downtime.

Treatment cost
from
£1,995
Treatment time
1-2
appointments
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Treat the loss of gum tissue

We are proud to offer the very latest gum recession breakthrough treatment that has been described as quick, easy and instantly pleasing.

Dr Chao’s advanced Pinhole Surgical Technique requires no cutting, no stitches, virtually no downtime, and can often be completed in less than an hour.

The benefits of Dr Chao’s Pinhole Surgical Technique

  • Less discomfort for the patient after treatment

  • Faster recovery than traditional grafting

  • No need for uncomfortable stitches

  • No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools

  • No need to take donor tissue from the patient’s palate

  • Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results

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Gum recession can be a serious issue

When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. This means that tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth along the gumline and beneath it. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness.

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.

Annette

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

What happens during the procedure?

It may sound a bit scary, but the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique simply involves the adjustment of the existing gum tissue, and can usually be completed in as little as an hour.

  • During the procedure, a needle is used to make a small pin-sized hole in your existing gum tissue.

  • Through this pinhole, special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue.

  • These tools then help expand and slide the gumline to cover the exposed root structure, replacing the gum tissue that was lost.

PST v gum grafting

How does the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique differ from traditional gum grafting?

Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts to rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed.

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique takes just a few minutes per tooth and most importantly, multiple teeth may be treated at the same time, allowing patients to have healthy, normal-looking gums with a minimum of inconvenience. After treatment, patients can resume their normal activities, including eating and drinking as they usually would.

Our smile transformations with the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique

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After
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Patient One

Problem

Crooked teeth

Treatment

Invisalign, 18 months

Chao pinhole surgical technique
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After
PST (35)

Patient One

Problem

Crooked teeth

Treatment

Invisalign, 18 months

Chao pinhole surgical technique
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Receding Gums
After
Receding Gums

Patient One

Problem

Crooked teeth

Treatment

Invisalign, 18 months

Chao pinhole surgical technique

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“Very professional and friendly. All staff from the front desk to the dentist are extremely welcoming and knowledgeable.  Highly recommended.”

Sarah Froberg
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Thorpe Lea Dental
Thorpe Road
Staines-Upon-Thames
Surrey
TW18 3EQ

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