General Dentistry

We provide all forms of general dentistry without referral

Crowns / Bridges

Dental bridge

A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. A crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’. Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. A crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for instance: you may have discoloured fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth you may have had a root filling which will need a crown to protect […]

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White Fillings

Dental examination

Dental decay happens when the enamel and dentine of a tooth become softened by acid attack, producing a cavity (hole). If the decay is not too serious, our cosmetic dentist will remove all the decay and restore the tooth with a white (tooth coloured) filling. We can also safely replace silver (amalgam) fillings.

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Veneers


Porcelain Laminate Veneers Drag the arrows on each image to see animation.   If your front teeth are stained, chipped, or malaligned, veneers will give you a good life-like appearance with minimum tooth adjustment. Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy, and because they are very thin and are held in place by a special strong bond (rather like super-glue) very little preparation of the tooth is needed. Porcelain veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of teeth. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured or stained tooth […]

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Chipped / Broken Teeth


A veneer can make a chipped tooth look intact again. The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth with a thicker section replacing the broken part. Bonding: sometimes instead of a porcelain veneer, a natural colour ‘composite’ material is used instead of porcelain. A natural-coloured filling material can be used for minor repairs to front teeth like chipped or broken tooth corners.

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Root Canal Treatment


For many years there has been a very negative stigma attached to have this particular dental treatment. We have found that a lot of the anxiety is from either previous bad experiences, second-hand experiences or the wonderful things that we read and hear about in the media. Well, at Skin & Smiles we would like to tell you the truth about Root Treatments. Naturally, we can only tell you about our experiences and the results that we have managed to achieve. Read on and see why we say this: “…if you can save a tooth, then you most definitely should…” […]

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Dentures

Couple wearing dentures

At Skin & Smiles, we create all types of natural looking dentures that once expertly fitted, will restore your smile and transform your appearance. Our Dental Technicians can put an end to any denture embarrassment and self-consciousness that you may already be experiencing. We offer a wide selection of dentures that are all hand crafted. This includes full dentures with lifelike teeth, comfortable soft linings and delicate metal frameworks for strength. All of our products are made with branded materials according to manufacturer specifications and so carry a guarantee from the day they are fitted. Our custom-made dentures are made […]

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Dental Hygiene


Dental hygiene services at Skin & Smiles: At Skin & Smiles we are very lucky to be able to offer the services of a dental hygienist! We can offer the following: • Teeth scaling & polishing – over one or multiple visits according to agreed need • Tooth surface stain removal – very effectice at the removal of tea, coffee and nicotine stains • Teeth whitening – can only be legally performed by Dentists and DCPs in the UK. This is the most effectice way to achieve and maintain a brighter smile. Click here for more information on our Teeth […]

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Digital Dentistry

At Skin & Smiles we have been using digital dentistry since the first week that we opened in 2004. Initially this was using CEREC 3D technology. Over the years Dr Murgai has placed thousands of these restorations as same-day crowns for hundreds of satisfied clients. CEREC technology is not new and has now been around for over 30 years. Dr Murgai went on to become one the UK’s most well respected lecturers in CEREC use in general practice, He has trained hundreds of his colleagues all around the UK in CEREC technology. As early adopters of new technology, Skin & […]

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Stephanie K
Stephanie K
12 April 2022
Every visit to this clinic has been a pleasure, not something one would normally hear about the dentists, but I wanted to share my experience at Skin and Smiles, I almost look forward to the next visit. I took advantage of a first free consultation in which my options were outlined, and led onto several others for investigation, 3D scanning, Xrays, and discussions about what I wanted to achieve. Dr Murgai is honest in what can be achieved, is most detailed in his explanations of treatment and costs. His range of high-tech equipment is outstanding and it complements his professional skill and personable manner, along with his in-depth knowledge and consummate expertise has ensured each visit has been most beneficial. He explained each step of the process and allowed me several options with a full financial breakdown of costs and the honest expectation of the desired outcome. There was no pressure to chose the any particular options, the possibilities of what could be achieved and at what price was my choice and I’m so very pleased with the work. The team at this clinic are pleasant, professional and most importantly are friendly yet efficient; nothing is too much trouble. I always feel confident in their capacity to put me at my ease. The practice manager phones a couple of days after major works to enquire how I feel and I know that if there was a problem, their 24-hour support line is there if needed. I know they would accommodate me at very short notice, later the same day if needed. The team which surrounds Dr Murgai are wonderful, his practice manager, his dental nurses, his hygienist, and his laboratory technicians are superb and experts in their particular dental field. My teeth/gums have deteriorated over the years and whilst I’ve had treatment by other dentists over the years, it was time to seriously assess my long-term prospects. Dr Murgai took a holistic approach of my mouth, and we discussed the options available. This was reassuring and I didn’t feel as though I was just another customer. The different costs of alternative treatments were thoroughly explained in a treatment plan and I was given the choice of which of the packages I wanted. I’ve felt safe and reassured in every way since my first free consultation to my very soon to be completed transformation. I had contemplated going abroad for implants as the cost was less, I can emphatically state that having a local professional expert clinic was been the best option for me. I am so pleased I chose Skin and Smiles for my work; it’s been worth the investment. They are dedicated professionals and worthy of my utmost praise and recommendation.
Marian Moldovan
Marian Moldovan
8 February 2022
They have done a very good job, even though they have pulled my tooth out! A team that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. Great job Skin & Smile 👏
Tony Dolente
Tony Dolente
15 December 2021
After searching for a while to find a decent dentist I found skin and smiles just by reading the reviews I knew I would be in safe hands ..and I was right , I had 4 very loose bottom teeth and I opted for implants , it was a very long journey for me as I started in February and only recently finished but it was well worth it, Dr Gulshan and all the staff were very professional and friendly from start to finish , and I will be continuing to use there service from now on , keep up the good work ... and thank you for all you done .. Wishing you all a very happy Xmas and a happy new year ... 🙂
Helen Hopping
Helen Hopping
2 August 2021
I went to skin and smiles as I had previously been unhappy with 2 other dentists and I was aware that I could be in danger of losing another tooth. I wanted one place to go to get everything sorted and not to have to look for a specialist for crowns, implants etc Very professional service and I was immediately made to feel at ease and I knew I had made the right choice I had to have a crown on a tooth that was cracked and this was all sorted within the same appointment, very impressive I also needed an implant and whilst this took several months from start to finish, I knew I was in good hands. I had a little discomfort which dissipated after a few days I am so pleased with how my teeth look and would definitely recommend them
Gembiczki Enikő
Gembiczki Enikő
5 July 2021
The best dental surgery in Watford and around I am more than happy to start my treatment with S&S. It was a long journey, but you made my treatment so relaxing. More than happy to go back any time. Friendly environment and kind people ready to help you.🤗 A big thank you to the team 🙏🏽
Kristina Taylor
Kristina Taylor
30 October 2020
I recently completed the process of a tooth implant which was rather lengthly as it also involved an extraction and bone graft. I cant recommend Dr Murgai and his team highly enough. Professional dentistry at its best. Thank you I am thrilled with the results Kind regards Kristina Taylor
Graham Smith
Graham Smith
21 October 2020
Just a few words to say thanks to Dr Murgai and all the team at Skin and Smiles post my treatment for a dental implant. Firstly I would like to echo the reviews from those who have reservations regarding dental treatment. As someone who is anxious with dental care I can say that my treatment was first class. I was completely put at ease by their care, communication and professionalism. In my case the treatment was complex, including an extraction, yet was carried out without causing me any discomfort or worry and I am extremely pleased with the quality of the work Dr Murgai has undertaken. Their surgery is modern and well equipped while the interior is well lit and comfortable. It really does put you at ease from the start. It is also within easy walking distance of Watford tube station. I thoroughly recommend this practice and would have no hesitation in returning in future should I require similar treatment.

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