Treatments

Our dentists have many approaches available to them when seeking to treat you. This page is to help you understand the range of treatments that are available and the procedures involved.

Veneers

Tooth VeneersA veneer is a thin layer of porcelain shaped to fit over the front surface of a tooth. Veneers make teeth look natural. They are very thin and are held in place by a special strong bond – very little preparation of the tooth is needed.

They are made individually for each patient to match the size and shape of a tooth. Veneers are also used to close to small gaps when orthodontics are not suitable.

The treatment usually lasts between 3 and 7 days.

Crowns

crownsCrowns are used to reinforce weak or cracked teeth and can also change the look of teeth that are awkwardly shaped or discoloured. Crowns may also be used where a tooth has been subject to a fracture or after a root canal treatment.

A crown could be used for a number of other reasons:

1. You may have discoloured fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth.
2. You may have had a root filling which will need a crown to protect it.
3. It may help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.

Bridges

bridgeBridges are artificial teeth held together at both ends by crowns. They are a quick solution to filling the gaps left by missing natural teeth. The gap can mean your bite is affected because the teeth next to the space can lean into the gap and alter the way the upper and lower teeth bite together. This can then lead to food getting packed into the gap which causes both decay and gum disease.

A bridge is usually used where there are fewer teeth to replace or when the missing teeth are only on one side of the mouth. They are usually made of a precious metal base. Sometimes other non-precious metals are used in the base to reduce the cost.

The treatment usually lasts between 3 and 7 days.

Implants

implantImplants are substitutes for the natural root and commonly comprise of a screw or cylinder shaped fitting. Each implant is placed into socket carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth. The implant has a screw-thread on its outer surface allowing the new tooth to be screwed into position. Alternative fittings require the new tooth to be tapped into place. The main aim during the installation of any implant is to achieve immediate close contact with the surrounding bone. This creates an initial stability which over time steadily enhanced by further growth of bone into microscopic roughness of the implant surface.

In order to support replacement teeth, dental implants normally have some form of internal screw thread or post space that allows a variety of components to be fitted. Once fitted, these components provide the foundation for long-term support of crowns, bridges and dentures. Well maintained implants placed into adequate bone can be expected to last for many years and probably for your lifetime.

For routine cases, from the time of implant placement to the time of placing the first teeth, treatment times can vary between 6 weeks and 6 months. The following day you have arrived, your treatment will start. We place implants in first day under normal circumstances . You are expected to stay three more days whether any complication has occurred. Than you can go back to your home. Three months later, you are expected to come again to place your teeth. In this visit you are supposed to stay a week.

Zoom Teeth Whitening

whitiningYour life style and the aging process can stain and darken your teeth. Many things we do on a regular basis can contribute to stained teeth such a drinking coffee, fizzy drinks and smoking.

Whitening can get your smile looking its best. You should look for a whitening procedure that is:

  • Fast and convenient
  • Long lasting
  • Low sensibility
  • Proven to be safe and effective

The effect of this whitening treatment can last many years with proper care. It does not work on dentures, crowns, white fillings or bridges.

Inlays and Onlays

inlays onlaysInlays and onlays refer to indirect fillings which are made of variety of materials including porcelains, gold and tooth coloured composite resin porcelain that fit into or onto the affected tooth. Its purpose is to make the tooth stronger by holding it together while retaining a natural, esthetically pleasing colour. They are used in instances when there is deficient tooth structure to support a filling but the tooth is still in a condition that does not require a crown. The advantage that porcelain inlay or onlays have over gold inlays or onlays is its esthetic value.

The treatment usually lasts between 3 and 7 days.