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It is essential that to provide the best treatment we need to know your full history, your requirements and expectations. At your initial consultation we will spend time talking over all the issues so we have a clear picture of what you want, not what we think you should have.
In order to ensure success in our procedures we use tools such as CT scans, x-rays, models and photographs in addition to thorough examinations of the teeth, gums, and soft tissues.
We have our own Cone Beam Scanner. We are able to offer 5x5 and 8x5 scans which range from single teeth to full arches. We have found this to be an invaluable tool in the assessment of dental implant cases - no longer do we have to guess our way.
X-Rays play an invaluable role in diagnosis, but many people are concerned about exposure to x-ray radiation. Because of this we have invested in the very latest digital x-ray system that eliminates these worries because it requires 90% less radiation than conventional film x-rays. Images can be shown immediately on the PC screen along with digital pictures.
We believe a good foundation is the key to optimal oral health, this foundation is the bone and gums that hold your teeth in place. All our treatments will firstly look at the gum health and any problems found here will be addressed before any further treatment is given. We will customise your gum treatment to suit your specific periodontal needs.
For details of our new treatment for receding gums, see our page on Pinhole Surgical Technique.
Modern dentistry has allowed us the pleasure of combining strength with natural looking aesthetics when filling teeth. We take pride in restoring teeth to their original appearance and appearance with composite resins and ceramics. Why suffer with grey amalgam fillings when your teeth can look like new.
Crowns are used to restore both anterior and posterior teeth that have been broken or are at high risk of doing so due to oversized fillings or fractures. There are a variety of materials available to construct these, either gold, porcelain bonded to metal or all ceramic.
Bridges are fixed or non-removable prosthesis constructed to replace one or more missing teeth. Either one or both teeth adjacent to the space are used to anchor the bridge to restore function as well as aesthetics. Like crowns, bridges can be made of porcelain bonded to metal or all ceramic. Because there is interference with the adjacent teeth, more and more people are opting for Dental Implants as an alternative to sacrificing sometimes healthy teeth.
Porcelain laminate veneers are literally a shell covering placed over the front surface of the teeth to enhance or correct their appearance. Whether to close spaces, increase size, change colour or straighten teeth, veneers are the most conservative way of bringing about a dramatic change to the appearance of your teeth.
Composite resin bonding is used to repair fractures, change shape, close spaces as well as laminate (or cover) teeth to enhance their appearance in a much simpler way to veneers. These procedures are completed in one appointment with little or no discomfort.
Bleaching teeth can be one of the easiest yet most gratifying procedures we perform. The bleaching procedure involves having a custom made tray fabricated to cover the surfaces of the teeth. The tray is worn at night filled with a special bleaching agent for 10-14 nights. The results are impressive and cause little or no irritation to the teeth. The lightening effect lasts several months and can be topped up when needed by repeating the procedure for 2-3 nights. Click here for more information about dental whitening.
Dentures whether full or partial are a removable solution for replacement of multiple or completely missing teeth. This is the treatment of choice if there are insufficient teeth to support a bridge. Again Dental Implants are becoming the alternative solution to dentures. If dentures are the only solution then there is no need to have teeth that look false. With careful planning and thought even full dentures can be made to look natural.
We offer intravenous sedation to anxious patients in order to help you relax and most people find this a pleasant and acceptable way of receiving treatment. After receiving the sedation agent Midazolam through a scratch on the back of the hand you will feel drowsy and relaxed. Your mouth will then be numbed (if necessary) and the dental work will be undertaken. During the procedure you will feel peaceful and unaware of what is going on. Most patients do not remember anything about their treatment. At the end of the session you will be allowed to recover until you are fit enough to be discharged home.