Services

Fillings/Restorations

A number of filling materials are available for restoring teeth and are often referred to as “white” or “silver”. Each material has its advantages and disadvantages. For example; white fillings are more esthetic whilst in certain situations, the silver fillings have been shown to be more durable. Each situation is unique and your dentist will be more than happy to discuss these options with you.

Crowns

When a tooth is severely broken down, a filling may not have sufficient strength and in such cases a crown may be a better restorative option. Continued advances in materials development has resulted in an array of options that can be offered to patients. Prior to treatment, your dentist will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each material.

Dentures

Dentures, whether full or partial, still remain an effective and economical way of replacing multiple missing teeth. Full dentures are made from acrylic whilst partial dentures can either be entirely acrylic or have a metal framework. A metal framework tends to make partial dentures less bulky, more stable and more durable.

Implants

Often referred to as “screw in teeth”, implants are considered the gold standard for tooth replacement. The end result of implant treatment is a natural looking tooth that is held in place by a titanium screw. Quite often, patients are unable to sense the difference between an implant tooth and a natural tooth.

Bridges

Bridges are another way to replace missing teeth where the false tooth or teeth are permanently attached to the adjacent teeth. They can be a good alternative for patients where implants are not an available option.

Veneers

Dental veneers can be a great way to improve the appearance of front teeth that are broken down or heavily stained. They can either be fabricated from resin or porcelain. Resin veneers are cheaper and tend to require less tooth removal. Porcelain veneers on the other hand, tend to last longer and look more natural.

Fillings/Restorations

A number of filling materials are available for restoring teeth and are often referred to as “white” or “silver”. Each material has its advantages and disadvantages. For example; white fillings are more esthetic whilst in certain situations, the silver fillings have been shown to be more durable. Each situation is unique and your dentist will be more than happy to discuss these options with you.

Whitening

Teeth whitening is a simple and conservative way of improving the appearance of teeth. A number of teeth whitening methods exist which involve either in surgery “laser bleaching” or “take home” bleaching kits. We offer patients the option of take home bleaching kits which allows patients to whiten their teeth in the convenience and privacy of their homes. It is also an economical method as patients are able to bleach their teeth repeatedly in the future.

Root canal treatment

No one likes to hear that they require root canal treatment. However, patients can rest assured that with the latest advances in techniques, most patients find root canal treatment to generally be a pain free, safe and predictable procedure.

Gum disease

It often surprises patients to know that the majority of tooth loss occurs as a result of gum disease rather than tooth decay. Gum disease or periodontal disease results from chronic accumulations of plaque and tartar causing the destruction of the supporting structures around a tooth. Regular check-ups and professional cleans can dramatically reduce the risk of tooth loss from gum disease.

Extractions

Unfortunately, there are times when it is not possible or appropriate to restore a tooth and the tooth needs to be removed. Patients can be assured that should they require a tooth to be removed, our dentists will do everything to ensure that patients are as comfortable as possible during the procedure.

Cosmetic treatment options

There are a number of treatment options available to patients to improve the appearance of their teeth and smile. These can include bleaching, veneers, crown and bridge work and orthodontic treatment.

Teeth replacement options

Missing teeth can be replaced with dentures, bridges or implants. Your dentist will discuss each option with you to help you decide which option is most appropriate for you.

Occlusal splint therapy

The incidences of clenching and grinding have risen considerably in the past few years and quite possibly as a result of our more hectic and stressful lives. Patients that clench and grind their teeth often present with symptoms such as sore teeth and jaws, difficulty with opening, headaches and neck pains. Long term clenching and grinding can result in accelerated deterioration of teeth and jaw joint problems. To relieve symptoms and prevent long-term damage, your dentist may construct an occlusal splint made from acrylic which is specifically adapted to your mouth. The occlusal splint has a dual purpose of protecting your teeth and can aid in reprogramming your muscles to decrease or even eliminate the clenching and grinding.

Anti-snoring/sleep apnea devices

For patients suffering from mild to moderate sleep apnea and for snoring patients with suffering partners, a mandibular advancement splint may be the solution. A main cause for snoring and sleep apnea is the obstruction of the airway by the surrounding soft tissues. A mandibular advancement splint aims to hold the lower jaw forward to prevent the tongue and soft tissues from falling back and obstructing the airways during sleep.