A veneer is a new front surface for a tooth, custom-made from porcelain. Veneers are extremely versatile and can be used to align crowding or protruding teeth, to close gaps or to lighten tooth colour. Their strength and appearance rivals that of natural teeth and they are used to achieve long-lasting changes in a smile.
Crowns are used to restore severely broken-down teeth. Most crowns are made of porcelain, like veneers, and look every bit as natural, leaving no black line at the gum level as seen in some traditional crowns using metal free crowns.
Bonding is a process during which an enamel-like material is applied to a tooth's surface. It can be used to restore minor chips and close small gaps, and the process is often completed in one session.
Implants are also placed on site, at our Pretoria practice and make the whole procedure easier to have all your work done at one premise (implants and the crowns that go on them- super structures). We also have a day theatre on sight where we can perform sinus lifts and place implants under local sedation, for the more nervous patients.
Healthy teeth that have yellowed with age or become stained from coffee, red wine or smoking usually respond well to whitening. Whether you choose Britesmile, the number one US in-chair whitening system, or a more economical home whitening kit, the effects are equally good. Top-up gel is supplied to maintain the result.
Just remember that crowns and bridges do not change colour and if in front of the mouth they need to be replaced as the shade of your teeth go 10 lighter on average. Also the thicker the enamel on your teeth the better the result, so the younger you are when you do this, the better the result.
For those clients with low or uneven gum levels, an electrosurge gum reshaping procedure can be performed to correct this. If a client has a gummy smile, this is a painless gum lift procedure.
Missing teeth can be replaced with implants or bridge work. Great results can be achieved by combining the latest, most advanced materials and techniques, to ensure that replacement teeth appear to emerge from the gum like natural teeth.
There are a number of tooth-coloured, amalgam-free filling materials available. During your first appointment, the most suitable options for your teeth will be discussed with you.
This is a quick, simple way to reshape and "tidy" your smile. Cosmetic contouring works well to smooth minor chips, reshape pointy teeth or redefine teeth that have worn flat.
Bite / night plates and sports guards
Grinding at night and contact sports requires protection for your teeth. These removable devises keep your teeth from chipping and wearing down, and to a certain extent prevent head and neck injuries.
Confident, lasting and health teeth and gums and the freshness of breath are as important in the appearance of the teeth and self-confidence, so we encourage regular "Scale and polishes" and to clean those hard to reach places, and remove calculus and tartar which
Builds up on ever ones teeth over time.