We offer a wide range of services including:
Our Clinic offers dental care for all the family. We recommend to all our patients that they should come for regular check ups every six months to maintain a healthy oral hygiene. Our hygienists can offer you professional cleanings and information on how to maintain this. We also advise that parents should bring children from a young age to examine their teeth and teach them how to look after them correctly.
Our cosmetic treatments can provide you with a more brighter, and perfect smile. If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry we can offer you various solutions.
Fillings are the most common type of ‘restorative treatment’. A filling replaces the part of the tooth that has been lost because decay has caused a cavity in the tooth or because the tooth has broken. One option in restoring the tooth is to have a white filling, commonly known as a ‘Composite Filling’.
Many people have fillings, the majority being grey metal called ‘Amalgam’. Fillings do not just have to be practical, they can also be cosmetically pleasing and thus many patients no longer have the desire for amalgam fillings because they are visible, with most white fillings, no-one can know it is there.
Composites are referred to as white fillings. Composite is a tooth coloured material composed of glass particles suspended in a resin matrix. It is available in several shades to perfectly match your tooth colour.
Composites are bonded directly to your tooth which can help to support the remaining tooth structure.
Composites can be used for a variety of cosmetic dental procedures:
- Repairing chipped or broken teeth
- Closing gaps between your teeth (diastemas)
- Reshaping your teeth
Composite is not ideal for all restorations on back teeth especially if you have a large cavity, as bonding does not have the strength over large areas or if you have a heavy bite, grind or clench your teeth.The alternative tooth coloured restoration then would be an inlay or onlay.
Inlays and Onlays are restorations that are used to rebuild a tooth that has lost a significant amount of its structure due to decay or trauma. Similar to dental fillings but rather than being directly placed into your tooth and then set, they are fabricated in our dental laboratory and then cemented into place.This is known as an ‘indirect procedure’. Inlays fit into the tooth whereas onlays sit on top of the remaining tooth structure.
Inlays and Onlays can be constructed using:
Your dentist will evaluate your tooth to see if it is suitable for an Inlay or Onlay and also decide which material is best.
Two appointments will be necessary: the first to prepare the tooth surface and the second to fit the Onlay or Inlay.
The first appointment
A local anaesthetic is given to numb the tooth and the surrounding tissue.
Any decay that is present will be removed and the tooth surface will be prepared for the restoration.
An impression (mould) is taken of your teeth using special dental “putty”. The putty is placed into an impression tray; they are both then inserted into your mouth and pushed onto your teeth in order to take an impression. Once the dental putty is set, the impression will be removed. An impression is also taken of the opposing teeth, so the technician can see how you bite together.
A temporary restoration will be placed on the prepared tooth to protect it whilst your Inlay or Onlay is being fabricated.
The impression is sent to our Dental Laboratory where our technicians will custom make your Inlay or Onlay. This can take up to ten days.
The Fitting Appointment
A local anaesthetic may be needed to numb the tooth and surrounding gum.
The temporary restoration will be removed and the tooth cleaned.
The dentist will then try in your new Inlay or Onlay, making sure the fit is perfect, your bite is comfortable and you are happy with the appearance. The Inlay or Onlay will then be permanently cemented in place.
A veneer is a thin layer of tooth coloured material which is placed over your natural tooth to mask the underlying enamel.
Veneers are designed to enhance the appearance of your teeth by:
- Masking permanently stained teeth.
- Closing Diastemas – spaces between your teeth.
- Straightening misaligned teeth.
- Improving the appearance of damaged or broken teeth due to decay or trauma.
The procedure is usually completed in two visits which is a simple and relatively quick route to improve your smile, the first part of the procedure involves the dentist removing a small amount of enamel from the front of your tooth and the second appointment the veneers are fitted into place.
Each veneer is individually handcrafted by our dental technician to correct the appearance of your teeth to create a healthy natural look.
The first part of the procedure will be a consultation appointment, this is when you can discuss with the dentist the concerns you have with your teeth and explain how you would like them improved.
Your dentist will have a ‘Diagnostic wax up’ made of your teeth to show how your teeth will look with veneers. This is a very simple procedure; the dentist will take impressions (mould) of your teeth and these will then be sent to the laboratory. Our technician will make a cast of your teeth using the supplied impressions (moulds). Dental wax is then applied to the cast, to show how the final veneers will look.
If you decide that veneers are for you, two appointments are then needed. The first appointment is when the dentist prepares the teeth and then a second is to fit the veneers.
The Preparation appointment
The dentist will give you a local anaesthetic to numb the tooth and the surrounding gum.
A small amount of tooth is removed from the front surface of your tooth to make room for the veneers. The dentist will do this using a fast hand drill.
An impression (mould) is taken of your teeth using special dental “putty”. The putty is placed into an impression tray; they are both then inserted into your mouth and pushed onto your teeth in order to take an impression. Once the dental putty is set the impression will be removed. An impression is also taken of the opposing teeth, so the technician can see how you bite together.
The dentist may fit temporary veneers to protect the teeth whilst your veneers are being fabricated.
The impression (mould) of your teeth is sent to the Dental Laboratory where each veneer will be handcrafted to create your new smile. This process can take between two and three weeks.
The Fit Appointment
Your temporary veneers will be removed and your teeth will be washed to remove any remaining cement.
Your new veneers will be temporarily placed using a special paste which will allow the dentist to make any adjustments that are required and to make sure that you are happy with the appearance.
The veneers will then be removed and the tooth surface prepared for the dental adhesive. The veneers will be permanently cemented in place to create the beautiful smile you have been waiting for.
Looking after your veneers
Veneers can last a long time but a lot depends on how you take care of them. You must maintain good oral hygiene brushing and flossing twice a day, also have 6 monthly examinations with your dentists.
Habits that damaged your natural teeth, like biting pens and pencils, opening bottle tops with your teeth and biting your nails will also damage your veneers.
Teeth whitening is a quick and simple way to regain a brighter smile. No anesthesia is necessary and is performed in only one appointment and you will have a long, lasting whiter smile.
Orthodontic treatment is a way to help gain straight teeth. There are various options for this type of treatment depending on what you want. Ask our Dentist for the right solution for you.
Endodontic treatment (Root canal) : There are various reasons why you may have to have a root canal treatment these include ; deep cavities , fractures or trauma to your teeth. These cause the nerve in your tooth to become infected or damaged. Root canal is a way to save and conserve your tooth. With today’s modern technologies it is pain free and and a way to prevent having to extract teeth.
We offer a wide range of dentures ranging from complete ones to partial. Also the possibility exists to have telescopic dentures which are a German specialty. Please look at our photo gallery to view all what we have to offer.
Periodontal disease (Gum disease) : plaque-induced inflammation are the reasons for the majority of periodontal diseases which include gingivitis or periodontitis. These cause destruction of the tissue and bone which can cause tooth loss if not taken care of.The treatment of periodontal disease includes the removal of tartar; scaling and root planing. It is recommended that you come for regular professional cleanings and check ups to prevent this.
We have up to date technology in digital X-ray treatment. We provide a quick and easy way to visualize all our X-rays.
Bruxsism is the grinding of teeth and clenching of the jaw. It occurs mostly during the night and can cause trauma to your teeth , prevent headaches , painful jaws etc. We can offer you solutions for this by creating for you dental plates which will help this from happening.
If you are a anxious or nervous patient we can offer you the option of sedation which will help you to relax and not have fear of coming to your treatments. Based on your medical history and medications the dentist will advise you on options and view if this is suitable for you.
Oral surgery: this includes extractions ,wisdom teeth removal , apicoectomies , bone grafts etc. Our dentist is a qualified surgeon that will advise you on all these kinds of treatments with professional and expert care.
For patients that are missing teeth there are other alternatives for bridges / dentures etc. Implants are titanium posts which are inserted in the bone and look and function like normal teeth. On top of each implant can be a crown , bridge or partial dentures to avoid movement of these. After a consultation and X-ray our dentist can tell you if you are a candidate for implants and will advise and explain you the full procedure which will be completely pain free resulting in an easy and efficient way to substitute missing teeth.
We use best quality implants and materials in all our procedures in a sterilized environment.