Cosmetic Dentistry is an area of dentistry that creates a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Advantages include brightening dull teeth, whitening stained teeth, closing gaps between teeth, repairing chipped teeth, masking metal fillings and straightening crooked teeth. Our services include teeth whitening, veneers, gum recontouring, dental implants, tooth-coloured bonded fillings, crowns and bridges.
  • Teeth whitening: It is a procedure that lightens stains and discoloration of teeth. The degree of success will depend on the causes and degree of teeth discoloration.
  • Porcelain composite veneers: These may also be termed as dental veneers, dental porcelain or composite laminates. Wafer-thin shells of porcelain or composite are bonded onto the front surfaces of teeth to restore teeth which are stained, chipped, misshapen or slightly misaligned and can also be used to close gaps between teeth.
  • Dental implants: Dental implants are an effective long-term solution for individuals who wish to replace missing teeth. Implants provide greater structural support and last longer than either bridges or dentures. Implants serve as the artificial root to which new teeth are attached to.
  • Tooth-coloured bonded fillings: Such fillings are able to correct many aesthetic problems including colour, shape, chipped or decayed teeth. The fillings can also be used to reduce or close unsightly gaps between the front teeth. The procedure usually can be accomplished in a single visit.
  • Crowns: A crown is a tooth-shaped covering that is placed over a tooth that is badly decayed, root canal treated or damaged. Crowns are generally used when the damage or decay is so extensive that filling materials cannot make the tooth strong enough. In addition, crowns can be used to retain a bridge and to cover discolored or misshapen teeth.
  • Bridges: A bridge is a fixed prosthesis that replaces one or more missing teeth. A conventional bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap and a false tooth in between. Natural teeth and dental implants can be used to support the bridge.

Endodontics (root canal therapy) is the treatment of teeth with diseased pulp tissue caused by decay or trauma to the tooth. It saves teeth that would otherwise be extracted. This involves chemical and mechanical cleansing within the tooth, and filling and sealing of the tooth.

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. They offer an excellent alternative to conventional dentures and bridges. A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. The implant is placed in the bone of the upper or lower jaw and allowed to integrate with the bone. It acts as an anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single or multiple missing teeth. Implant supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. In some cases when there is insufficient jaw bone, bone grafting may be necessary to the intended implant size.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery includes the removal of impacted teeth (wisdom teeth), removal of oral tissue, treatment of cleft lip and palate, facial and jaw reconstruction, aesthetic correction of the oral and maxillofacial region and treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

Orthodontics involves the straightening and correcting of crooked teeth in children as well as adults. Orthodontic treatment can help patients establish a better bite relationship, reduce gum problems, improve function and most importantly, create an aesthetically pleasing smile. Orthodontics may be done concurrent with orthognathic surgery to correct/improve dental and/or skeletal deformation.

Paediatric Dentistry focuses on prevention and treatment of dental problems in children, as well as diagnosis and preventive treatment of dental and skeletal problems during the development of the child. The aim is to create early dental awareness in children and their parents, promoting good oral health and hygiene.

Periodontics is the treatment of hard and soft tissues supporting our teeth. It includes treatment that reduces and prevents gum and bone loss due to infection and inflammation, cosmetic recontouring of gums for better aesthetic and also treatment to facilitate restoration of the teeth.

Prosthodontics involves the replacement or repairing of missing parts of teeth, bone, gums or facial structures (such as misaligned jaws). Additionally, it also involves the restoration of optimum function and aesthetics to your smile. These include crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, complete and removable partial dentures, dental implants, management of snoring and sleep disorders and oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care.

Single visit crowns, onlays or veneers
With CEREC technology, you can be in and out in a single visit with a permanent, all ceramic crown, onlay or veneer! CEREC is a method used to replace fillings and restore strength, aesthetics and function to any tooth that is decayed, weakened or broken. This means a shorter time from your hectic schedule for dental care.

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