Best Dental Implants

Best Dental Implants near me 

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The Best Dental Implants currently in the market and used in top US and UK practices are Nobel Biocare, MegaGen, Straumann and Dentsply Sirona (MIS CI implants)

You will have to chat to your dentist as he knows the best ones suited for your teeth specifically for your procedure. These brands are recommended as they are internationally recognised so if you do lose a crown it is easy to find a part to fit. You don’t have to re-do the entire procedure again like people do if they do not have internationally certified parts. Once again your dentist knows best so discuss various options with him.

MIS Implants

The company was acquired by Dentsply Sirona in 2018, and has good quality implants which we have used on several patients with a great success rate. They are one of the best dental implants on the market.

MegaGen

MegaGen has grown largely in the US in recent years. Originally a South Korean brand and several thousand implants were placed in South Korea with a huge success rate before it exploded internationally. Also a high success rate and highly recommended currently due to the technology and fit. They are rated highly as one of the best dental implants on the market.

Nobel Biocare

Nobel Biocare is also one of the world renowned dental implant brands. They have spent over 65 years researching and developing dental implants. Although expensive it might be worth it if you do have the budget.

Straumann

Straumann is also one of the world leaders in dental implants. They perform well in the U.S. dental implant fixture, final abutment and instrument kits markets. A German company that focuses on accuracy and quality. Although expensive should you have the budget it is also an option. In 2015, the company purchased Neodent, Brazil’s leading implant company. Like Nobel Biocare they focus on innovation.

See picture above a patient that used one of the best dental implants from the above list and has received tremendous results.

Our case of the month is Sheagini had her sons wedding to attend. Such an exciting and nerve wrecking time for the mother-in-law to be. To put her best foot forward she approached Silver Oaks Dental Clinic for a smile makeover.

Dr Huson's solution for her teeth included a combination of braces, veneers and dental Implants in order to correct her bite and give her a beautiful smile. 

This first step involved Sheagini's active participation. After Dr Huson analysed her teeth he went over possible options with regards to her desired look. Sheagini explained to Dr Huson the result that she wanted. Photos and models of her teeth were then taken.

Teeth cleaning and teeth whitening were carried out first by our thorough and accurate oral hygienist. After wearing braces to sort out her protrusion, Dr Huson then prepared Sheagini's  teeth for dental veneers. Guided templates and stents were used to ensure that the absolute minimal enamel were removed from Sheagini's tooth surface. (Often as little as 0.1 millimeters or often none at all). Dr Huson then removed any evidence of decay and carefully shaped the teeth to correct any chips or gaps. Before trimming of the enamel Dr Huson discussed the various pain free options with her.. Dr Huson then made a model or impression of Sheagini's teeth.

The model was then sent to our onsite lab technicians, who custom made the dental veneers. After a few days Sheagini came back to get the veneers fitted. In the meantime, Dr Huson gave her temporary veneers. These temporary dental veneers match the planned final dental veneers. The reason why we do this is so you can see if you like the fit and feel and ask family and friends for their opinions on the aesthetics of your teeth. 

Sheagini came in again to our clinic where bonding was carried out before the dental veneers were permanently cemented to her teeth, Dr Huson temporarily placed the veneers so that Sheagini could examine the fit and color. Slight adjustments were made at this stage because we have an onsite lab. Next, Dr Huson prepared the teeth to receive the veneers, the teeth were cleaned, polished, and etched -- which roughens the teeth to allow for a strong bonding process. A special cement was applied to the veneer and the veneer was then placed on Sheagini's tooth. Once properly positioned on the tooth, Dr Huson applied a special light beam to the dental veneer, which activates chemicals in the cement, causing it to harden or cure very quickly. The final steps involved removing any excess cement, evaluating Sheagini's bite and making any final adjustments in the veneer as necessary.  Sheagini then came in for a checkup to see if the veneers had taken to his teeth.

Sheagini is extremely happy with the outcome. She is extremely confident to attend her son's wedding and she cannot wait to show her friends and family. Her treatment gave her a more youthful appearance and lifted her happiness to a different level. We are so grateful to have been a part of her journey.

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Are Dental Implants Worth It?

Are Dental Implants Worth The Cost?

If you lose a tooth and go to your mirror to view it while you smile you will see how quickly your confidence can go from a 10 being highly confident all the way to 1 with no confidence. Not forgetting the way you start pronouncing words especially if they are towards the front and unable to chew your food properly which could lead to bad nutrition as you avoid anything hard or chewable such as meat or crispy vegetables and in the middle of it all not being able to just enjoy life and eat what you want and smile when you want too.

Are dental implants really that worth it considering the price? Dental implants are expensive and usually half the price in a country like South Africa where dentistry is very developed and meet first world standards in terms of quality. Dental implants are more cost effective in the long term unlike dentures. Dentures need to be changed every 5 years whereas implants last a lifetime and basically change your life and give you an improved standard of living. Unfortunately, bridges and dentures are outdated and an old fashioned option especially when it comes to the advanced technology today with dental implants. Bridges are not good because it can decay the teeth on either side of the bridge. Patients with bridges are a higher risk for gum disease. Dental implants keep the bone in your jaw in place making you look 10 years younger.

 

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This beautiful lady is Amanda. She came to us very unhappy about her teeth. Her teeth were worn down and over the years became worse. She also had an over-closed bite which meant that her lips and cheeks were "creased" because of the lack of muscle and skin support. This was because of her jaw position. Her teeth had worn right down because of years and years of being afraid of going to the dentist, being very nervous and embarrassed at the same time. 

Amanda then came to see us. Dr Huson assessed what needed to be done and a treatment plan and quotation was given to her.  We also set out a time frame in which her new smile make over will be done. 

Our treatment was to place implants and realign and repair what was lost over the years. She had temporary crowns placed just to get her used to the new bite and position and to test the aesthetics. We used Digital Smile Design (DSD) with the help of photographs taken prior to design her perfect, natural smile. All of this was designed onto models before we started any of the work.  She wore temporary crowns to make sure she was happy with the look, shape and size of her new teeth and made sure she was comfortable with her bite.  We then placed the finals crowns and she was given the option to make changes if she wanted to. We measured the difference in lip support and the facial creases and found that she was no longer over closing her mouth. We also made sure that the teeth fit naturally in with her skin complexion, age and shape of her face. Once that was done and made the changes required, we then cemented all the final crowns and checked her bite again to make sure she was still comfortable.

We also made a night guard for Amanda. This was to help protect her teeth from grinding while asleep. She comes for regular hygienist visits to help maintain that perfect healthy smile. 

She can now talk, eat and smile normally. She no longer has to cover her mouth when she smiles. She looks more youthful and she is glowing with confidence and at the same time. Now no longer fearful of being in the dentist chair!

This is why we love doing what we do. A new smile make over brings a lot of emotion to our rooms  because every transformation is life changing for our patients. We are very proud of being a part of this blessing everyday in our work.

Another happy client of Silver Oaks Dental Clinic who is now enjoying the smile she was dreaming over for years!

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For more info on dental implants click here: https://www.silveroaksdentalclinic.co.za/index.php/dental-treatments/dental-implants

How long do dental implants last?

What is the lifecycle of a dental implant?

Dental implants last a lifetime if they are properly cared for like you do your natural teeth. You need to brush floss and mouth rinse twice daily. Go for regular dental cleanings every 6 months. Dental Implants are very technologically advanced today with better more sustainable materials that fit the jaw very well. So dental implants should last a lifetime.

 A recent patient that came to us all the way from Zambia got her dental implant treatment with us. Dr Huson and our dental hygienist have advised her on how to take care of her implants as they have a guarantee of a lifetime if you come to us every 6 months to get your teeth cleaned or go to a dentist nearest to you should you come from abroad. 

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Stella came to see us all the way from Zambia. After weeks of doing research on the internet she decided that we were the best cosmetic clinic she could choose. She flew down immediately and met with Dr Huson and his team.

She was very unhappy with her smile for several reasons. Firstly, she had worn her teeth down considerably over the years through grinding. Her teeth became very short and stubby due to this. Secondly, Stella had a gummy smile which she disliked. This meant she showed more gum than teeth when smiling or talking. Thirdly, she had lost a number of teeth and was chewing on her gums or not chewing her food at all. Due to the years of neglect her bite had changed shape and her teeth looked "irreparable." 

Dr Huson used Digital Smile Design to predict the treatment outcome before it was even started. This made Stella even more comfortable as she knew exactly what she was going to get.  

Dr Huson's solution for Stella included dental implantscrown lengtheningdental crowns, bridges  and veneers

Dr Huson with the help of his highly skilled team opened her bite which changed her profile and smile line. Her smile was custom designed by our in house lab and through the latest technology called Digital Smile Design. At the end of the procedure we gave Stella a night guard to wear so that she won't grind her new teeth. 

Stella was ecstatic about the final result. She could not believe how natural her teeth looked. Stella could bite and chew her food again and most importantly her self esteem improved considerably thereby living a better quality of life.
The treatment, once planned didn't take a long time and proved to be fast, accurate and very comfortable with our pain free treatment. 
Stella was very happy that she made the journey all the way to South Africa to get her teeth done at our clinic. 

Call us to book your appointment today on 031 202 6584

5 Ways to Whiten Your Teeth Quickly

5 Ways To Whiten and Brighten Your Smile

There are several misleading articles written by people who are not professional dentists and have NOT spent years studying and understanding the science behind whitening and brightening a person's smile. Several articles about ideas of oil pulling, tumeric, baking powder and apple cider vinegar are false and misleading. They can erode your enamel which will damage your teeth in the long term. There are many incidents were people who use these products have ruined their gums and teeth and entered the emergency room's of their dentists only to be told that they have damaged their teeth in the long term. By following the 5 ways to whiten and brighten your teeth you will not only save time but it will also save you money in the long term.   

Do Not Eat Teeth Staining Foods

The first tip to maintain a healthy white smile is to not eat food that stains your teeth such as curry, red wine, coffe/tea and smoke cigarettes. Prevention is better than cure. 

Brush, Mouth Rinse and Floss Your Teeth Twice A Day

We are all about preventive dentistry. Maintaining a healthy smile in the long term is extremely important as it can save you alot of time and money. Brush and floss daily and visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning. Mouth rinsing is also very important to do daily. Use a non alcoholic mouthwash such as Colgate or Listerine's non alcoholic mouthwash.

Eat Foods That Are Good For Your Teeth

Milk, yoghurt and cheese can help you maintain a healthy smile due to the calcium and vitamin D properties. It is important to eat such dairy. Chat to your dentist should you be lactose intolerent and he can advise further.  You know what they say an apple a day keeps the dentist away. Apples are like a toothbrush, chewing and biting into an apple can reduce cavity causing bacteria and increase saliva flow. Apples can gently remove plaque trapped between teeth. 

Use Carbamide Peroxide ( A Whitening Agent) 

Carbamide is both safe and effective to use rather than hydrogen peroxide. It lessens teeth sensitivity and is safe and will not erode your enamel. Speak to your dentist about designing a teeth whitening package that will achieve a bright smile for you. Whitening agent's if used under the supervison of the dentist will not only brighten your smile but drastically improve your confidence and quaity of life. 

Visit Your Dentist Twice Yearly 

The dentist is your teeth's best friend. I mean that literally!!! Getting your teeth checked and cleaned twice yearly can make your teeth much more brighterand any concerns can be addressed before it's too late and decay has occured. You will end up spending alot more if your teeth are not maintained. 

Lastly, it is wise to note that most of us are not born with perfect teeth. There are many modern cosmetic dental procedures in 2019 that can enhance and brighten your smile. Chat to your dentist and he might be able to straighten your teeth quickly without braces or replace missing teeth permanently with dental implants. 

Below is a recent patient that under went a cosmetic dental procedure to whiten and brighten her smile. 

 

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Tuscany approached Silver Oaks Dental Clinic after researching for several months over the internet on smile makeover options. She decided to get a smile make over to improve her confidence as she spoke face to face with many customers on a daily basis. 

Dr Huson's solution for her teeth included a combination of our famous teeth whitening treatment, crown lengthening and dental veneers.

In order to show a more prominent smile Tuscany had crown lengthening done. Teeth whitening and dental veneers removed her stained teeth and brightened up her beautiful smile. 

The first time that Tuscany stepped into our offices she was greeted by our caring practice manager's Sarah and Marge. Dr Huson and his assistant Christina analysed her smile and discussed possible options with Tuscany regarding her desired look. Dr Huson then went onto providing her with a bespoke treatment plan and quote. Tuscany booked in a study consult with Dr Huson to discuss her treatment plan and using the latest technology in  Digital Smile Design Dr Huson showed her various after pictures of what her potential teeth could look like on a computer. 

On the next appointment teeth cleaning and teeth whitening were carried out first by our thorough and accurate oral hygienist Maggy. Dr Huson prepared Tuscany's teeth for dental veneers. Guided templates and stents were used to ensure that the absolute minimal enamel were removed from Tuscany's tooth surface. (Often as little as 0.1 millimeters or often none at all). Dr Huson then shaped the teeth in preparation for the dental veneers. Before trimming of the enamel Dr Huson discussed the various pain free options with her. Dr Huson then made a model or impression of Tuscany's teeth.

The model was then sent to our onsite lab technicians, who custom made the dental veneers. After a few days Tuscany came back to get the veneers fitted. In the meantime, Dr Huson gave her temporary veneers. These temporary dental veneers match the planned final dental veneers. The reason why we do this is so you can see if you like the fit and feel and ask family and friends for their opinions on the aesthetics of your teeth. 

Tuscany came in again to our clinic where bonding was carried out before the dental veneers were permanently cemented to her teeth, Dr Huson temporarily placed the veneers so that Tuscany could examine the fit and color. Slight adjustments were made at this stage because we have an onsite lab. Next, Dr Huson prepared the teeth to receive the veneers, the teeth were cleaned, polished, and etched -- which roughens the teeth to allow for a strong bonding process. A special cement was applied to the veneer and the veneer was then placed on Tuscany's tooth. Once properly positioned on the tooth, Dr Huson applied a special light beam to the dental veneer, which activates chemicals in the cement, causing it to harden or cure very quickly. The final steps involved removing any excess cement, evaluating Tuscany's bite and making any final adjustments in the veneer as necessary.  Tuscany then came in for a checkup to see if the veneers had taken to her teeth.

Tuscany was extremely happy with the outcome. Her treatment gave her a more trendy, youthful appearance similar to celebrities like Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez. We are so grateful to have been a part of her journey and feel honoured to be helping people change their lives and improve their quality of life. 

Dental veneers start from R5500 per tooth and can go up to R8500 per tooth.  Call us on 031 202 6584 to book your appointment. 

 

Do Dental Implants Hurt?

Will A Dental Implant Procedure Be Painful?

Having a decayed tooth and toothache is far more painful than any implant procedure. Although inserting dental implants is an operation and the procedure seems rather frightening by inserting titanium screws into the bone. It is surprisingly a painfree procedure and people are back at work the next day. During the procedure there is no pain at all and after the procedure you just need to take your pain killers for a few days and you should be more than fine. Going to work the next day tells you that it is one of the least painful procedures.

The improved quality of life after the procedure outweighs the thought of any temporary pain. You will be able to chew and bite your food and brush your teeth as normal. Like you would brush all your other permanent teeth. No need for messy dentures to remove and clean them day and night. No need to go to the dentist every few years to get new dentures as the other ones have become loose and most importantly you will be able to look years younger as the bone loss is minimal so it is like a free face lift. The improved quality of life outweighs any cons and considering that The American Academy Of Dentists encourages dental implants over dentures a dental implant procedure. 

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Sandra came all the way from the USA to get her dental implant treatment done at Silver Oaks Dental Clinic. The cost of the treatment was half the price as compared to the USA whilst at the same time not compromising on quality. She had previously worn out dentures that did not look aesthetically pleasing. She was so fed up of changing them every 5 years due to the loss of bone i.e gum size.

Sandra had researched for several months on the internet before choosing Silver Oaks Dental Clinic. Our good reviews and portfolio of work convinced her that Silver Oaks would be her final choice. Sandra walked out very happy with her new smile and regained confidence. According to her 'Dr Huson went above the call of duty' and his emotional intelligence made him accurately predict exactly what she wanted at every step of the process. According to Sandra, 'Dr Huson's meticulous attention to detail is what sets him apart.

Dr Huson's solution for her teeth included bone grafting and dental implants. Dr Huson first gave Sandra a thorough evaluation during the first consultation, including a:
• Comprehensive dental exam: A 3D scan was taken.
• Treatment plan: Dr Huson had a look at her teeth and jawbone and gave Sandra a treatment plan based on how many teeth needed to be replaced and the condition of her jawbone. It is often a better option to have your teeth replaced with dental implants rather than with dentures. Dental implants keep the height of your jawbone because it keeps the bone stimulated.
A quote was then given to Sandra and explained in detail what it entails. Sandra's second appointment was the dental implant procedure. 
To control pain, anesthesia options during surgery include local anesthesia, Intra-Venous sedation or general anesthesia (GA). Talk to Dr Huson about which option is best for you. Your dental care team will instruct you about eating and drinking before surgery, depending on what type of anesthesia you have. If you're having general anesthesia or IV Sedation, plan to have someone take you home after surgery and expect to rest for the remainder of the day. Dental implant surgery is usually an outpatient surgery performed in stages:
•Sandra's damaged tooth was removed and when there was not one present the implant was placed immediately
•The titanium implant was then placed in the bone and left to heal. The final crown (tooth) can sometimes be placed at this stage but it would depend on the quality and quantity of your bone at the placement.

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