Lumineers Cost in South Africa

Does the appearance of your teeth matter? Here are the results from a survey statistical wise - 

A National survey done in the US found that one of the first things people notice are your teeth and 73% said that they find people with nice smiles to be more trustworthy. 

Lumineers Cost in South Africa costs less than half the price in the US or UK and not compromising the quality. At a top end practice with an in house lab and the latest technology you are looking at prices that start from R5500 and go up to R9500 per tooth. 

First things first, we have to first discuss the different between lumineers and veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are custom made to fit your teeth and reshape them if you have cracked, chipped , gaps or need your teeth realigned to be straight and white. You will never have to whiten your teeth ever again with porcelain veneers as that colour will stay forever.  Lumineers is a specific type of porcelain veneers. Lumineers are not recommended at our practice as we find them to be bulky and not as natural looking as our make of porcelain veneers, they also lack in quality compared to the veneers that we use.  We find the make that we use of a much higher quality and more natural looking. Lumineers look false and you can't make proper changes to your teeth with them. 

Porcelain veneers cost in South Africa is similiar to Lumineers and are usually of better quality. A well trained and experienced specialist will minimially remove enamel so that it doesnt damage any nerves or drastically change the original structure of your original teeth. Anyway, the whole point of getting your teeth re-done is due to not liking your original teeth and you will never go back to your original teeth at our practice as we have mapped everything on the computer so that you are able to see the simulation of your 'results' even before they are done as we have the latest technology in smile design so you able to see the 'after pics' on the computer. 

Below is the latest patient that came to us to get her teeth lengthened and more aligned. Improving her smile drastically but still subtle and natural looking. 

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Our Case-Of-The-Month for December is Lucy

Lucy reviewed our smile makeovers on Facebook and approached us after researching on the internet. Our 5 star ratings from our customers, our before and after pics of our patients and our latest technology in digital dentistry convinced her to choose us. 

Lucy wanted a natural looking smile that integrated well with her face shape and colour of her skin. After viewing computer imaging simulations of before and after pics of her potential final look she agreed to go ahead.

Dr Huson's solution for her teeth included crown lengthening and dental veneers in order to give her teeth  a more natural length, shape and proportion. 
The first time that Lucy stepped into our offices she was greeted by our caring practice manager Sarah. Dr Huson and his assistant Christina analysed her smile and discussed possible options with Lucy regarding her desired look. Dr Huson then went onto providing her with a bespoke treatment plan using the latest technology in Digital dentistry. Lucy booked a study consult with Dr Huson whereby photos and models of her teeth were then taken.

Teeth cleaning was carried out first by our thorough and accurate oral hygienist. Dr Huson prepared Lucy's teeth for dental veneers. Guided templates and stents were used to ensure that the absolute minimal amount of enamel was removed from Lucy's tooth surface. (Often as little as 0.1 millimeters or 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 Lucy's teeth.

The model was then sent to our onsite lab technicians, who custom made the dental veneers. After a few days Lucy 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. 

Lucy 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 Lucy could examine the fit and color. Slight adjustments were made at this stage with the help of our 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 Lucy'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 Lucy's bite and making any final adjustments in the veneer as necessary.  Lucy then came in for a checkup to make sure everything is in order.

Lucy is extremely happy with the outcome. Her treatment gave her a more elegant and sophisticated appearance. 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. 

Call us to book your appointment today on 031 202 6584 

How to find the best cosmetic dentist near me?

There are several cosmetic dentists who claim that they are the best cosmetic dentists near you. 

These are the following factors that determine qualities of a good cosmetic dentist:

Experience

The dentist should have over 20 years of experience and experience in cosmetic cases or areas of speciality such as dental implants. This is one of the factors that will determine the best cosmetic dentist. For example, Dr Roy Richard-Huson spent over a decade in the UK working under world renowned celebrity dentist Dr Joe Oliver. He has learnt to get his basics correct and built on this with experience and going for courses over the years. A cosmetic dentist near me should have cosmetic dentistry experience

Skill Set

The dentist should have experience in the US and UK as these are the top markets for cosmetic dental work as many celebrities and other people have had far more cosmetic procedures done than in other countries. Making your dentist aware of the latest technology and techniques in cosmetic dentistry. They should take courses that specialise in cosmetic dentistry and have a unique skill set that sets them apart from their other dentists.

Continuing Education

The cosmetic specialist should be consistently going for the best cosmetic dental courses in the industry with top renowned specialists hosting these courses. This is one of the major factors in determining the best cosmetic dentist near me.

Positive Testimonials

Best cosmetic dentist near me should have the majority of his testimonials positive and a high Google and social media rating.

Previous work Should Be Successful

 A Cosmetic dentist near me should have all his previous work displayed both before and after pictures to show you the examples of all previous work. Simulations should also be showed both before and after and what could potentially be achieved via cosmetic imaging and Digital Smile Design.

Professionally Affiliated

The cosmetic dentist should be affiliated with the local association as well as international renowned associations.

Latest Technology and In-House Lab

The cosmetic dentist should have all new scanners and latest machines to design your teeth and an in-house lab to custom design them as this improves the quality dramatically and as no two in-house lab designers are the same. You have to have a lab 

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Tooth Loss Could Be Causing Anxiety and Depression

Your tooth loss could be causing anxiety and depression!

Recent research shows that there is a link between tooth loss and anxiety and depression. The cause and effect between tooth loss and anxiety and depression seems to be blurry but there has been a link between all three factors. 

If you looking into getting dental implants or some method of covering up your toothlessness than you are one of the millions that go online daily to research a solution on toothlessness. New research is showing that they might be a connection between anxiety and depression and tooth loss. After all we live in a social media crazy world where everything is analysed physically. Many people choose not to smile or put their hands over their mouths if they are conscious about their smiles which send signals to your brain causing you to feel more sad than happy. Researchers are not sure if the results from the study are cause and effect because it could be that more depressed people neglect their health and their teeth which leads to toothlessness but nevertheless there is a link between toothlessness, anxiety and depression. Whatever the case is its important to get the message out there and make sure that people take care of themselves and their oral hygiene. Brush, floss and mouth rinse daily. 

Should you suffer from tooth loss the latest most modern technique to fixing toothlessness is dental implants. The top American Dental Association suggests dental implants as the best solution as it keeps healthy bone intact and helps support muscles making you look years younger. 

A recent patient that came to us to get find a solution for her toothlessness.

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Our Case-Of-The-Month for October is Toy When we originally saw Toy she couldn't chew her food properly and was embarrassed to smile. Her jawbone was shrinking due to the loss of teeth over the years and wearing dentures. We did a full smile makeover to improve her confidence and quality of life which made her look years younger. Toy had previously worn dentures that did not suite her face structure, age and colour of her skin. The dentures were loose fitting as her jaw bone changed shape over the years due to the loss of bone. Initially we did bone grafting to replace missing bone and then we placed Dental Implants to replace her missing teeth. In order to place the implants, we had to do a thorough examination as to the amount of healthy bone available. We had to also assess risk factors and make use of 3-D scans in order to evaluate the situation ensuring optimal success. Every Dental Implant case is unique. Toy's case was a very complex one. By re-adjusting her bite, Toy is now able to chew properly and smile more confidently. Dr Huson skillfully implemented the completion of the total procedure which included Toy wearing temporary crowns in order to assess the look and feel of her teeth first. Once Toy was totally satisfied with her new look the final crowns were placed. 

Toy looked many years younger just by adding dental implants. You might ask how is this possible?

Missing teeth will result to sunken cheeks, which can make you look years older than your actual age. While you can’t necessarily see it, when you have gaps in between your teeth as a result of extraction, your jawbone will begin to shrink.

As a result, your cheeks will sag, and creases will form on your face. Dentures may fill in the gaps in your teeth, but they don’t actually address your shrinking jawbone. The only way to arrest the movement is through dental implants.Dr Huson has placed in excess 1500 Dental Implants and has worked under celebrity dentist Dr Joe Oliver in the Harley Street region of London. You are guaranteed work that is of the highest quality. Dental Implants are an ideal, long term solution to replacing missing or damaged teeth. Unlike dentures you will be able to chew and bite your food with ease. The procedure can last a lifetime and there is no need for their removal in order to have your teeth cleaned. Call us to book your appointment today on 031 202 6584 

Click here to learn more about dental implants and how it can improve your oral health: https://www.silveroaksdentalclinic.co.za/index.php/dental-treatments/dental-implants

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