What do you get when you combine the best of world-class dentistry with one of the most unforgettable tourism destinations in the world, at a fraction of the cost due to a favourable exchange rate? Unbeatable, quality-of-life enhancing overseas dental packages.
Why choose Silver Oaks for your overseas dental packages?
Not only are we situated in South Africa, one of the top medical tourism centres in the world, but we ourselves have partnered with game lodges and safaris to bring you deluxe overseas dental packages. As highly skilled surgeons committed to continuous skill refinement and research, we are so confident in the end result that our work comes with a money back guarantee. Thanks to a favourable exchange rate, medical tourists to South Africa in general can expect to pay a third of the price for overseas dental packages here, compared to treatments in the UK or US.
We house the best of world-class equipment in our dental suites, so that it’s less time in the chair and more time taking in that sea or bushveld air. There is no language barrier at our practice or in the country in general, as English is widely spoken and a mother tongue to many people. Along with the rest of South Africa, we frequently welcome guests from Australia, the UK, Australia, Africa, Europe and just about everywhere. A good percentage of patients had never considered overseas dental packages, until realising that they could afford the best treatments in the world in modern dental and cosmopolitan surroundings at a very affordable rate.
We have a range of payment options that may suit your pocket and mitigate against forking out a one-off outlay, and medical financing is also available. Many of our local patients go this route to cover what medical aid does not. Speak to us about our overseas dental packages to see what your options are.
Porcelain veneers in South Africa
Veneers are ‘teeth’ made we make to emulate each patient’s natural teeth. If you’re looking for for porcelain veneers in South Africa, we’d love to be your dental service provider. Veneers look real and are for you if you have chipped, cracked, crooked or damaged teeth, or if you’re looking to close a gap between your teeth. Sometimes, teeth also do not respond properly to teeth whitening procedures. You could consider fitting veneers instead.
We have a superb track record of fitting porcelain veneers in South Africa. We use a dental glue to apply the new layer of tooth to the front and back of your original teeth. The result is life-like tooth exteriors or veneers that enhance your smile in a way that’s not forced or artificial.
What we’ll establish in your consultation
As with all cosmetic dentistry procedures, we’ll begin with a consultation. Tell us what exactly is bugging you so we can be sure veneers are the correct and best option. The better we understand your desired outcomes, the better we can align expectations to actual results at the end of the day.
It is not all that useful to want to emulate a certain celebrity’s smile. Each person’s mouth is different. We also have to make sure that your underlying tooth is healthy and capable of having thin layers of porcelain bonded to it.
During this consultation for your porcelain veneers in South Africa, we’ll begin with a smile analysis. From this, we can map the steps we’d like to follow in fitting your veneers. Then we’ll proceed to do cosmetic imaging, so we can project your new smile onto you. In other words, we can show you what you’ll look like with your new smile before you actually proceed.
How porcelain veneers are made
Several thin ceramic layers are compressed and compiled which replace your original tooth enamel. Before we can apply your veneer, we need to remove a thin layer of your tooth enamel. This is so it fits on your tooth exactly without protruding and irritating your gumline. Not placing an exact fit will also affect tooth function.
When fitting your porcelain veneers in South Africa, we use an industry best bond. This bond is critical to ensure your veneer stays in place. We’ll place light-sensitive resin between your original tooth and the veneer, and then harden it with a UV curing light.
It is important to remember that veneers are not reversible. They can be adjusted and new ones can be fitted, but you can never quite return to your original tooth.
When you come to us for your porcelain veneers in South Africa, it may be that you’re looking for minimal preparation veneers. As always, we will assess whether this is a viable option for you before proceeding. Many people are tempted to go the no-prep route by default, but we always have to consider the long-term effect of any treatment on our patient. This is especially true of medical tourist patients, who may not be able to return to us specifically for interval check-ups.
With no-prep veneers, we don’t have to remove as much enamel from the front of your teeth. This means that veneers can often be fitted quicker and with less ‘down’ time.
Maintaining your veneers
Veneer after-care is important. Brush and floss them as you would your natural teeth. We suggest using a toothpaste that is not gritty or too abrasive chemically.
We need a follow-up consultation with you after the procedure - come back to us after a few days on your leisure break. We need to see how your mouth is handing the new ‘intruder’ and may recommend a night guard if, for example, we feel that you are biting your teeth.
Make sure to return to your own dentist to properly look after the veneers. They should preferably be polished with a special paste so they remain in premium pearly white condition.