Dental Veneers before and after on a patient from New Zealand

Dental Veneers Before and After

Our patient Miles came to our offices to perfect his smile before leaving to New Zealand. 

Miles was embarrassed to smile and since he had a limited time in South Africa, Dr Huson had to find a quick fix solution. Porcelain veneers are ideal for patients who have discoloured, uneven, irregularly shaped, worn down, chipped, gaps and misaligned teeth.We had lengthened Miles's teeth and straightened the four front teeth with dental veneers. He also completed the teeth whitening treatment to brighten the appearance of all of his teeth thereby creating a more consistent natural colour throughout. 

We use the highest quality in Porcelain veneers and prefer Emax veneers above Lumineers and composite veneers as the look and feel is more realistic and aesthetically pleasing. We also find that they last a very long time over 25 years to a lifetime if they are properly cleaned and maintained with regular cleanings at Silver Oaks Dental Clinic and checkup’s with the Dr Roy Richard Huson.

The benefit with veneers is that it whitens and straightens your teeth quickly and pain free. You only need three appointments. Miles had looked through some pictures from the internet to see what look he would prefer and after discussing various options with Dr Huson went for something that made the appearance of his smile more apparent and face structure more prominent. 

Our efficient lab technician Costa designed custom made temporary veneers which Miles wore to see if he liked them. When Miles was happy with the temporary ones we replicated that into the final permanent version. Miles came back for another appointment where we fitted and cemented the veneers using a resin cement. His teeth were prepared using custom made templates which ensured the minimal amount of tooth loss. Miles was very happy with the results and the transformation was dramatic and immediate. That is the huge benefit of Veneers in that it is quick and cost effective and doesn't require months of adjustment appointments. The entire process took 3 visits. 

Dr Huson has placed in excess 1000 Veneers 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. Whether you have gaps, overcrowded, deep stained or misshapen teeth, Dental Veneers can be an excellent and conservative way of correcting your smile
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Overseas Dental Packages

Wear your winning smile with confidence

Cosmetic dental packages are no longer thought of as an indulgence but something that’s almost a necessity – science has shown that when you can’t be all smiles, this severely impedes your confidence. It inhibits your ability to socialise – whether at work or at home – and can affect your very sense of well-being and belonging. Need to whiten your stained teeth, fill your gaps with implants or fix those chipped edges with veneers but worried about the cost?

Not only do we have a range of payment options that may suit your pocket and mitigate against forking out a one-off outlay, medical financing is also available. Many of our local patients go this route to cover the medical aid shortfall.

If you’re an overseas client though, our leading practice is ideal – we offer cutting-edge, money-back guaranteed overseas dental packages. Get the latest in global dentistry and dental technology at the hands of an incredibly experienced team at a fraction of the cost. The rand-dollar and rand-pound exchange is likely to put you in a position to afford treatment, even if you’d never considered going overseas for top dental treatments as an option before. Why continue to suffer in silence? Speak to us about our popular overseas dental packages.

Top world-renowned experience and procedures

We pride ourselves on being a leading destination of choice for overseas dental packages. To this end, we use only the safest, best practice world-leading technology and procedures at our practice. Our leading dental surgeons have successfully performed hundreds of implants, veneer and teeth-whitening procedures.

Principal dentist Dr Roy Richard Huson earned his advanced dental stripes in a practice in Cambridge in the UK in 1996, after having graduated with a Bachelor’s in Dental Science from the University of Stellenbosch, a top-rated South African University. His academic endeavours didn’t end there though – subsequently he has gone on to attain post-graduate qualifications in specialised cosmetic dentistry in London. This is part of the reason we can say with confidence that our Silver Oaks practice represents one of the top overseas dental packages money can buy in terms of expertise, convenience and experience.

By 2008, thanks to the high regard for this work in Cambridge, Dr  Roy Richard Huson was invited to join one of the top cosmetic dental practices in the Harley Street area of London. It is this same practice which was home to popular BBC programme 10 Years Younger. Dr Roy Richard Huson returned to South Africa in 2010, where he now leads local innovation at his Silver Oaks practice.

We’re proud that our Silver Oaks practice is one of the few locally to offer advanced technological techniques such as digital dental imagery. Book your overseas dental packages knowing that we can show you the results of an elective treatment without so much as having to touch your mouth and gums, for added peace of mind. We are able to digitally scan in and project to you how your mouth, smile and jawline would look post-procedure.

Other advanced digital technologies used in our practice include CAD-CAM, a CEREC 3D laser scanner and an MXCL milling unit to create same-day smiles and crowns. Doctor Richard Huson  are members of various local and international dental councils, bodies, advisory boards and organisations.

Veneers Overseas

These are artificial ‘teeth’ which we make to resemble each patient’s natural teeth. If you’re looking for overseas dental packages for veneers, please consult us. Veneers are a realistic looking and marvelous solution for chipped, cracked, crooked or damage teeth, or if you’re looking to close a gap between your teeth. We’ve done hundreds of these procedures. A dental adhesive is used to apply the new layer of tooth to the front and back of your original teeth.

Inlays and Onlays Overseas

Inlays and Onlays are another dental procedure to consider when exploring overseas dental packages. These are a great alternative to fillings. Inlays, or inner ‘fillings’, are used when there is enough of the teeth cusp intact. If not, onlays are applied to the entire external surface of the tooth. Together, inlays and onlays prevent your teeth from any further damage. They are applied using an advanced dental ‘glue’.

Composite bonding Overseas

If you’re looking for overseas dental packages, this is one of the least expensive aesthetic procedures you can have done to your teeth to help with discolouration or damage. The decay and discolouration is removed from your teeth and in its place we fit the bonding, which resembles tooth enamel. We’ll then sculpt it into place and use light technology to whiten this new ‘enamel’.

Dental implants Overseas

We have literally done hundreds of successful tooth implants, so if you’re looking for overseas dental packages that include implants, you needn’t look any further, or be concerned. Much like hair implants, tooth implants replace gaps in your mouth with new ‘real’ teeth. We do this by first putting a structure in place in the jaw which will function as the ‘root’ to anchor your new ‘tooth’. Almost all patients find that not only do implants function better than dentures, they also restore confidence to a much higher degree.

Teeth whitening Overseas

Tooth bleaching is one of the less invasive aesthetic dentistry procedures, but the impact can be huge. Don’t overlook this procedure when booking your overseas dental packages. As always at our clinic we use only the finest in safe and tested first-rate procedures and technology to make sure our valued patients leave all smiles! For your safety and for best results, we recommend coming in for teeth cleaning before embarking on teeth whitening. This ensures greater accuracy during the whitening procedure, and helps to procure a longer lasting effect.Overseas Dental PackagesOverseas Dental PackagesOverseas Dental Packages

Teeth implants cost in South Africa

Teeth implants and veneers - what are they, what do teeth implants cost in South Africa and what are the alternatives?
Accidents happen. Decay happens and unfortunately when it happens in your mouth, you can’t hide it - unless you prefer to look mean in interviews because you never smile or speak with your hand in front of your mouth. Not good options! Dental implants, on the hand are.

One of the questions most patients want answered upfront are: What do teeth implants cost in South Africa? This is a legitimate question. We encourage all our patients to be open and upfront as cost is one of the factors influencing the type of tooth replacement procedure. It is not an easy question to answer though, as the procedure requires special steps, materials, equipment and human resources besides just the dental surgeon. Prices start from R10 000 per tooth and can go up to R22 000 per tooth. We will return to the factors that influence what teeth implants cost in South Africa later.

We will also look at another popular treatment at our offices - pearly white veneers that totally transform your smile. At Silver Oaks Dental Clinic, we are have seen an exponential increase in requests for veneers in South Africa, from both local and foreign patients.

What are dental implants?

They are metal holders, posts or frames that that are surgically inserted beneath the gums, into the jawbone. These implants act as replacement ‘roots’ to hold or anchor the new tooth that will be formed. In the long run, the implants fuse to the jawbone. As a result, they provide a much more stable base for a replacement tooth. Dentures and bridges remain good options but for ease of convenience, teeth implants are tops.
Are there any barriers to receiving a dental implant?
Yes, there can be. These barriers are not insurmountable though - they simply mean that there will be more steps to the procedure.

The most important requirement is that a potential tooth implant recipient has a disease-free gum line and a healthy jawbone. If not, a bone graft could be required first. This is certainly one of the factors affecting what teeth implants cost in South Africa.

There could be another issue in the form of bone height. This needs to be assessed when a tooth implant in the upper jaw is required.

If the upper jaw is too close to the sinuses, a sinus lift may be required. This is another factor impacting costs.
Other factors affecting what teeth implants cost in South Africa
What else besides a bone graft or sinus lift will typically affect your teeth implant cost in South Africa - or anywhere, really? Here are the main ones:
1. The number of implants. Implants are usually charged per tooth.
2. The materials being used. Usually, these are titanium or titanium alloy. As a dentist we have to use biocompatible materials that will be well-received by your jawbone and won’t cause any allergies.
3. X-Rays and other mouth scans. These are performed before we proceed so we can be aware of any potential complications that may arise during surgery. It also helps us assess the bone density and health of your jawbone.
4. Location. If you have your implants done in the most expensive cities in the world, one of the big costs that has to be absorbed is renting office space. Just like with other retailers, these and other costs are factored into the costs of treatment procedures themselves.
5. Your dental surgeon’s experience and qualifications. It is true that you get what you pay for! You wouldn’t want a rookie dental surgeon or dentist not specialised in surgery to operate on your mouth. Yet, unfortunately, that is what some people still opt for as it is ‘cheaper’. In the long run, it is more expensive, as you’ll likely need a surgeon to correct technical issues relating to the implant.
Teeth implant costs at Silver Oaks
We try to keep costs as affordable as possible, without sacrificing expertise, the comfort of patients, or quality of the results. Costs are about R9000 a tooth, but again, that is a very generic figure as it depends on the manufacturer you choose. All our manufacturers are internationally recognized and meet European Standards.

Below are some of the examples of dental implant smile makeovers done at Silver Oaks Dental Clinic under Dr Roy Richard Huson.

Contact us on 031 202 6584 to find out more and about which medical financing options we are affiliated with.

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Getting veneers in South Africa

Your smile definitely is worth a thousand words - let’s just hope they’re words of admiration and not anything else! When fitting veneers in South Africa, the procedures are exactly the same as overseas. In fact, we pride ourselves on using cutting-edge, approved technology and practices to such an extent that we’ve often innovated with better, newer treatments or procedures long before they’ve become mainstream.

We have built up our leading reputation over many years of study, overseas experience and the best of local experience. As a result, we take maintaining the good regard for our work very seriously. We push ourselves by subscribing to the philosophy that we are only as good as the last procedure - this means excelling all the time, every time. And it means getting the best veneers in South Africa.
What are veneers?
Veneer treatments fall into the realm of cosmetic dentistry. They are thin white layers of porcelain designed to cover the front of your tooth. Veneers can greatly enhance appearance. Prices for dental veneers start from R5500 and can go up to R9500 per tooth.

Below are some of the examples of veneer smile makeovers at Silver Oaks Dental Clinic by Dr Roy Richard Huson.

In what cases are veneers a good option?
We will not be able to offer you veneers if your tooth is damaged too badly. The remaining tooth needs to be sufficiently strong to have a veneer ‘glued’ on.

Veneers in South Africa are for you if:
● Your teeth are stained or discoloured
● Your teeth are ground down (but not too far down)
● Your teeth are chipped or damaged
● Your teeth do not have an even shape around the edges, have craters or bulge
● You have a gap between your teeth - we could then attach veneers that close the gap or align the teeth better.

We use the latest digital technology and have to outsource very little. We’re aware that most of our patients are time-scarce - and if you’re here on dental safari, you want to have enough time to enjoy your safari after all! So typically a veneer procedure takes three visits, but we are able to cut this down, depending on your needs and also the state of your ‘original’ teeth.

Speak to us so we can gladly assess and let you know. Although we are time-aware, we will never sacrifice client safety, or the integrity of a procedure. We look forward to welcoming you and seeing you walk away with your new, perfect smile!

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Dental Tourism

Your top surgeon and safari destination

South Africa has long held the title of best country for dental tourism, thanks to a superb medical practice and pioneering reputation, technological entrepreneurship and some of the finest tourism experiences the world has to offer. At Silver Oaks, we are proud to be a standout surgeon and safari destination thanks to our time-compacting, cutting-edge technology, vast cosmetic dental experience both locally and abroad .

South Africa has left its medical mark on the world

Although the world first took notice when Christiaan Barnard performed the first heart transplant in the world at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town in 1967, this was not the last of the medical marvels to come from the world’s best country for dental tourism:
● In December 2014, urologist Andre van der Merwe and plastic surgeon Frank Graewe, both from South Africa, performed the world’s first successful penis transplant.
● South African-American virologist and physician Max Theiler developed a yellow fever vaccine in 1937, and this bagged him the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1951.
● In 1979, Allan McLeod Cormack and Godfrey Hounsfield were rewarded with the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work on X-ray computed tomography. This was the invention of the CAT scan.

Of course, South Africa as the best country for dental tourism has also been responsible for a slew of top technological innovations, with the following being a handful of highlights:


● In 1996, Vodacom was the first network to introduce prepaid airtime and debit the amounts in real time for customer accounts. This was a gamechanger in the mobile phone industry worldwide.
● The invention of the SASWITCH ATM machine was also a global gamechanger. For the first time, it allowed a banking card user to draw money from a machine not affiliated to his or her bank.
● In 1995, billionaire Mark Shuttleworth founded Thawte Consulting which revolutionised digital certificates and digital security. It was acquired by VeriSign in 1999 for $575 million in one of the biggest tech transactions of the time.
● TESLA founder and PayPal co-founder Elon Musk, who recently launched a TESLA Roadster into space, was born and schooled in South Africa.

As for tourism itself, South Africa is a safari industry leader, and the best country for dental tourism in Africa and beyond. South Africa offers any kind of leisure experience you could want from unmatchable by-the-sea escapades, adventure and extreme adventure travel, cosmopolitan candy for the traveller and more. Throw in a favourable rand-foreign currency exchange rate, and the finest of cosmetic dental treatments and Instagram-worthy holidays are available at highly affordable rates.

South Africa is officially recognised by the SADC as a leader in medical tourism, and the best best country for dental tourism. The best of healthcare facilities and vacations unrivalled anywhere in the world continue to draw health tourists to Silver Oaks from the US, Australia, Germany, Italy, Britain, Netherlands and other parts of Europe.

Why is SA regarded as the best country for dental tourism and medical vacations?


Some of the many reasons include:
● Urban South Africa offers a modern and high-tech living, cosmopolitan, and medical experience for medical travellers.
● Medical tourists can expect to find highly trained doctors and dentists working in modern, accredited hospitals and clinics with cutting-edge equipment.
● Thanks to the weakness of the rand, hundreds of medical procedures are available at a comparatively low cost. Travellers pay roughly a third of the cost for an equivalent procedure in the UK.
● The natural beauty is unparalleled meaning recovery couldn’t be in more scenic conditions.
● There is no language barrier as English is widely spoken, and as a mother tongue in many instances.
● Travellers from Europe, the UK and Africa at large experience very little jetlag, making the journey to here a pleasant one.
A leading reputation as the best dental implants abroad


At Silver Oaks, we’ve cemented our place as the provider of the best dental implants abroad, thanks to the many word-of-mouth referrals from overseas customers and a unique money-back guarantee.


Dental implants - do you need them?


Dental implants are the closest thing to replacing your real teeth. They are not held in place, unlike dentures or bridges. We follow international best practice and place metal ‘holders’ beneath your gums into the jawbone. These holders fuse with your jawbone and become the ‘roots’ for your tooth.


Dental implants - two approaches
As the best dental implants abroad we will only work with world renowned manufacturers so that should you bite into anything hard and damage your implant the parts are then widely available and you dont have to place the dental implant from scratch again.

We do not proceed without assessing your jaw structure and needs, and discussing these with you. In some cases, we may advise on a different treatment such as a bridge, although this is the exception and we will only deviate from a treatment sought for very specific reasons. What we do advise as responsible providers of the best dental implants abroad, is that implants are risky if your jawbone is brittle or damaged.

You need to have enough bone so that the implants last over 25 years. We will assess your teeth with a CT scan and make sure that you have enough bone and advise various options further.

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Dental implants - advantages


● When providing you with the best dental implants abroad, we ensure that the end result looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth.
● You will not have to remove anything or make any adjustments when speaking, chewing or eating.
● This is a one-off procedure, so you may as well come on safari while you have the best dental implants abroad done. There are no post-operative adjustments or replacement needs every few short years.
● The implants will fit the shape of your face and you don’t have to worry about the likes of ‘dental pull’ on your cheeks.

We hope you will join the many who have had the best dental implants abroad fitted with us!

Best country for dental tourism

The concept of dental tourism is fairly new, but gaining great steam. With benefits that go beyond just affordability, it really is something to consider. The premise of dental tourism is travelling to a country where you are able to undergo dentistry at a far more affordable rate than you would be able to do so in your home country.

 

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Affordable dental treatment

Many of your conservative dental treatments are covered as per most health plans. Some of your more detailed treatments may require additional payment from you. Then there are some dental treatments which are not covered by dental plans at all. These are your cosmetic treatments. They are the main reason for people seeking out the best country for dental tourism. Since they do not offer any functional value to the mouth except to make for a better looking smile, they are not covered as per dental plans, requiring for out of pocket payments. Treatments such as veneers can really add up, since they are charged per tooth. A brighter and straighter smile does equate to youth. The social value of popping out a friendly, full on smile is countless. If the full or added expense is not closely within reach, or means that you would go into debt, then dental tourism may be your cloud with a silver lining. If you live in the UK, USA or Australia for instance, you can save majorly on your dental cost when you seek out alternative countries. You do get more for your money, due to the economic exchange rates and then that the cost of living is cheaper in countries such as South Africa. In certain cases, it is up to 90 percent cheaper to have your dental treatments done here than in your own country. This cost saving route does factor in the travel costs as well when looking at the best country for dental tourism. It is a double bargain, because now you can get in a holiday as well. South Africa is a top tourism destination even when you do not factor in the dental element. Activities are endless from wildlife to cultural or even cosmopolitan. Many people, all over the world have already experienced the value of South Africa being the best country for dental tourism. 

The best country for dental tourism

Many countries around the globe fit the bill for the requirements of dental tourism, mainly cheapness and a booming tourism sector. The challenge would be finding the best country for dental tourism. The best country for dental tourism will not only depend on cost. You must also take the quality of work into account. The results of cosmetic dentistry will be the look you wear for years to come. The dentist needs to be able to have more than just a dentistry knowledge but to be able to offer an individualized treatment plan for each patient. The final look of a smile should not be generic but one which naturally fits into the person’s facial structure. For this reason, the best country for dental tourism is one that has a good worldwide reputation for quality dental work. The calibre of medical professionals in a country such as South Africa, makes this destination one of the premier spots for medical surgeries. Now dentistry is taking shape among foreign visitors who are deeming it the best country for dental tourism. For a fraction of the price at other countries, you have access to the same state of the art facilities as well as dentist standards. On top of South Africa being a steady competitor as the best country for dental tourism, you are able to enjoy a nice little holiday in one of the most vibrant and diverse places on the planet. <

Treatment time and recovery

Majority of dental treatments can be carried out within a single dental session. Added visits may be needed. The first would be for a consultation where information can be relayed between the dentist and patient or the teeth can be immediately prepped for the dental procedure. Cosmetic imaging is available at Silver Oaks Dental Clinic, one of the few dental clinics in South Africa to offer this treatment that is usually only offered at high end practices in the US and UK. The best country for dental tourism is one where the dentists offer a wide range of services such as this. With dental imagery, patients are able to know what the outcome of their cosmetic dentistry is going to look like even before a step is taken into the treatment. It also allows for patients to be able to add their opinion allowing the dentist to then tweak results. The second reason why added visits may be needed would be for check-ups. This is just for the dentist to be able to check that the treatment has gone well and that the intended results have been achieved. For the dental procedure, dentists in South Africa offer many anaesthetic options. The most basic and common is a localized injection which causes a numbness so that no pain is felt by the patient. For surgical intervention or for nervous patients, then something such as nitrous oxide is used. Most dentistry treatments do not require for a lengthy recovery process. Healing is done pretty quickly. If you are using South Africa as your choice of best country for dental tourism, then you are in for a treat. The sunny disposition of this warm and friendly country is an invite into relaxation mode. Being in this sort of environment only speeds up any healing process. It is not just that. Not having to worry about everyday life is also a contributing factor to be able to heal quickly while on holiday. These factors also make it possible for business travellers to South Africa to be able to take advantage of their time in the country to get in a quick fix to their smile. Note, that for most cosmetic procedures, the only downtime is for the numbness to wear down, which happens just a few hours later. It is a small price to pay, to be able to walk away a short while later, with a fantastic looking smile.

Dr Roy Richard Huson is a cosmetic dental surgeon that has over 20 years of experience and has worked in the Harley Street Region of London under celebrity dentist Dr Joe Oliver. He has placed in excess 600 dental implants – all with excellent results.  We offer the highest quality in dentistry at Silver Oaks Dental Clinic and all our products and services meet high end practice standards in Europe.

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