Porcelain Crowns in South Africa

Dental Crowns South Africa 

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Digital Smile Design - using specialised software programs and together with our highly skilled dentist Dr Richard Huson, we are able to manipulate a photograph of your teeth into different possibilities of what certain cosmetic treatments may be able to achieve for you even before the treatment begins. This gives you a simulation of what your porcelain dental crowns may look like after treatment. Cosmetic Imaging is useful if you would want to know  "what it may look like" - or for those who struggle to picture the end result.In this picture we have shown the end result of Diane's dental crowns and what it could potentially look like. 

 

 

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Our Case-Of-The-Month for June is Diane. When Diane came in to see Dr Richard Huson she felt terribly embarrassed to smile and to talk. She did not like the gaps and discolouration in her front teeth on her top jaw. 
Due to her very busy work schedule and travel she could not afford to come back and forth for her treatment.She was also not sure of what the end result will look like - so in order to communicate better and make sure Diane was happy with the end result, we turned to our latest technology which was computerized Cosmetic Digital Imaging (DSD - Digital Smile Design). Diane was able to see the before and after pictures of her smile before any work was started. This enabled her too see what the end result would look like before committing to the treatment.
Our solution was then a same day smile makeover which consisted of dental crowns - A big advantage of Diane having her work done at Silver Oaks Dental Clinic was that it was done in a day with digitally scanned dental crowns. With our in house lab it was easy to make the necessary adjustments so that Diane left here extremely happy with the end result. 

Her two front teeth were crowned, re-positioned and lengthened.  We also enhanced the colour of her teeth. Her dental crown procedure took about 2 hours. 
We encourage our patients to chat to Costa and Dr Huson about their personal requirements with regards to the aesthetics of their treatment before their procedures are carried out. 

dental crowns in South AfricaWe have an excellent dental laboratory on-site with specialist technicians who work closely with us to make sure that your smile is perfect. Our "Laboratory-Artist" Costa and Juri (in the center) will create a treatment that will fit in with the shape of your face. Your dental crowns will be accurately done and aesthetically pleasing. He will always try to make your teeth look as natural as possible. Porcelain dental crowns in South Africa are much cheaper than porcelain dental crowns done in many first world countries. It is usually half the price if you compare an equal high end dental practice in the USA and UK. Dr Richard Huson has spent several years in the UK working under world renowned dentist Dr Joe Oliver. His high skill set combined with products that meet European standards make him the go to dentist. All our products are of the highest quality and we use the best manufacturers in the world that are world renowned and internationally recognised. 

 

 

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COVID - 19 has no fighting chance at Silver Oaks Dental Clinic

Hope you are all well and healthy as we enter mid-winter. Temperatures are plummeting into the minus and it doesn’t feel like the year has even started with everything that is going on in the world right now.I am sure just like us, you are all getting used to the new norm and way of living.

One of the many things most of us have been putting off till after the lockdown is dental appointments. We understand your fears of having to remove your mask and open your mouth outside of your home.

The question is, what if it’s an emergency or a broken tooth, pain, discomfort or an upcoming dental implant appointment?

The good news is that we are now fully operational.  Our team’s constant sterilization efforts assures that you are completely safe in our environment.

We might take a little longer than usual to get through a normal day with all the Covid 19 protocols in place. Our aim is to keep you as safe as possible while you are here.

The virus mainly travels through your mouth and nose so mouth rinsing with an effective solution is very important. When you come in to see the doctors, we require you to rinse your mouth with a special mouth rinse that contains iodine. Please inform us if you are allergic to iodine and we will give you an alternative.

We all know this virus weakens our immune systems and with a weakened immunity we are more susceptible to gum diseases and gingivitis. Now may be a good time to visit the hygienist for a cleaning.While staying indoors was fun for some, it also proved to be very difficult for many. If you had been affected negatively by this COVID – 19 pandemic our thoughts are with every single one of you during this trying time.We will take care of all your dental needs safely so there is one less thing for you to worry about.

Click on the link to view our new fogging system: https://youtu.be/Xzq5kLPhDko

COVID - 19 has no fighting chance at Silver Oaks Dental Clinic! 

We are using a special fogging system as part of our promise to keep you safe in this environment. This ensures that every nook and cranny is Covid-free! 

We have added a little humor to this months newsletter just to demonstrate how awesome the fogging system is. We had enormous fun doing this and stretched our dancing skills to the limit!

We use a special solution in the machine to sterilize the air and this reaches every part of our rooms and equipment. This is done daily so that we can start the next day disease free!

This is just one of the many protocols we use to ensure we are doing what we can to #stopthespread.

Click here to learn more about Coronavirus tips: https://www.silveroaksdentalclinic.co.za/index.php/blog/145-life-saving-oral-hygiene-tips-during-covid-19

 

How To Fix The Gaps Between Your Teeth

How to fix the gap in your teeth

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If the gaps between your teeth are making you feel self-conscious then you might want to try and find ways to fix them. Some procedures are cost effective and less time consuming. We discuss them in this article. 
 
Before we get into the details it is important to understand what causes the gaps between your teeth. 
 
Gapped teeth which are also called Diastemas are one of the most common dental issues and can result from several issues. 
 
Disproportionality sized teeth - gaps occur when your teeth are smaller than the size of your jawbone.
Oversized tissue between your front teeth called the Labial Frenum prevents your gap from closing. The tissue gets in between your front teeth and prevents your teeth from fusing together.
Thumb sucking – the sucking motion can force your teeth forward creating a gap. 
Gum disease – Gapped teeth can also be caused by gum disease. The infection can cause gums and soft tissues supporting your teeth to become damaged.
 
How to fix the gap between your teeth?
 
You will need a thorough analysis by your dentist. He/she will need to take an x-ray and analyse your teeth. Your dentist will then come up with the best solution according to your individual needs.
 
The three options that are available in order to fix the gap between your teeth are, orthodontic braces, dental veneers and dental implants. 
 
Orthodontic braces might be an option depending on the size of the gap. Many people do not like the look of metal braces and the fact that you must wear them for 2-3 years.
 
There are two other options that you can discuss with your dentist that is a great alternative to metal braces. 
 
Dental veneers are usually the best option. It is a quick procedure usually 2-3 appointments. 
Dental veneers are thin, tooth coloured shells that are attached to the front surface of the teeth to improve the appearance. Porcelain veneers are usually the best quality as they look and feel just like your natural teeth.
 
If you have exceptionally large gaps, then dental implants could be another option. Chat to your dentist and he will be able to offer the best advice.
 
A recent patient at Silver Oaks Dental wanted to fix the gaps between her teeth. Her main complaint was that she had gaps, chips and some worn down teeth. They were also stained and discolored.
 
Her front teeth had a gap in between and made her very shy to smile. She came to us with the hope that Dr Huson could help her regain that confidence she had almost lost growing up.
 
Veneers came to be the best option to fix Keshia’s smile. Not only did veneers close her gaps but it also straightened and whitened her teeth in  few easy steps! Porcelain veneers are resistant to staining and mainly used by Dr Huson because of its high durability.
 
After a hygienist’s cleaning, we made bleaching trays for her upper and lower jaw to whiten it to her desired shade. She wore this for 14 days at home and came in for an hour laser to enhance and brighten her teeth before we started with the designing.
 
We thoroughly examined her mouth and face and to determine the right fit size and shape of her veneers. We used Digital Smile Designing (DSD) technology and photographs to design the perfect smile for her.  Computer imaging and photographic technology will allow you to visualise your smile before it is even finished! 
 
We made four upper veneers which closed the gaps instantly. She came in to try on her veneers first so that her friends and family could approve and for her to feel and experience the look before we do the finals.
 
Once she was happy with it, she came in to cement the finals. Her smile is straight without any gaps, brighter and all the chips and cracks restored.
 
It did not take Kershia long to get used to her new smile because she instantly loved it! She is incredibly happy with the outcome of her veneers. She feels more confident with her fuller teeth and her friends and family love her new look.
 
We are very thankful we had the opportunity to make a difference in Kershia’s life.
 

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Is It Time To Straighten Your Teeth?

Teeth Straightening Options 

There are lots of reasons to straighten your teeth and many ways to do it. The dentist is the best person to offer you advice on the available options and tailor a customised procedure for you after he has taken x-rays and analysed your teeth.

You may want to straighten your teeth to have a more attractive, confident smile due to a big event such as your wedding day, graduation day, start of your career or to celebrate a health obstacle such as weight loss. The number one reason people straighten their teeth is for appearance.

Smiling is contagious. If you picture a room full of smiling people you will be smiling too. Smiling also decreases depression. Whatever it is straightening your teeth has several huge benefits in the long term.

Functional straightening of your teeth.

Your teeth can be straightened to improve the functionality of your teeth.

  1. Sometimes teeth straightening is done before major cosmetic dental work.
  2. Straighter teeth are cleaner teeth. Straightening your teeth can help prevent decay. Crooked teeth can make it harder for you to clean thereby having a troubling build-up of plaque and decay causing you to have chronic bad breath or gum disease.
  3. Crooked teeth affect jaw alignment - Sleep Apnea and allergies is another reason to straighten your teeth. Improving the shape of your mouth and jaw and help improve these conditions.

The following are teeth straightening options:

The first two which is the clear aligner and dental veneers allow you to straighten your teeth without braces.

Clear aligner - This option can straighten your teeth within 11-16 weeks. Your dentist will need to analyse your teeth and depending on your individual case recommend the number of weeks that you need to keep it on for.

. Click here to learn more: https://www.silveroaksdentalclinic.co.za/index.php/dental-treatments/clear-aligner-adult-orthodontics

 

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Dental veneers are another quick and easy alternative that can take 2-3 appointments to complete. Click here to learn more about dental veneers: https://www.silveroaksdentalclinic.co.za/index.php/dental-treatments/veneers

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Traditional braces are another option and a dentist will need to analyse your teeth to check your bite and will then advise you about this option. https://www.silveroaksdentalclinic.co.za/index.php/contact-us

Call us on 031 202 6584 to book your appointment today!

Life Saving Oral Hygiene Tips during COVID-19

Coronavirus Tips 

 

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Given the current situation that many of us across the world find ourselves in, keeping great personal hygiene has arguably never been more important.

Advice around how to do this is something that we all should take note of. Especially regular handwashing with soap for at least 20 seconds or using hand sanitiser gel when this is not possible.

One of the most important things to remember is that doing these things and being as hygienic as possible doesn’t just help protect you, but it also protects those around you.

To help you achieve this, the Oral Health Foundation has provided the following advice to help you avoid catching or spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Never share a toothbrush


No matter whether you are related or how close you are to the people you live with, you should never share your toothbrush with anybody else.

This is one way that viruses and blood-borne diseases can be caught from other people.

For the same reason, you should make sure that toothbrush heads are also kept apart from each other wherever you and the rest of your household store your toothbrushes.

Close the toilet lid before you flush


Where you keep your toothbrush is very important. If you store your brush anywhere near your toilet, every time someone flushes, some of the spray will fly out of the toilet and land on your toothbrush.

There has already been research conducted that suggests that the virus can be spread via faecal matter (poo).
So, make sure your brush is a safe distance away from your toilet, or better yet, make sure you close the lid before you flush.

Change your toothbrush regularly


It’s important to change your toothbrush, or brush head, at least every three months. Perhaps even earlier if the bristles become frayed.

This helps to ensure you are brushing your teeth effectively. A worn brush can’t do the job it needs to.

Changing your brush regularly also helps prevent the spread of bacteria. If you have had the coronavirus (or suspect that you may have), get a new toothbrush or brush head.

Visiting the dentist


Maintaining regular visits to your dental team will always be important. During this period of uncertainty, it is best to always check before any appointments that you have by phoning ahead.
Be prepared for your appointment to either be delayed or cancelled. This is for the safety of both staff and patients. Emergency treatment may still be available but other, more routine procedures, may be postponed for the foreseeable future.

Clean your bathroom regularly


Our bathrooms are the place where many of us store our toothbrushes, towels, flannels and other intimate items.

It’s also the place we go in order to get clean. So, for obvious reasons, it’s important that the surfaces in your bathroom generally are cleaned regularly using a bleach-based cleaning product.

Don’t forget to do the basics


Our oral health should always be a priority. In addition to visiting your local dental team when possible, don’t forget the simple day-to-day habits that will help you keep a healthy mouth.

Brush daily with a fluoride toothpaste last thing at night and at least one other time during the day.

Drink plenty of water and cut down on how much and how often you have sugary foods and drinks.

Clean between your teeth every day with interdental brushes or floss and consider using mouthwash.

 

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