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Now you see it now you don’t – natural tooth-like fillings
Most people will be familiar with the old silver amalgam restorations. Due to its poor biomechanical properties and its unacceptable aesthetic quality, dental amalgam has become somewhat obsolete in its use. Although it is still used, it is far from ideal. Many patients require a more modern restoration, a “white filling”, which lasts a long time but also looks beautiful and is unrecognisable from natural tooth tissue.
Patients looking for a more ‘natural’ looking solution to a simple silver amalgam filling, may wish to consider the Inspiro Dental Design Restoration instead. Trained in Switzerland by Prof. Didier Dietschi, Dr Missankov can now bring this most contemporary Dental Art to his patients. With this method, amalgam is replaced with a composite material or “white filling”.
The procedure benefits from minimal tooth preparation, i.e. less of the tooth is removed to enable the composite to be applied. In addition, this composite allows better colour control and the restoration can closely match existing teeth, both in translucency and shade. The technique used in the Inspiro Dental Restoration results in not only beautiful and aesthetically pleasing restored teeth, but also guarantees durability while allowing the patient to maintain the full function of the tooth. Additional information is available at reception.
Teeth can become stained by food, smoking as well as certain types of medication. Tooth Whitening is a procedure used to lighten the colour of your teeth by using a specific dental bleaching gel.It is best to book an appointment with the dentist to determine whether your teeth a suitable for whitening and to ensure that the teeth are in good condition before the procedure.
Dentabrite Clinic offers a free consultation for tooth whitening. If your teeth are suitable for whitening, a custom-made plastic mouth tray will be made for you. Whitening gel can be placed inside the tray. The tray/s should be worn at night or a few hours during the day. Results vary from patient to patient but results can normally be seen over 2 weeks.
A cosmetic crown is an artificial covering that is hard to distinguish from a real tooth. At can be used to restore and strengthen a natural tooth that may be weakened by heavy restorations, such as large fillings. Porcelain crowns come in an array of tooth colours and shades to closely match existing teeth and create a natural look.’
Porcelain veneers are created from thin pieces of porcelain applied to teeth to recreate a natural look. They are good choices in situations where original teeth may be fractured, where there are gaps in teeth and where there are minor bite problems. Veneers can also be recommended to fix minor overlaps and twists.
Veneers are individually sculpted for each patient making it difficult to distinguish it from a natural tooth. As opposed to a crown, the natural tooth remains largely intact as only a small amount of tooth is removed to fit the veneer.There are, however, some downsides to veneers. Care of veneers is similar to looking after your own teeth, i.e. routine brushing and flossing.