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Your smile Plays a major role in how you perceive yourself; as well as in the impressions you make on the people around you. Surveys have shown that more than any other physical feature – eyes, hair or body – the smile is what both men and women find most attractive in other people. A charming smile can open doors and knock down barriers that stand between you and a fuller richer life. If on the other hand, you are dissatisfied with your smile, it may be holding you back from fully embracing life and its opportunities.

Crowns:

Tooth decay may severely weaken a tooth, with a high risk that the tooth may fall apart. Root canal treatment, where the pulp of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels is removed, can also weaken a tooth, especially if it has large fillings. Teeth may wear down over time. A crown is often the best way to save a tooth and strengthen it.

Crowns represent a long-lasting and by far the best treatment alternative involving reducing the heavily filled or damaged tooth and covering the remainder with a custom-made restoration. This restoration in majority of instances is made of porcelain; hence a crown can produce near-perfect aesthetic result.
Crown Before After

Porcelain Veneers:

These are thin, tooth-coloured porcelain shells carefully custom designed and made to bond and cover the front of unsightly teeth. Porcelain veneer can improve not only the colour but also the size and shape of teeth for a total smile make over.

Examples: Chipped, discoloured, slightly malaligned or misshaped teeth or gaps between front teeth.

Teeth Whitening or Bleaching:

If your teeth are stained or discoloured, chances are you’ve gone to some lengths to achieve a whiter and brighter smile. You could have changed a few toothpastes, tried some over-the-counter home bleaching kits, or in an attempt to draw attention away from your teeth accentuated your make-up, hairstyle or clothing. Professional teeth whitening or bleaching in a well calculated manner to suite your teeth and needs is the answer.

WISDOM TEETH:


Wisdom teeth (also called “third molars”) usually do not push through the gums until people are in their late teens, twenties or even older. Wisdom teeth are usually the last teeth to come through the gums.

Most people have four wisdom teeth. Some people have no wisdom teeth. In some people, there is not enough space at the rear of the jaws for wisdom teeth to come easily through the gums. If the jaw does not have enough space for the wisdom tooth to come through, the tooth will become wedged in or “impacted”.

Some impacted wisdom teeth remain in place and cause no trouble. However, other impacted wisdom teeth may cause severe problems.

Often one or more wisdom teeth will cause problems and must be removed. Removal of a wisdom tooth is a very common procedure. Removal of troublesome wisdom teeth should usually be done as soon as possible before the problems get worse.

The dentist may recommend early removal of one or more wisdom teeth due to the following reasons:

There is not enough room for the tooth to push through.

You need orthodontic work, and the remaining teeth must not be crowded by wisdom teeth.

The tooth has started to cause trouble. It should be removed soon so that pain, infection or other problems do not get worse.

It is best to have troublesome wisdom teeth removed while the patient is young. In young people, a tooth’s roots have not formed totally, and the bone surrounding the tooth is softer. This allows for easier removal of the tooth and less risk of damage to nerves, bone or other teeth.

The aim of root canal treatment (also called “endodontic” treatment) is to save a tooth that has been badly damaged due to decay, disease or injury. Many millions of teeth each year are saved from extraction by having root canal treatment.

Most people prefer to save their tooth because it generally will function better than an artificial tooth. Your own tooth is usually stronger and more efficient for biting and chewing. Cleaning and maintenance of a natural tooth are much easier. However good an artificial tooth can be, it will never be more that just a substitute for a real tooth.

Problems with biting, chewing and oral health are associated with losing a tooth. For example, nearby teeth can move out of their normal position and tilt into the space left by a missing tooth. This can make chewing and biting difficult, and can lead to further decay and gum disease around the tilted teeth.

Root canal treatment is successful in most cases. If you take good care of the treated tooth, it may last for many years and possibly for the rest of your life.

Your tooth will not be treated unless the treatment is likely to succeed. Root canal treatment may not be appropriate in some cases, and extraction may be the best option.

A dentist with special training in root canal treatment is called an endodontist. All general practitioner dentists are trained to perform root canal treatment.

Dental Implant

A dental implant is a metal or ceramic device that replaces the root of the natural tooth that has been lost due to multitude of reasons. After implants are placed in the gum, artificial teeth are attached to them, enabling normal function and natural tooth appearance.

Bonding & Composite resin Restorations

Bonding is useful for improving small imperfection but is less successful than veneers in the treatment of some problems, it can be a more cost effective solution for some problems, however the down side is that it is not as strong as veneers and the result is not as long lasting as veneers.