Dental implants are permanently inserted into the jaw. They look, feel
and function like natural teeth and truly are the next best thing to having
your own teeth. We can use them to replace a single missing tooth,
multiple missing teeth or even to secure a denture. In older patients,
implants are often used to replace an entire mouthful of teeth lost to
The process takes a series of appointments. First, a thorough assessment of your mouth is carried out including x-rays and we then determine the position of the implant. The soft tissues are then prepared under local anaesthesia. A small hole is drilled into the jaw bone in which the dental implant is placed. After the bone has grown around the implant, which takes about two to six months; a crown, bridge or over- denture is placed onto the implant.
At ideal Dental Clinic the placement of an implant is simple, fast and reliable. Sometime the procedure require additional work such as: bone graft, internal sinus lift, external sinus lift, bone graft with membrane. Dental implants are very simple and secure procedure provided that all the requirements have been met such as healthy bone and gum, good oral hygiene maintenance, controlled medical conditions if any and a good treatment planning pertaining to each selective cases.
All dental implants are made of titanium alloy which is the best suitable material for the process of osseointegration which provides the attachment of bone cells directly in to the titanium surface of the implant. To have a good osseointegration, usually the implant should rest free of any load for a period of 4 to 6 weeks or sometimes even longer. Nowadays, with the new implants surfaces and shapes we can place an implant with the temporary restoration and the final restoration in about 3 weeks. In certain selective cases it would be possible to place the final restoration within 3 days provided that the conditions are good and met all the requirements needed for the placement of the restoration. Sometimes when a conservative treatment planning fails; extraction of a tooth is inevitable. The extraction of a tooth should be gentle and precise to avoid any root or bone fractures. The less traumatic the extraction is the more bone level we can preserve for a good implant placement. With the new techniques and implant surfaces immediate implantation after extraction is becoming more common and safe. At ideal dental clinic most of our case planning includes the possible placement of implants at later stages and thus all the extractions are carried out with maximum precautions possible.
If you have been thinking about replacing your missing tooth and considering about implants then please wait no longer and call us for an appointment
Endodontic therapy – often just called “a root canal” – is performed on a
tooth that is so severely decayed or infected that it is in danger of being
lost. It is also performed on a tooth that will not stop hurting after a
restoration has been done. We perform root canal therapy as an in-office
procedure under local anesthesia. After gently removing the infected or
inflamed pulp, we carefully shape and disinfect the inside of the canal. The
canal is then filled and sealed with a biocompatible material called gutta-
percha. We use state of the art techniques and equipment to complete our
In most cases, we can do this procedure in two visits. Once it has been completed, the remaining tooth structure may be more brittle than before, therefore you should not chew or bite on the treated tooth until we can provide you with a permanent restoration (crown or onlay).
Saving a tooth with a root canal can save you time and money compared to the alternatives. If you lose your tooth, the gap left behind will need to be addressed with either a dental implant, a bridge or partial dentures
A crown is a custom made porcelain cover placed over a tooth that is badly damaged
or decayed. Crowns may be placed for several reasons, but generally the tooth has
been extensively damaged by decay or breakage and filling material can’t replace the
missing tooth structure and make the tooth strong enough. A crown may hold together
parts of a cracked tooth and can be used to hold a bridge in place. Crowns also are
used for cosmetic purposes to cover misshapen or badly discolored teeth.
If you need a crown, you may also need a root canal on the tooth, due to extensive decay or the risk of infection or injury to the tooth’s pulp. Not everyone who needs a crown will also need a root canal. Besides the crown, we may need to build up a foundation to support the crown. A foundation is needed if large areas of the natural tooth structure are decayed, damaged or missing. If you are receiving the crown after root canal treatment, we may decide to insert a post-and-core foundation.
To place a crown, we must file down the tooth to make room for it. After filing down the tooth, an impression of the tooth will be taken. The impression material sets in four or five minutes and is removed. We will also take an impression of the teeth above or below the tooth that will receive the crown, to make sure the crown will not affect your bite.
The impressions are sent to the lab, where the crown is made by a highly skilled technician. None of our crowns are sent out of the country. During that time, you will have a temporary crown. These crowns are usually made of Acrylic and are made in the office on the day of your visit. They are not meant to last.
At a second visit, we will remove the temporary crown and test the permanent one. Sometimes crowns need additional polishing or glaze or some other adjustment before they are placed. Once the crown is ready, it’s cemented to your tooth. A crowned tooth is not protected from decay or gum disease. You should continue practicing good oral hygiene.
A bridge is the equivalent of 3 crowns (or more) attached together. It is used to replace one or more missing teeth. The typical bridge consists of a pontic (a filler tooth) that is attached to two surrounding crowns (abutments). Once complete, this appliance is permanently cemented in the mouth and cannot be removed. Without the use of a bridge, spaces in the mouth from missing teeth can cause multiple teeth to shift, lead to biting and/or jaw problems and may spur periodontal disease. Dental bridges safeguard the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.
In dentistry, a veneer is a thin layer of material placed over a tooth,
either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect the tooths
There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer, composite and dental procelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory, and later bonded to the tooth. In contrast, a procelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated in the laboratory.
First impression is the best impression, and more often the first thing that people notice about you,
is your smile. A white, bright, radiant smile will enhance your personality and boost your self
There are two types of whitening: Professional Office Whitening and Home Whitening. Professional Whitening in the clinic is the most common form of tooth whitening. It is a highly effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. Everyone is different; and just as our hair & skin colour vary, so does our teeth colour. Very few people have brilliant – white teeth, and our teeth can also become more discoloured as we get older. Your teeth can also be stained on the surface through smoking and food and drinks such as tea, coffee, dark soft drink and red wine.
You can choose from our two famous whitening systems: We have Zoom and Laser Teeth Whitening. Call our reception to find out more about how you can get your White Smile.
An Extraction is a type of oral surgery that is performed to remove decayed or severely damaged tooth that cannot be saved. It may also be performed to relieve crowding of teeth. While some extractions can be performed without surgery, more complicated cases (for example, in the case of an impacted tooth) may require surgical extraction. Cyst Removal is the surgical removal of a cyst from the mouth. Oral Cancer Detection involves the removal and testing of a growth in the mouth for the possible presence of cancer cells.
A Filling is material that fills the opening that’s left after a decayed portion
of a tooth has been removed. Fillings fall into three categories: amalgam,
composite and GIC.
1) Amalgam Fillings use an alloy (mixture) of mercury and other metals (such as silver, copper or tin) that is carved and contoured after placement in the tooth.
2) Composite Fillings use a composite made of minute glass or ceramic particles that are mixed into a gel-like substance. The color of the substance is similar to that of a tooth. After it is applied to the tooth, the composite is hardened using a light that causes it to solidify almost instantly.
3) GIC Fillings use a gel-like composite (mixture) made of minute glass particles. After it is applied to the tooth, it sets within five to 10 minutes. The composite bonds to the tooth and releases fluoride into the tooth for a period of time.
Nothing is more important as a genuine heartfelt smile. Whether in your
professional life or when socialising, an attractive smile can make you
feel happier and more confident, as well as make the right impression!
Orthodontics is a dental speciality concerned with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of facial and dental irregularities such as crooked, crowded or protruding teeth. Orthodontic treatment is specifically designed and planned with your needs in mind by our Specialist Orthodontist or braces expert. Therefore, if you've ever thought about improving your smile, no matter what age, orthodontics may be for you.
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