Non-metal zirconium ceramic porcelain
Zirconium oxide has been used for many years in many industrial and medical applications.This oxide is a powdered material that has been proved to be safe and has the advantage of being white ,translucent and metal-free ldeal for dental work.
Titanium implants are used regularly for dental
Zirconium implants are non-metal,prefered by many people because of this.They are the perfect choice for single slage implants,reduceing bone loss,bacterial problems as well as lessening the chance of movement.Soft tissue around this kind of implant has been studied and proved to reacr more favourably to zirconium implants than titanium implants.These studies have also proven zirconium to be much stronger and durable.
Zirconium oxide crowns and bridges are so strong they can be used anywhere in the mouth.Zirconium oxide can whitsrand the biting pressure of the front teeth as well as back teeth grinding.
The look of zirconium crowns and bridges are so close to natural teeth it is hard to tell the difference and this quality makes it very useable within dental work and esthetics.Zirconium dental work can be fixed useling traditional cements.
Zirconium oxide ceramic porcelain is recommended for anterior or posterior single crowns and multi-unit bridges because they are strong,durable and fantastic.
What is a veneer?
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail. Sometimes a natural colour ‘composite’ material is used instead of porcelain.
What are the advantages of veneers?
Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy, and because they are very thin and are held in place by a special strong bond (rather like super-glue) very little preparation of the tooth is needed.
When would I need a veneer?
Veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of teeth. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured or stained tooth or to lighten front teeth (usually
the upper ones) generally. A veneer can make a chipped tooth look intact again. The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth with a thicker section replacing the broken part. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when orthodontics (braces) are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.
What about alternatives?
A natural-coloured filling material can be used for minor repairs to front teeth. This is excellent where the tooth supports the filling, but may not work so well for broken tooth corners. There will always be a join between the tooth and the filling material.
Crowns are used for teeth that need to be strengthened – either because they have broken, have been weakened by a very large filling, or have had root canal treatment.
How long will a veneer last?
Veneers should last for many years, but they can chip or break, just as your own teeth can. Your dentist will tell you how long each individual veneer should last. Small chips can be repaired, or a new veneer fitted if necessary.
How are teeth prepared for a veneer?
Some of the shiny outer enamel surface of the tooth may be removed, to make sure that the veneer can be bonded permanently in place later. The amount of enamel removed is tiny and will be the same as the thickness of the veneer to be fitted, so that the tooth stays the same size. A local anaesthetic (injection) may be used to make sure that there is no discomfort, but often this is not necessary. Once the tooth has been prepared, the dentist will take an ‘impression’. This will be given to the dental technician, along with any other information needed to make the veneer. The colour of the surrounding teeth is matched on a shade guide to make sure that the veneer will look entirely natural.
How long will it take?
A veneer takes at least two visits; the first to prepare the tooth and to match the shade, and the second to fit it. Before bonding it in place, your dentist will show you the veneer on your tooth to make sure you are happy with it. Bonding a veneer in place is done with a special adhesive, which holds it firmly on the tooth.
Will I need a temporary veneer between visits?
Because the preparation of the tooth is so slight you will probably not need a temporary veneer. The tooth will look very much the same after preparation, but will feel slightly less smooth. What happens after the veneer is fitted?
Only minor adjustments can be made to the veneer after it is fitted. It is usually best to wait a little while to get used to it before any changes are made. Your dentist will probably want to check and polish it a week or so after it is fitted, and to make sure that you are happy with it.
How much will it cost?
It is important to discuss charges and treatment options with your dentist before starting treatment.
What does tooth whitening do?
Tooth whitening can be highly effective, yet very simple way, of lightening the colour of teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. It cannot make colour change, but lightens the existing colour.
What does the procedure involve?
The dentist applies chemical barrier to the gums, which will protect them during the whitening process. The whitening solution is then applied to the teeth and the chemical is then activated using heat, or heat and light combined.
Once the whitening process is finished the barrier will be easily removed in one piece.
If the tooth has been root treated, the canal, which previously contained the nerve, may be reopened and the whitening product is put in.
How long does the procedure take?
The process would normally take over an hour but your dentist will advise you on your specific requirements.
Will I be happy with the results?
Treatment results may vary depending on the original shade of the teeth. Teeth will tend to darken slightly over time. The effect lasts for around 1 to 3 years, although sometimes it can last longer.
When might whitening not work?
Whitening can only lighten your existing tooth colour. For change to specific chosen shade veneering is another option. Whitening also works on natural teeth. It will not work on any type of 'false' teeth. This includes dentures, crowns and veneers. If dentures are stained or discoloured, it may be worth visiting the dentist and asking him or her to clean them. Stained veneers, crowns and dentures may need replacing. Again, ask your dentist.How do I care for my teeth after whitening?Talk to your dentist about maintaining the colour of your teeth, and the products that are available for keeping the effect. Each individual's lifestyle needs to be assessed but good oral hygiene and regular visits to the hygienist will help to maintain the effect for longer.Some people find that their teeth are sensitive for the first few days after treatment, but this wears off after short while. Your dentist will advise you of the products you can use to counteract this.
WHITE TEETH FILLING WITH COMPOSITE BONDING
Dental bonding is a technique that has been ussed for years.It can make the smile you've always wanted in just one visit.This treatment,if skillfully applied,is done by using the right amount and colour of dental composite.Depending on the type of bonding used,acrylic resins and a variety of filler are mixed into a paste with the composite. This bonding can be used for a variety of cosmetic dental procedures such as;
Filling dental cavities-'white fillings'
Replacing the old amalgam or metal fillings
Repairing broken or chipped teeth
Closing gaps between teeth
Make-over smiles using composite veneers,although porcelain veneers are a better choice.
Composite white fillings
Dental composite bonding is widely chosen for use in fillings as the colour can be matched to the natural tooth and it is not noticeable that you have fillings.Cosmetic dentists choose to change the old metal or amalgam as their has been debate over their mercury content.Sometimes dentists even take the extra precaution of using a rubber dam material when removing old fillings.
Can bonding be usaed for all cavities?
Composite bonding is suitable for big cavities as they are not strong enough over large areas.Bonding is more suited to small fillings that are not subject to great forces.Using the latest technology available,dentists are turning to the use of the CEREC systems ceramic fillings.These have the advantage of being stronger and can be fitted within an hour.Ceramic fillings have to be made by technicians which means a second visit to the dentist.
What is the procedure used with a composite bonding?
First a local anesthetic will be given if needed.Not all procedures need this.The tooth surface is thoroughly cleaned as the composite needs this to bond well.All tartar and debris is removed.The next stage is to establish the natural colour of your teeth and the composite is matched to that.The dentist will keep your tooth dry with cottonwool and will shape and roughen the surface of tooth with a special tooth.
The surface of the tooth is etched with a dental acid that will make the tooth perfect for the bonding agent of the composite.The composite is then bonded to the etched tooth and exposed to a special light which hardens and sets it in place.The bonding agent is applied in layers until the right shape is achieved.Once set the the tooth is polished and buffed to the correct shape and smoothness.
Some people complain that their teeth look too short due to their gums growing too long over the tooth.This what dentist refer to as a 'gummy smile'.This problem can be easily treated.
Excess gum is marked out by the dentist and is trimmed with a laser.This laser tool cauterises or seals the blood vessels while cutting to reduce the amount of blood loss.
After some healing time the results are immediate.If a large amount of gum tissue has to be removed the healing process takes longer.Sometimes the bone on the front of the tooth has to be trimmed to provent the gum growing back.This treatment is mostly permanent and not to expensive.
What is Tooth Jewellery?
A Tooth Jewellery is the latest fashion craze to hit the UK. Tooth jewellery classic designs are an elegant compliment to standard jewellery. When placed on the tooth, the jewellery creates a distinctive expression of one’s individuality.
There are 2 main types of tooth jewellery available: -
Twinkles: - This is a collection of 24-carat gold and white gold jewellery. The jewellery is available in over 50 different designs with some including diamonds, sapphires and rubies.
Dental Gems: - Are a range of glass crystals are available in nine different colours – diamond, rainbow, ruby, sapphire, emerald, emerald green, aquamarine, pink, sapphire light.
Is The Jewellery For Males Or Females?
A Both – there are many different designs which appeal to everyone. Children under the age of 16 should have parental consent.
How Do You Apply them?
A The dentist will use a dental adhesive to apply the Jewellery to your tooth.
Does The Application Procedure Hurt?
NO! – The procedure is similar to placing an orthodontic bracket on a tooth.
There is no drilling involved and the procedure is completely painless
How Long Does The Application Procedure Take?
A The fitting procedure should take no more than 10 to 15 minutes
How Long Will The Jewellery Stay On My Tooth?
A The tooth Jewellery can last on your tooth indefinitely or for as long as you want it.
Will The Tooth Jewellery Harm My Tooth?
A When properly placed by a dentist, the tooth Jewellery will not damage or harm your tooth in any way. Tooth jewellery should only be applied to natural teeth.
How Do I Remove The Tooth Jewellery When I No Longer Want it?
A If you would like to remove your tooth Jewellery the it can be taken off by a dentist at any time
How Much Does It Cost?
A Prices vary from design to design, ask your dentist for more information