The digital world has advanced at a wonderful pace in dentistry too. In our unit, we can fix a badly broken down or carious tooth using 3D CADCAM technology. Once the tooth is prepared, the dentist will take a digital image of the tooth and use the software to design the restoration (inlay, onlay, crown or bridge). This is linked to our own in-house 3D milling machine and the restoration is cut within a few minutes. Once the finishing touches are complete, the restoration can be fitted, very frequently on the same day, removing the need for temporary restorations or a second visit.
When a tooth is decayed, the diseased dental tissue is removed and a filling is placed to restore the normal tooth anatomy. The treatment is done under local anaesthesia. Tooth-coloured composite resin is used to repair teeth, filling holes or changing the shape and colour of teeth. It is often used to close unwanted gaps between teeth or to bring a tooth into arch alignment. A white filling takes between 30 to 60 minutes to complete and can make your tooth look totally natural again.
Veneers are thin facings of porcelain, fabricated after the tooth or teeth are minimally prepared by the dentist. They are then fixed onto the tooth with a special ‘dental adhesive’. Veneers are mainly used to improve aesthetics of the anterior teeth that have been heavily restored, traumatised, worn down or are not in perfect alignment.
This is a conservative way to fix teeth with large broken down fillings or defects. The ceramic restoration which can be created in-house on our 3D CADCAM scanner and milling machine, allowing the dentist to complete the work in one visit rather than the traditional two appointments a week apart.
Crowns are full-coverage restorations that are used to cover a tooth that is likely to break or is too damaged to be corrected with a traditional filling. The function of a crown is to restore the tooth anatomy, strength and aesthetics. Bridges are used to replace missing teeth mainly when the adjacent teeth are already restored. The teeth are prepared to receive tooth coloured, strong fixed porcelain bridges. These restorations can be constructed in house using our CADCAM scanner and milling machine or in the dental laboratory.