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My front filling looks false

My front filling looks false

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry / Composite Bonding

            Composite Bonding or resin fillings are great to repair chipps on front teeth or even to change to whole shade or shape of your existing teeth.The secret to an undetecting restoration is an excellant colour match and this requires experience and skill from the dentist.Single...


Care for some dental bling

Care for some dental bling

London – Something really strange took place in 2011. Out there on Planet Showbiz, on the wilder shores by the Land of Fame, something very, very weird happened to celebrity teeth. Like Pinocchio's nose, Jack's beanstalk and the euro crisis, they kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger...


Straight teeth with a small budget

Straight teeth with a small budget

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Composite Bonding

Many people today are unhappy with their smiles, but do not always have the funds for porcelain veneers or orthodontics. This does notnecessarily mean that they must make peace with their skew teeth and ‘tight-lip’ smile either. One must always remember that there are more than 1 option.....


The Sequence to a perfect Smile!

The Sequence to a perfect Smile!

You want that perfect new smile and you want it yesterday! Porcelain veneers, bonding, crowns… where do you start? A beautiful smile consist of many ingredients including colour, gums, shape and obviously your teeth. When braces is not a option, Cosmetic dentistry can help, but you have to...


Cosmetic Contouring – A Simple Solution

Cosmetic Contouring – A Simple Solution

Cosmetic contouring is a simple and easy solution to repair small cracks and chips on teeth and require very little reduction to tooth enamel. The dentist simply polishes away unnecessary cracks or chips using a polishing drill or disk. Dentists that focus on cosmetic dentistry are best equipped...


Keep your smile beautiful

Keep your smile beautiful

Ask your dentist at every check up if any of your restorations are showing signs of wear. If they are, do something about it sooner rather than later. Your restorations are meant to support the surrounding tooth structure. If these fillings wear away and the tooth becomes unsupported the enamel...


The magic of longer teeth

The magic of longer teeth

One of the first things that are noticeable on an aging smile is usually shorter front teeth. As we age, our front teeth usually wear down due to normal biting, grinding and wear from the opposing teeth. This results in making the upper front teeth appear flat and in a straight line in contrast...


What makes composite Bonding so great?

What makes composite Bonding so great?

Composite bonding is a great way to restore front teeth that need the following: * chipped or worn down teeth * Closing gaps between teeth * teeth that are discoloured and need a whiter look * Teeth that are misaligned, skew, too long, too short or uneven * to restore an aged look due to...


I’ve heard that I can get bonding on my teeth instead of veneers?  What is bonding?

I’ve heard that I can get bonding on my teeth instead of veneers? What is bonding?

Bonding uses composite resin to restore chipped or broken teeth,fill in gaps, fix cavities and reshape or recolour your smile. The same material used for bonding is used for making tooth colored fillings, which appear more natural. Your dentist applies the resin and sculpts, colours and shapes...


Metal Free Dentistry

Metal Free Dentistry

It was a great photo. You were caught in themiddle of a "full-on" laugh. Then you noticed the old,silver, amalgam fillings and realized that you entire dentalhistory is on display! No need to be self-conscious anylonger. There is a simple and attractive solution to theproblem. . The...


No Metal Please!

No Metal Please!

For many people today white fillings and whiter teeth are what they expect when going to the dentist. Many of us also still have 1 or 2 big metal fillings that was placed many years ago and for some even dates back to primary school dentistry. Why don’t dentists like doing these...


Finally, the ideal Dental Filling!

Finally, the ideal Dental Filling!

First it was Amalgam. Yes, that is right! The old metal filling many of us still have in our mouths and that many dentists are still using. Then came gold and finally a new era of … WHITE FILLINGS! ‘White’ wasalways going to be the obvious colour for the ideal filling. CERAMIC Of the 3...