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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...


How Dental Bonding Can Alter the Look and Feel of Your Teeth?

How Dental Bonding Can Alter the Look and Feel of Your Teeth?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental bonding can be an economical solution for stained, broken, or chipped teeth and other minor cosmetic dentistry issues. . By Jan Sheehan Medically reviewed by Niya Jones, MD, MPH . Have a chipped, broken, or stained tooth? Dental bonding can make it look like new again without causing...


Reverse Your Age in ONLY 1 VISIT!

Reverse Your Age in ONLY 1 VISIT!

You may have heard of some of the many recent advances in Cosmetic Dentistry and how new smiles can literally be created. What you might not be aware of is just how easy and quick some of these procedures are.Turning back the clock is now easier than ever with restoring your smile back to the...


Another Reason To Smile

Another Reason To Smile

“Look Ma, no cavities!” That famous line from an old toothpaste commercial certainly did the general population good, encouraging regular brushing and preventing dental decay. In fact, brushing one’s teeth as a daily habit was actually a foreign concept until as late as after World War II,...


Teeth Whitening Quiz – what you should know!

Teeth Whitening Quiz – what you should know!

Want some clarity regarding teeth whitening and all the options out there today?Take the quiz and find out what you really know… . Hover over the picture at the bottom of the page to view answers . 1) Which of the following does NOT cause teeth discoloration a) Antibiotics taken as a child...


Close that gap!

Close that gap!

Which solution is best to replace a missing tooth? Sometimes the inevitable happens and the best option is to have a tooth removed. Tooth loss can be due to tooth decay, trauma or gum disease, but the important thing is to close the gap as soon as possible to avoid further complications. Losing...


Fabulous Lips

Fabulous Lips

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Cosmetic Dentistry

Congratulations on your new teeth and glorious smile! Now that you have the dazzling smile that you always wanted it is time to show it off! Beautiful lips is the frame that surrounds your new smile and keeping it in tip top condition, goes hand in hand with looking after your teeth. . We need...


Brace Yourself to Go Wireless

Brace Yourself to Go Wireless

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Braces / Cosmetic Dentistry / General

Get straight teeth with no braces! Orthodontics is the treatment of choice for correcting crooked teeth if the top priority is keeping your teeth natural and unaltered. Unfortunately many people reacts negatively to the prospect of wearing unattractive metal braces for long periods of time....


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...


Smile Talk

Smile Talk

Healthy adult teeth naturally contain a mixture of yellow, red, and grey shades. Teeth Whitening can work wonders – no matter how your teeth look on the colour spectrum! . Teeth Whitening is one of the first things you should consider if you are longing for a white and new smile! Whiter teeth...


New Trend: Intentionally Crooked Teeth – Really?

New Trend: Intentionally Crooked Teeth – Really?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Articles / Cosmetic Dentistry / General

Japan. The forward-thinking land that first brought us lash extensions and 100-degree therapeutic baths is now responsible for a new beauty trend, but this one is sending shivers down the spines of traditional orthodontists. The country’s latest brain trust? Deliberately crooked teeth. (Perhaps...


Let Dental Veneers be your ticket to a new you!

Let Dental Veneers be your ticket to a new you!

A bright, healthy smile is your ticket to success in so many ways. It tells people you care about yourself. It makes you appear happy and confident, creating an excellent first impression. Last but not the least, it eliminates any self-consciousness you might feel about your teeth, allowing you...


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...


10 Wow’s of a new white smile

10 Wow’s of a new white smile

Few things can be so dramatic as changing a smile from yellow to white. Nothing beats the confidence that comes with a new whiter smile! Most of us know the good feeling when someone compliments us on a new hairstyle, new clothes or a good-looking body. All the hard work is usually worth it...


Don’t Be Tricked by Advertising

Don’t Be Tricked by Advertising

If you really want to give your baby a head start in life by improving their social standing and guaranteeing their happiness, start feeding them Coca-Cola, Pepsi and other sugary carbonated beverages at the earliest age possible. Even babies as young as a few months old will enjoy the...


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...


Grinding at night – we can help!

Grinding at night – we can help!

Do you know of any of your family members grinding their teeth at night? Most people who suffer from teeth grinding are unaware of it, but can be causing severe damage to their teeth and health. Teeth grinding gives the powerful joint muscles (Masseter or TMJ) a constant workout. This leads...


The dental facelift

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Cosmetic Dentistry

Jagged-edges, chipped teeth and an uneven smile-line can all make you look old before your time. Stress is part of our lives, but can cause devastating wear on teeth enamel. Early signs of wear: front teeth look too short front teeth keep chipping loss of enamel behind upper incisors...


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...


The 7 Smile Questions

The 7 Smile Questions

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Cosmetic Dentistry

If you weren't born with a beautiful smile or a smile you want to show offwith, your dental team fully understandyour concerns. Research hasshown that in realitygood-lookingpeople get preferential treatmentin life, love and work…and yes, life is unfair! However, not all the beautifulpeople...


Do you want a better looking smile?

Do you want a better looking smile?

For many people having a truly beautiful smile is just another dream. For some reason they just believe that they should accept the fact that they do not have the teeth or smile they really want. Many people are unaware of the many options COSMETIC DENTISTRY is offering them. A SMILE...


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...


My old veneers are discoloured. What can I do?

My old veneers are discoloured. What can I do?

Porcelain veneers cannot stain or discolour. Porcelain veneers are glazed in a dental furnace to a temperature of up to 900 degrees Celcuis. This ‘bake’ is the reason why porcelain is colour fast. If your veneers are yellow, it could mean that you had resin veneers and not porcelain or the...


Do I need to Whiten my teeth first before I can get VENEERS?

Do I need to Whiten my teeth first before I can get VENEERS?

Porcelain Veneers are really great and can change your smile instantly! The important thing is to have an evaluation first to check your teeth properly together with your smile to see if all is possible. The other thing is to learn as much as possible on the subject to make the best decision....


Teeth Whitening on CARTE BLANCHE

Teeth Whitening on CARTE BLANCHE

‘Whiter teeth, teeth whitening and pearly whites! It’s the latest must-have fashion trend – pearly whites that are whiter than white. The craze has swept across America, and quickly emigrated here, where the fabulously famous are having it done. ‘ Many salons and spas also offer teeth...


Is Teeth Whitening Right for You?

Is Teeth Whitening Right for You?

Advanced dental techniques now provide consumers with exciting, new options for enhancing their smiles. Revolutionary methods are now available for bleaching teeth to make smiles sparkle! Teeth bleaching or whitening lightens the color of teeth whether darkened from age, coffee, tea or...


Gap between front teeth (via mobile)

Gap between front teeth (via mobile)

Our patient today had a little gap between his front teeth and needed some white fillings. We used bonding and resin to close the gap in just 1 visit. Teeth whitening is also a great way to create a really white base colour before any cosmetic dentistry. See this link for our teeth...


How to close the gap between your front teeth?

How to close the gap between your front teeth?

Mind the GAP! Although this sounds like a UK underground slogan, many people today want to do away with their gaps or diastemas between their front teeth. Gaps are usually best dealt with by getting braces, but in our fast pace world today most people want instant results and they want...