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Take Years Off!!! This is how

Take Years Off!!! This is how

Crown your day and rejuvenate your smile! Make no mistake – crowns do rejuvenate smiles. Although the primary purpose of a dental crown is to protect and strengthen teeth, you’ll love your improved great look too! . Crowns are an attractive, time-tested option for teeth that have been...


The smoking issue

The smoking issue

Everyone knows about the dangers and risks of smoking and today it's a given fact that smoking causes cancer! Besides the obvious link to heart disease, stroke, emphysema and cancer, this habit also destroys healthy mouths and smiles by causing: . Bad Breath Tooth Discolouration Increased...


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...


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...


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...


How long will my veneers last?

How long will my veneers last?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Dental Veneers

When veneers fail there are usually 2 things we look at: A) The actual Porcelain veneer: Did the actual porcelain chip or break? B) The surrounding and underlying tissues: Did the underlying tooth structure break, decay or recede? A) The actual Porcelain veneer Porcelain is a material that is...


How do Veneers compare to Thineers? Which would you recommend?

How do Veneers compare to Thineers? Which would you recommend?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Dental Veneers

Thineers sound very appealing, but in reality very few teeth can actually look great with Thineers. Why do I say this? Thinneers or Laminates are very THIN porcelain sheets that fit over your teeth giving it the new look that you want without reducing almostany natural tooth. Really? Think...


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....


COSTS of DENTAL VENEERS

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / Dental Veneers

I will give you an estimate, but would first like to explain some options. ‘Veneers' is a term that is widely use to describe a full coverage front surface of a tooth with some form of dental material. This material can be resin or ceramic. In ceramic there are also a number of types of...


The Video: Computerized Crowns/Fillings

AMAZING NEW TECHNOLOGY! Crowns and ceramic Fillings can now be done in just 1 visit. With the latest software updates this technology creates the most beautiful dentistry you have ever seen all in just 1 visit. * only 1 visit needed for crowns and ceramic fillings * No gaggy impressions *...