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Bridge vs Implant

Bridge vs Implant

Before dental implants were available dental bridges were the only fixed option you had when losing a tooth. Other options like dentures were all removable options and are still available today, but usually serve as a more temporary solution. Please note that having a dental bridge does not...


Dental Implants:  The procedure (video)

Dental Implants: The procedure (video)

This video byconsult-PRO explains everything about how dental implants work! Must see if you are missing a tooth....


CROWNS: Full Porcelain or Metal-Porcelain?

CROWNS: Full Porcelain or Metal-Porcelain?

I recently received the following question from an overseas patient: My husband is concerned about the new "one visit" crowns. He had one done and it broke and then had to be replaced with the old fashioned kind that takes longer. He is adamant that I shouldn't get the new ones because of...


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...


What kinds of sedation dentistry do you offer?

What kinds of sedation dentistry do you offer?

2 Options are available for a relax and sleepy dental visit: 1) Taking a pill 1 hour before the procedure This will help you to relax and just takes the edge off. Almost like a strong sleeping tablet. Someone mustaccompany you to provide transport to and from thesurgery. Cost: The price of...


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...


The Radar of Dentistry – Why x-rays are so important

The Radar of Dentistry – Why x-rays are so important

How often do we find ourselves saying: "If I only knew then what I know now…" Well, when it comes to the state of your Oral Health you can know now and never have to look back with frustration. The hero in this case is the X-RAY or Radiograph – one of the most effective tools for safeguarding...


Do I have to replace a missing tooth? (video)

Do I have to replace a missing tooth? (video)

Losing a front tooth could be a nightmare for most people as your whole SMILE, IMAGE and self-esteem are effected! The logicalthing is to getyour tooth back as soon as yesterday, but what about a back tooth? Many people do not think that losing a back tooth is a big deal as they cannot really...


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...


Tired of your patched front teeth?

Tired of your patched front teeth?

Many people today have discoloured and stained patches on their front teeth. Many times these yellow teeth are in fact old resin fillings that stained over time to create a real yellow and worn down smile. Our patient today broke his front tooth while eating and wish to have the...


ZOOM! Teeth Whitening

Zoom teeth whitening is the fastest way to get to a new white smile! Millions of people world wide are having their teeth whitened and ZOOM! offers a fast and reliable way to a new smile. Our smiles are the first thing people notice about us when meeting us for the first time. A bad looking...


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 *...


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...


Which crown should you choose?

Which crown should you choose?

Dental crowns are dental restorations otherwise known as “caps” that fit over the visible tooth structure.   Dental Crowns are amazing in that they have many uses and benefits to us. Dental Crowns can: *change the colour of a tooth *restore a broken down tooth *alter the shape of...


Weddings and Teeth whitening

Weddings and Teeth whitening

When it is your BIG DAY everything must just be perfect! This is the one time in your life that you can and must look your best. Whitening your smile is one of the greatest secrets to a younger and more beautiful you and getting your teeth whitened for your wedding day is an almost must. If it...