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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry, the branch of dental science concerned with restoring the beauty of your teeth and gums, makes use of a range of treatment options. Each one is fine-tuned to address the needs of a given patient.

Veneers: the leading cosmetic treatment.

Veneers are thin porcelain laminates that are custom-made in a lab and crafted to adhere to the tooth. They help correct imperfections in colour, shape, size or position and improve the look of your teeth and smile. Minor changes to the tooth surface must be made for veneers to work properly. Because they are custom-made in a lab, fitting requires two visits.

We have recently incorporated an innovative system of ultra-thin Porcelain Veneers that makes grinding down teeth and other similar procedures a thing of the past. The process is both reversible and completely pain-free.

Our composite veneers are part of SMILE DESIGN, a treatment plan that makes redress of nearly any aesthetic imperfection possible in just one session.

After a procedure that generally lasts about four hours, patients leave our clinic with a smile looking nothing short of brand new.

The process, in which teeth are reshaped using a material called composite, consists in positioning the thin shells on the tooth surface and modelling them right there—no need for work in the lab. It is also painless (typically precluding both prep work on the dental tissue and anaesthesia) and in most cases is totally reversible.

The colour of one’s teeth is tied to genetic factors. Nevertheless, solutions exist that are both internal and external.

Teeth whitening is a technique that makes the colour of teeth brighter.

The procedure involves application of gel on the dental surface that, when photoactivated, lightens teeth colour. Philips ZOOM, our system in the clinic, is the world leader in dental whitening. The entire, start-to-finish process, which leaves teeth 5 to 7 shades lighter, is complete in just one session.

The procedure is totally painless if performed under the supervision of a professional.

Gums, aside from holding our teeth in place, are also what frames them.

Gums that are outsized, too thin, receding or unhealthy often create smiles that come up short on charm.

We offer an array of techniques that make gums healthier and restore proper thickness and position.

Gaps between teeth, particularly in the front of the mouth, can have an unfortunate effect on smiles.

Our simple, pain-free and completely reversible technique involves closing gaps with composite material. With one short visit, results are stunning.

Chipped or cracked front teeth don’t necessarily require prosthetics. In most cases, they can be rebuilt with composite. The advantage with this technique is that restorative material is applied directly to the dental surface, so fretful prep work that makes your already sensitive tooth feel more delicate is history.

Reconstruction can be as short as one session. It’s also pain-free and, of course, completely reversible.

Sometimes a malocclusion, or imperfect positioning of the teeth when jaws are closed, can make certain teeth appear higher than other ones.

Performed in a single session, this simple technique lets us recontour the gum line of the front teeth, levelling it and creating a more attractive smile.

Same-day Porcelain Veneers

Our porcelain veneers, ready in just one visit, are the greatest advance to hit Cosmetic Dentistry in recent years.

These ultra-thin porcelain shells, 1/10th of one millimetre, adhere directly to the surface of the tooth.

Veneers give patients the ability to fine-tune the colour, shape and position of their teeth and create truly stunning smiles.

Unlike traditional veneers, these ultra-thin laminates don’t require anaesthesia or preliminary etching of the tooth surface.

Porcelain veneers are painless and the treatment is totally reversible.

We redesign your new smile from the very first visit. After impressions your teeth are made and sent to a lab, your porcelain veneers —and brand-new shining smile— are ready in just weeks.

Today, the smile you’ve always wanted is safe, painless and perfect.

Zoom WhiteSpeed

The ZOOM WHITESPEED whitening system is the world leader in professional whitening.

ZOOM!, professional dentistry’s most cutting-edge system, is already used by more than 14 million people.

The state of the art, LED-activated Philips Zoom system, yields spectacular results —and brightens teeth by as many as 7 shades— in as little as 45 minutes.

Years of research and clinical studies have proven professionally-supervised application of Zoom teeth whitening to be absolutely safe.

Unleash your whitest smile with the Philips Zoom app for iPhone and iPad.

The free simulator shows patients a picture of their brand-new smile even before the professional Philips Zoom treatment.

Invisalign®

Invisalign® is an invisible orthodontic treatment with results you can really see.

Invisalign® works with clear, custom-crafted aligners which are replaced every 15 days and are part of a procedure that effects the gradual movement of teeth towards a chosen position.

The Invisalign® system of orthodontic treatment is the most aesthetic and comfortable in the world. Completely translucent, it does away with irritating and painful braces and wires.

Since patients can remove aligners before meals and to brush their teeth, there’s no need to give up any particular food. You can continue brushing as usual, too, so you can maintain proper dental hygiene.

Invisalign® offers 3D image generation that is custom crafted for each patient.

Before beginning treatment, Invisalign® candidates see a virtual simulation of how their teeth will move and the contours their smile will ultimately take on, meaning that, from the start, you’ll be able to see exactly what your results will look like.

SnapOn Smile®

SnapOn Smile® is the newest leap forward in Removable Prosthetics.

The ultra-thin resin piece fits perfectly over teeth and gives patients immediate, beautiful smiles.

It can be used temporarily, while awaiting implant surgery, or over the course of several years.

SnapOn Smile® replaces missing teeth and makes old, discoloured or chipped teeth instantly beautiful.

The adjustment process is immensely precise, so patients can continue to eat and talk as always.

In just two visits you can begin enjoying your SnapOn Smile®. No work is necessary before starting treatment, and the process is totally painless.

Periodontal Plastic Surgery

Surgical techniques exist to correct or prevent anatomic, developmental or trauma-related imperfections afflicting the gums or alveolar bone. These treatment plans improve the look and health of periodontal tissue.

Use Periodontal Plastic Surgery for:

– Crown expansion
– Covering of exposed roots (gum graft)
– Treatment of gummy smiles
– Braces removal
– Gum tissue preservation
– Alveolar ridge augmentation
– Prevention of post-extraction ailments
– Correction of imperfections in gingival tissue

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the ideal solution for patients who wish to permanently substitute one or more teeth. With implants, you can eat, talk and laugh with confidence knowing your teeth are perfectly even.

Get ready for natural-looking teeth and the attractive, confident smile that comes with them.

A dental implant is essentially a small screw fit into the bone to anchor crowns, bridges or prosthetics.

The location of the implant, the supported prosthesis and the present condition of the patient’s bone all play a part in determining how long treatment will last.

With wait times shorter than ever, the fitting of a new implant and tooth can be done in just one day, in a single appointment.

Our Surgery and Implantology team will review your needs and propose the most appropriate treatment.

Periodontics

Periodontics is the branch of dentistry dealing with diseases which affect the gums or tooth-supporting bone.

It is used to treat two diseases: gingivitis and periodontal (or gum) disease. Gingivitis afflicts the soft tissue that protects the teeth (the gums). Gum disease designates a category of infections that attack tooth-supporting bone and other tissue such as the periodontal ligament and cementum.

The leading cause of gum disease is bacteria in the mouth and gums. Too many bacteria can even injure tissue.

Certain factors can aggravate this condition, like tobacco-use and infection with diseases like diabetes.

Orthodontia

Orthodontia, apart from its aesthetic considerations, focuses on correcting the position of teeth to enhance patients’ ability to properly chew.

Numerous orthodontic techniques exist, from the more traditional to the cutting-edge and almost invisible:

– Conventional Orthodontia
– Lingual Orthodontia
– Cosmetic Orthodontia
– Invisalign®

We recommend a treatment based on detailed study of your particular malocclusion, and you can proceed from there however works best for you.

Prosthetics

Replace missing teeth with prosthetics.

Assorted rehabilitative procedures are available, each one geared to tackle a different problem.

Whether it’s with removable prosthetics or a device which is specially crafted work to with dental implants, we offer a personalised approach to planning your treatment according to careful study of your particular case.

All of our prosthetic devices are made with highly aesthetic materials like zirconium, porcelain and noble metals, so your teeth will look every bit as natural as real teeth.

Once we’ve restored functionality in your mouth, you’ll be the only one who knows you’re wearing a dental prosthesis.