If you visit a dentist, he or she must first examine you to determine whether teeth whitening is appropriate for you given your current dental health. The Wisconsin Dentistry Examining Board has said, “It is essential that a dentist examine and diagnose a patient before proceeding with teeth whitening or delegating that procedure to anyone within a dental office.”
Why choose teeth whitening?
⦁ Your teeth will naturally darken with age.
⦁ The effects of teeth whitening can last for several years.
⦁ The procedure is entirely safe for you, your teeth, and your gums.
⦁ Teeth can be lightened to the shade of your choice-either a subtle or more intense whiteness.
⦁ Whitening toothpastes don’t contain the same ingredients that our procedures use, so they can’t restore the natural color of your teeth.
⦁ Teeth whitening will only whiten your teeth, if you already have crowns or fillings these will remain unchanged. Sometimes these can be changed after treatment and matched to your new brighter smile.
Will teeth whitening hurt?
It’s unlikely that you’ll experience any discomfort when having your teeth professionally whitened. Some people find their teeth and gums may become more sensitive during treatment, but using toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth will reduce or stop this. In rare cases teeth may be very sensitive during treatment, but when the bleaching is stopped, the teeth soon recover to normal.
Is teeth whitening safe?
When performed by a registered dentist, teeth whitening is a safe procedure and the bleaching agent used is safe for teeth and gums. The dentist will check first to see if it suitable for you. This is simply a cosmetic treatment.
This is the term used when combining one or more dental treatments to enhance the appearance of your smile.
At Home Treatment
Alternatively, we can take impressions of your teeth to design customized home whitening trays. When these are ready, you’ll be able use our special solution at home. Our team can give you pre-loaded trays as well.
Either style will allow you to safely whiten your teeth at home. You can even wear them while you are asleep! At home treatments usually yield results within two to four weeks of use.
Tooth Coloured Fillings
A filling replaces part of a tooth that has been lost because of decay or accidental damage. All fillings are tooth coloured , carefully selected to match the original shade and shape of the tooth.
A filling will normally be carried out under local anaesthetic. The affected area will be cleared of decay or loose filling, the tooth will be washed and dried. Then the filling will be inserted and smoothed off before a bright light is applied to set the filling. The filling will then be trimmed off and polished.
Teeth Cleaning, Polishing
Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth. While this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance will eventually build up over time, like lime scale in a pipe or kettle. Usually it is tooth coloured and can easily be mistaken as part of the teeth, but it also can vary from brown to black in colour.
Once all the surfaces are smooth, the dental worker may polish your teeth. Polishing is done using a slow speed handpiece with a soft rubber cup that spins on the end. Prophylaxis (short for prophy) paste – a special gritty toothpaste-like material – is scooped up like ice cream into the cup and spun around on the teeth to make them shiny smooth.
Teeth Stain Remover with Air Polisher
New technology is transforming all areas of the way we live and dentistry is no exception. The innovative air flow polishing technique uses a machine that cleans and polishes the teeth with a mix of water, compressed air and fine powder particles. This method is far superior to traditional cleaning methods that use scraping tools, rubber cups and polishing discs and which can be time-consuming and uncomfortable.
What Is Smile Design?
Smile Design means designing any changes that you would like to make to your smile, the effect of which would be to improve your self-confidence and lifestyle.
This can involve filling of gaps left by missing teeth, improving the shape of your teeth, changing the position of your teeth and improving the appearance of your teeth. Sometimes the changes can be very small in functional terms and yet have a profound effect on your appearance.
When to go for Smile-Designing.
⦁ Your teeth are overlapped.
⦁ Your smile is short or too large.
⦁ Your teeth lack whiteness and colour naturalness.
⦁ You have gummy smile.
⦁ You have grey or black teeth.
⦁ You are not satisfied with your smile.
⦁ You are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth and smile.
⦁ You have yellowish, dark or stained teeth.
⦁ You have crooked or uneven teeth.
⦁ You do not have proper aligned teeth.
⦁ Your teeth have spaces between.
What Smile-Designing Correct.
At SouthEx Dental we can improve your smile by:
⦁ Change is shape, size and colour of teeth.
⦁ Fulfillment of unattractive spaces & gaps between the teeth.
⦁ Correction to broken, cracked, chipped or decayed tooth.
⦁ Implanting substitutes to missing tooth.
⦁ Acquiring natural appearances with tooth colour filling
⦁ Correction to gum contouring.
Food and Drinks to Limit or Avoid
Avoid foods high in sugar and limit between-meal snacks to prevent cavities. Limit consumption of coffee, soda, tea, etc. to keep your smile stain free.
Do not drink alcoholic beverages excessively. Too much alcohol can ruin your dental work.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation and Reconstruction
The need for full mouth reconstruction may result from:
• Teeth that have been lost due to decay or trauma.
• Teeth that have been injured or fractured.
• Teeth that have become severely worn as a result of long-term acid erosion (foods, beverages, acid reflux) or tooth grinding.
• Ongoing complaints of jaw, muscle and headache pain requiring adjustments to the bite (occlusion).
Full mouth rehabilitation cases are one of the most challenging cases but give amazing results. This is because such cases involve not only replacement of the lost tooth structure but also restoring the lost vertical dimensions. Full mouth reconstruction is basically a set of procedures that are aimed at correcting an improper bite position as well as restoring chipped or worn out teeth. Improper jaw position is implicated in various neuro-muscular disorders as well as in headache and neck ache. Correcting the jaw position not only restores proper function, but also helps in enhancing the cosmetic appearance of the patient.
Full mouth reconstruction typically involves general or restorative dentists (performing procedures like crowns, bridges and veneers), and can incorporate dental specialists like Periodontists (specializing in the gums), oral surgeons, orthodontists (specializing in tooth movements and positions) and Endodontists (specializing in the tooth pulp).