We often see patients who complain about fractured, heavily stained or worn-out teeth. Good news is, there are many different options to correct these problems. Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way, and whether you need a few minor enhancements or a full transformation, our cosmetic dentists can help. Because of their versatility, Crowns can be used to fix a single tooth or as a part of a smile makeover. Using the principles of smile design, we will help you recreate a natural looking smile that complements your features and personality.
There are times when we need to do a combination of cosmetic dental treatments to rebuild the natural beauty, health and function of our patient’s smiles. This may sound complex, but smile makeovers are something our dentists do frequently. Smile makeovers may involve Crowns, Composite Bonding, or Teeth Whitening, all of which are designed to give your smile a natural look and feel.
Dental crowns are a very popular treatment for restoring the shape, aesthetics and function of a smile. A crown is a custom-made, tooth-shaped “cap” that is permanently placed over your natural tooth. Your teeth may weaken over time, and your dentist may recommend crowns for many reasons. It can be used to rebuild and strengthen a tooth with a large filling, cap a tooth that’s badly shaped, or cover a dental implant. Crowns are also often used in natural-looking smile makeover.
There are situations when losing a tooth is inevitable. Although some do not think much of replacing the missing teeth, it can often be vital to your health and your confidence to maintain your mouth’s full functionality and comfort.
Missing teeth can affect the way you look, chew and speak. Leaving an empty space in your mouth after losing a tooth can cause your other teeth to shift and trigger other problems like jawbone deterioration.
At BRT, our Dentist Refer to Maxillo Facial Surgeons who offer dental implants with superior stability to patients who are looking for a long-term solution to missing teeth.
Dental implants improve our patients’ quality of life
A dental bridge consists of two or more crowns anchored on either side of a gap in the mouth that is used to replace a missing tooth or several teeth. They are strong and reliable and are made to look and feel just like your natural teeth.
It’s no secret that a beautiful, white smile makes a good lasting impression. A bright smile never goes out of style. With our professional teeth whitening treatments here at BRT , we can rejuvenate your smile and give you an instant boost of confidence. For many years, our dentists have been enhancing our patients’ smiles with our in-office teeth whitening and home teeth whitening treatments.
Conscious sedation is a very light form of anaesthesia where the patient does not lose consciousness but will not feel any pain. We treat many children and our mission is to eliminate their dental phobias. If a child is hurt or pushed too far at an early age they will fear the dentist forever. When a young child has a large volume of dental fillings to be completed, or they are already nervous of the dentist, we opt to complete their treatment under conscious sedation. We also use conscious sedation for adults who have phobias. We work with our own specialized GP anaesthesiologist who have extensive experience in dental sedation.
Anxious Dental Patients – We have successfully turned many anxious and even dentist phobic patients into relaxed, happy patients who look forward to their dental appointments. We love the opportunity to turn fear into familiarity with our very careful, non-invasive and pain-free dentistry approach, which also involves a lot of education and dialogue between dentist and patient. For really deep-seated phobia’s, we also employ a safe, effective tool called conscious sedation:
What is Conscious Sedation?
Conscious sedation is a very light form of anaesthesia where the patient does not lose consciousness but will not feel any pain. Sedatives are used in very low doses so that the patient is rendered free of any anxiety and discomfort. This procedure is completed in our rooms, in the dental chair. In this way, even patients with dental phobia can undergo most dental procedures safely and calmly.
What are the advantages?
Fewer visits – Conscious sedation minimizes the anxiety and necessity for movement, allowing safer, quicker treatment and thus more procedures to be completed in a single visit.
Lower Cost – The costs are significantly lower than using a hospital for general anaesthesia and the quantity and fewer drugs passed through the body.
Quicker Recovery – The recovery time is much quicker than a general anaesthetic, due to the lower quantity of sedatives. Feelings of grogginess and nausea are also lessened.
Positive Experience – Although awake, the patient is pain-free and there is some amnesia, so the patient won’t remember much detail of their experience, eliminating fearful experiences.
When do we use it?
We treat many children and our mission is to eliminate their dental phobias. If a child is hurt or pushed too far at an early age they will fear the dentist forever. When a young child has a large volume of dental fillings to be completed, or they are already nervous of the dentist, we opt to complete their treatment under conscious sedation. We also use conscious sedation for adults who have phobias as well as for those who need extensive work done where it will be safer to use conscious sedation to complete the work effectively. We work with our own specialized GP anaesthesiologist who has extensive experience in dental sedation.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you, your child or someone you know have a phobia about visiting the dentist, as we want to transform your visits into a positive experience, for all.
Children should never be afraid of receiving dental care. This is critical to lifelong health of teeth and gums. We build unique relationships and bonds of trust with every child, ensuring a positive outlook and they look forward to their dental visits. We make dental appointments exciting, interesting and fun through actively engaging children about their teeth. We use the latest dental technology ensuring a superior level of care. We take a minimalistic, holistic approach to treating children and always consider the longer and least invasive treatment plan.
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Mercury-Free Ceramic Dentistry
Would you like a dental crown that mimics your natural tooth structure -a crown that reflects and refracts the light in the identical manner that a natural tooth does? Would you like to eliminate that black gumline that you have with your old metal-lined crowns or fillings?
We provide the ideal solution with our good -looking all-ceramic restorative solutions which contain no metals with toxins. We work with highly skilled technicians who create masterpieces in mouths.
Why Mercury Free?
Mercury is the toxic bi-product of silver/metal fillings. Unfortunately a large volume of mercury is released when the fillings are originally placed and this mercury takes a very long time to be naturally removed from your body. Slowly over years, mercury is also leached out of the metal filling surface, which further toxifies the body. It is for this reason that we recommend that patients have their metal fillings replaced with Composite/ceramic fillings. However, if the fillings are not safely removed, followed with a detoxifying process to help the body clear the excess mercury from the body, it defeats the purpose of this procedure. We follow a strict detoxification regime with all metal filling removals to help your cells and body safely transport the excess mercury out of your system, which also includes a safe, staggered filling removal process.
We invite you to have a look at the wonderful difference our all-ceramic solutions have made to the appearance of our patient’s mouths and teeth. We would love to do the same for you:
You may have the healthiest, most beautiful teeth in the world, but if you’re suffering with periodontal disease (gum disease) it could all come crashing down and you may lose your teeth. We take a special interest in personally nurturing your oral hygiene and all our dentists are specially trained to deal with any and all levels of oral hygiene care. We understand and appreciate the real importance of healthy gums and how they affect the overall health of your body. Call us today to book your oral hygiene appointment with one of our integrative dentists.”
Indications of gum disease: Many people neglect their gums, bone and tongue hygiene and live with symptoms for ages without getting treatment. Symptoms to look out for include: Bleeding Gums • Persistent Bad Breath • Over-Sensitive or Painful Gums and Jaw
We treat mild to moderately severe periodontal disease with non-surgical, chemical free, toxin free treatment techniques. Remember, you should be seeing your dentist every 6 months for a scale and polish to prevent periodontal problems. If you think you might have bleeding gums, halitosis or are just suffering with general gum pain/sensitivity, please come in for a consult. It is quickly and easily treated.
When it comes to getting your mouth and facial appearance back, we recreate smiles and rebuild teeth from the gums up! Not only has the cost of dental implants reduced in recent years to make this treatment affordable for most patients, but the procedures are completely painless, quick and completed in the dental chair. Our tooth identical, white, all-ceramic dental implant crowns are the true future of dentistry and we have built longstanding relationships with the best surgeons in South Africa to ensure you get the best treatment possible.
Accidents don’t keep working hours do they? In fact, it always seems to be that we chip crack or lose a tooth completely just when we can least afford it – just before that wedding day, just before that school play performance or just before that work trip. Not only do you look a bit funny, but you are normally in huge amounts of pain as well, and waiting till the next day or till Monday just seems impossible.
No need to panic –Big Red Tooth has a dentist on call 24/7 to come and work miracles for you, as and when you need it. Take down our emergency number now and keep it in a safe place…it may just save the day for you sometime in the future!