A smile is always magical.
What you need for it is a happy mind and healthy clean set of teeth. Dentists and Hygienists have a key part to play in the prevention and treatment of gum disease. They are not just there to clean teeth but they also have a very key role to play in preventing tooth decay by providing education, treatment and care.
They will also advise you on the comprehensive range of dental products available in our practice.
The need for regular dental hygiene visits is on equal terms with regular dental visits.
There are many materials used to restore teeth. Composites provide an esthetic alternative for restoring back teeth and is the material of choice for front teeth
For patients who do not want metal fillings or in areas of the mouth that are visible, the filling materials of choice are composites.
A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons. Tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration is the most frequent indication for extraction of teeth. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.
Reasons for tooth extraction
The most common reason for extracting a tooth is tooth damage such as breakage or fracture. Some other possible reasons for tooth extraction are as follows:
The clinic uses two types of Implant Systems:
The most commonly used Bicon System is described below:
Introduction to Bicon Implants
THE BICON IMPLANT was designed to restore dentitions without using screws. For this reason, clinicians, technicians, and patients do not experience the limitations and frustrations inherent with the use of screws.
The Restorative Dentist
The Bicon System, with its 360˚ of universal abutment positioning and sloping shouldered implant, offers clinicians the ability to consistently provide gingivally aesthetic restorations. Bicon’s restorative techniques can be conventional or revolutionary with the cementless and screwless Integrated Abutment Crown™ (IAC). Bicon restorative crown techniques routinely take less chairtime than those for natural teeth.
The Surgical Specialist
In addition to more predictable and versatile placement techniques, Bicon’s design provides a bacterially-sealed implant to abutment connection. Bicon SHORT® Implants afford simpler and consistently more predictable treatments, which can significantly increase a patient’s acceptance of implants.
The Bicon System allows the dentist to consistently offer functional and gingivally aesthetic restorations to patients, so that they may truly enjoy implant prostheses that look and feel like natural teeth. Additionally, the odors and tastes associated with screws are avoided.
Many implant systems require the fabrication of expensive customized abutments. With the Bicon System, technicians receive a conventional or implant-level transfer impression from which a porcelain fused to metal crown, all-ceramic crown, or fixed and removable overdenture prostheses can be simply fabricated. For the ultimate in flexibility and aesthetics, the cementless and screwless Bicon Integrated Abutment Crown™ (IAC) can also be fabricated.
The Bicon Design
The Bicon System was designed not as a research project to study osseointegration, but rather as a means to restore dentition. Bicon’s unique 1.5˚ locking taper implant to abutment connection follows sound bioengineering principles and provides for 360˚ of universal abutment positioning. Bicon’s implant to abutment connection also has been definitively proven to be bacterially sealed.
The implant’s elegantplateaued design provides for cortical-like bone with central vascular systems around the implant. This cortical-like bone not only grows faster, but also provides for functionally different capabilities than the appositional bone around non-plateaued implants. The implant’s sloping shoulder provides sufficient space for the interproximal papillae, which are crucial for gingivally aesthetic restorations.
Since its introduction in 1985, the Bicon design has benefited from a sensible biological width, which is only now—over 20 years later—being promoted as platform switching. For these reasons, Bicon clinicians and their patients do not experience the frustrations and limitations inherent in other implant designs.
7 Years Post Implant Placement
3 Years Post Implant Placement
2 Years Post Implant Placement
Plastic dentures are cheaper and easier to make. They may damage the gums around natural teeth if not designed and then cleaned properly. They are often the ideal choice as immediate dentures, i.e. an immediate replacement for teeth that need to be extracted. An advance in plastic dentures is a new type of flexible denture which may suit some mouths very well.
These are dentures that are placed on a jaw that has no natural teeth remaining. They are usually made from plastic (acrylic). They therefore rest directly on the gum that overlies the bone in the mouth. Upper dentures are usually much more stable than lower dentures. This is because of the suction that can be gained from covering the roof of the mouth. This suction is not possible in the lower jaw due to the position of the tongue.
The cast metal partial denture is stronger, less bulky and offers a great fit. This partial has a metal framework to which our on-site laboratory will attach higher-quality denture teeth. Since our special metal framework is made by an outside laboratory, availability of this partial is about two to three weeks.
We would like to introduce you to our philosophy of patient care. We appreciate the opportunity to provide dental care for your child. As general dentists, we cater for infants, children and adolescents. Our goal is to preserve the health of your child's teeth while providing a comfortable environment for your child's early dental experiences. Our staff strives to develop a special relationship with each family so that the process of obtaining dental care can be a pleasant one for both child and parent.
Pediatric dentistry is the branch of dentistry that deals with infants, children and adolescents including those patients with special care needs
Yes because children develop plaque just like adults do and it must be removed on a daily basis so it does not lead to tooth decay. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush that will fit into the child's mouth at least once a day to begin with when they are very young and at least twice a day by the time most of the baby teeth have erupted.
You should schedule an appointment around the first birthday so that we can check for good oral hygiene, cavities and any developmental or congenital abnormalities.
Baby teeth are very important because they serve many of the same purposes of adult teeth such as tearing and chewing food and helping the child speak properly. Additionally, they hold the place for adult teeth. If baby teeth are lost prematurely, an appliance called a space maintainer is needed to prevent the remaining teeth from shifting into the space of the lost tooth.
There is not much difference between the two habits and they only become a problem if the baby teeth start to get displaced or if the habit continues after the adult teeth have erupted. Read more about thumb sucking and pacifiers.
Decay is not only caused by candy; most foods or liquids other than water that do not get removed from the surface of teeth can cause it. Infants and children are at the mercy of their parents. If a toddler is continuously given a bottle with almost anything other than water at bedtime, they will probably develop baby bottle caries, which is decay on the front teeth. Do not give a bottle with anything other than water and get in the habit of brushing your Childs teeth on a regular basis.
Children should visit a dentist every six months. We like to catch anything when it is small and by seeing the child every six months gives us the best chance to keep an eye out for any signs of early decay. Additionally, since teeth start coming and going, we like to have a history of each patient’s dental development.
Fluoridated toothpaste should not be used for children under age 2. After that time, parents should be in charge of dispensing the toothpaste and the amount to be used each time should not be bigger than the size of a pea. Make sure the children spit the toothpaste out instead of swallowing it. It is not dangerous if they swallow it once or twice but do not let it become a habit.
Baby teeth should baby teeth be sealed? Should be sealed if they have deep pits and fissures meaning that they will probably decay.
You can choose from three of the latest techniques in orthodontics making it more successful and easier on you!
The 'metal mouth' look is ancient history. We use clear ceramic brackets which appeal to those who do not want their braces to be noticeable. With white wires and translucent brackets the natural beauty of your teeth may shine through during treatment.
This is a revolutionary way to straighten teeth without the use of wires.
Invisalign use a series of transparent aligners made of a thin clear plastic which fit onto your teeth, like a very thin mouth guard. They are nearly invisible and can be easily removed for brushing and flossing your teeth. Invisalign allows you to still enjoy your favorite food and smile without holding back.
The name 'lingual' refers to the attachment of a brace on the inner surface of the tooth, inside the mouth, where they cannot be seen. This type of brace is completely undetectable! This means that your teeth may be straightened without the worry that your appearance may be affected during treatment. Specialist training is necessary to apply lingual braces, as the technique is different to that used for conventional labial braces.
The treatment time is about the same as with normal (labial) braces. Depending on the complexity of the problem, the treatment can take between 6 to 24 months.
Age does not limit the use of a lingual brace. However, it may be more difficult to provide lingual braces for children since their teeth may not have fully erupted. If the teeth are very small it is more difficult to place the brace.
Just like normal braces, lingual braces may be uncomfortable for a few days. During this time you may take painkillers to reduce the discomfort and place wax over the bracket to make it smoother for the tongue.
Most people notice a change in their speech, particularly over the first few weeks. This generally improves after an initial period of adaptation.
You do need to spend more time to cleaning your teeth. It is important to maintain a good standard of oral hygiene. You may need to visit the hygienist to have your teeth cleaned professionally every 3-4 months during treatment.
The clinic is equipped with state of the art Digital Panoramic X-ray system
Digital X-rays greatly reduces the exposure time and thus is less harmful to the body
It also utilizes image stabilization technique which compensates for any patient movement during the exposure and thus eliminates the need for a second x ray taken which are sometimes done when there is poor image quality
The clinic employs strict cleaning and sterilization procedures in line with international standards.
The materials used are all CE certified. Some of which includes:
3M, ESPE, IVOCLAR, DENTSPLY, KERR, SEPTODONT, BICON, GC and so on.
Crowns are restorations covering the entire teeth for reasons of aesthetics and strength.
The clinic does regular metal ceramic crowns and Lava crowns for improved aesthetics.
Welcome to our dental practice in the center of Victoria Seychelles. We believe in creating beautiful and natural looking smiles while actively promoting oral health.