no drilling dentistry

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Five major questions for you to answer

  1. Do you like the dental drill.
  2. Do you like your dental bills.
  3. Do you want those small holes in your mouth to grow bigger or would you like them to harden and not have to do have your tooth cut!
  4. Do you like to have an active disease in your body.
  5. Do you want new holes in your mouth this time next year.

If the answer to these questions is NO then you need our UNIQUE minimal invasive approach.

Ask yourself! – Is that filling really necessary?

Diseases are often divided into two distinct parts. The disease itself and the destruction that it causes to our bodies. The question each patient has to ask themselves is do I want the disease treated or just the damage repaired?

Remember if you choose this path the chances are that if you still have the disease and the damage will continue. Isn’t it best to cure the disease?

Now we can understand the problem that we as dentists have! Patients often don’t want to attend to the disease because in the case of both tooth decay and gum disease, the cure lies in lifestyle changes. A lot of dentists often anticipate this attitude and don’t even offer patients a chance.

WE ARE REALLY PASSIONATE ABOUT GIVING YOU A CHANCE TO CONTROL YOUR DECAY and that’s only the first part of minimal invasive dentistry because we also want to show you how you can avoid having your existing holes drilled and even more important show you how not to have new ones in a years time.

So in answer to the above question no!
You often do not have to have that tooth drilled and filled – What should I do?

Stage 1

We analyse for you why you are getting holes and show you how to prevent future problems. We will count the number and type of germs that cause decay in your mouth. We also analyse your diet and saliva and much more. In short we can often tell you exactly why you are getting holes and how to prevent them.

Stage 2

We can harden your small/medium sized holes through modern techniques, these include medications and the brand new resin infiltration techniques.

Contact us straight away and we will book you in for a consultation and tell you whether you need to have those holes drilled!

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metal-free restoration

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Wouldn’t it be nice if your fillings looked so much like your tooth that they were virtually invisible?

Are you concerned about the state or colour of your old metal fillings and are looking to replace them with something tooth coloured? You may even be concerned about the mercury content within silver fillings!

Of course we will always give our patients a full choice of having metal fillings or composite white fillings or even longer lasting white ceramic inlays. We will discuss the risks and benefits of each.
But remember tooth coloured fillings bond biologically to the tooth tissue strengthening the walls and they give you back your natural smile.

We think you ought to be informed that white fillings whilst looking great are actually much more difficult and time consuming to place well. Dr Sidelsky lectures widely throughout the country on this very subject showing general practitioners how to achieve an excellent result.

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Porcelain Crowns

Friday, October 30th, 2009

When the size of a filling exceeds a certain proportion of the tooth, the filling must be replaced with a crown. Porcelain crowns look, amazingly natural.

A crown is a restoration that covers the whole of the tooth, commonly known as a cap. When a tooth is severely weakened, has a very large filling in it or broken, a crown is often the recommended treatment. Crowns can be all gold, or with porcelain bonded on top of the gold. These are still the strongest and by the way look just like your natural tooth.

The most modern crowns now use materials like zirconia which are white in colour and almost as durable as the porcelain fused to gold variety. There is a drawback however as these often require more tooth substance to be removed to make room for the crown. The advantage is that the appearance is, well, there is only one word for it and that is – WOW!!!!!!!!!

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porcelain veneers

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Cover unsightly teeth with ultra-thin porcelain veneers.

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that custom fit over your natural teeth. They can mask unattractive stains, alter crooked teeth, close unsightly gaps between teeth, and improve the colour – giving you bright, white teeth. It looks so good you’ll wonder why you waited so long.

A manicure for your smile!!!

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teeth whitening

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Let us whiten your teeth

Why have discoloured, stained or ageing teeth when with our state-of-the-art whitening process we can brighten your smile?

Bleaching is quick, inexpensive, and can be accomplished in the comfort of your home or if you prefer with our in surgery Zoom 2 laser light, The result can be equally as good – the difference is often just the time it takes.

Lewis Davis

Peter Sussman

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Implants

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Go natural with implants.

Losing a tooth can be a devastating experience especially if it is located in the smile zone. It can be very embarrassing and make you hide your smile. If it is a back tooth it can also be very upsetting. Often one can’t enjoy ones food properly. Did you realise that by not replacing the missing tooth it can detrimentally affect all your teeth.

You can so easily put a new tooth in by placing a dental implant. Let me answer some questions you may have about this amazing procedure.

What is a dental implant?

It’s an artificial tooth placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth. It can look and feel just like your natural tooth.

How long do they last?

Under the right conditions an implant can last for many years. For example in our practice we have placed and restored many hundreds over the past 17 years and have a failure rate at this time of less than 3%. When you come and see us we will be able to examine you and tell you whether your mouth is a suitable candidate for implants.

Does it hurt?

We like to think that the treatment we carry out never hurts. Not with standing very occasionally there may be some swelling and bruising depending upon the complexity after the procedure. If you are nervous we can arrange for you to have sedation.

Now that you know something about implants lets see if you can pass our little puzzle.

Which tooth has the implant?

Here are some good reasons to choose implants

Give you confidence – no more dentures glued into place – they make you feel and look good.

You can eat and smile properly again

Are they expensive and why do they vary so much in cost?

First there are many different brands. Make sure you are choosing is proven and well used. One could expect a larger fee if the procedure was carried out by specialists. Perhaps as this is such an important procedure that might be an option you would choose.

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