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Feb 2013

Case of the month- February 2013

Our case of the month for February is a wonderful cosmetic dental transformation using invisible braces called lingual braces. These are braces fitted to the inside of the teeth so they are the truly invisible brace. Being placed on the inside of the teeth, they act down the long axis of the tooth meaning that teeth straightening can also be very quick. Straight teeth fast! What more could you ask for? Our client came to us seeking a new smile due to crooked upper front teeth, which had been bothering her… READ MORE
Feb 2013

Porcelain inlays and onlays- what are they?

My next article will focus on the alternative to white fillings, which are porcelain onlays and inlays. These are, on the whole, laboratory made restorations for the teeth. These are often required when extra strength is required to protect the underlying tooth that cannot be afforded by direct white fillings. There are many advantages to porcelain inlays and onlays. 1. They are biocompatible and therefore there is no issue with any toxic component. 2. They have similar wear strengths to tooth enamel. 3… READ MORE
Feb 2013

White fillings- are they better than metal ones?

Following on from my previous article regarding metal fillings, I will now provide 10 reasons why white fillings are superior to metal fillings: 1. White fillings actually adhere to the tooth surface creating an excellent seal. 2. White fillings require less preparation of the tooth than metal fillings. 3. White fillings do not contain mercury. 4. They are easily repaired if damaged. 5. They can be used on front and back teeth. 6. The wear strength of the latest materials are far superior to previous … READ MORE
Feb 2013

Are metal fillings right for me?

One of the most common questions we answer is whether metal fillings should be replaced. I have complied a list of points about metal fillings and why I think they have had their day and alternative treatments should be sought: 1. Metal fillings contain up to 50% mercury.2. Mercury is a toxin.3. Mercury is continuously released from metal fillings via a vapour form.4. Metal fillings do NOT stick to teeth, they are mechanically wedged in to place.5. Metal fillings require the tooth to be cut deeper than whi… READ MORE
Feb 2013

Invisible Braces

Teeth straightening is now a very popular treatment to improve the cosmetic appearance and why not! If teeth are crowded, out of alignment, suffer from spacing issues then they should be treated with orthodontics such as invisible braces. One of our most popular invisible braces is the lingual brace. This is placed on the inside of the teeth making it the truly invisible brace. If the thought of fixed braces on the outside of your teeth fills you with fear, then this is the solution for you. Dr Nissit Pa… READ MORE


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