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Feb 2018

Case of the Month- February 2018

Our case of the month for February 2018 involves the treatment of tooth wear. Tooth wear is an increasing problem with modern day life. Stress, night time grinding and acidic diets all lead to loss of tooth enamel which is the hardest tissue in the body! The loss of tooth enamel leads to a weakening of the overall tooth structure exposing the underlying dentine which is much weaker and more susceptible to tooth decay and sensitivity. In the first instance, prevention is better than cure. Therefore, if you love acidic drinks and food, sorry, but you will have to change your diet. If you grind at night, a simple night guard will protect your teeth. How is tooth wear treated? In most cases, we can treat tooth wear using a fantastic technique called the Dahl technique. This is where the affected teeth are re built using skilled placement of bonding composite resin restoring teeth back to the original size and shape. Often this means that you will bite on the newly restored teeth first which you would think will damage the new teeth. However, if the bonding is done correctly and in a certain manner, the mouth adapts and adjusts to the new bite. The great advantage of this treatment is that we do not need to cut down the teeth at all. Hence, it is a minimally invasive approach, reversible, pain free and affordable. After all, why remove the hardest tissue in the body when the aim is to preserve it! Our case Our presented case involves the treatment of tooth wear for the lower front teeth; a common site for edge fracturing in night time grinding. Please take a look at the before and after photos:

Lower front teeth heavily worn down Lower front teeth heavily worn down
After Dahl technique Lower front teeth restored to normal dimensions. No drilling, no pain, no needles and affordable!

This technique can be applied to upper, lower and back teeth. It is a great treatment. If you have tooth wear and would like to know the options for you, please contact. It could be the best decision you make this year!


Nov 2019

Case of the Month- November 2019

Our case of the month for November involves a re construction of the bite over a number of years. The main reason for treatment was due to severe tooth wear due to bruxism. Bruxism is essentially grinding at night to such an extent that the enamel is worn over a number of years. This can cause a number of problems such as: Tooth sensitivity Difficulty in eating Lack of a coherent bite Aesthetic issues Pain leading to root canal treatment in severe cases Tooth wear, on the whole, can be prevented or… READ MORE
Jul 2015

Case of the Month July 2015

Our case of the month for July involves the restoration of severe tooth wear using the Dahl technique. The Dahl technique The Dahl technique is a great concept for the treatment of localised tooth wear, especially on the front teeth. The concept involves potentially a number of methods but we prefer direct bonding. For example, if the upper front teeth are worn but there is no space to restore them, we may use the Dahl concept to restore them. Direct composite restorations are placed to restore the teeth… READ MORE
May 2015

Case of the month- May 2015

Our case of the month for May is one involving tooth wear. Tooth wear is a very common problem caused buy a number of factors and usually a combination of them all. The most common cause is night time grinding or bruxism. This can be hugely damaging to teeth. Did you know that on average our teeth make contact for only about 10-20 minutes of the day. During night grinding, the average contact time is 4 hours! It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out this is far too much contact which will lead to … READ MORE
Oct 2014

Case of the month- October 2014

Our case of the month for October involves cosmetic bonding of the lower front teeth which were heavily worn and using a principle called the Dahl technique.This technique is not very well known but it is fantastic method for treating worn down teeth where there is no space to restore them. For example, when your front teeth wear down due to grinding, acid erosion, bad habits (biting pens, nails etc), there is often little space to restore the teeth using conventional fillings. In the old days, the teeth m… READ MORE


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