What makes a perfect smile?

Almost anyone can have the perfect smile they dream about. But there is a great deal more to the perfect smile than white teeth. Most people who look at a smile will look at the color and the alignment of the top and bottom teeth and notice whether teeth are crooked. But the teeth are only one of three equally important components of a perfect smile. The human mouth is a stage and is framed by the lips, the soft tissue (gums) that surround the teeth as well as the teeth themselves. Achieving the perfect smile requires paying closing attention to all of these components. Aesthetic Polyclinic’s dental and plastic surgery and dermatology departments work hand in hand taking into consideration the three elements and work closely with you to achieve YOUR perfect smile.

General Dentistry

Cleanings:

Regular cleanings are essential for proper oral health. Most people will need regular cleanings every 6 months, but some will require cleanings at shorter intervals of every 3 or 4 months. Even with proper brushing and flossing some plaque on your teeth will harden and form what is known as calculus (tartar). This remaining build-up on the tooth surface will cause inflammation of the gums which causes bleeding when brushing and flossing. Long-term untreated inflammation can lead to a more advanced gum disease called periodontitis. Periodontitis causes loss of the supporting bone and soft tissue that attaches to and anchors your teeth. This loss of bone weakens the support for your teeth and may lead to future tooth loss. Periodontal disease requires advanced treatment to arrest the disease followed by regular cleanings.

Root Canal:

A root canal, or endodontic therapy, is necessary to treat a tooth whose nerve has been damaged. The damage to the nerve can cause severe pain and infection. A root canal removes the cause of the pain and allows the tooth to heal. The tooth is then restored to prevent future problems.

Extractions:

In rare instances a tooth may be non-restorable and need extraction. We take great care to provide a non-invasive extraction to preserve as much bone as possible. In addition, we place bone grafts where necessary to ensure enough bone support for a future implant.

Dental Hygiene:

Dental hygiene treatment is delivered by our dentists who will help to remove any plaque from your teeth that may have built up in certain areas. Your teeth will be professionally cleaned with special equipment and pastes, this process is also known as scaling and polishing. Your dentist will show you how to look after your teeth so they remain free from plaque. You will be advised on the best brushing technique and given tips on flossing and using interdental brushes.

It is recommend that you come in for regular hygiene appointments to ensure your mouth stays clean and healthy.

Hollywood Smile

“The key to reach to one’s heart starts with your perfect smile”

With today’s modern technology it is possible for anyone, no matter how old or young, to have the smile that they have always wanted. At Aesthetic Polyclinic you will be treated by dental specialists who have the training, the skill and the judgment to create a beautiful, comfortable, and everlasting smile.

 

Cosmetic dentistry can be described as one or more dental treatments which improve the beauty of your smile. A beautiful, more alluring smile can be the beginning of a more successful lifestyle for you.

 

Cosmetic dentistry can include a variety of techniques from re-contouring the teeth and gums to placing veneers on a number of teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is often described as an art form, taking years of training, education and experience to master. Obtaining optimal results requires the application of advanced scientific techniques, skills, materials and high tech equipment.

 

.Why not contact Aesthetic Polyclinic to see if you would be suitable for Veneers. If your answer to any one of these statements is YES then Veneers may be for you……

. Want straighter teeth?

. Want a Natural looking smile?

. Want Whiter teeth?

. Want to change the shape of your Smile?

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Are your teeth stained, chipped, or not aligned? Veneers are a good treatment option to consider because they look like natural teeth and don’t require a major procedure.

A veneer is a very thin, tooth-coloured piece of porcelain (like a false finger nail) that is bonded on top of your own tooth. Based on your needs, we can adjust the shape of your veneers to make your teeth overall look longer and or closer together. You can have just one veneer or a whole set, known as a smile makeover.

For a single stained tooth we can also match the precise shade of porcelain to give it a lighter appearance and fit in with the surrounding teeth. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when braces are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.

Why choose us?

At Aesthetic Polyclinic we are passionate about creating beautiful smiles. Our teams of professional and certified dentists have a vast amount of experience in transforming smiles, meaning we are able to offer you the latest techniques in a painfree and comfortable environment.

Dark Gum Treatment

Veneers are not the only solution to achieving the perfect smile. Although dark gums may be healthy, some patients find them unattractive and seek measures to lighten them. The dark gum treatment or gum de-pigmentation is considered aesthetic because the patients who have the dark gums treatment elect to have the procedure done to improve the appearance of their smiles.

How Does The Gum Bleaching Treatment Work?

Aesthetic Polyclinic’s dentists use the most modern approach to gum bleaching which involves the use of a dental laser to remove the dark pigmentation on the gums. The Laser is minimally invasive, avoids the stress of needles, and allows patients to receive the dark gums treatment painlessly and safely to remove discoloration on their gums. This soft tissue laser is also used to treat gum disease amongst various other applications.

What cause dark gums?

Dark gums are caused by what is called hyper-pigmentation, a darkening of an area of skin that is caused by melanin. Melanin pigmentation can often be attributed to genetics, and people with darker skin tones and particularly of Asian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean or African decent are more prone to hyper-pigmentation. Dark gums can affect people of all races and ethnicities genetically, but there are also other causes to dark gums that can be cited. Poor dental hygiene can result in bacteria build-up on your teeth and gums. This can eventually result in the development of gum disease, which in turn can affect gum pigmentation. Smoking can also be a major contributing factor to gum hyper-pigmentation, and studies have shown that smokers are more at risk for these issues.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening if done by a dental professional is regarded as a relatively safe and effective method of improving the aesthetics of an otherwise healthy smile. Our Clinicians have carried out hundreds of tooth whitenings and have the expertise to deliver consistent results for our patients.

Who is a candidate for Teeth whitening?

The most common causes of tooth discoloration are caffeine, cigarettes, and aging. So one of the best things you can do for your smile is to brighten it up!

Teeth whitening involves a variety of options, such as in-house laser whitening, and at-home bleaching products. Aesthetic Polyclinic’s dentists look forward to discussing your options for teeth whitening. During the initial consultation, our dentists will address your concerns and discuss the probability of the success of the whitening of your teeth depending on the original colour of your teeth. They will explain what is the expected improvement in shade colour as well as the proper necessary care to maintain the new colour of your teeth. Teeth whitening is not a permanent fix, but with great improvements to your smile, the long-lasting effects prove to be beneficial and a positive experience.

The Aesthetic Solution - Zoom Laser teeth whitening

Zoom Teeth Whitening is a patented bleaching system that lightens the discolouration of enamel and dentin. You may have seen Zoom! Whitening being used in shows like Extreme Makeover and America’s next top model. Thanks to the Zoom 2 advanced power teeth whitening system we can help you achieve the best results in just an hour session.

The Zoom Teeth Whitening procedure is safe, effective and only performed by our highly qualified dentists. The easy and non-invasive system will lighten your teeth returning them to their beautiful, natural white.

Zoom Teeth Whitening in 4 easy steps

1. The procedure begins with a short preparation to cover your gums, lips and the skin around your lips, leaving only your teeth exposed to the laser light.

2. The dentist will apply the Zoom whitening gel which is specifically formulated to work with the Zoom Teeth Whitening laser light. The gel and the light work together to gently penetrate the top surface layers of your teeth to remove stains and discolouration.

3. The gel will be applied for three or four fifteen minute sessions for a total time of 45 – 60 minutes, removing and cleaning your teeth after each 15 minute cycle. This extra step allows our dentist to closely monitor your colour.

4. Once the three – four sessions have been completed, your teeth will be cleaned and you will go home with a brighter, whiter smile, in just one visit to Aesthetic Polyclinic’s dental Whitening practice.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

How long do the results last?

The answer is one year, on average. By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter then they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and using the home bleaching kit as advised by your dentist.

Are there any side effects?

In some cases, a small number of patients with sensitive teeth can experience some discomfort during the treatment. The Zoom laser light generates minimal heat which is the usual source of discomfort. On rare occasions, minor tingling sensation are experienced immediately after the procedure, but always dissipate. You can also ask your dentist to supply you with anti-sensitivity toothpaste for use prior to treatment.

Am I suitable for the procedure?

The most common answer is yes, however we always like to perform an initial exam prior to the treatment to make sure that the surface of your teeth is suitable for the treatment.

Is it safe?

Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Zoom! is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.

Invisalign

Braces are no longer just for children and it is never too late to have a beautiful smile that you can be proud of. 

The demand for adult orthodontics has increased dramatically over the past two decades. This is due to a number of factors: 

A greater awareness of the importance of an aesthetic smile 
An appreciation of how orthodontics can facilitate restorative dentistry 
The introduction of more aesthetically pleasing and socially acceptable appliances. 

Even if you have had braces before, mild irregularities may have developed due to the lack of retainer wear. In this case, a short course of treatment can return them to perfect alignment again. Some patients will also wear braces on the advice of their dentist to preserve or improve their dental health, for example, to improve bite and function for access. As long as your gums and teeth are healthy there are NO real age limits to orthodontic treatment.

Aesthetic Polyclinic’s Orthodontic services include:

. Invisalign -invisible braces

. Teen Invisalign

. clear braces/ aligners

. inside hidden braces/ Incognito

. tooth-colored braces and metal braces

Prosthodontics

The Science of Prosthodontics

Prosthodontists is one who restore esthetics, function and comfort to teeth through the use of artificial substitutes. These artificial materials constitute a wide variety of restorations used to restore damaged teeth, replace missing teeth, anchor dentures/crowns/bridges with dental implants, enhance patients’ esthetics (dental and facial) and correct orofacial problems.

You can call it cosmetic dentistry, or a mouth makeover, or mouth rehabilitation. But in each of these cases, you are talking about three main services: Dental implants, cosmetic dental veneers, and treatment of gum disease.

·         Dental implants provide you with new teeth to replace ones that are either missing or damaged.

·         Dental implants not only look like real teeth, they have the stability, comfort, and functionality of real teeth.

·         Dental veneers are custom-designed and manufactured shells that are attached to the surface of your real teeth to improve               the appearance of your smile.

·         Periodontal therapy returns your gums and jawbone to normal health

Restoring damaged teeth

Damage to the teeth can occur during the development of teeth or caused by trauma, teeth grinding, exposure of teeth to acid (diet or disease) or reduction of salivary flow. The complexity of every dental condition is variable and could range from minor intervention to comprehensive treatment

Replacing missing teeth

Prosthodontists offer their patients a wide range of options to replace missing teeth depending on each patient's needs. Whether a patient is a candidate for complete dentures, a removable partial denture, dental implants, a fixed bridge or combination of treatment alternatives, Prosthodontists have an excellent understanding of dental laboratory procedures and are highly experienced to ensure custom-made prosthesis are attractive and comfortable for the patient.

Dental  implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.

Prosthodontist and the art of aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry

A major part of a Prosthodontist’s everyday work is related to cosmetics. Whether it is a single restoration or a more extensive rehabilitation, Prosthodontists ensure through their extensive experience that there is a harmonious blending of artificial substitutes with the surrounding oral environment of a patients mouth Any procedure prescribed to a patient not only has to be functional and comfortable but it also has to reproduce form and esthetics. Prosthodontists combine the mind of a health care professional with the hands and the eyes of an artist to create healthy natural-looking restorations.