1) Tooth whitening:
How white will my teeth become?
This depends on your preference. Our home Whitening method is very effective and using this method you can expect up to several shades difference.
How long does it take?
The home whitening procedure takes 2-3 weeks.
Is teeth whitening painful?
No, the procedure is not painful at all.
Are there any side effects with teeth whitening?
Your teeth may be slightly sensitive in the 24 hours after treatment, but this is only temporary.
We give our patients a sensitive toothpaste to use if needed.
Does teeth whitening harm my teeth?
No. The system simply bleaches your teeth to remove stains and discolouration. Studies have shown that the enamel and structure of your teeth remains unaffected.
2) Dental Implants
How long do they last?
Dental Implants have been known to last a lifetime. However, with any treatment, maintenance is very important.
What are the success rates of implants?
Implants treatments have one of the highest success rates of all dental treatment of around 95%
Medical (like diabetes), Social (like smoking) or dental factors (like the bite) can affect the success rates of implants.
What happens if my implant doesn't integrate with the bone?
We can remove the implant very carefully, clean out the site and leave it to heal for up to a year. You can then have another implant or replace the gap with another option.
Will I need a bone graft?
Sometimes when we don't have sufficient bone, we may recommend using bone derived from another source to help fill the voids.
Will I need a CT scan prior to the procedure?
Sometimes we ask you to have a small CT scan done in the area of interest so we can have a better idea of anatomy in the area including nerves and sinus, to minimise risk of injury to these areas.
While waiting for my implant to integrate, do I have to have a gap?
You can have a denture or a small sticky bridge in the meantime if you do not wish to have a gap.
3) Crown/ inlays/ Onlays/ bridges/ veneers
How long do they last?
Average life span is about 8-10 years. However they may last for a shorter or longer period depending on circumstances.
Are my teeth affected by these treatments?
Crowns/ conventional bridges do involve removal of some tooth structure to make room for the new crown/ veneer or bridge
What holds them in place?
A special dental cement
What happens if they come off?
Bring them back to us, if suitable we can recement them
Will my tooth need more work after having this treatment?
Sometimes the teeth do "die" or devitalise in which case you may need further treatment like root canal/ extraction
What happens while my work is being constructed by the lab?
You will have a temporary restoration to protect the area