“Let Us Help Make You Smile”
1: We assess the appearance of the smile.
2: We discuss what you are most concerned about regarding your smile
3: We take Extra oral and Intra oral photos and we will also use our smile design programme to help visualise the look that you are after.
4: We discuss treatment options available to improve your smile
If you are interested in one of the discussed treatment options and choose to explore the option further we will do radiographs and impressions to provide a “mock up of the teeth”- also known as a diagnostic wax up to help you visualise how it will look. ( A wax up/radiographs will incur a fee)
This patient was interested in improving the appearance of his lower anterior teeth. We created a diagnostic wax up to demonstrate what could be achieved with crowns.
Blackrock Clinic Dentistry provides in house bleaching that takes 1 hour. This procedure usually improves the shade of teeth by 2/3 shades. It’s a quick, no hassle appointment with the end result of white teeth.
We also provide take home bleaching kits. It is a very straightforward process consisting of taking moulds of the teeth, and preparing trays to wear at home for 10days for 1 hour per day to achieve desired result.
*We usually recommend a scale and polish prior to bleaching to ensure desired effect.
Dental Bondings (composite veneers)
It is a simple cosmetic procedure that can be completed in one visit. We can very often complete this treatment without local anaesthetic.
Dental Bondings can be used to mask discolourations, small gaps, correct rotations and give a fuller smile. Dental bondings can give the appearance of straight teeth without the need for orthodontics or removing sound tooth structure.
Before and after dental bondings completed in one visit.
Crowns are used to strengthen teeth that have very large restorations or to restore teeth that are too broken down to hold an alternate restoration. They are often placed after root canal treatment to improve the seal of the tooth and strengthen the core.
Crowns are also used for aesthetic purposes to improve the appearance of broken, malaligned or discoloured teeth. Crowns can be made from metal, metal fused to porcelain or pure porcelain.
Posts and Cores
When there is not enough tooth structure available to place a crown alone, we often need to build up the tooth by using a post and core. This procedure is carried out after root canal treatment of the tooth. The root is then prepared for the post and an impression is sent to the lab. When the post and core is cemented, we will then have enough tooth structure for a crown.
Veneers are made from the most aesthetic porcelain by the lab to custom fit your teeth. They are used to achieve the most aesthetic result possible whilst retaining as much tooth structure as possible.
In Surgery Veneers: We can also build up your tooth with a composite veneer which can be completed in one setting. This can improve the appearance of a tooth within 1 hour.
Bridges are an excellent and aesthetic options to replace missing teeth but are reliant on there being solid supportive remaining teeth either side of the space.
– Resin Bonded Bridge
An implant is a titanium screw that is placed directly into the bone replacing teeth without using any other teeth for support. Once the titanium screw is integrated with the bone we can place a dental crown (see above) to complete the restoration. We work together with an oral surgeon to provide the best implant treatment possible.