We pride ourselves on offering the last treatments to our client and we are delighted to be able to provide crowns in a day, thanks to the amazing Cerec technology.
What is Cerec?
Cerec digital technology allows us to offer same-day bespoke restorative treatment; this means that you can get custom-designed crowns, inlays and onlays in one day, rather than having to wait for your new restoration to be made in a laboratory. With Cerec, we can do all the designing and manufacturing on-site, so there is no need for temporary restorations and waiting around for 2 weeks.
What are the benefits of Cerec?
Cerec has many benefits for patients and dentists. The treatment process is very quick and we can design, manufacture and place the new restoration all on the same day. This process usually involves at least two appointments, which are usually 2 weeks apart. Less time in the dental chair and fewer appointments mean fewer injections, which is welcome news for most dental patients, especially those who suffer from dental anxiety and those with a phobia of needles.
Cerec also allows dentists and patients to get more involved in the design process, which contributes to a truly bespoke service. The process is also more accurate.
Why would I need a crown?
Crowns are restorations, which are used to make the teeth stronger; they are usually recommended when the tooth has been weakened as a result of decay, a large cavity or injury. It is also common for a new crown to be placed following root canal treatment and dental implant treatment. For more help and information on Cerec technology contact the team at Dublin18 Dental Care near Bray
We all know that accidents can happen when you least expect them and this is why we offer urgent dental appointments at Dublin18 Dental Care near Foxrock Village. If you have a dental emergency, contact us and we will try and see you and relieve any pain you have as quickly as possible.
Unfortunately, dental emergencies are fairly common and examples include broken and severely chipped teeth, abscesses and severe dental pain and dislodged teeth.
Often, severe dental pain is associated with injuries, which may be impossible to prevent, but if you’ve had toothache for a while and pain has been getting steadily worse, there is a good chance that you may have a decayed tooth. If you have toothache, sensitivity or you have symptoms of gum disease, such as bleeding and swollen gums, see your dentist; don’t put it off because the situation will get worse.
What to do in a dental emergency
If you have an accident, or you suffer an injury when playing sport and you need urgent dental treatment, contact the practice and the reception team will arrange an appointment for you as soon as possible.
If you have a dislodged tooth, it may be possible for us to save it if you can get to the practice fast enough. In the meantime, hold the tooth between the gum and cheek or place it in a glass of milk. Avoid touching the tooth by the root.
Preventing dental emergencies
Sometimes it is impossible to prevent injuries and accidents, but there are some things you can do to try and reduce your risk of dental injuries, including wearing a protective mouth guard when you play sport, going for regular dental check-ups and seeing your dentist if you have any symptoms, such as tooth pain or sensitivity.
Dental phobia can affect patients so badly that they refuse to visit the dentist, even when they are in extreme pain. Teeth, unlike the rest of the body, are unable to heal themselves. When a person cuts their finger they can simply place a plaster over the cut and know that in a week or so it will be completely healed. Teeth are unable to perform this same feat and it is only through the use of hygienist cleaning, fillings and crowns that a tooth can be treated and mended. The longer the pain in a tooth persists the worst the damage or decay. That’s why it is of vital importance that you visit a dentist if you are experiencing such a situation with your own teeth.
Thankfully, today’s dental sedation means that even patients with severe dental phobia can receive the treatment they need to heal any badly damaged teeth and restore the health of their smile.
What is dental sedation?
Dental sedation differs from other procedure preparations, as it does not cause unconsciousness. The patient is awake for their treatment but feels no pain or worry, just a sense of calm. Sedation can be administered orally or through an IV, whatever is comfortable for you. Once the treatment is over you can leave the practice without having to wait to wake up, although it is advisable that you have someone to pick you up as you may feel slightly light-headed for a couple of hours after the treatment.
Making our patients feel comfortable at Dublin18 Dental Care
Sedation is one thing, but we know the difference an understanding voice and a listening ear can make to a patient. This is why we never rush or hurry anyone along during consultations or treatments and we always take the time to listen to your fears and concerns. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible during every step of your treatment and will listen to all you have to say at Dublin18 Dental care near Bray.
The Inman Aligner is one of the best examples of modern orthodontics; this innovative device takes just a few weeks to straighten the teeth.
What is the Inman Aligner?
The Inman Aligner is a removable orthodontic device, which is designed to treat patients with minor or moderate orthodontic issues, such as mild crowding, slightly crooked front teeth and a small gap between the front teeth. The Inman Aligner is made up of two key parts: a coiled spring and a metal bar; the spring sits at the back of the teeth and the metal bar runs along the front of the teeth. The appliance works by producing forces, which gently squeeze the teeth, pushing and pulling them into the right position.
Who is the Inman aligner for?
The ideal candidate for the Inman Aligner would be a patient with minor or moderate orthodontic problems with their front teeth; the treatment is not designed for patients who have more complex needs, which require more intensive treatment. If you are not a suitable candidate for Inman Aligner treatment we can discuss other options, which will give you a beautiful, straight smile!
How long does treatment take?
The best thing about the Inman Aligner, although it has numerous benefits, is the treatment time; in the majority of cases, treatment is complete within 16 weeks. The exact treatment time varies according to the individual and less complex cases may be complete even quicker.
What are the benefits?
Aside from amazingly quick treatment times, the Inman Aligner also offers convenience, comfort and flexibility, as you can remove it; this also means that you can brush your teeth properly and eat and drink without any worries. The Inman Aligner is also a discreet treatment; although it is not an invisible brace, the metal bar is very fine and much less noticeable than fixed metal braces. If you would like more information about the Inman Aligner get in touch with us at Dublin18 Dental Care near Bray.
If you’ve ever looked at the photographs from the Oscars or watched a catwalk show, you may have wondered just how everyone has such amazing smiles. The answer, in many cases, is porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers create truly amazing, radiant smiles, so now you can you have a Hollywood style smile too!
About porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers are very thin tooth-shaped sheets of porcelain, which are placed over the top of the natural teeth to create a flawless set of pearly whites. You can choose the shade and shape of the veneers and they can help to address common problems, including staining and discolouration, general wear and tear, chipped and worn teeth and spaces between the teeth.
Before treatment, patients undergo a consultation to find out more about veneers and learn about the treatment process. Our friendly dentists are there to answer any questions and allay any fears and they will explain how the treatment works and what you can expect from your new veneers.
We offer a range of veneer treatments, including celebrity favourites, Lumineers and Da Vinci veneers. Many of you will be familiar with these treatments, as they are featured on lifestyle and makeover television shows on a regular basis.
Lumineers and Da Vinci veneers are both very thin, which means that minimal tooth preparation is needed before the veneers are fitted. The veneers are custom-made for the individual and the results are incredible. The process is also very simple; your custom-made veneers are simply placed over the top of your natural teeth to create a perfect new smile and once you are happy with the look of your teeth, they will be cemented into position.
If you’re longing for a celebrity smile and you cannot wait to flash a bright, healthy looking smile, contact us today at Dublin18 Dental Care near Bray to find out about our amazing veneer treatments.
If you assumed that getting a straight smile took years, we have great news for you! At Dublin18 Dental Care we are delighted to offer our clients the amazing Six Month Smiles system, a fixed brace system, which promises amazing results in just six months.
About 6 Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles is a fixed brace orthodontic treatment system, which was developed inAmericaand has become incredibly popular in countries all over the world. The braces, which are much more discreet than traditional fixed braces, use gentle forces and friction-free technology to straighten the teeth quickly and painlessly.
How does 6 Month Smiles work so fast?
It’s understandable to wonder how 6 Month Smiles is able to work so much quicker than traditional fixed braces and the answer is simple: these braces focus on the teeth at the front of the mouth, as they are visible when you smile. By concentrating solely on these teeth, the braces are able to produce results very quickly. The braces also use the latest technology to accelerate treatment speed and reduce discomfort.
Am I a suitable candidate?
Six Month Smiles is suitable for a wide range of patients but it is not the best option for patients with complex orthodontic needs. This treatment is designed to treat minor or moderate orthodontic problems affecting the front teeth. We will be able to tell you if you are a suitable candidate for treatment after examining your mouth at the initial consultation. If you are not a suitable candidate, we will be happy to discuss other treatments with you and recommend other options. Six Month Smiles is a great option for people who want to look their best for a special occasion, such as a wedding, and those who do not require intensive treatment. It is also a popular treatment for adults because the braces are made from clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, which make them very discreet. Contact the team at Dublin18 Dental Care near Bray for more information.
Tooth loss is an issue for many adults, but we are happy to say that we have an effective solution: dental implants.
Replacing missing teeth is always advisable because the teeth have a number of important roles, such as chewing and breaking down food, forming sounds and letters, providing support for the cheeks and ensuring you have a healthy, beautiful smile. Without teeth you may find it difficult to eat properly, speak clearly and feel confident when you smile, but dental implants can help. Implants are a revolutionary dental treatment which will make you feel and look like you’ve still got all your natural teeth.
What are dental implants?
They are small screw-like devices which are fixed into pre-drilled sockets in the jaw bone in order to mimic the root portion of a missing tooth. Titanium is used to create implants because the material is able to integrate with the bone tissue without causing any problems with the neighbouring teeth or the gums. Once the implant has healed and joined with the bone tissue, a restoration can be attached and the tooth will look like a natural tooth.
Dental implant treatment is suitable for cases where patients have a single missing tooth or a number of missing teeth. They can be attached to dental crowns, a dental bridge or a denture.
What are the advantages?
The treatment offers the best of both worlds in terms of function and smile aesthetics. The teeth will look and function just like natural teeth, implants last for many years and they also help to reduce bone loss. This process is beneficial for patients of all ages and can be used to replace a single tooth or a number of teeth.
Dental implants are not cheap but they are a worthwhile long-term investment. We also offer finance options to help you spread the cost of treatment at Dublin18 Dental Care near Bray.