We at Dublin18 Dental Care are delighted to announce the addition of the latest of innovative technology to our surgery: an Omni-cam Cerec machine. This impressive technology allows us to make crowns on the day, enabling us to carry out the preparation work and fit the crown on the same day with no need for temporary crowns or impressions. This is also possible for inlays, onlays and veneers.
So, what exactly is Cerec?
Cerec is an innovative piece of equipment, which uses the latest technology to design and manufacture bespoke dental restorations in a single day. Traditionally, when you need a new crown or an inlay, you visit your dentist, they may an impression and then you go back two weeks later to have your restoration fitted once it has been sent back from the dental laboratory. With Cerec, the middle man is cut out and we can do everything on-site.
With Cerec, digital photographs of the teeth are converted into detailed 3D models, which are used to design and create your new, custom-made restorations. These models are sent to the milling machine, which fabricates the restoration in a matter of seconds. The restoration is then ready to fit.
What are the benefits of Cerec for me?
We understand that for many patients time is of the essence and Cerec is a really impressive solution for those who have time constraints. With Cerec we are able to design, make and fit a new crown, inlay or onlay in a single treatment session, cutting treatment time from 2 weeks to a single day. This eliminates the need for you to take multiple days off work and also means that there is no need for repeat injections or temporary restorations.
The method for creating restorations is also much simpler and cleaner; there is no need for dental putty impressions and the technology used creates very accurate and detailed images to ensure a perfect fit once the restoration is in place. Cerec also gives dentists and patients more say in the design process.
Dental hygiene sessions are an excellent way of keeping your teeth in tip top shape and reducing the risk of oral diseases. Our dedicated team of hygienists is here throughout the week, including early morning and late evenings up until 8pm to offer you flexible treatment times and a range of great services.
What happens when you see a hygienist?
Many patients are advised to see a hygienist because they have existing oral health problems, but you can also benefit from regular sessions if you have good oral health. If you have signs of gum disease, your dental hygienist will work with your dentist to bring the symptoms under control and help to reduce the risk of further problems. Intensive cleaning treatments are used to remove plaque and tartar from the gum line to prevent the spread of infection and they can also be used to polish the teeth and make your smile look glossy and healthy.
When you see a dental hygienist, the full session will be dedicated to teeth cleaning and this will involve a thorough cleaning of each individual tooth and the gum line. The aim of treatment is to rid your mouth from harmful bacteria and enable you to enjoy good oral health without any worries, such as tooth pain, abscesses, bleeding gums or staining.
Benefits of oral hygiene treatment
As well as removing harmful bacteria from the mouth, dental hygiene treatments also have benefits for your overall health and wellbeing. Gum disease has been linked to an increased risk of general health problems and poor oral health can also contribute to decreased self-esteem and low confidence levels. After a session with our amazing dental hygienists your mouth will feel lovely and fresh and your teeth will be shiny and sparkly.
Spring is coming, the days are longer and temperatures will hopefully start getting a little warmer, so why not put some spring in your step and indulge in anti-ageing treatment at Dublin18 Dental Care?
We provide anti-wrinkle injections, which are both effective and painless and we are offering a spring special discount price of 350 Euros for 3 areas!
About anti-wrinkle injections
Have you noticed lines around your eyes or wrinkles on your forehead? Do you want to look as young as you feel? Well, we may have the perfect solution. Anti-wrinkle injections are a minimally-invasive treatment, which produces results quickly with no need to take time off to recover. Anti-wrinkle injections are ideal for people who want to look younger without committing to invasive or long-term anti-ageing treatment. The results last for around 3 months and then you have the choice whether or not to top up the treatment.
Anti-wrinkle injections are great for people who are preparing for a special occasion, such as a wedding, and want to look their best without going under the knife or spending a huge amount of money.
What does the procedure involve?
Anti-wrinkle injections use purified protein to smooth the skin, reducing the visibility of lines and wrinkles. Treatment only takes around 10-20 minutes and there is no recovery time. The injections are done using very fine needles and they are painless.
Before treatment we will discuss with you where you would like to have the injections; most people target the skin around their eyes, mouth and forehead, as these areas are prone to wrinkles.
If you would like to start the spring with a confidence boost and gorgeous fresh new look, call us today at Dublin18 Dental Care near Carrickmines to find out how our anti-ageing treatments could help you. Our special discount is available this spring; ask staff for details!
With the image-conscious society we live in today, more and more of us want to look like our favourite celebrities and make the most of our appearance. Wherever we turn there are magazines or films with beautiful celebrities and models flashing their perfect looking smiles with confidence.
During award season the red carpet is lit up from the reflection of camera flashes on dazzling white teeth. Celebrity smiles can make us look negatively at our own teeth and make us wish we had a confident, celebrity-like smile too. However, one thing that isn’t mentioned much during interviews is the cosmetic procedures they have undergone to help make their smiles look so perfect, and one treatment that is particularly popular is 6 Month Smiles braces treatment.
6 Month Smiles treatment
6 Month Smiles are used for problems such as crooked teeth or tooth gaps that are on display when you talk, laugh or smile. The main difference 6 Month Smiles braces has to traditional metal braces is that the brackets and wires are tooth coloured in order for them to be discreet and give you more confidence whilst undergoing the treatment. They also are able to move teeth into position quicker and they focus solely on the front teeth that are visible when smiling. Treatment can often be completed in six months or less.
After being a huge success in America, they are now becoming hugely popular all over the world. They are available at Dublin18 Dental Care near Carrickmines, so make an appointment now to find out everything you can about the treatment and whether it’s the right course of action for you.
‘What is a root canal exactly?’ This is the question you might well be asking yourself right now. Well friend, firstly well have to explain a little bit about the make-up of the tooth itself: A tooth can be divided in to the ‘outer crown’ and the ‘inner root’ which tethers your tooth to your jawbone. These two parts themselves contain the more intricate make-up of the tooth, with the crown featuring the visibly exposed enamel and your tooth’s innards containing the soft living tissue that is dental pulp. The root canal system extends all the way from the outer enamel, through the pulp and right down to the root of your tooth.
So why would I need root canal treatment?
Well… Bacteria is always present in the mouth. Should this bacteria ever make its way past your enamel and into the tooth’s pulp, then your tooth has become infected. This is not only excruciating, but can also lead to losing the tooth in question. Root canal treatment is essentially an attempt to clean out the bacteria from your tooth and save it.
How does a tooth become infected?
For bacteria to reach the tooth’s pulp, the outer crown has to be broken through. This is often the result of tooth decay or a leaked filling.
So what happens during root canal treatment?
Well, firstly you will be given a local anaesthetic and then a rubber dam will be placed around the site of infection. Your infected pulp will be then be removed and any abscesses will be drained. Your root canal system itself will also be given a thorough cleaning and will then be closed up. A provisional filling will then be fitted over your tooth. It will be necessary for you to return for a second appointment so that we can ensure your infection has not come back. If everything is fine, then you will be fitted with permanent filling.
Will it hurt?
The anaesthetic will mean you won’t feel anything during the actual procedure. Your tooth might be a little tender or uncomfortable post-treatment, but this should quickly die down. A temporary ache is also preferable to the agony an infected tooth will wreak! Contact the team at Dublin18 Dental Care near Carrickmines for more information on root canal treatment.
Missing teeth can be a real problem, but thankfully there are some amazing tooth replacement treatments on offer at Dublin18 Dental Care. Christmas is a time for celebrating, spending time with loved ones and indulging in delicious food, but if you’re missing teeth, the festive season may not be so appealing, especially if you are worried about your appearance and dreading having to politely decline your favourite festive foods.
Replacing missing teeth
It’s always a good idea to replace missing teeth; gaps in your smile affect your appearance and also your confidence, they make it difficult to eat, they impair your speech and they can also increase your risk of decay and gum disease. Replacing missing teeth helps to restore full function to your mouth, as well as giving you a beautiful, healthy looking smile.
Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular every year. Implants are small screw-like devices, which are used to replace the root section of the missing tooth; implants are fixed into sockets in the jaw bone and once the implant is in place and it has integrated into the bone, it can be attached to a dental bridge, a denture or a single crown. Implants last for many years and once the restoration has been attached, it will look exactly like a natural tooth.
With Christmas just around the corner and the thought of turkey, Christmas pudding and Yule log lingering, now is the perfect time to think about replacing your missing teeth. Not only will you be able to start the New Year with a new look and bags of confidence, but you’ll also be able to enjoy and savour a festive feast! To read more about dental implants at Dublin18 Dental Care near Carrickmines click here: https://www.dublin18dentalrooms.ie/dental-implants-dublin.html
For optimum care and maintenance of your teeth, in addition to scheduled check ups, we suggest that our patients have regular visits with a dental hygienist as well. Attending regular appointments with a dental hygienist is a preventative method that could save you from unnecessary pain and problems. In fact, 90 per cent of the work dentists perform is totally and utterly preventable if patients pay regular visits to a dental hygienist.
During a routine check up, a hygienist would be able to look for clues that could lead to the prevention of oral cancer and gum disease. Regular hygienist appointments benefit our patients because they ensure that your teeth, gums and mouth are being maintained properly and are in good physical health.
Our dental hygienists have been specially trained to manage and prevent periodontal disease and to educate patients about ways to keep their mouths healthy. During your visit to a Dublin18 dental hygienist, he or she will:
- remove tartar built up on and around your teeth
- instruct you on how to prevent tartar from reforming
- perform a range of professional teeth cleaning procedures
- discuss your diet with you
- recommend various measures you can employ to prevent dental work
- provide you with a tailor-made programme for keeping your mouth as clean and healthy as possible.
We recommend that our patients maintain a regular relationship with a dental hygienist; this includes paying them a visit at least twice of year. Of course, the amount of time between visits to the dental hygienist may vary greatly depending on individual needs. Attending a regular check up is the best method for determining how frequently you need to visit the dental hygienist—at Dublin18 Dental Care near Carrickmines; we will help you to establish this.
Tooth extraction is the complete removal of a tooth from its socket. It is done when the tooth is highly damaged and cannot be fixed by fillings, crowns or any other kind of treatment.
However, there are also some other reasons why people need tooth extractions:
- Sometimes the permanent teeth come in before the baby teeth have a chance to fall out by themselves.
- People that want to straighten their teeth by using bracers may need a tooth extracted to create room for the others.
- Wisdom teeth (or third molars) can be extracted even before they fully erupt. This is done when they sometimes get stuck in the jaw. Upper wisdom teeth can be the most painful of tooth extractions, since they usually have three roots instead of two.
Currently there are two types of teeth extractions:
- Orthodontic extractions – a simple extraction done by a dentist to a tooth that can be seen in the mouth. They use an elevator and a forceps to remove the broken tooth.
- Surgical extractions – a more complex procedure that is normally done by oral surgeons. It is normally done when a tooth has broken off at the gum line.
As with any procedure, tooth extraction also involves some risks. A “dry socket” problem appears in about 4% of all extractions when the underlying bone remains exposed to air and food. Dry sockets can be extremely painful and often cause problems like bad odour or bad taste. Usually, if you have a dry socket problem, you will experience pain on the third day after the surgery.
Also, there is always the risk of infection. If you have a strong immune system the risks of getting one is extremely low, but if it does happen your dentist will most likely prescribe antibiotics for it. For more details on teeth extractions please don’t hesitate to contact the team at Dublin18 Dental Care near Carrickmines
Braces can be a bit like an unwanted lodger, or a well meaning friend overstaying their welcome, but learning to work with your brace can lead to a far more harmonious co-existence between you and your brace.
Avoid certain foods
If your braces had feelings, avoiding certain foods would make them happy. Essentially anything that could break or dislodge your braces should be avoided: Hard sweets, nuts, pizza crusts and bagels are to be outright shunned. Some hard foods, like apples or carrots, would be dangerous whole but are perfectly fine if chopped up. Sugary and starchy foods are also best left alone, not just for general oral healthcare, but because these foods can produce a lot a plaque and your teeth, whilst you are wearing braces, can scar if they are not cleaned properly. This brings us swiftly to our next point…
Cleaning your teeth!
A previously simple task is now made a little harder by our orthodontic compadre. You should brush your teeth after every meal in order to remove any food remains from around the teeth. At night, avoid rinsing after brushing: The small amount of fluoride left in your mouth can help strengthen your teeth. The brace itself also needs cleaning; Interdental brushes are useful for this as they can flex around a fixed brace’s brackets.
Contact sports, much like anything which might involve you being hit in the mouth, can cause problems for braces. A special mouth guard can be produced to fit comfortably around the braces.
Loose brackets and broken wires
There is little you can do about this. It is simply important that you contact your dentist should your braces require any repairs. For more information contact the team at Dublin18 Dental Care near to Carrickmines for more information.
So you have crooked teeth, want to get rid of them fast and don’t want anyone to know about it. The lengthy treatment time of traditional orthodontics looms over you with its partner the fixed metal brace, whilst the image of your own crooked teeth seems to place you between a rock and hard place. But what if you could discreetly have orthodontic treatment at (relative) speed?
The six month smile
Six months could be quite a long time in any other field but, given that standard treatment can take up to three years for orthodontics, this is pretty speedy. The six month smile procedure is also discreet, the wires used in the treatment being tooth coloured and thus difficult to notice. The treatment is also cheaper than conventional brace work and much more comfortable as your teeth are gently repositioned.
How does this work?
Children tend to require braces to fix bite problems caused by growth issues. Adults on the other hand, tend to require braces for aesthetic reasons. As a result, adult treatment tends to involve repositioning the front teeth without any major modifications required for their bite and it is this which shaves off so much of the time that brace treatment normally requires. New technological advancements, such as the special nickel titanium which the wires are made of, also aid with the speed of the treatment.
How does the procedure work?
Firstly, your suitability for the treatment will be assessed; this will involve your dentist examining your smile and taking some photographs and x-rays. Following this, you will be fitted with the special braces (which have come directly from a laboratory in the United States). You will then be required to attend quick appointments (roughly 10-15 minutes) every month or so, so that your dentist can check on you and adjust the braces. This will continue until the six months are up! So, if you are interested do contact us at Dublin18 Dental Care near to Carrickmines for more inform