Our Treatments

What is a Dental Implant?

A Dental Implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium which looks like a screw or post and is both strong and light. The implant is surgically inserted into the jaw to support a replacement tooth – dental crown, bridge and removable or fixed dentures. Over time, the jawbone fuses to the dental implant. Implants are a long term solution for missing teeth that feel and act as a natural tooth!

Reasons to consider dental implants

  • To provide support and stability for your denture efficiency
  • To increase confidence while smiling, talking and eating
  • To improve overall psychological health
  • To improve esthetic appearance and regain overall confidence
  • To eliminate the pain and discomfort of removable dentures – full or partial
  • Dental implants can eliminate the numerous embarrassing inconveniences of removable dentures
  • Esthetically, support teeth that look like real teeth
  • Functionally, implants feel and act like Dental implant supported dentures can actually improve the taste of food. With less plastic covering the roof of your mouth, you can enjoy natural flavors and sensations again
  • Our dentist with special interest in implants is well experienced and use different implant systems . We Are happy to see you even if you have had treatments abroad or anywhere else in the UK that went wrong or require follow up and mainten

Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment is used to improve the appearance, position and function of crooked or abnormally arranged teeth.

Orthodontic treatment can straighten the teeth and move them into a better position.

Healthcare professionals specialising in braces are known as orthodontists.

Our Orthodontics at A silva dental uses devices such as a brace to correct the position of the teeth.

The length of treatment will depend on how complicated the problem is, but it's usually between 12 and 24 months.

Who needs orthodontic treatment?

Many people have crowded or crooked teeth, or their teeth don't meet correctly when they bite. These problems can mean the teeth are more likely to become damaged or put a strain on jaw muscles.

In some cases, abnormal development of the teeth and jaw can affect the shape of the face.

With an increased awareness of the benefits of a beautiful smile, A vast majority of our Orthodontic patients are now adults. Because adults are no longer growing, treatment is approached differently than with children.

Our Specialist Orthodontist carefully formulate adult treatments, after offering their patients different options based on their dental concerns.

Types of dental braces:

Metal Braces: Traditional metal braces are still the most common type of braces requested by patients. Thankfully, they are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth, using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile. We provide 3m high quality brackets.
Ceramic Braces: Ceramic braces are made of a clear ceramic material, therefore, less noticeable than metal braces. The latest ceramic brackets are very strong, meaning they do not break very easily, and are more comfortable. We provide Clarity 3m brackets and six month smiles clear ceramic brackets.
Internal brackets: These are more discrete as they go in the inside . Our specialist orthodontist will be introducing this system to our practice.

Cosmetic Bonding

Dental bonding is the use of a composite tooth coloured material, which creates a strong bond with teeth. Bonding can be used for a variety of procedures including white fillings, the repair of broken or chipped teeth, changing the shape of teeth and closing gaps between teeth. When dental bonding is needed we carefully take into consideration the medical and aesthetic concerns that many people have about metal-based fillings and offer full consultation with our patients regarding this matter.

Hygiene

Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental problems and bad breath. Regular professional cleanings are an important part of maintaining good oral and dental health. We're always looking to offer our patients advice on how to make the best use of toothbrushes, dental floss and inter-dental brushes. For stain we have the latest technology for professional cleaning. ProphyJet will provide our patients with an alternative to the traditional rubber cups with flavoured pumice paste. ProphyJet uses air pressure, water and baking soda, to blast the stains off. It is less abrasive and really cleans the areas between the teeth better. Most people benefit from professional cleanings every 4 to 6 months. To schedule an appointment...

Crowns and Bridges

A crown, or caps, are used to restore the tooth to its normal shape and size. It strengthens or improves the appearance of a tooth. Crowns are placed for a variety of reasons:
  • Restore teeth when there isn't enough remaining tooth
  • To provide support for fillings, and attach bridges
  • Protect weak teeth from fracturing, and restore fractured teeth
  • Cover badly shaped or discoloured teeth, and cover dental implants

Which is the best material?

Crowns can be made from a number of materials. We will consider tooth location and it's function, position of the gum tissue, the amount of tooth that shows when you smile, and the colour or shade of the tooth when choosing the best materials suited for you. When making the crown, we colour it to match your natural teeth.

What's Involved in The Procedure?

Placing a crown is a precision procedure. Several steps are involved, and at least two dental visits generally are required for completion. "Temporary" crowns are placed while the permanent crown is being made. Temporary crowns can also help you decide if there are any changes you would like made before the finished crowns are placed.

Bridges

A bridge is a fixed device that spans the gap between two teeth and replaces the missing teeth. It is supported and retained in position by the adjacent teeth. It is normally used if the supporting teeth are surrounded by strong healthy bone and when the gap is not too wide. Alternative treatments to replace missing teeth include full or partial dentures and dental implants.

Endodontics

Endodontics, more commonly known as root canals, are procedures which are designed to save teeth that would otherwise need extracting. The preventative procedure involves cleaning inside the root of the tooth, which is then filled. The procedure prevents the passage of micro organisms and fluid along the root canal by filling the whole canal system, not only to block the apical foramina (the bit through which the nerve and blood vessels pass) but also the dentinal tubules and accessory canals. Materials we use to fill the root canal system are: biocompatible, dimensionally stable, sealed, unaffected by tissue fluids and insoluble, and nonsupportive of bacterial growth. They are also removable from the canal in case retreatment is needed. Root canal therapy is one of the more common procedures but we also offer endodontic retreatment, and the treatment of cracked teeth and dental trauma.

Dentures

  • Dentures are used for replacing missing teeth. Dentures are either fitted partially or completely.
  • Partial Dentures
  • Partial dentures take the place of only a few teeth and prevent the others from changing position.
  • Complete Dentures.
If all the teeth are gone, patients need complete dentures, which replace every tooth in the mouth. Both types of dentures are removable and usually made of metal and acrylic resin, a plastic-like material that is moulded to fit the exact shape of the patient's mouth. Suction helps hold the dentures in place, so they stick to the gum surface. Like wearing braces or a retainer, dentures can cause soreness at first and take some time to get adjusted to. Also like braces or retainers, dentures need special care. They should be brushed daily with a special denture brush and cleanser and soaked in denture solution when not in the mouth.

Veneers

A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth. Sometimes a natural colour composite material is used instead of porcelain. Veneers improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured tooth or to lighten front teeth. A veneer can also be used to make a chipped tooth look intact again, or to close small gaps, when orthodontics (braces) are not suitable. Veneers are popular with patients because they make teeth look natural and healthy. Because they are very thin and are held in place by a special strong bond, very little preparation of the tooth is needed.

Teeth Whitening

  • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development)
  • Normal wear of outer tooth layer
  • Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.)
  • Yellow, brown stained teeth

What Does Tooth Whitening Involve?

We offer two different Teeth Whitening treatments

In-Surgery Treatment

In-surgery treatment involves the use of a bleaching agent and a laser or light to activate and speed up the whitening process. Our Surgery offer walk in appointments for Zoom whitening treatments.

Home Whitening Kit

This treatment requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays. At your second appointment we'll make any necessary adjustments. The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.

Contact Us

Telephone: 02036209616 / 07583181108
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91-95 Newington Butts South. Unit 6. Tiendas de Sur, SE16SF
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm
Evening Appointments weekdays (Ask member of Staff for details)
From June new address:
Unit 2, The Pavillion Building, One The Elephant, 22 Elephant and Castle, SE1 6SQ