Dr Ockert Spangenberg
021 976 8107
Unit 1, 10 Plein Street, Durbanville, Cape Town, Western Cape
Do you have chipped, cracked or badly stained teeth? Porcelain veneers can give you that new smile that you deserve. Porcelain veneers are very thin, custom-made shells that are designed to cover the front surfaces of the teeth to improve your appearance. It is very popular for its simplicity as minimal to no tooth preparation is required.
It can be used for several purposes such as to protect the tooth’s surface from damage, to close the spaces between teeth (diastemata), to lengthen teeth that have been shortened by wear, to strengthen worn teeth and to correct malfunctioned teeth that appear cracked.
Porcelain veneers also have huge cosmetic advantages. Some of these advantages are:
- It can dramatically improve the colour of your teeth and is ideal for badly stained teeth that cannot be improved by teeth whitening.
- It can give you a smile that looks more uniform and aligned.
- It can repair damaged teeth that have chipped or broken.
- Porcelain veneers minimal to no tooth preparation is needed.
- It protects the tooths surface from damage.
- For huge cosmetic improvements to rectify colour, size, length and shape of teeth.
- Giving you a more uniform looking smile.
- It can give you an align-looking smile.
- Damaged teeth that have chipped or broken can also benefit from veneers.
- Badly stained teeth that cannot be improved by teeth whitening can greatly be improved by a lighter (whiter) shade veneer.
Many people are so anxious and afraid of the dentist that they would rather endure the pain than receive any treatment. For these people, sedation can help to reduce some of their anxiety.
A visit to the hospital is not necessary, as it is done in the comfort of the dental surgery. An anaesthetist will be present to administer the sedative and to monitor you constantly. Conscious sedation is an excellent option for fearful dental patients. It uses sedatives which allow you to stay awake, yet relaxed, during the procedure. You remain conscious, retain your protective reflexes and will be able to respond to verbal commands. The application of conscious sedation can greatly reduce the need for general anaesthesia and is an excellent alternative for the removal of wisdom teeth.
Young, uncooperative children needing extensive dental treatment can result in a very challenging, stressful and traumatic experience for the patient, the parent and the dentist. For these children, conscious sedation or general anaesthesia is often recommended. Because of the risks and costs involved with general anaesthesia, conscious sedation is often the preferred choice.