Services

At Saatdjian Dental Clinics we develop a personal relationship with each of our patients. We also make sure that all of our patients have access to the most advanced dental prevention techniques and exceptionally high standards of treatment. Patients benefit from the following service.

 

For further information, please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to help.

Restorative Dentistry

White Fillings

A filling replaces part of a tooth that has been lost because of decay or through accidental damage. You may hear the dentist talk about “composite”, “glass ionomer” and “compomer” – these are different types of white filling.

What are the benefits?

Unlike silver (amalgam) fillings, white filling material sticks to teeth and can form edges, so it may be effectively used to repair front teeth that are chipped, broken, decayed or worn. It can also be used as a “veneer” to cover marks or discolouration that cleaning won’t remove.
White fillings are less noticeable than silver fillings, which may turn black in the mouth. White fillings come in a range of shades so they can be matched to the colour of your own teeth.

Chipped Teeth & Gap Closure

Composite bonding on the anterior or front teeth is an excellent method for repairing minor imperfections such as chips and stains. It can also be used to fill gaps between the teeth called diastemas.

Root Canal Treatment

Teeth are held in the jaws by their roots. Front teeth normally have one root, but teeth further back have more. At the core of each tooth is a soft mass of tissue called the pulp. In a healthy tooth, the pulp contains living fibres, cells, nerves and a blood supply, extending into the root(s) through the root canal(s). Decay or injury can destroy the living pulp. Because dead pulp lacks a blood supply, it is more prone to infection, leading to an abscess and toothache. Root canal treatment (also known as root filling or endodontics) means removing damaged or dead pulp and filling the space left. The remaining tooth can then be repaired.

What are the benefits?

Pulp damage can cause toothache but the pain will usually end very quickly when the root canal is cleaned out. Without a root filling, a tooth with a dead pulp would probably have to be taken out in the end. There is also a possibility of infection spreading beyond the tooth itself. Root-fillings are usually successful and can last many years, but re-treatment is also possible if infection recurs.

Inlays & Onlays

What are they?

You can sometimes have inlays or onlays instead of fillings to repair damaged teeth. Inlays and onlays are made outside the mouth, usually in a dental laboratory, and then glued to the tooth.
An inlay sits in a hole in the tooth. An onlay sits on the tooth and builds up its shape. Inlays and onlays can be made in tooth-coloured porcelain, gold or a white filling material called composite. Different materials are suitable for different parts of the mouth and different parts of the teeth.

What are the benefits?

Inlays and onlays are strong and can last longer than fillings
They are especially suitable for the chewing surfaces of back teeth and for large repairs to front teeth, where it can be difficult to make a white filling look natural. Your dentist can match the colour to your other teeth.

Crowns & Bridges

Crowns

What are they?
The crown of a tooth is that part which is visible in the mouth. An artificial crown is used to protect and restore a broken, weakened or heavily filled tooth. They are also used to improve the appearance of discoloured or crooked teeth.
Crowns are made of many different materials including metals, ceramics and zirconia.

What are the benefits?
A crown is strong and can look and feel exactly like a natural tooth. The colour and shape can be matched to your own teeth
Depending on the strength of the tooth underneath, a crown can last for many years if you look after your mouth

and teeth and the crown is not accidentally damaged. Crowns can also improve your appearance.

Fixed Bridges

What are they?
A bridge fixes a replacement tooth (or teeth) to one or more remaining natural teeth or implants. Bridges are made of metal, ceramics and zirconia.

What are the benefits?
A bridge lets you almost forget that you have missing teeth.
It can improve the way you look, bite, chew and speak. The teeth can be matched to the colour of your own teeth.
A bridge can last many years, if you keep it clean and if there is no accidental damage.

Veneers (Hollywood Smile)

What are they?

Veneers can be used to improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth. They can instantly improve your smile by hiding discolouration, closing small gaps and repairing chips and cracks. A veneer is a thin slice of porcelain, or a tooth-coloured composite, made to be bonded and fitted precisely over the front surface of a tooth.
Very little preparation of the tooth is needed. Your dentist will match the shade of your natural teeth and take an impression of the tooth. This will usually be sent to a laboratory where a dental technician will create your porcelain or composite veneer. Veneers can make teeth look natural and healthy, and should last for many years.

Removable Dentures

What are they?

A removable denture replaces missing teeth. “Partial” dentures replace a few missing teeth and “full” or “complete” dentures are needed if all the natural teeth are missing.
Complete dentures are best made of acrylic (plastic). Partial dentures can also be made wholly of acrylic. Alternatively, they can consist of acrylic teeth on a light metal alloy base: this type of partial denture is more secure and less bulky, but also more expensive.

What are the benefits?

If you have lost some teeth, dentures can improve the way you look, bite, chew and speak.
They are custom-made to match your mouth and can be made to look as natural as possible.

Extraction

What is it?

A tooth which is very decayed or damaged, or loose because of gum disease, may have to be extracted (taken out of your mouth). Wisdom teeth sometimes have to be extracted if they have come through at an awkward angle and are causing problems (such as decay in adjacent teeth or, being difficult to clean, and causing infections).
Teeth are sometimes taken out from children’s mouths to help other teeth which are crowded to grow straight, (usually on the advice of an orthodontist).

Dental Implants

What are they?

Implants are one way of replacing missing teeth. Unlike other forms of replacement teeth, dental implants are small titanium devices not unlike a screw fitting which are inserted into the jaw during surgery. Teeth, in the form of a crown, bridge or denture, are then attached to the implant.

What are the benefits?

Some people have difficulties with removable dentures. Implants can overcome these difficulties, in particular for eating and speaking properly and they may improve appearance. If a denture is necessary, implants can greatly improve stability. People will not be able to see that your teeth are supported by implants. Implants can be used in place of bridges, for example when adjacent teeth may not be strong enough to support a bridge or replace a single tooth if it is missing..

Are implants for me?

Patients need to have healthy gums, and enough jawbone to take the implant that supports the replacement teeth although techniques are available to add additional bone if needed. They must also be prepared to maintain good mouth hygiene and visit the dentist regularly.

Complex Cases (Dental Rehabilitation)

Complex cases are not limited to the number of teeth in the case. They range from single tooth cases to full mouth reconstruction cases. Even straightforward cases could be complex cases. We will work with you to create a personal treatment plan to improve all aspects of your dental rehabilitation.

Orthodontics

What are they?

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in treating patients with improper positioning of teeth when the mouth is closed (malocclusion)
Orthodontics helps correct teeth and jaws that are crowded, have over- or under- bites, or are otherwise positioned improperly by the use of metallic or ceramic braces or invisible aligners.

Cosmetic Teeth Whitening

Have you ever thought about whitening your teeth to help improve their appearance? Do you have a special occasion such as a wedding or party in the pipeline? Tooth whitening could be for you.
Tooth whitening is a efficient way to improve the appearance of your teeth. It is safe, simple to carry out, suitable for the majority of people and you can expect results in just a few days. We offer home whitening, which is a reliable and effective means of whitening your teeth over a period of time, as well as in-office whitening treatment that has immediate results.

Home Treatment

We take impressions of your teeth and whitening trays are professionally custom-made for you. We show you how to apply whitening gel in the trays and then you wear them in the comfort of your own home for two to four weeks. Most people prefer to wear the trays at night.

In-Office Treatment

We use laser technology to activate the whitening gel, to obtain optimum results in just one 2-hour session.

Frequently asked questions

Does it really work?
Yes it does, although the amount your teeth whiten depends on a variety of factors, such as how dark your teeth are to begin with, how much tea or coffee you drink during the treatment and how long you whiten them for in terms of hours a day and number of days. We can review you during and after you have completed the whitening course to see how you are getting on. Before and after photographs can be taken so you can fully see the effects of the whitening.

Will the whitening gel damage my enamel?
Having professional tooth whitening does NOT damage your tooth enamel.

Will it whiten my front crowns and fillings?
Only natural tooth tissue is capable of being whitened so your front fillings and crowns will not be affected. This will all be discussed at your initial consultation, and if any crowns or fillings require changing after you have completed the whitening course then this can be done. Everyone is different and you will have a tailor-made treatment plan before you commence whitening, so you will be aware if any further treatment will be required right from the start.

What can I do about the sensitivity?
Temporary sensitivity is a known side effect of tooth whitening and affects up to 50% of people who carry out whitening. We recommend that you brush with toothpaste for sensitive teeth before and during treatment. If you experience sensitivity, it is only transient and does not mean that the whitening gel is harming your teeth.

How white will my teeth become?
The beauty of home whitening is that you are in control of how long you wear the trays for and, therefore, how white your teeth become. We can also assess you as you go along to track your progress if you so wish.

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