All patients are carefully assessed for suitability for all treatments they are about to undergo – their medical status including any allergies, past dental history and physical condition as well as their motivation for undergoing treatment are checked and all relevant findings are applied to their treatment plan.
From routine fillings to implants, Savina Clinics are equipped to handle all your dental needs. To help you understand your options, we’ve included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
You can click on any of the links below to take you to the corresponding in-depth dental treatment guide where we explain everything you need to know about the procedure.
- Cosmetic Contouring
- Crowns and Bridges
- Specialty Dentures (Eagle Grid)
- Cosmetic Fillings
- Excessive or Uneven Gums
- Root Canal Therapy
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Flap Surgery
- Jaw/TMJ Splints
- Cosmetic Dentistry
Specialist local and foreign laboratories are engaged to supply state-of-the-art:
- Acrylic, Chrome and Titanium dentures
- Crown and Bridgework in precious metal/porcelain, gold, titanium and metal-free porcelain including Zirconium
- Precision attachment-retained partial dentures
- Implant-retained fixed/removable prostheses
- Porcelain inlays and veneers, Lumineers ®
- Occlusal splints for bite problems
- Anti-snoring Appliances
Restorative Dentistry Treatments At Savina Dental Clinics
Teeth are subject to minor or major wear and tear. This is a common issue that dentists address through restorative dentistry. Therefore, restorative dentistry can best be described as the dental management process used by dentists to keep your mouth healthy. Such procedures may include dentures, fillings, crowns, implants, and so on.
Restorative dentistry is carried out by our qualified dentists with the main objective of correcting and preventing dental problems. It focuses on dental issues that could undermine your mouth’s functionality.
Types of restorative dentistry
Teeth are subject to chipping and discolouration. Bonding is a procedure that dentists use to rectify such issues. A dentist uses soft, malleable material to fill in the chipped areas, cavities or any holes.
Usually, bonding lasts for a few years. However, this is not always the case because it is prone to chipping. But when this happens, it is just re-applied by a dentist.
Teeth can be damaged, worn out, or become irregular. Cosmetic contouring, which is also known as enameloplasty, is a simple procedure that is used to restore teeth. It improves the appearance of the affected teeth through reshaping and eliminating other undesirable imperfections.
Crowns and bridges
It is not uncommon to encounter people with damaged and sometimes missing teeth. Dentists use crowns and bridges to fix such dental issues. Normally, they use prosthetics to restore the patient’s teeth. Crowns are used on damaged teeth, while bridges are used on missing teeth.
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. They are typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated. Crowns also serve a cosmetic use and are applied when a discoloured or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance.
Fillings are commonly used in dental care to restore damaged or decayed teeth. Cosmetic fillings may be done for aesthetic reasons. Savina Clinics are proud to be mercury-free practices. We believe that modern aesthetic materials have substituted amalgam fillings entirely and we would be happy to recommend the right white filling material for your requirements.
In cases where several old amalgam fillings need to be removed, we take all precautions including the use of high-volume suction and rubber dam to reduce the patient’s exposure to heavy metals as much as possible. A course of immune-system boosters may be prescribed before such fillings are removed.
All our equipment is fitted with separators to prevent heavy metals from contaminating the environment and approved disposal contractors are engaged for removal of these materials from our premises.
Bone grafting in dental care plays an integral role in dental implant procedures. It is performed when you don’t have enough bone to support the dental implant.
Dentists use this procedure to lay a firm foundation for such implants.
Excessive or uneven gums
Excessive or uneven gums will certainly not look good in your mouth. This is a condition that could affect your confidence as it makes some of your teeth look bigger, while others look smaller. Fortunately, a gum graft is the answer to this embarrassing problem.
A dentist may opt to perform a gum re-contouring procedure to get you out of such a predicament. During the treatment process, the dentist focuses on giving your gums a more even appearance through shaping or getting rid of the excessive gum.
If you are dissatisfied with various aspects of dental health, implants may come in handy. Mostly, these are artificial roots attached to your jaw bone to form a strong foundation on which a dentist can plant an artificial tooth.
Dentists recommend implants as part of restorative treatment for certain dental conditions, including failing teeth, missing teeth, and chronic dental problems.
Before the development of dental implants, dentures or bridges were the only alternatives to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the jaw normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
Implants are so well-designed, they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Implants are usually made of a synthetic yet biocompatible material like metal (titanium) or ceramic.
Veneers are thin layers of materials designed to cover the surface of teeth. Most veneers are made from porcelain.
A veneer is fitted over a tooth for various reasons such as improving the shape of your tooth, modify the positioning of a tooth, or enhancing the colour of a tooth.
Dentists may also recommend veneers to reduce gaps between teeth or to restore a broken section of a tooth.
Lumineers are a patented version of veneers known as ‘contact lenses for teeth’ which require significantly less tooth removal for fitting.
Cerec veneers are an innovation where the impression of the teeth is taken digitally and the veneer/s are ready for fitting within a few hours. This revolutionary technology has been made possible by the Cerec AC System from Sirona which is available at Savina Clinic.
Root canal therapy
The pulp of a tooth is susceptible to numerous infections. Root canal therapy is a form of dental treatment that is used to treat these types of infections.
Inflammation in a patient’s tooth root causes excruciating pain. Dentists, therefore, administer root canal therapy to quell the pain and eliminate the infection.
The procedure seeks to remove the pulp, clean and disinfect the affected area. The filling material is then used to seal the resulting space. During this procedure, a dentist is also keen to reshape the afflicted root canal.
A dental extraction (also referred to as exodontia) is a restorative dental procedure that involves the removal of a tooth from its socket. A dentist may decide that the best course of treatment for a certain dental problem is to remove the entire tooth. This happens when your tooth is severely damaged, mainly as a result of dental trauma or tooth decay.
Scaling and root planing
Over time, tartar and plaque may accumulate on the surface of your teeth. Scaling and root planing, which is also known as non-surgical periodontal therapy, deep cleaning or conventional periodontal therapy, is performed to remove the dentin that is engulfed by microorganisms, toxins, and tartar. These are the common inflammation-causing agents that must be dealt with because if left untreated, they may lead to more serious dental issues such as gum disease.
Gum diseases are sometimes advanced and complex. Advanced periodontitis or gingivitis may require a dentist to perform a flap surgery on the patient. This entails lifting the patient’s gum to reach and eliminate the tartar build-up beneath it.
Once that’s done, the dentist stitches up the gum. In some cases, they reshape the bone as part of the treatment.
Dentures are artificial and removable replacements of lost teeth and supporting tissues. Instead of leaving blank spaces in a patient’s mouth, a dentist may recommend dentures.
Although they may not feel natural, they undoubtedly enhance the appearance of your mouth. You can always remove them, and put them on at your convenience.
Temporomandibular joints can become faulty and affect how your jaws function. Occlusal splints are used to rectify the disc displacement that may be causing you dental issues. Such a procedure may include repositioning or stabilization of the dislodged splints.
Your teeth may be misaligned, chipped, broken, worn out, discoloured or even stained. These are dental issues that can be addressed by dentists through cosmetic dentistry.
Cosmetic dentistry is a form of dentistry that combines several techniques to restore a patient’s tooth. While performing these procedures, the dentist may result in whitening your teeth, bonding, using implants, or other relevant treatment methods. The goal is to use the most appropriate mode of treatment to restore your dental appearance or function and leave you with a healthy mouth.
Through restorative dentistry, dentists can solve a host of dental problems. They can restore your dental health, give you a confident smile and improve your dental function.