At Al Tabeeb Specialist Dental Centre when it comes to having an examination and clean we provide more than just a “check up and clean”.
Dental implants are the best choice to restore your smile because they look, fit, feel and function like your natural teeth. More importantly, they help keep your mouth healthy for years .
The best long-term solution to missing teeth is dental implants. That’s because they become a fixed part of your mouth and allow you to be naturel everyday life—people will never even know you have them. Here’s how they work:
This is the tooth portion of your implant, designed to work as hard as and blend in with your natural teeth.
This anchor piece integrates securely into your jaw like your natural tooth root, creating a strong bond that improves bone health.
Now that your jaw is healed, it’s time to match your replacement teeth to your existing ones. We’ll start by taking an impression of your current teeth or jaw.
This is the model we’ll use to create crowns, bridges or dentures that are the correct size and shape for your mouth, which is important for maintaining your bite.
Then we move on to color, making sure the shade remains consistent across all of your teeth so you feel total confidence anytime you catch a glimpse of your smile.
Dental porcelain can be sculpted to closely replicate the look of natural tooth enamel, while providing desirable strength and resilience. Porcelain crowns are an excellent choice when recreating the form and function of a damaged tooth, because a crown basically replaces the entire external portion of the tooth down to the gum level. Crowns are not limited to simply replacing the original tooth, but can be designed to create an even better esthetic appearance.
Crowns can be selected for necessity or cosmetic reasons. No matter what the case, the first step is to schedule an appointment with your dental professional. The dentist will examine your teeth and in some cases will immediately see that a crown is the best option. In other situations where the problems aren’t so obvious, you may need to express your concerns and discuss your future smile goals so both you and your dentist have all the facts.
Porcelain crowns are free of any nefast metal, that can injure your health. We use the most advanced technology in our technic so the results is the more natural and the longivity is the longest.
If you have one or more missing teeth and need to be replaced with new ones, ceramic bridge may be the perfect solution for you. At Al Tabeeb Centre we will determine whether the clinic ceramic bridge is suitable for you or not by carrying out a fully detailed evaluation by skilled dentists. A ceramic dental bridges significantly improve the shape of your smile or help you chew food with ease.
If you have lost either all or some of your teeth and need effective replacement with either full or partial dentures, Al Tabeeb Dental Centre can provide you with superior quality dentures that look as natural and life like as possible. There is never any compromise, accurate measurements are taken to ensure a superior fit and level of comfort.
Although there are several methods to replace missing teeth, some methods such as individual dental implants or bridges may not be suitable in all circumstances or be your desired choice of treatment.
At AlTabeeb Dental Centre we will clearly advise you about every option to replace your missing teeth, your suitability, the pros and cons and the fees involved.
Complete dentures replace all missing teeth in either the upper, lower or both jaws. They can be personally styled and designed with your choice of tooth colour, size, shape and position in order to achieve the most a natural and aesthetic result possible.
Implant dentures can provide you with the firmest possible fit, stability and support. These are often considered a major advantage when it comes to chewing and talking. They are designed to be as life like and natural as possible. Usually from two to four implants are placed in either the upper or lower jaw by a dental specialist and the denture is designed to securely click onto the implants.
Partial dentures are supported by the remaining teeth and gums and can replace either a single tooth or multiple teeth. They are made with either a high quality acrylic base or a thin, yet extremely durable metal base called cobalt chrome. Usually partial dentures have metal clasps that fit around selected teeth to help keep the denture in position. We strive to keep the metal clasps out of view. Alternatively, the clasp can be hidden into customized slots placed inside specially designed crowns. The partial dentures we provide are carefully designed to function and blend-in with the look of your remaining natural teeth so that they are comfortable and as life like as possible.
Your dentures are individually designed to suit your personal needs with a high level of realism and comfort after we thoroughly examine your oral condition.
Porcelain crowns can be used in many situations to fix teeth in need of structural or cosmetic improvement.
If you have a damaged tooth that is cracked, fractured or severely worn a porcelain crown is often required.
A porcelain crown is also considered if your tooth is badly decayed, has a large broken or lost filling, or has had root canal treatment.
Porcelain crowns are also useful for many cosmetic dental needs. They can be used to fix many aesthetic or cosmetic issues including deep discoloration and large unsightly fillings to make your teeth appear brighter, straighter and more symmetrical. Porcelain crowns can even help you with chewing or speaking concerns that may result if a tooth is damaged.
After a consultation with our highly skilled dentist at Al Tabeeb Dental Centre your tooth is carefully prepared. Precise impressions and measurements are made to customize the porcelain crown to accurately fit your affected tooth. Our porcelain crowns are meticulously crafted with the highest standards by our long term dental laboratory which provide individual custom shading. The outcome is a beautiful long lasting porcelain crown with a lifelike appearance that blends with your natural teeth and is usually completed in only two visits.
The inside surface of porcelain crowns that are metal free is made of Zirconia. This material is one of the most technologically advanced materials available. The Zirconia is formed into its correct shape with a highly sophisticated milling machine from a scanned computer CAD CAM model of your tooth. Being metal free, Zirconia crowns do not have that all too common black or silver line near the gum and there is no risk of metal allergies. Zirconia is one of the strongest ceramic materials used inside porcelain crowns and will give your tooth a long lasting, lifelike appearance.
Porcelain crowns can dramatically improve the appearance, function and strength of your tooth and help it last lifelong. Porcelain crowns usually last decades with proper care and good oral hygiene.
If you have one or more missing teeth and need to have it replaced with a new tooth that is permanently fixed in place, a porcelain bridge may be the right solution for you.
AlTabeeb Dental can determine if a porcelain bridge is suitable for you by providing a detailed and thorough assessment with our highly trained and experienced dentists.
Porcelain bridges can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile or help you chew your food with ease. This is because porcelain bridges are often suitable to replace front or back teeth. Porcelain bridges usually last decades with proper care and good oral hygiene.
With the latest technology, porcelain bridges often appear so lifelike that no one can tell!
After a consultation with our highly skilled Al Tabeeb Centre l dentist the preparation is tailored to suit your individual requirements. Precise impressions and measurements are made to customise the porcelain bridge to accurately bond in position. Our porcelain bridges are meticulously crafted with the highest standards by our dedicated dental laboratory which provide individual custom shading. The outcome is a beautiful long-lasting porcelain bridge with a lifelike appearance that blends with your natural teeth. A porcelain bridge can usually be completed in as little as two appointments over a period of three weeks.
The inside surface of porcelain bridges that are metal free is made of Zirconia. This material is one of the most technologically advanced materials available. The Zirconia is formed into its correct shape with a highly sophisticated milling machine from a scanned computer cad cam model. Being metal free, Zirconia bridges do not have that all too common black or silver line near the gum and there is no risk of metal allergies. Zirconia is one of the strongest ceramic materials used inside porcelain bridges and will give your smile a long-lasting, lifelike appearance.
Wouldn’t it be excellent if all your fillings could be natural looking white fillings. At AlTabeeb Dental Centre, you will rarely need to have the old style silver amalgam or metal fillings that contain mercury.
Modern white fillings are mercury free and are made from a variety of high quality dental materials. These include porcelain and composite resin.
At AlTabeeb Dental we rarely use metal or silver amalgam fillings.
White fillings are also a much more environment-friendly choice, do not corrode or expand and are often considered to be a healthier option too.
White fillings do not contain any mercury and bond securely to your tooth. Unlike metal or silver fillings, only a minimum amount of tooth preparation is required. The life expectancy of a white filling can vary depending on how heavy the bite comes together and how large the cavity is. We are using modern white fillings that are very durable and often last many years.
If you have a very large cavity or your tooth is fractured, other alternatives such as porcelain crowns or porcelain overlays may be a more suitable alternative. Your Al Tabeeb Dental doctor will always advise you about the most suitable option to restore your tooth.
Now that advanced white fillings have emerged, you no longer need to show unattractive metal or silver amalgam fillings when you talk, laugh or smile.
Most people aren’t born with a perfect smile. Over time, untreated tooth or jaw misalignment can affect the way you chew and contribute to tooth decay by making it more difficult to remove particles of food from between the teeth.
Our well-qualified Orthodontists can correct a bad bite, create room for erupting teeth, promote healthy jaw growth and improve your smile and your self-esteem using state-of-the-art technology including metal braces, clear ceramic braces, “hidden” braces and transparent aligner technology (Invisalign). We specialise in using orthodontic treatments that minimise discomfort and shorten treatment time.
Our specialist doctors are experienced in a range of orthodontic treatments using fixed or removable braces to straighten your teeth and to give you your best smile. The good news is that braces are better than ever, leading to improved patient comfort and reduced treatment times. There are also more discreet options available.
Orthodontic treatment is about making the best of your teeth; it’s about improving the harmony of your mouth and jaws. Once you can bite correctly, you can eat more comfortably and care for your teeth and gums more easily, and of course, you will have the smile of your dreams.
Benefits of Orthodontic treatments
You might think that straightening your teeth only has aesthetic benefits, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Crooked teeth can be harder to clean, which can lead to tooth decay or periodontal disease. Teeth that don’t fit correctly can make it harder to chew, leading to headaches, shoulder or back pain, and even temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
How Do Orthodontic Treatments Work?
Orthodontic treatments involve different types of appliances used to retrain muscles, slowly move teeth, and affect your jaw’s growth by placing gentle pressure on your teeth and jaw
Fixed Braces in Al Tabeeb Centre (Clear Ceramic and/or Metal)
Metal brackets, wires, and bands of braces are the mainstay of orthodontic treatment. Your orthodontist may recommend braces for significant orthodontic problems or if you want to close gaps and align your teeth quickly. Today’s high-tech braces wires are less noticeable than the wires of the past, and colorful elastic bands make braces more fun. While braces are most popular among young adolescents, adults also opt for braces to correct their smile as well.
Traditional fixed braces have evolved to be more efficient than ever, with the introduction of low friction self-ligating braces, which use lighter forces to move your teeth. Although similar in look to traditional metal braces, self-ligating braces (such as Damon brackets) feature a small spring clip instead of using small elastic bands to attach the wire to your brace’s brackets, creating less friction and allowing for more efficient tooth movement.
Modern orthodontics offer a range of discreet options for patients who may feel self-conscious about wearing braces. Braces today are smaller, more comfortable and more inconspicuous. The introduction of invisible braces in Al Tabeeb Centre marked the beginning of a new era when patients of all ages could have more options to straighten their teeth and have a perfect smile.
During orthodontic treatment, your teeth are held in position by your braces, but once they’re removed, stretched elastic fibres in the gum try to pull the teeth back to their original position – something we call “orthodontic relapse”. It takes time for these fibres to remodel and stop pulling on the teeth. Continued growth of the jaws can also encourage the teeth to move once treatment has been completed.
To guarantee that your teeth stay straight after braces it’s important to wear retainers. To help avoid orthodontic relapse we provide our patients with retainers, which hold the teeth in their new position.
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to push through the gum (erupt) generally between the ages of 18 to 24 years of age. In some patients a wisdom tooth may not have enough space to fit in the mouth properly, this is known as an impacted wisdom tooth.
Although it is possible your wisdom teeth may initially cause no problems, ultimately problems may arise particularly when they only have enough space to partially cut through the gum. This is knows as impacted wisdom teeth.
You may have difficulty opening your mouth or swallowing when a wisdom tooth is causing trouble and the following conditions are common when wisdom teeth are impacted:
An impacted wisdom tooth may have a flap of gum resting over the top of the tooth. This flap of gum may allow food particles and bacteria to get trapped. This could trap develop into an infection starting around the top of the tooth. Infection and inflammation (swollen red gums) can cause pain, swelling and jaw stiffness.
A wisdom tooth may push nearby teeth out of their correct position. This could lead to crowding of front teeth.
A cyst is a fluid filled sack that may form around a wisdom tooth. The cyst could damage bone, weaken the jaw or cause problems to other teeth or gums.
An impacted wisdom tooth may keep pushing against the molars next to it. This could lead to damage of other teeth.
Of course no one wants their wisdom teeth removed unless it’s necessary. We are very conservative about any tooth removal and ensure that an X-ray (OPG) is taken before the final decision is made to remove them or not.
If one or more of your wisdom teeth need removal we offer every option available to make it the most comfortable experience possible. This includes dental sedation or referral to an excellent specialist oral surgeon if a general anaesthetic is required.
An infected wisdom tooth can cause serious medical problems. Therefore, it is important to contact us straight away to make an appointment for an assessment. During this appointment we may need to gently cleanse away the infection around your wisdom tooth. Often pain killers and/or antibiotics are prescribed to help alleviate the pain and infection the wisdom tooth may be causing well before it is actually removed.
Al Tabeeb Dental Centre are extremely gentle if you need tooth extraction. However, we never extract teeth unless it is absolutely necessary or it is an extreme situation beyond repair. We thoroughly assess all other options first and the reasons why you may require an extraction.
Fortunately with the advent of advanced technology, teeth that were once considered impossible to save can often be effectively treated. Many teeth with very complex problems can now be saved with treatments such as root canal treatment, porcelain crowns or periodontal (gum) treatment.
Often, it is important to replace the extracted tooth to help avoid other complications or aesthetic concerns. Nearby teeth may drift and lead to chewing difficulties, jaw joint pain, food trapping, decay or gum disease. Some of these complications could also lead to further tooth loss.
If your extracted tooth needs replacement, we will explain all options with you in order to give you the best possible outcome. Several options are considered such as Dental implants, bridges or occasionally partial or full dentures.
We always consider extractions as the last resort. However, if it is essential, we ensure the extraction procedure is safe and as comfortable as possible. Highly effective numbing cream and virtually painless injections are used to help take away the pain, fear and anxiety often associated with dental extractions. Dental sedation also known as twilight sleep sedation, relaxant medication or referral to specialist for a general anaesthetic is also available.
There are two major stages of periodontal disease: gingivitis and periodontitis. The earlier stage, gingivitis, is a mild form of gum disease caused by plaque build-up around the gum line which causes inflammation of the gums. If you neglect to brush or floss your teeth daily, this plaque build-up will trap bacteria and cause gum disease. Your gums will appear red and swollen, and you could experience bleeding when you brush or floss. If properly treated, it may be reversed.
Left untreated, gingivitis turns into periodontitis. During this more destructive disease stage, the supporting bones and fibres that hold your teeth in place have been irreversibly damaged, as bacteria penetrate the deeper pockets of tissue. Immediate treatment is necessary to prevent further damage and tooth loss.
Gum disease usually progresses slowly and painlessly, meaning it can take years for sufferers to realise there is a problem – but it is easier to treat when it’s caught early.
The best way to avoid or manage gum disease is by practising good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly.
Why do some people suffer from this problem and not others?
Around 15% of the population is susceptible. 3 major factors are thought to be responsible: family history, stress and smoking. Stopping smoking is an important part of reducing the risk of developing the disease. Certain general diseases such as diabetes may also make an individual more susceptible.
What are some risk factors?
You may be at risk for gum disease if any of the following apply to you:
An innovative technology that can assist non-surgical treatments for gum disease, laser dentistry involves treating the gingival pocket with a narrow, intense beam of light energy at a wavelength that is ideally suited for soft tissue procedures. This light energy removes a tiny amount of diseased tissue, decontaminates any gum pockets and aides in reducing the bacteria associated with the disease.
Gum graft surgery involves taking gum tissue from another part of your mouth – usually your palate – and using it to cover the exposed root, restoring the gum line to its original, healthy location. This can protect the root from decay, lower sensitivity, reduce further recession and bone loss – and make your smile appear more youthful.
The anxiety that many patients experience when receiving dental care is significantly reduced when treated in a familiar environment. Our office-based sedation service make dentistry more accessible and affordable, while offering patients the convenience of receiving comprehensive dental care in their own dental clinic at at Al Tabeeb Specialist Centre.
Dental sedation has helped bridge the gap that existed between patients and dentists unable to overcome barriers to patient fear and anxiety. Pediatric patients no longer need to experience the numerous, often-traumatizing visits needed for dental treatment. Patients with special needs can now have comprehensive dental care in one visit. Any dental phobia at all -needles, drills, sounds, gag reflex – no longer stands in the way of obtaining necessary dental care.
There are numerous benefits of sedative dentistry, including:
There are a number of things you can expect before and after your sedative dentistry procedure. Before your treatment, you will have a consultation with the dentist to discuss your medical history as well as your lifestyle to determine which sedation method and dosage may work best for you.
Here are some general guidelines to follow right before your procedure:
After the procedure, you may or may not feel residual effects from the sedative and/or side effects. Some post-procedure tips to keep in mind include: