How Dental Veneers Are Applied

Dental Veneers Procedure

First Appointment - Diagnosis and Treatment Planning 

This first step involves your active participation. Explain to Dr Huson the result that you would like. When you do come into Silver Oaks we will examine your teeth and check if dental Veneers are appropriate for you. Dr Huson will then discuss what the procedure will involve. You will be given a treatment plan based on your cosmetic needs. If you are happy with the initial proposal a study consult will be booked. At this appointment photos and models of your teeth and sometimes x-rays will be taken. This will allow Dr Huson to do a Digital Smile Design (DSD) on your teeth to plan the ideal outcome. It is very important to communicate your desires and expectations to Dr Huson. Due to the latest technology in Digital Smile Design you will always know what the end result will look like before the work is finalised.

Second Appointment – Firstly a cleaning and (if required) a teeth whitening will be done.

Third Appointment - Once that is completed you will come back for the third appointment where Dr Huson will prepare your teeth for dental Veneers. Guided templates and stents are used to ensure that the absolute minimal enamel is removed from your tooth surface. (Often as little as 0.1 millimeters or often none at all). Dr Huson will also remove any evidence of decay and carefully shape the tooth to correct any chips or gaps.

Before trimming off the enamel, you and Dr Huson will decide the need for a local anaesthetic to numb the area. Dr Huson will give you options for a pain free treatment. Next, Dr Huson will make a model or impression of your tooth. This model is sent to our onsite lab technicans, who will then custom make your Dental Veneers. It usually takes about 10 days for Dr Huson to receive the Dental Veneers back from the laboratory. You will be given temporary Veneers in the meantime. These temporary  Dental Veneers match the planned final Dental Veneers. This gives you a chance to see what it would look like in your mouth and show them to your friends and family before fitting your final  Dental Veneers. At this stage simple changes to your final Veneers can still be made.

Fourth Appointment - Bonding is carried out before the Dental Veneer is permanently cemented to your tooth, your dentist will temporarily place it on your teeth to examine its fit and color. You will be then be shown the Veneers and slight adjustments can still be made at this stage because we have an onsite lab. Next, to prepare your tooth to receive the Veneer, your tooth will be cleaned, polished, and etched -- which roughens the tooth to allow for a strong bonding process. A special cement is applied to the Veneer and the Veneer is then placed on your tooth. Once properly positioned on the tooth, your dentist will apply a special light beam to the Dental Veneer, which activates chemicals in the cement, causing it to harden or cure very quickly. The final steps involve removing any excess cement, evaluating your bite and making any final adjustments in the Veneer as necessary. Your dentist may ask you to return for a follow-up visit in a couple of weeks to check how your gums are responding to the presence of your Veneers and to once again examine the Veneer's placement. A follow up visit a couple of weeks later is necessary for Dr Huson to see if the Veneers are indeed a success. Even if it is felt that the Veneers have adapted neatly to the mouth, this visit should not be skipped. 

The patient below had a smile makeover that consisted of Dental Veneers, Crowns and Braces

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Dental Veneers Before and After

March Case of the Month - Veneers and Crowns

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Our case of the month for March is Lynn's smile makeover. Lynn's teeth had worn down over the years causing them to fracture very badly and break. She was struggling to chew and felt very self conscious about her teeth.

When Dr Huson analysed her teeth he saw that her bite had over closed which gave her the appearance of having no teeth when she smiled.

Her treatment plan included Braces, Crowns and Veneers to perfect her smile. Lynn's bite was opened using orthodontics (Braces). This moved her teeth into a better position. Crowns and Veneers were placed to improve the function and aesthetics of her smile. It had also improved her lip and cheek support (to stop them from sagging).

She was given temporary Crowns to test the new positions and function of her teeth. This was also to give her a chance to approve the new look before the final ones were made.

Dr Huson has placed in excess 1000 Veneers - all with excellent results. He has worked under celebrity dentist Dr Joe Oliver in the Harley Street region of London. You are guaranteed work that is of the highest quality and we offer a money-back guarantee.

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Dental Implant Case in Durban

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Our case of the month focusses on Johannes's smile makeover. When we originally saw Johannes he couldn't chew properly and was embarrassed to smile. We did a full smile makeover to improve his confidence and quality of life.

Johannes had a bite that was severely worn down. We placed Dental Implants in all the gaps of his teeth. In order to place the Implants, we had to do a thorough examination as to the amount of healthy bone available. We had to also assess risk factors and make use of 3-D scans in order to evaluate the situation ensuring optimal success. Every Dental Implant case is unique. Johannes's case was very complex.

We had to re-adjust his bite so that he could chew properly. We also re-positioned some of his teeth so that when he smiled it looked natural. Johannes's full smile makeover took about 3 months to complete. Temporary crowns were placed. This enabled us to evaluate his bite and the aesthetics of the case. Temporary crowns were added so that Johannes could see if he liked the look before we permanently place the crowns on the Dental Implants.

  • Dr Huson has placed in excess 500 Dental Implants - all with excellent results and has worked under celebrity dentist Dr Joe Oliver in the Harley Street region of London. You are guaranteed work that is of the highest quality. Dental Implants are an ideal, long term solution to replacing missing or damaged teeth.
  • We offer a life time guarantee on our implants
  • We perform the treatment from start to finish
  • We offer the latest technology – we have an onsite lab and the latest software in order to perfect your smile.
    Why would you want to go anywhere else?...................

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Dental Implant Aftercare

Dental Implant Aftercare Guide 

Take care to only have cold drinks and do not eat until the local anaesthetic has worn off. Avoid hot drinks or hot food for the first day and do not ‘swill’ liquid over the area. Try not to disturb the area with your tongue or fingers. Do not undertake strenuous exercise for the first 48 hours (running / gym).
You may have some swelling and/or bruising following your treatment – this usually reaches a peak 2 to 3 days later. This is quite normal and both will subside naturally after a few days. Swelling can be reduced with ice packs (or a bag of frozen peas) wrapped in a towel. Hold on the cheek area for a maximum of 10 minutes at a time with 20 minutes break. After 24 hours gentle heat is more beneficial. Sleeping propped up slightly on 2-3 pillows may also help.
Pain should not be a big problem. Although you may be sore for a few days after any surgery in your mouth, this can be easily managed with simple analgesics (pain killers). You should take these regularly at the maximum stated dose for the first 2 days after your surgery. Take whatever painkillers you normally take for headaches, aches and sprains (ibuprofen and paracetamol make a good combination), and take your first dose before the local anaesthetic has completely worn off.If after a few days you experience increasing pain and swelling, you must return to your dentist as soon as possible so that we can ensure you are not beginning to develop an infection. If you have a denture that covers the surgical area please wear it as little as possible for the first week to protect the surgical site during its initial healing period. You should always leave the denture out at night.
The stitches are dissolvable but often remain for around 2-3 weeks, if they are uncomfortable or annoying, you may contact us to remove them.
Some minor bleeding after surgery in the mouth is normal. If this persists, apply pressure by biting firmly down over the area on a dampened gauze swab or clean handkerchief for 60 minutes whilst sitting upright. Do not keep checking or changing the gauze. You should contact us if bleeding persists for any reason after applying pressure in this way.If you have been given a course of antibiotics to take after your surgery, please ensure that you complete the course.

Cleaning - Aftercare of Dental Implants 

Successful oral surgery depends on keeping the mouth as clean as possible. Please start to use the mouthwash you have been given on the evening of your surgery and continue for 1 week. This is very important. You should gently bathe the surgical site by holding approximately 15ml over the site (the equivalent of half a cap-full) for at least 1 minute, 3 times a day, for 7 days. You should also start cleaning your other teeth as normal with a toothbrush, starting on the evening of your surgery. Avoid brushing the surgical site for the first few days, but then begin to carefully clean this area with a toothbrush as well, once tenderness permits. Warm salt mouthwashes (a cup of warm water with a teaspoon of salt) are very beneficial for healing in the first week but taste awful. Ensure that the mouthwash is not so hot that it scalds and then hold the hot mouthwash over the surgical site until it cools. Repeat as often as possible. Try to keep food away from the surgical area for as long as possible. Rinse following eating to keep the area clean.You are advised not to smoke until the wound has healed as this severely limits healing in the mouth. We want your recovery to be as smooth and pleasant as possible. It is vital to follow these instructions very carefully – if you have any concerns or questions regarding your progress, please do not hesitate to contact us. An out of hours contact number is always available on our answer phone.

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The Cost Of Dental Implants

Dental Implant Cost 

As the saying goes you get what you pay for and Dental Implants is no exception.

The largest benefit of Dental Implants is that you can bite and chew food again, smile and laugh with confidence and not worry whether they will slip or even fall out. Dental Implants is the most cost effective procedure in the long term as they dont require alot of maintenance and replacements like Dentures.

The total cost of Dental Implants has everything to do with the extent of services rendered. You may or may not require additional bone grafting procedures prior to implant placement. This depends on how much bone you have to work with. The longer the bone is left without a tooth to support it, the more bone you loose. That is why it is always better to place an implant as soon as possible after a tooth is extracted so that you won’t need to have the extra cost of bone grafting on top of the cost of the Dental Implants.

You should also consider that Dental Implants are fairly low maintenance. Unlike crowns, bridges and dentures that cost less initially but require maintenance in the long term, Dental Implants although costly to start often end up to be cheaper in the long run as they have a much longer lifespan (mostly permanent) than a crown or bridge which may need replacing every 5-10 years.

You will also need to consider the experience and qualifications of the dental surgeon handling your case. Dental Implants are a special field of dentistry and care and expertise are paramount to success. Dr Huson has placed in excess of 600 Dental Implants and trained under celebrity dentist Dr Joe Oliver in the United Kingdom. You are guaranteed work that is world class and of the highest quality.

The cost of Dental Implants start from about R7000 per tooth. Contact our offices on 031 202 6584 or email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

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Dental Implant Insurance 

Medical Financing 

We found that some of our patients wanted to look great and improve their confidence but the affordability was an issue. Some patients are unable to afford the upfront cost of a medical procedure, or where medical aid does not cover the entire cost of the procedure. That is where medical financing comes into play. You can now afford to look amazing whilst paying monthly installments rather than the whole amount in one go.

Payment plans are affordable and flexible, and amounts financed range between R8000 up to R50000. The payment terms range between 6 and 36 months, ensuring that all levels of affordability are catered for.

There are no early settlement penalties, and pre-payments are accepted in order to try fast track the payment of the facility.

You can now have your cosmetic procedures done straight away and pay later! We are affiliated with Medical Finance Now. Please contact us to find out more.

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