Our article discusses a dental veneers procedure on a patient from Australia. Gemmah came all the way from Australia on a Yacht. She was doing a world tour and stopped at our offices in Durban, South Africa to get her dental treatment done.
Gemmah re-did her top four front teeth. She wanted to improve her confidence as she worked with international clientele on a luxury yacht.
Due to her work schedule she had limited time in South Africa. We carried out her smile makeover over a week.
Dr Huson’s solution for her top four front teeth were dental veneers.
Click on the video below to hear more about a dental veneers procedure on a patient from Australia.
Dental Veneers Procedure
This first step involved Gemmah’s active participation. After Dr Huson analysed her teeth he went over possible options with regards to her desired look. She explained to Dr Huson the result that she wanted.
Photos and models of her teeth were then taken.
Teeth cleaning and teeth whitening were carried out.
Dr Huson then prepared her teeth for dental veneers. Guided templates and stents were used to ensure that the absolute minimal enamel was removed from Gemmah’s tooth surface. (Often as little as 0.1 millimeters or often none at all).
Dr Huson then removed any evidence of decay and carefully shaped the teeth to correct any chips or gaps. Before trimming of the enamel Dr Huson discussed the various pain free options with her. He made a model or impression of her teeth.
Temporary Veneers Were Custom Made
The model was then sent to our onsite lab technicians, who custom made the dental veneers. After a few days Gemmah came back to get the veneers fitted.
Dr Huson gave her temporary veneers. These temporary dental veneers match the planned final dental veneers. The reason why we do this is so you can see if you like the aesthetics of the dental veneers. You can also ask friends and family for their opinions before the final veneers are cemented.
Final Dental Veneers Placed
Gemmah came in again to our clinic where bonding was carried out before the dental veneers was permanently cemented to her teeth,
Slight adjustments were made at this stage because we have an onsite lab. Next, Dr Huson prepared the teeth to receive the veneers, the teeth were cleaned, polished, and etched — which roughens the teeth to allow for a strong bonding process.
A special cement was applied to the veneer and the veneer was then placed on her tooth. Once properly positioned on the tooth, Dr Huson applied a special light beam to the dental veneer, which activated chemicals in the cement, causing it to harden or cure very quickly.
The final steps involved removing any excess cement, evaluating Gemmah’s bite and making any final adjustments in the veneer as necessary. Gemmah came in for a final check to see if the veneers have taken to the teeth.
Treatment Was Completed In A Short Time
Many of our clients come from as far afield as the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the UAE, the Netherlands, France, and Italy, to name but a few. It is often imperative that their treatment is completed in as short a time as possible. This can often mean that their dental work is completed in a single day or maximum a week if the case is more complicated.
Now you can get quick turnaround dental care. We offer a variety of effective cosmetic dentistry and general dental care solutions from our clinic in Musgrave, Durban, South Africa.
We have an excellent dental laboratory on-site with specialist technicians who work closely with us to make sure that your smile is perfect.
Dr Huson has over 20 years of experience and worked in the Harley Street Region of London under world renowned celebrity dentist Dr Joe Oliver.
Dental Veneers Cost at Silver Oaks Dental Clinic
Prices start from R5500 per tooth and can go up to R9500 per tooth.
Call us now or click here to learn more about our dental veneers portfolio