Dental Services

Extractions

Many people have become aware of the possible long term health implications of leaving a non -vital or heavily broken down tooth in situ.

Extraction is only recommended in cases where there is an orthodontic reason or when the long term prognosis for the tooth, is extremely poor, or example when a tooth nerve has become non-vital or a root filled tooth has become toxic.

In the event of an extraction, it is necessary to clean out the socket extremely well to prevent bacterial infections that might ensue. Our dentists utilise a holistic approach to healing and integrate dental procedures with photon wave chromatic light therapy and homer-energetic remedies to decrease infection, heal the tissue, support the immune system and decrease post-op discomfort.

When a tooth may require extraction, replacement options will be discussed beforehand.

Children Dentistry

Our dentists have treated hundreds of children over the last three decades. The emphasis in children dentistry is on educating the parents in good oral home care and highlights the most common risks factors that can put the children teeth at risk. Children of registered patients receive FREE Recall Examinations and Oral Hygiene instruction. every 6 months.

Children find their visits to be fun and enjoyable. The goal is to make dental visits pleasant and to introduce children to preventive care as early as possible. good oral care , correct swallowing and breathing , coupled with good eating habits at a young age are a foundation to proper facial and dental development and minimises the risks of dental decay at a minimum. Small problems detected early are much more “treatment friendly” for the child than awaiting a bigger risk. The same biocompatible choices of materials are utilised for children and adults alike. The ISHSKO Dental Centre advocates natural non toxic fluoride free oral care products.

As children develop and grow the issues of orthodontics and aesthetics becomes primary. Questions about mixed dentition, missing teeth, grinding and more can easily be addressed by the doctor. If orthodontic problems develop and are caught early the doctor will address the causes of the problem by addressing the myo-facial disfunction with functional rehabilitation and a referral to the cranial sacral therapist at the ISHSKO WELLNESS CENTRE or an appropriate referral to the orthodontist can be arranged for complex cases.

Biocompatible Composite Fillings

Modern dentistry has allowed us the pleasure of combining beauty as well as strength when filling teeth. Our restorative materials are biocompatible to the body and long lasting.

The last time Dr van Amerongen placed a mercury amalgam restoration was when she was in training in the dental university more than 30 years ago. She became mercury sensitive, which lead her to investigate the biocompatibility of restorative materials and stopped the use of mercury amalgam even before she graduated as a dentist. Dr van Amerongen takes pride in “restoring” teeth to as close to their original strength and beautiful contoured appearance with composite resins and ceramics.

When existing metal restorations need replacing a strict IAOMT approved safety protocol will be used so safeguard the patient from contamination.

Mercury Filling Removal. (IAOMT approved protocol)

Several protective measures are provided during your appointment.

After the teeth have been numbed patients receive photon wave light therapy to help mobilise toxins from the head. Liposomal Vit C and binders will be given on the day of the treatment to support the detox pathways of the organs of elimination.

High velocity suction with an attachment called the ‘Clean-Up” is effective at vacuuming most of the particles. For your reassurance, the particles are filtered into a ‘trap’ to prevent them from going into our sewage system. A dental rubber dam may be placed over the teeth to form a water tight seal and is an extremely helpful way of preventing the swallowing of amalgam particles. A small ‘saliva ejector’ suction is placed in your mouth under the rubber dam to vacuum away any mercury vapours that may penetrate through the rubber.

Large coloured protective spectacles are placed over the eyes to protect and sooth the patient.

A large air filter is placed near your mouth to vacuum away the mercury vapours. This is a 3-stage filter with a pre-filter, a hepa filter and a 4-inch carbon filter. Medical grade oxygen is provided via a ‘nasal’ cannula. A silver  impregnated face cloth will cover the operating field. Medical grade Essential oils will be used to help relax the patient.

Magnification using magnifying loupes or a dental operating microscope ensures all amalgam is removed from the tooth and particles are rinsed away from around the teeth. Special burs are used to chunk out the restorations and  to prevent the fillings from turning into dust. Mechanical engines are used instead of high speed engines to minimise an aerosol and heat during drilling.

It is strongly advised that you consult with your health practitioner with regards to your heavy metal levels, especially mercury. We suggest appropriate measures be taken with your health practitioner to help your body detoxify before, during and after your dental treatment to remove your amalgam fillings. Depending on your present health condition, it may be recommended that the fillings be removed over a short period of time such as a few weeks or may be prolonged over several months.

The ISHSKO WELLNESS CENTRE Ltd offers comprehensive testing and nutritional support protocols for patients contemplating mercury filling removal. Please visit  www.ishskowellnesscentre.com for more information.

Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth. The main reason for the need of a crown is when the ratio of the tooth and the cavity to be filled is such that a filling is contra indicated. The cap restores the tooth’s shape and size, strength, and appearance. The crown, once cemented into place, covers the visible portion of a tooth.

A dental crown may be needed to:

Protect a weakened tooth from breaking

Restore a broken tooth or a severely worn down tooth

Cover and support a tooth that was restored with a large deep filling

Hold a dental bridge in place

Cover misshaped or severely discoloured teeth

Cover a dental implant

The ISHSKO Dental Centre provides metal free crowns.

Emax, Zirconia or all-porcelain dental crowns provide a better natural colour match than any other crown type. They are also an excellent choice for people with metal allergies.

In most cases our standard metal free crowns (Emax) are suitable in the molar area. Where the appearance is of high priority (Smile line) our aesthetic crowns are the best option. (Zirconia or All-Porcelain).

Bridges

A dental bridge is a common, affordable, time-tested, treatment for missing teeth. The dental bridge literally bridges the gap created when teeth are lost. The typical bridge comprises one or more artificial teeth, known as pontics, which are held in place by two dental crowns called retainers or abudments. The materials used at the ISHSKO Dental Centre are Emax or Zirconia, depending on the length of the gap to be bridged.

To make a bridge, the dentist will prepare the teeth either side of the gap for crowns, take impressions and sends this to the laboratory for the design and manufacturing of the bridge to fill the gap with natural looking teeth. A temporary bridge will be placed while the prosthetic work is carried out in the dental laboratory.

Once ready the dentist will secure the crowns to the teeth on either side of a gap, and show the patient how to maintain good oral hygiene with interdental brushes and Super floss. Cleaning underneath the bridge is vital for  the longevity of the bridge. The result is a smile that is fully restored in terms of function and appearance.

No matter what type of bridge a patient receives, the restoration will have significant aesthetic and practical benefits. The new teeth will restore dental functionality and oral health. Additionally, thanks to new dental technology  and aesthetic advances, today’s dental bridges are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.

Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel.

It is often the material of choice for those looking to make slight position alterations, or to change tooth shape, size, and/or colour. Porcelain lacks porosity once it’s glazed (as all porcelain veneers are) therefore they are incredibly resistant to chipping and staining and reflect light like natural teeth so they match the surrounding teeth incredibly well.

The veneers are always made indirectly. This means the teeth need to be prepared by slightly reducing them, which ensures the veneers will sit naturally when cemented to the outside surface of the teeth and not be prominent in the mouth.

An accurate impression of the teeth will be taken on your first visit, then the porcelain veneers will be hand crafted in a lab. A second visit will fit them to check for colour match and shape, and if you’re happy, they will be bonded to the teeth to complete the process.

Dental Crowns & Bridges Full Mouth Rehabilitation

In cases where the existing dentition is unpleasing to the patient, heavily restored with metal fillings, and/or several teeth are missing a more extensive treatment plan is needed to make the patient dentally fit.

Extensive treatment in the past could have altered the occlusal function which can cause stress upon the the remaining teeth with the risk of cusps fracturing.

The jaw function can become dysfunctional which can lead to facial pain, migraines and structural misalignments. One should never underestimate the value of every tooth in terms of beauty, function and interconnectedness with the rest of the body even those in the back of your mouth. Gaps and poorly restored teeth can often cause a variety of chewing problems, collapse of facial features and premature ageing.

Damaged teeth can be saved and repaired to look and feel like the real thing or perhaps even better. In order to restore the dentition it is vital to study how the teeth interconnect, where the problem areas are and how to rectify an imbalanced occlusion.

Patients who choose to undergo a full mouth rehabilitation will be scheduled for a functional and occlusal analyses where intra oral and extra oral photos and X-rays will be taken The dentist will take impressions of the teeth to make study casts. A set of measurements will be taken , followed by face bow registration. The face bow registration allows the dentist to transfer all the measurements and study casts onto an a articulator with exact parameters.

This allows proper planning of any treatment requirements. The dentist will discuss with the patient their needs and desires regarding the colour and shape of their teeth. All this information is communicated to the dental laboratory and a wax-up of the new teeth in their ideal position will be made. Once this is completed the patient is scheduled for an appointment to discuss the treatment plan , time frame of procedures as well as the fees.

There are several treatment options available, including ; fillings, onlays, porcelain veneers , ceramic crowns, ceramic bridges. In case of replacement of missing teeth with zirconia biocompatible metal free implants, a referral to our preferred oral surgeon will be made.

To make an appointment please contact us or phone the centre on 0949022468.

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