Rooted in a Biomimetic approach to modern dentistry
There’s a science and an art to excellent dentistry. We combine state-of-the-art technology with an internationally-recognized biomimetic approach to restoring teeth. This enables us to provide you with world class dentistry that’s minimally invasive and aims to restore your natural tooth structure and function while enhancing aesthetics.
Enjoy the friendly atmosphere in our dental studio in Wynberg, where we take great care to make sure you feel comfortable, relaxed and leave with a happy smile. We are committed to meeting your individual dental needs and provide strict patient safety protocols which includes having Covid-19 safety measures in place.
Choose from our variety of pain-free dental treatments, which include:
Clear Aligner Therapy
ClearCorrect clear aligner therapy is a globally recognised treatment to help straighten your teeth and give you a happy, confident smile.
How does ClearCorrect aligner therapy work?
Orthodontic treatment using ClearCorrect aligners involves wearing a series of clear plastic trays which incrementally shift your teeth into alignment. These invisible aligners are custom-made to fit your mouth and designed to be comfortable, removable and to treat a range of teeth straightening needs. This makes them a popular alternative to fixed metal braces and wires that are very noticeable and often uncomfortable.
An individual treatment plan is tailor-made to gradually move your teeth into their new positions, based on a digital dentistry workflow and a 3D impression or intra-oral scan of your teeth. Dr Huson then liaises between the orthodontic laboratory in Texas and ClearCorrect’s hub in South Africa to fine tune your treatment plan.
Depending on the severity and complexity of your dental issue, you may wear between 6 and 12 sets of clear aligners. At regular check-ups with your dentist, your progress will be individually monitored to ensure that your aligners are comfortable and that your treatment plan is on track and adjusted where necessary.
During your initial consultation, to see whether you’re eligible for aligners, you will be advised on the duration and costs of your customised treatment plan, which is typically between 12 and 18 months.
What are the benefits of ClearCorrect invisible aligners?
- They straighten teeth without needing to use old-school metal braces
- They’re made from clear plastic that’s BPA-free and nearly invisible
- They’re removable so you can take them out to eat, drink and brush your teeth
- Comfortable to wear compared with traditional wire braces
- Precision results are guided by individual treatment plans
- Can be used to treat a wide range of teeth straightening needs
What will it cost to straighten my teeth with ClearCorrect aligners?
A benefit of using clear aligner therapy to treat malocclusions is that your treatment is highly customized and that means you pay for what you need. Depending on the complexity and severity of your dental issues, you may need between 6 and 12 sets of aligners, so the price varies accordingly.
To get a personalised quote, book a clear aligner consultation.
Book your ClearCorrect consultation to see whether you’re eligible for teeth-straightening aligner therapy, at our private dental practice in Wynberg, Cape Town.
A ceramic onlay (also known as a ceramic overlay or occlusal veneer) is a minimally invasive, restorative and modern alternative to a full crown.
If you have a tooth that’s been damaged from a root canal treatment, from grinding your teeth or bruxism, or due to a fracture or tooth decay – then a ceramic onlay can help to strengthen, cover and protect that tooth. Onlays are typically used where the tooth damage is on such a large area of the tooth that a traditional filling won’t suffice.
Most modern, restorative dentists opt for ceramic overlays as a biomimetic alternative to a full crown, because that helps to preserve more of the natural tooth structure and can help avoid root canals. This is a departure from traditional dentistry where a full crown requires more of the healthy tooth structure to be removed in preparation for the metal crown.
Thanks to advances in modern adhesive materials, ceramic overlays can be bonded to your tooth without as much aggressive removal of the tooth as with a full crown, thereby helping avoid a future root canal – and while strengthening your tooth and preserving its natural structure. This makes ceramic overlays minimally invasive and a more restorative and conservative approach compared with a full crown.
What is a ceramic onlay or ceramic overlay?
In comparison with a full crown, which can be destructive (as they commonly require aggressive tooth preparations that can lead to inflamed pulps and even root canals), ceramic overlays are a restorative, modern approach to dentistry that give you a more natural aesthetic look compared with a metal crown or bulky white filling.
Ceramic overlays are made to match the colour of your teeth and are moulded to blend in with the rest of your mouth so that they are hardly noticeable.
What are the benefits of ceramic overlays compared with a traditional full crown?
- They can help to strengthen your tooth and prevent future breaks and fractures
- They are minimally invasive and don’t require as much tooth preparation and tooth destruction as a traditional full crown
- They can be made to match the colour of your teeth so that they are hardly noticeable, compared with metal crowns
- They can help relieve pain associated with fractures
- They can help to restore the structural integrity of your tooth, close to its original biomechanical function
- They can help you avoid a later root canal treatment
Book an appointment for a dental overlay or occlusal veneer now!
Icon Therapy for Fluorosis
Do you have little white spots on your teeth that you’ve always wanted to have removed? These white spots on teeth can be caused by fluorosis, bad oral hygiene and decay, tooth damage, or from orthodontic treatments such as fixed braces.
Icon therapy is used to non-invasively treat tooth discoloration that is caused by fluorosis without using any dental drilling or porcelain restoration work. This makes it a pain-free and cost-effective method to create the brilliant white smile you’ve always wanted.
Treatment with Icon therapy for fluorosis also generally provides better aesthetic results than alternative teeth whitening methods. In fact, many traditional teeth whitening and tooth bleaching methods can make these white spots more noticeable, which is why many people and dentists now prefer for Icon therapy.
What is Icon Therapy?
Because this resin looks the same colour as your natural tooth, it reflects the light and hides the white spots using optical manipulation.
Say goodbye to yellow tooth spots and white tooth lesions!
What are the benefits of Icon Therapy for treating fluorosis?
- Doesn’t require any anaesthetics and is a painless procedure
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Suitable for children and adults
- A cost-effective alternative to veneers
- Results last for many years
- Treatment for white spots is aesthetically superior to many tooth whitening alternatives
- Treatment can usually be completed in just one session
Book your Cape Town tooth-whitening Icon Therapy treatment for fluorosis now!
What is cosmetic bonding?
It involves repairing and reshaping teeth using a resin composite material, and is a popular alternative to veneers and other more invasive orthodontic treatments. One of the reasons that many people prefer cosmetic bonding to veneers, is because it usually doesn’t require as much of your tooth to be cut down in preparation. It is an additive rather than subtractive method of enhancing aesthetics and function.
Cosmetic bonding also ensures optimal bonding techniques and the use of premium quality bonding materials that can withstand stresses, thereby strengthening teeth and helping to prevent cracks, fractures and decay. These strong dental bonds help restore your teeth to their most natural state, while preserving as much of your tooth as possible.
What is cosmetic bonding used to treat?
- To lengthen and straighten uneven teeth
- To fix chipped teeth
- To minimise gaps between teeth
- To restore areas of decay
- To restore teeth that are discoloured
- To restore teeth where the roots have become exposed
Book a dental appointment for cosmetic bonding now!
Digital Treatment Planning
Using the latest technological advances in modern dentistry, Dr Huson is able to prepare highly customised digital treatment plans. These digital dental plans help ensure that you get optimal and predictable results during your smile makeover or when you get veneers.
Digital treatment planning also helps patients to visualise how their smile will be modified and redesigned before treatment, to help manage expectations and to involve patients in their smile redesign.
Dr Huson uses pioneering and internationally-renowned digital dentistry tools like Digital Smile Design and Smilefy to provide an unparalleled treatment planning experience. These next generation tools also ensure minimally invasive, maximally conservative treatment.
Book a dentist appointment in Cape Town for a smile makeover now!
Pain-Free Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is the preferred alternative to extracting a tooth and having a dental implant, because it’s more conservative, restorative and also more cost effective.
Using a biomimetic approach to painless root canal therapy, Dr Huson uses cutting-edge tools, methodology and technology to ensure optimal comfort, diagnostics and infection control. This includes using digital imaging and magnification, sonic activation of cleansing solutions, and the most effective cleansing agents commercially available from Poland to ensure effective and comfortable processes and results.
What is root canal treatment?
During a root canal treatment, the infection and the damaged tissue in the root/pulp is cleaned out and a crown or ceramic onlay will be used to seal and protect the remaining tooth.
Why choose a biomimetic dentist for a root canal?
A biomimetic approach aims to be minimally invasive and maximally conservative – striving to restore as much of your natural tooth structure and function as possible. During a root canal treatment, that means Dr Huson aims to remove as little of the tooth as possible in preparation for treatment and opts for ceramic overlays rather than a full crown to conserve as much of your tooth and its natural structure as possible.
It also means that Dr Huson uses the highest quality, biologically compatible sealers, which promote healing in the inflamed bony areas around the root tips following root canal treatment. Furthermore, he ensures durable and strong overlays are bonded to cover the now fragile root structure. That helps strengthen the tooth and protect it from future infection, cracks or fractures.
Dr Huson is also prepared to treat more challenging root canal re-treatments (i.e. where treatment has been inadequate in the past and a reinfection has occurred). In the worst case scenario, Dr Huson is also equipped and able to approach the surgical removal of root canal treated teeth as the last port of call. But, even before that, he endeavours to employ techniques such as orthodontic extrusion of broken-off teeth in an effort to salvage these. He is a firm believer in the global ethos of “bioemulation”, where saving one’s own teeth is always first prize.
When is root canal therapy needed?
- Throbbing or sharp pain in a tooth
- Hot or cold sensitivity in one or more teeth
- Swollen gums, or little bumps on an area of gum
- Pain when biting or chewing
- Discolouration of a tooth or darkening of gums
- The sensation that one tooth is loose
If you experience any of these symptoms, the sooner you have a checkup, the more likelihood you have of being able to avoid a root canal. It’s also good to have regular check-ups as they may identify early signs or decay or other issues before they affect the root.
Book your consultation or emergency root canal treatment in Cape Town now.
Fibre-reinforced composite resin restorations
In order to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay, trauma, cracks or fractures, it’s necessary to find a strong, durable and gold standard dentinal bonding agent that can withstand future stresses.
As a biomimetic dentist, it’s important to mimic the natural architecture of teeth when doing any restorations. That’s why Dr Huson uses a gold-standard dentinal bonding agent advocated by Prof. Dr. Pascal Magne, one of the founding fathers of biomimetic and adhesive dentistry. This is one of the most critical aspects of an effective and long-lasting dental restoration.
Using fibre-reinforced composite resins and the slow, meticulous placement of resin also means that restorations will be longer lasting and offer improved strength compared with common white fillings.
With the use of an objective approach to decay removal, these restorations are minimally invasive and conserve as much of your natural tooth as possible. These restorations also aim to, at all costs, try and avoid the placement of hard, rigid and structurally dissimilar materials containing metal and metal oxides. In fact, many people opt to have their old metal fillings (amalgam fillings) removed and replaced with fibre-reinforced composite resins, which is another of Dr Huson’s specialities.
Book a dental consultation for a fibre-reinforced composite resin restoration treatment now!
Philips Zoom teeth whitening
The tooth whitening treatment is done in one session and can help remove visible tooth stains and discolouration.
How does Philips Zoom tooth whitening treatment work?
First we look at the colour of your teeth and then you get to select the shade of white that you’d like for your new pearly white smile. Once you’re in the dentist chair, the next steps are as follows:
- A layer of whitening gel will be applied to your teeth
- We shine a blue LED lamp on your teeth to speed up the teeth whitening process
- Step one and two above may be repeated a few times
- Once you’re happy with your new shade of white teeth, a post-treatment gel is applied to help protect your enamel
- You may be given some additional at-home whitening treatment along with instructions, which is included in the price of your treatment
Book your tooth whitening with Philips Zoom now!
Treatment of tooth wear
Have you noticed that your teeth have worn down, or that you’ve been grinding your teeth either during the day or in your sleep? Over time, a worn down tooth can become susceptible to cracks, fractures, cavities and even an exposed root.
There are many options available for treating tooth wear, which ideally should be geared towards restoring the tooth through a comprehensive approach. This includes the subsequent use of a night guard to help stop further tooth wear or, hopefully, alleviate some of the strain associated with bruxism.
Book a consultation to assess your tooth wear and to see what options are best suited to address it.
Treatment of cracked teeth syndrome
As a biomimetic dentist, Dr Huson’s aim is to restore and conserve as much of the natural tooth as possible. This is achieved by using the highest quality composite resin bonds to the dentin of your teeth, and by optimising the structural integrity of your teeth.
Using a biomimetic approach to treating cracked teeth, the best treatment option is a minimally invasive, maximally conservative and restorative approach that creates lasting and durable results. Even in cases where there’s exposed dentin (which was previously considered a poor foundational material for bonding), as a biomimetic dentist, Dr Huson is able to create even stronger bonds that enhance durability and restore cracked and worn teeth.
Treating both general tooth wear and advanced tooth wear, Dr Huson uses a rehabilitative approach to treatment. This involves using a highly specialised chemical treatment of exposed dentin and optimising the bond strength to be even greater than that of enamel.
If you have a cracked tooth and want to get the most restorative approach to treating that crack, contact us for a consultation.
These general dentistry services include:
- ClearCorrect aligner therapy (a modern alternative to traditional fixed metal braces)
- Ceramic onlays / overlays (a restorative alternative to a full crown)
- Icon therapy for fluorosis (to remove white spots on teeth)
- Cosmetic bonding / composite bonding (for chipped, uneven, discoloured teeth and gaps)
- Digital treatment planning (for smile makeovers and veneers)
- Pain-free root canal therapy (a restorative alternative to extractions)
- Fibre-reinforced composite resin restorations
- Philips Zoom teeth whitening treatment
- Treatment of tooth wear and teeth grinding (bruxism) with night guards
- Dental prosthetics (including dental dentures)
- Mouth guards
- White fillings
- Removal of metal fillings (amalgam fillings)
- Paediatric dentistry for children of all ages
- Conscious sedation (arranged with Cape Sedation Services and Dr Pieter Loots)
- Digital dentistry services including digital x-rays
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