Oral & facial surgery
Dental implants are made up of titanium, and they act as artificial dental roots by anchoring the crowns. They do not damage adjacent teeth, maintain the shape and size of jawbone in which they are placed, and if properly cared for, should last for a lifetime. We also perform advanced bone grafting in those cases, in which after dental loss, jawbone is too deficient to support a dental implant.
Complete dental rehabilitation of the upper jaw with 8 dental implants, in a patient with all upper teeth missing
Chin Advancement / Recontouring / Reshaping
Chins can be smaller, or larger than normal. They might be deviated towards one side. The chin is approached from within the mouth, and the chin is brought to its right position, and more aesthetic position and orientation and held in place with a metal implant. No scars are left on the face.
A case of chin advancement, demonstrating the new aesthetic position of chin and improvement in double chin.
Transverse correction of an asymmetric chin
Correction of jaw size/treatment of overbite/underbite
It is quite common that the basis for a large overbite or underbite is the size of the jaws and not limited to the teeth. For example, behind an underbite, the reason can be a large sized lower jaw or a smaller sized upper jaw. The correction would therefore require in addition to dental braces, surgical positioning of the upper and lower jaws to their right position and fixed with the use of special miniaturized titanium bone implants.
Treatment of underbite with advancement of the upper jaw and setback of the lower jaw
Side x ray of the face showing the correction of underbite
Correction of an asymmetric face
Modern jaw corrective surgical procedures allow one to correct asymmetries on the face by addressing the underlying bones which are at fault.
Correction of a grossly asymmetric face with corrective jaw surgery
Cheek bone implants
High and prominent cheek bones often signify beauty. When they are of smaller size and/or underdeveloped, cheek bone implants can be placed to augment cheek prominences. These procedures might or might not be done in conjunction with cheek fat removal.
Cheek fat removal
Sometimes the cheek bones are adequate in their size but the fat within the cheek does not allow the cheek contours to be appreciated fully. Through a minor surgical procedure, which is done from within the mouth, cheek fat pads are removed to give a more delineated appearance to the cheek bones.
Aesthetic dental treatment can be performed to correct minor flaws in smile, tooth discoloration, replacement of missing teeth, minor spacing between teeth and an uneven gum line. The following is a list of common aesthetic dental procedures:
Contact thin veneers fitted directly without grinding, shaving or drilling. An excellent non-invasive option to correct chipped, discolored and slightly misaligned teeth.
- First we take a precise mold of your teeth to ensure Lumineers with an optimal fit
- Using mold and shade, lumineers are fabricated and fitted in second appointment painlessly
Slightly invasive option that helps in masking discoloration because of fluorosis and tetracycline. Very slight tooth surface preparation is required mostly without shots. Veneers are an ideal option for management of slight spaces and crowding in anterior teeth. Complete smile make overs correcting the discrepancies in size and shape of teeth can be easily achieved using veneers.
Composite Build-ups / Facings/ Fillings
We provide filling that match your tooth to ensure a natural look. Because composite fillings can be done in smaller preparations, less of your tooth structure is lost and less drilling is needed. Composites provide an extremely esthetic option for restoring decayed anterior and posterior teeth.
An ideal solution to get rid of your yellow teeth. We offer both in-office and at-home bleaching to get long term and short term results respectively. We promise brighter smiles to our patients.
Esthetic Crowns & Bridges
Replacement of missing teeth using esthetic bridges and restoration of badly broken teeth using metal free esthetic crowns are an option which can fulfil all the demands of the esthetic conscious patients.
Treatment with braces is called Orthodontic treatment. About one third of all children have a demonstrable need of orthodontic treatment and a further third are borderline cases. Braces are used for
- Removal of dental crowding or closing spaces
- Alignment of the upper and lower dental arches
- Correction of the bite of the teeth so that the front teeth meet on closing and the back teeth mesh together
- Reducing the likelihood of damage to prominent teeth Enhancing facial aesthetics
- Accommodating impacted, unerupted or displaced teeth
- Preparation for advanced dental treatment, such as crowns, bridges or dental implants
- Reversing the drifting of the teeth in older patients who have suffered from advanced gum disease
What are the types?
There is now a wide choice of more discrete brace options for patients of all ages, including:
- Metal brackets – made with different metals having metallic colour
- Ceramic brackets – made in a white or tooth coloured material
- Lingual braces – placed out of sight on the back of the teeth
- Aligners – removable clear plastic appliances which fit over the teeth and progressively move them to the desired position
Each option has its advantages and disadvantages and specialist advice is essential.
What are the advantages of Braces?
The benefits of orthodontic treatment can include the following:
- Correction of dental crowding and straightening of your teeth.
- Correction of your bite so that the front and back teeth meet together evenly on closing
- Reducing the likelihood of damage to prominent teeth.
- Improving your appearance, including your smile.
The pictures below show the teeth of a patient before and after orthodontic treatment.
What is the time frame of treatment?
Treatment with braces may take between 6 – 30 months to complete, depending on your orthodontic problem. Very difficult problems may take longer