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Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry Malta

Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry Malta

Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Treatment

The majority of work provided by dentists nowadays is aimed at conserving and retaining the natural dentition for as long as possible prior to extracting and replacing them. Restorative dentistry is the act of restoring the function of a tooth which would have been damaged mainly by tooth decay. Fillings are nowadays the mainstay of dentistry and are the most common treatment provided within our dental practice.

The majority of tooth restorations (also known as fillings) are nowadays available in tooth coloured (white fillings) variations. The era of metal alloy (grey or black fillings) is phasing out in an effort to reduce the impact of mercury disposal that harms the natural environment.

Tooth coloured restorations which can be fabricated directly in the patients mouth are referred to as fillings whereas, ones which are constructed outside a patients mouth and cemented in the mouth at a later stage are referred to as crowns, bridges or inlay/onlays.

A variety of materials to construct such restorations are provided at our clinic namely:

  • Composite or resin restorations
  • Glass Ionomer restorations/ temporary fillings
  • Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns and bridges
  • Full Ceramic e.MAX or Zirconia (metal free) crowns , bridges & onlays

Another important branch of restorative dentistry is endodontic therapy, also known as Root Canal Treatments. The purpose of this treatment is to avoid the extraction and loss of severely damaged tooth whose nerve is necrotic (dead) as a result of deep , extensive & untreated tooth decay. By root treating a tooth, the patient benefits in keeping the tooth for a longer time and thus chew & bite normally. It is nowadays recommended that following root canal treatments, teeth are crowned and hence protected from irreparable damage following root canal treatment. The course of endodontic treatment is normally as follows:

  1. Identifying tooth which is presenting with pain and requires treatment.
  2. Choosing whether to extract tooth or performing root canal treatment.
  3. Undergoing root canal treatment in 1, 2, or 3 visits according on complexity and presenting circumstances
  4. Restoring the tooth with a post (metal or fiberglass)
  5. Placement of a crown
Cosmetic Dentistry

A confident smile is the best thing a person can wear and be proud of. When one meets a new person, the majority of the focus is on the smile of the patient. Slight inaccuracies, rotated teeth, crowded teeth, missing teeth or colour of teeth generally lead to lack of confidence in the majority of people.

The aim of cosmetic dentistry is to better or completely transform the smile of a patient according to their desires. In order to do so, a variety of techniques, treatment types and specialists might be required.

Cosmetic dental services include:

  • Philips Teeth whitening (in-office or take home kits)
  • Orthodontics ( Dental Braces)
  • Direct bonding, placement of dental restorations in a single visit to improve the aesthetics of ones smile
  • Placement of Veneers, crown or bridges to completely transform the shape, alignment & colour of one or more teeth
  • Replacement of missing teeth with implants or tooth supported bridges
  • Digital Smile Design to predict treatment outcomes before they are sought by the patient
  • Cosmetic Oral Surgery to improve a the appearance of gums, lips etc.

Implants & Surgery Malta

Implants & Surgery Malta

Implants & Surgery

Implant treatment is the answer to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Implant therapies vary in type and cost but all revolve around the main concept of directly attaching a dental prosthesis within the patient’s own bone and without the support of any (if at all) of the patient’s current dentition. In doing so this provides the ideal tooth replacement therapy for missing teeth as this is the most conservative and predictable manner.

Our clinic is equipped with the latest of equipment needed in providing excellent implant treatment. The clinic has an in-house digital 3D CBCT scanner used to thoroughly assess and plan implant treatment digitally prior to the day of the surgery. Our cases are all planned digitally in house with the use of Straumann CoDx software which is then used to export and 3D print a custom surgical guide for that patient. This allows us to predictably, accurately and safely place implants exactly based on the patient's own anatomical requirements with little to no postoperative discomfort to the patients. Using this method, most surgeries can be performed without the need of incisions (flapless surgery) or the need for additional bone grafts where possible. In order to obtain such excellent results, only top quality Swiss Implants known as Straumann Implants are used.

The following illustrates the process a typical patient undergoes from start to finish:

  1. Clinical evaluation and discussion of all treatment options
  2. CBCT scan of patient
  3. CBCT scan of patient models
  4. 3D digital virtual planning of implants, surgery and final restoration by a process know as prosthetically driven implantology
  5. 3D printing of custom made surgical guide
  6. Placement of implant
  7. Review of surgery (1 week later)
  8. After 3-6 months, placement of final restoration on implants

Orthodontic Braces Malta

Orthodontic Braces Malta

Orthodontic Braces

Little needs to be said about braces since these are nowadays extremely popular. With braces, an orthodontist seeks to arrange the position of the teeth within a patient's mouth. Several different types of braces exist and are provided at our clinic.

  • Metal fixed braces
  • Ceramic fixed braces
  • Invisalign (invisible)
  • Lingual braces (invisible)

General Dentistry Malta

General Dentistry Malta

General Dentistry

Our clinic offers routine general dentistry on a day to day basis. A total of six general dentists and one specialist orthodontist offer are available.

Routine treatments :

  • Intra-oral small x-rays
  • Panoramic X-rays
  • 3D CBCT scans
  • Routine dental scaling (teeth cleaning) with or without fluoride application
  • Simple or complex dental fillings
  • Tooth bonding
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Replacement of missing teeth
  • Braces
  • Implants


3D & Digital Dentistry Malta

3D & Digital Dentistry Malta

3D & Digital Dentistry

  • 3D CBCT scans of teeth, full jaw or both Jaws
  • 3D scanning of dental casts, dental impressions and dentures
  • Virtual Planning of oral surgeries including removal of wisdom teeth, broken teeth, retained roots and other minor oral surgical interventions
  • CoDiagnostix Guided Implant Surgery for Straumann Implants
  • Straumann Guided Flapless Surgery
  • 3D smile design
CoDiagnostix Guided Implant Surgery

Radiographic Dentistry Malta

Radiographic Dentistry Malta

Radiographic Dentistry

The Clinic has recently invested heavily in the latest & most innovative dental imaging solutions. With the acquisition of Carestream CS8100 3D our clinic is able to cater both for in-house 3D digital dentistry & digital implant dentistry as well as provide our services to other clinics which are not equipped with such technology but wish to offer the same quality & complexity of services to their patients.

The ability to visualize teeth, bone and other anatomical structures in 3D allows us to provide more accurate diagnosis that leads to better treatment planning and accurate predictable treatment outcomes.

3D X-rays are used for a variety of reasons, such as:

  • Planning extractions of complicated wisdom teeth
  • Planning extractions of unerupted teeth
  • Planning predictable orthodontic treatment (braces)
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning for implant treatment
  • Fabrication of surgical guides for accurate implant placement
  • Diagnosis of intra oral pathologies, broken teeth, foreign bodies
  • Treatment planning of dental cosmetic cases, smile design & dental cosmetic surgery.
  • Many other uses.

Our clinic, through the use of Carestream CS8100 3D, is able to provide several different views (volumes) of CBCT imagery which allows for the minimum possible radiographic exposure to the patient, ensuring continued health and safety to our patients.

The Carestream CS81003D also allow for 3D scanning of denture, impressions as well as stone casts in a process that assists guided implant surgery and smile design.