Our principle is to use minimally invasive techniques to subtly transform your smile.
We focus on preserving and enhancing the aesthetics, function and long-term stability of your natural smile – aiming to optimize your dental health for a healthier life.
Dr Munawwar Ladak specialises in using these conservative techniques wherever possible to protect, preserve and, when required, also to enhance and strengthen your own teeth.
Over time, tea, coffee, red wine and tobacco, as well as various food ingredients, can all cause unsightly staining of your teeth.
Our air polishing system gently removes all these types of tooth staining, leaving your teeth smooth and shiny.
This treatment can be either be undertaken by Dr Munawwar Ladak or by our hygienist Selchia Selvendran.
This is one of the simplest ways to enhance and freshen your smile. Teeth can appear darker with time, due to stain penetrating from the surface - this can make your teeth look 'older'.
Whitening is a very safe way of removing deeper stains from teeth using a peroxide gel - giving a brighter, whiter and 'younger-looking' smile. For ideal aesthetics, the colour of your teeth should match the whites of your eyes.
At Safana, we have two professional techniques to whiten your smile. Dr Munawwar Ladak will assess your teeth beforehand to prescribe the most appropriate option.
Veneers may be appropriate where you have the following:
There are two types of veneers that may be appropriate depending on your situation.
This is a minimally invasive technique where layers of composite resin are bonded directly to damaged teeth and sculpted to restore and reproduce the natural aesthetics of your smile.
Composite materials are made from tooth-coloured resin, that are close to plastic in nature. They are more sensitive to staining when compared to porcelain as the resin is porous, so we advise to have them regularly professionally polished. They may need resurfacing after approximately 5 years.
This is our preferred restorative option where possible as:
Porcelain veneers are restorations of layered glass-ceramic that are handcrafted to look like natural teeth by our specialist dental technicians and then bonded to your teeth.
They are surface-glazed in the laboratory, so have superior aesthetics to composite-resin and are more resistant to staining.
Porcelain veneers are more durable than composite materials in the longer term. Their lifetime is dependant on your lifestyle and regular dental care routine - well-maintained porcelain veneers can last between 10-20 years.
At Safana, we principally use near-invisible teeth straightening solutions, where possible, to re-align your teeth and improve your smile.
This modern approach differs from the traditional fixed-brace systems, as a bespoke series of clear orthodontic aligners are custom-made to reposition your overlapping teeth, avoiding uncomfortable metal wires and brackets.
The virtually invisible, clear removable aligners are changed every two to three weeks. Each aligner is specifically designed to gradually move and shift your teeth in small stages, so week by week, your teeth are realigned to their ideal final position as prescribed by your dentist. Treatment can take as little as 12 weeks, depending on the degree of change required.
Dr Munawwar Ladak can assess your level of malocclusion and advise if this type of orthodontics is suitable for your individual situation.