Apart from standard dental treatment, the surgeons in this department are noted for their expertise in a wide range of sophisticated procedures, including aesthetic dentistry. Porcelain inlays and veneers, ceramic crowns and bridges, and bleaching of discoloured teeth are routinely performed.
Orthodontic treatment for malaligned teeth is available for children, adults, and patients with cleft lips and palates. Al Zahra is one of the few private facilities with a full time Consultant Orthodontist and specialists in oral surgery and periodontics on its staff. The latter specialises in the treatment of gum diseases.
The department has well-equipped surgeries and special X-ray equipment which allows panoramic views of the entire jaw, profile views, as well as jaw joint films. Computerised cephalometry is available for patients requiring orthodontic and orthognathic surgery. Cross infection is strictly controlled by utilising modern sterilisation methods.
Oral surgery is performed at a specialised level. The Branemark technique of Permanent Dental Implants was pioneered by Al Zahra in the UAE with the active involvement of a world-renowned expert in the field. The technique allows replacement of a single tooth or entire dentition by means of permanent anchors in the jaw. Many patients have already benefited from this universally acclaimed procedure.
All dental patients are generally introduced to a preventive programme directed towards reduction of further dental diseases.
Where necessary, dental procedures are performed under general anaesthesia in the hospital’s operating theatre.