Consultations

During your dental consultation you will be given a thorough oral assessment to establish your oral health status. Dental Xrays will be taken to assess any changes inside the tooth. Once the assessment is completed, recommendations based on the findings will be made. All the benefits, risks, procedures and cost will be discussed with you. This will aid you in deciding what is best for your long-term dental health. As most dental conditions are painless at first, it is best to visit your dentist, as you may not be aware of these underlying problems until they result in significant damage. For best results schedule 6 monthly visits.

Fillings

The biggest goal of dentistry is to try and preserve natural teeth. Today, patients are keeping their teeth longer. Damaged teeth will be restored rather than be removed. A filling is placed to restore the function and integrity of any missing tooth structure, caused by tooth decay or trauma. Placing a filling stops bacteria entering preventing possible further decay. Materials used include composites, ionomers and amalgams. No one type of filling is best for everyone. The type of filling placed will be determined by the extent of the repair required.

Dentures

A denture is a removable replacement for surrounding tissues and missing teeth. Two options are available, either a complete or a partial denture. Wearing dentures takes some getting used to and will never feel the same as your own natural teeth. However, todays dentures look natural and are more comfortable than ever.

Crowns and Bridges

A crown is a restoration that covers the entire part of the tooth above the gumline, similar to placing a hat on someone's head, hence the term "cap". The crown is designed to resemble the original tooth as much as possible. The vast majority of crowns are made from tooth-coloured ceramic material. When teeth are lost, they should be replaced to restore and maintain function and integrity. These lost teeth can be replaced with dental implants, dentures or bridges. Bridges literally bridge the gap created when teeth are lost. These are fixed prosthesis and can only be removed by a dentist.



Root Canals


A root canal treatment is recommended to repair and save a tooth that is infected or severely decayed. During the procedure the infected nerve tissue is removed, the tooth is cleaned and sealed. This will relieve your pain and save your smile.

Preventative Care

Preventative dentistry involves caring for your teeth to maintain a healthy mouth. It helps to prevent tooth decay, dental disease and other conditions. Effective preventative dentistry combines chairside treatments-namely scaling and polishing, flouride treatments and dental sealants (in combination with home oral care). Six monthly dental check-ups are recommended to help identify dental disease in its earliest stages

Extractions

There are generally two types of extractions. A simple extraction is the removal of a tooth that is still visible above the gumline.  Surgical extractions are used to remove teeth that are severely damaged and that have broken off below the gumline. Extracting a tooth is generally considered safe, but there are certain risks and potential complications. In such cases, patients are often referred to oral surgeons.

Bleachings

So many individuals suffer from dental discolouration despite regular brushing, flossing and good oral care. Certain foods and environmental factors may take their toll on your dentition. Tooth whitening allows an effective way to lighten and eliminate stains from your natural smile. At our practice we use Opalescences which offers a wide range of treatment options, namely take home treatments and in-office whitening.


Paedodontics (Children's Dentistry)

Daily oral care begins with the eruption of your child’s first tooth. Their first dental visit should be scheduled shortly after the eruption of their first tooth and no later than 2 years of age. We pride ourselves on being a very child-friendly practice. Every child is different, resulting in a different introduction to dentistry. Treatment options include in-chair treatments, conscious sedation or general anaesthesia. Adequate time is sheduled for treatments to create a positive dental experience for your child in a fun, safe environment.