Our Cape Town dental practice offers the full spectrum of general dental services using the most up-to-date dentistry tools and procedures, creating fillings, crowns, veneers and dentures that look completely natural. We recommend check-ups and cleanings at least two or three times a year depending on the individual needs of the patient.
Whitening or bleaching your teeth can dramatically improve your smile in a very short time. For teeth that are grey, yellow or dull, we offer an advanced teeth whitening system which will give a brighter, whiter smile instantly.
In as little as two visits, almost anyone can have a perfect smile make-over with veneers. Whether veneers are needed for crooked, malformed or mal-aligned teeth, the smile created will be completely natural and beautiful! Using the best quality materials with up-to-date dental technology, porcelain veneers will transform an unsightly smile.
The technology that allows new teeth to be permanently bonded into the mouth to complement existing teeth and replace damaged, diseased or missing teeth. An implant is actually no more than a metal pin that is placed into the jaw bone. It acts as an anchor for a false tooth or a set of false teeth. In many cases implants are stronger than natural teeth.
A regular dental check-up is required to maintain good health because decay can eat away from the tooth’s surface to the nerve in the heart of the tooth in just a year. It is advisable that kids and adults see the dentist every 6 months.
Night-guards and occlusal guards are good for those people who wake up in the morning with a dull headache or jaw pain. This can be caused by the habit of unconsciously grinding teeth while you’re sleeping. One option many patients consider to keep their teeth safe from being damaged during grinding, is to wear a night-guard or occlusal guard.
Endodontic therapy is the removal of the pulp tissue from the tooth. The pulp tissue refers to the nerve and blood vessels of the tooth. Endodontic therapy may be necessary to save your natural tooth if the pulp tissue is irreversibly damaged by bacteria associated with decay, very deep fillings, tooth fracture or trauma or even periodontal disease. The procedure involves little or no pain and can be completed in one to three visits.
Fillings are used to repair a hole in the tooth caused by decay. A number of treatment options are available.
Porcelain crowns are frequently chosen to repair a tooth with excessive decay, teeth that need structural support after a root canal or teeth that are broken or cracked. Sometimes they are used to simply resolve the appearance of a tooth. Available crown materials include:
- porcelain bonded to precious metal
- precious metal
At least 2 visits are required, the first for the preparation, impression, shade taking and fitting the temporary crown and the second visit to fit the permanent crown.
Crown and bridge, or fixed prosthodontic technology is used for the replacement of one or more missing teeth using existing teeth to support and retain the replacement. The procedure is just like a crown, except there are usually more than one tooth that need to be crowned.
Dentures are a great option for people who have lost some or all of their teeth. One option is a partial denture, which generally is connected to a pink, skin colored frame and contains a few teeth or patients can get complete dentures, which rest on the gums and contain a full row of teeth. Immediate dentures are an option for patients who don’t want to be without teeth immediately after having teeth (one or multiple) extracted.
Conscious sedation is the preferred option for kids who don’t sit still during dental treatments. Patients who have a phobia of dentists have the option of dental treatments done in hospital under general anaesthetic.
We do not offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) at our practice.