An implant in simple terms is a screw-like structure which is made out of titanium. It acts as an artificial root anchored in the jawbone, thereby allowing the replacement of teeth via crowns, bridges or dentures.
A wide range of restorative treatments are done using the best materials and technology available. Patients are given all the available options, costs and drawbacks upfront.
Our expert laboratory prepares meticulously made bridges and crowns that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also comfortable.
As with any other medical discipline, diagnostics in dentistry is vitally important in pin-pointing the specific oral health problem of the patient and to plot their treatment plan. Be sure to set aside sufficient time when consulting our dentist for the first time as no time and effort is spared in making a thorough diagnosis. The dentist will provide a treatment place based on his diagnosis. We make use of a digital x-ray machine which provides high quality instant intra-oral radiographs/x-rays to aid the diagnostic process. Patients have a clear view of these x-rays on an overhead monitor. Patients can therefore clearly grasp the details of the diagnosis because they can vividly see everything that the dentist is referring to and the discussion that flows there from is a very interactive one. For the patients safety we make use of a lead apron whenever taking x-rays. Our our state-of-the-art intra-oral camera is another highly effective device we use in the diagnosis of our patients and is an excellent educational tool.
We provide practical oral hygiene instructions that are easy to adapt into your everyday life. A lot of emphasis is placed on these instructions as they are a means to maintaining good oral health. We place a lot of emphasis on flossing in particular. Our dentist spends a lot of time demonstrating and explaining this to his patients.
The first step to a healthy mouth is getting the basics right. Six-monthly visits are encouraged. During these visits the patient will have a thorough scaling and polishing. These visits also make early diagnosis of problems possible. The dentist is able to pick up if correct oral hygiene practices are being adhered to. It is vitally important that these six-monthly visits are established from a young age as this is key to maintaining good oral health.
Our dentist has become very well-known for having a very good way with young children. He is able to establish a good rapport with the little ones, winning their trust and thereby paving the way for him to render the necessary treatment. At the Dental Wellness Clinic, Pediatric dentistry is at the very heart of our commitment to good oral health as we believe that this is where one is able to establish sound oral health habits. Our support staff, make a concerted effort to make the children feel comfortable and special. Many children are however extremely anxious when visiting the dentist making it impossible at times to administer treatment. We are pleased to advise that we make use of nitrous oxide in our practice. Nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” is a safe and effective sedative agent many dentists use to make their patients feel relaxed and comfortable. We do however in certain circumstances suggest doing the treatment in theatre, especially when the patient is young and where extensive work is required. Our dentist carries out his own theatre cases.