special2

Botox and Filler

Botox and Filler prices have increased all over the country, but our prices will remain the same up to 31 October 2010.

 


special1

Tooth Bleach

Tooth bleach, oral bleaching trays plus a whole starter kit which lasts longer than 8 months will cost you only R1200.00!

special3

Co-payments

NO co-payments on specialized dentistry (or any other dentistry).

Equipment

We have acquired sophisticated and technological advanced equipment to be able to treat you, the patient, with the most modern techniques available. We want to treat you quickly, cost effectively and as painless as possible. You will also save time due to a crown, inlay or veneer being placed in one visit to the dentist instead of three visits.

CEREC

CEREC is the acronym for Ceramic Reconstruction. This system consists of a Computer Workstation and a Milling machine.We use the newest model CEREC AC Workstation equipped with a bluecam camera and the newest model MC XL inlab milling machine.

The damaged tooth is prepared by the dentist and an optical impression is taken with the Bluecam camera. This camera has an accuracy of a few microns for a perfect restoration. Your dentist now designs a crown on the computer while you watch the procedure on the large TV screen.

This design is sent to the Milling machine via bluetooth. A ceramic block with a colour to match your excisting teeth is chosen and inserted into the milling machine. Four tiny diamond cutters mill this block down to the crown designed on the Workstation within 12 minutes, with an accuracy of a few microns. You, the patient, can again watch this amazing CAD/CAM (computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing) technology while in progress.

The new crown is fitted on the prepared base and adjustments are made if necessary.

Shades of colour are added to precisely match your excisting teeth.

The crown is baked in an oven at 850° to strengthen it almost to the standard of your excisting teeth.

This new crown is now cemented onto its base in your mouth.

Advantages of CEREC

  • A crown is made and placed in one visit of 2 hours to the dentist.
  • No temporary crown is needed.
  • The dentist can match the size, shape and colour of the new crown exactly to your existing teeth. Remember, the dentist sits right next to you while the crown is being designed.
  • Perfect contact points between the new crown and the excisting teeth can be designed. The accuracy of this amazing technology is a few microns. The implication of this is that food is deflected from the gap between your teeth rather than being wedged between the teeth while chewing.
  • Not only crowns are produced with this technology, but also inlays, veneers and small bridges.
  • An inlay is used if a large part of the tooth can be saved, but the cavity is too large for a composite repair. The cavity is prepared, a Bluecam impression is made, the inlay is designed and the cut on the milling machine. The inlay is baked and cemented into the prepared cavity. This process is shorter than the preparation of a crown.
  • A veneer is a thin ceramic layer cemented onto an excisting tooth after preparation of the tooth. More or less the same process is followed as with a crown or inlay.
  • Small bridges are Cantilever bridges which consist of one crowned tooth and one pontic.  The principles of designing these bridges are the same as designing a single tooth crown, the only difference is that the crown fits on the prepared tooth and has an extension that fills the gap left by a missing tooth. These bridges are only suitable in certain cases and aren’t always an option.

Cerec-1

cerec2

Caesy educational video

Any dental procedure of any kind is explained on this audio visual DVD. It only takes a few minutes to explain any spesific procedure.

Please ask the receptionist while in reception, or the chair assistant or dentist while in the dentist chair if you are uncertain about any procedure.



Aseptico
  • For endodontic or root canal work we use the spesific endodontic handpiece to accomodate 2°, 4°or 6° taper endodontic files. These files are of different thickness, length and strength to clean the different shapes and sizes of root canals. Each and every one of these delicate little files require different speed and torque settings to prevent them from breaking in the root canal. These settings are preprogrammed into the memory of this machine and if any of these limits are met, it instantly goes into auto reverse to prevent the file from breaking. With this advanced technology the unpopular procedure of a root canal can be done much quicker and much safer.
  • The implant handpiece is designed to rotate the bur very slowly, as slow as 15 revolutions per minute. The reason for this is not do damage the bone cells adjacent to the implant to be placed. A fast rotating bur would generate heat and subsequently kill the bone cells. This would retard or impair union between the implant and the jaw.

aseptico

Aseptico-2


Sirolaser

Sirolaser is a sophisticated, small diode laser with many dental applications:

  • Endodontic applications include pulpotomies in children. This is the equivalent of a root canal in permanent teeth were the nerve and caries are removed to save the tooth until the permanent tooth erupts. After removal of the nerve and infection with a root canal in grown ups, the fibre of the laser is inserted into the empty canal and laser is applied as to destroy all forms of infection and bacteria. This is much more effective than chemicals, as no microorganism can withstand laser.
  • Periodontal applications include gingivectomy (removal of surplus gums), shaping of gums and frenectomy. Laser surgery is virtually bloodless as the laser beam coagulates bleeding. This also implies that the dentist has excellent vision of the field of operation, as there is no blood to obscure the vision.
  • Implant uncovering before a crown is placed is ideal due to the absence of blood.
  • Excision of lesions and small growths in the mouth again with very little blood loss and little damage to surrounding tissue.
  • Treatment of apthous ulcers and herpes lesions.
  • Treatment of any bleeding in the mouth.


The cutting edge of laser is very precise with little blood loss and little damage to surrounding tissue. This results in little postoperative pain, minimum scar formation and quick healing.

Sirolaser-2

STA Injection

STA is the acronym for Single Tooth Anaesthesia. This system is installed in two of our three examination rooms.

  • This system is used for all traditional dental infiltration and block injections. The onboard processor helps the dentist to deliver effortless, predictable and virtually painless or comfortable injections. Computer controlled dynamic pressure sensing at the tip of the very fine needle delivers an even flow of local anaesthesia that is hardly felt by the patient.
  • A small disposable handpiece housing a very small very fine needle is less intimidating than the old fashioned large dental syringe and needle. This is particularly true in children.
  • A single tooth can be anaesthetized instead of a whole quadrant of the mouth. This injection into the periodontal ligament between the tooth and gum is normally completely painless. By determining the pressure at the tip of the needle, the computer tells the dentist whether the needle is in position in the periodontal ligament. This method can be used to good effect in children. It also opens the possibility to repair different teeth in different quadrants, which is not possible if more than one quadrant has to be anaesthetized. Block injections, especially in the lower jaw, numb the whole nerve on the injected side, which can lead to biting yourself and uncontrolled saliva should you need work done on both sides of the jaw.This is an example of how the STA technology comes in handy by anaesthetising only one tooth at a time.
STA

Intraoral Cameras

All our examination rooms are equipped with new Kodak intraoral cameras. The dentist can show you on a big screen what the problem with your tooth is. This image can be recorded on computer and compared to the result after the restoration.

Kodak-Intraoral-Camera

Digital X-Rays

For single tooth X-rays our new digital Kodak X-ray machines with high resolution Kodak RV 6100 sensors ensure that even the smallest defect in your tooth will be detected. Particularly for root canal work, it is important to use high quality X-rays as the canals that have to be cleaned can be very small and very delicate.

A digital Panorex (an X-ray of all your teeth and your jaws on one view) is done on your first visit. This is done to make an assessement of the condition of your teeth, wisdom teeth and jaws. This X-ray should be repeated on 6 month follow up visits to be able to monitor the treatment and the condition of your teeth.

Kodak-Intraoral-XRay-1

Ultravac Vacuum Machine

To produce a tray for bleaching or a mouthguard used in contact sport, a model of your teeth is cast.

This vacuum device heats up a plastic sheet that is subsequently closely fitted over the model of your teeth with the help of a vacuum produced in this machine. This tray is trimmed and ready for use the day after the visit to your dentist.

Ultravac-Vacuum

Statim Autoclave

An autoclave is a device that generates steam under high pressure at a temperature of 135° to destroy all forms of life.

Two Statim autoclaves ensure that every instrument being used in our practice is properly sterilized before being used on the next patient. This ensures that no microorganisms can be transferred from one patient to the other.

Autoclave

NSK Care 3 Plus

This device cleans and oils 3 handpieces at a time to ensure proper functioning of the handpiece for the dentist drill.

After this procedure the hanpiece is sterlized in the statim autoclave.

NSK-care-3-plus

Sandblaster

A miniature sandblasting machine ensures that crowns and other restorations have a smooth professional finish before being placed in your mouth.

Sand-Blaster

KaVo Dental Chairs

Each of our three examination and treatment rooms are equiped with modern comfortable KaVo dental chairs.

Kavo-Dental-Chair

Bluephase Light

This is a special light used for hardening of the cement used in dentistry. This is a superior light as it hardens the cement in seconds were many other lights would take minutes.

BluePhase-Light
Member Login