- COMPLETE DENTAL EXAMINATION – a dental exam forms a principle part of preventative healthcare. During a dental exam the dentist will discuss your diet and oral hygiene practices, as well as assess the overall health of the oral cavity and surrounding tissues. The teeth, and gums will be clinically examined, as well as occlusion (the way the teeth fit together when a person bites), and recommendations to visit an orthodontist may be given. X-RAY’s will also be taken to help identify problems that cannot be seen by the eye i.e. hidden tooth decays, root canal infections, bone loss, or cysts. If infections or other problems are found, treatment recommendations, or prescriptions may be given.
- RESTORATIVE & AESTHETIC DENTISTRY – Restoration aims to rehabilitate and repair tooth structure, physical function and health. Whilst aesthetics tailor the tooth size, colour and shape to the desires of the patient. This includes fabricating dental bridges, crowns, veneers, white fillings, dentures, and dental implants and cosmetic bonding, out of biocompatible (where possible) materials and resins such as dental porcelain, or zirconium, and so on to achieve a smile that is both beautiful and healthy. In some cases, teeth that are beyond repair, or jeopardise the health of the oral cavity have to be extracted. The use of local anaesthetics is also employed during many of the procedures to ensure that the patient is pain-free.
- DENTAL HYGIENE – includes examining the oral hygiene practices of the patient, as well as taking into account the diet and nutrition of the patient. The health of the oral cavity is assessed i.e. whether there are any dental caries, periodontal diseases, gingivitis, and other factors such as bad breath, or excess plaque due to the improper cleaning of teeth and surrounding gum. The patient is educated on how to properly clean the teeth, as well as how to use a toothbrush and inter-dental brushes. Teeth are then professionally cleaned by the dental hygienist, and calculus is also removed. AIRFLOW® is one of the many cleaning methods used, and consists of using an air-powder mixture and water to pressure clean the teeth surfaces and remove tooth stains and excess plaque.
- ENDODONTICS (ROOT CANAL TREATMENT) – Involves the removal of the nerve, or other inflamed or infected tissue of the pulp cavity, and its replacement with an inert and biocompatible filling material. This procedure is performed using a dental microscope to achieve reliable, precise and high-quality results.
- RTG/3D CT X-RAY'S – Intra-oral (i.e. bitewing) and extra-oral x-rays are available to patients as well as a CT panoramic x-ray which displays all the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws on a single image. This can detect emerging teeth, identify impacted teeth, and other problems, and also aid in the diagnosis of cysts and tumours.