ORAL HYGIENE, COSMETIC DENTISTRY & TEETH WHITENING
The cleaning of teeth, i.e. the removal of dental plaque and tartar from teeth to prevent cavities, gingivitis and gum disease – severe gum disease causes at least one-third of adult tooth loss. We cater for patients who want to improve or enhance their smile, whether they need it for veneers, teeth whitening or a complete smile make-over. Professional teeth whitening can be done either in the dental chair or by purchasing your at-home kit from Bekker Dental.
PREVENTATIVE & RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
Preventative dentistry is a key part of our practice, prevention is better than cure. Routine cleanings, full mouth examinations, routine radiographs and fluoride application ensures prevention or early detection of problem areas. We recommend visiting a dentist once every 6 months. Fillings are done to treat minor to moderate decay and destruction of a tooth.
Paedodontics is the dental treatment of children. We, at Bekker Dental, are a family oriented dental practice and we treat children of all ages. We encourage parents to bring their children from as young as age two.
CROWNS, RESTORATIONS & BRIDGE WORK
Crowns are dental restorations otherwise known as ‘caps’ which are coverings that fit over teeth. Crowns may be necessary because of broken down old fillings, fractured, chipped or sensitive teeth. Crowns are also used to improve the appearance of natural teeth that are malformed, malpositioned or discoloured. Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth by placing a ‘cap’ on one or two teeth on either side of the opening.
ENDODONTIC TREATMENT (ROOT CANAL THERAPY)
Root canal therapy removes infected nerve tissue within the root of the tooth. The hollowed-out tooth is filled with an antibacterial filling and the tooth is ‘crowned’ for protection, should it be necessary to improve long-term success.
IMPLANTS, EXTRACTIONS & DENTURES
Implants, done internally at Bekker Dental, are titanium screws that provide support for a permanent fixed option to tooth loss, following extraction. Restoration of implants are also done at Bekker Dental. Dentures are used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Dentures that are available include plastic or chrome cobalt dentures.
Veneers is a thin layer of material replicating the look and feel of a natural tooth, but is placed over the tooth to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or smile or to protect the tooth’s surface form damage. Other reasons for choosing veneers are to brighten your teeth, to straighten your smile, to correct issues such as discolouration, fractures or chips.
Invisible braces are the lightweight, nearly invisible alternative to conventional braces to address the cosmetic needs of patients, allowing them to have the perfect straight smile they have always dreamt of. It includes the use of 3D digital technology and a gradual treatment plan stretching over 4 – 6 months, the exact time period dependent on each patient’s unique needs and desires.
A smile make-over is the use of various combinations of cosmetic dentistry to reinvent or improve your smile, to give you the one you have always dreamt of. After consultation with your dentist, the diagnosis will be discussed with you to determine the best possible treatment plan.
The use of digital dentistry allows us to make use of an intraoral scanner rather than the conventional impression procedure to commence with treatments. By digitising this process it allows for higher quality of work, even more accuracy and for our valued patients to see every step of the process on screen for them to better understand it. Digital dentistry are used to take impressions, detecting problem areas in the early stages, for the planning of implant placement, smile designs and the careful monitoring of treatments over time.
TMJ, DIGITAL X-RAY SYSTEMS & CONSCIOUS SEDATION
We also assess and treat dysfunction of the jaw-joint. Digital x-ray systems are quick to view, and due to the very low radiation that is required for the procedure, it makes it very safe for the patient. Conscious sedation is used to put a patient to sleep in the chair while treatment is performed.
CONE BEAM 3D CT SCAN
This award-winning technology ensures superb 3D panoramic images in seconds and enhance our team’s diagnostic abilities, offering more accurate views of patients’ dental anatomies. This allows for more accurate treatment plans with increased success.