When visiting us a thorough dental examination will include:
Diagnostic X-rays in order to detect any decay, possible bone loss, tumours or cysts
Oral Screening of the face, lips, tongue and gums for any sign of oral cancer lesions
Gums will be examined for any signs of periodontal diseases that could affect the gums and bone around the teeth
Examination of all tooth surfaces for possible tooth decay
When a consultation for a specific problem is requested by the patient, not all of the above procedures will be used; only those which seem necessary at the time in order to identify and treat the specific problem presented by the patient.
Click on the headings below to read more about our specialized services:
This includes treatments like fillings, ceramic crowns, veneers and bleaching procedures
Oral Surgery is the term used for procedures such as simple extractions, surgical removals of erupted and impacted teeth which includes the removal of wisdom teeth.
“Root canal” is the term used to describe the natural cavity within the center of the tooth. The pulp or pulp chamber is the soft area within the root canal. The tooth’s nerve lies within the root canal.
Dentures more commonly known as false teeth
A crown is a single tooth capping.
- For a front tooth it is aimed mostly at aesthetic (looks) reasons and for a back tooth it is aimed at providing added strength and longevity to the tooth.
A bridge is a process of replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Both a crown and a bridge are fixed in your mouth and are not removable, except by the dentist.
- It is important for the patient to understand that adjacent teeth (sometimes even healthy teeth) need to be cut in order to support the bridge.
A filling is the process of removing decay from a tooth and replacing the decayed part of the tooth with a filling material. At Bergvliet Dental and Medical we use white composite resin restoration which matches the colour of your teeth perfectly.
A scale and polish is a procedure aimed at removing plaque and calculus in order to have clean teeth. It is recommended that an adult visits the dentist every six months and a child every 4 – 6 months.