Drs Galal and Moodley have dental practices in Sandton and Ferndale. The full range of dental services are provided at both practices.
A dental implant provides an ideal tooth root replacement and acts as a stable support and bridge for crownwork and dentures. Made from pure titanium, dental implants are biocompatible and therefore tolerated by the human body. A titanium implant is implanted in the toothless area of the jawbone. The jawbone fuses with the titanium surface providing a strong anchorage for the implant. The implant functions as a support for the dental prosthesis constructed over it.
You can choose either a veneer or teeth whitening:
- Crowns or Veneers - A veneer is a porcelain facing on the front of your teeth. It is just like a false finger nail. Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy. It can improve the colour, shape and position of teeth. A crown is a porcelain coating that covers the front and back of the tooth.
Restorative Dentistry is the restoration of natural teeth that have been damaged, decayed or lost:
- Fillings - these can be made from a number of different materials: amalgam, composite and porcelain.
- Inlay ,onlay
- Crowns and bridges - a crown may be constructed to restore an individual damaged tooth back to it's original form and function, while a bridge may be utilized to replace one or more teeth.
- Periodontal treatment - Periodontal Disease (or Gum Disease) is an inflammatory disease caused by bacterial infection. If left untreated Periodontal Disease may lead to tooth loss in adults. It is the most common infectious disease in the world
Root Canal treatment
Root canal treatment is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth is infected through decay or injury. If the pulp becomes infected, the infection may spread through the root canal system of the tooth. The aim of the treatment is to remove all infection from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure. Most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits to your dentist.
Wisdom teeth, are the last teeth to appear in your mouth. This generally occurs between the ages of 17 and 25. Wisdom teeth that are healthy and properly positioned do not cause problems, but more often they are misaligned or impacted and require removal. Symptoms that may mean your wisdom teeth need to be removed come from pain or jaw stiffness near an impacted tooth or an infected swelling in the flap of gum tissue that has formed on top of an impacted tooth that has partially broken through the gum.