Peermed Dental Services
Peermed’s dentist consulting rooms in Kempton Park, Germiston, Benoni and Pretoria are fully equipped to handle all of your dental requirements including:
- Scaling & polishing
- Gold and stars
- Hygiene instruction
Please review the comprehensive list of dental services on offer:
General and Preventative Dental Treatment
Peermed Dentists use preventative care and patient education to preclude the need for treatments and instead promote a healthy smile for life.
- Routine Dental Cleaning & Individual Exams
- Digital X-rays
- Dental Sealants & Fluoride Treatments
- Custom Athletic Mouthguards
- Custom Nightguards for Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
- Routine Exams
Many of the things that we take for granted with natural teeth—including smiling, talking, and eating the foods we love—can all become easier again with restorative dentistry. We offer a variety of restorative dental treatments that can help you get your smile back and better than ever.
- Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
- Dental Implant Restorations
- Porcelain and High-strength Metal Crowns
- Root Canal Therapy
- Fixed Bridges
Replacement of Missing Teeth
Inlays or Onlays
Inlays are also called indirect fillings; they are a long-lasting type of filling that is added to teeth with tooth decay or other structural damage.
Adhesively bonded to the surface of a tooth or teeth to cover gaps, cracks, and chips in existing teeth and also to improve the color of the teeth.
Replaces the broken, chipped, and discolored parts of teeth through the use of a special composite material.
A bridge is a dental appliance that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are designed to be cosmetically appealing and to restore proper occlusion. Like crowns, bridges are fully customizable and made of various materials, including porcelain and metals. Although not as permanent as a cap, bridges are bonded to the surrounding teeth and only removable by your dentist.
Standard Full Dentures
Standard full dentures are ones that comprise a full set of upper and lower teeth. This type of denture uses suction to stay in place. They are made of a pliable material which makes suction easy. However, it is for this reason that standard full dentures require routine visits to the dentist. Being pliable, the dentures are susceptible to shrinkage, thus creating an ill-fitting prosthetic that will result in the atrophy of the jawbone.
A dental implant is a titanium-based cylinder that replaces the missing tooth root. After a period of time, other parts are placed on the implant to enable your dentist to eventually place a crown (cap) on the implant. Implants can also be used to support full or partial dentures, dramatically improving denture retention and stability.
An attractive smile can enhance your self-esteem, boost your confidence, and help you make better first impressions. Even subtle treatments like teeth whitening and tooth-colored fillings can make a BIG difference in the health and appearance of your smile.
The most commonly recommended and practised cosmetic dental procedure, tooth whitening removes stains on teeth; the cosmetic procedure can be performed at home or in your cosmetic dentist’s office.
Partial dentures are dentures that replace only a limited number of teeth, and not an entire set. Partial dentures are a single piece fitting that is supported by the remaining teeth and gums. They are much more secure than standard full dentures, and are more comfortable.
Comprehensive Dentistry involves the diagnosis and treatment of general conditions affecting teeth, gums, and jaw. Our Dentists take a Comprehensive approach to dentistry because it enables them to catch problems early and utilize more conservative treatment plans. Early diagnosis also reduce the risk of needing more extensive – and often expensive- treatment in future.
Comprehensive Dentistry is based on the theory that most people would like to keep their natural teeth for a lifetime, and with a little help, you can.
Comprehensive Dentistry views the mouth as the gateway to the human body. Liquids and solids enter the body through the mouth and digestion starts here. Proper functioning of the mouth is vitally important.
Several types of cardiovascular diseases may be linked to oral health; heart disease, clogged arteries, stroke and bacterial endocarditis. Research is ongoing to substantiate this discovery.
Peermed Dentistry offers a comprehensive exam that will go something like this.
First, an interview with the patient is conducted. The objective of this interview is to listen to your concerns, dental and health history and goals. Then a thorough medical history is taken, paying attention to medications, supplements, allergies and existing conditions.
Radiographs are taken with the newer digital x-rays, which have the lowest radiation and instant viewing for the patient. Each tooth and restoration is thoroughly examined.
Expect a periodontal exam investigating the gums, pocketing, recession, bleeding, bone loss and mobility.
With comprehensive exams, patients typically come back at a later date to receive their diagnosis and treatment options, with the pros and cons of the various possibilities. Each patient chooses the treatment plan that fits their needs. Together doctor and patient strategize the plan for treatment and schedule. Often treatment is phased to arrive at an optimal goal in the future.
All reconstructive work needs to be built upon a foundation of a healthy periodontium and a stable bite. When you choose Comprehensive Dentistry, the comprehensive exam coupled with the patients own willingness to assume responsibility, ensures a mouthful of natural teeth for a lifetime.