OUR SERVICES :
We offer a wide range of basic, specialized and cosmetic treatments:
GENERAL ORAL HYGIENE :
“prevention is better than cure”
We believe that by maintaining a routine of having a dental check-up at least twice a year, we can pick-up any problems you may have and intervene before it progresses to something more severe, which may result in you needing more advanced treatment or even a tooth extraction. Doing a scale and polish removes all unsightly and disease-causing plaque and calculus from around your teeth. Not cleaning your teeth regularly can lead to gum disease, bad breath, ugly stained teeth, and also eventual tooth loss.
EXTRACTIONS : We consider tooth extraction to be a last resort and in our practice we try by all means to try and save all teeth. However, when a tooth needs to be extracted, we understand the anxiety and fear that patients feel. At Malvern Dental Care, experience has taught us techniques to make extractions as painless and gentle as possible and we use only the best local anaesthetics to ensure you don’t feel any pain.
Crowns and bridges can be done in metal (gold or silver), porcelain, or a combination of both.
* We are also now offering Stickbond bridges and EverStick splints to secure loose teeth.
ROOT CANAL TREATMENTS: when a tooth is decayed or damaged such that the nerve within the tooth is affected, the tooth will then need root canal treatment, also referred to as de-nerving the tooth. Dr Govender is very adept at, and has a fondness for performing root canal treatments. He has attended many courses and lectures on this mode of treatment thereby keeping up to date with the latest techniques.
DENTURES – also known as false teeth. You can have Full dentures or Partial dentures depending on the number of teeth that are missing. They usually consist of acrylic teeth fixed onto either an acrylic, chrome metal or valplast base. We are experienced in fabricating all types of dentures.
PERIODONTAL TREATMENTS – Periodontal disease or periodontitis is a disease that affects the gum and the bone surrounding the teeth. It ultimately leads to loss of bone around the tooth, with the tooth eventually becoming loose and requiring extraction. It is seen commonly in Diabetics, Smokers and people with poor oral hygiene and usually takes many years to manifest itself. Most of the time, if picked up early, it can be treated and prevented from getting worse. At our practice, We screen all of our patients for periodontal disease and are adept at treating this condition.
Implants are titanium screws that get surgically placed into the jaw bone to replace your missing tooth. A crown is then fabricated to fit over the titanium screw. It remains the best way to replace missing teeth. Once again, a careful screening will be done to see if you are a good candidate for implants. We refer our implant patients to a specialist Surgeon who will insert the implant in the jaw. Thereafter, we will do the second stage of treatment, which involves making a crown to fit onto the implant.
PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY – When a scared, anxious child needs extensive dental treatment, it can be a very traumatic experience, for the child, the parents and also the dentist. It can also leave the child with a lifelong fear of dentists and lead to dental neglect. Where possible, i prefer to carry out such treatment in theatre, under general anaesthetic. We currently make use of the Pinetown Medicross Day Theatre. Contact us for more info.
254 Main Road,
Contact No: 031 464 8510
Fax Number : 031 464 8587
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