Good oral hygiene starts with prevention
Good oral hygiene starts with prevention so it is important to take care of your teeth and gums when at home. Regular visits to your dentist are also essential as we will be able to pick problems a lot sooner
At Denticare we offer a variety of treatments for kids, from three years and up, and adults.
Types of Treatments and Procedures
Comprehensive Oral Examination
If you are a first-time patient, we will assess your complete oral health during one of these examinations using clinical and radiographic tools.
Braces – Kids and Adults
Did you know straight teeth improves your teeth and gums, enhances your facial features, helps to improve speech and gives you more confidence?
An appliance is used to gradually move teeth into their proper alignment. Wires are bonded to the teeth and tightened over time to align the teeth.
Braces are usually adjusted monthly to bring about the desired results, which may be achieved within a few months to a few years.
Dentures – Adults
Dentures are custom-made removable replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissues, in other words artificial teeth and gums that are designed to fit your mouth. They not only fill the gaps, but also give your face a lift as they support your cheeks and lips.
You get two types of dentures: partial and full/complete.
Sometimes you have lost one or two of your natural teeth that need replacing then you will opt for partial dentures while you can also go for the complete set that can replace all teeth on both or either the top or bottom gum line.
Implants – Adults
The days of losing a tooth due to decay or injury and then having a gap in your mouth for the rest of your life are long gone.
If you are not keen on dentures, then dental implants are the way to go.
A dental implant is a titanium post, like a tooth root, that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area. An implant doesn’t come loose like a denture can.
Dental implants also benefit general oral health because they do not have to be anchored to other teeth, like bridges.
Crown and Bridge – Adults
When a tooth structure can no longer be restored with a filling, then your dentist will suggest a crown (or cap). The crown, a fixed prosthetic device, fits over the whole tooth and will not only make it stronger, but can also help to reshape existing teeth.
Bridges – fixed or removable – are used to cover a space in your mouth if you have lost one or more teeth. They are artificial teeth that are fixed to existing natural teeth.
Crowns and bridges not only fill the gaps in your mouth, but they also prevent your remaining teeth from shifting, which often leads to bad bite.
Dr. F.S Nkhumeleni
Dr FS Nkhumeleni graduated as a dentist in 1989 and became an orthodontist in 1998, and has been in practice since then. As a member of the SA Society of Orthodontists, Dr Nkhumeleni received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 1989. Following his Bachelor of Dental Surgery he received his Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS) in 1994 followed by his Masters in Dentistry in Orthodontics (M Dent Ortho) in 1998.
Dr Nkhumeleni was proudly the first qualified black orthodontist in South-Africa.
Dr Nkhumeleni has lectured on both a local and global scale, having lectured at Medunsa, the New York City University and the North Carolina University respectively. Having worked in Holland Dr Nkhumeleni is passionate about creating beautiful smiles by working together with his patients to achieve their orthodontic goals.