At Gateway Dental, based in Umhlanga Ridge Durban, we offer the full spectrum of Basic Dental Treatments, as well as smile-enhancing Cosmetic Procedures.
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Are you suffering with any of these signs or symptoms:
- Sensitivity to hot & cold food or drink?
- Throbbing ache, pain when chewing, pain that wakes you up at night?
- Abscess (gumboil), a large deep cavity in your tooth?
This may mean that you require a root canal treatment.
Do you have a broken or fractured tooth, root canal treated tooth, or a tooth with a large filling? This tooth may require a crown.
Crowns are used for teeth with compromised tooth structure and can also be used for cosmetic reasons to enhance your smile.
Would you like to improve your smile? Do you have misaligned or discoloured teeth? Veneers are a great way to enhance your natural smile without removing a lot of your natural tooth structure.
Are you missing a tooth that you would like to replace with a fixed option? A bridge is a predictable and cosmetic option to close a gap.
If you’re missing multiple teeth and would like to replace them with a removable, cost effective option, then a denture may be the treatment for you. Dentures are also known as false teeth.
When last did you have your teeth professionally cleaned? A scale and polish should be done at least every six months to prevent gum and bone disease. Plaque and tartar are removed from the surface of the teeth during a cleaning.
Certain food and drink intakes such as coffee and tea are part of our daily diet but causes yellow staining of our teeth. Teeth whitening/bleaching is a simple, conservative and cost effective way to brighten up your smile.
Replace an individual missing tooth with a long term option that does not need to be fixed to the teeth on either side of the gap.
REPLACEMENT OF METAL FILLINGS
Have you considered replacing those old mercury-contained metal fillings with a more natural-looking, long-term solution? Composite fillings are both healthier and more cosmetically appealing.
FORMS OF SEDATION
Are you nervous about your dental visit? There are various sedation options available to make your visit more comfortable. You sleep, we treat.
The Wand is essentially a computer-controlled dental injection. This means that the injection is guaranteed to be slow and steady. It is referred to as the Dental Wand because a lot of people with needle phobia describe it as their “Magic Wand”.
CHILD FRIENDLY SERVICE
Children no longer have to fear their dental visits. There are dedicated dental practitioners who adopt certain methods to make the child feel comfortable. If your child sees the dentist from an early age, this will prevent future dental problems in adulthood.
DENTAL TREATMENT UNDER MAGNIFICATION
Are you aware of the additional benefits obtained from having dental treatment done with the use of a microscope? Does your dentist use any form of magnification?
Extractions are the treatment option for wisdom teeth or teeth that cannot be saved.
A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. When a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.
CORE BUILD UPS
A core build-up is necessary before crowning teeth that have been significantly damaged due to decay or fracture.
ROOT PLANING / DEEP CLEANING
Do you have mobile teeth, bad breath or bleeding gums? A deep cleaning (root planing) encourages bone formation and healthy gums.