The Smile Clinic is a private dental franchise that was first established in Klerksdorp, North West in 2013 by Dr Tasniem Mayet, a WITS graduate. As of 2020, we have expanded our franchise to the bustling city of Potchefstroom.
Our mission is to provide reliable, affordable and professional dental healthcare of the highest quality. Our vision is to maintain our excellent standard of dental healthcare, maintained at our existing clinics and to expand our iniative further within the borders of our country.
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We cater to a vast range of dental care and cosmetic treatments
Our highly skilled dental team provides specialised care for all your needs
We will provide your with a routine diagnostic check-up to ensure optimal dental health
Accidents can happen at all times of the day or night. Some oral injuries may need immediate treatment, while others can wait until your dentist's normal business hours. Some common types of mouth injuries include cracked, broken, or knocked out teeth, which can be a result of biting on a piece of food that is too hard, a sports-related injury, a fall, or any other type of accident. Depending on the severity of the injury and where the tooth is located, it is possible that a chipped tooth or minor fracture can wait for a call to the dentist during normal business hours. However, if the crack is severe, there is a large piece of the tooth missing, or the tooth has nerve damage or is knocked out completely, you should seek immediate medical attention.
Paediatric Dentistry is unlike any other dental specialty in that it covers all aspects of oral health care for children such as restorative care (including endodontic treatment and prosthetics), minor oral surgery procedures, and interceptive orthodontics. Treatment for children can be carried out under local anaesthetic using a range of behaviour management skills. Sometimes it is necessary, because of medical or behavioural problems, to treat children using conscious sedation or general anaesthesia.
Fillings are used to fill holes (cavities) that have formed, usually as a result of decay or tooth wear. There are many types of filling, each suitable for different cavities.
It may be determined that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed. Others may have advanced periodontal disease or are broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth) or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health. To avoid these complications, your dentist will discuss alternatives to extractions as well replacement of the extracted tooth.
A conventional full denture is placed in your mouth after any remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed. Healing may take several months, during which time you are without teeth.
An immediate full denture is inserted immediately after the remaining teeth are removed. (Your dentist takes measurements and makes models of your jaw during a prior visit.) While immediate dentures offer the benefit of never having to be without your teeth, they must be relined several months after being inserted. The reason is that the bone supporting the teeth reshapes as it heals, causing the denture to become loose.
A partial denture rests on a metal framework that attaches to your natural teeth. Sometimes crowns are placed on some of your natural teeth and serve as anchors for the denture. Partial dentures offer a removable alternative to bridges.
Discoloration is one of the most common and easily treatable cosmetic dental problems. You can whiten your teeth if they have become stained from coffee, wine, tobacco, soft drinks, or if your smile is simply less bright than you prefer. Results are immediate and noticible, with teeth getting three to eight shades brighter.
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.
"Root canal" is the term used to describe the natural cavity within the center of the tooth. The pulp or pulp chamber is the soft area within the root canal. The tooth's nerve lies within the root canal. A tooth's nerve is not vitally important to a tooth's health and function after the tooth has emerged through the gums. Its only function is sensory (to provide the sensation of hot or cold). The presence or absence of a nerve will not affect the day-to-day functioning of the tooth.
When layers of plaque build up on the teeth, they harden and form a tough mineral substance called tartar. Germs can live beneath tartar and cause dental problems. To help prevent this, dental hygienists remove tartar in a procedure called scaling. After scraping off the hard tartar with special instruments, the hygienist polishes the teeth. Dental polishing removes surface stains on the teeth and leaves them shiny and smooth, putting the finishing touches on a protective dental treatment.
Tooth polishing is a painless dental procedure, and some patients enjoy it. The dental hygienist uses a small, soft rubber cup and polishing paste. If a patient has severe stains, an air polishing system may be used - this involves a jet of pressurised air and water mixed with an abrasive agent to polish the teeth.Tooth polishing will leave your tooth enamel glossy and smooth.
Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.
A crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic. These alloys are g enerally stronger than porcelain and may be recommended for back teeth. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is often used because it is both strong and attractive.
Prescribed by your dental professional, Active Aligners are clear aligners that have been developed specifically for aligning your teeth in a predictable, smooth, clear and comfortable manner. Instead of metal brackets, wires or screws, you’ll be wearing a thermoplastic material to achieve your desired results.
Active Aligners work on basic orthodontic principles. They are used for the correction of crooked teeth, gaps or rotation, while achieving the desired results in an organized and planned fashion. These customized trays are "invisible" and move the tooth in the desired direction. This is achieved through wearing a series of Active Aligners, each for 22 hours a day, 1 to 2 weeks at a time (one stage), which move the teeth per stage until their optimal alignment has been reached.
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Klerksdorp Central and Potchefstroom Clinics
Klerksdorp Central and Potchefstroom Clinics
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