Services

Dentistry

CEREC Crowns and Veneers

We offer computer generated CEREC crowns, inlays (porcelain filling) and veneers (CAD/CAM technology).  Computerised dental restorations are done in one visit to our practice. Usually there is no need to come back for a second appointment, saving time and money.

Crowns

Tooth decay and old-fashioned silver fillings are replaced by removing the decay and/or silver fillings.  The porcelain crown or inlay is designed on the computer, manufactured within the hour and cemented and polished to perfection, where after the tooth is restored to its original shape, colour and size.

Crowns

Porcelain veneers are the ideal solution to restore front teeth.  Front teeth that are stained or mildly skew can be transformed into perfect looking teeth.

Porcelain veneers - before
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Porcelain veneers - after
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Zirconium Crowns

White coloured durable metal-free copings, covered by porcelain that is designed according to your own natural tooth morphology.   In case of an extreme make-over, a more cosmetic look can also be designed.


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Root Canal Treatment

A root canal is necessary when a tooth's nerve is infected (abses formation).  Root canals are instrumented by Profile or Wave One technique and filled with a rubber material (Thermafill technique).
The canals are sealed off properly and this technique reduces chair time (45 minutes in one appointment) and has a very high success rate.

Our practice offers Wave One root canal treatments.  These are mechanical means to prepare root canals. The Wave One system uses one file to produce a perfectly shaped root canal that can be irrigated, cleaned and filled properly.

Teeth Whitening

Home teeth whitening systems allow you to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home.  Home teeth whitening should never be attempted without expert advice. Tray based teeth whitening treatments provide the ideal home whitening solution, depending on the level of tooth discolouration. Choose a home teeth whitening programme designed specifically for you by Dr Kriek.

Zoom! Advanced Power ™ Teeth Whitening

Everybody wants beautiful white teeth and to be able to smile and interact with confidence. Teeth whitening treatments are a great way to improve appearances. The Zoom! Advanced Power ™ Teeth Whitening procedure is a highly effective and speedy teeth whitening procedure.

During the procedure the hydrogen peroxide gel is activated by a UVA lamp. Four sessions of fifteen- minute intervals will complete the ZOOM teeth whitening in an hour procedure.  It is important to take notice of the aftercare and maintenance stipulations and to use the aftercare gel that’s provided.

“Touch-up” procedures can be done yearly and trays are made for each patient to ease follow-up treatments.  A home bleaching gel is also available.

Grinding

It is astonishing to see how many people have a teeth grinding problem.  Severe grinding leads to an aching jaw, frequent headaches and damage to your teeth.  This can be assessed and rectified using either a bite plate or the bite can be realigned, using the CEREC 3D system.

Dental Technicians and Dentures

Dr. Kriek’s practice is able to manufacture new dentures in one day.  This is possible because of CJ Dental Laboratory, the on-site dental technician.  Patients no longer have to make multiple appointments, saving them time and money.

Dentures are made while the patient waits in the waiting room. This means the existing denture can be duplicated to prevent sores and pressure points afterwards. It saves patients additional appointments.  Dentures can be manufactured on dental mini implants for maximum stability.   Denture repairs are also done while you wait.

Oral Hygiene

Oral health forms the basis of any dental care and treatment programme. Oral health includes restoring decayed teeth, treating gum disease and bleeding gums, as well as restoring the chewing function by placing implants in areas where teeth have been lost. 

Oral health is maintained by a good oral hygiene program.  Regular teeth cleaning by an oral hygienist and personal daily dental care is of the utmost importance.   Our practice makes use of ultra-sonic scalers for superficial cleaning and laser treatment for serious periodontal (below the gum) disease.

Dental Products

Various dental products are available at the practice such as Purefresh natural herbal toothpaste, Xgel toothpaste for children, toothbrushes, floss, products for braces and many more.

Paediatric Dentistry

This child friendly practice understands children’s natural fear of a dentist and every staff member goes out of his or her way to comfort them and to make a dentist appointment bearable. 

Xgel toothpaste for children is available at the practice and has numerous benefits:

  • Children love its deliciously sweet taste
  • Xgel ingredients are ‘nutritional’, therefore safe to swallow
  • No need to rinse or spit out after use
  • No chemicals such as fluoride, detergents, abrasives, flavourants or colourants
  • Preservative‐free, therefore care must be taken not to contaminate the spout
  • Moms introduce mouth cleaning with Xgel on an Xgel sponge, then an Xgel finger brush, before tooth brushing. Tooth cleaning becomes a relaxed, fun experience
Dental Implants

A dental implant is the method of replacing missing teeth. Full upper and lower dentures can also be replaced by dental implant technology, even if you have worn your dentures for a very long time.

Stem Cell Harvesting

StemSaveOur practice offers a stem cell banking service.  Stemsave is a program where unique stem cells, found in teeth, are harvested and preserved for patients’ future health.   Stem cell treatment entails using specialist human cells to repair or replace damaged tissues or organs.

Children’s milk teeth, (baby teeth) are a rich source of these stem cells and have the potential to treat some of the worst illnesses and diseases facing people today.  Pioneered by BioEDEN, tooth cell banking is a safe, natural and wholly non-invasive method of collecting and preserving precious stem cells which could hold the key to children’s health.

Dental Finance

With growing medical costs, dental finance is fast becoming a necessity. Various dental financing options are available.  Service providers such as First Health Finance and Dental Finance offer simple and affordable loans and payment plans for dental procedures.  In many cases they deal directly with the dentist, saving you time and effort.

Links to service provider(s)

www.incred.co.za - info@incred.co.za 0112622385
 

Emergency and After Hours Dentist

We all know that toothache never goes on holiday and teeth emergencies almost always occur outside consulting hours.  Dr. Kriek’s practice offers an emergency and after hours service.  We appreciate that dental emergencies happen anytime and anywhere.  It is the practice’s policy to provide immediate relief and to do anything possible to save a tooth.

Cosmetic

Smooth Appearance of Facial Lines and Wrinkles

Using specialised drugs injected directly into the muscles of the skin to provide a smooth appearance to facial lines and wrinkles. It is a simple procedure in which a low dose of the substance is carefully injected into an individual’s facial muscles, causing temporary relaxation of the injected muscles.

Dermal For men

Dermal For women

Injections are used to treat minor imperfections in facial skin such as laughter lines, wrinkles, creases, crow’s feet, and acne scars, making it appear more youthful. These injections are becoming increasingly popular as they are non-invasive and require little recovery time.
 
The treatment takes only about half an hour and during the procedure very small doses are injected into the muscles underneath the wrinkled area to be treated. The exact location of the injection depends of the location, size and use of the muscles. The procedure does not usually require anaesthesia, although sometimes an anaesthetic cream will be applied to the area to be treated.
 
It typically reduces wrinkles by 80%. Patients are usually between the ages of 35 and 60, and results will vary from person to person. This smoothing effect lasts around three to four months before the muscle recovers its original strength. Results have shown that even when the effects have worn off, the remaining lines will not be as deep as before and don’t return to their original condition. The effects of this treatment can be maintained by small ‘top-up’ injections two or three times a year.
Dermal Fillers

Our skins are continually affected by stress, environmental pollutants, artificial chemicals, our diets and naturally, aging. The natural process of aging involves wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration and a lifeless appearance. Fortunately, skin rejuvenation is just a dermal filler away.

Dermal fillers improve appearance.  They are used in the correction of scarring, wrinkles and other depressions in the skin. They are a form of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body, and can be injected into the skin to improve aesthetics.  Dermal fillers are often referred to as "liquid facelifts" because they offer many of the benefits of a surgical facelift without the cost, discomfort and downtime.

The procedure is non-invasive and quick with minimum pain and side-effects.  It takes less than half an hour to complete and no recovery time is necessary.

Benefits of dermal fillers:

  • Increase fullness of narrow lips, enhance sunken cheeks and contour the bridge of the nose
  • Youthful appearance
  • Fill minor to moderate lines and wrinkles and is especially effective around the eyes, nose and mouth
  • Provide immediate results at a lower cost than surgery
Permanent Make-Up

If you want to look your best day and night without the effort of going through the make-up routine, permanent make-up might just be the answer you are looking for.   Permanent make-up means the end of hours in front of the mirror and running into the ladies room during the day to check on your make-up.

Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique that uses tattoos (permanent pigmentation of the dermis) to resemble makeup.  Examples include eyeliner, lip liner, eyebrows, lips, eyelids and enhancing colors to the skin of the face.

Permanent make up is usually done under local anaesthetics by a professional make-up artist or specially trained person.  Strict adherence to health guidelines and regulations are required.

The initial treatment requires two visits spaced approximately 4-6 weeks apart. Semi-permanent make-up requires periodical maintenance to ensure the freshness of the look, but the enhancement should last between 9 to 18 months before a re-touch treatment is required.

 

Benefits of Permanent Make-Up:

  • Beautiful, sensual lips are created by adding natural colour where needed, achieving instant fullness and definition
  • Lashes can be made to look thicker by applying a soft, natural line between the lashes creating instant definition
  • Eyeliner and eyelash enhancement treatments are incredibly effective at drawing attention to the eyes and can be as subtle or dramatic as required
  • Framing and balancing the face, a well designed and groomed brow can instantly give lift and emphasis to the eyes, giving a more youthful appearance