Maybe you were simply born with it… A gap? Maybe you won the trophy but lost your four front teeth in last weekend’s polo tournament? Or maybe you would like to say farewell to a removable denture and get something more solid? We specialize in restoring your smile by offering dental implant solutions to suit your needs.

Whether you are looking for a reliable partner to restore a single lost tooth or to plan and deliver a full rehabilitation, the team at The Cosmetic and Dental Emporium Inc Ballito may just be the perfect fit. With a dedicated dental implant clinic and state-of-the-art equipment, you can rest assured that you are receiving world-class treatment.

The dental implant clinic in Ballito manages all implant-related queries and projects. Here, we are able to replace, restore and service implants – even if they were previously placed at another clinic. It is not only our goal to place dental implants correctly, but also to ensure long-term stability and health.

Meet Your

Implant Dentist

Dr Thinus van Niekerk

Passionate about restoring missing teeth with dental implants, Dr van Niekerk heads the dental implant clinic and pursues the ultimate functional and aesthetic potential in each case. Dr van Niekerk is proficient in providing complete implant solutions – from straightforward single-tooth implants to complex multidisciplinary cases.

Noteworthy Event Timeline

2011 - Current
Member of the International Team for Implantology
2011
University of Bern, Advanced Implant Dentistry
2012
University of Reykjavik, Advanced Implantology
2012 - 2013
University of Pretoria, Diploma in Implant Dentistry
2019
Institute of Implantology, Straumann® Pro Arch

How Dental Implants

Change Lives

01. Eat. Speak. Laugh.

Dental implants can restore what was once lost so that you may enjoy the freedom and confidence that come from having strong healthy teeth. Feel confident and carefree again while interacting with people – whether it’s a business discussion, enjoying a meal with friends and family, or having a laugh with your loved one.

02. Smile Confidently.

We often talk about maintaining healthy teeth, but it is not only their function that is important to us. Teeth play a central role in your physical appearance and smiling with confidence is really good for your health. For this reason, we take immense pleasure in restoring lost teeth in the most natural and aesthetically pleasing way.

03. Age Gracefully.

It is a well-known fact that the loss of teeth is accompanied by a loss of tissue volume and a gradual collapse of a supporting bite. This can lead to severe temporomandibular joint problems and an aged appearance. Implants can prevent this by providing stability and support to your bite and by restoring lost volume to your face.

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“My implants have become a part of me. I did not even think about them once they were placed. There is no discomfort and they are taken care of just like my own teeth. I brush and floss just like I used to and I forget that they are implants – they feel like they are part of the rest of the teeth in my mouth.”

Peter RaubenheimerBusinessman

Dental Implants

A Proven Safe, Modern Approach

Implant therapy is a well-proven, state-of-the-art medical dental technique, which has been scientifically tested and used in the last three decades by qualified dentists and surgeons worldwide. Today, it offers the possibility to treat almost every indication.

Dental Implants

When a tooth and its root are missing, a crown on a dental implant is an aesthetic and long-term solution that works like a natural tooth. A dental implant is a small but strong post made of biocompatible metals, or ceramics, which is inserted into the jawbone in place of the missing tooth root. Such an implant acts as a support for the tooth and is surgically inserted under local anaesthetic on an outpatient basis.

Until the implant is securely attached to the jawbone, during a process called “osseointegration”, a healing phase of between 6 weeks and a few months is necessary, depending on the individual medical situation. Once healed, the artificial root acts as a base for fixing individual crowns or multi-tooth bridges. The implant can also be used as an anchor for an entire dental prosthesis.

The Treatment Process

1

.case planning

Your CBCT image is merged with the intra-oral scan to provide an accurate three-dimensional platform to start the design of the final implant crown and to plan the surgical placement procedure. The complete case is planned prior to your implant placement appointment. Planning usually takes two weeks.
2

.implant placement

The level of complexity of the placement procedure varies significantly from case to case. A simple straightforward case may only take 30 minutes to complete and you may experience little to no discomfort following the procedure. A complex case on the other hand usually includes a combination of hard- and soft-tissue repair procedures, which increases both treatment time and post-operative discomfort.
3

.final restoration

Following your healing phase, which typically takes 6-12 weeks, you are ready to receive your final implant crown. The crown and abutment fits into the implant body with precision and is held in position with a screw that extends through the crown into the implant body.
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