Mind the Gap
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 specialise in restoring your smile by offering solutions to suit your needs and your pocket.
We are passionate about dental implants. More precisely – we are passionate about making the experience as pleasant as possible. Contrary to popular belief, dental implants need not be an excessively painful and negative experience. Dr van Niekerk has more than 10 years experience in the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants and is an expert in his field. He believes that when it is done correctly, implant placement and restoration can be done predictably and without complications.
It is a fact that dental implants have revolutionised the world of reconstructive dentistry. We see firsthand the transformation of lives when we incorporate dental implants into our treatment plans. Dental implants give us the ability to build solid foundations, whether we are replacing a single tooth in a smile, or whether we are reconstructing a complete complement of teeth. The design of dental implants always evolve, materials are improved and new treatment methods are continually devised. We are at the forefront of it all and we are proud to offer you the best from the world of implant dentistry.
Straumann® Dental Implants
At The Cosmetic and Dental Emporium, Ballito, we use Straumann® Dental Implants. The company has its roots in Swiss precision engineering and clinical excellence which is why Straumann® Dental implants are renowned for their exceptional quality and reliability. They are the most extensively researched and documented implant system in the world and for more than half a century, Straumann® has been driven by research and innovation. Having adopted a pioneering role in implantology, the company is a leading global contributor to research and development in this field and is the only implant system to be recommended by the International Team for Implantology (ITI). Read more at Straumann.com
Dr van Niekerk has personally been to the Straumann® dental implant manufacturing plant in Villeret, Switzerland. There he witnessed each component masterly crafted to the highest level of precision. He has confidence when placing Straumann® dental implants and believe it to be these high quality standards that ensures long-term safety and reliability. Besides the obvious advances in external design, there are two elements that set Straumann® apart. Straumann® implants are stronger than conventional implants and are made from Roxolid™ – a new material with incredible strength. Roxolid™ is a combination of titanium and zirconium and this increased strength allows their implants to be smaller and less prone to breakages, complications and failure. Straumann® dental implants also have a special surface which is hydrophilic and allows faster and more predictable integration with surrounding tissue. The videos below illustrate both these qualities and more.
What to expect
2 Appointments – case dependant
Your first appointment
Contrary to belief, receiving a dental implant need not be painful or traumatic. We know that the experience is as much about the physical procedure as it is about the mental process. We prepare you for both. Which is why we allow you to relax with a cup of tea before we apply the anaesthetic and allow time for it to work. Dr van Niekerk will then perform the procedure which takes between 10 and 20 minutes depending on each case. We place your dental implant with precision and screw a healing cap into position. We then take a radiograph (x-ray) to confirm the position of the dental implant. Apart from slight discomfort for a day, 9/10 patients report no pain following the procedure. Your next appointment will be in 12 weeks and will involve the manufacture of the final implant crown.
Your second appointment
Now that your implant is integrated and solid we may proceed to make the perfect crown. Dr van Niekerk will once again anaesthetise the area and allow time for it to work properly. He will then place your implant abutment, which connects the implant body to the crown portion. Once in place and confirmed, Dr van Niekerk will take a scan using the latest intra-oral scanner from Sirona®. This allows him to create a 3D digital model on a computer where the design process starts. By the time your crown has been milled and hits the oven at 840°C, you will be enjoying your second cup of coffee whilst catching up on your favourite Netflix. Finally we place your crown and make sure your bite is accurate. We recommend that your dental implants should be examined every 6 months.
For more information about Dental Implants in Ballito, or to schedule a consultation, contact The Cosmetic and Dental Emporium Ballito today at 032 586 3284. Also don’t forget to have a look at our Results page to see what we can do. We also have a dedicated online shop where we offer the right products to keep your smile sparkling and healthy. Or return Home to explore more.
Single Straumann® ImplantStarting From
ZAR 13 448VAT incl.
- 30 Minutes
- Straumann® Implant
- Lifetime Guarantee
- No Downtime
CEREC Implant CrownStarting From
ZAR 11 190VAT Incl.
- 30 Minutes
- Straumann® Products
- eMax® Ceramic
- No Downtime
We only place the best quality products, we make use of the latest available technology and follow sound surgical protocols. This method of practice, together with our ongoing support, truly offers you a long-term partner – whether you require a single implant or a full oral rehabilitation.Dr Thinus van NiekerkBChD (Pret) Dip Implantology (Pret)