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Bloemfontein

NuDENTAL Bloemfontein
Phone: 051 436 6540
practice@nudental.co.za
46 Louw Wepener Street,
Dan Pienaar,
Bloemfontein

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Cape Town

NuDENTAL Cape Town
Phone: 021 551 5163 / 021 551 5168
admin@nudental.capetown
The Paddocks Shopping Centre,
C/O Racecourse road & Grand National Boulevard,
Milnerton,
Cape Town

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Pretoria

NuDENTAL Pretoria
Phone: 012 991 0631
admin@nudental.co.za
Skukuza Street 488
Faerie Glen

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Welcome to NuDENTAL

Among the most innovative and cutting edge dentists in Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Pretoria, NuDENTAL's goal is to serve our community with affordable, state-of-the-art oral healthcare and wellness.

Our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of children, youth and adults by offering the highest-quality dental care in a private-office atmosphere.

By providing a team of professional, highly educated, honest, compassionate and committed employees, we aim to improve patient health, appearance, self-confidence and overall quality of life. We are committed to offering high-quality dental procedures by ensuring that our patients have the most comfortable experience possible.

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Our Services

General Dentistry

General dentistry is the branch of medicine involving the care and prevention of oral health conditions, diseases and disorders. Our aim is to use preventative care and patient education to preclude the need for treatments and instead promote a healthy smile for life. Dentists are also responsible for diagnosing conditions that affect the mouth, teeth, gums and jaws, as well as develop the most effective treatment plan with the patient’s best interests in mind.

We advocate preventive care, rather than corrective treatment. By visiting our team of dentists, hygienists and dental technicians twice annually for cleaning and examination, patients can avoid decay and identify potential oral health conditions, such as periodontal disease, in their earliest stages.

Oral Hygeine

Routine dental checkups provide an opportunity for you to get your teeth and gums cleaned to prevent cavities, plaque build-up and disease. Plus, regular teeth cleanings give you a brighter, whiter smile and eliminate gum decay or disease to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Teeth Whitening

One Hour Teeth Whitening:

Straight teeth are one thing but nothing compares to the pizzazz of having the perfect pearly whites. Here NuDENTAL, our aim is to deliver the best in innovative laser teeth whitening. The light accelerating bleaching technology of the ZOOM teeth whitening system we use gives an instant and long lasting result of pearly white perfection.

You will not go home disappointed, but beaming, literally, with the satisfaction of star treatment from the team at NuDENTAL.

With just an one hour cosmetic teeth whitening session at our practice, you’ll see instant results.

Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth. The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine, red wine and tobacco.

The procedure:

Prior to all treatments a professional consultation is carried out by one of our expert dentists. What really sets us apart is the fact that we give our clients a very clear idea of the likely results during the free consultation period itself and prior to any treatment taking place.

We do this by taking a shade sample of the teeth’s color, which is then compared to the likely color of teeth that will be achieved after treatment, giving you very clear and visible results. Teeth are then cleaned thoroughly with an activator to prepare teeth for treatment, this will also remove accumulated debris ensuring treatment is most effective.

Teeth are then coated with our specially formed whitening agent containing either a hydrogen peroxide or non-peroxide based solution. After applying the special mouth guard, a high energy Blue Spectrum LED light is distributed evenly over the teeth.

This is proven to be the most effective wavelength to initiate molecules within the whitening agent without overheating and damaging any part of the teeth. Typically, this process is

completed in two to three 20-30 minute cycles. The full teeth whitening session is completed within 60 minutes with amazing and instant results left for you to enjoy.

Your teeth whitening results are then verified, confirmed and recorded. Professional aftercare and maintenance advice is provided. You are sent home with special personalized trays and a brightening solution ensuring results are maximized well into the future. The effect teeth whitening can have on your quality of life can be substantial.

A bright, white smile can help you feel more confident, boost your self-esteem, and make you more willing to partake in social situations.

Teeth whitening can do far more than revitalize your smile – it can revitalize your self-image, your mannerisms, and the impression that you make on others.

 

Paediatric Dentistry (Kids)

The very young, preteens, and teenagers all need different approaches in dealing with their behavior, guiding their dental growth and development, and helping them avoid future dental problems. Our pediatric dentists are best qualified to meet these needs. In our state-of-the-art dental practice we are dedicated to treating all children like our own. The practice has the latest technology and the safest proven modalities, to ensure that your child receives the absolute best dental care available, in a supportive environment. Some features include extra-oral digital dental x-rays, which use 90% less radiation than traditional dental x-rays while improving comfort and minimizing gagging as the image is captured easily with no bulky mouth pieces to bite on.

Anxious children are comforted and guided through the dental visits by dentists and staff that are well trained and experienced. They truly care and will go the extra mile to make every child feel special.

Why Are The Primary Teeth Important?

It is very important to maintain the health of the primary teeth. Neglected cavities can and frequently do lead to problems which affect developing permanent teeth. Primary teeth, or baby teeth are important for (1) proper chewing and eating, (2) providing space for the permanent teeth and guiding them into the correct position, and (3) permitting normal development of the jaw bones and muscles. Primary teeth also affect the development of speech and add to an attractive appearance. While the front 4 teeth last until 6-7 years of age, the back teeth (cuspids and molars) aren’t replaced until age 10-13.

Root Canal Therapy

At NuDENTAL we perform root canals in one visit on anterior, premolar and molar teeth. We use the latest rotary root canal technology. This allows us to minimize visits to the practice and make the root canal experience much more comfortable and predictable.

Symptoms of Tooth Infection:

A tooth can become infected for a variety of different reasons including chips, breaks, decay, untreated cavities, and traumatic injury. Some common symptoms of a tooth infection include:

  • Tooth ache
  • Intense sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Severe pain and/or swelling in the surrounding areas
  • An abscess surrounding the tooth
  • Substantial decay

It is also important to note that a tooth infection may not demonstrate any symptoms at all. For this reason, we recommend that you receive routine dental checkups to help identify potential issues and maintain optimal oral health.

At NuDENTAL we can provide safe anesthesia and sedation dentistry to ease your fears and make you completely comfortable. In fact, many of our patients are so comfortable they fall asleep during the procedure!

How a “Root Canal” Works:

If you’re experiencing a “tooth ache” you may have a damaged or decayed tooth. You tooth may have incurred damage to the nerve within the tooth’s canal which can result in it dying and creating a risk for infection. Intense tooth pain usually occurs when swelling of the nerve occurs.

We offer relief from this pain with modern “root canal therapy” which can include the side benefit of keeping your natural tooth in place.

Root canal therapy, also called endodontic therapy, can be performed under local anesthesia to minimize any discomfort. During your root canal procedure, a dentist will clear the infection and sterilize the nerve chamber in your tooth in order to completely eradicate any harmful bacteria from the infected area. The dentist will then seal your tooth with a dental crown customized to match the look and shape of your teeth or simply use a tooth colored inlay if the cavity is not too large. Both these methods also provide extra support and protection for your tooth to help prevent further damage or infection.

Mild swelling and sensitivity is normal following root canal treatment, but these symptoms will gradually subside. Any discomfort after root canal therapy can be alleviated with medication.

Implants

At NuDENTAL we perform implants for a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or to replace or stabilize a removable denture.

Do you need replacement teeth, but the thought of using dentures doesn’t appeal to you? Consider dental implants by one of the dentists at NuDENTAL.

Dental Implants are the permanent alternative to dentures that look like your natural teeth and do not need adhesives!

If you are looking for an alternative to dentures and bridges that provides permanent replacement of missing teeth, dental implants may be the answer. Dental implants can significantly enhance the function of your teeth and the appearance of your smile.

Unlike dentures, implants offer more stability and support for your teeth, while also being virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. They do not move along your gums and can also improve your ability to speak and chew. One of NuDENTAL’s experienced cosmetic dentists will discuss the most effective dental implant treatment options with you during your initial consultation to achieve life-changing results.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

At NuDENTAL we do minor oral surgeries including the removal of wisdom teeth. These procedures can be done in the dental chair in the practice or during general anaesthetic in a day theatre. It should only take a few days for you to heal and feel back to normal.

Why Take Them Out?

Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars in the back of your mouth. They usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25, and they’re spotted on X-rays. Most people have them removed for one of these reasons:

  • They’re impacted. Because they’re so far back in your mouth, wisdom teeth may not come in normally. They can be trapped in your jawbone or gums, which can be painful.

They come in at the wrong angle. They may press against your other teeth.

  • Your mouth isn’t big enough. Your jaw has no room for an extra set of molars.
  • You have cavities or gum disease. You may not be able to reach your wisdom teeth with your toothbrush or dental floss.

Before Surgery

You’ll meet with your dentist to discuss the process.

Wisdom teeth are the most commonly missing teeth in adult mouths. You’re also more likely to have issues with these molars than with any other teeth.

  • Discuss what type of anesthesia you’ll have. You can either be numb or asleep during your surgery.
  • Plan time off from work or school to have your surgery and rest afterward at home.

 During Surgery

Your surgery should take 45 minutes or less.

You’ll get one of these types of anesthesia so you don’t feel pain during the removal:

  • Local: Your dentist will numb your mouth with an injection. You should feel alert again shortly afterward.
  • IV sedation: The surgeon will numb your mouth and also give you drugs through a vein in your arm to make you drowsy. You might sleep during the whole procedure.
  • General: You’ll either get drugs through a vein or breathe gas in through a mask. You’ll be asleep the whole time and might not wake up for an hour or so after the surgery.

Orthodontics & Dentures

Orthodontics

Our traditional braces are the standard orthodontic treatment option revamped with quality materials, increased comfort, and minimized visibility. We use high-grade stainless steel, thin arch-wires, and a wide range of elastic colors, allowing you to customize your braces.

Our clear braces, made out of ceramic, are the limited visibility variety of traditional braces. Clear braces are attached to your teeth. Clear braces offer all the benefits of traditional braces with decreased noticeability.

Dentures

If you have multiple teeth missing or all teeth missing from your lower and/or upper jaw, the dentist at NuDENTAL may recommend Dentures to replace your missing teeth. Modern dentures look real like your natural teeth and are comfortable.

These are manufactured in our in-house lab so turnaround time is sucnificantly reduced.

How Dentures Work:

A full denture replaces all your teeth on the top or bottom of your jaw. A “partial denture” replaces a few missing teeth and fits like a puzzle piece in your smile.

The “false teeth” in a denture are attached to a gum-colored base which is held in place by denture adhesive, clasps that attach to existing teeth, or dental implants. Your dentist will help you determine which type of prosthetic is best for your unique situation.

Single visit Crowns,
veneers & inlays

With our in-house dental lab and technician and the use of the world leading CEREC Milling Unit, a single visit might be all you need for Crowns, Veneers and Inlays!

 

CEREC Crowns

The recommendation for your dream smile may be a porcelain tooth crown, fitted and applied on your prepared tooth by one of the restorative dentists at NuDENTAL in a single visit!

Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.

When you are suffering with a damaged or fractured tooth, all you want is the use of your teeth back and a complete smile without an unsightly tooth. Porcelain crowns are an attractive, proven, and reliable solution.

Thanks to their durability and natural appearance, porcelain tooth crowns are incredibly versatile as a restorative dentistry solution.  Whether teeth are weak or discolored, broken or damaged, crowns are customized to fit perfectly over a tooth in order to correct its size, shape, and strength. The bonus, of course, is that this repair also blends in with the rest of your smile because the crown is designed to look completely natural and match the color of your natural teeth.

CEREC Veneers

 This is one way to quickly get that beautiful smile. Veneers are a thin shell of porcelain or resin that is bonded to the surface of the teeth. This can change their shape, shade, and position to improve the cosmetics of your teeth and smile. They are also used to replace and restore any lost tooth structure where indicated.

Your dentist will do a complete examination of your teeth to determine if veneers are ideal for you. Veneers often provide the opportunity to dramatically transform the aesthetics of your teeth and smile.

Veneers can enhance the shape of your teeth, make your teeth as white as you want, and give you the smile you have always desired. Additionally, Veneers are bonded to your tooth structure, which gives them strength.

Since they are very thin, Veneers are considered one of the most conservative cosmetic treatments available. Most of the time, very little or no tooth structure is removed before placing veneers. Ask your dentist how veneers can improve your smile.

CEREC Inlays

An inlay is a premolded filling fitted into the grooves of a tooth and do not extend over the cusps of tooth. This is one of the restorative methods used to repair a tooth after it sustains harm from injury or decay.

Your NuDENTAL dentist takes scan of the area where the inlay is needed with an intra oral camera. This digital data is then sent to our CEREC Milling Unit where the inlay immediately starts to be milled.

Inlays are manufactured from porcelain or composite resin material matching the color of the tooth, and provide almost invisible dental restoration while repairing the chewing surface. Dental inlays are generally more durable than regular fillings made from composite.

When to Choose an Inlay

Your dentist is likely to recommend an inlay instead of a regular filling if the damage to the biting surface matches these criteria:

  • Broken, fractured or decayed teeth where it does not affect the cusp of the tooth.
  • It is extensive enough to require a large dental filling that may weaken the remaining structure.
  • The level of injury does not allow for removal of enough tooth material to support mounting a crown.

Inlays and fillings restore your smile while preventing further decay. Your dentist will be able to advise which is the best option for you.

CEREC Single Visit Smile Makeovers

Full-mouth reconstruction involves a combination of restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry procedures. Together, these treatments rehabilitate teeth and gums, creating a new and improved smile in both appearance and function. At NuDENTAL, our restorative dentists have the experience and expertise to rebuild your oral health into a flawless, comfortable smile.

The “restoration” part of full-mouth reconstruction ensures that your teeth, bite, and jaw all work together properly so your smile is structurally sound and moves and works properly. Once your gums and teeth are clean, healthy, and fully functional, the cosmetic portion of your full-mouth reconstruction can begin.

Your dentist will discuss all the treatments that can be part of your full-mouth restoration. Procedures can include gum disease treatment, dental implants, porcelain crowns, fixed dental bridges, root canal therapy, tooth extractions, cavity repair, teeth whitening, and porcelain veneers.

Your individual reconstruction plan could also include orthodontic treatment, inlays or onlays, dental bonding, or TMJ treatment.

 

Here is what you need to know about full-mouth reconstruction: 

Completely customizable. Whether you need a dozen procedures or two procedures, your full-mouth restoration is unique to you alone.

Repair and replace. One of the few things that all full-mouth reconstruction procedures have in common is the repair and/or replacement of a large number of teeth. For this reason, dental implants and dental bridges figure prominently as restorations.

Single day restoration. Your NuDENTAL dentist will assess the health and options available to you, and in most cases a single day smile makeover is possible. We have an in house Cerec Milling unit which can mill teeth and inlays in a matter of minutes, and with the help of our in-house dental lab things are sped up even further.

If gum disease treatmenttooth extractions, or root canal therapy are necessary, these procedures will be conducted first to reestablish a healthy foundation so your mouth is ready for the new smile that awaits you.

Be committed. Full-mouth restoration is a complicated venture, but if you are determined to restore your oral health, we are too. Your dentist will develop a comprehensive treatment plan to revitalize your oral health using innovative technology and modern dentistry procedures.

 

Are You a Candidate for Full-Mouth Reconstruction?

You know when your mouth is not in good condition. Chewing confidently is a challenge, loose teeth or lost teeth are common, and pain is a constant. It’s safe to say that you could use some dental attention if you haven’t been to the dentist for a checkup and exam for a long time.

Some of the most notable problems that could indicate the need for full-mouth reconstruction include:

  • Broken teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Mouth pain and soreness
  • Loose teeth
  • Bleeding gums
  • Worn teeth
  • Difficulty eating
  • Altered speech
  • Chronic jaw pain
  • Embarrassment about your teeth

When the foundation of your smile has been compromised, there is no waiting it out and hoping the problem will get better. It won’t. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms or other discomfort and worry about your teeth and gums, you need the attention of a NuDENTAL restorative dentist.

The good news is that your dentist has seen everything when it comes to oral health problems. There is no measure of disrepair, gum disease, tooth stains, or broken teeth that your dentist has not addressed in other patients – and he/she is not there to judge the state of your mouth. He is there to make your journey to a new smile as easy, effective, efficient, and long-lasting as possible.

 

Allow Yourself to Have a Beautiful Smile

There are many reasons people have tooth and gum problems, whether you have been without medical aid, thought you could not afford dental care, suffered an injury, or are living with poor dental work. All your NuDENTAL dentist wants to do is ensure that your smile, no matter how damaged it is now, becomes new again.

If you are concerned about how involved full-mouth reconstruction can be, remember that sedation dentistry is a viable and recommended option for qualified patients. Being able to “sleep” through your procedures makes the work easier for you to endure, and makes it easier for your restorative dentist to carry out multiple procedures at one time.

Full-mouth reconstruction not only gives you the smile you’ve long wanted and improved dental health, your overall well-being will get a boost and your confidence will increase when you know that your smile looks good.

Facial
Aesthetics

  1. Yes An aspect of dentistry that is sometimes overlooked are your facial aesthetics. An appealing, well-balanced facial profile and appearance helps your smile to stand out, and gives you a healthier, more youthful overall appearance.

At NuDENTAL, our dentist offers several treatments to help you enhance your facial aesthetics and improve the appearance of your smile. We invite you to contact our practice to learn more about the treatments to improve facial aesthetics and to schedule your consultation.

When you have completed your dental treatment and have achieved the smile of your dreams, ask our dentist about treatments to improve your facial aesthetics and perfectly frame your new smile! Treatments to enhance your facial aesthetics are usually provided in the form of injectables, such as Botox and fillers, and may be provided to address cosmetic concerns such as:

  • Facial lines
  • Wrinkles around the mouth and face
  • Bags under the eyes,
  • A lack of volume in your facial profile

These treatments generally only take a couple of minutes to complete. Often, they do not require any anesthesia, though our dentist may provide you with a local anesthetic if you are receiving your facial aesthetic treatment in a more sensitive area.

In addition to helping you improve your overall appearance, facial aesthetic treatments also help to eliminate or manage TMJ/TMD (clenching) induced headaches, migraines, and facial pain, and can limit the need for surgery or gum recontouring for patients with “gummy” smiles.

 

Botox

Botox is a neuromodulator that relaxes the treated muscle to soften wrinkles.

Our dentists posses experience, advanced knowledge of facial anatomy, and an artful aesthetic eye, all requirements to place the product successfully.

 

Fillers

In order to work with your own natural bone structure, fillers require an artful eye and a skilled hand. The goal is to achieve your own youthfull rested appearance while enhancing under eye areas, cheeks, jaw, lips, temples and eyebrows as needed.

Sedation
Dentistry

Who should use sedation dentistry?

It is no secret that most of us do not like going to the dentist. In fact, many people go years without even a check-up or cleaning. Some reasons for avoiding the dentist include:

  • Fear of needles, drills, or other dental instruments
  • Past traumatic dental experiences
  • Sensitive teeth and/or difficulty getting numb
  • Discomfort with the smells, noises, and tastes that accompany dental work

Fortunately, in this day and age these issues are no longer a reason to avoid the dentist. With sedation dentistry, patients are able to have a comfortable, anxiety-free experience while having their dental work performed.

 

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry has continued to evolve dramatically over the last 40 years as more options are made available to patients. In order to perform sedation, dentists are required to become accredited and complete additional training. However, its widespread acceptance and use has come about more slowly than medical sedation.

Fortunately, dental sedation is now used worldwide. It has proven to be a safe and effective option for a variety of patients and procedures.

Depending on the extent of the work being done and the needs of the individual patient, we offer three different methods of sedation:

  1. Oral Sedation (pill) ~ This is the lowest level of sedation we administer, usually for patients who are afraid of getting a shot, or are just anxious about having dental work done. Usually one pill is taken an hour prior to the dental appointment. This relaxes the patient, and the patient will remember virtually nothing regarding the work they had done.
  2. Intravenous Conscious Sedation (IV) ~ This type of sedation is ideal for patients with extreme anxiety when it comes to dental procedures, or for those who are having complex dental work that takes a longer period of time to complete. Although the patient is conscious, he or she remembers virtually nothing about the dental work being performed.
  3.  Full anesthetic in a theatre – This is usually used for wisdom tooth removal or more major surgeries that need to be done. Patient is admitted to the day hospital at Preller Walk, and put under full sedation by qualified anesthesiologist. Work is completed and the patient released the same day.

 

What to Expect

With conscious sedation, most patients describe feeling as though they have “slept” through the appointment. Those who have had oral sedation often compare it to feeling like they are “floating” or to having had a few glasses of wine, depending on the type of pill and dosage. With full general anaesthetic, patient will wake up slightly confused, but wont remember anything for the time they were sedated. The first two sedation methods will allow you to communicate with your dentist during the procedure. Throughout the appointment, your doctor will closely monitor your vital signs and overall comfort level.

If you are sedated you will need someone to bring you to our office on the day of your appointment. Also, you MUST make sure you have someone to take you home afterward.

 

How do I know if sedation is right for me?

Talking with your dentist is the first step in deciding if sedation dentistry is for you. Whether you are afraid of needles, have trouble getting numb, or are simply anxious when it comes to dental work, you and your dentist can discuss your individual case and options.

Meet Our Doctors

Francois du Toit

Dentist

Hilandri de Kock

Dentist

Annine Fourie

Dentist

Danie van Aarde

Dentist

Karin Goetz

Oral hygienist

Cheri de Vos

Dentist

Hermann Paul

Dentist

Ninke Vermaak

Dentist

Why NuDENTAL?

Friendly & Professional Staff

1

8 Years of
Experience

2

Sedation / Anaesthesia Services

3

Local Orthodontic Services

4

Supported by most Medical Aids

5

One Day Digital Dentistry

6

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What Our Patients Say About Us

Francois and his practice team are great. Loving my new smile! Highly recommended. Highly professional. Thank you!

Louis de Villiers

New smile – New me! Had an amazing experience with NuDENTAL – True Artisan Dentistry.

Jeani Meyer

Thank you NuDENTAL for your professional and friendly service. Absolute Perfection!

LeRoux Germishuizen

Contact Us

Nu Dental Bloemfontein
Phone: 051 436 6540
practice@nudental.co.za
46 Louw Wepener Street,
Dan Pienaar,
Bloemfontein
9301

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Nu Dental Pretoria
Phone: 012 991 0631
admin@nudental.co.za
Skukuza Street 488
Faerie Glen

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Nu Dental Cape Town
Phone: 021 551 5163 / 021 551 5168
admin@nudental.capetown
The Paddocks Shopping Centre,
C/O Racecourse road & Grand National Boulevard
Milnerton, Cape Town

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