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Designasmile

Designasmile

Show Phone Number67A Dennis Road, Atholhurst, Sandton, Gauteng, 2196South Africa
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Opening Hours

Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday
Sunday

Popular Treatments

Dentist Consultation
Dental Implants
Veneers
Teeth Whitening
Dentures
Dental Crowns
Dental Bridges
Extractions
Teeth Cleaning
Root canals
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About Designasmile

Integrity, transparency, passion, experience, technical skill and training combined with uncompromised perfection in final treatment outcomes. Most treatments are recorded photographically from beginning to end to complete our comprehensive dental records. Our mission is to nurture the young into becoming compliant adult patients with beautiful healthy smiles. To educate and help them manage their fears and insecurities and guide them through their journey from childhood into maturity as happy and informed dental patients.

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Accreditations

  • SADA - South African Dental Association (South Africa) 
  • HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South Africa (South Africa) 
  • GDC - General Dental Council (UK) 
  • BDA - British Dental Association (UK) 

Provides

Dentistry

Premises

Parking - Secure in residential area behind electronic gate

Accessible to disabled people - No steps or elevators. Can arrange parking close to entrance.

Access without steps

Disabled parking

Patient bathroom

Clinic Services

Emergency service

Text message reminders

Languages spoken

EnglishFrenchGreekAfrikaans

Dentistry

 
CEREC Dental Restorations
 
Cosmetic Dentist Consultation
 
Dental Bonding
 
Dental Bridges
As we get older, many of us discover that our teeth that are no longer as structurally sound as they were in our youth. Your regular dentist will usually be able to recognize problem areas which may lead to tooth damage and a need for dental crowns. Grinding your teeth, an improper bite, age, fillings and tooth decay are all contributing factors in the erosion, cracking or breakage of your teeth. If the entire surface of the tooth is damaged, but the root system has remained intact, your dentist will usually suggest that a dental crown be put in place. Dental crowns are also capable of replacing missing teeth entirely. The dental crown is secured to the teeth on either side using a bridge section which connects the two dental crowns. Alternatively, single tooth dental implants can be placed. This eliminates the need for supporting the dental crowns so no bridge is required, The restoration of a tooth to its original shape, The strengthening of a weak tooth, to improve the esthetic appearance of a tooth.
 
3-Unit Bridge
 
Implant Bridge
 
Maryland Bridge
 
Metal Bridge
 
Permanent Bridge
 
PFM Bridge
 
Porcelain Bridge
 
Temporary Bridge
 
Dental Checkup
A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by us at your initial dental visit. At regular check-up exams, we will include the following: Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions. Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer. Gum disease evaluation: Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease. Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments. Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc.
 
Dental Crowns
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size.  A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
 
Gold Crown
 
Permanent Crown
 
PFM Crown
 
Porcelain Crown
 
Temporary Crown
 
Zirconia Crown
 
Dental Implants
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months. X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time. After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.
 
Restoration of Implants
 
Single Implant
 
Dental Sealant
A sealant is a thin, plastic coating applied to the chewing surface of molars, premolars and any deep grooves (called pits and fissures) of teeth. More than 75% of dental decay begins in these deep grooves. Teeth with these conditions are hard to clean and are very susceptible to decay. A sealant protects the tooth by sealing deep grooves, creating a smooth, easy to clean surface. Sealants can protect teeth from decay for many years, but need to be checked for wear and chipping at regular dental visits.
 
Dental X-Ray
 
Dentist Consultation
 
Dentures
A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile. There are two types of dentures - complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A Partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting. A Complete denture may be either “conventional” or “immediate. ” A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, usually taking 4 to 6 weeks. During this time the patient will go without teeth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.
 
Acrylic Dentures
 
Chrome Dentures
 
Dentures Adjustment
 
Fixed Partial Dentures
 
Flexible Partial Dentures
 
Full Dentures
 
Immediate Dentures
 
Overdentures
 
Removable Partial Dentures
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics: Orthodontics is that area of dentistry concerned with the supervision, guidance and correction of the growing or mature dentofacial structures, including those conditions that require movement of teeth or correction of malrelationships and malformationis of their related structures and the adjustment of relationships between and among teeth and facial bones by the application of forces and/or the stimulation and redirection of functional forces within the craniofacial complex. Major responsibilities of orthodontic practice include the diagnosis, prevention, interception and treatment of all forms of malocclusion of teeth and associated alterations in their surrounding structures; the design, application and control of function and corrective appliances; and the guidance of the dentition and its supporting structures to attain and maintain optimum occlusal relations in physiologic and esthetic harmony among facial and cranial structures.
 
Denturist Consultation
 
Emergency Dentist Consultation
 
Endodontist Consultation
 
Extractions
 
Family Dentist Consultation
 
Fillings
Implants are devices that replace the roots of missing teeth, and are used to support crowns, bridges or dentures. Implants are placed in your jawbone surgically. Most of the time, implants feel more natural and secure than other methods of replacing missing teeth, such as dentures. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth. Under proper conditions, such as placement by a periodontist and diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. Since periodontists are the dental experts who specialize in precisely these areas, they are ideal members of your dental implant team. Not only do periodontists have experience working with other dental professionals, they also have the special knowledge, training and facilities that you need to have teeth that look and feel just like your own.
 
Glass Ionomer Cement Filling
 
Porcelain Filling
 
Resin-Modified Glass Ionomer Cement Filling
 
Root Filling
 
Temporary Filling
 
White Filling
 
Fluoride Therapy
Topical fluoride strengthens the teeth once they have erupted by seeping into the outer surface of the tooth enamel, making the teeth more resistant to decay. We gain topical fluoride by using fluoride containing dental products such as toothpaste, mouth rinses, and gels. Dentists generally recommend that children have a professional application of fluoride twice a year during dental check-ups. Systemic fluoride strengthens the teeth that have erupted as well as those that are developing under the gums. We gain systemic fluoride from most foods and our community water supplies. It is also available as a supplement in drop or gel form and can be prescribed by your dentist or physician. Generally, fluoride drops are recommended for infants, and tablets are best suited for children up to the time their second molars erupt at around twelve years old. It is very important to monitor the amounts of fluoride a child ingests. If too much fluoride is consumed while the teeth are developing, a condition called fluorosis (white spots on the teeth) may result.
 
General anesthesia for dental treatments
 
Gingivitis Treatment
 
Implant Dentist Consultation
 
Inlay or Onlay

An inlay restoration is a custom made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. Porcelain inlays are popular because they resemble your natural tooth. A porcelain inlay is made by a professional dental laboratory and is permanently cemented into the tooth by your dentist. Inlays can be utilized to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma. Inlays are an ideal alternative to conventional silver and composite fillings. Also, they are more conservative than crowns because less tooth structure is removed in the preparation of inlays. As with most dental restorations, inlays are not always permanent and may someday require replacement. They are highly durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.

An onlay restoration is a custom made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. Porcelain onlays are popular because they resemble your natural tooth. An onlay is sometimes also referred to as a partial crown. Porcelain onlays are made by a professional dental laboratory and is permanently cemented onto the tooth by your dentist. Onlays can be utilized to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma. Onlays are an ideal alternative to crowns (caps) because less tooth structure is removed in the preparation of onlays. Onlays are essentially identical to inlays with the exception that one or more of the chewing cusps have also been affected and need to be included in the restoration.

 
Gold Inlay or Onlay
 
Porcelain Inlay or Onlay
 
Mouth Guard
 
Paediatric Dentist Consultation
 
Periodontist Consultation
If the disease has progressed to more advanced stages, a special periodontal cleaning called scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) will be recommended. It is usually done one quadrant of the mouth at a time while the area is numb. In this procedure, tartar, plaque, and toxins are removed from above and below the gum line (scaling) and rough spots on root surfaces are made smooth (planing). This procedure helps gum tissue to heal and pockets to shrink. Medications, special medicated mouth rinses, and an electric tooth brush may be recommended to help control infection and healing.
 
Periodontitis Treatment
Tooth polishing removes plaque or stains remaining on the teeth after thorough scaling. The purpose of polishing tooth surfaces is to make these surfaces smooth which makes it more difficult for plaque and debris to accumulate on your teeth to cause decay or gum disease. Dental polishing or prophy, is only done after completing the clinical exam if there is no presence of gum disease. Tooth polishing is not a procedure that cleans infected, diseased gum tissue and root surfaces. This is only a superficial cleaning and will not eliminate disease or get it under control. However it is a preventive procedure and is a first-line defense against catastrophic dental problems.
 
Restorative Dentist Consultation
 
Root canals
A root canal procedure requires one or more appointments and can be performed by a dentist or endodontist (a root canal specialist). While the tooth is numb, a rubber dam (a sheet of rubber) will be placed around the tooth to keep it dry and free of saliva. An access opening is made on top of the tooth and a series of root canal files are placed into the opening, one at a time, removing the pulp, nerve tissue, and bacteria. If tooth decay is present, it will also be removed with special dental instruments. Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, it will be sealed with either a permanent filling or, if additional appointments are needed, a temporary filling will be placed. At the next appointment, usually a week later, the roots and the inside cavity of the tooth will be filled and sealed with special dental materials. A filling will be placed to cover the opening on top of the tooth. In addition, all teeth that have root canal treatment should have a crown (cap) placed. This will protect the tooth and prevent it from breaking, and restore it to its full function.
 
Complex Root Canal
 
Incisor Root Canal
 
Molar Root Canal
 
Premolar Root Canal
 
Single Visit Root Canal
 
Teeth Cleaning
The most simple form of “white filling ‘ is technically called a Composite. It is made up of a composite quartz resin and usually contains some sort of light sensitive agent. These light cured composites are extremely cosmetic and most often bonded into place in one appointment.For this reason, they are often referred to as “bonding “ They can be used in both the front of the mouth as well as in your back teeth. These materials come in variety of shades so that they will match the color of your own teeth. Some of these composite materials have been specifically designed to actually withstand the incredible forces you can exert when chewing on your back teeth.
 
Teeth Contouring and Reshaping
 
Teeth Whitening
Porcelain veneers, also known as porcelain laminates, are thin shells of porcelain applied to the front of the teeth to hide imperfections. Dental veneers are custom-designed shells of tooth-like ceramic material that, when applied over the surface of a tooth, can cover worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing and chips or cracks. Dental veneers fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry because they create a bright, white smile with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth. Even better, the translucent ceramic quality of today's veneers provides a more natural look than what’s been available in the past. They are often called as INSTANT ORTHODONTICS.
 
Veneers
Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile. Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions. As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.
 
Composite Veneers
 
Porcelain Veneers

Payment Information

Please note this practice charges  PRIVATE RATES  inclusive of 14% VAT

Immediate settlement is required after each visit. You may then submit your claim to your Medical Aid for reimbursement

We accept cash or credit card payments.
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Insurance

Private Patients Welcome - We charge Private Rates. Payment on presentation of invoice after each treatment visit. You may then submit this invoice to your Medical Aid for your reimbursement at your scheme's rate.

Dr Spiros Kavalieratos

Job Title:
  Dentist
Languages:
  English, French, Greek
Biography:
My first dental experience took place at the age of four. A guava pip lodged itself in a cavity in one of my baby molars and my dentist extracted my tooth. He gave me a toothpaste sample and a balloon and that experience molded my destiny. I wanted to become a dentist from that day onward.

At age eight I wore a removable orthodontic appliance and that was when I realised that I wasnt normal. Everyone hated going to the dentist. I used to beg my parents to take me there!

It was difficult to gain acceptance into a South African Dental School, as I was a foreign student and places were limited for us. I therefore took a circuitous route , which took me through a few extra years studying dental technology and qualifying first as a dental technician at Technikon Pretoria. This has given me a unique perspective and training that has proved invaluable in my dental career.

Whilst completing my one year practical training as a dental technician trainee at the University of Stellenbosch I was privileged to meet many dental students and dentists. This made me more determined than ever to persevere and to reapply to the School of Dentistry at the University of the Witwatersrand. My application was accepted and that was the beginning of the realisation of my dream.

I feel honoured and privileged in being able to serve you. Its not about changing your smile, but about changing your life and well-being. By changing your attitude and behaviour towards your oral and dental needs I can be a positive influence in your life. It is only through the power of regular contact and association with first class mentors and colleagues and hours and hours of continuing education, that I continually strive for truth and excellence in my daily practice. It is through the desire to continually learn and grow, to be teachable, have an enquiring mind and passion to discover the truths and then to deliver this package that I have kept my dream alive and love my life and dentistry. It is with this background that you come to me and can feel confident that your best interests will always come first in my quest to serve you.
Show Phone Number67A Dennis Road, Atholhurst, Sandton, Gauteng, 2196South Africa