Dr Alan Lu, is our head doctor and the innovator behind the brand “Dental Impressions”. He has achieved success and growth as a medical expert at an exponential rate within the group “Dental suites” and is proud to now offer his own practice, starting with the rooms in Broadacres. Dr Lu has since started expanding and now offering Implants and Digital smile designs aswell! He has also compiled a team of amazing experts and professional staff with his keen sense of business steering him in the right direction as their practise grows from strength to strength !
- -Dr Isabel De Menezes
- Doctor Isabel graduated BDS (Wits) with distinction and has received multiple undergraduate awards including gold medal student from SADA. We truly are honoured to have her as part of our team as we not only pride ourselves on our level of service but the expert delivering and maintaining our standard of work. Dr Menezes interests are in cosmetic dentistry and children, she has an ever gentle touch, making any child (or parent’s) next trip to the dentist a more than pleasurable experience!
- -Jocelyn Miller
- Oral hygienist, Jocelyn graduated with a BOHSc degree with expanded functions and a passionate interest in whitening. She has a keen sense of thorough determination, resulting in gentle, effective cleanses and laser periodontal treatments. If none of the above motivates you to have your mouth regularly cleansed, we promise her friendly smile and soft demeanour will urge you to give her the opportunity to change your mind!
The “Dental Impressions” group is a well rounded, high-tech facility priding itself on providing ethical and highly professional “Oral” care to the public. Not only do we tend to the dental well being of our patients but also most facial procedures (as listed in our procedures page). We have made it our mission to understand the ‘face’ which we believe is not just the frame in which most dentists work but also the canvas, pre-set as a foundation for the general maintenance and care of the teeth, jaw and mouth as an entity.
Our family friendly and excellence driven practice will not only become one of your home’s best friend’s but also the link you’ve been missing when it comes to increasing your self worth as an individual!
We are proud to announce that we are an affiliate and member of SAAAD, the South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry. The Academy is a source of accurate and useful information to the public and to the profession alike. We also boast with affiliations to SAAO, SADA and The Paedodontic society of SA.. For an ethical, credible and state of the art practitioner , come say hi and feel free to visit our practice and consider making your “dental shift” today!
Dental Services and Procedures
Ceramic Crowns and Veneers
Ceramic crowns are best described as “helmets” for your teeth. They cover the entire portion of the tooth above the gumline. They are best used to restore severely broken down teeth to its original shape and prevent further fractures. They’re also used for cosmetic purposes such as correcting a smile or straightening teeth when orthodontics are not an option. Crowns are strongly recommended to provide protection for teeth that have undergone root canal treatment.
Veneers are described as ”masks” for your teeth. They are a layer of ceramics that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth for cosmetic purposes. They require less preparation than a crown and are best used to correct chips or fractures on the front teeth. They are also an alternate method to whiten your smile when conventional teeth whitening is ineffective. Veneers are ideal for aesthetic cases involving the correcting of smiles as they minimise damage to the teeth.
Bridges are three or more crowns connected together to replace missing teeth. They involve the preparation of the teeth adjacent to a space and can be a useful for cases that do not allow the placement of an implant.
Implants are titanium screws that are placed in the jaw to replace missing teeth. They are best described as an artificial root. They can be used to anchor removable dentures to provide stability or to replace single missing teeth. The process involves the placement of the implant into the jaw and allowing it to heal for 3 – 6 months. This allows the bone to “wrap” around the implant screw and become part of the jaw. This prevents the loss of bone around the areas of the missing teeth. Once the implant is secure, crown can be replaced to fill the gap between teeth. The result is more predictable and is fast becoming the preferred method of treating missing teeth.
We provide basic botox that is injected into the facial muscles to improve moderate to severe frown lines, especially on the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes. An assessment is carried out and the whole treatment takes approximately 30min. The results can be seen in 3 – 14 days and lasts up to 4 months.
Juvederm is a dermal filler that is used to instantly smooth out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth. It can also be used to define the borders of lips and add volume. Results are instant and can last up to 1 year.