OUR DENTAL SERVICES
A general dental check-up is recommended every 6-12 months to ensure the overall health of your mouth, and prevent your teeth from experiencing any decay, holes, or infections. In this appointment, you will be offered a scale and clean, which removes the build-up of plaque and tartare and removes any superficial staining. A fluoride treatment is also provided to strengthen the teeth and prevent decay. Following the regular check-ups with the dentist, it is recommended that patients brush their teeth twice a day, floss daily, control their diet, and avoid lifestyle choices such as smoking.
Braces are used by dentists to straighten crooked and crowded teeth, and correct misaligned bites. Braces apply pressure on the teeth to reposition them to the desired position. The appointment for the initial placement of braces will take approximately 60 minutes. It will involve taking photographs and models of your teeth before applying the brackets, wire, and bands for the braces. Adjustment appointments will occur frequently, usually about every 2-6 weeks, and will take approximately 15 minutes each. At these appointments, the dentist will adjust and tighten the braces to keep moving the teeth into the desired position.
Crowns and Bridges
When a tooth sustains an injury, decay, or infection that is beyond what a filling is able to repair, a dental crown or bridge can be used to restore and protect, or replace the missing tooth.
Crowns are customised to the contours of your tooth and bite, and are constructed using tooth-coloured porcelain which closely matches the shade and aesthetics of your natural teeth. When cared for correctly, crowns are a durable, permanent solution and will act as your natural teeth do, allowing you to brush, eat, and chew as normal.
Dental bridges are a permanent, fixed solution to filling the gap when a tooth is missing. A prosthetic dental bridge is comprised of crowns which are adhered to the adjacent teeth, creating an aesthetically seamless bridge as we match the shade and shape of your natural surrounding teeth. Maintenance of a dental bridge is easy – just brush, floss and attend regular check-ups as normal to ensure its longevity.
Dentures are removable and lightweight prosthetic appliances made up of artificial materials that act to replace missing teeth. Depending on your personal situation, we can create a full denture that replaces all your teeth; or a partial denture that replaces just a couple of your missing teeth. Dentures are custom made to fit your mouth and your aesthetic preference; this however means that a few appointments are required to make them fit perfectly. However, if teeth are yet to be removed, your dentist will require at least three months for your gums to heal before commencing the denture process.
If you are having trouble with an existing denture, we also offer adjustments and repairs. Most of the time your dentist will be able to adjust or repair your existing denture in-house, however sometimes we may need to send it away to the lab technicians.
The shade of your teeth can darken with time and age, and become stained from foods, beverages, and lifestyle choices, such as smoking. Teeth whitening enhances the appearance of your teeth, making them appear shades lighter. We provide a take home bleaching kit where you receive custom trays for your top and bottom teeth to apply the bleach at your own leisure. To find out if teeth whitening is the right service for you, we require a consult and a thorough examination. This is because there may be underlying dental problems that need to be treated before whitening is advised. With good oral hygiene and regular check-ups at the dentist, this service can continue to deliver safe and quality teeth whitening.
Attending the dentist for the first time can be daunting, mostly because it is unfamiliar territory with lots of new people and experiences. We try our best to make their visits to the dentist as fun and exciting as possible. Regular visits to the dentist should begin when your children’s first teeth break through. At this appointment, the dentist provides the parents/carers with tips and tricks on how to best care for your child’s new teeth.
Children’s dentistry is just as important as adult dentistry, and there are a variety of services to maintain children’s oral health such as cleans, x-rays, fillings, plates, and if needed, other options to further keep your children’s teeth is good condition as they lead into adult life. Some factors that can be beneficial in maintaining the quality of your children’s teeth include brushing twice a day, and eating the right foods. Avoiding a diet that is high in sugar and processed foods is also beneficial.
Children in Australia aged between 0 and 17 years old may be eligible for the Commonwealth funded Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). The benefits of this scheme include $1026.00 over a two-year period for your children’s dental services, including check-ups and cleans, x-rays, fillings, root canals and extractions.
For more information on the CDBS, please use this link: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/child-dental-benefits-schedule
Save yourself from expensive dental procedures in the future. Shield your kids from preventable dental pain and conditions. Build your children’s confidence and self-esteem. All these and more when you invest early in quality dental care and proper oral hygiene for your little ones.
Our team of dentists and oral health therapists are fully qualified to provide excellent dental care for the entire family. Best of all, they are committed to provide a relaxing, compassionate environment to ensure your little ones feel safe and relaxed during each visit, so you can enjoy a stress-free experience too.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canals are usually indicated when an infection is causing pain, discomfort, and/or inflammation within and/or surrounding a tooth. Root canal treatments involve the nerve of the tooth being removed to preserve the tooth and eliminate any pain or sensitivity.
Root canal treatments usually occur in three stages, depending on the degree of infection. At each appointment, the dentist will clean the infection out of the tooth through a small hole, apply medication inside the tooth, and then seal the hole with a temporary filling. After the treatment has been completed and the infection has been eliminated, a permanent dental filling or a crown are usually required to protect the tooth from further infection or decay.
Toothaches can be caused by a variety of influences, most commonly including decay, trauma, loss of a filling, or a fracture, resulting in infection and/or sensitivity.
An extraction is performed when a tooth is experiencing pain and will only be removed when there is no other suitable option for treatment.
The procedure for tooth extractions begins with numbing the area. Then, once the area is numbed the dentist will then use forceps to grasp the tooth, and gently rock the tooth back and forth to loosen and remove it. On rare occasions, a tooth may have to be removed in pieces or with surgical assistance.
A dental filling is used to fill a hole/cavity in a tooth. If your tooth has suffered from decay, or damaged structural integrity due to trauma, the dentist can identify this with the assistance of an x-ray. If a filling is suitable, the dentist can match the colour of your natural teeth, making them less obvious aesthetically. A filling is used as a simple early treatment for teeth that may show signs of decay.
Fillings may crack or chip overtime with food being trapped, however with regular dental visits, your dentist can ensure the longevity of your fillings through maintenance. The dentist will offer numbing for your filling, if they believe it is necessary.
An alternative to a filling is a crown, which is used to protect the structure of the tooth. A crown may be necessary if there is not enough tooth structure remaining to support a filling.
Gum disease is the inflammation and infection of the gums. Many people don’t realise that they have gum disease, however early signs present as bleeding gums, bad breath, or inflammation around the gum area. If left untreated, gum disease may cause the tissue and bone surrounding your teeth to shrink away which results in your teeth becoming loose and possibly sore.
A scale and clean appointment is recommended as a preventative measure to slow down the development of the disease. It is important to attend regular dental check-ups as gum disease is easier to treat the earlier it is recognised.
A deep clean or “debridement” is performed by the dentist when gum disease is already present. This treatment is used to remove any bacteria and provides a clean surface for the teeth to reattach to the gums. This also reduces the inflammation and can minimise the discomfort for patients. Patients should continue to brush twice a day, floss daily, use medicated mouth washes, and attend regular dental check-ups.