Dental Services

Check up, scale & cleans, fluoride & x-rays

Regular 6 monthly check up, scale and cleans are highly recommended for children and adults of ALL ages. As hard plaque builds up over our teeth and gums and cannot be removed by simple at home brushing and flossing. A professional scale and clean is necessary to remove this hard plaque and help to remove minor staining. Once plaque has been removed it is then more visible for the dentist to detect any early stages of decay, gum disease, oral cancer or any other problems that may arise.

Dental x-rays are also highly recommended every 2 years. This is to check for any infection or decay that may be happening between the teeth or under the gums.

Clenching/grinding

If you’ve had teeth removed in preparation for a new denture, you’ll need to allow time for your gums and tissues to heal before it can be fitted. This means there will be a period where you’ll need to be without teeth. Unfortunately, this can cause inconvenience and embarrassment for many people.

Fortunately, there is an alternative. An immediate denture is a full or partial denture made before your teeth extractions and then placed in the mouth immediately after. It is often used as a temporary solution until a permanent denture is fitted.

Before extraction, we will discuss your tooth removal with your dentist. By taking a series of impressions of your upper and lower teeth, we will gain accurate measurements of your mouth shape and bite. This process will help us ensure your denture fits properly and to determine the best tooth shape and shade.

Your immediate denture will be available at the time of your extractions so you can wear it right away.

Crowns & bridges

Crowns are a tooth-shaped, custom-made ‘cap’ that is placed over a tooth. They are essentially made of porcelain, metal or gold materials depending on the case. Dental crowns are used to restore a tooth’s shape, size and strength, as well as improving its overall appearance.
A bridge consists of one or more pontics (fake teeth) and are held in place by dental crowns. These dental crowns are also called abutments, and they are cemented onto the teeth adjacent to your missing tooth. Bridges are usually made of porcelain or metal, or a mixture of the two.
At our clinic we have the luxury of having an onsite dental laboratory with state of the art five access milling machines where all crowns and bridge work is done onsite. This also means that we have two full time ceramists for those hard to match tooth shades onsite to get the right colour that both our professionals and patients are happy with.

Dental extractions and wisdom teeth

A dental extraction is where a tooth is professionally removed from a patient’s mouth. This is done by firstly numbing the area with a local anaesthetic injection and where the dentist then uses professional equipment to remove the tooth from the socket. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, but most commonly to remove teeth which have become unrestorable through tooth decay, periodontal disease, or dental trauma.

Usually most straight forward extractions are done very quickly, especially if the tooth is already loosened. However, some extractions can be difficult and turn into what is called a ‘surgical extraction’. A surgical extraction is where the tooth is either broken down or if the tooth is difficult to remove the dentist would then need to make incisions into the gum. This then allows them more room to help loosen the tooth and they may even need to sectionally remove the tooth by separating it down to the root.
Wisdom teeth extractions can be sometimes straight forward but also can become a surgical extraction. Impacted wisdom teeth usually are the main reason wisdom teeth need to be extracted. This means that there isn’t any room for the wisdom tooth in the patients jaw which can be very painful.

Dental fillings

Dental fillings are where a tooth is either chipped, decayed or discoloured and requires a repair. If a tooth that requires a filling is left untreated it is more prone to further damage, so it is highly recommended to have it checked. At our clinic we use tooth coloured filling materials to repair a tooth so that it blends in with the shade of your natural tooth and surrounding teeth.

Depending on the size of the decay or broken tooth will determine the length of your appointment. Most fillings can take up to 30 mins per filling where the dentist will clean the infected area by removing any decay in the tooth, the tooth is then prepped and restored.

If you are ever unsure whether you may need a filling it is always best to see your dentist to have the tooth professionally checked.

Fissure seals

Dental fissure sealants are a protective layer applied to the grooves, known as fissures, and pits of the back molars. They help to prevent food from emerging into the grooves which can cause decay. A fissure sealant is done using a tooth coloured material and is a quick procedure done by our dentist.

It is recommended that for some patients (usually patients with deep fissures) to get a fissure sealant at an early stage to prevent decay. At 6 years of age we get our first set of molar teeth, therefore from this age you can get this preventative treatment.

A fissure sealant will usually fall off after about 6 months, as it is only a thin layer that will usually start to wear down after time. Therefore, it is a good idea to visit the dentist every 6 months for your routine check up, as the dentist can check the condition of the sealant. Even if a sealant only last 6 months or even years, if it comes out it can still be re applied.

Root canal treatment

A root canal is a treatment required for a tooth that cannot be simply filled as the tooth has become badly decayed or the pulp becomes infected. The pulp consists of specialised dental cells, blood vessels, tissue fibres and some nerve fibres located in the hollow space in the central part of the tooth. If this area becomes infected the tooth would then require root canal treatment, where each nerve (pulp) of the tooth is removed, this involves dental files that clean out the infected area and a filling material is then placed.

Root canal treatment usually requires three appointments and has a has a success rate of about 80%. Once treatment has been completed the treated tooth should last a very long time, that is if you maintain good oral hygiene and generally look after your teeth.

Teeth Whitening

Venus White Pro is our affordable and comfortable take home whitening system that can make your smile up to 8.4 shades whiter.

This professional take home system has many advantages which are;

  • It allows patients to whiten their teeth at the comfort of your own home.
  • Contains potassium nitrate, which helps decrease sensitivity associated with bleaching.
  • Is a quick 45-minute daily process where amazing results can be seen just after a few days.
  • The gel used is mint flavoured for patients’ comfort.
  • The custom trays are perfectly fit and help the bleach to reach all teeth evenly.

For best results patients are advised to steer clear of any foods or drinks that may stain your teeth. We also recommended to do a touch up every 6 months to maintain results.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the modern, permanent solution to missing teeth. A dental implant is a screw component that interfaces with the bone of a patients mouth. Dental implants help to support a fixed prosthetic crown, bridge or denture.

To find out more about implants and to find out if you are an eligible candidate for this procedure, call our clinic on (02) 4760 2337 to book your consultation today.