Our goal is to help you keep your natural teeth for as long as possible. The importance of proper dental care throughout your lifetime can’t be overstressed.
By making routine visits to an experienced dental practice and investing in the right dental plan, you can enjoy the benefits of a healthy, natural smile.
Healthy Dental Routines
The Australian Dental Association recommends regular dental appointments at least once every six months at any age to maintain proper dental health.
During a regular oral examination, we will carefully conduct a visual exam, answer any questions and use x-rays to help determine the healthy status of your teeth and gums. Together we will devices a dental plan to help you keep your natural teeth as long as possible.
“Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.”
Your child’s first dental appointment can take place as early as 12 months of age, when their teeth first start coming through. While the initial teeth eventually fall out and are replaced, early childhood is the best time to establish healthy dental routines and to watch out for any potential issues such as teeth overcrowding.
The teenage years may be the most important years in maintaining a lifetime of proper dental care. Prevention is key. Professional teeth cleaning during a check-up can help prevent long-term dental health issues while observing any irregularities that may require advanced dental treatments. You can minimise the need for fillings and reinforce sound dental hygiene home practices.
Adults and Seniors Dentistry
Adults and senior citizens will receive expert dental care for those times when restorative procedures may be necessary to improve the appearance of a tooth by placing a crown, or to cover a missing tooth with a bridge.
As we get older, chipped, cracked, grey and missing teeth all contribute to the potential for gum disease. We can help prevent gum surgery with a regular dental examination and a recommended home-care, oral hygiene routine.
For the times when a partial or full set of dentures is the best option, we will ensure that your smile will feel and look natural and your dentures are comfortable and secure.
General Dentistry Procedures
General dentistry covers a wide range of procedures Including:
Complete dental examination and diagnosis: Oral examination is a complete visual inspection of the oral cavity with any necessary X-rays completed. The oral exam will be done under magnification to assess the condition of teeth, gums and underlying bone.
Dental Fillings: Dental fillings are used to repair damage to the structure of teeth. Damage can be caused because of tooth decay, dental injuries or trauma. The tooth is restored with several filling materials. These include amalgam, dental cements, composite and gold. These fillings restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure.
Dental Crowns: A crown is a tooth shaped cap that is placed over the tooth surface to improve its appearance. Dental crowns can repair extensively decayed or damaged teeth. Dental crowns may be made from gold metals, silver metals, porcelain or a combination of porcelain and metal. Crowns restore the size of shortened teeth, eliminate sensitivity and improve the aesthetics of the teeth.
Composite Bonding: Plastic material or resin material, which matches the color of the tooth, is applied. It is then bonded to the tooth using a special kind of light. Bonding comes in different shades, toughness and translucencies to match the teeth. It is then used to fill cavities, eliminate spots, chips or discolorations.
Gum Disease Treatment: This involves a thorough dental cleaning by a professional dental hygienist with ultrasonic scaling instruments. Routine oral hygiene follow-up is done and use of an antiseptic mouthwash is used to rinse the mouth. Severe cases may need to undergo gum surgery.
Root Canal Treatment: Root canal is the space within the root of the tooth which contains the pulp. If the pulp layer of the tooth is infected then root canal treatment is needed. The decayed pulp is removed, the space is filled with a paste, and the tooth is covered with a crown. Root canal treatment is needed when the blood supply or nerve supply of the tooth is infected through decay or injury. It is done to prevent the formation of abscesses and eventual spreading of the infection to the surrounding tissues.
Other dental Treatments that we provide:
Laser Procedures: Laser can be an effective way to perform many dental procedures. With lasers there is reduced need for local anesthesia, bleeding is minimized, swelling is controlled, and there is little if any postoperative discomfort. Lasers enhance the effect of tooth bleaching agents for a faster and more effective result. Restorative materials are more quickly cured to greater hardness with the use of lasers. Lasers are also used to remove tooth decay fast and seldom require anesthesia.
Oral and Maxillofacial Procedures: These procedures include surgery to remove impacted teeth, difficult tooth extractions, extractions on medically compromised patients, and pre-prosthetic surgery for placement of implants. These procedures may also include diagnosis and treatment of cysts and tumors, temporomandibular disorders, congenital craniofacial malformations, chronic facial pain disorders and incorrect bite.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends regular dental visits at least once every six months to ensure proper oral hygiene and dental function. Book in a time to come and visit us today.