We can provide you with a range of treatment options to meet your needs and fit in with your budget.
All options available presented or casual attendance and treatment of a specific problem. We have high speed digital radiography 2D and 3D CBCT. We are happy to accept referrals for 2D and 3D imaging.
When tooth structure is lost from bacterial decay or from some form of mechanical trauma, this lost piece of tooth can usually be repaired with a restoration. We use modern composite material (white filling) to restore the tooth. The white filling once completed can be used to bite on immediately after your appointment. Modern composites can be used for minor restorations and also in many cases can be used to rebuild the entire tooth as a compromise to a cast crown.
If you are wanting existing black metal amalgam restorations replaced with modern white composite restorations we can discuss with you the risks involved and remove the amalgam safely with use of rubber dam and medical air.
This is the treatment of the tooth supporting structures, gingivae (pink gum), tooth ligament and the jaw bone.
Periodontal disease (gum disease) is very common in the adult population. A lot of the time it can go unnoticed and is painless. It usually starts off with what is called gingivitis (swollen red bleeding gums)There are several different types of gum disease it can affect isolated areas of the mouth or the entire mouth. If gum disease remains untreated it will lead to eventual tooth loss.
Some of the signs and symptoms of gum disease are:
The hygienist works with the Dentist to provide an overall oral health care plan to treat gum problems from gingivitis (inflamed bleeding gums) to periodontal disease(gum disease).
Seeing a hygienist on a six to twelve monthly basis is encouraged to help keep the gums, teeth and mouth healthy. Some cases of gum disease require three monthly treatment sessions in the initial stages of treatment.
Sometimes local anaesthetic is required to effectively treat the gum problem and our hygienist is fully qualified to administer local anaesthetic.
We can also offer Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas ) for periodontal treatment.
When there is very little tooth structure left to repair or the biting forces in the patient are very high a laboratory made crown can be a great treatment of choice to replace lost tooth structure and to protect the tooth from further damage.
Free general preventive dental care for teenagers year 9 until age 18, even if they have left school and are in the workforce.
Sometimes we may ask you to attened for a quick assessment of the problem, so we can allocate the appropriate time for the treatment required.
For emergency dental treatment.
For damaged teeth, missing teeth and soft tissue injury.
This is an innovative technique to help accelerate healing after oral surgical procedures.
The process involves creating a healing fibrin gel plug from your own blood that has a very large concentration of platelets.
This gel plug is then placed inside the extraction site or over the surgical area to accelerate the process of bone and soft tissue healing.This technique can dramatically reduce the chance of developing a painful “dry socket infection” after tooth extraction.
See www.a-prf.com for more information on this procedure.
If you feel you need to relieve anxiety with dental procedures we can offer two forms of sedation to relax you:
When the nerve or pulp inside the tooth dies an abscess can develop above the root tips. This can go unnoticed for a long time or can be very painful. Root canal treatment involves removing the dead infected nerve of the tooth, cleaning and shaping the internal root structure and then sealing off this nerve chamber with a root filling and a protective filling on the top of the tooth. For long term strength and seal a cast laboratory made crown is advised. Root canal treatment can range from straight forward to very difficult and sometimes we need the help of a root canal specialist (Endodontist) to perform the root canal treatment.
Clear flexible mouth guards are made to fit over your teeth. A professional strength teeth whitening gel is then placed inside this mouth guard and then you wear it for 15-30 mins per day. This gives a safe gradual bleaching of the tooth surface over 7-14days. All bleaching methods require maintenance over time.
Osseo integrated Dental Implants are internationally accepted as one of the best means by which lost or missing teeth are replaced for the long term when they are provided by experienced clinicians in this special field. They are surgically placed in the jaws and left for a period of at least three to six months to heal or "Osseo integrate", after which time they are exposed at a second stage and progressively loaded then completed with the final crown.
The options utilizing dental implants can possibly be the best means of restoring or replacing your teeth as the end result will offer the best cosmetics together with function as natural teeth. Also of value is that the dental implants stress the bony tissue in function and can reduce and sometimes stop the bone resorption process which causes the shrinkage of the jaw bone.
Implants can be used to replace single teeth ,multiple teeth and also be used to anchor down full plastic dentures which have the tendency to move during function.
See the ICOI.org website for further information on implants.
We can help you with traditional plastic dentures, one tooth denture up to a full denture. We also can help with the more precise fitting and more hygienic cast metal denture.
Here teeth either side of the lost tooth space are utilised as anchor teeth to hold a porcelain or metal laboratory made tooth. This can produce a great result with respect to appearance and function. But as with all treatments they do have their limitations and risks. Bridges used to be the only fixed option to replace missing teeth prior to the advancement of dental implants.
If you are struggling to use your existing full dentures or are about to move to wearing full dentures, implants can be placed to help stabilise the denture during function and bring back the pleasure of being able to chew your food and smile in confidence. Sometimes only two implants need to be placed in the lower jaw to achieve better denture retention and function.