Preventive DentistryA trip to the dentist with no drilling is the best one to have!
By assessing your mouth as a whole and not just focusing on problems, we are able to educate you about your mouth and what you need to do to achieve good dental health. We then work with you to maintain a healthy mouth.
Further, many people are unaware that the bacteria associated with dental disease can also affect your heart. A healthy mouth aids in maintaining a healthy heart so when you look after your mouth and you are also looking after your overall health
Oral Hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth clean by removing the harmful bacteria, or plaque, that causes dental diseases. It consists of both professional and personal care and is essential in maintaining a healthy mouth and preventing decay (dental caries), gum disease, or gingivitis & periodontitis, and other dental disorders.
Cosmetic and Restorative DentistryNo one wants dark fillings in teeth anymore, so wherever possible we use tooth coloured, or white, composite resin filling materials to blend with your natural tooth colour and hide your fillings. Not only do they look better but they are also stronger than older materials and help support and strengthen your teeth as they are often biocompatible and form a bond with your tooth structure. They are made of resin, reinforced with silica or porcelain, and are also more conservative than their predecessors, enabling preservation of healthy tooth structure. Our dentists are experienced in the replacement of fillings with dental resins and porcelains which restore back teeth to their original appearance.
If you have white fillings you will have the confidence to open wide, laugh loud and know that your mouth is not only strong but looks beautiful too!
Bonding is the process by which enamel-like resin is bonded to the tooth's surface, sculpted into shape, hardened with a light and polished. It is a very effective and affordable way of improving the appearance of teeth which are misplaced, discoloured or chipped and does not damage your teeth in any way as no tooth structure needs to be drilled to place bonding.
Bonding can also be used to attach white fillings, veneers, crowns and bridges to your teeth.
Porcelain veneers are thin tooth coloured porcelain facings that are permanently bonded to the outer surfaces of teeth to improve their appearance and enhance strength. They have the ability to change the colour, shape and alignment of teeth on which they are placed but do require removal of some tooth structure prior to placement, so careful assessment of each individuals need is essential.
bleaching, also known as whitening, is the process of brightening or whitening stained, discoloured, or dull teeth through an application usually done in the comfort of your home. It is a simple, safe and effective method of creating a whiter and brighter smile. We will assess your mouth and advise you of the best technique for you to achieve a brighter more confident smile.
Crowns, sometimes known as caps, are similar to porcelain veneers but are like a thimble that covers the whole tooth and not only strengthens it but can change the shape and colour. They may be placed on teeth that still have their nerve or ones that have had root canal treatment and so have no nerve. Crowns may be made of various materials depending on the condition of the tooth, position in the mouth and need for strength. Most crowns now use advanced materials technology and can be completely blended with natural teeth.
Dental implants are titanium posts surgically embedded into the jawbone to act as artificial teeth roots for the replacement of missing teeth. A dental implant replaces an entire tooth, crown and root, and offers a permanent and natural looking alternative for those who have lost teeth.
Dental bridges are a fixed replacement for one or more teeth. Artificial teeth/tooth are attached to usually porcelain crowns placed on adjacent teeth, spanning the gap left by the missing teeth/tooth.
Bridges offer a permanent solution to tooth replacement in healthy mouths.
Dentures are removable appliances to replace missing teeth. They may be partial, replacing one or a few teeth, or full, replacing all teeth.
They are made of acrylic resin but may also be combined with chrome cobalt metal or gold. A well constructed denture can be a very economical and comfortable way to replace teeth
Root Canal TreatmentRoot canal treatment (rct) is a dental treatment involving the removal of a diseased or injured nerve from inside the tooth. It is not a painful procedure but requires detailed and precise work and therefore is usually carried out over several appointments. It is necessary to take xrays during the treatment and your tooth may require a crown at the completion of the rct to strengthen it.
Due to advances in modern dentistry, the need for dental extractions is less common, but if teeth are severely decayed or damaged, macquarieDentists can provide quick and painless dental extractions.