Teeth can be chipped, broken or weakened due to multiple factors including tooth decays, large fillings, trauma, post root canal treatment and age-related wear and tear. An artificial crown is usually the best way to save a tooth and strengthen it. The artificial crown is fitted over the surface of a prepared tooth and replaces the natural crown. Bridges are simply a series of crowns fixed together in order to replace missing teeth in a gap. All our crowns and bridges are custom made in high-quality Melbourne dental laboratories so you can be sure that they are premium Australian made.
Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth. They are made from either a metal or acrylic base, with acrylic teeth replacing the missing teeth. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as one’s natural teeth, today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, your dentist will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment. Sometimes, though, there’s too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. In this case, the tooth needs to be extracted.
A variety if white filling materials are used in order to restore decayed, worn or broken teeth. The most appropriate shade and selection of restorative material is bonded to the prepared tooth surface, and the restoration carved and polished into the desired shape.
Dental implants are metal posts or screws that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth.
Mini dental implants are an alternative to traditional dental implants but are typically used in situations where a smaller implant is needed to fit into a narrow location. Smaller teeth and incisors are good candidates for mini dental implants as are devices that require stabilization such as lower jaw dentures. Like traditional dental implants, mini dental implants are used to replace missing teeth with the purpose to maintain good oral health.
Children and adults are advised to wear mouthguards during training and playing all contact sports. These include football, basketball, soccer, hockey, boxing, martial arts etc. Mouthguards are custom fitted and come in a variety of colors. Due to their custom fit, they are typically much more comfortable to wear than over the counter mouthguards.
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.
A cleaning procedure recommended for most people at six monthly intervals. Ultrasonic scaling dislodges plaque and calculus and stain making it a less favorable environment for bacteria that lead to gum disease. Your mouth will feel, taste and smell cleaner and fresher. Studies show that people with healthy gums are less likely to suffer from heart attack and stroke!
Whitening your teeth will make your smile appear brighter and more youthful. It involves a simple, painless process which begins with impression taking of your mouth to enable us to construct custom fitted trays which hold the whitening gel next to your tooth’s surfaces. Just a few days later we are ready to begin.
Veneers are a thin laminate of porcelain bonded onto the front surfaces of teeth.Veneers can provide us all with the perfect smile. Discoloured, fractured, crooked, un-slightly or uneven teeth can all be enhanced by veneers.