At our practice, we believe that prevention is better than cure and we know that long-term dental management feels a whole lot better than emergency repairs! At our dental practice, we specialise in preventive dentistry.
Today, people can expect to keep their teeth for life, have a beautiful smile, eat normally and prevent problems like a toothache. The days have passed when tooth loss and dentures were an expected part of life. Dentistry has evolved.
We make sure we find out a lot about you and your teeth as it helps us do our work better. This approach provides the best for our patients – not just a quick fix but lifelong improved dental outcomes.
Regular check-ups and cleans are one of the best preventive dentistry techniques, we will be able to monitor your teeth and gums and make sure they are being maintained and cared for to the best of your and our ability.
Our dentists recommend periodic X-rays, every few years to check that everything under your gums is in good condition too.
At our practice, we want to help you prevent tooth decay before it starts. Here’s how:
Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day, after breakfast and before going to bed. A good brushing technique does not require force.
As with preventing tooth decay, you need regular check-ups. Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine and avoiding sugary foods and drinks can help to reduce the build-up of plaque, therefore will lower your risk of gum disease.
If you’re regularly involved in a contact sport and would like to know more about custom fitted mouth-guards, please contact us for an appointment.
Restorative dentistry is the term we use for the various ways we can help you restore your teeth to their former health, beauty and function if they have been damaged.
At our practice, we aim to preserve your natural teeth as much as possible.
To repair a damaged tooth, we may recommend a direct filling or indirect filling via impression – onlay, veneer, crown or root canal treatment etc.
If you need to replace a missing tooth or teeth, you might need to consider a dental implant or bridge.
Not only can this restore a beautiful smile, it also helps promote dental health as well.
Filling in empty spaces in the mouth can help prevent cavities in the remaining teeth because odd-shaped gaps are vulnerable spots for plaque-causing bacteria to build up.
Missing teeth also put extra stress on your remaining natural teeth because you don’t have as much surface area to chew with.
At our practice, we will take the time to discuss options with you to find the best treatment for your situation, needs and budget.
Our comprehensive range of restorative dental treatments includes:
Cosmetic dentistry refers to the range of treatments which restore or improve the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums, bite or smile. Many dental treatments fall into this category, including:
The main benefit of cosmetic dentistry is the creation or restoration of an aesthetically pleasing smile.
Additionally, there are other social and health benefits associated with cosmetic dentistry, including:
Dental veneers are wafer-thin shells made from either porcelain or a resin composite. They bond to the front surfaces of teeth to improve the tooth shape, colour, size and alignment.
Dental veneers can assist in creating a straight, symmetrical, white smile. They can be an ideal solution for people wanting to improve the appearance of their teeth and mouth.
Find out more: Dental veneers
At our practice, we offer teeth whitening. This is a non-invasive way of lifting stains from the teeth and lightening the colour of the enamel, giving you the appearance of whiter, brighter teeth.
The initial appointment with our dentist will confirm your suitability for take-home teeth whitening.
Find out more: Teeth whitening
Cosmetic dentistry can change your appearance and change your life. However, not all cosmetic dental treatments are appropriate for every person. Importantly, the state of a person’s oral health determines their suitability for cosmetic dentistry. The initial appointment with our dentist will confirm your suitability for cosmetic dentistry.
We provide friendly children’s dental care and a comfortable environment for the whole family. As your children’s dentist, we look forward to helping you take care of their teeth.
Children’s dentistry services we provide include:
We recommend that children start seeing the dentist by the time they’re two years old.
You are welcome to bring them in earlier if you have any questions or concerns.
Young children generally only need to see the dentist every 6-12 months.
It is vital that children get used to coming in to see the dentist while they are young. This will help them form good associations and avoid any fear of dentists.
While children are growing, we monitor their facial growth and dental development closely. This will help avoid crowding of teeth and jaw issues. We also assess and address factors such as large tonsils, sleep apnoea or snoring, mouth breathing and thumb sucking.
Bring your children to see us so that we can diagnose any problems early and your child can develop a happy, healthy, trusting relationship with our team.
If your child plays a contact sport, a fitted mouthguard from your dentist offers the best protection. Chat to us about the colours and styles available.
Sugary drinks contain high levels of acid and sugar. These can damage teeth if consumed regularly. Damaged enamel can cause sensitivity and susceptibility to decay and cavities.
The Government funded Child Dental Benefit Scheme is now available for eligible families with children aged 2-17 years.
You can confirm your child’s eligibility and balance amount by accessing your Medicare online account at myGov or calling the Medicare general enquiries line on 132 011.
At our practice, we offer dentures as a provisional or long-term option to patients who have lost natural teeth. More comfortable and natural looking than ever, today’s dentures can give you back the confidence to smile, eat and speak as before. Your comfort is our priority, and we’ll take the time to make sure that your new set of teeth feel right, look good and work well.
With the support from false teeth, you will retain a more youthful appearance and be able to enjoy your food and speak with as much ease as when you had your natural teeth.
More natural looking and more comfortable than ever before, today’s false teeth are a solution for patients who do not suit implants or a bridge to replace lost teeth for various reasons.
If most or all of your teeth are missing, a full denture may be for you. On the other hand, we may recommend a partial denture for those who still have some natural teeth remaining.
Dentures are also one of the more cost-effective solutions for replacing missing teeth. If you have health insurance, your provider may help you with the cost, so don’t forget to check first.
Book in today for a confidential chat about how we can help you.
At our practice, we provide dental emergency services. We will make every effort to help patients in need of emergency dental care.
Unfortunately, life doesn’t always go to plan.
However careful you are with your teeth, accidents can happen to anyone.
If you have a dental emergency like a broken tooth or a severe toothache, we are here to help.
There are also some important steps you should take if you are faced with a dental emergency.
It is important to ensure your teeth are checked by your dentist even if your symptoms subside.
Here are some of the most common types of dental emergencies that we see in our practice:
We understand that toothache can be very painful and distressing. To reduce pain until you can see your dentist, you can try:
If you experience severe pain, see your dentist urgently.
In cases of a broken or split tooth, follow these steps:
If your crown becomes loose or falls out, you should:
If you experience any kind of dental emergency, it is important not to panic. Act calmly and quickly, contact us for help and come in for a check-up even if you are not in pain.
Occlusal Splints are otherwise known as nightguards and you may also have heard the terms ‘bite plate’ or ‘Talon Splint’. It is often prescribed for use to reduce the wear and tear on teeth for patients. Occlusal splints are custom made and prescribed by your dentist for different reasons.
Reasons you may need an occlusal splint or nightguard:
Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, is a common condition that affects both adults and children. It occurs when a person grinds or clenches their teeth, usually while they’re sleeping.
In many cases, the person does not even know that they are grinding their teeth. Typically, it is the person’s parent or partner that hears the grinding while they sleep. It is important to treat bruxism as quickly as possible because it can damage teeth and diminish the chances of a good night’s sleep.
Although you are not likely to hear the actual grinding of your teeth, there are several other symptoms that you may notice, including:
Due to unusual wear and tear on your teeth, your dentist also may be able to detect bruxism during a full examination.
If not dealt with properly, teeth grinding can loosen or crack your teeth and, in rare cases, teeth can be lost. Untreated, this condition can also cause damage to your temporomandibular joints in your jaw.
If you experience any symptoms, your first step should be to see your dentist. The dentist will evaluate your teeth and look for wear and tear that is often caused by bruxism.
Stress can sometimes trigger teeth grinding. Reducing your stress level can be helpful. Relaxation techniques to reduce the intensity of teeth grinding include:
If you suspect that you are grinding your teeth, call our friendly reception staff to book an appointment to talk about the treatment options for bruxism.