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Services

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Preventative

Scale and Cleaning

This is an important part of your routine checkup. Scaling and cleaning removes the hardened plaque buildup (tartar) on your teeth and helps to keep your gums healthy. We have an Oral Health Therapist/Hygienist that is trained and specialises in cleaning of the teeth.

Fluoride

Fluoride has been proven to strengthen tooth enamel and thus make teeth more resistant to decay (cavities). We provide topical fluoride treatments after your scale and clean as part of your regular checkups.

X-rays (Bitewings)

These x-rays are important as they enable the gaps between your teeth and under old fillings to be visualised. We recommend taking these at regular intervals depending on your individual risk factors (approximately 2-3years). People that have a high risk of tooth decay may need to have these x-rays taken more frequently.

 

Orthodontics – FastBraces

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What is Fastbraces®?  Fastbraces® were developed to straighten teeth differently. Fastbraces® is the revolutionary system of fast, safe, easy and affordable braces that is changing the field of orthodontics.  It is a complete, non-extraction system for most cases, which provides patients with outstanding results.

How does it work? Traditional braces move teeth into position in two stages, usually over a period of about two years. In the first year, the crown of the tooth is moved into alignment. In the second year, treatment addresses the position of the root of the tooth. However, the brackets used with Fastbraces® work on a different mechanical principle altogether. The patented system uses an innovative triangular bracket and a specially- shaped square wire to correct the position of the root of the tooth, from the beginning of treatment. This combination is key in realigning the root and crown simultaneously.

How long is Treatment Time?  Fastbraces® Technology gently allows for movement of the roots of the teeth towards their final position from the onset of treatment, achieving root parallelism at the beginning stages, thus completing treatment from 3 months to about a year. Some patients see results in just weeks

Are Fastbraces® less Painful? University research has shown that Fastbraces® Technology has low mean frictional forces, a clear-cut reduction in sliding friction and pain reduction with fitting front and back teeth together.

How Can You Decide if You’re a Good Candidate for Fastbraces®?Here are a few simple questions to ask yourself that can help determine whether or not you are a good candidate:Would you like a straighter, more beautiful smile?
Would you like that beautiful smile in a few short months instead of years?
Would you like to experience less discomfort?
Would you like to pay less for your orthodontic treatment?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, then CONGRATULATIONS, you could be a great candidate for Fastbraces®!

 

Fillings

Fillings are required when a tooth is chipped, decayed or badly worn down
and no longer able to function to its full strength. We use tooth coloured ‘white’ fillings (composite resin) which blends in with natural tooth colour and are very natural in appearance.

 

Mouthguards

Custom fitted Mouthguards are important to protect your teeth from injury during sports and other physical activities, but also to prevent or reduce the impact of injuries to others parts of your head and jaw. There are two appointments involved in this treatment which are usually 2 weeks apart. The first appointment is impressions of your upper and lower jaw and the second appointment is to have the mouthguard fitted.

 

Nightguards

Nightguard

Nightguards are devices aimed at reducing the severity and frequency of tooth grinding (bruxism) and its symptoms headaches and sore jaws, as well as clenching. They also prevent tooth wear thus protect the teeth as well. There are two appointments involved in this treatment which are usually 2 weeks apart. The first appointment is impressions of your upper and lower jaw and the second appointment is to have the nightguard fitted.

 

Crowns

A crown is used to protect a broken down or fragile tooth, or to improve a tooths cosmetic appearance. The visible surface of the crown is made
from porcelain, so it has a very lifelike appearance, and thus matches with the colour of the rest of your teeth. Crowns are also recommended for teeth which have had root canal treatment, to protect the tooth from fracturing. Your dentist can discuss with you whether a particular tooth is suitable for a crown.

 

Root Canal Treatment

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 bone and gums surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form. Root canal treatment is usually completed over a period of three appointments.

 

Teeth whitening

We provide teeth whitening as a take-home system. It is
a safe, effective way to brighten your smile, however a full checkup and clean prior to tooth whitening is important to ensure your mouth is healthy.

 

Implants

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth. Once an implant is placed into the bone it is recommended to wait approximately 3 months to allow the bone to heal around the dental implant. Once the healing period is complete, a crown is made and placed on top of a metal post to secure it to the implant.

There are many advantages to dental implants, which include:

Improved appearance – Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth.

Improved speech – Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth (dentures) might slip.

Improved comfort Much like natural teeth, Dental Implants become part of you which eliminates the discomfort you can get from wearing removable denture.

Easier eating Dentures can move around whilst eating and can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favourite foods with confidence and without pain.

Improved self-esteem You can smile freely without the worry of dentures sliding around or having gaps.

Durability Dental Implants are very durable and will last many years. With proper cleaning, many implants last a lifetime.

 

Soft Tissue Laser

The soft tissue laser has a wide range of benefits for general dentistry. The laser helps to speed up healing time, decrease bleeding and produces very little post-operative care. These include:

1. Gingivectomy – sculpting of the gum line and reducing hypertrophic (excess) gum tissue.

2. Simple biopsies of Soft Tissue lesions.

3. Crown lengthening – trimming back the gum to increase the length of the tooth.

4. Frenectomy – removal of the small fold of soft tissue in the middle of the upper lip or beneath the tongue. Sometimes performed for orthodontic purposes.

5. Periodontal procedures – for treatment of some inflammatory or infected gum conditions.

 

Dentures

A denture is removable appliance designed to replace missing teeth. Dentures are either made of metal (cobalt chrome) or acrylic resin, and there are advantages and disadvantages to both of these types. Dentures are either complete (made when someone is missing all of their upper or lower teeth) or partial (one or several teeth missing).

We are happy to discuss these alternatives with you in detail and work out which type will be most suitable for you.

 

 

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1139-1141 South Road St Marys
Off street parking available.
Tel/Fax 08 8276 1152

Dental tip:

  • Brush your teeth, gums and tongue in a small circular motion every morning and night.

    ~ Toothbrush tips