Restorative Dentistry and Implantology
A Beautiful Smile Starts Right Here
If your smile is healthy but you don’t care for the way it looks, cosmetic dentistry might give you something to smile about.
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Restorative Dentistry and Implantology
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Everyone deserves to have a beautiful, healthy smile that helps them feel great about the way they look.
If your smile isn’t quite living up to your expectations, you have options that can enhance your appearance and restore the health and vitality of your smile. There are several dental procedures that can be used alone or in combination to truly transform your smile.
Improve Your Appearance and Oral Health
A more attractive smile helps you feel good about yourself, but did you know that correcting certain flaws can actually enhance your oral health?
It’s a widely accepted fact that there is a direct relationship between the health of your mouth and your overall health and well being. Seeking treatment for these problems not only improves your appearance but also protects your long-term oral and general health.
Missing Teeth and Dental Implants
Missing teeth certainly have a negative impact on your appearance, but they can also create serious oral health problems. A dental implant is an effective solution that is actually a complete tooth replacement, not just a cosmetic cover-up. The result is a fully functional, natural-looking tooth.
More importantly, the implant acts as a replacement for the root of the missing tooth. This prevents deterioration of the jaw bone and shifting of surrounding teeth which can lead to overcrowding of teeth and alignment issues.
Porcelain veneers are a great choice for correcting a variety of cosmetic flaws like chipped, broken or cracked teeth. Veneers conceal the appearance of slightly misaligned and irregularly shaped teeth, which also makes them effective for correcting minor dental bite problems.
Veneers are thin wafers of porcelain bonded to the surface of your tooth. Porcelain is a naturally translucent material that closely resembles the appearance of your natural teeth. Better yet, they can usually be placed in only two appointments.
Crowns and Bridges
A dental crown or bridge can usually be placed in two or three visits. First, we prepare your natural tooth to receive the restoration and then impressions are taken of your teeth. The impression accurately represents the position of your natural teeth so that your restoration fits correctly.
The impressions are sent to a special dental lab, where they are used to create your permanent restoration, which usually takes about two weeks. Before you leave our practice, we fit you with a temporary bridge or crown that you wear while the new crown or bridge is designed.
Once the restoration is finished, we will book an appointment for you to return to our clinic. At that time we check the final restoration for proper fit, making adjustments as necessary. Finally, the restoration is cemented permanently into place.
Before you leave our surgery, we will give you instructions on caring for your new restoration. The restoration is fully functional, but you should remember that it requires special care to prevent damage and the need for replacement. If you practise proper oral hygiene and schedule regular dental cleanings, your new restoration will last for many years.
Crowns and bridges are restorations that correct dental conditions while protecting and strengthening your teeth.
A dental crown is custom-made to fit over a damaged natural tooth. It restores the function of the tooth and provides strength and support. Dental bridges replace missing teeth.
Crowns and bridges are usually made of porcelain because of its natural appearance and durability.
Everyone wants a healthy, complete smile, and crowns and bridges can help. Updated techniques and treatments have made placing crowns and bridges easier than before.
Dentures and Partials
Dentures are a removable piece of hardware used to replace some or all of your natural teeth. They come in two standard types:
- Conventional dentures are not fitted until after the gums and jaw have fully healed from the extraction of your teeth.
- Immediate dentures are fitted before your teeth are extracted. Immediate dentures will require several more fittings than traditional dentures, as the shape of your jaw and gums will change during the healing process, but they have the advantage of immediately restoring your teeth after extraction.
Partial dentures can be used when only some of your teeth need to be removed. Partials function similarly to a bridge but are removable.
Dental implants are a popular solution to replace missing teeth.
Unlike dentures or partials, you won’t experience problems with slipping or sliding, and they don’t require a specialised daily care routine beyond regular brushing and flossing. Unlike bridges, dental implants do not require alteration to your existing, healthy teeth. In fact, bridges can be supported by implants for fewer alterations during a more complex restoration.
If you would like more information on the services we provide or what is most appropriate for you, please contact our clinic to arrange a booking.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We welcome patients of all ages to our clinic! We are happy to discuss your scheduling needs, so just give us a call and speak to someone from our friendly front desk staff!
We recommend that you brush your teeth at least twice daily using good technique. Our skilled oral therapists will be happy to review your technique with you and give you pointers to help you improve to get the most out of your home-care routine.
Teeth staining can have several different causes. Some of the most common culprits we see include:
- Drinking staining beverages such as coffee, tea, and red wine
- Eating staining foods like berries and curry
- Inadequate dental hygiene
- Certain health conditions
Most professional whitening products contain an added desensitising ingredient that protects even sensitive teeth and keeps you comfortable during the process. Additionally, the customisable nature of professional whitening treatments prevents the product from coming into contact with soft tissues like your gums, lips, and tongue.
If your teeth are very sensitive, please talk to us so that we can help you determine whether whitening is appropriate for you.