Dental Services Sydney
General dentistry includes several key areas of treatment.
Preventative dentistry involves the use of individually tailored home care for patients as this is the key to maintaining good teeth and gums for life. The reality is that 70 per cent of all dental disease is preventable.
Restorative dentistry relates to teeth fillings. In the event that there is some decay associated with one or more teeth, dentists at the practice will help solve the problems using minimum intervention. This may include the use of a rubber dam and the careful removal of the diseased tooth structure. The remaining tooth structure is then reinforced. Composite resin based materials are used to enhance the natural appearance of the tooth and also maintain its structural integrity. It is best to leave as much of the tooth as possible to assist with its long term stability. Significantly, dental decay is one of the most prevalent bacterial diseases in the modern world.
Gingivitis and periodontal disease require varying treatments. Gingivitis is a bacterial infection of the gums and is very easily treated in the dental chair and supported with good home care. This infection can be controlled. It is often associated with bleeding and/or sore gums. Periodontal disease or jaw bone disease, on the other hand, is prevalent in about 20 per cent of the Australian population. It is an infection of the gums, bones and the entire structure surrounding the teeth. This often silent problem has links with a multitude of medical issues including diabetes and heart disease. Periodontal disease requires careful diagnosis and ongoing treatment to keep it under control.
Cracked teeth are one of the most common issues for patients over the age of 40. In many instances such teeth are associated with the presence of old amalgam fillings. The expansion and contraction of these fillings and the associated long term use of these weakened teeth can lead to cracks on the surrounding tooth structure. If the cracks are detected early, they can be treated using fillings or crowns. If untreated, the cracks can develop splinters under the gums. Early diagnosis using a range of techniques can help address these problems.
Crowns and bridges are used to stabilize teeth significantly weakened by old restorations, grinding and clenching, and cracks. Often the only way to stabilize these impacted teeth is by using a crown. This is similar to a crash helmet in that it fits over the top of the existing tooth and fillings to provide protection under normal usage. Two or more crowns can be joined together to form a bridge which can help if there are missing or weak teeth.
Root canal treatment is used if decay or cracks have compromised a tooth’s nerve and blood supply. This can lead to the tooth ‘dying’. There is only significant pain if an abscess forms. However, if diagnosed early, modern dentistry can help treat these areas with little or no discomfort. This procedure involves the careful removal of the dead and dying structure in the roots of the tooth and replacing this with rubber based materials. The long term success rate of this procedure is approximately 90 per cent.
Dental Services Sydney
Whether you’re looking for general dentistry or cosmetic dentistry, we have a team of dentists and hygienists who can meet your needs. We’re also available for emergency dentistry if you’re experiencing acute pain or have experienced dental trauma. We’re also delighted to see your kids for their annual check-ups with a children’s play are in the waiting room and televisions on the ceiling of the treatment rooms for entertainment.
Our general dentistry services include, but aren’t limited to:
- Preventative dentistry to help you avoid developing dental disease like tooth decay and gum disease
- Restorative dentistry to ensure that your teeth are restored in the event of dental decay – we use tooth coloured fillings so they perfectly match your teeth
- Treatment for gingivitis and periodontal disease, with bespoke care tailored to your needs
- Cracked teeth diagnosis and repair
- Root canal treatment for the treatment of dental infections in restorable teeth
- Crowns and bridges to help reinforce and stabilise teeth that may have been weakened over the years
- Dental implants to replace missing teeth
- Invisalign braces to cosmetically straighten your teeth
- Tooth whitening to improve the shade and remove staining on your teeth
- Dental extractions when a tooth is infected or broken down beyond repair
- Sports mouthguards to prevent dental trauma during contact sport
What Makes Us Special?
We understand that dentist visits aren’t something that most people look forward to. Some people avoid their regular check-ups due to nervousness, which leads to poor dental care and a higher risk of dental disease. That’s why our team will do everything in our power to ensure that your visit is as pleasant as possible. Our team is here to listen to you and address your particular needs. We’ll do our best to put you at ease and give you all the necessary information to ensure you are making the right treatment decision for your dental health. The quality and attention to detail is apparent as soon as you walk into our comfortable reception lounge. There is plenty to read, and our friendly team will offer you a tea or coffee if you happen to arrive early. Our treatment rooms are fitted out with the highest quality equipment, and some of our rooms have televisions mounted on the ceiling allowing you to be entertained during your dental visit.
Are You Looking for an Experienced Dentist Near You?
As dental technology develops and advances, many previously painful procedures are becoming less invasive and disruptive. If you’ve been avoiding a trip to the dentist because you’re worried about the pain, why not give us a call? All our dentists and staff have been highly trained and will use many modern techniques to address your issues. You can rest assured that you’ll get the best care possible, as well as service with a smile. If you’re interested in booking an appointment, give us a call today or book an appointment online.
Some dental procedures are invasive and irreversible. To ensure you are a good candidate, and to fully understand all of the potential risks and benefits, please make an appointment with one of our experienced clinicians on 9488 7555. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks and in some cases a second opinion may be recommended to ensure an optimal outcome.