General Dentistry Services
This is a critical part of the dental appointment. At your first visit, and at subsequent check-ups, the dentist will carry out a thorough check of not just your oral health, but also the health of the peri-oral tissues.
Fillings are placed to restore teeth to function and appearance after trauma, caries removal or tooth wear. Fillings can be separated into two categories – silver coloured or tooth coloured. However we no longer place silver coloured fillings at our clinic.
Also known as non-surgical periodontal treatment or gum treatment, this is the treatment for people with periodontal or gum disease. When you attend your regular check-up, our dentist will always check your gum health.
This is the regular maintenance treatment that is normally sufficient for most people to maintain oral health. In addition to the dental check-up it involves scaling & polishing, fluoride treatment, and sometimes special tests depending on your specific needs.
Root Canal Treatments
When the nerve of a tooth dies, or becomes infected, you may experience pain and swelling. This can cause a severe toothache in extreme cases. Root canal treatment allows us to remove the infected or necrotic nerve while saving the tooth.
Extraction is the treatment to take a tooth out under local anaesthetic. It is usually done because a tooth can no longer be restored, is too mobile, or for orthodontic treatment.
Children (Paediatric) Dentistry Services
Children's Dental Examinations
The most important part of our dental examination for children, especially for a first visit, is acclimatisation. The goal for this first visit is to make each child comfortable in the dental environment and to do only as much as the child can handle.
Fillings are placed to restore teeth to function and appearance after trauma, caries removal or tooth wear. Fillings can be separated into two categories – silver coloured or tooth coloured. We no longer place silver coloured fillings at our clinic.
When teeth are crowded, or poorly aligned, orthodontic treatment can help to give your child ‘straight teeth’.
Root Canal Treatments
Root canal treatment is the process of removing and infected nerve while saving the tooth. It is not a treatment that is frequently needed in children, but is available should the need arise.
In children routine maintenance involves reinforcing good oral hygiene and dietary habits, and scaling & polishing.
Extraction is the treatment to take a tooth out under local anaesthetic. It is usually done because a tooth can no longer be restored, is too mobile for eating, or for orthodontic treatment.
Cosmetic Dentistry Services
A method for fabricating tooth coloured restorations within the day! We are able to use a digital image of your teeth to create crowns, veneers, onlays, inlays and bridges with a beautiful natural finish.
When a tooth is fragile due to a large restoration, broken down or irreversibly discoloured, a crown may be fabricated to protect the tooth from fracture and to restore its function and aesthetics.
Adult orthodontics is becoming more and more accessible. If you have concerns about the alignment of your teeth, we would be happy to see you for a consultation and a discussion about the appropriate method to meet your requirements and priorities.
Our smile is one of the key ways that we greet the world. But teeth can yellow over time with age, and lifestyle choices. Tooth whitening is a simple, non-invasive method to whiten yellowed teeth and brighten your smile.
When the tooth is structurally sound, but discoloured or mis-shapen, porcelain veneers can be made to restore and even cosmetically improve your teeth.
Dental Implantology Services
Implant Supported Bridge
An implant supported bridge, or implant supported fixed denture, is the replacement of multiple teeth in one span with implants and a fixed prosthesis.
Implant Supported Single Crown
When you’re missing a single tooth, you have the option of a conventional bridge. Alternatively we can place an implant supported crown. In situations where the adjacent teeth are pristine, or conversely unsuitable to act as bridge abutments, the implant supported crown is an ideal solution.
Conventional removable dentures rely on the underlying jaw bone for support. But overtime, the gum and bone shrinks and it becomes increasingly difficult to create a satisfactorily retentive denture.
Oral Surgery Services
Teeth other than wisdom teeth can become impacted, or displaced from alignment. In order for the orthodontist to proceed with your treatment, these teeth need to be removed. A surgical approach is often necessary.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Surgical removal of wisdom teeth is usually carried out to remove impacted wisdom teeth that cannot be removed by non-surgical methods. Most often under local anaesthetic, IV sedation can also be provided for the anxious patient.
Restorative Dentistry Services
Crowns & Bridges
Crowns are a great solution for teeth that have been broken, or weakened by large fillings, or fractures; and, ridges are a method of replacing a missing tooth by using the adjacent teeth to provide the support.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are fabricated in the lab. Inlays act as stronger, more durable versions of fillings, especially when restoring particularly large cavities. Onlays are a way to protect the occlusal surface of a tooth in situations where a full crown is not necessary.
Removable dentures are a solution to replace missing teeth. They may be placed in a jaw where some teeth remain, or fully replace all the teeth in an arch. They are either an interim treatment in preparation for bridging or implants, or can be the final treatment itself.
Tooth Surface Loss / Bruxism
Tooth surface loss (TSL) can occur due to acid erosion of teeth, abrasion from hard substances – nuts, ice, or aggressive toothbrushing, and attrition-the wear caused by parafunctional tooth contact.