Check up and Clean

Regular dental check-ups keep you in the best possible dental health as any problems can be detected and treated early and effectively. Professional cleanings on a regular basis will also make sure your teeth are free of any plaque that you cannot quite reach in your daily brushing and flossing routine. It is during these regular hygiene appointments that early detection of gum disease is made. Your dental health is of the utmost importance to our team and we take your regular check up very seriously.

Gum disease, if not treated correctly, can lead to some very severe conditions, even the loss of one or several teeth. From gingivitis to periodontal disease and even halitosis (bad breath), these are problems that can be solved through regular dental visits, coupled with listening to and understanding the hygiene guidelines put in place for your individual needs.


Intra Oral Digital X-ray

Radiographs are a diagnostic tool we could never practice without. While most offices still use film, dental digital radiography has been shown to be every bit as diagnostic, and more.

With better resolution, dramatically reduced radiation to the patient, and the ability to zoom into parts of the image, digital dental X-ray is more friendly to the patient, and to the doctor.

 

 

 


Intra Oral Camera

The biggest hurdle for patients to accept treatment is that they often do not understand their condition. With an intraoral digital camera, patient education is simplified by being able to help the patient see what you see.

 

 

 

 


Gum Care

It is estimated that over 80% of people will experience varying degrees of gum disease at some point in their life. Gum disease is the main cause of tooth loss in adults, however when diagnosed early the condition can be reversed, returning you to optimal oral health.

Gum disease results from the accumulation of plaque, a sticky clear film that builds up on the surface of your tooth enamel, at and below the gum-line. When plaque is not removed effectively through your daily brushing and flossing routine it hardens into calculus, commonly known as tartar. Calculus is too hard to be removed by brushing and flossing.

As gum disease develops, your gums become red and swollen and bleed easily when you brush and floss, this is the first sign of gingivitis, constant bad breath is also common with gum disease.

The formation of calculus can cause your gums to pull away from your teeth; from which gum-pockets develop, this allows the accumulation of food particles and bacteria to build up in these pockets next to your tooth roots and can cause irreparable bone damage in its advanced stages, this then becomes known as periodontitis.

One of the biggest concerns with developing gum disease is that it very rarely causes any pain, therefore can go unnoticed until it becomes a severe problem. Only through regular check-up appointments can we diagnose gum disease in its early stage and treat it before permanent damage to your bone and soft tissue or tooth loss occurs.


White Fillings

The traditional way of restoring a tooth with a silver or grey looking amalgam filling is giving way to the more popular and natural looking white composite filling.

A blend of fine glass particles and silica mixed to a paste-like consistency, the composite material is able to be moulded to the exact shape of the tooth being repaired. This enables your restoration to be completed with much less natural tooth structure needing to be removed than if an amalgam filling were to be placed. Once shaped the composite filling is hardened through use of a specially developed light.

One of the most notable advantages white composite fillings have over metal fillings is they achieve a stronger bond with your natural tooth. Previously, composite fillings were confined to restoring front teeth where the biting force is less strenuous. Through the development of quality of materials now available, composites can successfully be placed in back teeth where chewing and grinding forces are far greater.

 


Mouthguard

A mouthguard is a protective device for the mouth that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, arches, lips and gums. Mouthguards are most often used to prevent injury in contact sports, as a treatment for bruxism or TMD, or as part of certain dental procedures, such as tooth bleaching.

 

 

 


Splint

Occlusal splints (also called bite splints, bite planes, or night guards) are removable dental appliances carefully molded to fit the upper or lower arches of teeth.

They are used to protect tooth and restoration surfaces, manage mandibular (jaw) dysfunction, and stabilize occlusion or create space prior to restoration procedures. People prone to nocturnal bruxism, or night time clenching, should routinely wear occlusal splints at night.

Occlusal splints are typically made of a heat-cured acrylic resin. Soft acrylic or light cured composite, or vinyl splints may be made more quickly and cheaply, but are not as durable, and are more commonly made for short-term use. Soft splints are also used for children, because normal growth changes the fit of hard splints.