After the consultation, a camera captures the area to be treated. The restoration created on the computer is subsequently milled from a ceramic block. The dental prosthesis is then created as a 3D model on the computer. The finished ceramic restoration is inserted just a little while later. No unpleasant impression material Say goodbye to biting on impression material for several minutes, having a numb mouth and jaw ache. We use a camera that can capture your full dentition in seconds and then transfer this to the computer. No bothersome temporary prosthesis Temporary prostheses are exactly what the name suggests: temporary. With CEREC the final prosthesis is inserted directly without any temporary compromises needed. With CEREC you can rely on quality that has been proven millions of times over in the practice. Furthermore, thanks to your new dental restoration made by our dentists using CEREC, your smile will be just as lovely many years later as it is directly after receiving the prosthesis.
While prevention through regular dental examinations and professional cleaning coupled with good home care goes a long way to caring for your teeth and gums as some stage you may develop tooth decay. There are number of options for restoring your teeth.
A filling may be required due to tooth decay, trauma, wear or to replace an old restoration.
With an examination your dentist can check your teeth for these defects, x-rays may be used to diagnose decay, your dentist will then discuss the best method and material to restore your tooth, which may include fillings.
At Mydental we offer a range of restorative materials including: Composite resin this material is mercury free and is matched to the colour of your teeth; Glass ionomer cement, it is also a tooth coloured material and we offer porcelain inlays and onlays which are a very strong and long-lasting option.
At Mydental our caring and experienced team offer all aspects of general dentistry. We care for all ages and stages. Our examinations include oral cancer screening, jaw joint analysis, cosmetic review, we also check the bite and gum condition as well as the teeth, take intraoral photographs if necessary and provide comprehensive information. We take the time to listen to what you want from your treatment then plan the best possible solution for you.
Rest assured we are also an accredited dental practice adhering to the highest infection control standards.
Dental Implants are a replacement option for missing teeth. A dental implant consists of three parts. Firstly, a titanium implant that is placed in the bone, an abutment is then fixed to the implant (generally three months after the implant is placed) and finally crown or other prosthesis can then be fitted.
At a consultation you can discuss with your dentist if dental implants are the best option for you. If you are interested in dental implants your dentist and in some cases a specialist with need to make sure that you are suitable candidate for dental implants.
If you are considering dental implants, we suggest contacting our rooms for more information about the treatment.
Root canal therapy may be required when tooth decay has reached the nerve inside a tooth or if a tooth has cracked and small amounts of bacteria have permeated the nerve. Often a tooth ache may develop as inflammation builds up causing pressure inside the tooth. Root canal therapy removes the infected nerve tissue and an antibiotic dressing is placed inside the tooth which treats both the pain and the infection.
Root canal therapy is a complex and technically demanding procedure, but one which, when performed well, has a very high success rate. It is usually done over 2 to 3 visits depending on the severity of the infection.
At the first visit decay is removed and your dentist will use a series of small instruments to remove the infected nerve tissue in the canals, the root canal(s) are irrigated with solutions and then the canal(s) are dressed with a sedative dressing. At a subsequent visit the canal(s) are cleaned again and then filled with a substance called gutta percha.
The tooth will require a permanent strong restoration such as a crown after root canal treatment to prevent the tooth from splitting and breaking.
A professionally made custom fitted Mouth Guard offers superior protection. These are custom fitted to your teeth. By taking an impression of your teeth, your dentist can ensure that your mouth guard is fitted properly. This results in a more comfortable guard that resists movement and allows easier communication and breathing. The better fit leaves the player with less distractions and allows them to focus more on their game. They are made from a tough thermoplastic material that tastes and smells completely neutral.
In contrast, the over the counter “boil and bite” mouthguards are often poorly fitted, loose and can impede breathing and speech. They can even become life threatening if they dislodge and become wedged in the back of the throat. For these reasons the Australian Dental Association recommends the use of professional custom fitted mouthguards in preference to the Boil and Bite type.
Here at My Dental on Prospect we’re all about protecting your smile, that’s why we thoroughly recommend professional custom made sports mouthguards. Book in now with one of our friendly dentists or Hygienists so we can keep that smile bright!
Most of us grind and clench our teeth. For some of us this grinding and clenching can become problematic. Bruxism is excessive clenching or grinding not related to normal chewing.
Bruxism can lead to very worn-down teeth, sensitivity, tooth pain, headaches, jaw pain and cracked teeth.
If you often wake up with headaches or jaw stiffness it may be worth having a consultation with your dentist to see if tooth grinding is a factor. Your dentist will do an examination of your teeth, gums, jaw joint as well as noting your dental and medical history and discuss any other factors in your life that may be contributing to your discomfort such as stress or physical illness.
For some people a nightguard might be suggested. It is made from a hard-thermo-acrylic, they fit snugly over your teeth and can be made to fit the top teeth or the bottom teeth. We use a specialized camera to scan the teeth and bite to create a digital model this allows us to see the areas that are taking the most force so a custom-made guard can be constructed.
Most of us clean our teeth every day, hopefully twice a day this helps to remove plaque built up on our teeth. Some of us even floss regularly. However, we can’t get to the bacteria that sits below the gums or remove plaque when it goes hard. That is why it is important to have regular dental hygiene visits. Having healthy gums is incredibly important. The gums are what support the bone and teeth, if gum disease is left unchecked it can progress to involve the ligaments and the jaw bone which can lead to tooth loss and other health problems.
At Mydental a hygiene appointment includes a thorough check and measure of the gums, removal of plaque on the teeth above and below the gums. Our practitioner will also polish away stain and leave your teeth feeling amazing. If you avoid cleaning because of sensitivity we can offer ORAQIX which is a fantastic product that substantially reduces discomfort…don’t like the noise? We have that covered too with noise cancelling headphones and Netflix!
Fissure sealants are a preventative treatment. They are a thin plastic coating applied to the biting surface of teeth to protect against decay and make it easier to keep the teeth clean. Your dentist may recommend them on the biting surfaces of the back teeth. Fissure sealant are commonly recommended for children and are usually placed after the permanent teeth appear. In adults fissure sealants can help to preserve healthy teeth. The procedure is quick and non-invasive; the teeth are thoroughly cleaned and dried, special gel is applied then washed off and the tooth is dried again this ensures that the seal will stick. The sealant material is then applied and then set with a light. The longevity of fissure seals varies depending on the bite pattern and wear and tear of the teeth, they can be easily replaced or repaired.
Veneers are a bonded facing that sits on the front of a tooth or teeth. At Mydental we offer Porcelain and Composite resin veneers. Veneers can improve the shape, size and color of teeth. They can also be used to fill in gaps or improve the appearance of crooked teeth. At a consultation or examination appointment your dentist can discuss if veneers are a good option for you.
Composite resin veneers are made from a plastic tooth colored material and can be matched to natural or whitened teeth. They are applied directly to the teeth and are shaped and polished. They can provide and excellent aesthetic result without removing any tooth structure and can be removed. They may chip and stain over time, on average last from 3 to 7 years this can vary from person to person.
Porcelain Veneers are a highly aesthetic restoration, they reflect and refract light in a similar way to tooth enamel so they look very natural. They can be matched to any shade. Generally, porcelain veneers do require some removal of tooth structure. Porcelain is a much stronger and longer lasting option. Using CEREC we are able to offer single visit porcelain veneers to our patients.
A crown is a strong restoration that fits over a prepared tooth. At Mydental we offer single visit all porcelain crowns. In some cases, your dentist may suggest a zirconia or gold crown which will require two visits.
A crown may be suggested if a tooth has a large filling in it, has had trauma or has had root canal treatment. Crowns can also be used to improve aesthetics of worn and damaged teeth.
A bridge may be an option to replace one or more missing teeth. The typical bridge comprises one or more artificial teeth, known as pontics, which are held in place by two dental crowns, or abutments.
We have found that the take home tooth whitening provides the most stable long-term results. We use a system called Zoom.
Scans are taken of your teeth so that customised tooth whitening trays can be made by a dental laboratory, these are very thin (about 1mm material thick).
The benefit of this system is that it can be tailored for the patient as there are different concentrations of whitening agent. One concentration is best worn overnight the other is 30 min to 1 hour once a day. Results are dependent on the starting shade of your teeth and how long you continue with the whitening, we recommend whitening for one to two weeks.
Another benefit to this system is that the whitening trays will last for years if cared for so you can maintain your whitening for as long as you like, we sell individual syringes of whitening top ups most people do one or two nights 2 to 3 times per year after the initial 2 week treatment.
About 50% of patients experience some sensitivity we provide a special gel with the tooth whitening kits that can be used if sensitivity is a problem.
The system is very easy to use and provides very good results.