Timaru
Dental Care
Services

Timaru Dental Care aim to help you achieve optimal oral health by providing the highest standards of dental care.

Timaru Dental Care believe that everyone can have a healthy smile for life and with our help it’s easier than you think! We are passionate about helping patients to live better quality lives thanks to good oral health. We offer a comprehensive range of dental services.

Teeth Cleaning

Teeth Cleaning

Stained teeth can ruin a beautiful smile! Timaru Dental Care offer a full teeth cleaning service.

Why is teeth cleaning is needed?

To ensure you have a beautiful healthy smile, cleaning your teeth at least twice a day is highly recommended for both children and adults. Various substances such as calcium can continually moisten your teeth that help to keep them healthy & strong. However overtime it leads to the build-up of hard deposits and plaque called tartar.

Plaque or Tartar cannot be fully eliminated by brushing your teeth or using dental floss and over time can accumulate, this becomes the ideal conditions for bacteria to thrive on gums and teeth. It needs to be removed by a dentist or hygienist otherwise it may lead to tooth loss or a risk for gum disease. This is why it is recommended to get a dental check up & clean at least once a year.

Teeth cleaning or ‘scale & polish’ involves removing the tartar and plaque built up on your teeth, and leaves the surfaces of the teeth smooth and clean so that bacteria are unable to stick to them, this helps with keeping your teeth clean during your regular brushing and oral hygiene at home.

Teeth Cleaning

Stained teeth can ruin a beautiful smile! Timaru Dental Care offer a full teeth cleaning service.

Why is teeth cleaning is needed?

To ensure you have a beautiful healthy smile, cleaning your teeth at least twice a day is highly recommended for both children and adults. Various substances such as calcium can continually moisten your teeth that help to keep them healthy & strong. However overtime it leads to the build-up of hard deposits and plaque called tartar.

Plaque or Tartar cannot be fully eliminated by brushing your teeth or using dental floss and over time can accumulate, this becomes the ideal conditions for bacteria to thrive on gums and teeth. It needs to be removed by a dentist or hygienist otherwise it may lead to tooth loss or a risk for gum disease. This is why it is recommended to get a dental check up & clean at least once a year.

Teeth cleaning or ‘scale & polish’ involves removing the tartar and plaque built up on your teeth, and leaves the surfaces of the teeth smooth and clean so that bacteria are unable to stick to them, this helps with keeping your teeth clean during your regular brushing and oral hygiene at home.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Stained teeth can ruin a beautiful smile! Timaru Dental Care offer a full teeth whitening service with their hygienist.

Teeth whitening is a way to brighten your smile, leaving a confident & lasting impression. However even if you brush it may not be enough to get that smile you desire. With a good selection of teeth whitening methods available, whitening your teeth has never been more accessible & easy.

Teeth Whitening

Stained teeth can ruin a beautiful smile! Timaru Dental Care offer a full teeth whitening service with their hygienist.

Teeth whitening is a way to brighten your smile, leaving a confident & lasting impression. However even if you brush it may not be enough to get that smile you desire. With a good selection of teeth whitening methods available, whitening your teeth has never been more accessible & easy.

Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns restore and protect a damaged or cracked tooth.

What is the process of getting a Dental Crown?

Your dentist prepares the tooth during the first dental procedure, making a molded copy. A temporary crown is fitted to temporarily keep the tooth protected while the final restoration is being created. Once completed, the tooth crown is cemented in place at a later visit.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns restore and protect a damaged or cracked tooth.

What is the process of getting a Dental Crown?

Your dentist prepares the tooth during the first dental procedure, making a molded copy. A temporary crown is fitted to temporarily keep the tooth protected while the final restoration is being created. Once completed, the tooth crown is cemented in place at a later visit.

Dentures

Dentures

Dentures are designed to be custom made according to the needs of your mouth. They help in creating a healthy & natural smile for people with teeth that have become defective.

What is the difference between ‘partial’ and ‘full’ dentures?

Timaru Dental Care in conjunction with Duchenne Denture Specialists provide both a partial and full denture services. Complete dentures are used in cases where a person is missing every tooth in his or her mouth. Partial dentures are used in cases where a person may be missing one or more teeth.

In the case of a full denture being needed, the process can be either immediate or conventional. The immediate process is applicable when all the teeth have been removed, the patient doesn’t have to be without their teeth during the healing period of their gums. The conventional process is when the teeth have been removed and the patient waits for up to 6 months for the gums to heal, then the denture is inserted.

Taking care of your dentures

Taking care of your dentures is very easy. You will need to clean them every day with warm water. There are many products to clean dentures, get in touch with Timaru Dental Care to get more information.

Dentures

Dentures are designed to be custom made according to the needs of your mouth. They help in creating a healthy & natural smile for people with teeth that have become defective.

What is the difference between ‘partial’ and ‘full’ dentures?

Timaru Dental Care in conjunction with Duchenne Denture Specialists provide both a partial and full denture services. Complete dentures are used in cases where a person is missing every tooth in his or her mouth. Partial dentures are used in cases where a person may be missing one or more teeth.

In the case of a full denture being needed, the process can be either immediate or conventional. The immediate process is applicable when all the teeth have been removed, the patient doesn’t have to be without their teeth during the healing period of their gums. The conventional process is when the teeth have been removed and the patient waits for up to 6 months for the gums to heal, then the denture is inserted.

Taking care of your dentures

Taking care of your dentures is very easy. You will need to clean them every day with warm water. There are many products to clean dentures, get in touch with Timaru Dental Care to get more information.

Fillings

Fillings

Fillings are used to remove the decay and restore full function to your tooth.

What causes tooth decay?

Tooth decay is damage to your teeth that occurs when germs in your mouth create acids that eat away at a tooth. It can potentially lead to a hole (cavity) in the tooth. If left untreated, can cause tooth decay that causes pain, infections, and in some cases, loss of the tooth.

Bacteria and food can cause tooth decay in your mouth. Plaque is constantly forming on your teeth and gums, plaque contains bacteria that feed on the sugars in the food you consume. As the bacteria feed, they create acids. The acids can attack the teeth for around 20 minutes or more after you eat. Over time if left unchecked, these acids can destroy the tooth enamel, causing tooth decay.

Why are fillings needed for the teeth?

Fillings are there to remove the decay and restore your tooth to its full function. Removing the decay from the tooth prevents the cavity from getting larger and will help prevent the tooth from needing either an extraction or root canal treatment if the decay reached the pulp of the tooth.

If I don’t get my decayed teeth filled, what happens?

If the tooth is left untreated, the decay in your tooth will become much larger and will eventually reach the bottom of the tooth where the nerves are, and ultimately causing pain. Once it has reached this point, your tooth will no longer be able to be filled and will need to have a root canal or extracted.

Fillings

Fillings are used to remove the decay and restore full function to your tooth.

What causes tooth decay?

Tooth decay is damage to your teeth that occurs when germs in your mouth create acids that eat away at a tooth. It can potentially lead to a hole (cavity) in the tooth. If left untreated, can cause tooth decay that causes pain, infections, and in some cases, loss of the tooth.

Bacteria and food can cause tooth decay in your mouth. Plaque is constantly forming on your teeth and gums, plaque contains bacteria that feed on the sugars in the food you consume. As the bacteria feed, they create acids. The acids can attack the teeth for around 20 minutes or more after you eat. Over time if left unchecked, these acids can destroy the tooth enamel, causing tooth decay.

Why are fillings needed for the teeth?

Fillings are there to remove the decay and restore your tooth to its full function. Removing the decay from the tooth prevents the cavity from getting larger and will help prevent the tooth from needing either an extraction or root canal treatment if the decay reached the pulp of the tooth.

If I don’t get my decayed teeth filled, what happens?

If the tooth is left untreated, the decay in your tooth will become much larger and will eventually reach the bottom of the tooth where the nerves are, and ultimately causing pain. Once it has reached this point, your tooth will no longer be able to be filled and will need to have a root canal or extracted.

Root Canals

Root Canal
Treatment

Thousands of teeth are treated and saved every year with root canal treatment.

What is a Root Canal?

The space inside of the tooth from the center known as the pulp chamber, travels down the length of the root to the tip (or apex) is called a root canal.

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that has become badly decayed or has become infected. During a root canal procedure the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment the surrounding tissue will become infected.

What are the common reasons for having Root Canal treatment?

The tiny canals contain the pulp of the tooth (the nerve), which originates from the pulp chamber. Any infection or trauma of the nerve will result in the need for root canal treatment. Common reasons for root canal treatment include:

  • Bacteria from decayed teeth invades the pulp by penetrating through the tooth.
  • Trauma, such as a broken or chipped tooth, can result in the exposure of the nerve.
  • A tooth has become infected due to decay.
  • A tooth is slowly dying, due to previous trauma to the tooth or aging, that did not previously result in the need for treatment at the time of injury.

What are the advantages of having root canal treatment?

  • Normal chewing without pain
  • Health of other teeth in mouth is not adversely affected
  • Better sensation & control of biting in teeth

If a tooth is infected and root canal treatment is needed then it is important to take immediate steps to make sure that the infection is eliminated on time. Delaying treatment for root canal could lead to spreading of an infection to other teeth and the person has to suffer from a lot of unnecessary pain and possible loss of many other teeth.

Root Canal
Treatment

Thousands of teeth are treated and saved every year with root canal treatment.

What is a Root Canal?

The space inside of the tooth from the center known as the pulp chamber, travels down the length of the root to the tip (or apex) is called a root canal.

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that has become badly decayed or has become infected. During a root canal procedure the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment the surrounding tissue will become infected.

What are the common reasons for having Root Canal treatment?

The tiny canals contain the pulp of the tooth (the nerve), which originates from the pulp chamber. Any infection or trauma of the nerve will result in the need for root canal treatment. Common reasons for root canal treatment include:

  • Bacteria from decayed teeth invades the pulp by penetrating through the tooth.
  • Trauma, such as a broken or chipped tooth, can result in the exposure of the nerve.
  • A tooth has become infected due to decay.
  • A tooth is slowly dying, due to previous trauma to the tooth or aging, that did not previously result in the need for treatment at the time of injury.

What are the advantages of having root canal treatment?

  • Normal chewing without pain
  • Health of other teeth in mouth is not adversely affected
  • Better sensation & control of biting in teeth

If a tooth is infected and root canal treatment is needed then it is important to take immediate steps to make sure that the infection is eliminated on time. Delaying treatment for root canal could lead to spreading of an infection to other teeth and the person has to suffer from a lot of unnecessary pain and possible loss of many other teeth.

Gum Treatment

Gum Treatment

Gum disease is caused mainly by bacteria formed by tartar and plaque building up.

What is Gum Disease and its causes?

Our mouths are full of bacteria along with particles that form plaque on the teeth. Brushing and flossing helps rid your mouth of plaque. Plaque that isnt removed can harden, forming tartar build up which is difficult to remove with brushing alone. It is highly recommend to get a professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist that can remove the build up of tartar.

Other circumstances can contribute to gum disease such as:

  • Grinding or clenching your teeth
  • Smoking/Tobacco use
  • From Genetics
  • From certain medications

What are warning signs that I have gum disease?

  • Bad breath
  • Red, bleeding, swollen gums
  • Loose teeth or tooth loss
  • Sensitivity in the tooth/teeth

How do I keep my gums and teeth in a healthy condition?

  • Brush your teeth for 2 minutes at least twice a day
  • Floss your teeth regularly to remove plaque
  • Visit the dentist routinely for check-ups and professional cleaning
  • Drink water regularly throughout the day
  • Avoid smoking

Treating Gum Disease

Here are some of the available treatment options, depending on the type of gum disease:

  • Removal of plaque / tartar build-up with scaling done by your dentist or dental hygienist.
  • Medications such as a mouth rinse prescribed to you by your hygienist or dentist to help kill off the bacteria residing in your mouth, along with frequent cleaning of the teeth.
  • In certain cases surgery may be necessary to stop or minimise the progression of the gum disease. Surgery may also used to replace bone that is lost in the advanced stages of gum disease.

It’s also important to take good care of your gums & teeth to make sure that germs and bacteria can be eliminated to avoid gum disease. Not taking care of you teeth and gums can lead to gum disease which is painful and leading to even more problems. Seek help from a dentist at Timaru Dental Care, we are here to help.

Gum Treatment

Gum disease is caused mainly by bacteria formed by tartar and plaque building up.

What is Gum Disease and its causes?

Our mouths are full of bacteria along with particles that form plaque on the teeth. Brushing and flossing helps rid your mouth of plaque. Plaque that isnt removed can harden, forming tartar build up which is difficult to remove with brushing alone. It is highly recommend to get a professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist that can remove the build up of tartar.

Other circumstances can contribute to gum disease such as:

  • Grinding or clenching your teeth
  • Smoking/Tobacco use
  • From Genetics
  • From certain medications

What are warning signs that I have gum disease?

  • Bad breath
  • Red, bleeding, swollen gums
  • Loose teeth or tooth loss
  • Sensitivity in the tooth/teeth

How do I keep my gums and teeth in a healthy condition?

  • Brush your teeth for 2 minutes at least twice a day
  • Floss your teeth regularly to remove plaque
  • Visit the dentist routinely for check-ups and professional cleaning
  • Drink water regularly throughout the day
  • Avoid smoking

Treating Gum Disease

Here are some of the available treatment options, depending on the type of gum disease:

  • Removal of plaque / tartar build-up with scaling done by your dentist or dental hygienist.
  • Medications such as a mouth rinse prescribed to you by your hygienist or dentist to help kill off the bacteria residing in your mouth, along with frequent cleaning of the teeth.
  • In certain cases surgery may be necessary to stop or minimise the progression of the gum disease. Surgery may also used to replace bone that is lost in the advanced stages of gum disease.

It’s also important to take good care of your gums & teeth to make sure that germs and bacteria can be eliminated to avoid gum disease. Not taking care of you teeth and gums can lead to gum disease which is painful and leading to even more problems. Seek help from a dentist at Timaru Dental Care, we are here to help.

Dental Bridge

Dental Bridge

A Dental Bridge is a good solution for a tooth or teeth that are missing. Dental bridges help bridge the gap when there are one or more missing teeth. The crown replacing the missing tooth is joined to crowns made to fit over the adjacent teeth.

The benefits of having a dental bridge can:

  • Bring back your healthy smile
  • Help restore the ability to chew and speak properly
  • Help maintain the original shape of your face
  • Distribute the forces evenly in your mouth to help bite properly by replacing missing teeth
  • Prevention of the remaining teeth from moving out of position

How long does a dental bridge last?

Keeping good oral hygiene and regular checkups with your dentist, dental bridges can last a very long time.

How difficult is it to eat with a dental bridge?

Replaced missing teeth with a dental bridge can actually make eating easier. It will take some time to become accustomed to the new bridge, eating soft foods or food that have been cut into small pieces is a good starting point.

How do you keep your dental bridge maintained?

Dental bridges require consistent home and professional dental care more than your natural teeth do to prevent decay at the tooth/dental bridge junction. This is due to the area beneath the dental bridge, which must be cleaned.

Brushing twice a day as well as flossing daily helps to prevent tooth decay and gum disease that can lead to the loss of teeth. Your dental hygienist or dentist can help explain how to properly keep your teeth brushed and flossed. Eating a balanced diet and proper nutrition is also important.

Dental Bridge

A Dental Bridge is a good solution for a tooth or teeth that are missing. Dental bridges help bridge the gap when there are one or more missing teeth. The crown replacing the missing tooth is joined to crowns made to fit over the adjacent teeth.

The benefits of having a dental bridge can:

  • Bring back your healthy smile
  • Help restore the ability to chew and speak properly
  • Help maintain the original shape of your face
  • Distribute the forces evenly in your mouth to help bite properly by replacing missing teeth
  • Prevention of the remaining teeth from moving out of position

How long does a dental bridge last?

Keeping good oral hygiene and regular checkups with your dentist, dental bridges can last a very long time.

How difficult is it to eat with a dental bridge?

Replaced missing teeth with a dental bridge can actually make eating easier. It will take some time to become accustomed to the new bridge, eating soft foods or food that have been cut into small pieces is a good starting point.

How do you keep your dental bridge maintained?

Dental bridges require consistent home and professional dental care more than your natural teeth do to prevent decay at the tooth/dental bridge junction. This is due to the area beneath the dental bridge, which must be cleaned.

Brushing twice a day as well as flossing daily helps to prevent tooth decay and gum disease that can lead to the loss of teeth. Your dental hygienist or dentist can help explain how to properly keep your teeth brushed and flossed. Eating a balanced diet and proper nutrition is also important.

Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

Tooth removal is necessary when decayed or an abscessed tooth is so severe that no other conventional treatment will fix the infection or issue. This can help keep the infection from spreading further to other areas inside your mouth.

The main reasons for extracting a tooth/teeth:

  • Extracting teeth to prepare the mouth for orthodontics. Orthodontics help to properly align the teeth, which may not be possible if your teeth are too big. If a tooth cannot break through the gum because there is no room in the mouth for it, your dentist may recommend to the the tooth/teeth extracted to make room.
  • If tooth decay or damage extends to the center of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels — bacteria in the mouth can enter the pulp and lead to an infection in the tooth.
  • If your bodies immune system is compromised there could be a risk of infection. For example, in the case that youare having an organ transplant, or receiving chemotherapy. Even the risk of possible infection in a particular tooth in your mouth, may be a reason to remove that tooth extracted.
  • Gum disease can infect both the surrounding bone & tissues which can lead to the loosening of the teeth, it may be necessary to extract the tooth or teeth in this case.
  • Wisdom teeth removal in some cases may be required. One problem that can occur is development of an impacted tooth that has surfaced in the mouth that has no room to grow. Other problems associated with impacted teeth include decay of teeth that are adjacent, infection and gum disease.

What can I expect during treatment for the issues?

Prior to an tooth extraction, your dentist will discuss your dental & medical histories and take xrays on the problem areas. At the appointment of your tooth extraction, your dentist will administer a local anesthetic which is injected to eliminate discomfort to numb or anesthetise the tooth that is being extracted, as well as the gums and jawbone surrounding it.

Tooth Extraction

Tooth removal is necessary when decayed or an abscessed tooth is so severe that no other conventional treatment will fix the infection or issue. This can help keep the infection from spreading further to other areas inside your mouth.

The main reasons for extracting a tooth/teeth:

  • Extracting teeth to prepare the mouth for orthodontics. Orthodontics help to properly align the teeth, which may not be possible if your teeth are too big. If a tooth cannot break through the gum because there is no room in the mouth for it, your dentist may recommend to the the tooth/teeth extracted to make room.
  • If tooth decay or damage extends to the center of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels — bacteria in the mouth can enter the pulp and lead to an infection in the tooth.
  • If your bodies immune system is compromised there could be a risk of infection. For example, in the case that youare having an organ transplant, or receiving chemotherapy. Even the risk of possible infection in a particular tooth in your mouth, may be a reason to remove that tooth extracted.
  • Gum disease can infect both the surrounding bone & tissues which can lead to the loosening of the teeth, it may be necessary to extract the tooth or teeth in this case.
  • Wisdom teeth removal in some cases may be required. One problem that can occur is development of an impacted tooth that has surfaced in the mouth that has no room to grow. Other problems associated with impacted teeth include decay of teeth that are adjacent, infection and gum disease.

What can I expect during treatment for the issues?

Prior to an tooth extraction, your dentist will discuss your dental & medical histories and take xrays on the problem areas. At the appointment of your tooth extraction, your dentist will administer a local anesthetic which is injected to eliminate discomfort to numb or anesthetise the tooth that is being extracted, as well as the gums and jawbone surrounding it.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth reside in the back of your mouth with two in the top & two in the bottom, they usually appear in young adulthood in most people.

What kind of pain can you expect from Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth can often grow in sideways or misaligned, they can push up against other teeth as they grow in, causing several problems causing pain.

You’ll notice that your wisdom teeth have begun to poke through your gums at the back of your mouth, the area might also be inflamed and tender to the touch. In some cases however, there will be no visible symptoms the pain coming from your wisdom teeth.

Wisdom Teeth – When they Become Impacted

A wisdom tooth is one that has not grown through the gum or has only grown part way through, This can cause a very unhealthy situation and the tooth should be removed to prevent further problems such as cysts, infection or crowding of the teeth.

If your dentist says it’s time to remove your wisdom teeth he may refer you to an oral surgeon, it usually only takes a few days for your mouth to heal and feel normal again.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth reside in the back of your mouth with two in the top & two in the bottom, they usually appear in young adulthood in most people.

What kind of pain can you expect from Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth can often grow in sideways or misaligned, they can push up against other teeth as they grow in, causing several problems causing pain.

You’ll notice that your wisdom teeth have begun to poke through your gums at the back of your mouth, the area might also be inflamed and tender to the touch. In some cases however, there will be no visible symptoms the pain coming from your wisdom teeth.

Wisdom Teeth – When they Become Impacted

A impacted wisdom tooth is one that has not grown through the gum or has only grown part way through, This can cause a very unhealthy situation and the tooth should be removed to prevent further problems such as cysts, infection or crowding of the teeth.

If your dentist says it’s time to remove your wisdom teeth he may refer you to an oral surgeon, it usually only takes a few days for your mouth to heal and feel normal again.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

A dental implants allow you to get your confidence back, and change your life allowing you to speak, eat, smile and live with confidence again.

What are Dental Implants and how can they help?

Dental Implants help provide a means of replacing teeth that are lost or damaged without having to resort to uncomfortable dentures or bridgework in your mouth. Implants provide a strong foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth that are custom made to match your natural teeth. There are titanium posts inserted into your bone that behave like the roots of your normal teeth.

Once the body has accepted the implanted teeth, a cosmetic crown tooth tops the root. A prosthetic tooth placed with this procedure can effectively replace the lost one. It is a permanent solution for damaged or lost teeth. The root is made up of titanium, which not only firmly supports the tooth to withstand regular wear and tear, but helps deter infections as well.

Dental implants offer:

  • With an improved appearance, dental implants feel and look like your own original teeth and boost your self-esteem.
  • Your speech is improved. Poor fitted dentures can cause the teeth to slip within the mouth causing you slur your words in some cases.
  • They come with increased comfort. Because they become fused and part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort compared to removable dentures.
  • Dental implants improve oral health. Dental implants don’t require reducing other teeth, such as a tooth-supported bridge does.
  • They help make eating easier. Dentures sliding in your mouth can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function and feel like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods again in confidence and without any pain.
  • Dental implants are very durable, implants can last a lifetime with good care and will last for as long as you care for them.
  • They offer convenience by eliminating the inconvenience of having to remove dentures.

What sort of pain will I feel from a dental implant?

Most patients report that implants involve less pain than the likes of a tooth extraction with very little discomfort during the procedure. After the dental implant, mild soreness can be treated with over-the-counter pain medications. Local anesthesia can be used during the procedure to minimise any discomfort.

Dental Implants

A dental implants allow you to get your confidence back, and change your life allowing you to speak, eat, smile and live with confidence again.

What are Dental Implants and how can they help?

Dental Implants help provide a means of replacing teeth that are lost or damaged without having to resort to uncomfortable dentures or bridgework in your mouth. Implants provide a strong foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth that are custom made to match your natural teeth. There are titanium posts inserted into your bone that behave like the roots of your normal teeth.

Once the body has accepted the implanted teeth, a cosmetic crown tooth tops the root. A prosthetic tooth placed with this procedure can effectively replace the lost one. It is a permanent solution for damaged or lost teeth. The root is made up of titanium, which not only firmly supports the tooth to withstand regular wear and tear, but helps deter infections as well.

Dental implants offer:

  • With an improved appearance, dental implants feel and look like your own original teeth and boost your self-esteem.
  • Your speech is improved. Poor fitted dentures can cause the teeth to slip within the mouth causing you slur your words in some cases.
  • They come with increased comfort. Because they become fused and part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort compared to removable dentures.
  • Dental implants improve oral health. Dental implants don’t require reducing other teeth, such as a tooth-supported bridge does.
  • They help make eating easier. Dentures sliding in your mouth can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function and feel like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods again in confidence and without any pain.
  • Dental implants are very durable, implants can last a lifetime with good care and will last for as long as you care for them.
  • They offer convenience by eliminating the inconvenience of having to remove dentures.

What sort of pain will I feel from a dental implant?

Most patients report that implants involve less pain than the likes of a tooth extraction with very little discomfort during the procedure. After the dental implant, mild soreness can be treated with over-the-counter pain medications. Local anesthesia can be used during the procedure to minimise any discomfort.

Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the specialist area of dentistry to help with the appearance, stability and function of jaws and teeth.

What is orthodontics and who can benefit from it?

Orthodontics is the specialist area of dentistry concerned with improving the appearance, function and stability of teeth and jaws. Both children & adults can benefit from orthodontics.

What are the causes of orthodontic problems?

Most orthodontic problems are from crowding, too much space between teeth, missing or extra teeth – that are inherited. A wide variety of issues result in the need or the desire for orthodontic treatment to treat the issue.

Orthodontic problems can be caused by accidents, dental disease or premature loss of baby and/or permanent teeth.

Why is it important to get orthodontic treatment?

Crooked teeth can be hard to clean, which can lead to gum disease, tooth decay and can strain both the gum tissue and the bone that supports the teeth in your mouth.

Most orthodontic issues left untreated can worsen over time. Treating the original problem is often less costly than the further dental care required to treat serious issues with your teeth & gums that can develop in later years.

How long can orthodontic treatment take?

Orthodontics treatment time is generally dependent on the growth rate of the face and mouth, the severity of the problem, and commitment from the patient. Treatment can range anywhere from 3 – 24 months.

Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the specialist area of dentistry to help with the appearance, stability and function of jaws and teeth.

What is orthodontics and who can benefit from it?

Orthodontics is the specialist area of dentistry concerned with improving the appearance, function and stability of teeth and jaws. Both children & adults can benefit from orthodontics.

What are the causes of orthodontic problems?

Most orthodontic problems are from crowding, too much space between teeth, missing or extra teeth – that are inherited. A wide variety of issues result in the need or the desire for orthodontic treatment to treat the issue.

Orthodontic problems can be caused by accidents, dental disease or premature loss of baby and/or permanent teeth.

Why is it important to get orthodontic treatment?

Crooked teeth can be hard to clean, which can lead to gum disease, tooth decay and can strain both the gum tissue and the bone that supports the teeth in your mouth.

Most orthodontic issues left untreated can worsen over time. Treating the original problem is often less costly than the further dental care required to treat serious issues with your teeth & gums that can develop in later years.

How long can orthodontic treatment take?

Orthodontics treatment time is generally dependent on the growth rate of the face and mouth, the severity of the problem, and commitment from the patient. Treatment can range anywhere from 3 – 24 months.

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