Melbourne Dental Practice

General Dental Treatment

Dental TreatmentThe Practice provides all aspects of modern dental treatment. Prevention is also very important, as having healthy teeth and gums are essential, not only for a beautiful smile also to help you eat and talk with comfort.

Although too many to mention here fully, treatments include fillings, root canal treatment, crowns (caps), bridges and dentures.

  • Fillings. Fillings can be either the conventional silver fillings or if suitable they can be white fillings instead.
  • Crowns. When a tooth is fractured, has a large, old filling, or is severely damaged by decay, the placement of a crown (or cap) may be recommended. Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile. Types of crowns include the full porcelain crown, the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown and the all-metal crown. The procedure is usually take place over two visits.
  • Bridges. When tooth loss occurs, your dentist may recommend the placement of a bridge. When one or more teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can drift out of position, which can lead to a change in the bite, food traps, the loss of additional teeth, decay and gum disease. A bridge is one or more replacement teeth anchored by one or more crowns on each side
  • Root canal treatment. Root canal treatment is a means of saving a tooth that has been damaged by infection or deep decay. The purpose of treatment is to restore the tooth so that it can function properly inside your mouth.
  • Dentures. These are often called 'plates'. They replace the missing teeth, but are removable for ease of cleaning.