General Dentistry

General Dentistry

Consultation

“Decisions relating to your oral health need to be made following an informed discussion”

A consultation appointment is available to patients who seek advice or wish to discuss treatment plan options that had been provided to them from their previous exam appointment.

Your consult appointment may be needed to focus on a specific dental condition or your overall oral health.

Generally we will need to have your full dental history, including up to date xrays to be able to give you an informed and accurate treatment plan.

Occasionally we are asked for a second opinion by patients who have been provided treatment advice by another practice. This cannot be done over the phone and a consultation appointment time will be arranged.

Examinations

“The best way to maintain your dental health is to schedule regular exam appointments”

During a dental examination a complete evaluation of all teeth, the gums and the oral tissues is made. The current condition of these structures is recorded and any treatment that is required is also recorded. Dental radiographs are taken if it is necessary to evaluate the condition of bone and teeth.

Often we recommend a set of bitewing radiographs be taken at least every three years to check between the teeth and the level of bone supporting the teeth.

A period of either 6 months or 12 months will be recommended for a periodic exam, this will help us to determine any changes that may have occurred to your dental health.

Preventative dentistry allows us to detect and correct small problems before they become major ones.

Cleans can vary from a simple polish of your tooth surface using a prophy paste to remove plaque and stains, to a more extensive scale and clean to remove a build up of tartar, also known as calculus.

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Teeth are removed (extracted) when they are unable to be successfully restored, for orthodontic reasons or when a patient requests the removal of a tooth despite treatment being available.

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Ceramic Crowns / Inlays Ceramic crowns or inlays are recommended when a tooth requires a restoration that not only fills a cavity but also is needed to support the remaining tooth structure.

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Most people prefer to save a tooth and Endodontic treatment allows us to do this”

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Mouth guards are recommended to protect the teeth and their investing tissues during contact sports and hazardous activities.

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Occlusal splints are individually designed to be worn by patients who have shown the signs and symptoms of Bruxism (tooth grinding and clenching).

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Most Oral Surgery procedures are fairly minor in nature. These are all carried out in our rooms under local anaesthetic, sometimes in conjunction with oral sedation.

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Orthodontic treatment is used to realign teeth, correct your bite (occlusion) or to create spaces for implant placement. 

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At Park Terrace Dental we recommend and supply Tray-based tooth bleaching systems.

“Visibly whiter teeth in 3 – 5 days, easy 30 minutes once a day wear time”

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A panoramic (OPG) radiograph allows us to see the entire structure of your mouth in a single image”

In our clinic we have digital Orthopantomogram (OPG) machine which provides us with an instant, low dose radiograph.

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Care is taken to match the shape, size and shade of existing teeth to give you a natuarl looking smile.

Where they are worn, it is important to maintain them regularly to make sure they’re not damaging the jawbones or remaining teeth.

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If you have one or more teeth missing from your upper or lower jaw a partial plate may be an option for you.

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Without the support of healthy gums and bones teeth can’t function long term” This area of dentistry covers the care of gums and bone supporting the teeth. It is important to have regular cleaning of your teeth to prevent gum disease.

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There are several other factors that could contribute to, or be the cause of your snoring” Snoring occurs when the soft tissues at the back of your throat become too relaxed and vibrate. The vibrations caused by your breathing results in the snoring sound.

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A composite filling is a tooth-coloured plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed or broken teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the colour of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.

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What is apparent through one type of X-ray often is not visible on another. Park Terrace Dental use digital X-rays. Other benefits of digital X-rays are greatly decreased exposure to radiation and a removal of any waiting time for the results.

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