Routine Dental Care

Routine Examination 

At a routine exam your teeth, gums and mouth will be checked in detail and you will also be screened for signs of any oral cancer.  We will ask about your general health and any problems you’ve had with your teeth, mouth or gums since your last visit.  You may be given advice on your diet, smoking and alcohol use, and teeth-cleaning habits.  Sometimes we may recommend a hygienist visit or some dental dental x-rays to check beneath any fillings or where your dentist cannot see.  Discuss with you a date for your next visit.

close up of boy having his teeth examined by dentist
Dentist curing a female patient

Tooth ache / Pain Relief Appointment

We accept new patients all the time.  Whether it be due to a change of dentist, new to area or are currently having a tooth ache – we would be happy to help.  Sometimes emergencies happen and we are here to help.  Some x-rays may be recommended after an in depth discuss of any problems you may have or have had of recent.

Scaling and Polish

To remove extrinsic stains from the teeth. To remove plaque and calculus (tartar).  To polish the teeth.  To help prevent the development of gum disease such as gingivitis and periodontitis.  Depending upon your needs- the next recommended time to re-attend for a scale and a polish will be offered to you along with the appropriate oral hygiene instructions to help keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Digital X-rays/Radiographs

Sometimes during and also planning any dental treatment, specific x-rays of teeth and the surrounding tissues may be required.  An accurate risk assessment is always undertaken to ensure the most accurate and low dose radiographs are taken.  Routine x-rays are taken at routine examinations usually either every 6,12,18 or 24 months.  Craig uses digital x-rays to ensure the safest and most accurate method of examining your teeth.

Crowns

A crown is used to cap or completely cover a tooth.  It is used when a tooth has lost most of its structure due to being heavily filled or restored.   There are gold crowns, ceramic fused to metal crowns and completely ceramic crowns.  Gold crowns have become more uncommon due to high demands for tooth coloured and natural looking crowns.  All ceramic crowns are well known for their superior aesthetic properties.  They look very natural as they absorb and reflect light like a natural tooth and therefore are more appealing. They are completely tooth coloured which prevents any gray shadowing at the gum margin.

tooth ache

Root Canal Therapy (root filling / endodontics)

The aim of the treatment is to remove all the infection from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection.  Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure.  At the first appointment, the infected pulp is removed and any abscesses can be drained. The root canal is then cleaned and shaped ready for the filling. A temporary filling is put in and the tooth is left to settle.  The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled or sometimes a crown is needed.

Bridges

There are 3 ways to replace missing teeth. A dental implant, a bridge or a denture.  Bridges can require removal of some tooth tissue from the teeth either side of the gap, therefore these teeth need to be solid and can end up being less sound than before.  Some bridges require no removal of tooth tissue and can simply be placed in the gap.

Veneers

Veneers are thin layers of porcelain or ceramic that are bonded to a natural tooth, a lsimilar to that of a false nail placed on a finger.  They can be used to adjust the colour, shade, shape and position of a tooth or many teeth.  Veneers are often used in smile makeovers in conjuction to tooth whitening to produce a refreshed and brautiful looking smile.

Dentures

Dentures (false teeth) are becoming less and less popular but are still worn by many.  They can be made of a newer flexible material, have metal bases or clasps or can be made of all acrylic.  They can replace many groups of teeth or single teeth, and are removed by the paitent daily for cleaning and sometimes sleeping.

 

For more information, please Contact us.

mature couple smiling

Routine Dental Care

Routine Examination 

At a routine exam your teeth, gums and mouth will be checked in detail and you will also be screened for signs of any oral cancer.  We will ask about your general health and any problems you’ve had with your teeth, mouth or gums since your last visit.  You may be given advice on your diet, smoking and alcohol use, and teeth-cleaning habits.  Sometimes we may recommend a hygienist visit or some dental dental x-rays to check beneath any fillings or where your dentist cannot see.  Discuss with you a date for your next visit.

Tooth ache / Pain Relief Appointment

We accept new patients all the time.  Whether it be due to a change of dentist, new to area or are currently having a tooth ache – we would be happy to help.  Sometimes emergencies happen and we are here to help.  Some x-rays may be recommended after an in depth discuss of any problems you may have or have had of recent.

Scaling and Polish

To remove extrinsic stains from the teeth. To remove plaque and calculus (tartar).  To polish the teeth.  To help prevent the development of gum disease such as gingivitis and periodontitis.  Depending upon your needs- the next recommended time to re-attend for a scale and a polish will be offered to you along with the appropriate oral hygiene instructions to help keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Digital X-rays/Radiographs

Sometimes during and also planning any dental treatment, specific x-rays of teeth and the surrounding tissues may be required.  An accurate risk assessment is always undertaken to ensure the most accurate and low dose radiographs are taken.  Routine x-rays are taken at routine examinations usually either every 6,12,18 or 24 months.  Craig uses digital x-rays to ensure the safest and most accurate method of examining your teeth.

Crowns

A crown is used to cap or completely cover a tooth.  It is used when a tooth has lost most of its structure due to being heavily filled or restored.   There are gold crowns, ceramic fused to metal crowns and completely ceramic crowns.  Gold crowns have become more uncommon due to high demands for tooth coloured and natural looking crowns.  All ceramic crowns are well known for their superior aesthetic properties.  They look very natural as they absorb and reflect light like a natural tooth and therefore are more appealing. They are completely tooth coloured which prevents any gray shadowing at the gum margin.

Root Canal Therapy (root filling / endodontics)

The aim of the treatment is to remove all the infection from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection.  Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure.  At the first appointment, the infected pulp is removed and any abscesses can be drained. The root canal is then cleaned and shaped ready for the filling. A temporary filling is put in and the tooth is left to settle.  The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled or sometimes a crown is needed.

Bridges

There are 3 ways to replace missing teeth. A dental implant, a bridge or a denture.  Bridges can require removal of some tooth tissue from the teeth either side of the gap, therefore these teeth need to be solid and can end up being less sound than before.  Some bridges require no removal of tooth tissue and can simply be placed in the gap.

Veneers

Veneers are thin layers of porcelain or ceramic that are bonded to a natural tooth, a lsimilar to that of a false nail placed on a finger.  They can be used to adjust the colour, shade, shape and position of a tooth or many teeth.  Veneers are often used in smile makeovers in conjuction to tooth whitening to produce a refreshed and brautiful looking smile.

Dentures

Dentures (false teeth) are becoming less and less popular but are still worn by many.  They can be made of a newer flexible material, have metal bases or clasps or can be made of all acrylic.  They can replace many groups of teeth or single teeth, and are removed by the paitent daily for cleaning and sometimes sleeping.

 

For more information, please Contact us.