Dental Treatments To Fix My Smile In Indooroopilly
In the modern day, there are more dental treatments available to the public than ever before. Dentistry has progressed a long way and an industry-leading dental professional that keeps abreast of the latest trends in technology, while keeping in touch with what the customer wants – a quality, family-first, and comfortable dentist – can massively improve your smile and wellbeing for the better.
At the same time, the modern era presents a range of new risks to your oral health. For example, people nowadays are eating more and more sugary foods, getting oral piercings, and are marketed a range of potentially risky DIY products. On top of this, the age-old dental issues persist. Wisdom teeth still erupt through the gums, teeth don’t align perfectly, under or overbites develop, or teeth lose their white colour. Fortunately, when these issues occur there is every reason to feel hopeful – your dentist is bound to have a convenient and straightforward solution.
In this article, dentist at River City Dental will be providing an overview of the many different services that offers to the residents of Indooroopilly, Chelmer, Taringa, Pullenvale, Fig Tree Pocket, and Brisbane.
Your dental treatment begins with the consult
Everyone’s circumstances are different and so the correct solution to alleviate your tooth pain, improve your smile, or restore functionality to your teeth will vary. It is the responsibility of your dentist to carefully assess your oral health and circumstances when you first come into the appointment in their modern, up-to-date facility with a comfortable waiting room and onsite parking, plus convenient public transport access.
This initial consult usually involves your emergency dentist asking you questions in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere – beginning with gaining an understanding of your motivations for coming to their dentist, what you want to achieve, and an outline of your lifestyle and dental habits, such as brushing and flossing.
Following on from this conversation, your dentist will then make an examination of your mouth. They will be able to investigate any issues you have reported to them, such as dental pain. They will also examine for issues you may not have noticed. This will include them screening for oral cancer And checking for any decay and cavities.
This examination will help your emergency dental professional to understand what the correct solution will be for you. If necessary, they will undertake an X-ray, which will provide additional information on areas that can not be seen by the naked eye, as well as help to determine the precise nature of the treatment required. A dental X-ray can equip your dental practitioner with all the necessary information to perform the dental treatment.
Dental cleaning at your dentist Indooroopilly
During your six-monthly oral health check up, your dentist or a dental hygienist will often undertake a dental hygiene clean of your teeth. This process will remove debris from the surface of the teeth in areas that are hard to reach or hard to clean merely with the bristles of a toothbrush and strands of floss. The materials removed include fuzzy-feeling plaque, which can lead to tooth decay by developing bacteria that eats away at the surface of the tooth. It can also involve the removal of calculus or tartar, which occurs when plaque builds up over a longer period of time. This may feel rough or crusty and often accumulates around the gum line, and is therefore understandably associated with gum disease and gum problems such as gum bleeding and gum swelling.
Dental treatments which combat tooth decay
Tooth decay presents a number of different problems to your oral health. It can cause the teeth to be discoloured or stained, form cavities or abscesses, and affect your self-confidence. Your dental professional will be able to offer tooth-coloured dental fillings to fill any cavities that have developed due to tooth decay.
This first involves removing the decayed part of the tooth, which is now permanently damaged and at risk of spreading. Your dental professional will then fill the cleared hole with an inert dental material. Your can provide a tooth-coloured dental filling to match your other teeth, meaning this treatment is both cosmetic and functional.
A preventive dentistry option practised by your dentist is fissure sealants. Over time, teeth often decay or wear away in familiar patterns, forming ‘fissures’ also sometimes known as grooves or cups. This is especially true of the wider teeth and molars towards the rear of the mouth. A fissure sealant is applied by your dentist to these grooves, preventing food and plaque from building up and damaging your teeth. This method is an effective way of preventing decay from occurring in the first place.
Options for teeth at the front of your mouth that are affected
People naturally care about the teeth at the front of the mouth, as it is these teeth that are on show when we smile. Unfortunately, these teeth can be prone to a number of different issues over time. This can include chipping or cracking that occurs in a sporting incident, nail biting or eating hard foods. It may relate to how the teeth naturally developed, with perhaps a gap forming between the two front teeth. It may be that the front teeth stain through the consumption of staining foods and beverages, such as coffee and wine, or through the accumulation of plaque. Fortunately, there are multiple solutions available to correct the appearance and restore the health of these teeth at your dentist.
Dental veneers are a common solution. Dental veneers involve your dental professional attaching a thin layer to the front of your teeth. As a preparatory measure, your dental practitioner may sometimes have to shape your teeth slightly first to ensure that the veneers are sitting at the desired position equal to the surrounding teeth. A more extensive treatment for teeth that are badly damaged, cracked, broken, fractured, or strangely shaped is dental crowns.
Your dental specialist at City Dental can offer same day crowns, due to the use of CEREC digital dentistry technology. This technology takes a 3D scan of your mouth and uses this to create a perfectly fitting crown that is custom-made to match your mouth. Your dentist will then bond this within the same appointment.
Treatment of missing teeth
There are two main methods to address missing teeth. The first method is dentures. These are a set of false teeth that can be removed out of the mouth, to be cleaned and when necessary, for example for sleep. They are commonly used when there is a large number of teeth to replace. One of the treatments used for reparing cavities in teeth is dental fillings treatment
A solution that our dentist is also able to offer is dental implants, a popular dental treatment method that means you never have to take out and clean your dentures. With dental implants, you can enjoy a very life-like and realistic appearing tooth replacement for your missing teeth.
A dental implant is made up of a titanium screw that is implanted into your jawbone. This then acts as a base for a crown on top. Dental implants do take time and require a specialist implant dentist such as River City Dental who are highly qualified to provide implants.
Another popular solution that uses modern CEREC technology is dental bridges. Dental bridges are a restoration designed specifically for replacing multiple missing teeth. They are called bridges because they bridge a gap between missing teeth, which usually require crowns on both sides. At your dentist in the Brisbane region, you can rest assured that your dental bridges will be precise due to the leading-edge CEREC technology, known for its precision.
It is important to note that replacing a missing tooth is not just an aesthetic issue. Having missing teeth can cause gum pain due to food impacting the gums in the gap. It can result in the surrounding teeth shifting out of position. If not resolved promptly, it can make it harder for the tooth to be replaced in the future. It can also impact the shape and structure of the jaw and the fullness of the face.
Straightening the teeth and the bite
There are a series of different dental problems that orthodontic dentistry addresses and these relate to the positioning of the teeth and jaws. Issues such as buck teeth, overbite, underbite, misaligned teeth, or teeth that are crowded together (often towards the front of the mouth) may be treatable through braces or Suresmile aligners at our clinic.
At River City Dental, we offer industry leading Suresmile aligners, which are a highly popular invisible aligner that allows you to correct and straighten your teeth in a minimally invasive and barely noticeable way, that won’t affect your day to day life or your lifestyle.
Your dental practitioner will first create a 3D model of your teeth, and from this, they will be able to analyse and understand the exact way in which your different teeth need to shift in order to be ideally positioned. From this, your dentist will then have perfectly moulded and fitted aligners developed.
Over a period of time, you will change through a series of different aligners, which will gradually move your teeth into the correct position. Invisible aligners, or invisible braces to straighten teeth as they are sometimes known, are a popular solution offered by our orthodontic dentist.
Clenching and grinding and sports injuries
Often in our sleep or due to high levels of stress at work or at home, we may unconsciously grind our teeth. This can cause jaw pain and over time, it can result in the wearing down of teeth, or in the worst cases, chipped or cracked teeth. In order to prevent these unpleasant situations from occurring, many people are turning to their dentist to have them develop a comfortable nightguard that will prevent the client from damaging their teeth in their sleep.
It is not uncommon to lose a tooth during high-contact sports, which may make one of the above dental treatments necessary, such as dental implants or same day dental crowns at your dentist Chelmer or dentist Fig Tree Pocket. If you or your children play sports, ask your dentist about making you a mouthguard for footy, mouthguard for Aussie rules, mouthguard for rugby, mouthguard for soccer, mouthguard for boxing, or a mouthguard for the Indooroopilly area.
A mouthguard will protect your teeth and gums during play, and is capable of making a mouthguard that fits your teeth comfortably and stays on well, so you won’t be distracting during the game.
Taking the first step to improve your smile
The best approach to your dental health is the proactive and preventative one. By going in to see your dentist on a regular six-monthly check up schedule, you can often prevent major dental health issues from ever arising. Your dentist will be able to notice any emerging issues early and provide a simpler treatment or straightforward advice to ensure that your oral ill-health never progresses.
However, that approach does not suit everyone and fortunately modern dentistry at River City Dental can provide many affordable and effective solutions even after dental problems have arisen, such as stained teeth, chipped teeth, broken teeth, misaligned teeth, tooth decay, tooth abscesses, root canal treatment, missing teeth, and other common and rare dental issues.
If you would like to find out more about your options for fixing your smile, in a non-judgmental and pressure-free environment, consider visiting River City Dental, your most trusted dentist at Indooroopilly. We will open and transparently discuss the benefits, process, risks and costs involved with all suitable dental treatment options. You can contact us on (07) 3667 9595 or email@example.com, to arrange an appointment today.
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