Dental treatment for the whole family in Eltham
Our dental treatment experts in Eltham take time to respectively listen and openly talk about your general dental health options and needs, and then together we work to achieve your goals, ensuring your choices are fully supported.
We offer a full range of dental treatments and work closely with specialists to ensure you have a wide range of options and complete care. We aim to take time to explain treatments to you, so you have a good understanding of the treatment options available to you.
Apart from preventive care we provide an array of services some of these include:
It is important to keep both teeth and gums healthy. Regular dental checkups allow for oral health to be maintained, or to be able to treat dental problems early. Regular professional teeth cleaning will minimise the risk of gum disease and decay. Bleeding gums and toothaches can be prevented in this fashion.
At Eltham Dental Clinic we pride ourselves on using the latest technology to improve the aesthesis of your smile. We always use white coloured filling materials, also known as composite resin, which bond to your remaining tooth structure and allow us to be more conservative with the preparation of the tooth for a restoration. These fillings come in many different shades so the natural colour of the tooth can be replicated.
X-Rays are an important diagnostic tool, as there are many areas in the mouth that despite our best examinations we are still unable to see properly.
All the X-Rays we take are with the latest state of the art digital technology, meaning we keep doses as low as possible, and are also able to get the best image quality and diagnostic ability by using our computers instantly. Old fashioned film is now a thing of the past.
We recommend taking routinely X-Rays to see between the teeth and under restorations, as new decay can creep up unexpectedly and rapidly in teeth or around old fillings.
Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal is a term that brings fear into most people, but usually unnecessarily. When a nerve becomes infected or dies, in order to save the tooth we need to remove the infected or dead nerves. This process of delicate cleaning inside the tooth and filling the space is known as root canal treatment.
Maybe you’ve always wanted a beautiful white smile or your teeth have yellowed over time, or you’re not happy with the staining that results from drinking coffee, tea or cola. Whatever your reason for wanting whiter teeth, you’re not alone.
Tooth whitening is a process that lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can significantly improve the appearance of your teeth at much less cost and inconvenience than other techniques.
Missing tooth or teeth can affect the chewing ability and or aesthetics. Bridges can be used as a fixed on option to replace missing teeth. The teeth on either sides of the gap can be used to support a porcelain tooth or teeth and thus replace the missed toot or teeth. The bridges are cemented so they are not removable hence feeling more comfortable than dentures.
Teeth can be replaced by partial or full dentures. Though this method of tooth replacement is not as natural feeling as other methods, it can be an efficient and cost effective way to restore a person's bite. Dentures can incorporate metal so as to be made smaller and stronger. The visible areas are made out of plastic though so as to appear as natural as possible.
A common place to get decay in teeth is on the biting (occlusal) surface of the tooth. The tooth brush cannot reach into the deep grooves and pits where food and plaque get trapped; if it is left there it causes decay. A fissure sealant is a thin, white resin material that we place to seal over these grooves and pits to prevent food and bacteria casing decay. We recommend that your child gets fissure sealants on their adult molars, as it is a cost effective and beneficial way to maintain their optimal oral heath for the future.
Sports Mouth Guards
Custom made sports mouth guards a far superior to anything you can buy at the chemist as they are thicker and they fit better. Since they are a better fit, they do not move as much in the mouth and breathing is much easier too. A mouth guard will protect the teeth and minimise tooth and lip trauma. Many different colours are available to choose from.
Cosmetic Dentistry (Porcelain or Composite Veneers)
A beautiful, attractive smile is the essence of health and vitality and reflects our esteem and individuality. Our experience at Eltham Dental Clinic in cosmetic dentistry ensures that a full range of procedures is readily available to create a smile that is perfect for you. After all, we do not just treat teeth, we pay special attention to you as individual and your email must complement your face and your personality.
Veneers or facing can greatly enhance the look of a tooth. Usually performed on front teeth, both colour and shape can be improved.
Emergency Dental Treatments
At Eltham Dental Clinic we offer a comprehensive emergency dental treatment in a relaxing environment. We have timeslots kept for dental emergency of any nature for patients of any age. So get your dental emergency sorted by calling Eltham Dental Clinic for an appointment.
Crowns are probably the strongest and longest lasting restorations that we as Dentists can place. They wrap around the whole tooth and protect from cracking, and are especially useful if you have lost large portion of tooth or after a root canal. They can also be used to improve a person’s smile as they cover the underlying tooth thus can enhance tooth colour and shape.
At Eltham Dental Clinic we use only tooth coloured porcelain or porcelain fused to Zirconia crowns for front teeth, as they are aesthetically superior to outdated metal based crowns. You might have noticed some people with dark line around their front teeth or unnatural looking teeth. We don’t want that for our patients.
We use the latest crowns made from monolithic milled Zirconia for most molar restorations and all our crowns are made in Melbourne by leading dental laboratories. No cheap, inferior overseas made crown and bridges for our patients.
If you are looking to replace a missing tooth or teeth, the most natural feeling option is the dental implant. An implant is a titanium post positioned into your jaw bone under your gum, then a crown, bridge or denture can be screwed on and supported by this. This option is favored by many as dentures maybe uncomfortable, and routine bridges may not be viable due to the number of missing teeth. Implants may not be as expensive as you imagine, especially when multiple are placed. Feel free to discuss the options of an implant with us if you are wishing to replace a missing tooth or teeth.
Please contact us today to arrange an appointment to discuss any questions or queries you may have