Both a dental crown and a dental bridge are classified as a restorative dental prosthetic appliance.
As the name suggests, a dental crowns is shaped like a cap that is fitted over a tooth. Crowns are used when a tooth is fractured, discoloured, cracked or if a filling has been lost. A crown is ideal for stabilising the inner strength of a tooth.
A dental bridge literally bridges the gap left by missing teeth. A bridge usually consists of two to three dental crowns fused together with the end crowns placed onto the adjacent teeth to anchor the bridge.
The anchor teeth are filed down slightly to fit the crowns and then the bridge is bonded securely in place.
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The dentists at Northshore Dental and Oral Health refer to a gummy smile as ‘excessive gingival displays’. This essentially means too much gum is showing.
A gummy smile usually doesn’t affect the way you talk and eat however some patients believe a gummy smile is aesthetically unappealing. Fortunately, the dentists at Northshore Dental and Oral Health specialise in fixing a gummy smile.
They have implemented a laser to easily, and safely remove excess gum virtually pain free.
For more information on reducing a gummy smile, contact our friendly team today.
When injected into the skin, anti-wrinkle injections prevent the muscles from contracting and moving and ultimately causing wrinkles.
Generally, anti-wrinkle injections are quite safe. The possible side effects of these anti-wrinkle injections are generally temporary and restricted to the small area of injection. These side effects can include bruising, headaches, localised redness and swelling and a slight numbness.
The dentists at Northshore Dental and Oral Health will educate you in-depth of the benefits and the risks of anti-wrinkle injections. For more information on anti-wrinkle injections, click here.
The dentists at Northshore Dental and Oral Health have decades of experience with wisdom teeth removal. You might need to remove your wisdom teeth if you experience changes in the area like:
- Recurring infection of the soft tissue behind the lower last tooth
- Fluid-filled sacs (cysts)
- Harm to the nearby teeth
- Gum disease
- Extensive tooth decay
The best way to know if you need your wisdom teeth removed is to book in for a detailed consultation with the skilled team at Northshore Dental and Oral Health today.
Northshore Dental and Oral Health recognise that patients can be confused and anxious in a dental emergency.
By contacting a dentist in a dental emergency can mean the difference between losing a tooth and treating the symptoms and dental problem quickly and easily.
The most common dental emergencies we see In our practice are:
- Painful tooth that needs root canal treatments
- Infected teeth
- An emergency extraction of a tooth or teeth
- Accidents and trauma
Ensure we are your first call in a dental emergency; our after-hours helpline is ph. 0439 715 963.
The Clear Correct system first originated in America as a discreet and effective way to straighten crooked teeth. Clear Correct uses a series of clear aligners made from a durable plastic material that gradually moves patient’s teeth into the desired position.
These aligners are perfect for patients who don’t want to change their appearance. These aligners are custom made each step of the way so people won’t even know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment unless you tell them.
Unfortunately, not everyone is a suitable candidate for Clear Correct. The best way to find out if you can straighten your teeth discreetly is to book an appointment with the team at Northshore Dental and Oral Health today.
The recent innovative developments in dental technology have given our patients a large range of different options to refresh and rejuvenate their smiles often non-invasively. This means it’s quite difficult to list any disadvantages when it comes to cosmetic dentistry.
One downside is the cost of these treatments. But Northshore Dental and Oral Health offer our patient’s payment plans to ease the anxiety of paying for dental treatments. We have also implemented a HICAPS machine for easy, on the spot rebates.
Visit our payment options page for more details.
The team at Northshore Dental and Oral Health offer our patients full dentures and partial dentures. We make our dentures right here in our Pacific Paradise clinic. Having this luxury means we can have an ongoing one on one approach with our patients.
During your informative consultation with the dentists, they will discuss with you the best option for your individual case and may often recommend treatments more suited.
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