GENERAL AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY IN THE HILL DISTRICT
We are glad you have chosen us for your oral health needs and hope that every encounter with our office and staff exceeds your expectations. We know our patients have a choice in dentists, so we go out of our way to deliver the level of dental care and compassion we would want for our own families. By treating you in a single dental office, we are able to help you prioritize the dental care treatment you receive in a way that would meet your budget.Complete oral health may be our long-term goal, but our immediate priority is the patient comfort. We do our best to facilitate a relaxing and non-threatening office environment.
The Hills Cosmetic Dentistry
Your beautiful, natural smile begins here
Do you want to enhance your smile?
Do you believe in the best dentistry for lasting results?
Do you believe an experienced dentist should take care of you?
Dedicated to delivering the highest standard in dentistry and customer service; before, during and after treatment.
Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the functionality) of teeth, gums and/or bite. We'll help you smile brighter through our array of cosmetic family dentistry services like Crown, ceramic Veneer. For many people, a bright, beautiful smile doesn't happen naturally. It comes about with help from a highly-skilled cosmetic dentist. Are you unhappy with the look of the teeth nature gave you? We can help you get the lovely, even, brilliant smile you envision for yourself. Your smile can be your greatest asset, personally, socially, and in business. If you feel your teeth are unattractive, you may feel shy about your smile and hold back. With a smile makeover, we can change as much or as little of your smile as you choose. You'd be surprised how much of a difference even minor procedures can make. At our practice, we emphasize conservative dentistry, use only metal-free material, and understand whole-mouth harmony. Our commitment to personalized care, will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your course of treatment.
The Hills Implant Dentistry
The modern approach to tooth replacement
An implant is a often the best way to replace a missing tooth. The process involves placing a titanium screw into the bone and then connecting a fabricated tooth on top of it. They look amazing and feel incredibly real. No one will ever know the difference.
When a tooth is lost, the bone in that region begins to dissolve away (technically termed, bone resorption). In the first year following tooth removal, there is 42% bone loss.
A dental implant is an artificial replacement for a missing tooth. While natural teeth consist of a crown and a root, implants comprise three elements:
The bio compatible titanium implant inserted directly into the bone
The porcelain crown or denture
The abutment, the connecting device between the implant and crown
Dental implants are surgical-grade root devices that support tooth replacement. These man-made roots are anchored in the bone beneath the gums. A beautifully made crown, bridge, or denture can be mounted atop the implant for a long-lasting and natural-looking smile. Affordable dental implant with us is available. Relaxing caring and friendly neighborhood dentist. Easier eating. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. With Denture implants, we can fix this problem. Dental implants function like your own teeth. Dental implants have a success rate of 95 to 98%. With dental implants, patients don’t suffer increased sensitivity or tooth decay.
The hills Dental Crown and bridge
Quality Long Lasting Dental bridges in Sydney
Essentially, a dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth. It covers the tooth, to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crown, when cemented into place, fully encases the entire visible portion of the tooth.
At Glenhaven Dental Implant, our dentists can recommend a crown to patients that need to strengthen heavily damaged teeth or teeth that have cracked or fractured. Sometimes a crown is recommended when a tooth has had the nerve removed and sometimes it’s for cosmetic reasons.
A dental crown is a covering for an existing tooth. It can improve the way a decayed or broken tooth looks and make it stronger and longer-lasting. Dental Crowns are usually made from porcelain or a mix of porcelain and metal. Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily,
crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.
When is a dental crown needed?
Dental crowns are versatile restorations that can be both cosmetic and functional. Our dentists may recommend a crown if a tooth has been damaged by tooth decay, an injury or other trauma or disease. We may also fit a crown as part of another dental procedure.
Common reasons for dental crowns include:
rebuilding a chipped, cracked or broken tooth
repairing tooth damage that's too severe for a white filling
replacing an old filling
restoring a tooth worn down by grinding (bruxism)
protecting a weak tooth
strengthening a tooth following a root canal treatment
supporting a dental bridge on either side
covering a dental implant
covering a stained, discoloured or misshapen tooth
straightening or lengthening teeth
The Hills Emergency Dentistry
Basically, a dental emergency is any dental problem that requires immediate treatment. This could be in order to save a tooth, stop ongoing tissue bleeding or alleviate severe pain.
A severe infection or abscess in the mouth can be life-threatening and should be dealt with immediately.
A dental emergency is an issue involving the teeth and supporting tissues that are of high importance to be treated by the relevant professional. Dental emergencies do not always involve pain or toothache, although this is a common signal that something needs to be looked at. Dental emergencies don't usually happen at convenient times. They can happen when you least expect them and we are in Glenhaven!
An object seriously stuck between your teeth
The filling has fallen out
The Hills Gum Disease treatment
Periodontal (gum) disease is inflammation of the gums and damage to the bone that anchors teeth in the jaws. It is thought to affect around 20 percent of Australian adults and it's the most common cause of tooth loss. While gingivitis is inflammation of the gums around the teeth, periodontitis occurs when the bone below the gums gets inflamed or infected. Periodontitis derives from the word periodontal, which means "around the tooth" and refers to the structures that surround and support teeth such as gum and bone.
Where the level of disease is limited and mild, the dentists can clean all calculus deposits off your teeth to reduce the bacteria and allow the gums to heal. This is called having a scale and clean. The dentist will then provide you with oral health education so you know how to brush & floss effectively at home to help prevent its return, and advise you on how social & eating habits, as well as your overall health, may be contributing to your condition.
The dentist may then recommend that you use a chlorhexidine mouthwash, daily for a short period of time. You will likely need to ensure regular appointments are made so the dentist can see if the disease has stopped.
Root Canal Therapy.
No longer the daunting experience it once was!
The Hills Root canal therapy
Teeth are not all one layer. They have 3 layers. A bit like an egg. Eggs have the shell, the white and the yolk. In teeth these are called the enamel, dentine and the pulp. Just as the yolk supplies all the nutrients to the egg, the PULP supplies the nutrients to the tooth. The pulp contains Blood vessels and a nerve supply.
The aim of root canal therapy (also called endodontic treatment) is to save an adult tooth. The dentist’s goal is to relieve any pain which is being caused by inflammation of the nerve or to treat the infection entering the body caused by a dead tooth.
Our priority is to make your visit as pain-free and comfortable as possible.
Untreated tooth decay, toothaches, large fillings, cracked teeth, and knocked teeth can lead to the nerve in the tooth dying. As a tooth dies it can often become extremely painful, sometimes described by our patients as more painful than childbirth. A dead tooth, if left untreated, will eventually lead to an abscess forming. An abscess needs specific care and can be life-threatening if not treated by a dentist.
Some signs that indicate a tooth may need root canal therapy include:
continuous tooth pain (deep throbbing pain)
a tooth that is painful to touch or hurts when chewing
very painful tooth when exposed to hot or cold food/drinks
discoloration of tooth
continued pain, often worsening, after having a filling done where very deep decay was removed
The Hills Teeth Whitening
A naturally brighter, whiter smile can help enhance your appearance and provide a self-confidence boost, which is why one of the most popular dental procedures in our clinic is teeth whitening treatment.
Unfortunately, things we enjoy such as coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco, together with the natural ageing process, can contribute to our teeth not looking as white and bright as they should.
All our teeth whitening treatments have undergone extensive testing to ensure they are completely safe to use. Depending on the colour of your teeth and the shade you wish to accomplish, results will vary from person to person, and the longevity of your treatment will depend on your lifestyle and food choices.
The Hills Smile Makeovers
Are you unhappy with your smile? Different anatomical qualities can affect the way we feel about the appearance of our teeth. Fortunately, we offer various solutions for problems like missing, discoloured, chipped and crowded teeth.
Investing in your smile could help you feel more confident about showing it off in personal and professional settings. Every smile makeover is a personal one, and we’re here to make the process a truly individualised experience.
Depending on your unique concerns, we may recommend a combination of different restorative or cosmetic dentistry treatments to change the way your smile looks. These include the following:
Teeth Whitening — Choose between a same-day Whitening treatment or a set of customised take-home bleaching trays.
Implants for Missing Teeth — An implant mimics the function and appearance of your natural teeth, providing you with a functional and cosmetic solution for tooth loss.
Rehabilitation — For broken or worn-down teeth, rehabilitation may consist of different restorations like white fillings or crowns. Each is designed to rebuild the lost tooth structure without detracting from the appearance of your smile.
Dental Veneers — Veneers mask the healthy tooth behind them, making your smile look straighter and whiter. Composite veneers can be crafted on the spot at the same appointment, while porcelain veneers (which are more durable and aesthetic) are designed in a lab.