What does root canal treatment involve?

Author photo

Dr Gregory Tilley

Specialist Endodontist
Endodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), LDS (Vic), FRACDS

Root canal treatment, or root canal therapy (RCT) is required to treat a tooth with a dead, dying or inflamed pulp, more commonly known as the ‘nerve’.  Endodontology, or endodontics, is the art and science of root canal treatment. Endodontics is one of the dental specialities recognised by the Dental Board of Australia, which also Read more...

What can I do to strengthen my teeth?

Author photo

Mallory McDonald

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (Melb)

Keeping your teeth strong and healthy is important for not only your dental health but also your general health, with many links between the two. Weakened teeth can lead to an array of outcomes, including dental decay (cavities), enamel erosion, tooth sensitivity, and many more. Dental decay is the most common outcome of weakened tooth Read more...

Everything under one roof – We do it all at Smile Solutions

Author photo

Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

With over 80 clinicians, Smile Solutions is a dental clinic unlike any other. We believe that having a bigger practice has many benefits, both for patients and practitioners, which enables us to provide our patients with the highest level of care. All your dental practitioners in one place We have a large team that includes Read more...

Laser used in dentistry

Author photo

Dr James van den Berg

Specialist Periodontist
Periodontal Care
B.D.Sc. (Birm), MClinDent (Lond),
PGDipCD (Melb), M.R.A.C.D.S (Perio)

The word laser is an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”. I was first introduced to laser dentistry in 2004. As an experienced practitioner, I was looking for new tools to improve my treatment outcomes.  I went to numerous conferences and saw laser being used for something as simple as making an ulcer Read more...

What’s the difference between porcelain veneers and dental crowns?

Author photo

Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Many people are unhappy with their smile and this can have a big impact on a their confidence. Here at Smile Solutions we see many patients who are looking for a smile makeover, whether they want whiter teeth, to straighten up crooked teeth or fill in gaps left by missing teeth. Porcelain veneers and dental Read more...

What you need to know about dental implants

Author photo

Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Adult teeth can be lost in a number of different ways, including accidental trauma, infection or poor health of the surrounding gums. Replacing teeth that have been lost can have significant long-term functional benefits in terms of speaking clearly, chewing and maintaining good jaw health. Replacing missing teeth also improves the look of your smile, from an aesthetic perspective. At Read more...

Dental hygienist vs dentist. What’s the difference?

Author photo

Jennifer Slattery

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (Melb)

At Smile Solutions you will often find your dental needs being managed by more than one dental professional. This is because each of the practitioners you see is likely to have their own area of expertise. In seeing different practitioners, you are receiving the highest level of care, working towards the goal of achieving optimal Read more...

What options exist today for adults who want straight teeth without braces? And what can I expect to pay?

Author photo

Dr Stephanie Tang

Specialist Orthodontist
Orthodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), MOrth (Hong Kong), MOrth (RCS Edin)

My patients often say to me, “I would like to straighten my teeth, but I don’t want traditional braces.” Traditional braces are usually made from stainless steel and are therefore silver in colour. It’s understandable that the appearance of such braces is undesirable for many adults, so I usually offer them the alternative of clear Read more...

What happens to teeth after veneers and will I ever get cavities?

Author photo

Dr Robert Ormerod

Specialist Prosthodontist
Prosthodontic Care
BDS (Rand), MDent (Pros)

Most people have dental veneers to improve the appearance of their teeth and smiles. The cosmetic effect can be dramatic, with changes in shape, form, size and colour all contributing to a beautiful makeover. The best thing to do after you have your veneers placed is to sit back and enjoy them. Veneers are very Read more...