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Root canal treatment: who and what is involved?

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Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

What does root canal treatment involve? 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 Read more...

Bridges, implants, or dentures for replacing missing teeth?

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Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Bridges, implants, or dentures?   How can I replace my missing teeth?   Before we delve into replacement options of bridges, implants and dentures, let’s start with why we have to replace missing teeth at all. Is it important to do so? What will happen if you don’t get a replacement?  The human dentition is Read more...

All your conventional braces questions answered

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Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Caring for your conventional braces Has your orthodontist suggested conventional braces to straighten your teeth? Here are all your questions about this treatment answered. What are braces made up of? Conventional braces consist of two main parts: a series of brackets (either metal or clear) attached to the surface of each tooth, and an arch wire running Read more...

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

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Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

What are dental veneers? 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. Dental veneers are thin, hollow shells of porcelain or composite (filling material) that are placed over your natural Read more...

Periodontal (gum) disease

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Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Periodontal (gum) disease: everything you need to know   What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is a condition that involves either inflammation of the gums (known as gingivitis) or more serious gum infection (called periodontitis). In advanced cases it can cause loss of the bone structures that support the teeth Read more...

Why should I choose a Blue Diamond Invisalign provider?

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Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Blue Diamond Invisalign provider For many adults who are interested in straightening their smile, the thought of conventional braces can be somewhat undesirable. As an alternative to conventional braces, Invisalign can be used to successfully treat a wide range of orthodontic problems, including crooked, crowded or spaced teeth. And in some instances, more complex cases such as Read more...

How safe are dental X-rays and when do they become unsafe?

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Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Dental X-rays play an important role in any dental treatment plan. There are a variety of different examinations, preventative and diagnostic, that allow clinicians a better understanding of each patient’s anatomy and needs. Dental imaging helps clinicians diagnose common problems such as gum disease, tooth and gum infections, cavities, and gauge bone density. Without imaging Read more...

What can I eat and drink following jaw surgery?

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Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

What can I eat and drink following jaw surgery? Good nutrition is important following facial surgery to help healing. After your surgery, chewing and swallowing may be difficult due to swelling, pain or less jaw movement. After your surgery, the doctor will advise you on what type of diet is required. Depending on your surgery, Read more...

MySmilePlan has arrived! Will you be paying with cash, card or payment plan today?

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Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

  Did you know you can now put your dental appointment on a payment plan? Whether it’s your next dental clean or your Invisalign® treatment, you can have what you want when you want it with MySmilePlan!   Interest free MySmilePlan payment plans are completely interest free. You are simply required to pay a 20% Read more...