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...

How do I protect my teeth during pregnancy?

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General Dental Care
BAppSc (Orth) Hons (Usyd), DDS (Melb)

Being pregnant is incredibly exciting but it can also be a very nervous time for a new mum. And it’s a time when you need to pay particular attention to protecting your teeth, especially your gums. There are plenty of guidelines as to what pregnant women should and shouldn’t do, and these can be overwhelming. 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...

Why would I need to see a dental specialist?

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General Dental Care
BSc, DDS (Melb)

Dental specialties explained All dentists fall into one of two groups: general dentists and dental specialists. General dentists have a university degree in the general aspects of dentistry, enabling them to provide a broad range of dental care, such as regular checkups and teeth cleaning, repairing damaged and decayed teeth and gum care. Dentists should be 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...

Why do I need a filling?

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General Dental Care
BDSc (Melb)

Signs and symptoms of needing a filling There are many instances in which a filling is required. Normally dental fillings are needed when there is a cavity caused by one of the following:  tooth decay (caries) due to sugary diet and bacteria forming acids that dissolve the enamel and dentine. If left untreated, cavities can lead Read more...

What is the cost of braces?

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Specialist Orthodontist
Orthodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), Cert Orth MS (Uni of Penn)

Understanding the costs of braces and Invisalign So you are ready to invest in your smile and ready to have your teeth straightened. But how much do braces actually cost? You start Googling, talk to friends who have been through braces and discuss your options with your local dentist or specialist orthodontist. You may quickly Read more...

What are the differences between dental bonding and veneers?

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General Dental Care
BChD (Pret)

Improving teeth aesthetics with dental bonding  When wanting to change the shape, length, width, colour and overall appearance of your front teeth, your dentist will probably discuss two options with you: dental veneers and dental bonding. Both, when done well, can enhance the beauty of your smile.  Direct composite bonding, also known as dental bonding, Read more...

What is orthognathic surgery?

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Cosmetic and Restorative Care
BSc, BDSc (Melb)

Orthoganic surgery explained Orthognathic surgery, also known as corrective jaw surgery, is the repositioning of one or both jaws. Orthodontics is the treatment used to correct the alignment of the teeth. When combining orthognathic and orthodontic treatment you are improving the relationship between the upper lower teeth. Orthognathic surgery is usually recommended when there has Read more...