includes but is not limited to brushing and flossing.
Many tools are available for you to achieve optimal oral
hygiene. iDental staff are highly trained in instructing
you to have a healthy mouth. Together with your dentist
you can work towards having a healthy smile.
Tooth Coloured Restorations
surgery takes tooth coloured restorations seriously.
materials can be used to restore your teeth. These
include composite resin, glass ionomer materials,
all-ceramic inlays, onlays or crowns and metal-porcelain
crowns. Different restorative options may be more
suitable for particular restorations. Factors such as
the amount of tooth structure remaining, the size of the
restoration required, previous restorations, teeth
missing, tooth position and gum health are all
considered when choosing an appropriate restorative
restoration material composite resin is used for
fillings and is available in several shades (colours).
The shade is individually selected to suit your teeth.
different composite resins are readily available and
used for the appropriate site in the mouth. Teeth in
aesthetic areas visible when smiling can be restored
with composites that give a very natural result.
resins may only be an intermediate solution to restoring
your smile as other materials are stronger and could
or Porcelain veneers and crowns can be bonded to the
surface of teeth to hide discolouration, change tooth
colour, shape and position. Invisalign or tooth
alignment used together with tooth coloured restorations
can greatly enhance your smile if it is appropriate for
would like to find out more, ask your treating dentist.
Root Canal Therapy
ever noticed a bad smell from your mouth? It may not
just be bad breath (halitosis)!
may require root canal treatment when a tooth is
discoloured (a sign of trauma and possibly necrotic
pulp) and when tooth decay cannot simply be removed and
the tooth be restored with a filling. Several tests may
be done on the tooth to determine whether the cause of
tooth pain is the pulp. The pulp chamber is where nerves
and blood vessels live. It can become necrotic, infected
or exposed, causing you pain and discomfort.
treatment is an endodontic procedure that replaces the
tooth’s damaged or infected and inflamed pulp with a
filling. Several appointments are usually necessary to
disinfect, shape and fill the canal. Digital xrays are
also taken for this procedure. A porcelain crown may be
necessary to protect the crown of the treated tooth and
keep it structurally strong.
remember that sinusitus or sinus infection can also
cause sudden tooth pain!
partial and full dentures/ plates are important for
replacing missing teeth for aesthetics and/ or function.
The tooth shade (colour) and shape are chosen to suit
your mouth. Several appointments are needed to ensure a
well-fitting denture is made for you. Temporary
immediate dentures are also available for aesthetic
regions where a tooth has been extracted so that you do
not have to stop smiling.
mouthguards are carefully made to suit your sporting
needs. They can be coloured or clear and labeled with
ADA’s (Australian Dental Association) website
www.mouthguardawareness.info for more information
Occlusal Splint Therapy
(grinding) is caused by many factors such as stress. Not
all bruxers are aware of grinding but tooth wear can be
a clear sign that someone grinds. Occlusal splints may
be helpful in protecting the teeth from being worn down.