Every smile is different and therefore when looking for that perfect smile for you, an individual treatment plan is devised. This can include a number of different treatments from Composite Restorations to Veneers and Tooth Whitening. We specializes in crown & bridge Cosmetic, Root Canal, Restorative Dentistry – port Macquarie, Surgical wisdom teeth, dental implants & children’s dentistry.
Stephan keeps up with the latest technologies and techniques using the latest restorative and bonding products, with a wide range of colors. This enables us to provide each person with the smile they are looking for.
We believe in trying to make a child’s experience at the Dentist as easy as possible, and as close to pain free as possible. All ages of children are catered for: we have distractions for them before they enter the surgery, such as colouring in and a Wii with several PG games to play; and a gentle approach to injections and treatments while they are in the chair.
Regular check-ups and clean is an important routine to get a child started on the right path to good dental hygiene. Each child receives a gift upon leaving these regular appointments.
For more serious treatment, in the cases where general anaesthetic may be needed, a referral to a Paediatric Dentist may be required.
We accept emergency patients where we can begin a pain relief which can then require complete Root Canal Treatment (RCT). After the initial pain relief, generally RCT is pain free and can be completed in a further one appointment, difficult cases may require 2 or 3 appointments.
Rubber Dam is always used when treating RCT patients. This is for contamination reasons and will produce a better end result for the patient.
Crown and Bridge Work
Some restorations are extremely large, encompassing most of the tooth’s structure. For strength and aesthetic reasons this may mean a need for a crown or in some cases several teeth in a bridge.
Restorative dentistry is concerned with the care of patients who require restoration of the oral and dental tissues. In the simple population, remaining dentate into later life, increasingly issues concerning the most appropriate, relevant dental management assume a high priority for the individual. The specialty involves contributing to the care of the elderly and those with special medical needs together with those with learning difficulties for whom appropriate management is important, in addition to providing treatment for those who require complex dental care. Restorative Dentistry includes all aspects of Periodontics, Endodontics and Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, including Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry.
The removal of wisdom teeth, or third molars, is one of the most common procedures carried out.
The wisdom teeth grow at the back of your gums and are the last teeth to come through. Most people have four wisdom teeth, one in each corner.
Wisdom teeth usually grow through the gums during the late teens or early twenties. By this time, the other 28 adult teeth are usually in place so there isn’t always enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to grow properly.
Due to the lack of space, the wisdom teeth can sometimes emerge at an angle or get stuck and only emerge partially. Wisdom teeth that grow through in this way are known as impacted.
Why are wisdom teeth removed?
Wisdom teeth that have become impacted or haven’t fully broken through the surface of the gum can cause dental problems.
Food and bacteria can get trapped around the edge of the wisdom tooth, causing a build-up of plaque, which can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, or other problems.
If your wisdom teeth are impacted, but they are not causing any problems, they don’t usually need to be removed. This is because there’s no proven benefit in these cases, and there is a risk of complications.
If carried out by a trained dental professional, whitening is perfectly safe. Based on their knowledge of your oral health we will discuss with you the options available, decide if tooth whitening is appropriate for you and develop an overall treatment plan that gives the desired result.
You’ll get to see on a chart what shade your teeth are before the treatment and what shade you’re likely to achieve. At the end of the treatment we will show you the actual result, so you can understand how effective it was. You will also see when you look in the mirror!
This well proven technique is the least invasive method of changing your smile. However, it will not change the color of existing restorations and they may need replacing.