Services Offered At Cardinia Dental
A bridge is used to replace single or multiple missing teeth. A crown is placed on teeth on either side of the space with the ‘missing teeth’ attached to form a ‘bridge’. We use porcelain alone or in combination with zirconium or gold. We will discuss the best choice for your individual needs at your consultation. A mould of the prepared teeth is sent to our master ceramist, who will hand tint the porcelain to match the colour and shape of your surrounding teeth. Our ceramist uses only the finest porcelain to produce natural looking teeth. Many patients take this opportunity to whiten their surrounding teeth. The new teeth are matched to the new whiter, brighter colour.
Mouthguards are an important inclusion in any sporting uniform. The mouthguards made at Cardinia Dental are double laminated for double the protection. They are custom made to fit your mouth perfectly and we can label your mouthguard with name and phone number placed discretely on the inside. We have many colours to choose from. Your favourite club symbol (both local leagues , AFL and NRL) can be placed on the mouthguard to make it more individual.
Crowns are used to protect, strengthen and rebuild broken or weakened teeth. We use porcelain alone or in combination with zirconium or gold. We will discuss the best choice for your individual needs at your consultation. Following preparation of your tooth a mould is sent to our master ceramist. Hand tinted porcelain is colour matched to your surrounding teeth. Our ceramist uses only the finest porcelain to produce natural looking teeth. Many patients take this opportunity to whiten their surrounding teeth. The new tooth is matched to the new whiter, brighter colour.
Technology now allows us to replace missing teeth with implants as part of our everyday dental care. Implants provide permanent tooth replacement by providing a strong foundation on which to place natural looking porcelain teeth. Your implant supported teeth will function exactly as your own natural teeth did. We undertake single or multiple tooth implants including full upper and lower implant supported bridges and overdentures. Not all patients are candidates for dental implants. We will discuss your eligibility for dental implants in consultation with you.
Hygiene —Your Personal Plan
Visiting your Dentist for regular treatment is an essential part of maintaining your natural smile for life. However, what you do between visits is also critical to maintaining optimal oral health. Our experienced dentists will provide you with a personal dental hygiene plan to assist you to maintain your oral health between visits.
They will advise you how to
- Fight plaque – the major cause of tooth decay
- Choose the right toothbrush
- Daily flossing techniques, and much more
Tooth Coloured Fillings
Bonded composite is the most common type of filling material that we use today, however in some circumstances, silver amalgam is also used. Your dentist will discuss the options with you. The composite material is matched to your existing tooth colour to keep your tooth looking natural.. For larger areas we recommend porcelain inlays to add strength and return teeth to natural appearance.
- Tooth coloured composite material is sculpted over the tooth surface into the desired new shape. It’s then hardened using a ‘blue light’. This technique is particularly useful for small chips or minor shape changes.
- Porcelain veneers are generally the technique of choice when significant shape change is required. After shaping the surface of the tooth a mould is taken and sent to our master ceramist who will custom make hand tinted porcelain veneers to perfectly match your surrounding teeth. Many patients take the opportunity to enhance their smile by whitening their teeth prior to having veneers placed.
When it comes to first impressions, your smile can be a tremendous asset or your greatest liability. Your smile can be quickly and easily enhanced by using our home teeth whitening system. A mild whitening gel is placed in a custom tray that is worn over your teeth in the comfort of your own home. You choose the time, either during the day or in the evening. Under our supervision, this whitening program has proven to be safe and effective. Together we control the ultimate outcome – whether you want dazzling white teeth or merely a brighter, fresher smile.