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A Comprehensive Guide of All Our Services At Carrum Downs Dental Group

At Carrum Downs dental clinic, we are a team of professionals who with the help of our highly trained staffs, can meet all your dental care needs. Our philosophy is our dedication to offering patients a friendly and assertive treatment with a special focus on the patients comfort while at the same time maintaining highest standards in techniques, patient satisfaction, and cleanliness. Our clinic is equipped with Industry standard equipments, and our pride lies in ethical and modern to the treatment we provide. Our staffs are always willing to go an extra mile to achieve our goal of providing high standard services to all our patients. To improve our patient’s comfort and reduce any pain that may be associated with a dental procedure, we use the latest technology. At Carrum Downs Dental Clinic, we offer a broad range of services as discussed below.

Dental Emergency

A dental emergency is a broad umbrella term that is used to describe an issue that involves the teeth or the supporting tissue and requires immediate attention by a relevant professional. Dental emergencies do not always involve pain. However, this is a common signal to most people that something requires immediate attention. Pain can originate from the tooth itself, the surrounding tissues or can originate from somewhere else but indirectly affects the tooth. If a dental emergency occurs, you will want to know what is expected of you, what to do and most importantly who to turn to for help. In most cases, you can be able to save your tooth if you get immediate medical attention. You might require emergency service if you:

– You have a prolonged, painful toothache that hinders you from eating or sleeping

– Lose a crown, filling or bridge

– Have a broken molar tooth that results to a swollen jaw.

– Chipped, damaged or lost a tooth or teeth

– Sustained injury to a tooth, teeth or surrounding tissue

– Lost or Broken dentures

– Impacted or Wisdom tooth

In most cases, a dental emergency needs immediate dental attention from a qualified profession failure to which it might result in more serious consequences like extensive loss of teeth, infections, difficulties in speaking or further damage to your health. If you experience any complications listed above, make sure that you seek medical attention immediately. A quick visit to a dental clinic will protect your health, relieve your pain and fix your smile. It is unfortunate that after most people experience a medical emergency, they delay seeking treatment since they are afraid, embarrassed or don’t want to be lectured about not seeking medical attention sooner. It is paramount to find a dental clinic whose staff are non-judgmental so that you can feel comfortable reaching them out especially when you need them the most. It is also important to visit a dental clinic that will see to it that you are treated promptly. At Carrum Downs Dental Group, we are available 24/7 to attend to all your medical needs. Our staff are very friendly and always waiting to listen to your problems and act accordingly.

Dental Implants

Losing a tooth can significantly affect the quality of your life, creating some difficulties in some of your days to day activities like speaking and eating. Although some dental restorative procedures have helped in considerably reducing the number of teeth extracted each year, a majority of people still have at least one naturally missing tooth in their mouth. According to research, about 70% of people aged between 35 to 44 years globally, have lost at least one of their natural teeth. If you among this group and you are looking for a lifelong solution, then dental implants should be your first choice.

What exactly is a dental implant? A dental implant is a fixture that is embedded within the jaw bone, and it is used to replace natural teeth by supporting a prosthesis such as fixed or removable denture or a dental crown. After dental implants have been placed, there is the process of bone formation around the implants, thus resulting to the stable and firm anchorage of the artificial tooth. The success and durability of implants in a great way depends on the ability of the implant to form direct contact with the surrounding bone. Dental implants are getting more popular in recent days as a durable alternative to missing teeth. Some of the reasons you might prefer them over other tooth replacement options include:

– Durability- Unlike other replacement options, dental implants are designed in a way that they will last forever. If you practice good dental hygiene and you follow your dentist instructions, you can expect them to serve you forever.

– Enjoy a beautiful smile- Missing teeth can ruin your facial aesthetic and your smile. Aesthetically pleasing dental prosthesis can be placed over the implants hence enhancing the quality of your smile.

– Eat Any Food You Like- People who wear alternative tooth replacement methods like dentures cannot be able to eat stick and hard food. This means if any of their favourite food is either sticky or hard they will have to miss out. After having dental implants, you can enjoy eating any foods without having any fear of dislodging or breaking.

– Comfort- Dental implants just like the natural teeth are embedded within the jaw bone. This means that you will get the same level of comfort, convenience and the natural feeling when you replace a missing tooth with dental implants.

If you have a missing tooth or teeth, dental implants are the next best thing you can have to your natural teeth. So say goodbye to other alternatives today and start enjoying comfort and convenience with dental implants. Dentists at Carrum Downs are specialized on dental implants placement, visit us and let’s discuss the procedure.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the four molars located at the very end of the gums. Most of the other teeth start growing as early as when a child is just a year old. However, wisdom teeth will not show up until a child reaches adolescent or later in adult years (mostly between ages 12 to 25). It may come a time when your dentist may suggest removal of your wisdom teeth if they are causing some problems. This is a common procedure in Australia done to over 75,000 people every year. Some of the reasons that may call for your wisdom teeth removal include:

– The teeth do not fit in your mouth- some people have only enough room for 28 teeth (this is the number of teeth a person has before the growth of wisdom teeth). So after the wisdom teeth grow to reach the normal 32 teeth, they all try to fit into one small space. When you don’t have a big enough jaw, your wisdom teeth could become impacted meaning that they are not in a position to completely erupt or when they erupted they do it misaligned.

– You are experiencing some chronic pain in the gum close to the wisdom teeth- Such pains could be an indication of an infection of a wisdom tooth which partially erupted. When food and bacteria get trapped inside the area, it could bring about a painful infection that is known as pericoronitis.

– The Teeth Fails to emerge straight- If the wisdom teeth emerge full, but then they emerge in a sideways manner, they could cause other neighbouring teeth to shift over time. At a situation like this, a dentist may suggest removal of either one of all of them.

For some reason, removal of wisdom teeth is a terrifying experience for a lot of people. There has always been this misconception that wisdom teeth removal is a dreaded experience to go through. However, always this is not the case, on a great part it depends on the specialist working on you and the type of equipment your specialist is using. Carrum Downs’s specialists are experts when it comes to wisdom teeth removal. We can remove wisdom teeth with little to no pain. Once you visit our clinic, our dentist will assess the condition of your teeth and make a decision whether the tooth should be removed because it’s not all instances that wisdom teeth should result to being extracted.

Dentures

Dentures are a replacement for a missing tooth or teeth and can be taken out of your mouth and put back. Traditionally, dentures required a patient to get used to them and may never feel like natural teeth. However, due to advancement in technology dentures, today feel more comfortable and are natural looking than ever. There are two types of dentures, and that is full dentures and partial dentures. Your dentist will help you choose which one is best for you based on whether it’s some or all of your teeth that are going to be replaced and the cost involved. Carrum Downs Dental Group offers a broad range of dentures to ensure that each individual specific denture needs are satisfied. Our specialists will work with you to make sure you get what best suits you. Dentures have the ability to restore your day today way of life by allowing you to do activities such as speaking, eating as well as restore your confidence by giving you a beautiful smile.

Dentures have a number of advantages such as protecting the remaining teeth if there is any left from excess wear, gives you a fuller look and once you have them place you can be able to remove then for cleaning and brushing. Dentures also reduce speech problems that are caused by missing teeth and gaps.

Dentures placement only involves some few procedures that our dentists will walk you through once you visit our clinic. Once the dentist completes the procedure, you will need to always provide proper care to them so that they can have a long life. Here are some tips on how to provide care to your dentures.

– Handle with a towel or insert them in a basin of water while cleaning. Dentures are made of a delicate material and can easily break if you drop them

– Make sure that your dentures don’t dry out. Place them in plain water or dentures soaking solution any time you are not using them. Never use hot water, it can cause them to wrap.

– Brush them daily to remove food particles and plaque so as to prevent them from becoming stained.

– Just in case your dentures chip, crack, break or become loose, make sure that you visit our clinic at Carrum Downs for denture repair.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is the process involved in bleaching your teeth to remove discolouration and stains. Teeth whitening among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures for the simple reason that it can improve how your teeth look. If you would love to maintain a brighter colour of your teeth, whitening is not a onetime procedure. You will be required to make some few trips to your dentist. At Carrum Downs Dental Group we use the latest teeth whitening technology to ensure that you do away with teeth discolouration, leaving you with a brighter, whiter and fresher smile.

At Carrum Downs Dental Clinic, we use new teeth whitening technology known as Pola whitening. The Pola is an advanced tooth whitening system that gives a patient a faster brighter and whiter smile. The Pola technology gives you five different option to choose from; Pola night, Pola day, Pola Paint, Pola Zing and Pola office. Pola Office is one of the fastest ways to get a glamour smile in the world. You will be able to see the results within the first 30 minutes. This can be delivered by a quick visit to a dental professional at lunchtime, on your way to work or just about any time. Pola Office is best especially for those people with heavy discolouration and would want to have brighter teeth within a short period of time without having to carry a kit at home necessarily. However, if you prefer a kit to use at home, Polar day or Pola night can be a good solution for you. Our dental professional will give you full instructions on how to apply the Pola when you take the kit at home.

Teeth whitening is a safe procedure, and it is recommended to people who would love to brighten their smile. This is only if it is carried out by registered, qualified and experienced dental professional. All you will have to do is schedule a meeting with us; our dentist will assess you and recommend the best teeth whitening procedure for you.

Crowns and Bridges

A dental crown is a tooth shaped cover that is placed over a damaged or weakened tooth to restore its natural appearance and also prevent further damage. Dental crowns are used in case of a broken or a severely chipped tooth to cover the exposed tooth area following a root canal procedure, for cosmetic reasons or to replace a large old filling. They are made from a broad variety of materials that includes ceramic, plastic or metal alloys. Dental crowns are meant to restore the shape, strength, size and appearance of a tooth.

On the other hand, the dental bridge consists of an artificial tooth that is connected to a set of crowns that have been used to fill a gap created by one or more missing teeth. Your dental professional will create a custom bridge for you that will function and look just like your natural teeth. Dental bridges restore the aesthetics of your smile and help maintain the shape of your cheek or face. It also restores the functionality of your mouth. The success of your dental crown or bridge to a great extent depends on your dentist. Visit us at Carrum Downs Dental Group and get yourself perfect natural looking smile with a dental crown or bridge.

Teeth Cleaning

No matter how diligent you are at observing your dental hygiene, there are some harmful bacteria that grow in your mouth that only a dentist can remove. These bacteria if not catered for can cause gum diseases and significantly affect your health in general. Poor dental hygiene is associated with some health complications such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke and other infections. It is paramount that you visit your dentist for an overall check-up at least twice a year to have your teeth professionally cleaned. Professional cleaning involves removal of calculus, plaque, stains and other food particles below and above the gum line.

Professional cleaning will also allow your dentist to do a thorough check up on you and may prevent the occurrence of some health complications like oral cancer. If you have not yet seen a dentist this year for teeth cleaning, feel free to visit us at Carrum Downs Dental Group.

Tooth Filings

A tooth filling is a simple way of restoring a tooth that has been damaged by decay back to its function and shape. While receiving tooth filling services, first the dentist will remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area and then use a filling material to fill the cleaned out cavity. A filling closes up spaces that bacteria can get entry, thus preventing any further decay. A dental professional can use various materials for filling that include silver, mercury, zinc, tin, porcelain and copper. No one filling is best for everyone. Choosing the right filling maybe determined by factors such as the extent of repair, whether you have any allergies towards certain materials, the cost of the material and where in your mouth the filling is needed.

If an extensive part of your tooth has being damaged by decay or fracture, the dentist may suggest a dental crown or bridge for you. Extensive decay that has reached the nerve may be rectified through a root canal. For people whose teeth have been damaged by tooth decay and require a filling, visit us at Carrum Downs Dental Group. Your teeth will be fully restored to a natural feel and look, and more importantly, it will be stronger and protect your teeth from any further damage.

Root Canal

A tooth is made up of two parts. The top part that is visible to the mouth is known as the crown. The root extends to the jaw bone that anchors the tooth to the position. The root canal contains the dental pulp that extends from the crown to the end of the root. The root canal procedure is undertaken when the when the pulp which is comprised of blood vessels and the nerves in the tooth becomes damaged and infected. The dentist removes the pulp during a root canal therapy, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Most people fear to undertake the therapy because they assume it is a painful process. The truth is, the discomfort one experiences in the period of leading up to seeking dental help is the one that is truly painful, not the root canal process itself.

In Carrum Downs Dental Clinic, we perform root canal treatment not only to save the tooth but remove the infection that can result in further damage of the teeth. In the part of the process, the dentist will remove the infected tooth pulp that is causing the pain and will seal it with material that prevents any further infection.

Teeth Aligners

Teeth aligners are used as an alternative to traditional braces to strengthen your teeth. At Carrum Downs Dental Clinic, we provide quality and affordable aligners that can perfect your smile in just a matter of few weeks known as clearbite aligners. Clearbite aligners will help straighten your teeth within a short period of time without having to use wires and brackets. The good thing about this braces is that no one will even know that you are wearing them until you tell them. Using them is simple and painless too; they are best suited for adults who don’t want to use traditional braces that are not visual appealing.

Clearbite teeth aligners come with a number of benefits that include:

– They are easy to clean

– You can easily remove them while eating

– They have less impact on your everyday life

– They are easily removable so that you can floss and brush your teeth

Dental Veneers

Do you ever try and look in the mirror and wish that you had whiter, straighter and more aligned teeth? At Carrum Downs Dental Group we offer porcelain veneer smile makeover that can address all these issues. Dental veneers also referred to as dental porcelain laminates or porcelain veneers are a custom made shell of tooth coloured materials that are designed to cover the front part of your teeth to improve your appearance. Dental veneers are bonded to the front part of the teeth changing their size, shape, colour or length. When correctly bonded by a dental professional, veneers are virtually undetectable. With proper care, they can help you brighten your smile for up to ten years. At Carrum Downs Dental Clinic, we make sure that veneers are crafted from the best quality porcelains and are bonded with proven and most advanced materials available.

Child Benefit

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) through the Australian government provides every child between ages 2 to 17 dental services for up to $1,000 over a two calendar year period. Carrum Down Dental Group we accept all children that are eligible. Visit us today at our clinic or give us a call if at all you are not sure if your child is eligible and we will confirm it for you. We provide top-notch service when it comes to children. Our Staffs are trained to handle children and will use whatever is within their limit to distract them during dental procedures. Also, we have a play area where children can play and enjoy themselves before receiving treatment. To be eligible, a child must meet some few requirements that include:

– Have a MasterCard

– Must be between 2 to 17 years

– The family of the child receives Tax Benefit Part A or one of the following Australian Government Payments;

1. ABSTUDY

2. Youth allowance

3. Special benefit

4. Career payment

5. Disability support pension

6. Double orphan pension

7. Military Rehabilitation and -Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme, if the child id 16 years old or over

8. Veteran’s children Education Scheme, if the child is 16 years old or over.

If you are eligible, visit us and let us know that you are eligible. We can check it up for you if you are not sure about it. Make sure that you bring your Medicare card during the appointment. After you have received dental services, we will bulk it on your treatment cost meaning that you will not have to make the payment using your own cash.