Our primary focus is on prevention, seeking health rather than fighting disease means we specialise in minimally-invasive and gentle dentistry. We aim to detect tooth decay and gum disease as early as possible, treat it painlessly and effectively with advanced laser technology, helping you manage risk factors so you maintain good oral health long term.
We we offer various forms of sedation dentistry, the perfect solution for longer or more complex treatments,
or if you are simply feeling a little anxious.
Our general dentistry services include: fillings, gum disease treatment, crowns and onlays.
Not all fillings are created equal. Although many authorities still claim amalgam fillings are safe, we chose to use composite fillings (tooth-coloured materials), which are excellent for small to medium sized cavities. Teeth with large amalgam or other materials where there is little of the original tooth structure left is best suited for porcelain crowns or onlays.
We lead the way in using the latest dental laser technology, where possible we use lasers rather than drilling. Laser dentistry is the ideal way of preserving and protecting your tooth with as little discomfort as possible.
Gum and bone disease (also known as periodontal disease) is a common infection that causes bad breath, sore and bleeding gums,
receding gums and bone, and unstable teeth. In addition, gum disease’s bacterial toxins can damage your heart, increase your risk of stroke and (if pregnant) result in premature delivery.
Minor gum infections can be readily treated with a regular clean. Moderate to serious gum disease benefit from laser treatment,
a minimally invasive and effective way of improving oral health.
Laser is an effective treatment for gum disease:
less invasive than traditionally used therapies and involves no cutting or stitches
virtually painless and causes no swelling
removes infection and bacteria like no other method can
heals faster, meaning less discomfort and no need to take time off work
Crowns and Onlays
Crowns and onlays are used to reconstruct a tooth when the tooth is crack, and/or half or more of the tooth is broken or filled.
Whenever possible we use porcelain to make crowns and onlays as it is the most bio-compatible and aesthetic material available. Porcelain looks, feels and is as strong as a real tooth. Occasionally a gold crown may be recommended in situration where porcelain is not suitable. Gold is also a very bio-compatible and strong.
Onlays are a partial crown that maximises the amount of original tooth structure that is kept intact. It is a more complex procedure than a full crown, however we recommend onlays where possible because it is a more minimally invasive option for you.