How can we help you?
When it comes to the oral health of you and your family, you probably have many questions. We welcome them because we love providing guidance about good dental health.
There are some questions we here frequently, and we have included some of them here. But if you have a question that is not answered here, feel free to contact us. You can call our practice for an immediate answer.
Most patients choose Invisalign because they want a more discreet treatment option. Invisalign aligner trays are nearly invisible, making your treatment convenient. Since you can remove Invisalign, you will not need to eliminate foods from your diet. Patients also enjoy that Invisalign is comfortable because it does not require sharp brackets.
Keeping your aligners clean during treatment will help you stay healthy and have fresh breath! To clean your Invisalign aligners, you remove them and then rinse them with warm water and a cleanser designed for Invisalign, which your dentist will recommend. Never rinse your aligners with hot water because this can cause them to distort. You should also avoid brushing them with a regular toothbrush and toothpaste because these are abrasive and can damage the surface of the aligner, which will provide a place for bacteria to grow.
Child Benefits Dental Programme
Each child is different! We will determine the type of preventive care necessary for your child based on your child’s unique needs. If you have concerns about certain types of treatment, call our office; we will be happy to discuss those with you.
Children's Dentist in Charlestown
If you are looking for a gentle dentist to bring your child to, Charlestown Dental Care is a wonderful option. We will help your child achieve a healthy smile and help them learn habits that they can carry with them. Contact us for any further questions, or to book an appointment for your child.
Invisalign works best for older teens and adults wishing to improve the health and appearance of their smiles. To learn if Invisalign is right for your teeth, we welcome you to our office for an evaluation with our dentist. Invisalign has a product created specifically for teenagers — Invisalign Teen. If your teenager needs to have crooked teeth or other dental flaws corrected, call our office and schedule an appointment to discuss Invisalign.
Crowns and Bridges
For the most part, you should be able to enjoy most of your favourite foods, but there are certain treats your dentist in Charlestown, NSW may recommend you avoid.
These foods may include:
- Seeds or nuts
- Sticky candies
- Fresh or hard vegetables
- Red meat that is not tender
Seeds or nuts may cause chipping. Sticky candies can pull on your dental crown. Raw vegetables like thick carrots can be especially difficult to bite through even with natural teeth. Steak may be equally challenging. Chewing on ice is also not a good idea, even if you do not have a tooth crown.
Aside from food, we also recommend never using your tooth crown in Charlestown, NSW as a tool to open a bottle or twist off a lid. This recommendation goes for natural teeth as well.
Aside from the foods you should avoid, it is also essential to maintain an excellent oral care routine at home and visit your dentist in Charlestown, NSW regularly. Exams and cleans may lower your risks for cavities and gum disease and help prevent tooth or crown failure.
If you notice a chip in your dental crown or it loosens, we encourage you to give us a call.
For dental crowns, or more information on dental crowns in Charlestown, NSW, we welcome your call.
If you have a missing tooth or teeth, it may impact everything from your bite to your smile confidence. And we want to help.
Your dentist in Charlestown, NSW offers dental implants more confidently than other tooth replacement options for several reasons, including:
- Dental implants in Charlestown, NSW replace your tooth and your root, making them closer to natural teeth than other options.
- Dental implants stimulate your jawbone, which may mean less bone loss—a natural occurrence when teeth are missing.
- Dental implants can support an arch of restoration teeth if you have significant tooth loss.
- Dental implants do not require special care other than what you’re already doing—visiting your dentist regularly for exams and cleans and brushing and flossing daily.
To learn whether dental implants are right for you, we encourage your call to arrange an exam and consultation. Your dentist in Charlestown discusses your smile goals with you and may take x-rays if no current films are available.
Considerations for dental implants may include, the health of your jaw, placement of your upper sinus, and any health conditions. In some cases, pre-treatments may be in order to bring you into candidacy for your implants.
If you would like to arrange a booking, we encourage your call.
Dental implants in Charlestown, NSW replace your tooth and your tooth’s root. This approach may be ideal if you’re looking for a more natural and long-lasting tooth replacement option. Dental implants may also be a good choice if you want to preserve your jawbone.
What is a Dental Implant?
A Dental implant is a thin post made from sturdy titanium. This post is surgically implanted in your jawbone and bonds with the bone over a period of months. When bonding is complete, your dentist in Charlestown, NSW provides a replacement tooth or dental crown to complete your dental implant.
If you have multiple missing teeth or full tooth loss, an implant-supported denture may be a good option for you.
Where to Start to Get a Dental Implant
The dental implant process begins with an exam in our Charlestown, NSW dental clinic. Your dentist exams your oral health to make sure dental implants are the best solution for you. Your dentist also shares additional tooth replacement options and helps you make the best choice for your smile goals. We encourage you to ask questions or share your concerns about dental implants in Charlestown, NSW.
Dental Implants in Charlestown, NSW
If you would like to schedule a consultation to learn more about dental implants, or if you’re ready for your implant exam, we welcome your call.
TMJ and Bruxism
While teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is very common among adults, it can cause serious damage to your teeth and jaw joints. If you wake up with sore muscles or you have noticed that you clench or grind your teeth, we can make a night guard to protect your teeth while you sleep.