A dental implant is a Titanium post that is surgically placed into your jaw bone. It is made up of the same material commonly used for hip and knee replacements. Implants are placed in areas of missing teeth.
They acts as a firm anchorage for a crown, also known as a cap, bridge or even a denture.
Implants are safe, however, good oral hygiene must still be performed around the post, exactly like cleaning your own teeth.
If you would like to know more about this procedure to see if this is right for you, call us for an appointment and one of our dentists will be able to help you out.
Toothaches, broken dentures or broken fillings never happen at a good time. We understand that to be able to continue enjoying life, teeth must be fixed as soon as possible, that is why, with a large range of after hours appointments and emergency appointments each day, we can be there to help you.
In addition, for all of our patients, we provide a 24 hour after care service for dental emergency advice.
Routine Check-up and Cleaning
Everyone needs to go to the dentist, the current recommendations from the Australian Dental Association advise that your routine check up and cleans should be performed every six months, unless otherwise indicted (1).
At Stirling Central Dental Clinic, we believe in having good teeth at any age will put you in the best state of health. We are able to provide advice to patients of all ages with cleans, oral hygiene monitoring, dietary advice, fillings and crowns.
Having a smile that you are happy with, is important. Studies have shown that patient self esteem is an important factor in decay prevention (2). This is due to being motivated to value and care for your teeth. We have a range of treatment available to help you try and achieve teeth you are motivated to look after. Treatment options such as tooth whitening, white ceramic fillings (CEREC), straightening teeth and veneers.
Dentures are removable appliances that are customised to fit only your mouth for replacement of missing teeth. Sometimes the loss of teeth is unavoidable and the replacement of teeth with a removable denture may be important temporarily, if not as a permanent solution.
Dentures may not be a solution for everyone, however, it is an economical alternative for the replacement of missing teeth.
We are able to provide emergency denture repairs and where possible we aim to return the denture back to you on the same day or the day after.
Tooth Extraction and Wisdom Tooth Removal
If a tooth requires removal, be it a wisdom tooth or any other tooth in your mouth, one of the dentists on our team will happily have a consultation with you looking at your x-ray to see if the tooth can be removed. We are able to provide minor surgeries, however, on some occasions, specialist care may be indicated.
If you have had straight teeth with braces when you were younger and now they are crowded or ever wanted straight teeth but do not want to wear braces, you may consider using a sequential clear aligners system, Spark Clear Aligner System™ , that will straighten your teeth over a period of time.
You do not require any special brushes and floss to clean your teeth as there will be no wire stuck on. The trays are a more invisible way of straightening your teeth with little pain and discomfort. If you want to find out more about this product, feel free to have a look at Spark Clear Aligner System™ or alternatively give us a call and we can assess if this is product is right for you
Children's teeth require are just as important as adult teeth because they guide and leave room for their corresponding adult tooth to come through in the mouth. They tooth require regular check up and cleans to ensure they are being cleaned appropriately free from holes. The dentists will happily answer any questions you have about what are good foods to feed your child and if there will be enough room for all of the teeth to come through.
We do accept patients who fall under the Child Health Benefit Scheme from Medicare which enables your child to have access to $1000 worth of dental treatment over two calendar years.
(1) Australian Dental Association. (2017, January 01). Your Dental Health. Retrieved from Australian Dental Association: https://www.ada.org.au/Your-Dental-Health/Home
(2) Hattne, K., Folke, S., & Twetman, S. (2007). Attitudes to oral health among adolescents with high caries risk. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 65(4), 206-213. doi:10.1080/00016350701317258
Dumitrescu, A., Dogaru, C., & Dogaru, C. (n.d.). Instability of self-esteem and affective lability as determinants of self-reported oral health status and oral health-related behaviors. The journal of contemporary dental practice, 9(1).