Everyone wants a picture-perfect smile, but most of us are not blessed with one. Teeth that are oddly shaped, crooked or gapped can hinder you from achieving that movie star smile. Fortunately, A1 Dental Clinic offers the most effective solution to all of these problems in the form of dental veneers.
What Are Veneers?
Dental veneers are a thin layer of porcelain or composite material that is bonded to the tooth’s surface as an alternative to painful dental procedures and help to boost the appearance of your smile. Our veneers make your teeth look natural and give you that picture-perfect smile. With veneers, we can improve the appearance of a single tooth or your whole mouth.
When Would You Need A Veneer?
- You may be the candidate for dental veneers, if
- You are unhappy with your smile
- You have broken, crooked or chipped teeth
- Your teeth are stained or discoloured
- You have gapped teeth
- Your teeth are worn down
- You have misaligned or irregularly shaped teeth
What Does The Procedure Involve?
The application of veneers requires two visits to our dental clinic.
- During your first visit, we will prepare your teeth by removing the outer enamel surface, providing room for the veneer. The impression of your tooth will be taken and sent to the laboratory for creating customised veneers.
- During your second visit, our dentist will clean the tooth and bond the veneer to the teeth using a special adhesive that holds it firmly. That’s all it takes! Now, you can leave our dental clinic with a beautiful smile.
Call us at 03 93592070 and schedule a consultation with the team at A1 Dental Clinic to find out if veneers are the perfect fit for your particular case. Let us do whatever it takes to improve your smile!
A missing tooth can lead to a lot of problems with your oral health and can have an impact on your beautiful smile. That’s why A1 Dental Clinic offers a variety of tooth replacement options to address the problem. One of the most effective methods of replacing your missing tooth is dental implant restoration. Whether you have lost a single, multiple or a full row of teeth, our dental implant treatment can help restore your smile.
Consequences Of Missing Teeth:
Most people have a misconception that losing one or a few teeth is not a big issue and they ignore having tooth replacement. However, the truth is that the loss of even a single tooth can have adverse effects on your oral health. They include
- Increased risk for gum diseases and cavities.
- Shifting teeth
- Change in bite
- Changes in facial shape
- Loss of jawbone
Dental implants from A1 Dental Clinic can help to counteract all of these missing tooth problems.
What Can You Expect?
There are several steps involved in performing dental implant surgery. They include
- Removal of a damaged tooth
- Grafting or preparation of jawbone
- Placement of the dental implant
- Waiting for bone growth and healing
- Placement of Abutment
- Placement of artificial tooth
The entire process can take several months for completion. Much of that time is allocated for the healing process and growth of new bone.
Benefits Of Having Dental Implants:
- Stop bone loss
- Preserve facial structure
- Improve your ability to chew
- Give you a natural smile
- Increase the comfort
- No embarrassing slippage
- Boost your self-confidence
At A1 Dental Clinic, we have invested in advanced dental technologies to deliver comfortable and effective dental care to the patients. If you have any question about dental implant, feel free to call 03 93592070 and talk to us now.
A bright smile can easily light up your face and probably boost your self-confidence. Yet, our teeth won’t stay as white as we’d like them to be due to various reasons. If you are thinking about getting your teeth whitened, but are not sure where to go in Fawkner, look no further than A1 Dental Clinic. Tooth whitening performed in our professional dental studio is a safe and effective way of achieving a bright smile. Depending on the method you prefer, you can achieve dramatic results in the shortest time possible.
What Causes Tooth Discolouration?
There are several causes for the discolouration of the teeth, including
- Tobacco use
- Drinking coffee, tea, wine, soda, and coloured beverages
- Deposition of fluoride
- Inadequate brushing and flossing
- Poor dental hygiene
- Certain medication
- Age, heredity, and trauma
- Much more
At A1 Dental Clinic, we offer personalised teeth whitening treatments depending on the nature and extent of the discolouration.
What’s Involved In Our Teeth Whitening Treatments?
Our teeth whitening techniques include:
This technique involves covering your gums and the surfaces of the tooth-root with a protective barrier. Then, we apply a strong hydrogen peroxide gel which will be left on the teeth for about an hour. As we remove the gel, you could see the obvious results.
This is another effective way to whiten your teeth and achieve your desired level of whiteness. A mold of your teeth will be taken and two flexible mouth trays will be custom-made for you. All you need to do is to fill the trays with our whitening gel and place them over your teeth. It should be left for about an hour at a time. This can be repeated until you reach the teeth whitening goal.
Discoloured teeth are unsightly and can affect your personality. If you would like to whiten your teeth and achieve a sparkling smile, we invite you to call 03 93592070 and schedule an appointment with A1 Dental Clinic now!
Third Molars, also called wisdom teeth, appear between the ages of 16 and 24, though they can appear later or earlier than this. These are the last set of permanent teeth to erupt and can put your dental health at risk. If your wisdom teeth are causing pain, you can approach the dentists at A1 Dental Clinic for thorough screening and consultation. During your visit, we will perform a radiographic examination to identify the root cause of the problem and determine if they have to be extracted. Before we begin, we will explain to you the steps involved and keep you informed of the procedures.
When Do You Need Wisdom Teeth Removal?
- When the wisdom teeth emerge through your gum and your jaw is too small to accommodate them, they will force the neighbouring teeth out of alignment and affect your bite.
- When they don’t erupt through your gum and not in a normal position, it would result in crowded teeth, misalignment of teeth and poor bite.
- When the wisdom teeth collect food particles and traces of bacteria, it leads to tooth decay and bad breath.
What Happens During The Procedure?
- We use radiographic technology to determine the position and condition of your wisdom teeth.
- You will be given local anesthesia to numb the teeth as well as the surrounding tissues, ensuring a painless procedure.
- Our dentist uses forceps to grasp the tooth and rock it back and forth to loosen it.
- After removing the tooth, the dentist will give you a gauze pad to bite on to stop bleeding.
You could feel slight discomfort for a few days after the extraction, but following the dentist’s advice ensures quick healing and helps you avoid infection. As a part of aftercare, we recommend taking only soft foods and want you to avoid hot, spicy foods until the wound heals completely. Contact our dental clinic at 03 93592070 to set up an appointment for wisdom teeth removal, teeth whitening, and all other dental treatment.
Dental hygiene is essential in our day to day lives. If you fail to care for your teeth, it can lead to several oral problems. In many instances, it demands to extract one or more teeth as a solution. Tooth extractions are usually carried out as a last option. Gum diseases and tooth decay are the two most common reasons why tooth extraction may be needed. At A1 Dental Clinic, we offer painless tooth extraction to the patients of all ages, no matter what reason has led you to that situation.
Reasons For Tooth Extraction:
- If a tooth is infected or decayed
- If you’ve broken a tooth accidentally
- If you have crooked teeth
- If you have severe gum disease
- If there is not enough space for wisdom teeth to grow
- If the teeth are wrongly positioned
What Does The Process Involve?
The first step is a radiographic examination to assess the position and condition of the tooth roots and the surrounding bone.
We will give you a local anesthetic in the form of an injection to numb the tooth to be removed, and the surrounding tissues.
Our dentist will use specialised tools and devices to loosen your tooth. Forceps or tweezers are used to twist the tooth around until it comes out.
Once the tooth has been removed, we will give you some gauze to bite on to stop the bleeding. The entire process will not take more than 20 to 30 minutes, and you can return home the same day.
As dentists, our primary goal is to preserve your natural teeth. That’s why we recommend tooth removal only when there is no other treatment available to save the tooth.
If you have any question for us, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 03 93592070.
Gum disease involves infection, swelling or soreness of the tissues surrounding the teeth. When left untreated, gum diseases can eventually become a great threat to your oral health. There are two forms of gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontal diseases. If you live in Fawkner or are suffering from any form of gum diseases, you can approach A1 Dental Clinic for effective treatments.
What is Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease?
Gingivitis is associated with inflammation of the gums around the teeth. The gums become swollen and start to bleed while brushing. When gingivitis is not treated, it becomes worse and leads to periodontal disease. There are several types of periodontal disease which can affect the gums and bone supporting the teeth.
What Causes Gum Diseases?
Gum diseases are caused by the buildup of plaque (a film of bacteria) on the surface of the gums and teeth. While many of the bacteria are harmless, a few of them are proven to be the main causes of gum disease. In order to prevent and treat gum diseases, you must remove all the plaque from the surface of your teeth by brushing and flossing every day.
Signs of Symptoms of Gum Diseases:
- Bad breath
- Gum abscesses
- Gum recession
- Sensitive teeth
- Wobbly teeth
How To Treat Gum Diseases?
If you experience any of these symptoms, you can approach the dentists at A1 Dental Clinic. We will scale and polish your teeth above and below the gums to remove any plaque or tartar using a handheld instrument. We will also recommend a mouthwash that helps to prevent the formation of plaque. If you have a very serious infection, our dentist will suggest a course of antibiotics. We will also arrange regular check-ups to detect the problem at an early stage.
Call 03 93592070 and schedule an appointment for a screening and consultation with A1 Dental Clinic.
If your tooth has deep decay, it may become infected, inflamed or unhealthy when left untreated. The infection could spread to the surrounding tissues, resulting in an abscess. If you live in Fawkner, you can head to A1 Dental Clinic for root canal treatment. Also called as Endodontic treatment, this root canal therapy involves a straightforward procedure that gives you fast relief from pain caused by tooth decay or injury.
When Do You Need Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp inside the tooth becomes infected or irreversibly damaged. This irreversible damage could be the result of injuries caused by decay, trauma, multiple restorations, etc. Root Canal Treatment is also recommended when you experience any of the following symptoms.
- Discomfort when chewing or biting
- Severe pain accompanied by fever
- Swelling around the tooth
- Sensitivity to hot or cold
- When our dentist has diagnosed the need for a root canal treatment
What Will Happen At My Appointment?
We will examine the x-ray of your tooth to determine the extent of infection or damage. Our endodontist will administer a local anesthetic to numb the teeth. We will open the crown of the tooth, remove the infected pulp and clean the canals. Once the canal has been cleaned thoroughly, we will fill it with root canal filling and sealer. The tooth is checked at your next visit, and when all the infection has been cleared out, we will fill the tooth permanently. After restoration, your tooth will function like other teeth.
What Are The Benefits Of Endodontic Treatment?
Root canal treatment provides countless benefits and they include
- Help you maintain a natural smile.
- Allows you to eat any food you’d like to have.
- Give you a visually appealing result.
- Involve a pain-free procedure.
- Cost-effective and efficient.
If you either have a question or need root canal treatment performed, feel free to call the dentists of A1 Dental Clinic at 03 9359 2070.