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Preventive Dentistry - Turner

Preventive Dentistry - Turner

Show Phone NumberMcKay Gardens Professional Centre, 5 McKay Gardens, Turner, Australian Capital Territory, 2612Australia
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Opening Hours

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday
Sunday

Popular Treatments

Dentist Consultation
Dental Implants
Veneers
Teeth Whitening
Dental Crowns
Dental Bridges
Root canals
Invisalign™
Porcelain Veneers
Sleep Apnea
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Accreditations

  • ADA - Australian Dental Association (Australia) 

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Dentistry

Dentistry

 
Dental Bridges
Bridges can be an option to replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth. In a conventional bridge design, the teeth adjacent to the gap are prepared as they would be for crowns. The bridge consists of a false tooth (called a pontic) which is permanently joined to the crowns on either side. More than one tooth can be replaced by a bridge, and various bridge designs are possible. Bridges can be made from the same materials as crowns.
 
Dental Checkup
During an initial examination, which usually takes 45 minutes, we carry out a comprehensive check of your whole mouth. Our aim is to take a thorough and individualised approach taking into account your medical and dental history, while listening to your queries and concerns. The examination process is aided by digital radiographs (X-rays) and an intra-oral camera.
 
Dental Crowns
A crown is a restoration that covers all surfaces of the tooth above the gumline. Crowns may be needed to: restore severely broken down or worn teeth restore heavily filled teeth improve the appearance of irregularly shaped teeth help protect a tooth that is vulnerable to fracture restore a back tooth that has had root canal treatment Crowns can be made from a variety of materials: Gold. Usually only placed on the very back teeth, gold has been used in dentistry for centuries and produces very reliable restorations. Its use is declining simply because people now prefer tooth coloured materials. Metal-Ceramic. A metal-ceramic crown has a metal inner structure to which a ceramic outer layer is fused. This combination can produce strong, natural looking restorations. When metal-ceramic crowns are indicated, we prefer to use gold as the metal rather than semi-precious or non-precious metals, due to the superior fit and biocompatibility of gold. Ceramic. Ceramic is a great option for people who wish to have metal-free restorations or where the most natural looking results are required. There are several different types of ceramics available. Zirconia is a strong ceramic that can be used in crowns and bridges on back teeth. Other types of ceramics such as E-Max® and Procera® can be used in areas of the mouth where less strength is needed and appearance is of greatest priority.
 
Dental Implants
The dental implant, made from surgical grade titanium, is placed into the bone to replace the root of a missing tooth. In the case of multiple missing teeth, several implants may be placed.
 
Dentist Consultation
 
Hygienist Session
During a hygiene appointment our dental hygienist will thoroughly clean the teeth of plaque, calculus (hardened plaque or ‘tartar’), and remove surface staining. Gums will be checked for gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease), and the mouth checked for signs of other diseases such as oral cancer. Our hygienist will also work with you to show you how to most effectively clean your teeth, and may give you advice on which dental products to use to make your job easier and more effective. They may also recommend some diet or lifestyle changes to help maintain good oral health.
 
Invisalign™
Invisalign works through a series of removable clear plastic aligners that move teeth in small increments from their current position to a more ideal position. Each set of aligners is worn for a continuous period of approximately 2 weeks before progressing to the next set in the sequence. The number of aligners required for treatment depends on how far the teeth need to be moved.
 
Root canals
Root canal treatment aims to remove the inflamed or infected pulp, disinfect the root canals, and then seal the root canals so that they will not become re-infected. After a root canal treatment, the pain resolves, the damaged bone around the tooth heals and the tooth can be kept. X-rays are taken during the procedure to determine the number, shape and precise length of canals. This is important to ensure that all canals are thoroughly disinfected. Root canal treatment is usually performed over several appointments to allow time for anti-bacterial dressings to disinfect the canals. The use of local anaesthesia during treatment ensures that the entire procedure is pain free.
 
Teeth Whitening
In-office whitening is a convenient method of whitening teeth, taking slightly over an hour to perform. The procedure begins with the careful placement of a protective barrier over the gums, followed by application of a hydrogen peroxide whitening gel onto the teeth. The gel remains on the teeth for up to 15 minutes and is then washed off. This procedure is repeated 3 to 5 times during the session. A take-home kit will also be supplied so that you can continue to whiten or touch up your result at home.
 
Home Whitening Kits
Take-home whitening is performed over a longer period of time than in-office whitening, but it is a cost-effective way of achieving the same type of results. This method involves making custom fitted trays, which fit snugly over your upper and lower teeth. You will be supplied with a kit containing a carbamide peroxide whitening gel, which is applied into the trays and worn over the teeth for as little as one hour. The usual course of treatment takes about 10 days if the whitening gel is applied once per day.
 
Veneers
 
Porcelain Veneers
The veneer is a thin facing of porcelain, similar to a false fingernail, which is securely bonded to the surface of the tooth. Usually several teeth are veneered as part of a treatment to achieve the desired result. The teeth being treated need to be prepared so that placement of the veneers does not make them appear bulky.

Ear Nose and Throat

 
Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is when your airway becomes completely blocked and you stop breathing altogether – starving the body of oxygen. When the brain detects the fall in the blood oxygen level it prompts a large gasp of breath. Although OSA sufferers may experience hundreds of apnea episodes per night, they are unlikely to remember any of them.

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Show Phone NumberMcKay Gardens Professional Centre, 5 McKay Gardens, Turner, Australian Capital Territory, 2612Australia