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Our caring and kind-natured dental providers focus on making you feel comfortable and relaxed regardless of the procedure. We aim to deliver dental care in a gentle and supportive way.
Dental check ups
Regular dental checks of your mouth allow the dentist to pick up issues early, often before serious dental diseases occur. Problems that are caught early will generally be simpler and more affordable to treat.
At Salamanca Dental we recommend 6-monthly check-ups.
Dental hygiene service
Regular dental hygiene visits not only help to maintain clean teeth but also help to reduce disease and help keep the mouth odour free. Without regular dental hygiene, dental treatment may not last as long and there is an increased risk of future problems, such as tooth decay, bleeding gums and bone loss.
At Salamanca Dental we recommend 6 monthly hygiene visits for the majority of our patients.
A custom made properly fitting mouthguard acts like a shock absorber during times of impact and can help prevent broken teeth and injuries to the face. They are simple and easy to use and should be worn during any contact sports.
Most people clench and grind their teeth without knowing it. Grinding during sleep is when the highest forces are exerted. This leads to wearing away of vital tooth structure, cracked teeth and muscle tension resulting in headaches and possibly longer term jaw joint degradation. Using a night guard while sleeping aims to prevent much of this type of damage.
Fillings are used to replace missing tooth structure following chipping of teeth or decay removal. We generally use tooth-coloured fillings to restore the tooth to as close to its natural appearance as possible.
These days, silver mercury fillings are less popular for a number of reasons; however, they may be required in some circumstances. Talk to your dentist and ensure you choose a filling that’s right for you.
Porcelain veneers are custom-made shells placed over the front of the teeth to change the colour, size or shape of the teeth and are bonded (glued) into place. They require minimal tooth preparation and can significantly change the appearance of your smile.
Tooth crowns & bridges
Crowns and bridges are tooth restorations custom made from stronger and more durable materials than regular fillings. They are usually made of tooth-coloured porcelain or gold.
Crowns are like caps that cover a tooth and shield it from bite forces. They are usually recommended when a tooth is cracked or broken down.
Bridges are one of the ways to replace a missing tooth. They consist of two crowns on teeth either side of a gap connected by a false tooth.
Implants are special titanium screws placed in the jawbone to restore a missing tooth. They are long lasting, and treatment does not affect adjacent teeth. Implants can also be used to restore multiple teeth and may be an alternative option to dentures.
Dentures or false teeth are the traditional way to restore multiple missing teeth. They are used to restore a smile, chewing, speech and lip support.
Root canal treatment
Aching teeth with nerve damage need to have the tooth nerve removed by a careful procedure to make them pain-free. This is known as root canal treatment and is a sound alternative to extraction. Once the nerve chamber is cleaned and space-filled, the tooth usually requires a crown to stop it from cracking or chipping.
Teeth can discolour with time or due to other reasons. Various products and procedures can be used to enhance the brightness of your smile.
Salamanca Dental will design a whitening plan that’s specially customised to your unique needs and smile. We only use dental products that are available through dentists’ offices to ensure safety. They come in different treatment types and strengths to suit your unique circumstances.
A bright smile in 90 minutes
With our Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed, your smile may become brighter in one 90-minute office visit.
A radiant smile
At Salamanca Dental we have a variety of whitening options to fit your lifestyle. When it comes to whitening – as with everything having to do with your smile – dentists are your best resource.
If you would like any more information, come in and have a discussion with one of our dentists.
Most dental procedures can be performed in a hospital environment while you are under general anaesthesia. This is an option for people who need to have major dental surgery or who have severe dental anxiety.
Facial treatments refers to the revitalisation and rejuvenation of associates structures such as lips, skin and muscles of facial expression.
The various forms of facial treatments Salamanca Dental offers include:
Anti-wrinkle – we administer muscle relaxant injections which act to soften muscles, wrinkles or facial lines. This treatment helps to prevent overuse of facial muscles reducing facial tension, headaches and the formation of new lines and wrinkles over time. Results become visible after 14 days and last on average 3 months.
TMJ treatments – Anti-wrinkle treatments are useful adjuncts to other TMJ treatments provided by dentists. We treat our patients from a comprehensive standpoint which may include injecting muscle relaxant into muscles of the head and neck region to reduce behavioural jaw clenching and grinding habits. Effects may last 3 months before re treatment is necessary.
At Salamanca Dental we offer a private, respectful and holistic facial treatments. For more information on our facial aesthetic treatments, please call (03) 6288 8070.
Salamanca Dental offers patients an orthodontic service.
Our Salamanca Dental orthodontic service uses a short-term orthodontic system called QuickStraightTeeth (QST). QST orthodontic systems are suitable for adults with mild crowding, spacing, rotated teeth and those who want to correct previously orthodontically treated smiles that have relapsed over time. Our orthodontic services are provided by general dentists who will need to assess your suitability for the service, and if necessary may arrange a referral to a specialist.
Features of QST:
– Using QST technology allows patients to have teeth straightening treatments which can take between 6 – 24 months.
– Both styles of QST braces (removable appliances and clear fixed braces) are made of aesthetic materials.
At the completion of treatment patients are provided with a retainer to reduce the aligned teeth relapsing. For more information on Salamanca Dental’s orthodontic service please call on (03) 6288 8070 or visit www.QuickStraightTeeth.com.au.
We believe childhood is the best time for prevention and education to promote good lifelong habits. By checking little smiles, we can detect developmental issues, decay or tooth crowding early and treat or possibly avoid them altogether.
Check-ups and a variety of treatments are available and tailored to the needs of children. The dentist will discuss the best course of action at the examination appointment.