What is it?
Restorative dentistry seeks to correct and restore the health, function, and aesthetics of your teeth and smile. A variety of different materials can be used, including composite resin, ceramic, zirconia, and porcelain fused to metal or gold crown, to treat the following conditions:
- Missing teeth;
- Failing composite or amalgam restorations;
- Misaligned teeth;
- Gaps in teeth; and
- Tooth decay.
How much does it cost?
Costs for restorative services vary depending on the size and the material chosen. Fees and restorative options will be discussed in detail during the dental consultation and assessment.
Depending on the cavity size, your therapist or dentist may elect to use a rubber dam to isolate the tooth and repel moisture. A local anaesthetic may also be used to alleviate any discomfort associated with the procedure.
Resin will be used to check and adjust the bite if necessary. If a more permanent material has been chosen, a temporary restoration will be placed during the construction. A second appointment will be required to remove the temporary restoration and cement the final restoration.
Persistent stains from smoking, drinking coffee, tea and red wine develop over years leaving your teeth looking dull and discoloured.
At Neds we offer in chair and taken home whitening kits as part of our treatment.
If you are interested in whitening your teeth be sure to discuss this treatment option before commencing your restorative treatment.
Whitening requires scaling of your teeth one week prior to your whitening procedure. After your clean your hygienist or dentist will discuss proactive ways you can help reduce post op sensitivity. Part of your whitening procedure will involve custom trays that you can take home at the end of treatment.
Fee – $650
What is it?
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We want to ensure your smile remains healthy long into the future.
How does it work?
We don’t judge. We listen.
Your therapist or dentist will discuss and examine the following with you:
- The health of your soft (gums) and hard (teeth) tissue;
- Your oral hygiene routine, providing recommendations if necessary;
- Your diet, providing suggestions if necessary to reduce accumulation of plaque and calculus.
Using the latest piezo ultrasonic cleaner, our therapist or dentist will remove as much plaque as possible. Hand curette instruments will be used to remove fine amounts of plaque in the event you experience sensitivity during the ultrasonic cleaning.
After the plaque has been removed, your enamel layer will be ready to be remineralised with fluoride. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the teeth resistant to acid from the bacteria and sugar in our diets. Fluoride also has the ability to reverse early signs of decay.