General & Cosmetic Dentistry

General and cosmetic dentistry

From routine dental and hygiene check ups to pioneering cosmetic dentistry, General and Cosmetic Dentistry is committed to using the most advanced and minimally invasive techniques to bring you a smile you can be confident in.

General dentistry
Helping you have a healthy relationship with your teeth

Preventative dental services
In order to maintain the health of your smile, prevention of dental disease and maintaining good oral health is essential. Regular visits to the dentist allow early detection of cavities, tooth decay, enamel wear and gum disease. We tell you how to avoid dental problems in the future, so that you have less dental treatment and keep your teeth for life.

Dental hygienist
While a good home practice of brushing and flossing is essential, stubborn stains, plaque and tartar can still build up. Visiting the hygienist for a scale and polish will ensure your teeth and gums are in great shape and help prevent problems such gingivitis (bleeding gums) and dental cavities. We show you how to maintain good oral hygiene that will improve your gum health and longevity of your teeth.

Root canal treatment
Root canal treatment (or Endodontic treatment) is required to repair and save a tooth that’s badly decayed or infected. It involves opening the tooth, removing the damaged pulp inside, cleaning, filling and sealing the tooth. Our root canal treatment will save your tooth, which will remain without a living nerve, so you can be pain-free and cosmetically intact.

Teeth grinding
Involuntary clenching, grinding and gnashing of teeth (usually at night) is called Bruxism. If severe, it can lead to jaw disorders, headaches, damaged teeth and other problems. Depending on the severity of your situation, we may recommend splints, mouth guards or, in some cases dental correction such as reshaping the chewing surfaces of your teeth or using crowns, braces or oral surgery.

Sleep apnea
For those who’ve been properly diagnosed by means of a sleep study to have OSA (obstructive sleep apnea), treatment may include the fitting of an oral device such as a mandibular advancement splint (MAS). Looking similar to a mouth guard, this dental appliance is placed on the teeth at night to reposition the jaw and tongue so the airway opens up meaning less risk of vibration (snoring) or obstruction.

Fear of the dentist?
We understand that some people have a phobia about visiting the dentist. For patients who’d prefer to be sedated through the procedure, we now offer sleep dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry
Simple and effective treatments to enhance your smile

Rejuvenate your smile at General and Cosmetic Dentistry. We strive to optimise both structure and aesthetics for the ultimate dental outcome that makes you look and feel youthful, happy and confident.

Teeth whitening
Stained or discoloured teeth can leave you feeling embarrassed about your smile. Tooth whitening is a straightforward, minimally invasive and economical solution that undoes the damage. We offer the scientifically advanced teeth whitening system ZOOM. This is proven to bring out a whiter brighter smile and stronger tooth surface than other methods and no sensitivity or enamel damage.

Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are custom-made porcelain fillings bonded into or over the tooth to protect it. When there’s insufficient tooth structure to retain a filling, bonded Inlays or onlays will allow the tooth to function properly. The tooth is prepared, an impression taken and a temporary inlay put in place during the first appointment. The permanent inlay or onlay is bonded to the tooth during a second visit.

Crowns
Crowns are a way to restore a tooth when most of the tooth structure is missing. A ceramic crown acts as a robust cover for your natural tooth, protecting it from further damage and restoring the aesthetics of your smile.

Veneers
For an effective and affordable way to dramatically enhance the appearance of your teeth, porcelain veneers are the perfect option. Essentially very thin shells custom designed to bond to the front of your teeth, veneers are often used when the enamel has become worn, chipped or discoloured or there are gaps between your teeth. Veneers offer a stain-resistant, enduring smile that’s natural and beautiful.

Tooth coloured/white fillings
Retaining the strength, integrity and look of your teeth is simple with tooth coloured fillings. Old methods for filling dental cavities such as amalgam fillings are now believed to compromise health. We can replace old amalgam fillings with white fillings made from resin material that is non-toxic and virtually undetectable.

Fear of the dentist?
We understand that some people have a phobia about visiting the dentist. For patients who’d prefer to be sedated through the procedure, we now offer sleep dentistry.

Take the first step towards a happier, healthier smile