Dental Services in Tauranga
There are two areas of dental work; Care and Prevention and Restoration.
Care and Prevention
Routine dental care is all about keeping you healthy and preventing problems before they happen. Care and prevention includes:
A basic dental examination is the first and most important step in looking after the health of your teeth and in preventing decay.
In a cleaning we remove the deposits which have built up and are the main causes of gum disease and decay. This cleaning is vital for your dental health. You’ll be left with teeth that are remarkably clean and teeth that feel fresh.
X-rays are important because they help us detect decay before we would normally be able to see it. We use digital radiographs instead of traditional x-rays.
Sealants are a fabulous way to prevent cavities from developing on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.
Restoration helps you feel good about yourself when eating, drinking and talking with others. Having photos taken is fun again. Eating is a joy instead of a chore!
It’s important we understand the outcome you expect (especially how you want to look). Careful discussion and consideration is necessary as some procedures is not reversible. This aspect of dentistry is rapidly developing and changing, so we strive to stay informed of the latest products, techniques and equipment. Restorations includes:
Natural tooth-coloured fillings are referred to as resin, composite or white fillings. These fillings are bonded to the tooth. Aesthetically, they are an attractive alternative to silver-mercury fillings which blacken with age. These natural fillings look like your teeth and are an easy way to improve your smile.
A crown is the ideal restoration if you have a tooth that is heavily decayed, damaged, or broken.
A bridge is an aptly named dental appliance, designed to span (bridge) the gap where teeth are missing. Like crowns, they can be made from a variety of dental materials, but the most popular bridges are made from life-like porcelain fixed to a metal support structure.
A full or partial denture is essential when you are missing all or most of your teeth in one or both arches, or a large group of teeth in one arch.
Veneers can accomplish many aesthetic challenges. Veneers are more conservative than crowns and cover the front of your teeth with an elegant, yet tough, porcelain shell.
An attractive smile catches attention and can improve your self-esteem.Tooth whitening is a perfect way for someone with healthy teeth to make a tremendous improvement to their smile. Trust your tooth whitening procedure to a professional.
Root Canal is the common name for endodontic treatment. This treatment saves a severely injured, cracked, or decayed tooth when its pulp (the soft inner tissue inside a tooth’s root canal) becomes inflamed or infected. If it is not treated promptly, pain or a tooth abscess results.
Dental implants are one of the finest solutions to missing teeth. They are secure, comfortable, stable and attractive.