The Ormonde Dental Centre in Hurstville offers all types of restorations, from the simplest to the more complex.
We will always provide the simplest treatment, if possible, but in the end we must provide restorations that work the best, are the best for your tooth, mouth and general health, and also last as long as possible.
The restorations or fillings must look as good as possible and blend in with your teeth.
If a tooth is fractured it will need repairing with some type of filling material.
The same applies if the tooth is decayed. All decayed tooth material must be cleaned out and replaced with a filling. A filling must be placed in order to fill in the hole and to stop further decay from starting.
A filling will also serve to protect the nerve of the tooth.
There are many types of filling materials available depending on what is needed in each situation. The dentist will discuss with you the type of filling required before any treatment is carried out.
At the Ormonde Dental Centre in Hurstville we use the best and safest materials available for our patients.
Cerec Cad/Cam Computer Technology
Cad/Cam stands for Computer-aided design and Computer-aided manufacturing.
(See this Wikipedia article for more information: CAD/CAM Dentistry.)
Cerec Cad/Cam computer technology allows the dentists at the Ormonde Dental Centre in Hurstville to scan or photograph teeth and then manufacture porcelain crowns or porcelain inlays and onlays on the premises.
Inlays, onlays and crowns are used to reinforce weakened teeth. This treatment can often be all done in the one visit.
Before Cad/Cam technology an impression of the tooth or teeth would be taken and a temporary restoration would be placed. The impression would be sent to a dental technician so that the restoration could be manufactured. You would then come back again to have the final restoration fitted some weeks later.
Cerec Cad/Cam computer technology is probably the most exciting treatment technology to happen to dentistry in many years.
Crown & Bridge
If a tooth is severely weakened or fractured it may require some type of reinforcement. The most common way to strengthen or reinforce a weakened tooth is to place a crown or cap over the entire tooth surface.
A crown is made out of a metal alloy or porcelain or a combination of the two.
A bridge is a method of replacing a missing tooth by joining caps together with one of the caps filling in the space of the missing tooth.
A bridge is a very strong and cosmetic treatment for a missing tooth.
Another way to replace a missing tooth is to have an implant.
An implant is as close as possible to having a real tooth again. It consists of a titanium post which is anchored in the bone and gum in the space of the missing tooth. After a period of a few months a crown is placed on top of the implant.
The implant and crown looks, feels and functions very similar to the original missing tooth.
Root Canal Treatment
Every tooth has a nerve inside it. It is the nerve that can become sensitive to hot and cold and sweet things. It is also the nerve that can become extremely painful.
If a nerve is unhealthy or infected it needs to be removed from the tooth. This treatment is called root canal treatment and will require more than one visit.
If someone has crooked teeth or an incorrect bite they will require orthodontic treatment. The treatment usually requires wearing bands or braces for a certain amount of time.
A new technique that also works well is the wearing of clear, fine, mouthguard-like appliances. This technique is called Invisalign.
Orthodontists are the best people to see for this type of treatment and the dentists at the Ormonde Dental Centre in Hurstville will refer you to the orthodontist that will provide the best outcome for you.