Healthy Teeth

Helping you enjoy a lifetime of smiles!

Our skilled dental team may be able to help you with ...

  1. Comprehensive dental exams
  2. Fissure sealants
  3. Composite fillings
  4. Removal of mercury containing fillings
  5. Periodontal treatment
  6. Dentures
  7. Tooth extractions
  8. Porcelain veneers
  9. Crowns
  10. Root canal therapy
  11. Teeth whitening

Comprehensive dental exams

Regular dental examinations are the cornerstone of good dental health. And maintaining your oral health is the best way to avoid tooth sensitivity and pain, tooth loss and costly restorative procedures. The typical dental visit includes a careful check of all your teeth, gums and mouth, a full set of digital x-rays (including an OPG), and a dental cleaning.

Fissure sealants

Fissure sealants is a type of preventive treatment where a tooth coloured coating is applied to pits or 'biting surfaces' of teeth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves, acting as a barrier and protecting enamel from plaque and acids. It is a very simple treatment which is highly effective in preventing decay on chewing teeth.

Composite fillings

A composite filling is a tooth coloured filling that is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks or fractures. The dentist first removes any decayed parts of the tooth and then fills the hole with a composite filling.

Removal of mercury containing fillings

Our team at rt healthy teeth would be delighted to help any of patients who are interested in having their existing mercury-based restorations removed. This is all done under isolated conditions using rubber dam – a thin latex sheet used by our dentists to isolate the tooth that is being worked on from the rest of the mouth.

Periodontal treatment

Do your gums bleed when you floss? Are they red and puffy looking?

These are the early signs of gum disease. This condition is extremely common, yet left untreated, can have dire consequences for your oral and general health. Periodontal treatments are treatments that focus on gum health or the health of the tissues surrounding the teeth. This type of treatment can effectively improve the health of the gums, laying the foundation for a healthier mouth for years to come.

Dentures

A denture is an appliance that replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips.

Partial dentures replace some teeth and can be made of a metal base or flexible acrylic. Metal base partial dentures are durable and long lasting with a secure fit, while flexible acrylic dentures are flexible, strong and light-weight, providing total comfort.

Dentures are made of plastic, porcelain or a combination of both and can be fabricated to fit over endodontically treated teeth. A complete denture can also be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit. This type of denture provides greater stabilisation during chewing.

Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular dentist examinations are still important for denture wearers so that the mouth can be checked for disease or other changes.

Tooth extractions

You might need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health.

To avoid these complications, in most cases, our dentist will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are unmatched in their ability to create an instant smile makeover.

Veneers are thin, custom made porcelain shells that are bonded to teeth to mask discolorations, chips, misalignment and other imperfections.

Crowns

A crown is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

There are several types of crowns – porcelain crowns resemble your natural teeth and thus make them popular.

What does getting a crown involve?

A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several impressions that will be used to create your crown. A temporary crown will be fabricated and stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by the dental laboratory.

Root canal therapy

Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulpal nerve, bacteria and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.

What does root canal therapy involve?

While the tooth is numb, a rubber dam (sheet of rubber) will be placed around the tooth to keep it dry and free of saliva. An access opening is made and a series of files are used to clean the canal. Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned it will be sealed. It can be a multiple appointment treatment to ascertain that all pathogens are removed. It is always advisable to cap a root canal treated tooth to protect the remaining tooth and roots.

Teeth whitening

There are two options – in-chair whitening or take-home whitening.

For a brighter, whiter smile without the wait, choose Opalescence® Boost, an in-office, chemically activated whitening treatment that offers results in less than an hour. It's ideal for people who want instant whitening gratification or those who have that special event coming up that requires a bright, white smile.

Opalescence®

Opalescence® take-home whitening gel offers professional results in a customised whitening treatment you can do in the comfort of your own home. Available in a range of formulations and flavours, Opalescence® take-home whitening gel is delivered via custom-made trays, further tailoring the treatment to your smile. Opalescence® take-home whitening gel is available only through a licensed dental professional.

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rt healthy teeth, Surry Hills
1 Buckingham Street,
Surry Hills NSW 2010
1300 991 044
teeth.central@rthealthfund.com.au

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