Dentists around the globe are using different materials for dental fillings, we all know amalgam (silver) fillings are one among them and have been used for a long time to treat tooth decay. Since the inclusion of the tooth coloured composite material there has been a divide among clinicians about which material is the best.
We at ToothCare took the initiative to phase out the old amalgam fillings and establish a mercury free, metal free practice. These materials, mainly composites and glass ionomers have fine glass instead of silver which enables them to be packed into very small cavities so needs very minimal tooth drilling and will produce a fine tooth-like finish and gloss. Some foods and drinks can stain composites over time so please speak to one of our dentists for disadvantages and limitation.
We also specialize in inlays and onlays which are stronger, stable and longer lasting choice of dental fillings, especially ideal for moderately broken down teeth. After the dentist scans the prepared tooth, an extremely precise machine mills the filling outside the oral cavity in minutes. These materials are suitable for teeth which need reinforcement to withstand heavy biting forces especially posterior teeth. Please discuss with our dentists for further information about inlays and onlays.
If you have gaps in your mouth or need full dentures because of previous extractions we can provide dentures. We specialize in metal partial dentures which are thin, light weight, and last longer. Our dentists will help you in selecting the types and shades before the actual denture is processed in the lab.
As with any prosthesis, getting used to new dentures will take time and our dentists will advise solutions to overcome problems which may arise due to dentures. Our dentists will also educate you about how to maintain and make sure to train you in path of insertion and removal of the dentures.
Our principal dentist is also an implantologist who specializes in implant retained complete dentures. This needs a series of x-rays and detailed assessment before you will be selected for implant retained dentures. Please consult our dentists for further discussion about the procedure.
Every tooth has blood vessels and nerves deep within it, which maintain health and function of teeth. Extensive tooth decay, injury etc, sensitizes the nerve and can cause nerve related problems. Identification and intervening early will improve chances of success of root canal treatment and thereby save the most of the tooth structure and maintain function as long as possible with proper reinforcement.
We at ToothCare believe in keeping teeth for life and are educating patients not to undergo extractions as they can save their natural tooth structure and function as long as possible. All dentists working here are qualified to perform root canal treatment and sometimes our dentists might as well refer the complicated cases to one of Endodontists in Townsville. Our main aim of providing root canal treatments is to save teeth from extractions and consequent sequelae such as gaps between teeth, tilting of adjacent teeth, chewing issues, bite difficulties, further decay and gum disease of adjacent teeth.
Please feel free to speak to any one of our able dentists to discuss about benefits, risks, limitations, maintenance and complications of root canal treatment.
It is crucial to know what to expect and know about extractions before surgery. Your dental surgeon will explain and discuss with you what to expect. This is a good time to express your concerns and your past experiences if any. It is especially important to let the doctor know about any illness/conditions you have and past/current medications you are taking including information about any procedures u have had in the past and the future. We advise everyone to get your wisdom teeth extracted before they become bothersome. Early removal will lead to less complications while healing.
The ease with which a wisdom tooth may be extracted depends on position of the tooth and root development. Impacted wisdom teeth may require a more invasive surgical procedure. Most wisdom tooth extractions are performed in our surgery office under local anesthesia, intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Your dental surgeon will discuss the anesthetic option that is right for you.
Following surgery one will experience some swelling and mild discomfort which is a part of normal healing process of the body. Medications and advice will be discussed by the dentist and also will be printed and given to the patient. As a part of duty of care, we will call patients who have undergone extraction or surgery to discuss any concerns.