About restoring teeth
This is the area of dentistry that focuses on restoring teeth to optimal health, function and aesthetics.
We have two general dental services, both of which provide the following:
Tooth coloured fillings
Composite/tooth coloured filling are the aesthetically preferred alternative to amalgam (silver fillings). Composite filling material bonds to the surrounding tooth structure and helps insulate the tooth from major temperature changes. The amalgam fillings expand and contract with the changes in temperature which can cause the surrounding tooth structure to break.Cost: Ranging from $140 – $400 depending on the size of the filling and who is performing the procedure.
Veneers, crowns and bridges
Porcelain veneers are thin layers of tooth coloured material placed over the tooth designed to disguise decolouration, shape, gaps or chipped teeth. Porcelain veneers are a conservative method to restoring your smile by reducing the amount of tooth structure which is necessary to achieve the desired results.
In some cases, a full crown, also described as a ‘cap’ requires the removal of tooth circumferentially in order to achieve protection of the remaining tooth structure. Your back teeth are the most likely to require this type of treatment especially if the tooth has been filled multiple times, has already been heavily restored or has undergone root canal treatment.
Dental bridges replace one or more missing teeth by anchoring a prosthetic tooth to an adjacent tooth/teeth which can be crowned. If the adjacent tooth is considered to be a ‘virgin tooth’ (has had no fillings previously), then the dentist or specialist prosthodontic postgraduate may recommend an implant instead to replace the missing tooth.Cost: Due to the complexity of the treatment and materials an estimate for this treatment cannot be provided without a consultation.
A very common surgical procedure whereby a titanium screw is placed in the bone, this mimics a tooth root structure. A dental implant is designed to replace either one or multiple missing teeth. As this is a fixed option it means that unlike dentures you can treat it like a natural tooth with daily tooth brushing and flossing. Dental Implants are made up of two parts, the titanium screw placed in the jaw and the prosthesis (implant crown/denture) which is attached to the implant/s placed. The post graduate students and their supervisors will review your medical history, bite and 3D bone scan to determine the treatment plan and treatment costs.Cost: Due to the complexity of the treatment and materials an estimate for this treatment cannot be provided without a consultation and diagnostic records.
Root Canal Treatment
The aim of root canal treatment (endodontics) is to save the tooth – while root canal treatment is expensive, it can usually be carried out at a lower cost than the cost of extraction and dental implant. All general dentists are trained to carry out this type of treatment however difficult cases may be referred to the endodontic post graduate specialist students. Root canal treatment requires two- three visits in order to thoroughly clean, shape and fill the curved canals. In difficult cases root resorption, very curved canals, suspected cracks contribute to the prognosis and expected outcomes.Cost: This will vary based on the number of canals and final restoration recommended by the dentist from $850-$2,500 (excluding a final crown fee if this is recommended).
Designed specifically for your mouth and needs, dentures can be removal (at night and after eating), semi-attached (to an implant/s) or fixed to multiple implants. Commonly denture are made using acrylic to cover the largest part of the denture however metal dentures can be made for partial dentures which allow for a more secure fit and less bulky feel in the mouth.Cost: Due to the complexity of the treatment and materials an estimate for this treatment cannot be provided without a consultation and diagnostic records.