Category Archives: Dental

Root canal treatment explained

When a tooth gets infected with bacteria and it’s left untreated, that bacteria will spread, to prevent this only two options exist removing the tooth or receiving a root canal. A root canal is when the pulp of the tooth gets removed and replaced. It can be found and performed by a dentist or endodontics, there is a root canal treatment Melbourne as well.

If you need to get a root canal treatment Melbourne, it will benefit you to know what the procedure is and what are its advantages. Continue reading Root canal treatment explained

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What are the Different Types of Dental Fillings

Tooth decay is one of the most common dental problem simply because its main causer plaque (sticky bacteria) easily forms on the teeth when you eat and drink any kind of food, but especially one that contains lots of sugars. Plaque destroys the structure of the tooth by producing acids that damage the enamel or the outer layer of the tooth. This often results in enamel loss which makes the tooth a lot more sensitive to hot and cold causing you pain and discomfort. The increased sensitivity and the damaged tooth’s surface can considerably be improved with a dental filling which is the best restorative treatment for this type of dental problem. Depending on just how much the tooth is damaged the filling can either be placed directly in the cavity or an impression of the whole tooth is made which is used for creating a custom filling that would perfectly fit the damaged area. There are four main types of fillings that can be used to effectively treat tooth decay. Knowing the main advantages and drawbacks of each type can help you decide which one is the right for you. Continue reading What are the Different Types of Dental Fillings

Acrylic Partial Dentures: Get Your Pearly Smile Back

“People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile.” – Lee Mildon

What is the first thing a person sees when you smile? Your teeth, of course. If you have a radiant smile, featuring white and beautifully arranged teeth, you’re probably self confident and smile frequently. But what is there to do if you’re missing a tooth? You may feel that you’re destined to never again show your warm, once beautiful smile. Continue reading Acrylic Partial Dentures: Get Your Pearly Smile Back