Treatments

TREATMENTS at  SAISCH DENTAL CARE

BRIDGES

A bridge is an appliance permanently fixed in the mouth to replace missing teeth. It uses remaining teeth to support the new artificial tooth or teeth.

A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap and a false tooth/teeth rigidly attached in between.  The bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials.


BRUXISM (Clenching or Grinding)

Excessive clenching or grinding of the teeth, known as bruxism, is often caused by physical or psychological stress or a sleep disorder.  If untreated, bruxism can lead to excessive wear on the teeth and may cause permanent damage to the teeth and jaw joints.

Treatment involves repairing damaged teeth (such as restorations, crowns, or inlays to replace the damaged tooth surface) and subsequently creating an occlusal splint (night guard) made from hard plastic that fits over the upper or lower teeth, and is worn at night to prevent further wear of the tooth surfaces.


CHECKUP

In addition to brushing your teeth at least twice a day and regular flossing, it is important to visit the Dentist every six months for a regular examination and clean. This helps to maintain good oral health and hygiene, and detect and treat problems as they arise to prevent minor problems from becoming larger ones.


CHILDREN'S DENTISTRY

Tooth decay can still be a common problem in infancy and childhood. The most common dental decay problem seen in infants and younger children is nursing decay.  Dental decay can affect baby teeth extensively.  Teeth normally affected are the top front teeth.  The back teeth in top and bottom may also be affected.  Bottle and breast-fed babies are both susceptible.  Babies left with a bottle as a pacifier and those who are frequently nursed, especially at night, run the danger of bottle or nursing decay due to the prolonged exposure to milk (human milk is no exception) or juice.

Another common decay problem seen in preschool children is due to frequent exposure to sugary, starchy and acidic foods, including all forms of juices, cordials and soft drinks. Snacking generally promotes dental decay, because the mere presence of food in the mouth feed the plaque that produces acid, causing decay.

Get children used to seeing the dentist from an early age.  Teach good habits early, as good habits start young for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.  Cleaning a child's teeth is essential either with a soft toothbrush or by wiping them with a cloth.  Do not use toothpaste for children under 18mths and use toothpaste with low fluoride for children aged 18mths to 5 yrs.


CROWNS

Dental crowns (often referred to as 'dental caps' or 'tooth caps') cover over and encase the tooth on which they are cemented.  Crowns are used to rebuild broken or decayed teeth, as a way to strengthen teeth and as a method to improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth.  The type of crown will depend on the tooth involved and sometimes on your preference, and include porcelain crowns, porcelain-bonded-to-metal crowns, which combine the appearance of tooth coloured material with the strength of metal, gold alloy crowns and acrylic crowns.


TOOTHACHE


BRACES OR RETAINERS


KNOCKED OUT TOOTH


BROKEN TOOTH


BITTEN TONGUE OR LIP


OBJECTS WEDGED BETWEEN TEETH


EXTRACTIONS


FILLINGS (restorations)


FLOURIDE


GUM DISEASE


IMPLANTS


MOUTHGUARDS


PREGNANCY DENTAL CARE


ROOT CANAL TREATMENT (Endodontics)


TEETH WHITENING (Bleaching)


VENEERS




Information used above has been sourced from the Australian Dental Association