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Fitzroy Dental Services

We are fitzroy dental service. We specialize in emergency dental service in Fitzroy, Melbourne. A service that we have is paediatric dentist dental in Fitzroy, Melbourne.

Here at Fitzroy Dental, we specialize in emergency dental services; we are open 5 days a week by appointment and are able to prioritize based on patient needs.

We also perform preventative, restorative and cosmetic dental for our clients. Our surgery is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art dental equipment. We can cater for surgical extraction of wisdom teeth, dental implants and in-chair bleaching (zoom).

Please find below a more detailed list of our services along with a brief explanation of each.

FAMILY DENTISTRY

Maintaining your children’s teeth as well as your own is most important.

Oral care for children should begin as soon as their first teeth begin to erupt, with their first trip to the dentist occurring once deciduous baby teeth have erupted into the mouth (usually around 6 months of age). First visits to the dentist are made fun for the child. We encourage parents to bring along their children when they are having their regular checkups, so that the child can see that it is not a bad experience. We take children for a ride in our “special” chair, give them a balloon and showbag and count their teeth together. This is often enough for a first visit. Six months. Later we encourage parents to bring their children back to the surgery for a thorough examination and polish of their teeth. At Fitzroy dental we cater for the needs of both young and old.

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COSMETIC DENTISTRY

In dentistry, crown and bridge refers to the restoration of natural teeth that have been damaged, decayed or lost. Once your dentist has examined your teeth and has evaluated your dental and medical history, he/she will be ready to provide a diagnosis, and treatment options.

At Fitzroy dental we perform a wide range of cosmetic dentistry. Teeth bleaching, crowns, veneers, bridges are all carried out by in our fully equipped surgery. Do you have discoloured teeth?  If the answer is yes, then we have a solution.

Bright white teeth are considered the ideal and admittedly they enhance a smile. For the rest of us that aren't on TV, having bright teeth is difficult to maintain. There are many different causes for tooth discolouration. These include ageing, coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco, certain types of medication, excessive amounts of fluoride and the consumption of tetracycline as a child. All of these can contribute to your teeth not looking as white and bright as they should. For many people, the presence of discoloured teeth causes a great deal of shame, which is something that nobody should ever have to live with.

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TOOTH COLOURED RESTORATIONS AND BONDING

Today there are two very real reasons why people are moving towards the tooth coloured restorations. Firstly they are becoming increasingly anxious about the use of amalgam due to its mercury content, and secondly the aesthetic considerations; they do not want to show off amalgam and gold.

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WHITE FILLINGS

There are now many techniques available to restore a broken or decayed tooth using a tooth coloured filling material. Here at Total Dental Care we use both composite and porcelain restorations. Both these filling materials are matched to your own natural tooth colour. They are bonded by a special adhesive into your tooth, adding to the retention of the filling and sealing the tooth.

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COSMETIC BONDING

Bonding is a very simple cost-effective way of closing gaps, removing other defects, changing rotated or broken teeth. It involves simply bonding a composite filling material matched to your tooth colour without the need for any tooth tissue removal.

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WISDOM TEETH

Wisdom teeth (technically known as third molars) are the last teeth to erupt in the adult mouth. Not everyone develops their four wisdom teeth, some people may only develop two or three.

Third molars are positioned very far back in the mouth making it very difficult to keep them clean, meaning they are more susceptible to decay. Many people do not have enough room in their mouth for their third molars to erupt, which means that they become impacted which causes all sorts of problems. For these reasons third molars are generally extracted. Here at Fitzroy dental we perform a variety of extractions in our surgery including complex wisdom teeth extractions.

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TEETH MAINTENANCE

At Fitzroy dental we are committed to the oral health of our patients and believe that regular care is the best care. We encourage all of our patients to visit us on a regular basis to have their teeth examined and cleaned, as the earlier our dentists identify any problems, the less difficult and expensive they are to treat and the better the results. Maintaining and keeping teeth clean is of the utmost importance. Plaque forms on teeth very quickly, and if NOT removed can lead to acids attacking the teeth causing dental decay. If left on teeth plaque will also form tartar, which is what the dentist removes when cleaning your teeth.

We recommend that all of our patients visit us on a six monthly basis to maintain the health of their teeth.

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DENTURES

Dentures are an easy way of replacing missing teeth, and are a lot more affordable than implant or bridge work. However they are removable, meaning that they are not as comfortable as a fixed prosthesis.

We are able to construct dentures for single tooth replacement, partial tooth loss or replacement of all teeth. Dentures are constructed during a few visits to our practice where we take impressions of the mouth and gradually construct a denture to suit every patient’s individual needs.

To discuss your needs further please do not hesitate to call our surgery and make an appointment.

An important step in maintaining a healthy smile is to replace missing teeth. When teeth are missing, the remaining ones can change position, drifting into the surrounding space. Teeth that are out of position can damage tissues in the mouth. In addition, it may be difficult to clean thoroughly between crooked teeth. As a result, you run the risk of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease, which can lead to the loss of additional teeth.

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EMERGENCIES & SPORTS

There are a number of simple precautions you can take to avoid accident and injury to your teeth. One way to reduce the chances of damage to your teeth, lips, cheek and tongue is to wear a mouthguard when participating in sports or recreational activities that may pose a risk. Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels and hard candy, all of which can crack a tooth. Cut tape using scissors rather than your teeth.

Accidents do happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth.

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ENDODONTICS

When the pulp is diseased or injured and unable to repair itself, it becomes infected. Left untreated, the pulp will die and become necrotic. Pus can build up at the root tip, forming an abscess that can destroy the bone surrounding the tooth. Endodontic treatment is the removal of the diseased pulp tissue, which will enable the body's defence system to repair the damage caused by the infection.

Endodontic therapy normally takes two or three visits to complete. The following steps are involved in the treatment of the tooth: A local anaesthetic is used so the procedure will be pain free. The tooth will then be isolated by placing a rubber dam over it. This thin sheet of rubber provides a clean and aseptic working environment.

An opening is then made through the top of the tooth into the pulp chamber.

The pulp is removed from the pulp chamber and the root canals are cleaned, enlarged, and shaped to a form that can be filled and sealed latter. A temporary filling is placed in the opening in the tooth to seal it between visits. There can be some discomfort in the area of the tooth for a day or two following the initial visit. Occasionally the pain can be more severe.

During the next stage of treatment, the temporary filling is removed and the root canals are filled and sealed. This completes the endodontic treatment.

Following completion the tooth will need to be restored. Due to the large amount of tooth structure usually lost from decay and old fillings the preferred restoration is a crown. A post may be placed into the root to give additional structural support.

If the emergency involves a tooth that has been knocked out by trauma, please handle the tooth as little as possible and store it in a container of milk (not water). Bring this with you when you come to the surgery. Please do not rub or attempt to wash the tooth as this may damage it. Contact the surgery as soon as possible.

Because we believe cosmetic work starts with healthy teeth and gums, you can trust us to help you look and feel your best.

For a dental emergency – please do not delay, this will prolong treatment and may necessitate further dental treatment.

For emergency situations, we also offer appointments out of normal operating hours. Please call our surgery on 9417 1543 to discuss your requirements.

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We provide ALL DAY EVERYDAY dental emergency services

Please call to book your appoinment

15 BRUNSWICK ST
FITZROY VIC 3065

P: 03 9417 1543 | F: 03 9417 5019
E: fitzroydental@gmail.com

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