Sensitive Dental Care That Keeps Your Teeth Healthy And Beautiful

General Dental

Regular dental checkups are a critical part of maintaining great overall health and avoiding issues like tooth loss and gum disease. At Gentle Care Dentistry, we provide the following general and major dentistry services:

Check-up and Clean

We recommend a 6-monthly checkup and cleans so we can perform a complete assessment of your teeth and gums. The checkups include a periodontal (gum) evaluation, bite analysis, tooth-by-tooth exam, and tooth polishing. We can also identify minor problems much earlier, so they don’t develop into significant problems later on.

Fissure Sealants

The chewing surfaces on our back teeth have deep fissures or grooves. When food particles become trapped in these fissures, the bacteria in plaque live off this food to create acid, which causes tooth decay. A fissure sealant is a tooth-coloured, thin plastic coating that is applied to the grooves. It forms a protective shield to prevent any food or bacteria from entering these grooves, and are therefore effective means of preventing tooth decay, especially for children.

Fillings

Fillings are used to restore teeth to their normal shape, appearance and function by filling in cavities caused by tooth decay.

The types of filling material used may include:

  • Tooth-coloured (composite) fillings

  • Dental amalgam

 

Composite fillings have become the preferred material, as they enhance the beauty of smiles by ensuring that the filling matches the natural tooth colour.

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Major Dental

Root Canal Therapy

The aim of root canal treatment is to save a tooth that has been badly damaged due to decay, disease or injury. Root Canal Therapy may provide an alternative option to tooth extraction.

 

Symptoms of infection or inflammation of the pulp can include:

  • Pain

  • Sensitivity to heat or cold

  • Tooth discolouration

  • Swelling or soreness in the gums surrounding the tooth

 

To reach the pulp, an opening through the tooth is made with a dental drill. The dentist will then use files to remove the inflamed or infected pulp. Each root canal is then clean, enlarged and shaped. Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial medicines may be used to help the infection.


Root canal treatment may need several visits.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges offer a permanent restoration to tooth loss or damaged teeth.

Crowns are effective in restoring teeth back to their full function and natural appearance. Crowns can strengthen teeth that are cracked, weakened or darkened as a result of root canal therapy. Crowns can also be used for cosmetic reasons to enhance your smile.

 

A bridge replaces one or more missing teeth and consists of an artificial tooth anchored to the adjacent natural teeth. The placement of a dental bridge is one of the most popular and effective ways of replacing teeth. A bridge is secured by crowns on either side of the space and fills the area with a high-quality prosthetic replacement. This restores your smile, confidence and function!

Veneers

Veneers are custom made shells that fit precisely over your existing teeth to enhance their colour, shape, length or size to create a beautiful smile. At Gentle Care Dentistry, we offer both Composite Resin veneers or Porcelain veneers to give you a smile makeover!

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What's covered by your health insurance?

Your health insurance will cover different amounts depending on your coverage. Cleans and fillings are covered under general dentistry, whilst root canal therapy, veneers and crowns are considered major dental. Give your health insurance a call to see if you are covered.

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