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The Veneer and crown replacement specialists!

 

Despite our best efforts our teeth can still suffer from unseen unfortunate circumstances. Maybe a nasty sporting injury or an unforeseen accident has left your smile looking not exactly how you might wish it would. Or, perhaps there’s something about your smile that you would really like to change, something that’s always been there; something that is affecting your confidence? That’s where we can help!

 

Third Avenue Dental is Perth’s veneer and crown replacement specialists.

 

We don’t want your experience to be an anxious one, so we take the right steps to ensure comfort without compromising efficiency. We aim to deliver dentist appointments that you actually want to go to..but, how do we achieve this? We’re glad you asked! Our experienced team makes sure that your experience isn’t one to be dreaded, rather, a comfortable and enjoyable one.

Want to know a little more about Third Avenue Dental’s superior veneer and crown replacement services? Look no further! See our services below:

 

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What is a crown replacement?

A crown replacement is a dental cap that is placed over a weakened tooth to prevent further fracturing and decay.  Crowns can also be used to protect a tooth after a root canal or they can replace a misshaped/discoloured tooth. Crowns are more of a whole tooth replacement.

How do we replace a crown?

To design and fit a crown onto your tooth will require multiple appointments (2-3 is recommended!). It will need to be shaped and fitted. You want to make sure that your dentist is highly skilled and experienced as it is a complicated procedure that demands the highest level of professionalism and experience. On the final appointment, you will be fitted with your replacement.

We pride ourselves on our superior crown replacement services, and our expertise is derived from years of practical experience and it catered to crown replacement.

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Veneers

What is a veneer?

Veneers are thin porcelain covers for your teeth that are used as smaller patch replacements. Covering smaller imperfections that are perhaps more noticeable to the naked eye. including

  •      Chipped teeth
  •      Broken or fractured teeth
  •      Crooked or misaligned teeth
  •      Gaps between teeth

 

Chipping a tooth can be very daunting, such a dramatic and swift change to your face is scary. Luckily fixing it is what we do best. Third Avenue dental can fix a chipped tooth with just one affordable quick appointment.

 

Don’t stress about having to cover your mouth or avoiding food. Make an appointment with Third Avenue Dental with the assurance that your smile will be restored to its normal form by the time you leave.

 

Prevention

All dentists may sound like a broken record, but hear us out…solid dental hygiene is key! it will prevent further deterioration. Also the habit of regular cleaning will stem into other areas of your life making you more aware of your mouth health. Brush twice a day and floss regularly and make sure to visit your dentist at least twice a year for regular check-ups.

 

Remember to protect your teeth if you’re engaging in any contact sports such as rugby or basketball. Injuries can happen at any time and a mouth guard is the best way to protect your teeth.

 

If you need help with choosing the right product that fits your mouth comfortably, the team at Third Avenue will be able to guide and help you. Get in touch with the Third Avenue team today!

 

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What is Sleep Dentistry? (And Why It Might Work For You!)

We all know someone who is completely afraid of going to the dentist.

We know that some of you will ignore a toothache until the pain becomes intolerable. We want you to be motivated to take excellent care of your teeth and enjoy your recommended/regular six-month check-ups.

Here at Third Avenue Dental, we offer dental care to soothe any nerves you may have about your visits…

For those of you who avoid the dentist chair, Sleep Dentistry might be the option for you. It is a method of administering a controlled amount of sedative medicine before or during a dental procedure, helping to reduce any dental anxiety and create a calm experience for the patient. From standard cleanings to root canals or wisdom tooth extraction, there is a form of sedation that will alleviate your fears!

 

There are several levels of sleep dentistry. Including:

 A minimal level of sedation- you may awake but feel relaxed.

 Conscious or moderate level of sedation- you may not remember anything

 Deep level of sedation- you are awakened but on the edge of consciousness.

 General Anaesthesia- a complete unconscious stage.

 

At Third Avenue Dental, our patients’ comfort is our priority, and we offer a range of services in sleep dentistry, ranging from IV sedation to oral conscious sedation, laughing gas or inhalation sedation to ease them into the experience.

We’ll get into each type of sedation methods in a moment, but first, here are a few other reasons why sedation dentistry might be right for you:

-Complexity of procedure

-Psychological or Physiological reasoning

 

What Kind Of Sleep Dentistry Should I Choose?

There are a variety of forms of Sleep Dentistry, and choosing the right one for you is important as well as makes sure that you are as comfortable as you can be when the time comes to have the procedure. They include:

 

Laughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide) is a combination of nitrous oxide and oxygen that you breathe in through a mask placed over your nose to help you relax. Our dentists control the amount you receive. This form of sedation tapers off quickly.

 

Oral Conscious Sedation is in the form of a prescribed pill that is taken about an hour before your dental procedure. With this form of sleep dentistry, you remain conscious and completely aware of your surroundings in a very calm and relaxed state. Many patients find their experience to be anxiety free!

 

IV Sedation allows you to sleep deeply in an unconscious state where you will not be awakened until the effects wear off or medication is used to reverse it. A certified dental anaesthesiologist then administers the anaesthesia.

To out more about your sleep dentistry options, to see if you’re eligible or simply to submit a dental enquiry, book a consultation with your dentist at Third Avenue Dental Centre today!


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A Guide To Getting Dental Implants

If your smile doesn’t have a few gaps in it, you’re actually a rarity: Most Australians are missing at least a few teeth, and as Australians get older, their number of teeth tends to steadily shrink. Unfortunately, missing teeth aren’t just an aesthetic problem. Tooth loss actually has larger implications for your oral health, and even your overall health.
That’s why many people choose to replace their missing teeth with dental implants. Implants are a safe, proven way to correct for tooth loss. Each implant is rooted into your jawbone, just like a real tooth, and has an attractive, durable crown so it blends right in. Implants work just as well as real teeth, look just like real teeth, and best of all, they can last a lifetime if cared for properly.
The dental implant procedure doesn’t have to be an arduous process, and can be achieved in four pretty simple steps;

Register For A Consultation

Before anything else, our dentist will consult with you about your goals. We will also perform an oral exam to make sure that your oral health is good enough for implants. If you have gum disease or other dental problems, it may be recommended that you resolve these problems before moving forward with implants.
Then, with the help of state-of-the-art scanning technology, a comprehensive model of your teeth will be created. This model is the key to the digital dental implant difference — it takes the guesswork out of the implant process, so that your dental implant can be installed quickly and precisely.

Develop A Surgical Plan

Using the 3D model that was created from the scans, we will come up with a surgical plan and then perform a few mock surgeries. This will allow the dentist to completely optimize the procedure, and carefully and precisely design your restorations. Best of all, this can be done in between visits, reducing the amount of time that you’re actually sitting in the dentist’s chair.
This even allows us to show you a 3D simulation of your surgery before it happens, so you’ll know exactly how it’s going to work.

Surgical Guide

Using the surgical plan, your dentist will print a unique surgical guide that is custom created based on the dimensions of your mouth. This guide is the key part of the process that enables a quick, accurate implantation.

Implants & Procedure

Finally, it will be time for the actual procedure. While a traditional implant surgery can take over two hours, digital dental implants can be placed in around fifteen minutes, thanks to the accuracy and efficiency of the 3D printed surgical guide. Plus, digital dental implants are placed with no incision, which means less discomfort and an easier healing process.

 

To out more about your implant options, to see if you’re eligible or simply to submit a dental enquiry, book a consultation with your dentist at Third Avenue Dental Centre today!

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What Can Actually Ruin Your Smile?

Smiling is undoubtedly one of the most powerful gestures on earth. It is also the centre of your well-being and health. As nearly 50% of people notice each other’s smiles, it is pertinent that you ensure that your smile makes a positive first impression of you. In addition, smiles are not only contagious and can lift the mood of those around you. When you have a great smile, you appear younger too. That’s why it is easy to understand why taking care of your teeth and smile is so important. You brush your teeth and floss twice a day. You even use mouthwash on a regular basis. You should, however, also take note of the things that can ruin your smile during your daily routines. Let’s take a look at some of them:

Sweet and fizzy drinks

By now, you might have already that sugar can cause cavities and that’s why it is highly recommended that you avoid foods and beverages which are loaded with sugar. If you crave the occasional soft drink, you should consider drinking it through a straw. This technique helps reduce the contact on the teeth. After drinking, ensure that you rinse your mouth with water.

Letting your mouth stay dry for extended periods of time

You should note that dry mouth can have a negative effect on your teeth. Saliva is needed to help cleanse acids and bacteria from the mouth that can cause cavities. You are recommended to drink lots of water throughout the day. You can also increase saliva production by using mouthwash after brushing.

Drinking too much tea and coffee

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Coffee and black tea contains tannins which can increase the retention of unhealthy bacteria on tooth enamel as well as cause staining. If these are some of your favourite beverages, be sure to drink lots of water during the day to help flush your mouth of the acids. You can balance the acids by adding milk to your drink as well.

Drinking too much acidic drinks like wine

Routine wine consumption can cause enamel staining and decay because wine is acidic. If you love enjoying a glass of wine in the evenings, it’s highly recommended that you rinse your mouth with water after you are done. Also, avoid swishing the wine around in the mouth excessively.

Making sport drinks your go-to thirst quenchers

Medical research has found that many popular sports drinks are highly acidic pH levels. Just cans after cans of soft drinks, these drinks can eat away at the tooth enamel. The negative effects from all the sugars of the drinks compounds, erodes your teeth, and then increases your risk to tooth decay and cavities.

Maintaining a poor diet

Did you know that poor nutrition and diet can lead to a wide range of health concerns including gum disease and tooth decay? You should counter this problem by making sure you get sufficient folate, calcium, Vitamin C, healthy proteins and Vitamin B.

Need help keeping your teeth white and sparkling? No worries. Simply look for a dental clinic & cosmetic dentistry centre in South Perth to achieve the perfect smile you have always wanted!

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Key Factors To Consider For Denture Relining

At dental clinic & cosmetic dentistry centre in South Perth, patients are able to opt for denture relining to make sure that the denture fit into their mouths properly, even after a time period of usage. Denture relining will also help patients to avoid irritation and speech problems that can be caused by instable dentures. Relining in dentistry simply refers to tissue resurfacing. It is done using a new material to fill the gap between the original outline and the new tissue outline of your denture. Here are some of the key factors that need to be considered for a denture relining procedure:

Border examination

For a patient who has not had a denture in the past ten years or so, the borders will need moulding. In case they look nothing like the initial denture impression, this dictates the starting point for a dental professional. What is needed is a functional vestibule. However, if the denture is unstable or tips easily, the dental professional will need to stabilise it before any moulding takes place.

This can be done by triangulating it. Your clinician will repeat this for the lower denture as well. This increases chances of accuracy in the border moulding which saves a lot of time in any adjustments. In this case, the current denture will be the custom tray.

Roughening the borders

For this to happen, the dental professional will need an acrylic bur to create a clean surface for the sake of the adhesive which will be stuck to it. In case there’s a soft tissue liner in the process of healing, make sure that the dental professional removes as much of it as possible.

Placing the adhesive

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The adhesive and any other heavy body material should be segmentally placed. This should be done from right to left then finally the border that follows.

Impression material to use

You must make sure that your dental professional does not overdo with the impression material. Border moulding only requires the thickness from the tube before you can see the initial set. Once the dental professional puts the denture in your mouth, and the moulding of the muscle begins, then it will automatically better its shape. The trick is to not place it immediately after dispensing it, otherwise, it will tip off, forcing the procedure to be re-started.

Placing venting holes

For the denture base, there should be one hole on the maxillary denture and two more in the tuberosity region. This is important in case there is a flabby tissue on the inner ridge. Venting it will ensure that the tissue is not compressed so much. The holes for the lower denture should be placed on the retro molar pads. One of the holes should be on the midline that cuts across the frontal space.

Light-body material used

Be considerate of how much light-body material is used. The posterior border requires opening pressure and removal of excessive material. Not doing this means the posterior border drops down in the direction of the tongue. Moreover, the thickness of the impression material will be too much. You should be able to feel the difference from before, if your dental professional gets this right.

Completing the procedure

After levelling and seating the posterior border, the dental professional will ask you to gently bite down on the impression material. Your clinician should start by impressing and leaving the upper in place then moving onto to the impression of the lower half. At this point, make sure that you do not open your mouth even a little, and hold up your chin to achieve ideal moulding.

As you can see, the dental procedure has many pressure points that the clinician has to get right. To have denture relining done right, it’s important you opt for a reputed South Perth dental clinic to save you time and obtain the best dental results.

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