At Teeth@Mittagong we understand that every treatment comes with many questions…
In response to this we have dedicated this section to frequently asked questions, so you can peruse these at your convenience. If you have a question or enquiry that is not listed below, please do not hesitate to contact us.
How important is it to replace a missing tooth?
It is extremely important to replace a missing tooth…
Tooth loss is actually very serious and if left untreated can wreak havoc within the mouth. When a tooth is lost, it creates a severe imbalance within the mouth that can leave teeth shifting to close the gap (resulting in crooked teeth and an imperfect bite), no stimulation of the underlying jawbone (resulting in bone loss) and a higher risk of periodontal disease or tooth decay (resulting in further tooth loss).
At Teeth@Mittagong, we offer a wide range of restorative dental treatments such as dental implants or bridges in order to restore your smile. Our elite dental team will be able to assess your condition and recommend which treatment is best for you.
Where can I find quality dental care in Mittagong?
At Teeth@Mittagong, we service the Mittagong area and provide superior dental care for all our patients…
Whether you want a more aesthetically pleasing, functional or healthy smile, at Teeth@Mittagong we are dedicated to helping you achieve your dental desires. Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your needs and book an appointment with our esteemed dental professionals.
Is it possible to transform my smile without long-term treatment?
Get ready for your dental metamorphosis…
At Teeth@Mittagong, we are able to completely transform your smile without the need for extensive, long-term treatment! Our porcelain veneers allow us to craft you a brand new smile that can be created and adhered over just two appointments, concealing gaps, chips, discolouration and even crooked teeth! The best thing is, with good care your veneers should last about 10 years.
Does root canal therapy hurt?
Contrary to popular belief, root canal treatment should be no more painful than a regular filling…
Traditional root canal treatment used to be quite painful, and this is where it received its awful reputation. In modern day dentistry, we are able to utilise new techniques and technology such as laser dentistry, to form a concise and less painful approach to root canal treatment.
What is a periodontist?
A periodontist is a dental professional who specialises in the prevention, assessment, identification and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease…
This means at our Mittagong dental practice, where we employ our own periodontist, you can be sure you are receiving the highest quality and standard of care from a professional who has been specially trained in the area of gum disease.
Can I straighten my smile without braces?
YES! At Teeth@Mittagong we have an effective option for discovering your best, straight smile…
We are dedicated to helping our patients achieve beautifully straight smiles, and offer a great way in which we can help them achieve this:
A Conservative Approach – If you do not want to go through a gruelling orthodontic treatment, porcelain veneers may be your solution. By taking an impression of your smile, we are able to craft thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth, giving you a beautifully straighter smile and concealing an array of dental concerns.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a restorative treatment that utilises a titanium screw that is inserted into your jawbone…
A revolutionary restorative treatment, dental implants are inserted into your jawbone material at the site of tooth loss, in order to fuse with the bone and create a powerful tooth root alternative. Once the healing process is complete the implants provide a strong foundation for your prosthetic tooth restoration such as a crown or bridge so you can talk, laugh and eat with confidence.
How can I take care of my child’s oral health?
Teach your child the importance of dental health by making it fun!
The best way you can take care of your child’s smile is to make their dental experience as fun as possible, instead of a chore. At Teeth@Mittagong, we recommend:
- Brushing your teeth with your child – this will show your child that you brush your teeth too, and it is not just something they have to do.
- Make a brushing song – playing a song they know will help your child associate fun with the task, and help to ensure they brush for the recommended two minutes.
- Let them mimic you – many children learn by doing, which is why your child may watch how you brush your teeth and want to copy you.
- Bring them in for a visit to our Mittagong dental practice as early as possible – this way we can make sure your child’s dental development is progressing as normal