Over time our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks and discolouration and it may be necessary to place a crown to make sure there are no additional problems with the tooth.
A porcelain crown can be matched to the shade of your other teeth, this will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth.
Deep within the tooth there is a structure called a pulp (Often referred to as the nerve of a tooth) It contains blood vessels, nerves and soft tissue. If the tooth becomes cracked or damaged through trauma, deep decay or broken down fillings the pulp may become infected. This may or may not cause discomfort, though leaving such a tooth untreated can result in abscess development and spreading of infection.
Root canal therapy involves removing the infected tissue, disinfecting the tooth structure and then sealing the tooth to prevent the infection from returning. The treatment process usually involves two or more visits.
Wisdom teeth are the third molars that normally erupt between the ages of 18-25 years. Sometimes they come through without any problems, but often there is insufficient space in the mouth to allow them to come through properly. They might be growing the wrong way, poorly aligned, infected or lack the space for adequate cleaning.
With early assessment we can reliably predict if wisdom teeth will cause a problem in later life.
The team at Grandis Dental will provide you with extensive information on what to expect if you require your wisdom teeth extracted.
If you are looking to replace one or more missing teeth there are a few options.
Each solution should be customised to your individual mouth. This depends on your aesthetic requirements, functional requirements, neighbouring teeth and your bite.
Here at Grandis Dental we will assess your dentition and advise you on your options for tooth replacement.
Bridges allow the replacement of one or more missing teeth. Your existing adjacent teeth are used to create a bridge across the area where your tooth is missing. The adjacent teeth (abutments) are used to anchor an artificial tooth or teeth (pontics). The bridge consists of two crowns placed on the abutments and a pontic that replaces your missing tooth.
Bridges are fixed in the mouth and are effective at restoring chewing function. They are able to replicate the shade and colour of natural teeth.
Dental implants are a stand-alone tooth replacement option. They are the most advanced solution to tooth or teeth replacement.
Unlike a bridge they don’t rely on neighboring natural teeth for support.
A dental implant involves a titanium implant placed in the jaw by an oral surgeon where it integrates with the bone. Once it has healed the team at Grandis Dental can fit you with a crown or bridge over the implant to complete the procedure, restoring your smile and function.
For the relief of pain and tooth wear.
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder is caused by the improper function of the temporomandibular joint.
TMJ disorder can be identified by a range of symptoms;
Once the team at Grandis Dental has assessed your teeth and associated structures we can treat you with a range of therapies which can include a bite splint and sometimes this is in conjunction with muscle relaxing injectables.
Muscle relaxing injectables have traditionally been used for many medical applications over the years and are a highly effective and safe way to treat TMJ disorder. By blocking some of the muscle contraction that causes grinding the joint and associated muscles are held in a more relaxed position.
Muscle relaxants usually last approximately 4-6 months and offer significant improvement when it comes to the comfort of your jaw joint.
A bite splint is a hard thin plate that fits over your upper teeth, it provides a smooth surface that is comfortable to bite on, so that the jaw joint is not under pressure from tooth position. It is usually worn every night to protect the joints and muscles from night grinding.
Sporting accidents are one of the most common causes of dental injury. Every year thousands of people including young children are treated for dental injuries that could have been avoided by wearing a mouthguard.
A mouthguard should be worn during all contact sport, as it helps absorb and spread the impact of a blow to the face that might otherwise result in an injury to the mouth and jaws.
Not all mouthguards are equal. The ADA and Standards Australia recommends only custom-fitted mouthguards made by a dentist.
At Grandis Dental our mouthguards are designed for comfort and custom-fitted for maximum protection of the teeth and soft tissues and stabilising the jaws on impact. We have an array of colours, designs and patterns to choose from.