Here at Lifeline Wisdom Dental our team are highly
trained in all advanced dental treatments and we provide a wide range of
services within our clinic. The convenience of being able to take care of
yourself and your family’s dental health in one location is extremely important
and we have worked hard to be able to create a service that can encompass all
of our patients needs. We always endeavour to offer the most affordable prices
across all of our treatments including our bulk billing service for eligible
A regular check-up is vital to maintaining good oral health and is generally recommended every 6 months, unless otherwise specified. During your visit the Dentist will check your mouth for any signs of potential problems that may be present including tooth decay or gum disease. If anything is found during your check-up a suggested course of treatment options will be discussed with you. Maintaining regular visits to your Dentist as well as a proper oral hygiene routine at home will dramatically reduce your risk of any health issues arising and aid in the prevention of expensive or invasive dental treatments. We take great pride in providing education within our check-up service in order to provide our patients with as much information as possible to take the very best care of their teeth.
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Scale and Clean
To ensure a healthy mouth and smile it is recommended to maintain a regular routine at home brushing your teeth twice a day. In addition to this it is important to have your teeth regularly cleaned by your dentist in addition to your check-up visits. A professional scale and clean ensures that all the excess plaque and tartar that cannot be taken care of with regular at home brushing is properly removed. Routine teeth cleaning will also aid in the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease which leads to a much healthier mouth.
A filling is usually required when a tooth has been found to have been damaged by decay and your dentist has located a cavity. Fillings are used to help to prevent further damage and prevent bacteria from entering the decayed tooth while also helping restore your tooth back to its normal function and shape. Your dentist will assess the damage of the decay and based on the severity, location, cost and other medical concerns such as allergies they will advise on the best type of filling material for you. There are a few options to choose from including gold filling, silver, composite resin and porcelain however this will all be discussed with you during your visit ensuring the best decision is made for your teeth.
Extractions (including Wisdom Teeth)
There are many factors that may lead to a tooth extraction being required including significant tooth decay, gum disease, cracks in your tooth or for future orthodontic treatment such as wisdom tooth removal. The procedure itself will be determined by a variety of factors including age and health but can generally be performed in the clinic under a local anaesthetic. An X-Ray will be required to establish the severity and complexity of the damage as well as the bone and root formation. Your dentist will discuss treatment options for replacement post extraction if necessary, and a treatment plan will be provided detailing costs of the procedure and information on what to expect after removal.
Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment)
Endodontics is a specialist brand of dentistry that deals with the dental pulp and tissues that surround the roots of a tooth. The most familiar term of this procedure is a root canal treatment or root canal therapy. There are many factors involved that can lead to this type of treatment being required including gum disease, broken down fillings or cracks or other forms of dental trauma. An infection in your tooth can be extremely painful and uncomfortable making your normal daily activities difficult or even unbearable. The procedure itself involves removing the infected portion of pulp from the tooth. Following the removal, the canal in which the root is contained is cleaned and prepared for filling which will replace the damaged section of nerves. It is possible that a root canal treatment can take more than one visit therefore a temporary filling may be required to protect the tooth in between appointments. Costs of this procedure can vary depending on the severity of the damage and the work that may be required. We will provide you with a full treatment plan prior and go over all of the information to ensure you are full prepared prior to commencing.
A crown is a cosmetic dental procedure that is performed when a patient has decayed, damaged or broken teeth and is designed to improve the overall appearance of the patients smile as well as making the teeth much stronger. A crown may be required to protect a broken or damaged tooth when a filling is not a viable option. This treatment may also be required if teeth are badly stained or irregularly shaped and the patient would like to have an improvement in the aesthetic of their teeth. Most often the process is performed over two visits. The first in which the tooth or teeth are prepared for the crown and impressions are taken and the second to have the new crown fitted correctly.
A veneer is a thin covering that is applied over your original teeth giving them a much whiter look and the appearance of a more regular and symmetrical smile. This particular treatment may be required if your teeth are chipped, stained and discoloured or there are gaps between your teeth. Veneers can be made out of porcelain or composite resin and your dentist can discuss your best option depending on cost and practicality. As these are much thinner and less preparation of the original tooth is required in comparison to a crown, these can be a more affordable and practical option for those who have less damage to their teeth.
A dental bridge is designed to permanently replace any gap that has been left by any missing teeth with new false ones. This procedure will be suitable for you if the teeth that are surrounding the gap are healthy and strong. Having a gap in your mouth from a missing tooth can cause issues not only to your self-esteem and confidence but can also create potential long term effects to your gums and surrounding teeth over an extended period of time. At the time of the procedure the dentist will need to file the surrounding teeth in preparation to attach the new bridge. A mould will be taken and once ready, will be cemented and fixed giving you a completely fresh new smile. You may opt for a dental bridge as an alternative to dentures.
Teeth whitening is an optional procedure that is designed to lighten and whiten the overall appearance of your teeth that may be stained or discoloured due to lifestyle or medical factors. While whitening your teeth is not a necessity in relation to your health, it is often a preferred treatment for patients who may choose to improve the appearance of their smile. It is best to consult with the dentist to find out whether your teeth are suitable for this procedure. It is important to note that whitening will only be effective with natural teeth and is not a viable option for crowns, fillings or veneers.
Dentures (Acrylic or Metal)
Dentures, or false teeth as they are more commonly named, are designed to be worn to replace missing teeth. There are 3 types of dentures available. A full denture is required worn on the gum and is required when you are replacing all of your teeth on your upper or lower gum or both. Partial dentures are designed for replacement of only some teeth and are held in place by clasps that are attached to your natural teeth alongside them. Dentures can take some time to adapt to and you may need a few adjustments initially as you get used to them. You will also need to maintain annual visits with your dentist to ensure they are still fitting correctly and no changes need to be made.
Orthodontic Treatment (Braces)
Orthodontics is a specialist field of dentistry designed to adjust teeth positioning, jaw issues and other forms of irregularities. Braces are a commonly used method for correcting these issues and can be fitted for children and adults. Braces are small brackets that are attached to each tooth with wires connecting the brackets to one another. Their overall function is to pull teeth into alignment therefore correcting any problems with gaps, crooked teeth and also improving the jaw and bite. These issues take time to rectify and can be a process of 1 to 2 years or longer in some cases. Initially you can expect some discomfort when they are first fitted however this will improve over time. You will need to maintain regular visits for check-ups and tightening to ensure that the braces are doing their job and not causing you any problems.
Dental treatment for kids
Taking good care of your teeth should start at an early age and is vital for overall oral health as children transition into adolescence and adulthood. Maintaining adequate dental care for your children’s teeth can help to prevent issues as they get older and reduce the risks of other forms of cost effective and or lengthy treatments being required. Here at Lifeline Wisdom Dental we take a great deal of pride in ensuring that we take the very best care of your child’s teeth at each visit as well as teaching them how to properly look after them at home giving them the tools and knowledge to maintain optimum oral health and develop good routines.
A properly fitted mouth guard should always be worn to protect your teeth during any contact sport or other types of activities where there is risk of injury or impact to the face. Without a mouthguard, significant damage may occur from such impacts causing lost or broken teeth or other facial and dental trauma. It is highly recommended that if you are planning on participating in any of these kinds of activities where there is a risk, you have a mouth guard custom fitted to the moulds and contours of your mouth to ensure maximum protection and reduce the chance of injury. At Lifeline Wisdom Dental we are committed to providing you the very best in quality in the making and maintaining of your mouthguard, giving you extra confidence to enjoy your activities safely.
Intraoral radiographs are a common type of dental x-ray and one in which the film is inside of the mouth. They provide your dentist with the most detail allowing them to correctly locate cavities, roots of the teeth, check overall oral health and view bone and tooth formation. There are 3 types of Intraoral Radiographs known as Bitewing, Periapical and Occlusal, all of which show various angles and perspectives of the mouth and gums allowing the dentist to highlight the specific area they need to identify and diagnose or treat. There may be many reasons why you need to have an x-ray including but not limited to age, tooth and gum development, maintaining oral health or prior to other forms of dental treatment.