Denture Stabilisation

Denture stabilisation is a process used to improve the stability, comfort and effectiveness of dentures. Ill-fitting dentures makes chewing difficult and can have a detrimental impact on your lifestyle. The most effective method to stabilise dentures is to use dental implants to secure the denture. At Dentessence, we have the ability to place 2 to…

Prevention of Gum Disease (Periodontitis)

Gum disease is caused when bacteria within plaque builds up between the teeth and gums and causes the gums surrounding the tooth to become inflamed. If left untreated the inflammation causes the gums and surrounding bone structure to deteriorate leading to gum recession and tooth loss. Gum disease is in many cases preventable by incorporating…

Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)

Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) CDBS provides access to basic dental services for children aged 2–17, at no out of pocket cost to families. Under the CDBS, basic dental services are bulk-billed for eligible children. Services include: check-ups, cleans, x-rays, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals, extractions and partial dentures. Orthodontic or cosmetic dental work is…

Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a device used to replace one or more missing teeth. Losing a permanent tooth can cause problems with the neighbouring and opposing teeth, as the remaining teeth begin to shift for support and chewing purposes. This can accelerate gum disease and break down the bone structure. An effective solution to replace…

Dental Implants

Dental Implants A dental implant is a small screw shaped unit made from titanium. It is inserted into the jawbone to take the place of a missing tooth root. Once the jaw bone attaches firmly to the implant, a replacement porcelain tooth can be secured to the implant. Dental Implants can be an ideal solution…

Dental Crown

A dental crown is a snugly fitting tooth shaped cap that is permanently cemented on a tooth. It is used as a long-term solution to restore a tooth’s shape, size, strength and improve its appearance. A dental crown is used to: Restore a broken tooth Cover a misshaped or severely discoloured tooth Repair a severely…

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is a procedure used to save a tooth if the nerve or pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth) becomes infected or irreversibility inflamed. Tooth nerve or pulp infections and inflammation can be caused by dental decay, trauma, fractures, gum disease and a broken filling or crown. To save the tooth, the…

Veneers

Veneers are very thin, tooth-coloured shells that are used to cover the front part of one or more teeth. Generally made from porcelain, veneers are carefully crafted to cover the front of the tooth and can significantly improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. Uses of Veneers Restore chipped teeth Cover discoloured teeth Fix…

Emergency Dental Care

At Dentessence, we understand dental emergencies are a priority and reserve space in our appointment books for patients requiring emergency dental care. Dental emergencies can include: Toothaches A chipped or broken tooth A tooth being knocked out Denture repairs Sports injuries If you have a dental emergency, call us on (03) 9438 5103 and we…

Children’s Dentistry

At Dentessence we cater for children of all ages and recommend children start to get a check-up from 3 years of age. We believe in the importance of establishing good oral hygiene early in a child’s life as this will help to set a foundation for good oral health in adult years. Our dentists give…