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TEETH WHITENING

Cosmetic dentistry has become more advanced in recent years, with new techniques and advanced dental materials it is now possible to achieve a perfect smile. Due to these advances in technology, treatments such as Teeth Whitening are readily available and affordable.

It was once assumed that only “Hollywood stars” or equivalently wealthy people can afford to have a perfect bright smile, this is no longer the case. Imagine how great you would feel if you could rejuvenate your smile or have those pearly white teeth you have always wanted. Imagine how much more confident you would be!

There are many different types of Teeth Whitening products that are available in pharmacies but it is far more effective to see your dentist to get a professional teeth whitening treatment.

It is true that the peroxide-based bleaching material used by dentists has similar ingredients found in the over-the-counter bleach. However, the dentists’ Teeth Whitening formula, generally has a higher concentration of active ingredients and in most cases will result in a much superior and safer outcome compared to commercial over-the-counter products. You will also enjoy the benefit of having the right bleach system suited to your individual case.

At Balaclava dental care we offer three types of teeth whitening procedures to suit different individual cases:

  • - In Surgery Whitening
  • - Take Home Whitening ( day or night kits )
  • - Single Tooth Bleaching

Come in and see the friendly dentists at Balaclava Dental Care for a consultation and we can work out which teeth whitening treatment will best suit your needs. The dentists at Balaclava Dental Care have your best interests in mind and will base their decision on what is best for you personally and for the condition of your teeth.

Call Balaclava Dental Care today for an appointment to diagnose which teeth whitening procedure is right for you.

DENTAL IMPLANTS

Have you had an accident that caused you to lose a tooth? Did extensive dental care leave you with missing teeth? Tired of dealing with those loose dentures? If you are missing teeth, you may want to consider getting dental implants.

Dental implants are medically engineered artificial teeth used to replace teeth that have been lost previously. Over time, many people suffer losing one or more of their adult teeth either by a traumatic accident or as a result of dental health. Many lose their teeth as a result of tooth decay, root canal failure, and gum disease leaving gaping holes throughout their mouth often hindering their smile. Many suffering from tooth loss become incredibly self-conscious of their missing teeth and choose to avoid social situations out of embarrasment. Fortunately for sufferers of tooth loss, there are multiple treatment options available such as dentures, bridges, and dental implants.

Although there are many treatment options for those who are missing teeth, dental implants have proven to be the most effective at restoring the mouth to its full function. Dental implants provide a permanent solution to tooth loss as they are durable, and provide the look and feel of real teeth allowing patients to eat and drink without the hassles normally associated with other treatment options. Because they are placed directly into the jaw, many dental implants can hardly be noticed in the mouth giving the recipient the feel of a mouth full of natural teeth. Dental implants are such stable solutions that they are often used to support and stabilise dentures that otherwise are loose and wobbly in the mouth.

Don't continue to feel self-conscious about the teeth you are missing or your loose dentures. There is no reason to keep avoiding conversation or smiling when dental implants are available to complete your smile. If you are interested in receiving dental implants, contact our Balaclava Dental Care Clinic today. A further evaluation by one of our dentists may provide insight into your future treatment options, and give you the information needed to make the decision about your potential dental implants.

Stop living in fear of your smile and contact Balaclava Dental Care today to make an appointment. Your appointment could be the first step to obtaining a complete and healthy smile allowing you to once again enjoy your social life to the fullest.

COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Have you been unhappy with the quality of your smile? Do you want straighter, whiter looking teeth? Do you have a cavity in a tooth and want the filling to be invisible? Then you may consider having cosmetic dentistry.

Unlike traditional dentistry which focuses on the overall health of one's mouth, cosmetic dentistry focuses on the appearance of one's teeth, mouth, and smile. Individuals who choose cosmetic dentistry want to improve the physical appearance of their smile, and know that seeing a dentist oriented on cosmetic dentistry is the only way to do so. To improve an individual's smile, cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of services including teeth whitening, dental veneers, composite bonding for chipped or broken teeth, and even full smile makeovers.

However, cosmetic dentistry isn't just for those seeking to improve the look of their smile. Cosmetic dentistry may also provide fillings for those suffering from tooth decay, and dental implants for those missing teeth to obtain a more natural look while maintaining full function of the mouth. Mouth reconstruction is also offered by cosmetic dentists for those who are suffering from functional oral problems such as issues with bite and bone structure. Those who have suffered from a traumatic injury to the face, may also seek cosmetic dentistry for reconstruction of the mouth.

Whether it be teeth that are a little more white or a little more straight, almost everyone has something they wish to improve about their smile. However, for someone who is very self-conscious about their smile because of chipped or missing teeth a visit to an office oriented in cosmetic dentistry could be the first step to a whole new life. With a new smile that an individual can be proud of, you are no longer afraid to engage in conversation or show off those pearly whites in photos. Cosmetic dentistry may also correct problems such as overbites, underbites, and muscle conditions that may cause sore jaws and TMJ problems if left untreated.

If you are considering having improvements made to your smile, contact our Balaclava Dental Care clinic and book a cosmetic consultation. We will be able to provide you with further insight about the current state of your teeth, mouth, and smile so that you can make the right decisions about the correct treatment for your smile. Don't let your current smile stop you from enjoying life. Contact Balaclava Dental Care today to see what services are available to improve the quality of your smile and life.

WISDOM TEETH

Wisdom teeth are called the third molars. Molars develop in quadrants, upper, lower, left and right. The first group usually grows in a child’s mouth around the age of six. Next are the second molars that appear around the age of 12. The wisdom teeth, or third molars, usually appear anywhere from 18 to 20 years of age.

They are actually called wisdom teeth because 18 to 20 is considered to be the age at which a person grows wiser, or gains more wisdom, hence the name, wisdom teeth.

Realistically speaking, the wisdom teeth are no different than any of the other teeth, but they are the last teeth to come through the gums into the mouth. If the individual’s mouth is large enough to accommodate these teeth, and they grow in properly, they are just as useful as any of the other teeth.

When wisdom teeth cause problems

As mentioned earlier, if the shape of a person’s mouth is too small for the wisdom teeth that are ready to come through the gums, or they do not align properly with the rest of the teeth, they may become impacted, or entrapped within the soft gum tissue or the jawbone. If there is pain, swelling, stiffness in the jaw and a general feeling of illness, this may be a clue that you may have an impacted wisdom tooth.

When you come to us with a complaint of pain from the back of your mouth or pain when opening your mouth, our dentists may need to take an x-ray of your teeth and mouth (OPG) for a definite diagnosis that your wisdom teeth are causing the problem.

Occasionally, if we suspect that the problem may be permanent you may advised to have your wisdom teeth extracted even before there is a problem, or pain. It’s usually when we can perceive a potential future problem just a few years down the road. One common problem is that wisdom teeth may cause pressure on adjacent teeth when trying to erupt that may result in crowding and displacement of teeth.

This may be a serious problem if you just finished an orthodontic treatment. Removal of the wisdom teeth is much easier on young people when roots have not fully developed.

A person with partially erupted wisdom teeth has a prime location for bacteria and germs that may cause decay of the teeth or bone loss.

It’s good to know that not all wisdom teeth cause problems, but when they do, or it is suspected that they will, it may be time to have the suspected tooth, or teeth, removed.

Here at Balaclava Dental Care we offer our patient’s the comfort of removing wisdom teeth, even if they are partially or fully impacted, in the comfort of our practice. Please call us for an appointment.

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BALACLAVA DENTAL CARE
322 Carlisle st. Balaclava, VIC 3183, Australia
P: 03 9527 7278
F: 03 9527 7352