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Your perfect smile is a click away!

General Dentistry

General Dentistry

We understand that coming to the dentist can be a daunting, and therefore at Crescent Dental we strive deliver a service tailored to your needs through state of the art facilities and provide comfort at its best. During your consultation we will deliver professional care and services.

At your first visit to our practice we would like to know you as a person, and know what your aspirations are and would like to achieve with your smile as that will give us the best insight as to how best to achieve that goal with you and then help you in that journey. The initial consultation is a very important step in any sort of a long-term relation and we want to keep it as light as possible with out doing any dental work. It is more about you as a person and what your needs are. This visit is for us to know you and for you to feel more comfortable with us.

The Examination process would include:

Extended Comprehensive Oral examination

  • Detailed examination
  • Recording of missing teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Current fillings
  • Restorations such as veneers and crowns
  • Appearance of teeth
  • Your bite
  • Tooth wear
  • Health of gums and bone
  • Jaw joints and muscles
  • 2 x-rays (intraoral/small)
  • Full mouth Xray (OPG) if needed
  • Digital imaging
  • Comprehensive Head and Neck Cancer Examination
  • Devising of treatment options
  • Treatment planning and discussion

During your consultation we will undertake a professional and thorough check of all your dental conditions. With the help of dental x-rays we can look for decay within the tooth. Some cases may require the help of more advanced imaging to diagnose root positions, adult teeth growth pattern for children, wisdom teeth positioning and more. Upon completion, a discussion will be carried out regarding treatment options and costs to ensure that the best care is provided to you.

  • Diagnostic
  • Digital Xray
  • Intraoral Photography
  • Microscope Assisted Disgnosis
Diagnostic

Diagnostic

We understand that coming to the dentist can be a daunting, and therefore at Crescent Dental we strive deliver a service tailored to your needs through state of the art facilities and provide comfort at its best. During your consultation we will deliver professional care and services.

At your first visit to our practice we would like to know you as a person, and know what your aspirations are and would like to achieve with your smile as that will give us the best insight as to how best to achieve that goal with you and then help you in that journey. The initial consultation is a very important step in any sort of a long-term relation and we want to keep it as light as possible with out doing any dental work. It is more about you as a person and what your needs are. This visit is for us to know you and for you to feel more comfortable with us.

The Examination process would include:

Extended Comprehensive Oral examination

  • Detailed examination
  • Recording of missing teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Current fillings
  • Restorations such as veneers and crowns
  • Appearance of teeth
  • Your bite
  • Tooth wear
  • Health of gums and bone
  • Jaw joints and muscles
  • 2 x-rays (intraoral/small)
  • Full mouth Xray (OPG) if needed
  • Digital imaging
  • Comprehensive Head and Neck Cancer Examination
  • Devising of treatment options
  • Treatment planning and discussion
 

During your consultation we will undertake a professional and thorough check of all your dental conditions. With the help of dental x-rays we can look for decay within the tooth. Some cases may require the help of more advanced imaging to diagnose root positions, adult teeth growth pattern for children, wisdom teeth positioning and more. Upon completion, a discussion will be carried out regarding treatment options and costs to ensure that the best care is provided to you.

Digital Xray

Digital X-ray

Gone are the days of Old school traditional Film radiography which is not only time consuming but also a health and environmental risk due to the Silver Halide chemicals used in development of such films. At Crescent Dental we only use digital x-rays that allow a rapid capture of the image, which could be modified and enhanced as well. On top of the image being displayed in mere seconds on the screen there is an added advantage of very low radiation dose, which in most cases is as little as 10% of the dose of traditional x-rays.

Intraoral Photography

Digital photography can have big impact on how you preserve your oral health. At Crescent Dental we use photos to educate our patients and help them understand what is going on in their mouth. We use multiple DSLR cameras with standard and macro lenses and ring flash + diffusers to achieve the highest quality dental images possible. These images could then be sent directly and instantly to a viewing device, such as an iPad tablet or our computer monitor in the operatory, so you can see your photos real time.

Sometimes, if a case requires the use of an external dental lab, having high quality images of our patients from out dedicated DSLR camera helps us in communicating the proper shape and shade of your teeth with the dental lab using these photos.

At the end of treatment, we take a couple of these photos again and make a side-by-side comparison to show our patient the improvements we have made together, and helped you in your journey to achieving the perfect smile thus making you as much of a part of the process as possible.

Microscope Assisted Disgnosis

Microscope Assisted Disgnosis

We are the first dental practice in Dubbo to offer state of the art microscope assisted treatments. Our teeth are small and it is very difficult to visualize the precise anatomy with naked eyes. A microscope is the best tool to enable detailed examination and improve the accuracy of any treatment that we provide. The increased magnification allows us see cracks, infections and unusual gum changes at the earliest. Cavities could be removed by preserving as much of healthy tooth as possible.

  • PREVENTIVE
  • Regular Dental Exam
  • PROFESSIONAL CLEAN & POLISH
  • PIT & FISSURE SEALANT
  • BAD BREATH SOLUTION
PREVENTIVE

Regular Dental Exam

Even if you are taking really good care of your teeth, you still need to see a dentist regularly. Regular Dental Exams are a pivotal part of maintaining your oral heath. Your dentist can check the problems that you may not be able to see or feel. Many dental problems don’t become visible or cause discomfort and pain until they are in advanced stages. And for this reason , at Crescent Dental we believe prevention is always better than treatment. We strongly recommend to attend regular dental exam every 6 months to detect any potential problem early.

Regular Dental Exam

Regular Dental Exam

Even if you are taking really good care of your teeth, you still need to see a dentist regularly. Regular Dental Exams are a pivotal part of maintaining your oral heath. Your dentist can check the problems that you may not be able to see or feel. Many dental problems don’t become visible or cause discomfort and pain until they are in advanced stages. And for this reason , at Crescent Dental we believe prevention is always better than treatment. We strongly recommend to attend regular dental exam every 6 months to detect any potential problem early.

Regular exam are very important for kids as well. It ensures their healthy development of their teeth and mouth in their growing age, can detect any type of problem earlier and help them learn about a good oral hygiene from an earlier age and develop a positive attitude about dental visits.

Contact our helpful team today on (02) 58060848 to book an appointment. We can help you fix any dental issues so you can be your best. Our professional team will work out the best treatment plan for you. We have a plan for every budget.

PROFESSIONAL CLEAN & POLISH

Professional Clean & Polish

Your dentist at Crescent Dental will thoroughly examine your oral health at your regular six monthly visits. The dentist will also have a look at any previous treatments  or fillings and make sure they are in a perfect condition. “Clean & Polish” is part of this examination, which will thoroughly clean your teeth from any build up plaque which is impossible to remove with normal brushing.

Contact our helpful team today on (02) 58060848 to book an appointment. We can help you fix any dental issues so you can be your best. Our professional team will work out the best treatment plan for you. We have a plan for every budget

PIT & FISSURE SEALANT

Pit & Fissure Sealant

What are Pits & Fissures?

Pits and Fissures are grooves normally present on the chewing surface of teeth. These can some times be very deep and are extremely difficult to clean with normal brushing, making them an ideal trap for food and bacteria. An estimated, 80% of the cavities originate at a deep pit or fissure.

What are Pit & Fissure sealants and how can these be helpful?

A dental Sealant is a tooth colored plastic film which is applied to the deep grooves (Pits & Fissures) of your back (molars) teeth where tooth decay often starts. The sealant flows into the grooves and fills them, not only making a barrier against plaque and tooth decay but also making these surfaces smoother and a lot easier to clean with regular brushing.

What is the right age to get these Sealants?

We recommend fissure sealants when your child first molar teeth erupts , at the age of 6 years to 7 yrs, and hen around 13 years of age. Applying of Pits & Fissures Sealants is a Non invasive, Pain-Free procedure with no need for drilling or anesthetics .

Contact our helpful team today on (02) 58060848 to book an appointment. We can help you fix any dental issues so you can be your best. Our professional team will work out the best treatment plan for you. We have a plan for every budget.

BAD BREATH SOLUTION

Bad Breath Solution

Is Bad breath effecting your overall confidence to talk to others? Crescent Dental is here to help you !

What is bad breath & what causes it?

Bad breath is an unpleasant smell that occurs in your mouth and might be felt by people around you as well. It is caused by several reasons. It includes dental as well as other medical issues. Usually the bacteria in the mouth and throat can cause this. Bad breath associated with dental issues maybe be associated with bleeding gums or receding gums, sensitive teeth.

Most common causes of bad breath that can be treated by your dentist are;

How can Bad Breath be treated?

On your visit at Crescent Dental, Dr Babi will discuss in dental the causes and possible treatment of your bad breath and will guide you in the right direction. Some treatments might include Deep clean and Scale, Fillings, Medications.

Other things that your dentist can recommend, that can help with improving oral hygiene are;

  • Regular tooth brushing with a fluoride tooth paste
  • Mouth Wash
  • Regular Flossing

Some minor life style changes that can also help in stopping Bad breath are;

  • Stopping or reducing Smoking
  • Stopping or reducing consumption of Alcohol
  • Balanced Diet
  • Increasing water intake
  • Regular dental Visits

Contact our helpful team today on (02) 58060848 to book an appointment. We can help you fix any dental issues so you can be your best. Our professional team will work out the best treatment plan for you. We have a plan for every budget

  • Restorative
  • Composite White Fillings
  • Ceramic Bonded Fillings
  • Pfm Restoration
  • Full Metal Gold Crown
  • Inlay / Onlay
  • Full Ceramic Crowns
Restorative

Restorative

Restorations are commonly known as fillings. The purpose of a restoration is to repair or even replace a tooth caused by tooth decay trauma and more

The types of restorations available are numerous

Fillings are the most common restorative procedure carried out to treat holes. Depending on the extent of the hole a restoration would be sufficient to repair the tooth to a stable form. In cases whereby the tooth decay has affected the nerve of the tooth the dentist may suggest a root canal treatment.  Tooth fillings come in various colours such as gold, silver and even white, tooth coloured fillings can be used to ensure that aesthetics are of priority and not affecting your appearance.

Bridges- Bridges are a designed treatment to manage missing teeth. They are aimed to act as a bridge in between one or more missing teeth in a way which is cost effective. For a bridge to be placed involvement with adjacent healthy teeth are required, resulting in an alternative solution to implants.

Crown- A crown is also known as a cap, its purpose is to provide aesthetics to a tooth provide support and re-create tooth size, colour and strength, from teeth which are broken, discoloured or even have medical or cosmetic issues. A crown is created to look like a tooth and can also be used to hold a bridge or even cover an implant.
 
Composite White Fillings

Composite fillings are white fillings that are made of an adhesive plastic material, which is in the same colour as your teeth. For centuries Silver/amalgum fillings have been used for filling cavities but now dentistry has moved forward and amalgam fillings are very rare.  Some of the problems with amalgum fillings is that :

1) They are dark in colour so are very unsightly especially in the front;
2) As they are not adhesive the need more tooth drilling which weakens the tooth;
3) Leads to fractures as the amalgum itself is wedged into the tooth;
4) discolours the tooth over time;
5) Marginal leakage and caries can occur with us knowing about it and it does not let X-rays pass through.

The benefits of having a tooth coloured filling are many. They include appearance as well asbeing adhesive.A white composite filling will have a positive effect on your dental health as well as your smile and looks;

  • As composite fillings are the same colour as your teeth you will not be able to see them when laughing smile and talking.
  • Composite fillings are adhesive and they tend to hold the tooth together rather than splitting or fracturing it like silver/amalgum fillings.
  • As X-rays can pass through these fillings dentists can pick up any signs of decay quickly and recommend replacement before its too late. Dental problems are more visible to dentists in x-rays with a tooth coloured filling.

Ceramic Bonded Fillings

Ceramic Bonded Fillings

The structure of a tooth that has been damaged by tooth decay can be restored and repaired.But for larger size fillings, where the damage is too extensive for a normal filling but not sufficiently damaged to need a crown, we use a tooth-coloured ceramic material. These types of fillings are called ceramic inlays or onlays. Ceramic compared to composite is stronger, more durable

What are Inlays and Onlays?

Inlays and onlays are named on the basis of their extent and location of restoration. Inlays are used to restore the decayed tooth within the cusps or centre of a tooth. Onlays are very similar to the inlays  except that they are located in different area of the tooth and treater a larger area. They involve one or more cusp of a tooth.Sometimesonlays are referred to as partial crowns because they can cover a fairly extensive area of the tooth. These are made in Lab are almost invisible when once bonded to the tooth. Inlays and onlays are said to increase the strength of tooth by 75%.

Dr Babi will discuss the options that suits your needs best.

Why would I need the inlays/onlay?

If your tooth has decayed to an extent where a normal filling doesn’t work good enough, Inlays or Onlay might be the best option for you. Inlay will be placed if  the restoration area is limited to the centre of tooth , but if the area to be restored is extended to the cusp/s as well , then onlay will be the treatment of choice.

Inlay / Onlay might be recommended in other situations, such as a broken tooth . A broken tooth can happen from wear and tear over time, chewing hard food or clenching and grinding.

Inlays and Onlays for Fillings

Do you have a filling that is dark and noticeable. You can improve the appearance of your filling by replacing it with a tooth coloured material. Your dentist at Crescent Dentist can discuss the options with you.

Benefits of Inlays and Onlays

  • Tooth Preservation – When dentists use inlays or onlays to restore teeth, they do not remove as much of the tooth’s natural structure as compared to crowns
  • Strength -Inlays and onlays are made from stronger, more durable materials than dental fillings and crowns. Inlays and onlays typically last longer and provide additional strength and support to damaged teeth.
  • Fit – Inlays and onlays are custom fit to the individual before they are placed in mouth, providing a better fit than fillings which is very important in a successful treatment.
  • Less Discoloration – Inlays and onlays are more resistant to stains and tooth discolorations than the materials used in dental fillings and crowns.
  • Hygiene – Because inlays and onlays offer a custom fit, they are easier to clean and bacteria are less likely to enter the affected area after treatment.
  • Cost – Fewer materials are used in this treatment compared to a crown and the tooth does not require as much prep work. These two factors mean that the treatment costs less.
  • Has a high success rate and last for longer time.

Contact our helpful team today on (02) 58060848   to book an appointment. We can help you fix any dental issues so you can be your best. Our professional team will work out the best treatment plan for you. We have a plan for every budget.

Pfm Restoration

Pfm Restoration

Painfree Dentistry offer PFM restorations. This a successful and cost-effective treatment that will restore your teeth to a high-quality standard.

What are PFM Restorations?

PFM restorations can be called a hybrid of all-porcelin and all metal restorations because these are nmade of both. These type of restorations have been a restorative dentistry standard for more than 30 year. They are versatile, resilient and most of all aesthetic and the balance of these three factors have made them one of the favourite and most used materials by the dentist.

. PFM restorations are ideal if for a someone who needs strength and natural looking restoration. These are high in strength because of the metal used inthem, resilient and gives a natural looking appearance of restoration.

There are a variety of Alloys available for this type of restoration Hypersensitive or allergic patients can have the choice of Titanium, Nickel and Beryllium-free or noble or high-noble alloy copings.

Am I A candidate for PFM restorations?

Anyone looking for a high strength and also aesthetically durable restoration should consider having a PFM restoration.

When can a PFM restoration be considered to be used?

Can be utilized for a number of reasons, some of which are;

  • Restoration and protection of Endodontic Treated tooth
  • Ideal for a tooth that is broken or damaged or has a very large filling
  • Anchoring a dental bridge
  • Can be used for aesthetic reasons for teeth with otherwise untreatable staining
  • Can be considered for patients with bruxism

Benefits of PFM Restorations

The benefits of this type of restoration include:

  • Greater Strength – PFM restorations have high strength due to their metal substructure and are made to last.
  • Materials – The metal and porcelain combination creates a strong tooth restoring solution.
  • Natural Appearance – Due to the top ceramic layer ,these restorations look like natural teeth and can be made in different shades to match the neighbouring teeth.
  • These are Biocompatible and do not harm humans in any way.

Things to discuss with your dentist:

Advantages and disadvantages of all treatments should be discussed with your dentist before starting any procedure.There are some disadvantages of PFM restoration, which should be considered and discussed with your dentist.

Some of the main things to think about are:

  • Color – Color of a PFM restoration may go lighter with time but this can be fixed.
  • Sensitivity – The metal in this type of restoration may sometimes cause a little sensitivity but it can be different in all individuals.
  • Restoration Margins – Over time the restoration margins can become exposed.where you grind or clench the teeth, usually while you are sleeping.

PFM Restoration Process

  • Tooth preparation by the dentist.
  • Impression taken by the dentist
  • Impression sent to lab
  • Restoration is prepared and sent back to dentist
  • Restoration cemented by dentist

AFTER CARE

after care will be discussed with by your dentist.  Usually there will be mild sensitivity around the tooth which wont last long. The success of treatment is following your dentist advice , by improving oral hygiene and if required , attending you regular dental checkups

Contact our helpful team today on (02) 58060848   to book an appointment. We can help you fix any dental issues so you can be your best. Our professional team will work out the best treatment plan for you. We have a plan for every budget.

Full Metal Gold Crown

Full Metal Gold Crown

As the name indicates, full metal crowns are made up by only a single piece of alloy.

Metals used in crowns and bridges include gold alloy, other noble alloys like palladium or a base-metal alloy like nickel, chromium or titanium

Indications

  • Metal crowns and bridges are a good choice for out-of-sight back teeth (molars, sometimes premolars).
  • Although porcelain fused to metal seems to be a better solution, full gold or full titanium restorations are still widely used on posterior teeth.

Advantages

  • One of the main advantage is the strength of full metal crown.
  • Removal of tooth structure during tooth preparation is minimal as compared to other crown types
  • Minimal wearing of the surrounding teeth as compared to others
  • Gold Crowns never corrode as compared to Some metal alloys , which under the influence of saliva, may suffer in time a phenomenon called corrosion which gives a greyish appearance to the tooth.
  • Different types of metals can be used but metal like Gold are very well tolerated by body and do not produce any allergic reactions.

Disadvantages

  • The one main disadvantage of the Full metal crowns is the metallic appearance in the mouth and restriction to be used in front tooth because of the appearance , and for this reason are less popular nowadays.

Contact our helpful team today on (02) 58060848 to book an appointment. We can help you fix any dental issues so you can be your best. Our professional team will work out the best treatment plan for you. We have a plan for every budget.

Inlay / Onlay

The structure of a tooth that has been damaged by tooth decay can be restored and repaired. But for larger size fillings, where the damage is too extensive for a normal filling but not sufficiently damaged to need a crown, we use a tooth-coloured ceramic material. These types of fillings are called ceramic inlays or onlays. Ceramic compared to composite is stronger, more durable.

What are Inlays and Onlays?

Inlays and onlays are named on the basis of their extent and location of restoration. Inlays are used to restore the decayed tooth within the cusps or centre of a tooth. Onlays are very similar to the inlays  except that they are located in different area of the tooth and treater a larger area. They involve one or more cusp of a tooth.Sometimesonlays are referred to as partial crowns because they can cover a fairly extensive area of the tooth. These are made in Lab are almost invisible when once bonded to the tooth. Inlays and onlays are said to increase the strength of tooth by 75%.

Dr Babi will discuss the options that suits your needs best.

Why would I need the inlays/onlay?

If your tooth has decayed to an extent where a normal filling doesn’t work good enough, Inlays or Onlay might be the best option for you. Inlay will be placed if  the restoration area is limited to the centre of tooth , but if the area to be restored is extended to the cusp/s as well , then onlay will be the treatment of choice.

Inlay / Onlay might be recommended in other situations, such as a broken tooth . A broken tooth can happen from wear and tear over time, chewing hard food or clenching and grinding.

Inlays and Onlays for Fillings

Do you have a filling that is dark and noticeable. You can improve the appearance of your filling by replacing it with a tooth coloured material. Your dentist at Crescent Dentist can discuss the options with you.

Benefits of Inlays and Onlays

  • Tooth Preservation – When dentists use inlays or onlays to restore teeth, they do not remove as much of the tooth’s natural structure as compared to crowns.
  • Strength -Inlays and onlays are made from stronger, more durable materials than dental fillings and crowns. Inlays and onlays typically last longer and provide additional strength and support to damaged teeth.
  • Fit – Inlays and onlays are custom fit to the individual before they are placed in mouth, providing a better fit than fillings which is very important in a successful treatment.
  • Less Discoloration – Inlays and onlays are more resistant to stains and tooth discolorations than the materials used in dental fillings and crowns.
  • Hygiene – Because inlays and onlays offer a custom fit, they are easier to clean and bacteria are less likely to enter the affected area after treatment.
  • Cost – Fewer materials are used in this treatment compared to a crown and the tooth does not require as much prep work. These two factors mean that the treatment costs less.
  • Has a high success rate and last for longer time

Contact our helpful team today on (02) 58060848   to book an appointment. We can help you fix any dental issues so you can be your best. Our professional team will work out the best treatment plan for you. We have a plan for every budget

Full Ceramic Crowns

Full Ceramic Crowns

What is a Crown?

Crown is a tooth shaped “Cap” that is cemented over a tooth.Dental crowns are used to restore a tooth’s shape, size, strength & appearance and preserves its functionality.

Why is a Dental Crown needed?

There is a number of reasons why you would need a dental crown.

  • To protect weak tooth
  • To restore broken tooth
  • To support a tooth with a large filling and less tooth substance
  • Supporting a dental bridge
  • Severly discoloured tooth
  • Cover a dental implant

FULL CERAMIC CROWNS are one of the type of a crown.  These are purely made of Ceramic and nothing else.

The biggest advantage of these are ;

  • superior aesthetics. They look very similar to natural teeth . The lustrous and glossy look of natural teeth is because the way light penetrates and reflects back. Ceramic handles light the same way a natural tooth enamel would which is otherwise blocked in crowns that have metal. Also,these can be exactly matched to the shade and appearance of your natural teeth.
  • No dark lines: Compared to PFM (Porceline-Fused-to-Metal) crowns, they do not show any dark margins near your natural gum line.
  • Can be used by people with metal Allergies.

Contact our helpful team today on (02) 58060848   to book an appointment. We can help you fix any dental issues so you can be your best. Our professional team will work out the best treatment plan for you. We have a plan for every budget

  • Gum Problem
  • Periodontitis
  • Gingvitis
  • Advanced Gum Treatment
  • Deep Cleaning
  • Scaling
  • ROOT PLANNING
Gum Problem

Gum Problems

Over 80% of adults in Australia experience some type of gum problem during their life time. It is one of the main causes of tooth loss.

Some people are much more at risk of developing periodontal disease, due to smoking, diabetes, stress, pregnancy, or some medications.

Gum diseases include Gingivitis and Periodontitis .

These might lead to other problems like gum recession, bone loss and tooth loss.

If you have all or one of the following symptoms in your gums;

  • Redness
  • Swollen gums
  • Bleeding
  • Pain
  • Sensitivity

Visit us urgently at Crescent Dental. It might be a sign of a gum disease which if not treated , can progress and cause permanent damage to the teeth and supporting structures around them, which leads to loss of teeth even at a very early age.

Contact our helpful team today on (02) 58060848   to book an appointment. We can help you fix any dental issues so you can be your best. Our professional team will work out the best treatment plan for you. We have a plan for every budget

Periodontitis

Periodontitis

Gingivitis can often lead to a more serious infection of the gums known as periodontitis; which damages the bone and other supporting structures around your teeth.The fibers that inhabit the gums adjacent to teeth are damaged and the gum tissues separate from the tooth and forms deep pockets, called a periodontal pocket. Bacteria present under the gums colonize the periodontal pockets and cause further inflammation in the gum tissues and progressive bone loss , which can lead to loss of teeth altogether.

  • Redness or bleeding of gums while brushing teeth, flossing, and sometimes spontaneous.
  • Swollen Gums
  • Spitting out blood after brushing teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Gingival recession which results the teeth to appear longer
  • Deep pockets between the teeth and the gums
  • Tooth loosening, the the later stages.

In this case , urgent attention might be required by your dentist to prevent further damage.

At Crescent Dental, your dentist will do an assessment for your gum health, will measure any pockets that are present, and will also do a professional clean and scale to remove all plaque and calculus deposits around your teeth and gums.

The dentist will also advise you on how to improve your oral hygiene practice at home.

The team at Crescent Dental might also suggest more frequent visits to monitor health of your teeth and gums , root planning , or more treatment options in case of advanced cases.

Contact our helpful team today on (02) 58060848   to book an appointment. We can help you fix any dental issues so you can be your best. Our professional team will work out the best treatment plan for you. We have a plan for every budget.

Gingvitis

Gingvitis

Gingivitis is a reversible gum disease that can cause discomfort if untreated. If symptoms such as

Bleeding gums
Inflamed gums, soreness and tenderness of the gums.

Suffering from gingivitis can affect your smile due to the build-up of bacteria known as plaque. If left untreated further progression of the disease can increase ones risk to periodontitis, tooth decay, bad breathe and discoloured stained teeth.

Periodontitis is an irreversible gum disease involving damage to the supporting structures of the tooth from the bacteria, leading up to bone loss, gum recession and bad breathe due to chronic inflammation which can appear painless.

At the practice your comfort and needs are of our priority, hence why within every check-up an evaluation of your gum status will be made, Procedures such as advanced scaling and cleaning with the addition of preventative techniques will be carried out to ensure that you are a step closer to the fresh bright smile you’ve always wanted reducing your overall risk to gum disease.

Advanced Periodontitis can be treated with a deep scale and clean also known as root planning, our dental professionals will tailor their treatment to ensure that every tooth is individually treated by removing calculus both supra and sub gingival which harbour on tooth surfaces,  removing it with the finest instruments and equipment’s .

Early detection is important when it comes to gum disease. To lower your risk to gum disease optimum oral hygiene care and routine dental visits are essential.

Contact our helpful team today on (02) 58060848   to book an appointment. We can help you fix any dental issues so you can be your best. Our professional team will work out the best treatment plan for you. We have a plan for every budget.

Advanced Gum Treatment

Advanced Gum Treatment

Gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis,can become serious if left untreated

At Crescent Dental, we offer different types of advanced gum treatments

What is a gum disease and what causes it ?

If teeth are not cleaned thoroughly or the correct way, plaque starts to build up as a thin sticky layer on the surface of the teeth. Plaque that stays on your teeth can harden under your gumline into tartar (calculus), which collects bacteria. Tartar makes plaque more difficult to remove, creates a protective shield for bacteria and causes irritation along the gumline. You need professional dental cleaning to remove tartar.

he longer that plaque and tartar remain on your teeth, the more they irritate the gingiva, the part of your gum around the base of your teeth, causing inflammation. In time, your gums become swollen and bleed easily. Tooth decay (dental caries) also may result. If not treated, gingivitis can advance to periodontitis and eventual tooth loss.

Gum diseases can be treated but can also be prevented. For this improving oral hygiene routine and regular dental checkups are very important which can be discussed with your dentist.

Nonsurgical

Non surgical gum treatments are the initial form of treatments that a dentist can advise. It involves deep cleaning and root planning which means smoothning of root surfaces by scraping them and removal of any deposits which might have bacteria.root planning makes the root of the tooth smooth. Smooth root surfaces keep bacteria, plaque and tartar from re-adhering underneath the gumline, allowing your gums to heal and reattach themselves more firmly.

It can take more than one visit depending on your situation and may also require local anestheia.  A follow up appointment will be made so the dentist can check the progress of the gums.

Pocket Reduction

Pocket reduction is a surgical procedure and only performed if the scaling and root planning have not been successful in returning the gums back to normal. The pockets are caused by gum diseases after the fibers that attach the gum around the tooth damages and gums become swollen.

Gingival Graft

Gum Recession can happen if gum diseases are left untreated. If gum recession is not treated, it can cause severe sensitivity and decay. Gum recession can be treated with placing gum grafts over the effected area. First the grafts are taken from a healthy area in mouth and placed on the effected area which takes some time to heal.

Bone Grafts / Regenerative Trearments

Advanced stages in untreated gum diseases can lead to bone loss.This can be fixed by bone grafting, which is a procedure of placing bone tissue in the effected area so new bone can grow.

Discuss this with your dentist if this could be an option for you. Call our friendly team on 02 5806 0848 to get more information and book your appointment.

Prevention of Gum Disease:

At Crescent Dental, we believe that Cure is better than Treatment and that’s why we encourage you to take simple measures at home which would prevent gum diseases , improve any present conditions and keep them from coming back.  Regular and proper toothbrushing  and floss are the first steps. Your dentist can suggest the use of mouth washes which with remove and bacteria and reach all areas which you cant normally clean with a tooth brushing alone.  Regular Dental Appointments are vital and keeping your mouth healthy as your dentist can detect any early problem and provide a solution for it before it gets worse.

Contact our helpful team today on (02) 58060848   to book an appointment. We can help you fix any dental issues so you can be your best. Our professional team will work out the best treatment plan for you. We have a plan for every budget

Deep Cleaning

Deep Cleaning

At Crescent Dental we want to ensure that our patients have clean and healthy gums. Deep Cleaning is one of the treatments that help prevent and treat gum diseases which can progress to advanced stages and can cause tooth loss

What is a Deep Clean?

Deep cleaning means cleaning the below the gumline area. It also involves cleaning bacteria and calculus deposits off the roots and inside of gums. Cleaning these areas help in healing of the gums, reduction and closing of the pockets and attachment of gums back to where they should be.

Isn’t Regular Clean and Deep Clean the same thing?

No, Regular cleaning focuses more on the deposits above the gum line. It removes calculus deposits around the tooth at the gum line level. While, deep cleaning removes bacteria and deposits below the gum line.This procedure will clean the areas hard to reach with normal brushing, flossing and regular cleans.This procedure can play a very important role in treating any gum disease and stoping it from advancing which can lead to bone and tooth loss.

The Procedure

A deep clean can be done in one visit or multiple visits depending on your situation and condition of gums. Local anesthesia is usually given before the procedure to avoid any discomfort.

After Treatment

Your dentist will discuss the after care with you after the procedure is finished wchic will be specific to your condition and needs. The recovery is usually simple and you maybe given antibiotics. Your dentist will recommend any pain releief medications as you might have some discomfort and sensitivity afterwards. A followup appointment will be made so the dentist can check the progress of healing of your gums. Your dentist will advise you on after care but there is some general advice that is given. The recovery is simple and you may be given antibiotics after treatment. You may also be given pain relief if your gums are sensitive after treatment. Your dentist will discuss with you when you can resume normal brushing and flossing. A check-up appointment will be made so the dentist can check that the gums are healing properly.

Does a Deep Clean Hurt?

The team at Crescent Dental is committed to give you best care at comfort.

We try over level best to reduce the pain and discomfort associated with all dental treatments. We use numbing gel & computer-controlled anaesthetics to reduce pain associated with administration of local anaesthesia injection. Dr Babi has a gentle hand, and he is happy to give you breaks in between a long procedure.

Deep cleaning is not painful if the pockets around your tooth are not too deep. In case of deep pockets and advanced stage gum disease, we use medication and anesthetic to reduce pain or discomfort during the procedure.

Contact our helpful team today on (02) 58060848   to book an appointment. We can help you fix any dental issues so you can be your best. Our professional team will work out the best treatment plan for you. We have a plan for every budget.

Scaling

Scaling

Scaling is one of the procedure we offer to treat gum diseases as well as to maintain the good oral health. It involves cleaning of areas around the teeth along the gumline, as well as to remove tartar deposits under gums, which is the biggest cause of gum diseases.

What is a Scaling?

A scaling is a treatment that removes sticky bacteria filled plaque deposits and tartar that accumulates along and just below the gumline. Scaling is different than a regular dental clean and cleans deeper.It is the most common no surgical treatment for gum diseases.

The Procedure

There are two basic methods for scaling teeth.

  • Scaling with hand-held instruments.  If your dentist chooses to uses handheld instruments, he or she will use a dental scaler and curette to manually remove (scale) the plaque from the teeth. The scaler is inserted below the gumline where tooth brush cant reach.
  • Scaling with ultrasonic instruments. Alternatively, your dentist might may use Ultrasonic scaling instrument to clean plaque from the teeth with a vibrating metal tip that chips off the tartar and a water spray to flush it away and keep the tip cool.

What Does the Scaling Feel Like?

Scaling can be an unconfortable treatment especially when you suffer with sensitivity from gums. In this case, local anesthesia can be used to numb your gums and reduce discomfort and sensitivity.

This procedure may take more than one visit and a different section of  mouth is cleaned.

If you are concerned about pain associated with the procedure or anesthesia itself, please call our friendly team and we would love to listen to your concerns and give you as much information possible.

After the Scaling:

You might feel some discomfort and sensitivity after the procedure is completed and in some cases bleeding and swelling might be present too. Your dentist might give you special toothpoast and mouthwash to help with these symptoms and also to properly clean the teeth and gums as well. . It is extremely important that you use proper and correct brushing and flossing techniques to help prevent re build up of the plaque and tartar deposits in the same place.

A follow up appointment might be made , to check the progress of the gum health. Other treatment options might be considered in case the health of your gums have not improved.

Contact our helpful team today on (02) 58060848   to book an appointment. We can help you fix any dental issues so you can be your best. Our professional team will work out the best treatment plan for you. We have a plan for every budget.

ROOT PLANNING

ROOT PLANNING

Over 80% of adults in Australia experience some type of gum problem during their life time. It is one of the main causes of tooth loss.

Some people are much more at risk of developing periodontal disease, due to smoking, diabetes, stress, pregnancy, or some medications.

Gum diseases include Gingivitis and Periodontitis .

These might lead to other problems like gum recession, bone loss and tooth loss.

If you have all or one of the following symptoms in your gums;

  • Redness
  • Swollen gums
  • Bleeding
  • Pain
  • Sensitivity

Visit us urgently at Crescent Dental. It might be a sign of a gum disease which if not treated , can progress and cause permanent damage to the teeth and supporting structures around them, which leads to loss of teeth even at a very early age.

Contact our helpful team today on (02) 58060848   to book an appointment. We can help you fix any dental issues so you can be your best. Our professional team will work out the best treatment plan for you. We have a plan for every budget.

  • Dentures
  • Full Dentures
  • Fixed Denture On Implants
  • Partial Dentures
  • Partial DenturesDenture Relines
  • Denture Repairs
  • FLEXIBLE DENTURE
Dentures

Dentures

If you suffer from one or multiple missing teeth, one of the options of restoring them is dentures. They consist of removable artificial teeth (prosthesis) that fills the space left by missing teeth. Advances in dental field have significantly improved the way dentures are fabricated (e.g. ceramic teeth) thus improving the look and fit of traditional dentures. Digital technology has also allowed us to make custom made prosthesis at a reduced time and better quality. Dentures are a cheaper alternative to bring your confidence back

Full Dentures

Full Dentures

Full dentures are used to replace all the teeth in the jaw (top or bottom). These are custom made to fit your jaws individually and thus give the most natural appearance as well as comfort.

The process of making new dentures starts with a consultation with our dentist do disscuss the type of teeth (plastic or acrylic), shape of teeth, as well as the smile you desire as well as your budget. After this appointment we will make a treatment plan that is best suited to your needs.

Previously there were multiple steps involved in fabricating a denture which needed the patients to visit the dentist many times. Nowadays dental technology and digital scanning techniques have allowed us to take a digital impression thus reducing discomfort as well as gagging as well as speeding up the whole process.  Also with the advancements in dental ceramic technology dentures fabricated with natural looking ceramic teeth make it extremely difficult to tell if you are wearing a denture.

Benefits of Full Dentures

Dentures can bring back your smile again. If teeth have been missing for a long time this will affect your face in general as. They support your face muscles to restore a youthful appearance.

Old or Ill fitting denture can cause many problems including sore mouth and gums, food trapping under the denture, bacterial and fungal growth as well as loss of proper diet as well as knock ones confidence. With properly made custom fitting denture that appear natural as well, you will be able to laugh, talk and smile without worrying.

The other advantage is that dentures are an economical way of replacing missing teeth. We strive to make our treatments affordable for all of our patients so that they don’t have to live with missing teeth.

Some drawbacks of Dentures

The biggest disadvantage of dentures is that they are not a fixed. The have to be removed fro the moth to be cleaned as well as to rest your gums.

The other problem is that with the passage of time gums and jawbone shrinks and the denture has to be relined often to keep them fitting snug. This relining makes the denture bulkier and heavy over time and uncomfortable to wear.

If you want:

  • Affordable
  • High quality
  • Natural looking
  • Hassle free dentures

Contact our helpful team today on (02) 58060848   to book an appointment. We can help you fix any dental issues so you can be your best. Our professional team will work out the best treatment plan for you. We have a plan for every budget.

 
Fixed Denture On Implants

Fixed Denture On Implants

If your dentures are loose and slip and tend to move while eating or talking then implants at Crescent dental would help support and stabilize them and increase their retention greatly compared to ordinary dentures.

As bone shrinks over time, even dentures which were well fitting initially loose support and thus become loose. If there is enough remaining bone implant-supported dentures would not only support the existing denture but also prevent further bone loss.

You will be able to chew much coarser foods (like your favourite steak), talk and function more comfortably without the fear of the denture moving or worst yet, coming out as the implants will keep the dentures anchored to the underlying bone. But at the same time you are able to remove them for cleaning and maintenance.

Dentures that are anchored to implants tend to be a lot less bulkier, especially in the upper jaw as full coverage of the palate is not required for stability. The implants inturn maintain and preserves jawbone similar to natural teeth. However usually the problem of loose or less stable dentures arise in the lower jaw and it is these patients with such ill fitting or loose dentures who benefit the most from this treatment.

The one disadvantage is that as multiple treatments are involved, these dentures would generally require a longer time for fabrication.

Partial Dentures

Partial Dentures

If you have lost only a few teeth then replacing them with a partial denture might be a quick and affordable option. A partial denture is a removable device that fills the gap left by missing teeth that is worn in the mouth. It not only restores the missing teeth but also supports the lips and cheeks. If missing teeth are not replaced the adjacent teeth may move and tilt in or the opposing teeth can over-reupt. A partial denture will prevent this from happening.

Partial dentures could be of two types; Fully plastic denture called Acrylic denture of a blend of metal alloy and plastic called Chrome denture.

Chrome denture have a metal base which is very strong and durable. Due to this they could be fabricated to be a lot thinner than plastic dentures and are thus very comfortable to wear. The denture is held in place by clasps which a moulded to hug existing teeth. These clasps could be made clear as well.

Acrylic dentures on the other hand are are made with a plastic base. The clasps/hooks that hold the denture in place are made of thin metal wires of plastic as well.

Flexible – If someone is allergic to chrome and doesn’t want the thickness of plastic dentures as well the other options would be Flexible dentures. These are very comfortable to wear and there is no need for a metal wire/clasp as the denture grips the gums and tooth.

If you want:

  • Affordable
  • High quality
  • Natural looking
  • Hassle free dentures

Contact our helpful team today on (02) 58060848   to book an appointment. We can help you fix any dental issues so you can be your best. Our professional team will work out the best treatment plan for you. We have a plan for every budget.

Partial DenturesDenture Relines

Denture Relines

Just like the rest of our body, with time our mouth and gums change shape and shrink. Due to these changes your denture can become loose and may not fit as well as it did over time. Which can make it difficult to eat as well as cause discomfort when talking, laughing and more. Loose dentures can also cause rubbing and irritation/soreness on the gums. However this is a minor problem, which could be easily fixed with a denture reline at Crescent Dental.

There are two types of reline; Hard reline or soft reline. A hard reline is done by permanently adding a hard pink plastic similar to your original denture to the base of your denture. This material is moulded in the new shape of your gums and thus the denture hugs the gums more tightly and is a lot more stable.

In soft relines, a similar concept is utilized however a soft material that is more flexible lines the inside of the denture. Soft relines are usually done in cases when patients feel soreness with existing dentures or as a temporary measure when the gums need to heal.

As the process of gum shrinkage occur at a very slow rate and you may not notice how much they have shrunk until your dentures don’t fit well at all. It is recommended to have your dentures checked every two years. Dentists can spot gum changes and advise you when a reline is necessary thus keeping the dentures fitting comfortably and preventing the issue from getting any worse.

Denture Repairs

Denture Repairs

Sometimes dentures can fracture, chip or loose an artificial. Most of these problems are usually easily fixed in a very short duration so that you are able to wear you own dentures comfortably and they look as good as they did before. We understand how inconvenient it is to have a crack in a denture that you use regularly for eating or a chipped tooth. Therefore we strive to restore your denture back to its original form in the least amount of time. Most of minor repairs are done with in a day.  However in some cases if the damage is more extensive it is preferable to have it repaired professionally at a dental lab, which may take 3-4 days.

FLEXIBLE DENTURE

If you suffer from one or multiple missing teeth, one of the options of restoring them is dentures. They consist of removable artificial teeth (prosthesis) that fills the space left by missing teeth. Advances in dental field have significantly improved the way dentures are fabricated (e.g. ceramic teeth) thus improving the look and fit of traditional dentures. Digital technology has also allowed us to make custom made prosthesis at a reduced time and better quality. Dentures are a cheaper alternative to bring your confidence back