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Implants or Bridges: Which is the Best Choice?


Decided to replace your missing tooth but unsure of what steps to take? We have plenty of experience at Port Melbourne Dental when it comes to replacing teeth so we can lay out the options! With regards to permanent, non-removable options, you’re looking at implants or bridges. Which is the best for your particular smile? We’ve outlined the differences below: Design Bridges make use of two crowns placed over the neighbouring teeth in order to suspend a false crown between them. Implants, on the other hand, are independent titanium roots placed in the jaw to support a fixed crown. Impact … Continue reading

Intense Wisdom Teeth Pain? Here’s What You Need to Know!


Wisdom teeth are the final set of teeth to erupt inside your mouth. The time they do depends on your family history and gender, but usually occurs sometime during your mid teen years to your late twenties. The most common reason people get these teeth taken out is because of the unbearable pain that comes with it! Here’s what you need to know about this situation: How to Manage the Discomfort Most of the pain you’re feeling is due to the pressure and swelling caused by your wisdom teeth. Your feeling of discomfort is quite similar to that of a … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Gum Recontouring


Are you self-conscious about how your gums frame your smile? What if there was a way to change that! Our patients are most familiar with cosmetic dental treatments such as teeth whitening, bonding or veneers.  But we also offer an option called gum recontouring that allows you to adjust your gumlines to reveal a healthier smile. See Visible Results in One Session! During gum recontouring treatment, your gumline is evened out as it moves from one tooth to the next with the help of a new, drawn out margin. With this process, our dentist will ensure you still have a … Continue reading

First Filling? Here’s What You Need to Know!


Over the years our patients have had a much lower risk of tooth decay thanks to the emergence of more advanced preventative dentistry. Despite all your care however, a cavity may still occur when you least expect it. If you’ve found out you have tooth decay for the first time and you’re wondering what it’s like to get your very first dental filling, here’s what you need to know: Filling Material The type of material used for your filling largely depends on the location and size of your cavity. Usually, dental fillings are made using tooth-colored composite material. For larger … Continue reading

What You Need to Know About Tooth Decay in Children


Baby teeth may be far brighter and whiter than their permanent replacements but did you know that they’re more susceptible to tooth decay? This is because the outermost protective layer of baby teeth (known as the enamel) is not as strong or resilient as the enamel surrounding your adult teeth. When one of your primary teeth develops a cavity, the infection can spread quite fast. The decay will spread deep in to the tooth, reaching the nerve. This will give way to a very painful abscess that can potentially spread to the adjoining primary teeth, or even the permanent teeth … Continue reading

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