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Crowns vs Fillings: What’s the Best Option?

If you have damaged or decayed teeth needing restoration, you may wonder which is better – crowns or fillings. Both dental crowns and fillings are excellent dental restorations that can reinstate the functions of your teeth and enhance your smile while strengthening and protecting your teeth from further damage. At Port Melbourne Dental, we offer both options for our patients. After an initial consultation, our dentist will determine the most suitable treatment option based on your needs and concerns. What are Dental Crowns?  Dental crowns are protective caps that cover the visible part of your tooth. They are custom-made for … Continue reading

How Long Do Adults Wear Braces For? | PMD Dental

How Long Do Adults Wear Braces For? We all know the power of a beautiful and perfectly aligned smile – it can do wonders. If you want to go from misaligned teeth to perfectly aligned teeth, braces are your best option.  Braces are orthodontic devices dental professionals use to fix a range of orthodontic problems. They work by applying constant, gentle pressure on your teeth to move them into the desired position. Some of the dental problems braces can fix are:  Crooked teeth Gaps in teeth Dental crowding Issues with your bite (overbite, underbite, crossbite)Incorrectly positioned jaws Now, you may be wondering if … Continue reading

How Do I Stop My Gums From Receding? | PMD Dental

How Do I Stop My Gums From Receding? Have you noticed your gums pulling back from your teeth? As a result, your teeth may look bigger, and you may experience tooth sensitivity. Moreover, it can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile.  This condition, referred to as gum recession, is a common oral health problem many Australians face. Left untreated, gum recession can cause serious oral and overall health complications. This is why seeking immediate dental care is important if you notice receding gums.  What Are the Causes of Gum Recession? Your gums can recede for various reasons, including:  Brushing … Continue reading

Sensitive Teeth: Causes, Prevention & Treatments

Have you ever found yourself wincing in pain while indulging in your favourite icy treat or sipping a steaming cup of coffee? This sharp pain or discomfort that just makes you go “ouch!” might indicate tooth sensitivity.  Tooth sensitivity is a common dental condition faced by many Australians. One of the most common causes of sensitivity is dental erosion. When your tooth enamel (the protective outer layer) gets damaged, it can leave the dentine exposed to external stimuli. Dentine is an extremely sensitive soft layer beneath the enamel. When it comes in contact with external stimuli, you may experience a … Continue reading

Dental Veneers: Everything You Need to Know

Your smile speaks volumes about you. A happy smile is a confidence-booster that can light up a room. That’s not all; a beautiful, healthy smile also makes a powerful statement. However, dental issues like discoloured, misaligned or cracked teeth can affect your smile and cause insecurities. But, what if we told you that you can still achieve your dream smile regardless of these issues? Introducing dental veneers – a quick yet effective cosmetic dentistry solution to fix imperfections and enhance smiles! What are Dental Veneers?  Your smile is too precious to hide, and dental veneers are your solution to a … Continue reading