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Why Do I Need A Dental Crown?

Porcelain crowns placement over premolar and molar teeth. . Medically accurate 3D illustration

What Is A Dental Crown? A dental crown is a protective cap for your tooth. It covers the tooth completely, adding strength and restoring its shape and function. It’s custom-made to match your other teeth and can fix various dental issues, even enhancing the appearance of your smile. When Do You Need A Dental Crown? A dental crown is needed and often used when your tooth’s functionality and appearance are compromised. Here are some common instances we recommend dental crowns for our patients at PMD:  Your tooth has a large cavity that a filling can’t fix.Your tooth has undergone a … Continue reading

Why Does My Dental Implant Feel Loose?


When you first got your dental implants, you were probably told this would be a permanent restoration, designed to last a lifetime. So, why has it started to feel loose? Your first step should definitely be to call Port Melbourne Dental for an evaluation, but here are some possible reasons why this may have occurred: Loose abutment The abutment is an attachment secured and screwed into the top of your implant. The abutment sticks out of the gum, allowing a dental crown to be easily fixed on top. It’s not uncommon for the abutment to loosen away from the implant, … Continue reading

Why Periodontitis is Bad For Your Teeth

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What Is Periodontitis? Periodontitis, also known as gum disease, is a common but severe dental condition that affects the gums and supporting structures of your teeth. It occurs when the gums become severely infected and start pulling away from your teeth, creating pockets of bacteria that thrive and gradually spread. Neglected gum disease can result in severe pain, tooth sensitivity, and eventual tooth loss. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups are essential for preventing such complications.  Causes Of Periodontitis This condition typically develops as a result of poor hygiene habits and certain other risk factors. Here are some common … Continue reading

Why Should Missing Teeth Be Replaced?

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Did you know that replacing missing teeth is incredibly important for more than just cosmetic reasons? In this blog, we’ll explore why replacing missing teeth is vital for your oral and overall well-being and the available options for treatment. Reasons for replacing missing teeth Maintain proper jawbone health Did you know that missing teeth can lead to bone loss in your jaw? Once a tooth is lost, the surrounding bone no longer receives the daily stimulation it needs from the tooth roots.  Over time, this can result in jawbone deterioration. This leads to changes in facial structure and causes additional … Continue reading

Why Should You Whiten Your Teeth?


Teeth Whitening is a cosmetic dental treatment designed to lighten the shade of your teeth, removing stains and discolouration. It is a safe and effective way to rejuvenate your smile, leaving you with brighter and whiter teeth. What Causes Teeth Staining? There are several factors that can lead to teeth staining. They include: -Consuming dark-coloured foods and beverages (such as sauces, wine, coffee etc.) -Use of tobacco products -Poor oral hygieneCertain medications -Trauma or injury  -Aging Benefits Of Getting Your Teeth Professionally Whitened A bright smile can leave a lasting impression and boost your confidence! Choosing to get your teeth … Continue reading