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3 Reasons Why You Might Need a Dental Crown

Unsure of whether you need a dental crown or not? We understand not wanting to go through the hassle of a dental procedure unless absolutely necessary but we recommend getting a dental crown in the below 3 situations! An Unstable Filling Getting a filling for your tooth often depends on having a strong supporting structure to hold the restoration. As such, we don’t use fillings for large areas or to build teeth as the moment a large amount of pressure is put on it, it’ll likely break. So, in the instance a large filling is used on a tooth with … Continue reading

Whitening Vs Veneers: Which is the Best Choice For You?

Have you been looking for ways to get that perfect smile? If you’re looking for a brighter, whiter smile, there are two options in particular that are quite popular. Teeth whitening and porcelain veneers are often common choices when looking to improve smiles. Teeth Whitening Are your teeth already the right size and shape? If you have a well-aligned set of teeth with no gaps, whitening is definitely the option to be rooting for. You can either come to our clinic or we can even give you instructions to carry this out at home! Essentially, the whitening process in the … Continue reading

Have Crooked Teeth? They May Cause These Problems!

We don’t recommend receiving orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth merely based on the appearance of a misaligned smile. Crooked teeth are actually responsible for a number of problems that can be quite costly and painful to fix if you don’t catch them early on! Here are just a few problems you can expect: Gum Disease When your teeth are crooked, it can be really hard to clean the entire surface of your mouth properly. This means there is a lot of bacteria left untouched that accumulates over time. Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque left on the … Continue reading

Fillings or Crowns: Which is the Best Choice?

Are you dealing with a tooth that is broken, worn down or has a cavity? You might be wondering which dental treatment would work best for your situation. You can either opt for a traditional filling or for something more comprehensively restorative like a dental crown! At PMD, we easily offer both options but which one you need will depend on the following factors: Severity of Damage In either case of a cavity or a cracked, worn down tooth, the severity of the damage plays a big role in deciding whether you need a filling or crown. Crowns are used … Continue reading

Why do Bone Levels Matter?

man getting his bone levels checked

Have you ever heard our Port Melbourne dentists discussing the bone levels around your teeth? You may have wondered if bone height and quantity is important when it comes to your teeth. After all, your gum tissues help hold them in, too. But your bone is foundational to a healthy, stable smile. You could compare it to setting a post down into cement. The deeper and more coverage there is around the pole, the more secure it will be to support a fence. But if the cement base is shallow, the post can start to rock or lean when force … Continue reading

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