Do I have to visit the dentist regularly?Yes, prevention is better than cure, so we recommend visiting the dentist once every six months. If you go every six months, any problems will be detected while they are still minor and will be easily corrected at minimal cost. Providing a range of general and cosmetic dental procedures, as well as , and , Lentini Dental can offer advice and treatment for all your dental needs.
What is fluoride? How does fluoride prevent tooth decay?Fluoride is a mineral naturally found in nature. Fluoride works by making the outer layer of teeth stronger. When the outer layer is strong, teeth are less likely to get cavities. In some cases we may advise the use of products containing fluoride to help re-mineralize the enamel.
Is Teeth Whitening available?Most stains caused by age, food, coffee and tobacco, can be removed by professional tooth cleaning and polishing. Where stained teeth require a procedure to lighten them, tooth whitening can be performed.
What Teeth Whitening procedures are available at Lentini Dental?Both Laser Teeth Whitening and take-home teeth-whitening kits are available from Lentini Dental. Laser Teeth Whitening, a 90 minute in-office (chair-side) treatment, is the more time-effective mode of teeth whitening and can be achieved through just three 8 minute treatments. Take-home teeth whitening kits incorporate customised trays to be used for 15 minutes daily over a 10-14 day period . With 95% of cases showing dramatic improvement of up to 7 shades lighter, Lentini Dental have considerable experience in .
What is Disease (Gum Disease)?Disease is caused by the bacteria found in plaque. If plaque is not removed regularly it hardens into calculus. This will irritate the gums making them painful and swollen, and will easily bleed. Eventually the supporting structures start to deteriorate, leading to tissue loss, bone loss and tooth loss.
How can I prevent Disease (Gum Disease)?As a trust, Lentini Dental promotes the prevention of gum disease. Regular hygienist visits are the best way to prevent gum disease. By good oral hygiene, brushing and flossing at least twice daily and regular maintenance clean and checkups at your dentist, will help minimise the risks of gum disease.
What are Porcelain Veneers?are thin, tooth-coloured porcelain shells that are constructed and bonded to the front sides of teeth to close gaps, cover stains and discolorations, and cosmetically enhance chipped or misshapen teeth.
What are Porcelain Crowns used for?Crowns cover all exposed surfaces of an existing tooth. Broken, weakened or teeth with large fillings can all require Porcelain Crowns. Crowns are used to strengthen and improve the shape, size or colour of teeth.
What is a Root Canal or Endodontic Treatment?Root canal or endodontic treatment is a process where inflamed or dead tissue or pulp is removed from the inside of the tooth, enabling a tooth that was causing pain to be retained. Dental Pulp is the soft tissue in the canal that runs through the centre of a tooth. After removing the pulp, the root canals are cleaned, sterilised and shaped to a form that can be completely sealed with a filling material to prevent further infection. The treatment can take several appointments, depending on how complex the tooth is, and how long the infection takes to clear. To finalize the treatment, a Porcelain Crown may be advised to protect the tooth against fracture.
Why should I replace a missing tooth?When a tooth is lost, the bite may change and the can teeth shift positions. Also, when a tooth is lost, the bone begins to shrink and if multiple teeth are involved the face can take on a “sunken in” look. Lentini Dental offers a variety of services including Porcelain Bridges, Dental Implant Surgery and Crowns.
What is a Dental Implant?Whether you have lost a single tooth or all your teeth, replacing these using Dental Implant Surgery options should be considered for your oral rehabilitation program. A dental implant can be thought of as an artificial tooth root that is placed into the jawbone. After an initial healing period, crowns, a fixed bridge or a full set of dentures can be constructed to replace the missing tooth/teeth. As a qualified dental implant centre providing titanium dental implants, Lentini Dental has experience and is equipped to offer a range of Dental Implant treatments.
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