Whangarei Dentists - Purely Dental Surgery

Dentistry Services

Emergency Accident and Pain relief

We are open extended hours and are generally available to offer treatment to nearly All Dental accident situations. In most situations we do hold time available during each work day to cater for these situations.

Examinations

An initial examination is highly recommended . It is imperative to assess your current dental health status in order to determine what treatment is absolutely necessary and to use as a baseline from which we can gauge your progress. 

Fillings

We offer a broad range of restorative options and your Dentist will be able to explain to you the pros and cons of the different filling materials and advise what is most appropriate for you. We respect each patient's wishes and if you have any concerns we can discuss these with you. For instance, you may wish to replace your existing amalgam fillings with composite (white) fillings.

Crowns

Regular fillings do not usually strengthen teeth. They simply replace decayed parts of teeth. Teeth weakened by cavities can be strengthened and their appearance enhanced by Crowns. Crowns are ideal for strengthening teeth. These are a more advanced treatment option constructed on precision, custom models in a laboratory.

Crowns are prepared of

a.. Metal ( gold )
b.. Metal with Porcelain overlay
c.. All Porcelain ( metal free )

Crowns may be used to

a.. Restore broken or fractured teeth
b.. Strengthen Root Canal Teeth
c.. Realign crooked teeth
d.. Close gaps in teeth
e.. Address tooth discolouration
f.. Repair chips
g.. Improve biting abilities
h.. Repair damage from excessive grinding

For many years, traditional metal or metal with porcelain overlay Crowns have been used to strengthen or rebuild teeth. Today, patients can opt for metal free dental work and all Porcelain Crowns are now an effective
aesthetically pleasing option.

Root Canal Treatment

In the past, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you'd probably lose that tooth. Today, with a special dental procedure called root canal therapy, you may save that tooth. Inside each tooth is the pulp, which
provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth; it runs through the centre of each root. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. If you don't remove it, your tooth gets infected and you could lose it. After
the dentist removes the pulp, the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it. Then your dentist places a crown over the tooth to help make it stronger.

Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile!

Why does the pulp need to be removed?

When the infected pulp is not removed, pain and swelling can result. The spread of this infection into the jaw can cause a serious health risk. Without treatment, your tooth may have to be removed.

What does treatment involve?

Treatment often involves from one to three visits. During treatment, your dentist removes the diseased pulp. The pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are then cleaned and sealed.

The crown of the tooth is then restored, preferable with a crown for strength.

Tooth Whitening

GET MORE CONFIDENT IN YOUR SMILE

Your smile is the first thing others notice about you So, it's important to keep it looking bright.

Start by getting your Dentist to check your teeth to ensure this is suitable for you. There are some conditions that may prevent you from having this treatment option.

Safety
Whitening your teeth under the supervision of your dentist had been proven safe in clinical studies over a period of many years. The primary ingredient in the whitening products we choose is carbamide peroxide,
which has been safely used to brighten the smiles of millions of people worldwide.

Effectively
Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth that will allow for custom tray to be made for your bleaching procedure. The Whitening gel is placed in thin, comfortable trays fitted over your teeth. As you whiten your teeth, carbamide peroxide is broken down and oxygen enters the enamel and dentine. This bleached out the discoloured areas. The structure of the tooth is not changed. The colour of the tooth is simply made lighter.

Oral Hygiene and Gum (Periodontal) Treatment

The leading cause of tooth loss in adults is actually from Gum Disease (periodontal disease). Prevention is the best way to avoid problems and so it is important to have your gums accessed and appropriate treatment provided. This normally entails scaling and instruction on home care techniques. Depending on the severity of the problem, you may need follow-up appointments and in extreme cases you may be referred to a specialist.

Dentures

When a tooth is lost it is vitally important to consider the replacement of the tooth to restore balance and prevent other problems developing, such as, tooth movement which can result in foodtraps opening up; uneven loading of teeth resulting in the other teeth fracturing. One option is to have a partial denture or, in some cases, full dentures made.

Dentures can be made of various materials. Your Dentist can discuss these materials verses benefit options with you.

 

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