Services

With the latest technology and techniques available, you will find a wide range of services available within our practice. In order to advise you of the best procedure for your dental health, it is important for you to visit our practice and for us to have a closer look inside your mouth. Our website, however, will give you a brief understanding of each procedure and whether it may be appropriate for your concern.

Children’s Dentistry

Oral health is important for a child’s growth, development, general health and self-esteem.

At Curtin Dental Care, we want your children to have the best dental health possible. Visits to a dentist by children as young as 2 years of age, is important in order to detect any problems in growth and oral health as soon as possible. Early visits also gets them used to having their teeth checked, relieving any problems of visits as they get older.

Hygiene

Oral hygiene is the most important part of any dental treatment plan. In order to maintain a beautiful smile, you must look after your teeth and gums on a regular basis. Only confident brushing and flossing on a daily basis, regular visits to your dentist and taking care of any appliances you may be wearing, will your oral hygiene remain in good shape.

We at Curtin Dental Care believe in preventing the problem before it becomes a more serious problem to treat and that is why we recommend you follow some of the simple guidelines to keep you smiling and also keep your teeth for life!  We also have two dedicated oral hygienists at the practice and, from time to time, it would be worth making an appointment.

Veneers

Veneers are a fantastic way to restore front teeth to improve their appearance. To create a great smile, veneers can:

  • Close spaces between the teeth (diastemas)
  • Restore broken, chipped, mis-shapen or crooked teeth
  • Restore unsightly, stained or washed out fillings
  • Cover permanently stained or discolored teeth
  • Straighten your smile (instant orthodontics)

Veneers are thin, yet strong tooth-coloured porcelain shells that are bonded on to the front of your teeth. They have a “life like” appearance with the strength, beauty, and durability only porcelain restorations can create. Veneers have several advantages over other methods used for the same purpose. There is no “dark line” that is sometimes seen with older front crowns. They transmit light better and, therefore, have a more translucent appearance, giving a very natural, aesthetic look. People will never know you have them. Veneers could just be your solution to change the appearance of your smile dramatically!

Root Canal Therapy

Nothing is as good as a natural tooth! And sometimes your natural tooth may need root canal (endodontic) treatment for it to remain a healthy part of your mouth.

Most patients report that having root canal (endodontic) treatment today is as normal as having a filling.

Root Canal therapy is necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, an injury to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.

Implants

Having a missing tooth can be quite an ordeal. Not only does it affect your appearance but you will also find it affects your ability to eat certain foods and the health of your mouth and your entire body, perhaps headaches or unexplained muscle pain.

Naturally, the effect of a tooth loss varies from person to person and depends on what exactly has been lost. If you’ve lost the crown, you’ve lost the visible part of your tooth. However, if you’ve lost the root as well, you’ve lost the unseen part of your tooth. The root anchors the tooth in your jawbone, providing stable support for the crown. Without the root, the bone around the lost tooth may gradually recede and the remaining teeth may shift. Chewing may also become more difficult with time.

An implant replaces both the root and the crown, providing you with a new complete tooth that is fixed securely to your jaw bone and matches your existing teethImplants can provide a permanent solution for one or many missing teeth and once again, you will be able to smile widely and enjoy whatever food you desire.

Dentures

If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, complete dentures can replace your missing teeth and improve your smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health.

There are various types of complete dentures. A conventional full denture is made and placed in your mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed, which may take several months. An immediate complete denture is inserted as soon as the remaining teeth are removed. We would take measurements and make models of your jaws during a preliminary visit. With immediate dentures, you would not be without teeth during the healing period.

Even if you wear full dentures, you still must take good care of your mouth. Brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your dentures to stimulate circulation in your tissues and help remove plaque. If you would like more information on how to look after your dentures, click here to visit our denture maintenance section of the website.

Teeth Whitening

We believe the best; most comfortable and safest way to bleach your teeth is for us to provide you with a take-home tooth whitening kit.

We take impressions of your top and bottom teeth. Very thin trays are made with soft plastic that are like tiny mouthguards. We provide you with a kit that has the whitening solution. You place the gel inside the trays and wear the trays as instructed.

Depending on the amount of discolouration, you may need to wear the bleaching trays for between one and two weeks.

Whitening your teeth will provide an instant lift to your smile to give you that extra confidence to show them off!