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.

General Dentistry

Our fully qualified and experience dentists offer a wide range of dental treatments from check-ups to full mouth restorations, using the latest innovative technology. As a practice we strongly believe ‘prevention is better then cure’ so regular 6 monthly dental check ups are key to ensuring we catch and prevent any dental problems before they arise. Book online now at curtindental.com.au or call 0262852222.

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.

Restorative Dentistry

Fillings are used to restore teeth to their normal shape, appearance and function. They most commonly are caused by decay. Fillings can be prevented with regular dental check ups and dental hygiene appointments.

There are 2 main types of filling materials used to restore teeth

  • Tooth Colored Fillings

Tooth colored fillings have been used to restore anterior teeth for many years and with recent improvements in the composite material can now also be used for molar teeth. They are bonded directly to the tooth surface meaning minimal tooth material is lost in the preparation process. There are a wide variety of shades that are able to match the shade of your natural tooth making them look aesthetically very pleasing. They are relatively inexpensive and a quick and easy restorative solution.

  • Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings are less commonly used but are appropriate in some cases. They are highly durable and are made up of mercury, sliver, tin, copper and zinc.

Regular dental check ups will help your dentist to be able to detect any signs of decay early.

Book regular 6 monthly check up appointments with your dentist and cleans with your dental hygienist to discuss the best oral hygiene methods and diet advise so you can be equipped to prevent decay happening in the first place, or if you feel you are experiencing symptoms that may lead to a filling book an appointment today before it progresses further.

 

Cerec Restoration in just one visit

A ceramic crown or partial crown in just one visit.

Using the latest, state of the art, 3D imaging technology, we are now able to provide you with a brand new custom designed crown in just one appointment.

The tooth is prepared in the same way as making a conventional lab crown, which would normally take around 2 weeks to be made. But instead of taking impressions of your teeth and sending them away to an external lab we are now able to use a small inter oral camera which takes precise 3D images of your tooth.

The Cerec digital imaging software then generates an image which the dentist is able to configure to fit perfectly around your prepared tooth, meaning minimal alterations in the mouth. The image is then sent to a milling machine here in the practice and a crown is made within the hour. Meaning you can walk out with a new, fully functioning, long lasting, restored tooth.

Speak to your dentist at your next appointment and see if a Cerec crown is a suitable option for you.

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.

Oral Surgery and Extractions

If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, your dentist will go to every effort to try to fix it. Sometimes, however, there is too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. In this case, the tooth needs to be extracted. But there is no need to worry our highly skilled and empathetic team will look after you every step of the way.

Here at Curtin dental we go to every length to ensure you have the best treatment experience possible. We take time to answer your questions and talk you through the treatment process making sure you have been given full post operative advice before we even begin. We will ensure we have an up to date medical history and any x-rays during the consultation appointment to best guide you and us on the procedure ahead.

Most simple extractions can be done using just an injection with local anesthetic. There is also an option to have sedation NO2 which you can discuss with your dentist at the consultation appointment. During a tooth extraction, you can expect to feel pressure, but no pain. Your dentist and nurse will ensure they communicate with you throughout the procedure and give you regular opportunities to rest if needed.

In some cases a more complicated extraction may be required. This is normally determined at the consultation appointment and a referral to an oral surgeon will be made to give you the best treatment option available to you.

Post operative instructions will be given to you with detailed instructions on how best to look after the socket and specific information following your appointment will be discussed with you.

No one loves having a tooth pulled out but we believe at Curtin Dental we can give you the best experience possible. So don’t worry about booking your consultation appointment, and take the first step towards having a healthy and happy mouth.

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.

Solutions for Grinding and Clenching

Many of us grind and clench our teeth at night or throughout the day, this excessive wear on the teeth is called Bruxism. The constant force and pressure of our teeth and facial muscles can cause many problems, from headaches to cracked and broken teeth. There are a few options available to us to help change our behaviour and retrain our muscles.

Signs and symptoms

If you are suffering from:

  • Generalized sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Chronic facial pain, with tension headaches especially when you wake up in the morning or after a stressful day at work
  • Flattered or worn teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Stiffness and pain in the jaw joint / restricted opening
  • Clicking from the jaw joint on opening or a grinding sound while you sleep
  • Undergoing a stressful time in your life

you could be experiencing bruxism.

Treatment

  • Occlusal splint (night guard)

This is a non-invasive, easily made mouth guard that sits over  your upper or lower arch at night to retrain our muscles how to rest and prevent any excessive forces from damaging the teeth. It is made from a hard plastic material and is custom designed to fit your mouth for ease of wear and comfort. From patient feedback we have found the occlusal splint to have a very high success rate.

  • Botox

In some cases botox therapy is used to relax the facial muscles just enough to help stop clenching and grinding. The medication Is administered by an injection into the target muscles from the outside of the face using very fine, sterile needles. By reducing the ability for the muscles to contract as forcefully there is thought to be a reduction in the tension placed on the TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) and surrounding tissues, leading to relief of the above symptoms. For more information about this service book an appointment with Niran Pathmaperuma who will be happy to discuss the many benefits of Botox with you.

Alternatively book an appointment with any of our other experienced dentists who will be happy to discuss which treatment will work best for you.

 

 

 

 

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.

Treatment under Happy Gas

Are you an Anxious patient?

The dentist at Curtin dental pride themselves in their gentle manor and approach to treating patients especially those who are extra nervous or suffer from dental anxiety. Happy gas or Nitrous oxide is a quick. easy and safe way to treat an anxious patient with comfort and ease.

You will be in the best hands possible with an experienced dentist and dental assistant by your side talking to you and reassuring you every step of the way. You will remain conscious throughout the treatment, but will feel more at ease and calm allowing the dentist to give you the best treatment for you. The Nitrous oxide effects wear off immediately and the dentist will ensure you are fully recovered before you leave. However it is suggested you bring a chaperone to get you home.

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!

Corrective Gum Recession

Do you have receding gums?

Receding gums is a common dental problem caused by many factors from an overzealous brushing technique to periodontal disease. Receding gums also known as gingival recession, is the exposure of the roots of the teeth caused by a loss of gum tissue and/or retraction of the gingival margin from the crown of the teeth.

 

Symptoms of receding gums

The exposed root surface known as dentine is not as strong as the crown of the tooth as it is not covered and protected by enamel. This leads to tooth sensitivity and the uncovered areas being more prone to decay. Dentine is also darker then enamel so the margins of the teeth can appear to look stained and dirty.

 

What can be done

A new procedure is now available. Here at Curtin Dental Dr Niran Pathmaperuma has the solution to restore your gums. Before now the only thing we could do was treat the symptoms but with this new technique we can now repair the damage and restore the gum margin to its original position.

Dr Niran Pathmaperuma is one of 2 dentists in Australia licenced to perform this treatment and has been to America to acquire the skills and equipment necessary to treat gum recession.

 

Procedure

Chao pinhole surgical technique also known as pinhole gum rejuvenation is a scalpel free, graft free, minimally invasive procedure for correcting gum recession and saving teeth.

Since there is no cutting or stitching patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms.

Through a small hole made by a needle, specially designed instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. The pinholes heal in 24 hours in most cases with long term results. Most patients are back to normal within 24-48 hours post procedure.

 

The find out more and begin your journey to a happy, healthy looking smile contact Curtin Dental today and book a gum rejuvenation consultation appointment with Dr Niran Pathmaperuma who will be happy talk you through the procedure, give you before and after care advise and answer any questions you may have.

 

Facial Skin Rejuvenation

Providing you with the ‘PERFECT POUT’

You will be excited to know that you can now have the Perfect Pout using the latest Dermal Fillers right here at Curtin Dental!

We are now able to enhance and shape your lips making them fuller and firmer for longer in just 1 visit. The New formulation – ‘KISS by TYOSEAL’ is the latest dermal filler on the market and with one gentle application your pout will be transformed!

Dermal fillers are fast, effective and safe. They are made up of Hyalouric Acid which is a naturally occurring substance found in our bodies that provides the essential hydration and volume to our skin. The fillers are fully absorbed by the body with results lasting up to 9 months!

Whether you’re new to dermal fillers or have previously benefited from the results, your fully qualified, experienced Dentist is happy to see you for a 15-minute appointment to talk about your future into the world of ‘KISS’