Lost Dental Crown

Lost Crown or Lost Dental Crown

If the dental crown falls off, make an appointment to see us at Hornsby Dental as soon as possible and bring the crown with you.

For your convenience, we have the specialised equipment to offer one visit crowns (usual crown procedures take 2 visits and more time).

We may also have dental crown specials available. View the following page for more information: https://www.hornsbydentist.com.au/hornsby-dental/crowns-and-bridges/

If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of the Hornsby Dentist | Hornsby Dental team at 8090 1100, e-mail us at info@hornsbydentist.com.au or drop by to visit us at Hornsby.

We are the best dentistry in Hornsby.

Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth is a common problem in Australia. Hypersensitivity or increased sensitivity is caused when the dentine is exposed. The dentine is the inner layer of a tooth that is normally covered by enamel. Consequently, hypersensitivity can be caused by a number of reasons:

–          Abrasion lesions due to excessive tooth brushing: This causes the exposure of the roots. Since the roots are not covered by enamel, the dentine will be exposed, thus causing sensitivity to hot and cold.

–          Fractured tooth: Sometimes a tooth can be fractured due to excessive occlusal force, tooth wear or because of expansion of filling materials. This fracture line causes exposure of dentine and will result in hypersensitivity.

–          Decayed tooth: When the enamel layer of the tooth is decayed, the dentine will be exposed, thus causing sensitive teeth.

–          Cracked tooth syndrome: A crack in the tooth will provide a passage between the external environment and the nerve of the tooth. This will result in sensitivity to hot/cold, water and mechanical forces (such as when one is chewing)

It is best to consult your dentist when you start feeling hypersensitivity reactions. Treatments might range from using anti-sensitive toothpaste and oral hygiene instruction to covering the exposed dentine with dental restorative materials.

 

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or give us a call on (02) 8090 1100 for more information and to speak with one of the Hornsby Dentist | Hornsby Dental team members.

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Why do I need to get my wisdom teeth extracted?

Wisdom teeth normally erupt at around 18 – 25 years old. However it is not uncommon for these teeth to erupt at a later age or not to erupt at all. The wisdom tooth can either erupt straight, tilted at an angle or they can even erupt sideways . Most of the time, an X ray is needed to see the position of the wisdom tooth whilst it is still under the gums. If it is positioned at angle or if it is growing sideways, you might need to take your wisdom tooth out. This is because food can get trapped easily between the wisdom tooth and the adjacent tooth and this will allow the growth of bacteria. Due to the position of this tooth, it is often difficult to clean. Consequently, this will increase the risk of bacterial growth and caries development. Most people also prefer to get their wisdom tooth out as it may interfere with orthodontic treatment. If there is not sufficient space in the jaw, the alignment of your teeth might change due to the force generated by the eruption of your wisdom tooth.

For further information, visit: https://www.hornsbydentist.com.au/hornsby-dental/ or give us a call on (02) 8090 1100 for more information to speak with one of the Hornsby Dental | Hornsby Dentist team members. We would be happy to speak with you regarding any dental health questions that you may have.

 

Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth is a common problem in Australia. Hypersensitivity or increased sensitivity is caused when the dentine is exposed. The dentine is the inner layer of a tooth that is normally covered by enamel. Consequently, hypersensitivity can be caused by a number of reasons:

– Abrasion lesions due to excessive tooth brushing: This causes the exposure of the roots. Since the roots are not covered by enamel, the dentine will be exposed, thus causing
sensitivity to hot and cold.

– Fractured tooth: Sometimes a tooth can be fractured due to excessive occlusal force, tooth wear or because of expansion of filling materials. This fracture line causes exposure of dentine and will result in hypersensitivity.

– Decayed tooth: When the enamel layer of the tooth is decayed, the dentine will be exposed, thus causing sensitive teeth.

It is best to consult your dentist when you start feeling hypersensitivity reactions. Treatments might range from using anti-sensitive toothpaste and oral hygiene instruction to covering the exposed dentine with dental restorative materials.

For further information, visit: https://www.hornsbydentist.com.au/hornsby-dental/ or give us a call on (02) 8090 1100 for more information to speak with one of the Hornsby Dental | Hornsby Dentist team members. We would be happy to speak with you regarding any dental health questions that you may have.

We are the best dentistry in Hornsby.

Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Hornsby Dental | Hornsby Dentist: Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth normally erupt at around 18 – 25 years old. However it is not uncommon for these teeth to erupt at a later age or not to erupt at all. The wisdom tooth can either erupt straight, tilted at an angle or they can even erupt sideways . Most of the time, an X ray is needed to see the position of the wisdom tooth whilst it is still under the gums. If it is positioned at angle or if it is growing sideways, you might need to take your wisdom tooth out. This is because food can get trapped easily between the wisdom tooth and the adjacent tooth and this will allow the growth of bacteria. Due to the position of this tooth, it is often difficult to clean. Consequently, this will increase the risk of bacterial growth and caries development. Most people also prefer to get their wisdom tooth out as it may interfere with orthodontic treatment. If there is not sufficient space in the jaw, the alignment of your teeth might change due to the force generated by the eruption of your wisdom tooth.

For more information, visit: Hornsby Dental or give us a call on (02) 8090 1100 for more information and to speak with one of the Hornsby Dentist | Hornsby Dental team members for any questions that you may have.

Truline invisible orthodontics

Hornsby Dentist | Hornsby Dental is pleased to announce that we now offer the Tru-Line invisible orthodontic system which is a great way to align your teeth. It is a great way to keep the visual appearance of your teeth whilst straightening it. The system makes use of plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth into the desired position. It is very similar to Invisalign which is a US based system that you may have heard of.

For more information, visit: https://www.hornsbydentist.com.au/hornsby-dental/orthodontics/

or give us a call on (02) 8090 1100 for more information to speak with one of the Hornsby Dentist | Hornsby Dental team members.

Medibank Dentist Hornsby

Hornsby Dental is a preferred provider with Medibank in Hornsby.

Hornsby Dental | Hornsby Dentist is only one of two dental practices in Hornsby that is a preferred provider with Medibank. We also have HICAPS which means that you can claim your health fund benefits immediately on the spot!

The benefit of visiting Hornsby Dental, is that if you have health fund cover with Medibank, you should be able to maximise your dental health fund claims as we have specialised arrangements with Medibank and also special agreed prices for Medibank members if you visit Hornsby Dental.

If you would like to book an appointment, or ask us any questions, please feel free to call one of the friendly Hornsby Dental team on 8090 1100 or come and drop by to take a look around the practice. We are located at Suite 21, 14 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby NSW 2077.

We look forward to welcoming you.

We are the experts in Hornsby when it comes to your dental needs.

Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers

So what are Dental Veneers?

Veneers are a covering over the front surface of you tooth. Veneers can be used to cover staining or spotting on the tooths surface, or to give the appearance of straighter or reshaped teeth. The result of having veneers done will still look natural, but the confidence gained from a new smile can be immeasurable.

There are two ways veneers can be done:

Veneers can be done two ways, “direct veneers” built directly on the tooth or “indirect veneers” built outside of your mouth and fitted to your tooth.

Direct Veneers

Direct veneers, otherwise known as composite veneers, are made of the same material as white fillings and are built straight onto your tooth. By having this done, the material is moulded and formed on your tooth to get the desired shape and colour. Direct veneers are a less expensive approach to having veneers done.

Indirect Veneers

Indirect veneers, otherwise known as ceramic veneers, are made from ceramic and are built in our dental lab then fitted to your tooth. The material used is stronger and less prone to chipping. Ceramic veneers do cost more, but the result will be longer lasting and stronger.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Hornsby Dental | Hornsby Dentist team on 8090 1100 to ask us for any questions that you may have.

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Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

There are two different ways in which to whiten your teeth effectively. The first and quickest option is “in-chair whitening” and the more common approach is “take-home whitening”.

In-chair whitening is done at the dental surgery and takes around an hour to reach the final result. This method is favoured by patients who know that they don’t have the time for an ongoing process, or they need a faster result for an upcoming event such as a wedding. With in-chair whitening, the process can cause sensitivity, but the effects are not long lasting.

Take-home whitening is the most common approach to whitening. The process takes one to two weeks for the final result and requires the personally made trays to be worn once a day/night for around an hour. You can wear them while watching television or checking your e-mail, so there is no need to have to set aside an hour a day specially for bleaching.

Both processes are effective in the whitening of your teeth, however fillings and crowns will not lighten with the treatments and you may need to consider this if choosing to whiten your teeth.

For more information, please see https://www.hornsbydentist.com.au/hornsby-dental/teeth-whitening/ or call us on 80901100 to speak with one of the friendly Hornsby dental team for your local Hornsby Dentists. We are here to help you achieve the smile that you desire.

Children’s teeth

Children’s Teeth

Did you know, children start getting their permanent teeth as young as the age of 6? Once these permanent teeth are decayed there is no 3rd set of teeth to replace them. This is why a having your children practicing good home oral care absolutely is essential to help them keeping their smile nice and healthy.

It is advised that you start bringing in your child to the dentist from an early age. It is common for children not to cooperate with a dentist for their first visit, but explaining what is going to happen and preparing them for their visit will help. Often just familiarity with going to the dentist with Mum, Dad or other siblings is enough to prepare them.

For more information, please call us on 80901100 to speak with one of the friendly Hornsby dental team for your local Hornsby Dentists.