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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.

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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.

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Happy Gas, Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as “Happy Gas”, is one of the most traditional forms of inhalational sedation agents for the relief of anxiety, fear, or stress. At Hornsby Dental, we offer nitrous oxide sedation for our anxious patients. It is safe for most children and adults, and you can usually recover from it rather quickly.

For patients that have a history of being “scared of the dentist” Nitrous oxide may be just what you need to help you maintain your beautiful smile and overall oral health. Don’t let fear of the dentist prevent you from having the dental health and smile that you deserve.

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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CEREC Cosmetic Procedures

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CEREC uses the latest technology and materials to allow you to undergo treatment in just one session which in the past would have required multiple sessions. CEREC works to protect and preserve your own tooth’s structural integrity using a long lasting and highly durable material helping you maintain your new smile for longer.

Here are some procedures performed by Hornsby Dental using CEREC:

Fillings (inlays/onlays)

Decay and old filling material can be removed then individually manufactured fillings can then be fitted exactly to suit each
individual case. The entire procedure can be completed within one visit at Hornsby Dental.

Porcelain Veneers

Malpositioned and discoloured teeth can be restored with porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are custom
made to fit on the front of your natural teeth. They allow your dentist to change the shape, colour and length of your teeth. This procedure can be done with no drilling to your natural tooth. This is a great benefit that Hornsby Dental patients enjoy. It is also a much quicker way to solve cosmetic appearances without the use of orthodontics.

Porcelain Crowns

A porcelain crown restores damaged, fragile or reduced tooth surfaces by providing coverage over all areas of your tooth. Your natural tooth is then protected and can function normally. Using CEREC there are no impressions and no temporary crowns. A treatment may be completed within one visit at Hornsby Dental, which makes it more convenient for you to not have to wait whilst an outsourced dental lab creates the dental crown as with normal procedures without using CEREC.

For more information, please see https://www.hornsbydentist.com.au/hornsby-dental/crowns-and-bridges/ or call us on 80901100 to speak with one of the friendly Hornsby dental team for your local Hornsby Dentists.

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White Colour Fillings

At Hornsby Dental | Hornsby Dentist, we offer tooth-colored dental fillings and dental restorations as our main restorative options, whenever possible.

The advance of minimally invasive dental technologies and improved adhesive technologies have enabled us to reduce the need for traditional crowns, where a significant amount of tooth tissue reduction can be avoided. Our tooth-colored restorations are placed following the most up-to-date dental materials and techniques. They are great visually great to look at and durable.

All sizes of cavities:
Composite resin is the most standard tooth-colored restorative material used. It is suitable to most sizes of cavities. It offers excellent visual appearance and function in medium term.

For more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 8090 1100 or email us on info@www.hornsbydentist.com.au to speak with one of the Hornsby Dental team.

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Dental Crowns

At Hornsby Dentist – Hornsby Dental, we are able to make dental crowns in-house at Hornsby Dental. We have the latest in dental technology which enables us to make it in-house instead of sending it out to a lab. It is essentially a ‘helment’ for your teeth, and gives your teeth great strength and protection. If you think you might need a dental crown or would like a second opinion, feel free to give us a ring on 8090 1100 to speak to one of the friendly Hornsby Dentist staff.

Alternatively visit our website at www.hornsbydentist.com.au for more information.

Also click here –> Dental Crowns and Bridges for more detailed information, diagrams and explanations. If you would like to know how much a dental crown costs, feel free to come in for a consultation to see how we can help you.

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Why do I need a scale and clean?

Going to the dentist for a scale and clean is important because it allows teeth and gums to be healthy and strong. The dentist goes around each individual tooth looking for plaque and hard build up called tartar which he removes from teeth. When gums bleed it is because there is bacteria on the teeth that has not been removed. With regular brushing and visiting the dentist frequently (every six months), teeth and gums can be kept in optimal condition.

For more information, visit www.hornsbydentist.com.au or speak to one of our friendly staff at Hornsby Dentist | Hornsby Dental on 8090 1100.

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Indications for Crowns

Indications for crowns

Some of the possible indications for the placement of a crown on a tooth are for cracked teeth, severely broken down teeth through decay or injury, teeth with very large fillings, those that have had root canal treatment, for support of a bridge as well or to cover internally stained teeth or teeth that are poorly shaped.

Traditionally, crowns have been made from a variety of materials ranging from full metal crowns, porcelain veneered crowns on a metal underlay and most recently crowns have been made from all ceramic. Each type of crown are indicated in different situations however, ceramic crowns have become more popular in recent time due to their superior aesthetic qualities and outstanding durability.

Call the team at Hornsby Dentist | Hornsby Dental for more information, or call us on 8090 1100 to speak with one of our friendly staff.


Dental Crowns and Bridges

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Hornsby Dentist information about Crowns:

One of the interesting things that dentists face in today’s
society is that many of us are keeping a majority if not all of our teeth well
into old age. This can be contributed to the improvement of overall oral
hygiene through public awareness and national initiated schemes such as
fluoridation. However as we keep many of our teeth, unfortunately, there are
some instances when our teeth need a helping hand to withstand the rigors of
everyday life. In some circumstances compromised teeth may require treatment to
protect it from further breakdown and ensure continued pain free function while
at the same time be aesthetically pleasing.

Although as dentists we endeavour to be conservative in our
treatment, sometimes it is necessary to suggest to patients to possibility of a
crown to protect the remaining damaged tooth structure. It does so by totally
covering the remaining tooth and to prevent any future damage. Many people have
heard of crowns, however are unsure of when a crown is indicated.

For more information about dental crowns and about the costs for a crown, click here: Dental Crowns

Or give us a ring at Hornsby Dentist | Hornsby Dental on 8090 1100 to speak with one of our friendly staff.

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