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Sandringham central dental care is the long serving Dental Clinic in Sandringham area — and we’ve been managing our patients’ health since 2008 after taking over by our principle dentist Frank Niu. We offer proactive, quality healthcare in a safe and comfortable environment. At Sandringham central dental care, your health is our number one priority, and we make sure to meet all your needs in a timely manner.

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Those treatment options  are used to cover teeth for protection or to improve appearance and functions. It can be made in natural tooth colour or in metallic colour. They are specifically shaped by dental technicians and dentists for the restoration and protection for a badly damaged or root canal treated tooth.

A crown or bridge may be recommended to a patient for the following reasons:

  • To restore a damaged tooth and protect the remaining structure following decay removal.

  • To reduce impaction and protect a tooth which has been weakened by restorations, decay or cracks.

  • To improve a smile, by filling spaces, altering shapes and improving colour.

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A denture is the removable replacement option for your missing teeth. It is custom-made by a dental technician from the impressions taken of your mouth. Your dentist will need to check or treat the gum and remaining teeth to ensure they are ready for your denture.

There are several options available for the base of a partial or full denture:

  • Acrylic – The acrylic denture has a flesh-coloured plastic base and it fits over the gum. It is usually built reasonably thick and is shaped to accommodate the gum and tongue. For partial dentures, clasps may be added on or clips for fitting around your remaining teeth.

  • Valplast – Valplast denture have an unbreakable and flexible nylon base. It is usually made for partial dentures so it is much more comfortable than acrylic dentures when fitting over the gum.

  • Metal – Cast metal dentures or metal frameworks are castings from chrome which are rigid and thin. It has a different fitting system from acrylic dentures; the metal plate is cast to fit and attached to the teeth so it reduces the force resting over the gum and the appearance is less bulky.

Your dentist and dental technician can help you to determine a suitable denture for your needs.

The process of making a suitable denture for a patient requires the cooperation among the patient, dentist and dental technician. Your dentist or dental technician will assist you with impression, choosing the colour and shape of your teeth, assessing the bite and adjusting the denture base to ensure your teeth are functional.

A denture could provide a natural look but can never feel exactly the same as having your own natural teeth. It takes a while for patients to get used to wearing a denture in terms of speaking and eating. Your dentist and dental technician can provide you the necessary denture adjustment and techniques of using your denture. However, to ensure proper chewing and prevent jaw problems, your denture will still need to be cleaned, relined, rebased or remade when necessary.

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There are a few reasons to remove a tooth, which include:

  • permanent teetherupting while deciduous teeth are still present/have not exfoliated

  • for orthodontic purposes

  • when the tooth is unable to be restored

  • when an impacted wisdom tooth causes recurrent infections.

It’s never a good experience to have teeth extracted and is normally the last option of treatment to eliminate pain urgently. Here at Sandringham dental we try to make it as painless as possible, by using local anaesthetic injections to block pain sensations and gentle manoeuvring. But mechanical forces are still vaguely felt. For difficult cases, particularly wisdom teeth extractions, surgical intervention maybe required.

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If dental decay has gone too deep it causes the dental pulp (which consists of nerves and blood vessels) to become inflamed. When this occurs you may experience symptoms of toothache or a tooth abscess may develop. In this case, it’s likely that a Root Canal Treatment is needed to save the diseased tooth.
The dentist will start RCT after a thorough check of the tooth and surrounding tissue. To control the pain and inflammation, the dentist will extract the pulp, dress the the canals with medication and then seal with temporary filling. A week is usually needed toallow the medication to work in the canals.
On your next visit, the dentist will further clean and shape the affected roots with dental files. Again the tooth is then temporary filled with medication dressed in canals. This treatment may continue for more than one visit until the root canals are infection free.
Once the root canals are cleaned and infection free, it’s ready to proceed with the root canal filling down to the tip with permanent filling. If the size of the restoration is large, a crown may be suggested to protect the filling and tooth structure in the near future.



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Periodontal Disease (Gum disease) treatment is the supportive treatment for removing the plaque and calculus from the tooth’s root surface below the gum line. Plaque bacteria and calculus (tartar) can constantly build up around the neck of your teeth in sulcus, so regular dental cleaning (scale and polishing) is recommended to prevent the bacterial infection of the gums.

Gum Disease is the infection of gum tissue. It begins from gingival sulcus inflammation (Gingivitis) as tooth brushing won’t be able to reach into the sulcus.

Gingivitis is painless and therefore easily ignored by many people. If left untreated the problem usually progresses into periodontal disease. When periodontal diseaseoccurs, infected gums begin to recede because of bone resorption and the tooth loosens. If you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, further surgical gum disease treatment may be recommended by the dentist.

Do you have any of the following symptoms?

  • Bad breath

  • Bleeding gums when brushing

  • Red or swollen gums

  • Receding gums

  • Loose teeth

If so, it’s likely that you need to make an appointment with your dentist for a scale and polishing or gum disease treatment (subgingival scaling or surgical intervention) for your teeth.

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At Sandringham central dental care, we provide our patients with the most experienced and dedicated healthcare professionals. Our mission has been to provide quality care in a safe environment Book an appointment today and see what we can do for you or your loved ones.

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