At Lithgow Dental we have a wide range of dental services to meet all your dental needs.
A simple procedure to clean deposits- plaque and calculus (hard build up of plaque) off the teeth. If done regularly it can help promote healthier gums and prevent periodontal disease. Regular check ups also help us to detect any problems with your teeth so that we can address the issue while they are minor rather than leave it until you develop a major dental problem.
Decay in teeth, defective amalgam (old silver fillings) are removed and a tooth coloured resin is placed within the tooth creating an aesthetically pleasing filling and improving the biting surface or structure of the tooth. Resins are matched to your own tooth colour so it will look completely natural. Before and After Pictures; Anterior Resin Fillings (to show how they are aesthetically pleasing) Amalgam posteriors filling changed to a white posterior filling
Crowns, Bridges and Veneers
Crowns are a porcelain or gold cap that is placed over your own tooth to help maintain the integrity of your tooth. The tooth may have a crown placed if the tooth has a large filling or has had Root Canal Therapy. Inlays and onlays can be made from porcelain or gold material but are only placed on a section of the tooth. Crowns, inlays and onlays help to strengthen of your own tooth and improve chewing mobility. They are longer lasting than regular fillings.
A Bridge is made from porcelain or porcelain with metallic alloy for strength and is placed where there is a gap between the teeth. Teeth on either side of the gap are prepared, and have crowns placed on each of them with a tooth/teeth fixed between them to fill the gap.
Veneers are porcelain or resin covers used to cosmetically improve your teeth and smile. Your choice of shade is taken and teeth are prepared to have the veneers placed over the front of the tooth.
Crowns, Bridges and Veneers are completed in 2 to 3 appointments
We have take home whitening kits and the latest of chair side whitening available.
Want a whiter, brighter smile in under an hour? Zoom! Chairside Whitening System is an advanced, safe and effective whitening procedure. It is a simple procedure where Zoom! Whitening Gel is placed onto the teeth and the Zoom! Lamp light is put onto your teeth where the Gel is activated to penetrate your teeth; breaking up discolouration and stains. Correct care and maintenance will help to maintain your new sparkling smile.
Emergency and Pain Relief Dentistry
We provide emergency appointments and pain relief dentistry.
For patients in pain we will try and see them as early as possible and we will provide appropriate pain relief.
Wisdom Teeth and Tooth Extractions
If you need to have your wisdom teeth taken out we can arrange for you to have it done in hospital or in the dental chair.Simple tooth extractions or single surgical tooth extractions can be performed in a chair-side visit.
Sleep Dentistry and Happy Gas
Sleep dentistry or twilight sedation is done in the dental chair for anxious or phobic patients. Nitrous Oxide or happy gas can be also be used to calm a nervous patient.
Dental implants are the most successful way to replace missing teeth, secure or replace a denture. Implants are titanium posts which are placed into the jaw bone and are allowed to integrate with your natural bone for 4- 6 months, upon which a porcelain implant crown/bridge/denture is placed. Most dental implants can be placed conveniently while you are in the dental chair.
Dentures are a simple and affordable way to replace missing teeth. A tooth shade is chosen to match to your own natural tooth colour if you have a partial denture. For a complete denture (where all upper or lower teeth are missing) you can create your own smile.
If you are concerned about overlapping, crooked teeth or an uneven smile braces may be an option for you. We can discuss the best option for you and will refer you to an orthodontist.
Night Splints and Sports Mouthguard
Tooth grinding (called Bruxism) or clenching your teeth at night can contribute to sore teeth and jaw muscles, worn down or broken teeth. Wearing a splint at night can help alleviate pressure from clenching and damage from grinding and help in breaking the habit.
Sports mouthguards protect you or your child's teeth from sporting injuries. Unlike store-bought mouth guards, we custom make sports mouthguards to fit your mouth comfortably and securely. Available in a range of colours.
Medicare and Teen Dental Vouchers
We accept Child Dental Benefit Scheme patients from Medicare and Department of Veterans Affairs patients.