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New Year, New Smile: Get Your Dental Health Sorted For The New Year

New Year, New Smile: Get Your Dental Health Sorted For The New Year

At the end of each year, we all tend to start taking stock of our best intentions and long-term goals. These resolutions are very hard to maintain unless we enlist the help of professionals to keep us on track. This can particularly be said for the common resolution of “getting my teeth sorted out”.

Making the decision to embark on extensive dental work can be a very daunting prospect so it is highly important to partner with a trusted dental supplier. Whether it is a naturally occurring dental issue you would have always wanted to correct, or an effect of dental damage and decay, Somerset Dental provide an expansive range of restorative and endodontic services to transform your smile. We can comprehensively “sort” out any of your dental issues, making sure you end up with the smile you have always dreamt of.

Restorative Services

Our restorative services are designed specifically to bring your teeth back to their full brilliance and function. If your teeth are damaged or have been lost entirely, Somerset can provide composite fillings, veneers, crowns, bridges, as well as ceramic or porcelain restorations. We also specialise in teeth whitening, either through our chairside services or at home, to enhance your smile or make it even more brilliant.

Endodontic Treatments

Endodontic treatments or root canal treatments are commonly provided when more significant root damage is evident in teeth. Complemented by further services such as crowns, endodontic treatments can save your original compromised tooth and restore it to full capability and appearance.

Invisalign Services

Representing the pinnacle of teeth realignment and positioning, Invisalign treatments can help you completely transform the appearance of your smile. By correcting dental alignment issues such as overcrowding, under bites and widely-spaced teeth with this highly popular and unobtrusive system, Somerset Dental can help you achieve your dental goals without feeling embarrassed or self-conscious.

Embarking on a resolution to correct your dental issues is a really important thing to do for your overall health. If your teeth are healthy, many other areas of your general health, wellbeing and self-confidence will also improve. So call Somerset today to see how we can help you on your journey to your best smile.

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The low down on the top five dental restorations

The low down on the top five dental restorations

Restorative dental treatments are designed to restore the look and health of your teeth, maintaining as much of your healthy teeth as possible through a range of treatments.

New technology and treatment methods means that Somerset Dental only use reliable techniques and high quality materials to provide you with a long lasting restoration that will look as close to your natural teeth as possible.

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What’s ‘Normal’ in Oral Health When Ageing?

What’s ‘Normal’ in Oral Health When Ageing?

As we age, we tend to see a decline in our oral health, but many of these oral health issues are not related to ageing. Instead, they’re often caused by the culmination of oral health problems over time. This means that with the right oral care when we’re younger, we can prevent oral health issues when we’re older!

Getting older takes its toll on our oral health. Cases of dental decay, gum disease, missing teeth, and so forth all increase as we age. And it makes sense: as we expose our teeth to more wear and tear, the protective elements of our mouth such as your tooth’s enamel and gum line naturally wear away. However, if you can keep your teeth in good condition when you’re young, you’re much more likely to avoid a plethora of dental issues when you’re older.

Investing in your oral health while young is important for your health as you age, especially if recommended oral care such as brushing or flossing becomes difficult in old age. It’s not uncommon that older adults require help with their oral care, or an oral care plan from a dentist.

Our team at Somerset Dental can help with your oral health as you age. We’re experts in preventative and restorative dental treatments, and can aid you in ensuring that your oral health doesn’t suffer from age. Contact Somerset Dental on 4648 0909 and get the advice you need today.

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Dental filling or dental crown – Are they really that different?

Dental filling or dental crown – Are they really that different?

Fillings and crowns are both highly effective dental procedures that can fill a cavity or repair a cracked tooth. However a tooth filling or crown can be recommended for different treatment paths and one isn’t necessarily better than the other for your specific dental problem.

A tooth filling is effectively a dental restoration that fills in a missing portion of tooth – possibly from a cavity – to restore the tooth to its original shape – and to restore strength to the tooth. The size and shape of the tooth are paramount in determining if a filling will be effective long term. If it is a large tooth with a large hole, the inherent strength of the tooth is in question and a tooth filling may not be the right procedure.

A dental crown may be needed to ensure the tooth will not crack or be damaged again in the near future. A dental crown effectively cups the tooth, protecting the filling on the inside of the tooth giving extra strength from the outside.

There can be a number of different reasons why we might suggest that a dental crown should be considered for a tooth. These include greater strength, increased longevity, better tooth protection as well as allowing the dentist greater control over the tooth’s ultimate cosmetic appearance.

While a dental filling is usually a one visit procedure, a dental crown can take several visits. As each crown is built around the size and shape of your tooth, we first need to make an impression of the tooth and the surrounding teeth. A temporary filling or crown may be put in place while your final crown is being built and on your next visit your final crown will be fitted.

A dental crown costs more than a filling, but considering that they are generally longer lasting, improve the strength of your tooth and can improve the look of a tooth- the benefits are long term.
Somerset Dental Care will recommend a personalised treatment plan for you, recommending the best option for your smile. If you are unsure of whether a dental crown or tooth filling is right for you, call the team today to organise a consultation – call 4648 0909.

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