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Do I Need a Crown?

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It’s time for your next dental checkup, but it’s been years since you saw a dentist last. You’re starting to suspect that one of your teeth needs a filling or some other type of treatment; after all, it feels a little funny when you bite down and chew on it.   To your surprise, you learn that you don’t need a filling at all…but rather a full coverage dental crown. How can this be, especially since there’s nothing visibly wrong with your tooth and you’re not in pain?   Looking Inside of the Tooth Thanks to digital X-rays, our Studfield … Continue reading

Planning a Smile Makeover

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When you feel embarrassed about the way your teeth look, it can affect your self-confidence and even your social life. Investing in yourself to make improvements in your smile may help you feel more relaxed when you’re smiling or laughing around other people.   Even if your teeth are very healthy, there are several things you can do to boost their appearance.   Talking to Your Dentist about What You Want to Change The first step to any smile makeover is talking to your dentist about your teeth. What do you like or not like about them? Are there specific … Continue reading

Five Signs You Might Have a Cavity

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You felt something funny inside of your mouth…could it be tooth decay? Although not every cavity causes pain or obvious symptoms, there are some things that definitely indicate a problem is occurring. Before you pick up the phone to call our Wantrina South dentists, ask yourself if you’ve been experiencing any of the following:   Feeling a Rough or Sharp Edge Run your tongue across your teeth. Do you notice a jagged or sharp area that irritates your tongue? Is this area unlike any others inside of your mouth? It could be structural damage to one of your teeth.   … Continue reading

Should You be Wearing a Bite Splint?

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Bite splints, mouth guards, night guards, or protective dental appliances: should you be wearing one? We’re not talking about an athletic mouthguard that you see on football or lacrosse players. What our Watrina South dentists mean by a protective bite splint is one that you wear when you’re sleeping or clenching your teeth during the day. Here’s why:   Protect Your Investments  Have you recently acquired new dental work? Maybe porcelain veneers, an implant crown, or other restorative work. Do you want your investment to last? Being too rough on your teeth can cause abrasion making porcelain to chip away. … Continue reading

Four Reasons to Consider Sleep Dentistry

woman having sleep dentistry

At Studfield Dental Group, we offer sleep dentistry in our Wantrina South office. Here are a few reasons why we choose to make it available to our patients: You Need a Lot of Dental Work  If it’s been a long time since you saw a dentist last, there’s a chance that you have several cavities that need to be filled. Being able to “get it all over with at once” is a great way to get back into a prevention focused routine, so that you can enjoy less treatment between checkup appointments. Fewer Appointments Dental work is usually broken up … Continue reading

Do My Wisdom Teeth Need to be Removed?

Wisdom tooth pain

Wisdom teeth usually start to erupt into the mouth during the late teen years to early 20’s. By around age 30, they’re fully developed. Although it may seem a “rite of passage” into adulthood to have them pulled, it isn’t always necessary. When Wisdom Teeth Cause Pain Perhaps the biggest reason why people ask our Wantrina South dentist if their wisdom teeth need to be extracted, is because they’re in pain. The intermittent pressure or discomfort felt may be due to reasons such as: • Eruption cysts • Decay or infection around the tooth • Lack of space in the … Continue reading

Be Scan Smart!

Dental Imaging Radiation is a term we’re all familiar with, and some will even avoid obtaining important scans due to the “nasty potentials”. Once again, thanks to modern technology and our motivation to provide the latest, most reliable and effective methods, Studfield Dental Group now offers a breakthrough in technology – 3D Imaging (3D CBCT). What is 3D CBCT Imaging? If you didn’t read it here, you might not believe it… but, this new and improved scan only takes a short 10 seconds! Delivering a complete picture of your features, the 3D scan can be viewed from any angle, in colour, providing … Continue reading

How old should your kids be before considering orthodontic treatment?

Discover the Benefits of Integrative and Conventional Orthodontics Managing developing dentition and occlusion and its impact on the well-being of young children and adolescents involve the practice of early integrative or conventional orthodontics. At Studfield Dental Group we offer early recognition, diagnosis and the appropriate interventional treatments to impede the onset of dentofacial abnormalities. According to the Australian Society of Orthodontics, the recommended age for orthodontic treatment is between 8-10¹ years, however, early orthodontic evaluation is vital when determining developmental issues, such as misalignment of the jaws, crowding of teeth or an over or underbite. Children as young as 3, … Continue reading

Gum Disease Impacting Health and Wellbeing

According to a study carried out by the University of Melbourne, severe gum disease (medically known as Periodontitis) affects one in three adults and more than 50%¹ of Australians over the age of 65. While over 90%² of tooth loss, can be attributed to dental caries and periodontal disease.  A systemic disease process, periodontitis is causally associated with a heightened incidence of diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, dementia and certain cancers. Gingivitis (gum inflammation) usually precedes the onset of periodontitis, however, not all occurrences of gingivitis will progress to periodontitis.   Periodontal disease is the inflammation of the tissues surrounding the tooth, it impacts the … Continue reading

Full Arch Restoration with All-On-4

Fusing science and cosmetic aesthetics, the All-on-4 dental implant treatment concept was developed in the late 1990’s to provide the edentulous with full arch rehabilitation.   Transforming the lives of thousands of patients, the All-on-4 dental implant system has been designed to prevent the further loss of jawbone density and volume. Creating stabilisation, this innovative fixed full-arch prosthetic stimulates the bone around the area via the Osseo-integration and loading of the prosthetic bridge during function  A minimally invasive procedure which may or may not involve bone grafting, this revolutionary full arch treatment features 4 implants – 2 straight anterior implants and two implants tilted up to a 45° in the posterior. Offering full functionality, the All-on-4 … Continue reading