Laser Dentistry

No more needles, no more drills!

We all want to have healthy teeth, but the thought of needles and drills can make the idea of visiting the dentist less appealing. Dental laser technology now means that you can receive better quality dental care, with fewer visits and without many of the discomforts of traditional dentistry. Most importantly, laser dentistry is better for your teeth.

Lasers can be used for a wide range of dental procedures. These treatments include:

  •       Sensitive Teeth and Fluoride Treatments
  •       Root Canal Sterilisation
  •       Gum Disease Treatments
  •       Surgical Procedures
  •       Laser Teeth Whitening

Ask us at Maven Dental Cairns City how you can benefit from laser dentistry.

Crowns

Where an individual tooth is cracked, damaged or weakened a crown can be a great solution. A crown fits over the existing natural tooth and replaces the part of the tooth seen above the gums.

Crowns are usually made of porcelain or gold alloy. Porcelain is strong and can be made to match the colour of the natural teeth. It is resistant to staining and can be cleaned if it becomes stained. Gold alloy is used for its strength, hardness and durability. It is especially useful for molars which must withstand the forces of grinding and crushing.

Bridges

Bridges replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of an artificial tooth anchored to the natural teeth on each side of the gap. If a tooth is lost through an accident, or is too badly decayed to save with a crown, a bridge may be the treatment of choice.

Teeth have many functions apart from chewing and biting, so missing teeth should be replaced to:

  •       improve appearance
  •       prevent damage to other teeth
  •       prevent the teeth near the gap from moving
  •       maintain the natural bite
  •       improve chewing ability

With a vast array of cosmetic and corrective treatments at hand, Maven Dental Cairns City can provide a solution to meet your individual dental needs.

Veneers

Veneers cover the front teeth and can significantly improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. Discoloured, misshapen or damaged teeth can be covered by veneers giving you back a radiant smile.

Veneers are wafer thin shells that are bonded directly to the front of your teeth. They can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. The colour can be matched to your natural colour, or can be shades whiter if you want to brighten your smile.

Veneers create a strong, long-lasting beautiful smile and are an investment in your confidence.

Bonding

Bonding can correct blemishes and irregularities of the front teeth without removing any of your natural tooth. It is a procedure in which a tooth-coloured resin material is applied and hardened with a special light, which ‘bonds’ the material to the tooth to restore or improve a person’s smile.

Dental bonding is a simple procedure and one of the least expensive cosmetic dental procedures. Unlike veneers and crowns, which are customized tooth coverings that must be manufactured in a laboratory, bonding usually can be done in one visit to our practice. Anaesthesia is usually not required unless dental bonding is being performed to fill a cavity.

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and Onlays can be used to repair large cracks or cavities in the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. They are often be used in place of traditional dental fillings where a more conservative approach is needed.

Whereas traditional fillings are moulded into place during a dental visit, inlays and onlays are made in a dental laboratory before being fitted and bonded to the damaged tooth by your dentist.

Inlays and onlays offer a well-fitting, stronger, longer lasting reparative solution to tooth decay including:

  •       Minimal tooth removal: Inlays and onlays preserve the maximum amount of healthy tooth structure while restoring decayed or damaged areas.
  •       No discolouration: inlays and onlays will retain their colour for a long period of time.
  •       Easy tooth cleaning: As the fit is tailored at all edges and the preparation minimal, your tooth can be easier to clean than it would be with alternative procedures such as a dental crown.
  •       Better protection: If you have a cavity between your teeth, an inlay might be preferable to a direct composite filling as they are better at sealing teeth to keep out bacteria.