We practice results driven dentistry with our ultimate goal, healthy beautiful smiles for your entire family...
What treatments are performed in general dentistry?
General dentistry involves having regular check-ups to ensure the health of your teeth. Maintaining their health involves, cleaning, fluoride treatments and extensive check-ups to insure your teeth against decay, cavities and infection. General Dentistry treatments include anything that helps maintain oral health, including fillings, cleans and scaling, root canal treatments, wisdom teeth, extractions and more. Our professionals will also provide you with brushing and flossing techniques to keep your personal dental health in order.
What is preventive dentistry?
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is the combination of a scientific approach and an artist’s touch to improve the overall appearance and function of the teeth and smile. We offer a variety of cosmetic dental treatments that can enhance the appearance of your smile while maintaining your oral health. We provide the following cosmetic dentistry treatments: Dentures, crown and bridge work, ceramic crowns, porcelain veneers, teeth bleaching, composite bonding, replacing old stained resin fillings.
What restorative dental treatments do you offer?
Restoring the function of your teeth is very important as missing teeth, overlapping or overcrowded teeth can affect chewing, speaking and overall confidence when smiling. We offer our patients the following restorative dentistry treatments: Dental Implants, dentures, orthodontics, mouthguards and splints.
How can my broken tooth be fixed?
Crowns or Bridges are the solution to this problem. If your tooth is cracked and broken beyond repair a crown will fit over the damage and restore the strength and appearance of the original tooth. If you have more than one tooth missing, bridging may be the solution to your missing teeth. Bridges are an artificial tooth fixed with two crowns beside it to secure the stability of your remaining teeth and fill the vacancy.
What is a dental implant and how can it benefit me?
A Dental Implant is composed of a surgically secure titanium rod that is implanted into the gum to ensure gum and bone stability. A denture or veneer is then affixed to the dental rod to ensure a near natural and healthy looking tooth. Not only will an implant improve your smile aesthetically, it will also ensure the stability of your remaining teeth.
Do you offer emergency dental care?
Yes! At Redbank Plains Dental, we care about the oral health and safety of our patients. This is why we keep 2 emergency appointments available everyday for patients who require immediate attention. We will do everything to ensure your dental experience is as comfortable as possible and that your dental emergency is attended to promptly. To book an emergency appointment, contact us right away and we’ll do all we can to have your issue resolved.
What will happen on my first visit to our practice?
During this appointment, we want to make sure that we have all the information to thoroughly understand your dental needs. You will be asked to complete a medical history questionnaire that provides us with a great deal of information relevant to your treatment and to us. You can choose to print this form and fill it out prior to your arrival. Please tell us your concerns, and what you may like to change. Your aim for your dental health is an essential starting point for us.
I’m nervous about visiting the dentist. What pain relief can you offer me?
Redbank Plains Dental understands how many people can be afraid of visiting the dentist out of fear of pain or discomfort. This is why we offer the Penthrox inhaler to combat this fear. This is an inhaler with a substance similar to happy gas yet much more effective at a small additional cost. You will need to inform the staff when you call for your appointment in order to allow extra time, and will also need to arrive a little early to sign the consent form. You must not leave the surgery unaccompanied. You will be unable to drive or sign official documents for 12 hours after receiving Penthrox.
Why would I require a dental x-ray?
During your dental treatment, we may need to take some x-rays of your teeth. This helps a great deal in getting a sound understanding of any problems that cannot be seen with the naked eye and increases the accuracy of the diagnosis. A check-up is not complete without Bitewing x-rays. Extractions of teeth cannot be performed without a Periapical x-ray which would enable us to check the shape and number of roots for that particular tooth inside the jaw bone, and any major nerves around the tooth in question. Your x-rays are kept in your computer file and referred to when assessing progress or deterioration of your dental health.
Where can I get more information about my dental treatment?
Because we believe the best patient is a well informed patient, we offer a treatment DVD so you can learn all you need to know in the comfort of your own home. This is a unique and comprehensive DVD on all the topics you can think of relating to your dental treatment. All the sub-topics will cover any questions you may have. The sub-topics are explained very well using language which is easy to understand. They run for approximately 2-4 minutes each. To request a copy of this DVD contact us today.