We provide general dental services for families and their loved ones. We pride ourselves on being skilled at delivering a large range high quality services in a friendly environment.
Dental fillings can be made of a variety of materials, from the traditional silver fillings, gold, or tooth coloured fillings. Here at Bayside Family Dentist, we only use the latest tooth coloured filling and bonding materials. The technology for composite fillings has vastly improved over time, providing longevity and a great aesthetic result. We can also replace any old and discoloured metal fillings that may have cracked or decayed, with a new tooth coloured filling.
Crowns & Bridges
Crowns & Bridges
Bayside Family Dentist offers the best materials for tooth coloured fillings. Sometimes these fillings become quite large and the tooth is no longer strong enough to support these fillings. A crown is required to encase the tooth and provide the extra support and strength your tooth needs to chew and eat properly. A dental crown is a custom made restoration that is placed over the broken or cracked tooth. It is commonly made of a tooth coloured material, but can also be made in gold, or with a metal base. Crowns help to replace tooth structure that you have lost over the years because of fillings being redone, teeth that have chipped or cracked, or strengthening teeth that have had root canal treatment. Crowns can be joined together to form a bridge to replace a missing tooth. The team at Bayside Family Dentist can provide more information and check if a crown is suitable for your tooth.
Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal Treatment
A heavy injury to the tooth, or a large cavity can cause a tooth to become unhealthy, infected and eventually dies, sometimes causing a lot of pain and discomfort. The unhealthy part of the tooth can be cleaned out and restored through a procedure called root canal treatment. This requires placing some medicine into a tooth, and then cleaning and filling the roots once the infection has cleared. Sometimes with the large hole or heavy knock to the tooth, the tooth is not as strong after root canal treatment. Your dentist will advise you on what options may best suit for your tooth to help strengthen the crown.
If you have a missing tooth or gap you would like to have fixed, but do not like the idea of wearing a denture, Bayside Family Dentist offers implants as a strong and fixed alternative. This treatment is done by placing a titanium implant into the jaw bone, and then placing a tooth coloured crown on top. This treatment offers patients a great alternative to replacing missing teeth.
Wisdom teeth often start to make an appearance in early adulthood. They can be present in your mouth for quite some period without causing any trouble. There is often not enough room for the wisdom teeth to come through fully straight, and this is when they may start to cause you pain and discomfort. They can also cause food to get stuck around the tooth and gums, or cause damage to the tooth in front. It is important to get your wisdom teeth assessed early, before damage is caused to the gums or the tooth in front of it. Our dentists at Bayside Family Dentist can examine and assess your mouth and advise you on how to best look after your wisdom teeth.
Dental decay and infection can cause a tooth to become too weak to fix with normal restorative methods. If this is the case, extraction is recommended to avoid deep infection spreading and severe pain setting in. Our dentists are experienced at taking out teeth, and can assist you in assessing your tooth and your decision.
At Bayside Family Dentist, we firmly believe that regular dentist checks make for health, ,happy smiles. . Your regular maintenance appointment will include all of the following. • Full teeth check • Full gum assessment • Comprehensive Oral Cancer Examination • Dental Radiographs (X-Rays) – we only recommend them as required, but for most people a comprehensive set is required every 2 years • Bite analysis (occlusion) On top of this, a thorough cleaning and fluoride treatment is usually completed as well. A professional clean will help remove the build-up of plaque and tartar from around your teeth. Plaque and tartar can lead to bleeding gums, bad breath and gum disease, decayed and infected teeth, and ultimately teeth that may require extracting if left untreated.
Fissure sealants are an important part in preventing tooth decay. They are done by placing sealant in the grooves of the back molars, where it is harder to clean, and where dental decay most often occurs. Fissure sealants are most commonly placed in children once their molars have emerged.
Mouthguards are recommended for anyone participating in contact sports. They help provide a protective barrier to distribute and dissipate forces on impact, thus potentially reducing the severity of injury to the teeth and gums. Our team can make mouthguards that will match your team colours -just ask the team for the full range of colours!
Nightguard and Occlusal Splints
Nightguard and Occlusal Splints
If you or your partner has noticed that you grind your teeth during your sleep, you may benefit from wearing a nightguard. Grinding or clenching your teeth at night can lead to jaw aches, headaches and even broken teeth. By acting as a protective barrier, a nightguard aims to evenly distribute the pressure from your jaw, to ultimately prevent damage to your teeth. If you are aware or even unsure of whether you have this wear occurring at nighttime, it is best to have a chat to one of our experienced dentists.
Teeth whitening is a safe and fast way to brighten your smile. It is becoming increasingly popular as the results can be quite dramatic even after only a short period of time. At Bayside Family Dentist, we offer a take home whitening option. The process is simple. Customised trays are made for you after your consultation with the dentist. The team will instruct you on how to use the product, and the treatment is done in the comfort of your own home. We recommend a comprehensive checkup and clean before starting the whitening process to ensure there are no cavities and make sure your teeth are suitable for whitening. The presence of cavities can cause major discomfort while whitening. You can achieve great results from whitening, in a relatively quick and easy manner at home. Contact the team at Bayside Family Dentist to see if whitening is suitable for your mouth.
At Bayside Family Dentist, we can help straighten your smile by using the latest technology from Invisalign. A sequence of clear, nearly invisible removable aligners gently move your teeth into the ideal position. This is a great alternative to someone who doesn't want the look or hassle of conventional and old fashioned brackets and wires. Click here for more info
We are focused on providing a wide variety of services for the general care of the family. Healthy teeth are important for healthy lives and happy smiles!
Sometimes dental emergencies happen when you least expect it. At Bayside Family Dentist, we make appointments available for patients to assist with emergency pain and injuries to your teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry refers to a range of services provided that can improve your smile. See what our team can offer to help brighten your smile.
We focus on building good relationships between the dentists and your children, as we believe a good experience can build the foundation for strong, healthy smiles.