Wisdom teeth are the last molars on each side of the jaw, usually emerging in your late teens or early twenties. In some cases, wisdom teeth can cause you problems and pain. They might need to be removed if:
At Greenland Dental Burpengary, we’ll assess your case to provide the best recommendation. Simple extractions are generally completed over one or two appointments depending on the number of teeth being removed.
If you’re looking for a transparent, flexible alternative to braces, Invisalign® may be an option for you. The treatment consists of a series of near-invisible, removable aligners that are replaced every two weeks to move your teeth gradually into the desired position. Each aligner is individually created to fit your teeth. Invisalign is suitable for teenagers and adults, although some orthodontic issues cannot be fixed using this treatment. Talk to the Invisalign dentist team at Greenland Dental Burpengary about whether Invisalign can help you achieve straighter teeth.
Jaw pain or restricted movement of the jaw can be the result of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD or TMJD). Clenching or teeth grinding (bruxism) is a common cause of TMD, as well as uneven jaw alignment, muscle tension and trauma.
In most cases, TMD causes relatively mild, sporadic symptoms that improve on their own. More severe cases may require a dentist to determine the best treatment, ranging from physiotherapy, occlusal splints, dental treatment, medication and surgery. If you’re experiencing jaw pain, our team at Greenland Dental Burpengary can provide you with a holistic TMD treatment approach to ensure you are pain-free.
Dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement in most circumstances where teeth are missing, or beyond repair. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that is placed into jaw bone where a tooth used to be. Once in place, dental implant provides stable support onto which to mount replacement teeth.
Implant supported teeth are the closest thing possible to natural teeth, providing a long-term solution to your dental problems. Just like natural teeth, they allow you to eat all the foods you like, and are easy to keep clean and floss. They can be placed without impacting other healthy teeth unlike certain bridges.
They are also fixed in place, and aesthetically they can look like a natural tooth and will sit in the gum in the same way as a natural tooth, and are more pleasing than dentures. Having a dental implant in the bone will stop the bone from shrinking and therefore will maintain facial support and structure. Dental implants will also protect the remaining teeth from excessive forces (by spreading the chewing load) and will stop teeth migrating, tilting and over-erupting.
We will carry out a thorough examination taking appropriate x-rays, to see if you are a suitable candidate. It can be dependent on the condition of the bone in the area of the planned implants. In some cases, where there is not enough bone or it is not healthy enough and therefore it may not be possible to proceed without additional treatment.
Under a local anaesthetic a small cut is made in the gum, and a titanium screw is placed inside the bone. It takes about 12 weeks for implants to fully integrate. Once the implant is fully integrated, a mould is taken to create a custom-made abutment designed for your tooth, after which a crown is fitted to resemble your missing tooth.