Sunbury dental tips: Caring for teeth when you have a bridge

Dr. Terry Rose, Smile In Style

If you have lost a tooth, you are likely considering a dental bridge. One of the most common questions patients ask at our Sunbury and Moonee Ponds practices is about longevity. How long will it last? That depends largely on how you care for the teeth supporting your bridge. What causes a bridge to fail? The most likely problem is not with the bridge itself, but with the teeth that support the bridge. If they are injured, broken, or decayed, they cannot support the bridge and it will fail. There are two ways to avoid this problem. The first is … Continue reading

Melbourne area family dentist explains crowns and bridges

Dr. Terry Rose, Smile In Style

You are probably familiar with crowns and bridges. They rank among the most commonly used dental restorations, and the designs remained essentially unchanged for many years. However, dental crowns and bridges aren’t what they once were – and that is wonderful news! Today, we have healthier, more durable, materials than ever. Additionally, with the advent of dental implants, there are more types of crowns and bridges than ever. If you’re confused, don’t worry. Here is a simple breakdown of everything you wanted to know about crowns and bridges! Traditional crowns These are the “tooth caps” that you might think of … Continue reading

Melbourne area residents ask, “What are implant-supported dental bridges?”

Dr. Terry Rose, Smile In Style

You are probably familiar with traditional dental bridges, which have been used since the early days of dentistry. They are a simple, effective, way to replace missing teeth. However, today’s high-tech dentistry has better options than ever before. Traditional bridges may be good, but for many patients, implant-supported bridges are better. What are implant-supported bridges? The most common dental bridge includes a false tooth and two crowns, fused into a single unit. The crowns are placed on existing teeth, positioning the false tooth in the gap. Today, this design is often called “crown and bridge work” to differentiate it from … Continue reading

Affordable Dental Bridges in the Melbourne area ideal for many people

Dr. Terry Rose, Smile In Style

In a dental practice that provides treatment for both general and cosmetic concerns, patients benefit from a wide variety of options whether they want to preserve, restore, or enhance their smile. Smile in Style treats patients of all ages with extensive experience and training, committing fully to the health and beauty of each patient’s smile. A common form of restorative care is tooth replacement using the dental bridge. Dental bridges are an affordable option for many people. They are designed to restore efficient chewing and create a lovely smile. Our team has treated patients from Melbourne, Sunbury, Moonee Ponds, and beyond with great success. Before … Continue reading

Smile In Style Dental office near Moonee Ponds and Sunbury

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Throughout our site, you will find valuable information about our services that will help you get to know us better. It is our mission to create beautiful white healthy smiles using the latest technologies. Our experienced Dentists and staff aim for lifelong relationships with our patients, providing relevant dental education and continual care throughout life. Here, you can learn more about the various dental conditions that may develop and the ways in which we treat them.
Some of the services you can expect to find at Smile in Style include: Our goal is to work together with you to achieve your healthiest, most attractive smile, whilst ensuring your comfort and satisfaction.

Safe Amalgam Removal Protocol

  • Chlorella drink prior is given prior to treatment and a mouth rinse post-treatment. Chlorella can help bind and prevent mercury absorption.
  • Physical protective barriers - Masks, protective coverings, eyewear, in-mouth non-latex dental dams, and other steps are taken to prevent physical contact with mercury for the patient and staff.
  • Oral evacuation - Generous amounts of water are used to continuously rinse particulate matter from the mouth while suctioning it away. Combined with protective dental dams, this prevents patients from swallowing dental amalgam particles during treatment. Additionally, the rinsing helps lower the temperature of the filling, reducing the amount of mercury vapour released.
  • External air - A continuous supply of non-contaminated air or oxygen is delivered via a mask or similar apparatus, preventing inhalation of mercury vapour or particles.
  • "Chunk it out" method - Rather than using a drill to grind the filling down, it is carefully removed in the largest possible pieces, minimising friction, vaporisation.
  • High Volume Evacuation Suction is used by the dental assistant to remove amalgam particles in the mouth.
  • High Volume Air suction and Air Purifiers are used in the clinical room that is able to remove mercury vapour from the room.
  • Amalgam separator use - This device collects mercury-contaminated waste before it can enter the sewage system, allowing us to dispose of it safely.