What Can We Do For You
At Glen Forrest Dental Care, we offer a range of dental services to improve your teeth, gums and smile. We will provide the best treatment most suited to your exact requirements. If you’re suffering from toothache, jaw pain, broken crowns or bridges, then you should contact us today. Our dental services are fully accredited, and include a host of treatments from a team of highly skilled dentists and dental technicians.
We have state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that you receive the best treatment supported by a prompt and accurate administration.
We offer a range of services, including:
Emergency Dental Care
You can’t think straight. You dare not eat. Even taking a sip of water seems an issue.
If you’re dealing with a dental problem right now, everything’s a challenge and some urgent intervention is required. Glen Forrest Dental Care can be called upon at all hours to rectify a dental emergency. We can help so call us now or book online.
What is a Dental Emergency?
There are two factors that signify a dental emergency:
- The degree of discomfort in the patient. This varies from person to person.
- The actual physical ailment.
Perhaps you’ve been putting up with a nagging pain for a while and it’s just hit a whole new level of ache. Maybe you’ve just broken a tooth on the field, during your weekend round of sport. Only you know when something in your mouth feels very wrong. Rest assured, there is a dental expert ready to take your emergency call. Glen Forrest Dental Care can take last minute/emergency appointments wherever possible.
To help you through to your emergency visit, here are some ways to nurse common dental emergencies:
Toothache can be the result of a range of dental ailments. They can start off slow and build over months or it can be a rapid increase in pain. In general, the best way to see if your tooth needs urgent treatment is to rinse your mouth with salty water and floss to remove any food particles. If the pain continues, Glen Forrest Dental Care would like to see you a.s.a.p.
An abscess is an infection in the gum, tooth or the bone that holds the teeth in place. An emergency dentist like Glen Forrest Dental Care are able to provide you with a treatment solution, pain killers and antibiotics to address the abscess.
If you’ve had your wisdom teeth out, a saltwater mouth rinse is a good start, however, you should not rinse until 24 hours post-extraction. Do them every 2 to 3 hours, followed by ice packs to the outside of the face at intervals of twenty minutes.
If you still have them in your mouth, wisdom teeth, if left untreated, can cause mouth infection due to the flap of skin that’s been created as they push through. If a tooth becomes impacted and crowds other teeth or prevents you from cleaning properly, infection can result from this too. Again, rinse your mouth out with salt water and at the forthcoming emergency appointment, a plan for the teeth’s removal will be put in place.
Chipped or Broken Tooth
It’s a shock when a broken or chipped tooth happens and it can bring on intense, immediate pain. Being hit by a ball, hitting your teeth on a glass of water/bottle, falling over or biting into something hard – for as many people that live in Perth, there is a new way to have a broken tooth or chipped tooth.
If left untreated, a broken tooth or even chipped tooth can lead to serious problems down the track as living tissue inside the tooth can become infected.
The way to immediately lessen the pain is to rinse with cold water and apply an ice pack to the area.
If there’s minimal pain and you’re concerned more about the aesthetic look, we’d love to see you during regular office hours where we can assess and put a repair plan in place.
When a tooth comes completely out, that’s dental trauma. First and foremost, try to preserve the tooth and its root by pushing it back into the tooth socket. If that’s not possible, the next best safe place is between your gum and cheek. If that’s just too difficult, milk is the next best option. Why milk? Because cells from the tooth’s root don’t swell up in milk like they do in water. When roots of teeth swell, they’re very difficult to reinsert into your mouth.
Once you have your tooth in a safe place, call Glen Forrest Dental Care, the surgery that many previous clients consider the best emergency dentist in Perth.
Lost/separated crown, filling or veneer
A clove or clove oil is well-known for having a numbing effect on gums. If you feel sensitivity after losing a crown or filling, place the clove or the oil on the painful area. Then call an emergency dentist in Perth like Glen Forrest Dental Care. If you’ve managed to salvage your crown or veneer, hold onto it for your emergency appointment.
This is the first stage of gum disease caused by insufficient brushing and flossing. If the gum infection isn’t too far gone, brush regularly with a softer bristled brush. Circular rotations are far more effective than back and forth movements. Then floss around the gum line of the teeth. The blood will slow with each brushing as the gums return to health and plaque is removed.
If the bleeding continues, our emergency dentist in Perth will make time to see you.
Glen Forrest Dental Care Is Here For Your Emergency
Tooth enamel is the strongest part of the human body – stronger than bone! That doesn’t mean it’s impervious to damage and pain. Accidents happen, and if they do, you need an emergency dentist in Perth who will reliably come to your aid.
If you have a severe toothache or a broken tooth, we know what you’re going through and will see you a.s.a.p. We always allocate some time spare in the day for emergencies. This gives you the confidence that we’re prepared for your emergency and we’re impacting our non-urgent clients less.
Do you have an emergency? Need an emergency dentist in Perth with state-of-the-art equipment and a reassuring, gentle touch? Call us now and Glen Forrest Dental Care will ease your pain.
Preventative dentistry helps to avoid cavities and gum disease. Your oral health is maintained because of annual dental examinations. This allows your dentist to identify problems early and take care of them right away. We have an early intervention policy.
Cosmetic dentistry includes a variety of dental treatments aimed at improving the appearance of your teeth. These treatments include – veneers, crowns, bridges, implants, teeth whitening and removal of amalgam restorations. These treatments are cosmetic, but they also improve your overall health. They can also be preventative treatment. An example of this is when a tooth is heavily restored and has cracks.
A crown is not only going to look better than a heavily restored tooth, but also be a lot stronger, prevent future breakages and possible loss of the tooth altogether. Another example is amalgam restorations. Amalgam can potentially be very harmful to your overall health and also damaging to your teeth. Once amalgam is replaced you are healthier and your teeth look better too. We are an amalgam-free practice.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are the cosmetic answer to replacing lost or damaged teeth. They not only make eating and talking a pleasurable experience again, but they can also vastly improve the confidence of the wearer.
What is a Dental Crown?
Consider a dental crown like a cap that is placed over the top of a tooth, made of porcelain, gold or metal. A crown’s job is to become the new tooth, having been designed to cover a cracked, broken, discoloured tooth or root canal treated teeth.
When Do I Need a Crown?
Your dentist at Glen Forrest Dental will advise when a crown is required. The common reasons are:
- To replace a large filling. Sometimes when the tooth’s original filling has become loose or falls out, to replace it may mean an even bigger filling. This could threaten to damage the surrounding tooth or cause nerve inflammation under the tooth. A dental crown is a much better, long-term solution before you run out of tooth structure that can support a crown.
- To protect or restore a fractured tooth. A split or fractured tooth can cause you pain and may eventually fragment. Splitting or fracturing of a tooth is most common when the older method of amalgam fillings were used. A crown restores the tooth and protects the cusps (rounded tips) from splitting apart.
- To secure a bridge. When you’ve lost a tooth entirely, sometimes a porcelain bridge is required. This bridge is often cemented to teeth either side. If the teeth beside the bridge are at risk of cracking or are discoloured, Glen Forrest Dental Care will recommend a crown over these teeth to assist with the bridge staying firmly in place.
- To cover discoloured or worn teeth. Time and/or illness can cause a tooth to darken in colour or wear down. For cosmetic purposes, as much as the further use of your teeth, Glen Forrest Dental Care would recommend a dental crown after you’ve worked through any pre-treatments.
- After root canal treatment. To complete root canal treatment, we must hollow out a tooth. This leaves the tooth prone to fractures and bacterial infection, so a crown is recommended.
How Are Dental Crowns Fitted?
The process begins with your dentist reducing the size of your natural tooth so that the newly fashioned crown can sit over it. He/she will then make a mould of your tooth and send it off to the dental lab where a new tooth will be fashioned in a colour to match the rest of your teeth.
In the meantime, a temporary crown will be placed over your reduced tooth. This will be easily removed by your dentist when the new crown is ready to be positioned. Your new dental crown will be fixed in place with dental cement.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A bridge is a ceramic tooth-like structure designed to fill a gap that has been left by an extracted or missing tooth/teeth.
How Do Dental Bridges Work?
Basically, a dental bridge spans the gap where the old tooth/teeth were. Usually made of porcelain, a bridge can be attached via two different methods:
- Cemented to crowns on either side of the gap. This involves reducing the size of the natural teeth on either side of the gap and placing a crown over them. Then the bridge to fill the gap is cemented to each crown.
- Cemented to implants in the gum, where the gap is. Here, small metal implants are put in place in the gap and when the implants have healed, the bridge is cemented to the implants.
Just like crowns, a bridge can be made of a variety of materials. Depending on where the bridge will be and how it has to perform will determine what it’s made of.
Once completed, your bridge will be imperceptible to your family and work colleagues, and it will strengthen your teeth’s performance.
When Are Dental Bridges Required?
If a gap in your teeth is left untended, the other teeth can eventually turn or shift into the empty space, resulting in a bad bite which can affect speech, cause frequent biting of the inner cheek and mouth breathing rather than through the nose.
So to replace one or more missing teeth is the first reason to have a dental bridge put in. It’s also a great alternative to dentures which can slip around, be uncomfortable to wear and may be a little obvious to those around you.
The Benefits of Dental Bridges and Crowns
- They will usually last between 7 to 15 years. For this, you must stick to good dental hygiene of brushing twice-daily and flossing once. Dental crowns and bridges could last even longer if you’re a stickler for 5-star dental hygiene. This also includes regular preventative dental health visits to Glen Forrest Dental Care.
- They’re imperceptible to the naked eye.
- They make eating and speaking easy again.
- They don’t slip around like dentures.
- They improve confidence and get you smiling again.
- They reduce the possibility of disease in exposed gums.
Think You May Need Dental Care?
Glen Forrest Dental Care proudly provides outstanding all-round dental care to greater Perth. Dental crowns and bridges are one of our specialties.
We understand that great dental care is seeing skilled hands working together with a calm, professional attitude. That’s what we deliver – along with a promise: to treat you with the same reassuring, gentle care that we afford all of our clients. From your very next visit your teeth will be maintained in the best possible way and all the while, using the latest state-of-the-art equipment to make it a very modern, easy experience.
To seek further information or to book an appointment for a dental bridge or crown procedure, please call us today for an expert opinion and what to do next.
Teeth whitening is a process where your teeth become whiter after applying bleach at night time. The process is convenient because it is completed in the comfort of your own home. It is also the least invasive method of improving the colour of your teeth.
It wasn’t that many years ago that if you had a broken or lost tooth, you simply had to live with it. Thanks to the creation of dental implants in 1965, those who once faced the stigma of being ‘toothless’ now have a world of natural-looking teeth opened up to them again.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants in Perth are common place now but what exactly are they?
If you imagine a tooth that grew with you through life, it sits firmly in your jaw via a set of roots. A dental implant replicates this via a titanium base which is screwed into your jaw, beneath your gums. Your dental technician at Glen Forrest Dental Care then custom-makes a porcelain tooth that they then screw into the titanium base. Most patients need one titanium base for every tooth being replaced but if it’s a number of teeth being replaced, your dentist may opt for attachments to a denture.
To the naked eye, no-one would know the tooth implant is man-made. They look extremely natural and will be colour-matched to fit in perfectly with the real teeth beside them. They also work like natural teeth when you’re eating.
Dental Implant Procedure
As you can understand, the procedure for putting the titanium bases in place is done via surgery. For patients who are concerned about being awake during the procedure we can provide some sedation options. However, most patients opt to have the implants placed using local anaesthesia. This is only after we’re satisfied that you:
- Have been given a full dental plan
- Fully understand the time your tooth implant will take, and the cost
- Have healthy gums ready for the procedures about to take place
You’ll need to undergo two stages of treatment. In the first, your dentist will drill a small hole into your jawbone and carefully screw the titanium base in place. The gum that was moved to allow the base to be inserted is then placed over the top of the implant so it can heal.
Approximately 4-6 months later when the implant has bonded firmly to the jawbone, a very small post, known as an abutment, is attached to the titanium implant. This is what we connect your new tooth, otherwise known as a crown, to.
How do we get the tooth to fit in so well? We would have taken an impression of your teeth prior to the first surgery. From this, a model of your mouth is made. It shows your bite and teeth arrangement around the implant. Your new tooth/teeth are designed to match your existing natural teeth.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
The genius of dental implant design is that they have the feel and function of natural teeth. They don’t move around like dentures and you can eat crunchy foods because they perform just like natural teeth.
What are the Advantages of Dental Implants
There are many advantages to dental implants that make them a clear and popular choice.
- They look very natural. So real that people who never knew you before will be none the wiser.
- Minimal pain. One of the first patient concerns is pain. Wonderfully, out of the hundreds of dental implants in Perth that we’ve completed, minimal pain has been reported. Some patients have told us that a tooth extraction was more painful. Mild soreness can be experienced which is easily handled with over-the-counter medications.
- Easy to care for. Regular dental hygiene will assist with the success rate of dental implants. Brush, floss, use mouthwash and make sure you keep up with your 6-monthly visits to Glen Forrest Dental Care.
- They will not move around like dentures. Your speech will be normal because the dental implants are fused to your jawbone.
- You can eat crunchy foods without a worry. Dentures make eating apples difficult. Even bread sticks to them and pulls dentures out of place. Because dental implants are fixed to your jaw, they work just like a natural set of teeth do – just make sure you eat a well-balanced diet to support mouth health.
- Your confidence returns. We all react positively to a smiling face, which is something you’ll feel like doing non-stop with a perfect set of teeth. Your confidence can’t help but be on a high as people see you looking healthier, you can eat better and you aren’t weighed down with concerns for your mouth health.
- A great success rate. Success with tooth implants can depend on where they’re placed in the jawline but for the majority of patients, the results are very, very good. Patient long-term oral hygiene is a major key in the success rate.
Think you may need dental implants?
If you think tooth implants could be an option for you, here’s a quick checklist:
- You do want to be able to smile again with a full set of natural-looking teeth.
- You do want to preserve the remaining gum and bone in your jaw.
- You do want to eat effortlessly again.
- You do want your dental implant investment to be a one-off surgical procedure that lasts a lifetime.
- You don’t want to wear dentures.
Then let’s get your smile front and centre again with a visit to one of the most professional teams around for dental implants in Perth – Glen Forrest Dental Care. We’ve helped countless clients to realise their new smile dream. We’d love you to be next. Call us today to book an appointment or to speak to one of our trained staff who can answer any questions you may have.