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Kembla Street Dental | Wollongong Dentist
"Creating Wollongong's amazing smiles"
Have you always wanted a smile fit for the red carpet? Come and see us, you will be surprised how accessible a Hollywood smile is!
Here at Kembla Street Dental we offer a wide variety of teeth whitening services. Teeth whitening has become hugely popular in recent years as it is a fast, safe, easy and affordable way to make a dramatic improvement to your smile. If you have been self conscious about your smile in the past, you will be glad to know that it can be improved over-night! Click "read more' to visit our whitening page and get all the details.
Bonding & Porcelain Veneers
Bonding is a cost-effective immediate solution to chipped, cracked and discoloured teeth, where tooth-coloured material (composite) is applied and hardened with a special light. This bonding treatment is used for fillings, but also can also reshape misaligned teeth, close gaps and provide a straighter set of teeth.
Your dentist will thoroughly clean the affected area and prepare the tooth with a phosphoric-acid-based gel, then apply a bonding agent to the surface and set using a beam of UV light. The composite is then applied through layering, set at each stage with UV light. This process will continue until your dentist reaches the desired shape. Finally, the tooth is smoothed and polished. The results are generally achieved in one visit and are very cost-effective but will have only an intermediate life, requiring replacement after a few years.
These thin porcelain covers are a popular option for improving the front teeth, changing the shape, position, colour and length of the teeth; and offer a very long term longevity.
Porcelain Veneers are favoured for their natural look, with this treatment involving some surface removal of the front of the teeth and impressions being taken before being sent to the laboratory. Each veneer is individually made and then cemented onto the teeth by light- cured bonding techniques.
Crowns & Bridges
Crowns or caps cover the whole tooth and act as to support teeth weakened by large restorations, teeth worn down by grinding or erosion and following root canal treatment. In all cases the tooth is prepared to allow room for the crown material, whether it be porcelain, gold or a combination of both. Crowns can provide both function and aesthetics in all areas of the mouth and should last 10-20 years.
Traditionally impressions are taken and the crown prepared in the dental laboratory. This normally takes two weeks and a temporary crown is placed for the intervening period. The cementing of the crown is usually quick and painless and normally requires no anaesthetic.
Where a space exists due to extraction, a bridge may be constructed to replace the missing tooth. Crowns are constructed on the teeth on either side of the space and they are joined by a crown replicating the lost tooth.
Today a missing tooth is more often replaced with a single implant on which a crown is fixed, restoring the mouth to its original status.