Do I need dental implants?

Posted on March 8, 2016 by Dr Geoffrey Deeb

If you are suffering from the loss of missing teeth, not only can it be embarrassing, but it can also affect the overall functionality of your smile.

If you are missing a tooth or several teeth, chewing can become increasingly difficult, your bite may change, and talking can even become problematic.

Thanks to recent developments within the dental industry, there are a number of long-term solutions for your missing teeth — including Dental implants. At Geoffrey Deeb Dental in Holland, we offer a range of advanced dental implant options to suit you and your needs.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant requires a process whereby a titanium screw is put into the jawbone. From here, a prosthetic tooth that matches the aesthetics of your other teeth is attached after the screw has bonded together with the surrounding bone.

Which are the advantages of getting a dental implant?

There are a number of advantages to having a dental implant, which include:

  • Closest thing to your own natural teeth – a dental implant feels and appears just like an all-natural tooth.
  • They Won’t impede on your daily life and are stable and amazingly powerful.
  • Long-term solution – unlike traditional bridges or dentures, dental implants can last as much as a lifetime if properly taken care of.
  • Shield healthy bone – in the event you neglect to replace it and lose a tooth, not only does it change aesthetic and the function of your mouth, but will also change your jawbone. Without a tooth your jawbone will deteriorate. A dental implant prevent bone loss and will actually stimulate bone growth that is natural.
  • Shield your teeth that are healthy – a dental implant will keep the health of your jawbone, and thus helps so you do not endure the loss of more teeth to protect your natural teeth.
  • Teeth stay in place – Dentures may slip and move when you take in, smile, talk, cough or yawn, which can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Dental Implants are forever fixed into your jawbone so that you never need to worry about them moving around.
  • No cavities! – Cavities can’t happen because the dental implant is a prosthetic. Nevertheless, you’ll still have to maintain good oral hygiene to keep your gums and teeth that are natural healthy.
  • Dental implants have an established background of both long and short term success. They offer a long-lasting solution so you can keep your smile for life to regain function and the aesthetic of your teeth.

What is an occlusal splint?

Posted on March 6, 2015 by Dr Geoffrey Deeb

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Also known as a night guard or a bite splint, an occlusal splint is designed to stop habitual clenching and grinding from damaging your teeth.

Occlusal splints are removable, custom fitted guards for your teeth. They help to keep your teeth healthy by stopping the two adjacent arches from pushing against each other.

Patients who suffer from grinding or clenching problems are often unaware of the condition. Generally this is because the patient is grinding or clenching their teeth during their sleep. Also known as bruxism, night grinding can cause a number of concerning symptoms for the patient.

Patients who require an occlusal splint may be suffering from one or more of the following symptoms:

• Worn tooth enamel
• Fractured, chipped or loose teeth
• Headaches originating from the temples
• Earaches that are not associated with the ears
• Damaged tissues on the inside of cheeks
• Noisy grinding sounds at night
• Increased tooth sensitivity
• Jaw pain or soreness
• Tight jaw muscles

If you have noticed any of the above symptoms, there is a possibility that you could be suffering from night grinding and are in need of an occlusal splint to help preserve your tooth structure.

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Why am I clenching my jaw or grinding my teeth?

There are a number or reasons why you may be clenching or grinding in your sleep. Although there is no conclusive single cause behind the condition, here are a few physical and psychological factors that could contribute to grinding and clenching:

• Emotional factors

If a patient is undergoing a particularly stressful period in their life, bruxism could be a symptom. Other emotional factors such as anxiety, anger, frustration or tension can also lead to grinding and clenching tendencies.

• Behavioural factors

Personality traits could also be considered something that contributes to night clenching or grinding disorders. Some doctors and dentists speculate that people who are particularly competitive, hyperactive or aggressive may be more inclined to have bruxism.

• Bite or jaw alignment

Patients who have a malocclusion of the upper or lower arch may be in need of an occlusal splint to help project their teeth. During your consultation at Geoffrey Deep Dental, we will assess your bite and jaw alignment to determine if orthodontic treatment may be more appropriate for your condition.

Do you need an occlusal splint?

There are a number of other factors that could be causing you to grind or clench your teeth at night. However finding the cause behind bruxism isn’t always a simple matter.

Here at Geoffrey Deep Dental, we have found that many patients have been clenching and grinding their teeth without proper diagnosis for a number of years before being treated with an occlusal splint. In other cases, patients have come in for a check-up and found that their teeth have suddenly been damaged as a result of grinding due to stress or a sudden triggering factor.

Find out more about occlusal splints at Geoffrey Deep Dental on Logan Rd in Holland Park

Here at Geoffrey Deeb Dental, we take special care in assessing the causes and symptoms behind grinding and clenching habits. Book a consultation with our fantastic team and find out how we can help you get a good night’s sleep and restore your smile today.

Should you have your mercury-based fillings removed?

Posted on August 26, 2014 by Dr Geoffrey Deeb

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Many of us tend to forget how far dental technology has come over the past few decades, and even in the past couple of years.

So in turn, we forget that the past dental work we’ve had done can actually be updated. The most prominent and surprisingly easy to fix problem are mercury-based amalgam fillings. Geoffrey Deeb Dental in Holland Park can remove old mercury-based fillings and safely replace them with white fillings that bond to the tooth tissues.

Amalgam fillings are not a new dental development; in fact they have been used for the past century and a half by dentists. Mercury and a combination of other substances were the materials of choice for dental restoration because they were thought to be particularly strong and purportedly lasted a very long period of time. However, in recent years it has been determined that mercury is a hazardous substance that has been linked to some of the following conditions:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Kidney damage
  • Brain damage

In fact, the UN Environmental Programme signed a treaty committing itself to reducing the use of mercury worldwide, including in dentistry. Amalgam fillings release only miniscule quantities of mercury vapour into the blood stream, so their impact isn’t fatal, but can be exacerbated by other conditions like bruxism (grinding). Amalgam fillings are becoming less common in modern dentistry, which has experienced a shift towards materials like composite resin and porcelain, as well as a move towards the removal of old amalgam fillings.

Amalgam fillings are noticeable

One of the biggest drawbacks to mercury-based amalgam fillings is that they are hugely noticeable in the mouth. They are usually dark and metallic in colour, which is a stark contrast to the natural whiteness of the tooth. Dr Geoffrey Deeb in Holland Park is able to safely and effectively remove your amalgam fillings and replace them with white fillings which are made from composite resin or porcelain, which are aesthetically pleasing, strong and safe.

Avoid fillings in the first place

The best option for your teeth is always to maintain their health through daily brushing and flossing. You should brush in the morning and at night, for at least two minutes each time, as well as floss at least once a day. This will help to maintain the health of your teeth so that you will be less likely to need fillings. As a general rule it is also suggested that you visit the dentist at least once every six months so that they can assess the state of your teeth and pinpoint any particular areas that are getting missed during your daily oral hygiene routine. Your dentist can also perform a scale and clean to remove the build-up of plaque on your teeth, which can cause tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease.

If you are interested in having your old amalgam fillings removed and replaced with a more aesthetically pleasing option, contact us at Geoffrey Deeb Dental in Holland Park and we can help you.

An Ideal Solution – Dental Implants

Posted on July 7, 2014 by Dr Geoffrey Deeb

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If you are suffering from the loss of missing teeth, not only can it be embarrassing, but can also affect the function that your teeth provide.

If you are missing a tooth or several teeth, chewing becomes more difficult, your bite may change, and talking can even become problematic. Thanks to recent developments in the dental world, there is a long term solution for your missing teeth – Dental implants. At Geoffrey Deeb Dental in Holland, we offer a range of advanced dental implant options to suit you and your needs.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant involves a process whereby a titanium screw is placed into the jawbone and acts as an artificial root. Once the screw has bonded with the surrounding bone, a prosthetic tooth that matches the aesthetic of your other teeth is then attached. Because the tooth is fixed in the mouth, it eliminates the need for uncomfortable or loose dentures and denture adhesives and creams.

What are the benefits of having a dental implant?

There are a range of different benefits to having a dental implant. Some of them include:

  • Closest thing to your natural teeth – a dental implant looks and feels like a natural tooth. They are incredibly strong and stable and will not impede on your everyday life.
  • Long term solution – unlike traditional bridges or dentures, dental implants can last up to a lifetime if properly taken care of.
  • Protect healthy bone – if you lose a tooth and fail to replace it, not only does it affect the function and aesthetic of your mouth, but will also affect your jawbone. Without a tooth to support, your jawbone will deteriorate. A dental implant will actually stimulate natural bone growth and prevent bone loss.
  • Protect your healthy teeth – a dental implant will help to maintain the health of your jawbone, and therefore helps to protect your natural teeth so you don’t suffer the loss of more teeth.
  • Teeth stay in place – Dentures may slip and move when you eat, smile, talk, cough or yawn, which can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Dental Implants are permanently fixed into your jawbone so you never have to worry about them moving around.
  • No cavities! –  Because the dental implant is a prosthetic, cavities can’t occur. However, you will still need to maintain good oral hygiene to keep your gums and natural teeth healthy.

Dental implants have a proven track record of both short and long term success. They offer a permanent solution to regain the aesthetic and function of your teeth so that you can keep your smile for a lifetime.

If you are missing teeth and are looking for a solution, at Geoffrey Deeb Dental in Holland Park we have the answer. Contact us to arrange an appointment for your smile today!

Are you a grinder?

Posted on May 26, 2014 by Dr Geoffrey Deeb

Rid yourself of grinding problems (bruxism) with an occlusal splint and stress relief suggestions from Geoffrey Deeb Dental in Holland Park.

Around half the population grinds their teeth from time-to-time

Approximately half the population is thought to grind their teeth from time-to-time, while around 5% of people are habitual grinders.

The majority of habitual grinders, grind during sleep, but some people may also grind their teeth when they’re awake. Here at Geoffrey Deeb Dental located in Holland Park, we want to make sure our patients are completely informed about the damage that can be done by bruxism.

As most people with bruxism clench and grind subconsciously at night, our practice offers an occlusal splint as an aid to help stop clenching and grinding teeth while sleeping. The following article discusses the symptoms and causes of bruxism, as well as the supportive treatment we offer to counter the problem and aid your oral health back to a positive condition.

Bruxism – What is it?

Bruxism stems from the Greek word brychein, which literally means gnashing of the teeth. It isn’t entirely understood why people grind their teeth but it is thought to be most likely linked to stress and/or jaw misalignment.

When you are stressed your energy levels are thought to increase, inducing the need for some form of release. This is where bruxism becomes involved. As a method of stress relief, patients with bruxism may be subconsciously contracting the muscles in their jaw or face – encouraging the habit of grinding.

Where jaw misalignment is involved if stress grinding is practised, it may be amplified by misaligned jaws. Bruxism, particularly nocturnally, is considered to be a common response to jaw misalignment because the teeth are not sitting comfortably. In this regard grinding can even be seen as method of acquiring comfort.

Although people may not realise, teeth grinding isn’t only a noisy habit but it could also be causing headaches, jaw pain and wearing down the crowns of your teeth – commonly leading to an array of treatments to resolve the symptoms.

Bruxism can result in the following issues:

  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Jaw joint disorders
  • Jaw pain
  • Hypersensitive teeth
  • Worsening of teeth misalignment
  • Worn and weakened teeth

It’s difficult to decipher the cause behind your bruxism problem. The following tips may be helpful for reducing your stress levels and assisting your recovery:

  1. Get involved with regular exercise
  2. Reduce your caffeine intake
  3. Consider stress counseling – a stress ball may help
  4. Give meditation or yoga an attempt

You never know, one or more of the above stress relief activities could be just the ticket to relieving your stress problems. But as an immediate solution, an occlusal splint can assist the process by eliminating the night time grinding habits.

How can an occlusal splint help me?

An occlusal splint offers assistance to cease grinding of teeth, particularly during sleep.

It is custom made to cover the grinding surface of the teeth and is designed to greatly reduce muscular strain for the face. This works by removing the contact from top and bottom teeth, helping the patient wake up headache and pain free!

To find out more about how Geoffrey Deeb Dental can help ease your grinding habits with occlusal splint treatment, book an appointment with us on (07) 3397 1923 and drop by our Holland Park practice.

 

What causes yellow, stained teeth?

Posted on April 17, 2014 by Dr Geoffrey Deeb

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At Geoffrey Deeb Dental we know that a beautiful white smile is important to many people, and if your smile has become stained or discoloured we offer a professional teeth whitening solution.

A brilliantly bright white smile has long been considered a sign of health and beauty, but over time our modern lifestyles can cause our teeth to stain and yellow. Tooth discolouration can be a result of a number of causes including:

• The consumption of highly coloured drinks such as tea, coffee and wine
• The consumption of sugary, carbonated beverages such as soft drinks and energy drinks
• Highly pigmented foods such as soy sauce, blackberries and cranberries
• The consumption of tobacco
• As a result of the aging process
• Poor oral hygiene
• Some medications (for example certain antibiotics given in childhood years can result in a permanent form of staining on teeth)
• Genetic factors – some people simply have naturally white teeth than others

There are a number of preventative measures you can take in order to protect the health and appearance of your smile, such as:

• Brushing your teeth after consuming highly pigmented foods and beverages
• Maintaining a comprehensive oral hygiene routine
• Reducing or eliminating the consumption of cigarettes
• Attending regular check-ups at your dentist

If these preventative measures are not effective at preventing the occurrence of stains and discolorations, you may wish to consider professional tooth whitening. At our dental practice located in Holland Park, we offer a professional teeth whitening treatment that can help teeth appear lighter and more rejuvenated in just a single appointment.

The QuickSmile Professional Teeth Whitening System

The teeth whitening system we offer our patients was developed as a result of careful research and development. This process produces zero heat, making it much safer for the overall health of teeth. Conducted over a period of just 45 minutes, this treatment is comparatively much faster than many other professional tooth whitening treatments in the market.
To find out more about our professional teeth whitening system, or to arrange an appointment at our dental practice located in Holland Park, please contact us.

 

Root Canal Treatment: What does it mean to me?

Posted on April 10, 2014 by Dr Geoffrey Deeb

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Often people link root canal treatment with the idea of painful and frightening dental surgery.

Because of this misconception, instead of acting on our aches and pains people tend to shy away from treatment. But do you really know what a root canal treatment entails? And how do you know if it’s the right treatment for you? Here at Geoffrey Deeb Dental in Holland Park, we value the health of each and every tooth we treat. Take some time today to understand firstly what those pearly whites are made up of, what a root canal treatment really is and what symptoms may lead to needing it.

Knowing your teeth inside and out

Before we go into detail about the treatment, it may be easier to make sense of it all if you know a little bit more about your teeth! Each tooth is composed of four different parts:

1. The visible part of the tooth is the enamel. Believe it or not, this protective layer surrounding the tooth is the hardest substance found in the human body. Unfortunately being the most outer layer of the tooth, damage to the enamel is often one of the most common reasons people drop by our practice.

2. Just below the layer of enamel is the largest part of the tooth known as dentin. It is harder than bone, but softer than enamel and offers another layer of protection for the nerves it surrounds.

3. Inside the layer of dentin and enamel is the dental pulp. As the most sensitive part of the tooth, the pulp is made up of nerve tissues that create the feeling you get when you bite into a really cold ice-cream; along with other senses you feel in your teeth. The pulp supplies the nutrients to keep the dentin strong and protective.

4. Finally theres the cementum. This last part works like glue, holding the root in place and stopping the tooth from falling from your mouth.

What is a root canal treatment?

Although the treatment sounds a little frightening, today’s root canal treatment is pretty similar to getting a filling and can generally be done in just one or two sittings. The typical root canal treatment would follow a pretty straightforward procedure.

• Firstly, if necessary we would use a local anaesthetic to numb the area

• The tooth would then be wrapped in a thin rubber, and the affected parts of the tooth would be removed

• The pulp would be taken out, the root canal would be carefully cleaned and the surface smoothed; getting rid of all the bacteria and infection

• After that, the canal is disinfected and dried

If any infection still remains we will put some medication inside, seal your tooth with a temporary filling and organise another appointment – it could take a couple of goes if your tooth still has a bit of bacteria hanging around. Once infection-free, we will seal your root canal with tough, long-lasting rubber based material and cover it with a filling. Sometimes if the tooth has a lost a fair bit of structure you could also need a crown, but we fill you in on all the details when once we’ve properly assessed all your needs at Geoffrey Deeb Dental.

How to know if you need it

Root canal treatment becomes necessary when the pulp becomes damaged. As the nerve tissue breaks down, bacteria can multiply causing you pain. Different symptoms you may feel could include (but is not limited to) swelling and soreness around the gums otherwise the tooth could be aching continuously or may have had a history of pain.

In some cases, you might not even know there is a problem because the cells in your body are working hard to contain the infection around the tooth. But eventually, if you have a bit of a down-day where your immune system is weak, the virus can become inflamed – making an abscess (small pocket of pus) which can cause your neck and face to painfully swell.

Understanding is the first step, but by booking in and having regular check-ups and X-rays with Dr Geoffrey Deeb at Geoffrey Deeb Dental, Holland Park, you able to attack the problem at the source – maybe even before symptoms emerge.

How to correct chipped and discoloured teeth with cosmetic dentistry

Posted on February 28, 2014 by Dr Geoffrey Deeb

If you are suffering from cracked, chipped, broken or discoloured teeth, here at Dr Geoffrey Deeb in Holland Park, we offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic dental treatments to help you restore and rejuvenate your smile.

Cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of treatments. The solution we offer is based on your unique dental concerns and discussion with you at your initial appointment. However, two of our most popular cosmetic treatments to correct the aforementioned dental problems include composite and porcelain veneers. In this article we have provided the differences and benefits between the two to give you some guidance as to what you can expect.

What can composite and porcelain veneers do for you

Veneers provide strong, functioning and durable aesthetic solutions and can be made from porcelain or composite resin. Veneers are a cosmetic option to restore any misshapen, discoloured, worn or cracked teeth in your smile. They can help to:

  • Remove gaps
  • Restore chips
  • Cover stains
  • Conceal crooked teeth
  • Act as a strong alternative to bonding
  • Improve colour
  • As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings, or to protect a portion of the tooth’s

Differences in Strength & durability

A composite (direct) veneer, in which enamel is bonded to your tooth, is usually applied in one visit. Dental bonding involves the application of a durable composite material directly applied to the surface of the tooth. A laser (or high intensity light) is used to harden and reinforce the composite material to the surface of the tooth.

Porcelain Veneers (indirect) usually take two visits as there is more procedural work involved in order to mimic the look, function and feel of your natural teeth.

During your first visit, a thin layer (0.33mm) of tooth is removed from your teeth to create room for the veneers and an impression taken of your smile through a dental simulation. During your second appointment your veneers bonded to your teeth, allowing you to walk out of Integrity Dental with bright, white and healthy new smile.

Differences in quality

Composite veneers are a cheaper option in comparison to porcelain veneers given the differences in quality, strength and durability. Composite Resin veneers normally last about 5 – 6 years, while Porcelain Veneers can last anywhere between 10 – 15 years.

Since composite bonding is made from a plastic resin, this can cause discoloration and breakage over time. Coffee, cigarette smoke and other substances can stain the resin, even more so if you drink soda, are a lemon lover, or candy sucker as a result of increased PH levels in your mouth.

Porcelain veneers are stain resistant, more durable and stronger than bonding and can also last much longer.  Porcelain veneers are also known to provide a superior result due to the translucent properties of the material. This does not mean that composite bonding does not provide a great result; it all depends on your lifestyle and preferences.

At Dr Geoffrey Deeb in Holland Park we offer porcelain, ceramic or composite bonding material veneers and will discuss every aspect of your dental treatment after conducting a full mouth examination. This will allow you to make an informed decision about your dental treatment. We utilise a combination of skill, experience and innovation to design your quality, custom veneers.

Contact the team at Dr Geoffrey Deeb to learn how veneers can enhance your smile today!

 

How can I fix my missing teeth?

Posted on January 28, 2014 by Dr Geoffrey Deeb

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Dr Geoffrey Deeb in Holland Park can restore your cracked, chipped, discoloured or missing teeth back to full health with cosmetic and restorative dental treatment.

If you are missing one or more teeth, or suffering from cracked chipped or discoloured teeth you may be wondering what options are available to help restore your smile. Restoring your missing tooth or teeth is not only important for your confidence, but most importantly your oral and general health.

Here at Dr Geoffrey Deeb in Holland Park we offer a range of dental procedures using advanced dental materials and technologies to cater for all types of dental issues, from simple yet professional cleaning, right through to advanced restorative and cosmetic dental care.
After a full mouth examination here at Dr Geoffrey Deeb we can determine the treatment plan that is best suited to your individual circumstances and dental requirements. While each patient has different needs and concerns, below are some of the most common dental procedures we recommend to our patients.

Crowns and Caps

If you are suffering from cracked, chipped, discoloured or missing teeth a crown may be the solution for you. A crown is a full tooth cover restoration that is placed over a cracked, broken, root filled or a heavily filled tooth to protect the tooth against fracture. Some people refer to dental crowns as caps. Dental crowns are similar in shape and shade to dental veneers except that crowns cover all the surfaces of a tooth whereas veneers only cover the visible outside surface of the tooth.
Geoffrey Deeb dental can determine if a crown is the most suitable dental option to restore your smile based on a number of indications including:

  • If a large part of a tooth has splintered and the rest of the tooth is at risk of further fracture, a dental crown can protect the remaining part of the tooth from fracture.
  • If a significant part of a tooth is lost to dental decay and there is a risk that he filling could come out or fracture crowns are a stronger solution and are able to protect against tooth fracture.
  • During root canal treatment, a large portion of the tooth is removed and the remaining tooth tissue can fracture and discolour after root canal treatment. A crown can increase the success rate of a root canal treated tooth, protect the structure of the tooth, increase its longevity and its aesthetics.
  • If a patient grinds their teeth and his/her teeth have chipped and fractured, dental crowns offer protection against further tooth fracture.
  • For cosmetic purposes, people who have large mismatched fillings on their front teeth may opt to have crowns to improve their smile.

Dentures and bridges

Dentures or ‘false teeth’ are designed to replace missing teeth. This equally applies to people who are missing a few teeth as well as those who have lost all of their teeth. They look and behave in the same way as your natural teeth and have proven to be a popular alternative to missing teeth.

Denture Options

• Full or complete dentures: these false teeth are designed to replace all the missing teeth in both your upper and lower jaw. There is the conventional type of denture which is designed to be worn a month after full tooth extraction. The other type of denture is the immediate denture that can be worn straightaway but will require some adjustments later on.

• Partial dentures: this type of denture replaces the spaces left by a few missing teeth. There are two types of partial dentures: fixed and removable. The fixed denture is also known as a ‘bridge’ and is fixed permanently in place via dental cement. This is a comfortable and natural looking denture but it tends to cost more than its removable counterpart. The removable denture is fastened to your teeth via metal clasps, which can snap on and off as need be. The advantage of this is that it can be taken out to be cleaned which is easier to do than with the fixed version.

 

If you are looking for a bright, healthy, beautiful smile, please don’t hesitate to call the experienced team here at Geoffrey Deeb Dental in Holland Park on 07 3397 1923

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Do you have a chip, crack, discoloration or imperfection on your tooth? Composite bonding may be the solution for you…

Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-coloured resin material is applied and hardened with a special light, which will ‘bond’ the material to the tooth to restore or improve person’s smile. Bonding can be used to change the colour, shape, and size of the teeth to make them more attractive. Here at Geoffrey Deeb Dental in Holland Park we preform composite bonding treatments to help fix imperfections in their teeth and in doing so help create a more brilliant smile!

Why would I need a composite bonding treatment?

Composite bonding can be used to help correct small imperfections in your mouth, while it is usually used for cosmetic reasons in some cases bonding is the necessary treatment to restore damaged or decayed teeth. Most often we use bonding treatments when:

  • Decayed teeth need repaired, composite resins can be used to fill cavities
  • Chipped or cracked teeth can be filled with composite resins
  • Improving the appearance of unevenly or discoloured teeth
  • Closing spaces between teeth
  • Elongating teeth
  • Shaping teeth
  • As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
  • To protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede

At Geoffrey Deeb Dental we will assess your teeth to determine the best treatment for your dental concerns. If you are considering cosmetic dentistry or have an urgent chip or crack that needs filled, composite bonding might be the treatment best suited for you.

The benefits of composite bonding…

Dental bonding is a quick, easy and cost effective cosmetic dental procedure. While veneers and crowns may be a lengthy treatment, bonding can usually be done in one office visit unless several teeth are involved. There is also little to no tooth enamel removed in bonding procedures and unless dental bonding is being performed to fill a cavity, anesthesia is not usually required. In most cases dental bonding is recommended for minor alterations or cosmetic changes, depending on the state of your oral health the most appropriate treatment will be prescribed.

Some more cosmetic treatments used to improve the aesthetics of your smile…

Here at Geoffrey Deeb Dental we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can help correct any flaws you may find with your smile. When seeking cosmetic or restorative dentistry it’s best to educate yourself on many treatment options because often more than one treatment can be used to correct the same issue, after an assessment Dr Geoffrey will discuss your best treatment options. Here at Geoffrey Deeb Dental our cosmetic treatment options include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Crowns
  • Dentures
  • Veneers
  • Bridges

What’s the process of composite bonding?

Dental bonding usually takes about 30-60 minutes per tooth with little advanced preparation and in most cases does not require anesthesia. After determining the shade necessary to match your teeth the bonding process can begin. Firstly, the surface of the tooth will be roughened and a conditioning liquid applied. These procedures help ensure the bonding material sticks to the tooth. The composite is then applied, moulded and smoothed to the desired shape. To harden the material an ultraviolet light or laser is used. After the material is hardened, Dr Geoffery Deeb will further trim, shape, and polish your tooth to match the rest of the tooth surface. This simple procedure is virtually pain free and can have your smile looking just the way you want it!

To find out more about composite bonding or our other treatments please don’t hesitate to call 07 3397 1923 or contact us online.