GENERAL DENTISTRY ST KILDA
Grey Street Dentist proudly offers general dentistry to patients in the local St Kilda, St Kilda East, Balaclava, Elwood, Albert Park, Middle Park, Windsor and Prahran areas.
For new patients, we recommend starting off with a comprehensive examination so we can chart down any previous dental work that has been done and record anything that requires some attention. From there, we prioritize what is most urgent to least urgent, what costs are involved and the time required. That way, you have a realistic idea of what you need to do get your mouth nice and healthy.
On your first visit, depending on how long it has been since you last saw a dentist, we would also recommend a set of x-rays (one of each side of your mouth). So, why do we take x-rays? X-rays show up anything that we cannot see with the naked eye. Decay in-between teeth or lurking underneath old fillings, infections, nerve problems and bone loss. We are basically looking for anything that is potentially going to cause a problem in the future. Prevention is better than cure!
General Dentistry Procedures:
We offer a variety of general dentistry procedures to ensure your teeth are in the best possible health!
We provide initial dental consultations to all our new patients where we can provide comprehensive dental care and advice on oral hygiene.
Regular maintenance is so important for the health of your mouth. Not only for your teeth, but your gums and bone too, which is the foundation that helps hold everything together. We recommend regular dental check-ups every 6-12 months.
Fillings can be required for a few reasons. There can be decay or cavities which needs to be removed and replaced with composite material or may be used when a tooth is broken and needs to be repaired.
At Grey Street Dentist, we are all about retaining as many natural teeth as possible and this is where Root Canal Therapy (RCT) comes in. The nerve is what keeps the tooth happy and healthy so when this is damaged either by trauma or infection it can cause the tooth to die
From time to time, we need to extract teeth. They can be either emergency situations where a patient is experiencing pain or discomfort, or planned for future good oral health
Dental Implants have been around for a long time now, and it has been proven to be a highly successful and effective way of resorting and function and aesthetics of your teeth. Dental Implants are basically artificial teeth that we place in your jaw where the teeth are missing.
Firstly, dentures can come in a few different forms. They could be a full acrylic denture which have all top or bottom teeth, or a partial acrylic or metal denture which will be more like a plate with anywhere from one up to thirteen teeth. Generally partial dentures will have clasps which help give retention so the denture isn’t moving about when you eat or talk.
A mouthguard is a removable rubber or polyvinyl shield worn over your upper teeth to protect the teeth and jaw from traumatic injury during sporting activities.
We recommend that children start to see a dentist from the age of three or four. We go to the dentist regularly to make sure our teeth are nice and healthy. Leaving it until there’s pain can be a traumatic first experience for a child and something that can cause long term fear issues in the future.