6 monthly Dental exams
A professional dental exam starts with low radiation digital X-rays and a thorough exam of your teeth and gums by the dentist. This enables us to determine the current state of each patient’s oral health and the drawing up of a customized treatment plan.
Digital X Rays
Preventative dentistry is key in maintaining your dental health
We utilize advanced digital X-ray technology in our office. Digital x-rays help with preventive dentistry by giving us a better look at your teeth. They use 90% less radiation than conventional X-rays.
Our goal is to help you and your family avoid uncomfortable or expensive future dental costs through early detection and prevention, which are key to minimizing serious dental procedures. These help prevent dental problems like cavities and gum disease.
Gum disease typically goes untreated by many people who only visit the dentist if they are in pain – and gum disease usually isn’t painful. Besides the obvious symptoms below, gum disease has been shown to contribute to a much higher risk of heart disease and stroke. Every person should want to have regular checkups and teeth cleanings even though there is no pain. Symptoms of gum disease include bleeding gums, persistent bad breath and loose teeth.
Fissure sealants are another major cornerstone in preventive dentistry. A fissure sealant is a material that essentially covers the pits and grooves of teeth.
These areas on the surface of the tooth harbour dental plaque which contain bacteria. This area of plaque is often very difficult to clean, as the bristles on your toothbrush are often not able to get to the deepest part of these grooves. If the groves are not cleaned properly, dental decay can set in and progress very quickly.
Fissure sealants are a simple and effective method of protecting the biting surfaces of teeth against decay.
Orthodontic braces can make remarkable changes to improve the appearance and function of your teeth. We take on uncomplicated cases and refer challenging ones to specialists. Early diagnosis is vital.
These are ultra thin shells of ceramic or composite resins which are bonded on to your front teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving the appearance of discolored or chipped front teeth.
We offer custom made take home kits or in house bleaching procedures
There are various products and techniques used to replace lost tooth structure due to decay or trauma to teeth.
Some are very technique sensitive and may not be suitable in all situations. We use the latest technology available. To provide you with the most durable and aesthetic fillings.
Krishna routinely diagnoses, plans and treats minor cases of tooth crowding, spacing and malpositioned teeth. All challenging cases are referred to specialist orthodontists.
Adolescent dental care is free at our practice
Children in New Zealand are entitled to free basic oral health services from birth until their 18th birthday.
Young adults consult us with huge dental problems that could have been avoided if they had visited us regularly while they were still eligible.
If your child is in school year 9 or above, you can choose your dentist.
Parents have the choice of either having their teenager seen by dental therapists or a private dentist of their choice (if contracted with the health board).
The benefit of registering with a private dentist, is that your child will always see the same dentist, irrespective of whether it is for routine dental care or emergency/accident related care.
We routinely reserve time slots in our appointments book for emergency dental work. We aren’t open for urgent cases at the weekend or in the evenings, but we can always make time during our regular opening times.
We are registered dental providers for ACC.
ACC covers dental injuries sustained through accidents.
All accidents must be registered within a year of the accident and a portion of the treatment costs may be claimable.
We will give you an estimate of what you can expect back form ACC. Prior approval may be required if extensive treatment is required.
We provide dental quotes for work and income clients and accept community services and gold cards.