Oral health therapists are dental professionals who have completed training at university and are qualified in dental therapy and dental hygiene. They can provide a wide range of dental care to children, adolescents and adults. Due to their training, oral health therapists are equipped to work alongside dentists on a range of preventive and restorative procedures such as exams, cleans, fillings, deciduous tooth extractions, fissure sealants, gum health care and teeth whitening (both in-chair and take-home kits).
Myofunctional therapy (Myotherapy) is a program of exercises to help restore normal strength and co-ordination of the muscles of the face and tongue.
This is important to ensure optimal functions such as breathing, chewing, swallowing and speaking clearly.
In children, myotherapy can assist with developing proper functional patterns for life. Poor functional patterns such as open mouth breathing, low tongue posture and tongue thrusts, bottle feeding, sucking habits, sippy cups and restricted tongue ties, lack of chewing or low muscle tone all restrict facial development.
Underdevelopment of the jaws and face has been linked to crooked teeth, and sleep breathing disorders. This non-invasive option offers greater potential to change a child’s trajectory of facial growth and minimise potential problems.
In adults, this therapy can be useful for those suffering with TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) or jaw muscle pain, some head and neck aches and those with obstructive sleep apnoea to name just a few. It helps to address root causes of problems, not just the symptoms.
Book an appointment for an assessment with our Oral Health Team.
Get a brightness boost
Teeth whitening involves breaking down tooth discolouration so that your teeth look whiter. Whether the process will work for you depends largely on the cause of your discolouration.
Our Oral Health Therapists can advise you on the best course of treatment and the likely outcomes for your individual circumstances. It’s important to note that the results will not be the same for everyone, as everyone’s teeth are different. Some people might find they are able to achieve a whiteness that’s several shades brighter that their existing tooth colour, while others may only achieve one to two shades whiter.
Given the different causes of discolouration, it is important to have our team thoroughly assess your dental health to determine whether teeth whitening will be an effective treatment for you. AM Dental Clinics offer in-chair whitening with our Oral Health Therapists or can provide take-home kits including custom-made whitening trays for you use at your convenience. Before any whitening process, we recommend that patients have a complete examination and clean to ensure their suitability for treatment and to achieve the best results.
EMS Airflow Cleaning System
Gentle & efficient teeth cleaning
Maintaining high standards of oral health is important for the long term outcomes of the teeth and gums, and we understand that at times having your teeth cleaned can be an uncomfortable process. That’s why we have introduced the EMS airflow, an advanced system that uses guided biofilm technology (GBT) for a gentler and more efficient clean.
By applying a coloured dye to the teeth prior to beginning the clean, we can identify all areas where plaque is present, whilst also providing techniques to improve brushing at home to reduce the amount of plaque that accumulates. The combination of air, water and powder with the EMS airflow effectively removes plaque from all surfaces of the teeth and gum lines, stubborn stains and even early deposits of calculus.
The Gold Standard for Tooth Replacement
Dental implants are designed to replace a missing tooth or a series of missing teeth. They are an alternative to a bridge or a fixed denture. Adult teeth may be lost in any number of ways, including accidental trauma, infection or poor health of the surrounding gums. Replacing a tooth that has been lost may have significant long-term functional benefits including ability to chew, speak clearly and maintain good jaw health. From an aesthetic perspective, replacing missing teeth can improve the look of your smile by filling spaces left from tooth loss.
A dental implant is a titanium screw that is surgically inserted into the jawbone. Over time, the screw fuses with the underlying bone and behaves like the root of a natural tooth. A single dental implant can be used to support a porcelain crown, or multiple dental implants can support a bridge or a denture.
A dental implant is the best solution for replacing a missing tooth (or a series of teeth). This is because dental implants emulate natural form and function such that treatment cannot be detected. Dental implants do not need to be removed for cleaning and maintenance, making it a convenient tooth replacement solution.
The price of the dental implants will depend on the material used, the number of implants, and other specifics of the surgery. When you meet with us at AM Dental Clinics, we will go over all the costs involved in the procedure. If you have private health insurance, then a portion of the surgery may be covered. This will depend on the type of insurance and coverage that you have. Your coverage may also depend on whether the surgery is cosmetic or restorative. We can arrange a quote from your insurer to check the likely out-of-pocket costs before you begin treatment.
Crowns and Cosmetic Dentistry
Achieving your best smile potential
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over a tooth to protect its weakened structure underneath. A crown encases the visible part of the tooth or an implant. It is designed to restore the shape, size and strength of a tooth. Once in place, the crown is fixed permanently and only a dental professional will be able to remove it. Dental crowns are utilised to restore and protect a decayed, broken or cracked tooth. A crown protects and supports a tooth after a large filling or root canal procedure. Also, dental crowns can hold a dental bridge or another prosthetic appliance in place or cover a dental implant.
At AM Dental Clinics, we can tailor a treatment plan for any dental concern, including aesthetic and prosthetic solutions including crowns, veneers and bridges enabling you to smile with confidence.
We also offer Invisalign Teeth Straightening as part of our services. Invisalign is a great way to straighten teeth without the look of metal braces. Invisalign consists of a series of clear removable aligners that are changed at regular intervals. As each aligner is replaced, your teeth will gradually move until they have straightened to the desired position.
Wisdom Teeth Care
At AM Dental Clinics, we pride ourselves on complete wisdom teeth management.
Wisdom teeth tend to grow in much later than other permanent teeth, usually during late adolescence or early adulthood. If there isn’t enough room in your mouth for these new teeth or they erupt in a problematic way, you may experience infection, discomfort or other issues.
If this is the case, you may require wisdom teeth extraction. We are well equipped to offer wisdom teeth removal for simple and more complex cases. Our principal dentist, Dr. Andrew Maimur offers wisdom teeth extraction under general anaesthetic at day procedure facilities or in-surgery extraction depending on your preference and individual needs. Please contact us to book a comprehensive examination so we can provide you with the best care in regard to your wisdom teeth.
Complete care for all the family
At AM Dental, we strive to offer the best in family friendly, affordable general dentistry care. We have dedicated clinicians who can provide for all your dental needs including oral examinations, cleans, children’s dentistry, diagnostics, fillings and extractions.
We are located in two convenient locations – Melton and Sydenham, ensuring we can provide for all those in the north-west with exceptional dental care and personalised attention. Call us for an appointment or contact us with any queries via the contact form on our Homepage.