General and Family Dentistry

Brisbane Smiles® has provided General Dentistry for 73 years since 1948.  The Toowong Dental Practice provides a full range of General Dental procedures with an integrated, onsite, in-house Dental Laboratory to create Porcelain Fillings, Porcelain Crowns and Dentures seamlessly. Our team will engage with you to ensure you understand your dental treatment options and guide you to your most suitable option.  Below you will find information about just some treatment options.

Our Team of Dental Professionals provide personalised and detailed Dental Treatment Plans.  Our Dental Appointments utilise our Innovation and Technology to provide high quality dental treatment. Our team will spend quality time with honest and ethical advice and provide only the Very Best Care!

Dental Check-ups

To look after health of your jaw, teeth and gums it is important to have regular Dental Check-ups. Your Dentist will use an array of technology to assist in the diagnosis of any developing issues and you should usually visit for a check-up at six-month intervals.

Children’s Dentistry

Children of all ages need to be seeing the Dentist regularly, and this starts from the time their first teeth appear in their mouth. Early visits to the Dentist not only familiarise the child with the dental setting but allow the Dentist to detect any problems early on.

Gum Cleaning

Regular visits to see the Dental Hygienist are important to removing the build-up of Plaque and Tartar around teeth and gums. Without this, Gum Disease, Gingivitis, will develop into Periodontitis which destroys bone around teeth leading to loose teeth.

Fissure Sealants

Fissure seals are tooth coloured and designed to make the biting surface of our teeth smooth and prevent large holes developing in our teeth. Commonly, as teeth erupt into our mouth from the age of six years onwards we place fissure seals in our teeth.

White Fillings

White fillings have been the material of choice for tooth fillings for more than two decades, and advances in materials and techniques mean that our white fillings are even more natural looking, more polished, and have an improved combination of strength, finish and longevity than ever before.

Porcelain Fillings

Like other dental fillings, porcelain fillings are used to repair a cracked, broken or otherwise damaged tooth. A porcelain onlay/ inlay is merely a very well fitting filling, made of porcelain, which has been made in a laboratory and are stronger than the Resin Filling.

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain Crowns are used to restore the enamel layer on front and back teeth that are broken or weakened teeth due to oversized fillings or root canal treatments or fractures and can also be used where teeth are are worn, discoloured, rotated, poorly shaped, cracked. Porcelain Crowns can be used to correct discolouration, worn teeth, broken teeth, a large cavity, spaced teeth, and crowded teeth.

Porcelain Bridges

Porcelain Bridges require the adjacent teeth beside a missing tooth to be used for support of the replacement tooth. This means two crowns of the adjacent teeth and another crown joined between the other crowns if only one tooth is missing.

Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry is the process of looking at the biology of the disease process in an attempt to recognise and treat the aetiological (causing) factors for each individual person.

Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment Is An Important Treatment For Times When A Tooth Has Sustained Deep Damage Which Has Effected The Inside Of A Tooth, Resulting In A Bacterial Infection.

Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction is done for a variety of reasons. Often, extractions are necessary because a tooth is so severely damaged from decay or trauma that it cannot be saved. Sometimes the nerve in a tooth dies and the tooth, as well as the gum and bone around it, become severely infected. Other times people’s mouths are not large enough to fit all their teeth, as is often the case with wisdom teeth.

Happy Gas

Whether you are happy to come to the dentist or whether you are an anxious and nervous patient your dentist can help you. For our anxious patients who aren’t so confident in the dental chair we offer three levels of sedation to help you feel comfortable and at ease during your dental appointments.

IV Sedation

Sedation Dentistry, Also Known As Sleep Dentistry, Is Having Dental Care Performed Whilst You Are Sedated With Intra-Venous Sedation. Your experience is that you will be conscious, in a relaxed state and able to interact with our staff, but will have a good experience no matter how nervous you may be prior.

Second Opinions

A second opinion in Dentistry  can provide a patient with a different point of view. A second opinion is often best performed without the knowledge of the first opinion. In finding and diagnosing Dental Problems, there is a large degree of subjectivity. This can often result in various opinions from different Dental Practitioners.

Consultations

A Consultation allows our Dentists to focus on the presenting concern and address that concern with focus. Just like our New Patient Exams, a Dental Consult will begin with the assessment of a Dental and Medical History with a focus on the relevance to their Dental Health.

Dental Emergencies

Dental emergency is essentially a broad term used to describe a problem related to the teeth and tissues, which is of critical importance and needs to be treated by a professional. It is not necessary for dental emergencies to be painful even though it is a typical indication that the situation is serious and needs attention.

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Brisbane Family Dentists

Our Brisbane Dental procedures are able to remove and restore areas of decay, decrease sensitivity in teeth, get rid of toothache, remove badly damaged teeth, fix and restore broken teeth, clean teeth and remove staining.

Preventive dentistry is a modern discipline which identifies and halts the development of dental problems through early intervention. Good preventive dental care will save many hours and treatments in the dental care at later times when treatments often become larger and more involved.

The many other General Dentistry disciplines include: Gums (periodontics), Rebuilding Teeth (prosthodontics), Root Canal Treatment (endodontics), Childrens Teeth (paedodontics), extraction and surgery (oral surgery and exodontia), Hygiene and Diet (preventive dental), and Sleep Dentistry (Intravenous Sedation Anaesthetiology).

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Brisbane Dentist Technology

Brisbane Smiles has advanced technologies in Brisbane Dental Care. From your first New Patient Appointment, our Brisbane Dentists use the latest in technologies: Digital X-Rays with the Schick High Definition Sensors, Digital SLR Photography, Digital Intraoral Photography with a High-Definition Pen-like Camera, Diagnocam to see through the surface of teeth to detect deeper Decay or Cracks, Digital 3D mouth scans to create a 3D digital scan of your mouth, recording all aspects of gum, teeth and bite positions for future reference and tracking change over time.

But, most importantly, the technology is driven by our Brisbane Dentists who each have over a decade of General Dental experience and an astute eye-for-detail.

What to expect from your Brisbane Dental Checkup

A New Patient Check-up is our first opportunity to ensure your mouth is on the right track. The Dental Check-up will assess and examine your overall mouth health in regards to the teeth, gums, bite and appearance. Your General Dentist will go through a detailed history of your teeth and mouth and then assess your mouth using cutting-edge technology. It is best to find problems early rather than late. The General Dental Checkup for New Patients or Existing Patients at a higher risk in different regards will undertake this Major Dental Checkup, The Major Dental Checkup runs through a through range of indepth assessments and ensures dental problems are appropriately diagnosed.

You will then be presented with a Full Report both in writing and verbally which details the dental problems diagnosed and treatment options recommended before you are free to decide which treatments you wish to proceed with.

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How Often To Visit the Dentist

Most people tend to avoid visiting the dentist until they have a major dental issue like a cavity, decay or tooth sensitivity. As they say, prevention is better than cure, an adage that applies best for dental problems. Toothache is not very pleasant and the best way to prevent it is to keep your teeth and gums in good shape. So, regular dentist visits are very important for maintaining oral health.

When should you see a dentist?

Ideally, it is recommended that you visit your dentist for a check-up once every 6 months If you are facing any dental problems or are undergoing treatment, your dentist visits may be more frequent or as recommended by the dentist. For example, people with high risk of tooth decay or sensitivity are required to visit the dentist more often than the others.

People with gum diseases, plaque, bacterial build up or tooth decay should visit the doctor more frequently to get treated. Others, like smokers, diabetics and people with poor dental hygiene should visit the dentist at least once in 3 to 4 months.

Your Dentist will be able to help you determine your specific circumstances and recommend how often you should get a dental check up.

Benefits of regular dentist visits

Dentist visits are often linked to painful tooth removals and treatments, but that is seldom the case. Regular visits to the dentist ensure oral health and enable you to prevent painful dental issues. Also, regular cleaning of the teeth by professionals can help you keep your teeth in good shape. Other benefits of regular dental check-ups include

  • Prevent cavities, which can be extremely painful
  • Prevent tooth loss, which is the result of poor oral hygiene and tooth decay. Proper treatment by dental specialists can prevent this, and regular dental check us will enable the dentist to identify any signs f tooth decay well in advance
  • Enable you to keep your teeth bright and your breath fresh
  • Overall better health – most health issues can be prevented by maintaining oral hygiene, according to researchers
  • Save money by preventing costly dental problems

Recent studies also prove that regular dental check-ups and cleaning by dentists can reduce the risk of stroke and heart attacks significantly.

During this visit you will find your Dentist will be able to assess your mouth using a Kois Diagnostic Process grading key areas by risk factors for future or current dental problems:

  • Kois Diagnostics

    • Gum Condition

      The health of your gums is very important. Unfortunately Gum Disease often has un-noticable symptoms until it is well advanced and teeth become loose. Identifying High-Risk Gum Conditions will help to treat Gums early before disease, gum recession, bone loss and lose teeth occur.

    • Teeth Condition

      The health of the teeth is often easily apparent but often left till it is unfortunately too late. Teeth which are at a High Risk of problems should be treated with priority. We look to classify teeth with defective restorations, questionable restorations, structurally weak teeth, infections inside the tooth, and decay.

    • Bite Condition

      An even bite and fitting teeth results in less wear and tear on the teeth and jaw. Identifying High Risk bite and occlusal issues is important to the long-term health of the mouth and jaws and can prevent worn teeth in later years.

    • Aesthetic Condition

      Aesthetic appearance of the teeth, gums and smile is important to each individual in different ways. Our Brisbane Dentists are trained to identify High Risk issues and provide advice and treatments that may be appropriate. This category is often affected by other categories such as: Bite – when the teeth are very worn and broken.

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Phone (07) 3870 3333

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