UC Dental only provides dental practitioners with white fillings, also known as composite fillings or tooth coloured fillings. Over time the technology for tooth coloured fillings has improved greatly, providing longevity and a great aesthetic result. Any old, ugly amalgam fillings that may have cracked or decayed can be replaced with a new tooth coloured filling.
Fissure sealants help to prevent tooth decay. This is done so by filling in the pits and fissures in the molar teeth where dental decay most often occurs. Sealants are most commonly done on children when the molars first come through, to prevent any bacteria or decay from forming prior to treatment.
Mouthguards provide a resilient, protective surface to distribute and dissipate forces on impact, thereby they minimise the severity of trauma to the teeth and soft tissues. The dentists operating at UC Dental offer custom made guards to wear during impact sports to help prevent these kinds of accidents, which in turn can prevent painful and costly visits to the dentist.
Night splint for Grinding
If you grind your teeth while you sleep, you may need to wear a splint at night to prevent this from happening. Grinding during your sleep can result in headaches, jaw aches and broken teeth. A night splint aims to even out the pressure of your jaw, and provide a barrier to protect damage caused to your teeth. Grinding can be periodic or a long term condition, so it is best you consult with a dentist if you feel you may be grinding.
Dental implants are a replacement of the root of the tooth, which provides a strong foundation for a crown (cap) to be placed, to replicate the look and function of a natural tooth. Whether you want to replace a missing tooth, or would like to secure your denture with a dental implant, speak with one of our friendly staff about your options.
If you suffer from missing teeth, or an ill-fitting denture, this is not something you have to live with. UC Dental uses only the best Australian labs to ensure a great result. Your comfort is our priority.
Root canal treatment is a procedure that replaces the damaged or infected nerve in the tooth with a filling. Your tooth may require this treatment if it becomes infected by either decay, a deep crack in the tooth that extends to the nerve, gum disease, grinding (in extreme cases) or if the tooth has taken a hard knock from trauma. Though it sounds scary, it is generally a pain-free and easy appointment for the patient.
An extraction or tooth removal is a routine medical procedure that all dentists operating out of UC Dental have significant expertise in treating.
Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Accepted by UC Dental, the Child Dental Benefits Schedule commenced on 1 January 2014 and provides access to benefits for basic dental services to children aged 2-17 years. The total benefit entitlement is capped at $1,052 per child over a two calendar year period. The CDBS has a means test, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment.
The Child Dental Benefit Schedule provides individual benefits for a range of services including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions. Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital. To check eligibility, please contact Centrelink or one of our friendly receptionists with your Medicare details.