St Vincent’s Dental Centre in Melbourne aim to tailor a treatment that suits your specific oral health requirements. Upon consultation, one of our highly trained dental specialists will determine the right way forward for achieving an optimal result based from your expectations and circumstances. We are located at 3/55 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065. You can call us on (03) 9419 7022.
The fillings used in our practice are colour coded to your natural teeth so that any cavities we restore are totally unnoticeable.
Also known as false teeth, can be either complete, where all the teeth are missing or partial, when some teeth remain. Dentures are not as effective as dental implants but more affordable.
Root Canal Therapy is the control of infection by removing dead pulp from inside the tooth. A successful root canal procedure will generally save the infected tooth where it is then cleaned, sterilized ad reshaped.
Why Might a Need a Tooth Removed? The dentists here at St Vincent’s Dental Centre regard tooth extraction as being the last resort but sometimes it can be the best option. This may be the case if the tooth is too badly damaged, for example if it has fractured right down through the tooth root, […]
What is Bruxism? Bruxism is the technical term for clenching and grinding, a subconscious condition that often occurs nocturnally. As a result, patients may be unaware they have this habit until they begin to experience symptoms, receive complaints from sleeping partners as grinding can be noisy, or it is diagnosed by a dentist. What are […]
Everyone hopes to have fresh breath and while occasional halitosis will affect us all, more persistent bad breath does require investigation. We know this problem can be embarrassing, but we are here to help you and take a very caring and sympathetic approach to this problem as it is important to find out the cause. […]
A full mouth reconstruction is tailor made treatment that provides a total rejuvenation of your oral health.
Crowns are the best option for restoring the look and function of damaged teeth. A crown will cover the damage tooth with a porcelain material in the shape, size and colour of the surrounding teeth using the CEREC digital 3D infrared scanning system.
Whiten your teeth with POLA; our in-chair or at-home, advanced tooth whitening system! Whether it be a few shades for a natural white colour, your desired contrast is within reach. Out of all teeth whitening products and procedures on the market, POLA is the most effective and safest way to get a smile looking the way you desire.
Porcelain and composite veneers are fine pieces of ceramic that, once applied to your teeth, are resistant to staining. As thin as a contact lens, Veneers are fitted to the front side surface of your teeth with the ability to totally re-shape your smile.
Why Might I Need an Inlay or Onlay? Amalgam or tooth coloured composite resin fillings are ideal for repairing small to medium sized cavities in back teeth, but may lack the strength required for restoring larger areas of decay. This is why we may suggest an inlay or onlay that can be made from beautiful, […]
Is a ‘gummy’ smile giving causing you angst? Crown lengthening involves the removal of excess gum tissue that sits above and/or below your teeth giving you a more teeth filled smile.
If you have cracked teeth, crooked teeth, overlapping or even chipped teeth, dental reshaping is a safe conservative way to contour one or more teeth to a desired or specified shape.
Why Should I Have a Regular Examination? Ideally we’d like to see you every six months for a regular examination and we encourage you to attend these appointments even if you think your teeth are fine. Often the initial signs of dental problems will create few, if any symptoms but early detection can help minimise […]
How Can Diet Affect My Dental Health? Your diet can have a big impact on your dental health, even if you brush and floss regularly. Your body needs sufficient nutrients in order to fight infection and to repair tissues, including gum tissue. Making sure you have a balanced diet will benefit your general health and […]
How Frequently Should I Have Regular Oral Hygiene Appointments? We suggest you have an oral hygiene appointment at the same time as your regular examination as hopefully this will be all that is required for another six months. Oral hygiene appointments are an effective preventative dental treatment and this particular procedure is very gentle and […]
How Could Fissure Sealants Help Improve My Oral Health? Fissure sealants consist of a thin protective layer of a special and very hard-wearing plastic material that is painted over the chewing surfaces of back teeth. These surfaces are particularly vulnerable towards decay due to the nature of their design. If you look at these teeth […]
Why Might I Need Periodontal Care? Advanced gum disease or periodontal disease is relatively common and can become chronic, requiring ongoing treatment to keep it under control. This might mean more frequent oral hygiene appointments or we may recommend you have your gums regularly deep cleaned in a treatment called scaling and root planing. One […]
Why Is Fluoride Important? Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that can be found in some water supplies and in certain foods. Every day your teeth undergo acid erosion, a process that removes certain minerals from the enamel layer. This process is called demineralisation and occurs when the mouth becomes more acidic after mealtimes. As […]
Why Use a Mouth Guard? St Vincent’s Dental Centre recommends the use of custom-fitted mouth guards for adults who love to play contact and some non-contact sports. Every year there are thousands of dental related injuries as a result of playing sports and many of these could have been avoided or minimised with the use […]
Why Might I Need Oral Hygiene Education? Most of us are taught to brush and floss as children and over the years technique can fall by the wayside. Oral hygiene education is a nice and very effective way to make sure you gain maximum benefit from every minute you spend looking after your teeth and […]
Why Should I Consider Dental Implants? It could be worth considering dental implants if you are facing tooth loss, perhaps due to a failed root canal treatment or as a result of disease or trauma. We can also help you if you have lost multiple teeth and currently wear partial or full dentures but would […]
What is All-on-Four? All-on-four is a procedure for securing a complete arch of teeth firmly in place, using just four dental implants, which is fewer than normally required. This technique is normally used to replace full lower dentures with a full arch bridge, but may also be used to replace a full upper denture. It […]
What is a Sinus Graft and Why Might I Need One? Dental implants require a certain width and depth of bone as this will ensure there is plenty of natural bone for Osseo integration, a process where new bone cells will grow on and around the implant post, anchoring it firmly in place. Often there […]
What Is Bone Augmentation and When Is It Necessary? Dental implants need sufficient bone to support them in order to be successful. Jawbone can be reabsorbed after tooth loss or it can be destroyed due to periodontal disease or another dental infection, or as a result of trauma or injury. Sometimes bone may have been […]
Why Is Fluoride Important for Children’s Teeth? Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral and it’s particularly important for growing teeth as it is integrated into the tooth enamel, helping to harden your child’s teeth. Once teeth are formed, fluoride will still help to harden teeth and it interacts with saliva, protecting teeth against bacteria and […]
At What Age Should My Child First See a Dentist? Here at St Vincent’s Dental Centre, we like to see children by age 2. While this might seem very young it’s the ideal opportunity to get a child used to visiting our practice. These initial check-ups are just a gentle examination to make sure everything […]
Why Might My Child Need a Mouth Guard? If your child likes to participate in sports, including contact and some non-contact sporting activities then it’s worth asking St Vincent’s Dental Centre about a custom fitted mouth guard. Unfortunately every year children will suffer sports related dental injuries, many of which could have been minimised or […]
Why Should My Child Have Fissure Sealants? Our aim is to try to keep your child’s teeth cavity free but the chewing surfaces of their back teeth are particularly vulnerable towards tooth decay. This is because these surfaces have lots of deep fissures and grooves that can easily trap food and bacteria and which are […]
How Can Oral Hygiene Education Help Me Look after My Child’s Teeth? We regard oral hygiene education as being a very important part of preventative dental care and you’ll find that the dentists at St Vincent’s Dental Centre and our oral therapist can provide all the practical information and advice you need to keep your […]
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