Family & Children’s Dentistry
It is important to take your children to the dentist from a young age (about the age of two). This can help to normalise the experience and set children up for good, life-long dental health.
We care and understand, so to help our young patients feel relaxed and comfortable we use child-friendly explanations and a friendly and playful approach. It works a treat. Some children even like to bring in a favourite toy who also needs a quick check-up from the dentist.
Please note, the current Medicare Child Dental Scheme provides for free dental treatment for eligible children between 2 and 17 years of age, up to a value of $1,000.
Toothache and tooth injuries are painful, regardless of when they occur. For that reason we offer emergency care for all, including new patients.
Each day, we set aside a number of appointments for emergency cases, allowing us to provide same-day priority care.
Regular dental check-ups can help catch problems early, helping avoid discomfort or pain while saving time and money. As they say, prevention is better than cure.
A routine check-up can include oral hygiene treatments, fluoride treatments and x-rays. It also can extend to fissure seals, which help prevent decay in hard-to-clean grooves. Fissure seals can be a good option for kids who aren’t the best at brushing.
Some people feel socially awkward or are reluctant to smile because they are embarrassed about their teeth. We have a range of solutions that can be tailored to your particular cosmetic goals, be the problem chipped or missing teeth, discoloured or crooked teeth, or any combination of those things.
We Can Enhance Your Smile.
For some crooked, chipped and/or discoloured teeth, one solution can be a composite veneer. This process involves shaving off the front surface of a tooth and applying a veneer. For chipped teeth, composite veneers are an affordable and less invasive alternative to crowns and bridges, while providing an evenly-shaded smile. Porcelain veneers are available for patients who want something more durable and long lasting.
We take things slowly and show you how changing the shade of your teeth will look. There are various shades to choose from, and we want to help you get the best match. Also, we can help you maintain your new look by letting you know what kinds of foods should be avoided or approached with caution.
Crowns & Bridges
Sometimes crowns or bridges are the solution to getting a great smile and/or preventing further damage. This can happen after root canal surgery or when teeth are badly cracked or broken.
We use a dental technician from Cairns to custom-make lifelike crowns and bridges for our clients. This ensures that we offer excellent quality product and can easily make fine adjustments to get the best result.
Dental implants can be used to replace a missing tooth or restore teeth for implant-supported bridges or dentures. An implant can also help prevent healthy adjacent teeth from shifting when an empty space was left for an extended period.
Using minimal invasive surgery and employing the latest in digital technology with the help of computer-simulation enables our dentist to pre-determine the optimal and safest surgical route for each dental implant.
This procedure significantly benefits our patients by
- Dramatically reducing the surgery time
- Most cases do not need any incisions so there is a decreased risk of any post-op infections
- Bleeding or swelling rarely occur
- A higher level of accuracy compared to free-hand surgery so less chance of any damage leading to complications in the future
- By fostering an overall better experience for patients including quicker recovery times, minimal invasive surgery creates a favourable scenario for those who may otherwise be hesitant to undergo any type of dental implant procedure
Root Canal Treatment
The need for root canal treatment is sometimes obvious, there can be enormous pain. But in some cases the symptoms can be relative muted – just a dull ache.
Either way, when it is needed it is needed. Root canal treatment can save an infected tooth from having to be extracted.
New tools and techniques have made root canal treatment less time consuming and less painful.
Sundown Family Dental uses the latest technology and a modern approach to root canal treatment.
Be at ease when you chew, speak and smile.
We offer full and partial dentures to replace missing teeth. All our dentures are made by a local technician, so that you receive a quality product to help restore function and confidence.
Our denture relining service is useful when the shape of the mouth changes over a period of years and dentures don’t fit as well as they used to. Relining is cost-effective, simple and improves the fit and feel of dentures.
We also offer an easy and cost-effective denture repair service.
Every mouth and smile is different, which is why over-the-counter mouthguards can’t provide a custom-fit.
Tailor-made mouthguards are quick and affordable, while providing the best dental trauma protection during contact sport.
Our mouthguards come in a fantastic range of colours and snugly fit the shape of your child’s teeth. The cost may be covered by your private health insurance.
There are a lot of different teeth-whitening products on the market. It can be bewildering.
We offer an advanced whitening treatment– Pola Office+. This is effective, quick to apply and fast to act. It also has a neutral pH to protect your teeth and gums.
Take-home teeth-whitening kits also are available.
We use Invisalign® treatment to address mild-to-medium teeth crowding. This modern approach to orthodontics has spread worldwide and become a hugely popular and successful alternative to traditional metal braces. It is used to correct mild-to-medium cases of teeth crowding.
You are welcome to come in for a free consultation, so please call us or ask about Invisalign® at your next check-up.