Port Douglas cosmetic treatments to restore your smile
Having your teeth and gums restored at our Port Douglas dental surgery will help you to maintain your oral health and smile confidently. We work with patients of all ages seeking undetectable, natural-looking options for replacing missing teeth.
Smile assessments are done to evaluate the whole smile can help you identify where improvements may be made, including soft tissue profiles, gums, and lips.
Adult orthodontics is easier than ever with clear braces and/or aligners.
Jaw function assessments can show if your jaw muscles or TMJ joint issues are related to headaches you maybe experiencing!
Book an appointment today to discuss your options.
The whitening procedures use particular brands we have found to be most effective. Following that, we advise special gels which to coat teeth that stabilize the result.
There are range of techniques designed to suit everyone’s needs, so call in today to learn which whitening approach is best for you.
Crowns, Bridges & Dental Implants
Missing teeth result in uneven biting and jaw imbalance that predisposes to headaches, clicking TMJ and arthritis in the jaw joint. They can also result in extra wear on the remaining teeth, risk of cracking them, and acceleration of their destruction. Replacing missing teeth has advantages to protect your remaining teeth.
Missing teeth cause the remaining teeth tipping and drifting and small gaps opening up between teeth with food catching and then decay and further gum problems will develop. They result in the jaw bone underneath thinning out and if that continues for a long time, this increases the risk of jaw fracture. There are now many great ways to replace missing teeth including dental implants, bridges or plates.
Our dental surgeon can advise you of the best tooth replacement option to suit your lifestyle and financial situation. We offer treatment in the form of:
Crowns: Also known as a cap, a crown is a protective cover placed over a tooth. It’s made to seamlessly blend in with the rest of your teeth. There are now a range of ceramics to provide strength, durability and has them looking incredibly life like.
Bridges: A bridge is where the missing tooth is replaced with a ceramic tooth that is supported by crowns on the teeth either side. This provides a very strong durable and natural looking replacement . This requires minimal visits and is most useful to you. Your teeth on either side of the gap will benefit from the strengthening effect of a crown on a tooth.
If the teeth are not strong enough to support a bridge or they are perfectly healthy teeth without any fillings, then another option that only replaces the missing tooth is a dental implant.
Dental Implants: This is a titanium tooth root replacement placed in the jaw and into a tooth attached on top. The surgical step to place the implant in the jaw can be readily performed with local anaesthesia only or with sedation or otherwise under general anaesthetic.
A thorough assessment ensures the best most comfortable treatment and natural result for you.
Tooth Coloured Restorations: At New Horizons Dental, we use tooth-coloured, non-mercury fillings to help restore teeth with cavities. There are many types of white fillings, some of which contain plastic based monomers that have been shown to adversely effect some people.
New Horizons Dental uses an ormocer, which is the most biocompatible material for direct filling we have encountered and does not contain plastic monomers. As well as completing fillings, we offer knowledge of maintaining good oral health and what you can do to help prevent the need for treatment in the future.