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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry refers to the treatment process of dressing teeth by means of oral technology, such as improper alignment of teeth, abnormal tooth morphology, and tooth discoloration. There are many methods in cosmetic dentistry, such as tooth whitening, composite veneers, porcelain veneers,cosmetic dentistry, teeth veneers, teeth whitening, braces, invisable braces. The specific method of dentistry is selected on a case-by-case basis of individual teeth and the species of dental malformation. Note that each method has different advantages and disadvantages, and the dentist can help you choose something suitable for your needs.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is the most effective way to instantly improve your smile and confidence. It is a viable cosmetic option for almost every patient, and is generally safe and effective because it does not mask discoloration, but allows teeth to appear naturally white by neutralizing pigments and stains.

Don't be fooled by the products on the counter. Some over the counter products contain acid that will dissolve teeth. These teeth whitening over the counter products are ineffective and may not be safe to use. Dental teeth whitening products are TGA approved and have gone through stringent process to ensure safety and efficacy.

Home Teeth Whitening

The basic principle of all whitening methods is the same: different concentrations of hydrogen peroxide gel is applied to the teeth, and once settled, it penetrates into the tooth structure, neutralizing stains and pigments inside the teeth. Hydrogen peroxide is a chemically unstable compound that breaks down into free radicals that attack pigment groups (color molecules) in the tooth structure. Due to the instability of hydrogen peroxide, it can decompose prematurely if not handled properly, rendering some solutions ineffective. It’s all about details and care of work.

It is essential to visit a professional dentist for consideration of teeth whitening.

For whitening of dark, dull, or stained teeth, take-home teeth whitening may be the simplest solution. A whitening kit is made by your dentist specifically for you by taking a mould of your teeth and fabrication of a soft clear tray. This tray is filled with a bleaching gel and placed directly over the teeth in the mouth. This gel filled tray can be worn for several hours during the day or at night while you sleep. Results can be seen daily. To attain maximum results, most patients must wear the bleaching tray for 4 days.

Cosmetic dentistry: Teeth Whitening and Smile Makeover

Smile makeover can be considered successful if I understand what it is that the patient wants, and then I give them exactly that. Other consideration of smile makeover are underlying structure of your lips, your cheek, your jaw and your chin are all supported and shaped by your teeth. Because of this, I can look at your face and see how they have changed over time. A smile makeover can support missing teeth and sunken jawline giving a person a youthful look. Something which is beyond teeth.

Lip and teeth

The position and fullness of your lips is determined by your teeth. So one of the first things that we at Pain Free dentist look at is to see how full your lips are. If your lips aren't even and full, our dentist would ask, "Why not?"

If your top lip is not as full as your bottom lip, the dentist would know that your top teeth are receded or pushed back from their ideal position.

If you have lines going down at the corner of your lips, the dentist can infer that your bite has changed over time, and that your teeth have worn down.

If your bottom lip is going in and narrowed, the dentist would expect to see that your bottom teeth are crowded together, narrowing your bottom arch.

If a person's face has gotten more square over time, that tells the dentist that they clench and grind their teeth. The dentist will expect to see some of your teeth to be quite ground down.

When you smile,if the smile is crooked or the dentist can observe dark holes inside their mouth on either side of their smile, then the dentist knows that their teeth have moved out of place, probably crowded in.

As you change the teeth – the appearance of lips, cheeks and chin will also change. For example, upon the use of veneers of correct thickness and crowns to bring a patient's teeth forward and into a more ideal position as seen in the before and after image, your lips become fuller and more symmetrical in appearance. Our dentists will also able to widen your smile.

Our dentists use a completely safe protocol to remove those silver-colored fillings. We replace them with tooth-colored materials that are compatible with your own biochemistry.

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Dark and stained teeth can be a result of dietary and lifestyle habits. If not treated can lead to more serious issues.

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After just a few weeks with the whitening tray the teeth are cleaner, whiter and healthier.

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Take home whitening

The teeth whitening tray is custom fit, easy to remove, easy to clean, and can be worn at night.

Are your teeth pitted? Stained? Uneven? Spaced? Our dentists are trained with a keen eye to ensure the teeth and gums are measured to its true proportion to achieve an excellent cosmetic result.

 

Interested in cosmetic dentistry and having your teeth whitened? Contact us here


Composite Bonding

When teeth are chipped or slightly decayed, bonded composite resins may be the material of choice. Bonding makes a great tooth colored filling for small cavities and broken or chipped surfaces. It can also be used to close spaces between teeth. Additionally, bonding is used to cover the entire surface of a tooth to change its color and shape. Bonding may not be strong enough, aesthetic enough, or durable enough for certain individual situations. When these problems occur there are many other choices which can be discussed.

Composite vs Porcelain Veneers

The physical properties of composite bonding are not as good as that of porcelain veneer, so it is easier to stain, peel or become dull over time. Therefore, the dentist pays attention to maintain a beautiful smile using the composite bonding.

If multiple teeth need to be repaired, our dentists would suggest that porcelain veneer may be an option due to its superior physical, optical properties and longevity.

Initial consultation at Pain Free Dentist is a key step in carefully considering whether a composite or porcelain veneer is the best treatment.

Composite Veneers cost

The cost of the composite varies from patient to patient. The first step before deciding on the cost of the composite veneers requires preliminary cosmetic dental consultation with our dentist. From there, our dentist will provide you with a customized composite veneers treatment plan, and be able to discuss and provide you with a composite veneers cost.

Why us

We have many years of experience in cosmetic dentistry and our artistic skills, clinical experience, as well as stunning beauty and natural smile design achievements are renowned. To learn more about the work of Dr. Lisa Chong.

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When teeth are only slightly chipped or decayed, it is a great time to give us a call.

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Our experts can quickly fill gaps, restore the tooth shape with the exact colour. 

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Composite bonding is a pain free experience at Pain Free Dentist Sydney

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Crooked, Discoloured or Worn teeth

Sometimes a little bit of TLC can transform your smile, and our dentists can recommend solutions for every mouth. Crooked discoloured or worn teeth can be bought back to their former glory using composite bonding or veneers, and spaces between the teeth can be fixed painlessly with braces. Gummy Smiles and missing teeth can be treated with anti wrinkle injections or gum surgery, and missing teeth or old fillings can benefit from bridges, crowns or implants.

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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneer, as a kind of dental veneer, is the ideal standard of today's dental cosmetology. They are the dental veneers treatment of choice, creating perfect, natural smiles because of their effectiveness, aesthetic appeal and longevity. Porcelain veneers provide a holistic approach to treating gaps and chips or broken teeth by bonding thin, translucent 'shells' in your existing teeth.

With the dental veneers costs driven so low (thanks to technological innovations) more people are now looking at them as a viable alternate to their dental issues. Dental Veneers are ceramic (usually Porcelain) or other composite resin-based ultra-thin shells, which are affixed onto the front of the patients’ teeth. The simplicity of the procedure involved means that it is not only cheap to undergo, but requires from little to no anesthesia to perform.

Why choose porcelain veneers

Dental veneers can be made from a range of materials and techniques that can produce a wide range of changes in appearance, longevity and bio-compatibility. While many fancy tooth names claim to be better, the fact is that only a hand-layered glass and porcelain veneer can produce a stunning 3D optical aesthetic with natural teeth with minimal invasion. These veneers also have the most reliable records in dental research. Unlike alternatives to industrial production, these require extensive and painstaking attention to detail with a high level of artistic skill. Beautiful, natural aesthetics take time, care and a lot of love to create.

Benefits

Porcelain veneers is used to treat a variety of tooth diseases, so that damaged or deformed teeth can be restored back to the ideal appearance and strength. Unlike many other procedures, such as crowns, porcelain veneers require a very small reduction of teeth (only 3%, compared with up to 75% for crowns).

Contrary to popular belief, when porcelain veneers are attached to a tooth, they are as strong as a natural, untouched tooth. When used in a delicate way, these ceramic veneers can be used for years without being visible from a tooth that has not been touched.

The porcelain veneers take advantage of advances in materials science and bonding technology, and conforms to the bionic principles of dentistry. Our dentists choose procedures and materials based on their ability to protect natural teeth, and imitate them aesthetically and functionally.

Porcelain Crown

Crowns , also known as dental caps, are tooth-like shell that cover carefully prepared existing teeth. Designed to enhance, restore, or improve the appearance of your natural teeth, crowns or caps is attached to each tooth like a thimble on your finger. When a tooth is severely weakened or repaired, or a tooth is broken or cracked, a crown is usually required. Porcelain crowns are usually placed where there is not enough tooth structure to support tooth filling.

The traditional crown is made of porcelain fused to a metal base. The latest development in dental cosmetic materials is the development of metal-free, ceramic crown. The absence of metal allows for a highly aesthetically pleasing, translucent crown that perfectly mimics the characteristics of natural teeth. Good structure and accurate crowning can last for years and result in excellent oral health.

Benefits

The dental cap or crown requires a substantial reduction in tooth structure and may cause considerable damage to tooth tissue, including the pulp (nerve). The reality is that traditional crowns or caps are not technically demanding and are often favored by dentists as an easier way to treat severely damaged teeth. Contrary to this trend, we at Pain Free Dentist Sydney incorporate innovative, cutting-edge technology into everyday practice as a more teeth-friendly, durable and aesthetically pleasing alternative.

To achieve the strength and retention required for restoration, the crown requires a substantial reduction in healthy tooth structure (up to 75%). Paradoxically, this leads to a corresponding weakening of teeth. In contrast, adhesion porcelain repair requires minimal tooth reduction, and when bonded to a preserved tooth, it is extremely strong even in the thinnest part.

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Online Request

For those of you considering that perfect smile of your dreams and want to know what you can do in order to achieve it, please fill in the form below.

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Cosmetic Injectables Sydney

What is it

Cosmetic injectables are one brand of a purified form of a chemical toxin that is produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Other brands available in Australia include Dysport and Xeomin.

Muscle relaxant injections are now approved for off label use of TMJ or Jaw pain treatment in teeth grinding.

What are the injections used for

Muscle relaxants can be used in adults to temporarily improve the appearance of:

  • Vertical frown lines (also called glabellar lines — lines between the eyebrows that are caused by the muscles that contract when you frown, squint or concentrate);

  • Horizontal forehead lines; and

  • lines radiating from the corners of the eyes (Crow's feet).

Dysport has been approved for the treatment of moderate to severe vertical frown lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet in adults.

Xeomin can be used to treat upper facial lines, vertical frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and Crow’s feet in adults.

How are cosmetic injectables used to relax muscles

Botulinum toxin type A can be used to weaken or paralyze some of the facial muscles that pull on your skin. When the muscles are relaxed, they smooth out, allowing the overlying skin to flatten out.

Lines and wrinkles caused by certain facial expressions start to disappear about 2 to 7 days after the injections.

Because the therapy targets specific, individual muscles, the ability to form most facial expressions should not be affected.

How long does the effect last

The improvement in the appearance of your wrinkles usually lasts for 3 to 6 months. Repeated injections are required to maintain the effect. With continued use, the effects may start to last longer.

A small number of people develop neutralizing antibodies to Botox injections after repeated therapy, which results in the treatment no longer being effective.

 

Want more information about cosmetic dentistry and injectables? Contact us

Pain Free Dentistry

Are you in fear of dentists? Are you anxious about the dental clinics? Fear of dentistry, dental anxiety, dental phobia, scare of pain! At Pain Free Dentist, we can assist you with the alleviation of pain and discomfort and the anxiety associated with a trip to the dentist.

Our dentists use current technology that allow us to minimize pain and discomfort.  Topical anesthetic is routinely used to numb the surface before any injection. Our dentists follow injecting techniques that allows minimal stretching to the soft tissue that gives you the maximum comfort. 

If anxiety is a problem then other methods of treatment may be necessary. Sedation dentistry is available to take the stress away as is intravenous "sleep" sedation. Stress management and the alleviation of the physical pain are the keys to a good dental experience, and at Pain free Dentist we are committed in your positive dental experience. 

Whether you require dental veneers, dental implants, our dentists will provide options for you.

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What injections!

Our injection technique uses a slow delivery system which administers slow injections that help patients to relax before, during, and after procedures.

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sleep dentistry

Our patients completely relaxed throughout the session. This type of sedation is monitored and administered intravenously by a qualified sedationist.

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oral sedation

Oral sedation is a sedative pill which you take an hour prior to your dental treatment allows you to be really relax and is pain free.

 

Interested in a pain free dentist experience? Contact us here


Holistic Dentistry

Want state-of-the art dentistry supported by the latest computer diagnostic equipment, we like to offer you the best possible opportunity for healthy teeth and wellness.  We at Pain Free Dentist Sydney use techniques which minimize harm and intervention - in this we are greatly assisted by the exciting new technologies, for example digital X-rays which deliver less radiation level.

We use lots of water, high volume evacuation, rubber dam covering the teeth and a deliver only less of the radiation level.  We use the latest technology and computer-aided diagnostic techniques in our modern purpose-designed offices, to provide state-of-the-art dental treatment and combine this with an awareness of the structural, biochemical & emotional needs of the individual.  

Ask us about the holistic dental methods we practice ti assist you on your journey to exceptional health.

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NOT JUST TEETH

We look at how your muscles and bones are working together and adjust these if necessary.

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natural supplements

We use nutritional and other natural supplements to ensure healthy building blocks for teeth and gums.

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Therapeutic Materials

We use the very best dental materials available which are therapeutic to the human body.

 

For more information about our award winning holistic dentistry, contact us

Sleep Dentistry

Our sedationist are highly trained so there is NO pain and no memory of the procedure. There is an anaesthetic gel and local anaesthetic applied to numb the area whilst having IV sedation. You will remember attending the dentist but you will not remember the whole procedure. 

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SLEEP DENTISTRY

Comfortable, relaxed, and no memory of the dentist.

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PAIN FREE

We alleviate the anxiety of a dentist visit.

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Eliminates the boredom and fatigue of long sessions.

For more information about our sleep dentistry, contact us

 


Sleep Apnea

Many people have sleep apnea, but they may not know it. In fact, three out of ten men and two out of ten women have sleep apnea, so it's far more common than you might think. If you think you may have sleep apnea, it's important to recognize some common symptoms and what you can do about them.

Common symptoms of sleep apnea

Research found that snoring is one of the most typical symptoms of sleep apnea syndrome, which can be life-threatening.

You might notice some other symptoms too such as:

  • constant tiredness

  • poor concentration

  • morning headaches

  • depressed mood

  • night sweats

Sleep Apnea Treatments

It is important to pay attention to sleep apnea and get tested.

But the good news is that there is a treatment that most people can benefit from:

  • By treating your sleep apnea, you can reduce related risks and improve your overall health.

  • In many cases, treatment has been shown to reduce symptoms of sleep apnea, such as daytime sleepiness, depression, memory and attention lapses, and a decline in quality of life (particularly in work performance and family relationships)

  • Untreated sleep apnea is also associated with symptoms such as dizziness, shortness of breath, and chest discomfort, which may be alleviated when treating sleep apnea

  • People with sleep apnea may become too tired to exercise, making some of their underlying conditions worse.Obese people treated for sleep apnea get more energy, which may help them exercise and lose weight.Weight loss has been shown to improve sleep apnea in some people.

For more information about our sleep apnea treatments, contact us


Snoring Guard

Sleep guard is a kind of anti-snoring mouth shield, which can prevent snoring. According to the study, it is almost three times more effective than off-the-shelf, over-the-counter devices in treating snoring.

The snoring guard works by gently pushing your lower jaw to open your airways while you sleep. This reduces the vibration of the tissue at the back of the throat and stops snoring. A custom-made device allows your mouth to fit comfortably without disrupting a good night's sleep. This is what treating snoring is all about - providing you and your partner with quality sleep and improving your quality of life.

Orthodontics

Crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain. Orthodontic problems can contribute to conditions like tooth decay, gum disease,tooth loss, abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing function, excessive stress and misalignment of the jaw joints, which can result in chronic headaches or pain in the face or neck.

Orthodontic treatment can improve your dental health and change your facial profile for the better providing you with higher self-esteem feeling more self-confident. Imagine how your child’s confidence can carried through to adulthood. Orthodontics is straightening the teeth within the arch, to level and align them. Orthodontic treatment is usually done with braces or now with Invisalign. Habits such as incorrect swallowing, tongue thrusting, thumb sucking, mouth breathing can cause poor development of the jaws and therefore poor facial appearance and crooked teeth.

Dentofacial Orthopedics is guiding the growth of the developing jaws to obtain the best facial appearance and smile. This involves using plates to expand and develop the arches.

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Before orthodontics

Crooked or crowded teeth can be easily fixed with orthodontics.

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After orthodontics

Orthodontics improves your teeth, your dental health and your facial profile.

 

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hiding your smile?

Forget about braces, we offer less invasive and more invisible options.

 

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Invisalign

Your Invisalign treatment will consist of a series of aligners that you switch out about every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place. And since your Invisalign system is custom-made for your teeth and your teeth only, with a plan devised for you by Dr. Ali, you'll end up with a smile that truly fits.

If you're ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, Invisalign is your answer. Invisalign is the best way to improve your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life.We at Pain Free Dentists give our best in achieving your beautiful smile goals.

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Crooked and crowded teeth require orthodontics to be fixed.

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Invisalign After

Invisaligns use a gradual improvement method to straighten your teeth over time

 

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Invisible, removable and the most effective way to rejuvinate your smile.

 

For more information, contact us or visit www.invisalign.com.au


Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is the perfect solution for crowding or protrusion of the front teeth.It is really fast, very safe, gentle  and great value compared to other systems. With Inman Aligner, your front teeth can be gently guided to an ideal position in a matter of weeks. Its convenient as it's removable you can take it out to fit with your lifestyle.

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For more information contact us or visit www.inmanaligner.com


Fast Braces

Fast braces is another technique that offers you a minimally invasive and inexpensive solution that is fast and permanent. Using our state of the art orthodontic braces Fast braces can straighten your misaligned or crooked teeth in as little as 12 weeks! Rapid smiles can perform most orthodontic cases and provide a faster treatment time.

The before and after pictures would bring you happiness in terms of effectiveness of the fast braces over a short period of time.

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Non Invasive Fast braces are great for semi crooked teeth.

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Fast braces are a minimally invasive and inexpensive option.

 

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Fast braces are fast acting, with results in 12 weeks.

 

For more information contact us or visit www.rapidsmiles.com.au


Clear Braces

When people think of braces, they remember their mouthful of metal that kids all seemed to have. Orthodontics has evolved a lot since then, and people now wear clear braces that are glued to the front of each tooth (a big improvement!) Those old-fashioned bands are usually reserved for molars or teeth with fillings that spill to the outside surface of a tooth. Clear braces tend to be less expensive than other types of braces. In addition, you can make them colourful with ligatures that come on a rainbow of colours.

We are Pain Free Dentist Sydney offer the best care to help you start your Clear braces treatment. Our staff ensures that all your followups and appointments are scheduled as per your availability to make the duration of your braces comfortable and suitable to you.

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Braces are great for crooked or crowded teeth

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Braces are the hallmark of straight teeth

 

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Modern braces are relatively invisable

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Damon Braces

Using the Damon System, treatment time is typically shorter when compared to conventional braces, and with fewer appointments. Damon System braces use a unique slide mechanism that minimizes friction and reduces pressure on your teeth, allowing them to move ‘passively’ and more comfortably into their correct positions.  This revolutionary new approach ensures greater comfort during treatment. Elastics and active clips can act like parking brakes, resulting in friction and pressure, making treatment slower and less comfortable with more frequent visits to change elastics.

For more information contact us or visit www.damonbraces.com

Myobrace

The Myobrace System is based on over 20 years of experience in correcting orthodontic problems without the need for braces. The Myobrace appliances which make up this system have the proven dual function of correcting the oral habits that cause poor dental development (known as myofunctional habits), while also providing light forces to align the teeth into their natural position.

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Myobrace corrects the facial structure

 

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Not only the teeth fixed, but the facial structure

For more information contact us or visit www.myobrace.com


Functional Jaw Orthopedics

Functional Jaw Orthopedics is the art of using Removable or Fixed appliances during the child’s growth phase to address malocclusion which have a skeletal basis. These appliances influence the growth of the developing facial and jaw bones when they have the potential for rapid growth. All of these issues can be treated before the permanent teeth erupt and can prevent the use of fixed orthodontics, such as braces, in the future.

Functional Jaw Orthopedics can be helpful for adults to correct their jaw alignment without surgery.

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Face appears normal

 

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RESULTS

Prevents Issues in the future

 

For more information on Functional Jaw Orthopaedics, contact us.


Lingual braces

 Lingual braces are hidden behind the teeth and are therefore ‘invisible’ when you smile. They are custom-designed for each individual patients so they're comfortable. Lingual braces are one of the most cosmetically appealing treatment types, making them a great option for people in business, actors, models or anyone who likes to smile!

Our dentists at Pain Free Dentist Sydney are well equipped and experienced at Lingual braces.

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Because they are behind the teeth, they cant be seen. 

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Results are incredible and don't take too long

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They don't wrap around the teeth, they are comfortable

 

For more information on Functional Jaw Orthopaedics, contact us.

Jaw Pain

Because jaw pain has many underlying causes, correct diagnosis is crucial. In order to provide the best analgesic treatment, our doctor needs to find out the exact cause.

Causes

There are several possible causes of jaw pain, which may be related to physical injury, nerve problems, or vascular problems.

The most common cause of mandibular pain is temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). This affects 12 percent of the population. Nearly 5 percent seek treatment for serious illness. Women of child-bearing age are most susceptible to TMJ.

Other known causes of jaw or facial pain include:

  • Grinding, clenching, clicking, or opening your mouth too wide: in most cases, grinding and gritting occur while you sleep, leading to tooth damage and jaw pain. It can also occur during periods of increased emotional stress.

  • Osteomyelitis: this is a condition in which a body infection affects bones and related tissues.

  • Tooth condition: includes gum disease, tooth decay, tooth space, tooth damage or abscess.

Feel jaw pain? Contact us or call us on (02) 9558 8988 to relieve jaw pain

Wisdom Tooth 

Wisdom teeth are the molars (back teeth) that come through last, usually in your late teens or early 20s. There are normally four wisdom teeth – two in the upper jaw and two in the lower jaw – but some people have more, fewer, or even none at all. Sometimes, a wisdom tooth comes through at an angle and pushes into the gum or the tooth beside it. This is called impaction, and it can be painful and make the area difficult to keep clean. 

In Summary:

  • Wisdom teeth are the rear molars that usually come through during your late teens or early 20s.

  • Wisdom teeth can cause various dental problems including overcrowding of the existing teeth, and impaction.

  • Impaction is when a wisdom tooth comes through at an angle and pushes into the gum or the tooth beside it.

  • Problem wisdom teeth can also cause infection, leading to pain, difficulty chewing and bad breath.

  • Problematic wisdom teeth should be removed.

Problems with wisdom teeth

When there is not enough room in the jaw for wisdom teeth, it can stop them coming through properly. Brushing these teeth can be difficult. Food and bacteria can get stuck between the wisdom tooth and the tooth next to it, leading to tooth decay and gum infections. Crowded wisdom teeth in the upper jaw often lean sideways and rub against the cheek. This may cause ulcers on the cheek and chewing problems. 

Symptoms of wisdom teeth infection

Signs of gum infection caused by a wisdom tooth include: 

  • red, inflamed gum near the wisdom tooth

  • swelling

  • pain

  • pus coming from the gum

  • swollen and sore lymph nodes underneath the jaw

  • difficulty opening the mouth and swallowing

  • fever

  • wisdom teeth pain

  • bad breath

Treatment for wisdom teeth infection

Infections caused by wisdom teeth can be treated:

  • by improving oral hygiene in the area.

  • by having the area cleaned.

  • wisdom teeth removal.

  • sometimes, by the prescription of antibiotics. 

However, the infection may keep coming back if problem teeth are not removed. People who have other health problems, especially people with lower immunity, may have complications from these infections.

Wisdom teeth removal

X-rays will help to tell if wisdom teeth might cause problems. Some wisdom teeth do not cause problems and do not need to be taken out. Sometimes, the dentist or oral surgeon may just need to cut a small part of the gum to help the wisdom tooth come through. 

If wisdom teeth do need to be taken out, most commonly a local anesthetic will be used, so you won’t feel it. Sometimes, if the wisdom teeth are deeply impacted (blocked from coming through), or for other medical reasons, a general anesthetic will be offered to the patient. Because wisdom teeth are large, the hole where the tooth was may be stitched to help it heal. It is normal for your jaw and gum to be sore, swollen and bleed for a few days after having a wisdom tooth out. 

One possible complication of wisdom tooth removal is a dry socket (alveolar osteitis), when the area where the tooth came from doesn’t heal properly. Bad breath and severe pain from the socket are signs. A dry socket can be successfully treated by your oral health professional.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Individual circumstances varies before proceeding, you should seek a professional opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Problem wisdom teeth are best removed early

Wisdom teeth don’t usually cause any pain until they start to do damage, so it is best to find out if your wisdom teeth are likely to cause problems sooner rather than later. The roots of wisdom teeth are still forming in a teenager so it is easier to take them out at this age. It may be more complicated if a person waits until later in life, when the roots are fully formed.  

We at Pain Free Dentist Sydney ensure that your wisdom teeth removal is done in the best manner and guide you through the instructions after the removal to aid in healing. We offer emergency appointment round the clock , because we understand that your wisdom teeth can cause immense pain if it is not taken care of.

Do you have a wisdom tooth pain? Contact us or call us on (02) 9558 8988

Worn Tooth 

Common Causes of Excessive Tooth Wear

When you visit Pain Free Dentist Sydney to discuss your worn teeth, one of the first things our dentists will do is work with you to determine the cause of your excessive tooth wear. This way, you can address the cause of the wear to prevent it from becoming any worse. In some patients, tooth wear has a single cause, and in other patients, the wear is brought on by a combination of several of these factors.

Grinding and Clenching

If you grind or clench your teeth when you're feeling stressed or anxious, or at night in your sleep, this can cause the enamel to wear down prematurely. When you grind one tooth against another, the friction can slowly rub away the enamel. Clenching your jaw leads to the formation of micro-cracks in the tooth enamel. The enamel around these cracks then wears away more easily when you chew or brush your teeth.

DENTAL Abrasion

Similar to how sandpaper wears away at wood, chewing on hard items like fingernails and pen caps can slowly take away the enamel on your teeth. Brushing too hard with an overly stiff toothbrush can have a similar effect. This is one reason dentists generally recommend using a soft toothbrush and a gentle touch when brushing.

Acidic Foods and Beverages

When you consume acidic foods or beverages, the acid weakens your enamel. Then the enamel is more easily worn away when you brush your teeth or chew harder foods. Common acidic foods and beverages include sodas, citrus juices, and tomato sauce. Those with bulimia also experience acid wear due to frequent exposure of their teeth to acidic stomach contents.

Problems Caused By Worn Teeth

Many patients first notice their teeth are showing wear when they look in the mirror. However, excessive tooth wear can cause an array of other issues that you may not immediately realize are associated with the wear.

Yellow Teeth

Your enamel is naturally quite white, but the layer beneath it—the dentin—is yellowish. As your enamel wears away and becomes thinner, the dentin starts showing through, and your teeth develop a more yellowed appearance. This is usually most obvious along the chewing surfaces of the teeth.

Sensitivity

Do you experience a piercing pain when you sip something hot or cold? This sensitivity is likely due to the thinness of your worn enamel. The hot and cold items are coming into close contact with the nerve endings in the dentin of your teeth, causing an overreaction.

Headaches and Jaw pain

When your teeth are badly worn down, they don't always come together properly. This misalignment in your bite can cause strain in your jaw, and this strain can radiate and lead to headaches.

Difficulty Biting and Chewing

The bite misalignment that results from excessive tooth wear may also make it harder to bite into items like apples and carrots. You may also struggle to chew since your teeth no longer fit together properly.

Treatment Options for Tooth Wear

Once we confirm that you are, in fact, suffering from excessive tooth wear, we will help you explore ways to address the main causes of this wear. For example, you may be instructed to switch to a softer toothbrush, wear a mouth guard to prevent you from grinding your teeth at night, or stay away from acidic foods.

To correct the already existing wear, we may recommend one of these treatments.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored composite material will be applied to the edge of your teeth. The composite will cover the worn surfaces, improving the appearance of your teeth and also addressing any bite alignment and sensitivity issues you may be experiencing. Dental bonding is usually the best option for minor to moderate enamel erosion in isolated spots.

Crowns

If certain teeth are very badly worn on several surfaces, we may recommend covering those teeth with crowns. A crown is typically made from porcelain or composite resin. It covers the entire tooth, helping to stop any chips or cracks from spreading while protecting the tooth from additional enamel damage.

We may also recommend that you undergo fluoride treatments or use a fluoride rinse to harden your enamel and help prevent subsequent wear.

If you are experiencing increased tooth sensitivity, headaches, and trouble chewing, you may be suffering from excessive tooth wear.

Do you need to rebuild your teeth? Contact us or call us on (02) 9558 8988

Emergency Dentist Sydney

Emergency dental appointments available for nearby suburbs: Marrickville, Summer Hill, Ashfield, Stanmore, Petersham, Earlwood, Dulwich Hill, Canterbury, Hurlstone Park, Newtown, Burwood, Strathfield, Croydon, Haberfield, Lewisham, Erskineville, Ashbury, Kingsgrove, Parramatta, Granville, Lidcombe, Auburn, Greenacre, Wolli Creek, Leichhardt, Enmore.

If you have currently experienced any of the following conditions, it is important to treat it at the earliest:

  • Tooth pain

  • Broken Tooth

  • Worn tooth

  • Pain and Facial swelling

  • Acute head and facial injuries

  • Dental abscess

  • Jaw pain

  • Wisdom tooth pain

  • Toothache

  • TMJ pain

At Pain Free Dentist, we understand that dental pain is extremely uncomfortable which is why we cater to all patients with a dental emergency at the earliest possible time. We aim to leave free slots everyday so that all emergencies can be seen promptly on the same day. Simply give us a call on (02) 9558 8988 to book in your appointment.

Fell free to ring us up and discuss our other services like Dental Implants, Teeth whitening, teeth grinding, Sedation dentistry, Veneers, Crowns, Invisalign, Full mouth dental implant costs, Full mouth rehabilitation, Full mouth Veneers, Tooth decay, Tooth erosion, Translucent teeth, Dentin hypersensitivity, Worn down teeth, Worn down enamel, Tooth erosion at gum line.

Alternatively, you can fill out our online booking form here.

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Tooth Loss

When a tooth has fallen out, immediate attention is required. Solutions include dental implants, partial denture or bridges.

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wisdom teeth

Wisdom tooth pain can be dangerous if not attended to. Our talented dental team can remove your wisdom teeth confidently and competently. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a professional opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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root canal Treatment

If you are suffering from intense tooth pain, you may be in need of root canal therapy. This can be done painlessly under either local or deep sedation .

 

Need some emergency dentistry? Contact us or call us on (02) 9558 8988

Sedation Dentistry

What Is Sleep Dentistry

The nature of Sedative you receive at the dentist's depends on your level of anxiety and the type of test or procedure you are undergoing. Intravenous sedation, also known as conscious sedation, is an intermediate zone that doesn't allow you to fall asleep completely. It does make you less aware of what's going on during your treatment. While some sedatives are inhaled (such as nitrous oxide) or taken in pill form, intravenous sedatives are administered intravenously.

As a 2016 article in the Australasian Medical Journal (AMJ) points out, IV sedation is usually reserved for patients who are very anxious about a dental visit. It works quickly, it's easy to adjust the dose given, and the sedative has a long period of amnesia, meaning you won't remember what happened during your dental visit or treatment. One drawback of IV sedation is that a dentist needs to be well-trained in the administration of it, meaning that not every dental practice offers it as an option.

Are You a Candidate for IV Sedation

If you are generally in good health but fear going to the dentist or feel anxious when you are at the dentist, sedation might help you get your teeth cleaned so you can maintain or improve your oral health. Some people are more likely to experience adverse effects due to sedation, as the AMJ notes. Older people and people with other health conditions have an increased risk for side effects. Often, dentists will give older people a smaller dose of the sedative to lower the risk of negative effects.

To avoid needing a major dental procedure in the first place, adopt great oral hygiene habits. Brush twice daily with a toothpaste.

Need Sedation dentistry? Contact us or call us on (02) 9558 8988

Root Canal 

What is a root canal

A root canal is the process of medically removing a seriously injured or diseased tooth. Also known as endodontic treatment, a root canal is the best way to relieve serious pain and make teeth healthy again. In addition to relieving pain, a root canal also helps protect surrounding teeth from excessive wear or strain.

Does a Root canal treatment hurt

Since patients are given anesthesia, a root canal isn’t more painful than a regular dental procedure, such as a filling or getting a wisdom tooth removed. However, a root canal is generally a bit sore or numb after the procedure, and can even cause mild discomfort for a few days.

How do you know if you need a Root canal treatment

Root canal treatments are needed for a cracked tooth from injury or genetics, a deep cavity, or issues from a previous filling. Patients generally need a root canal treatment, when they notice their teeth are sensitive, particularly to hot and cold sensations. Sensitive teeth indicate that harmful bacteria are getting into the nerves of the jaw and must be removed.

Can I go to school or work after getting a RCT

Although you will most likely be numb for 2-4 hours following the procedure, most patients are able to return to school or work directly following a root canal treatment. However, most physicians advise against eating until the numbness is completely gone. If you work in manual labor, make sure to protect your teeth.

How long does a root canal procedure take

Although it varies based on the type of tooth, a root canal takes roughly 90 minutes to complete per tooth. Most anterior teeth can be completed in one hour, while premolars and molars can take up to two hours to complete. For re treatment (being treated again), procedure times can vary.

Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages:

  • Efficient chewing

  • Normal biting force and sensation

  • Natural appearance

  • Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain

    Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Consultation from an appropriately qualified health practitioner to seek treatment options.

Need Root canal treatment? Contact us or call us on (02) 9558 8988

The Foundation For A Great Smile

Gingivitis affects most people at some time during their life. It is usually caused by a build-up of plaque on teeth. There are two main stages of gum disease, Gingivitis and Periodontitis. 

Gingivitis is early gum disease and occurs when dental plaque builds up on teeth, particularly where the gum joins the tooth. Periodontitis is an advanced gum disease that may occur if gingivitis is not treated. The gum margin, the part of the gum that seals to the tooth, is weakened and spaces form between the tooth and the gum. These spaces are called ‘periodontal pockets.’ Bacteria become trapped in these pockets causing further inflammation (redness and swelling).

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In addition to maintaining the health of your gums, we can assist you with Bad Breath caused due to gum disease. Ask us about Gingivitis and Periodontal disease, receding gums, loose or sensitive teeth associated with Gum disease, gum treatments, bleeding gums and prevention.

Think you may have gum disease, bad breath, gingivitis or bleeding gums? Call and book in for a check up and clean.

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Dental Disability

Special needs patients with complex medical, and cognitive disabilities have access to our well designed practice. Our clinic is constructed to have wider entrance and flat floor to provide easy and friendly access for wheelchair and ambulatory patients.

Services include patients with

  • Anxiety

  • Dental fear or dental phobia

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Brain injuries

  • Intellectual disability

  • Neuromuscular disorders

  • Movement disorders

  • Motor disorders (such as Cerebral palsy, Stroke)

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Muscular dystrophy

  • Neurodegenerative disorders such as:

    • Dementia

    • Huntington disease

    • Parkinson’s disease

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  • Easy access for wheelchair or ambulatory patients

  • Access to intravenous sedation with a Dental Board endorsed sedationist

  • Gas sedation

  • Hospital dentistry

Dr. Chong will need additional time for your first visit to treatment plan your requirements and needs.

Please provide us any information (medical, social, psychological, behavioral) in advance via email for your initial appointment booking.