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PREVENTATIVE DENTISTRY

Your first choice for Preventative dental care in Canberra

Preventive Dentistry is the cornerstone of Symmetry Dental. Symmetry Dental, in collaboration with Sydney University Dental, is involved in a caries and gum disease risk management program. This protocol is based on the rationale that dental disease is preventable and reversible if a program of careful monitoring and non-invasive strategies to arrest and remineralise early lesions is undertaken.

 

A non-invasive approach

Patients who are considered to be at risk will be offered further assessment of diet, plaque distribution and predisposing conditions. Incipient lesions are treated non-invasively with fluoride varnish application, sealants and home tooth brushing programs using remineralising toothpaste.

International and Australian research conclusively demonstrates that preventive maintenance and a non-invasive approach results in less complex expensive dentistry and a predictable long- term prognosis for individual teeth.

 

Symmetry Dental keeps abreast of the latest treatments

Dentistry has changed – evidence-based scientific research, collaboration with complimentary medical disciplines and the recognition of tried and tested treatments have raised awareness of oral health and its position in the general well-being of patients. In recognition of the above, Symmetry Dental endeavours to work closely with allied health professionals and to stay abreast of the latest knowledge and treatment techniques to provide the most comprehensive and holistic approach to treatment for all patients.

  • Dental Hygiene

    Hygiene

    Good oral hygiene isn't only important for a bright smile. It can also impact on your overall health and wellbeing.

    DID YOU KNOW?

    Research has linked oral health problems such as periodontal or gum disease to many health conditions, including diabetes, heart and kidney disease, Alzheimer's, asthma, osteoporosis, and cancer.

    Good oral hygiene helps to prevent a range of dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease and even dental erosion. While brushing your teeth morning and night is a great start, to be really effective a little more commitment is required. Regular professional cleaning from one of our oral health therapists, combined with your home care, will help keep your mouth healthy and your smile bright.

    Symmetry dental has a hygiene team made up of oral health therapists working along side dentist to provide our patients with care of the highest quality.

    Regular visits also allow for monitoring of the condition of the gums and the presence of plaque and this provides an early warning of any problems. The treatment involved in a scale and polish is the careful removal of deposits that build up on the teeth. This will slow the progress of gum disease and even prevent it.

    What is the difference between Hygienists and Oral health therapists?

    While Hygienists provide excellent care centred mostly around gum health, Oral health therapists undergo more complex university training to allow them to provide a wider range of dental care in a variety of settings for children, adolescents and adults. We also pride ourselves on maintaining state of the art and modern care to our patients by ensuring continued education of all our staff at Symmetry.

     

  • Restorative Dentistry

    Modern dentistry to restore your confidence and oral health

    While we all enjoy how a smile makes us feel many of us have little – or not so little – things we would prefer to change about our smile.

    At Symmetry we pride ourselves on creating beautiful lifelong smiles.

    With our modern restorative dental treatments, our goal is to improve not only the look of your smile, but also your overall oral health. While restorative dental treatments can provide significant aesthetic changes to your smile they can also improve the longevity of your smile and prevent future complications that may leave patients requiring more extensive treatments and a larger financial burden. Even if you feel an issue with your teeth is small, it’s far more preferable to have it treated early, than to wait until it’s more severe – and more expensive – to treat.

    SYMMETRY DENTAL ONLY USES AUSTRALIAN LABROTORIES TO ENSURE THE HIGHEST QUALITY FOR YOU!

    Whether your smile is incomplete because of missing teeth, your teeth aren’t as white as they once were, or you have minor misalignment, chips or fractures, we have modern restorative dental techniques that can help.

    In our dental practice, we provide high quality:

    • Dental Fillings
    • Dental Veneers
    • Dental crowns
    • Dental bridges
    • Dental implants
    • Root Canal Therapy
    • Broken or chipped teeth treatment

     

    With our interest free payment plans and often the ability to complete your treatment over extended periods of time, Symmetry Dental can help you get your smile back and reduce the financial stress.

    Speak to our dental team today to discuss your options for preventative restorative dental treatment.

    What is restorative dentistry?

    Just as the name suggests, restorative dental procedures are designed to restore damaged teeth that have been affected by tooth decay, illness, injury, or other problems. At Symmetry we employ the most effective dental treatments to ensure your restored teeth closely resemble your natural teeth.

     

    What are my options for restoring a missing tooth?

    Depending on your situation, you may be able to benefit from a dental crown, dental bridge, or dental implants.

     

    Why is it a good idea to restore missing teeth?

    Having restorative dental work not only approves the look of your smile, but can also improve your overall oral health too. That’s because gaps left by missing teeth can be ideal places for bacteria to build up, potentially causing cavities or gum disease. And because your remaining teeth are doing the work of their absent friends, they also tend to be under more stress from chewing as well.

     

    Is it true that root canal treatment is painful?

    In spite of what you may have heard, most of our patients report that having root canal therapy done is only as uncomfortable as having a filling. Our gentle team will administer local anaesthetic to ensure your comfort during your root canal procedure.