General Dental Services offered by Dr Skinner:
Seniors Card holders receive a 10% Discount on all General Dental Services.
Individual results do vary and maintenance usually needs to be repeated on an annual basis to maintain optimal results. Bleaching toothpastes do help maintain a whiter looking smile but results are minimal. We recommend Colgate Optic White Toothpaste as it’s gentle on your teeth.
Teeth Express (pdf)
For the removal of amalgam, we use rubber dam so that you do not accidentally inhale or ingest amalgam. For those of you with an allergy to latex, latex free rubber dam is available. Both our surgeries have amalgam traps installed and we enlist the services of a professional waste disposal company for safe mercury disposal.
The technique for placing composite resin fillings is exacting. The method must be followed meticulously to ensure a restoration that looks good, lasts and does not leave a sensitive tooth. For larger fillings where the width of the filling is over a third the width of the tooth and/or cusps have been lost the restoration of choice is a crown. Each individual’s needs vary and are best discussed at a consultation appointment.
We try to keep a time available each day for dental emergencies. After hours emergency treatment is available but in keeping with current requirements, we require a dentist’s assistant when working. This makes after hours treatment costly. We suggest that you call us in the morning when you have a toothache rather than waiting until the evening when you are not able to sleep because of it. Invariably we find that people have been putting up with pain for several days before calling us.
Traumatic sports injuries are best handled at the nearest hospital emergency department but advice is only a phone call away.
Gingivitis – a bacterial infection confined to the gums. It is characterised by redness, inflammation, and bleeding of the gums. It results in reversible damage to the gums.
Periodontitis – an inflammatory disease of the gums and supporting structures caused by bacterial infection that results in some permanent destruction of the bone and periodontal ligament.
For further information click on the following Periodontal Disease and Treatment