General Dentistry

Composite (Tooth coloured) Fillings

A composite (tooth coloured) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special medicated dental materials which restore the tooth to its full function.

Having a root canal done on a tooth is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that otherwise would die and have to be removed. Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what is not realized is that extracting (pulling) a tooth will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth


Sometimes teeth cannot be saved due to large decays, root fractures etc. Extractions can be performed under local anaesthetic in the chair, however in some cases referral to an Oral Surgeon may be required


Occlusal splints (also called bite splints, bite planes, or night guards) are removable dental appliances carefully moulded to fit the upper arch of teeth.

They are used to protect tooth and restoration surfaces, manage mandibular (jaw) dysfunction TMD, and stabilize the jaw joints during occlusion or create space prior to restoration procedures. People prone to nocturnal bruxism, or night time clenching/grinding, may routinely wear occlusal splints at night.

Occlusal splints are typically made of a heat-cured acrylic resin.

At your first appointment we take an impression (mould) of your upper and lower teeth. These moulds are sent to a laboratory where they make your nightguard. At your second appointment we show you how to insert and remove the nightguard, make any adjustments and give you home care instructions.


A mouthguard is a protective device for the mouth that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, arches, lips and gums. A mouthguard is most often used to prevent injury in contact sports.

At your first appointment we take an impression(mould) of your upper and lower teeth. These moulds are sent to a laboratory where they make your mouthguard. You also can choose your team/favourite colours. One week later your mouthguard is available for collection from surgery.