Prosthodontists can provide a range of services, including general dentistry.
A prosthodontist is a specialist dentist who has done advanced training. This training allows your prosthodontist to provide a comprehensive range of restorative dentistry treatments, including crowns, bridges and dental implants. But can your prosthodontist provide general dentistry treatments Sydney? Read on to find out how your prosthodontist can help you maintain your oral health…
What general dentistry treatments can your prosthodontist provide?
A prosthodontist completes additional training in order to specialise in restorative dentistry, but they are also fully qualified to provide general dental treatments. Professor Jim Ironside offers a number of treatments besides restorative procedures. These include:
This technique allows Professor Ironside to conceal flaws such as chips and cracks in the teeth. Bonding is an alternative to veneers and helps to enhance the overall appearance of a damaged tooth or teeth. To find out more about bonding and what the process involves, please have a look here.
Inlays and onlays
Similar to a filling, inlays and onlays can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, gold and composite resin. An inlay is placed inside the tooth, while an onlay is placed on top of a damaged tooth and is slightly larger. To find out more about inlays and onlays, please have a look here.
Microscope dentistry is a very precise approach. It involves the use of specialised dental loupes and microscopes, which allow Professor Ironside to see your teeth in greater detail and accurately diagnose and treat any issues. For more information on microscope dentistry and when it is used, please have a look here.
Virtually pain-free dentistry
One of the general dentistry services that Professor Ironside offers is virtually pain-free dentistry. He makes use of a computerised anaesthetic delivery system, which delivers a virtually painless injection electronically. The technique is ideal for patients who feel anxious about undergoing dental treatment, as it eliminates any discomfort completely. To find out how it works, have a look here.
Fillings are one of the most common dental procedures and are often recommended in cases where it is necessary to repair and restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay. Composite resin fillings can be colour-matched to the natural teeth and are a great option for patients who would like a discreet-looking restoration. To find out what the process of having a filling placed involves, please have a look here.
Why is general dentistry so important?
General dentistry is a very important part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums in the long term. It helps to prevent complex issues from developing and focuses on early diagnosis and treatment. We recommend that you come in for regular check-ups and general dentistry in Sydney so that any oral health issues can be resolved as quickly as possible. By maintaining your oral health, it is often possible to minimise the need for restorative dentistry in the future.
If you would like to make an appointment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Professor Jim Ironside and his team are highly trained and experienced and look forward to providing you with the care that you need. Each patient is different, and Professor Ironside will take the time to get to know you and your dental needs before recommending a treatment plan.
We are conveniently located in the Sydney CBD — take a look at the location of our practice here.