Does Your Child Need Braces?

Does Your Child Need Braces

Did you know that your child does not have to have to have metal, “train-tracks”- style braces anymore?

I am passionate about providing a pain-free, hygienic solution for children that does not restrict their diet.

Having two teenagers myself, I know how uncomfortable braces can be. They can also restrict what foods they can eat, which most teenagers are not going to be happy about!

This is why I offer Invisalign teen for all my teenage patients. It is fast, clean, clear and painless compared to braces, and their are no restrictions on their diet.

Talk to me about how I can help your child get a comfortable solution to correcting their teeth and providing them with a great smile. This system also requires a lot less visits to the dentist!” Dr Sasha Rutnam

Do you have a tooth ache, but are afraid of the dentist?

Do you have a tooth ache, but are afraid of the dentist

You are not alone.

It’s not uncommon for patients to avoid going to the dentist because they are afraid to do so.

Here at North Shore Dentistry, we endevour to make your experience as pain-free as possible.

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We offer SLEEP DENTISTRY, where you sleep through the procedure and wake up refreshed while we do all the hard work.

Dr. Rutnam feels that dentistry should be like other medical procedures; done in a way that comfort of the patient is paramount.

The sedation is administered by qualified practitioners; not the dentist. The dentist then just focuses on making your teeth healthy and beautiful.

Ring us now to find out how we can help you get your teeth fixed with no pain or anxiety.

Invisalign vs. Braces – Which Will Work Best for Me?

Invisalign vs. Braces – Which Will Work Best for Me

One Of The Most Common Questions Patients Ask In The Invisalign Vs. Braces Debate Is, What Will Work Best For Me? For Patients Looking To Get Orthodontic Dental Treatments, The Answer Can Be Complicated.

Firstly, Dr Rutnam will need to determine if you’re a candidate for either treatment. Your orthodontic options will vary based on jaw, bite, and teeth.

The good news is, both Invisalign and braces can effectively straighten teeth. They can also correct bite issues that require special diagnosis and treatment. The bad news is, the different between the two treatments is significant. So choosing the wrong option could leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each before you decide what’s best for you.

Say NO to the Kylie Jenner Challenge and Trust your Dentist

Say NO to the Kylie Jenner Challenge and Trust your Dentist

The so called Kylie Jenner Challenge has gone viral and is butchering lips all over the world. Keep your face scar-free and trust a trained professional.

North Shore Dentistry in Turramurra, Sydney offers dento-facial aesthetic treatments such as dermal fillers to help frame your smile and create beautiful lips for those looking to achieve the lush lips of Kylie Jenner or Angelina Jolie.

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Cosmetic dentistry treatments like porcelain veneers and teeth whitening can help to enhance the appearance of your teeth, but what about your lips or your cheeks? Here at North Shore Dentistry, we often have patients who feel that their chipped, misshaped or lost teeth have given their natural lips a thinned, aged appearance.

In order to help patients achieve the youthful look they are after, we may suggest dermal fillers to volumise the lips. This is why we’ve introduced dermal fillers and other dento-facial treatments to renew the overall look of the patient’s face and smile – not just their teeth.

What are dermal fillers?

Unfortunately, due to Australian medical advertising guidelines, we cannot share the actual name of the active ingredient. What we can tell you though, is that the dermal fillers available at North Shore Dentistry are composed of an active ingredient that occurs naturally in the body. Dermal fillers can provide you with smooth and gently plumped lips for a time until the dermal fillers are harmlessly absorbed into the body.

Dental Implant

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We Can Replace Missing Teeth With a Dental Implant

Dental implants are an aesthetically pleasing and secure way to replace missing teeth and restore dental function. If you have lost a tooth or need to have a tooth extracted, a dental implant may be the best option for you. When it comes to dental implants in Sydney, North Shore Dentistry are the specialist team to turn to, with years of experience and the latest innovative technologies at our disposal.

We Can Replace Missing Teeth With a Dental Implant

The replacement of a missing tooth is pivotal to your overall oral health. Losing a single tooth or multiple teeth is a serious issue as it can create significant health and cosmetic issues. When you lose a tooth, it impacts your overall oral health and function. Some of the effects of a lost tooth include:

  • Increased stress on adjacent teeth
  • The remaining teeth shift out of alignment. This can make them harder to clean and lead to decay and gum disease
  • Resorption (deterioration) of the jawbone due to lost stimulation, which will eventually affect facial volume and shape
  • Inefficient occlusion (bite)
  • Cosmetic/aesthetic concerns

The Dental Implant Procedure

Consultation with one of our dentists will determine if an implant is the best treatment option for you. If you need a dental implant, we will plan the treatment with you using modern software and cone beam 3D scans which can be performed in-house to ensure that the implant is placed in the best position to assure longevity. All of our implants are done under strict infection control standards and only superior dental implant components are used to ensure you receive the best possible treatment.

The Implant Treatment Process:

1. Osseointegration – installation of the artificial root in the jawbone, which is then left for months to properly integrate into the bone. North Shore Dentistry uses Precision Guided Surgery using 3D technology, which eliminates the need for painful surgical procedures. We conduct a keyhole approach, speeding up the healing process.

2. Abutment – after the implant root has successfully integrated with your jawbone an abutment is installed, encouraging correct gum regrowth by joining the crown and the root.

3. Restoration – finally the crown (the part which looks like a tooth) is permanently attached.

Benefits of Dental Implants

There are other options available for replacing missing teeth, such as bridges and dentures, but implants are increasingly gaining popularity compared to these treatments. An implant tooth looks and functions like a normal tooth and is known for not affect surrounding teeth in a negative as well as being able to better preserve the jawbone from deterioration.

Dentures can be uncomfortable and limit what foods you can eat, but when you opt for our dental implants in Sydney, you can eat, drink and smile with confidence and comfort. Implants are a long-term solution that with proper care can last a lifetime.

However, as with all dental treatments, North Shore Dentistry will discuss any risks or complications associated with implants to ensure you are fully informed of the process.

Costs and Finance

At North Shore Dentistry, we offer affordable dental implants. Book a consultation to determine the exact cost and the length of the treatment period for you.

Emergency Dental Implants North Shore Sydney

If you need an emergency dentist, Contact us right away. Quick treatment is your best chance at avoiding the consequences of lost teeth. We are open six days a week and happily accommodate appointments after hours.

To find out more about dental implants, or to make an appointment, please phone us on 02 9449 9366 or alternatively send us a message. Our friendly staff will be able to answer all your questions.

Disclaimer

The information provided above is general in nature and not intended to provide specific advice. Contact North Shore Dentistry to discuss whether this treatment is right for you, and the risks it carries. Your dentist will conduct an examination and provide a diagnosis, advising you on the appropriate treatment for you. Further information will be provided regarding the treatment, as well as a discussion of possible complications and costs involved.

Introducing ‘The Wand’

Technology

Advancements in dental technology offer better solutions for traditional oral health problems than ever before. The trend in dentistry is utilising dental technology to make dentistry more comfortable, durable, efficient and natural-looking for the patient as possible.

Patients and their dentists benefit from newer techniques that are less invasive and more dependable than the years of past. Procedures that formerly took multiple trips to the dentist or required multiple health care providers can often be performed in the comfort of one office by one qualified provider using modern dental technology.

There are many new advancements in dental technology that your dentist may choose to offer for an enhanced state of comfort and improved oral health. These advances play an important role in the comfort of the patients as well as the dentists, dental specialists, hygienists, and office managers at the practice, allowing them to provide the highest standard of dental care possible.

Some dental technologies you may see the next time you visit North Shore Dentistry include:

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3D IMAGING

3D Imaging allows our dentists to see a 3 dimensional image of your jaws, thereby diagnosing any pathology that might be present. They also use this technology to position implants in the optimal position to ensure the best results possible.

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INTRA-ORAL CAMERA AND VIDEO

An intra-oral camera enables you to see on a monitor what we see during your examination. This allows us to explain in detail exactly what treatment is required. It has a miniature video camera with 25X zoom magnification ensuring even the smallest problem doesn’t go unnoticed.

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LASER

Our laser is one of the most sophisticated and versatile pieces of dental technology available at North Shore Dentistry. It can also be used instead of the drill on small cavities on children and adults. Intricate surgical procedures such as gum contouring and gum lifts to get rid of a gummy smile can be completed with greater precision and result in a quicker recovery.

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OZONE DISINFECTION

Ozone is a powerful disinfectant, which kills germs as soon as it comes into contact with them. At North Shore Dentistry all our instruments are disinfected using ozonated water, washed in a 95 degree dishwasher prior to being autoclaved, ensuring maximum infection control. Infected root canals are disinfected using ozone thereby minimising chances of re-infection and post-operative pain. Deep gum pockets and infections are also sterilised and protected from further infection. Ozone readily decomposes into oxygen and leaves no harmful residues. North Shore Dentistry is one of the few practices in Australia offering this service.

Introducing ZOOM Whitening to NSD

Introducing ZOOM Whitening to NSD

Introducing ZOOM whitening to North Shore Dentistry.

With so many different whitening products on the market, it’s easy to get confused. So here are the facts you need to know before you commit.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes. Clinical studies have shown that whitening your teeth with carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of a dental professional is safe for teeth and gums.

What are the side effects?

The most common side effect is tooth and gum sensitivity. Your dentist is your best resource to ensure that you are a good candidate for whitening and that you are using the right concentration of whitening formula. Philips Zoom at-home whitening products have two mild desensitizing agents, potassium nitrate and Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (ACP), to minimize tooth sensitivity.

What’s the difference between OTC whitening solutions and Philips Zoom?

Over-the-counter whitening products are not customized to your needs. With Philips Zoom, the whitening process is tailored to your needs by your dentist, with custom-fitted trays for at-home treatments or just the right light intensity and duration in the dentist’s office.

How long will my Zoom whitening results last?

Whitening treatments help to reduce existing stains, but through consumption of coffee, soft drinks or just through natural aging, your teeth may eventually become discolored again. Maintenance whitening can help combat recurring discoloration. Only Philips Zoom at-home whitening products include ACP, which has been shown to help reduce whitening fade-back.

What causes teeth to discolor?

There are many causes to tooth discoloration. Some of the most common include the consumption highly colored foods and drinks (berries, coffee, tea, red wine). Some medications, aging, smoking and trauma can also cause teeth discoloration.

How long does it take?

With Philips Zoom, your teeth will be visibly whiter in one day. With Zoom in-office, you will achieve up to eight shades whiter in 45 minutes. With Zoom at-home, when used as instructed, you will achieve the same great results in one-two weeks, depending on concentration of formulation and wear time you select.

Call us today for a free smile evaluation – see you soon!

Introducing ‘The Wand’

Introducing ‘The Wand’

THE TEAM HERE AT NORTH SHORE DENTISTRY ARE PROUD TO INTRODUCE OUR LATEST TECHNOLOGY – ‘THE WAND’.

This patented, award winning unit utilises computer-controlled local anesthesia delivery to enhance the injection process for both the dentist and the patient. The unit allows reduced duration of anesthesia and reduced pain assosciated with the injection. The unit has been proven time and time again to be more comfortable with all phases of the process as well as providing superior clinical outcome for all dental injections.

In today’s society, cosmetic dentistry is all about face!

In today’s society, cosmetic dentistry is all about face

The Opportunity to Refresh Our Facial Features as We Get Older Has Become a Widely Popular and Improved Process in the Beauty Industry.

Not only does Cosmetic Dentistry assist in softening our ageing features, it can also boost our confidence. Here at North Shore Dentistry, we offer a range of procedures not just for teeth but also your surrounding features!

Porcelain Veneers

Using our state of the art CEREC technology, a smile makeover has never been easier. Veneers specialise in correcting misaligned and discoloured teeth, giving you a white, bright and straightened smile! The CEREC Technology is a fast process which means you won’t have to set multiple appointments to achieve your smile goals.

What Is Cerec Technology?

CEREC or ‘CERamic REConstruction’ is a specialised method founded in 1980, which involves manufacturing a digital impression of your mouth. This is developed by various methods of scanning, and your veneers are then created at our practice!

We understand that setting appointments close together can be a challenge due to busy lifestyles. This technology speeds up the process of renewing your smile and you will only require 1 to 2 appointments (depending on your procedure).

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a great way to enhance your look by softening ageing skin due to collagen loss. As we grow older, our skins elasticity is reduced which contributes to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles developing over time.

Collagen production in our body typically begins to diminish during our early 20’s; studies have shown that the average person’s skin elasticity decreases by 7% every 10 years.

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Dermal Fillers are a fantastic option to enhance lips, nose, brows, cheeks and the chin area. At North Shore Dentistry, we will guide you in the right direction towards selecting the most suitable treatments that will help you to achieve the results you desire.

Anti-wrinkle Injections

Our epidermis layer is prone to lines deepening over time, anti-wrinkle injections can smooth out these lines which restore youthful appearance to the skin. The injection itself delivers a purified protein to the targeted muscles that are responsible for wrinkle development. The muscles are then relaxed and this prevents them from contracting dramatically to cause those deep lines.

Our team at North Shore Dentistry are highly experienced in providing anti-wrinkle injection treatments and take extra care and satisfaction in delivering significantly successful results. Anti-wrinkle injection results last from 3-6 months and we can combine your treatments to help you feel rejuvenated after just one visit!

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Other Procedures

Cosmetic surgery can be used to treat the smallest of areas, as well as a range of different parts of your face. At North Shore Dentistry we strive to assist you in refreshing your face.

Procedures Include:

  • Teeth Whitening: Zoom! in-chair whitening or the option of a take home kit. Zoom! is one of the most popular teeth whitening products on the market.
  • Dento-Facial aesthetics: Restores facial harmony, rejuvenating the overall visage that frames your smile.

Click here to read more about our individual cosmetic procedures to enhance your features.

Considering a cosmetic makeover with your dental check-up? Contact us at North Shore dental today!