General Dentistry

Dental Solutions for your entire family

Did you know dental health is closely linked to heart disease and other health complications? This makes it essential to schedule regular dental checkups to maintain overall good health. At Studfield Dental, we’re your one-stop destination for comprehensive dental care. Whether it’s routine check-ups or cosmetic treatments, we’ve got you covered. With cutting-edge technology and expertise, we provide quality family dental services at accessible rates.

What is General Dentistry?

General dentistry refers to procedures which include oral exams, cleaning, dental imaging, the removal of plaque and minor fillings. These dentists are often the first point of contact for many patients seeking dental care. With less recovery time in comparison to major dental procedures, genera dental treatments are usually done within a few hours. Keep reading for some of the dental solutions we offer here at SDG Dental.

What are Regular Dental Checkups?


Dental examinations are an important process that should be performed every 6 months as it’s a great way to keep your oral health in check. When you come in for a check-up, our dentists will perform a thorough assessment of your mouth and treat any problems before they have a chance of worsening. These check-ups also involve oral cancer screening and professional dental cleaning. If you wish to get any cosmetic dental procedures done, we will examine your teeth and surrounding tissue during these appointments to better understand how your smile can be improved to suit your needs. We offer various solutions, which you can opt for individually or as a package to give yourself a complete smile makeover!

Some of our personalised treatments like teeth whitening or dental crowns may be just what you need to get a bright, new smile. When you come in for your appointment, we’ll perform a thorough evaluation and discuss what would be ideal to improve your smile.

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What are the Benefits of General Dentistry?


Routine visits to the general dentist play a crucial role in maintaining the health, cleanliness, and aesthetic appeal of your teeth. General dentists advocate for regular check-ups and cleanings every four to six months, with additional visits as necessary for cosmetic or restorative procedures. These visits allow for the early detection and treatment of dental issues, which can prevent more serious problems down the line. Additionally, general dentists play a crucial role in educating patients about proper oral hygiene practices and lifestyle choices that can impact their oral health.

Here are some of the key benefits of General Dentistry:

  • Prevents Cavities: Plaque and tartar build-up, if not addressed, often leads to cavities. Through routine cleanings, our general dentists aim to remove such build-up on teeth and along the gum line, lowering the risk of cavities and related concerns.
  • Prevents Bad Breath: Regular visits to the dentist offer the advantage of fresh breath. Despite the misconception that check-ups don’t impact daily life, neglecting them can lead to halitosis. This condition arises from plaque and tartar build-up on teeth, and a dental cleaning effectively removes the foul-smelling bacteria, enhancing breath quality.
  • An Improved Smile: Regular dental checkups can enhance your smile by removing plaque and tartar and preventing staining from natural discolouration or enamel wear.
  • Maintains Good Oral Health: General dentistry allows for timely intervention, preventing dental problems from worsening. This helps save time and money spent on complex dental procedures in the future.
  • Cost Effective: General dentistry is also financially beneficial to you as addressing dental issues in their early stages is typically less costly than having to treat advanced problems which can be expensive. These prevention consultations will be an investment for your long-term oral health.

 

Scale and Clean


Scale and clean refers to the process of removing existing plaque and tartar that has developed on teeth over time. Although you may regularly practise good hygiene techniques at home, there are areas you can’t access with your toothbrush. It is a simple and non-invasive treatment that contributes to the overall well-being of your teeth and gums. Professional cleaning can also remove surface stains, and get rid of bad breath, leaving your teeth looking brighter and whiter.

 

Restorations / Fillings


Fillings are used to restore function to teeth affected by decay, wear or trauma. These treatments aim to preserve the tooth’s structure and functionality while preventing further deterioration and tooth loss.
During restorations, our dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and bacteria from the area, and then clean and fill the tooth. This process restores the tooth’s shape, function and strength while preventing further decay or damage.

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Fissure Sealants


Fissure sealants are a preventative measure generally performed on children or teenagers. The seal is placed on the biting surfaces of your back teeth, which generally attract tooth decay and are difficult to clean with your toothbrush. The treatment is quick, painless and non-invasive. Fissure sealants create a smooth and protective barrier over the grooves, preventing food and bacteria from getting trapped and reducing the risk of cavities.

 

Affordable Dental Implants


Our affordable Dental Implants are a reliable and permanent solution used to replace missing or damaged teeth that cannot be saved by conventional means. Dental implants can be used with other solutions, like implant-supported dentures or all-on-4 implants, to make the end result more durable and comfortable. You can choose to have the dental implant procedure in the dental chair under local anaesthesia or by using our in-house General Anaesthesia facilities to make this a painless process.

 

Get a healthy smile with general dentistry!

Endodontic / Root Canal Treatment


Dental pulp is the soft tissue that comprises blood vessels, tissue fibres and nerve fibres. These are confined in channel/s that run through the crown and roots of a tooth. The most common cause of pulp damage is deep tooth decay, which inevitably leads to bacteria invading the pulp.

The pulp may then become inflamed or infected, and it may not only spread through the tooth pulp but can also affect the surrounding bone. An abscess may result from this, leading to swelling and discomfort. Not all abscessed teeth become symptomatic; many are diagnosed at clinical and radiographic examinations.

Other causes of pulp damage include trauma, leaking fillings, extensively worn and cracked teeth, and periodontal (gum) disease. To treat this severe form of infection, we employ endodontic dentistry (otherwise known as root canal therapy) to save your tooth. If the damage is too advanced for a root canal, then tooth extraction is the last remaining solution. Root canal therapy is a safe way of saving and restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.

At SDG Dental, our dentists employ the latest technology to help make your root canal treatment and experience as comfortable as possible.

 

HOW MUCH DOES GENERAL DENTISTRY COST?


The cost of general dental treatments depends on the type of treatment, your individual case needs and the severity. Our dentists will provide an accurate cost estimate during your initial consultation following a comprehensive assessment of your mouth.

 

General Dental Care At Studfield Dental Group


At Studfield Dental Group, we are dedicated to providing high-quality general dental care to our valued patients. Our highly skilled, experienced and caring team strives to ensure that you and your family enjoy optimal oral health.

Our friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere aim to make your dental visits a comfortable and pleasant experience. Equipped with the latest technology, we are here to help you achieve the best possible results.

We offer a wide range of other dental services, from cosmetic dentistry to orthodontics, emergency care and family dentistry so that you get the dental care you need.

Schedule an appointment with us today, and let us take care of your smile with utmost care and expertise!