Dental off Chapel | 6 Chatham St. Prahran VIC 3181

OUR SERVICES

Regular Check-ups
Early detection of decay and gum diseases means simpler and less extensive treatment. The progress of these problems can be halted and hopefully reversed.
Our hygienists will help get your mouth healthy and show you how to keep it healthy.
Fluoride
The application of fluoride in the surgery, and recommendations of appropriate re-mineralising products to use at home, will help to combat decay and erosion.
X-rays
The judicious use of x-rays is an important part of the diagnostic process and helps detect problems early.
Fissure Sealants
These are thin coatings that fill the grooves in molars (back) teeth, and help protect them from plaque and acids. This reduces the likelihood of decay in these teeth.
Mouthguards
These prevent injury of teeth and jaws when playing sport. At Dental off Chapel we strongly encourage children and adults playing contact sports to wear a mouthguard.

Whitening
Ageing, smoking, and certain beverages such as tea, coffee and red wine can, over time, discolour your teeth. Professional tooth whitening is a simple non invasive way to improve your smile. It utilises a peroxide based gel to lighten your teeth. At Dental off Chapel, we now offer Zoom whitening, as well as customised home whitening kits.
Bonding
Bonding is another modern, non invasive technique which is used to improve small irregularities in teeth such as chips and small gaps between teeth. A resin filling material is bonded and moulded on to the tooth. It is then shaped and polished to give a life-like appearance.
Veneers
Veneers are custom made thin shells of tooth coloured porcelain that are bonded to the front of teeth to improve their appearance. They are used to correct colour, shape and alignment of teeth.
Fillings
Fillings are used to treat decayed teeth by removing decay and restoring the area where the decayed material is removed.  Tooth coloured, composite, resin fillings are also used to repair and reinforce worn, cracked or broken teeth.
Porcelain Inlays/Onlays
These are used to restore previously heavily filled or cracked teeth. They are a hybrid between a filling and a crown. These bond to the remaining tooth structure and are used when a filling will not be strong enough to last.
Crowns
A crown is a tooth shaped cap which fits over the tooth and is made of porcelain, metal or porcelain fused to metal. Crowns are often a solution for cracked or broken down and worn teeth. They can also be used to strengthen weak teeth and improve the appearance of teeth.
Bridges 
Bridges and implants are used to replace missing teeth. Conventional bridges consist of crowns on the teeth either side of the missing tooth , linked by a false tooth to fill the gap. They are usually made of porcelain fused to metal.
Dental Implants
Dental implants have become a very predictable method of replacing missing teeth. A titanium post is placed in the jaw in the site of the missing tooth. After the bone has healed around the implant, it is restored with a crown, bridge or denture. Our dentists at Dental Off Chapel can treat patients requiring dental implants. Patients seeking dental implants should always have a second opinion. We are happy to provide this on a complimentary basis.

Diagnosis of Facial Pain and Joint Disorders
Facial pain may be due to causes such as cracked teeth, caries, gum disease and impacted wisdom teeth. One of the common causes of facial pain is excessive clenching of teeth (Bruxism). This often occurs at night, and can result in pain and sensitivity in teeth, facial pain and headaches, excessive wear of teeth, as well as stiffness and pain in jaw joint (TMJ) and associated muscles. We will often work with a physiotherapist to help provide relief and recommend exercises. Sometimes an occlusal splint (night guard) is helpful.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment, otherwise known as endodontic treatment, is an option for teeth with a diseased tooth pulp. This can be as a result of caries (decay) or trauma. Endodontic treatment may take one or more visits. This involves cleaning and medicating the root canal(s) of the teeth with the aim of eliminating infection. Once this is achieved, the root canal system is sealed and the tooth is restored.
Periodontal Treatment
Gum disease is caused by plaque building up on teeth. This plaque build up causes inflammation which manifests as bleeding, redness and swelling of the gums. The initial stage is called gingivitis which may progress to periodontitis where the inflammation spreads, and spaces form between the tooth and gum. These spaces, called periodontal pockets, are difficult to clean, and as the disease progresses, the bone supporting the teeth is slowly lost. At Dental off Chapel, our hygienists assess your gum health status and professionally and gently clean your teeth to remove plaque and calculus (hardened plaque). They also provide comprehensive advice on your oral hygiene techniques to reduce plaque build up.
Children’s Dentistry
Children’s dental health is a high priority at Dental off Chapel. We believe that children should have their first dental check up by the time they are three years old, or even earlier if specific concerns arise. Regular checkups allow us to help prevent dental problems or to detect dental problems early. We want children (and their parents) to have stress free dental visits. Regular checkups also allow us to monitor growth and development of the teeth and jaws so that we can intervene to minimise the need for major orthodontic care.
Emergency Treatment
Dental emergencies can occur at any time. At Dental off Chapel we endeavour to treat your emergency dental problems as soon as possible. If a permanent tooth is knocked out, try to place the tooth back in its socket and see a dentist as soon as you can. If you cannot replace the tooth in its socket, store it in milk or cling wrap until you get to us. A deciduous (baby) tooth should not be placed back in the socket as this may damage the erupting permanent tooth underneath.