For many years, the waiting time between implant surgery and getting a new tooth (crown) secured to the implant was months. Now, Dr Helen offers immediate dental implants. For many qualified patients, Dr Helen offers immediate implant placement, where the crown can be secured the same day as the implant surgery, leaving you with a perfect smile.
Single & Multiple Implants
Dental Implants are great for replacing single or multiple missing teeth, locking your dentures into place, or giving you a permanent and aesthetic replacement of all teeth. Feel like you have your own teeth back again!
Complete Teeth Replacement
Complete teeth replacement dental implants will help you regain a beautiful smile, giving you greater confidence and well-being.
Bone Grafts and Sinus Lifts
Dental implants are a beautiful, comfortable and permanent way to replace any combination of missing teeth. Just like your natural teeth, for long term success, dental implants need to be adequately supported by your own bone. Quality and volume of bone diminishes with the length of time your teeth have been missing and sometimes the bone needs to be regenerated through a bone grafting procedure, such as a width graft or a sinus lift. Surprisingly to many itís a common predictable procedure with minimal discomfort, which enables you to then have dental implants, where before it may not have been possible. Dr Helen has advanced qualifications in implant surgery, so can offer you expert comprehensive implant treatment all under one roof.
Dental crowns not only protect a compromised or broken natural tooth but can also offer an aesthetic, long lasting solution for your healthy, strong smile so that you can keep your teeth for life. There are several choices when it comes to which crown is best for you. Dr Helen recommends conservative, tooth sparing techniques different to traditional methods, to ensure precious tooth tissue is preserved, complications are minimised and your chances of keeping your natural teeth for life are maximised. She would be happy to discuss these with you at your first consultation.
For many years until dental implants gained popularity, bridges offered a fixed, comfortable, stable and aesthetic solution. Instead of implants which are supported by your jaw, bridges are a surgery free way to have you missing teeth supported by your existing teeth. Although these are less common now, there are still situations best treated with bridges. To prevent your other teeth from drifting after a tooth extraction and therefore loosing your chewing ability, a fixed bridge might be an effective option for you.
A simple but effective take home treatment can transform your discoloured, stained teeth into an attractive smile you will be proud to show off. Most types of stains respond well to whitening and despite common belief, there is no evidence of any damage that the procedure causes, and as a result most people are suitable to undergo tooth whitening. It ís often hard to believe how such a simple procedure can have such a dramatic effect. Take a look, Dr Helen has whitened her own teeth! If you want to know if tooth whitening is suitable for you, please don’t hesitate to call our office.
Cosmetic teeth straightening in Melbourne is now at your fingertips. For adults who donít want the pain and embarrassment of traditional braces, Dr Helen offers ClearPath orthodontics at her clinic. A series of clear retainers are worn over the course of treatment that can be removed to eat and drink easily. Virtually invisible, these retainers are easy to wear in all settings, including at the office, at home, and even on vacation! ClearPath dental treatment in Melbourne is growing to become more and more popular, and offers the most effective solution in invisible brace technology.
Dental Anxiety & Phobias
Dental anxiety is one of the most debilitating fears there is, because the longer you go without facing a dentist, the worse the problem can become. Dr Helen believes in creating a judgment-free, open space where you, the patient, are in control. She offers every option, explains every step along the way, and if at any time you feel uncomfortable, she lets you decide when you’re okay to continue. Schedule a dental phobia consultation with our receptionist today to put an end to the years of fear and suffering you’ve experienced.
We are told by our patients that Dr Helen is the most gentle dentist they have ever seen. She has an in-depth understanding of the origins of the common dental anxiety. Most of our patients learn in time that there is no need to avoid your dental care. However, if this is not enough to convince you, we offer light and IV sedation to suitable patients, so that you can have your treatment done while you are asleep. Please call us to discuss your options.
From fillings to crowns, we can help solve any dental-related problem you may have. We perform all dental procedures and treatments in-house, including all our advanced dental treatment services. Please get in touch to discuss your options.
Root Canal Treatment
If you are unfortunate to have an infected tooth as a result of decay, a crack or trauma, root canal treatment offers a reliable and predictable way to save your tooth, so that you can keep it long term. After all, there is nothing better than the real thing. Root canal treatment has a proven track history and if carried out with care, the treatment is painless. If you suspect you might have a dental infection, please donít delay as pain can escalate quickly. Please call us so we can discuss your situation with you.
Cracked, chipped, uneven teeth can be reshaped gently and painlessly in Dr Helen’s office. Tooth reshaping cost is low and aided by almost all health funds, and is often a quick and easy appointment that can change the way you view your smile. Teeth reshaping in Melbourne is available at Dr Helen’s office. It can often be done during a routine check-up or exam. If you have a broken, jagged, or unsightly tooth, Dr Helen can gently reshape it safely to look beautiful and natural alongside your other teeth.
A filling is a direct restoration (meaning it is placed directly into a cavity by a dentist) and is one of the most common ways to restore a tooth. A tooth coloured or composite restoration will closely resemble the colour and shape of your natural tooth. It can be used as a sole option, or as a cost effective alternative to a crown.
Tooth Extractions and Wisdom Teeth
If your tooth cannot be saved or your wisdom teeth are becoming regularly infected, it might be inevitable that the offending tooth is removed, setting you pain-free and improving your overall health. Don’t make the mistake of ignoring your impacted wisdom teeth as they are a constant source of infection and affect your general health. Modern day anaesthetics, sedation and several other techniques ensure the procedure is carried out pain-free and your recovery is prompt. To their surprise, our patients commonly comment on how simple the procedure is. Contact us and we will discuss what options are available to you.
Pain Relief & Emergency Dental Treatment
Don’t make a mistake of ignoring dental pain, as it can quickly escalate. We will need to ask you a few questions so that we can best address your concern. Our priority is to have you pain free as quickly as possible. Call our office immediately for advice on how to manage your symptoms while we find the first available appointment to relieve it.
For many years dentures have been an industry standard for replacing missing teeth. This may be a cost-effective solution if you have multiple or all missing teeth. With an advent in implant dentistry, dentures can now be considered in conjunction with dental implants to lock dentures in place so that you can bite into your favourite foods without any discomfort. Modern acrylics now give dentures a very real and natural appearance.
Our patients often come in with a picture of their favourite celebrity and tell us that they want to have a smile like them. Well, the truth is that now you can. Nature is not always perfect. They have probably undergone a corrective procedure such as porcelain veneers, orthodontic treatment or ClearPath, white fillings or resin bonding. Dr Helen recommends highest quality, minimally invasive, natural looking cosmetic procedures and has an eye for perfection. To discuss possible solutions to your discoloured, misaligned, chipped or worn teeth, please contact us for a consultation.
Veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of natural teeth and give you the smile makeover you always desired. If you’re concerned about discolouration, chips, misalignments or the shape of your teeth, then veneers could offer a solution. They can also be used to close the gaps between your natural teeth. They are made of either a tooth-coloured resin composite bonded material or a thin layer of porcelain shell, carefully crafted to fit over the surface of your tooth. We recommend highest quality, minimal reduction porcelain veneers over traditional, more destructive version or options. This means that your natural enamel is preserved and veneers are fully reversible. We offer these at an affordable price.
Dr Helen’s Dental & Implant Studio is a leader of cosmetic dentistry in Melbourne and can solve many aesthetic problems with your smile, including crooked teeth, gaps in teeth, discoloured teeth, yellowing teeth, uneven teeth, undersized teeth and chipped teeth.
Treatment for Grinding
Do you wake up with tension or pain in your jaws, or with broken cracked teeth? Or have you noticed wear in your teeth? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these, you are one of many people whose lifestyle directly relates to your dental health. It’s likely that you are grinding in your sleep. Grinding or also commonly referred to as nocturnal bruxism. If left untreated it can cause unsightly wear, irreparable damage and unexpected pain. Dr Helen will discuss your lifestyle with you, to see if positive changes can be implemented. If needed she may recommend a protective occlusal splint to wear in your sleep, so that you protect your teeth from this destructive condition.
Most people don’t even realise that they have gum disease as it ís usually painless, until it is too late. It would have to be the most common oral condition diagnosed by dentists. It can range from mild gingivitis to advanced periodontitis. Many have lost their teeth to gum disease simply because it was not diagnosed in time, or they have neglected to take it seriously. Untreated, gum decease irreversibly compromises surrounding bone and gums, which serve as support and foundation for your teeth. Many people believe that common symptoms of gum decease such as bleeding, tooth sensitivity, recession and loosening teeth is normal. If you experience any of these, please don’t delay and have your gums examined by a dentist. Luckily most gum conditions are successfully treated, ensuring that you maintain your own teeth for life and enjoy eating your favourite foods into your later years in comfort. Please call us today for a thorough examination of your gums and a preventative strategy.
If you engage in a sporting activity, please remember to protect your teeth from possible trauma with a mouthguard. A mouthguard can be custom designed to cushion your teeth, jaws, tongue and cheeks from a blow to the face, protecting you and minimising the risk of emergencies. Dr Helen can fit a comfortable, custom fitted mouthguard, which will serve you for years, in just two quick appointments.
Bad breath (Halitosis) has a variety of treatments we can assist you with. The top four factors in chronic halitosis or bad breath are Dehydration, Gum Disease, Dental Decay and Gastrointestinal Issues.
Dental Nutrition Advice
Dr Helen believes that nutrition and dental health go hand-in-hand. Preventative dentistry starts on your dinner plate and is much more cost-effective! If you’re looking for dental nutrition advice, Dr Helen offers comprehensive consultations and can discuss simple, inexpensive, realistic dietary advice to prevent dental decay, strengthen teeth, and optimise your oral health.