Dentistry

General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Epsom, Auckland

At Alpers Dental, we believe that quality dental treatment offers the biggest benefit for all patients. Many patients have found that when dental treatment isn’t done properly, the effects don’t last, or they have to have the treatment redone. Our dental team works hard to assure that every patient gets treatment with our state-of-the-art equipment and modern techniques that will provide the best quality of treatment possible, ensuring long-lasting restorations and a lifetime free of dental worries. Alpers Dental provides a wide range of dental treatments, including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, surgical dentistry, and paediatric dentistry.

General Dentistry

General dentistry procedures are used to fix cavities (tooth decay), mild malocclusions, and gum disease. We provide the following general procedures:

  1. Filling – When a patient has dental caries (cavities), the affected tooth needs to be trimmed and drilled to remove all decayed areas. After the removal process, the tooth will be filled with a tooth-coloured material, such as composite resin or porcelain, to restore its original shape and appearance.
  2. Bonding – Similar to dental fillings, dental bonding material adheres or “bonds” with the tooth, making it a more natural-looking option if you wish to cover up a decayed or stained tooth.
  3. Orthodontics – For patients who have malocclusions or “bad bite”, we recommend orthodontic treatments such as braces, retainers, or clear aligners. These dental appliances adjust the teeth to align them properly and eliminate the undesirable effects of overbites and underbites.
  4. Periodontal Treatment – Gum disease is a very common condition among adults, but it can be managed through proper dental hygiene and regular cleaning. We also treat gingivitis and periodontitis through in-clinic cleaning procedures.

 
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Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have problems with unsightly teeth, our clinic may recommend one or more of the following cosmetic treatments:

  1. Teeth Whitening – Stained or yellowish teeth can diminish your self-confidence and your desire to participate in social activities with friends or family. Through our teeth whitening treatment, you can achieve pearly white teeth in less than two hours. The treatment is safe, quick, affordable, and long-lasting.
  2. Amalgam Replacement – If you have an amalgam filling from a previous dental treatment, it is highly recommended to remove it for the safety of your health, as well as the aesthetics of your teeth. Alpers Dental provides safe and certified amalgam removal procedures as well as replacement with tooth-coloured fillings or other restorative options.
  3. Veneers – Veneers are ideal for covering up teeth that have undergone root canal treatment and are stained inside (intrinsic), fractured, chipped, or irregularly shaped.
  4. Smile Makeover – Alpers Dental offers a total smile makeover that involves an overall treatment plan to fix all of your dental concerns. These don’t only include aesthetic problems, but also orthodontic and periodontal issues.

 
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Restorative Dentistry

Restorations are highly recommended for fractured or decayed teeth that can still be salvaged without extracting the healthy tooth material. We also provide restorations for missing teeth.

  1. Crowns – If your tooth has been fractured, but a sufficient amount of healthy material remains, a crown is used to cover up the occlusal or biting part of the tooth and allow you to function again.
  2. Bridges – Bridges are made of two pontics and a crown suspended in between. These are used to replace a missing tooth and are ideal if the adjacent, supporting teeth have already had restorations performed on them.
  3. Dentures – For one or more missing teeth, partial dentures can be used for their replacement to restore the appearance and functions of the teeth. If all teeth are lost, we recommend getting full dentures.

 
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Surgical Dentistry

For major dental problems, our clinic also facilitates the following surgical procedures:

  1. Root Canal – When a tooth has been severely decayed and the infection has reached the pulp, we perform a root canal procedure to remove the pulp and restore the tooth with a filling or crown.
  2. Dental Implant – To replace one or more lost teeth, or to hold dentures in place, we place surgical implants. These dental devices are made of small metal rods that are surgically buried in the gums.

Paediatric Dentistry

Alpers Dental also offers treatment for children as young as four years. Some of these treatment include:

  1. Fluoridation – It is recommended that children get oral fluoride from a dentist as early on as when the first tooth erupts. Regular fluoridation strengthens the teeth and increases their resistance against bacteria and plaque.
  2. Prophylaxis – Also called dental cleaning, this professional cleaning procedure is ideal for children because they are the most susceptible to tooth decay and other dental problems. We recommend children have prophylaxis at least twice a year.
  3. Sedation – For children with anxiety and fear of dentists, sedation can help them relax and undergo treatment without pain or discomfort.

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To find out how the Alpers team in Epsom, AK can help you, call us at (09) 524-5056 to schedule an appointment. Our friendly dental staff that can help you with your dental needs and answer your inquiries.

 
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Dentistry January 4, 2015