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How Veneers Can Help You Show Off Your Smile

Being unhappy with the way your smile looks can take a toll on your self-esteem and self-image. If your teeth are misshapen, chipped or discoloured, you might avoid showing your smile, and this can impact the way others perceive you. Furthermore, a lack of self-confidence might even keep you from social occasions or other activities you enjoy. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Porcelain veneers can dramatically change the way your smile looks, taking it from something you are embarrassed about to something you can’t wait to show the world in just a couple of visits to your West Perth, WA dentist.

Here’s how veneers can give you a smile ...

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How Long Can I Expect My New Crown to Last?

When patients ask us this question, the dentists at our West Perth, WA dental clinic tell them that most dental crowns that are well-maintained will last somewhere around 15 years. In some cases, however, crowns can last quite a bit longer than that. Much will depend on a person’s oral hygiene habits as well as the everyday wear to which a dental crown is exposed.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are a common restoration, usually recommended for teeth needing repair because of:

  • Bite misalignment
  • Deep decay
  • Fractures or cracks
  • Poor shape or discolouration
  • Root canal therapy
  • Wear and erosion

How to Extend the Longevity of Your Dental Crown

Dental crowns are strong, durable restorations, but they do not last forever. ...

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Why a Root Canal Is a Good Thing

Root canal. These two words are probably some of the most feared in dentistry. But the pain that usually occurs leading up to a root canal is far more dramatic than the procedure. In fact, root canal treatment at our West Perth, WA surgery is not much different than getting a dental filling.

A root canal is a treatment that eliminates infection that has formed deep within the tooth root. A root canal will relieve your pain—and save your tooth from needing extraction.

Signs You Might Need a Root Canal

A toothache that becomes unbearable is one of the most common signs that you might need root canal treatment. The pain is often ...

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Some of the Most Common Dental Emergencies—And What to Do if One Happens to You

Man with Tooth Pain | Western Prosthodontic Centre

If you experience a dental emergency, try not to panic. In most cases, dental emergencies are not life-or-death situations—just painful ones. At our West Perth, WA clinic, we always leave room on our schedule for emergency dental appointments, so just give us a call if you are in pain or have suffered some type of trauma.

Handling Common Dental Emergencies

  • A knocked-out (avulsed) tooth—This is probably one of the most frightening dental emergencies, but if you seek treatment straight away, there is a good possibility the dentist can save your tooth. Try to place the tooth back into the socket. If that doesn’t work, just keep it moist until you can get ...

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The Many Reasons Why We Recommend Dental Implants

Dental Implant Next to a Normal Tooth | Western Prosthodontic Centre

Living with a missing tooth can be distressing. Not only can smiling be embarrassing, but chewing might be difficult when there is a gap between teeth. For patients missing one or more teeth, we recommend tooth replacement with dental implants in our West Perth, WA clinic.

Why We Recommend Dental Implants at Western Prosthodontic Centre

  • Dental implants provide the best function—closest to your natural teeth. Denture-wearers have to worry about their dentures slipping or making clicking sounds. There is none of that concern with dental implants. Because dental implants are permanently integrated into the jawbone, you can chew, laugh, and speak with confidence that they are not going to move unexpectedly.
  • Dental implants ...

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3 Tips for Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist in West Perth

Smiling Man at the Dentist | Western Prosthodontic Centre

Deciding to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry leads to an important question - which cosmetic dentist in West Perth, WA will give me the smile I want? While you have a number of choices when it comes to where you have your dentistry, choosing a cosmetic dentist will have an impact on your smile for the rest of your life. Here are a few bits of advice about how to choose the right dentist for you.

Choose a Cosmetic Dentist with Experience

Many general dentists offer cosmetic services, but having experience in advanced cosmetic dentistry requires an understanding of how the entire dental system, including jaws, bite and facial structure, all work together. ...

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Why You Should Not Miss Your Twice Annual Appointment

Woman at the Dentist Office | Western Prosthodontic Centre

If your teeth feel healthy and look nice, it might be tempting to put off your routine dental check-up and clean. After all, life is busy and time is a non-renewable resource. Your general dentistry routine in West Perth, WA is essential, and we will explain the reasons why you should maintain your active maintenance visits. Here is a reminder to motivate you to book your next dental appointment.

Most Dental Conditions Are Asymptomatic - At First

If decay develops in a tooth or the very beginning stage of gum disease infects your gums, you may not even be aware that you have an oral condition. Symptoms rarely cause pain or changes in ...

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