As technology in the field of dentistry had taken amazing strides, so too has our Dental Surgery. Your smile and oral health are top priority for our dental team. Dr. Winnie Tang and her well-trained staff are very proud to provide you with the highest quality dentistry available in the most comfortable state-of-the art facility.
Carindale Dental is committed to deliver the most recent advances in cosmetic and preventive dentistry with integrity, compassion and care. Our crowning achievement is your prefect smile. Carindale Dental is a world-class dental surgery providing the highest quality of dental care.
Our comprehensive cosmetic, restorative, and preventive care includes whitening, Invisalign clear braces, the most beautiful and realistic porcelain veneers, the very best types of dental implants, mercury-free fillings, metal-free restorations, non-surgical periodontal therapy for gum infection and digital x-rays to reduce radiation exposure. Creating a beautiful smile is a blend of science and art.
At Carindale Dental, every patient is treated as if they were a movie star because we believe a smile is so important for the stage of everyday life.
DR WINNIE TANG
Dr. Winnie Tang graduated from The University of Queensland in 1999 with first class honours. After graduating, she worked in various government dental clincis and private dental practices in Brisbane. For the past 9 years, she has been working at Market Square Dental Group in Sunnybank before she established Carindale Dental in 2011.
Winnie enjoys all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry, with special interests in orthodontics and invisalign. She regularly attends continuing education courses which allows her to acquire the knowledge to perform complex treatments. She is a member of the Australian Dental Association. She is also a registered invisalign provider. Many of her patients loves seeing Winnie because of her gentle nature and also because of the quality of dental treatment provided.
Outside of work, Winnie enjoys spending time with her husband and her two young children.
A Composite filling is a white (tooth colored) resin material that bonds to tooth structure, that is used now in place of amalgam ‘silver’ fillings to provide a strong and cosmetically pleasing tooth restoration. Because a silver filling requires a “mechanical lock” to stay in place, dentist’s usually have to drill a shape larger than the decay itself.
Because of the adhesive chemistry of white fillings and the fact that they bond to teeth, no additional shape has to be drilled once access to the decay has been made. The end result is usually a much smaller filling and a stronger tooth because the bonding helps “glue” or reinforce the weak parts of the tooth.
When a tooth is cracked, decayed or damaged, a crown may need to be fitted to protect and preserve the remaining natural tooth. A crown is a definitive covering that fits over the original tooth and address aesthetic needs, restores tooth function and enhances the overall health of your mouth . Crowns can be made of tooth coloured porcelain or gold.
A bridge is a device used to fill the space where a tooth has fallen out or been removed. A typical bridge consists of a pontic (a filler tooth) that is attached to two surrounding abutments (crowns). Without the use of a bridge, spaces in the mouth from missing teeth can cause multiple teeth to shift, lead to occlusion (biting) and/or jaw problems and spur periodontal disease.
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone.
If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, your dentist will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment. Sometimes, though, there’s too much damage for the tooth to be repaired.
Here are some of the reasons when extration is necessary:
– Sometimes there’s too much damage for the tooth to be repaired.
– Some people have extra teeth that block other teeth from coming in.
– Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are often extracted either before or after they come in.
Root Canal Treatment
Sometimes the nerve of a tooth dies and become infected because of decay, deep fillings or trauma. Root canal treatment is the procedure to save such teeth. Root canal treatment is the removal of the tooth’s pulp, a small, thread-like tissue in the center of the tooth. Once the damaged, diseased or dead pulp is removed, the remaining space is cleaned, shaped and filled. This procedure seals off the root canal. Years ago, teeth with diseased or injured pulps were removed. Today, root canal treatment saves many teeth that would otherwise be lost.
Porcelain Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded directly to the front of each tooth. They can reshape teeth, change tooth color, close spaces, and fix worn or chipped teeth to create a white, beautiful, and uniform smile. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.
When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discolouration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Most dentists perform tooth whitening.
Whitening is not a one-time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter colour.
The most common reasons for teeth to get yellow or stained are:
– Using tobacco
– Drinking dark-coloured liquids such as coffee, cola, tea and red wine
– Not taking good care of your teeth
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the very back teeth on either side of the upper and lower jaws. They are the last teeth to erupt into the gum-line, usually between the ages of 17 and 21.
It is quite common for there to be insufficient space in the jaws to allow wisdom teeth to take their correct position, and consequently they remain partly or completely below the surface of the gum. Wisdom teeth, which have failed to develop into a normal position, are commonly referred to as being “impacted”.
Surgery to remove the impacted wisdom tooth typically involves a minor incision to uncover the tooth’s crown, then removing the tooth in sections. Stitches are placed at the time of surgery and will dissolve after about five days.
Dentures are another option for replacements of missing teeth, usually for multiple missing teeth. They are removable appliances and can be taken out and put back into your mouth.
There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. There is also two types of materials available: acrylics or metal/chrome. Your dentist will help you choose the type of denture that’s best for you based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced and the cost involved.
The hectic pace of today’s adult lifestyle often leaves little time for the daily oral health care routine needed to prevent cavities and periodontal disease. This is unfortunate since periodontal disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults.
Early detection of periodontal disease reduces the risk of permanent damage to teeth and gums and can prevent more extensive and costly treatment in later years. Regular professional visits, every six months or as scheduled by our dentist, will help you learn more about proper care for your teeth and gums.
A mouth guard is a soft plastic or laminate device used in sports to prevent oral injuries to the teeth, mouth, cheeks, tongue and jaw. The Australian Dental Association projects that one third of all dental injuries are sports related. The use of a mouth guard can prevent more than 200,000 oral injuries to the mouth each year.
The types of dental injuries that can occur without the use of a mouth guard are chipped or broken teeth, fractured crowns or bridgework, lip and cheek injuries, root damage to the teeth, fractured jaws, and concussions. Any athlete may be at risk for oral injury and any injury can be prevented with the use of a mouth guard.
Before dental implants, we were limited in how we were able to replace missing teeth. Options included fixed bridges, which often required the reduction of adjacent teeth to replace a missing tooth, or removable dentures. Implant dentistry allows us to replace individual teeth, without altering adjacent natural teeth. Dental implants help retain jawbone and anchor dentures, bridges and crowns firmly in place!
A dental implant is a small “anchor.” It is inserted into the jawbone to take the place of your missing tooth root. A prosthetic replacement tooth is then secured to the top of the implant. Dental implants offer a more permanent solution for replacing lost teeth.
A fissure sealant is a protective plastic coating which is applied to the biting surface of the back teeth and forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting in to the tiny groves in the teeth and causing decay.
It is usually quick, totally pain free, requires no local anaesthetic and will normally last for many years, but your dentist will need to check them regularly to ensure the seal is intact. They can wear down over time, and may occasionally need to be resealed or replaced in order to prevent decay occuring under the sealant.
Lots of people turn to orthodontic treatment as a means of achieving the confident smile they dream of. Teeth that are properly aligned help promote a healthy smile for a lifetime.
It’s important to note that orthodontic treatment is about more than just appearances. It also is a means of correcting bite issues that can have adverse effects to the way you talk or chew your food and can lead to other oral health problems.
TYPES OF BRACES
Traditional metal? Ceramic braces? Invisalign? These days, there are many choices available to adults, and it gets confusing! Which type of braces should you choose? Can you choose, or is it strictly up to your dentist? These questions come up time and again.
Metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires.
Metal braces are the most widely used system of straightening teeth. Small metal brackets are bonded to the tooth with a wire passing through them. The wire is usually held tightly to the brackets with small elastic o-shaped rubber bands. The rubber bands can be metal coloured (the most discreet) or colourful, depending on what you like. Metal brackets are very strong and can withstand most types of treatment. They tend to be the most inexpensive treatment and can treat the most severe cases.
Ceramic braces are made of translucent (Clear) glass material. They are also popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal.
Ceramic braces utilise less noticeable brackets for patients concerned about aesthetic appearances. Ceramic brackets are translucent, so they blend in with your natural tooth colour. This means that unlike traditional stainless steel braces, with ceramic braces your smile will not look ‘metallic’. In addition, ceramic brackets are designed so that they won’t stain or discolour over time. The arch wires used in conjunction with the ceramic braces are unfortunately not translucent, but they do blend in well with the ceramic brackets and are not as noticeable.
Invisalign braces are great for people who do not have severe problems. The “braces” consist of strong plastic trays that are fabricated especially for you. They are indeed invisible. If your bite is not severely off and your teeth are not severely crooked, then Invisalign would be a good choice. You would be able to get your teeth straightened without anyone seeing that you are wearing “braces”! This appeals to many adults, especially people who wore traditional braces as children and then need more treatment later in life. However, if your bite is very bad, if you need extractions or require headgear or other appliances, then Invisalign will not work for you; you will need to wear traditional braces.
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Carindale QLD 4152.
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