Restoring healthy, natural-looking smiles
Do you have a toothache, bad breath, or damaged or missing teeth? Make an appointment with Dental on Bowen so our experienced dentists can examine your mouth and get to the root of the problem. We'll then recommend suitable treatments to help restore your smile and your oral health.
Read more about the general dentistry treatments we offer at our Goondiwindi dental clinic. We'll make sure you have all the information you need about your treatment so you can make an informed decision, and we're always happy to answer any questions.
If you or your child have cavities caused by tooth decay, or your teeth are chipped or worn down, we may be able to restore them with white fillings. This involves drilling into the cavity and removing any bacteria and debris before filling it with a synthetic material.
We use porcelain and composite resin fillings that look and feel more similar to your natural teeth than old-fashioned metal amalgam fillings. Your tooth may feel painful or more sensitive to hot and cold after a filling is placed, but this should only last for a few weeks at most. When you take good care of your teeth, your fillings should last for roughly 5 to 7 years before they need to be replaced.
Root canals (endodontics)
If tooth decay reaches the centre of your tooth where the nerve endings are (the pulp), this can cause your tooth to ache and feel more sensitive to temperature. If this isn't treated, you could eventually lose the tooth.
Root canal treatment involves removing the damaged pulp and replacing it with a synthetic material. We'll then place a crown or filling over the tooth to restore its natural strength and appearance. When you follow good oral hygiene, the treated tooth should last as long as the rest of your teeth.
If a tooth is too badly damaged to save with root canal therapy, we may have to extract it to protect your other teeth. If this happens, we'll suggest several options for replacing the tooth and restoring your smile.
Crowns and bridges
If your tooth is chipped, cracked or worn down, we may recommend fitting a crown to restore its strength and natural appearance.
If you have a missing tooth, a dental bridge is one of several options we can offer to fill the gap and help restore your smile.
Crowns are custom-made to be the right fit for your tooth and will require several appointments at our clinic for our dentists to prepare your tooth, design and manufacture your crown and finally bond it into place. At Dental on Bowen, we offer durable crowns made from porcelain or gold alloy that can last for many years when you take good care of your oral health.
A dental bridge is an artificial tooth custom-made to blend in with your natural teeth. It's supported on one or both sides by crowns placed over the neighbouring teeth.
Dentures are another option for replacing one or more missing teeth. Modern dentures have come a long way from the false teeth of the past, and we can design your custom dentures to look as close to your natural teeth as possible.
Depending on how many teeth you need to replace, we can offer partial dentures that replace one or several teeth in a row, or full dentures that replace a whole arch of teeth. You can also choose between removable dentures or implant-retained dentures, supported by dental implants surgically implanted in your jaw.
We'll make sure you have all the information you need about the different tooth replacement options we offer at Dental on Bowen, so you can decide if dentures, a bridge or implants are the right choice for you.
Wisdom teeth removal
Most people's wisdom teeth erupt in their late teens to mid-20s. These teeth don't always cause problems, but if they get stuck inside your gum (impacted) or cause crowding in your mouth, we'll recommend that they're removed to stop the problem from escalating and putting your oral health at risk.
Wisdom teeth removal can be more complex than a standard dental extraction, as it may involve surgery to access the tooth below the gum. Our dentists use advanced 3Shape TRIOS 3D scanning technology to plan the safest wisdom tooth removal possible. We can also offer sedation options to help you feel calm and relaxed during the procedure.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with a surgical or invasive procedure,
you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.