General Dentistry

General Dentistry

At Dental864 we cater to all your General Dental needs. This includes tooth coloured fillings, ceramic restorations, crowns and bridges, root canal treatments and partial and full dentures and extractions. We also provide state of the art dental imaging both of the teeth and surrounding tissues.

Our dentists work closely with dental specialists (Periodontists, Endodontists, Oral Surgeons, Orthodontists and Prosthodontists) to achieve the best possible result.


  • What does a General check-up consist of?
    Dental Exam

    A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit. At regular check-up exams, your dentist and hygienist will perform the following:

    • Examination of diagnostic X-rays (radiographs)
      Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
    • Oral cancer screening
      Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
    • Gum disease evaluation
      Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
    • Temperomandibular joint assessment
      Examining your TMJ for signs of dysfunction.
    • Examination of tooth decay
      All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.
    • Examination of existing restorations
      Check current fillings, crowns, etc.
    Professional Dental Cleaning

    Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are usually performed by Registered Dental Hygienists. Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:

    • Removal of calculus (tartar)
      Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
    • Removal of plaque
      Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease.
    • Teeth polishing
      Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.

    *Provide you with a full evaluation of your dental condition and recommend any services that may be required. Along with answering any questions you may have about your dental needs.

    *Your preventative appointments are important to us and we work as a team to help keep your teeth at their healthiest condition.

  • What are dental x-rays and are they necessary?

    Dental radiographs (X-rays) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without X-rays, problem areas may go undetected.

    Dental X-rays may reveal:

    • Abscesses or cysts.
    • Bone loss.
    • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
    • Decay between the teeth.
    • Developmental abnormalities.
    • Poor tooth and root positions.
    • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.
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