At our practice we offer a full range of dental services for all family members. This includes (but is not limited to..)
At our practice we are happy to receive young children because they will eventually join our Donau Family of friends. Here we aim at introducing children to the dentist and educating the parents on optimal care for the young ones.
This involves a range of interventions primarily to educate adults on how dental disease comes about and how to maintain a disease free mouth.
These include patient education, caries disclosure, Xrays, professional dental cleaning and many others.
Interventions also include dental restorations using a wide range of materials like white fillings, root canal fillings, core rebuild but occasionally we may have to lose a tooth through extraction.
We also have many options to restore function and appearance in case teeth have been lost and these include removable dentures, fixed crowns and bridges and, along with our visiting specialists, implant restorations.
At Donau Dental Clinic we believe in continuous training and research as it is the best way to keep providing our clients with the latest innovations and highest quality care for their teeth.
Tooth restorations are the various ways your dentist can repair missing parts of the tooth structure. Restorations are done typically if teeth are broken or have holes.
Examples of restorations include the following:
Silver / Amalgam Fillings
White Fillings. These include Composites, Glass Ionomers and Compomers.
Depending on the damage, the dentist will advise the best filling material to repair your teeth.
It is important to maintain the health of your mouth and teeth by doing regular cleaning with a dentist. This is recommended every 6 months.
Our teeth are meant to last a lifetime. Sometimes, however, damage occurs to a tooth (often from a deep cavity or an injury that causes a tooth to crack) and the inside of the tooth becomes infected. This infection damages the pulp of the tooth – the network of blood vessels and nerves inside.
Left untreated, the damaged pulp can cause infection that will damage the bone around the tooth and cause swelling and extreme pain. If the damaged tooth becomes infected, your dentist may have to perform an endodontic treatment (often called Root Canal Therapy) to save it.
A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing it. The common causes affecting the pulp are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth or trauma.
Often times, badly damaged teeth after undergoing Root Canal Treatment will need a Cap / Crown for the long term survival of the teeth.
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, unnatural wearing of the tooth structure and negative impact on appearance lowering an individual's self esteem.
If you have any of the following, you may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment:
Overbite, sometimes called "buck teeth" — where the upper front teeth lie too far forward (stick out) over the lower teeth.
Underbite — a "bulldog" appearance where the lower teeth are too far forward or the upper teeth too far back
Crossbite — when the upper teeth do not come down slightly in front of the lower teeth when biting together normally
Open bite — space between the biting surfaces of the front and/or side teeth when the back teeth bite together
Misplaced midline— when the center of your upper front teeth does not line up with the center of your lower front teeth
Spacing — gaps, or spaces, between the teeth as a result of missing teeth or teeth that do not "fill up" the mouth
Crowding — when there are too many teeth for the dental ridge to accommodate
If you have missing teeth, you may be thinking about replacing them to improve the way you look. But replacing missing teeth may also let you eat more comfortably, speak more clearly and help to keep your mouth healthy. There are different ways to replace missing teeth involving dentures, bridges, crowns and implants. We can help you decide which option is best for you.
Replacement teeth are made to match the colour of your natural teeth as closely as possible. Your options for treatment may include:
Dentures (false teeth) removable plastic or metal frameworks that carry false teeth
Bridges false teeth that are fixed onto adjacent natural teeth
Crowns a cap or cover dentists put over a tooth
Dental Implants are false teeth fitted on top of a titanium implant that is fixed directly into your jawbone. Dental implant surgery can offer an option when a lack of natural teeth roots doesn't allow building dentures or bridgework tooth replacements.