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Your Friendly Family Dentist, dentists,dental clinic,cosmetic dental,orthodontics,sleep dentistry
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Difference between a cap vs filling

Always wondered what the dentist meant when they started mentioning caps or crowns? Or maybe you want a little more information on what a white filling is and what the difference between caps and fillings really are? If this is you, look no further.

Crowns or “Caps”?
Crowns, or caps as they are sometimes known, are restorations that are custom made for each patient and each tooth. They can protect or improve the appearance of your teeth and strengthen weak, cracked or decayed teeth. They also help to repair badly damaged teeth that may be chipped or discoloured and can even fix broken down fillings. A versatile dental crown returns teeth to their natural colour and shape and covers them above the gum line.

They can be used on any tooth and can reshape your teeth to enhance your smile!

Modern white fillings may differ to what your saw as a child or what your parents may even have today! In the past, silver amalgam – or even mercury – were used for fillings and they were extremely visible in the mouth. Not only that, but they were generally aesthetically unattractive.

Nowadays, white fillings come in a very natural finish that is aesthetically pleasing and doesn’t use mercury. These are easily molded and don’t contribute to worse long-term dental health like the older silver fillings.

Fillings are used to seal cavities and involves drilling of the cavity to remove any decaying tooth or damaged material. Unfortunately, this can sometimes cause pain in patients.

However, with the new modern composite white filling, less of the tooth needs to be removed to put in place a dental filling.

When looking at the difference between getting a cap and a filling, there are a few things you should consider. Generally, for minor tooth decay (like from drinking a few too many sugary drinks), a dentist will use a dental filling. A filling can be completed in one visit and might only cost a fraction of the price of a crown. But, fillings can break which may force you to make appointment after appointment to fix them. Crowns generally strengthen your own tooth and can be custom shaded to match the color of your other teeth.

Whatever dental solution you need, your dentist will be able to help with any questions and figure exactly what your teeth require for the ultimate smile!

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Wish you could be asleep and wake up with all your dental procedures done?
Does the thought of going to the dentist fill you with unease and dread? Or maybe you suffer from anxiety when a dental visit quickly approaches on the calendar? You might even have a child or family member who hates the idea of going to any sort of dental appointment. Sleep
dentistry could be your answer.

Unfortunately, feelings of anxiety or trepidation can stop us from attending an appointment we could really need. Sometimes a dental emergency has occurred and our fear can prevent us from visiting a dentist. Sleep dentistry is used to help these people and it’s as easy as receiving treatment while you’re asleep and waking up with a bright new smile. No more bright lights, drilling sounds or bad memories. Whole dental procedures can be done while you get some
shut eye.

Maybe you’re coming in for multiple fillings, wisdom teeth removal or implants, in which case sleep dentistry would be perfect for you. At Care Family Dental, we offer our sleep dentistry services to any patients who may:

● Hate needles or injections
● Dislike noises, tastes or smells that come hand in hand with dental treatment
● Have a fear of going to the dentist
● Have trouble reacting to local anaesthetic properly
● Have a gag reflex
● Have had previous bad experiences
● Require complex or extensive treatment
● Have sensitive teeth

Our clinics offer sleep dentistry without having to wait for a specialist to be available. Whatever dental concern you may have, our staff can assess it and assist you with anything that could be holding you back from your treating your dental ailments. We take all our consultations, especially sleep dentistry, very seriously and your happiness is our number one priority.

Sleep dentistry can offer comfort and safety for anxious patients, while being a time effective procedure as some clients can have the majority – if not all – of their necessary treatments done in one session.

At Care Family Dental, we want to help give you your best smile yet and we love to welcome new patients to the practice. Call us or use our online booking system to make your appointment today. Our experienced team of dental professionals are here to give you that much needed dental care.

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★★★★★ “ Dr Michael and Lana were so lovely! great experience with these guys will definitely go back and recommend them to anyone! so friendly and explained everything as they went. Thanks heaps ” mollyk998

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★★★★★ “ Dr, Stephanie and her team brought my smile back . Is it very affordable as well. Will deifinite be going back to them if I need to get something done in future. And will recommend it to all my friends and family members. Excellent service . ” kazumic

★★★★★ “ The service here is amazing. Lara, Stephanie and Sedjal were compassionate, patient, understanding and did everything they could to make me feel comfortable and informed. They were competitively priced and gave me a thorough breakdown of the procedures I needed done so there were no unforeseen costs to worry about. Definitly making Care Family Dental my go-to place for all my dental woes.” benjik418

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Our dynamic duo at the East Melbourne Day Surgery ready to perform some extractions on our sleeping patients.

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