We can take care of all your dental needs.
At Bridge Street Dental Clinic our team is here to take care of your dental needs and those of your family. Whatever the need – check-up, expert treatment of a broken tooth or more complex root canal therapy – we are here to help.
Located in CBD, Sydney, we are your local, comprehensive dental solution for the entire family. Bridge Street Dental Clinic can help you begin your journey to a healthy, beautiful smile.
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Crowns & Bridges
Severe toothache, a chipped or broken tooth caused by an accident or injury, are traumatic moments that need urgent care.
It is very important that you see a dentist immediately, even if the tooth is only slightly chipped. If you have knocked one tooth or several teeth, the sooner you are seen by a dental professional the better because, depending on the severity of the injury, there is a chance that the teeth could be re-implanted. It is essential that you keep the damaged tooth clean and avoid handling the root. In some cases you may be able to put the tooth back into the socket by biting down on a clean paper towel for around 15-20 minutes.
In the case of a chipped tooth your dentist may be able to smooth down the uneven edge and replace the missing part with a tooth-coloured filling. If you break a back molar then this may have to be replaced with a crown.
In the event of emergency dental treatment, you should see a dentist as soon as possible. Bridge Street Dental Clinic offers a same day service for all dental emergencies from toothache to lost or broken crowns, chipped teeth and fillings to abscesses, trauma, avulsed teeth and a swollen face. We will take care of you and work to ensure you get the best emergency treatment.
Why use our emergency dental service?
Bridge Street Dental Clinic is a city-centre service in the centre of the CBD and near major hotels. Our friendly staff will do their best to your schedule and ensure that you can get back to doing the things you want to do. Our staff will work with you in each situation to get you the necessary treatment as quickly as possible.
Prevention is better than cure, so you can avoid dental emergencies by having your teeth checked twice a year and maintaining a healthy diet year-round.
After rinsing your mouth with warm salty water, take a painkiller to minimise the pain while you wait for your emergency appointment.
Please rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the part. Then use a cold compress against your face. Be careful not to touch the cracked tooth until you get professional help.
When an object is stuck between your teeth
A knocked out tooth
Bleeding from the mouth
Cosmetic dentistry is a speciality that focuses on the aesthetics of the smile. Cosmetic dentistry allows patients to achieve the smile they’ve always dreamed of, as well as pristine oral health. Cosmetic dentistry can help address tooth discolouration, tooth damage, alignment issues, and missing teeth.
- Professional Teeth Whitening
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Implants
At Bridge Street Dental Clinic, Dr. Donets and her team of dental professionals strive to help patients achieve their perfect smile and dental health. Our cosmetic dental treatments can help repair and transform the smile.
A good daily dental hygiene routine will ensure your teeth and gums are rid of the daily build up of plaque and tartar while regular dental appointments for teeth cleaning, will remove plaque and tartar in those harder to reach places preventing cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease.
Gum disease and tooth decay are the most common global diseases affecting every household. Over 80% of cavities occur inside pits and fissures on chewing surfaces where brushing cannot reach food left trapped after meals or snacks.
Bridge Street Dental Clinic offers dental hygiene appointments where our experienced team provides a full treatment of teeth and gum cleaning with advice on a complete dental hygiene routine.
Our dental hygiene appointments include:
- A comprehensive examination.
- The removal of all plaque and calculus with Piezon technology. Piezon is a new technology that ensures a quiet and gentle treatment using high frequency ultrasound waves.
- Teeth polishing with Piezon Airflow & Perioflow – another new and improved technology providing greater comfort.
- Advice on treatment of Halitosis and the reasons for bad breath.
- Advice on daily dental hygiene, to help you maintain healthy gums and teeth between dental hygiene appointments.
- Free dental products that are suitable for your dental needs.
Teeth whitening is a common procedure that improves the look of your teeth and their overall appearance. It is an effective way of lightening the colour of teeth as well as removing discoloration and stains.
The method involves bleaching teeth to lighten the present colour by several shades. However, you may need to repeat the treatment several times to achieve the desired colour.
Brightening your smile is easy. Visit our dental clinic for a consultation on which procedure is best for you.
Home Teeth Whitening?
Whiten your teeth at home with the help of the advanced gels and tray. This option provides a gentle experience over a longer period of time (5-7 days).
Common reasons for yellow or stained teeth
- Use of tobacco
- Drinking alcohol
- Certain medicines like antibiotic, excessive fluoride
- Old dental fillings
- Poor and inadequate oral health and hygiene
Why should I get my teeth whitened?
Whiter teeth give a more pleasing and attractive look. Smile with confidence at home, at work, with family and friends.
Why should you consider teeth whitening?
- Improve self-esteem
- Regain your attractive smile
- Get rid of stains and discolouration
- For special occasions
- Before you start the procedure, it is important to talk to your dentist
In-Chair Teeth Whitening
This professional treatment is popular because it is painless, quick (45-60min in the chair) comfortable and safe. It offers an impressive result in one appointment, through the use of concentrated whitening gel.
Dental implants are titanium replacements for missing teeth. If teeth are not replaced, patients may suffer bone loss, teeth shifting, bite issues, and difficulty chewing. Implants serve as anchors for an artificial tooth or teeth. At Bridge Street Dental Clinic, we offer state of the art dental implant treatment.
Dental Implant Treatment Benefits
- Preserve Facial Structure
- Boost Confidence and Self-esteem
- Prevent Bone Deterioration
- Improve Speaking Ability
- Replace Dentures
Dental Implant Treatment Candidates
Dr Donets will meet with patients requesting dental implants in order to conduct a thorough review of medical and dental histories. During the consultation, there will be an oral examination to assess oral health and an X-ray to determine the health of the jaw and its ability to support an implant. If both patient and dentist agree to proceed with a customised dental implant treatment plan will be customised that includes pre and post-treatment instructions. At every step of the process, the patient will be invited to ask questions and seek clarification.
Bone Grafting Procedure
A bone grafting procedure may be necessary if the patient does not have sufficient bone density to support the implant. Bone deterioration will occur if the tooth has been missing for a long period of time. A bone grafting procedure takes bone from the patient’s bone in another area of the body to create a bone graft. The bone will then be anchored to the jawbone to prepare for the dental implant.
Dental Implant Procedure
The dental implant procedure is completed over two visits to Bridge Street Dental Clinic. During the first appointment, Dr. Donets will begin the dental implant procedure by placing the implant into the jawbone. Once the dental implant is placed, it will begin to fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration.
Dr. Donets will place the temporary restoration on the dental implant while the permanent crown is being created in the laboratory. Once the implant has healed, a dental implant abutment will be placed onto the dental implant to connect the post to the permanent crown.
Dental Implants Aftercare
Most dental implant results will heal within three to four months of the surgery. Patients should follow all post dental implant treatment instructions given by Dr. Donets. Patients should avoid all hard or sticky foods following the surgery. Patients may experience minor bleeding, swelling, and pain following dental implant treatment. All symptoms should subside within a week of the procedure. Good oral hygiene should be implemented to keep the implant and surgery site free from infection. Dr. Donets recommends patients schedule regular check-ups at Bridge Street Dental Clinic to maintain oral health.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants can last as long as natural teeth with proper care. The gums around the dental implant are still susceptible to gum disease. Patients should maintain good oral hygiene to maintain the dental implant as well as possible.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns, also known as caps, are synthetically-created teeth utilised to cover a damaged tooth. Natural teeth can be damaged for many reasons. A dental crown procedure may be performed to address broken or fractured teeth, cosmetic reasons, decayed teeth, filling cracks, or to restore a tooth that has recently undergone a root canal. Other additional dental treatments may be necessary based on the patient’s dental issue.
Types of Dental Crowns:
- Porcelain Crowns
- Porcelain fused to metal Crowns
- Resin Crowns
- Ceramic Crowns
Dental crowns can restore damaged teeth. A dental crown will encase and protect the natural tooth with a covering. Dental crowns can be matched to the colour of the patient’s smile which allows the crown to look natural and blend into the smile. Dental crowns can help repair functional issues with the bite. Crowns can also help seal a tooth crack. Dental crowns can help boost confidence and self-esteem.
If you require a more extensive restoration than a crown or have more than one tooth that needs to be repaired, a good solution is a bridge.
Bridges are usually made of a precious metal base which gives them a solid structure and makes them hard-wearing. If you need a bridge in your smile line we use full porcelain or ceramic base to make it look more like real teeth. A bridge helps to strengthen the prepared teeth and makes chewing and eating easier because they are fixed and can’t come out.
Some bridges can also be fixed to your jaw with dental implants, if you have several teeth next to each other that are missing.
Once you have a bridge fitted, you will have to take extra care of your daily hygiene regime to ensure it stays plaque free and that you can prevent bad breath.
Dental Crown Treatment Candidates
Dental crown candidates may have a weak, decaying, loose, or worn-down tooth. Candidates for a dental crown procedure will meet with Dr. Donets for a comprehensive consultation. Dr. Donets will perform a thorough oral exam and various other tests, including a digital exam to assess the oral health of the patient. If a dental crown procedure is needed, we will create a customised treatment plan for the patient based on their specific dental needs and expertise. We will spend time with the patient discussing the pre- and post-procedure details. During this appointment, patients are encouraged to ask Dr Donets any questions or concerns about the procedure.
Dental Bridge Candidates
Most patients missing between one and three consecutive teeth are good candidates for dental bridges. Suitable candidates must be in reasonably good oral and general health, free from gum disease. Patients with gum disease should have their periodontal issues treated before having bridges placed.
In order to be fitted with conventional dental bridges, patients must have teeth that are sufficiently strong and healthy to support the crowns on either side of the bridge. In order to be fitted with implant-supported bridges, candidates must have good jawbone density. Patients with insufficiently dense jawbones may be able to undergo implant surgery after undergoing a bone grafting procedure.
Dental Crown Procedure
A dental crown procedure may take several visits to complete based on the patient’s needs. Patients may require additional treatments before undergoing a dental crown procedure. Dr. Donets will complete any additional dental treatments before beginning the dental crown procedure.
During the first appointment, the tooth will be prepared for the dental crown. Dr. Donets will administer a localised numbing injection to shape the tooth for the crown. An impression will be taken to create the dental crown. A temporary dental crown will be placed on the tooth while the permanent crown is being created. The mould will be sent to the laboratory where the dental technician will create the dental crown. During the second visit, Dr. Donets will remove the temporary crown and adjust the permanent crown before placing it. Dr. Donets will then apply the cement to place the crown on the natural tooth.
Dental Bridge Procedure
A minimum of two dental visits are required to complete dental bridge work. During the first visit, we may need to file down the abutment teeth so that the dental crown fits over each leaving enough room in between for the replacement tooth. The second step in the dental bridge procedure is to take an impression. This gives the laboratory an exact mould to use when creating your bridge. We will make a temporary bridge to protect the exposed teeth and gums while the permanent version is being made.
To complete the dental bridge procedure, you will need a second appointment. Your dentist will remove your temporary and the new permanent bridge will be put in place. Placement usually involves some adjustments to get the fit just right.
Veneers are customized thin pieces of porcelain utilised to treat dental conditions and transform the smile. Veneers are an alternative treatment for crowns. This treatment can be maintained with good oral hygiene and regular dental visits to Bridge Street Dental Clinic.
Patients may need veneers for:
- Cosmetically transforming the smile
- Overcrowded or Misshapen teeth
- Discoloration or stains
- Spacing issues
- Chipped teeth
Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
Candidates for veneers must be free of oral health issues to undergo this treatment. If patients have any dental health issues, Dr. Donets will have to address the condition before performing a veneer treatment and will perform an oral examination and various other tests including a digital X-ray exam to assess whether a porcelain veneer treatment is right for the patient. If the patient is a candidate, Dr. Donets will create a dental treatment plan detailing the entire process. Patients will be educated on all pre- and post-treatment instructions during this appointment. Porcelain veneers can be performed as a stand-alone treatment or combined with another dental treatment.
How Many Appointments Are Required
The veneers treatment is completed in two appointments. Patients may be given a little anaesthesia to undergo this treatment. The dentist will begin the treatment by buffing and shaping the tooth to prepare for the veneer. A mould will then be taken by the dentist and the veneer colour will be chosen The mould will be sent to the laboratory to the dental technicians to start creating the porcelain veneers. The veneers will be carefully created based on Dr. Donet’s directions, polished, sized, and shaped to fit the patient’s smile.
During the second appointment, the teeth will be cleaned with a special liquid to prepare the tooth for the veneer. The bonding cement will then be placed on the tooth and veneer to bond the two together. A special light will be applied to harden and set the veneer into place. Patients will receive veneer care instructions after the treatment.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers can help patients address a number of cosmetic dental issues. Veneers benefits also include:
- Customised to match the patient’s smile
- High-quality materials
- Durable and long-lasting
- Easy on-going care
At Bridge Street Dental Clinic, Dr. Donets uses the highest quality materials for porcelain veneers to help create a more natural and beautiful smile. During the porcelain veneer consultation appointment, Dr. Donets will discuss with the patient all aspects of treatment and help the patient decide whether this treatment is right for them.
Proper Care for Veneers
Porcelain veneers require the same care as natural teeth. Patients can resume their daily oral hygiene process following a porcelain veneer treatment. To help extend the life of the veneers, patients are advised to use a soft toothbrush, avoid toothpaste with baking soda, and harsh mouthwashes. Patients should also schedule biannual visits to our office to ensure that they are properly taking care of their porcelain veneers.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal treatment (also called Endodontics) is needed when the pulp inside the tooth becomes infected or damaged. This infection may spread through the root canal system, which could lead to an abscess, causing a great deal of discomfort. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the tooth may need to be removed.
Dr Donets can perform root canal treatment to stop the infection from spreading preserving as much of the tooth as possible. Using specific techniques and advanced equipment, the procedure is performed under a local anaesthetic. Patients feel about the same level of discomfort as they would at the beginning of a regular filling procedure.
The aim of the treatment is to remove all infection from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. A temporary filling is put in and the tooth is left to settle. The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled. Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure and most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits.
What is root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment (also called endodontics) is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through decay or injury.
Why is root canal treatment needed?
If the pulp becomes infected, the infection may spread through the root canal system of the tooth. This may eventually lead to an abscess. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the infection will spread and the tooth may need to be taken out.
Does it hurt?
No. A local anaesthesia is used and it should feel no different to having an ordinary filling done.
What does it involve?
The aim of the treatment is to remove all infection from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure. Most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits to your dentist.
At the first appointment, the infected pulp is removed. Any abscesses, which may be present, can also be drained at this time. The root canal is then cleaned and shaped ready for the filling. A temporary filling is put in and the tooth is left to settle.
The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled.
What will my tooth look like after treatment?
In the past, a root filled tooth would often darken after treatment. However, with modern techniques and materials this usually does not happen. In the event of discolouration, there are several treatments available to restore the natural appearance.
What if it happens again?
Root canal treatment is usually very successful. However, if the infection comes back the treatment can be repeated.
What if I don’t have the treatment?
The alternative is to have the tooth extracted. Once the pulp is destroyed, it can’t heal and it is not recommended to leave an infected tooth in the mouth. Although some people would prefer an extraction, it is usually best to keep as many natural teeth as possible.
Will the tooth be safe after treatment?
Yes. However, it is better to restore the tooth with a crown to provide extra support and strength to the tooth.
Where can this treatment be carried out?
Root canal treatment is a routine dental procedure done in the dental surgery.
What about aftercare?
Root-treated teeth should be treated in the same way as other teeth. Remember to clean your teeth at least once a day, preferably with a fluoride toothpaste. As far as possible, avoid sugary foods, and keep them only to mealtimes. See your dentist for regular check-ups.
Loud and frequent snoring is one of the indicators of obstructive sleep apnoea, a chronic condition characterised by pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep. When people with sleep apnoea fall asleep, they can stop breathing for up to 10 seconds or longer.
At Bridge Street Dental Clinic we offer dental treatments for snoring and apnoea. We will also give you a thorough evaluation and identify the most appropriate treatment for you.
What are the warning signs of sleep apnea?
Signs and symptoms of sleep apnoea in adults
If you have several of these conditions it is possible that you may have sleep apnoea:
- You snore loudly.
- Your bed partner says that you snore and sometimes stop breathing when you sleep.
- You sometimes wake up abruptly with shortness of breath.
- You sometimes wake up choking or gasping.
- You often wake up to use the bathroom.
- You wake up with a dry mouth or sore throat.
- You often wake up with a headache.
- You have insomnia (difficulty staying asleep).
- You have hypersomnia (excessive daytime sleepiness).
- You have attention, concentration, or memory problems while awake.
- You are irritable and experience mood swings.
- You have risk factors for sleep apnoea, such as being overweight or obese, drinking alcohol, or smoking tobacco.
What are the risk factors?
Excess body weight is the major risk factor for sleep apnoea, but it can also afflict people of healthy weight. Common risk factors for sleep apnoea include:
- Excess weight – Your risk for sleep apnoea is higher if you are overweight with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or more or obese with a BMI of 30 or higher.
- Large neck size – Your risk for sleep apnoea is higher if you have a neck size of 43cm or more for men, or 40cm or more for women. A large neck has more soft tissue that can block your airway during sleep.
- Middle age – Sleep apnoea can occur at any age. However, it is more common between young adulthood and middle age.
- Men – Sleep apnoea is more common in men than in women. For women, the risk of sleep apnoea increases with menopause.
- Hypertension – High blood pressure is extremely common in people who have sleep apnoea.
- Family history – You can be at risk of inheriting the likelihood of sleep apnoea if a family member has it. Inherited traits that can increase the risk of sleep apnoea include obesity and physical features such as a recessed jaw. Habits of physical activity and eating – also may play a role.
When to see a doctor?
If you have the warning signs of sleep apnoea, discuss your symptoms with your dentist and GP. They may suggest you see a sleep specialist who will be in a position to undertake a series of tests monitoring things like brain waves, eye movement, breathing, and oxygen levels in the blood. Snoring and gasping sounds, as well as interrupted breathing during sleep, are also measured.
How is sleep apnoea treated?
Treating sleep apnoea will improve your sleep quality, and may reduce the risks of complications.
Mild sleep apnoea can be treated by sleeping on the side using special pillows, losing weight and decreasing the amount of alcohol consumption may be all that is needed.
Other helpful options, including:
- Avoiding sleeping tablets, which can make worsen sleep apnoea
- Quitting smoking
- Using nasal decongestant sprays
For people with moderate to severe sleep apnoea, more active treatment may be required, including:
- An oral appliance fitted by your dentist, such as special mouthguards or mandibular advanced splints to wear while you are sleeping — this usually works well for mild sleep apnoea by moving your lower jaw forward and opening airways
- A continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, which feeds pressurised air into a face mask to hold your throat open while you sleep — this is often used for moderate to severe sleep apnoea
- Surgery on soft palate if you have severe sleep apnoea
What are the complications of sleep apnoea?
Sleep apnoea is bad for your health. Apart from making you tired, people with untreated moderate to severe sleep apnoea may have other health problems. They are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure and other cardiovascular diseases.
People suffering from sleep apnoea also have a higher risk of:
- Diabetes melitus
- Lack of concentration and poor memory
- Depression and personality change