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Dental Restoration in Cheltenham

close up of patients mouth during dental visitGood oral healthcare is important for people of all ages. Starting a program of proper brushing, flossing, and regular checkups and cleanings when young helps keep your teeth strong and your smile healthy over the years.

Sometimes, even the most diligent routine may fail to prevent tooth decay, or an accident may lead to a cracked, chipped, or missing tooth. In cases such as these, restorative dentistry is the answer.

How Do We Fix Your Smile?

Our dentist has several methods of fixing your smile, depending on what caused the problem. People may not be aware they have a tooth that needs a filling. We often pick up the problem during their regular checkup visit. With the help of X-rays, we are able to see when an old filling is leaking and on the verge of failing and debonding from the tooth.

Once Dr Nashi sees that a part of the tooth is missing and needs to be replaced, she determines what would be the best choice of material for the filling, depending on the patient’s bite, oral hygiene, caries risk factor, longevity, and condition of remaining tooth structure.

The area is anaesthetised, and the tooth is cleaned of any decay or old filling material. Pulp protecting medication may be applied to very deep cavities, then the filling is placed directly on the tooth. Your dentist reshapes and polishes the tooth to ensure the bite feels comfortable and the tooth surface is smooth.

Other Dental Issues

In addition to broken, chipped, or cracked teeth, your films may also indicate other
potential problems in the tooth structure, which must be addressed. Other methods to fix
these problems include

  • Veneers – are very thin covers, usually made of porcelain, placed on the fronts of the teeth to cover and correct gaps, stains, cracks, or chipped teeth.
  • Dental implant -used to replace a missing tooth. The implant consists of a titanium screw placed into the jawbone, and a crown secured to the post of the implant.
  • Inlays and onlays – correct teeth too damaged for a filling, but not damaged enough to require a crown. An inlay is placed between the cusps (points) on the top of a tooth; an onlay is placed over one or more cusps.
  • Crowns or “caps” – fit over existing teeth to replace missing or damaged teeth. structures. Commonly used after root canal therapy to strengthen the tooth and top an implant replacing a missing tooth.
  • Dental bridge – is made up of two crowns on either side of a missing tooth, connected to an artificial tooth, called a pontic, in the middle.
  • Dentures – partials replace several missing teeth; full dentures replace all your teeth, providing removable replacements that look and feel natural.
  • Root Canal Therapy – removes infected tissue from the roots of a tooth below the gum line. There’s far less pain associated with this procedure with today’s advanced techniques.

Find Out More Today

If you believe you could benefit from restorative dentistry, make an appointment today to discuss your options with Dr Nashi and get your smile back.


Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Dental Restoration Cheltenham VIC | (03) 9583 8988