Casuarina Square Dental Care
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

When it comes to your health, you probably have many questions. We welcome curious patients and love providing guidance about good oral health.

We have compiled a list of questions that we hear most often; however, if your question is not answered here, feel free to contact us. Calling our practice is a great way to get instant answers.

Children's Dentistry

Yes, your Darwin dentist sees children from their first dental exam—typically around age one—to their transition into adult dentistry and beyond. In fact, we see patients of all ages.

How Does Your Dental Clinic Cater To Children?

Children’s dentistry in Darwin begins with a gentle exam. Your dentist in 0810 wants your child to feel at ease under our care. For this reason, we take our time to familiarise your child with our dental clinic, including the sights and sounds.

We also take the time to talk with you about our findings, and we are always available to answer your questions. Additionally, a member of our team can provide tips and strategies to help you create a great at-home routine for your child as well.

Children’s dentistry in Darwin evolves as your child ages, and we incorporate custom dentistry that meets his or her needs accordingly.

Dental services that may be incorporated as your child ages include:

  • Professional teeth cleanings
  • Tooth fillings
  • Sealants and fluoride treatments

Your dentist in Darwin understands that no two smiles are alike, and we will always provide the services that meet your child’s specific needs.

We Welcome Your Call to Our Casuarina Dental Clinic

If you’re ready to arrange an exam for children’s dentistry in Darwin, your dentist in 0810 awaits your call. We look forward to seeing to your child’s dental needs.

Cosmetic Dentistry

a woman holds her hand to her mouth | dentist northern suburbs ntSafety is your dentist’s primary concern in any procedure you undergo while in their care.  While the X-ray exposure during the CBCT scan is higher than traditional X-ray examinations, your dentist will only advise and carry out this scan if it is deemed appropriate for your specific dental needs.  A “medical” CT scan would have considerably higher exposure to X-rays making the CBCT scan a safer alternative.   

Speak With Your Casuarina Dentist

It is advised that you discuss any concerns about a procedure or your condition with your Darwin dentist.  They will be your best resource for explaining your situation and their safety protocols.  If you have been referred to a different medical facility you should feel free to ask any questions about what is being done and why before you go in to your appointment.  

a man smiles in the dental chair | dentist in casuarina ntA CBCT scan is a relatively quick procedure, lasting only a few minutes.  Your Darwin dentist will suggest you allocate at least twenty minutes for set up, scan and viewing the images.  To prepare for your scan you will need to remove any facial jewelry, piercings, or dentures.   It is recommended this is done prior to your appointment to save time during the procedure.

During the scan you will be carefully positioned by the operator and will need to remain still throughout the procedure.  The CBCT will move in a circular motion while completing the scan, but will not come into contact with you.

After The CBCT Scan At Casuarina Square Dental Care

Your dentist will need you to stay after the procedure until the images have been inspected to ensure quality.  Once they are ready, the examination will yield three-dimensional images of the “volume” of your face.  The volume will vary depending on your dental needs and will help your dentist develop a personal treatment plan.

For more information on our services, please feel free to contact our Casuarina clinic

a man looks up and to the side | dentist in casuarina nt

Alternately referred to as 'digital volumetric tomography' (DVT), the CBCT scan is a new variety of x-ray examination. While the traditional x-ray produces a two-dimensional image, the CBCT produces a three-dimensional image of your teeth, soft tissue, nerves and jaw. This will give your dentist a more accurate picture of your dental needs.

The cone beam CT creates 3D images of your mouth. CBCT cuts the radiation exposure dramatically when compared to medical CT. Both forms are superior to the routine intraoral panoramic x-rays your dentist might take as they help your dentist in doing the following:

  • Provide extremely accurate measurements of the shape and dimensions of the jaw as well as the sinuses, nasal cavity and nerve canal. This is invaluable for precise placement of dental implants as well as measuring for oral appliances.
  • Detect tumours and lesions in their earliest stages.
  • Diagnose disorders of the airway that can be causing sleep disorders.
  • Locate precisely where an infection is located in your tooth.

When Does Casuarina Square Dental Care Use a CBCT Scan?

The CBCT scan is beneficial in situations such as root canal treatments, impacted teeth, dental implant planning and a wide variety of other procedures where precision is key. If a CBCT scan has been recommended for you, consider having a discussion with your dentist about how a scan could help your individual dental health.  

Crowns and Bridges

Your dentist in Darwin, NT offers tooth replacement options to help you restore your smile and the function of your bite. We want you to be able to enjoy your favourite foods and a happy, healthy smile.

What Is A Dental Crown?

While dental crowns in Casuarina have many uses—from general dentistry to cosmetic—they also support dental bridges to complete your smile if you have missing teeth.

What Is A Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a restoration tooth or teeth fitted between dental crowns. Dental crowns in Casuarina cap healthy adjacent teeth, allowing the restorative teeth to fill in your smile gap.

A dental bridge is similar to a partial denture because both stand-in for missing teeth. However, a dental bridge is attached and cannot be removed. A partial denture, which relies on clips and supporting healthy teeth for stability, may be removed for cleaning or during sleep.   

Caring for a dental bridge requires a floss threader and a small cleaning brush. Partial denture maintenance relies on denture pastes, a denture brush and a cleaning bath. Your dentist in Darwin recommends daily cleanings for both appliances. A member of our team or your dentist in 0810 will provide more specific instructions.

Learn More From Our Casuarina Clinic

To learn which option will best complete your smile, we encourage a call to your 0810 dentist to arrange a tooth-replacement chat and exam.

Sleep Apnoea Treatment

Couple Sleeping | Sleep Apnea Casuarina NT Many people are surprised to find out that anyone can develop sleep apnoea, even children, making it essential to seek treatment for yourself or loved ones when you suspect the presence of sleep-disordered breathing. Often people don't realize they have sleep apnoea until their sleep partner tells them about loud snoring or cessation of breathing during the night. People suffering from sleep apnoea may wake up tired, even after thinking they'd gotten a good night's rest. It can negatively impact functioning with day-to-day activities.

Some characteristics and lifestyle habits increase the risk of sleep apnoea.

  • Men over the age of 40
  • People who are overweight
  • Thick neck circumference
  • Alcohol and smoking
  • Certain medications

Protect Yourself 

Because sleep apnoea is a potentially life-threatening illness and has been linked to heart conditions and early cardiac death, seeking an accurate diagnosis and treatment can prolong your life and result in the restorative sleep necessary for a healthy body.

We Welcome Your Call to Our Casuarina Clinic

If you have received a diagnosis for sleep apnoea and would like to explore your treatment options, contact our Casuarina dental clinic to book a consultation. We can offer options other than the CPAP machine, which many patients find cumbersome. We welcome your call to our dental clinic to find out more.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the most popular tooth replacement options that dentistry has to offer for patients who are struggling with one or more missing teeth. This is because they protect your oral health by restoring both the root and the missing tooth. There is no other treatment that offers both benefits. They can also support prosthetics designed to replace multiple missing teeth, such as dental bridges or dentures.model of tooth attaching to dental implants | darwin nt

A titanium post replaces the root by being implanted into the jawbone during surgery. After a healing period that allows it to integrate with the jawbone, it is ready to support a new tooth, which is a customised porcelain crown designed to closely mimic the appearance of natural teeth in both form and function.

Dr. Cohen is able to complete the surgical portion of your implant treatment, which means that all the required dental implant appointments will take place at Casuarina Square Dental Care. Patients appreciate the fact that they will be working with the team they already know and trust, instead of being referred elsewhere for treatment.

Chat With Your Casuarina Dentist

Do not let a missing tooth keep you from smiling confidently. We invite you to call our practice to learn more about your options. 

a woman holds her hand to her mouth | dentist northern suburbs ntSafety is your dentist’s primary concern in any procedure you undergo while in their care.  While the X-ray exposure during the CBCT scan is higher than traditional X-ray examinations, your dentist will only advise and carry out this scan if it is deemed appropriate for your specific dental needs.  A “medical” CT scan would have considerably higher exposure to X-rays making the CBCT scan a safer alternative.   

Speak With Your Casuarina Dentist

It is advised that you discuss any concerns about a procedure or your condition with your Darwin dentist.  They will be your best resource for explaining your situation and their safety protocols.  If you have been referred to a different medical facility you should feel free to ask any questions about what is being done and why before you go in to your appointment.  

a man smiles in the dental chair | dentist in casuarina ntA CBCT scan is a relatively quick procedure, lasting only a few minutes.  Your Darwin dentist will suggest you allocate at least twenty minutes for set up, scan and viewing the images.  To prepare for your scan you will need to remove any facial jewelry, piercings, or dentures.   It is recommended this is done prior to your appointment to save time during the procedure.

During the scan you will be carefully positioned by the operator and will need to remain still throughout the procedure.  The CBCT will move in a circular motion while completing the scan, but will not come into contact with you.

After The CBCT Scan At Casuarina Square Dental Care

Your dentist will need you to stay after the procedure until the images have been inspected to ensure quality.  Once they are ready, the examination will yield three-dimensional images of the “volume” of your face.  The volume will vary depending on your dental needs and will help your dentist develop a personal treatment plan.

For more information on our services, please feel free to contact our Casuarina clinic

a man looks up and to the side | dentist in casuarina nt

Alternately referred to as 'digital volumetric tomography' (DVT), the CBCT scan is a new variety of x-ray examination. While the traditional x-ray produces a two-dimensional image, the CBCT produces a three-dimensional image of your teeth, soft tissue, nerves and jaw. This will give your dentist a more accurate picture of your dental needs.

The cone beam CT creates 3D images of your mouth. CBCT cuts the radiation exposure dramatically when compared to medical CT. Both forms are superior to the routine intraoral panoramic x-rays your dentist might take as they help your dentist in doing the following:

  • Provide extremely accurate measurements of the shape and dimensions of the jaw as well as the sinuses, nasal cavity and nerve canal. This is invaluable for precise placement of dental implants as well as measuring for oral appliances.
  • Detect tumours and lesions in their earliest stages.
  • Diagnose disorders of the airway that can be causing sleep disorders.
  • Locate precisely where an infection is located in your tooth.

When Does Casuarina Square Dental Care Use a CBCT Scan?

The CBCT scan is beneficial in situations such as root canal treatments, impacted teeth, dental implant planning and a wide variety of other procedures where precision is key. If a CBCT scan has been recommended for you, consider having a discussion with your dentist about how a scan could help your individual dental health.  

Emergency Services

a woman holds her hand to her mouth | dentist northern suburbs ntSafety is your dentist’s primary concern in any procedure you undergo while in their care.  While the X-ray exposure during the CBCT scan is higher than traditional X-ray examinations, your dentist will only advise and carry out this scan if it is deemed appropriate for your specific dental needs.  A “medical” CT scan would have considerably higher exposure to X-rays making the CBCT scan a safer alternative.   

Speak With Your Casuarina Dentist

It is advised that you discuss any concerns about a procedure or your condition with your Darwin dentist.  They will be your best resource for explaining your situation and their safety protocols.  If you have been referred to a different medical facility you should feel free to ask any questions about what is being done and why before you go in to your appointment.  

a man smiles in the dental chair | dentist in casuarina ntA CBCT scan is a relatively quick procedure, lasting only a few minutes.  Your Darwin dentist will suggest you allocate at least twenty minutes for set up, scan and viewing the images.  To prepare for your scan you will need to remove any facial jewelry, piercings, or dentures.   It is recommended this is done prior to your appointment to save time during the procedure.

During the scan you will be carefully positioned by the operator and will need to remain still throughout the procedure.  The CBCT will move in a circular motion while completing the scan, but will not come into contact with you.

After The CBCT Scan At Casuarina Square Dental Care

Your dentist will need you to stay after the procedure until the images have been inspected to ensure quality.  Once they are ready, the examination will yield three-dimensional images of the “volume” of your face.  The volume will vary depending on your dental needs and will help your dentist develop a personal treatment plan.

For more information on our services, please feel free to contact our Casuarina clinic

a man looks up and to the side | dentist in casuarina nt

Alternately referred to as 'digital volumetric tomography' (DVT), the CBCT scan is a new variety of x-ray examination. While the traditional x-ray produces a two-dimensional image, the CBCT produces a three-dimensional image of your teeth, soft tissue, nerves and jaw. This will give your dentist a more accurate picture of your dental needs.

The cone beam CT creates 3D images of your mouth. CBCT cuts the radiation exposure dramatically when compared to medical CT. Both forms are superior to the routine intraoral panoramic x-rays your dentist might take as they help your dentist in doing the following:

  • Provide extremely accurate measurements of the shape and dimensions of the jaw as well as the sinuses, nasal cavity and nerve canal. This is invaluable for precise placement of dental implants as well as measuring for oral appliances.
  • Detect tumours and lesions in their earliest stages.
  • Diagnose disorders of the airway that can be causing sleep disorders.
  • Locate precisely where an infection is located in your tooth.

When Does Casuarina Square Dental Care Use a CBCT Scan?

The CBCT scan is beneficial in situations such as root canal treatments, impacted teeth, dental implant planning and a wide variety of other procedures where precision is key. If a CBCT scan has been recommended for you, consider having a discussion with your dentist about how a scan could help your individual dental health.  

General Dentistry

a woman holds her hand to her mouth | dentist northern suburbs ntSafety is your dentist’s primary concern in any procedure you undergo while in their care.  While the X-ray exposure during the CBCT scan is higher than traditional X-ray examinations, your dentist will only advise and carry out this scan if it is deemed appropriate for your specific dental needs.  A “medical” CT scan would have considerably higher exposure to X-rays making the CBCT scan a safer alternative.   

Speak With Your Casuarina Dentist

It is advised that you discuss any concerns about a procedure or your condition with your Darwin dentist.  They will be your best resource for explaining your situation and their safety protocols.  If you have been referred to a different medical facility you should feel free to ask any questions about what is being done and why before you go in to your appointment.  

a man smiles in the dental chair | dentist in casuarina ntA CBCT scan is a relatively quick procedure, lasting only a few minutes.  Your Darwin dentist will suggest you allocate at least twenty minutes for set up, scan and viewing the images.  To prepare for your scan you will need to remove any facial jewelry, piercings, or dentures.   It is recommended this is done prior to your appointment to save time during the procedure.

During the scan you will be carefully positioned by the operator and will need to remain still throughout the procedure.  The CBCT will move in a circular motion while completing the scan, but will not come into contact with you.

After The CBCT Scan At Casuarina Square Dental Care

Your dentist will need you to stay after the procedure until the images have been inspected to ensure quality.  Once they are ready, the examination will yield three-dimensional images of the “volume” of your face.  The volume will vary depending on your dental needs and will help your dentist develop a personal treatment plan.

For more information on our services, please feel free to contact our Casuarina clinic

a man looks up and to the side | dentist in casuarina nt

Alternately referred to as 'digital volumetric tomography' (DVT), the CBCT scan is a new variety of x-ray examination. While the traditional x-ray produces a two-dimensional image, the CBCT produces a three-dimensional image of your teeth, soft tissue, nerves and jaw. This will give your dentist a more accurate picture of your dental needs.

The cone beam CT creates 3D images of your mouth. CBCT cuts the radiation exposure dramatically when compared to medical CT. Both forms are superior to the routine intraoral panoramic x-rays your dentist might take as they help your dentist in doing the following:

  • Provide extremely accurate measurements of the shape and dimensions of the jaw as well as the sinuses, nasal cavity and nerve canal. This is invaluable for precise placement of dental implants as well as measuring for oral appliances.
  • Detect tumours and lesions in their earliest stages.
  • Diagnose disorders of the airway that can be causing sleep disorders.
  • Locate precisely where an infection is located in your tooth.

When Does Casuarina Square Dental Care Use a CBCT Scan?

The CBCT scan is beneficial in situations such as root canal treatments, impacted teeth, dental implant planning and a wide variety of other procedures where precision is key. If a CBCT scan has been recommended for you, consider having a discussion with your dentist about how a scan could help your individual dental health.  

Invisalign Treatment

a hand holds up an invisalign aligner | invisalign darwin nt Living with misaligned teeth may cause embarrassment and it can take a toll on confidence and self-esteem. Many patients do not like the idea of wearing traditional braces, and thus avoid having their teeth straightened. Invisalign treatment is a great solution for patients interested in aligning their teeth discreetly.

Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners instead of metal brackets and wires. The aligners are custom-fitted and virtually invisible, so no one can tell when patients are straightening their teeth. While they need to be worn at least 22 hours per day, the aligners are removed for eating, brushing and flossing.

How Do We Know If It's a Good Fit?

Invisalign works well for most patients; our dentists can determine whether it is an appropriate treatment on an individual basis after an exam and x-rays. Aligning teeth is about more than just improving the way a smile looks; it also benefits oral health, as teeth will be easier to brush and floss. With 3-D technology, we will even be able to show patients of our Darwin dental clinic what their newly aligned smiles will look like before starting treatment.

We Welcome Your Call To Our Darwin Clinic

Please Contact Casuarina Square Dental Care to learn more about Invisalign and other treatment options available to correct the appearance of a misaligned bite. 

Teeth Whitening

Your 0810 dentist recommends a teeth whitening in Casuarina following a professional tooth cleaning. This approach often leads to better results because surface stains and tartar come away during your teeth cleaning, allowing the whitening gel to penetrate the enamel better.

Often patients choose to whiten their teeth—following a tooth clean—during the weeks leading up to a big event, including:

  • Wedding
  • Reunion
  • Job interview
  • Dream vacation

Sometimes patients opt to whiten their teeth just to give themselves a smile boost.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work At Casuarina Square Dental Care?

Your dentist in Casuarina takes a mould of your teeth and gums and uses this to create a custom whitening tray. You can take this tray home, along with our whitening gel and instructions, and whiten your teeth on your own time. You can curl up with a good book, watch your favourite TV programmes or whiten your smile while working a crossword puzzle.

At Casuarina Square Dental Care, we recommend professional teeth whitening for optimal results and to rid your teeth of brown and yellow tooth stains. Remember that gels purchased in shops can be abrasive and lead to tooth sensitivity.

We Welcome Your Call in Casuarina

If you would like to learn whether teeth whitening in Darwin is a good option for you, we encourage your call to arrange a booking with your 0810 dentist.

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COVID-19 Update
 
In light of the government's easing of restrictions on dental practices, we have now reopened and welcome both new and existing patients to call 8927 9418 to book an appointment.

Rest assured, we are currently contacting patients who had their treatment deferred during Level 3 restrictions and we thank you for your cooperation and patience while we work through this.

Please remember, if you have a fever, dry cough and/or any flu like symptoms, phone ahead and let our friendly receptionists know to ensure the safety of our community.

Many thanks, Casuarina Square Dental Care