Category: Dentistry

tooth coloured fillings

What Happens During Dental Fillings?

Dental fillings are a very common procedure. All dentists, including Dr George Olstein perform fillings as part of routine dental care, just about every day. However, we understand that if you suffer from dental fear or anxiety, the thought of a having to have filling may be too much to bear. That’s why we’ve put

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close up of teeth veneers

Can You Tell Which Teeth Have Veneers?

This case is now 4 years post op and the patient had 6 veneers placed, can you tell which teeth? It’s not easy is it? Some people are reluctant to have cosmetic dentistry (whether crowns or veneers) because they have seen some people with “bad” cases that stick out like a sore thumb and conclude that ALL

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Root Canal Diagram

What Is Involved In Root Canal Treatment?

The words ‘root canal treatment’ are likely to send a shiver up the spine of anyone who suffers from anxiety or fear of dental procedures. It is the one dental treatment that seems to invoke all the negative connotations that people have with dental treatment. In reality though, root canal treatment is a relatively simple

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woman in the dentist chair smiling

How to Overcome Your Fear of the Dentist

Fear of the dentist is much more common than you might think. There are very few people that actually look forward to spending time in their dentist’s office. According to the Australian Dental Association, more than 14% of adults suffer from high dental anxiety. The problem is, this dental anxiety is preventing many Australians from

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woman in dentist chair smiling

How to Ensure Pain Free Dentistry

Many Australians experience anxiety, stress and even fear, when contemplating a visit to the dentist. In fact, according to a recent report by the Australian Dental Association, as much as 14.9 per cent of Australian adults can be classified as suffering from high dental anxiety. You’re definitely not alone in finding excuses to delay your

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All on 4 after photo

All on 4

All on 4 is a terrific option for people whose prognosis for their remaining teeth are quite hopeless. The process involves a visit to the surgeon and a bit of planning. The teeth are then removed, implants placed and new teeth are inserted 1-2 days later. I know the before photo is quite horrific but

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Porcelain Veneer

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers – What’s the ‘Buzz’? Porcelain veneers are very thin shells of tooth coloured porcelain which can dramatically improve your smile (see pictures of an actual patient of mine below). How is it done? – Usually (but not in all situations) a thin layer of enamel is removed from the front surface of your tooth

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