Our services

Our Services

At Cannon Hill Dental we provide a wide range of dental treatments for our patients. Further information on the treatments we provide is below. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact our team.

Preventative Care

Regular examinations and cleans are a great way to prevent dental diseases like decay and gingivitis. At all examination appointments our dentists do a thorough oral cancer screening of your hard and soft tissues, examine your teeth, gums, occlusion (how your teeth come together), jaw position and overall oral health.

Dental X-Rays are usually required every 2 years. These help our dentist to diagnose treatment in areas between your teeth, under any existing restorations and to check your bone levels. We use digital X-Rays in our practice to significantly reduce radiation.

We are strong believers in patient education in a holistic approach. We will take the time to explain any concerns and can give you guidance on your homecare regime. Six monthly clean appointments by your dentist helps to remove plaque and calculus that builds up between your visits with us.

Mouthguards are another preventative strategy to reduce the damage caused by sporting injuries to the mouth. A custom fitted mouthguards can be made for you or your child by taking an impression of the mouth and moulding the material to fit perfectly around your teeth. A variety of colours are available. This process takes approximately one week.

Restorative Care

Restorative care deals with rehabilitating the teeth back to full function and aesthetic appearances. This can involve a combination of different procedures including implants, crowns, bridges, simple restorative fillings, veneers, root canals and denture plates. Involvement of other dental specialists is sometimes required.

Teeth have a number of functions including chewing, aesthetics, speech and keeping facial muscles in the correct position. Tooth replacement is important because when a tooth is lost it can affect one or all of these aspects.

Restorations (fillings) are placed where decay has been removed from a tooth. Composite restorations are tooth coloured and matched to the shade of your tooth. This means you are left with a very natural looking durable restoration.

Implants are the most natural way to replace missing teeth. A titanium implant body is placed into bone to help preserve the bone and it provides a fixed support for a tooth replacement.

Crowns are used to cover over a specially prepared tooth and are utilized to help strengthen heavily filled and weakened or cracked teeth by holding it all together. They are especially important to be placed following a root canal treatment to protect the tooth.

Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth and consist of an artificial tooth permanently attached to two crowns either side of the space.

Root canal treatments involve the removal of the damaged or infected pulp (nerve of the tooth) and replacement of the canal with a sealant and a root filling material. This is required when a tooth is inflammed due to decay or trauma. Some cases may need to be referred to a specialist depending on a number of individual tooth factors. A follow up procedure to place a crown is especially important following root canal treatment to protect the tooth.

Dentures are precision fitting removable false teeth which can be designed to look and feel like nature intended. Partial dentures are utilized where there is support offered from remaining teeth to provide stability. They can be made with a metal frame to keep them minimal and more comfortable. Full dentures rely on gums and muscles to keep them in place.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Aesthetics in dentistry aims to produce a natural looking smile. We can offer a number of procedures to help improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. This can be achieved through a combination of whitening, porcelain crowns, veneers and replacement of amalgam fillings to tooth coloured restorations.

Children's Oral Health

Your child’s teeth are as important as your own and allow your child to chew and speak properly. Early detection of any problems in your child’s mouth is the key to keep your child on the right path to healthy teeth and gums with good habits for life.

To children a first time dental visit can be perceived to be a scary or daunting experience. We aim to provide a positive experience for everyone at our practice, but we take a little extra care when treating children. We think it is especially important to create a fun and friendly environment for children so that they look forward to visiting.

Oral Surgery/Wisdom Teeth

Extraction of teeth is always a last resort in dentistry as teeth provide important functions of chewing and speech. Unfortunately due to decay, trauma or gum disease some teeth require removal to control pain and infection. An extraction will leave a gap which may cause other teeth to shift or move into the gap. It is important that if a tooth is lost that we also think about tooth replacement.

Wisdom teeth are positioned at the back of the mouth and are the last teeth to erupt. Wisdom teeth may need to be removed for a number of reasons, particularly infection causing pain. Referral to a specialist maxillofacial surgeon is sometimes required to remove wisdom teeth. This may be done under a general anaesthetic.

Orthodontic Services

Orthodontics aims to realign your teeth improving their position, appearance and function of crooked teeth. Alignment helps to aid everyday procedures such as brushing and flossing. Orthodontic services are offered to our patients by our visiting orthodontist Dr Julie Creagh from Shine Orthodontics.

Specialists and Technicians

At Cannon Hill Dental, we’re proud to be working very closely with a hand-picked network of dental specialists and technicians who are leaders in their respective fields. Here are the details of all our favourite dental specialists who may one day be a part of your dental treatment.

Endodontists

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The Endodontic group are a practice that specialises in providing care for patients in the area of root canal therapy, dental injuries, dental trauma management and endodontic microsurgery.

Established in 1980, with a combined experience of over 190 years in endodontics. The group consists of 10 highly trained registered specialist endodontists, practicing over 6 locations throughout South East Queensland.

All root canal treatments are performed routinely under microscopes, using cutting edge equipment and technology, along with the highest level of sterilisation techniques, including single use instruments in a relaxed, modern environment for the best possible outcomes and care of our patients.

Click here for the Endodontic Group Website
Phone: (07) 3837 0000


Orthodontists

julie-creaghAfter more than 25 years in Dentistry and over 20 years with Shine Orthodontics, Dr. Creagh brings to her patients a wealth of orthodontic experience. She maintains her interest and enthusiasm for the profession with a commitment to continually updating her skills by regularly attending conferences and courses both in Australia and overseas.

As a former President of the Queensland branch of the Australian Society of Orthodontists, Dr. Creagh maintains an active membership in the Australian Society of Orthodontists.

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In addition, she is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and a Member of the World Federation of Orthodontists.

Dr. Creagh visits our practice every 4-5 weeks on a Monday to take care of our patients needing orthodontic work.

 

Periodontists

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Patients requiring specialised periodontal treatment or dental implants are referred onto dental specialists known as periodontists. Our practice maintains a professional relationship with the periodontists at Perio Care.

Perio Care is a specialist practice providing all aspects of periodontal therapy including periodontal regenerative surgery and dental implant surgery. Their periodontists are registered specialists with a wealth of knowledge and expertise and regularly speak on periodontics at dental forums.

Perio Care has three practice locations; Chermside, Brisbane City and Ipswich. All practice locations boast state of the art equipment and modern atmosphere.

Click here for the Perio Care website
Phone: (07) 3350 4344


Technicians

Artisan

Artisan Dental Laboratory was founded in 2000 by Mark Terry and Darren Dear and has forged a reputation as an industry leader in the manufacturing of high quality crown and bridge restorations.

The modern laboratory conveniently located in the inner city suburb of Spring Hill has been carefully designed around the latest equipment and provides a pleasant atmosphere for our patients to take advantage of their hi-tech shade taking facilities.

All of Artisans’ products are 100% Australian made using only the finest quality materials available.

Click here for Artisan Dental Ceramics website

 

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Garden City Dental Lab was established in 1972 and provides the highest quality of services to dental practices around Brisbane. Andrew Cattalini began his apprenticeship at the Garden City Dental Laboratory (GCDL) in 1989. During this time, he trained in all facets of dental technology gaining intimate knowledge and experience in removable and fixed dentures and other appliances.

In 2011, Andrew split away from GCDL and opened his own laboratory, Garden City Dental Prosthetics, dedicated to removable prosthetics (dentures), employing five qualified and registered dental technicians.

Today, with nearly 25 years’ experience, Andrew’s pursuit of perfection in both quality of work and service makes him any dentist’s preferred choice for dental solutions. He firmly believes that when dentists and dental technicians work together as a team, they create better outcomes for patients.

Click here for the Garden City Dental Prosthetics website
Phone: (07) 3849 7051