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Dental procedures and appliances

Dental procedures involve a dentist working on your mouth to address issues like injuries or infections. Dental appliances include items like braces or retainers, and can be used to correct a problem with your teeth.

Learn more about dental procedures and appliances using the links below.

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Guide to dental procedures

Dental procedures help with pain, infection, injury or disease in your teeth or gums. Here are some questions to ask your dental practitioner.

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Dental braces and retainers

Dental braces, aligners and retainers are used to improve the appearance of your teeth or to correct your bite - learn about the different options.

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Dental bridge

A dental bridge permanently replaces missing teeth with false teeth. Learn about this procedure and how to care for your dental bridge.

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Dental crown procedure

A dental crown covers an existing tooth. It can improve the way a decayed or broken tooth looks and functions. Learn about dental crown procedures.

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Dental fillings

Dental fillings or tooth fillings are used to fill a hole or cavity in your tooth. Your dentist will choose the best filling material for your tooth.

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Dental fissure sealants

Dental fissure sealants are a protective layer applied to the grooves of your teeth. Find out how fissure sealant can reduce tooth decay.

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Dentures are false teeth that you can wear to replace missing teeth. This can make eating and speaking easier. Find out what the procedure involves.

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Dental implant

A dental implant is a device used to replace missing teeth. Find out how a titanium screw is used to replace the root of one or more teeth.

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Orthodontic treatments

Orthodontic treatments are dental procedures that help to straighten teeth and correct problems with your bite. Learn about orthodontic treatments.

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Removing wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth can cause serious problems. Removing a wisdom tooth is usually a safe and effective way to prevent your symptoms from coming back.

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Root canal treatment

A root canal treatment can save an infected or damaged tooth. Find out how your dentist does root canal work, also known as endodontic treatment.

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Teeth whitening

Are you one of the many Australians who would like to have whiter teeth? Find out the best and safest ways to whiten your teeth.

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Tooth extraction

There are several reasons why you may need to have a tooth pulled. Learn what to expect during and after the dental procedure tooth extraction.

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Veneers are thin coverings that can make your teeth look whiter and more regular. Learn about this procedure and how to care for your veneers.

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