Wakefield House Dental
Wakefield House, Level 1, 90 The Terrace Wellington NZ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Cleanings & Examinations

Even with excellent hygiene habits, it is impossible to reach the smallest areas of your teeth with your toothbrush and floss alone. Over time, the missed plaque will harden into tartar, which can only be removed with a dental hygienist's tools. When tartar accumulates beneath the gumline, the end result is red, puffy, inflamed gums — the beginnings of periodontal diseae. 

Cosmetic Dentistry

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

We offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry treatments to help you improve the appearance of your smile. A full dental exam will help us determine if you are healthy enough for certain procedures and the best approach to help you achieve a beautiful smile.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

We offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry treatments to help you improve the appearance of your smile. A full dental exam will help us determine if you are healthy enough for certain procedures and the best approach to help you achieve a beautiful smile.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

We offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services such as veneers, porcelain crowns, bonding using tooth-coloured composite, and even Invisalign to straighten misaligned teeth.

All our of dentistry is done with esthetics in mind. We know that it's important that your teeth are both healthy and attractive.

If you'd like to find out which of our services can help you meet your goals, call our office to schedule your consultation.

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Dental Implants

Your dentistry is an investment in your health and smile. Caring for your dentistry properly is essential to its longevity! One of the things that patients love most about dental implants is that you can care for them in the same way that you care for your natural teeth.

  • Brushing at least twice daily
  • Flossing daily
  • Regular dental cleanings and exams

At your dental appointments, we will check all of your dentistry to make sure it still looks great and is damage-free.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Dental implants have many advantages over other tooth replacement options:

  • Dental implants provide highly esthetic results.
  • Dental implant posts are made of titanium, a biocompatible metal.
  • Dental implants are secure and stable. They stay put when you eat and speak!
  • Dental implants prevent bone loss, keeping your jaw tissue healthy and preventing changes in the shape of your face.
  • With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Dentures & Partials

It will take your mouth some time to get used to the feel of dentures.

After a few weeks, however, you will feel comfortable eating and talking with your dentures in and experience little to no soreness or discomfort. If you ever do experience soreness or your dentures aren’t fitting right, please let us know so we can adjust them properly.

Porcelain Veneers

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Just like your natural teeth, your porcelain veneers are strong, but not indestructible. We will go over the proper care and treatment of your dental implants, but a few guidelines include:

  • Don't bite or chew anything you shouldn't - hard candy, ice cubes, etc
  • Never use your teeth as tools
  • Take care of your restorations the same way you care for you teeth
  • If you notice a damaged restoration. let us know right away

Root Canal Treatment

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

A root canal means that we remove the infected tissue and bacteria inside your tooth's root. We do this by making a tiny access to clean out your tooth and then seal it with an appropriate dental restoration. Root canal therapy can prolong the life of your natural tooth, which is often most beneficial for your health and appearance.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

The pain associated with root canals often comes from the symptoms, which can be severe and worsen over time. Root canal therapy and anaesthetic techniques have improved considerably and should feel no different than a filling. Most patients find relief with root canal treatment.

Sleep Apnoea

If you are seeking an alternative to CPAP therapy, you may find that oral appliance therapy works well and is easier to get used to. Oral appliance therapy uses a specially designed dental splint that gently opens your airway at the back of your through, making breathing easier. 

Treating sleep apnea is important because it can affect your overall health, including your heart.

Contact us to determine the correct sleep apnea treatment for you.

Snoring can cause moody mornings and make everyone grumpy! If you or your partner snores, it is important to have an evaluation because snoring is often a sign of a serious medical condition called obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can lead to serious health conditions such as heart disease and mood disorders, in addition to preventing your partner from sleeping well and placing a strain on intimacy.

We can provide you with a comfortable, custom nightguard designed to open up your airway while you sleep. More oxygen is allowed to enter the bloodstream, improving your health, and both you and your significant other will rest easier. 

Smile Makeovers

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

We offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry treatments to help you improve the appearance of your smile. A full dental exam will help us determine if you are healthy enough for certain procedures and the best approach to help you achieve a beautiful smile.

Teeth Whitening

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Teeth staining can have several different causes. Some of the most common culprits we see include:

  • Smoking
  • Drinking staining beverages such as coffee, tea, and red wine
  • Eating staining foods like berries and curry
  • Inadequate dental hygiene
  • Certain health conditions
  • Genetics

Contact us for a consultation to determine if we can improve the colour of your teeth.

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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.