About Top Smile Clinic

 

Top Smile clinic is passionate about catering for the dental needs of our community, uses the best and the latest technology, providing the highest quality of dental care for all our patients. We are caring and gentle. We are 100% committed to your comfort. Our number one priorities for our patients, along with our dental processes and the technology that we use.

 

WELCOME TO TOP SMILE:

Your regular dental check-ups & clean is much more than a chance to showcase your winning smile.  It is vital to maintaining your overall health.  However, more and more Australians are skipping this important dental check-up & clean, jeopardising not only their teeth but also putting themselves at greater risk for heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure.

According to Australian Dental Health Foundation, 6 monthly check-up & clean is recommended to maintain your healthier life.  General brushing & flossing does not get all of the plaque out of your teeth.

Often, dentists are also capable of identifying potential problems that patients are not yet able to see or feel. When you maintain regular preventative dental appointments, you can stave off decay and gum disease, as well as identify the beginnings of oral health problems before they become severe.

Top Smile clinic is passionate about catering for the dental needs of our community members, embraces embracing the latest technology, and providing the highest quality of dental care for all our patients. We are Caring, commitment and patients’ comfort are our number one priorities for towards our patients, along with our professional dental processes as well as the technology that we proudly practise.

 

OUR GOAL:
To provide you with a lifelong smile that you can be proud of. We always welcome referrals from our existing patients.

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY:
Providing maximum care, openness and transparency. Every individual is empowered to make their own decisions about their dental treatment and having full access to all available options when they visit the dentist.

The Top Smile clinic team has been always looked at seeking providing more than “stock” dental treatments for our patients. Each of whom is different and requires specific individual care to achieve the best promising results, be it the type of treatment we offer or the best available materials or tools.

 

OUR PRACTICE COMMITMENT:
Our practitioners and staff are dedicated to providing a sensitive dental service with unparalleled care and comfort in a friendly environment .we are Caring for Your Smile. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide premium general and cosmetic dental services in a pristine and a relaxed environment, and, when it comes to your smile, the team members at Top Smile Clinic have you covered.

 

MAXIMUM COMFORT, CONVENIENCE AND RESULTS:
Business models, practice management and the latest technology allow us to carry out your needed clinical dentistry procedures with maximum convenience and comfort. Your valuable time is always respected and appropriately scheduled. We listen to you and take the time to ensure that your dental functionality and aesthetic needs are met.

 

COMPREHENSIVE DENTAL TREATMENTS:
We offer a wide range of dental treatments to address dental conditions that patients face – from preventive treatments to full smile makeovers

All staff and clinicians undergo extensive ongoing training. We ensure your dental appointment at Top Smile Clinic is as comfortable and extraordinary as possible.

 

AFFORDABLE ACCESSIBLE CARE:
We are open long hours, from 8am to 8 pm and available for emergency treatments on weekends and public holidays, 7 days a week. Besides, there is free on site parking available across the street, and another free one close to Woolworth.

 

OPENING HOURS AND EMERGENCIES:
We are open long hours, from 8am to 8 pm and available for emergency treatments on weekends and public holidays, 7 days per week. And these is free parking available on site with this parking also available across the street, and for free in nearby Woolworth.

 

EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE:
Top Smile Clinic care is committed to building a uniquely caring and gentle dental practice.

The Top Smile Clinic approach to treating dental issues, whether minor or intense, will show you exactly how positive your dental experience can be.

 

HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS:
We have a large range of dental consumers products available for purchase on-site, including electric toothbrushes, mouth washes, interdental brushes, bleaching products, toothpastes, GC mousse and associated products.

To check out our full range log on to www.dentalcareproducts.com.au. These products can be bought at the surgery or can be ordered on-line and delivered to your door.

 

WHEEL CHAIR FRIENDLY:
Top smile clinic is a wheelchair friendly facility.

 

LOOKING AFTER YOUR SMILE:
At Top Smile Clinic, we love to make people smile more. We have many years of experience in bringing peoples’ smiles from guarded and embarrassed, to one which they can smile with confidence

Your total cosmetic smile makeovers are our specialty.

We have been the premier cosmetic dentist in Mascot since we began our service; providing whitening, straightening and eminent dental procedures. We have been enabling thousands of patients to achieve the smile they’ve always wanted and sought

what is a dental crown?
Often after having a large cavity or filling, a tooth may start to become weak and in some cases begins to crack or break away. In these cases it is important to restore the tooth in a way that provides it with strength and support.

A crown is custom made for your tooth to cover and protect what is left and prevent further breaking.

Dental crowns have a reputation as being nothing more than an expensive filling. However, a dental crown is far more protective than a standard filling and can ensure the structural integrity of a tooth in ways that a standard filling cannot. Here’s when and why dentists will recommend the use of dental crowns

Dental crowns are designed to fit over the entirety of your tooth, providing all-over protection. Alternatively, fillings are designed to protect a small part of your tooth, usually a spot where decay or other damage has put your tooth at risk of further deterioration.

A crown is needed when your tooth has been extensively filled or it is cracked or broken, or when there is not enough tooth structure left for a traditional filling or an inlay . Crowns and bridges are cosmetic techniques to restore the appearance and function of your teeth, where the original tooth or teeth are badly damaged – or even missing.

Dental crowns are specifically made and moulded to your individual tooth. They act as protective caps for fragile teeth, strengthening the external tooth surface. Crowns can be made from different materials, varying in durability and appearance, as well as designed to last for a long time, they are a reliable solution for weak, decaying or discoloured teeth.

Both dental crowns and fillings are useful for keeping your teeth healthy, but the complete covering of the tooth involved, using a dental crown fitted, means that they offer a special kind of protection to the tooth.

If you have a small amount of damage incurred to your tooth, such as a small cavity, a filling may be the best option. However, if the cavity is large, a crown or a ceramic filling is likely to be a better solution. This is because a filling replaces the damaged piece of tooth, which is drilled away before the filling is placed. If too much tooth is decayed and needs to be removed by drilling, it can affect the structural stability of the remaining tooth. In these instances, a dental crown is recommended. Also, sometimes a ceramic filling is a better option

With a crown, there is no risk to the structure of the tooth because the entire tooth is encased inside the crown, protected from the force of chewing. The crown acts like a splint that holds the sides of the tooth together so that even if a large area is affected by decay, the structural integrity of the tooth can be maintained.

A dental crown is either a fixed cap that fits over your tooth or a full restoration (new tooth) which can be affixed to dental implants.
 

A tooth may need a crown if:
-It has Cracks,
-A very large filling which is breaking down has weak bits of tooth which are likely to break
-Has had root canal treatment
-Severe misalignment and weakness
-An implant has been placed both options provide you with a strong, durable and natural

Looking result. Bridges
If you are suffering from tooth loss, decay or damage and feel that crowns or bridges are the solution for you, contact our team for an appointment

 
What is an inlay
They are specialised fillings made in a dental laboratory that are cemented into your teeth.

They provide a useful alternative to a large filling, being strong, tooth coloured and only require removal of any weakened part of the tooth.

These options can all be discussed with you at Top smile clinic.
 
Same day crown
“With the benefit of the advanced technologies at our disposal, we offer Same Day Crowns. At Top Smile Clinic, we create traditional crowns in addition to offering CEREC/ OR E4D restorations. CEREC/ OR E4D make same-day treatment possible by creating ceramic restorations using CAD/CAM technology in our practice while you wait.

We take a digital scan of your tooth and upload it into our software, which generates a custom dental crown that we mill on-site. Dr Fouad places the finishing touches on each crown, matching the colour and shade to the surrounding teeth.

We even offer CEREC/E4D same appointment restorations to minimise the number of appointments necessary to complete your dental procedure. We create crowns, inlays and on lays at our on-site milling machine during your appointment.

With the highly efficient Cerac/ or E4D/ or E4D and Trios Cad Cam system, we scan, design and mill crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays and on lays right here on the premises and fit them on the same day!

This is a great advancement on older methods, where several appointments were required. It is a wonderful relief for those who are pressed for time or inclination to attend recurring dental visits, as well as providing fast relief and treatment for damaged teeth.”

 

What is a dental bridge?
“Where you are missing a tooth, crowns on the neighbouring teeth can support a floating tooth made of ceramic to provide a natural looking replacement. This is called a bridge.

A bridge, by definition, is a link or connection between two permanent structures. A dental bridge is very similar as it connects natural teeth on both sidse of the gap. This connection or bridge acts as your new tooth, closing the gap and restoring your smile. Bridges are often constructed of gold or metal foundations with porcelain fused to the foundation. This ensures that the bridge will support the normal functions of the mouth.

A dental bridge is a useful option to close gaps between teeth caused by missing teeth. It is used most commonly when the teeth on either side of the gap are improved by strengthening them with crowns. These crowns then form the pylons (supports) for our bridge. The gap may be the result of a tooth which is naturally missing or the result of a tooth extraction. Dental crowns are placed on both teeth on either side of the gap, providing both strength and support for the bridge. A fixed tooth is then joined in between the crowns in order to bridge the gap.

Dental bridges do just that – They bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A crown replacing the missing tooth is joined to crowns made to fit over the adjacent teeth. In this way, the bridge, made up of three or more crowns, is supported by the teeth on the sides of the gap. At YFDL, we scan, design, mill and fit bridges, crowns and more, in-house in the same day, for the best comfort and convenience of our patients.

We offer several dental bridge treatments:

1-Traditional Fixed Dental Bridge
This involves the use of crowns and bridges and cannot be removed once they have been installed.

2-Cantilever Dental Bridge
This type of bridge may be used when someone has teeth remaining on just one side of the open space. A false tooth is anchored to an adjacent natural tooth or teeth. It can be a good choice for areas of the mouth that are not experiencing too much stress, such as the front teeth. Resin-Bonded Dental Bridge
This method is typically the least expensive.

A Bridge is used to replace multiple missing teeth. Bridges are made from two crowns that are joined to one or more false teeth in the middle to create a ‘bridge’ between numerous missing teeth. Also made from porcelain or zirconia, bridges create a long-lasting solution for any missing teeth as well as a natural look. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental exams,
Bridges and crowns can solve the problems created by missing and damaged teeth and last for years to come”

 
when would Dr Fouad…?
If your tooth is too weak to support a veneer but strong enough that it doesn’t require extraction, Dr. Fouad will likely fit you with a dental crown. If your tooth was knocked out or has decayed to the point that it needs to be taken out, Dr. Sam Fouad will likely place a dental bridge there after the area has healed.

 
What are the benefits of the crown?
“Aesthetics: It restores the shape, size, strength and appearance of your original tooth.

Protection: It provides the best protection for a weak tooth after any restoration.

Durability: It can last 15 years or longer if you care well for it.”

 

what are the benefits of the bridge?
Aesthetics: It fills in the gaps in your smile on your face.
Restoration: It restores speech and chewing to full capacity.
Distribution: It distributes the force of your bite equally, taking the stress off of other teeth.
The benefit for both, and for all restoration dentistry, is to bring increased oral health to the mouth. Crowns can often be used to prevent further issues down the line, such as helping a fractured tooth regain its strength.
To get a free consultation about the best fit for your needs, call Top smile clinic

 

Which is better?
Comparing the two, is kind of like comparing apples to oranges. A dental crown is often used to repair or replace one single missing tooth, while dental brides are more commonly used to substitute for several teeth. Crowns are typically attached to the top of a damaged tooth or a dental implant, while brides alternatively attach two teeth that surround the missing tooth.

 
What can they fix?
“When one or more teeth have been lost entirely, a dental bridge is recommended. However, crowns can be used for:

-Covering a dental implant.
-As a replacement for a filling that is too large
-Restoring a tooth that is fractured or cracked
-Strengthening a tooth that has been weakened due to a root canal treatment procedure”

 
How long will they last?
Like most things in life, their longevity depends on the care given to them. Make sure to continue a dentist prescribed oral health regiment and ensure proper brushing and flossing.

Both dental crowns and bridges will last a good long while, however, how long depends on a few factors:

Good oral health requires you to brush and floss on a regular basis because oral hygiene should be your number one priority if you want the procedures to last and be effective in the long run.

You also need to avoid eating unhealthy foods that have a hard surface because it might damage the crown or bridge. Avoid sticky foods to prevent decay and your crown or bridge should last from five to fifteen years. or even longer. It depends on your oral hygiene, dental care and maintenance

 
Will people be able to tell if I have a dental crown or a bridge?
Today’s crowns and bridges are made of natural-looking composite materials that make them virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

 
How many types of dental bridges?
There are three types of dental bridges:
1: Traditional Fixed Bridge
A dental bridge is a false tooth, known as a pontic, which is fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in the area left by a missing tooth. This is known as a fixed bridge. This procedure is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Fixed bridges cannot be taken out of your mouth as you might do with removable partial dentures.

2: Resin Bonded Bridges
The resin bonded bridge is primarily used for your front teeth. Less expensive, this bridge is best used when the abutment teeth are healthy and don’t have large fillings. The false tooth is fused to bands that are bonded to the abutment teeth with a resin which is hidden from view. This type of bridge reduces the amount of preparation on the adjacent teeth.

3: Cantilever Bridges
In areas of your mouth that are under less stress, such as your front teeth, a cantilever bridge may be used. Cantilever bridges are used when there are teeth on only one side of the open space. This procedure involves anchoring the false tooth to one side over one or more natural and adjacent teeth.

 

Which foods should be avoided with a temporary dental crown?
Because temporary crowns are made from acrylic, which is less stronger than the metal, ceramic or porcelain material of a permanent crown, you must take extra precautions. Limit the amount of chewing you do on the side of your mouth where your temporary crown is located.

Avoid chewing on hard candies, nuts or very crunchy fresh vegetables such as carrots, on the same side of the mouth on your temporary crown. Until your permanent crown is in place, don’t eat sticky desserts or candy, including caramels, licorice, jelly beans, taffy, toffee or gummy bears, as they could pull the temporary crown off your tooth. Avoid chewing gum for the same reason.

 

Which foods should be avoided with a permanent dental crown?
Hot foods: Some individuals experience a mild-to-severe sensitivity in and around a crowned tooth when eating hot foods, particularly if they are affected by gum recession. If the problem persists, consult your dentist as the crown’s fit may require adjustment.

Cold foods: Although they do not harm your crown, such foods can trigger sensitivity similar to that caused by hot foods if any part of your gum recedes enough to expose the root above a crowned tooth. Your dentist may suggest that you use a toothpaste made especially for sensitive teeth; such toothpaste work by blocking the sensation traveling from the tooth to the nerves.

Sugary foods: Avoid constant exposure to sugary drinks, candy or gum, keep snacking to a minimum and brush or rinse your teeth after eating chewy or sticky foods such as dried fruit.

 

Will my new restoration match my teeth?
At Top smile Centre, we focus on excellent oral health, but we also understand that looks are important to everyone. All restorative treatments we offer are performed with an eye toward aesthetics. Our up-to-date materials and techniques make it easy for you to enjoy a smile that’s both healthy and beautiful.

Many of the restorative and cosmetic procedures we perform use dental porcelain. You may think of porcelain as being a very delicate material, but dental porcelain is actually quite durable. It stands up to all the normal daily wear and tear, and with proper care, porcelain restorations can last for many years.

Porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, and tooth-coloured composite fillings can all be shaded to closely match the colour of your natural teeth. The translucent quality of porcelain is also similar to that of dental enamel, so your new restoration will blend seamlessly with surrounding teeth.

This gives us the freedom to create a customized restoration that is made just for you. Now you can have dental work done without announcing it to the world!

If you’d like to learn more about our natural-looking custom restorations, please give our Top smile Centre a call. We’ll be happy to arrange for a consultation to discuss the ways our restorative treatments can benefit you.

 

Who should get a dental crown or a bridge?
If you happen to have cracked, crooked, uneven or weak teeth, then a dental crown is the right choice for you. It’s also an effective procedure when you’re experiencing tooth decay and toothaches.

When it comes to having large gaps between the teeth, a person fits in as a candidate to have a bridge. However, ensure that you’re not suffering from weak bones because when you get the bridge implanted, your jaw bones should be healthy enough to support the volume of the device.

When you have gaps between teeth or are losing teeth, then it might be possible that you’re undergoing a bone degeneration process. Under such circumstances, you need to consult a dentist to get X-rays of your jaw structure and ensure that you’re a good fit for the procedure.

 

How do you choose a dentist for a dental crown or a bridge?
Choosing a qualified dentist for a dental crown or bridge is an essential task. The procedure is common and routine; however, make sure that your dentist adhers to and practices international standards of treatment and care.

For example, medical certification is a solid proof of your dentist being qualified for the job and you can also inquire about their educational history just to be quite sure you are professionally cared for..

 

Which one is best for you, a dental crown or a bridge?
As noted above, crowns and bridges serve different purposes.

If you have a deteriorating tooth, a crown might be the best option. However, if you’ve have missing teeth, a bridge is the best decision made.

Ultimately, though, the wise choice is to seek the recommendation of your dentist regarding what procedure best fits your needs. Visit us so we can help you make this decision.

 

What is the process?
The process of installing a crown or bridge takes 2 visits.

On the first visit the tooth will be reshaped by filing down the enamel so that the crown can be placed over it. You will be given a local anaesthetic before this part of the procedure so that you do not experience any discomfort.

Once the tooth has been reshaped, a mould will be taken of that tooth and the surrounding teeth. This mould will be sent to a dental lab so that your new crown can be made so that it fits in the spot created for it and looks the same relative to the surrounding teeth.

Before leaving, your dentist will fit you with a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready.

The crown takes about 1 week to be returned. At this time you will have another appointment to place and fit the permanent crown. The tooth will be placed using cement to ensure the tooth sits in place.

When you look in the mirror, you will see your old smile back. Crowns are durable and strong. You should care for it as you would do towards any of your other teeth with regular brushing and flossing.

 

What are the symptoms to fit a crown?
There may be no symptoms. If symptoms occur, they may include:
Tooth pain or achy feeling, particularly after sweet, hot, or cold foods and drinks visible pits or holes in the teeth Signs and tests

Most cavities are discovered in the early stages during routine check-ups. The surface of the tooth may be soft when probed with a sharp instrument. Pain may not be present until the advanced stages of tooth decay. Dental x-rays may show some cavities before they are visible to the eye.

Crowns are specially made and custom fitted. They fit around and over your own tooth structure; they seal and strengthen the tooth. They are advised on teeth that have

fractures within the tooth structure and when large fillings teeth have been root treated.