One of the biggest advances in dentistry in recent years is the dental laser, according to Stephen Mattsson from Hampstead Dental.

“There are three kinds of dental laser, and we have all three available to our certi- fied practitioners,” Mattsson said.

Often referred to as “no needle – no drill”, the water laser combines the numb- ing effect of the laser and water pulsating to numb the tooth prior to treatment for fillings.

Research has shown laser dentistry is also is very effective in treating gum dis- ease, and during root canal treatments.

“The most important thing is that our patients now have a choice and there is no reason to put off a trip to the dentist for your regular check up,” Mattsson said reassuringly.

“Your teeth are such an integral part of how you feel, and that is why we also help with cosmetic work as well.

“Cosmetic dentistry is a term that is bandied around a lot – in reality it means correcting imperfections in the smile.”

Hampstead Dental’s clinicians are trained in all areas of cosmetic den- tistry from whitening discoloured teeth, to extending or retracting gum lines, or changing the shape or location of a tooth or teeth.

“There are a range of treatments that make up cosmetic dentistry. The treat- ment range from teeth whitening to veneers or crowns, bridges, dental im- plants, and Invisalign invisible braces – all at prices that will also make you smile,” Mattsson said.

INFO: Hampstead Dental is located 2/44 Hampstead Rd, Maidstone, Victoria. Details: 03 9318 5599

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