Crowns are recommended when a tooth has been cracked, chipped or broken. The strength of the tooth can be compromised and to prevent further damage or potential loss of a tooth we recommend a crown. You can also have crowns done to improve the appearance of your teeth.
Fractures can happen easily, trauma, old restorations and even from clenching and grinding your teeth. Root canal treated teeth also require a crown.
Crowns are generally made from materials such as porcelain, metal or a combination of both. Not only do they give them added strength, durability and stability, they can also make your teeth look more attractive.
As sports season commences we want to take this moment to remind our patients about the importance of a custom made mouth guard. Our mouth guards are great for added protection for children and adults playing sports.
Available in a range of colours, Bernie will custom fit a mouth guard to give your smile the protection it deserves.
Depending on the level of sport you play, we can custom make the thickness of the guard to suit.
Call us on 4725 3366 for more information and to make an appointment.
Happy New Year, from the team at Courtney Dental! We are almost at the end of January, but back into the swing of things after the silly season. One of our favorite things about the new year is the inevitable new years resolutions that come with it. Especially the ones related to oral health. Typical New Years resolutions include,
- Brushing more often
- Flossing every day
- Quitting smoking
- Eating less sugar
- Drinking more water
- Prioritizing visiting the dentist and hygienist more often
Here at Courtney Dental we love supporting our patients, even if your resolutions don't last long, its great to have a goal.
Call us on 07 4725 3366 for advice or to make an appointment.
We love nothing more than celebrating Christmas and the end of the year here at Courtney Dental. Last weekend we ate too much, drank too much and had a brilliant time together. Past employees turn up (we've tried but cannot keep Lian away) and Hayley who's still on maternity leave brought her beautiful baby in to say hello. Bernie came dressed ready to party hard. Nicole lost ping pong to Craig twice and had a tantrum. For the first year in a while there wasn't a brawl over the secret Santa gifts, the usual target is the ham supplied by Dave. Rebecca managed to hide it well and take it home with her. Here are a couple of the more internet appropriate photos from our celebrations. Not pictured are the staff that somehow always manage to hide from the camera.
Courtney Dental celebrated the Melbourne Cup at the Townsville RSL again this year, the team always has such a fantastic time spending the day together. This year Craig won the in house sweeps, while Jason won 2nd best dressed.
Dental x-rays ensure your teeth don’t just look healthy, but they are healthy! They can pick up tiny issues that are invisible to your dentists’ eyes and allow them to see what’s happening beneath the surface.
In case you haven't noticed, here at Courtney Dental we are massive fans of the NRL. We love showing support to our local team, the North Queensland Cowboys and during the origin series we support the Queensland Maroons. If you come into the practice during football season don't be surprised to see us supporting our favorite teams, by wearing fan shirts, decorating the practice and talking about the game. Occasionally one of our teams members will support an opposing team, we accept this rivalry begrudgingly, they are welcome to wear their own teams colors, as long as they accept teasing when their team loses. Last week Bernie forgot to wear his Cowboys jersey and had to wear the pink cowgirl hat of shame. He won't forget again anytime soon. Though we thought he looked very cute.
We are excited about the upcoming Origin series starting this week. Go QUEENSLAND!
Our wonderful dental assistant/receptionist has been working at Courtney Dental for 20 years! She says that working along side Dr Dave Young has been a huge highlight of her life, coming to work everyday fills her with such joy, but she's mostly proud of herself for not hurting him after all these years as his work wife. We all love Bec, we hope she enjoyed her special day and look forward to many more years working together.
Some of our latest ZOOM whitening results done by our hygienist Nicole, our patients are always so happy with their results. ZOOM whitening is a 1.5 - 2 hour professional in chair teeth whitening procedure, giving you the best results possible.
Did you know we offer a professional denture cleaning service here at Courtney Dental.
When wearing dentures it is important to care for them and keep them clean just as you would with natural teeth. Plaque and calcium deposits build up on dentures just as quickly as natural teeth in the mouth.