Six Steps To Your Braces Treatment

Dental braces is one of the most widely used methods to improve the health of your teeth, as well as gaining a confident smile. However, getting and maintaining braces can be a nerve-wracking experience for some people, especially when you are not at all familiar with this process. Some might think getting braces are complicated, but we are here to reassure you by giving you a heads-up of what really goes on during dental braces procedure.

There are six stages you need to go through:

1, Initial Consultation and Examination

In the first appointment, you will need to be referred to an orthodontist to examine your overall dental health (this include oral examination, X-ray images examination, consultation about the positioning of the teeth and the jaw using the advanced technology)

2, Case Diagnosis

After getting a referral, the dentist will now examine further the bone structure of the jaw and determine the best plan of action for you. A mould of your teeth will also be made in order to better design your treatment.

3, Setting a treatment plan

A personally designed treatment plan will be set up. Keep in mind that each person will have a different plan based on their age, health conditions etc. You will be advised based on your dental health and personal needs.

4, Calculus Removal

This stage helps clean the surface of your teeth and get rid of any calculus that might harm your teeth. When wearing braces, dental hygiene is going to be more difficult. Other than that, in case your teeth have other damages such as decays or gum disease etc. they will need to be addressed beforehand.

5, Fitting of the brackets and inserting the wire

The brackets will be placed and the wire is then inserted into the bracket. Some people may have other appliances such as jaw expansion, splint, headgears etc.

6, Adjustment of Dental Braces

After the wire has been placed, the dentist will proceed to regularly adjust your braces according to the treatment regimen.
At the conclusion of the treatment, when the teeth have been repositioned as desired, the braces will be removed. A permanent/removable retainer will be given to maintaining teeth position.

LN Dental Centre – Chester Hill
(02) 9644 1499
3/11 Chester Hill Rd
Chester Hill 2162

6-Step Porcelain Veneer Procedure For A Perfect Smile

Dental porcelain veneers are a highly successful solution to restoring a perfect smile by placing an extremely thin custom-made shell that is astonishingly lifelike in an appearance on the front of the natural tooth.

Veneers are a widely popular solution to correct any flaws in a person’s teeth; hence it being the number one procedure in cosmetic dentistry today. This method is a perfect alternative to the previously dated dental porcelain methods thanks to its outstanding traits: no pain, minimal tooth preparation and no root canal treatment. So what exactly goes into a porcelain veneer procedure?

1. EXAMINATION
On the first appointment, you will firstly be examined and get your entire set of teeth X-ray’d. Our dentists will then give out a detailed treatment plan after thorough examination like tooth decay, gum disease etc…and the number of teeth that needs restoring are determined.

2. DENTAL CLEAN
After the overall examination, the dentist will provide you with an estimation of number of teeth that need restoring, treatment time, cost etc. You will then receive a thorough dental clean by professionals to get rid of calculus and plaque on the surface of the teeth.

3. TEETH PREPARATION
Tooth prep includes the polishing of the teeth to eliminate tooth structure from the teeth. This is done by a dental drill to remove small hinges and supposedly causes no pain or negative impact on the well being of the natural tooth. Next up, a mold of your teeth will be made by using the 3shape 3D software that calculates the most precise numbers.

4. PORCELAIN VENEERS DESIGN
The teeth mold will then be sent to the laboratory where it will be simulated by the design software 3D CAD/CAM and later on manufactured. Our technicians use this mold to form the perfect replica of the teeth. During the waiting period, the customer can wear provisional veneers that are bonded onto the foreteeth.

5. BONDING
After the lab completes the veneers, we bond them to the teeth and make sure they fit evenly and well-proportioned. This process requires an etching of the teeth and the interior of the veneers to open pores in the surfaces.The dentist then places a see-through cement to position the veneers.Lastly the doctor will examine the pressure bearing capacity of the teeth and the aesthetics of the veneers.

6. THE FINAL STEP

Follow up appointments can be made for future adjustments that might be needed. Otherwise, you will be instructed on how to take care of your dental health at home so that the porcelain veneers maintain long lasting.

LN DENTAL CENTRE
Shop 3, 11 Chester Hill Rd
Chester Hill, NSW
(02) 9644 1499

Why Do I Need a Dental Crown After Endodontic Treatment?

When we provide patients with endodontic treatment—also known as root canal therapy—we usually recommend the placement of a dental crown on the affected tooth. The reason for this is that the procedure can leave the tooth brittle since the living tissue has been removed from the tooth root. A dental crown will ensure the tooth is strong enough to withstand the pressure from chewing so you will have full use of your tooth.

The Dental Crown Procedure

                                                         A dental crown is a tooth cover, also referred to as a “tooth cap”

A dental crown is a tooth cover, also referred to as a “tooth cap,” that will protect a tooth that has been weakened by a root canal. After the root canal procedure, we will prepare your tooth so it is ready to receive a dental crown. Once the crown is in place, it will blend in perfectly with your natural teeth so no one will be able to tell you to have a dental crown. You will be able to chew on it normally.

Because we use all-ceramic dental crowns, you will have none of the tell-tale grey-colored margins at the bottom of your tooth that you might have with prior dental crowns.

Same-Day Dental Crowns

                   We can prepare your tooth for the crown then use our computer-assisted design software to fabricate a customized crown 

With same-day dental crowns, you will not have to come back to us for additional dental appointments as with traditional dental crowns. We can prepare your tooth for the crown then use our computer-assisted design software to fabricate a customized crown right here in our dental clinic. The milling process will take about 15 minutes, after which time we can place the crown and cement it into place.

Contact Our Chester Hill, NSW Dental Clinic for More Information

If you need endodontic treatment, you will more than likely need a dental crown to protect the remaining tooth structure. We invite you to contact our dental clinic to book an appointment.

When Should My Child First See the Dentist?

A child’s first visit to the dentist is a milestone, and many parents wonder when it should happen. There are varying recommendations regarding a child’s age for that monumental first visit, and at LN Dental Centre, we recommend bringing in your kids when they are about three years old.

At this age, children are usually old enough to sit still in the dental chair and to understand what the appointment is about. It is also early enough for your dentist to identify potential problems in their early stages, and there is still time to address habits such as thumb-sucking that can have a negative impact on the adult teeth when they come in.

At our Chester Hill, NSW dental clinic, we firmly believe that children who see a children’s dentist regularly grow into adults who also take care of their oral health. We look forward to helping your kids develop habits that contribute to a lifetime of healthy gums and teeth.

How to Make the First Dental Visit a Good One

It can be scary for kids—and their mums and dads—to come to the dentist for the first time. Here are some tips for making sure the visit is a pleasant one:


  • Don’t treat the dental visit as a serious event. The most important aspect of the visit is to make sure your child is comfortable and understands what is happening.
  • Consider bringing in your child for your own check-ups and cleans prior to his or her first appointment. Seeing Mum or Dad calmly sitting in the dental chair can go a long way in showing kids there is nothing to worry about.
  • Ask if someone on the team can provide a quick tour of the surgery so children can take a look and see that although a new environment, there is nothing scary about it.

You can also call us ahead of time if you have specific concerns about your child’s first visit, and we will be happy to help or offer additional advice.

We invite you to call LN Dental Centre, your family-friendly children’s dentist in Chester Hill, NSW, when it’s time for your child’s first booking with our surgery.

How Are Same-Day Crowns Made?

If you have ever gotten a dental crown in decades past, you probably remember the experience took a couple of trips to the dentist. At the first appointment, your dentist prepared your tooth and made an impression of it to send to an outside lab for fabrication. You had to put up with an awkward temporary crown for a couple of weeks while you waited for your permanent crown to be made.

Anyone who still has dental crowns from those days also knows that an unattractive dark grey ring forms along the edge of the crown near the gumline from the metal that was used in these types of crowns.

At LN Dental Centre, we use state-of-the-art technology to create all-ceramic dental crowns in just one visit. Your tooth is prepared and your permanent crown is placed on the same day. The entire process only takes about an hour and a half.

How Are Same-Day Crowns Made?

A same-day crown is a restoration that is made in-house by our dentist using computer-aided design software. The end result is a strong restoration that will look and function very much like your natural tooth.

Using our state-of-the-art computer-assisted design software, we will make an impression of your tooth. This is sent to our in-house milling machine, where a perfect-fitting dental crown is made while you wait. Dr Nhan will be able to fit you with your permanent crown the very same day.

Just because it is quicker to design, produce and place this type of dental crown, this doesn’t mean you’ll be sacrificing durability or aesthetics. In fact, because we use only ceramic in the fabrication process, you won’t have the tell-tale metal ring at the bottom of the crown.

When Is This Type of Dental Crown Used?

Same-day dental crowns are used in the same situations that a traditional dental crown might be used, including:

  • To repair a broken or fractured tooth
  • To save a tooth that has a too much decay for a filling
  • To finish off a dental implant
  • To hold dental bridge in place
  • To strengthen a tooth after root canal treatment

Getting a dental crown in Chester Hill, NSW, doesn’t have to be a hassle with the latest in dental technology. We invite you to call our surgery to find out more.

Orthodontics – They are not just for kids anymore

If you missed out on the opportunity to have braces as a child, or if you have suffered an orthodontic relapse with teeth that have shifted out of alignment over the years, LN Dental Centre may be able to help. At our Chester Hill, NSW clinic, we offer adult options for orthodontic treatment that can give you a straight, beautiful smile that might also be healthier.

Clear Aligner Braces

Because many adults are not comfortable with the idea of wearing traditional braces with unsightly brackets and wires for many months or even years, clear aligner braces might offer a welcome solution. At our clinic, we use Clear Correct invisible braces, which are nearly undetectable when you speak or smile.

Because the clear aligners are removable, you can take them out for eating and cleaning your teeth. You will experience no food restrictions with Clear Correct, and it will be easier to keep teeth clean and healthy. In addition, if you will be taking part in a social event or if you have an important work meeting, you can take out the aligners for a few hours without impacting your treatment. We do recommend, however, that you wear the aligners for at least 22 hours each day to keep treatment on course.

Clear aligner braces work by gently nudging the teeth into the desired position with a series of aligners that you change out every few weeks. Busy adults appreciate the fact that treatment is usually shorter than with traditional braces—generally six to 18 months—and you need fewer trips to the dental clinic since there are no adjustments necessary.

Traditional Orthodontics

Sometimes orthodontic conditions are too complex for clear aligner treatment, so we might recommend traditional braces. For patients who have bite-related issues, orthodontics can protect oral health by minimising the risk of undue wear on the teeth, chewing problems, and other jaw-related difficulties. We offer tooth-colored ceramic options, so they are barely noticeable.

Whatever your age, you can enjoy the benefits of having a straight, beautiful smile with orthodontics treatment at our Chester Hill, NSW clinic. It’s easy to get started. We welcome your call to book a consult.

Dental implants and bridges: Two very different ways to replace a missing tooth

Missing even one tooth can have a serious impact on your smile’s appearance, and it can also create issues with the way your mouth functions. This is in addition to the problems it can create with your self-confidence.

Two of the most common ways to fill in the gap left behind a missing tooth are dental implants and dental bridges. Although both options address the same challenges, they are two very different approaches to consider. At our Chester Hill, NSW surgery, we want to make sure our patients understand what dental implants and bridges both entail before they decide on what is right for their oral health.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a metal post, typically made of titanium, that replaces a missing tooth root. When a tooth root is missing, the area around the missing root begins to decline. After the implant is placed, it integrates with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This also protects the bone, ligaments, and nerves from further deterioration.

When the dental implant is firmly in place, your dentist can attach a dental crown to it, giving you a tooth that looks and functions very much like your natural tooth.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge also fills in the gap left by missing teeth by attaching to the healthy teeth on either side of the space.

One of the major drawbacks of a dental bridge is that the two teeth to which the bridge are attached will need to be reshaped, even if they are otherwise healthy. This is to accommodate the dental crowns that attach to the bridge, holding it into place.

Make the Best Decision for Your Tooth Replacement

We invite you to contact our Chester Hill, NSW surgery to learn more about dental implants and bridges. Your trusted dentist, Dr Hoang Nhan, can discuss both procedures with you, as well as the expected results. You can make the right decision for your smile, and he can create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. Arrange a booking with LN Dental Centre today.

Why it makes sense to visit the dentist for anti-wrinkle injections?

A beautiful smile starts with good oral health. But if you would like to enhance your facial appearance even more, Dr Hoang Nhan offers dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.

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It may never have occurred to you to visit the dentist for these cosmetic treatments, but if you think about it, it makes sense: Dr Nhan is an accredited member of the Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics (AADFA), and he has received extensive education about the anatomy of the head, neck and mouth. Because of this advanced training, as a dentist, Dr Nhan is uniquely qualified to deliver treatment with exceptional accuracy. The results can take years off your appearance.

How Anti-Wrinkle Injections Are Used

Anti-wrinkle injections are used cosmetically to smooth out the skin by eliminating creases, wrinkles and frown lines that develop over the years by repeated muscle contractions. They are a safe way to get younger-looking skin without invasive cosmetic surgery. It is commonly used for wrinkles between the eyebrows, along the forehead, around the lips and in the corners of the eyes.

Within a few days of having the injections, facial muscles begin to relax, and a couple of weeks after that, your skin will look fresh and smooth.

More About Dermal Fillers

Although it is also administered with an injection, dermal fillers are different than typical anti-wrinkle injections in that they deliver a gel-like substance below the surface of the skin designed to plump it up. Fillers are often used to smooth out creases and wrinkles, fill out thinning lips and improve facial contours.

Results are immediate, so you will be able to enjoy your more youthful appearance straight away.

We invite you to give us a call to find out more about anti-wrinkle injections at our Chester Hill, NSW, surgery. The injections take mere minutes, but you will be able to enjoy your fresh, young appearance for several months.

Benefits of clear aligner braces you might not have considered

Here are three benefits of clear aligner braces many patients may not have considered.

1. Gentler on Teeth and Gums

With a mouth full of wires and brackets, as with traditional braces, it’s easy for a stray wire or sharp edge to irritate the soft tissues of the mouth. Clear aligner braces present none of these hazards since the aligner trays are made of smooth plastic that are comfortable to wear.

2. No Staining of Teeth

When dental appliances are glued to teeth, such as the brackets with traditional braces, some staining around the site is fairly routine. Because it is more difficult to clean around the brackets and wires, teeth are more susceptible to stains from common foods and drinks.

Clear aligners are not attached to teeth, so there is no risk of staining. In addition, because the aligners are removed for cleaning the teeth, flossing and brushing is just as routine as before you began treatment. It’s easier to keep teeth and gums healthy.

3. Fewer Trips to the Dentist

Patients who experience traditional orthodontics know about routine visits to the dentist for adjustments to keep treatment on track. With clear aligner braces, we provide our patients with a few sets of aligners and instructions on when to switch to a new set. This means that trips to our surgery are minimized, and when patients do need to come in for new aligners, visits are shorter since no manipulation is required.

4. Call Our Chester Hill, NSW Practice to Learn More About Clear Aligner Braces

If you are ready to begin your journey toward a straighter, healthier smile, we invite you to call LN Dental Centre to book a consult at

(02) 9644 1499 / Or book an appointment with us: https://lndentalchesterhill.com.au/book-appointment/

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Should I have my wisdom teeth removed?

Should my wisdom teeth be removed?

This is a very common question amongst our patients, and there is no simple answer. It depends on how severe and frequent your symptoms are, and how much these symptoms are affecting you.

There are only TWO reasons why we would remove wisdom teeth:

  1. Recurring infections due to a partially erupted wisdom tooth (this is because it would be almost impossible to clean!)
  2. Potential damage caused to healthy molar teeth from an erupting wisdom tooth (some wisdom teeth can grow horizontally)

The first step to see whether you need to have your wisdom tooth removed is to come in and have a scan. Once completed, our dentists can have a look inside and inform you on what would be best for you.