Comprehensive Dental Services
As community dentists for Applecross and beyond, we offer a comprehensive range of dental services to our patients, from check-ups and scale and clean to simple restorations, crown and bridge treatments, root canals, extractions and implants and aesthetic or cosmetic dentistry.
Our focus is on providing minimally invasive treatment plans, designed to obtain the best outcomes for the long term care of your teeth and overall oral health.
We are a family friendly practice that welcomes every member of your family and patients of all ages. We have seen multi generations of Applecross patients attend our dental surgery over the last 50 years. All patients are welcome at Applecross Dental Care, from toddlers through to valued patients in their 90s.
When you bring your child in for their first visit, they will experience reassuring treatment from dentists who are accustomed to working with even the youngest family members. Our team is focussed on providing the best long-term dental outcomes and may discuss treatments such as fissure seals and other planning for protecting your child’s teeth and oral health. We are well versed in the latest concepts regarding dental growth and development and understand if and when to refer for specialist orthodontic management.
Toothaches, broken teeth from disintegrated fillings, infections and sporting injuries can all result in distressing and painful dental emergencies. We aim to treat all emergency dental patients as soon as possible to minimise distress and discomfort and set aside appointment time each weekday to cater for emergency bookings.
If you are in pain or have a dental emergency, please contact our reception staff during office hours and let us know. We will do our best to schedule your appointment as soon as possible.
If you have crooked or crowded teeth, an overbite or underbite, you may be interested in orthodontics or teeth straightening for cosmetic reasons or greater comfort. Dr McCarthy is a certified Invisalign provider and also a certified Advanced Inman Aligner provider. For more complex or higher risk cases, we have excellent relationships with specialist orthodontists and can provide guidance on your treatment and aesthetic outcome.
Today, dental implants are the preferred mode of replacing missing teeth and give a much more natural looking results than older style dentures. The team at Applecross Dental Care has a broad range of experience in the surgical placement of dental implants, to replace one or more lost teeth. We are also able to provide natural looking crowns to restore a single tooth or if required, replace all your teeth with implant-supported prosthetic teeth in acrylic and ceramics. Dental implants are among the most popular options for long lasting, natural looking and comfortable permanent tooth replacement.
At Applecross Dental Care, we are focussed on offering aesthetic dentistry solutions that enhance your smile in a natural looking way. Dr Nick McCarthy completed a two-year post-graduate diploma in aesthetic dentistry with distinction from King’s College in London and uses the latest techniques to model and plan cosmetic dentistry outcomes for his patients.
Our aesthetic dentistry services include teeth straightening (as a certified Invisalign and Inman Aligner provider), tooth coloured restorations in a range of materials, tooth whitening, composite resin and ceramic bonded veneers and porcelain crowns and onlays. Your desired outcome will be discussed when your dentist plans your individualised treatment plan to enhance your smile, and they will use the latest digital technology to model the outcome to you before treatment. Our aim is always to deliver dental enhancements that mimic nature, to give you a long-lasting, natural looking result.
Pain or discomfort in the mouth, gums or jaw resulting from impacted wisdom teeth or other oral health issues, may require oral surgery. Our dentists have extensive experience in removing impacted wisdom teeth under intravenous sedation and performing other extractions using a range of pain management techniques. Your safety, comfort and peace of mind is our top priority when undertaking oral surgery.
We work closely with a range of specialist surgeons who we can refer you to if you would prefer general anaesthetic in a hospital, or for complex and risky cases.
Sleep (Twilight) Dentistry
Anxiety about a visit to the dentist can cause patients to put off necessary care, resulting in poor dental and overall health outcomes. We are dedicated to addressing the concerns of nervous patients so that everyone can access high quality, ongoing care for their teeth.
At Applecross Dental Care we strive to reassure all our patients in our comfortable, welcoming setting. If anxiety is still an issue, we are also skilled in offering safe sleep dentistry (also known as twilight or sedation dentistry) to allow patient access to treatment. Sleep dentistry typically uses either relative analgesia using nitrous oxide (commonly known as happy gas) or IV sedation, in which a qualified doctor attends your procedure to undertake sedation. Under the appropriate level of sedation, we can undertake a range of procedures without you feeling stressed or concerned.
Preventative Dental Plans
Dental disease prevention and early intervention underlies our approach at Applecross Dental Care. We take a long-term view of your dental care, aiming to offer you the best quality and outcomes over time. Our dentists take the time to understand your unique needs and concerns. No two smiles are the same, so your treatment plan will always be unique to you.
During check-up appointments, our team will answer any questions and address any concerns you may have. We will also be on the lookout for any issues such as precursors of gum disease and cavities, to allow early and minimal intervention. As part of our transparent approach, we supply all patients with detailed treatment plans including associated costs so you can be fully informed about your dental care options.