Cosmetic DENTISTRY Whangarei

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Top Tips On How To Take Care Of Your Teeth Using Simple Dental Care Tips That Work

Do not use over the counter whitening treatments if you have problems such as gum disease, tooth decay or cavities. These whitening treatments contain potent
chemicals that can cause severe pain and further damage if you apply them to teeth that already have damage, such as cracks, decay or diseased gums.

Always go to your dentist for the safest and best cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening procedures.

Make sure you go for a regular dental check-up, an assessment by your dentist and cleaning by your dental hygienist at least two times a year to maintains your oral health. Addressing minor issues before they become significant problems is the simplest way of keeping optimal oral health. Small cavities are always best to go ahead get filled immediately. Small holes are easy to fill, while large cavities take longer, cost more, and lead to extensive work like bridging, crowns, root canals or, in extreme cases, implants. That is why it's best to address any signs of tooth decay at an early stage, to keep dental treatment to a minimum.

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We offer first-class comprehensive Cosmetic dentistry from Teeth Whitening service to cosmetic enamel teeth veneers; whatever your cosmetic dentistry needs are the Rescue Dentist has the skills and expertise to help you.

Dr Shepherd is highly skilled as an endodontist and orthodontic specialist, as well as a periodontal gum dentist. 

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A "Prosthodontist" is a specialist in cosmetic dentistry; that includes dental veneers, teeth whitening and more advanced dental tooth implant surgery and restorative dentistry.

A Periodontist treats periodontal (gum) disease.

If you are looking for a highly skilled cosmetic dentist, these are good skills to have.

Cosmetic Dentistry - Implant Timing

I met up with Cosmetic dentist Dr Dennis Shepherd in his dental clinic locally here in Whangarei, who explained the importance of site preparation for dental implants. In particular, your jaw bone health and how to treat the tooth extraction sites after tooth extraction. This process is called socket preservation, and it prevents bone shrinkage in the extraction site. This drives the urgency in getting your dental implant surgery ideally within three months of tooth extraction.

In this video, Dr Dennis Shepherd explains the dental implant surgery process and ideal time frames for implants placed after tooth extraction. Watch the video and find out why it is critically essential how your timing can be significant.

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Dental Implants Whangarei Our Dentists are well trained in Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dental Crowns & Bridges Cosmetic Dentist Whangarei

I recently asked a local cosmetic dentist here in Whangarei, Dr Dennis Shepherd, to explain dental crowns and dental bridges? (see video:)

A dental crown is like a little hat or crash helmet cemented over the tooth, reinforcing it. To save a tooth that has broken down substantially, either from a large filling in the tooth, or from having a root canal treatment.

The Rescue Dentist, uses the latest CAD CAM digital dental scanning, technology. We take a laser scan of the tooth, for our dental technician, to make the ceramic dental crowns that we cement over the tooth in ceramic or metal.

We also have a 3D milling machine that can, from the tooth scan, make an perfectly fitting crown within an hour. So in some cases, we can scan and fit a newly cut ceramic crown during the same appointment, and they fit perfectly.

Using Dental Technology CAD CAM System For Scanning Missing Tooth
Ceramic Crown Dental High Definition Scan Of Missing Tooth Site

Easy Tooth Scan

Using a slim scanning head the top and bottom jaw can be scanned giving a high definition image of the jaw and missing or broken tooth.

Dental Tech Cad Cam New Tooth With Bite Impressions

The Dental CAD CAM System Creates New Cap.

The system quickly calculates the design & positioning of the new ceramic crown or implant including bite marks.

New Ceramic Dental Crown Placed Perfectly by CAD CAM System
New Ceramic Crown From Different Angles

The Newly designed computer generated Crown can be viewed from any angle, showing and contact and bite marks.

Using Dental Tech to Scan & Mill a Perfect Cap Fitted Same Appointment
Ceramic Crown Design using 3D Cad Cam Dental Tech

The Ceramic Crown inside the Ceramic Block.

The Computer generated crown is now positioned and sized inside the ceramic block, ready for milling.

New Ceramic Crown Impression Pre-Milling

The Computer Generated Ceramic Cap. 

The Computer image of the cap itself can be viewed inside and out showing the interface with the broken tooth. 

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The Ceramic Cap Milling Machine.

The ceramic block is fitted in the milling machine and the cutting blades start cutting out the new replacement tooth cap c. 1-2 hrs.

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Meet Dr Dennis Shepherd for Specialised experience skill in dentistry specialist prosthodontist, periodontics specil interst in gum disease.



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Cosmetic Dentistry - Socket Preservation

Cosmetic Dentistry - Socket Preservation

To build a quality home you need solid foundations built with quality materials and the same is true if you want to get great results with cosmetic dentistry preparation is everything.

Here Dr Dennis Shepherd Explains HOW & WHY?


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What Kind Of Dentistry Is Cosmetic

What Kind Of Dentistry Is Cosmetic

Your smile says a lot about you and it gives you confidence.
If you are not satisfied with your smile, and dont feel confident about smiling. Then modern day cosmetic dentistry might be for you.
Modern technology for professional oral care focuses on improving the appearance of your mouth, teeth, gums, and overall smile. Standard procedures include teeth whitening,
veneers, fillings, and dental implants.

Rescue Dentist has an excellent Cosmetic dentist or A "Prosthodontist" is a specialist in cosmetic dentistry; this covers dental veneers, teeth whitening and more advanced dental tooth implant surgery and restorative dentistry and ideally with a particular interest in periodontal (gum) disease.

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The surgery offers dental treatments from routine treatments through to highly complex procedures which include: cosmetic dental surgery,
root canals, ceramic caps and dental bridging, dental implants and Extensive specialist skills as a Prosthodontist and in Periodontics

A "Prosthodontist" is a specialist dentist in cosmetic, implant and restorative dentistry. special interest in periodontal (gum) disease 

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Ceramic Dental Crowns Cosmetic Dentist Whangarei

Ceramic Dental Crowns Cosmetic Dentist Whangarei

Here Dr Dennis Shepherd shows us a model that demonstrates several Ceramic teeth or Dental Caps and how these dental crowns are used in cosmetic and reconstructive dental work.

This one is a dental crown and that's it. Once again another ceramic tooth, which when it's good over who restores the tooth, as you can see, this example is typical of an older patient.

And we cement the dental crowns in place with an epoxy resin cement basically.
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Oral Health Education Is An Essential Part Of Your Oral Health Journey With Us.

In order to make your dental and general oral health journey with us as pleasant an experience as possible we educate you of all of your dental treatment options and the long term consequences of choosing those options. Assist you with making the best oral health choices to achieve a lifetime of oral health. We are non-judgmental and fully supportive of your choices. Deliver the dental treatments in a friendly manner. We develop relationships with our patients based on trust and friendship


Team To Brighten Your Smile In Whangarei

Maintain optimal oral health by booking a dental appointment at our Whangarei clinic today.
Whether you require routine dental checks up and preventative work, wish that you had a whiter, brighter smile, or urgently need an emergency dentist who can help rectify painful concerns such as root canals, we can help. As a dental surgery that specialises in prosthodontics – that is, cosmetic, implants and restorative dentistry – we can help you to achieve the smile you have always dreamed of. If you are searching for dentists in Whangarei region, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Whangarei clinic today on 09 438 7694.

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2 Puriri Park Road,
Maunu, Whangarei, Northland,
New Zealand

Phone: 09 438 7694


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