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Stress-free dentistry

Nitrous oxide, our happy gas, is a key part of making dental visits more comfortable and less stressful.

Intra-oral camera

Leveraging advanced intraoral camera technology, our Nundah dentists can conduct detailed and comfortable oral inspections, identifying potential problems at an early stage.

Extended opening hours

Understanding the demands of modern life, our clinic extends its hours beyond the standard, staying open late on Thursdays and available on Saturday mornings.

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High-quality treatment

At our practice, high-quality treatment is our standard, ensuring each patient receives the most effective and comprehensive dental care.

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Friendly team

The welcoming and personable team at our clinic creates a relaxed atmosphere, making dental visits a more pleasant experience.

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Transparency

At our clinic, transparency is paramount; we clearly communicate all prices and fees during initial consultations for your peace of mind.

What We Offer

We’re proud to offer an array of dental treatments, focusing on both preventive and restorative care for optimal oral health.

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The skilled team at our Nundah Central Dental clinic is ready to assist with all your dental requirements, from routine check-ups to full-mouth restorations and everything in between.

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About our clinic

Nundah Central Dental in Queensland is dedicated to high-quality dental care delivered in a friendly setting. Our experienced dentists are adept at easing dental anxieties, ensuring each visit leaves patients feeling satisfied and their smiles healthier.

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About Our Nundah Team

The team at Nundah Central Dental Clinic is our greatest asset, constantly enhancing their skills through ongoing training in the newest dental treatments and techniques.

Dr Andy Chung

Dr Andy Chung
(Principal Dentist)

Dr. Andy Chung, a dedicated dentist with over 16 years of clinical experience, earned his Bachelor of Dental Science degree from the University of Queensland. Fluent in both English and Mandarin, he has served diverse communities in Toowoomba, Mount Isa, and Bracken Ridge.

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Zoey Wan
(Practice Manager)

Zoey's journey in the dental field started alongside Dr. Andy Chung, where she worked as a receptionist and dental assistant for many years. Her close collaboration with Dr. Chung has not only honed her skills but also fueled her passion for improving patient care and practice management.

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Rose Sheppard
(Clinic Coordinator)

My dental journey began in 2016 when I discovered my passion for patient care. Starting with a traineeship at QLD Health, I’ve been committed to helping patients achieve and maintain their best smiles.

Hear From Our Patients

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Came here for a check up and clean, it was so nice and stress free! The staff are so lovely and make you feel so comfortable. Would definitely recommend!
Lauren

Lauren

3 weeks ago

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Had a great time! Very lovely staff and super chill environment
Bona

Bona

8 months ago

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A+ Dental Service. Friendly staff. Highly recommended

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Our dental practice is equipped with contemporary dental technology, ensuring a comfortable experience and the gentlest dental care for our patients.

A Few Of The Confident Smiles We’ve Helped Create

What to expect during a tooth implant procedure?

Dental implants are a revolutionary solution in dental health, providing a durable and natural-looking replacement for missing teeth.

Initial Consultation

The path to dental implants commences with a consultation with your local dentist. During this visit, your oral health will undergo evaluation, and your dentist will engage in a conversation with you to determine whether dental implants align with your needs, considering factors such as bone density and overall dental health.

Preparation for Dental Surgery

Before the dental surgery, your dentist might perform necessary procedures to prepare your mouth. This could include tooth extraction or bone grafting if there isn’t sufficient bone to support the implant.

The Dental Implant Procedure

The implantation procedure involves dental surgery, with the dentist surgically placing the titanium implant into the jawbone. This is typically performed under local anaesthesia to ensure minimal discomfort during the process.

Healing and Osseointegration

After the implant is placed, a period of healing, known as osseointegration, begins. During this phase, the implant fuses with the jawbone, which can take several months. Proper oral hygiene must be maintained during this period to ensure successful healing.

Placing the Abutment

Once the implant has integrated with the bone, the next step is to attach the abutment. This component connects the tooth implant to the crown. The procedure for placing the abutment may involve reopening the gum to expose the implant.

Crafting and Fitting the Artificial Tooth

After the abutment is in place, dental impressions are taken to craft the crown, bridge, or denture that will be attached. This artificial tooth is made to match the colour and shape of your original teeth, ensuring a seamless blend.

Final Steps and Aftercare

After the artificial tooth is prepared, it is attached to the abutment. The dentist will make any required adjustments to ensure a comfortable bite and a natural look. Proper aftercare includes routine dental check-ups and maintaining excellent oral hygiene to extend the lifespan of the implant.

Maintaining Dental Health Post-Procedure

Post-procedure, maintaining oral hygiene is crucial. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups are necessary to ensure the health of the implant and surrounding teeth.

What is the difference between general and cosmetic dentistry?

Dentistry is a broad field encompassing various specialties that cater to different aspects of oral care. Two primary branches of this field are general and cosmetic dentistry, each with its distinct focus and objectives.

General Dentistry: The Foundation of Oral Health

General dentistry is primarily focused on preserving optimal oral health and proactively preventing dental diseases. Rooted in dental science, this branch emphasises the importance of preventive dental care. General dentists possess expertise in identifying, addressing, and overseeing the overall oral health requirements of individuals across all age groups. As the main providers of dental care, they conduct regular dental examinations, cleanings, fillings, root canal treatments, tooth extractions, and sometimes undertake minor oral surgical procedures.

At the core of general dentistry lies its preventive orientation. Routine check-ups and thorough cleanings play a pivotal role in this approach, aiding in the early identification and prevention of potential issues, such as cavities, gum diseases, and even oral cancer. Additionally, general dentists educate patients on proper oral hygiene practises to safeguard their oral health.

Cosmetic Dentistry: Enhancing the Aesthetics of Smiles

While general dentistry primarily addresses dental health and functionality, cosmetic dentistry is dedicated to enhancing the appearance of a person’s teeth, mouth, and smile while also considering overall dental health. Cosmetic dentistry encompasses various dental treatments and procedures aimed at improving the aesthetic appeal of one’s smile. These treatments may include teeth whitening, veneers, bonding, crowns, and orthodontic options such as braces or Invisalign.

Over the years, cosmetic dentistry has benefited from significant advancements in state-of-the-art technology, leading to more effective and minimally invasive treatments. It goes beyond just creating an attractive smile; it also involves restoring teeth functionality when necessary. For example, patients may choose dental crowns for both restorative and aesthetic purposes.

The Role of Preventative Care in Both Domains

Preventative dental care plays a crucial role in both general and cosmetic dentistry. Maintaining good oral hygiene and consistent dental check-ups can prevent the need for extensive cosmetic treatments in the future. Healthy teeth are the foundation for any cosmetic enhancement.

What should you do if you chip your tooth?

Suffering from a chipped tooth can be unsettling, often causing pain and discomfort. It’s vital to know how to react effectively when dealing with a chipped tooth to ensure the best possible outcome and safeguard your dental health.

Immediate Steps Following a Chipped Tooth

Assess the Damage: First, determine the extent of the chip. If it’s a minor chip, you might not experience any pain, but a larger chip can lead to significant discomfort or pain.

Rinse Your Mouth: Clean the area by rinsing your mouth with warm water. This helps to remove any tooth fragments and reduces the risk of infection.

Control Bleeding: If there’s bleeding, apply gentle pressure with a piece of gauze or a clean cloth. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, seek immediate medical attention.

Use Cold Compress: To reduce swelling and relieve pain, hold a cold compress to the outside of your cheek near the chipped tooth. Do this for about 10 minutes.

Take Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers: If you’re in pain, you can take over-the-counter pain relievers. Follow the dosage instructions carefully.

Seeking Professional Dental Care

Consult Your Dentist Immediately: It’s essential to see your dentist as soon as possible after chipping your tooth. Your dentist can assess the damage and determine the most appropriate course of action.

Temporary Measures: If you can’t see your dentist right away, use over-the-counter dental cement to protect the tooth temporarily. Avoid chewing on the damaged tooth.

Treatment Options: Depending on the chip’s severity, your dentist might suggest different treatments. For a small chip, dental bonding or filling might suffice. A larger chip might require a crown or a cap to restore the tooth’s shape and function. In severe cases where the chip has affected the tooth’s root or nerve, a root canal may be necessary.

Prevention and Care Post-Treatment

Avoid Hard Foods: After the treatment, avoid biting down on hard foods with the chipped tooth, especially if you’ve had a bonding or a filling.

Maintain Oral Hygiene: Continue to brush and floss regularly. Good oral hygiene prevents further damage and maintains overall dental health.

Regular Dental Check-ups: Keep up with regular dental check-ups. Your dentist can monitor the repaired tooth and ensure it’s holding up well.

Wear Mouthguards: If you participate in sports, think about using a mouthguard to safeguard your teeth against potential injuries.

Be Mindful of Teeth Grinding: If you experience teeth grinding, consult with your dentist regarding the use of a night guard to prevent chips or other potential damage.

Understanding the Impact of a Chipped Tooth

A chipped tooth extends beyond cosmetic concerns, potentially causing sensitivity, discomfort, and more serious dental issues when left untreated. A chip can weaken your tooth, making it more susceptible to further damage or decay.

Do you hold any affiliations with professional dental organisations?

Indeed, our clinic is affiliated with the Australian Dental Association (ADA), a testament to our dedication to maintaining high dental practice standards and continuous professional growth in the field.

What is the procedure for teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a popular dental procedure aimed at lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surfaces. It’s an effective way to enhance the appearance of your smile. Below is what to expect during the teeth whitening process, typically conducted in a warm and caring environment.

Initial Consultation

Assessing Suitability: The journey to a brighter smile begins with a consultation. Your dentist will evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums to determine your eligibility for teeth whitening. This step is crucial as certain dental conditions, like gum disease or significant tooth decay, may need treatment before whitening.

Choosing the Right Whitening Procedure

In-Office vs. At-Home Whitening: Teeth whitening can be performed in the dentist’s office or at home. In-office whitening offers immediate results, usually within one or two hours, using strong bleaching agents and sometimes a special light or laser. At-home kits provided by dentists involve custom-made trays and gentler bleaching agents used over a few weeks.

Preparing for the Dental Treatment

Cleanings and Dental Work: Before whitening, any dental work like fillings or cleanings are typically addressed. The dentist may also take photographs of your teeth, which will help to monitor the progress of the treatment.

The In-Office Whitening Process

Applying the Whitening Product: In-office teeth whitening usually begins with the application of a protective gel or a rubber shield to protect your gums. Then, the bleaching product, typically containing hydrogen peroxide, is applied to the teeth.

Activation of the Whitening Agent: Some whitening products are activated by a laser or a special light. This activation helps to break down the hydrogen peroxide, letting oxygen enter the enamel and dentin, which then bleaches the coloured substances while leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.

Multiple Sessions: Depending on the method used and the desired level of whitening, several sessions may be required. Each session lasts about 30 to 90 minutes.

Post-Whitening Care

Sensitivity Management: It is common to experience tooth sensitivity during the first few days following the whitening treatment. Your dentist may recommend products to help manage this sensitivity.

Maintaining the Results: To sustain the whitening results, steer clear of teeth-staining foods and beverages like coffee, tea, and red wine. Consistent brushing and dental check-ups are equally vital.

Long-Term Considerations

The effects of teeth whitening can last from a few months to up to three years, varying from person to person. The longevity of the whitening effect may diminish when you smoke or consume teeth-staining substances like red wine, tea, or coffee.

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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