Our Services

Hastings Dental Centre offers a range of services including general dentistry, preventative dentistry, children’s dentistry, implants, Invisalign and emergency appointments. Whether you’re after an appointment for something in particular or would like a consult to talk about options - we are here to assist you.

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Dental Implant

A dental implant is a piece of titanium that looks like a screw. It is put into the jaw where the missing tooth’s roots were and the bone grows around the implant, which helps to hold it in place. A Crown is then attached to the metal to fill in the gap left by the missing tooth. The crown is specially made to look like the other teeth in size, shape, and colour. Dental implants can also be used to hold a dental bridge or dentures in place.

Dental Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth to entirely cover/cap a damaged tooth or cover an implant. Bridges are commonly used to fill a space if you’re missing one or more teeth. Crowns and bridges are made of a material called porcelain and are much stronger than a natural tooth. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth and to keep them from breaking further.

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Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is the process of lightening the colour of your teeth to achieve a desirable shade. At Hastings Dental Centre, we custom make bleaching trays to fit your teeth – making bleaching at home that little bit more comfortable and effective. Ask our friendly staff members about the process of teeth whitening available at our practice.

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A veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth that is individually crafted for each patient. Veneers can improve the aesthetics of a smile and protect the tooth's surface from damage. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer- composite and porcelain. Ask our friendly staff members about Veneers or book a consult to talk to Dr Tarek Rashdan.

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Invisalign is a removable and clear braces alternative that straightens your teeth. This technique uses no wires or braces, but a series of fine and clear aligner shells which move the teeth to their ideal position. Book a consult to find out if Invisalign is an option for you.

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Root Canal Treatment

Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward until they reach the tip of the root. Sometimes, due to trauma or decay, the nerve inside the root of a tooth can become infected. Root Canal Treatment is necessary when an infection occurs – meaning the nerve needs to be removed to save the tooth. The best option depends on the case and the individual patient.

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Tooth Grinding/Bruxism:

Bruxism is a condition in which you grind or clench your teeth. If you have bruxism, you may unconsciously clench your teeth when you're awake or clench/grind them during sleep.

Mild bruxism may not require treatment. However, in some people bruxism can be frequent and severe enough to lead to jaw disorders, headaches, damaged teeth, and other problems.

Because you may have sleep bruxism and be unaware of it until complications develop, it's important to know the signs and symptoms of bruxism and to seek regular dental care.

If you are aware that you grind or clench your teeth, simple occlusal therapy using a grinding guard such as an occlusal splint is a conservative and effective method of treating this problem.

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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a hinge-like joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull. You have a pair of these joints, and they can be found on either side of your head in front of your ears.

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a group of conditions that happen when your TMJ becomes inflamed or painful.

Symptoms can include:

  • Pain in front of the ears, side of the face or in the teeth
  • Limited movement and/or locking of the jaw
  • Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint
  • Sudden alteration in how teeth fit together
  • Headaches

If you suffer from pain relating to TMJ, book an appointment with us to talk about how we can help.

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last molars that usually come through during your late teens or early 20s. Not everyone has wisdom teeth, and not all wisdom teeth cause problems or need to be removed.

Some wisdom teeth can cause dental problems including overcrowding, impaction or cause decay and infection, leading to pain, difficulty chewing and bad breath.

If your wisdom teeth are causing problems, it is best to have them looked at by a dentist. Contact our surgery to book a consult.

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Dental Emergencies

We are open Monday-Friday and Saturdays when required. Our goal is to help you to minimise the risk of emergency treatment which is why we commit a generous amount of time designing a Lifetime Treatment Plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforeseen pain or tooth breakage. Please contact the surgery on 6583 7211 for general or emergency appointments.