Our Work

Our Work

At Castlegate Family Dental Care we offer a wide variety of modern dental care using the latest techniques and materials. Dr. Foster and Dr. Ang regularly attend continuing education courses locally, interstate and overseas to ensure that we continue to offer the most up to date treatment available.
 
Our services include:
  1. Composite (white) fillings
  2. crowns
  3. bridges
  4. implant supported crowns and bridges
  5. periodontal (gum) treatment
  6. endodontic (root canal) treatment
  7. Sprig Oral Technologies
  8. EZCrowns (formally EZ Pedo)
  9. zirconia crowns for children
  10. extractions
 
We also offer treatment using relative analgesia for anxious children and adults. For dental phobic adults and young children treatment can be performed under a general anaesthetic. We also cater for patients with an intellectual or physical disability.
A small selection of our completed cases is available below.
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SPRIG ORAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES EZ-CROWNS (FORMERLY “EZ-PEDO”): ALL CERAMIC CROWNS FOR PRIMARY TEETH

Until just recently pre-formed ceramic crowns for primary molars were not available in Australia. Some companies had manufactured so called “white crowns” but the long-term success had been poor with many of them chipping. The “Therapeutic Goods Authority” gave permission for Sprig Oral Health Technologies EZ-Crowns(formally EZ-Pedo) to be sold and used in Australia in late 2013.
 
We are pleased to be among one of the first dental practices in Australia to be able to offer these crowns to our paediatric patients. Dr Foster was the first Australian Dentist to complete the training in the USA with the Sprig Oral health Technologies Company in 2014. He has presented his results both locally and overseas. Mark is now involved in the training of dentists who wish to incorporate the Sprig's EZ-Crowns  into their practice. He has trained dentists in Australia, Europe and the USA.
 
EZ-Crowns have been used in the USA since 2007 with excellent results.
Stainless steel crown have been the benchmark for the restoration of heavily decayed primary molars. Unfortunately, in certain circumstances their appearance can be poor. They will continue to be the treatment of choice in many clinical cases. However, in certain clinical situations an all-ceramic EZ-Crowns may not be able to be placed.
Sprig's crowns are made of solid zirconia which is one of the strongest ceramics available. They have excellent strength and their shape and colour combine to give them superior esthetics.
 
Please feel free to contact us for further information.

Dental Crowns

crown is a type of dental restoration, which completely caps or encircles a tooth. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity, fracture or malformation significantly affects the long-term prognosis of the tooth. Crowns are often placed to improve the appearance of teeth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement or resin. Crowns can be made from many materials including gold alloys and porcelain. While unarguably beneficial to dental health, the procedure and materials can be relatively expensive as it also involves the crown being individually fabricated by a dental ceramist in Perth.
 
The most common method of crowning a tooth involves using a dental impression of a prepared tooth in order to fabricate the crown by the dental ceramist. The crown can then be inserted at a subsequent dental appointment, which is normally two weeks later. During this period of time between appointments a temporary crown is placed.
All of our crowns are manufactured in Perth by highly regarded dental ceramists. It is often necessary for the patient to visit the laboratory for an accurate shade to be taken of the adjacent teeth.
 
All of the clinical cases shown have been treated at “Castlegate Family Dental Care”.
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Maryland Bridges

THE REPLACEMENT OF MISSING TEETH WITH MARYLAND BRIDGES
 
The Maryland Bridge is an increasingly popular kind of bridge as very little preparation of the adjacent teeth is required. Maryland bridges are made up of a special ceramic material, which is cemented on to the enamel of the adjacent teeth. One of the benefits of the Maryland bridge is the minimal preparation and that there's no need to expose the inner part of the tooth known as the dentin. This helps to minimise the risk of you experiencing sensitivity in your teeth following the procedure. Also, as the nearby teeth won't need to be altered greatly, the process is normally completely reversible. It is often performed without the need for local anaesthetic.
 
A small amount of preparation is usually made to your natural teeth in order to accommodate the bridge. An impression is taken of the mouth and this is then sent off to a laboratory in Perth, where they specialise in custom bridge manufacture. It is often necessary for the patient the visit the dental technician in order to match the colour of the ceramic crown to the adjacent teeth.
 
The placement of the Maryland Bridge is also very straightforward and involves the use of specialised dental adhesives to secure it into place.
 
This procedure is very useful for young patients who are missing teeth in the front of their mouths. The bridge can be placed immediately following orthodontic treatment. There is no need to wait until growth completion as with treatment involving dental implants. Therefore, avoiding the patient requiring a denture for an extended period of time.
This form of treatment is reversible and the bridges can be removed at a later date once the patient has reached growth completion and wishes to have dental implants placed. In our experience, this is seldom required as the appearance of these bridges is excellent and removal is often deemed unnecessary.
 
All of the clinical cases shown have been treated at “Castlegate Family Dental Care”.

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7/3 Castlegate Way
Woodvale WA 6026
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