The Fono

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Dental Services

We offer full dental services at our Henderson, West Auckland Dental Clinic, our Wyndham Street, Auckland City Dental Clinic and our Manurewa, South Auckland Dental Clinic. Our services meet the highest quality accreditations and are delivered by friendly, caring, qualified professionals. Our friendly Dentists and Dental Assistants speak a variety of languages while delivering professional dental services - caring is our culture. 

Dental Check-up / Consultation
During a check-up or dental consultation at The Fono your dentist will give you a full oral assessment to establish your oral health and recommend the best treatments for your mouth if needed. Once your oral assessment is finished, your Dentist will discuss the findings with you. They will recommend any treatment options to you, including all the benefits and risks of each procedure and the costs, in a dental plan. This will allow you to decide what is best for your long term dental health.

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Dental X-ray
A dental x-ray allows your dentist to get an overview of your mouth, especially those hard-to-reach areas. An x-ray will show any hard tissue changes in your bone that supports the teeth, all of your teeth from the crown to the bottom of the root (checking for abscesses, root fractures, impacted wisdom tooth positions or ill-fitting restorations), decay inside the tooth or between the teeth, abscess or cysts on the roots of your teeth and root positions. Your Fono dentist will discuss the findings of your x-ray with you as part of your dental consultation.

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Clean (scale and polish)
A cleaning or ‘scale and polish’ involves removing the plaque and tartar build up on your teeth, and leaving the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care. Your Fono dentist will use special tools to gently remove these deposits without harming your teeth.

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Dentures
Dentures or false teeth are constructed to replace missing teeth and are supported by gum tissue. They are custom made to fit your mouth, so they take on the appearance of your natural teeth. Traditionally, they have been removable, but modern techniques can now provide dentures that are secured in place with dental implants, giving greater stability. They also cover less tissue, allowing for an improved ability to taste compared to older style dentures.

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Crowns and bridgework
A crown is a ‘cap’ that fits over the entire surface of the tooth. The process of making a crown involves trimming the tooth down to the desired shape. Impressions of the tooth are then taken to construct a crown. Bridgework is used to replace lost teeth or to restore pre-existing gaps, when there is more than one crown unit joined together. Bridges are fitted over existing teeth to replace toothless spaces.

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Extractions and fillings
A dental extraction is the removal of teeth from the dental socket in the alveolar bone. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, but most commonly to remove teeth which have become un-restorable through tooth decay, periodontal disease or dental trauma; especially when they are associated with toothache. Fillings are used to treat a cavity, or to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding). When performing a filling, your Fono dentist will normally use a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth to be filled.

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Teeth whitening
If you wish to have a brighter smile, then teeth whitening may be an option for you. Ask your dentist for help as they can provide more effective teeth-whitening treatments than the ‘do-it-yourself' kits available in stores.

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IV sedation

IV sedation is a modern way to help a lot of our patients who are anxious of their dental visits. Whatever the cause of the anxiety, this conscious sedation technique allows our patients to feel less anxious, relax you and can even make you sleepy.

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