Kelston Dental Care
General Dentist Service
Welcome to Kelston Dental Care - A long established practice that has been servicing the Kelston community for over 60 years.
We are a caring, friendly practice that offers all aspects of general, quality dentistry at realistic prices.
It is our policy to autoclave handpieces and instruments for each and every patient.
We also have a registered Dental Hygienist / Dental Therapist in the practice. A Dental Hygienist is a qualified dental professional who will help take care of your gums, prevent oral diseases and provide treatment for existing disease, by way of scaling and polishing of teeth to remove any plaque or calculus deposits and surface staining.
What is a General Dentist?
A general dentist is involved in all aspects of dental care and they will refer patients to a specialist dentist for procedures and treatments that are outside of their scope. They educate patients to maintain healthy teeth and gums and diagnose and treat problems of the teeth, gums and mouth. A general dentist performs the majority of dental procedures such as tooth extractions, fillings, creating crowns, bridges and dentures, root canals, teeth whitening, minor orthodontic and minor periodontic work. Dentists can administer anaesthetics, pain relief and antibiotics.
|Mon – Wed||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thu||8:00 AM – 7:30 PM|
|Fri||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sat||9:00 AM – 2:00 PM|
Weekend appointments are on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
Conditions and Treatments
General Check up
A general check up (every 6-12 months) ensures your dentist detects any problems in their early stages, before they become more severe.… More
Your dentist or dental hygienist will recommend you have a professional clean every 3 -12 months.… More
Bonding is done to restore chipped or broken teeth, to fill in gaps or to shape and recolour your teeth.… More
A dental bridge is a false tooth or teeth that are fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in an area missing teeth.… More
Cosmetic Contouring and Reshaping
Tooth contouring or reshaping generally does not require anaesthetic and can usually be done within 1-3 dental visits to correct minor problems with crooked, chipped, cracked or overlapping teeth.… More
Cosmetic dentistry combines a variety of techniques with the aim of giving you improved confidence and a better, whiter smile.… More
Crowns cover the entire surface of your tooth. They are used to protect existing teeth and/or improve their appearance.… More
Crown lengthening involves removing excess gum and bone tissue to expose more of a natural tooth.… More
Dental Caries (Dental Cavities, Tooth Decay)
Dental caries (dental cavities, tooth decay) is the most prevalent oral disease.… More
Dentures (False Teeth)
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth made out of acrylic resin and sometimes porcelain to provide a more natural appearance.… More
There are two types of filling, direct and indirect restorations.… More
Molars (teeth at the back of the mouth used for chewing) often have grooves or fissures.… More
Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease characterised by red, swollen (inflamed) gums that may bleed when teeth are cleaned.… More
Impacted Tooth Extraction
An impacted tooth is a tooth that is partially or totally trapped within the gum.… More
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are similar to direct restoration/fillings, except that rather than the filling being placed in a single dental visit, the dentist takes a mould of your existing tooth and the inlays and onlays are created by a dental technician.… More
Knocked Out Teeth
During sport and other activities your teeth can be knocked out completely from your gums.… More
Pain Relief and Anxiety
Visiting the dentist can be a source of anxiety. Your dentist may be able to provide sedation or nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help you feel calm.… More
Periodontitis (Periodontal Disease, Gum Disease)
Periodontitis involves the gums and support tissues of the teeth.… More
Your general dentist may be able to provide a plate for your child to prevent a malocclusion (bad bite) from forming or to correct a mild malocclusion.… More
Root Canal Fillings (Endodontic Treatment)
The centre of a tooth contains connective tissue, blood vessels and nerves, collectively known as dental pulp.… More
Tooth extraction involves the removal of damaged, decayed or infected teeth.… More
Although at home tooth whitening treatments are available from pharmacies it is better to visit your dentist to ensure an effective and consistent result.… More
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic that are permanently fitted to the front of your teeth.… More
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are the third molars right at the back of your mouth.… More
We provide written quotations for all treatment required which will be assessed during your routine examination.
Payments can be made by EFTPOS, Credit Card, Farmers Card and Q-Card.
We provide free children and adolescent dental through the government funded provision. Enrolment is required.
Social Welfare patients are also welcome.
The Auckland Transport Journey Planner will help you to plan your journey.
Free on- and off-street parking is available.
(09) 818 5092
(09) 818 5092
4 Archibald Road
4 Archibald Road
4 Archibald Road
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This page was last updated at 11:43AM on March 6, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Kelston Dental Care.