Teeth Whitening

Unmatched Teeth Whitening Treatment from Monash Dental Group – Effective, Simple, and Affordable!!

Many patients wonder what treatment is best – using an over-the-counter teeth whitener or professional whitening treatments offered by an experienced dentist. To answer that, it is important to take a closer look at both procedures. For over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions, it depends on the concentration of hydrogen peroxide and the length of time the element is in contact with the surface of the teeth to deliver desired result. A teeth whitener of low concentration may be applied for a longer duration or that of a higher concentration may be applied for a shorter time-frame, to achieve the same degree of whitening. The concentration of the solution that can be purchased over-the-counter for in-home use will not be as high as that which can be used by your dentist. At home, you perform the treatment completely on your own, unsupervised. On the other hand, just an hour of professional teeth whitening treatment can deliver superior results in comparison to 2-3 weeks of at-home teeth whitening.

At Monash Dental Group, we have more than 20 years of experience in delivering state-of-the-art and reliable professional teeth whitening treatments, in a cost-effective and hassle-free way. Your choice of treatment will depend upon your needs and temperament, amount of time you can allocate to teeth whitening, and how much you wish to spend to determine if an at-home teeth whitening solution is best for you or if you would prefer a professional treatment. Our premium teeth whitening solution delivers quick and effective results, visible immediately!!! It takes only a single appointment to restore a healthy, glowing smile. Our whitening treatments will also end up being more cost-effective than buying over-the-counter products for in home use. In addition, and more importantly, our whitening procedures produce better and longer-lasting results.

Problems with At-Home Teeth Whitening

While you might consider at-home teeth whitening products to be less costly than professional treatments, in fact, at-home treatments can add up to be more costly than a professional treatment, since you need to keep using it over a prolonged period of time to achieve the desired results. Here are some of the disadvantages of at home teeth whitening solutions:

  • The individual requires the capability and knowledge to comply with and perform the whitening techniques and procedures appropriately.
  • The person should also have the inclination and time to perform the teeth whitening treatment at home; otherwise, he/she won’t gain the benefits, if the instructions are not followed diligently.
  • Over-the-counter teeth whitening products for at home use use a 3-10% hydrogen peroxide solution which can take a prolong period of time to be effective. This may take several weeks or even more than a month to achieve the desired results. In some cases the desired results are never achieved.
  • As it takes several weeks to deliver desired whitening results, the cost of at-home products typically accumulate to be much higher than professional treatments.

Why Choose A Professional Teeth Whitening Solution At Monash Dental Group?

At Monash Dental Group, we have years of experience and professional expertise in offering unsurpassed teeth whitening treatments in a simple, reliable, and inexpensive way. Have a satisfying experience like never before!! Teeth whitening in just an hour!! Yes; our high-tech teeth whitening treatment can deliver immediate results, in just one hour. We also ensure that no damage is caused to your teeth or gums, while restoring your beautiful, healthy smile. The splendid benefits of undergoing a professional teeth whitening treatment at Monash Dental Group include:

  • Wonderful whitening effects, seen immediately
  • Teeth whitening is accomplished in just a few appointments; even in just one
  • Ends up costing less than at-home teeth whitening products
  • Professional expertise and unmatched teeth whitening skills with reliable and effective results

For fantastic teeth whitening results at a lower cost than using an over-the-counter product , consult our cosmetic dentistry experts today!!!

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Dental Fillings

Why live with painful and unsightly cavities when you can have them filled by our dentists in a painless procedure!
In order to repair a cavity, the decayed portion of your tooth will be removed by your dentist. The portion of the tooth occupied by the decayed material will then be filled. Fillings are utilised to repair teeth that are broken, cracked, or that have cavities.

What Are The Steps For Filling Teeth?
Initially, a local anaesthetic will be injected into the area that surrounds the tooth. Novocaine is normally used. Then, a drill, laser, or air abrasion will be utilised to remove the area that is decayed. The type of instrument that is used will depend on the preference and training of your dentist, along with the extent and location of the tooth decay.

Your dentist will then test and probe the area of decay to ensure that all decayed material has been removed. After the removal of the decay, the space to be occupied by the filling will be cleaned so that all debris and bacteria are removed. If the area of the decay is close to the root, a liner constructed of a composite resin, glass ionomer or other type of material may be used in order to provide protection to the nerve. After the insertion of the filling, it will be finished and polished.

Additional steps are needed for fillings that are tooth-coloured. Subsequent to the removal of decay and cleaning of the area, the material that is tooth-coloured will be applied in layers. A specially designed light that hardens or cures each layer is used. After the completion of the multi-layering procedure, the composite material will be shaped by your dentist, excess material will be trimmed, and it will be polished.

Filling Materials Used
There are several types of filling materials that are currently available. Teeth may be filled with porcelain, gold, silver amalgam, or tooth-coloured composite resins. Silver amalgam is comprised of mercury with tin, silver, copper, and zinc mixed with it. The extent and location of the cavity, expense of filling material, insurance coverage of the patient, and the recommendation of the dentist will determine the kind of filling material that will best suit your needs

Gold Fillings

  • Extremely durable – will usually last for the life of the patient. Will not corrode.
  • Strength – Can withstand almost any chewing forces
  • Aesthetics – Some people prefer the look of gold to sliver amalgam


  • Expense – more costly than other types of material. Can be 10 X more costly than amalgam
  • Multiple Office Visits – requires a minimum of two visits
  • Aesthetics – some patients don’t like its appearance

Silver Amalgam Fillings

  • Durability – Normally lasts longer than composites. Normally lasts ten to fifteen years or more.
  • Strength – able to withstand all chewing forces
  • Expense – costs less than gold or composite fillings


  • Generally poor aesthetics – natural colour of teeth is not matched
  • Requires more space – A portion of the tooth that is healthy must be removed, at times, to provide a large enough area for the amalgam filling.
  • Discolouration – a hue that is greyish may be imparted to the adjacent tooth structure
  • Fractures and Cracks – All teeth expand and contract with temperature changes, which can cause cracking. However, amalgam materials may expand and contract to a greater extent than other materials, leading to an increased incidence of fractures and cracks.
  • Allergies – approximately 1% of patients have allergies to the mercury that is in silver amalgam

Composite Fillings – Tooth Coloured

  • Aesthetics – composites can be closely matched to the colour of the patient’s teeth. They are particularly useful for teeth that are visible
  • Bonding – composite fillings will bond chemically with a tooth and provide structural support to the tooth
  • Versatile – can also be utilised in the repair of broken, worn, or chipped teeth
  • Space requirement – at times less tooth material is needed to be removed in comparison to silver amalgam fillings when preparing a space for this filling.


  • Reduced durability – Composite fillings do not last as long as amalgams or gold. In addition, they often don’t hold up as well under the pressure of use, particularly if they are used to fill large cavities.
  • Takes Longer – due to the process needed to fill a tooth with composite materials, it takes longer in the dentists chair to place them.
  • More than one visit – if composites are being used for onlays or inlays, it may require more than one office visit
  • Chipping – composite materials are more likely to chip than amalgams
  • Cost – composite filling may cost twice as much as amalgam fillings

Additional Filling Materials
In addition to composite resins that are tooth coloured, there are two other types of tooth-coloured fillings. Glass ionomer and ceramics.

Glass Ionomer
This material is constructed of a specific type of glass and acrylic. It is commonly utilised on fillings that are beneath the gum line and for young children. This material releases fluoride, which may protect a tooth from additional decay. Nevertheless, glass ionomer is not as strong as composite resin and more prone to fracture and wear. It normally lasts for five years or less and the expense is similar to composites.

Usually constructed of porcelain. Ceramics are stain resistant, compared to composites, but are more abrasive. Ceramics are very durable, and usually last for 15 years or more, but, they are costly, and the expense can be similar to gold.

Porcelain Crown & Veneers

Rejuvenate Your Smile with Porcelain Crown and Veneers from Monash Dental Group
Remember; beautiful and aesthetically appealing cosmetic dentistry is not a matter of chance; it demands an experienced clinician who is sensitive to your unique needs and an expert dental ceramist who leverages the art and science of dentistry to deliver optimal results. At Monash Dental Group, we boast an expert team of experienced cosmetic dentists, who have extensive experience in fitting patients with porcelain veneers and crowns. Our first-class porcelain veneers and crowns are highly effective for your unique functional and cosmetic needs.

At Monash Dental Group, our products are expertly crafted to compliment your age, gender, expectations, and facial features. We leverage the expertise of the best dental ceramists to guarantee that the veneers and crowns are of premium quality, resilient, and possess excellent craftsmanship. We work diligently to provide you with a top-quality product that beautifully compliments your face, while simultaneously restoring the function and aesthetics of your natural teeth.

Porcelain Veneers
Typically, porcelain veneers are a form of thin laminates of chinaware that are securely bonded to the surface of the tooth. For diverse dental problems, it is one of the most aesthetically appealing means of enhancing your smile. Veneers are one of the most popular treatments for restoration of chips, spaces, fractures, unshapely and discoloured teeth, or misaligned and rotated teeth. They deliver an unmatched cosmetic makeover that allows alteration of shape, position, size, and the colour of your teeth. Monash Dental Group boasts experienced cosmetic dentists who deliver exceptional results with porcelain veneers. We feature:

  • Dramatic yet aesthetically beautiful and natural cosmetic dental enhancement
  • Durable, high quality, and permanent
  • Enhanced self esteem

The procedure typically requires two appointments. At first, the tooth is prepared for minimal reduction to make enough space for the porcelain veneer. A mould of the tooth is taken for fabrication, which takes approximately 2 weeks. In the next visit, the permanent veneer is bonded in place.

Crowns are a rigid and strong cap that restores the tooth to its natural function and anatomic contours, as well as protects the underlying tooth. In certain conditions, where veneers are not possible, crowns are a suitable option. Some of the scenarios in which crowns may be used include tooth fractures, large restorations, functionally compromised teeth, history of root canal therapy, and acute damage due to decay. There are a wide range of choices available in crowns and bridges.

Dental crown procedures take just two appointments, depending on the condition of your teeth and gums. First, the tooth is prepared for reduction and an impression is taken for fabrication. A temporary, plastic crown in fitted while the mould is being fabricated. In the next visit, the temporary crown is removed and the final crown is secured permanently into position. The fabrication procedure may take time depending on the type of crown.

Monash Dental Group is an expert in crowns and veneers, delivering matchless quality and desired results. The key benefits are:

  • Extensive protection and support to the compromised or damaged teeth
  • Natural and aesthetically enhanced appearance
  • Restoration of full functions and a confident smile

Contact the professionals at Monash Dental Group for more details on porcelain veneers and crowns. We guarantee excellent quality and fantastic results in a cost-effective manner.