Our Services

EXPERIENCE EMPATHY, EXPERIENCE COMFORT AND EXPERIENCE EXPERTISE

We specialize in putting Smiles on your face and welcome you to come & experience the best we have to offer. Our friendly, multi-cultural, exuberant and experienced team will look after you and treat all your dental problems, be it Big or Small. We boast the clinical skills to offer the very best matched with our state of the art practice equipped with most of the very latest in materials and digital technology to be on top of our game.

We offer multiple dental services and full spectrum family dentistry with a main focus on Oral Surgical services and IV sedation. We treat patients, locals, Immigrants, work visa holders and of course, tourists from all corners of the world who have made beautiful New Zealand their home or travelling through. We are all about personalised care and attention in a relaxed professional environment. Our 3D digital technology distinguishes us from the rest in Christchurch but we like to believe that our core focus of providing a positive dental experience is what makes us truly different. Here is a sampling of what we offer:

White Fillings

Cosmetic Fillings

It is our practice policy to not offer amalgam restorations. We are not anti- amalgam but we believe that there are many alternatives to amalgam, especially when several patients have their doubts about the material and dislike its aesthetics in an increasingly appearance conscious world. Gold is not needed, but we also use Gold very often. Ultimately we provide you with all your options and allow you to make an informed decision.

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is almost always the result of a deferred filling or a neglected cavity. Occasionally, unanticipated cavities can progress very quickly between dental examinations to result in a root canal treatment. It is often the only solution that will work to save a tooth. We use rotary root canal instruments, apex locators, digital radiographs to help us in performing high quality root canal treatment.

Dentures

Dentures

We provide full spectrum denture services including flexible dentures, cast metal dentures, conventional acrylic full dentures and injection moulded BPS dentures. We work with many New Zealand based and trained dental technician who has invested in state of the art denture fabrication technology. So whether it is some teeth that you are looking to replace or a whole arch of missing teeth or a full mouth with no teeth at all, we have a solution for you. We also provide implant assisted dentures that vastly enhance quality of life.

Crowns & Bridges

We fabricate crowns to restore badly broken down or worn down teeth OR bridges to replace missing teeth, with a variety of materials. Using Porcelain, Gold, Zirconia or Gold covered with porcelain we create life like restorations with our New Zealand based technician. All materials are sourced only in New Zealand from authorised distributors and our technician certifies materials used. We do not work with any overseas technicians or dental laboratories in order to source reliable high quality results for our patients.

Oral Surgical Services

Dr Keith Chiang has been providing a referral-based oral surgery services for the dentists in the Canterbury as well as beyond regions since registering as a Dentist since 2006. His vast experience in this field means he can treat a wide range of Oral problems with the most common ones being removal of wisdom teeth or broken roots.
Wisdom teeth impactions are very common and often involve the erupting wisdom tooth getting stuck against the molar in front of it. Abscesses or severe inflammation are frequently observed as well. Dr Keith Chiang is an overseas trained Oral Surgeon with over 22 years in clinical practice and teaching. He is registered in New Zealand as a General Dental practitioner with a prime focus and a very special interest in Oral Surgery and Intravenous sedation. Our surgical services are often offered in conjunction with IV sedation.

Dental Implants

There are many consequences to a tooth loss, the most obvious are the loss of a confident smile and normal chewing function. Another consequence is that a continued state of bone loss called “Resorption”, which occurs in the jaw bone for the rest of your life. This can lead to difficult problems for denture retention, and bone support when implants are considered at a later date.

In addition, the opposing teeth may continue to erupt into the space left by the missing teeth, thereby encroaching into the anatomical space. This is called “Over Eruption” and can be difficult to correct once it has been established. The replacement of the missing tooth can be achieved by economical and removable appliances such as a Removable Partial Denture (Plate) or by Fixed Bridgework supported by the adjacent teeth or with Dental Implants. Many people have chosen to have a plate due to financial restraints and most of them have trouble maintaining the plate. Also to bear in mind that wearing a Removable plate or a denture means that you still won’t be able to bite or chew on hard foods as the denture has a “Give” as it mainly depends upon the gums as support.

Fixed Bridge had proven to be an alternative until recent research has shown that the average life span of Bridge work is about 10-12 years and there is usually an unnecessary sacrifice of sound teeth on either side of the “gap”. If there is sufficient bone volume and height remaining to support an artificial tooth, then dental implants are usually the Fixed Permanent choice for good success in the long term.


Dental Titanium Implant to replace the missing tooth.

The missing tooth can be restored by the use of a Titanium implant and the resultant crowns will appear similar to a natural tooth. This would fulfil the aesthetics and functional requirements to stabilize the situation.

The first stage is the Surgical stage wherein the Implant fixture (Titanium Implants) will be surgically placed by means of a highly detailed surgery and we may choose to leave it buried undisturbed as it will need 2-3 months to Osseo-integrate (Fuse) with your natural bone.
The Second Stage will be done after 2-3 months when the implants will be uncovered and a Healing Cap (Abutment) will be connected. After 2 weeks, the Third stage will be done where Implant Crown measurements (impressions) will be taken for your future implant crown. The final stage will be after 3-5 weeks where the Porcelain Implant Crown will be attached to your implant. The advantages of these options are ease of maintenance and the final outcome is that the patient has a permanent fixed tooth that functions almost as natural teeth to restore confidence as well as a fully functional bite.

Facial Aesthetics

What is Dysport?

Dysport is a prescription injection administered by a licensed healthcare professional to treat moderate to severe frown lines. Medically, it’s a botulinum neurotoxin (abobotulinumtoxinA), an acetylcholine release inhibitor and a neuromuscular blocking agent. It temporarily prevents specific muscle movements that cause frown lines

What is the difference between Dysport and Botox?

Dysport® and Botox are both made from botulinum toxin type A. All botulinum toxins have the same mechanism of action: blocking the release of acetylcholine (ACh) and preventing the muscles from contracting to maintain the aesthetic effect. However, the dose of Dysport is not the same as the dose of any other botulinum toxin product and cannot be compared to the dosage of any other botulinum toxin product that you may have previously used

Possible Side Effects

It is not unusual to experience some mild side effects following anti-wrinkle injections.

  • You may experience a mild headache after treatment.
  • Tenderness and bruising may also appear at the injection site.

Treatment Duration and Follow-up

We recommend booking a follow up appointment 2 weeks after your treatment. This enables us to review your results. Ant-wrinkle treatment with Dysport can last beyond 4 months before re-treatment is required to maintain the results.

TEOSYAL Dermal Filler

When can I see the definitive results of TEOSYAL® Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers? How long do they last?
The results are seen immediately after the treatment, although this gradually improves over the course of the following 2–4 weeks. Hyaluronic acid dermal filler treatments are not permanent and usually last up to 22 months. Nevertheless, the average duration of treatment depends on several factors including your skin type, the severity of the wrinkle/fold to be corrected, and the type of injection and the volume of product injected.

What is the difference between TEOSYAL® and other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers?
The TEOSYAL® dermal filler line is an effective, safe way to replace your skin’s lost hyaluronic acid, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds. TEOSYAL RHA® dermal fillers differ from traditional hyaluronic fillers as they are able to recoil and spring back to their original shape (what we call resilience) after being altered, stretched, bent or compressed. Resilience is an important quality for fillers placed in dynamic areas of the face such as the cheeks, around the eyes, and around the mouth. This resilience not only provides a more natural result as your face moves, the hyaluronic acid also takes longer to degrade, providing long lasting results.

What is the difference between hyaluronic acid dermal fillers and botulinum toxin?
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers and botulinum toxin are both used to treat wrinkles and are injected into the skin using needles. However, their mode of action is completely different. Botulinum toxin reduces muscle activity that causes lines and wrinkles, whereas hyaluronic acid dermal fillers restore the volume to your face that has been lost due to the ageing process.

Micro Needling

What is Microneedling?

  • Microneedling is a dermaroller procedure that uses small needles to prick the skin.
  • The purpose of treatment is to generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more toned skin.
  • Microneedling is mostly used on the face and may treat various scars, wrinkles, and large pores.
  • You may need at least four procedures or more for the best results.
  • During the procedure, your clinical provider makes small pricks under the skin with a pen-like tool. The pinpricks are so small that you likely won’t notice them after the procedure. Your clinical provider will move the tool evenly across your skin so that the new skin that rejuvenates will be even, too.
  • Before getting started, your clinical provider will use a topical anaesthetic to reduce the chances of pain. This is done about 30-45mins before your treatment. Your clinical provider will then apply a serum or calming treatment.

PRP

What Is Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)?

Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains small solid components (red cells, white cells, and platelets.) The platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood. However, platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which are very important in the healing of injuries.

PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. The concentration of platelets — and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors — can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual.

To develop a PRP preparation, blood must first be drawn from a patient. The platelets are separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation. Then the increased concentration of platelets is combined with the remaining blood.

Using PRP for Microneedling

Microneedling with PRP is said to create more tightness in the skin and speed the healing process along.

Traditional microneedling is used to treat everything from age spots and wrinkles to scarring and other forms of hyperpigmentation. PRP injections may boost these effects and help you achieve your desired results faster. Using PRP alongside traditional microneedling treatments results in smoother, firmer skin. But as with other microneedling procedures, these results won’t last forever.

Microneedling is most often used on your face to target:

  • Acne scars
  • Age spots (also called “sun spots”)
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Large pores
  • Other types of scars
  • Reduced skin elasticity
  • Uneven skin tone

Potential side effects and complications

Bruises and inflammation are the most common side effects. They typically appear immediately after the procedure and clear within four to five days. You’ll want to avoid sun exposure and harsh skin treatments during this time.

The good news is that PRP contains your own blood, so there’s little chance of cross-contamination or infection. Rare, but serious, complications include infection and scarring.

You may be able to extend the results of your treatment by:

  • Avoiding direct sun exposure
  • Wearing sunscreen every day
  • Cleansing your skin with a gentle cream or gel product only (exfoliants may irritate your skin after receiving this procedure)
  • Moisturizing your skin properly
  • Avoiding any picking or scratching of your face

Hygienist Services

Hygienist Services

Our very skilled and experienced Oral Health Therapist/Hygienist is keen to educate you on the best way to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy. Our dental hygiene services cover all aspects of dental hygiene that includes use of toothbrushes, dental floss and inter-dental brushes. Further, our hygienist will evaluate your gums to look for any signs of periodontal disease and record any changes in the soft tissues of your mouth. Once this is done, any plaque and tartar will be carefully removed, followed by scaling and polishing your teeth. We recommend that you visit your dental hygienist on a regular basis.

She works closely with our dentists to provide you with optimum oral hygiene plans. All hygiene services are pain-free and affordable. If you have any sensitive area in your mouth, do discuss this with our dental hygienist so that you are comfortable throughout your appointment.

3 Reasons You Should Have Your Teeth Cleaned Now

Prevent &
Detect Oral Diseases

We can help find early signs of problems with your gums or teeth. Early detection is key for cavities, gum disease, broken fillings when they are easily treatable. Untreated these problems can be very expensive and inconvienient resulting in gum surgery, root canals, and removal of teeth.

Prevent
Bad Breath

Medical studies indicate that 85% of people with ongoing bad breath, (halitosis) are caused by dental problems. Having a Good oral hygiene regiment is essential in preventing bad breath. Regular 4-6 Month check ups and dental cleanings are the best way to make sure you are keeping good oral hygiene.

Brighten and
Whiten Your Smile

During your cleaning your dental hygienist will polish your teeth to a beautiful pearly shine. This will help remove most coffee, tobacco and tea stains from your teeth. Enjoy more confidence with a brighter and whiter smile!

Digital Technology

We pride ourselves by having the latest in diagnostic imaging and digital technology in Christchurch. Digital X-rays and Full Mouth Panoramic radiographs have been a part of our practice since 2012. These deliver low dose radiation and help us interpret and diagnose problems that our naked eyes can’t see.

Thinking about your next visit to the dentist? Contact Fendalton Dental today to book your next appointment. Experience expert dental care!

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