Main Street Dental Clinic
Main Street Dental Clinic Lilydale
We strive to provide the best dental care available.
From clinical to clerical and everything in between.
Our Lilydale, family dental clinic has been treating patients in the Lilydale & Yarra Valley for over 20 years. Over this time, we have established a clinic with a stable team of clinicians, assistants and administrative staff working together to deliver the highest level of dental care available.
Our reputation has been built on honesty, integrity & by treating every patient as an individual we are rewarded with maintaining long term patient loyalty. Our main focus is patient well-being and comfort; ensuring treatment is appropriate and individual. All our dentists use the most current materials & technologies available whilst continually developing their knowledge through educational programs.
Our Clinic Opening Hours
Monday: 9am – 7:30pm
Tuesday: 9am – 6pm
Wednesday: 9am – 6pm
Thursday: 9am – 6pm
Friday: 8am – 4:30pm
One of our dentists in Lilydale will perform a thorough examination of your whole mouth and gums so that we have a full picture of your oral health. This includes identifying any areas of decay, or signs of developing problems that require intervention before they can get worse.
With your first examination, our goal is to get a comprehensive outline of your oral health so that we can make a plan with you for any further treatment required. We want to help you minimise dental costs as much as possible. So, we prioritise the areas that need the most urgent attention before they get worse and necessitate a more expensive form of treatment to correct.
At this stage, our Lilydale dentists will also consult with you about home care (brushing/flossing technique, etc.) as well as address any lifestyle factors that may be negatively impacting your teeth and gums. We want to encourage you to see the care of your teeth and gums as an everyday effort that will save you more money in the long run if you commit to best practises.
Fillings are still the least invasive and conservative measure available in situations where parts of a tooth structure have been lost to decay or breakage. These composite fillings are carefully bonded to the tooth and will often look and feel like the real thing.
While we provide chair bleaching in the clinic, our Lilydale dentists advocate for home bleaching for a superior long-term result. Teeth will become much whiter in appearance after only a single treatment, with results reaching optimal levels after 7 to 10 days.
In situations where a patient is missing teeth, our Lilydale dentists may recommend dental implants in order to provide the best functional and aesthetic result. These fixtures (made from titanium) are placed into the bone and fulfil the role of a tooth root. A crown is then screwed into this fixture to create the full effect.
Crowns and Bridges
If there is not much natural structure left on your teeth, then our dentists in Lilydale may recommend a crown procedure as the best long-term treatment. A crown is a customised ‘cap’ that rests over your actual tooth that has broken, decayed, or been damaged in some way that prohibits the use of another procedure.
The ‘cap’ is usually made from either porcelain or from gold, and it is cemented onto the tooth. This will give the strength and appearance of a tooth that has not been damaged.
If and when an entire tooth is absent, a bridge can be the best solution. This involves a crown cap being fitted with a false tooth to occupy the gap.
Our dentists in Lilydale use x-rays to get a detailed view of your teeth and what issues may be affecting them. These issues include potential decay, infections, and nerve damage.
We use digital x-rays that have far less radiation emission than conventional x-rays. An x-ray is usually the first thing our Lilydale dentists will recommend when seeking to create a detailed treatment plan (such as addressing multiple cavities or problem areas).
Root canals, or root canal treatments (RCT) become necessary when decay or injury causes an infection in the blood supply, nerve, or pulp of a tooth. Our Lilydale dentists commonly perform root canals in circumstances where teeth have deep or large fillings or for those teeth which have endured trauma of some kind.
Basically, our dentists in Lilydale will clean and sterilise the root of the tooth and fill it up with a rubber-type material.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are also known as vestigial third molars, and they usually appear in the mid-to-late teenage years. ‘Vestigial’ means that they are redundant and not required for proper mouth function. This is because they are a leftover from the days of early humanity where diets considered of chewy raw foods and dense plant matter.
Our Lilydale dentists will typically need to remove wisdom teeth when they fail to erupt at the right angle because there is not enough room for them in the mouth. This is known as an ‘impacted’ wisdom tooth and can be excruciatingly painful, making wisdom tooth removal a standard emergency treatment.
Another reason our dentists in Lilydale remove wisdom teeth is that they are harder to clean correctly due to their position at the back of the mouth. This naturally leads to decays, and it may be cheaper to simply remove the unnecessary wisdom tooth rather than try to save it with other treatments.
Orthodontics & Inman Aligners
At Main St Dental, our Lilydale dentists can also offer orthodontic assessments and procedures necessary for dealing with issues of teeth and jaw alignment. This includes taking care of issues like overbites, underbites, and crooked teeth.
Not only do these issues present aesthetic problems for patients, but they can also cause long-term damage to the teeth and jaw if not addressed. In situations where you only want to improve the aesthetic alignment of the teeth, our dentists in Lilydale can provide you with Inman Aligners which are a long-term and cost-effective alternative to fixed braces, headgear, and dental plates.