We provide a wide range of dental services at family friendly prices. We treat everyone with kindness, respect and without judgement.
Comprehensive Dental Examinations, Scale & Clean
Our gentle dentists will assess not only your teeth but your overall oral health. We take the time to detect potential problems early and prevent you from needing more invasive and expensive treatment in the future. We are here to help you achieve a healthy mouth and a smile that you are proud to face the world with.
During your dental checkup appointment your dentist will:
- examine your teeth and gums
- take bitewing xrays to check between the teeth, under old fillings and to check for things not visible to the eye
- check for possible signs of oral cancers
- catch early signs of tooth decay
- make you aware of areas in your mouth that may require more attention when cleaning
We recommend dental checkups at least yearly. For people more prone to tooth decay or gum problems, 6 monthly.
When you develop a cavity or break a tooth, it is important to carefully restore the decayed and broken areas of the tooth using durable, aesthetic dental composite material. We use white filling materials that match or enhance your natural teeth.
The cost of your filling will depend on the size and position of the restoration required. They will range in price from $190 – $380. Your dentist will discuss the costs involved before undertaking any work.
Root Canal Therapy
When the nerve inside your tooth is infected; whether caused by injury, a deep cavity or an abscess, a successful root canal treatment allows you to keep your tooth rather than have it extracted.
Root canal treatment involves cleaning and shaping the canal that holds the infected or inflamed nerve tissue in the tooth. At Richmond Village Dental, we have invested in the latest endodontic technology to provide faster treatment and more predictable results.
In some cases where endodontic treatment is more complex, we can refer you to an endodontist (specialist in root canal treatments)
Cosmetic Dentistry and Teeth Whitening
If you are looking to boost your confidence and improve the appearance of your smile, talk to us about the best options for you. Some of these include bonding, whitening, porcelain veneers, implants, and crowns. Come in for a consultation and get on the path to restoring your comfort and confidence.
Emergencies and Tooth Extractions
If you are in pain and/or require immediate treatment We can help! Please call us on 03 3895923 to book an emergency appointment.
Occasionally, teeth need to be removed due to extensive damage or infection. Your health and comfort are particularly important to us. It is important to disclose all your medications and medical history to prevent unwanted complications from occurring
If you require weekend emergency care phone 027 683 0679 for the dentist on call. This service is supported by members of NZDA Canterbury branch.
New Zealand Dental Association website is www.nzda.org.nz
Crowns, Inlays and Onlays
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant.
Crowns can be made of ceramic, metal, or a combination of these materials – Our dentists can advise which type is best for you specific tooth and conditions.
Ceramic Onlays and inlays are the perfect solutions for when the tooth requires a stronger, more durable restoration than a simple filling. Their design also means that we can conserve more natural tooth structure than a full coverage dental crown.
If missing teeth are affecting your smile or function, then there are multiple options available to you. Some of these include bridges, dental implants, and dentures – come and see us for a consultation and get on the path to restoring your comfort and function. Denture services are provided by our in-house Clinical Dental Technician, utilising the latest digital denture technology
Teens (aged 13-17 years)
At Richmond Village Dental, we are registered with the local District Health Board (DHB) to provide FREE dental care for young people aged 13-17 years old. From 13 years until their 18th birthday all teenagers, regardles of whether they are working or studying, are eligible for free dental care.
Services that we provide for teenagers under this scheme include:
- routine examination to check teeth for decay and look at the gums and mouth for any problems
- X-rays used to find tooth decay and other problems that can’t be seen
- fluoride treatment, which helps make the surface of the teeth more resistant to decay
- fissure sealants, which are a thin layer of white filling, painted onto teeth that are at risk of developing tooth decay
- cleaning to remove plaque, staining and tartar from teeth
- fillings to restore teeth that have been affected by tooth decay
- extractions to remove teeth that have been badly affected by tooth decay
(please note that cosmetic and orthodontic treatments are not covered under this scheme).
Contact us to enroll now.
Snoring and Sleep Apnoea
Sleep apnoea refers to disordered breathing during sleep. It can involve pauses in breathing or obstruction to the airway, thereby reducing the passage of oxygen. These disruptions can last for short periods, but if they happen multiple times a night, the overall quality of sleep and oxygen levels may be severely affected. Because the disorder disrupts normal sleep and oxygen flow, those affected may experience sleepiness or feel tired during the day.
Mandibular advancement devices are clinically proven as an effective treatment for mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).
Victoria is experienced in treating patients who their sleep physician has diagnosed as requiring treatment for sleep-disordered breathing. At Richmond Village Dental we can fit you with a mandibular advancement splint, comfortably positioning your lower jaw forward and assisting breathing during sleep. Options include SomnoMed and 3D printed nylon appliances.
It is important to protect your precious teeth when participating in contact sports. At Richmond Village Dental, we can construct custom-made sports mouthguards for superior fit and protection every time you head out to play.
It is important that your mouthguard fits well to provide the best protection possible. It needs to be thick in the correct areas and comfortable to wear, and it shouldn’t interfere with your speaking or breathing. Our mouthguards are custom made for you.
We can construct custom made sports mouthguards for both adults and children and we believe a custom-made mouthguard is an essential piece of kit, no matter what type of sport you play.
Impressions will be taken and the mouthguard is usually ready to be picked up within a week.
Tooth Grinding and Jaw Pain
At Richmond Village Dental we can assess the causes of grinding and jaw pain and offer night splints to help alleviate your symptoms and prevent further tooth structure loss.
If missing teeth are affecting your smile or function, then there are multiple options available to you. Some of these include bridges, dental implants, and dentures. Come in for a consultation and get on the path to restoring your comfort and confidence.
X-rays – Radiographs
Richmond Village Dental uses the highest quality digital radiograph systems. Our Digital radiographs taken with phosphor plate sensors take high-resolution images with a much lower radiation exposure than conventional film X-rays. These systems provide instantly available viewing for efficient and timely diagnosis
Having an accident that causes injury to your teeth can be a very upsetting experience. Our gentle dentists can help you on your road to recovery and provide treatment under ACC where indicated