Preventive and General Dentistry

We strive to help the families of Toowoomba develop preventive strategies to avoid common dental conditions that put smiles at risk. When conditions do arise, we offer many options to protect and restore the natural function and appearance of the teeth.

Creating a health partnership with families allows us to discover the individual needs and goals that will give you a smile you feel great about. Our experienced and gentle dentists will work with you by providing the most modern dentistry in a caring and gentle way.

Preventive Dentistry for Patients of All Ages

From toddlers to our most senior patients – we believe that prevention is the foundation for successful smiles.

  • Check-up and clean
  • Fissure sealants
  • Diagnostic x-rays
  • Fluoride application

We focus on organising treatment plans to promote healthy smiles at every stage of life. Changes in health, and milestones such as pregnancy, can all have an impact on your oral health. We will work with you to alter your maintenance to keep in line with your changing needs.

Preventive dentistry requires excellent home care and attention to your oral health between visits.

Periodontal Treatment and Maintenance

Periodontal (gum) disease is one of the most common preventable conditions. It impacts your oral health, and recent research is finding links to other systems all over the body.

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Certain cancer risks
  • Low birth weight babies
  • Respiratory illnesses

Our dedicated hygienist works closely with our dentists to ensure that our patients' gums support a healthy body.

When we detect gum disease in the earliest stage, called gingivitis, we can often reverse the condition entirely. As it progresses into periodontitis, we focus on managing it with dental cleanings designed to remove tartar and bacteria from the teeth and below the gums. We might recommend more frequent visits until the infection is under control.

General Dentistry for the Whole Family

Treating dental conditions that arise will prolong the health of teeth and protect the smile. Teeth sometimes acquire decay or even fracture due to excessive wear or a teeth-grinding habit. We aim to repair natural teeth whenever possible, as it is the most conservative solution. 

Bonded dental fillings – Seal and repair teeth after decay or small chips develop
Dental crowns – Cover and reinforce teeth after extensive decay or fractures
Inlays and onlays – Partially cover teeth with conservative restorations

We believe our patients deserve to have a choice in the type of dentistry they receive and we will always present every available treatment option from the most ideal to the most conservative.

Replace Teeth with Dental Implants

No longer do missing teeth require fake-looking replacements. Modern dentistry ensures that whether you choose dental implants or complete dentures, you will have a smile you feel proud to show off.

Dental implants provide the most realistic and long-term solution to tooth loss, which replaces the entire tooth structure – root and crown. Patients who opt for dental implants also enjoy the benefits of a long-term solution for a healthy bone structure that improves facial appearance. 

For patients wanting an alternative to dental implants, we also offer implant dentures, dental bridges, complete dentures and partial dentures.

Emergency Dentistry

Sometimes emergencies arise even when you think you’ve done everything right. We are here when you need us most. We welcome emergencies and strive to treat them on the same day, whenever possible.

Tooth pain may worsen with time, so we welcome you to get in touch at the first sign of trouble so we can have you feeling like yourself again. 

We Always Welcome All Patients

Our Toowoomba dentists, Dr Leanne Welsh, Dr Rachael Milford and Dr Lewis Ferguson, are here to help you feel great about your smile and confident that your oral health supports a healthy body. We invite you to contact L&R Dental to arrange a booking for the whole family.