Dr. Michael Koller, Dental Surgeon | Bdsc. LDS (Vic)
Level 11, 220 Collins St
Melbourne VIC 3000
p: (03) 9650 9403
Stellar Dental are highly skilled in cosmetic & general dentistry. Our primary focus is on preventative dentistry, restoration & maintenance of good health and function. We also acknowledge the increasing importance of a great smile! We offer a range of cosmetic procedures to help you achieve the smile you deserve.
Dentistry concerned with the restoration of existing teeth that are defective because of decay, trauma, or abnormal development, to normal function, health, and appearance.
Toothache prompts patients to come to the dentist. However, wisdom teeth do not usually cause pain until damage has already been done. In the majority of cases, there will not be enough room in the jaw for a wisdom tooth or all wisdom teeth to fully emerge. This can lead to several complications. Crowded wisdom teeth in the upper jaw have a tendency to lean sideways and grate against the cheek. A further problem is wisdom teeth crowding- the pressure from wisdom teeth may also force the other teeth closer together, and interfere with the bite.. Having your wisdom teeth extracted, is best performed sooner rather than later. X-rays taken earlier can indicate whether or not wisdom teeth will cause problems. During a consultation involving an xray and an examination, the dental surgeon or the oral surgeon can determine which wisdom teeth or tooth will be, or are, functional, and which ones need to be removed. In many cases all four wisdom teeth will need to be removed. The wisdom teeth pre-surgical consultation is very important, and at Stellar Dental, this consultation is performed by Dr Koller.
Periodontics is a specialized area of dentistry that treats the area around a tooth. This includes gums, bone and supporting ligaments. Most common periodontal services consist of scaling and root planning or “deep cleaning” and measuring the pockets around the teeth. Once the bone structure which holds your teeth in place starts to recede, it will not grow back. This makes treatment and maintenance of periodontal disease important to prevent teeth becoming loose.
Dental Bridges are a cosmetic dental treatment for the replacement of missing teeth. Can comprise of one or more false teeth that are anchored onto adjoining teeth. Bridges are either permanently attached, or can be removable.
Infection Control is the prevention of the spread of microorganisms from patient to patient, patient to staff member and staff member to patient. At Stellar Dental, all staff members follow good hygiene principles and other Precautions. The most common steriliser used in dentistry is called an autoclave. Autoclaves place instruments under so much hot steam and pressure that all bacteria and viruses are killed. Before placing instruments in a steriliser they are cleaned and rinsed to heighten the effectiveness of the autoclave.
Teeth whitening is the process of using bleach to make teeth look whiter. The materials remove stains or other discoloration from the tooth surface. The bleach is administered using custom made trays that fit your mouth and is worn for the recommended amount of time per night until desired colour is achieved.
Prevention of dental problems is much easier and cost effective than treatment and also makes coming to the dentist a less stressful experience. By diagnosing oral health problems in their early stages, the need for extensive procedures is minimised. By keeping up with regular 6 monthly visits for an examination and cleaning, any issues will not have the chance to progress into major procedures such as Root Canal Treatment or Extraction. These regular visits are very beneficial for children. Not only do they become more comfortable in the dental environment, but the growth and development of their teeth and jaw can be monitored and good oral hygiene encouraged from a young age.
MJ stands for temporomandibular joint which is the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull, and allows your upper and lower jaw to open and close and facilitates chewing and speaking. People who grind their teeth can sometimes develop a TMJ problem, which left untreated, can adversely affect the teeth, gums and bone structures of the mouth.People with TMJ disorders often have a clicking or popping sound when opening and closing their mouths. Such disorders are often accompanied by frequent headaches, neck aches, and in some cases, tooth sensitivity.
Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure in which the diseased or damaged pulp (nerve) of a tooth is removed and the inside areas (the pulp chamber and root canals) are cleaned and then filled and sealed. This will eliminate and pain coming from the tooth and still allow the tooth to look and function normally.
With proper care, your teeth and gums can stay healthy throughout your life. The healthier your teeth and gums are, the less risk you have for tooth decay and gum disease. With proper care, your teeth and gums can stay healthy throughout your life. The healthier your teeth and gums are, the less risk you have forVisit your dentist at least once every six months. To maintain healthy teeth and gums, it’s important to have regular check-ups and professional cleanings. You should also see your dentist if you have pain in your teeth or mouth or bleeding, swollen gums
Dentures & Partials
Dentures are appliances that are custom made to replace a person’s missing teeth and restore the appearance and oral functions that were lost. The denture can be either a full denture or a partial denture. A full denture is used when all of the person’s teeth are missing and a partial denture is used when only some of the teeth are missing.
There are alternative, natural-looking materials to conventional silver-colored fillings. These materials are made from porcelain and composite resins, which are colored to match the natural tooth enamel.
Dental implants offer a permanent solution to missing teeth. A dental implant is a small titanium screw or cylinder that is surgically placed in the upper or lower jawbone. The implant replaces the root of the missing tooth, providing an anchor for your new tooth or teeth. Many patients choose dental implants over other procedures because the result is a natural appearance that is permanent.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are cemented over the front of the tooth in order to change their colour or shape. Porcelain veneers are primarily used on teeth with uneven surfaces or that are chipped, discoloured, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked.
Every individual is different. At Stellar Dental we assess the factors that influence the selection of the optimal procedure to create your dream smile: The shape and profile of your face, existing tooth size and colour, and gum line, creating a smile that perfectly complements you.