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Services / Treatments Offered
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amalgam fillings replaced with white fillings under rubber dam
White Fillings


Do you want to change your amalgam fillings or have peace of mind knowing that you are getting white fillings?

  • We use only white fillings in our practice.

  • Our fillings are done using a rubber dam/sheet which:

    • helps prevent water contamination leading to a better quality filling.

    • reduces the chances of you swallowing the amalgam as it is being removed.

    • Makes treatment more comfortable.

  • Depending on the size & number of surfaces involved.

  • When a filled tooth structure is more than 50%, a crown is recommended as the integrity of the tooth is then compromised.

  • If the tooth structure has been weakened and a crown is too expensive, a composite crown can be placed but it is not as strong as a crown. 


White Fillings
Orthodontics (Braces)
  • We focus on orthodontics from an airway and tongue-space perspective.

  • As far as possible we try to do treatment non-extraction.

  • Please view the "Orthodontics" page regarding fees & more information.

RCT / Extraction


Do you have a toothache?

  • A toothache can sometimes be from a deep decay not involving the nerve. This may need either a dressing or a filling.

  • Root Canal Therapy is recommended when the nerve of the tooth becomes infected due to deep decay, a cracked tooth, or trauma to the tooth.

  • At Huapai Dental Care - RCT treatments are done over 2 appointments to increase the success of the treatment, by allowing the infection to completely clear before sealing the canal.

  • A core filling is stronger than a normal filling.

  • An alternative to a RCT is an extraction.

  • Extractions can increase the load on other teeth as well as change the bite as teeth move.

Root Canal Teatment for toothaches under rubber dam


Do you have cracked or broken teeth?

  • Crowns are recommended when there is a crack in the tooth, the tooth has been RCT treated or is heavily filled.

  • There are different types of crowns eg. porcelain, porcelain fused to metal or gold onlay inlay crown.

  • They are recommended to prevent the tooth from splitting or breaking.


Crowns are placed to strengthen teeth that  heavily filled or Root canal treated

Cosmetics Dentistry


Are you unhappy with your smile?

  • We can redesign your smile with a variety of treatments from whitening to veneers or crowns.

  • A smile can even be changed with cosmetic fillings.

  • Call us to discuss your options.

Cosmetic treatment can be tailored with a combination of fillings and crowns or veneers
Cosmtic Dentistry


Are you anxious/nervous?

  • We offer IV(intravenous) or oral sedation for anxious patients.

  • This is also a popular option for patients who would like to get more treatment done in one appointment.

Oral or IV sedation is provided for anxious patients or patients that would like to get more treatment done in one appointment

Periodontal Therapy

(Gum Treatment)

Do your gums bleed or hurt?

  • Gum treatment is recommended when the gums are bleeding, infected or inflamed with more than 3mm pockets.

  • This is deeper than you are able to clean at home.

  • Gum disease has a high correlation with heart disease and vice-a-versa.

  • Gum treatment with us is generally over 3 appointments and thereafter requires a 3 monthly hygiene recall.

gum treatment kumeu
Gum Treatment

13yrs -17 yrs Free

Is your teen eligible?

  • We are fortunate to have free dental treatment available in New Zealand.

  • 13-17 year olds that are registered with us can request a free orthodontic consultation at the same appointment.

  • This does not include orthodontics or wisdom teeth extractions.

  • You have the option of enrolling your child at either a school clinic or a dentist of your choice. We only provide white fillings.

  • 13yr/School Year 9 upto 18th birthday. Please call if unsure of eligibility.

School dental treatment free in Kumeu Huapai
Free 13-17 yrs old

Missing Teeth/Implants


Do you have missing teeth?

  • Missing teeth can be replaced with bridges, implants, or dentures.

  • Depending on the number of missing teeth, the type of bite, and your budget we can tailor an option to suit you.

  • Bridges - depends on the number of teeth missing and the condition of the teeth they are to seat on.

  • Implants - This is the ideal option to replace a missing tooth, especially if the adjacent teeth do not require any treatment.

  • Implant records would be required for evaluation prior to a treatment plan.

Missing teeth treatment options in Kumeu

Are your dentures uncomfortable?

  • Dentures are removable appliances that are used to replace missing teeth.

  • Partial dentures can be either a plastic or of a metal type.

  • The metal partial denture is the stronger of the two.

Dentures in Kumeu
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