General Dentistry – Your Cairns Dentist

We are your partners in Dental Health

Our approach to general dentistry starts with patient education.  We’ll provide you with as much information as possible and answer even your trickiest questions. You’ll have the tools and knowledge to develop good at-home habits and feel confident making the best choices for your health.

During your twice-a-year check-ups, we’ll be on the lookout for signs of decay and other common dental problems. We’ve got you covered with all the routine services you need to prevent and resolve tooth decay and maintain healthy, beautiful teeth all year long.

Regular Checks and Clean

Routine dental care can be enjoyable! At Cairns Dental Boutique, you’ll enjoy modern dentistry with a personal touch. Come visit us every 6 months for a clean, dental examination, and a bit of pampering.

What’s included in a dental cleaning & exam?

  • Complete set of digital x-rays (once a year)
  • Oral exam & time to discuss any concern
  • Comprehensive teeth cleaning with your dentist
  • Outlining treatment options and scheduling future care
  • Facial Dermal Fillers – a popular add on service, to help your skin feeling refreshed.

Does my insurance cover dental cleanings?

Most dental insurance cover about 50 – 100% of your twice-a-year dental cleanings, depending on your level of private cover.

Children’s Dental Care

If you have a child who squirms every time they hear the “D” word, come and talk to us first. We can plan a way to make their visit more fun and happier and leave them wondering what all the fuss was about.

We believe your child’s life-long journey of good oral health begins with friendly, gentle visits. Our clinic and team of caring dental professionals can provide you and your child a familiarisation tour and emotional support for regular check-up services.

To support your child’s life-long journey with good oral health, we highly recommend frequent check-ups to detect and prevent future oral health issues. Our comprehensive service is available to children between one and seventeen years of age.


Bulk Billing for children under the Medicare Dental Schedule

Under the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule, the cost for your child’s dental services will be bulk billed. This benefit only applies to the first $1013 of dental treatment per year. To obtain more information about our Child Dental Services, please give us a call or come and visit us.


Up to $1013 of dental treatments (eligible children only)

Available to children between 2 to 17 years old

Enrolled in Medicare

Parental carer receives certain payments*

To check your child’s eligibility for CDBS please give us a call on 07 4032 3236

Senior Dental Care

Maintaining good oral health is vital to ensuring our overall health and wellbeing. Healthy teeth and gums enable us to continue eating the wide variety of foods we need. Lack of preventive dental care can lead to problems ranging from nutritional deficiencies to communication problems to debilitating diseases. Careful attention to your dental health and hygiene will keep you smiling.

Consequences of oral disease

The same bacteria that cause dental cavities and gum disease can infect other tissue in the mouth. These bacteria can enter the bloodstream and infect tissue throughout the body. They can enter the lower airways and cause aspiration pneumonia. These bacteria can cause brain abscesses, disease of the heart valves, joint infections and fever. Dental disease caused by bacteria has recently been identified as a risk factor for stroke. Therefore, it is important to seek help and advice from your dentist to maintain your oral health.

Dental cavities

Dental cavities can be prevented by improving bacterial plaque control, using fluoride (contained in certain toothpastes, rinses and gels) and cutting back on sugary foods. Using an electric toothbrush, such as the Braun Oral B Plaque Remover, is advisable.

Gum disease

Gum disease is the single leading cause of adult tooth loss and can be prevented by meticulous bacterial plaque removal, using antibacterial rinses and toothpastes, and maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet to boost the immune system.

Oral cancer

Oral cancer can be combated by early recognition, treatment and preventive procedures, such as giving up smoking and reducing alcohol consumption and sun exposure.

Dental stomatitis

Dental stomatitis – the irritation of the tissue under a denture – is best prevented by removing the dentures at night, and placing in a sterile solution, such as Milton’s Bleach or Steradent. Brush the gum under the denture, and rinse with Savacol or warm, salty water.

Dry mouth

Dry mouth – often due to medications, smoking, caffeine, illness and dehydration – can be treated by altering medication (consult your doctor) or using saliva stimulating or artificial saliva substances, such as Biotene toothpaste, rinse or moisturising gel (available from your chemist).

Erosion of the teeth 

Erosion of the teeth – often due to acid – can be easily prevented by avoiding or reducing sugary or acidic food or drink. It is advisable to rinse rather than brush after consuming sugary or acidic food or drink.


Sensitivity results from worn enamel or receding gum tissue. Brush gently with a soft toothbrush and a toothpaste for sensitive teeth.


If you’re transitioning to dentures for the first time, or even if you’ve had dentures for a long time, we can help you adjust and refit the denture to be as comfortable as possible. Come and see us for any denture sores or discomfort.

Dental Emergency

We are here to take care of your oral health. Give us a call and come and see us anytime you feel discomfort or soreness in your mouth.

Emergency Dental Care

We understand that dental emergencies can be stressful. And when they happen, we’re here to help.
Call us at 07 40323236 and we’ll get you scheduled for immediate care.

Dental emergencies we often see include:
Tooth extractions
Treatment for toothaches or knocked-out teeth
Repairing broken or chipped teeth
Broken crowns and fillings
Abscesses or swelling
Bleeding gums

Better results through advanced technology
Just because you need fast emergency care doesn’t mean you should settle for an uncomfortable or rushed diagnosis and treatment.
Thanks to CBCT 3D imaging, our dentists can quickly and accurately visualize what’s going on with your teeth and create an
emergency treatment plan 100% personalized to your needs. You deserve nothing less.

What to expect during an emergency appointment at Cairns Dental Boutique
We want you to know the joy of a happy, healthy smile. When you’re in pain, we’ll do our best to get you in as fast as possible and
provide you a positive and efficient experience. We know you’ll enjoy our comfort-first approach:

•   Warm & welcoming team
•   Amenities to help you relax
•   Advanced diagnostic technology
•   Durable & natural-looking results

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide commonly known as Laughing Gas is a colourless, non-irritant gas with a slightly sweet smell. It has been used in dentistry since 1847 and is widely recognised as a safe and effective method to control pain and anxiety during dental treatment.

Dentists choose nitrous oxide because it is a safe and effective method for sedation. The laughing gas works quickly to relax patients, and the effects wear off quickly by breathing pure oxygen through a mask. Plus, the nitrous oxide does not put you to sleep, so you can hear and respond to any of the dentist’s questions or instructions.

How it is done in Cairns Dental Boutique

A full medical and dental history will be taken at the first appointment, including any medications that you or your child may be taking. The dentist will explain the procedure to you, before asking for written consent.

The gas is delivered via a nose mask and the concentration of the gas required will be adjusted to suit your needs. It will make you feel relaxed, less anxious and slightly sleepy. You will be less likely to feel the local anaesthetic injection as well.


A great way to replace missing teeth

Have you lost one or more teeth? You may be a great candidate for a dental bridge. A well-crafted porcelain bridge looks just like your natural teeth and restores your smile to its original health and function.

As the name suggests, this treatment “bridges” the gap left in your mouth by a missing tooth. With this procedure, the bridge is held in place by the healthy teeth adjacent to the gap in your smile.

Dental bridges are fixed in place and considered by many to be a better alternative to removable partial dentures. We’ll help you decide if this treatment is right for you.

Fast facts about dental bridges

  • Replaces missing teeth without the need for surgery.
  • Allows you to speak, chew, and eat normally once again.
  • Good for your health, helping promote healthy gums
  • Prevents bone loss in the jaw, a process known as resorption

Process involved in the making of a bridge for you

  1. Prepare your neighbouring teeth to act as the anchor for your bridge
  2. Place a temporary bridge to protect your teeth and gums
  3. Work with a local lab to custom-craft your final porcelain bridge restoration
  4. Bond your finished bridge into place and restore your beautiful smile

Our practice uses cutting-edge technology and partners with a high-quality prosthetics lab to make sure you have a 5-star experience and are happy with the results

How much does a dental bridge cost?

A successful bridge is based on a custom-tailored treatment. While the average bridge treatment STARTS at around $1000, there are several unique factors that need to be considered to come to an exact cost. The best way to get an exact cost for your treatment will be to visit our dentist for a consultation.


How does a bridge compare to partial dentures?

The biggest difference between bridges and partial dentures is that traditional dentures are removable, whilst bridges are fixed to your permanent teeth. Bridges are also a healthier option for your gums and jaw bone.

What do I need to know about caring for a dental bridge?

With proper care and maintenance, your dental bridges can last for 10 years or longer. Proper dental hygiene habits are all that’s needed to care for your bridge. Brush twice a day, floss daily, and see your dentist regularly for a cleaning and exam.


A dental crown is like a cap that covers the entire visible portion of the tooth, protecting its remaining structure and bringing back its original shape, size, and colour.

Three situations when and why are dental crowns are needed

  1. Firstly, when a tooth has decay only in the visible portion above the gum line – a tooth-coloured filling may not be enough to correct the decay so a crown can be used to cover the tooth entirely. It will preserve the tooth and prolong its life.
  2. Secondly, if decay has extended into the tooth’s root – Endodontic work may also be needed to remove the decay and preserve the teeth of the jaw bone and surrounding teeth.
  3. Lastly, when a tooth is missing altogether – a dental implant can supply an artificial root, and a porcelain crown can be attached to it to provide a new tooth.

At Cairns Dental Boutique, our porcelain crowns are custom designed to fit your mouth. We specialize in tooth-coloured crowns that look just like your natural teeth. Plus, thanks to our advanced technology, we offer same day crown options to fit your busy life.

Dentures Cairns

If you’re missing multiple teeth due to decay, injury, or the natural aging process, dentures might be the perfect solution.

Modern dentures are made from high-tech, durable materials and are much easier to maintain than you might think. When properly designed and fitted, your dentures will act just like natural teeth, restoring your ability to smile, speak, and chew with confidence. 

This isn’t your only tooth-replacement option. We’ll help you compare treatments, providing all the information you need to make the very best decision for you.


Traditional Dentures:

A set of full, conventional dentures are perhaps the most affordable solution for replacing multiple missing teeth. This option can replace all the teeth on your upper and/or lower jaw and are custom made to fit your gum line perfectly.


Over- Dentures

Also called an implant-retained denture, overdentures use neighbouring natural teeth or dental implants for support. This type of restoration offers a stable and durable solution. It also helps strengthen the integrity of your jaw bone.