Avondale Dental Centre

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

Choosing the right dentist in Avondale for your family requires a little research to ensure that your needs are met. We welcome questions because we want you to feel confident when you choose Avondale Dental Centre to care for your family's smiles.

Here are some of the most common questions we receive. You can call us with any enquiries or information about services we provide. 


Sedation Dentistry Auckland AvondaleMany patients have anxiety regarding their dental procedure, which is often based on a negative experience. As a result, many patients avoid the surgery, causing their oral health to suffer.

Our Avondale Dental Centre dentists look forward to turning dentistry into a positive experience that complements your healthcare regimen.

Our dentists, Dr Najar, Dr Crum and Dr Nekrutenk, are gentle and compassionate with our patients, both in their dentistry and how they care for patients overall. Developing rapport and building trust is often enough to help anxious patients feel at ease.

If patients need a little help relaxing or have complex treatment plans, sedation dentistry provides a solution and makes it possible for those who have avoided the surgery for years to finally complete treatment for a healthy smile.

Oral Sedation Dentistry

Oral sedation requires medication an hour before the procedure. While conscious, most people report feeling relaxed and have few memories of their experience. 

IV Sedation Dentistry

IV sedation makes it possible to adjust the level of sedation throughout the procedure through intravenous delivery. IV sedation works well for lengthy appointments and for people who require a deeper state of relaxation.

For patient safety, we monitor blood pressure and oxygen levels for the duration of the appointment. 

Because both oral sedation and IV sedation use long-lasting medications, having someone accompany you home from your appointment is necessary.

A consultation and medical history will help us determine if sedation dentistry is safe for you.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth Whitening | Avondale Dental CentreA white smile can improve self-confidence and give you a younger-looking smile.

We recommend arranging an evaluation to determine if your teeth are healthy enough for whitening. Seeking teeth whitening from an experienced dentist often provides superior results when compared with commercial whitening products.

We offer both in-house and take-home teeth whitening options for patients to choose from. We will also recommend the appropriate type of whitening gel to help you achieve a brilliant smile.

Considerations When Whitening Your Teeth

When considering teeth whitening, it is important to remember that restorations such as fillings and crowns will not whiten like natural teeth. Whitening before restorative treatment will give you more uniform results and a sparkling smile.

The most common side effects of whitening are irritated gums and sensitivity. If you have this experience, be sure you are not using more than the recommended amount of whitening gel as it can leak from trays onto your gums. We also offer desensitising treatments for patients with gum recession or who have sensitivity.

Sensitive teeth will usually resolve in a day or two. Taking some time off between at-home whitening treatments will also improve comfort.

To learn more about teeth whitening in Avondale, contact our dental centre to arrange an appointment. 

Crowns and Bridges

Woman | One Day Crowns Avoldale Dental technology advances quickly. One of the modern services we introduced to Avondale Dental Centre is CEREC same-day dental crowns. 

How CEREC Crowns are Created

CEREC uses computer-aided design and manufacture (CAD/CAM) through the software we use and our in-house milling device. We take a digital impression of the tooth or teeth and upload the data to our software to design your restoration. From this data, our milling device fabricates your dental restoration out of durable ceramic.

Once the proper size and shape of the dental crown is determined, Dr Najar, Dr Crum or Dr Nekrutenk will apply the appropriate colour and shading to match adjacent teeth.

CEREC crowns offer quality and convenience, eliminating the need to wait for a lab-fabricated dental crown and a temporary restoration.

In some cases, however, we may recommend a lab-created crown. In these cases, we use a reputable local dental lab with skilled technicians for the finest results. We discuss all options with our patients and the benefits of each. The treatment path we take depends on your goals for the health and appearance of your smile.

CEREC Dental Crowns in Avondale

We welcome you to contact Avondale Dental Centre to arrange your next dental appointment, where you will be treated with honest, conservative dentistry tailored just for you.

Dental Emergencies

Your Avondale emergency dentists set aside time in their day to help patients through their dental emergencies. If you have a toothache or other oral health issue, we work hard to get you seen by one of our dentists as soon as possible.

Dental emergencies may include:

  • Knocked-out tooth or restoration
  • Broken tooth or restoration
  • Toothache or increased tooth sensitivity
  • Jaw pain and swelling
  • Sudden tooth discolouration
  • Soft tissue injury or bleeding

If you notice a toothache with a blister on your gum, this may be indicative of a specific type of infection that requires root canal therapy, but your dentist will make the diagnosis.

When you arrive for your emergency dental appointment, our goal is to ease your pain and stabilise the situation as soon as possible. In some cases, we complete treatment on the same day. Other times, we restore your comfort and book a new appointment. Considerations include the nature of your injury. For example, it may take two dental visits to complete root canal treatment.

For Dental Emergencies near Avondale, We Welcome Your Call

If you have a dental emergency, a member of our dental team can help you decide. We can also provide instructions to see you through until your emergency visit.

Dental emergencies typically occur at inopportune moments, making it difficult to sleep or plan. Fortunately, your dentist in Avondale, Auckland treats dental emergencies fast to help you get the sleep you need and be able to make and keep plans.

At Avondale Dental Centre, we consider anything that threatens your oral health and overall wellness a dental emergency.

Dental emergencies may include:

  • Toothache or ongoing tooth sensitivity
  • Jaw pain or swelling
  • Broken tooth or restoration
  • Knocked-out tooth or restoration
  • Broken tooth replacement
  • Soft tissue injury

While most dental emergencies fall under the categories above, we encourage you to contact a member of our dental team if you’re unsure. We can discuss your symptoms and make a safe determination for you.

It’s important to remember that toothaches typically do not go away on their own, and oral health changes are signs that something is likely amiss. Self-treating with pain relievers will not solve the problem and may lead to infection spread, tooth loss or systemic health issue—especially if an infection is allowed to spread.

For Dental Emergencies in Avondale, We Encourage Your Call

If you are in pain or have an oral health concern, we are here for you, and we anticipate your call. 

Dental Implants

dental implant diagram | Auckland dentistWe recognise each patient as an individual and know that what works for one patient will not always satisfy another. This is why we recommend that you arrange a booking with one of our experienced dentists to discuss your oral health. 

Who Qualifies for Dental Implants?

If you have missing teeth and want dental implants, most patients qualify as long as they have healthy gums and adequate bone to support them. An exam and x-rays will give us the information we need to organise a treatment plan based on your health.

Modern advancements in dentistry allow us to perform bone grafting and sinus procedures to help patients with insufficient bone enjoy this method of replacing missing teeth. A dental implant can replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. We can also use dental implants to support bridges and secure dentures in place.

Our compassionate and patient-focused dentists will guide you through the process of dental implant treatment, giving you results that add confidence and improve oral health.

Dental implants have many benefits, including an unrestricted diet to support healthy nutrition. Additionally, they are convenient to care for.

Dental Implants at Avondale Dental Centre

Contact Avondale Dental Centre to learn more about this life-changing procedure. We are your one-stop location for dental implants.

Dental implants in Blockhouse Bay replace your tooth and your root, and they are the only tooth replacement option available today that represent the entire tooth anatomy.

If you have a missing tooth or teeth, speaking and chewing can be difficult. Your jawbone may shrink, and your teeth may shift toward empty spaces.

Dental implants in Blockhouse Bay offer solutions to these problems and help restore your bite function and jawbone health.

A dental implant is a thin screw made from sturdy titanium, and it takes the place of your missing tooth root. Your dentist in Blockhouse Bay surgically implants this post into your jawbone where it fuses over a period of months. When integration is complete, your dentist tops the implant with a quality dental crown that acts as a replacement tooth.

Dental implants, typically no more than six, are strong enough to support a denture or dental bridge as well.

Additionally, dental implants in Blockhouse Bay do not require specific maintenance. You simply brush and floss as usual and visit your dentist regularly for exams and cleans.

The initial step is an exam with your dentist to make sure that dental implants or implant-supported dentures are the right solutions for you.

If you would like more information, or if you would like to arrange an exam and chat with your dentist, we encourage your call.


Invisalign Avondale AucklandDr Sinan Najar offers orthodontic treatment for children, teens and adults at Avondale Dental Centre as part of our comprehensive approach to oral health.

Properly aligned teeth are healthier, more comfortable and easier to care for. By correcting the bite, patients can enjoy greater confidence and improved jaw function.

  • Protruding teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Malocclusion (bad bite)
  • TMJ/TMD – jaw dysfunction

Braces for Kids

Childhood orthodontics address teeth alignment and development while bones are still growing. Orthodontic treatment for children can reduce treatment time and complexity during teen years and prevent the need for orthodontic extractions.

We provide an orthodontic evaluation for each of our young patients as part of our preventive dentistry plan.

Teenage Orthodontics

Braces for teens are almost a rite of passage. We offer traditional orthodontic treatment as well as clear aligners for our older teens.

Orthodontic Options for Adults

It’s never too late for a healthy, straight smile. Our adult patients have many options for improved aesthetics and function. In addition to traditional braces, we also offer Six Month Smiles and Invisalign.

Six Month Smiles – fast treatment for cosmetic orthodontics

Invisalign – removable clear aligner trays as an alternative to brackets and wire

In our dental clinic, we offer many types of orthodontics, but one of the questions we hear most is how Invisalign compares with traditional braces.

Traditional braces rely on brackets, wires, and adjustment appointments throughout therapy. The system is fixed to your teeth and can only be removed by a dentist. In some cases, traditional braces may be the favoured option for severe issues with the bite and overlapping.

Invisalign relies on clear aligners changed out every few weeks and dental visits throughout treatment to check on your progress. You can remove your aligners when eating, brushing and flossing your teeth. Sometimes, this is the preferred option for older teens and adults because they are virtually invisible, or in mild to moderate cases.

Both treatment plans can last for several months or up to two years, depending on your case.

It should be noted that some patients who first thought their condition was too complex for Invisalign were surprised to learn that they were good candidates for the system.

Are You Ready to Learn More About Braces and Invisalign?

To learn which option is better for you, we encourage you to arrange an exam with your dentist in New Lynn. We also welcome your call if you have any questions.

Many area patients consider orthodontics in West Auckland. Straight teeth not only enhance the appearance of your smile but also contributes to easier brushing and flossing. Additionally, an aligned bite may reduce your risks for cavities and tooth wear. 

We think orthodontics is an excellent option for those looking to enhance their smiles and their oral health.

Orthodontics such as Invisalign in Avondale and traditional braces help correct the following:

  • Protruding teeth
  • Twisted teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Uneven spacing
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Overcrowding
  • Malocclusion (bite issues)
  • Jaw function
  • Crooked teeth

Length of treatment can last months or up to two years, depending on the severity of your orthodontic issues. Your dentist will discuss treatment length with you and all orthodontic options during your initial consultation, which includes an assessment, x-rays, and a chat about your smile goals.

Pretreatments, such as extraction for overcrowding, may also contribute to total treatment time before braces or Invisalign.

Following your orthodontic treatment, your dentist provides a custom retainer to prevent orthodontic relapse. This is a clear aligner that reminds your teeth to remain in their new straight positions.

For Orthodontics in Avondale, We Welcome Your Call

In our dental clinic, we offer orthodontic options that consider every age group, including children.

Paediatric Dentistry

Young girl at dentist | Paediatric Dentistry Avondale AucklandWe welcome our littlest patients beginning at age 2 to 3, but you are always welcome to bring your child to your visits. This helps even very small children become familiar with the dental clinic and our staff.

We take a special interest in paediatric dentistry because developing good dental habits and regular visits can mean a healthier smile as an adult.

Why Bring Your Child to the Dentist

We make early visits fun for kids by encouraging their curiosity and wonder with learning. We demonstrate proper brushing and flossing both for kids in our clinic and in our community. Not only is this essential to educate kids, but it is also fun for our dentists and team. Many of our staff are parents themselves, making them naturals when it comes to working with children of all ages.

We also prioritise communication with parents and discuss what to expect as your child grows.

  • Healthy nutrition
  • Behaviour modification (thumb sucking)
  • Developmental milestones
  • Home dental care

As a family practice, we adjust our treatment to meet your child’s needs and look forward to meeting their kids someday.

Give us a call to arrange your child’s first check-up and clean. We look forward to looking after your entire family.

Preventive Dentistry and Gum Care

At Avondale Dental Centre, we often recommend twice-yearly teeth cleans and exams. These practices can help lower your risks for gum disease, cavities, and other potentially serious oral health complications. Your dentist in Avondale wants you to maintain your smile for life.Woman at Dentist | Avondale Dental Centre

What Happens at a Dental Exam?

Dental exams help your dentist spot small problems or emerging issues before they become expensive or time-consuming issues for you. Regular dental exams also mean ongoing oral cancer screenings.

Professional teeth cleans mean clearing away the bacteria and tartar that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

Aside from regular dental visits, it is essential to adopt a good oral hygiene routine at home to work in tandem with your exams and cleans. It is also helpful to avoid acidic and sugary foods and beverages.

If you have an ongoing dental issue like gingivitis or gum disease, your dentist in Avondale may customize your treatment schedule to keep your smile healthier.

Avondale Dental Centre

Our goal is always to help you maintain a healthy and comfortable smile. If you would like some custom oral care tips, we recommend speaking with a member of our team during exams and cleans.

If you have any questions about oral care and dental exams between visits, we encourage you to

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Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
To all our valued patients. Your safety and care is our priority. 
We want you to know that we can now provide routine dental care under Level 2 restrictions. Our team will continue to implement additional infection control precautions to keep you, our staff, and the community safe. Please call us today to make an appointment on 09 828 7484.