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Do Porcelain Veneers Stain?

One of the best things about porcelain veneers is how resistant they are to staining. If you’re a tea or coffee-drinker and worried about your veneers staining? Breathe easy. Quality porcelain veneers don’t tend to stain as easily as composite veneers or natural...

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Can I Have Dental Implants if I Have Osteoporosis?

Can I Have Dental Implants if I Have Osteoporosis?

  While many people are suitable candidates for dental implants, one of the most common conditions that can complicate dental implant surgery is osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is on the rise in Australia and more and more patients are being diagnosed with the...

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What is a bone scan for dental implants?

What is a bone scan for dental implants?

What is a Dental Bone Scan? If you’re considering a dental implant, Dr Helen will ask you to have a Cone Beam CT (bone scan) done.  Unlike the little x-ray radiographs that you get done in the chair that show us your teeth or the 2D full-mouth x-ray radiograph called...

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What can I do about a gummy smile?

What can I do about a gummy smile? One of the common cosmetic complaints patients have about their smile is not crooked teeth or yellowing enamel, but about ‘gummy smiles,’ where much of the gum is visible when the lip is raised in smiling.  Luckily there are...

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Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

  Am I a good candidate for dental implants? As implant technology progresses, dental implants are becoming an option for more and more people. In fact, it’s very rare that we see patients in the clinic who have no option of implant treatment at all.  Some risk...

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Should I get fixed or removable implant bridges?

Should I get fixed or removable implant bridges? When you’re considering total teeth replacement implants, one of the options to consider are whether you want fixed implant bridges that stay attached to the implants at all times or fixed/removable implant bridges,...

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How can I whiten my teeth naturally?

How Can I Whiten My Teeth Naturally? Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available. With the advent of Instagram and the desire to have a picture-perfect smile, bright white teeth are the first step in achieving Hollywood results. ...

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Are dental implants covered by health insurance?

Are Dental Implants Covered by Health Insurance? How much do dental implants cost? It’s our most common question. Cost varies on the extent of the procedure required.  For straightforward dental implant treatment candidates, the cost in Australia averages between...

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