Why do Full Mouth Dental Implants cost so much in Australia?

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The cost of full mouth implants in Australia As a dentist, by far the most common objection I hear to full mouth dental implants, is the cost. Many people want and need to replace their teeth but the high cost of dental implants can make them seem truly unaffordable. I have experienced first-hand as people […]

Tooth brushing facts and myths exposed

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  I see thousands of patients, day after day, year after year and it never ceases to amaze me. That in a modern country like Australia, with one of the most advanced health systems in the world, we have an epidemic of oral health diseases. Far too often people lose their teeth to periodontitis (gum […]

How Many Implants are Required for Full Mouth Dental Implants?

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All-On-4 is a well-known name in full mouth dental implants, and for good reason. There is an ample amount of research and evidence that it does work, and it’s very cost-effective in replacing all of your teeth. All-On-4 is a system where four implants—the absolute minimum—can be placed in the mouth with a fixed bridge […]

Do Porcelain Veneers Stain?

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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 teeth. Most staining on porcelain veneers occurs over a long period of […]

Will my dental implant look like the rest of my teeth?

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Will anybody be able to tell I have a dental implant? Will an implant look like the rest of your teeth? The short answer? It depends. The long answer? It depends on the following factors: The surgeon you choose: Depending on the surgeon’s expertise and cosmetic expertise, an implant may be more functional than beautiful or […]

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 solutions out there. In extreme cases where a patient is considering complete teeth implant replacement surgery […]

Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

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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 factors we look out for are: Uncontrolled diabetes Osteoporosis […]

Should I get fixed or removable implant bridges?

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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, which can be removed for cleaning and sleeping. You may be wondering why removable […]

How can I whiten my teeth naturally?

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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.  Even Dr Helen herself has done it.  There are two options for […]

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 $3,500 to over $5,000 depending on a number of factors. These factors include: The surgeon’s protocols The laboratory they use: Overseas laboratories are […]

Does an implant look like a natural tooth?

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Does an implant look like the rest of your natural teeth? That’s a tricky question. The honest answer is: sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t. Some of the factors that affect the aesthetic outcome of your implant are: Bone: Is there enough bone in the implant site to support the implant and gingiva (gums) […]

How do I take care of dental implants at home?

The easy answer? Just like a natural tooth. Implants are designed to be the next best thing to your natural tooth for eating, looks, everything—and just like your natural teeth, they need to be looked after home. Just like your teeth, they need to brushed daily with a soft toothbrush and flossed daily. Flossing is […]

How does a dentist choose an implant?

Not all implants are the same. There are thousands of brands on the market now. However, because implants have been used for decades and our administrative drug body, the TGA, oversees the quality of implants sold in Australia, most brands perform very well and are of the highest quality. However, how a dentist chooses an […]

Do I have to go without teeth while waiting for dentures?

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One of the reasons people procrastinate getting their teeth removed and replaced with dentures is because they can’t stand the thought of being toothless after having all their teeth removed in preparation for dentures. Luckily, this isn’t the case, and at no point during the process will you walk around without teeth. Before we take […]

What are Immediate Implants?

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Immediate implants are implants that are placed in the jaw at the same time a tooth is extracted. In some cases, a tooth can be removed and the implant can be placed straight after. Not always, however.  Most immediate implant cases are cases where a tooth is being removed at the front of the mouth […]

Should I get Individual Implants or Implant Bridges?

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We often get asked if we do dental implant bridges, to which we answer: sometimes! You see, there are two ways to replace multiple missing teeth in a row.  The first is to replace each missing tooth with an individual implant, or, in some cases, we can use two implants to support a bridge of […]

I’ve Been Told I Can’t Have Implants

If you’ve been told you can’t have implants, it’s generally because a dentist has determined that you have insufficient bone around the missing tooth to support an implant. There are three factors doctors assess when determining bone sufficiency in treatment planning for a dental implant: Quality of Bone Width of Bone Height of Bone Bone […]

What are the Risks of General Anaesthesia?

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If you’re considering general anaesthesia for a dental procedure, you may be wondering about the safety of general anaesthesia. Being completely asleep for your dental treatment is often required for lengthy procedures, such as bone grafting and complete teeth replacement implant procedures. Some people also opt to do their routine dental treatment under general anaesthesia […]

What’s a Sinus Lift?

What is a sinus lift? While this procedure may sound a little scary, it’s actually one of the most straight-forward grafting surgeries there is. When a doctor is planning an implant surgery, they consider a number of variables. One of the most important variables is how much bone height is available in an area that […]

What’s the best vegan toothpaste?

As a vegan, Dr. Helen often gets asked what sort of vegan toothpaste she recommends for her patients. Toothpaste isn’t actually necessarily for cleaning your teeth—the act of brushing cleans away the plaque. Toothpaste is merely a vehicle for minty fresh flavour and, in cases of fluoridated toothpaste, fluoride delivery for teeth susceptible to decay. […]

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