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So is there really any difference in seeing a specialist dentist?

Unfortunately, the difference is not immediately obvious. So is there really any difference in seeing a specialist dentist? Well, in a word, yes. Newly qualified graduates in Dentistry, leave dental schools with a basic skill set. They can manage most general day to day dental problems. Dental specialists on the other hand concentrate on specific areas of dental […]

What are the common teeth issues that come with age?

When life gets busy there are some things that simply drop off our radar – a balanced diet, regular exercise and enough sleep which are all important for our overall health. And it’s just as important that we don’t let our oral health fall off our radar too. While the number of people visiting dental […]

Interesting facts about Dental Implants

In recent years, dental implants have become a popular solution for replacing missing teeth and when placed well and by experienced surgeons, they are extraordinarily successful.  But did you know that the earliest tooth replacements date back to thousands of years ago? Early civilisations experimented with different kinds of implants in an attempt to replace […]

What are dental implants?

An incidental observation during a research project in the 1960’s eventually led to the development of the dental implant. Made from titanium, a dental implant is an artificial  metal root that acts as a support for a variety of different types of dental restoration. Dental implants can be used for replacing single crowns, multiple teeth, […]

Are mini implants better than traditional dental implants?

There is spirited debate in the field of implant dentistry in relation to the treatment of patients with mini dental implants. Many general dental practitioners have adopted these smaller and narrower implants as a less costly alternative to conventional dental implants. Most specialists, however, advocate and recommend the use of traditional dental implant systems. Many […]

When should I see a Prosthodontist?

A Prosthodontist is an expert in rebuilding damaged and worn teeth. Many older patients suffer from dental decay and today have many large and extensive dental fillings. If your problem involves more than one or two teeth, then you would benefit from seeing a prosthodontist. A general dentist is responsible for looking after your basic […]

When should mini implants be considered?

The placement of dental implants relies on the presence of sufficient bone. The implant must be encased in bone if it is to successfully support a dental restoration. Mini implants can be used as an alternative to conventional dental implants in cases where there is insufficient bone width (bone volume) and where bone grafting procedures […]

Are implant dentures the same as normal dentures?

The short answer is no. Traditional dentures are held in place by suction. The periphery of the denture seals against the gums and as the denture is seated, air is expelled and a vacuum created holding the denture in place. Any denture movement that ‘breaks the seal’ has the potential to make the denture drop. […]

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What are the risks with implant dentistry?

Implant dentistry has revolutionised the way we replace missing teeth and have provided us with an alternative to dentures. Not everyone can have dental implants and careful diagnosis and assessment will determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. Placement of dental implants is a surgical procedure and like all survival procedures carries […]