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What should I do if I injure my teeth over the holidays?

Dental injuries happen all of the time, but each year there is an observable spike in incidences of tooth and mouth injuries during the holiday season. Most cases occur in young people under the age of 15 and more commonly boys, with the leading causes being sports related injuries, vehicles accidents and assaults. Violent attacks […]

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 […]

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Do straight teeth really make for better teeth?

Open any fashion and lifestyle magazine today and you will be bombarded with images of models and celebrities with amazing smiles. Some of these smiles are natural but others have been enhanced to improve things like colour and shape. Tom Cruise is the classic example of the type of corrective dental work that is possible. […]

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, […]

What is a Prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a dentist who specialises in the restoration and replacement of teeth. A Prosthodontist is a specialist dentist, who, after qualifying and practicing as a dentist has undertaken a further 3 years at university to study the specialty of prosthodontics. Prosthodontics is one of only seven major dental specialities and 13 recognised dental specialties. […]

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 […]

How successful is the ‘All on Four’?

The all-on-four treatment concept is a treatment for jaws that are missing all of the adult teeth. Patient’s often demand a cost-effective treatment solution for these situation and the ‘All on Four’ concept was proposed in an attempt to address these demands and demands for decreased treatment times with a lower patient morbidity (unpleasant consequences of treatment) […]

What are ‘Mini dental implants’?

Dental implants may be divided into two categories based on the width of the device. Small diameter dental implants, most often referred to as ‘Mini Implants’, are those with a diameter less than three millimeters (3mm.) Likewise, standard or conventional implants are those implants larger than 3mm in diameter, but most commonly 4- 5mm. As […]

What are Same Day Teeth

Many companies have coined terms to help market their dental implants systems. One of the largest implant manufacturers “Nobel Biocare” adopted the term Same Day Teeth to promote a faster treatment process and to attract patients deterred by the long treatment times with conventional implant protocols. Almost all implant companies have versions of this concept. […]