How can we help you?
We have collected several of the most common questions we receive and listed them here for your convenience. If your question is not listed, we welcome you to phone us for a specific answer about the services we provide, health fund information or to arrange an appointment.
We welcome new patients, and our friendly, professional team is dedicated to helping you get the answers you need to make accurate decisions regarding your oral health.
At Garden City Implant & Dental, Dr Wong completes hundreds of dental implant treatments per year to improve our patients’ smiles and make the process of eating easier and more enjoyable.
When patients have missing teeth, Dr Wong will present all of the treatment options available. Each patient is different and has their own personal preferences when it comes to their health and lifestyle needs. We believe that explaining all treatment options, along with their benefits and limitations, will give patients the confidence to make a choice that fits well for them.
We are educators and partners in your oral health, and we are not in the business of selling one type of treatment over another. Many patients choose dental implants because they wish to have the most convenient and lifelike alternative to a natural tooth.
Dental implants protect oral health by limiting bone loss associated with tooth loss and protecting the bite. Taking care of single dental implants is very much like caring for your natural teeth, making them a convenient choice.
Cosmetic Dentistry Options We Offer
Contact us to arrange a consultation with Dr Wong, and he will happily discuss all of the options we offer to complete your smile, such as:
- Dental implants
- Partial dentures
- Complete dentures
- Implant-supported bridges and dentures
The treatment length for your dental implant will depend on a few factors. After a complete exam with Dr Wong, he will discuss an estimated timeline for your dental implant treatment. While treatment times vary, our patients tell us they are worth the wait.
Some of the factors Dr Wong will consider when planning your treatment include:
When the tooth was extracted – In some cases, we can extract a tooth and place your dental implant in a single visit, eliminating the need for an additional procedure. This will shorten treatment time and the number of visits required.
Healing and integration – Every person heals differently, and the time it takes for a dental implant to fully integrate with natural bone varies. It usually takes between 3 to 6 months.
How many dental implants – Are you choosing to replace a single missing tooth or are you replacing all missing teeth on the upper or lower arch? The number of dental implants will also affect treatment times.
Gum grafting – If you require gum grafting to improve bone quality, we will need to wait for the bone to heal before placing the dental implant.
Smoking – Smoking can slow down the healing process and add extra time to treatment. If you do smoke, choosing to quit before implant placement may shorten healing times.
At Garden City Implant & Dental, we will explain all of your treatment options and what to expect with each. Dentures have provided patients with a reliable way to replace missing teeth for hundreds of years and have gone through dramatic improvements in recent decades. Today's dentures look more natural than ever and provide improved fit and function.
Dental Implant Supported Dentures
Denture fit still poses a challenge for some people because they depend on the bone beneath the gums to secure them. Some patients with reduced bone have difficulty with dentures slipping or moving while eating or speaking, and this can contribute to feelings of self-consciousness. If you would like added reassurance that your dentures will stay in place so you can avoid embarrassing mishaps, Dr Wong can combine the stability of dental implants with the affordability of dentures for a reliable solution.
Placing 4 to 6 dental implants on the upper and lower arch will anchor dentures in place, preventing loose-fitting dentures. Dental implants also have the added benefit of preserving remaining bone.
Dental implants also offer a solution for patients who are interested in replacing several missing teeth with a bridge, making the entire system more stable.
To learn more about implant-supported dentistry, contact our Booragoon dental surgery to arrange an exam.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.