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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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.

Dental Implants

Couple | Dental Implants BooragoonAt 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
  • Bridges
  • Partial dentures
  • Complete dentures
  • Implant-supported bridges and dentures
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Dental Implants | Booragoon WAThe 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.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Couple | Dentures in BooragoonAt 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.

Extractions

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the final permanent teeth to erupt and usually begin to appear around the ages of 16 to 25, though it is not unheard of for children as young as 13 to begin feeling signs of wisdom teeth.Woman | Wisdom Teeth Booragoon WA

The back of the mouth may not have enough room for wisdom teeth to erupt properly. They often grow in sideways or cannot emerge completely through the gums.

Removing Wisdom Teeth 

Not all wisdom teeth require an extraction, but when they develop symptoms or cause bite-related problems, removing them can benefit your health and smile. Dr James Wong has removed more than 30,000 wisdom teeth since beginning his practice. Many colleagues and nearby dentists recommend him to complete wisdom teeth extractions due to his experience and gentle treatment.

We evaluate wisdom teeth for both teens and adults, alerting them to any potential problems wisdom teeth could create.

Typically, a local anaesthetic will be sufficient to ensure comfort during the procedure. For patients who want a deeper level of relaxation, we also offer sedation (sleep) dentistry in our practice with a medical anaesthetist, who ensures patient comfort and safety throughout the process.

Wisdom teeth extractions usually only require one appointment. Some bruising and inflammation are normal but typically mild.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Periodontal Treatment

Woman | Bleeding Gums Booragoon When gum tissue bleeds, it is a warning sign indicating that something is wrong. Sudden bleeding that resolves may mean something has become lodged between the teeth and gums, which can usually be dealt with by brushing and flossing thoroughly. Prolonged bleeding, however, may indicate periodontal disease, an infection of the gums.

Periodontal disease ranges in severity and may be reversible in the earliest stages by improving home care and seeking a professional dental cleaning. At Garden City Implant & Dental, we are fortunate to have a highly skilled periodontal specialist on our team. Dr Nabil Khzam helps patients achieve optimum oral health by customizing treatment plans to restore healthy gum tissue.

Conditions Linked to Gum Disease

Treating periodontal disease may prevent tooth and bone loss. A healthy mouth is an important part of a healthy body, and chronic periodontal disease has been linked to diseases and conditions such as:

  • COPD and chronic bronchitis
  • Low birth weights
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

More research is needed to reveal the exact cause-and-effect relationship of gum disease and systemic conditions, but many researchers believe that the answer lies in the inflammatory nature of the infection. We do know that the mouth is the gateway to the body, and if you have concerns about the health of your gums, we welcome you to contact us to arrange a consultation with Dr Nabil Khzam.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Sleep Apnoea Treatment

Snoring | Snoring Treatment BooragoonSnoring can indicate the presence of sleep apnoea, but not always. Sometimes snoring is simply a noisy nuisance that awakens you or your partner, preventing a restful night’s sleep.

Snoring often worsens with certain medications and the consumption of alcohol. A cold, allergies or a sinus infection can also cause snoring volume to rise. 

At Garden City Implant & Dental, we treat both snoring and sleep apnoea using continuous open airway therapy (COAT). A custom oral appliance will gently guide the lower jaw forward, reducing blockage and vibration common during sleep. 

Lifestyle changes that can also assist with reduced snoring:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Avoiding alcohol
  • Sleeping on a regular schedule

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, has also been linked to snoring and sleep apnoea.

If you or your partner suffers from snoring, it is a good idea to rule out sleep apnoea, as it complicates overall health and wellness. A sleep study with a qualified sleep practitioner will reveal if you have a simple case of snoring or you require sleep apnoea treatment.

We work with SomnoDent, a company that creates oral appliances to reduce sleep-disordered breathing so that our patients achieve the restorative sleep necessary for a healthy body.

 
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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.