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.
Even if you brush and floss regularly and see your dentist on time for exams and cleans, you can still develop tooth stains and discolouration. This may be due to dietary choices like coffee or sauces, ageing or smoking.
Fortunately, there are options available to help you restore the appearance of your teeth.
When it comes to tooth discolouration repair, your cosmetic dentistry options in Booragoon include:
- Professional teeth whitening—this is different from kits purchased in shops, allowing for a prescription-strength whitening outcome and a more even result.
- Dental bonding—this is typically an inexpensive way to conceal discolouration and flaws using composite resin and a special light.
- Dental crowns—this option can hide tooth stains while offering support to a weak tooth.
- Veneers—veneers go over the fronts of teeth to give a symmetrical appearance, conceal slightly crooked teeth, and give the illusion of a uniform tooth shade.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Booragoon
Your cosmetic dentist in Booragoon can help you decide the best option for your smile, oral health and budget. This means an examination of your teeth is in order, which may include x-rays.
At Garden City Implant Dental, we want you to be proud of your smile.
If you would like to learn more, or if you’re ready to arrange a booking, we welcome your call.
If you’re like many people, there are things about your smile that you wish you could change. Fortunately, with cosmetic dentistry in Mount Pleasant, you can—and we offer options to fit many patient budgets.
Cosmetic Dentistry Options in Booragoon
Cosmetic dentistry can change the way you feel about your smile, prompting you to laugh and smile with your best mates like never before. Additionally, some cosmetic dentistry options can improve your oral health—especially tooth replacement, which is both cosmetic and beneficial to your bite and tooth integrity. A dental crown—coloured and shaped to match your teeth—can conceal tooth flaws while saving a weak tooth from breakage.
More specific benefits include a full smile, hidden tooth flaws, improved oral health and a smile you can be proud of.
Our cosmetic dentistry options include:
- Tooth replacement
- Tooth-coloured restorations, including tooth crowns
- Dental bonding
- Porcelain veneers
- Professional teeth whitening
- Full smile makeovers
It all starts with a consultation in our dental clinic. Your cosmetic dentist in Booragoon will examine your teeth and gums, take x-rays if needed and talk to you about the best options for reaching your smile goals.
Can We Help You Achieve Your Smile Goals?
At Garden City Implant Dental, we love helping our patients love their smiles! Contact us to book an appointment.
Dental implants are the most permanent tooth replacement options because they restore the full anatomy of missing teeth. For example, they replace lost tooth roots and broken crowns. They also do not need special measures for care—other than brushing and flossing your teeth regularly and visiting your dentist on time for dental exams and professional teeth cleans.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant in Booragoon, WA is a titanium replacement root that bonds with your jawbone and becomes a permanent part of your oral anatomy. When bonding is complete—typically a few months—we add your restoring tooth or a prosthetic like implant-supported dentures to restore your smile.
Even if your crown (restoring tooth) breaks in the future, your dentist can replace it using your artificial tooth root as before.
Maintaining Dental Implants
While dental implants are considered a more permanent solution, it’s important to remember that they do require good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Just like natural teeth can fail without these measures, so can dental implants.
The key is good oral health and lowering your risks for preventable conditions like gum disease, which can cause tooth and implant loss.
Are You Ready for a New Smile?
To learn more about dental implants or to schedule your consultation, we welcome your call.
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.
Tooth replacement is an important part of a healthy smile. It contributes to better oral health and may even boost your self-confidence.
Dental implants are the first choice of most dentists and discerning patients who are thinking about longevity and a hassle-free solution to missing teeth. A dental implant in Booragoon, WA is a tooth replacement root able to integrate with bone. When integration is finished, you’re left with a strong foundation for a replacement tooth or even a prosthetic like a bridge or a denture.
Affordable Dental Implants in Booragoon, WA
As far as cost, implant technology has been around for a long time now, and with today’s materials, the price is more affordable today than ever before. Of course, it is impossible to provide an exact cost without an evaluation in our dental clinic.
Price considerations include the number of implants, pretreatments if necessary, and prosthetics compared with single implants—yes, we can provide a single implant or an arch of new teeth supported by four to six implant posts.
Your dentist also offers financing for dental implants in Booragoon, WA, which helps patients pay for treatment in a timeframe that works best for their budgets.
We’re Here to Arrange Your Dental Implant Evaluation in Perth
If you’re ready to learn more, including the cost for your specific case, we welcome your call.
If you have experienced tooth loss, tooth replacement is essential for keeping your smile healthy and strong. Not only can tooth replacement help regain your smile’s natural feel and function, but it can also improve your overall oral and physical health.
Dental implants can replace missing teeth and strengthen tooth roots, giving you a stronger foundation for natural-looking prosthetic teeth. Dental implants have been around for many years, and they are more affordable now than they ever have been in the past.
Affordable Dental Implants in Mount Pleasant
Dental implants in Mount Pleasant vary in cost, depending on several factors, including:
- Materials used
- Location of the implant
- The complexity of your case
- Number of implants
- Pretreatments, if needed
- Single implants or prosthetics
To determine the exact price of your dental implant treatment, we invite you to arrange a consultation at Garden City Implant Dental. We also offer financing for dental implants so you can receive treatment that best fits your budget.
We Welcome Your Call!
If you are ready to learn more about dental implants, including the cost for your treatment, we invite you to call our Mount Pleasant dental clinic. One of our friendly team members can answer your questions and help you arrange a consultation.
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.
Dentures and Partials
At Garden City Implant Dental, we offer full dentures, partial dentures and implant-supported dentures. We also offer an immediate option following extraction. The latter means you do not have to go without teeth during the healing process. We provide a final denture after several months, allowing your mouth and gums to heal completely.
Our full dentures are prosthetic teeth on an arch or plate that are always customised to fit your mouth.
For patients with partial tooth loss, our partial dentures rely on clips and supporting teeth for stability.
Our partial denture options include:
- A metal-based prosthetic that is strong and dependable
- A resin-based prosthetic that is lightweight and easy to wear
- A flexible based prosthetic designed for comfort
For patients looking for a more permanent or stable denture option, we also offer implant-supported dentures. This means your dentist implants four to six replacement roots (dental implants) in your jaw. These roots fix your denture to prevent slippage, relines and the need for adhesives.
Our partial denture options include:
- Bar-retained dentures—Implants attached to a low-profile bar to secure your prosthetic.
- Ball-retained dentures—Clasps on the implants can fix and secure your prosthetic.
Are You Ready for Dentures in Booragoon, WA?
We invite you to arrange your denture consultation today.
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.
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.
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
- 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.
Professional Teeth Whitening
It absolutely can be!
Teeth whitening involves an active component known as hydrogen peroxide that bleaches your enamel and lifts stains. It can also damage your enamel and gums.
Think of it this way: you can bleach your hair at home with a bottle of hydrogen peroxide, but if you don't know what you're doing, you can destroy your hair and burn your scalp. The hair salon is the safest possible way to dye your hair and ensure the results you want. Or, you could take a risk and end up with a blotchy dye job.
Trust Your Dental Professional
Aside from the risk of damage and poor results, store-bought brands simply do not have the oomph it takes to really get results. Only dental professionals can access and correctly handle professional-grade bleaching gel.
The product consumers have access to has a much lower percentage of hydrogen peroxide (for our own good), which means you'll have to spend more time and effort to get a quarter of the brightness you would at Garden City Implant Dental.
Even worse, some products actually damage your protective enamel and reveal more of the yellowish dentin beneath – making your teeth look yellower than before!
Call Garden City Implant Dental for a Brighter Smile
Your Booragoon, WA cosmetic dentist can give you a Hollywood-caliber smile in no time at all.
Sleep Apnoea Treatment
Snoring 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.
TMJ and Bruxism Treatment
Bruxism means you grind and clench your teeth, especially during sleep. This condition may be caused by anxiety, habit or malocclusion (an unbalanced bite).
However, you may not know right away that you have bruxism—especially early on—which is one of the many reasons why regular dental visits are so crucial. Your dentist can spot the signs straight away before you do too much damage.
When the signs of bruxism do show up, you may notice:
- Sore jaws
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Headaches or migraines
Over time, you may also discover worn teeth, an increase in cavities and even tooth fractures.
Your dentist in Booragoon can fit you with a custom appliance that gently separates your upper and lower teeth during sleep, which prevents grinding and clenching. This device may save your teeth from significant damage and provide you with improved life quality and reduce painful symptoms.
If you have bruxism, our goal is to relieve the symptoms and stop the grinding and clenching.
For Bruxism Treatment in Booragoon, We Anticipate Your Call
If you suspect bruxism, or if it’s time for your next dental checkup, we encourage you to reach out to a friendly team member today. A simple dental device can mean a lifetime of healthier teeth.