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Guided Implant surgery

Our practice is equipped with the latest techniques and strategies for the creation of healthy, beautiful smiles. With guided implant surgery, we are able to achieve predictable, reliable results that have a very high success rate.

  • Making a model of the "ideal tooth", we are able to complete cone beam scan imaging for use with our Simplant software program for implant placement planning.
  • With the information obtained from this approach, a surgical drilling guide is created. This guide is used during the surgical placement of implants.
  • Creating a surgical guide allows us to view the location of nerves and blood vessels, and determine the quality of bone structure before the implant process has begun. Typically, no gum flaps are made, and the entire process is more comfortable and successful for the patient.

Laser Dentistry

Using dental laser technology in a variety of procedures, we are able to accomplish a lot!

Greater Comfort

A dental laser replaces the dental drill in many situations. Because this tool works without vibration or heat, there is far less discomfort to the patient. A dental laser is also silent, which creates a sense of calm during dental procedures. The dental laser produces such astonishing results that patients can often receive treatment without the use of local anaesthetic. Suitable for teeth and gum tissue, laser dentistry may be used for gum reshaping, root canal therapy, and even oral surgery.

Fewer Numb Lips

Local anaesthetic may keep you comfortable during dental treatment, but the after-effects can be irritating. The dental laser often eliminates the need for injections of local anaesthetic, and thereby can lead to greater comfort both during and after a procedure.

A High Standard of Dental Care

Using this technology, we increase precision during a variety of dental procedures. The accuracy of water and laser successfully removes damaged tissue while leaving healthy structures intact. This approach also decreases the risk of micro-fractures, which may occur with a standard dental drill.

Maximizing your time

Undergoing treatment in which local anaesthetic is used takes more time, as we must inject, then wait, and even possibly inject a second time if numbness does not readily occur. Using a Laser eliminates the need for local anaesthetic so that treatment can be performed immediately, even allowing treatment of several teeth in one visit.

Faster Healing

Sometimes, dental treatment may be needed to reshape the gums, or to repair an issue below the gum line. Our dental laser technology cuts soft tissue and seals the blood vessels as treatment progresses. This minimizes bleeding and improves healing. The reduction of bleeding during a procedure leads to a shortened recovery period.

Versatile technology

In addition to regular use in cavity repair and the removal of damaged tooth structure, the dental laser is ideal for soft tissue procedures, and other beneficial treatments. We incorporate the dental laser into root canal therapy, deep pocket therapy, surgical procedures, and smile design.

Mercury Free Dentistry

The problem:

Amalgam fillings contain 50% mercury by weight. Mercury is the second most toxic element to the body behind radioactive materials and can cause major damage to the immune system, energy pathways, enzymes, hormones, brain and other organs. Amalgam fillings have been shown to release mercury vapour in the mouth. Greater levels of mercury vapour are released with hot foods/drinks, acidic beverages, bleaching materials, grinding of teeth and in the presence of other metals (e.g. gold crowns/inlays) or with electromagnetic fields (e.g. use of mobile phones). 80% of the mercury vapour released goes through the lungs, into the blood and is distributed mostly to organs and fatty tissues. Mercury from amalgam fillings is a cumulative poison which can in time overwhelm the body’s defences and manifest as a range of chronic illnesses.

More people are realising the health dangers associated with having amalgam fillings and are looking for alternatives.

The Solution:

Due to the toxic nature of amalgam fillings and their associated health risks we recommend their removal. Removal of amalgam fillings without special precautions can also generate serious health risks to not only the patient undergoing the treatment but the dentist and dental staff. For this reason we have instituted “mercury safe” removal protocols in our practice. These are the protocols recommended by IAOMT and by Dr. Tom McGuire, they include:
  • Non latex rubber dam (which is not permeable to mercury vapour).
  • Non latex gloves/ respirators for dentists and nurses.
  • Oxygen supply for the patient.
  • Large high volume suction unit placed at the chin of the patient during removal.
  • Negative ion generator air purifier to clean mercury vapour out of the surgery air.
  • Removal of amalgam in chunks with copious water cooling.
Our recommendations are to restore teeth with composite for smaller fillings and CEREC as a more ideal restoration for larger fillings and crowns. Our preference is also to minimise metal galvanic and corrosion issues by minimising the numbers of different metals used in the mouth- ideally no metal!

We also recommend patients who undertake this treatment liaise with their doctor/naturopath in preparation for the treatment and in detoxification post treatment.