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What is the recovery time for All-on-4 dental implants?

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How long does it take to recover from All-on-4 dental implants? Dental implants have come a long way in recent years. They look better than ever, and they've never been so affordable. Now, more people than ever are abandoning removable dentures and getting fixed, permanent dental implants that provide the…

The pros and cons of All-on-4 dental implants

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When you weigh up the pros and cons, are All-on-4 dental implants worth it? No medical procedure — even an extraordinarily safe one — is without risks and drawbacks. If you're looking at having a new set of teeth installed, it is important to weigh up the pros and cons…

All-on-4 dental implants vs other dentures

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Which is better, All-on-4 dental implants or other kinds of dentures? Once upon a time, the main way to fix missing teeth or severe dental issues was with dentures. While dentures are still a great option, depending on your unique circumstances, now there is a new solution. All-on-4 dental implants…

Your guide to All-on-4 aftercare

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Everything you need to know about looking after your new teeth All-on-4 dental implants are the most effective replacement teeth for those suffering from dental disease or damage. Invented in the 1990s, All-on-4 dental implants minimise downtime after surgery, and is often recommended as a less painful alternative to traditional…

Common misconceptions about All-on-4

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Find out the truth about All-on-4 Compared to dentures and old fashioned dental implants, All-on-4 is a relatively new procedure. It has only been around since the 90s and many dental practitioners aren't qualified to implement All-on-4 technology. When people come in and talk to our team about All-on-4, they…

Discover the benefits of all on 4 dental implants

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All-on-4 is the secret to a perfect smile Many people experience dental issues. In fact, dental health statistics show that 1 in 25 Australians aged 15 and over have no natural teeth left. It's a condition that often leaves people feeling self-conscious about the appearance of their smiles, and with limited functionality…

What are the risks of All-on-4?

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Do All-on-4 dental implants present any complications? While the dental procedure known as All-on-4 has a high success rate of 98%, the treatment can present a few complications. The good news is that with the right dental practitioner, and diagnosis, you can have functionality restored to your jaw and enjoy…

The All-on-4 process from start to finish

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If you are unhappy with your smile, suffer from dental disease, or have experienced significant tooth loss, then All-on-4 dental implants may be the solution for your problems. But what's involved in this world-renowned procedure? In this article, we'll describe precisely what All-on-4 implants are, and what's involved in the…

How to begin planning for an All-on-4 treatment

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The best way to prepare for All-on-4 dental implants Developed by Nobel Biocare, All-on-4 dental implants are a permanent and efficient way to replace all your missing teeth in the least amount of time. In other forms of dental implants, bone grafting is required. But not in All-on-4 treatment. This,…

Is All-on-4 worth it?

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All-on-4 is a cost effective, graft-free type of dental implant, and it has improved the lives of countless people. However, as with all elective procedures, it's not something to be rushed into without due consideration. Before you make up your mind about whether or not to get an All-on-4 implant,…

4 ways to treat dental fear without medication

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Treating dental fear without sedatives or anaesthetic If you are averse to treating medical conditions with prescribed drugs, you'll be happy to know that there are several ways of treating dental fear without medication. Dental fear is nothing to be ashamed of — it's so common that over 60% of the…

How our Dental Clinic is preventing the spread of COVID-19

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We're taking extra precautions — find out what they are Our knowledge of the novel coronavirus is rapidly changing. The information contained within this article is correct at time of publishing. For the most current advice, please see your state government's health advice. At The Point Dental, we're remaining up-to-date…

The history of treating dental fear

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Dental fear and how to overcome it Did you know that more than 16% of adult Australians experience high levels of dental fear? Fear can be debilitating. It can lead you to cancel dental appointments and live with poor oral hygiene instead of getting the treatment you need when you…

The differences between inhalation sedation and oral sedation

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Choosing the right sedation method to control your dental anxiety Anxiety about going to the dentist affects more people than you think. For some, it's caused by a previous bad experience. For others, it may be the feeling of not being in control. The problem is that dental conditions don't…

How to overcome bad past experiences at the dentist

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Getting past your anxiety about going to the dentist Research shows that between 5 and 8% of people avoid dentists out of fear. In fact, up to 20% of people have enough anxiety to put off a visit to the dentist until absolutely necessary. Many people with anxiety about dental treatment…

What to expect from dental sedation

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The appeal of sleep dentistry? You sleep, we treat. If you feel unease, anxiety or downright dread in the lead up to a dentist visit you are not alone. In fact, one in six patients suffer from dental fear. Such fear may feel hard to shake, but thanks to advanced…

How dental sedation for children works

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Is it safe to sedate a child for dental work? When a child needs extensive dental treatment, dental sedation can make the process painless and easy. Naturally, as a parent, you'll want to know what's involved in the process before your child's procedure. It's sometimes necessary to sedate a child…

What types of dental sedation treatments can I have?

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Overcome dental fear and anxiety with calming treatments Going to the dentist is something that you might be putting off, especially if you've had a bad experience in the past. Whether you fear potential pain, the drill or needle or find the process uncomfortable, being anxious about visiting the dentist is…

Sleep dentistry for root canals

Sleep dentistry for root canals

How sleep dentistry makes root canal treatment easy and painless An infected tooth can cause extreme pain, sleepless nights, and even life-threatening abscesses. Root canal treatments are critical. Yet many people keep putting off their appointment. Why? Because they hate going to the dentist. Dental fear is something everyone can…

Is sleep dentistry safe?

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Go to sleep and wake up smiling with sedation dentistry Visiting the dentist makes shoulders tense and stomachs drop. Many people would rather endure the agony of a toothache than visit the dentist. But like taxes, visiting the dentist is a pain we can’t avoid. This is a painful reality…

Can you get dental implants with bone loss?

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Breakthroughs in dental implant technology can overcome bone loss Any time your teeth or gums experience trauma, you’re at risk of bone loss. It may be caused by gum disease or injury, but bone loss is most often the result of dentures or multiple missing teeth. Dental implants prevent bone…

How much does sleep dentistry cost?

how much does sleep dentistry cost

The dentist can be a source of anxiety for many. Dental fear affects almost one in six Australian adults. Thankfully, now you can access sleep dentistry — a form of dental work which involves sedation. Only, you may now have a new fear. How much will it cost? Sleep dentistry…

Sleep dentistry costs and considerations

sleep dentistry costs and considerations

Sleep dentistry is an effective  solution to dental fear Dental fear is common, but delaying or skipping dental work can make dental issues more complex and more daunting. Sleep dentistry is an appealing option for patients with dental fear, as it enables you to receive necessary treatment while fast asleep.…

Overcoming dental fear

Dental fear

Effective ways to cope with common dental fear Dental fear and dental anxiety wreak havoc on the oral health of a large number of Australians. In fact, around one in six struggle with a high level of fear of dental work. Fortunately, there are some options to help you cope.…