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Types of Implant Restorations

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When you’re replacing your missing teeth with dental implants, you have a number of different options to choose from.  The biggest misconception about implants is that most people think you need one for each tooth that’s missing; not so! Thanks to the variety of implant options available, we can use them in pairs to support multi-tooth restorations. Their strength and durability is such that you won’t have to compromise the strength of your bite whatsoever.  Here are some of the most common implant restorations you may want to consider:   Single Crowns Traditionally, single teeth are replaced with an individual … Continue reading

Five Advantages of Dental Implants

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Today’s dental implants are the go-to solution for our Port Melbourne patients with missing teeth.  If you’re not familiar with what implants have to offer, here are five benefits of investing in this state-of-the-art treatment.    They Resemble Real Teeth Unlike restorations that fit over other teeth or clip in and out, implants have a “root” like design that rests in the bone and supports an individual dental crown. Next to other teeth, implants fall right in line with your smile.    Implants Are Made to Last for Life When properly cared for, an implant can last for the rest … Continue reading

Do I Need Dental Radiographs?

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Getting dental X-rays makes some people feel uneasy. After all, it’s radiation, right? Yes, it is, but the levels of radiation used in dental X-rays are far lower than you would expect!   In fact, you’ll get more radiation exposure from doing things like taking a 3 or 4-hour long airplane ride, or spending a day out in the sun at the beach. Now that digital equipment is being used in dentistry, the levels are drastically lower than ever before.   The benefits of getting routine radiographs make the tiny exposure amounts far more than worth it. Here’s why:   … Continue reading