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June 30, 2017

What is a Prosthodontist?

A Prosthodontist is a board-registered specialist who is skilled in the replacement of missing teeth (and associated tissues) and the restoration of natural teeth.

To become a board-registered specialist prosthodontist in Australia, after graduating as a qualified dentist, they must then undertake further full-time training in a University master’s degree programme. The programme takes a minimum of three years and involves further study in all areas of dentistry.

November 3, 2016

A bridge is a series of crowns made together with a false tooth (a pontic) suspended between the abutment teeth (natural teeth on either side). They are an excellent fixed prosthesis option for replacing one or more missing teeth and can be completed in two appointments.

May 18, 2016

 Keeping your implant clean: The ongoing battle against biofilm!

Once a successful implant has been placed and a crown or bridge inserted, keeping the implant clean is the next hurdle to maintain your implant long term. Without special attention, the periodontal structures around the implant, the bone and gum, can become infected by the bacteria in plaque (aka biofilm). This can result in “Peri-implantitis” and effectively destabilise the implant from the bone.