What to Expect from Dental Implant Surgery – Luke, Caloundra Dentist

May 28, 2019 in Dental Tips

If this is your first time to have a dental implant surgery, you may probably feel a mix of different emotions: fear and anxiety for the upcoming procedure, apprehension for the pain, and maybe even hope and excitement for getting new replacement teeth.

Whatever you’re feelings are, it is still best to know just what goes on during the dental implant procedure so you  can be better prepared for it. Let’s take a look at the procedure:a

  1. Your damaged tooth is extracted by your dentist.
  2. Your jawbone is prepared for the surgery that puts a titanium screw into it. In some cases, bone grafting may be required to reinforce a thin or soft jawbone.
  3. Your dentist will open your gum to expose the jaw bone. Your dentist will then drill into the bone to place the dental implant deep into the bone.

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  1. You have to rest your jawbone to heal for several months. This healing period is important for osseointegration, wherein your bone should attach to the screw.
  2. You go back to your dentist for the abutment, which is the metal extension of the implant. This means your dentist must open up your gum again to expose the implant from which to attach the abutment.
  3. The crown, or artificial teeth, will then be placed on the abutment. This crown is custom designed to match the rest of your teeth for an even smile and normal biting and chewing power.

The whole process may take anywhere between three to nine months, but most of the time is devoted to healing. During the surgery itself, you will be under sedation to make the procedure painless and to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible.

Are you ready for your dental implant surgery? Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Maintaining Oral Health for the Elderly – Luke, Caloundra Dentist

May 21, 2019 in Dental Tips

Geriatric dentistry, also called geriodontics, is involved in the care, diagnosis, and treatment of dental conditions and diseases associated with aging. Elderly dental patients can be challenging to treat for many reasons, and geriatric dentists are specially trained to handle this.

Elderly patients who have poor cognitive skills due to Alzheimer’s or have lessened manual dexterity due to arthritis can be more frustrating to treat. There are many who develop complications that also affect their teeth and gums due to the medication they take. Their conditions may also make routinary activities and hygiene difficult to perform. Regular teeth brushing and even flossing, not to mention the regular dental visits, are harder to do. Nevertheless, elderly dental health must never be neglected. In fact, specialized care provided by top-notch geriatric dentists must be in place.

At Battery Hill Dental, our qualified dentists from Caloundra are trained to provide dental care for the elderly. It is encouraged for caregivers or family members to let their elderly visit their dentists every six months to ensure good oral health, identify potential problems, or treat conditions even before they get worse.

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Meanwhile, we advise caregivers and able elderly people to follow the tips below to care for their teeth and gums at home:

  • Brush at least twice daily with a soft-bristled tooth brush
  • Clean between your teeth using dental floss
  • Rinse with mouthwash at least twice a day.
  • Visit your dentist to regularly
  • If you’re wearing dentures, clean them regularly according to dentist’s instructions
  • Eat healthy, nutritious meals

Do you have an elderly loved one who needs specialized geriatric dental care? Contact us at Battery Hill Dental and set an appointment today!

Adult Orthodontics: What are Your Options – Luke, Caloundra Dentist

May 14, 2019 in Dental Tips

When it comes to braces, there’s no age limit. So if you have crooked, gapped teeth that are marring your smile, you can still straighten things out with many different kinds of braces. After all, there are more to straight teeth than a pleasing smile. Having straight, even teeth allows you to more thoroughly and easily clean your teeth as well as reach every surface. This results to better oral health.

So if you’re already in your 30s, 40s, and even your 50s and 60s, you’ll find that you have plenty of orthodontic treatment options to choose from.

  • Traditional or metal braces are the typical braces that you may associate with the term “braces.” They have a noticeable look, but many teens opt for this because they can personalize their braces with coloured bands.
  • Ceramic braces are similar in size and shape as metal braces, except that the brackets attached to the tooth are made of ceramic. The ceramic is used so it runs clear and more easily blends in with your teeth.

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  • Lingual braces are same as traditional metal braces except that you can’t see them. This is because the wires and brackets are attached on the inside surface of teeth.
  • Invisalign looks like a mouth guard and is made of 18 to 30 clear plastic aligners that are customized to fit each tooth.

By choosing the right dental braces that can best address your tooth problems as well as suit your needs and preferences, you can better enjoy your journey to straight, even teeth.

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8 Reasons You Shouldn’t Delay Dental Care in Caloundra, Sunshine Coast – Luke, Caloundra Dentist

May 7, 2019 in Dental Tips

Let’s face it—visiting your dentist is most likely at the bottom of your priority list. That is, if it’s ever there at all. This is true especially if your supposed dental treatment can significantly take a big chunk off your finances.

However, if there’s really something wrong with your teeth and gums, you shouldn’t put off seeing your dentist just because it hurts both you and your pocket.

Here are 8 reasons why you shouldn’t delay getting yourself the dental care you need:

  1. Your dental condition would probably get worse.
  2. Worsened dental condition will lead to more complex procedures.
  3. More complex procedures mean bigger dental bills.
  4. It can also mean complete tooth loss.

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  1. It can affect your quality of life as you will prolong your discomfort and pain.
  2. It can affect your overall health, especially when tooth or gum infection and bone loss are concerned.
  3. Your confidence decreases due to your teeth’s appearance or worse, bad mouth odour.
  4. You can have the dental treatment you need with easy payment plans.

If those aren’t enough reason to go and set an appointment with your Sunshine Coast dentist right now, we don’t know what is.

At Battery Hill Dental here in Caloundra, we want to make sure your teeth are not only clean, white, and healthy—you’re also happy about it too. We want to give you more reasons to smile by providing affordable payment plans that stretch your total dental costs up to $9,000 across 15 months. With these light payments, you also don’t have to pay any interest, so you can rest easy in the dental chair.

Before treatment, just make sure you submit all the necessary requirements to our staff, who will then submit them for a quick credit check. Once approved, just pay the 20% deposit and a one-off $39 establishment fee—and you’re good to go get that dental care you need.

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