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Treatment of Gummy Smile

A pleasing smile is generally a delicate balance between the display of teeth and gums. Of course there is a great deal of individual variation that gives everyone's smile its own character, so at our Perth dental clinic we do not have "hard and set" rules about what your smile should look like. If you feel that you show too much gum in your smile and that causes you to not smile or socialise with confidence, consult one of our dentists who will diagnose your... Read More
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Apicectomy

At the mention of root canal treatment, many people’s anxiety levels rise. But what actually is the procedure, why would you need one, and is it anything to worry about? What is Root Canal Treatment? Your teeth are made of the outer enamel, inner dentin, and a core chamber filled with nerves, cells and blood vessels. This inner chamber is called ‘the pulp’ and it extends down the roots, into the jaw bone, via narrow pathways called ‘root canals’.... Read More
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Sinus Lift

When dental implants are needed to replace upper back teeth (premolars and molars), there is sometimes a lack of available bone to allow implant placement. This is because the back of the upper jaw often has very limited bone around teeth compared to other areas of the mouth. The maxillary sinus (an air space below the upper jaw bone) occupies a lot of the space, and if teeth are missing, over time it expands into the upper jaw, making the jaw bone thinner. If... Read More
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Gum Grafting and Contouring

Gum (gingival) recession It’s true that as we age we can get a little “long in the tooth”. A little bit of recession of the gum (gingival recession) can be normal. However aggressive toothbrushing, periodontal disease, and sometimes aggressive grinding can lead to excessive gum recession. If you have thin or delicate gums, and sometimes tall or triangular teeth, then you would be more at risk of recession than others. Care should be taken to brush with... Read More
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Dentures and Dental Implants

Dentures Dentures have been used to replace missing teeth for thousands of years. Today they form the most basic type of tooth replacement. A century ago it was in vogue to have teeth removed at a young age in favour of dentures, to save on future dental treatment! However with time we have learnt there can be some real long term disadvantages and potential problems associated with this. Full dentures replace a full set of missing teeth. Partial dentures can... Read More
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Bone Grafting

To optimise the success of dental implants, it is imperative that it is supported by sufficient healthy bone in the jaw. However in some instances there is a loss or deficiency of jaw bone, which can be caused by shrinkage from tooth loss, gum disease, infection and in some cases injury or trauma. In these situations you may require bone grafting procedure (also called Bone Augmentation) to add bone to your jaw before implants can be placed, or during implant... Read More
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All-On-4

We are home of the official All-On-4 Clinic for Perth, providing the All-on-4 Teeth Replacement Solution (Teeth in 1, 3 or 4 Days, Perth). If you have loose, annoying dentures or advanced dental disease, All-on-4 teeth replacement by Perth's official All On 4 Clinic on our premises can offer a cost-effective cosmetic and lasting solution. The All-on-4 replacement technique can be a cost effective and immediate reconstructive solution for people who want to... Read More
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Tooth Extractions

Nobody wants a tooth to be extracted, but sometimes it is necessary – due to advanced infection, traumatic mobility, fracture, or decay which cannot be otherwise managed. Luckily with our dental implant solutions, even advanced dental disease requiring tooth removal can be managed in a secure, cosmetic and long lasting way. If you do need one or more teeth removed, the days of "gritting your teeth and bearing it" are long gone. In the skilled hands of a... Read More