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What Can I expect with Implant Surgery

You will have an initial consultation to assess your problems and needs and discuss with you your various treatment options and risks. You will then be given a cost estimation for your treatment. You may be requested to have a 3D CT scan to determine bone volume in the implant recipient sites. You will be encouraged to see one of […]

Bisphenol A – Should it be banned?

BPA’s, a chemical component of dental resins, has the ability to mimic the effects of natural estrogen. It derives from the similarity of phenol groups on both BPA and estradiol, which enable this synthetic molecule to trigger estrogenic pathways in the body. Research into this contentious issue is ongoing and the debate continues as to whether […]

Should Fluoride be added to the Water?

Dental caries remains a major public health concern in most industrialized countries, affecting 60–90% of schoolchildren and the vast majority of adults. Water fluoridation is the controlled addition of fluoride to a public water supply to reduce tooth decay(caries). Fluoride reduces the rate at which tooth demineralizes and increases the rate at which it remineralizes in the early s...

Why should I have Root Canal Treatment?

The aim of modern root canal treatment is to disinfect, shape and fill the complex three- dimensional root canal system of a tooth. Modern endodontic treatment makes use of an ever-increasing toolbox of sophisticated diagnostic techniques, rotary instrumentation, disinfecting chemicals and filling materials to restore the health of the tooth and the surrounding bone. For […]

The Debate: Retention of tooth vs Extraction and Implant

One of the most current topics of debate in dentistry concerns the retention of a compromised tooth versus the extraction of the tooth and replacement of said tooth with an implant. When considering whether a tooth should be retained a number of factors should be considered. Cardinal among these factors from a restorative point of […]

Mercury Fillings vs White Fillings

Among its most common disadvantages is the unappealing dark metallic colour and concerns over mercury toxicity. However, this mercury is not “free” and is bound to other elements to form stable molecules. With ever-improving “white” filling materials and concerns over amalgam toxicity (whether justified or not) the use of dental amalgam has waned and more […]