You’ve looked into how much dental implants cost in Australia and it’s in the thousands.
So now you’re thinking about going overseas to get them done for half the price. Bali… Thailand, maybe… and have a holiday with the money you’ve saved. Sounds good?
But wait. Before you book that plane ticket, read on.
When patients come to us with missing teeth, says Dr David Kerr, they often complain about 2 things:
1. Trouble eating – Missing teeth affects your ability to chew and limits the foods you can eat easily. As you get older, nutrition can become an issue.
2. Self-conscious about appearance – If you lose lots of teeth, it can change the way your face looks and how you age.
In this article, we wanted to bring together a couple of similar questions we have received to Ask a Dentist, all about kids dental emergencies and traumas: My toddler fell in the playground and broke half of her front teeth off. After a few tears, she was OK, but should I take her to the
Fissure sealants reduce the chance of cavities in your children We receive a lot of questions from parents who suspect their children have decay, asking what it means, what they need to do and how they can prevent other teeth, or their other children, from getting any further decay. Kids baby teeth are important (read
I am not happy with my dentures. What should I do? “The bottom ones never seem to stay in and sometimes food gets stuck in them, the top ones only stay in till the glue wears out. I don’t wont to pay more money as I have already paid over $5000 dollars for them and
Are there any long term side effects of rinsing the mouth with salt water? “Does it weaken the tooth, or interfere with saliva secretion, or is it irreversibly abrasive to the taste buds? How does a salt water rinse compare with dental mouthwashes?” – Question from Stephanie in Chermside West, Brisbane Dr David Kerr replies:
Do you know what the cause of the bad breath taste may be? “Over the last week I have noticed I have been getting a really bad taste in my mouth and I do not know what the cause of it is. I brush my teeth twice a day.” – Question from Mark, Strathpine, Brisbane
“I have some tooth pain following a tooth extraction a couple of days ago. What is a normal amount of pain after an extraction and what is the expected healing time? What should I be aware of in relation to complications such as dry sockets and blood clots?”” – Question from Robert from Zillmere, Brisbane
I have a toothache and am worried I might have to get it taken out. Does a sore tooth always have to be extracted? “Do all tooth extractions cost the same? Are there alternatives to having your tooth extracted?” – Question from Jane from Everton Hills, Brisbane Dr Darryl Marsh replies: When you have a
How do I best care for my teeth during pregnancy? Does morning sickness damage my teeth? – Question from Marie in Brisbane’s CBD, Brisbane For a change, this article is not answered by our dentists, rather Chanelle, our very own Hygienist answers one of our frequently asked questions touching on her own first hand experiences