How can we help you?
Choosing a family dentist is an important part of your healthcare. We will address all enquiries in a personalised and friendly way when you contact our clinic directly. In the meantime, here are a few of the most common questions we hear from patients.
We work closely with a local dental lab to create highly aesthetic and comfortable partial and full dentures for our patients. We know that sometimes patients have difficulty finding someone to make dentures that actually fit and function properly.
Dentures do not last forever and the fit may change as your body changes. The result can be dentures that slip or create sores, making it painful to eat the foods you love the most.
In addition to custom partial and complete dentures, we also offer a solution that adds stability to dentures for patients who want a little extra reassurance that they will not have an embarrassing moment while eating brunch with friends.
All-on-4® Implant-Retained Dentures
Dr Quill has a special interest in using the latest that modern technology has to offer. All-on-4® implant dentures use four strategically placed implants to secure the denture plate in place. It will stay put until you release it to clean it or for regular adjustments.
Lower dentures are often more challenging to fit because the bony ridge that secures them in place can become thinner over the years. Opting for implant dentures as soon as possible after your extractions will give us the greatest density of bone to work with.
Contact our Bondi Junction surgery to see if implant dentures are right for you.
When you seek dental advice at Dentist in the Park, we feel it is our responsibility to inform you of any dental conditions and offer all of your treatment options. Of course, the choice is yours to make. Since we offer a number of alternatives to address most oral health issues, we hope you will find one that provides you with a solution.
If you choose not to follow through with any treatment, we will respect that as well. It is important to remember that minor dental conditions can progress when left untreated. While we cannot predict the future, we have seen dental decay develop into an infection that requires an extraction and a broken tooth split down the middle.
Prevention Is Key
Our goal is to treat oral conditions early when they are easier and less expensive to treat. To make it easier and more manageable, we can prioritise treatment in a way that allows you to address the most immediate needs first and phase out the remaining treatment procedures over the next months or even years.
At Dentist in the Park, we believe all dentistry can be a painless experience. By using some of the most advanced anaesthetic delivery methods and sedation with nitrous oxide, we can perform nearly any procedure with little to no discomfort.
The Wand® Anaesthetic System
We begin by applying a topical anaesthetic to the area for improved comfort.
The pain from anaesthetic comes from delivering it into the tissue. The Wand® uses computer assistance to warm anaesthetic at the right temperature and speed for comfortable injections. It also vibrates, soothing the nerves during application. The result is an injection that is easier than ever to tolerate. Most patients don’t even realise that we have completed the process because it is so comfortable.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
For patients who feel a little nervous about visiting the dentist, we offer nitrous oxide sedation. Nitrous oxide is the mildest and safest form of sedation. We deliver it through a small nose mask in a blend with oxygen. Dr. Quill controls the sedation level throughout your procedure to ensure you stay relaxed.
One of the big benefits of nitrous oxide sedation is that it enters and leaves your system quickly, making it possible for you to resume normal activities within minutes after we stop delivering the sedative.
Orthodontics can certainly straighten your smile, giving it a more uniform and aesthetic appearance, but that is not the only reason to seek treatment. Often, we recommend orthodontics before proceeding with restorative cosmetic dentistry because it provides a better result.
Why Straighten Teeth?
When teeth are misaligned, especially if they overlap or are too close together, teeth can be difficult to keep clean and create complications when placing crowns or other restorations. It is for this reason that we often recommend orthodontics prior to beginning cosmetic dentistry such as veneers, tooth-coloured bonding or porcelain crowns.
By opting for orthodontics first, your results will have a natural uniformity and symmetry that is not possible with crooked teeth.
Invisalign uses clear aligners to gently realign teeth. Invisalign aligners are removable, which means an unlimited diet and easy home care.
The Damon 3 System uses brackets and a memory wire to expedite the orthodontic process. It uses the body’s own resiliency to adjust alignment and overcrowding, often without the need for dental extractions.
We welcome you to contact our Bondi Junction dental clinic to arrange a consultation to discuss your options.
Sleep Apnoea & Snoring
Proper restorative sleep is essential to a healthy body. If you snore loudly or choke during sleep, it might indicate a medical condition known as obstructive sleep apnoea, also called OSA. Many times, doctors recommend CPAP therapy, which utilises a machine to use forced air to keep the airway open. Unfortunately, many people find it is difficult to wear the mask during sleep.
Oral Appliance Therapy at our Bondi Junction Office
As an alternative, we offer oral appliance therapy for the treatment of mild to moderate OSA. Oral appliance therapy uses a custom designed mouthguard that gently opens the airway by adjusting the position of the jaw. Many people find this treatment more convenient, especially when they travel.
Of course, not all snoring cases result in an OSA diagnosis. We also make similar appliances to quiet your breathing during sleep. This can reduce or eliminate snoring, allowing you and your partner to share a bed and sleep without interruption. It can also alleviate the sore throats and painful sinuses that come with a snoring habit.
If you recently received an OSA diagnosis or if you snore loudly, contact Dentist in the Park, located in Bondi Junction and arrange a consultation with Dr Brendan Quill. We can help you achieve a better night’s sleep.