Posted on December 12, 2015 by Jaclyn Wong
In All on 4

What Are All-On-4 Dental Implants

All-on-4 dental implants are a revolutionary method to help create a perfect smile for people missing a number of teeth. Rather than implanting between 6-8 titanium implants into the jaw, as we would with a conventional full dental implant, we are able to implant only 4 titanium screws into the jaw. This can reduce pain and inconvenience for patients.

With All-on-4 dental implants, the lightweight bridge is permanently fixed into the jaw. This means there are no accidental slips or fall outs, as with conventional dentures. Additionally, the bridge is designed to rest against the ridge of your jaw, just like natural teeth, which means less rubbing or pressure sores as you could possibly get from conventional dentures.

When we perform surgery for All-on-4 implants, we level the jaw bone to insure all diseased and damaged sockets are removed. This means there is less possibility for inflammation or problems down the road, once the implants are in place. Additionally, there is no need for us to perform bone grafts with All-on-4 procedures, which reduces a lot of pain for patients and expedites the time for us to complete the procedure.

All leveling and implantation surgery is performed during one visit. With conventional implant surgeries, you can expect to pay at least 2-3 visits for the initial surgeries. The bridge is also fitted one day after the surgery is complete, which means less down time for you and a shorter amount of time to regain that gorgeous smile.

For more information about our All-on-4 dental implant treatments, contact us. We can schedule an appointment with you to assess your needs and start you on your dental implant journey.

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Posted on November 12, 2015 by Jaclyn Wong
In Ectopics/supernumerary/ impacted teeth/exposures

Advanced Dentistry for Supernumerary or Hyperdontia in Melbourne

Dr. Wong is a dentist with extensive training in oral and maxillofacial surgery specialising in a wide range of advanced dental procedures for her patients across the Melbourne area. While our offices are best known for providing wisdom tooth extractions and dental implants. Dr. Wong also has interests in other areas of oral surgery.

One of the dental conditions Dr. Wong treats is Hyperdontia, or supernumerary of teeth. This condition means that patients have extra teeth in addition to the normal number of teeth. These extra teeth can appear anywhere in the dental arch and, while many don’t appear and remain in the gum line, they can cause significant pain and other dental problems.

Dr. Wong can identify and remove additional teeth for patients with supernumerary, whether the teeth are exposed or impacted.

For more information about our treatment options for patients with hyperdontia, contact us today.

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Posted on October 17, 2015 by Jaclyn Wong
In Advanced Dentistry, Complicated tooth Extraction

Complicated Tooth Extractions in Melbourne

Calling all Melbourne dentists. Do you have a patient you need to refer for a complicated tooth extraction? Look no further.

Dr. Wong is a dentist with extensive training in oral and maxillofacial surgery who restricts her practice to advanced dental procedures for patients around the Melbourne area. With a number of office locations across Melbourne and surrounding areas, Dr. Wong can assess and treat your patients for their advanced dental needs. From complex tooth extraction to surgical wisdom tooth extraction and dental implants, we will provide the best quality of treatment and care for your patients.

If you have a patient in need of advanced dental treatments, contact Dr. Wong today.

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Posted on September 12, 2015 by Jaclyn Wong
In Dental Implants

Assessing The Risks and Benefits of Dental Implants

Talking to our patients, it’s pretty clear that for many, the decision to have dental implants is not one that was easy to make. Many people are scared of possible pain involved in the treatment, or their implants not matching their real teeth and looking out of place with their smiles.

Having dental implants really is a personal choice, and one that is hard reached. However, if you are considering renewing your smile following tooth extraction with dental implants, we’re here to provide you with the risks and benefits of the treatment to help you make an informed decision.

How do dental implants differ from real teeth?

Real teeth are made up of the tooth and root. With dental implants, the ‘tooth’ is made up of the crown, or the covering, and abutment. The implant is secured in place with a titanium screw or post. Implants are unlikely to come loose, unlike dentures, and are designed to look exactly like your real teeth. We take time to match color and shape to fit your smile perfectly.

What are the risks of dental implants?

There are a number of possible risks associated with dental implants. However, these risks are minimal and only a small number of patients have adverse reactions to their implants.

That being said, some of the risks include:

  • Infection – Which can be prevented with good dental hygiene
  • Metal Allergy – Some people, roughly 6%, have an adverse reaction to titanium. If you are aware of a metal allergy in advance, we can consider some other options.
  • Nerve Damage – In some very rare cases, nerve damage can occur from the implant procedure.
  • Loss of Implant – Sometimes, the crown can come loose. If this occurs, the crown can be refastened or replaced.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

There are quite a few benefits to having dental implants, and not all of them are related to appearance. While dental implants can help to renew your smile and self confidence, they can also help to prevent bone loss, support other teeth and they are also a more practice alternative to dentures.


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Posted on August 19, 2015 by Jaclyn Wong
In Advanced Dentistry

Calling Melbourne Dentists

Dentists and dental professionals of Melbourne, are you looking for an advanced dental specialist to refer your patients to? Look no further.

Dr. Wong is a dentist with extensive training in oral and maxillofacial surgery offering dental services for patients in and around Melbourne for a number of years. With offices in numerous locations across the area, and a stellar reputation, Dr. Wong can provide the best quality of care for your patients

Our office is now taking on new patients, so please feel free to contact us and have Dr. Wong assist with your patient care.

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Posted on July 13, 2015 by Jaclyn Wong
In Uncategorized

Saying Goodbye to That Problem Wisdom Tooth

Ever wondered how we perform a wisdom tooth extraction? This video will show you the process we undertake to get rid of that problem tooth.

Be warned, this video is not for the squeamish out there. It contains scenes of a real wisdom tooth extraction.

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Dental care is first aid for your teeth!
Posted on July 13, 2015 by Jaclyn Wong
In Advanced Dentistry

Take Care of Your Teeth and Your Teeth Will Take Care of You!

That’s right folks, good dental hygiene doesn’t only mean that you will keep your pearly whites looking great for a lifetime, taking care of your teeth is also vital for overall general health.

A lot of people are unaware of the implications of bad dental care. While they might think that not taking care of their teeth may result in cavities or, at worst, the loss of a tooth or two, what they don’t know is bad dental hygiene has been linked to numerous health conditions which can prove lethal. For example, a recent report found that bad dental hygiene is extremely detrimental to heart health and cognitive function. Plaque and bacteria can spread from the mouth and into the blood stream. Dental plaque has also been linked to the build up to neurotoxic plaques which can cause Alzheimer’s like symptoms.

Bad dental health has also been linked to increases in blood sugar levels, which is extremely dangerous for people with diabetes as it can increase negative impact of the disease. Also, and most interestingly, bad dental hygiene has recently been linked to women having trouble conceiving.

Don’t be a health fool. Spend a few minutes each day taking care of your teeth. Not only will it mean you will have a gorgeous, natural could also save your life!

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Posted on July 13, 2015 by Jaclyn Wong
In Advanced Dentistry

You’re Never Too Young To Start Taking Care of Your Teeth

Parents with young children often ask us when they should start getting their little ones to clean their teeth. Our answer is simply this: You can start a dental health regiment as soon as your little one is three months old.

While most babies still don’t have their first tooth buds cutting at that age, starting to brush their gums is still a great idea for a number of reasons. Firstly, brushing the baby’s gums with a short, soft bristled latex or rubber brush can help to soften the gums for the teething that will follow. This can help reduce a lot of pain from those tooth buds breaking through and can help with the teething process overall. Secondly, getting a baby used to having their teeth brushed will set a positive dental care routine in place. This will reduce problems introducing brushing later on and can stop fussiness.

If you think your baby is still too young to introduce brushing their teeth at three months, we recommend you still introduce dental care by wiping their gums with a soft wash cloth twice a day. This can help remove potentially harmful bacteria which can build up and cause infection once teething starts.

It’s never too soon to introduce good dental habits to your kids, so get brushing folks!

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Posted on June 16, 2015 by Jaclyn Wong
In Dental Implants

Dental Implants Before and After

Are you considering having dental implants, but don’t know if those new teeth will look natural? We’re here to help show you that modern dental implants not only can improve your smile, but also do look like your natural teeth.

This video documents a patient’s smile both before and after implants. As you can see, dental implants can help you regain a gorgeous smile once again.

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Posted on June 16, 2015 by Jaclyn Wong
In Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth Extraction Dos and Don’ts

So, you’re about to have your wisdom teeth extracted and you’re feeling a little nervous about the procedure. How will it feel? What will you be able to do to help aid recovery? We’re here to help you out and let you know the dos and don’ts when it comes to speeding up your post surgery recovery.


Here are the things you should do after you have your wisdom teeth removed:

  • Use an ice pack to help reduce swelling and bruising
  • Use a heat pack to help relieve the pain of that sore jaw
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Rinse your mouth out often, either with a saline (salty water) solution or antibacterial mouth wash
  • Take pain medications prescribed or recommended by our dental team
  • Eat soft foods like soups, pasta or rice
  • Exercised your jaw by opening and closing your mouth slowly
  • Rest!
  • Brush your teeth, starting the day after treatment. We recommend staying clear of those blood clots though!
  • Call us if you experience flu symptoms, extreme pain or bad swelling


Here are the things you really should avoid doing after a wisdom tooth extraction:

  • While we recommend using mouth wash, don’t be too aggressive with that swishing about.
  • Don’t drink through a straw. Sucking on a straw can loosen the important blood clots that help with the healing process
  • Don’t poke your wound with your tongue. This can also loosen blood clots or rupture stitches.
  • Don’t smoke. Smoking reduces healing time.
  • Don’t eat hard or crunchy foods. These can get caught in your wounds or even rupture your stitches, so stay off the lollies for a while!

Remember, following these simple dos and don’ts will not only speed up your recovery time, but will also prevent from causing infections in your wounds.

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