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4 Rogers Street
Spring Hill, QLD, 4000
Australia

+61 7 3391 2504

Brisbane Dentist - excellence in general and aesthetic dentistry with Drs Amy Daley, Leila Haywood, UQ graduates with 20 years of experience in Spring Hill, Brisbane

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dentistry life at Brisbane Smile Boutique

The life and times of our dental practice, up to date news in dentistry and celebrations, happy moments in dentistry. Our blog outlines dentistry life at Brisbane Smile Boutique in Spring Hill in inner city Brisbane

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Computer guided Dental Implants

Leila Haywood

Our practice has 3D printed computer guided dental implant placement, for the ultimate precision and accuracy, to offer a full dental implant service from planning and keyhole placement through to virtually undetectable restoration.

Computer guided Dental Implants

A dental implant is a small titanium fixture (insert) that is placed in the jaw bone to replace one or more missing teeth. Implants and their artificial teeth closely resemble the look and function of real teeth. The implants form a secure base for the replacement of teeth, restoring full function and renewing self-confidence and peace of mind. They are an appealing alternative to dentures and bridges.

A single implant can be used to replace one, or several missing teeth, depending on the circumstance. Multiple implants can be used to bridge spaces and secure full dentures to the jaw bone. Dental implants integrate into the jaw bone and provide a very solid platform to re-create function (chewing ability) and aesthetics, by building and connecting the tooth to the base of the implant, which incorporates the new tooth into the existing bite or smile

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WHO IS SUITABLE FOR AN IMPLANT

Nearly everyone who is missing one or more teeth, and is in good health is a candidate for dental implant treatment. Dental implants can last a lifetime, unlike bridges and partial dentures that may need to be replaced several times. They can withstand biting pressures, they prevent collapsed cheeks that can follow tooth extraction, and they are  more comfortable than dentures, because they are fixed in the mouth. Dental implants prevent the bone loss that occurs when teeth are missing, so the natural appearance of the smile is also preserved. With implant treatment, there is no compromise to the adjacent teeth; they are not cut down to place a bridge, or loosened by the hooks on partial dentures. 

Implants can only be placed in adults, because growth must be complete before placement. 

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PLACE A DENTAL IMPLANT?

In most cases, the healing period is between 3 and 6 months before teeth can be attached to the implants. A temporary appliance can be made if aesthetics are absolutely critical during this period.

After initial implant placement, another visit is required to ensure that healing is progressing well and to test how well the implant has integrated. After the implant crown is attached to the implant, regular dental check-ups are needed every 6 to 12 months. At these check-up appointments, the implants are examined to ensure that the supporting gum and bone remains healthy, and professionally cleaned with specialised instruments. X-rays are also taken digitally each couple of years to examine the bone structure around the implant.

 

HOW TO CARE FOR A DENTAL IMPLANT

Dental implants also do not usually require special cleaning products and just like your natural teeth, you clean them with dental floss and brush with regular toothpaste.

For the implant to function well and to remain healthy, good oral hygiene and home is required on a twice daily basis. Special hygiene appliances  (brushes, and floss) are available and may be helpful if there is any difficulty with routine cleaning techniques.

 

HOW DO DENTAL IMPLANTS WORK?

The implant material, which is usually pure titanium, is extremely biocompatible and the bone treats the implant just as if it was made out of bone. The bone cells attach themselves to the implant in a process called osseointegration. In most cases, implants can be placed using local anaesthesia by your dentist.

 

DENTAL IMPLANTS FUNCTION LIKE TEETH

Implants are not made to come out, just like teeth.  Implants are not the same as natural teeth but they function and feel virtually the same as natural teeth. For patients who have had dentures or false teeth, the implant will feel much more secure. We use a technique where we are able to remove the attached implant crown if we absolutely must access the implant.

 

 

WINTER SOLSTICE

Leila Haywood

Spring Hill has been a lovely change in venue for us, with the building completion finally coming to a close on our new facility. The practice in East Brisbane was knocked down in place of progress for the Lytton Road, Wynnum Road widening project by the Brisbane City Council. We have found Spring Hill to have a nice community feel with the primary school close by, cool cafes, and the mix of character houses and fig tree lined streets, within our elevated purpose built fit out, makes for a lovely vista. Being able to see the sunset from the rooms is lovely, and a welcome view given that we are no longer looking over the river. It has been 3 months in our new location, and we have had a wonderful response with patients loving the modern feel of the fit out with all glass rooms allowing the light to fall beautifully from room to room. We have decorated with flowers in every room, and have loved being able to put a touch on each room that makes for a lovely ambience.

Leila Haywood is away in July this year. Dr Amy Daley will be available to see patients on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7.30am, and Christine our hygienist will be providing dental hygiene services during this time. We have an offer for the July on Mondays and Wednesdays for $490 for Zoom teeth whitening technology, for the winter white teeth. Please call Sonia on 07 3391 2504 to assess suitability. 

What to do if a tooth is knocked out

Leila Haywood

The current guidelines state to

☞ immediately replant the tooth

☞ if it can't be immediately replanted, hold the part of the tooth that could be seen in the smile, not the root, try not to touch the root at all, and put it in some MILK as soon as possible. Call the dentist immediately.

☞ sports team, organisations and schools should have a storage medium, called SOS DENTOBOX, which has a 3 year shelf life, and which improves the chance of successful treatment

☞ if the tooth dries out, after 5 minutes the cells on the root are starting to die, and after 30 minutes there is 50% less of a chance that the tooth is going to be able to survive the trauma

In a younger patient, the chance of the nerve repairing and healing is much higher, but in an adult, there is limited ability to heal and it is likely that the tooth will need to be at least root treated, and this is best attended to by an endodontist ( root canal specialist dentist)

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Dear soul who plays Polo

Leila Haywood

The Polo at Ashgrove in Brisbane

Oral surgeon team with Kerri, the team coordinator for Dr Crombie

Oral surgeon team with Kerri, the team coordinator for Dr Crombie

Thrilled to be a guest of Dr Anthony Crombie, our oral surgeon

Thrilled to be a guest of Dr Anthony Crombie, our oral surgeon

A lovely venue with beautiful horses and swish outfits

A lovely venue with beautiful horses and swish outfits

Bring Spring 🌼

Leila Haywood

Traditionally spring is new beginnings and a time to bloom, which is exactly apt in these parts. Expansion of our knowledge base is underway with Derma Medical advanced clinical skills training this weekend with an international team in facial aesthetics, as an adjunct to digital smile design for Dr Amy Daley. Clinical photography technique in macro detail and photo art has been another focus for our professionals, as well as Invisalign the leading invisible orthodontic system with cases sent to the central assessment team in America, and training of our auxiliary staff in-house in latest techniques and tips with the national coach and the clin check software. We now 3D print dental restorations for our patients with porcelain, which is scanned for digital design with our master ceramist here in Brisbane. Scanning cameras are on the horizon for our team, in order to stay ahead of advances that present, which are fascinating times for us, given that our studies at the University of Queensland in the 90's were focused on restorations for molar teeth primarily in metal amalgam, comprised of a tin, silver and mercury preparation. To see such advances in restorative dentistry which are biological, durable, seamless and aesthetically excellent are in an era which has created a wonderful journey over the last 25 years in dentistry for our dentists.  Our base extension to inner city Spring Hill at 4 Rogers Street, with an architect designed facility in a heritage listed house, will place us in a first class location with wonderful facilities and surrounds.

May your spring bring dreams and times that bloom also.

Sonia, our dental practice coordinator

Sonia, our dental practice coordinator

A moment at the dental clinic reception with Holly and Sonia, dental treatment coordinators

A moment at the dental clinic reception with Holly and Sonia, dental treatment coordinators

A new smile was created for this glamorous patient with a little tooth bonding, with no anaesthetic.

A new smile was created for this glamorous patient with a little tooth bonding, with no anaesthetic.

Before photo of a smile

Before photo of a smile

A little bonding with this patient.   The teeth have natural white flecks in them, and this lovely woman was pleased with the natural appearing improvement to her smile. She didn't wish for them be too perfect, or drastically altered. None of the natural tooth structure was removed, with small amounts of composite resin used to reshape the teeth for a more balanced smile. No anaesthetic was used for this tooth bonding procedure and it took around 2 hours to reshape the teeth, and to create natural appearing contours.

A little bonding with this patient. 

The teeth have natural white flecks in them, and this lovely woman was pleased with the natural appearing improvement to her smile. She didn't wish for them be too perfect, or drastically altered. None of the natural tooth structure was removed, with small amounts of composite resin used to reshape the teeth for a more balanced smile. No anaesthetic was used for this tooth bonding procedure and it took around 2 hours to reshape the teeth, and to create natural appearing contours.

Holly is a treatment coordinator at our dental practice for one day a week and works the rest of the week as an aesthetic tattoo specialist on James Street in the Valley. She has been with our dental practice for 8 years.

Holly is a treatment coordinator at our dental practice for one day a week and works the rest of the week as an aesthetic tattoo specialist on James Street in the Valley. She has been with our dental practice for 8 years.

Dr Amy Daley at the Endodontic Group evening lecture on Professional Dental photography techniques and advances at Victoria Park

Dr Amy Daley at the Endodontic Group evening lecture on Professional Dental photography techniques and advances at Victoria Park

Dr Amy Daley

Dr Amy Daley

Sonia is the dental practice coordinator

Sonia is the dental practice coordinator

The stunning greenery that creates the scenery at our East Brisbane dental practice, with views over parkland and the Brisbane River will be very missed. Looking out onto the War Memorial, beautiful Moreton Bay Fig trees, the Churchie Rowing Club, and all of the activity within the park each day is set to end in January when our dental practice moves to Spring Hill.

The stunning greenery that creates the scenery at our East Brisbane dental practice, with views over parkland and the Brisbane River will be very missed. Looking out onto the War Memorial, beautiful Moreton Bay Fig trees, the Churchie Rowing Club, and all of the activity within the park each day is set to end in January when our dental practice moves to Spring Hill.

The beautiful view over the historical Mowbray Park, with flowering Jacaranda trees will be very missed, with our relocation to 4 Rogers Street, Spring Hill looming.

The beautiful view over the historical Mowbray Park, with flowering Jacaranda trees will be very missed, with our relocation to 4 Rogers Street, Spring Hill looming.

The fit out of our dental practice at 4 Rogers St, Spring Hill is underway, and we should be practicing from this location as of the 7th of February 2018

The fit out of our dental practice at 4 Rogers St, Spring Hill is underway, and we should be practicing from this location as of the 7th of February 2018

Our new dental practice is being set up in this beautiful heritage listed house at 4 Rogers St, Spring Hill

Our new dental practice is being set up in this beautiful heritage listed house at 4 Rogers St, Spring Hill