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Straumann Dental Implant Information For Patients

At Toothsome, our preferred implant system is Straumann, specifically, the Straumann Roxolid SLActive Dental Implant. Dr Patty Chou (Specialist Periodontist) and Dr David Willis (Dental Surgeon) have experience placing many implant systems but have chosen Straumann as their preferred dental implant. Please click on the following links for more information about Straumann and the Roxolid…


The ultimate implant… the zygomatic implant.

A zygomatic implant is a titanium implant that is much longer than a commonly used Dental Implant. Zygomatic implants are an alternative treatment option in patients with severely resorbed maxilla (upper jaw bone), without the need for grafting procedures. As the name implies, zygomatic implants engage the most posterior part of the maxilla, then the…


Know your treatment options

Gingival recession (gum shrinkage) is a common condition caused by Periodontal Disease, trauma, aggressive tooth brushing or extremely malaligned teeth. The exposed tooth/root surfaces are prone to dental caries (tooth decay), increased tooth sensitivity and can look unsightly.

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A Consumer’s Guide to Dental Implant Therapy

These days, patients have a plethora of choice when it comes to deciding how to replace missing or compromised teeth. The days of loose ill-fitting dentures, prone to breakage and falling out, are all but gone. Dental implants are the closest thing we have to real teeth. They are fixed to the jawbone giving a…


Diabetes and periodontal (gum) disease

Diabetes and periodontal disease are chronic inflammatory conditions. Research suggests that there is a two-way relationship between these conditions: Periodontal disease is often considered as the sixth complication of diabetes mellitus (Löe, 1993). Evidence has shown that patients with diabetes mellitus (especially those with poor glycaemic control) are more likely to have periodontal disease than…


Brushing twice a day keeps heart disease away

Chronic infections of the tooth-supporting tissues (periodontal disease) can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Periodontal disease elevates the inflammatory status of the body and this increases the individual’s risk of cardiovascular disease, such as atherosclerosis. The recent Scottish Health Survey concluded that individuals with poor tooth brushing techniques have a raised level of inflammation…



Despite all the extensive health campaigns and warnings, at least one in five adults in Australia still smoke. Smoking is a leading cause of death and disease, and about 50% of smokers will die prematurely of a disease caused by smoking (Doll et al., 2004). In addition to the increased mortality rate, smoking affects nearly…

Periodontal Maintenance

The mouth is the window to the body

If the eyes are the window to the soul, then the mouth is the window to the body. More than 90% of all systemic diseases have some form of clinical presentation in the mouth (Academy of General Dentistry). Not only does the mouth play many important physiologic roles (digestion, respiration and speech), it also holds…

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