On October 31st, it was good to see new faces and many returning members in the final Perth ITI Study Club meeting for 2019. Attendees had the special privilege of hearing Dr Philip Tan, a registered specialist prosthodontist from Melbourne, deliver the presentation titled: “Immediate Final Arch Fixed Implant Prosthesis – Now a Reality”.
This presentation explored the evolution and challenges that comes with the changes in treatment protocols. It had also expanded on the current state of the art technology, AuDentes, with particular emphasis on patient selection and clinical appropriateness.
Perth Prosthodontic Education held an informative seminar on “All on 4 – What is the hype? Treatment plan considerations” at the Perth Prosthodontics’ South Perth practice in September 2019. The seminar was presented by the director of Perth Prosthodontics – Dr Janice Kan.
The“All on 4” treatment concept is a highly complex surgical and prosthodontic procedure that has received much attention with successful and extensive marketing. As a result, it is fast becoming a popular and sometimes the “default” treatment, both for prospective patients and clinicians. After much discussion throughout the night, it was highlighted that there is a growing concern regarding patients believing they know more than a dentist about All on 4 due to the patients research on Google. Attendees not only had a great time learning about All on 4, but it was also a fantastic opportunity to interact and catch up with their peers.
The full synopsis of the seminar can be found here.
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This week you may notice a familiar face on the cover of a magazine. Our principal prosthodontist- Dr Janice Kan was selected to grace the cover of MostWA– a popular Chinese magazine in Western Australia (August 2019, Vol 33, page 12-15). The article covers some of the benefits of seeing a prosthodontist and why dental procedures should not be left to chance overseas. The article is written in both Chinese and English for their readers.
Dr Janice Kan also appeared in the renowned Vogue Australia – Cosmetics magazine (July Issue 45, page 46-47), earlier this month. In this piece readers can uncover what a prosthodontist can achieve for a patient and what sets Perth Prosthodontics apart from other practices. In August, this same article will appear in the Chinese edition of Vogue Australia – Cosmetics magazine.
With such esteem, you can be sure that the team at Perth Prosthodontics is highly skilled and will be able to find a solution for your needs. Please contact our friendly staff for more information on how we can help you bring a more beautiful smile.
Last night, Perth Prosthodontics hosted our Masterclass in Advanced Prosthodontics – Hands On Workshop – Dental Photography, where Dr Armand Putra shared his knowledge on clinical photographs.
Participants had the opportunity to practice the use of retractors, mirrors, contrastors and digital cameras under guidance. – Different armamentarium needed for dental photography – Basic camera settings – Positioning and use of retractors and mirrors
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On April 9th, we had our first Perth ITI Study Club meeting for 2019. Perth Prosthodontics’ Dr Armand Putra presented on Making Implant Surgical Stent – Conventional and Digital followed by a lively Q&A session and a demonstration from Omni Dental’s Mr Lachlan Thompson.
Single tooth implant surgery can be a challenging procedure to execute. With the help of surgical guide, clinicians are able to decrease surgical uncertainty by pre-planning implant position and gain better control of the implant surgery and restoration. This presentation will explore step by step approach in conventional and digital CADCAM implant planning and guide construction – allowing for more predictable results and reduce surgical time.
Key clinical and radiographical parameters in the planning of implant positioning
Recognise the conventional and digital work flow of surgical guide
Understand the how to make a conventional guide and a digital CADCAM surgical guide
Understand the benefits and limitation of the conventional and digital CADCAM surgical guide
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For the first time, ITI Congress Australasia offered rotating educational platforms in the technology pods. Dr Janice Kan was amongst the ITI Key Opinion Leaders who showcased technological or procedural developments. Her presentation on ‘Overdentures direct pick up attachment using Novaloc® abutments’ demonstrated how other industry colleagues can advance their practice to a new level of success in addition to the incorporation of cutting-edge treatment designed to enhance patient care.
A dental implant can be a solution when you have a missing tooth or have lost multiple teeth.
Your tooth is made up of two components; the root (portion below the gum) and the crown (white tooth portion visible above the gum). In a dental implant crown, there are also two components; a dental implant or titanium “root” that is fused to the bone, to which a crown is attached.
When your tooth is lost, its surrounding bone and gum would begin to shrink. Over time, this may result in problems, such as shifting of your other teeth and reduced lip or cheek support. By having a dental implant in place of the missing tooth, and providing that surrounding bone and gum are kept clean and healthy, the above described problems can be minimised.
Dental implants can look and function like a natural tooth, making it easier for you to eat, talk, as well as creating a beautiful smile. Though, this can only be achieved with careful assessment and planning, precision in implant surgery and implant crown construction.
Our clinicians at Perth Prosthodontics will begin the procedure by assessing your gum, bone, nerve and blood vessel supply, and nasal sinus during an oral examination with the aid of 3D imaging (CTScan) and xrays. With the use of advanced digital technology, the most suitable dental implant is selected for your situation and a device “jig” is made for guided implant surgery with absolute precision and safety in mind.
For simple implant placements, a local anaesthetic is given before placing the dental implant into the jaw bone. A healing cap is placed, allowing for gums to heal and for bone to fuse to the dental implant surface, which often takes around 3 months.
Once our clinicians have confirmed successful healing, an impression is then taken to construct the implant crown (bridge, denture etc). An animated video of this procedure can be found on our page. In some instances, the implant crown or bridge can be attached onto dental implant immediately after its placement into the jaw bone.
There are many factors that influence the success and lifespan of a dental implant. When used in optimal situations, dental implants enjoy a high success rate in excess of 95%. However, this means that 1 in 20 implants may fail to fuse with the bone or become loose after a period of use. Higher risk of implant failures has been found in cases where:
there has been poor surgical and prosthetic expertise
in patients with poorly controlled diabetes
uncontrolled gum disease
poor oral hygiene
cancer radiotherapy to jaw bone area
use of bisphosphonate drugs for osteoporosis
long term and heavy smokers
At Perth Prosthodontics, our clinicians are highly trained to balance all pros and cons for you. We do not prescribe implants, if it is not the best solution for you. We take pride in helping our patients to decide if dental implants are the best solution when weighed against other treatment alternatives, which can be more conservative, effective and may even cost less, but can still provide an equally satisfactory result.
Our clinicians are highly trained and their skill is showcased through our portfolio.
More information on what we offer can be found under our treatment page.
Please reach out to our friendly staff to find out more about dental implants; contact us today on 9368 0888.