Pacific Periodontics & Implants
Periodontics and Dental Implants Gold Coast
Our Mission Statement
We aim to provide passionate and empathetic care, allowing patients to achieve and maintain teeth for life. We use the best treatment methods and equipment within a calm and relaxed atmosphere.
The team at Pacific Periodontics are proud to offer treatments which are tailored to our patients’ unique needs and requirements. We strive to educate our patients about their treatment, and include you in every step of the process.
Pacific Periodontics has two practices, located in Tugun and Ballina. We are proud to service both the Southern Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales areas.
Dr Adrian Hoffman, Dr Charlie Boast and Dr Sarah Benton are Registered Dental Specialists experienced in Periodontics and Implant Surgery. No referral is necessary to book an appointment, so visit us at our Tugun or Ballina practice.
Get to know our experienced team
Dr Adrian Hoffman
Dr Charlie Boast
Dr Sarah Benton
Often people can be completely unaware they even have gum problems. Periodontal, or gum disease may not be obvious to the untrained eye; however if not treated, gum disease can cause an array of ongoing oral health problems.
Luckily periodontal disease responds quite well to treatment, and in most cases, regular periodontal treatment can help halt the progression of the disease. Depending on the severity of the case, treatment may be non-surgical or surgical. We do our very best to avoid surgical procedures unless absolutely necessary to help manage the condition.
Generally, your periodontal treatment will include a thorough clean and scale of the affected areas with the inclusion of a gum treatment, depending on the condition of your gums and your specific areas of concern.
Dental implants are an effective and innovative solution to replace missing and decaying teeth. Dental implants look just like your natural teeth and, as they are fused to the jawbone, they become a permanent fixture.
The dental implants procedure can be split up into four stages and take up to six months to complete. The complete treatment time can differ and may be dependant on the condition of your gums, jawbone, and existing surrounding teeth. With good care and maintenance of your implant, it should last a lifetime; however, the crown placed on top of the implant will need to be replaced every 10 to 15 years.
Post-operative care depends on a number of different factors. It can be dependant on the type of procedure you had, your existing condition, whether there were any complications during treatment, and much more. It is always important to follow the advice of your periodontist and dental team to ensure a complete and effective recovery.
It is normal for you to feel tired and lethargic following your surgery. This can be due to an immune system spike when dealing with treatment or stress induced by adrenaline contained in local anaesthetics.
Even if you feel quite well following your surgery, it is important for you to rest as much as possible for the first three days following the procedure.
Implant overdentures are an effective treatment option for those patients who require the replacement of all their top or bottom teeth. Overdentures can dramatically improve both the form and function of your teeth. They can also help to improve a number of other areas, such as:
- Improved speech
- Improved ability to chew
- Improved comfort
- Improved oral health
- Improved appearance
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