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At The Bondi Dentists, our priority is our patient’s best care. Our specialist colleagues are invaluable to us: an extensive collaborative network of partners has been cultivated for the benefit of our patients.
 

SNORING/SLEEP APNOEA

Snoring is typically caused by poor muscle tone in the throat and tongue. During sleep the muscles relax causing the tongue to fall backwards towards the throat, restricting the airway and causing the throat tissues to vibrate when breathing. Snoring is the sound that is caused by this vibration. Sleep Apnoea (or OSA) is a serious condition when the tongue falls back so far that it blocks the airway, causing sufferers to cease breathing for several seconds. When this happens, the body triggers muscle spasms which cause you to awaken from a deep sleep, resume normal breathing and fall asleep again. This process can occur several times throughout a night without you even realising.

This broken sleep can result in excessive fatigue during the day, irritability and memory problems. OSA is more likely to affect middle-aged men than women and other risk factors include being overweight, having high blood pressure, having risk factors for heart failure or stroke and being a smoker.

Sleep Apnoea is a dangerous illness and a referral to a specialist sleep physician will be made, for proper assessment, before our dentists will recommend treatment. Our dentists can treat mild to moderate Sleep Apnoea with the use of a custom-made dental appliance that helps bring the jaw forward, preventing the tongue from falling backwards and blocking the throat.

COMPLEX DENTAL REHABILITATIONS

Having an attractive smile that lasts a lifetime depends upon healthy and functional teeth and gums. The Bondi Dentists focus on all aspects of your mouth not just the look of your smile. Serious dental conditions can be indicators towards, or the result of more serious medical conditions. Our patients’ ongoing health and happiness is central to our practice and we specialise in developing treatment solutions that take a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment, recovery and rehabilitation, no matter how complex. Only after careful evaluation will our dentists make a diagnosis and formulate a comprehensive treatment plan for you.
FULL MOUTH RECONSTRUCTION

The human mouth comprises many tissues, both soft and hard. Soft tissues include the gums, tongue, inner cheeks, and lips. Hard tissues include the teeth and jawbone. There are also connective tissues that hold the various structures of the mouth together, as well as nerves and blood vessels. The relationship between the upper and lower teeth and their relationship with the jaw joints are referred to as occlusion, or the bite. The healthy functioning of the human mouth depends on all of these systems working together in harmony. When all components do not work together in balance, oral health becomes compromised.

When multiple oral health problems exist, full mouth reconstruction may be advised. Also known as full mouth restoration, full mouth reconstruction can include any combination of the following:

  • Restorative dental treatments
    Implant dentistry
    Cosmetic dentistry
    Temporomandibular treatment
    Bruxism/Teeth Grinding treatments
    Orthodontics
    Oral surgery
    Periodontal treatments

    The appropriate referrals to specialists are given to our patients for any work requiring specialist management.

APPROPRIATE AND EXPERT REFERRALS

Our duty of care is first and foremost to our patients. If we identify that a patient requires a specialised dental procedure that is beyond the scope of our practice, or requires collaboration with another specialist, we have built relationships with a large network of colleagues over many years, and will refer patients to the best candidate to ensure that you get the best results for your dental problem.