Geelong Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery works hard to build a foundation of trust by treating our patients with the utmost respect and care. We strive to provide dental health care vs. disease care, and this priority sets our office apart from the rest. Dr. Christopher McGrath and his surgical staff work together to plan your treatment, deliver a compassionate patient experience, and work for optimal post-operative recovery to ease any anxiety you may have about facing an oral surgery procedure. Through a wide range of surgical services—including wisdom teeth removal, dental implant placement, facial trauma surgery, and TMJ disorder treatment—we want to provide you with the best long-term solution to your complex oral health problems. Geelong Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is honored to be serving Geelong and the surrounding regions since 1997. We look forward to providing exceptional treatment and surgical care to all of our patients.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root. The small, medical-grade titanium post is inserted into the jaw and supports the full dental restoration. If you are missing a single tooth, or you need a few teeth replaced, dental implant placement is arguably the best long-term restorative solution to safeguard the health of your mouth. Oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. McGrath has several years of experience utilizing dental implants to restore beautiful new smiles that patients are confident to show off. After an initial consultation and in-depth review of your health history, Dr. McGrath will determine if you are a candidate and make a recommendation for a specific dental implant plan. Many patients need only basic X-rays before implant placement while others require 3D X-rays, models, and surgical guides. Patients who choose tooth restoration with dental implants get to enjoy a lifetime of stable, beautiful teeth. If you are interested in learning more about dental implant placement, we encourage you to contact Geelong Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to schedule an initial consultation.
Wisdom teeth are technically your third molars, and these additional molars are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth. They have been given the name wisdom teeth because they typically arrive in a person’s late teens or early 20s, which has been called the age of wisdom. While most people have wisdom teeth, the majority of people do not have jaw bones large enough to accommodate these extra molars. Patients with wisdom teeth are susceptible to several dental problems like infection, gum disease, tooth impaction, and misalignment of healthy teeth. We recommend that the wisdom teeth be removed during development, which occurs in the mid- to late teens, to avoid potential problems. Dr. McGrath and the entire surgical staff has been highly trained in the administration of anaesthesia, surgical monitoring, and sterilization processes to ensure the highest level of safety possible during your wisdom teeth extraction. If you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please call our office in Geelong, VIC, to schedule an appointment.
The All-on-4® Treatment Concept is an innovative method that offers patients an entire restoration in one surgical procedure. While other tooth replacement options like removable dentures or bridges can be uncomfortable or unnatural looking, the All-on-4® Treatment Concept allows patients to receive a fixed denture, which is anchored firmly in the mouth. The denture attaches to four main dental implants that have integrated with the jaw bone, offering patients full functionality, long-term stability, and a faster recovery time. In fact, patients who undergo this treatment will receive a temporary set of teeth at the same time the dental implants are placed. At Geelong Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, patients who choose the All-on-4® Treatment Concept experience numerous benefits from this method of treatment for dental restoration. At our office in Geelong, VIC, Dr. McGrath is available to assess whether or not you are a candidate and answer any questions you may have about the All-on-4® Treatment Concept and dental implants. Please call our office at (03) 5226 1862.
The All-on-4® treatment concept is an excellent solution for patients who wear dentures, but who desire a more secure and healthy option for tooth replacement. Traditional dentures often cause discomfort and oral sores when not professionally fitted. Although cheaper upfront, dentures must be replaced every few years, which can become expensive over time.
Dental implants are an investment in your smile. Several implant posts can support a fixed denture, providing you with a natural-looking arch of teeth that allows you to eat and speak comfortably. The implant posts prevent jaw bone loss, which preserves your facial structure. If you wear dentures and are ready for a better tooth replacement solution, contact our office to learn about denture replacement in Geelong, VIC.
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