Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Your smile is essential!

A single discoloured tooth is often caused by pulpal necrosis which means that you need root canal treatment. The problem is, that even after such treatment the tooth remains discoloured and gets worse with time. Where the tooth is otherwise totally sound it may be suitable for internal bleaching. In addition, composite or porcelain veneered facings may be considered to make the tooth look normal. However in most cases the tooth itself is somewhat compromised and a porcelain crown is the most effective solution. A crown is better able to mask the discolouration and also protects the tooth from further damage. In more complex cases where the gums have receded showing the darkened root of the tooth, minor orthodontic extrusion and a dental implant may be required. Whatever the treatment, single discoloured teeth should be managed by a highly skilled dental team. Being embarrassed to smile may be an obstacle to your personal, professional and social success. So pick up the phone and get it fixed. your smile is essential.

Dr Alex Fibishenko
Centre for Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry
265-267 Burwood Highway
Burwood East VIC 3151 Ph: 9802 2399

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Implants Leave You Smiling

Dr Alex Fibishenko
The latest development in dental implants offers an attractive solution for people dealing with the discomfort of dentures or deteriorating teeth.

Implant-supported replacement teeth are permanent, better looking and unlike previous implant options, take only a few days to complete.

‘‘There are a lot of denture wearers out there, particularly from the baby boomer era as there was a very high extraction rate in the 1950s and 60s,’’ says Dr Alex Fibishenko, from the Centre for Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry, an Australian leader in advanced rehabilitation with dental implants.

‘‘Dentures may look OK but they can be incredibly uncomfortable, making it difficult to eat, taste food, talk or feel confident in social situations.’’

Many people have been put off getting implants due to the costs involved as well the length of time it took to perform.

‘‘Traditionally implant treatment involved many stages over an extended period of up to two years. Today, modern implant
design and state-of-the-art surgical techniques allow most patients to have fixed teeth fitted at or within a few days from the surgery,’’ Dr Fibishenko says.

Technology has allowed dentists to perform much of the procedure without the patient even being present.

‘‘To get it right a detailed work-up is done before the surgery to design your smile. After the implants are placed, teeth are set in wax in Madame Tussauds style, and tried in for fine tuning. You can see exactly what you are getting. It’s completely individualised. The procedure costs around $18,000 to $24,000 for a full upper or lower set, substantially less than it once did.

‘‘Though still not cheap, implants are permanent and for many, can have a dramatic effect on their life. A good smile improves a person’s self-esteem, it improves their confidence,‘‘ Dr Alex Fibishenko says. For more details go to www.smilenet.com.au.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dr. Alex Fibishenko Advertorial Leader May 2008

Your smile is essential! It’s an established fact that the muscles used to smile release substances into your body that make you feel better. At the Centre for Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry, it’s all about making you smile.

Originally known as the East Burwood Dental Group, today the Centre for Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry™ is an integrated clinic for all aspects of general dental care with an emphasis on aesthetics.

Utilising the latest in dental technology, our goal is to provide each patient with a dental experience that meets their highest expectations. We offer Brite Smile technology for teeth whitening, and sleep dentistry for anxious patients and young children. Interest free finance is available for all procedure to approved

Dr Miller and Dr Bormann have extensive experience in cosmetic and general family dentistry. Dr Miller is also an accredited member of Australian Sleep Association and works with a respiratory physician offering treatment for snoring and sleep apnea.

Today, dental implants are considered the standard of care for many oral conditions, and the best alternative to natural eeth or dentures. Dr Fibishenko is the practice principal whose primary focus is dental implants. From single tooth replacement hrough to advanced oral rehabilitation, Dr Alex Fibishenko addresses individual patients’ needs with an emphasis on cost-effective, and less traumatic procedures for people who have lost or are about to loose their teeth, thus
ensuring that our patients can smile and function with confidence.

Centre for Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry

265-267 Burwood Highway

Burwood East

Ph: 9802 2399

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dr Alex Fibishenko - Founder of the Centre for Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry

Dr Alex Fibishenko graduated BDSc from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1995. The focus of his interest in surgery and implant dentistry earned him top marks in oral surgery and fixed prosthodontics, and he was awarded sponsorship from Buckley and Hutton Laboratories in his final year. He further pursued this interest with a mini- residency at the Facio-Maxillary Surgery Unit of the Hadassah Central Hospital in Jerusalem.

Upon graduation, he joined private practice at the South Yarra Dental Group and the East Burwood Dental Group. In 1997 he became a partner of the East Burwood Dental Group. As of 2007 he became sole principal of the practice.

Dr Alex Fibishenko has been involved in implant restorative work since 1996 and implant surgery since 1997. He received training in Australia and abroad from leaders in the field of implant dentistry, including Dr Craig Misch (USA), Dr Paulo Malo (Portugal), Dr Ingvar Ericsson (Sweden), Dr Patrick Palacci (France), Dr Carl Misch (USA), Dr Charles Babbush (USA), Dr Ophir Fromovich (Israel), Dr Sasha Jovanovich (USA), Dr William Chong (Singapore), Dr Gabi Chaushu (Israel), Dr James Chow (Hong Kong), Dr Robert Marx (USA), Prof Massimo Simion (Italy) and Dr Andres Stricker (Germany), among others.

Founder of the Centre for Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry, today Dr Alex Fibishenko’s practice is exclusive to implant and reconstructive procedures. He is a member of the ADA, Australian Osseointegration Society, an accredited member of the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry and Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (2002).

Former Chairman of the Implant Team Academy (ITA), Dr Alex Fibishenko continues as Clinical Director of ITA, providing didactic and clinical training to general practitioners and specialists in the field implant dentistry and advanced implant procedures.

One of the pioneers of immediate loading and the All-On-4 concept in Australia, Dr Fibishenko was involved in establishing surgical and prosthetic protocols for advanced oral rehabilitation with an emphasis on predictable aesthetics and function, and has gained a nationwide reputation as a leader in these procedures. He also has a special interest in sinus grafting, Platelet Rich Plasma applications and Piezosurgery, and has commenced work towards the collating and publication of his ongoing clinical research.