At Studio Smiles, we understand that having gum disease can be not only embarrassing but also painful. We offer gum grafting and gum lifts to help restore your gumline and improve your oral health. Gum grafting is a procedure whereby healthy gum tissue is transplanted to areas where the gum has receded. This can help to improve the appearance of your smile and reduce tooth sensitivity. A gum lift, also known as a gingivectomy, is a procedure whereby excess gum tissue is removed. This can help to improve the symmetry of your smile and make it easier to keep your teeth clean. We are available for all families in the Bayside area of Melbourne including Highett, Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Beaumaris, Hampton, Hampton East, Sandringham, Cheltenham, Moorabbin, Mentone, and Black Rock. If you are interested in either of these procedures, please contact us to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you decide if gum surgery is right for you.
Gum grafting refers to a procedure used to treat gum recession. Gum recession occurs when your gums pull away from your teeth, exposing their roots and increasing the risk of decay and tooth loss. Gum recession can stem from gum disease, trauma, or brushing the teeth too hard.
The type of gum grafting you require will depend on the overall condition of your gums and how many of your teeth require a graft. This will all be determined by your highly qualified dentist at your Studio Smiles appointment. You are our number one priority so we take everything about you into consideration when tailoring your treatment. Gum grafting is a highly effective treatment to reverse receding gums, with a quick recovery time of 1-2 weeks.
There are two main types of gum surgery: a gum graft and a gum lift. A gum graft involves taking healthy tissue from another area of the mouth and attaching it to the gums. This can help to cover exposed roots and improve the appearance of the gums. A gum lift, on the other hand, involves removing excess gum tissue in order to make the teeth look longer. Both procedures can be performed using either local anesthesia or sleep/sedation dentistry, depending on the preference of the patient. Recovery time is typically short, although patients may need to avoid hot foods and drinks for a few days after surgery.
Gum graft surgery is a common and effective treatment for gum disease. Gum disease occurs when the gums become inflamed and infected, often as a result of plaque buildup. Over time, this can lead to receding gums and even bone loss. Gum graft surgery involves taking tissue from another part of the mouth (or sometimes from a donor) and using it to cover the exposed root surfaces. This helps to protect the roots from further damage and also encourages the regrowth of healthy gum tissue. In addition, gum graft surgery can also help to improve the appearance of the gums by making them look fuller and more even. Gum graft surgery is typically done on an outpatient basis, and most people report little discomfort afterwards. With proper care, gum graft surgery can be an effective way to treat gum disease and restore healthy gums.
Gum infections, also known as periodontal disease, are a serious oral health problem that can lead to a number of problems if left untreated. The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis, which is characterised by red, swollen gums that bleed easily. If gingivitis is not treated, it can progress to periodontitis, which is a more severe form of gum disease. Periodontitis can lead to the loss of bone and tissue around the teeth, as well as tooth loss. In addition, gum disease has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. For these reasons, it is important to see a dentist regularly for cleanings and to brush and floss daily. If you notice any changes in your gums, be sure to see a dentist right away.
Gum grafting is a surgical procedure that can be used to improve the appearance of your smile and protect your teeth from further damage. The procedure involves taking a small piece of gum tissue from another area of your mouth and attaching it to the gums around your teeth. This can help to cover up exposed tooth roots, fill in gum recession, and reduce the risk of future gum disease. Gum grafting can also help to make your teeth look longer and your smile appear more symmetrical. In addition, gum grafting can be used to correct a “gummy” smile by reducing the amount of gum tissue that is visible when you smile. The results of gum grafting are usually long-lasting, and the procedure can be an effective way to improve both the health and appearance of your smile.
If you’re looking for an affordable gum graft in Melbourne, look no further than Studio Smiles. Our gum grafts start at just $600, and we offer fixed price dental services and interest free payment plans to suit your budget. Our experienced team of dentists are dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable gum grafts in Melbourne, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best possible value for money. Contact us today to find out more or to book an appointment.
Gum grafting is a procedure often used to treat gum recession. Gum recession exposes the roots of your teeth, making them more prone to decay, sensitivity and/or pain. A gum graft is performed by a dental surgeon who uses the connective tissue, either from the roof of your mouth or surrounding gums, and stitches it to the exposed root. This is a necessary treatment to reverse receding gums and avoid further health problems down the line. By protecting the gums with a soft tissue graft we are able to restore the tooth’s natural protective barrier. Get treated with comfort and care. Book an appointment today.
Gum recession causes the surrounding bone and tissue around your tooth to pull away. This leads to an increased risk of bacteria that could damage the teeth, bones and gums. With gum grafting treatment, you’ll prevent further bone loss, tooth damage and tooth sensitivity. By booking an appointment, you’ll be preventing any future risks to your oral health and achieving the smile of your dreams. Transform your smile. Book an appointment today.
Receding gums are so common that many years ago we thought the condition was unavoidable. In fact, this is where the old saying about going ‘long in the tooth’ comes from. Before we understood gum disease and gum recession, we used to think it was an inevitable part of aging no different to how grey hairs grow. However, nowadays we know that gum recession is an entirely preventable and treatable condition, and more importantly we understand the huge benefits to having receding gums treated
But why do gums recede in the first place? Many people don’t realise their gums are receding and that’s because gum recession is a chronic condition that progresses gradually over time. The most common initial cause is either physical trauma from over-brushing (brushing too often and with too much force), or ironically the opposite – poor oral hygiene causing gum inflammation (gingivitis) and leading to inflammatory gum recession. Some other common contributing factors to gum recession include teeth grinding, misaligned bite, genetics, and hormonal changes such as pregnancy.
If you think your gums may be receding, it’s important that you make the time to book an appointment and get them checked out. This is the best way you can avoid any further health problems down the track. Book your appointment today, and smile with confidence.
The results of a gum graft may last for several years, although the transplanted tissue may eventually be reabsorbed by the body. In some cases, multiple gum grafts may be required to achieve desired results. Gum grafts are considered safe and effective, and complications are rare. With proper care, gum grafts can provide long-lasting improvements to the appearance and health of your smile.
There are different types of gum (gingival) grafting treatments. The one best suited to you will be determined at your appointment and will depend on the overall condition of your gums and the size of the graft needed.
Connective Tissue Graft
The most common type of gum graft is a connective tissue graft. During this treatment, connective tissue is taken from the roof of your mouth and attached to the exposed root. The donor site then heals naturally after 1-2 weeks. Healing after connective tissue grafts is generally uneventful, with only some mild discomfort similar to having a ‘hot pizza burn’.
Free Gingival Graft
For people with thinner gums, a free gingival graft may be necessary. This is very similar to the above connective tissue graft, with the main difference being the type of donor tissue. Instead of a thin connective tissue layer, a full thickness of donor gum tissue is used to protect the receded gum. The donor site (generally the palate or roof of the mouth) heals similarly in 1-2 weeks.
This is where we borrow an area of gum tissue right next to the affected site and stretch this tissue to cover the area of gum recession. Generally, a pedicle graft is only indicated where there is plenty of gum tissue in the adjacent area. However, the benefit of a pedicle graft is quicker healing as there is no donor site and hence only one area to heal instead of two. As to which graft is best, your dentist will be able to determine the optimum solution for your individual situation.
Here at Studio Smiles, we take pride in our emphasis on pain-free dentistry. We understand that going to the dentist can be daunting and that there are certain procedures you may find uncomfortable, so we use the latest techniques and technology to make you feel as comfortable as we possibly can. We also offer oral and IV sedation to take the edge off where needed, which means you can wake up to the smile of your dreams without remembering a thing! Book an appointment today.
Costs will vary depending on the individual and the treatment necessary. We believe in a transparent approach, so we make it a rule to provide all relevant treatment options and costs, including the advantages and disadvantages where relevant. This is an important part of our informed consent process. Patients may choose to opt for one of our interest-free payment plans to have their smile transformed now, while having the flexibility to pay later on their own terms. Payment plans can help alleviate the financial barriers to a healthy mouth. We want to make sure you feel completely comfortable with the next steps throughout your entire journey. Book an appointment today. Book an appointment today.
Gum grafting is a surgical procedure used to improve the appearance of the gums. It can also be used to protect the roots of the teeth from exposure. The procedure is typically performed by a periodontist, a dentist who specialises in the treatment of gum disease. First, a small piece of donor tissue is taken from another area of the mouth. This tissue is then grafted onto the affected area. The graft helps to cover exposed roots and provides support for the surrounding gum tissue. Gum grafting is usually done on an outpatient basis and takes about an hour to complete. Recovery from the procedure is typically quick, and most patients experience little discomfort.
One of the main advantages of gum grafting is that it can help to reduce sensitivity. By covering exposed roots, gum grafting can help to protect nerve endings and reduce the likelihood of discomfort when eating or drinking hot or cold beverages. In addition, gum grafting can also help to improve the overall appearance of your smile by creating a more even gum line.
Gum grafts are typically painless, as the area is numbed with an anesthetic before the graft is performed. However, some patients may experience some discomfort during the procedure or afterwards as the anesthesia wears off. In most cases, this discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. If you experience any severe pain or prolonged discomfort after your gum graft, you should contact your dentist for further instructions.
We strive to establish rapport and trust to help you feel completely confident on your smile transformation journey.
Dr. Daniel Maryanovsky
Founder and Principal Dentist
Graduating from La Trobe University (Victoria) with a Masters in Dentistry, Dr. Daniel went on to complete advanced training in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Determined to foster a sense of community, Dr. Daniel is now a faculty member at La Trobe University and co-founded ‘General Dental Residency’, the largest provider of education for early career dentists in Australia.
Dr. Daniel’s greatest passion is the interplay between the artistry, science, and engineering of a smile. Seeing these elements come together daily, whether it be through a simple filling or a complex transformation, is what motivated Dr. Daniel to found Studio Smiles. As a people person himself, Dr. Daniel believes in a relationship driven approach to dental care and likes to take the time to get to know his patients. It is this personal approach and attention to detail which builds trust and gives Dr. Daniel’s patients the confidence to have their smile taken care of.
Outside of Studio Smiles, you’ll find Daniel ballroom dancing, experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen or having a hit of tennis on the court.
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Dr Poli Gunaridis
Dr Poli is one of the most experienced dental surgeons in Melbourne, working exclusively in the field of dental implants.
Since graduating from the University of Queensland, Dr Poli Gunaridis has pursued advanced training in dental implant and reconstructive surgery. After many years in the field, Dr Poli has become a leading expert in surgical extractions, dental implants, bone grafting, and all-on-4.
With an abundance of knowledge to share, Dr Poli has given both local and international lectures to other aspiring dentists on the topics of implants and graft procedures. This is something he is truly passionate about.
When he’s not practicing, Poli loves making his way around all the newest restaurants in Melbourne to see what they have to offer.
Dr Barry Creighton
With a Bachelor in Dental Surgery and a specialisation in Conscious Sedation & Pain Control from The University of Sydney, Dr Barry Creighton has over 20 years experience in the field.
Dr Barry provides dental sedation services to our patients at Studio Smiles, which means patients can have their ‘sleep’ dentistry done in-house.
Barry’s truly passionate about creating a comfortable space for those who tend to feel anxious when visiting the dentist. In 2014 he was awarded the Dentistry Achievement Award by the Australian Dental Association for recognition of his efforts in the dental world.
In his spare time, you’ll find Barry completing volunteer work as a Paramedic and participating as an active member of the Australian Society of Dental Anaesthesiology.
Dr. Sabrina Escuza
Dr. Sabrina Escuza takes great pride in providing a calm environment where patients feel safe to express their needs, and comfortable to ask questions. Empowering you to take control of your oral health journey is her number one priority. She will thoroughly explain your conditions, how they came to be, and what treatment options are available to meet your health or aesthetic goals. Each patient is unique, and she will strategically tie all the aspects of dentistry into an individual journey that will work best for you. It doesn’t matter if it’s a check up, or a complete change that you’re seeking – she will look after you.
Florida, USA is where home is for Dr. Sabrina. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Florida (Go Gators!), and her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Melbourne, where she graduated with honours and an achievement award from the prestigious Delta Sigma Delta dental fraternity. Eight years of uni has made her addicted to education – she is fluent in Spanish, has studied philosophy and French, and now spends her free time learning about the most modern dental treatment modalities through continued professional development courses.
Dr. Sabrina finds great joy in the intersections of dentistry – healthcare and artistry, function/aesthetics and mental health, communication and comfort. She is meticulous with the design of a smile, considering everything from the physics of your bite to the color of the porcelain. One of her favorite areas is where surgery meets prosthetics – sometimes losing a very broken down tooth means creating a healthy space for a beautiful replacement that will get you eating without pain and smiling without shame.
Apart from dentistry, Sabrina (not so) secretly thinks she is a master chef, and can be found trying to feed her friends the excessive amount of food she cooks. She loves music, a good picnic in the sun, and her dog, Nile.
Dental Nurse & Social Media Coordinator
Currently completing her studies in Dentistry at La Trobe University, Natalie has always been passionate about pursuing a career in the dental world.
To her, it’s a profession where the pinnacle of satisfaction comes from helping patients restore function, relieve pain, and help create beautiful and healthy smiles.
Her passion for student voice and advocacy has allowed her to work in publications, promotions, and executive roles for the Australian Dental Students Association (ADSA), La Trobe Rural Health Association (LARHC), and Bendigo Oral Health & Dentistry Society (BOHDS).
When she’s not studying or undertaking placement, Natalie loves to express her creative side through the art of makeup, fashion and digital content creation. You might even find her cooking up a 5-course meal or checking out the newest cafe in town.
Joelynn (Jo) is currently completing her dentistry studies at La Trobe University. Her love for the art and science behind dentistry, as well as the ability to help others, is what has drawn her to this industry.
Her role here at Studio Smiles involves assisting with a range of general and cosmetic dental procedures and her caring nature allows her to provide a quality visit for every patient.
When she’s not studying or at the clinic, you’ll find Joelynn having a hit on the golf course, baking her favourite sweet treats, and spending time with her family and friends.
As a dental nurse her focus is on ensuring patients have the best experience possible during their time in the treatment room with us.
Isabel completed her studies in Paramedicine at Monash University. Wanting to get out of her comfort zone and try something new within the healthcare industry, Isabel found her way into the world of dentistry. She believes that smiles are an important part of who we are and wants to be a part of the journey for those wishing to achieve the smile of their dreams.
When she’s not taking care of her patients, Isabel enjoys spending her free time surfing, and at the beach. A traveller at heart and a self-confessed foodie, you’ll find Isabel trying out different restaurants across Melbourne.
Patient Coordinator, Reception
Katie is the face of the practice, helping meet and take care of patients from the moment they first get in touch.
With an extensive history in the dental industry, Katie has the skills and experience to help patients get the dentistry they need in a way that fits in with their lifestyle and budget. As patient coordinator she has a wealth of knowledge on topics such as general dental treatment, fillings, root canals, Invisalign, porcelain veneers, and dental implants.
In her spare time Katie is passionate about healthy living and loves finding new places to walk her dogs.
Dr. Jeffrey Tho
Dr Jeffrey Tho is a very experienced dentist and has a passion for helping his patients achieve optimal oral health. Dr Jeff thoroughly enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, including crown and bridge, endodontics, extractions and dental sleep medicine.
He graduated from the University of Melbourne with Honours in 2013. Since then he has owned a dental practice in Ballarat until 2019. Since then has worked in Melbourne over the last four years priding himself on providing comprehensive dental care, personalised to each unique patient.
Dr Jeff has also worked as a pre-clinical demonstrator at the University of Melbourne since 2016 and has supervised dental student research in the area of orthodontics.
Outside of dentistry, Jeff was a former number 1 badminton player in Oceania and has represented Australia at two Commonwealth Games as an athlete and once as the Australian National Coach.