Depending on the condition of your teeth you may be suitable for treatment with veneers, crowns or bridges. To advise you accurately on the most suitable treatment for your teeth our dentist will need to perform a thorough examination. This allows them to assess all aspects of your dental health and discuss your desired outcomes in order to create a customised treatment plan that addresses your wants and needs.
From there we are able to issue you with a full itemised quote and discuss how your treatment appointments would need to be scheduled, including what will occur at each stage of your treatment. Depending on the level of work required, we may require photos, scans, or x rays to be able to adequately treatment plan and quote you. For simple cases, it may not be required, and we may be able to quote you on the spot. If you have private health cover, our Hicaps facility also offers quotes on many private health funds, allowing us to quote you your exact out of pocket expense for the treatment after your private health fund rebate.
Whilst veneers are a cosmetic treatment to mainly improve the look of the teeth, crowns and bridges can not only improve the look of the teeth, but also help with the structure of the mouth and improve quality and function of the teeth for biting etc.
A crown replaces the natural structure of a tooth. If the natural structure (top of the tooth) is compromised, or a root canal has been performed to remove a damaged nerve, you may require a crown to be placed on the top of your natural tooth to both protect it and help it function adequately. The natural tooth will require reshaping by the dentist first to allow room for the new crown to be placed. We utilise digital scanning to allow us to create the best possible fit for you ensuring your comfort.
A bridge replaces a missing tooth. A crown is applied to the teeth either side of the gap and the bridge is connected to both crowns to create an artificial tooth where the gap was. A bridge can replace one or multiple missing teeth, restoring the patients bite and allowing natural function of the teeth as well as a natural appearance.
A veneer is a thin tooth coloured porcelain shell used to cover irregular looking teeth and give a more pleasing appearance. Veneers are great for treating chipped, discoloured, slightly misaligned or misshapen teeth visible when you talk or smile.