We are preferred provider for HCF, AHM & Dentacare, although we accept all other health funds including Medibank, BUPA, nib, Teachers health fund, CBHS, defence health, frank, Latrobe & Australian unity.
Yes, we do offer NO Interest payment plans.
It's recommended to start dental check-ups when the baby teeth erupt in the child mouth.
Your dentist will check your child's teeth and will advise you on the shedding, eruption dates, proper brushing technique, will review the dental health and development of your child.
Any child who plays contact sports should wear a mouth guard to protect the teeth, jaws and soft tissues from severe injuries.
Just make an appointment with our dentist who would be able to take mould of the teeth to fabricate a mouth guard that fits perfectly.
Yes, the baby teeth will fall but we want to keep these baby teeth as long as we can and in healthy condition as these baby teeth act as natural space maintainers for the adult teeth.
Early loss of baby teeth can result in space loss and need for orthodontic treatment in the future.
Also sever infections can affect the adult teeth.
For most people it's recommended every 6 months.
No, professional scaling and cleaning only removes the build-ups off the teeth.
Yes, as many conditions can be painless at the start.
So it's better to detect & treat before it’s too late.
Always remember prevention better than cure.
Your dentist needs the x rays to examine & detect any signs of decay, bone loss, defects in existing fillings or any infections.
It depends on many factors like which tooth, how big & deep is the filling, is it a baby or an adult tooth.
Your dentist will discuss all the options with you.
Among these materials are, white fillings (composite resins, glass ionomer cements) or indirect restorations (porcelain onlays).
Bleeding gum is an indication of gum disease (gingivitis /periodontitis), your dentist can perform gum analysis & gum treatment including deep clean & root planning which will result in reduction & elimination of the bleeding.
Yes, smoking has got adverse effects on the health of the gum.
There is strong relation between smoking & gum disease.
No, you won't feel any pain, as your dentist will apply anaesthetic gel/cream then will apply the local anaesthetic before any dental procedure.
At Memorial Avenue Dental Clinic, we promise to make your visit to the dentist relaxing and stress free.
As our dentists are very gentle, passionate & understanding. You will be keen on your regular check-ups more than anything else!
Yes, we do bulk bill for the Child Dental Benefit Scheme.
You can check that your child is eligible by calling Medicare or simply get your Medicare card & we can check it for you.
Medicare covers most of the dental treatments including: exam, x-rays, cleaning, fluoride treatment, fissure sealants, fillings, pulpotomies (nerve treatment for baby teeth) and extractions.
But it doesn’t cover any orthodontic treatment or any cosmetic treatment like caps or veneers.
If your child’s teeth are crocked or overlapped, just make an appointment for free orthodontic consultation & our dentist will discuss if your child will benefit from orthodontic treatment, when to start treatment and all the treatment options that suits your child.
Braces are the conventional orthodontic treatment that requires the placement of brackets & light force wires to slowly move the teeth.
Invisalign and ClearCorrect are clear strong kind of plastic aligners that need to be worn during day & night to lightly move the teeth.
Your dentist will discuss the best option that suits you.
Yes, we offer wisdom teeth extractions.
Also we can organise the referral for you if you require the procedure to be done under General Anaesthetic.
Yes, there are lots of options that we can offer you to replace missing tooth/teeth.
Your dentist will discuss with you implants, bridges, and partial dentures.
We will restore your smile.
Yes, we offer Partial and Complete Dentures.
We can enhance your smile & correct the shape of your front teeth by using either porcelain or composite veneers
Yes, we do offer in chair whitening, also we offer take home whitening kits
It differs from one person to another.
It won’t hurt but your teeth can be sensitive for one or two days.
Your dentist will provide you with a desensitizing product to help decrease the sensitivity.
We use the most advanced & safe systems.
It depends on your life style, like if you do smoke or drink red wine regularly.
If you do, then we advise you to maintain your Oral hygiene by regular professional clean which will keep the external stains to a minimum.
Dental implant is a fixed replacement to a missing tooth that is mostly made of Titanium & placed into the bone during a surgical procedure, then the bone adapt & bind well around this titanium fixture, then a crown is placed on top of that titanium fixture to replace the missing tooth.
Also implants can retain bridge for multiple missing teeth & dentures.
We always try to save the teeth and will try all possible treatments before extracting a tooth.
It depends how badly is the tooth damaged.
Iif the damage has reached the nerve space then we will consider root canal treatment, then build up the tooth & restore it with a cap.
Sometimes food gets stuck in between the teeth because of broken or chipped filling, or gap between teeth or deep periodontal pockets.
Your dentist will examine the area, might need to take x-rays then will fix the cause accordingly either by replacing the unsatisfactory fillings or perform gum treatment.
Also your dentist will demonstrate the proper flossing technique & the correct use of the inter-dental brushes.
If you do grind at night, you might wake up with sore jaw; also you might experience headaches, and more wear and tear on the teeth than is normal.
Therefore, your dentist might suggest wearing a night guard (occlusal splint) to wear at night so that the guard is worn down instead of your teeth.