Frequently Asked Questions | Dental Art
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Explored our website and still have questions? No problem. We’ve answered some of the most common cosmetic dental questions here, but if you don’t find what you’re looking for, please get in touch.

I don’t like my teeth or my smile, what can I do?

A wide variety of options are available to improve how your teeth work and the way your smile looks. Check out our “Smile Gallery” section to see how other patients with similar problems were helped, then call us and arrange a time to discuss your specific condition and needs with us.

How much does it cost to get a great smile?

Until we’ve made a detailed assessment of your oral health and dental goals, we’re unable to provide an accurate estimate of fees. Cost will vary based on the time required and the difficulty of the procedures. Generally, improving a smile will include one or a number of treatments such as laser teeth whitening, reshaping gums and using bonded materials (resin or porcelain) to improve the appearance of teeth. A great way to start is by having a consultation with our dental professionals, initially with no cost, to determine the ways that you can reach your goals.

What are some of the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?

At the heart of the Dental Art approach is a belief in the transformative potential of quality cosmetic dentistry. We work from the premise that a great smile should improve your self-confidence, which in turn positively impacts the emotional, social and professional aspects of your life.

It’s a misconception to think cosmetic dentistry is simply about creating a beautiful smile. It’s also about helping you to feel more confident. With new techniques and materials, we can address issues with back and front teeth, allowing you to improve their overall form and function.

What makes Dental Art different?

An uncompromising commitment to excellence means we continue to research emerging technologies and procedures that will help us achieve better results for our loyal patient community. Our dentists, oral hygiene therapists, and front desk team work as a family and see our patients as part of that family.

Chief among our aims is to work together with you to create healthy, beautiful smiles, focusing on preventive care. Gentle, pain-free dentistry techniques are the hallmark of our approach to dentistry. It provides the reassurance we’re the ideal choice, particularly for children and patients who are normally fearful of visiting the dentist.

How many visits to your Melbourne dental surgery will it take to fix my teeth and improve my smile?

We assess each individual’s circumstances to provide a tailored approach to their specific needs. For this reason, we’re unable to predict the exact number of visits for you until we’ve developed a treatment plan. Understanding that time is a premium for all our patients, we strive to keep our appointment schedule on time and to make your treatment as convenient and time-efficient as possible, perhaps choosing slightly longer visits if appropriate.

How can I predict what my smile will look like before starting treatment?

With certain treatments, including teeth straightening, dental implants, crowns and bridges, we can simulate your final smile result without even touching your teeth.

Using unique software, you will gain a vision of the way your smile will look after treatment with a photo simulation. This makes the decision of final tooth shape and colour easier for you. For example, when you visit our clinic in Melbourne for tooth whitening , we’ll show you exactly what to expect from the treatment.

If my teeth are reshaped for veneers or crowns, what will they look like in between the two visits? Will they be sensitive?

Generally, cemented restorations like crowns  or veneers will require two visits to our oral surgeons – one to shape the teeth, and one to cement the restorations to the teeth.

In between, we place attractive temporary restorations to help prevent sensitivity, allow function and provide a nice smile. These temporaries are designed to be in your mouth for a limited time, but should be comfortable and natural looking until we complete your new smile. In some cases we will use ultra-thin veneers, so there will be no need to use injections or the drill.

Is my new smile permanent?

With good home oral hygiene and regular visits to the hygienist, modern materials can last for many years; even decades. Like most things, excellent maintenance will extend the life of your dental restorations. By maintaining good oral health behaviours, including daily brushing and flossing, and visiting us every six months, you will find your investment in yourself and your teeth endures as it should.

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Have more questions?

We’re happy to answer questions over the phone, and if we’re unable to resolve your issue immediately, we’ll schedule an appointment with a Dental Art dentist to discuss your needs in more detail.