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There are many different health funds which all pay different fee's, either due to the type of cover you have and how well your health fund pays on any one item number. A few health funds allow us to use the 'quotation' function on our HICAPS terminal to give you the exact amount your health fund will cover for the treatment recommended. For any health funds that don't support the quotation function, we offer you an itemised treatment plan so you can contact your health fund directly and find out how much will be covered. Our HICAPS terminal also allows us to swipe your card and claim on the spot at the time of your appointment so you will only need to pay the gap fee.

A consultation appointment allows both the dentist and the patient to discuss the existing issues and concerns for the patient, as well as be informed of all potential treatment options. This is something that varies due to what the patient would like done and what the possibilities actually are. This appointment is to have a clear understanding of the patient's next steps enabling reception to book adequate time needed for their appointments or to speak to the necessary specialists if required. As we cannot quote treatment costs over the phone this is also an ideal time to get a full treatment plan with items and costing for the sake of the patient.

Crowns, Veneers & Bridges

Dental x-rays (or radiographs) are used to give the dentist or hygienist more information about the teeth, that cannot be determined in any other way. Your dental team will use traditional means to detect any potential problems with your teeth and supporting bone, however, there are many sites we just cannot see or even feel with our instruments. 

Some conditions often requiring x-rays are: such as dental decay ('holes'), periodontal disease (gum disease), large cracks, infection, bone disease around dental implants. X-rays are also used during orthodontics (braces), root canal fillings and after trauma.

The type of x-ray taken is dependent on the information that is needed. At Dimos Dental, our technology allows us to not only taken traditional intraoral (in mouth) x-rays, but also OPGs (panoramic jaw x-rays), Lateral Ceph (side-view head and mouth) and a 3D x-ray known as a Cone Beam CT or CBCT.

Your dental team values your health to the utmost, so x-rays are only taken when it is necessary. For this reason also, Dimos Dental only uses low dose digital x-rays. Additionally, we have invested in non-xray imaging to aid our team in their examinations. Infrared cameras, known as Diagnocams, and colour digital intraoral (in mouth) cameras are regularly used to assess, diagnose and record areas of concern. These images also allow our patient's to 'see what we see'.

Dental Implants

Dental x-rays (or radiographs) are used to give the dentist or hygienist more information about the teeth, that cannot be determined in any other way. Your dental team will use traditional means to detect any potential problems with your teeth and supporting bone, however, there are many sites we just cannot see or even feel with our instruments. 

Some conditions often requiring x-rays are: such as dental decay ('holes'), periodontal disease (gum disease), large cracks, infection, bone disease around dental implants. X-rays are also used during orthodontics (braces), root canal fillings and after trauma.

The type of x-ray taken is dependent on the information that is needed. At Dimos Dental, our technology allows us to not only taken traditional intraoral (in mouth) x-rays, but also OPGs (panoramic jaw x-rays), Lateral Ceph (side-view head and mouth) and a 3D x-ray known as a Cone Beam CT or CBCT.

Your dental team values your health to the utmost, so x-rays are only taken when it is necessary. For this reason also, Dimos Dental only uses low dose digital x-rays. Additionally, we have invested in non-xray imaging to aid our team in their examinations. Infrared cameras, known as Diagnocams, and colour digital intraoral (in mouth) cameras are regularly used to assess, diagnose and record areas of concern. These images also allow our patient's to 'see what we see'.

Emergency Dentistry

We recommend daily flossing. The purpose of flossing is to physically remove plaque (bacteria layer) from the teeth, so that it is not present to process food and release acid on to your tooth structure. The longer the plaque is in place, the more acid that area is exposed to and the tooth becomes soft, ie. decay begins.

Floss is just one tool we may recommend for cleaning between your teeth and below the gumline, where typical manual and electric toothbrushes cannot reach.

If you are finding flossing difficult, please always ask your Dimos Dental team for guidance as to what tools may help to make cleaning between your teeth easier and more effective.

A dental emergency can be a very broad term used to describe an issue involving the teeth and supporting tissues. Dental emergencies do not always involve pain, although this is the most common signal that lets people know when something is wrong that needs attention.

The most common emergencies we treat include:

Broken Teeth or Lost Fillings

Teeth can break for reasons such as eating hard foods, old restorations that have broken down over time and any teeth that has been root canal treated and not crowned have a tendency to become brittle and break easily also.

Abscessed Tooth

A tooth does not always indicate a problem through pain, which we all expect it would. Nerves in teeth can die and calcify within the tooth not pulsating pain until enough time has passed for an infection to form at the apex of the root. This type of infection can lead to swelling and sever pain created by the pressure and pus in the bone. It is possible that no pain be experienced, which will be due to what is referred to as a 'draining abscess' (this resembles a small white coloured pimple), which is found on the soft tissues. Unfortunately this is only treatable through Root Canal Treatment (RCT). Coming in for this treatment is much like coming in for a Tooth Restoration, however a slightly longer appointment may be needed. Like any infection in the body this is quite serious and treatment for this should not be postponed.

Trauma and Sport Injuries

These type of injuries can occur even when correct measures are taken to prevent or limit them in sport. We recommend a fitted sports mouthguard be worn at all times during any sport even training sessions to assist in the prevention, however it does not always prevent major injuries but will definitely minimise the impact and severity. Regardless of how big or small a sports injury / trauma seems we advise you to seek a Dentist for a second opinion.

Dental x-rays (or radiographs) are used to give the dentist or hygienist more information about the teeth, that cannot be determined in any other way. Your dental team will use traditional means to detect any potential problems with your teeth and supporting bone, however, there are many sites we just cannot see or even feel with our instruments. 

Some conditions often requiring x-rays are: such as dental decay ('holes'), periodontal disease (gum disease), large cracks, infection, bone disease around dental implants. X-rays are also used during orthodontics (braces), root canal fillings and after trauma.

The type of x-ray taken is dependent on the information that is needed. At Dimos Dental, our technology allows us to not only taken traditional intraoral (in mouth) x-rays, but also OPGs (panoramic jaw x-rays), Lateral Ceph (side-view head and mouth) and a 3D x-ray known as a Cone Beam CT or CBCT.

Your dental team values your health to the utmost, so x-rays are only taken when it is necessary. For this reason also, Dimos Dental only uses low dose digital x-rays. Additionally, we have invested in non-xray imaging to aid our team in their examinations. Infrared cameras, known as Diagnocams, and colour digital intraoral (in mouth) cameras are regularly used to assess, diagnose and record areas of concern. These images also allow our patient's to 'see what we see'.

Family Dentistry

As soon as a child has teeth they are able to come in to the dentist. It is a good idea to get children familiar with dental visits, keeping it a positive experience for them. This insures they get the best start in life with their oral hygiene, hopefully preventing them for needing any major dental work throughout their lives.

We recommend daily flossing. The purpose of flossing is to physically remove plaque (bacteria layer) from the teeth, so that it is not present to process food and release acid on to your tooth structure. The longer the plaque is in place, the more acid that area is exposed to and the tooth becomes soft, ie. decay begins.

Floss is just one tool we may recommend for cleaning between your teeth and below the gumline, where typical manual and electric toothbrushes cannot reach.

If you are finding flossing difficult, please always ask your Dimos Dental team for guidance as to what tools may help to make cleaning between your teeth easier and more effective.

Our Dental Hygienists are university trained professionals, who focus on disease prevention through education and clinical treatment.

Comprising a vital part of the dental team, hygienists:

  • Collate patient information to facilitate a complete and accurate treatment plan
  • Assess, document and treat periodontal periodontal conditions (gum disease)
  • Detect problems with tooth structures such as decay, cracking, acid erosion and wear from tooth grinding
  • Take diagnostic imaging to aid in diagnosis, including xrays, infrared images (Diagnocam) and digital colour images
  • Screen for soft tissue abnormalities, including Oral Cancer Screening
  • Educate patients as to how best take control of their oral health and avoid future negative dental outcomes
  • Perform whitening procedures
  • Take dental mouldings or impressions

A Dental Therapist is the title used to describe a dental practitioner who has trained to perform general dentistry including examinations, diagnosis, fillings and tooth removal, often with a patient age limitation, dependent on their institution of education.

Finally, an Oral Health Therapist is qualified as both a Dental Hygienist and a Dental Therapist.

Orthodontics & Invisalign

Dental x-rays (or radiographs) are used to give the dentist or hygienist more information about the teeth, that cannot be determined in any other way. Your dental team will use traditional means to detect any potential problems with your teeth and supporting bone, however, there are many sites we just cannot see or even feel with our instruments. 

Some conditions often requiring x-rays are: such as dental decay ('holes'), periodontal disease (gum disease), large cracks, infection, bone disease around dental implants. X-rays are also used during orthodontics (braces), root canal fillings and after trauma.

The type of x-ray taken is dependent on the information that is needed. At Dimos Dental, our technology allows us to not only taken traditional intraoral (in mouth) x-rays, but also OPGs (panoramic jaw x-rays), Lateral Ceph (side-view head and mouth) and a 3D x-ray known as a Cone Beam CT or CBCT.

Your dental team values your health to the utmost, so x-rays are only taken when it is necessary. For this reason also, Dimos Dental only uses low dose digital x-rays. Additionally, we have invested in non-xray imaging to aid our team in their examinations. Infrared cameras, known as Diagnocams, and colour digital intraoral (in mouth) cameras are regularly used to assess, diagnose and record areas of concern. These images also allow our patient's to 'see what we see'.

Periodontal Disease

Dental x-rays (or radiographs) are used to give the dentist or hygienist more information about the teeth, that cannot be determined in any other way. Your dental team will use traditional means to detect any potential problems with your teeth and supporting bone, however, there are many sites we just cannot see or even feel with our instruments. 

Some conditions often requiring x-rays are: such as dental decay ('holes'), periodontal disease (gum disease), large cracks, infection, bone disease around dental implants. X-rays are also used during orthodontics (braces), root canal fillings and after trauma.

The type of x-ray taken is dependent on the information that is needed. At Dimos Dental, our technology allows us to not only taken traditional intraoral (in mouth) x-rays, but also OPGs (panoramic jaw x-rays), Lateral Ceph (side-view head and mouth) and a 3D x-ray known as a Cone Beam CT or CBCT.

Your dental team values your health to the utmost, so x-rays are only taken when it is necessary. For this reason also, Dimos Dental only uses low dose digital x-rays. Additionally, we have invested in non-xray imaging to aid our team in their examinations. Infrared cameras, known as Diagnocams, and colour digital intraoral (in mouth) cameras are regularly used to assess, diagnose and record areas of concern. These images also allow our patient's to 'see what we see'.

Preventive Dentistry

It is recommended you see a dentist every 6-12 months. This is widely due to the fact that problems can arise in this time limit and due to our westernised world and increased sugar consumption things can take a turn for the worse more often. To maintain a healthy mouth we recommend you go on our hygiene program, which we refer to as your continued care. This is a program where we book you in for hygiene appointments on instruction of our hygiene team. This can range anywhere from 1-12 months with 6 months being the most common.

We recommend daily flossing. The purpose of flossing is to physically remove plaque (bacteria layer) from the teeth, so that it is not present to process food and release acid on to your tooth structure. The longer the plaque is in place, the more acid that area is exposed to and the tooth becomes soft, ie. decay begins.

Floss is just one tool we may recommend for cleaning between your teeth and below the gumline, where typical manual and electric toothbrushes cannot reach.

If you are finding flossing difficult, please always ask your Dimos Dental team for guidance as to what tools may help to make cleaning between your teeth easier and more effective.

Our Dental Hygienists are university trained professionals, who focus on disease prevention through education and clinical treatment.

Comprising a vital part of the dental team, hygienists:

  • Collate patient information to facilitate a complete and accurate treatment plan
  • Assess, document and treat periodontal periodontal conditions (gum disease)
  • Detect problems with tooth structures such as decay, cracking, acid erosion and wear from tooth grinding
  • Take diagnostic imaging to aid in diagnosis, including xrays, infrared images (Diagnocam) and digital colour images
  • Screen for soft tissue abnormalities, including Oral Cancer Screening
  • Educate patients as to how best take control of their oral health and avoid future negative dental outcomes
  • Perform whitening procedures
  • Take dental mouldings or impressions

A Dental Therapist is the title used to describe a dental practitioner who has trained to perform general dentistry including examinations, diagnosis, fillings and tooth removal, often with a patient age limitation, dependent on their institution of education.

Finally, an Oral Health Therapist is qualified as both a Dental Hygienist and a Dental Therapist.

There are so many toothbrushes on the market these days, which we know can be confusing. Our general recommendation would be to use a basic soft brush with a small head. If you are someone who prefers to use an electric toothbrush then again we recommend a soft head preferably round with oscillation.

Dental x-rays (or radiographs) are used to give the dentist or hygienist more information about the teeth, that cannot be determined in any other way. Your dental team will use traditional means to detect any potential problems with your teeth and supporting bone, however, there are many sites we just cannot see or even feel with our instruments. 

Some conditions often requiring x-rays are: such as dental decay ('holes'), periodontal disease (gum disease), large cracks, infection, bone disease around dental implants. X-rays are also used during orthodontics (braces), root canal fillings and after trauma.

The type of x-ray taken is dependent on the information that is needed. At Dimos Dental, our technology allows us to not only taken traditional intraoral (in mouth) x-rays, but also OPGs (panoramic jaw x-rays), Lateral Ceph (side-view head and mouth) and a 3D x-ray known as a Cone Beam CT or CBCT.

Your dental team values your health to the utmost, so x-rays are only taken when it is necessary. For this reason also, Dimos Dental only uses low dose digital x-rays. Additionally, we have invested in non-xray imaging to aid our team in their examinations. Infrared cameras, known as Diagnocams, and colour digital intraoral (in mouth) cameras are regularly used to assess, diagnose and record areas of concern. These images also allow our patient's to 'see what we see'.

Bleeding gums most likely signifies unhealthy gums. If your gums bleed it is not recommended to stop what you are doing rather than increase it, as it is mainly due to the build up of bacteria under the gums causing inflammation and mild infection. Predominantly this can be limited with flossing and regular hygiene visits.

TMJ, Facial Pain & Headaches

Dental x-rays (or radiographs) are used to give the dentist or hygienist more information about the teeth, that cannot be determined in any other way. Your dental team will use traditional means to detect any potential problems with your teeth and supporting bone, however, there are many sites we just cannot see or even feel with our instruments. 

Some conditions often requiring x-rays are: such as dental decay ('holes'), periodontal disease (gum disease), large cracks, infection, bone disease around dental implants. X-rays are also used during orthodontics (braces), root canal fillings and after trauma.

The type of x-ray taken is dependent on the information that is needed. At Dimos Dental, our technology allows us to not only taken traditional intraoral (in mouth) x-rays, but also OPGs (panoramic jaw x-rays), Lateral Ceph (side-view head and mouth) and a 3D x-ray known as a Cone Beam CT or CBCT.

Your dental team values your health to the utmost, so x-rays are only taken when it is necessary. For this reason also, Dimos Dental only uses low dose digital x-rays. Additionally, we have invested in non-xray imaging to aid our team in their examinations. Infrared cameras, known as Diagnocams, and colour digital intraoral (in mouth) cameras are regularly used to assess, diagnose and record areas of concern. These images also allow our patient's to 'see what we see'.

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