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Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics offers a variety of payment plan options to suit your individual needs.

Click here, to learn more information. As always, if you have any further questions regarding our dental clinic in Melbourne or about the dental services we provide don't hesitate to give us a phone call.

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 Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics to use the 'quotation' function on our HICAPS terminal to give you the exact amount your health fund will cover for the treatment recommended.

We Offer Itemised Dental Treatment Plans

For any health funds that don't support the quotation function, we offer you an itemised dental 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.

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If you have any further questions regarding dental treatment plans or just want to know more about Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics we welcome your call

A consultation appointment at Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics 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.

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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. If you would like to learn more about Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics we recommend you give our dental clinic a phone call.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry varies by clinic, but our cosmetic dentist in Melbourne, VIC provides a variety of treatments to help patients change the appearance of their teeth. Approaches may include addressing oral health conditions before therapy, providing a single treatment or treating cosmetic issues on a timeline.

The process starts with a dental exam, which may include x-rays and a smile consultation in our dental clinic.

Some patients need or want only a whiter and brighter smile through professional teeth whitening. Others are looking to remake their smile completely. Your dentist in Melbourne can help you make decisions to match your budget, smile goals and lifestyle.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Melbourne

Our cosmetic dentistry options include:

  • Professional teeth whitening—meant to get rid of brown and yellow tooth stains
  • Dental veneers—meant to give you a symmetrical and straight-looking smile
  • Tooth-coloured fillings—to close your cavities without silver or bond your teeth to hide flaws
  • Dental implants—to replace a missing tooth or teeth
  • Facial aesthetics—meant to complement your smile and enhance your facial appearance

A cosmetic dentist helps you achieve the smile you’ve been looking for by providing the services you need to reach your smile goals.

Contact Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics To Learn More

If you would like to arrange a consultation with our cosmetic dentist in Melbourne, we welcome your call. We also encourage you to contact us if you have any questions about our dental services.

Crowns, Veneers & Bridges

If you have misshapen or discoloured teeth, uneven gaps between teeth, chipped or cracked teeth or other noticeable smile flaws, dental veneers are a possible solution to design the look you want.  

Dental veneers are wafer-thin, translucent, custom-fabricated dental restorations that cover the front-facing surface of teeth to enhance your smile. We bond dental veneers to change the tooth's shape, shade, size, and length. 

Dr Chris Dimos can correct many cosmetic flaws using natural-looking dental restorations. Dental veneers are often crafted from dental material that mimics the natural translucency of enamel, allowing it to blend seamlessly with your smile.

Benefits of Dental Veneers in Melbourne CBD

At Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics, we use dental veneers to correct the following smile flaws:

  • Cracks or chips
  • Crooked teeth 
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Stubborn dark or yellow stains

To place the dental veneers, Dr Dimos may remove a  tiny amount of enamel to ensure a tight and precise fit. The custom-fabricated and shaded dental veneer is then put into place and bonded to the surface of the tooth.

With proper care and maintenance, dental veneers can last for many years.

Call Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics to Learn More About Dental Veneers

Are you interested in finding out about how dental veneers can improve your smile? We invite you to arrange a booking with Dr Dimos.

A dental crown covers your entire tooth's surface to the gum line. It is a standard dental restoration used to restore broken, chipped, cracked, or damaged teeth. Dental crowns also improve the appearance and bite function of a tooth after a restorative procedure like root canal therapy or dental implants. 

Dental crowns also support dental bridges to replace missing teeth in a non-surgical dental procedure. They can also be used to enhance the look of a severely stained or misshapen tooth. 

At Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics, we may recommend dental crowns to:

  • Support a tooth with a cavity too large for a filling
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Improve your smile
  • Enhance yellow, stained, or oddly sized teeth
  • Support a dental bridge
  • Restore a worn-down tooth
  • Protect a chipped or cracked tooth

The Dental Crown Procedure at Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics

Getting a dental crown is a painless and gentle procedure. Dr Chris Dimos in Melbourne starts by administering a local anesthetic to numb the area. To ensure a tight and precise fit, we make a 3-D digital impression, prep the tooth, and protect the tooth with a temporary crown. 

Dental crowns typically take two dental visits to complete. The second appointment happens after the permanent dental crown is fabricated and ready to be bonded to your tooth. 

Dental Crowns Are a Natural-Looking Restoration

If your tooth has been cracked or chipped, we may recommend a dental crown to keep your smile healthy and strong. 

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

Patients with missing teeth often investigate tooth replacement options. There are many out there, but your cosmetic dentist in Melbourne, CBD typically recommends dental implants for a more natural replacement. Dental implants are the only option if you want to restore your tooth’s root as well.

Restoring your tooth’s root may help prevent bone loss in your jaw, which can lead to a sunken or aged appearance around the lower face.

How Does The Dental Implant Process Work At Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics?

The dental implant process starts with an evaluation to make sure implants are a safe and viable option for your tooth replacement. If dental implants are right for you, your dentist surgically places your implant posts.

This is not typically painful because the area will be numb, and when the numbing agent wears off, you should only notice residual soreness for a few days. Most patients report a relatively easy and quick recovery.

After your implants fuse with your jawbone, you are ready for a replacement tooth—a dental crown. Your dental crown matches the shade and shape of your surrounding teeth. This fusing or integrating process typically takes a few months.

Call Us To Learn More About Dental Implants in Melbourne

If you are interested in tooth replacement, or if you would like to learn more about dental implants in Melbourne, CBD, we encourage your call.

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

From overdue dental cleanings and exams to unexpected dental emergencies, Dr Chris Dimos is proud to offer same-day dental appointments in Melbourne.

At Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics, we make same-day appointments available for our Melbourne patients so we can provide them with the treatment they need, at the time they need it. 

Dental Procedures on Your Terms at Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics

Dr Chris Dimos is an experienced preventive and restorative dentist who prioritizes patient comfort throughout the entirety of their stay with us.

Offering same-day appointments allows patients to call us at any time to get reliable and efficient dental care. We're committed to being flexible, and our dental staff works hard to fit patients in as quickly as we can. 

Get Quick Treatment for Dental Emergencies in Melbourne

We try to see patients as soon as possible if they have a dental emergency, such as: 

  • A loose or knocked-out tooth
  • Cracked, chipped, or broken tooth
  • Impacted tooth
  • Damaged restoration like a dental crown or a filling
  • Severe tooth pain or unusual sensitivity
  • Bleeding or swollen gums
  • Root canals
  • Bleeding and swollen gums

Benefits of Same-Day Dental Appointments

Same-day appointments at Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics  have numerous advantages, including: 

  • We work with your schedule, even if your day is unexpectedly freed up and you want to take advantage of a much-needed dental cleaning. This can make preventive dentistry easier to practice
  • Fixing an oral health issue sooner rather than later is cost-effective and often less painful. If you think something is unusual with your teeth and gums, give us a call right away
  • Dr Dimos has experience and training in restorative and emergency dentistry. No matter your issue, we can help you get the treatment you need

Give Us a Call to Arrange a Same-Day Dentist Appointment

Do you need to see us right away? Call us immediately so we can put you on our schedule

Teeth are constantly at risk for injury or damage, especially as we age. Still, despite how common a tooth injury is, it's little comfort when it happens. 

The good thing is modern dental procedures can keep your smile beautiful and damage-free.

Knowing what to do when you crack a tooth can mean the difference between losing it and saving it.

If you have had an injury or blow to your head, we recommend going to the emergency room to make sure everything is fine. If the damage is centered on your tooth or teeth, please see us at Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics right away. 

Fixing a Cracked Tooth with Dental Bonding in Melbourne

A fracture can impact your entire tooth, from enamel down to the nerve. It's essential that we identify and treat this dental issue as soon as we can. Without treatment, the crack will continue to grow and worsen. 

Letting a cracked tooth go untreated could easily result in tooth decay, infection, breaking at the root, and tooth loss. For many patients, the pain can be unbearable, but our Melbourne dental team can help manage the pain. 

Depending on the severity of the crack, we may recommend:

  • Dental bonding for minor cracks to fill in any areas
  • Dental crowns to protect and stabilize a broken tooth
  • Dental extraction save nearby teeth and end pain
  • Root canal therapy if the crack reaches the inner part of the tooth
  • Dental veneer to cover chips or cracks

We have many different options that might be suitable for your unique case. 

Don't Suffer in Tooth Pain

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort from a weakened tooth, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately. 

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. These and other techniques of preventive dentistry are available to help maintain oral health habits at home.

Call Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics For More Tips

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 in Melbourne. 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.

Call Us To Learn More About Family Dentistry in Melbourne

If you think you would like to bring your child to Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics, please visit us! Our entire dental team is thrilled to meet you. If you have any further questions regarding family dentistry in Melbourne or our dental clinic don't hesitate to give our dental clinic a phone call.

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. These and other techniques of preventive dentistry are available to help maintain oral health habits at home.

Call Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics For More Tips

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.

Your Dental Team at Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics

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

Contact Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics To Learn More

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

If you have an overbite, it can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. It can also lead to wear on specific teeth that are counted on to do most of the work of chewing. Wear may mean cavities, fractures, and dental infections in the future.

To learn whether Invisalign can correct your bite issues, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our dentist in Melbourne, VIC. During this consultation, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums, take x-rays if no recent or relevant films are available and talk to you about your smile goals.

If Invisalign is right for you, and if it will correct your overbite, we take impressions of your teeth. The results of these impressions work toward the design of your custom, clear aligners, which you change every few weeks through the treatment course.  You can remove your aligners when eating, brushing your teeth and flossing.

Typically, Invisalign corrects mild to moderate bite issues, crooked teeth, overlapping teeth and gaps between teeth.

For Invisalign in Melbourne, VIC, We Welcome Your Call

If you’re ready to arrange your Invisalign exam, or if you have questions about clear aligners, we encourage you to reach out to a member of our dental team.

Invisalign is sometimes considered the clear alternative to traditional metal and wire braces, and it some cases it can be. Invisalign typically helps correct mild to moderate bite alignment issues, crooked, overlapping or twisted teeth and gaps between teeth. Your dentist in Melbourne will help you decide whether Invisalign is right for you.

At Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics, We Offer Invisalign

We offer Invisalign in Melbourne, VIC to help our patients achieve straight teeth discreetly. In many cases, Invisalign is the top choice for adults and older teenagers.

One of the benefits of Invisalign is that you can remove your aligner for brief periods throughout the day. And when drinking certain beverages, your dentist in Melbourne recommends brief appliance removal.

When wearing your aligners, it is okay to have a glass of cold water or even sparkling water, provided it’s clear. However, hot beverages like tea, coffee or wine can distort or damage the clear plastic. Additionally, beverages that contain sugar can lead to plaque buildup or cavities beneath your aligners.

You should wear your aligners for approximately 22 hours each day. We recommend using the two remaining hours for eating, cleaning your teeth and removing them briefly when drinking beverages that may harm the clear plastic.

Learn More About Invisalign in Melbourne

If you would like to arrange a consultation for Invisalign or if you have questions, we welcome your call.  

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'.

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, you may have thought about braces.

Traditional metal and wire braces typically work well to straighten teeth. However, some patients do not want metal and wires. They do not want the bulkiness of braces weighing down their smile.

Invisalign in Melbourne is an effective way to bring your teeth in line without brackets and wires. It’s a way to change the appearance of your smile discreetly without drawing attention.

Invisalign relies on a series of clear plastic aligners worn for approximately 22 hours each day. You switch out your aligner approximately every two weeks to straighten your teeth across the course of treatment.

Benefits of Invisalign at Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics

The benefits of Invisalign compared with traditional braces:

  • You can remove Invisalign when brushing, flossing and eating.
  • You can straighten your teeth without metal and wires.
  • You can brush and floss more productively because the aligners are removable.
  • The aligners may feel more comfortable than traditional brackets because they are made from smooth plastic.

Your dentist in Melbourne can help you decide which option is better for your smile goals and oral health.

Learn More About Invisalign in Melbourne

If you would like to arrange an Invisalign conversation or if you have questions, we encourage your call.

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'.

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. One way to help prevent bleeding gums is to head over to Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics to see if you have periodontal disease.

What is Periodontal Disease?

What is periodontal disease? In short, periodontal disease is an infection of the gums and bone, caused by bacteria that live in the mouth. If left untreated, this infection could continue to destroy the bone around the teeth and ultimately further inflame the gum tissue.

Call Our Dental Clinic in Melbourne CBD To Learn More

If you think you have periodontal disease or want to learn ways to defeat gum disease we welcome your call at Dimos Dental and Facial Aesthetics. 

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. These and other techniques of preventive dentistry are available to help maintain oral health habits at home.

Call Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics For More Tips

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.

Taking care of your teeth and gums may be critical to your oral health and your overall wellness.

At Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics, your dentist in Melbourne, CBD wants you to enjoy a healthy smile for life, which is why we recommend visiting the dentist every six to twelve months, depending on your oral health profile.

If you’re prone to cavities, your dentist may recommend you come in for a dental exam and clean every six months. If your teeth are healthy and there are no underlying concerns, your dentist may suggest coming in for a check-up only once a year.

For those who have underlying dental health issues like gingivitis, your dentist creates a more customised treatment schedule as well.

Your dental exam allows your dentist to compare oral health changes between visits, identify potential problems early and screen your mouth for oral cancers. Periodic x-rays may also play an essential part in keeping your teeth healthy.

For your part, we recommend brushing and flossing daily. Keeping your smile healthy between dental exams and cleans may play a vital role in your long-term oral health and overall wellness.

If it’s time for your dental exam and teeth clean, our team welcomes your call.

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

Your Dental Team at Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics

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

Contact Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics To Learn More

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'.

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'.

Tooth Whitening

You brush and floss every day, but the tooth stains remain. This can be frustrating. Fortunately, professional teeth whitening in Melbourne, CBD is an excellent and affordable way to remove the stubborn yellow or brown tooth stains that daily brushing leave behind.

Teeth stain for a variety of reasons, including dietary choices, smoking, coffee and as we age. While there are a lot of over-the-counter products on the market to help with this issue, professional teeth whitening is the safest and most effective method for restoring the shade of your smile.

When you whiten your teeth under the discretion of a dental professional, it means a dentist looked at your teeth and gums and deemed a specific product or system safe for you. This is not always the case with store-bought systems that can be abrasive and lead to tooth sensitivity or pain.

Your dentist in Melbourne, CBD relies on a prescription-strength gel and a tooth whitening system that is considered safe for you.

At Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics, we want you to enjoy a whiter smile safely. We also want you to be pleased with the results—just in time for that wedding, reunion or other important events.

If you’re considering professional teeth whitening in Melbourne, CBD, we welcome your call.

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COVID-19 UPDATE
We are pleased to announce that the ADA has eased restriction to Level 1 and we are now able to provide ALL dental services and treatments. Rest assured our team will be implementing additional infection control precautions to keep you, our staff, and the community safe. Please feel free to call our practice if you have any questions or concerns or for more information on how we are handling COVID, please click here.