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

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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 will help you decide whether Invisalign is right for you.

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.

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.

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.

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'.

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.

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.

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'.

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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Dear Patients,

With COVID-19 cases continuing to increase across Victoria over the past week, the ADA is recommending that all dental practices in metropolitan Melbourne and the Shire of Mitchell move to Level 2 dental restrictions from Wednesday 15 July 2020.

We will continue to treat patients for most services without the use of aerosols.

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.

Take Care,
Dimos Dental Team