Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Below are answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Different health funds payout different fee's due to the type of cover you have and how well your health fund covers 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 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'.

If you have any further questions regarding dental treatment costs, don't hesitate to contact us. 

A consultation appointment with one of our dentists here at Dimos Dental allows both the dentist and yourself to discuss your existing issues and concerns as well as inform you of all potential treatment options.

This is something that varies due to what you would like done versus what the possibilities are to achieve this.

This appointment is for us to have a clear understanding of your next steps, enabling reception to book adequate time needed for your appointments or to speak to any 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.

You’ll find our dental office in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD at the intersection of Collins Street and Queen Street.

Our building is wheelchair accessible

We are a 5 minute walk from Flinders St Station- simply walk up Elizabeth St and turn left onto Collins St. 

Nearby tram locations are as follows:

  • Tram Stops 1 & 2 on Elizabeth Street (Trams 19, 57 and 59)
  • Tram Stop 5 on Collins Street (Trams 11, 12, 48 and 109)

Yes we do!

Please call, email, or speak directly to a member of staff to learn more about our buy now, pay later options. 

Crowns, Veneers & Bridges

Dental veneers are thin, 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.

Don't hesitate to contact us if you would like further information or would like to book a consultation for dental veneers. 

A dental crown or 'cap' covers your entire tooth's surface to provide strength or aesthetic restoration to a tooth or multiple teeth.

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 small sized teeth
  • Support a dental bridge
  • Restore a worn-down tooth
  • Reinforce a chipped or cracked tooth

Orthodontics & Invisalign

Please refer to the 'Orthodontics & Invisalign' tab located under 'Cosmetic Dentistry' at the top of the page for information. 

Family Dentistry

It is recommended that as soon as a child's teeth start erupting they should attend the dentist for the first time. Ideally, children should see a dentist for the first time no later than 2 years old. 

Although it is rare for dental problems to occur at such a young age, seeing babies or toddlers this early helps us to detect any growth acceleration/delay or to recognise habits which may affect the child's dentition or development down the line. 

It is also a good idea to get children familiar with the dental environment, ensuring it's a positive and consistent experience for them. This ensures they get the best start in life with their oral hygiene, hopefully preventing them for needing any major dental work throughout their lives.

Gum Disease

Brushing twice daily (morning and night) and flossing once daily (preferably at night) is the gold standard for at-home oral health care.

Brushing with either a manual or electric toothbrush works to clear the bulk of soft plaque (bacteria) from the tooth surface. 

The purpose of flossing is to remove plaque from the hard to reach surfaces of teeth where your toothbrush cannot reach such as below the gum-line and in-between teeth. 

The longer that plaque sits in the mouth, the higher the risk for problems such as tooth decay or gum inflammation. 

Flossing can be tricky and tedious, however there are other options such as inter-dental brushes. 

Please refer to the 'Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease' tab located under 'General Dentistry' at the top of the page. 

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/rotation/vibration all in one.

Bleeding gums signifies inflammation which is commonly caused by harmful bacteria in the mouth. 

Gingivitis refers to superficial inflammation of the gums. This condition is reversible. 

Periodontal disease refers to deep inflammation of the gums. This condition is not reversible but can be slowed or stopped. 

If you notice that your gums bleed spontaneously or regularly, our Oral Health Therapists can efficiently diagnose your problem and provide tailored treatment and advice for you, just give us a call to book in. 

Preventive Dentistry

Brushing twice daily (morning and night) and flossing once daily (preferably at night) is the gold standard for at-home oral health care.

Brushing with either a manual or electric toothbrush works to clear the bulk of soft plaque (bacteria) from the tooth surface. 

The purpose of flossing is to remove plaque from the hard to reach surfaces of teeth where your toothbrush cannot reach such as below the gum-line and in-between teeth. 

The longer that plaque sits in the mouth, the higher the risk for problems such as tooth decay or gum inflammation. 

Flossing can be tricky and tedious, however there are other options such as inter-dental brushes. 

Please refer to the 'Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease' tab located under 'General Dentistry' at the top of the page. 

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/rotation/vibration all in one.

Bleeding gums signifies inflammation which is commonly caused by harmful bacteria in the mouth. 

Gingivitis refers to superficial inflammation of the gums. This condition is reversible. 

Periodontal disease refers to deep inflammation of the gums. This condition is not reversible but can be slowed or stopped. 

If you notice that your gums bleed spontaneously or regularly, our Oral Health Therapists can efficiently diagnose your problem and provide tailored treatment and advice for you, just give us a call to book in. 

An Oral Health Therapist (OHT) is a dual qualified clinician; they are trained in both Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy.

OHT's play an integral part to dentistry as they focus on disease prevention through education and clinical treatment, and therefore do much more than simply 'clean teeth all day'. 

OHT's and hygienists regularly perform a diverse range of procedures such as;

  • Cleaning and polishing
  • Fluoride applications 
  • Periodontal disease treatment and management 
  • Taking X-rays and diagnostic imaging
  • Impressions 
  • Scanning
  • Orthodontic procedures
  • Fillings and extractions in patients under 18 years of age 
  • Treatment planning alongside the dentist 
  • Detection of decay, cracking, acid erosion and wear 
  • Screen for soft tissue abnormalities, including oral cancer 
  • Educate patients as to how best take control of their oral health 
  • Perform whitening procedures and much more 

At Dimos Dental, our OHT's will provide you with your routine hygiene services whilst our dentists are responsible for your general and cosmetic dentistry. This allows for consistency and successful collaboration between our clinicians. 

It is generally recommended you see a dentist every 6-12 months for a routine checkup.

It is also generally recommended you see a hygienist every 6 months for a routine clean.

However, if you are at higher risk for dental problems such as decay or gum disease, it is likely that your dentist and/or hygienist will request to see you on a more frequent basis. 

Emergency Dental Treatment

The answer is yes!

From overdue dental cleanings and exams to unexpected dental emergencies, Dimos Dental is proud to offer same-day dental appointments in Melbourne's CBD.

Don't hesitate to call or email us to book a same-day or next-day appointment. 

Get in touch with us immediately if you experience;

  • Toothache
  • Jaw pain
  • Facial swelling
  • A visible broken tooth or restoration i.e. front tooth or teeth
  • Oral lesions i.e. blisters  
  • Soft tissue injury
  • A tooth which has been knocked out or traumatised- Please read below regarding teeth which have been knocked out of the mouth

Baby Teeth

  • If a child has knocked a baby tooth out, DO NOT attempt to place it back in the socket as this has the potential to damage the adult tooth underneath.
  • Simply attempt to stop any bleeding and check for any other problems such as lip or skin laceration.
  • Come and see us ASAP for examination to determine if further treatment is needed

Adult Teeth

  • If a child/teenager/adult has knocked out an adult tooth, pick the tooth up by the crown and not the roots, wash with clean water, and attempt to place back in the socket. 
  • Otherwise, keep tooth in saliva or milk and come to see us ASAP for reinsertion. The sooner the tooth is placed back in the mouth, the higher the chance of reattachment. 

Note: Immediately take an injured person to the Emergency Department if they display signs of concussion/severe bodily harm.

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