Glamsmile Porcelain Veneers
Each persons’ mouth is very different so it is best to come in for a consultation for the Dentist to assess your teeth. There are not many people who are unsuitable for the Glamsmile Veneers. If there is decay on some of your teeth you might need to complete treatment for that first as Veneers need to be adhered to healthy teeth. You might have skew, recessed teeth or gaps – we can still offer Glamsmile as a solution to these situations as they are custom made to your mouth.
No the Glamsmile Veneers are designed to no need much adjustment and shaving to your natural tooth surface. Depending on the desired result please talk to your Dentist about how much adjustment you wish to have or avoid. Generally most people need the smallest amount of buffing- in other words your natural teeth will be the same if you ever had them removed in the future.
Each patients results will be dependent on their own biological factors. We strive for the best possible result for each patient
Each patients results will be dependent on their own biological factors. We strive for the best possible result for each patient
Our Glamsmile Package comes with 6 Porcelain Veneers and a variety of other inclusions which are included in the package
We offer a variety of options for payment including Interest free payment plans* T&C’s apply. We will explain all your options when you come in for a consultation
A natural looking solution for change of shape or shade of your natural teeth. A porcelain shell is custom made for you to achieve your desired aesthetic.
The tooth or teeth are prepared for the Veneers at your first appointment and then you come back to have them fit at a second appointment. They give a natural mouth feel and function within just two visits, ask your Dentist if this is a solution for you.
They are made of composite material which is what Dentists use for fillings and restorations of teeth.
Composite veneers in most cases are strong enough although it depends on your care and lifestyle. They are not as strong as Porcelain Veneers, they can chip or fracture more easily.
They are an affordable option. They are a good quick fix for people wanting to cover the natural tooth surface due to colour or damage.
Crowns and Bridges
A Dental Crown is made from Porcelain, there are other types such as Gold. They are used to protect and strengthen a tooth. The porcelain crown is a cosmetically pleasing solution as it blends in with your natural teeth colour shade.
You might need a crown if you have a tooth that has a large filling and its strength is compromised.
If you have had a Root Canal treated tooth it is always advisable to get this tooth crowned as it helps to protect and strengthen the tooth.
You might consider a crown for cosmetic reasons to change the colour or shape of a tooth that bothers you.
A bridge is a solution for someone who has a missing tooth or teeth. Using Crowns we can create a bridge which will make it look like you have natural teeth where you once had a gap. Having a bridge will prevent your natural teeth from moving due to any gaps and missing teeth which could cause aesthetic changes to your smile.
There are different types of bridges depending on your situation. Your Dentist will go through your options and find the most suitable one for you.
A Maryland bridge technique can be done at Maven Dental Yokine, this is a different type of bridge which requires less grinding of the natural tooth surface of the surrounding teeth to the Gap. It is not suitable in all cases but is an option your Dentist can assess for you if you wish.
- Crowns are porcelain caps that are cemented onto your natural tooth
- Bridges are a solution for gaps due to missing teeth
- Dentures are a solution for gaps due to missing teeth
- Veneers are porcelain shells that cover the front surface of your teeth
- Composite veneers is bonded to the front surface of the tooth to change shade or reshape
- Implants are a permanent surgical solution for either one individual tooth replacement or to support bridgework or dentures.
- Whitening treatments – we offer intensive in chair whitening and take home custom kits
- Chip repair to restore your function and appearance of damaged teeth
- Gums can be adjusted through laser treatment
- Your teeth edges can be adjusted/buffed/shaved to smooth and make them appear undamaged
- Prestige Clear Aligners are clear plastic customised trays worn sequentially to move your teeth to achieve a straight smile.
- Mouth Splints / guards
- Snore guards
A modern solution to restore missing teeth. This solution aids in bone loss prevention and has a natural looking result. We have an implant specialist dentist who can give you a quote for this service. Please enquire at your next appointment.
You will be numbed for the appointments.
There are a few appointments you will need to attend as for each patient the process can differ. This is because some patients might require bone augmentation due to a lack of bone volume in the implant site.
This varies from case to case. Please enquire with us when you next visit so our implant specialist can provide you a treatment plan. Please see our payment options for 18 months interest free for dental procedures.
There are a few types of denture, a full or partial denture. Depending if you require full replacement of all your teeth or just a few missing ones.
To fill in your gaps/missing teeth. A denture will also help to prevent your existing teeth from moving in the future as this can cause your smile to change.
Endodontic Treatment – Root Canal
A Root Canal is performed on a tooth that has extensive decay or damage to save that tooth from extraction. It is always much better to restore or save a tooth in the long run to avoid teeth moving and bone loss/atrophy in that area.
This is necessary to strengthen the compromised tooth as it might fracture in the future if it isn’t properly protected.
Prestige Clear Aligners
They are a system of clear plastic customised trays worn sequentially to move your teeth to achieve a straight smile.
Yes if you maintain either the use of a retainer or wire retainer post treatment. Your teeth have a memory – so if you do not use a method of retention your teeth may move back. This is the case with any orthodontic work.
This is different for each patient dependant on the required number of trays. We can provide an estimate after we receive the results from the laboratory. They will determine the number of trays required. The diagnostic models are chargeable.
Simply for the reason as they are very discreet. They are a clear plastic and won’t be very obvious to those around you whereas braces are very noticeable.
You will have your comprehensive scale and clean, an examination by a Dentist to assess your oral health and a fluoride treatment. This is a comprehensive preventative care appointment and will find any possible decay before it becomes more serious. If done on a regular basis as advised every six months we should be able to pick up any issues you are having before they become more serious. It is best to treat early decay before it turns into needing a Root Canal treatment as this can be more expensive.
It is also a good time for the Hygienist and Dentist to find any possible gum problems you might be having. It is very important to keep your gums healthy as they support your teeth in your jaw.
Please advise your dentist if you are pregnant!
This is an important step in your preventative care appointment as it allows the Dentist to check for non-visible decay between the teeth which they might not be able to detect otherwise. It can also show problems beneath the gums, the roots of the teeth and bone. Sometimes it is necessary to take an x-ray to determine the size and depth of a required filling even if you know a filling is needed.
Generally speaking because the calculus which has built up on your teeth is removed with a Dental piece called a Scaler, your teeth are then polished and cleaned. Professionally we call them Preventative Dental care appointments. With regular check-ups and we can make sure we address any decay or issues you might be having early on so they do not progress to more serious problems.
This is a scaling of the root of the tooth below the gum line. This is done on patients where they have calculus build up below their gums on certain teeth or in certain areas of the mouth. It is very important to do this as it will help maintain gum health and prevent gum loss.
We recommend six monthly visits for your general check-up and cleaning to maintain your oral health and to pick up any issues early.
The most important factors are having your check-up regularly, getting your scale and clean done, brushing twice a day and flossing every day. If you have any problems, address them as soon as possible as your teeth do not heal by themselves, the problem will continue to get worse.
A soft toothbrush is recommended for most people as it is just as effective at cleaning and gentle enough not to erode the enamel or cause damage to gums.
You can start whenever you feel comfortable – the earlier the better. Bring them to your next appointment to have a ride in the chair. This will make it a positive experience for them in the future.
We have a qualified dental therapist here at Maven Dental Yokine who is able to do a full assessment of your Childs mouth and teeth. Or any of our Dentists can do an examination for them too. It is important for you to start early with their check-ups to make sure there are no issues with their development and to educate you and your child on proper oral health care.
After feeding you can wipe their gums with a warm damp cloth to keep them clean. Your toddler can have their teeth brushed twice per day, just make sure to use less toothpaste than you would, follow the manufacturers recommendations on the pack.
We offer two different whitening treatments.
If you are concerned with the colour of your teeth then these treatments can help lighten the current shade. This will result in a brighter whiter smile.
Everyone’s current shade is different so it is important for us to assess if this treatment would be suitable for you and what results might be possible.
This depends on your desired result, your particular shade and also how disciplined you will be in doing the take home kit. If you feel it is too much bother then maybe the in chair whitening session is more suitable.
The treatment cost varies as our preferred funds regulate our pricing for patients. Please enquire with your practitioner as to the pricing, the take home kits are less expensive, both treatments do qualify for partial rebates dependant on your health fund agreements.
This depends on your lifestyle. We do say that the whitening result should last six months to a year in general. Drinking red wine, coffee, tea or green tea greatly increases the re-staining of your teeth.
There are many reasons for yellow shaded teeth, it might be the natural shade of your enamel, the result of staining due to lifestyle choices or it could also be the result of medication or biological factors.
We suggest every six to twelve months to maintain your whitening result. This is different for each patient as your result longevity depends on your lifestyle factors, such as smoking and drinking red wine or highly coloured foods like curry.
Yes to a degree, the concentrations of whitening agent in these toothpastes is not very high so the result is not as good as if you were to use the professional dental products for whitening.
Sleep Apnoea is a condition whereby a persons’ breathing is disrupted during sleep. It is formally known as OSA – obstructive sleep apnoea, apnoea means the absence of breath. Obstructive sleep apnoea means that your breath or airflow is obstructed for more than 10 seconds at a time while you are sleeping. It is very common for people not to know they have this condition, due to it occurring while you sleep.
Daytime symptoms of OSA –
The main cause is that the upper airway tissues are blocking the flow of air into the lungs. The relaxation of the airway tissues in some people can be more than normal and as such contribute to the blocking of the breathing. This will normally result in the person snoring and waking abruptly through snorting and gasping for air as the body’s natural response. Waking would then alleviate the blockage which then enables the person to again fall asleep and the cycle continues, it can happen hundreds of times a night. Understandably the person will feel considerably exhausted and lethargic from their disturbed night’s sleep.
The condition has a bad effect on the person’s heart due to the lack of oxygen getting into the system caused by disrupted breathing. Sleep Apnoea can cause heart failure, rhythm problems with the heart as well as hypertension. The lack of sound sleep can cause the person to experience tiredness and lethargy. This can cause problems in everyday life such as impaired memory function personality changes, uncharacteristic behaviour and intellectual impairment.
TMJ / Teeth Grinding
The temporomandibular joints are located where the two jawbones meet at the sides of your face. When anything goes wrong with the free movement of these joints and either causes restriction in movement or pain in these areas this is considered to be temporomandibular dysfunction disorder.
Fillings are used to restore a tooth that has decay present or has been damaged. There are different types of fillings for different requirements/situations/patients. The Dentist will use the most appropriate type for your mouth and teeth. It is important to come regularly to maintain your oral health and to identify any early issues or decay.
There are a few types available – the Dentist will decide on the most suitable for your situation. We use the most up to date materials, some people might have metal alloy fillings called Amalgam. Most Dentists now recommend to get these replaced both for aesthetic reasons as well as for possible health concerns. Amalgam is a metal allow containing silver, some small amount of mercury and other metals.
Most people want them replaced to avoid any potential health impacts from the metal and small amounts of mercury present in the Amalgam. It is important to note that there is no evidence suggesting these fillings cause diseases although most people seem to prefer the new white fillings. The newer composite/white or porcelain materials are a lot more aesthetically pleasing as they have a colour which can match your natural tooth enamel much better.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
The extraction of wisdom teeth can be completed in chair with a Dentist at a general practise surgery. This depends on the placement of your teeth, if they lie to close to your facial nerves it is best to see an oral surgeon for the extractions. If your Dentist feels your case will benefit from the specialist you will be referred on to them for the extraction treatment.
They will either start causing you pain and discomfort or your Dentist will identify prior to this that they might start causing you problems in the future.
They can be removed in chair using local anaesthetic or twilight sedation or with the specialist with general anaesthetic.
Payment and Insurance
If you are a member of a health insurance fund with dental cover it is important to ask them what you are covered for and to what level or percentage. All funds are different and their rebate levels are different depending on your personal contract agreement with them.
Your allowance renews each year, some funds have different times and dates for this – some on 1 of January and others at different times during the year. It is important for you to know when your fund renews its contracts as this will affect your claiming and allowances available. Most funds do not allow for an accumulation of allowances not used, so your allowance does not rollover to the following period. You need to use it or lose it so to speak.
We would charge our standard fees for service and product and give you a quote for any treatment plans discussed for future treatment or recommended products/work.
We understand there are people who do not enjoy going to the Dentist and find it very unnerving. It can cause you anxiety and make it a very difficult visit for you. We try our best to make our environment as comfortable and stress free as possible for you.