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FULL MOUTH RECONSTRUCTIONS & REHABILITATION

Do you miss Smiling with Confidence? Do you believe it is beyond hope? We firmly believe that no one’s smile is beyond hope!

Mouth injuries, tight budgets, dental anxiety, and gum disease are just a few of the many factors that can lead to a smile that needs full mouth reconstruction. Anytime you are prevented from seeking treatment, it leads to more complex issues due to worsening conditions. When you need an entire smile makeover and full mouth rehabilitation and restorative treatment, we can help you restore the health and appearance of your mouth.

Full mouth reconstruction can restore your confidence in your smile, and may include the following procedures:

  • Crowns and white composite fillings
  • Tooth replacement with bridges, dentures, or dental implants
  • Orthodontics
  • Crown lengthening
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Gum or bone grafts
  • Veneers or teeth whitening

If your smile is greatly damaged, and in need of full-mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation to restore your smile’s health and appearance, CallVOGUE SMILES MELBOURNEat 9629 -7664 to schedule your FREE mini consult. 9629-7664 for your FREE Mini Cosmetic Dentistry Consult

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FULL MOUTH MAKEOVER

Your smile is a unique part of who you are. We have the advanced skills unique to allow us to completely restore and rehabilitate your mouth using cosmetic solutions such as porcelain veneers, bridges and crowns, dental implants and more.

We understand that while appearance may be your primary motive, you will not be satisfied unless your teeth are fully functional as well. A full mouth makeover combines the science and artistry of aesthetic dentistry to create smiles that are functionally sound, physically healthy, and visually appealing. Often better than the real thing, redesigning the smile you were born with is an exciting process.

If your smile is greatly damaged, and in need of full-mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation to restore your smile’s health and appearance, CallVOGUE SMILES MELBOURNEat 9629 -7664 to schedule your FREE mini consult. 9629-7664 for your FREE Mini Cosmetic Dentistry Consult

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FULL MOUTH RECONSTRUCTIONS & REHABILITATION FAQs

Is your smile seriously damaged or decayed? Do you believe it is beyond hope? We firmly believe that no one’s smile is beyond hope! Our experienced dentist can provide full-mouth reconstruction to treat advanced tooth decay, damaged or injured teeth, infected teeth, and chipped or cracked teeth, as well as to replace missing one or more teeth. Full-mouth reconstruction typically involves restoring or replacing many or all of the teeth in the mouth. Each full-mouth reconstruction is personalized to meet your specific dental needs and goals. We may recommend one or more of the following dental treatments as part of your full-mouth reconstruction:

  • Bridges
  • Crowns
  • Dental implants
  • Dentures and partials
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Orthodontics (braces or Invisalign® aligners)
  • Root canal treatment
  • Veneers

By using these high-quality treatments in combination, we can give you a healthier, more functional smile.

If your smile is greatly damaged, and in need of full-mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation to restore your smile’s health and appearance, Call VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNEat 9629 -7664 to schedule your FREE mini consult.

 

Full mouth reconstruction is a dental treatment that can restore your smile if it has been severely injured, damaged, or decayed. Full mouth reconstruction often involves restoring many or all of the teeth in the mouth. Depending on your specific dental needs, can include several types of dental treatments, including:

  • Dental bonding
  • Dental bridges
  • Dental bridges
  • Dental fillings
  • Dental implants
  • Dental inlays or onlays
  • Dental veneers
  • Dentures (complete or partial)
  • Periodontal (gum) treatment
  • Root canal treatment
  • Tooth extraction

During your personalized consultation with Dr Castro, we will help you determine which of our high-quality treatments are best suited to improving your smile. The goal of full mouth

reconstruction is to restore the health, function, and appearance of your smile. Our experienced dentists is pleased to provide full mouth reconstruction to help you achieve a healthier, more attractive smile.

You may benefit from full mouth reconstruction if your smile is affected by any of the following dental problems:

  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Cracked or fractured teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Periodontal disease (gum disease)
  • One or more missing teeth
  • Infection
  • Dental injury or trauma

If your smile is greatly damaged, and in need of full-mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation to restore your smile’s health and appearance, Call VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNEat 9629 -7664 to schedule your FREE mini consult.

 

A full-mouth reconstruction isn’t really a treatment itself, but rather an entire treatment plan that combines multiple procedures to help a patient address several dental issues at the same time. Each one is custom designed based on a patient’s unique needs, concerns, and goals. Because of this, the amount of time each reconstruction requires is different from patient to patient, but the end result is always a strong, beautiful, and functional smile someone will be able to enjoy for many years to come.

You may be a great candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction procedures if you have the following concerns:

  • Damaged teeth after gum disease
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Misaligned bite
  • Crooked or uneven teeth
  • Severe gum recession
  • Worn down teeth
  • Multiple missing teeth

Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedures and Treatments

  • Dental implants
  • Crowns
  • Bone grafting
  • Soft tissue grafts
  • Occlusal adjustment
  • Teeth whitening
  • Lumineers
  • Invisalign

If your smile is greatly damaged, and in need of full-mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation to restore your smile’s health and appearance, Call VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNEat 9629 -7664 to schedule your FREE mini consult.

 

If your mouth has experienced extensive damage due to years of neglect or physical trauma, our dentists may recommend a full-mouth reconstruction to help. Full-mouth reconstructions are used to repair damage caused by chips, cracks, fractures, tooth decay, gum disease, missing teeth, and infection. They often involve restoring much of, if not your entire, mouth. In addition to helping the individual teeth, reconstructions can also correct issues with the bite, ensuring the teeth line up properly when the mouth is closed. This can relieve stress and tension in the jaw that is often the source of chronic pain, stiffness, and migraines

If your smile is greatly damaged, and in need of full-mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation to restore your smile’s health and appearance, Call VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNEat 9629 -7664 to schedule your FREE mini consult.

 

Before you can receive a full-mouth reconstruction, our dentists will meet with you for a consultation. During this appointment, your teeth and mouth will be carefully examined, X-rays will be taken, and we will work with you to create a treatment plan to improve your smile and recover your oral health.

During your full-mouth reconstruction, our dentists may perform some (but not all) of the following treatments:

  • Dental bonding
  • Bridge placement
  • Crown placement
  • Filling placement
  • Dental implants
  • Inlays/onlays
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Full or partial Dentures
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Root canal therapy
  • Tooth extraction

If your smile is greatly damaged, and in need of full-mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation to restore your smile’s health and appearance, Call VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNEat 9629 -7664 to schedule your FREE mini consult.

 

  • Boosted Confidence:People with compromised teeth often think twice before smiling or speaking because they are embarrassed, but after a full-mouth reconstruction, we can give someone the confidence they need to live their life to the fullest.
  • Pain Relief:Pain due to toothaches, gum disease, and a misaligned bite can all be solved over the course of a full-mouth reconstruction. Replacing and rebuilding the teeth can also make chewing much more comfortable as well.
  • Protected Health:Countless scientific studies have shown that people with extensive dental issues are at a much higher risk of developing serious, full-body ailments as the years go by, including diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and even Alzheimer’s. By saving someone’s oral health, we can safeguard their overall health as well.

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If you’re tired of having to work around and hide your teeth every day, a full-mouth reconstruction may be exactly what you need to change that. With the help of our team, we’ll make sure the next time you greet a friend or take a bite of food, the absolute last thing on your mind will be your teeth. We’re ready to give you your smile back, and to learn more and schedule a consultation, contact us today.

If your smile is greatly damaged, and in need of full-mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation to restore your smile’s health and appearance, Call VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNEat 9629 -7664 to schedule your FREE mini consult.

 

Restorative dentistry addresses damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. The primary objective is repairing teeth and improving the bite for better function. Full mouth reconstruction can include two or more procedures, including:

  • Dental Implants: Crafted from surgical-grade titanium, dental implants are considered the superior teeth replacement option in dentistry today. These small posts are placed in the jawbone to replace the roots of missing teeth.
  • Dentures:For patients missing most or all of their teeth, dentures can be used to fill in the gaps. In addition to conventional dentures, implant-supported dentures provide optimal stability.
  • Dental Bridges: When a row of teeth is missing, a dental bridge can fill in the spaces, completing your smile. Implant-supported bridges can avoid compromising the structure of your natural teeth.
  • Dental Crowns:If a tooth has a cavity that is too extensive for a filling, a dental crown can restore the tooth to its normal shape and size. Crowns can also reinforce the structure of a weakened tooth.
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings:To repair mild or moderate decay, tooth-colored fillings can be placed. Preferred over traditional silver fillings by most patients, composite fillings provide an aesthetically pleasing result.
  • Inlays and Onlays:Sometimes, tooth decay is too extensive for a filling, but not severe enough to warrant a crown. In these cases, inlays and onlays can be used to repair damaged teeth.
  • Root Canal Therapy: If the internal structures of a tooth become infected, the bacteria can spread from the pulp to the roots. In these cases, root canal therapy can eradicate infection to save the tooth and keep bacteria from spreading to adjacent teeth.
  • Tooth Extractions: It is always preferable to save a natural tooth, but sometimes an extraction may be recommended.

Full mouth reconstruction, rehabilitation and restoration are terms often used interchangeably to describe the process of rebuilding or simultaneously restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws.

Full mouth reconstruction typically involves general or restorative dentists (performing procedures like crowns, bridges and veneers), and can incorporate dental specialists like periodontists (specializing in the gums), oral surgeons, orthodontists (specializing in tooth movements and positions) and endodontists (specializing in the tooth pulp).

The need for full mouth reconstruction may result from:

  • Teeth that have been lost due to decay or trauma.
  • Teeth that have been injured or fractured.
  • Teeth that have become severely worn as a result of long-term acid erosion (foods, beverages, acid reflux) or tooth grinding.
  • Ongoing complaints of jaw, muscle and headache pain requiring adjustments to the bite (occlusion).

If your smile is greatly damaged, and in need of full-mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation to restore your smile’s health and appearance, Call VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNEat 9629 -7664 to schedule your FREE mini consult.

 

If you think you need reconstruction, see your dentist for a comprehensive examination. Your dentist will examine your mouth to determine the extent of the problem and the treatment options that can be used to correct it. In particular, he or she will examine the condition of your:

  • Teeth:The condition of your teeth will determine what restorative procedures may be needed, such as porcelain veneers or full-coverage crowns, inlays or onlays, bridges or implants restored with a crown. In particular, your dentist will make note of any cavities and decay, tooth wear, cracks, short/long teeth, root canal issues and any tooth movement.
  • Periodontal (gum) tissues:If your gums are not healthy, you will most likely need scaling and root planing to treat periodontal disease. You may require more intensive treatments from a periodontist to ensure that your newly reconstructed teeth will have a solid foundation. Such treatments could involve soft tissue or bone grafts to build up your gums and underlying jaw bone. Your dentist will look for deep pockets, excessive or insufficient gum tissue, periodontal disease and bone density irregularities.
  • Temporomandibular joints, jaw muscles and occlusion: A stable bite – one in which you are not in pain when you close your mouth or chew and one that does not cause wear or destruction of your teeth – is important to your overall oral health. Occlusal changes need to be taken into consideration when your dentist plans your restorations. In fact, you may require orthodontics or some other type of treatment (night guard or bite reprogramming orthotic) to correct occlusion before additional restorative procedures can be performed.
  • Esthetics:The color, shape, size and proportion of your teeth, and how they appear in relation to your gums, lips, mouth, side profile and face, are also important factors in full mouth reconstruction.

The examination process requires records of your mouth, such as X-rays and photographs, impressions of your upper and lower teeth, models of your teeth that are made from the impressions and a model of your bite. Your dentist may also refer you to specialists (periodontist, orthodontist, oral surgeon) for a consultation in order to develop a treatment plan that is best for you.

Once your dentist has obtained all information relevant to your case, he or she will develop a comprehensive, step-by-step treatment plan to correct all of the problems in your mouth and complete your reconstruction. If you do not understand the procedure being described to you, ask for a detailed written description of the proposed treatment plan so you can review it. This can be helpful if you want to get a second opinion. Be sure you understand the risks and benefits of the recommended procedures and treatments.

If your smile is greatly damaged, and in need of full-mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation to restore your smile’s health and appearance, Call VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNEat 9629 -7664 to schedule your FREE mini consult.

 

Only your dentist and the team of specialists working on your full mouth reconstruction can determine what procedures are needed for your specific case. Other treatments may also be available, so ask your dentist about all possible procedures that might be required for your case and under what circumstances.

Most reconstructions involve multiple phases and office visits. It is not unreasonable to expect treatment to take 12 months or more, depending on your situation. The following procedures may be involved, depending on your needs:

  • Prophylactic teeth cleaning and periodontal care
  • Crown lengthening to expose healthy, sound tooth structure for possible crowns or bridges
  • Orthognathic surgery to reposition the jaw.
  • Contouring of the gum tissue to create balance and harmony in your smile.
  • Preparation (reduction) of your natural tooth structure so crowns, bridges or veneers can be placed.
  • Placement of temporary restorations so you can become accustomed to your new teeth and the feel of your new mouth or bite alignment.
  • Placement of permanent restorations, such as crowns, veneers, inlays/onlays or bridges, made from ceramic, ceramic supported by metal or a combination of both.
  • Orthodontics (braces) in order to move your teeth into the optimal position for reconstruction.
  • Implant placement and restoration to replace missing teeth and/or anchor bridge restorations.
  • Bone or soft tissue grafting to enhance the stability of your teeth, proposed implants and/or other restorations.

If your smile is greatly damaged, and in need of full-mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation to restore your smile’s health and appearance, Call VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNEat 9629 -7664 to schedule your FREE mini consult.

 

How does full mouth reconstruction differ from smile makeover? A smile makeover is something that you elect to have performed, while a full mouth reconstruction is something that you need.

As the makers of dental materials respond to increasing consumer demands for beautiful, natural-looking dentistry, it is becoming hard to draw a line between purely “cosmetic” (such as elective) dentistry and “restorative” (necessary) dentistry. For example, it is now possible for your dentist to treat tooth decay with a tooth-like filling material that looks natural.

If you need reconstruction, the materials available today make it possible for your dentist to provide you with durable, functional and clinically sound treatments that also look natural.
It is also important to note that a smile makeover – though performed primarily to improve the esthetic appearance of the smile – requires the use of clinically proven dental materials and treatment techniques, as well as exceptional knowledge, training and skill on the part of the dentist. Many of the same techniques and equipment used for full mouth reconstruction are also used to ensure the success and long-term stability of smile makeover treatments.

If your smile is greatly damaged, and in need of full-mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation to restore your smile’s health and appearance, Call VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNEat 9629 -7664 to schedule your FREE mini consult.

 

The exact cost of your treatment will depend on the exact procedures performed, as well as the dental materials and techniques used. After you meet with our team, we can give you an exact estimate of your treatment cost.

But to give you an idea, most full mouth reconstruction cases involve all teeth in the mouth, but every case is unique and depends on your clinical situation. The approximate cost (at a minimum) could be about $400 to $1,500 per tooth. That figure does not include any charges for oral surgery, crown lengthening, periodontal treatments, etc. It is not unreasonable to expect a reconstruction to cost approximately from $10,000 to $45,000 or more.

Your insurance may cover a portion or all of your full mouth reconstruction depending on the exact details of your plan. This will also depend on your diagnosis and the treatment plan your dentist has developed, as well as your dental insurance coverage. Third-party financing may be available through your dentist’s office to assist you in making affordable monthly payments.

If your smile is greatly damaged, and in need of full-mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation to restore your smile’s health and appearance, Call VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNEat 9629 -7664 to schedule your FREE mini consult.

 

Full mouth reconstruction involves a combination of cosmetic and restorative dental treatments that are undertaken together within a customized treatment plan.

These treatments can help first realign your bite and then repair the damage caused by excessive tooth wear. Taking care of your jaw alignment problems can improve the function of your mouth, and may improve your appearance.

Dental procedures such as crowns, implants, bridges, and orthodontic treatment are used in conjunction with bite alignment treatments like orthotics and TMJ disorder treatment to restore your bite’s balance and help keep it in its optimal alignment over the long term.

Depending on the extent of treatment, full mouth reconstruction may be performed in stages or all at once. Your full mouth reconstruction may include two or more of the following:

Dental crowns or caps placed over teeth to restore normal health and function. Crowns are crafted using porcelain or similar materials to blend in seamlessly with natural teeth.

Dental bridges to close the gap left by a missing tooth. Bridges consist of an artificial tooth (pontic) supported or “anchored” by the adjacent teeth.

Dentures to restore all teeth in the upper arch, lower arch or both. Dentures can be supported by implants for increased stability and support.

Dental implants to replace one or several missing teeth. Implants consist of three parts: a titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone, an abutment and a dental restoration. Dental implants can be used to anchor dental crowns, bridges or dentures.

Gum therapy, including gum surgery, laser gum therapy and gum recontouring, to treat various stages of gum (periodontal) diseases.

Orthodontic treatment to straighten misaligned teeth or correct bite problems. Dental Health Associates offers traditional orthodontics (i.e., metal brackets) and modern orthodontics (e.g., Invisalign™). Depending on the specific treatment and degree of correction needed, treatment can last from several months to two years.

If your smile is greatly damaged, and in need of full-mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation to restore your smile’s health and appearance, Call VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNEat 9629 -7664 to schedule your FREE mini consult.

 

No. Your full mouth reconstruction plan will be unique to your needs and goals. Our dentists will work closely with you to determine the exact details of your plan to ensure it aligns with your needs and goals.

Rehabilitating teeth and gums with full mouth reconstruction offers a number of benefits. First, it restores your oral health and minimizes the risk of serious dental problems brought on by decayed gums, teeth and/or missing teeth. By rebuilding teeth or correcting misalignment issues, the bite is strengthened, making chewing and eating easier.

In addition to health and functional benefits, full mouth reconstruction also offers cosmetic benefits. The procedure can straighten crooked teeth and replace missing teeth for a complete and harmonious smile.

If your smile is greatly damaged, and in need of full-mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation to restore your smile’s health and appearance, Call VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNEat 9629 -7664 to schedule your FREE mini consult.

 

Your dental restorations can be made of several materials, such as metal alloy, gold, composite resin and porcelain. Each material has advantages and disadvantages, which we can discuss with you in detail during an in-person appointment.

If your smile is greatly damaged, and in need of full-mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation to restore your smile’s health and appearance, Call VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNEat 9629 -7664 to schedule your FREE mini consult.

 

Most full mouth reconstructions involve several stages over the course of weeks or months. We can provide you with a specific timeline upon meeting with you and determining the exact procedures and treatments you need.

If your smile is greatly damaged, and in need of full-mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation to restore your smile’s health and appearance, Call VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNEat 9629 -7664 to schedule your FREE mini consult.

 

If you are nervous or anxious about receiving dental treatment, or if you have a difficult time sitting in the dental chair for a long period of time, sedation dentistry techniques are available. Sedation techniques can be used during almost any type of dental procedure and are effective in putting patients at ease during treatment. Speak to our team to learn more about sedation dentistry.

For more information about full mouth reconstruction, please contact the team at Dental Health Associates and request a consultation.

If your smile is greatly damaged, and in need of full-mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation to restore your smile’s health and appearance, Call VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNEat 9629 -7664 to schedule your FREE mini consult.

 

Tooth loss is a big deal. While losing one or two teeth is bad enough, losing an entire arch, or even a whole mouth of teeth is a serious issue. You rely on your teeth for biting and chewing, two functions which are not only important for eating but your digestion and your overall nutrition as well. Your teeth control airflow when you speak, making it possible for you to communicate effectively with those around you. Your teeth also provide you with a beautiful, confident smile. When you lose all of your teeth, all of these functions and more are affected. We can help with full mouth restorations.

Effects of Missing Teeth

Losing your teeth has many effects on your life:

    • Your smile deteriorates. The teeth are a big component of your smile. Without them, it suffers. As a result, your confidence can plummet as well.
    • It becomes difficult to eat most of your favorite foods. You may become limited to only eating soft foods.
    • Your digestion is affected. Because foods are not properly broken down by the teeth, the body has a harder time accessing and absorbing essential nutrients. This can have a significant impact on your nutrition.
    • Your speech suffers. You have difficulty talking, and others have a hard time understanding you.
    • Your jawbone begins to change shape.
    • Your face loses support, which leads to sagging skin, sunken facial features, and wrinkles.

Traditional Full Dentures

Traditionally, missing teeth have been replaced with full dentures. Full dentures are a removable prosthesis that consists of acrylic resin teeth that are set firmly into a gum colored acrylic base. Your dentures are designed from impressions of your mouth. The base is made to sit directly on your gums, relying on the tissue for support.

While dentures have come a long way in recent years, looking more natural and feeling less bulky, they still do have some major disadvantages. They require additional care. They can slip out of place. They also cannot stop bone loss in the jaw, which means that your jaw continues to change shape. Because your dentures do not change with your jaw, it becomes necessary to have them replaced every few years.

Replacement With Dental Implants

Dental implants are a more modern treatment for replacing missing teeth. They can be used to replace any number of missing teeth, including an entire mouth. This treatment uses small titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. The bone fuses to the posts as you heal, stabilizing them in the jaw. The posts are then used to provide support for your replacement teeth.

A typical restoration for a single arch uses 6 to 8 posts implanted into the jawbone to support all of your new teeth. However, the posts rely on sufficient bone mass for success. Without it, implants can fail. This used to mean that a bone graft, another surgical procedure, would be needed. Today, however, a full arch of missing teeth without sufficient bone mass may be a candidate for the All-on-4® Treatment Concept. This treatment uses only 4 posts to support your teeth, and these posts are placed strategically within your jaw so that they can make maximum contact with the bone you do have left.

Replacing your missing teeth is essential for restoring their functions as well as your overall quality of life. Schedule your consultation and learn what option is best for you.

If your smile is greatly damaged, and in need of full-mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation to restore your smile’s health and appearance, Call VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNEat 9629 -7664 to schedule your FREE mini consult.

 

Smiles can be damaged. Sometimes the culprits are tooth decay and gum disease. Other times accidents and injuries occur that ruin the natural beauty of your teeth. Many times, the effects of a less than perfect smile can be physically and emotionally devastating.

We are here to help bring back your confidence and restore the natural beauty of your smile. With our complimentary consultation, we will be able to evaluate your mouth and offer different options to reconstruct the smile you had or have always wanted.

During this visit, we will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and soft tissue. He will closely look at your bite and the alignment of your teeth. Additionally, we will take X-Rays and check for oral cancer. Next we will ask you a series of questions, which will allow us to get a better understanding of your oral goals and areas where you would like repaired.

Dr. Castro is a very caring dentist that understands that you may have some apprehensions about full mouth reconstruction. That is why she is more than happy to answer any of your questions in full detail.

Dr Castro is going perform a comprehensive dental exam to determine if you are a good candidate for full mouth reconstruction. The exam will focus on:

    • Condition of your teeth: Any cavities, decay, cracks, root canal issues, missing teeth, loose teeth, and short or long teeth will need to be addressed with procedures such as crowns, bridges, implants, inlays, onlays, or even veneers. You may be referred to other specialists for some of these procedures.
    • Periodontal issues: If there is any indication of gum disease, you might need to visit a periodontist for gum disease treatment. If your gums are not in good health, a non-surgical scaling and root planing procedure or more intensive treatments such as periodontal surgery may be necessary. Your team of oral professionals will need to prepare your teeth and gums for the reconstruction phases.
    • Your teeth are discolored or not shaped correctly. Crowns can be shaded and shaped to any specifications, which offers an excellent means of creating a bright, uniform smile.
    • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) functioning: We will determine the state of your bite and whether or not chewing and daily activities are interfering with the health of your teeth. Your occlusion, or the way in which your teeth fit together, as well as the overall health of your jaw joints will need to be reviewed before undergoing any type of reconstructive procedure.
    • Esthetics: Dr Castro will take a closer look at the overall appearance of your teeth and evaluate their size and proportions. If you have large spaces due to tooth loss, we will discuss ways to replace missing teeth to improve your smile. We will also evaluate how your teeth look in relation to your gums, lips, mouth, and overall facial structure.

If your smile is greatly damaged, and in need of full-mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation to restore your smile’s health and appearance, Call VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNEat 9629 -7664 to schedule your FREE mini consult.

 

Today a healthy and beautiful smile is more important than ever, which is why many people are turning to cosmetic dentistry. While many people wish to perfect their smile, sometimes the cost of this treatment can be a big worry. The great news is that reasonably priced options are available today and payment options also make it easier than ever to enjoy a great smile. If you’re worried about cosmetic dentistry prices, here is a closer look at.

Many different factors can influence what you pay to have cosmetic dentistry procedures completed. One big factor happens to be the type of treatment that you choose. If the treatment needed is limited, the price will be fairly low. However, if more extensive treatment is needed, cosmetic dentistry prices can quickly increase based upon the specific treatment needed.

When people choose to have cosmetic procedures done on their teeth, they often forget to figure in the laboratory charges when figuring the approximate cost of treatment. Certain procedures may require some work in a laboratory, which will result in charges from the laboratory. While some dentists include this amount in the total cost, sometimes these charges may be separate. If you’re trying to figure out the overall cost of your cosmetic treatment, don’t forget about possible laboratory charges.

In some cases, additional surgery may be needed for those undergoing cosmetic dentistry procedures. For example, those who decide on dental implants may require additional surgery to get the implant site prepared. Preoperative and postoperative surgical procedures are sometimes needed and can increase the overall cost of the cosmetic treatment needed.

Now that you understand some of the factors that can affect cosmetic dentistry costs you may be wondering how much certain procedures will cost you. While the end cost can vary, here is a look at the estimated cost for certain procedures.

Dentistry not ‘black and white’.

Unfortunately in dentistry, more than in medicine, things are not absolutely black and white. So there are a lot of shades of grey and it depends very much on the dentist’s personal experience, expertise and training.”

The patient’s own level of expectations and perfectionism, medical and dental history, oral hygiene status as well as their likelihood to follow a treatment plan can also influence the dentist’s decisions.

Dentist are not basically trying to tell you something different to make more money, but they have different ideas, different trainings. And they see things differently. And it’s extremely variable.

If you want to know the cost of a smile makeover, it makes sense to go to the dentists who know how to do it correctly and who can actually create a beautiful smile. Why get a smile makeover in the first place if the result is going to be a mediocre smile?

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Today a healthy and beautiful smile is more important than ever, which is why many people are turning to cosmetic dentistry. While many people wish to perfect their smile, sometimes the cost of this treatment can be a big worry. The great news is that reasonably priced options are available today and payment options also make it easier than ever to enjoy a great smile. If you’re worried about cosmetic dentistry prices, here is a closer look at.

Many different factors can influence what you pay to have cosmetic dentistry procedures completed. One big factor happens to be the type of treatment that you choose. If the treatment needed is limited, the price will be fairly low. However, if more extensive treatment is needed, cosmetic dentistry prices can quickly increase based upon the specific treatment needed.

When people choose to have cosmetic procedures done on their teeth, they often forget to figure in the laboratory charges when figuring the approximate cost of treatment. Certain procedures may require some work in a laboratory, which will result in charges from the laboratory. While some dentists include this amount in the total cost, sometimes these charges may be separate. If you’re trying to figure out the overall cost of your cosmetic treatment, don’t forget about possible laboratory charges.

In some cases, additional surgery may be needed for those undergoing cosmetic dentistry procedures. For example, those who decide on dental implants may require additional surgery to get the implant site prepared. Preoperative and postoperative surgical procedures are sometimes needed and can increase the overall cost of the cosmetic treatment needed.

Now that you understand some of the factors that can affect cosmetic dentistry costs you may be wondering how much certain procedures will cost you. While the end cost can vary, here is a look at the estimated cost for certain procedures.

Dentistry not ‘black and white’.

Unfortunately in dentistry, more than in medicine, things are not absolutely black and white. So there are a lot of shades of grey and it depends very much on the dentist’s personal experience, expertise and training.”

Do you need major dental work but have no idea how you’re going to pay for it? You could qualify for the Early Release of Superannuation (ERS), which has been established to provide you with access to your funds when you need them most.

Instead of waiting until you are 65 years old, you are able to access your funds immediately, regardless of you are in your 20s or your 40s. That’s why requesting an early release of superannuation for dental treatment can provide enormous financial relief, especially if you have limited private health cover.

How does early Release of Superannuation (ERS) work?

The early access to superannuation funds has been designed to allow you to receive essential dental treatment that is paid for by funds that belong to you.

However, you should note that you need to meet select criteria to apply for the early release of funds. This option should also be a last resort and one taken after all other considerations have been exhausted. Speaking to a financial counsellor before you go ahead is a good idea.

How can I apply for Early Release of Superannuation (ERS)?

First, you need to establish if you are eligible to access the funds. Depending on the superannuation fund you are with, you are allowed access to a lump sum to pay out-of-pocket expenses for dental treatment for yourself or your dependents.

The specific requirements for applying for early access based on compassionate grounds include:

  • Meeting the needs of dental treatment that falls under any of the following conditions:
  • Life-threatening
  • Producing acute or chronic pain
  • Reduces dignity or quality of life
  • You do not have the financial means to pay for the required treatment.
  • A report needs to be completed by a dental practitioner that is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency.

How does a dental ERS application work?

Australian Tax Office (ATO) has strict rules for what qualifies as a treatment you can finance through ERS. Here’s how the procedure usually begins:

1. Get a Dental assessment.

2. At our practice, we present you with a comprehensive treatment plan backed by scans, photographs and video of your dental condition.

3. Your plan lets you know exactly what we think needs to be done and why, and then gives the item number and cost for each.

4. We discuss options for how to proceed. You can apply for ERS to pay for treatments for yourself, your partner or your children.

5. Your application for funding must cover the entire cost of the procedure, so it is important you have enough funds to cover the cost of treatment.

Qualifying for ERS for dental

Your superannuation is there to help protect your quality of life in retirement. Accessing it before that time is strictly regulated of course. However, for cases where your quality of life will be lower if you don’t access those funds, the government makes allowances.

It must be justified on medical grounds. If your teeth aren’t fit for purpose – if you can’t chew and can’t eat – that is good grounds for an ERS application.

Cosmetic veneers and things like that are not really an option. But if you need the porcelain to adjust your bite, that’s different. So, it really depends on your circumstances. All-on-4 is probably the most common treatment which people have been funding via the super route, that is when you need all your teeth replacing because they are terminal so this certainly fits the criteria.”

How long do I have to wait?

The application process to access your super usually takes a few days to get together, then an estimated 10 to 14 working days for assessment.

Are there limitations on the amount of dental superannuation I can withdraw?

In a word, no! There are no restrictions on how much super you can withdraw. You are eligible to withdraw the amount required for your treatment, however large or small an amount it may be.

I don’t have sufficient super – Can I access another account?

Absolutely! If you don’t have sufficient superannuation left to cover the cost of your treatment it is possible to access the superannuation of your partner, spouse or other dependants as you see fit.

Dental superannuation – What it covers?

Early release of your superannuation can cover a wide range of surgical dental treatments including…

Orthodontics

Dental implants

General dentistry

Endodontic therapy

Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Crowns

How much tax do you pay on early release of super?

There are no special tax rates for a super withdrawal because of severe financial hardship. It is paid and taxed as a normal super lump sum. If you are under 60 years old, this is generally taxed between 17% and 22%. If you are older than 60 years old, you will not be taxed.

FOR MORE INFO

How do i access my super for dental? https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/super/withdrawing-and-using-your-super/early-access-to-your-super/

Can you access super for dental? https://accessmysuper.com.au/dental-funding/

When can I access my super? All conditions of release explained https://www.superguide.com.au/how-super-works/access-super-all-conditions-of-release
Early access to your super https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/super/withdrawing-and-using-your-super/early-access-to-your-super/

Dental Treatment Funding – Access My Super https://accessmysuper.com.au/about-us/
APPLY FOR EARLY RELEASE OF SUPERANNUATION ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS https://ndh.org.au/debt-solutions/access-superannuation/apply-for-early-release-of-superannuation-on-compa/

Super withdrawal options
https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Super/Withdrawing-and-using-your-super/Super-withdrawal-options/

Early access on compassionate grounds https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Super/In-detail/Withdrawing-and-using-your-super/Early-access-on-compassionate-grounds/

Early Release of Super for Dental Health https://mysupercare.com.au/our-services/dental/
Using my super for dental work ato – https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/super/withdrawing-and-using-your-super/early-access-to-your-super/

SUPERCARE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo7Ymn3M54w&feature=emb_logo

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If you’ve been considering a smile makeover, be prepared to do a little homework before you find a cosmetic dentist. Cosmetic dentistry is not a recognized specialty, so any dentist can call himself or herself a cosmetic dentist. It is important to take some time researching candidates before you make a decision, so that you feel confident you are getting the best treatment and will achieve the best possible results.

HOW TO CHOOSE A COSMETIC DENTIST

There are numerous criteria upon which you can select a cosmetic dentist. For some patients, it comes down to convenience and cost. Take caution when choosing the cheapest cosmetic dentist. Cosmetic dentistry is like fine art. It requires time and skill and generally costs more than general dentistry. Most dentists, however, will work with you to find the best treatment options in your budget and present financing options where needed.

GUIDE TO HELP YOU FIND A COSMETIC DENTIST

Ask For Referrals

Talk to people you know who have had cosmetic dentistry. Personal referrals from friends and family are often the best way to find a cosmetic dentist. You can also ask other dentists including your general dentist. Read online reviews for dentists in your area to find out which ones get the highest ratings.

Ask About Continuing Education

Very few dental schools provide general education in cosmetic dentistry. Therefore, it is essential that a dentist pursue post-graduate training in cosmetic dentistry to master the principles. There are numerous, well-respected cosmetic dentistry education programs.

Find Out How Much Time is Devoted to Cosmetic Dentistry

In addition to education and hands-on training, it is important to know how many years of experience a dentist has practicing cosmetic dentistry. Also, ask the dentist how much of his or her practice is devoted to cosmetic dentistry. While there is no specialty in cosmetic dentistry, those who strive to be the best in their field see a significant volume of patients for cosmetic and restorative dental treatments.

Ask to See Before-and-After Photos

Just as an artist would showcase masterpieces in a gallery, a skilled cosmetic dentist will show off their best work. Ask to see examples of cosmetic dental work. Many dentists also post before-and-after photos in online Smile Galleries. Be aware that retouched photos and stock before-and-afters do exist. If you have concerns, ask the dentist to provide you with a few referral patients that you can personally call.

Take Time During the Consultation

Don’t rush through the consultation. Take time to clearly explain your objections and listen to the dentist’s recommendations. Communication is extremely important in cosmetic dentistry to achieve the best possible results.

Make Sure You’re Comfortable

But what it all comes down to is how comfortable do you feel in the practice. If the dentist and staff make you feel comfortable and well cared for, you’re sure to have a great experience.

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With the constantly rising costs of healthcare, many people are making difficult decisions about their health, including sometimes forgoing routine preventive care as a way to save money. This includes dental care, which can result in patients requiring even more expensive and complicated emergency care down the road.

One way that many people are choosing to save money on costly dental treatments is by travelling abroad to have the work done for less. Medical and dental tourism — patients travelling to other countries for cheaper medical or dental care — has occurred throughout history, and today it’s as popular as ever. An entire industry revolves around connecting patients with care in other countries. However, patients should consider several important questions before taking a trip to a foreign country for any kind of dental treatment: Do the cost savings outweigh the risks of entrusting a dentist in another country with their oral health?

What are the risks?

Dentistry, whether provided at home or abroad, is never risk-free. You might pay top dollar to see the best provider and still have something go wrong.

The Australian Dental Association advocates for patients to reconsider mixing holidays abroad with their oral health care. The association says the standards of dentistry overseas aren’t as good as in Australia and there could be issues with cleanliness and infection risk.

While there are no strong population-based studies that prove overseas dental treatment leads to poor outcomes, case studies do exist. These have shown lack of accountability and regulation are the main issues with dental tourism, particularly when complications arise.

Education, training and practice philosophies of overseas-trained dentists might be different to those of Australian-trained dentists. Dental education systems in a few major tourist destinations in Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent are facing several challenges in terms of rapid privatisation, quality and regulation.

On the other side on the coin, Australia has also had reported cases of poor infection control practices.

Things to consider

Whether you choose to have dental treatment overseas or in Australia, here are some things to consider:

Have you had enough time to think about your treatment? If you have a plane to catch and a tight schedule, you need to be wary about being pressured into committing to treatments before you feel ready. Holidays come and go but the effects of dental treatment stick around for a lot longer.

Have you been able to ask questions? Most dentists are really good at telling patients about treatments and different options. If you don’t feel you can ask questions, or that you are getting answers that satisfy your needs, you should be able to have a second opinion. Don’t be afraid to ask for one.

What happens if things don’t work out? Dentistry is as much of an art as it is a science. No matter how skilled your dentist, sometimes things don’t go to plan or are more complex than first thought. It usually isn’t too much of a problem to put things right, but if you need to see a dentist again, is this going to be difficult?

How to save money on dental treatments

If something goes wrong on your dental holiday, the cost of repeating your dental treatment in Australia along with any corrective work needed could end up costing more than it would have originally, not to mention the risk of pain, infection and permanent damage to teeth. Before flying abroad for a dental treatment, you should find out if you can access affordable dental care at your local clinic.

Final note to consider before choosing dental tourism

If you think dental tourism is for you then make sure you do your research- thoroughly. Don’t rely solely on PR and Marketing- it’s easy for companies to create glamorous websites and claim success. Ask around. Find dental tourism patient testimonials.
Also, don’t assume that one person’s dental tourism experience will be the same for you. For comparison purposes, try and find people who have had the exact same procedure you’re looking for.

READ MORE:

Dental Tourism https://www.dentalguideaustralia.com/guide-to-dental-tourism/

Dental Tourism: 5 Risks Of Traveling For A Dental Procedure https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/basics/dental-visits/dental-tourism–5-risks-of-traveling-for-a-dental-procedure-1

Dangers and risks of dental tourism https://www.dental-abroad.com/dangers-and-risks-of-dental-tourism-21.html

Dental tourism: Things to consider before going that extra mile for your smile https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-25/dental-tourism-overseas-dentist-cost-of-dentistry-thailand-india/10427136

Dental tourism: 6 questions to ask before you go overseas for dental work https://www.considerable.com/health/dental-care/dental-tourism/

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