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What can I expect after root canal treatment?

Dr Ian Aitken

Root canal therapy, or root canal treatment, is treatment of the inside of the tooth. This specialised treatment is best performed by an endodontist, or root canal specialist. Read more…

This entry was posted on Aug 28, 2015 by Dr Ian Aitken


Dental implants or root canal treatment – what’s the better solution?

Dr Gregory Tilley

As an endodontist, I am a dental specialistresponsible for root canal (or endodontic) treatment. We endodontists are often faced with the dilemma of deciding whether a damaged or diseased tooth is worth saving with root canal treatment together with a restoration such as an onlay or crown, or if it would be better to extract and replace it with an implant. Read more…

This entry was posted on Aug 4, 2015 by Dr Gregory Tilley


Why is root canal therapy necessary?

Dr Artika Soma

The simple answer to the question “Why is root canal therapy necessary?” is that it saves your tooth! But to fully understand that answer there are five more basic questions worth asking. Read more…

This entry was posted on Jul 7, 2015 by Dr Artika Soma


Why should I choose a Black Diamond Invisalign provider and can I expect to pay additional costs?

Invisalign can be used to successfully treat a wide range of orthodontic problems, including crooked, crowded or spaced teeth. And in some instances, more complex cases such as overbites, under-bites and even cross-bites. Smile Solutions, as Australia’s largest provider of Invisalign, has recently been awarded as the country’s only Black Diamond Invisalign Provider. Read more…

This entry was posted on Jun 16, 2015 by Smile Solutions


What are my options for wisdom tooth removal?

If it’s time for a pesky wisdom tooth to be removed, you’ve probably been presented with a range of options to have them out. Read more…

This entry was posted on Jun 2, 2015 by Smile Solutions


I need a root canal. How can a specialist endodontist help me?

Endodontists are specialists in diagnosing and treating the pain caused from toothaches, damaged or diseased teeth. This type of pain can often be difficult to pinpoint because of the large amount of nerves in the mouth, and can sometimes be felt in another tooth, the head, neck or ear. Read more…

This entry was posted on Apr 28, 2015 by Smile Solutions


Set your smile free with a free consultation with a specialist Orthodontist

If you’d like straighter teeth, but aren’t really interested in braces, Invisalign clear aligners could be for you. Invisalign is virtually undetectable by others and provides discreet orthodontic treatment while achieving great results. Your new smile starts with a free consultation. Read more…

This entry was posted on Mar 25, 2015 by Smile Solutions


Why might I need to see an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, and what sorts of costs will be involved?

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a specialty that combines dental, medical, and surgical knowledge and skills. It involves the diagnosis, surgery and treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving the mouth, gums, teeth and jaws – including how they function and how they look. Read more…

This entry was posted on Mar 20, 2015 by Smile Solutions


I need a smile makeover. What’s involved?

Dr Peter Henderson

At Smile Solutions, I see many people seeking a “smile makeover” – men, women, people in their 20s up to their 60s and beyond. Their needs cover a wide spectrum. Some start from a moderately pleasing base, while many others come in with snaggly, worn-down or intensely discoloured teeth. Read more…

This entry was posted on Jan 20, 2015 by Dr Peter Henderson


Is Invisalign right for me, and what kind of costs are involved?

More and more, adults are turning to Invisalign as a flexible orthodontic solution to their crooked teeth. Invisalign treatment comprises of a series of clear aligners that are individually made for your orthodontic requirements. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Read more…

This entry was posted on Feb 3, 2015 by Smile Solutions


Can I change the shape of my teeth with porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers can be used to change the size, shape or colour of teeth. They’re thin custom-made shells which are bonded to the front of teeth. They work best for people with heavily restored or broken-down teeth or those with extreme staining, but will need to be replaced on average every eight to 12 years at considerable cost.” Read more…

This entry was posted on Dec 18, 2014 by Smile Solutions


How will my cracked tooth be treated and what can I expect to pay?

Dr Anthony O’Rourke

Cracked teeth are a problem that many dentists deal with on a daily basis. Here at Smile Solutions we can advise you on how to avoid a cracked tooth or, should you have already had the misfortune, we can treat your cracked tooth with a favourable outcome. Read more…

This entry was posted on Jul 25, 2014 by Dr Anthony O’Rourke


What costs are involved with wisdom teeth removal?

Dr Kia Pajouhesh

When it comes to having your wisdom teeth removed, this relatively commonplace procedure can be as simple as a conventional tooth extraction or as complex as a surgical extraction requiring bone removal and sectioning of the tooth crown and root to allow its complete removal. Read more…

This entry was posted on Jul 21, 2014 by Dr Kia Pajouhesh


I am in my late 60s. How can I keep my teeth in top condition now that I am older and how much will this cost me to maintain?

Dr Fallon Vincent

Maintaining quality of life is an integral part of the ageing process. From a dental perspective, this means continuing to look after our oral health by controlling oral diseases and restoring or replacing any lost or damaged teeth. Read more…

This entry was posted on Jul 16, 2014 by Dr Fallon Vincent


I need to see a dental specialist: What are my options & what can I expect to pay?

Dr Kia Pajouhesh

I’ve been having a tough time deciding who to see for some complex dentistry. My dentist told me I should see a specialist. He has suggested someone, but I wanted to know what my options were and I want to make sure I see the right specialist. It’s worth visiting this useful resource – dentalcosts.com.au. Read more…

This entry was posted on Jul 07, 2014 by Dr Kia Pajouhesh


Porcelain fillings and composite fillings: What are the differences and what costs are involved?

Dr Thorsten Dannheimer

One of the most common misconceptions we find in dentistry is that many people think all white fillings are the same. This is far from the truth. There are fundamentally two different types of white fillings – porcelain and resin. We often compare the difference between porcelain fillings and resin fillings like the difference between Read more…

This entry was posted on Jun 23, 2014 by Dr Thorsten Dannheimer


The real cost of replacing West Coast midfielder Elliot Yeo’s two front teeth

Dr Kia Pajouhesh

As a dental practitioner, I was nothing less than horrified and disappointed to read the article by Sam Landsberger published in the Herald Sun on 26 May 2014. The notion that West Coast midfielder Elliot Yeo was to foot a $70,000 lifetime bill for the repair or replacement of his traumatised two front teeth was, Read more…

This entry was posted on Jun 05, 2014 by Dr Kia Pajouhesh


What is sleep dentistry and what can I expect to pay for this procedure?

Dr Kristina Cakarovski

There is a new buzz in the world of dentistry and it’s dubbed ‘sleep dentistry’. Sleep dentistry, or more correctly sedation dentistry, is a comfortable way of undergoing dental treatment while under sedation. Dr Kristina Cakarovski explains the procedure further. When do patients typically require sleep dentistry? A patient might ask for this therapy if they are Read more…

This entry was posted on May 23, 2014 by Dr Kristina Cakarovski


Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants: What are the costs?
Dr Rory Nolan

Dental implants can provide you with a truly functional and aesthetic alternative to missing or irreparably damaged teeth. In years gone by, patients with many missing teeth have had no option but to wear dentures, but thankfully dental implants have saved us from that. Dr Rory Nolan sheds some light on this procedure. What should Read more…

This entry was posted on May 14, 2014 by Dr Rory Nolan


What are the relative advantages and disadvantages of conventional braces, lingual braces and Invisalign and which are more cost-effective?

Dr Stephanie Tang

Patients often ask me to outline for them the advantages and disadvantages of the most common orthodontic appliances. Every appliance works slightly differently, and the best type of treatment must be individually prescribed. What are the advantages/disadvantages of conventional braces? Conventional braces, or “labial” braces (fixed to the “cheek” side – or outside – of the Read more…

This entry was posted on May 08, 2014 by Dr Stephanie Tang


What do porcelain veneers cost?

Dr Peter Henderson

The cost of porcelain veneers in Melbourne varies according to individual cases and particular circumstances. Here’s a guide to how this treatment is approached and costed at Smile Solutions. First, we must ascertain that any teeth to be restored are healthy inside and have healthy roots. One or more X-rays will be taken, which for Read more…

This entry was posted on Apr 28, 2014 by Dr Peter Henderson


What does root canal treatment involve and how much does it cost?

Dr Artika Soma

Every tooth consists of at least one root, a nerve inside that root, and the tooth structure visible above the gum line. An infection in the nerve (or pulp) of a tooth is a painful condition that cannot be treated with antibiotics. If left untreated, it can spread to the jaw bone and cause potentially Read more…

This entry was posted on Mar 13, 2014 by Dr Artika Soma


Questions often asked about sleep dentistry & what you can expect to pay

Dr Benjamin Scott

Why sedation? People are often a little apprehensive when they visit their dentist – and while most people overcome this fear, many do not. Dental phobia is extremely common but it no longer needs to be a barrier to dental treatment. Sedation dentistry, often misleadingly called “sleep dentistry”, makes patients feel more relaxed and at Read more…

This entry was posted on Jan 29, 2014 by Dr Benjamin Scott


What costs should I expect to pay for Invisalign treatment, and why?

Dr David Austin

There are two main components in the cost of Invisalign treatment, and both will vary according to your own needs and expectations. First there is the experience of your treating clinician. Understandably, you will pay a lot less – 25% to 35% less in most cases – to be treated by a general dentist with one day’s Read more…

This entry was posted on Nov 04, 2013 by Dr David Austin