- Your Practice offers ‘Gap Free’ check-up and cleaning, what does this offer include? Does this apply a minimum charge?
This offer is inclusive of the following treatments ONLY: a comprehensive oral exam, x-rays, scaling, fluoride treatments and oral hygiene instruction. A minimum charge of $150 is applicable for private health fund holders. Thus patients may be required to pay additionally on top of their benefit.
- Do you accept the Childcare Dental Benefit Schedule?
Yes, as of January 1st 2014, the CDBS commenced providing children aged 2-17, access to basic dental services. At Grace Dental we bulk bill the Childcare Dental Benefit Schedule. If you are unaware of your child’s eligibility, we are more than happy to check it for you.
- How much do you charge for the non-health fund holders for general check-up and cleaning?
We charge $150 for adults and $100 for children under the age of 17 years old for a comprehensive check-up, cleaning, fluoride treatment and x-rays (inclusive of any intraoral photography).
- How often should I get the regular check-up and cleaning done?
It is recommended to get a regular check-up and cleaning every 6 months to prevent and serve as early intervention measures of any gum disease or dental decay.
- Do you offer payment plan?
Yes, we offer payment plans for any treatment over $3000 which is generally the case for the dental implants or orthodontic treatment. Procedures of this nature, normally take longer periods of time to complete therefore we give our patients a payment plan over the period of the treatment.
- How much does a filling normally cost?
Filling cost depends on the number of the surfaces involved. A one surface filling (simple filling) can cost as low as $140 and the 5 surfaces filling (practically building up from ground zero) can cost up to $300 per tooth.
- Do you offer whitening? How much does it cost? What are the side effects?
Yes, we do offer whitening treatment. You have the option of the whitening treatment in two ways, in which, both are equally as powerful and effective whitening systems. The first option is referred to as the ‘In-office whitening’; this procedure is performed by the dentist at the dental surgery. The second option we provide is a ‘Take home bleaching kit’ which also works as efficiently. In this process, we provide the patient with a custom made tray alongside the bleaching treatment. We will also offer you with comprehensive instructions on usage and application when you pick up the kit.
One of the most common side effects following the procedure of having a beautiful white smile is heightened sensitivity. The dentist will provide you with preventative and care measures to ensure that you feel no discomfort within the 24hour period.
- How can I make my smile more attractive?
There are various ways to make your smile more attractive depending on the current condition of your teeth and gums. It may involve procedures as simple as a small filling on the chipped tooth or it could require the replacement of old unsightly crowns. In some cases, you may need braces to straighten up issues regarding crowding resulting in a beautiful straight smile. You may also choose to place porcelain veneers in order to improve the colour and shape of the original teeth.
At the Grace Dental Group, we carefully examine each individual case and offer the best treatment option as possible. Please make your Gap Free Examination TODAY and find your way to a better smile.