RESTORING YOUR SMILE

STEPS INVOLVED AND OPTIONS AVAILABLE.

RESTORING MULTIPLE WORN OR SHORT TEETH

FULL MOUTH REHABILITATION: OPTIONS TO RESTORE YOUR FUNCTIONAL BITE, COMFORT AND AESTHETICS

When teeth wear down, they can become shortened and spaced out. The wearing down of teeth also means that there is less enamel and less protection for teeth overall. Teeth can become shortened due Bruxism – clenching and excessive grinding of teeth, and worn teeth the result of attrition, abrasion and erosion.

When one or two teeth are of concern, our Smile Makeover page may have more information that is relevant to your needs.

Learn more about treatment options to manage the restoration of multiple teeth below

HOW URGENT IS IT TO DEAL WITH A TOOTHACHE?

The sooner that potential issues are identified can greatly improve the outcome. Toothaches are commonplace within the dental clinic, so much so that we reserve appointments daily so that we can see patients as soon as possible with a toothache! You can book online via the booking link below. However, it is advised that you call reception so we can tell you when the next emergency vacancy is (This may not show on the online booking system).

REBUILDING MANY BROKEN OR WORN TEETH

Rebuilding worn teeth is a detailed and artistic process that is often a stages approach. This is very much a partnership between yourself and your dentist. There are a number of options available that are often a combination of treatments to restore your teeth. This can be flexible to your budget and your long-term goals for your smile.

STEP 1: BUILDING YOUR COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT PLAN

YOUR PLAN TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS AND DESIRES

Every Goal needs a intricate and detailed plan! Our comprehensive treatment plan processes includes taking clinical photographs, examinations of your current teeth, presentation of previous cases, and most importantly, your wishes, goals, and dreams for your smile. The collective efforts of you and your dentist will result in your being provided with a VDG Treatment Plan Folder. This will include all the necessarily information about different treatment options, their associate costs, photographs, information and payment plan options. You can learn more about the VDG Treatment Planning process here.

STEP 2: FINDING WHAT IS COMFORTABLE

ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL

We may order study models of your mouth that allow our team to model these changes on before being applied to your own teeth. This is a great way to see how changes will impact your bite and aesthetics before they occur. The early stages or restoring a series of worn teeth often involves restoring these teeth with tooth-coloured filling composite material first. This allows for a layer-upon-layer approach to find the most suitable shape, structure and what is comfortable for your bite. Sometimes, when many teeth are being restored due to tooth wear, this can upset your bite if the change is too fast or dramatic – which can be very uncomfortable and is unnecessary. So, a gradual process where the teeth are rebuilt layer-upon-layer allows for the return of your functional smile to be as comfortable as possible, in addition to addressing many immediate visual and aesthetic desires.

STEP 3: LONG-TERM OPTIONS FOR YOUR SMILE

PROVIDING STRONG AND LONG LASTING OUTCOMES

When the ideal structure, shape, and comfort have been determined between yourself and your dentist Long term solutions can then be discussed via the placement of Dental Crowns or Dental Veneers.

A Dental Crown is suited to teeth where the root of the tooth is healthy bu the bone structure at the top (the crown) needs to be replaced. Click here to visit our dedicated Dental Crown Page for more information.

A Dental Crown is suited to teeth where the root of the tooth is healthy bu the bone structure at the top (the crown) needs to be replaced. Click here to visit our dedicated Dental Veneers Page for more information.

RESTORING MISSING TEETH

For many reasons our smiles can become impacted tooth loss can occur. This can also cause significant issues with what we call your ‘functional bite’. Usually a bite is well-balanced when the biting surfaces of the tooth are able to come together into a balanced contact. Missing teeth, or teeth that have become broken, can sometimes create an in-balance meaning that more pressure is placed on the surrounding teeth. This can cause sensitivity in the surrounding teeth, and pain or tenderness in the jaw muscles that support your ability to chew.

LEARN ABOUT THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE AT VICTORIAN DENTAL GROUP FOR REPLACING MISSING TEETH HERE

YOUR PERSONALISED TREATMENT PLAN

Both our General Dentists and Specialist Prosthodontist at Victorian Dental Group offer a suite of options for rebuilding the function and aesthetics of your smile.

Your consultation will include a full comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums and photographs of all structures. X-rays may be required to check that certain teeth are healthy in order to restore.

Your practitioner will present you with a full treatment plan that includes all options for you to choose from. This will also include all associated costs. You will get to take this home with you so that you have time to think about your treatment and consider the options available to you.

FAQ

HOW MUCH IS A FULL MOUTH RESTORATION?

The costs associated with a full mouth rehabilitation are very important to consider, and is also very difficult to answer without examining your individual needs. However, there are some useful ways to help your research. At Victorian Dental Group, our dental fees are published here on our website. Whilst this page only includes approximate costs of treatment for single tooth veneers and crowns with our general dentists – this gives you an idea. When large regions of the mouth are receiving treatment, we are often able to save on costs in many ways due to treatment taking place within larger appointment blocks. Book a VDG Treatment Consult to begin discussing your journey, plan your new smile, and receive a full break down of costs.

Yes, there are! Depending on your unique needs we utilise a smile design platform to create digital mock-ups of your final smile. We may order a study model of your mouth, which allows our dentists to work with a replica of your mouth to explore any potential treatment options that have been discussed and to then present these to you for your consideration.

Yes, you can. We have on the spot claiming via hi-caps. You just need to bring your card with you and depending on the level of your cover available, you will only need to pay any applicable gap payment on the day. During your VDG Treatment Consult, we can obtain a quote for you from your health insurer for the treatment that is discussed (You must have your health insurance card on you to do this). This is a great and easy process to give you an idea of what you will get back for your treatment.

Yes absolutely. You can access Interest-Free Payments plans via Afterpay, Zippay, and Openpay services to cover some or potentially all of your treatment invoices. Our reception team can assist with setting these up and finding plan durations and repayment amounts that suit you.

Yes, it can. In some cases (pending clinical need and budget) a full mouth of Dental Crowns is not an uncommon long-term treatment option for reconstructing a smile, but it is definitely not the only option available.

Potentially. There are many options available now with dental implants that allow for a larger units of teeth to be placed with one or two dental implants providing an anchor point. Dental Implants are designed to replace tooth roots. If teeth are required to be replaced entirely, dental implants can be a great option if suitable. This is a complex set of treatment options, so we recommend chatting to our Specialists Prosthodontist.

We sure do. We review many case examples with you at your VDG Treamtent Consult to help to connect and plan your desired treatment outcomes for your smile.

The length of a time it takes to complete a full mouth reconstruction is a tricky question to answer. Arguably, reconstruction of your mouth is amongst the most complex cosmetic dental procedure that can be undertaken, and it is not something that should be rushed. If you have a special event that you are aiming towards have your smile ready for, please do consider starting your journey early. Depending on your scenario, reconstruction cases can be completed within a month. However, sometimes in complex cases where many combinations or treatment options are taking place, this can boccur over several months and up to one-year if dental implants or bone grafting is required. An approximate duration and timeing schedules is inlcuded as part of your VDG Treatment Plan.

Definitely! check out our smile makeover page to learn more about the aesthetic changes that can be made to teeth.

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