Greg Whalley Dental are proud supporters of the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Scheme. This scheme entitles your child to access up to $1000 over 2 years and can be used on minor dental procedures. The CDBS includes dental exams, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root treatment and extractions. Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic services and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital. You can confirm your Childs eligibility and balance amount by calling Medicare on 132 011.
Dental Implants are described as a titanium screw which is placed into the bone in the space of a missing tooth. The screw bonds to surrounding bone acting like a normal tooth root. After a healing period, a crown can then be custom made and screwed onto the dental implant. Implants can also be fitted with a clip attachment to hold a denture and in doing so reduce movement of the denture in daily function. Implants are an attractive alternative to dentures and bridges to replace missing teeth.
Crowns can be referred to as single unit covers that are placed over heavily broken down, filled, or root treated teeth. A crown wraps around the tooth strengthening the underlying tooth structure. This prevents fracture of the tooth and offers a better long term solution for heavily restored teeth. Crowns also look and feel just like real teeth.
Sports injuries account for about one-third of all traumatic injuries to teeth. Failure to wear a custom made mouthguard can double the risk of damage to teeth from sporting injuries. Over-the-counter mouthguards through pharmacies are generally ill-fitting and can restrict speech and breathing. The best protection is a custom-fitted mouthguard available through a dentist. Our mouthguards are accurately moulded to your teeth and made of shock absorbing materials that come in a range of colours.