Frequently Asked Questions Melbourne

Birdseye Dental Group answers your dental FAQs

Want to know more about a treatment? Have a question not yet answered? Peruse our dental FAQs to find your answer. If you can’t see your answer here, feel free to contact us. Our friendly team are always happy to help you out with your dental queries.

Nothing. You do not have to do anything special in preparation for your dentist appointment.

No. The objective of these procedures is very different. The reason for professional teeth cleaning is to remove plaque and tartar build up and ensure the health of your teeth and mouth. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that whitens teeth for aesthetic reasons.

Usually you need to see your dentists twice a year for a check-up and whenever you have a dental concern. People with diabetes, smokers, pregnant women and people with a history of poor oral health may need to visit the dentist more often.

Gum disease is largely underestimated however it is serious and has permanent consequences that affect your daily life and general health going forward.

Healthy gums are integral to the firm and sturdy rooting of the teeth. Gum health affects the stability and attachment of the teeth. When gums are diseased and damaged you may lose your teeth and compromise your chances of a regular tooth replacement.

Gum disease can be cured in its initial stages. Although advanced gum disease cannot be cured or reversed the consequence and symptoms can be managed to prevent further damage.

To be eligible for dental implants you must be in good oral and overall health as well as have adequate jawbone density for implant placement.

When you visit Birdseye Dental Group, one of our dentists will assess your oral health and determine what the best treatment for you is.

While dental implants are the best tooth replacement solution currently available, not everyone’s a suitable candidate, and we do offer alternatives.

We offer Zoom! teeth whitening for our in-office treatment. This is a great way to get a whiter smile in just an hour.

If you would rather whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home, we offer DayWhite and NiteWhite—each one has its benefits depending on how white you want your teeth.

Porcelain veneers are great for improving the appearance of the teeth in your smile zone. If you have minor chips, cracks or deep stains on your teeth porcelain veneers could be the ideal treatment for you. For cosmetic stains, a treatment such as Zoom! teeth whitening may be the best solution for your needs.

For patients who are looking to get porcelain veneers, it is sometimes ideal to get teeth whitening before veneers to ensure a seamless, flawless-looking smile.

Root canal therapy not only saves the infected tooth, it significantly reduces the chance of surrounding teeth becoming infected. The other benefit is that root canal therapy alleviates the pain from swelling caused by infection. And saving a tooth from extraction means you won’t need to spend money replacing the missing tooth.

Replacing a missing tooth has more than just aesthetic benefits. It provides support to your jawbone, preventing further jawbone shrinkage, and so minimising the risk of further tooth loss.

Replacing a missing tooth prevents the teeth on either side of the gap migrating to fill in the space; this can cause a misaligned bite and all its associated problems. By replacing a missing tooth, you are helping the other teeth to stay in place.

Typically, visiting the dentist every six months is good for your oral health. Regular check-ups and cleans can help minimise the risk of any serious dental problems from occurring.

However, when you visit Birdseye Dental Group, we will advise you on what is best for you and your oral health.

A dental concern is usually something cosmetic such as minor chips and cracks. However, if you crack or chip a tooth and experience pain then it is a dental emergency. If you experience pain that can’t be alleviated with painkillers then you should call Birdseye Dental Group.

Our team make time every day to see emergency dental cases. Just remember: if your teeth hurt—call Birdseye Dental Group.

Depending on the reason for the gap in your teeth, and how pronounced it is you may not require orthodontics. With advances in modern dentistry, we can conceal gaps with porcelain veneers and dental bonding.

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