Beyond twice-yearly cleanings and the occasional filling, most people avoid seeking out cosmetic dental procedures. The chief reason: their perceived cost.
Exposed to its price points solely through the media, they hear about nightmare scenarios where a patient needs to have their entire mouth reconstructed, resulting in a bill well into the five figures.
In real life, these treatments don’t cost nearly as much.
The biggest mental roadblock people have regarding cosmetic dentistry revolves around cost. In reality, the prices of cosmetic dentistry procedures in Australia are low enough to allow most people with a decent paying job to afford them.
Set aside a portion of every pay-cheque into a savings account and you’ll soon have a reservoir of capital which will enable you to easily pay for teeth whitening or a crown without much stress.
Have private dental insurance or a workplace plan? Despite thoughts to the contrary, you might be able to get a procedure covered.
Speak with a dentist about your needs. They will work with your insurance company to partial or complete coverage for a specific treatment.
From crowns to bridges, many cosmetic
Save money! Go abroad and get your teeth done and get a holiday for less money than using a dentist at home! That’s what the brochures say and it’s certainly true that there are places in the world that using a dentist might cost less than at home. But here’s what they don’t tell you and it’s pretty frightening stuff:
The head of the Australian Dental Association Neil Howson says of the idea, “It’s a bit of a lottery. We advise people not to do it, we sort of warn them of the possible, adverse things that might happen.”
He says that the majority of overseas dental horror stories never make it to the press because people are highly embarrassed about them. Neil explained that our mouths are intensely personal places and because they affect our looks we don’t want to tell the world and show the public our worst days.
One of the first problems you are likely to encounter in cheap tourist destinations is that the dental sector is significantly less regulated than it is in Australia. That means dentists may not have studied as long to become a dentist and may not
They say that in order to achieve peak performance, you’re going to have let stress into your life. This may be true, but those high-performing people should know that they’re going to pay a price from their health to get there.
This is what you need to know about stress and your health…
If that wasn’t frightening enough this is a list of health problems caused by stress. See if you’ve ever suffered from some of these issues:
Most of us rarely think about how essential our teeth are to our lives unless something goes wrong. When there is something wrong, we call a dentist. Traditionally dentists have worked on the basis that a fix that is “good enough” is OK and for a long time that was the only choice available to dentists too. Now, however, there is a new school of thought and practice – biomimetic dentistry which is specifically designed to go beyond “good enough” when it come to your teeth.
The word biomemetic refers to the ability to mimic biology (or perhaps more literally “mimic nature”). In biomemetic dentistry that means the focus is on treating your teeth in the way that the treatment behaves as much as possible just like your natural tooth.
What it means for your mouth is that when we find damage to a tooth we try to use materials that more closely match the original teeth. The idea being that teeth are very well-designed to withstand the tasks they are designed for and that long-term oral health comes from natural teeth.
This is because when a traditional dentistry