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Dental FAQs

How regularly should I visit a dentist?

The Australian Dental Association recommends visiting your dental team at least twice a year, or once every six months.

Routine dental check-ups are crucial for good dental care. Regular check-ups and examinations allow your dentist to detect potential problems before they can develop and cause larger, more damaging issues. They can significantly reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Tests such as oral cancer screening are also performed. When detected early oral cancer can be managed and treated.

Dental check ups also include personalised oral hygiene instructions. Your dentist will suggest tips to keep your mouth healthy wherever you are.

Patients with special needs may require more frequent visits, depending on their dentist’s recommendation.

At DentArana, we believe in the power of prevention and how it can greatly impact your overall wellbeing. Our preventative care service encompasses comprehensive treatments and programs designed to help you and your children develop good dental care habits and disease-free oral health.

My teeth look fine. Do I still need a dental check-up?

The answer is YES. Though your teeth and smile look and feel good, it’s still possible that you have a dental problem you may be unaware of.

A dentist can perform X-rays and other needed tests to thoroughly check the health of your teeth, gums, and mouth. Oral cancer may already exist but still in its early stages, which is why your mouth might look deceptively fine.

A dental scale and clean is also performed during a dental check up. It removes all the plaque and tartar buildup, which are not removed by regular brushing.

Dental check ups allow detection of possible oral health diseases. This way your dentist can effectively stop them and develop a personalised oral hygiene program for you to follow.

Whether you have a dental problem or not, it’s important to visit your dental team regularly for a routine check-up and clean.

Is placing a dental implant painful?

Not at all. The implant placement is performed under local anaesthesia in our modern surgery.

The treatment is a complex and extensive procedure. It can take several months to see the result, as the implant is allowed to fuse to the bone before installing the final restoration. A titanium post is surgically inserted in the jawbone to provide a secure and stable support for the replacement teeth.

At DentArana, we offer sedation services to make any significant procedures as painless and comfortable as possible.

DentArana is comprised of board-qualified and highly skilled dental professionals who have extensive knowledge and experience in performing simple or complicated oral surgery procedures.

I have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite. What options can you offer?

Treatments for crooked teeth or misaligned bite are on a case-to-case basis. After consulting with you, we will be able to recommend the best treatment for your orthodontic problem.

We recommend a thorough orthodontic evaluation. An orthodontic evaluation is a series of tests to assess your oral health status. When performed on adults, we test common issues that exist among adults such as gum disease and wear and tear. When performed on children, the evaluation tests the development of the teeth, gums, and bones in the mouth.

DentArana offers advanced orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign and Functional Jaw Orthopaedics. Our treatments not only correct misaligned teeth but also address other issues such as poor mouth positioning and jaw diseases.

Can a tooth heal after it cracks?

Cracks are often results of accidents. Despite the hardness of the teeth they are still vulnerable to damage of this kind. Unfortunately, a crack in a tooth will never heal. In fact, they can worsen until they eventually break.

In most cases, pain comes with a cracked tooth. Chewing may be difficult and tooth sensitivity when exposed to hot or cold temperature is common.

The good new is, your trusted DentArana dentist can repair the cracks! Treatment depends on how serious the damage is. Your dentist will assess the damage and recommend the best treatment for you.

Once repaired, you can be back to your normal life.

What can I do about my stained or discoloured teeth?

DentArana offers effective and long-lasting solutions for stained or discoloured teeth. If you have stained teeth and are a good candidate for dental bleaching, we recommend using our safe and effective home kit whitening system.

This is ideal for patients who want to perform the treatment in the comfort of their own home. Your DentArana dentist will provide precise instructions on how to use the custom trays correctly.

DentArana promotes safe dentistry. Patient safety is one of our top priorities. We do not perform the one-hour teeth whitening procedure as it can increase sensitivity of the teeth and gums. Also, the initial whiteness is often the result of dehydration of the teeth.

For persistent stains, dental veneers, and crowns are also options. Veneers are thin-porcelain shells, which are bonded to the surfaces of the teeth to mask minor imperfections such as persistent stains.

Your dentist will help you decide on the best option for you.

Do you have dental emergency services?

DentArana has a same day emergency appointment available for dental emergencies. You will be prioritised to relieve you of your pain as soon as possible.

Our team handles emergencies with accuracy and urgency. We have experience treating all types of dental emergencies

Below are some of the dental emergencies addressed in the office:

If you have a dental emergency, call DentArana as soon as possible. We are a family-friendly dentist serving patients from Arana Hills, Keperra, Everton Park, and Ferny Hills.

What payment plans are available?

DentArana offers Lombard Interest Free Finance to all our patients in Arana Hills, Keperra, Everton Park and Ferny Hills.

Lombard 180 comes with loads of benefits including:

  • 6 months Interest Free on Lombard 180 card purchases of $250 or more*
  • Up to 55 days Interest Free on Lombard 180 card purchases less than $250*
  • The power to borrow up to $30,000
  • Easy online application with a quick response
  • Access to longer Interest Free terms at various Lombard retailers
  • 24/7 online access to your account

Lombard Finance uses a paperless finance system, so when you’re approved you’ll be notified by mobile phone:

  • Apply online in minutes – It’s easy and paperless
  • Receive a speedy decision via SMS or email
  • Once approved look out for your welcome pack via SMS or email
  • Then contact us to finalise your purchase

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