FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

At your consultation, we discuss your orthodontic options. If clear aligners are your preference, we’ll detail the difference between our two brands (Invisalign and SmileStyler). If you decide to use clear aligners, we’ll take photos and impressions of your teeth and send them to the lab of your preferred brand. From there, Invisalign or SmileStyler will create a three-dimensional projection of your teeth based on these photos and impressions. They will then use this projection to create your aligners.

Clear aligners should not be painful to wear. After all, they are customised to fit your unique dental impression. Many consider the lack of pain a major selling point of clear aligners. Compare this to braces, which are affixed to the teeth and irremovable.

Many believe that clear aligners are an improvement on braces. They certainly have practicality, aesthetics, and more favourable time frames on their side. Some, however, still prefer braces and appreciate the newer, self-ligating models. Ultimately, the decision is subjective, but clear aligners do have clear advantages over traditional braces.

Invisalign costs depend on the case at hand. Factors influential to pricing can include treatment duration, case complexity, and the extent of dental crowding. You’ll even find that prices can vary between different Australian states. The normal price range for Invisalign starts from $5000 and can go up to $8000. The actual price and treatment duration depends on the complexity of your case. You will be provided with tailored pricing and treatment options during your initial consultation with our dentist. If Invisalign cost concerns you, this is something you can discuss with our friendly local Bacchus Marsh Dentist.

Yes, we warmly welcome new patients to experience our exceptional dental care. Contact us to schedule your first appointment.

Regular dental check-ups are crucial for maintaining optimal oral health. We recommend visiting us every six months for comprehensive examinations and professional cleanings.

Absolutely! We understand dental anxiety and offer sedation options to ensure your comfort and relaxation during any procedure. Talk to our team about your concerns, and we will find the best solution for you.

We accept various payment methods, including cash, credit cards, and dental insurance plans. Contact our office for more information regarding insurance coverage and financing options.

Our cosmetic dentistry services can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Whether you’re looking for teeth whitening, veneers, or a complete smile makeover, our skilled dentists will guide you through the process.

Dental emergencies could strike anyone, at anytime. An after-hours, emergency dentist means that you no longer have to watch the clock for hours on end, while you’re in pain. At Maddingley Dental Aesthetic & Implant Centre, we offer flexible after-hours so that you receive high-quality care, as soon as possible.

We’re located on 10 McCormacks Rd, Maddingely VIC 3340 and are only a twelve minute drive away from Bacchus Marsh. Our after-hours emergency service is care that you can trust.

We’ve got you covered for a range of dental emergencies. If you’ve been experiencing toothache and sensitivity, bleeding gums, broken or chipped teeth, broken dental prosthetics or impacted wisdom teeth, our emergency dentists can help. At Maddingley Dental Aesthetic & Implant Centre, we also assure same-day attention so we can get your issue taken care of. 

We understand that the costs of dental services, especially after hours emergency care, can make you hesitant. If you’re worried, get in touch with us today so that we can provide you with more information on the best course of action for you. 

For after hour emergency dentists, book an appointment with us online, by visiting our website. If you’d like more information on booking call our clinic, where a member of our wonderful team will speak to you about your appointment. 

Durable Dental Crowns are made to last and with diligent oral hygiene, a porcelain crown can be expected to last up to 15 years. Gold alloy crowns may last up to 20 years or more.

How long yours last will come down to your lifestyle habits, the care you invest in brushing and flossing your teeth, and the material you choose. Maintain 6 monthly check-ups with your dentist for best results.

A Dental Crown is a cost effective way of strengthening and saving a weakened or damaged tooth, or correcting the appearance of misshapen teeth. The cost will depend on a few factors, such as which tooth is to be capped, the preparation required in your case, the number of crowns needed, and the materials you choose.

As a guide, a single crown may be priced from around $1500. We’ll provide you with an estimate based on a thorough examination of your teeth at your initial consult, and we offer flexible payment plans.

Your oral health is our priority and Maddingley Dental Aesthetic & Implant Centre will always strive to preserve your natural tooth and only recommend extraction if the tooth cannot be salvaged. If a tooth is cracked below the gumline, or in several places, then extraction may be necessary, Where the tooth can be saved, even partially, a Dental Crown can restore it to look, feel and function like your natural tooth and you will more easily maintain the natural structure of your mouth.

Fitting a crown will in most cases be more cost effective than full replacement of an extracted tooth.

We will need to make an oral examination to determine whether a Dental Bridge or Implant is going to be the best solution for your specific needs. Here are the pro’s and con’s of each, at a glance:
Dental Bridge Pro’s
Dental Bridge Con’s
Dental Implant Pro’s
Dental Implant Con’s

Dental Implants are a more permanent alternative to conventional denture and bridge work.

The titanium screws that fuse with your jawbone are made to last a lifetime, while the visible, dental crown will need replacing every 10 to 25 years, depending on your individual case. Keep up your regular oral care to extend the life of your implants.

In the hands of our experienced dentist in Bacchus Marsh, the Dental Implant procedure is a minor surgery under sedatives and you can expect to feel little to no discomfort. You may experience tenderness, pain or sensitivity for up to 7 days following the procedure, which can generally be managed with over-the-counter pain relief such as Ibuprofen. You can usually expect to return to your usual routine within 2 to 3 days of your surgery.

The cost will vary depending on your specific case, and factors such as the condition of your teeth and jawbone.

Book a preliminary consult with us now for an obligation-free assessment and quote. We can tailor a treatment plan for you and offer flexible payment options.

You can’t afford not to replace a missing tooth. The loss of a tooth can trigger a domino effect of tooth loss over time and cause the jawbone that holds your teeth to deteriorate. This can lead to your facial muscles drooping and make you appear years older than you are, possibly also impacting your speech.

When just one tooth is missing, the surrounding teeth have nothing to lean on and will tilt into the gap, making them loose and harder to clean properly, so they are more prone to decay. When you don’t replace a missing tooth it puts pressure on the rest of your teeth and jaw to work harder which means more wear and tear, and may affect your ability to chew properly, increasing your risk of other health complications.

If in doubt, call us anyway and with a few simple questions, Maddingley Dental Aesthetic & Implant Centre will be able to recommend the best course of action for your situation.

You should never ignore a toothache. It may point to a more serious underlying condition requiring immediate treatment and can get worse if left untreated. Contact your dentist immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • painful sensitivity to hot or cold foods
  • a toothache that lasts more than one or two days
  •  severe tooth pain
  • fever or earache
  • swelling or throbbing in and around your tooth or gum
  • sharp pain when you touch your tooth or bite down

Chances are this is due to Gingivitis, a common and treatable form of gum disease which causes your gums to become inflamed and bleed. When plaque along your gum line isn’t removed by professional cleaning, it can harden into tartar and your gums may become inflamed and infected. Left untreated, a more advanced and irreversible form of gum disease known as Periodontitis can occur, leading to permanent tooth loss and possibly bone damage.

If you see ‘pink in your sink’ when you brush, between regular dental check-ups, you have bad breath, or your gums are painful and swollen, don’t wait to make an appointment with your dentist to examine your teeth and recommend treatment.

Never leave a chipped or broken tooth untreated because it leaves your tooth vulnerable to infection and once this happens, you run the risk of health complications and losing the tooth altogether. The sooner you seek emergency dental care, the more likely you are to avoid more serious and costly problems, and save your tooth!

If the crack has extended into the tooth’s pulp, it will need to be treated with a root canal procedure and fitted with a crown to protect the tooth from further damage. If it goes beyond the gumline, the tooth will need to be extracted.

Consult your emergency dentist for advice on the treatment of an aching tooth. Toothaches can present in a lot of different ways and the pain may be a symptom of a more serious, underlying problem that won’t go away without emergency dental care.

To alleviate the ache until you can get to our clinic, you can try:

  • rinsing your mouth with warm water than has a half teaspoon of salt dissolved in it, to remove any bacteria and help
  • to reduce swelling.
  • place a cold compress or ice pack against your cheek to help numb the area. Don’t apply ice directly to your tooth
  • as there may be heightened sensitivity to temperature which could worsen your discomfort
  • use over-the-counter pain relief medication, as directed, avoiding any contact with the tooth or gum as it may burn.

For healthy teeth, fresh breath and a dazzling smile, having your teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis is a must. No matter how meticulous you are with your brushing and flossing at home, you won’t effectively remove trapped food, plaque and tartar from tricky-to-reach areas your teeth. Dental cleaning is an important part of oral hygiene. Without it, your teeth may become damaged or discoloured, and poor oral hygiene can lead to more serious health conditions. Our dentists and oral hygienists are trained to check for problems you may not even notice.

Sticking to regular dental check-ups and having your teeth professionally cleaned ever six months is important for oral hygiene. This gives your dentist the opportunity to examine your teeth so that any cavities, decay or underlying dental problems can be treated before they become more serious and costly conditions. Each visit also leaves you with a fresh, clean feeling and sparkling smile.

You can expect little to no discomfort during our tooth filling procedure. Maddingley Dental’s experienced dentists ensure a pain-free experience for our patients, using the most advanced techniques for tooth fillings, with a gentle touch. Even if a deep cavity is causing you pain when you arrive at our clinic, we will numb the area to alleviate any sensitivity before removing the infected matter, which is the source of your pain, and sealing your tooth. If you feel anxious, please let us know when you make your appointment, and we will discuss relaxation options and the best way to make your visit comfortable for you.

Depending on the severity of your case, a root canal treatment may be completed within one day,or require multiple visits. Using the latest techniques, a simple procedure can take as little as 90 minutes if the tooth has just one canal.

 

The procedure involves meticulously cleaning and disinfecting the inside of your tooth and removing any soft tissue damaged by infection, while preserving the natural tooth. Your dentist must rinse the area several times to kill off bacteria, and some teeth have multiple canals to be treated. Medication may be placed inside the tooth and an X-ray is taken to ensure the root is completely clean. If follow-up visits are required in your case, your dentist will apply a temporary filling until restoration can be completed with placement of a dental crown over the hole in your tooth.

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