Welcome To The Dental Guide Australia
An information hub for all things dental and orthodontic (for Australians)
Taking great care of your teeth is difficult. It's inevitable that we will have to visit a dentist for one issue or another.
The number of dentist practices in Australia is staggering, and the price discrepancies between them are huge.
The Dental Guide Australia Mission:
Provide australian residents with the most up to date and accurate information regarding dental procedures, costs, and advice on general dental care in Australia.
More Information About Major Dental Procedures In Australia:
Sometimes a dental implant (which is an artificial root placed in your jaw to hold a replacement tooth of
This procedure is quite common nowadays, and you must first come to the decision of either keeping your
For more information about dental implants and dental implants
Has your dentist or Endodentist told you that you need root canal therapy? Don’t worry, you’re not alone as millions of teeth are treated and saved each year with root canal therapy.
To find out more about root canal costs click here and learn about the procedure, costs, and what to expect. We offer some advice on post-surgery pain management and also compare root canals with dental implants.
Dental braces are very common for straitening teeth and there is plenty to think about. An orthodontist, who specialises in aligning of teeth, will be the specialist provides the treatment.
Invisalign is a relatively new method which provides an ‘invisible’ solution to braces, at a higher cost. We have put together and extensive overview of dental braces cost and invisalign costs, which you can read here.
Having your wisdom teeth removed is a procedure that most Australians will have to come to terms with, and the sooner it’s done, the better.
Prices and procedure vary from one individual case to the next, so read our comprehensive wisdom tooth removal guide here, for wisdom teeth removal costs and information about the procedure.
We also offer information and tips on
Dental veneers can be made from a resin composite material or from thin porcelain, the latter being the more popular choice. The process is usually easy to perform and results in a great outcome.
Veneers come in a range of different shapes and sizes and treat a range of different tooth problems, so visit this page for veneers costs and general information about dental veneers.
The cost of dental work is on the rise in Australia, so it makes sense to consider dental insurance options when having dental work done – it could save you a huge amount of money depending on your individual circumstances.
There are a few different options and providers of dental insurance in Australia, so be sure to read our dental insurance guide here and make sure you choose the right plan.
Teeth whitening has become very popular in recent time, however with all the products on the market, making the right choice is tough.
Considerations When Choosing Your Dentist
Tread with caution when you receive cheap quotes
‘you get what you pay for’ is a term thrown around often in life but you should not risk it when it comes to your health.
Many people may find that prices vary from one practitioner to the next, why is this?
It all comes down to level of registration and hence, experience.
All dentists will hold a ‘general dentist registration’ and some will hold higher specialist accreditation also.
Specialists often charge higher fees than general dentists, so when comparing quotes make sure you check the levels of registration between practitioners.
Why do specialists charge more?
More experienced dentist specialists are best at gauging the complexity of a case and therefore will quote more accurately.
In contrast to this, a lesser qualified technician will usually have less experience, and may easily underestimate the complexity of a case and therefore under-quote the procedure.
This may well cost the patient more in the long run as the problem will not be fixed, and they will now need to spend a considerable amount more for the appropriate treatment by a specialist.
So, what you can do about it:
- Ask the dentist who is quoting you about the accreditation he/she holds, or;
- Check up yourself on the AHPRA website
Questions To Ask The Dental Practice
Like anything in life that has the potential to cost considerable amounts of money, you should do a little preliminary research beforehand, especially when it comes to your health provider.
Besides checking the basic requirements, such as opening times, locations and on-site parking availability, here are some questions that you should ask:
- What is their policy on missed or late appointments?
- What are the levels of registration of all practicing dentists?
- Where did the dentists receive their training? If outside of Australia, where?
- Does the Dentist bill under your private health cover provider?
- Can you provide me with a general pricing sheet for standard procedures such as fillings and tooth cleaning?
We recommend you to do a little further research when you have the answers for the above questions. A simple Google search of the dentist name or practice will yield helpful local customer reviews in most cases