However when it comes to costs of any sort, none of us like surprises. We will inform you in advance of any treatment what your dental fees will be and will provide the necessary item numbers for the services so that you can check your entitlements with your dental insurer.
We will priorities your treatment based on your needs and budget. We work at your pace and level of affordability; we will be guided by you.
To make payments as convenient as possible we offer several payment methods. We have facilities that allow you to settle your account with most credit and debit cards including EFTPOS and of course cash or cheque.
We appreciate 48-hours notice so that this time may be given to another patient. Appointments cancelled or broken without 24-hour notice will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee.
The best complement our existing patients provide us with regularly is a referral of a family member or friend. If you have been referred by an existing patient, then please let us know so that we can be sure to thank them.
This involves more than just looking at the teeth. We examine all the hard and soft tissues of the head and neck, the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) and perform an oral cancer check routinely. We utilise the most modern and up-to-date equipment to help us accomplish this thorough examination.
A comprehensive examination establishes a baseline of where you are with your oral health. If there is a progression of disease, we can monitor it and minimise or avoid major problems occurring. We can present you with a dental health plan to meet your immediate and future needs, making sure you are fully aware of all the options available to you. We will support any option you choose as long as you are fully aware of the likely outcome of that choice.
Dental disease can be totally painless; it usually is only when it has reached an advanced stage that you notice there is something wrong. Just because you don’t feel pain, does not mean you are dentally healthy. A comprehensive examination will establish accurately, allowing you to repair problems sooner rather than later, as opposed to being too late.
At Cranbourne Dental we believe that regular dental care works out far cheaper and easier in the long run. It is far healthier and cheaper overtime to maintain your teeth and gums and prevent the causes of tooth loss than it is to neglect your teeth and suffer pain and eventually undergo costly repairs down the road to restore your dental health.
Children who have regular check-ups and are comfortable with visiting the dentist have fewer dental problems. They are less likely to be afraid of dental treatments.
During each check-up, the our dentist may assess your child’s risk of dental problems such as decay or crooked teeth, professionally clean your child’s teeth, apply a fluoride treatment, give suggestions on managing any dental health problems and preventing decay, take diagnostic X-ray film, refer your child to other dental specialists (such as a pediatric dentist or orthodontist.)