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Our practice is located at the Treeview Drive Shopping Centre, which is at 6 Treeview Drive in Burleigh Waters. Treeview Drive is off Mattocks Rd, which can be accessed from Christine Avenue and West Burleigh Rd.
6 Treeview Drive
(off Mattocks Road)
Our practice is open 6 days per week. During the week we are open until 7pm on 2 nights and we are open until midday on Saturday.
Simply call or email our friendly reception team and they will help you make an appointment.
Our practice always keep a few emergency appointments available each day. The earlier you ring in the day the better chance you have of getting a full appointment. Otherwise we may just squeeze you in during the day to perform some very basic and preliminary treatment before bringing you back another day.
Brushing your teeth is an extremely important part of keeping your mouth strong and healthy. View our general dentistry section for more information.
The cost for a comprehensive examination, scale and clean and fluoride treatment is $157. For most new patients and for those who haven’t had them in the last 18 months, we also recommend 2 radiographs (X-Rays) which cost an extra $68.
The exact cost of a filling depends on the size of the filling and location of the tooth. Fillings range in price from $110 for a small, simple filling, to $300 for a full tooth rebuild.
The cost of an extraction can range from $170 for a simple extraction to $340 for a difficult, surgical extraction. These prices include the cost of a radiograph (X-Ray), which is essential for every extraction.
Orthodontic treatment is always tailored to suit a person’s individual needs and clinical findings. As a guide, simple orthodontic treatment ranges from $3000 to $5000, depending on the complexity and length of treatment. A precise treatment plan can only be provided following a thorough clinical and radiographic examination.
Yes, both of our dentists perform dental implant therapy. Dental implants have a wide range of uses in dentistry, from replacing single teeth to multiple teeth. The cost of a single dental implant begins at $4000, with the average cost being about $4300. A fully costed treatment plan is provided following a thorough clinical and radiographic examination.
Yes, we are preferred providers with MBF, HBA and HCF. Patients from these health funds experience greater health fund benefits with preferred providers than non-preferred providers.
Yes, our HICAPS machine allows patients from most health funds to claim their dental rebate immediately in the practice. That way you only need to pay any remaining balance.
Yes, we have an EFTPOS machine and also accept cash payments.
There are a number of causes of bad breath. The most common cause is the build-up of plaque and bacteria around the teeth and tongue. The best way to control plaque and bacteria build-up is with a thorough oral hygiene regime (see below). When plaque accumulates on the teeth for more than a few days, the plaque begins to absorb minerals from your saliva and calcifies to form calculus. Plaque and calculus build-up can lead to gingivitis and periodontal disease. Calculus is best removed by having a professional clean with our dental team.
It is essential to brush your teeth twice per day using a soft bristled toothbrush. The brushing motion should be in light, circular motions that gently massage the teeth and gums. Because the bristles on the toothbrush can’t reach in between your teeth, you should also floss your teeth once a day. You should floss your teeth in an up and down motion rather than running it back and forth. It is also a good idea to occasionally brush your tongue to prevent large amount of bacteria build-up. Remember, be gentle. Mouthwash is not recommended for most people.
Yes. Flossing is essential to keep your mouth as healthy as possible. Most dental disease such as decay and periodontitis, begin in between the teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach. You can’t damage your teeth or gums by flossing. Bleeding gums when flossing indicates gingivitis and means you should actually floss more regularly, not less.
Bleeding gums are a classic sign of gingivitis, which literally means inflamed gums. The gums are inflamed from poor oral hygiene. By improving your oral hygiene the gingivitis should settle down. If bleeding persists it is important to see your dentist. Gingivitis can be an indicator of periodontal disease, which is a gradual loss of the tooth supporting structures. This is a much more serious problem than gingivitis.
Dental radiographs are essential when fully evaluating your oral health. It allows your dentist check in between your teeth and underneath your fillings so the dentist can identify any developing issues. It also allows your dentist to check the bone heath around the teeth to help determine if you have periodontal disease. If you are in pain, radiographs are also useful in diagnosing dental abscesses and assessing the roots of teeth before beginning root canal treatment or extractions.
Periodontitis or periodontal disease is an inflammatory condition that involves the gradual loss of tooth supporting tissues. If you lose too much of the supporting tissues the teeth can become sore and painful, leading to premature tooth loss. For more information please read the section titled “Periodontal treatment” in our services section.
There are a number of reasons why regular dental check-ups are essential:
- Assess your oral hygiene – Regular check-ups allows your dentist to check your tooth brushing and flossing technique to ensure you are keeping your teeth gums clean.
- Assess the impact of your diet on your teeth – Your dentist is able to assess the impact of sugary and acidic food and drink on your teeth and gums. Your dentist is also able to assess the impact of your general diet (eg hard food, grainy food) on your teeth.
- Monitor your gum and bone health – Gingivitis and periodontal disease progress relatively slowly. By the time the symptoms are obvious to you, extensive treatment may be required. Your dentist will be able to check your bone and gums very quickly and determine if any further treatment is required.
- Check your oral soft tissues – It is important to have your oral soft tissues regularly checked to quickly identify any changes in their appearance and organise appropriate treatment.
- Check your old filings – Quite often, old fillings can be defective without any symptoms. Getting your previous dental work checked regularly is essential to correct any defective fillings.
- Detect any new cavities – Your dentist is able to identify cavities in their early stages when treatment is relatively simple and straight forward.
- Monitor your bite and jaw joint – As you age your bite changes and your jaw joint breaks down through wear and tear. Your dentist is able to monitor these changes and advise you if any treatment is required.
- Determine the impact of your oral health on your general medical health – Your mouth and oral health is an integral part of your general health. Certain dental diseases have close links with general medical diseases. The most common links are periodontal disease and diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Whilst the exact causation and link between general and dental health is not fully understood, poor oral health can have a very detrimental effect on your general medical health.
At Burleigh Waters Dental Care we aim to provide you and your family with the best, most comprehensive dental care possible. If you have any issues that you would like to discuss, including smile makeovers, tooth whitening or just general dental queries, please don’t hesitate to ask your dentist.