FAQs

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Q. What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic Dentistry is the combination of artistry and dental science to create a beautiful and aesthetically pleasing smile. This is achieved using the latest technologies and materials. Dr Maratos has close to 20 years experience in the field of cosmetic dentistry.

Q. Who is a candidate for cosmetic dentistry ?

Previously little could be done to attain the smile you always dreamed of. Yet today with the vast range of cosmetic dentistry treatments available, EVERY smile can be enhanced and beatified.

Q. How often should I visit the dentist?

Often the answer depends on you dental condition. Examinations every 6 months allows us to determine problems early and minimize the treatment required. Once we examine you and your individual needs we will let you know how often to return for checkups.

Q. Why do I need to have dental X-rays?

X-rays allow Dr Maratos to detect problems in areas not visible with the naked eye; for example decay under an old filling or problems between teeth.

At M Dentistry we use state of the art digital X-rays which are extremely safe and give us instant results.

Q. Do teeth that have had root canal treatment require crowns?

Once a tooth has undergone a root canal treatment it generally becomes weak and brittle. In order to protect and increase the lifespan of the tooth Dr Maratos recommends a crown. In addition to strength this dramatically improves the appearance of the tooth also.

Q. What is a Veneer?

A Veneer is a thin shell made of porcelain which is attached to the front surface of a tooth. Veneers can be used to treat discoloured teeth, chipped teeth, crooked teeth and even close spaces between teeth.

Q. Do I need braces or is there another option?

Invisalign™ is the answer. It allows us to move teeth with a series of clear retainers which are virtually invisible. Dr Maratos has extensive experience with Invisalign™.

Q. Does teeth whitening work?

In the vast majority of cases, teeth whitening achieves excellent results with maximum impact.

Q. After cleaning at MDentistry will my teeth be whiter?

While one of the main benefit of cleaning is healthier gums, your dentist will also remove the stains on your teeth, such as cigarette stains, during the clean. However, the internal colour of your teeth won’t change. For this reason, you should consider tooth whitening treatments.

Q. Do you treat children?

Yes we do. Having 3 children of his own Dr Maratos is fully aware of the needs of children and he genuinely welcomes kids of all ages.

Q. Do you have ‘happy gas’?

Happy gas or laughing gas (nitrous oxide sedation) is available as a treatment option which makes your visit to M Dentistry even more comfortable.

Q. What are your fees?

At M Dentistry we recommend dental services based on the needs of each individual patient. The procedures you receive will determine the cost of your treatment. These fees will be fully explained prior to the commencement of treatment.

Q. Do you have ‘hicaps’?

Yes we do. Hicaps allows us to swipe your health fund card so you receive the rebate you are entitled to on the spot.