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Why do I need to have X-Rays taken?

X-rays allow the dentist to detect problems in areas not visible during visual examination, for example a cavity under an existing filling.

I don’t like needles, can I have gas for my treatment?

There are different ways to make your dental treatment more relaxing. Nitrous Oxide (known as happy gas or laughing gas) is one of the options. Your dentist can discuss all available options with you.

What is the difference between amalgam and composite fillings?

Amalgam is a metal alloy including silver, small amounts of mercury and other metals. Composite is a plastic resin based material. There are many factors to consider when selecting the filling material. Your dentist can discuss with you the most appropriate material for your individual situation.

When I get my teeth cleaned will they be whiter?

The main benefit of cleaning is healthier gums. During the clean, your dentist will remove most of the surface stains on the teeth, such as cigarette stains. However, the internal colour of teeth would not be changed. You should consider tooth whitening procedures if you want further improvements.

Why do I need fluoride?

Fluoride strengthens the tooth surface and makes teeth less prone to cavities, especially when applied within 2 years following tooth eruption. Fluoride is a major part of modern preventive dentistry.

Why should I use a soft toothbrush?

We brush our teeth to keep the teeth and gums clean and healthy. A soft toothbrush works just as well when compared to hard toothbrushes, and without the danger of scrubbing away the surface of the teeth.

Who is the best dentist?

All of the dentists practising at Supernova Medical Centre are fully qualified and registered with the Dental Board of Australia, and are able to assist you with your general dental needs. Many have extensive experience in private practice with some having completed post graduate studies in specific areas of interest.

Do I have to pay if I have private health insurance?

We do have a relationships with all of the major health funds which allows private health insurance patients with extras or ancillary cover to gain benefits. Some private health insurance companies even offer 'no-gap' dental benefits. We recommends that patients check with their health funds as to what benefits they are entitled to prior to making an appointment.

How much are the fees at Supernova Medical Centre for Dentist?

Dental services at Supernova Medical Centre are provided by independent and employee Practitioners who determine their own fees based on the needs of each patient.

What is the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights?

The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights describes the rights of patients and other people using the Australian health system. These rights are essential to make sure that, wherever and whenever care is provided, it is of high quality and is safe. Patients need to feel absolutely safe and secure when they visit the dentist. Our Centre is compliant with Australian infection control legislation and regulations. Our Centre features the latest sterilisers and associated equipment for cleaning and processing reusable instruments, and we have strict protocols both in the surgeries and throughout the whole Centre with respect to infection control practices. Download the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights.