Comprehensive Dental Care is about using a global approach in the management of your dental health care. We consider a wide range of perspectives about you and your oral health. We help you feel confident about your oral health care!
About Comprehensive Dental Care
Comprehensive Dental Care at our practice means we listen to your concerns and try to consider all factors about you in diagnosing your issues and proposing a response which will achieve the best health outcome for you.
We consider - your concerns, anxieties and feelings, medical and family history, your current state of health, life circumstances, oral condition, health needs and goals.
We view your unique circumstances considering prevention, aesthetics, the mouth-body connection, with a life course model of your oral health care. Then, we try to utilise minimal treatment approaches or interventions when required. This is because your teeth are less likely to be over-treated during each stage of your life.
With this comprehensive approach, we aim to put you in a stronger position - with more teeth and tooth structure remaining for the subsequent stages of your life.
Comprehensive Dental Care is best achieved with good communication and time. We take the time to talk with you, to get to know you. Listening to you and hearing about what is important to you. It allows us to discover and recognise what issues are relevant for you.
We take time to appreciate your circumstances. Similarly, time is taken to discuss findings and explain your potential treatment options and outcomes. What happens if nothing is done? This is important too.
We also encourage you to take your time. This means taking time away from the practice to consider all the options discussed - if that's what is required. Only then is time scheduled for your treatment - when you are ready to proceed.
Time and skill are needed to practice comprehensive dental care well. We need time to perform and produce the best possible dentistry for you.
A preventive approach helps you better preserve your teeth for later life and more comfortable living into older age.
Our practice offers a full range of advanced dental treatments focusing on Prevention.We aim to prevent and diagnose problems early, to reduce the level of dental intervention you may require over your life time - to reduce your likelihood of tooth loss, at every stage of life.
We value approaching the prevention of disease processes with action that respects a life course view of your mouth.
If dental decay, tooth breakdown or tooth wear is occurring, we look at addressing the causes. When fillings or treatments to rebuild your teeth are required, we recommend using an additive approach, with minimal preparation of your teeth whenever possible.
Your aesthetic concerns and general health status are equally relevant in comprehensive care. These are not mutually exclusive ideas - jointly, they provide you with the motivation for consistency in your long term oral health care.
At Melbourne Dentistry, we value the importance of combining your oral health and aesthetic goals - to achieve exceptional outcomes. Pleasing, natural looking aesthetics and health goals can both be achieved with minimal intervention approaches - when dental care is consistent. We want your smile to look good, feel good and be healthy!
Using a Complete Health care model, we look at how your oral health may relate to your overall health (known as the mouth-body connection). This is the relationship between oral bacteria and gum health to inflammation and one's overall health.
Here, we focus on the importance of controlling oral bacteria, to optimise your consistency in gum care. Both your medical history and family history are considered in relation to their potential impact on your oral health.
Life Time Care
A life course approach to dental care is the philosophy we follow to protect both your smile and your health at every stage of life. We work with you on specific dental needs, at significant (developmental/medical/age related) times in life. Preparing you for what may be ahead, to optimize consistency in both oral and overall health, throughout all of your life.
When dental restorations are required, we practice Biomimetic Dentistry - a leading, Minimally Invasive restorative technique. Biomimetic Dentistry more successfully rebuilds and conserves your natural tooth structure for the long term.
Treatments with Biomimetic techniques reduce a cycle of refilling your teeth. If a cycle of repeated dental fillings in a tooth is avoided, then the likelihood of more complex treatments such as a crown or root canal being required (for the tooth) is reduced. Tooth loss will then be less likely.
Biomimetic dental restorations are designed to look natural. Beautiful aesthetics can be achieved with these treatments, along with optimal structural properties. White filling materials and ceramics are chosen and placed in a way to work more in synergy with the mechanical properties of your tooth. These biomimetic materials are better able to support your tooth's integrity during chewing function. Further, they improve your treatment outcomes, helping both your restored tooth, and the restoration to last for as long as possible.
About Melbourne Dentistry
Based on scientific evidence and extensive clinical experience, we deliver treatment advice ethically, with professionalism, trust and understanding. By tailoring treatment to the individual - we look at what is important for you - to protect your dentition and your health.
We value providing a positive dental experience, promptly. Our team utilizes the latest dental technology, with gentle techniques, in a comfortable environment. Feel confident about attending to your dental health needs at our practice.
Welcome to Melbourne Dentistry - You Can feel Confident about your Oral Health!