Preventative treatment ensures fewer fillings are required however when fillings are required we use the latest materials and technology to restore you tooth perfectly.
Martin Vale Dentistry use a selection of modern dental materials including composite resin or ‘white’ fillings when replacing existing fillings or treating adults for tooth decay.
With a lifespan of approximately 7-10 years, all fillings require some maintenance throughout use, to ensure the filling remains sound. Fillings can fail for a number of reasons at the margins, where the edges of area that attaches to the tooth becomes unsecured. If left unchecked, this can result in decay underneath.
If you have existing mercury fillings, it is also important to have them checked regularly, as whilst they have a longer lifespan, the metal substance can cause teeth to crack leading to bigger issues. If you feel anything has changed with an amalgam filling, have it checked immediately.
A Free Initial Consultation at Martin Vale Dentistry is the waiving of the fee usually applied to an initial consultation appointment. During an initial consult, we assess your dental concerns, identify any risks attributed to your current dental conditions and provide advice and recommendations of what action (if any) should be taken. Where suitable we may provide photographs or additional printed information for reference. This value of an Initial Consultation is the equivalent of the standard fee for a consultative appointment, which ranges between $60 and $90.
Free Initial Consultations do not include radiographs of the teeth or associates structures. This process can be undertaken at your request, with applicable fees quoted for your approval, and payment required at the time of appointment.
Initial consultations can vary in duration depending on each patient’s needs and concerns, ranging from 15 to 45 minutes, at the discretion of our Dental team. We are committed to answering all of your questions, and providing easy to understand, efficient and effective advice on the option available to you, and costs applicable.
The ongoing provision of Free Initial Consultations is at the discretion of Martin Vale Dentistry.