Dental Procedures

Read Jacquie Hayes, of the AFR, interview Dr Kia Pajouhesh on dental costs “The Crowning Glory – 8 September 2012”

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Dental implants or root canal treatment – what’s the better solution?

Dr Gregory Tilley

As an endodontist, I am a dental specialistresponsible for root canal (or endodontic) treatment. We endodontists are often faced with the dilemma of deciding whether a damaged or diseased tooth is worth saving with root canal treatment together with a restoration such as an onlay or crown, or if it would be better to extract and replace it with an implant.Read more…

This entry was posted on August 4, 2015 by Dr Gregory Tilley

Why might I need to see an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, and what sorts of costs will be involved?

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a specialty that combines dental, medical, and surgical knowledge and skills. It involves the diagnosis, surgery and treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving the mouth, gums, teeth and jaws – including how they function and how they look. Read more…

This entry was posted on March 20, 2015 by Smile Solutions

I am in my late 60s. How can I keep my teeth in top condition now that I am older and how much will this cost me to maintain?

Dr Fallon Vincent

Maintaining quality of life is an integral part of the ageing process. From a dental perspective, this means continuing to look after our oral health by controlling oral diseases and restoring or replacing any lost or damaged teeth. Read more…

This entry was posted on July 16, 2014 by Dr Fallon Vincent

The real cost of replacing West Coast midfielder Elliot Yeo’s two front teeth

Dr Kia Pajouhesh

As a dental practitioner, I was nothing less than horrified and disappointed to read the article by Sam Landsberger published in the Herald Sun on 26 May 2014. The notion that West Coast midfielder Elliot Yeo was to foot a $70,000 lifetime bill for the repair or replacement of his traumatised two front teeth was, Read more…

This entry was posted on Jun 05, 2014 by Dr Kia Pajouhesh

Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants: What are the costs?

Dr Rory Nolan

Dental implants can provide you with a truly functional and aesthetic alternative to missing or irreparably damaged teeth. In years gone by, patients with many missing teeth have had no option but to wear dentures, but thankfully dental implants have saved us from that. Dr Rory Nolan sheds some light on this procedure. What should Read more…

This entry was posted on May 14, 2014 by Dr Rory Nolan

Implant dentures: Smile Solutions’ Teeth in 3 Days procedure. What can I expect to pay? 

Dr Kia Pajouhesh

Smile Solutions has paved the way for a revolutionary alternative to missing teeth and dentures. Thanks to the close collaboration of our registered oral & maxillofacial surgeons Dr Patrishia Bordbar and Dr Ricky Kumar, our specialist periodontists Dr Rory Nolan and Dr James van den Berg and our specialist prosthodontist Dr Jamie Foong and Dr Ivy Hsiao, we Read more…

This entry was posted on Apr 01, 2014 by Dr Kia Pajouhesh

What does root canal treatment involve and how much does it cost?

Dr Artika Soma

Every tooth consists of at least one root, a nerve inside that root, and the tooth structure visible above the gum line. An infection in the nerve (or pulp) of a tooth is a painful condition that cannot be treated with antibiotics. If left untreated, it can spread to the jaw bone and cause potentially Read more…

This entry was posted on Mar 13, 2014 by Dr Artika Soma

What are the relative advantages of root canal therapy vs tooth extraction and implant, and what kind of costs are involved?

Dr Kia Pajouhesh

Often a badly broken-down tooth can be saved with root canal treatment rather than being lost forever to extraction. That way, you get to keep your own tooth – always the best solution from a dental perspective. Not only that; compared with teeth replacement, root canal therapy usually costs less. However, while the success rate Read more…

This entry was posted on Jun 03, 2013 by Dr Kia Pajouhesh