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Wisdom Teeth - Jamie the Dentist
This totally depends; see- When should I not have my wisdom teeth removed below. If one side is good, there is no reason to take them out unless they are likely to give problems.
If you are having a general anaesthetic however, then you only want to be knocked out once, so it may be best to have all four removed in the one go- unless that is, the chance of complications from removing them is...
Wisdom Teeth - Jamie the Dentist
In Australia, the price range for a basic wisdom teeth extraction (ITEM 311) is generally $130 and $200.
The average cost from the ADA 2012 dental fees member survey for ITEM 311 was $167.
A complex wisdom tooth extraction (ITEM 324) is generally between $250 and $500.
The average cost from the ADA 2012 dental fees member survey for ITEM 323- a slightly less complicated extraction was $295 but...
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Dental Bridges - Jamie the Dentist
Generally speaking, the main advantages of having a dental bridge are:
Great looks (aesthetics)
In a traditional fixed bridge, not only can you fill the space of the missing tooth, you can improve the colour and the shape of the teeth that you are crowning either side. This gives the technician a little more space to play with and allows a bit of flexibility in creating a desirable result....
Dental Crowns - Jamie the Dentist
In Australia, the price range for a single crown is generally $1100-$2000.
Dental crowns are expensive which ever way you look at it. The main reason for the cost being so high is that the dentist must pay a dental technician to construct the crown.
Now depending on the material used and the prices of the laboratory this can be anything from $200 for a very low-end crown to $700 for a high-end...
Dental Fillings - Jamie the Dentist
What is the Silver Fillings 'Debate' all about?
'Amalgam! You don't still use that stuff do you?'
We often hear this statement from patients. Dental amalgam has been used successfully for over 100 years and has been researched more than any other material. It is commonly referred to as 'silver fillings' by patients.
Its main advantages are its strength, durability and resistance to wear which...
Dental Extractions - Jamie the Dentist
This paragraph is for those of you who like to shop around for the best deal...
Unlike fillings, crowns and veneers, you are not having something put into your mouth, just something taken out- surely that means the cheapest is the best, doesn't it? Well, if you have a very loose tooth it doesn't really matter who does the extraction, the result will be the same.
But the more difficult an...
Missing Teeth - Jamie the Dentist
More information about each of these options can be found by clicking on them, this will take you to series of articles that clearly explain what they are and discuss the advantages and disadvantages together with the associated costs. If you have lost all your teeth, see- Full Dentures for more information.
These options may be considered in certain cases where only a small space...
Root Canal Treatment - Jamie the Dentist
A successful root canal is not painful (it may take some days to settle as the dentist will have instrumented and aggravated the tissues around the end of the tooth). There are no symptoms or tenderness and mobility has not increased. There is no draining sinus present and ligament surrounding the tooth appears normal.
If a radiograph (X-ray) shows that the dark area around the root of the tooth...
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