Benefits available under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Benefits for basic dental services grant access to up to $1,052 per child over 2 consecutive calendar years for eligible children who receive certain government benefits (e.g. Family Tax Benefit Part A). To Find out if you’re eligible contact us today
Did you know that
We are open Monday to Friday, as well as two late nights a week.
We Bulk Bill the Child Dental Benefits Scheme-if you are not sure if your child is eligible feel free to call us and we can help.
We are preferred providers for HCF, BUPA and Medibank Private – give our friendly staff a call to see what that means for you!
We specialise in prevention with the help of our registered Hygienist.
HCF members enjoy two free cleans a year as well as a free custom-made mouthguard per year. We offer all general dentistry, surgery, and cosmetic dentistry including bleaching and implants etc.
Child Dental Benefits Schedule
We support the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) and we bulk bill all eligible children.
The Government-funded Child Dental Benefits Schedule is now available for families with children aged 2-17. Families must receive Government Benefits. The CDBS has a means test, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment. If children are eligible, they receive up to $1000 over two calendar years for preventative and restorative dentistry.
Eligible services include:
Note that the CDBS scheme does not cover cosmetic dental work or orthodontics. To check if you are eligible or check your remaining funds, please contact Medicare or us.
Are your wisdom teeth causing you pain and discomfort? If left in place problematic wisdom teeth may cause severe pain, infections and damage to the surrounding jawbone and teeth. Contact our friendly staff today to find out more about Wisdom Teeth extraction.
Do you experience pain when brushing certain teeth, or sensitivity when consuming hot or cold foods? If you answered yes, you may have tooth decay that requires a filling. Fillings help to restore your teeth and relieve the pain associated with cavities and wear, bringing a tooth back to its usual function and shape.
If your teeth are stained or discoloured due to lifestyle factors, development problems, age or other reasons teeth whitening may be the perfect solution. At Coffs Coast Dental we offer the Zoom!® Professional Whitening System (Zoom!®) is one of the newest ways to whiten your teeth and brighten your smile. Zoom!® is a bleaching process that safely lightens discolored teeth. It is quick and easy. The process can be completed in your dentist’s office in just over one hour.
What determines the colour of our teeth?
The thickness of the enamel and its opacity help determine the colour of your teeth as it determines how much of the inner yellow/grey dentine color shows through. The part of the tooth closed to the gum is the darkest as the enamel is thinnest at this point.
Baby teeth are lighter than permanent teeth.
Blonde haired people usually have white/grey teeth.
Brunettes usually have white/yellow teeth.
Ask the dentist to show you the large range of colours we can select from when making an artificial tooth – such as a crown. You will be quite surprised in the range of ‘normal.’
HydraFacial uses the patented Vortex Fusion technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate. HydraFacial super skin serums are made with nourishing ingredients that give your skin an instantly noticeable glow.
3 STEPS. 45 MINUTES. THE BEST SKIN OF YOUR LIFE.
HydraFacial is so much more than just another facial. It’s an experience. A pleasure. A feeling. And a confidence booster.
Hydrafacial uses a patented technology that can simultaneously cleanse, exfoliate, clear congested pores and deliver nourishing serums. In addition to instantly noticeable results after each treatment you will also experience longer lasting results with a short series of Hydrafacial treatments.
Hydrafacial focuses on the unique philosophy of ‘Skin Health for Life’. When our skin looks good and feels good, we feel good too. So, for long-term healthy skin and a glowing complexion why settle for an ordinary facial, when you can choose a HydraFacial?
SUITABLE FOR ALL SKIN TYPES…
Yep. We don’t have a type. HydraFacial is gentle enough for even sensitive skin yet effective enough to deliver powerful and positive changes in your skin. In addition to improving skin tone, texture and overall skin health HydraFacial also addresses skincare needs such as:
You should not have had anti-wrinkle or filler injections in the 1-2 weeks prior to the treatment. You also need to not be pregnant or breastfeeding. Other contraindications (reasons why you cannot have a Hydrafacial include): herpetic rashes, skin cancers on the face especially if they are ulcerated, inflammation of the skin of the face, or severe forms of acne. You also cannot have it if you are allergic to shellfish. If you are unsure or require further information please ask our friendly staff before your appointment.
If your teeth are chipped, heavily discoloured, have small gaps between them or are slightly crooked, then veneers may be an option. Veneers are thin shells that are bonded onto the front of your teeth to effectively hide these problems.
As a precursor to veneers, we recommend you try teeth whitening first. Veneers are used in the “smile zone” i.e. on the teeth that are visible when you smile, whereas whitening will brighten all of your teeth. In addition, you achieve a better result with veneers when your natural teeth are as light as possible.
Why use porcelain veneers?
Appearance is very important
Stained teeth due to antibiotics or trauma or root canal treatment
Teeth with old fillings or where fillings discolor quickly
At Coffs Coast Dental, we use state-of-the-art technology that ensures we’re leading the way in dental care and comfort. We offer the most advanced dental solution for people wanting to replace their missing tooth or teeth with dental implants.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a long-term solution for tooth or teeth replacement. They are made of biocompatible titanium and are inserted surgically so that it fuses with the jawbone. This process is called “osseointegration”. Like the roots of natural teeth, they provide a permanent anchor for replacement teeth, including crowns and bridges.
When are dental implants used?
Dental implants may be an ideal solution for people who have lost one or more teeth due to tooth decay or injury. Candidates for implants should be in good general and oral health and have adequate bone in the jaw to support the implant.
What are the benefits?
Implants provide a number of important cosmetic and functional benefits:
They are a permanent solution, providing teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
They do not slip, so there is no discomfort or embarrassment.
You can clean implants along with natural teeth.
Implants are strong enough to provide a reliable foundation for chewing.
They prevent bone loss and maintain the jawbone’s shape and density. This ensures the integrity of the facial structure and facial appearance.
Implants do not compromise the health of surrounding teeth, unlike traditional options such as bridges.
Implants may not be for everyone. If you have brittle, damaged jaw bones or bone loss and some general health issues, you may find that they are not the best solution for you. We are proud of our dentists who are ethical and honest. You can rely on us to provide you with clear explanations about your options so that you can make informed decisions that are right for you and your oral health.
Cerec Crowns and Restorations – your crown or restoration in only one visit.
If you are having tooth trouble, making multiple trips to the dentist can be very inconvenient. With CEREC you can have your crown or restoration made at Coffs Coast Dental + Facial in just one visit with no follow up appointment required.
CEREC crowns and restorations are quick and comfortable. There’s no biting on unpleasant impression material – Coffs Coast Dental + Facial has a scanner for that. Plus your restoration is done without needing old-fashioned temporary prosthesis.
Every restoration is custom-made to exactly fit your tooth because it is made from an exact model of your individual tooth, using materials that are the closest colour to your natural enamel. The best part is, all this can be done in a single visit, usually in less than an hour!
CEREC – the convenience of a single visit with no impressions and no temporaries. Contact Coffs Coast Dental + Facial today for more information or to book an appointment call 02 6656 4245 today!