Frequently Asked Questions
Here at Dental Boutique we want to ensure all of your questions are answered and you understand your treatment before we begin.
Below we have included some of the more frequent questions we receive in the practice. Remember though, many treatment pages also include FAQs and answers to your specific questions.
I am petrified of the pain! What will you do to help?
We will treat you with such gentleness and care to ensure that your experience with us is as minimal discomfort as possible. Using the latest dental technology, you will be surprised at how little discomfort you may experience during your treatment. If you find that the noise of the drill can be unnerving, we provide you with headphones for you to enjoy some music and block out the noisy drill.
For some of our more nervous and anxious patients, we have the option of Intravenous (IV) Sedation, provided by an experienced and highly qualified medical educationist. IV sedation will reduce your anxiety and eliminate your awareness during the procedure, with no or little recollection of your experience here during treatment.
I am worried that I may not understand or am uncertain about the treatment that I may be getting.
Our practice philosophy is to perform a thorough and exhaustive examination of your teeth and the surrounding structures. After that, we will explain what you may require to maintain or improve your dental health. Our dedicated team will be with you throughout your journey to achieve your dental goals and needs by explaining and discussing all your available treatment options, including costs, advantages and disadvantages in order for you to make an informed decision. A written copy of the treatment plan will be provided to you.
At Dental Boutique, we do not recommend short-term treatment which may be inexpensive initially but do not last. We also do not propose more expensive options if cheaper alternatives are better for you. We will always put your interests and needs first and ensure that you receive the highest quality of care. We believe in caring for you with the same level of passion and care, as we would treat our family members. You are of course more than welcome to seek a second opinion at any time, in fact we encourage you to do so.
Are you current with your techniques?
We believe that furthering our education is absolutely essential and to keep abreast with the changing tides of modern dentistry. We have spent hours of our time on education in Australia and overseas namely the UK, America, Singapore and Hong Kong. While we may look young, we are fresh, up to date with current techniques and have a modern approach to dentistry.
Will my requests and worries fall on deaf ears?
Most often, patients put off seeing a dentist due to past unpleasant experience or just being mortified of the thought of going to the dentist. We totally understand and therefore our highly trained team at Dental Boutique will always take time to listen to your concerns and goals. We see the special individual past of all the teeth we are treating.
How long does your work last?
Nothing lasts forever in the medical or dental world. However, we stand by the work that we do. We take precautions to ensure that our treatment lasts. Some of the contributing factors to early failure are poor oral hygiene and dietary habits, heavy uncontrolled bite forces and gum disease. We will manage these issues if any are present.
We also use only quality products, implants, crowns and veneers that are sourced and sent to leading Australian labs. We DO NOT use substandard, cheap off-shore products and labs.
I am in pain, what do I do?
If you are in distress and require immediate care, we will do everything in our power to get you in on the day to alleviate your agony on the very same day. Having pain or infection may be a sign of underlying problems that may need to be addressed. At subsequent appointments, we will then perform a comprehensive examination and discuss your dental needs.
How do I know you are telling the truth?
Our passion and dedication to our work have been rewarded with warm and wonderful testimonials by our patients. The greatest compliment that we receive is when our patients recommend their friends and family to experience the personalised services at Dental Boutique Melbourne. We are more than happy to show you our past work and for you to be in touch with our happy clients who may have had work that is similar to yours. Please browse our Smile Gallery.
We would like to extend our gratitude to you for taking time to visit our website. If you feel that we are the right practice for you, then please contact us as the next step to achieving your dental dreams.