Frequently Asked Questions2023-08-31T19:29:55+10:00


Find the answers to some popular questions that we are frequently asked by our patients.
Do you have payment plans?2023-07-31T14:21:20+10:00

Yes, we offer and accept a number of different payment plan options including Afterpay, Zip and National Dental Plan (Humm). Depending on the cost of treatment required, interest-free periods between 6 – 24 months are available so that you can get the treatment you need today, and pay later.  If you’re not sure which of these payment plan options is the most appropriate for you, call us to find out more (02) 8817 2879.

How much do veneers cost?2023-09-05T14:55:50+10:00

The cost of porcelain and composite veneers will vary depending on the number of veneers required. We have interest-free packages available where you can get porcelain veneers for as little as $60/week. We would be able to provide you with an exact quote after your initial consultation.

Can I see what my veneers will look like before they go in?2023-09-05T15:11:25+10:00

Your new smile will be digitally designed by our one of our cosmetic dentists, and we’ll be able to show you a digital mockup of how it will look. You can also test out your new veneers before commencing treatment by doing a trial smile (which uses a temporary material over your teeth to imitate the design we’ve created for you).  This way you can make any tweaks to the size or shape of the teeth before the final veneers are made or fitted.

How long does it take to get veneers?2023-09-05T15:11:09+10:00

Dental veneers will generally require at least two appointments. For composite veneers, they can be applied in a single appointment with a review appointment approximately 2 weeks after placement. Porcelain veneers are made in a lab by our master ceramist so there is a preparation appointment, followed by a cementation appointment three weeks later when the veneers are ready. You’ll wear a set of temporary teeth between these two appointments that is based on the design of the final veneers.

Is it painful to get veneers?2023-09-05T15:14:09+10:00

The process of getting veneers is typically painless, with most patients only experiencing some slight pressure during the procedure. Our procedures are typically conducted under local anaesthetic to ensure the process is comfortable and pain-free.

Will I need gum recontouring (gum lift)?2023-09-05T15:18:47+10:00

In some veneer cases, recontouring the gums (conducting a gum lift) will give a better cosmetic outcome. This is done to create symmetry, improve the ratio of tooth to gum length and lengthen short teeth. Most gum recontouring causes no additional discomfort during or after treatment and the procedure itself is conducted with a highly accurate soft-tissue laser under local anesthesia.

Are veneers suitable for everyone?2023-09-05T15:22:52+10:00

Veneers are a cosmetic treatment that is suitable for adults of all ages. There are, however, some conditions which may render a patient not a suitable candidate for dental veneers, including gum disease, insufficient tooth enamel or severe bruxism. A consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists will enable us to assess your suitability for treatment.

How do I take care of my veneers?2023-09-05T15:26:18+10:00

Maintaining your veneers does not require any additional requirement than your regular oral hygiene maintenance. Good oral health habits include brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing once a day to prevent bacteria and plaque build-up. We also advise maintaining a regular schedule of dental checkup & cleans (every six months) to ensure your gums and veneers are kept healthy. With veneers, you will also need to ensure you do not bite down on hard/sticky foods.

Does composite bonding whiten teeth?2023-09-07T15:55:31+10:00

Composite bonding only covers part of your tooth and not the entire front surface like a veneer. So although composite bonding techniques can be used to correct areas of discolouration or staining, it is not a procedure used to whiten teeth. This means the composite bonding material will be matched to the current shade of your natural tooth for it to blend in seamlessly. Composite resin material does not respond to teeth whitening treatments, so professional teeth whitening is recommended a couple of weeks before your composite bonding treatment so that the resin material can be colour matched to your natural, whiter shade.

How long does composite bonding last?2023-09-07T16:02:12+10:00

With the right care and maintenance, composite bonding can last around 5-7 years. Although it is a durable material, composite resin is not as strong as your natural teeth. Composite resin is also not as strong as porcelain veneers. This means that over time the resin can become worn down. A good oral care routine and diligently attending regular checkups (at least evey six months) will help preserve your new smile for as long as possible.

Does composite bonding hurt?2023-09-07T16:05:08+10:00

No. Composite bonding is a simple procedure that does not require drilling or removal of tooth structure. In most cases, we don’t even need to use anaesthetic.

How much is composite bonding?2023-09-07T16:10:37+10:00

Composite bonding at our practice in Rouse Hill starts from $450 per tooth. We have bundle deals available for when you need to treat several teeth at the same time. We also have flexible interest-free dental financing plans so that you can have the smile of your dreams now and easily pay for your treatment over time.

Can composite bonding be removed?2023-09-07T16:15:54+10:00

Yes. In most cases, composite bonding can be safely removed from your natural tooth without causing any damage to your enamel. This is because composite bonding involves adding resin material directly to your natural tooth without removing any underlying tooth structure. The removal of composite resin bonding can be done in a single visit.

How often should I visit the dentist?2021-04-21T15:35:55+10:00

Generally, we recommend six-monthly preventative dental check-up and cleans, or even more frequently if you are at a greater risk for gum disease or cavities. As everyone’s needs are different, your dentist will assess the condition of your mouth, teeth and gums and advise you as appropriate. High-risk factors can include having diabetes, being a smoker, or a family history of dental problems such as plaque build-up and decay.

I haven’t been to the dentist in a very long time. Can you help me get my oral health back on track?2021-04-21T15:15:33+10:00

Yes, absolutely! You should be very proud of your decision to get your oral health back on track. We know that this can be life changing for many people, and we take that responsibility very seriously. Helping our patients on their journey to better oral health is immensely rewarding – but most importantly, we strive to create an environment that is warm, welcoming and non-judgemental. We know that often, one’s dental health is neglected because of negative previous experiences at the dentist, or because treatment was not accessible or affordable – at The Grove Dental Rouse Hill we have put every effort into ensuring dental care can be accessed in a relaxing and comfortable space, with a team of friendly and caring professionals alongside you every step of the way. Give us a call today to discuss how we can help you. We look forward to meeting you soon.

When should my child first see a dentist?2021-04-21T15:22:21+10:00

We recommend bringing your child to the dentist from around two years of age (or around six months after their first teeth arrive). At your child’s first appointment, we will take the time to ease your child into the dental environment and ensure they are relaxed and comfortable. These early dental appointments are crucial in laying a good foundation for correct brushing technique, the confidence to maintain excellent oral hygiene and significantly reduce the chances of your child developing dental anxiety or phobia later down the track. Your dentist will carefully examine the development of your child’s mouth and identify any problems such as baby bottle tooth decay, teething irritations and prolonged thumb-sucking early.

The Grove Dental was designed and built from the ground up with your family and little ones in mind. We are experts in all areas of children’s dentistry in Rouse Hill and provide gentle and caring treatment to children of all ages.

Do you accept all health funds?2021-04-21T15:22:26+10:00

We sure do! Using our HICAPS terminal, you can claim your health fund rebate on the spot.

What will my health fund cover?2021-04-21T15:21:25+10:00

All health insurance policies are different and coverage for dental services can vary, so we recommend that you speak with your health insurance provider for specific details relating to your policy. We can process quotes through our HICAPS terminal for specific treatment plans, however, your insurance provider will be able to answer specific questions about your policy entitlements.

What if I cannot afford to pay for the treatment I need?2021-04-21T15:40:12+10:00

At The Grove Dental Rouse Hill, we strongly believe that everyone should be able to access and receive the dental care they need. We have several different payment options available that can help you get the dental treatment you need now and pay later, so please don’t hesitate to call us or book a consultation online to discuss your situation further.

What is cosmetic dentistry?2021-04-21T15:22:16+10:00

Cosmetic dentistry procedures are designed to completely transform and rejuvenate the appearance and function of your smile. In addition to cosmetic dentistry techniques improving the colour, shape or alignment of your teeth, they can also improve your dental health. Some of our cosmetic dental services include:

We recommend you contact us for a consultation to find out if you are eligible for these treatments and how we can help you achieve the perfect smile.

Do you have parking available on-site?2022-12-01T14:53:17+10:00

We have ample free parking available on-site with dedicated car spaces reserved for patients of our practice. You’ll see the signs for our reserved parking spaces directly in front of the clinic – which will make your visit to The Grove Dental easy and stress-free.

Why are my teeth yellow?2021-04-21T15:21:46+10:00

Discoloured or yellowed teeth can be the result of poor oral hygiene or simply due to using or consuming certain products that can stain teeth (e.g. coffee, tea, red wine, antibiotics, tobacco, sauces, curries etc). We recommend having a professional dental clean to remove any calculus or bacteria that may be causing your teeth to look discoloured. In addition to your regular dental check-up and clean, you may wish to consider professional in-chair whitening treatments. The Philips Zoom technology we use at The Grove Dental Rouse Hill can achieve a result that is up to 8-shades whiter in approximately 45-60 minutes.

Call us today to discuss your options and discuss the suitability of our teeth whitening treatments for your specific circumstances.

Why do I need x-rays?2021-04-21T15:21:53+10:00

Radiographic or X-ray examinations provide your dentist with an important diagnostic tool that shows the condition of your teeth, their roots, jaw placement and the overall composition of your facial bones.

X-rays can help your dentist determine the presence or degree of periodontal disease, abscesses and many abnormal growths, such as cysts and tumours. X-rays can also show the exact location of impacted teeth. They can pinpoint the location of cavities and other signs of disease that may not be possible to detect through visual examination (such as changes in the jaw bone structure as a result of systemic disease).

I’ve just broken one of my teeth. What should I do?2021-04-21T15:21:59+10:00

If you are not in any pain, book an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. Try to keep the tooth as clean as you can in the meantime and avoid biting hard on the tooth. If you have pain, then you will need to go to your dentist immediately for an emergency dental visit.

How can I help my kids look after their teeth?2021-04-21T15:22:03+10:00

Establishing good oral health habits early in the life is the best weapon against tooth decay. We recommend limiting sugary food and drink, and ensuring your child brushes their teeth well using a soft tooth brush and small circular motions. When your child is mature and has developed sufficient dexterity, switch to an electric toothbrush to ensure a more effective clean. You can also use disclosing tablets after they brush to reveal areas where they have not brushed adequately enough (this works best when the disclosing tablets are a surprise!). As well as regular brushing, bring your children to the dentist for their regular dental clean appointment. This combination of correct brushing, eating healthy foods, and regular check-ups at the dentist will set them up for healthy oral habits into adulthood!

I have silver fillings. Is there something that can be done to improve their appearance?2021-04-21T15:23:41+10:00

Dental amalgam or “silver fillings” have been used for over a century and have been a reliable way of restoring a tooth that is decayed or broken. Although the mercury in amalgam is toxic, if the amalgam fillings you have are in good condition and are not worn or chipped or broken, then it may be better for those fillings to remain in place. However, if you have amalgam fillings that are old or deteriorating or you are unhappy with their appearance, it is wise to consider having them removed and replaced with a tooth coloured composite resin. Contact us to discuss the options for replacing your silver fillings.

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