Your general dentist will often refer you to us for advice or treatment when:

  • Your bite doesn’t feel right
  • Missing teeth require replacement
  • Teeth are worn or heavily filled
  • Teeth, face or jaws are affected by trauma
  • Teeth are discoloured or misshaped
  • Previous treatment hasn’t worked as well as expected or requires replacement
  • Many factors and specialties might be involved in the treatment
  • Teeth require extraction, and to discuss tooth replacement options
  • There are jaw discrepancies
  • Orthodontic treatment alone is not enough

A referral is not necessary to see a dental specialist.
We are often asked by referrers (eg. General dentists or specialists) to see patients for one or a few specific concerns and a referral from them will assist us to plan treatment with your referring clinician.

The first visit includes a thorough discussion to find out about the problems, identifying their causes and coming up with several possible solutions. These solutions vary in advantages, disadvantages and costs. Further tests and specialist referrals might be necessary in order to clearly identify the causes. The prosthodontist can direct and coordinate these referrals, as necessary.

As early as possible. Other than our consultation fees, we are unable to advise you of costs over the phone. It is not possible to provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan that relates to your specific issues, without seeing you first. Costs are always discussed at this consultation before commencement of any treatment.

Dr. Sravan is registered with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA) as a dental specialist provider. If you hold a valid card issued by the DVA then you may be eligible to have a portion of the treatment covered by DVA. There may be some cases which require pre-authorisation prior to proceeding with treatment. Please let our staff know if you hold a DVA card and they can assist you in these matters.

We work with your general dentist to provide you with a holistic service for your overall dental health.

It is important that you continue to see your general dentist for continuing treatment and maintenance including your routine general checkups. They are your first point of contact for general dental problems. The prosthodontic or surgical treatment might be short or continue over a longer time period and would also requires monitoring. Your particular requirements will be discussed at your first visit

Your health insurance extras may provide you with a rebate for your proposed treatment. We do not have control over what these rebates will be, your level of cover or how they are claimed.

For more information, visit the ADA website.

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