What it Means to go to a ‘No Gaps Dentist’
You’ve probably heard the term ‘No Gaps Dentist’ before but are unsure what it means exactly for you, as a dental patient.
As your No Gaps dentist Canley Heights, we’ll be explaining what it means to go to a no gaps dentist and how it can benefit you.
What Is A ‘No Gaps’ Policy?
If you have private health insurance, your fund will pay out benefits for several dental treatments.
A ‘No Gaps’ policy means that the dental practice will not charge you the gap amount after your health fund has contributed their benefit.
In other words, the dental practice will accept your health insurance payment as full payment. This is providing you to meet various conditions.
Being a Canley Heights No Gaps dentist means our patients can have access to the routine dental care they need and at a price they can afford.
‘No Gaps’ Inclusions
At Canley Heights Dental Care, we have a wide range of ‘no gap’ dental treatments on offer to our patients who hold Australian private health cover.
Most of our inclusions are ongoing preventative dental treatments that you need to maintain healthy teeth over your lifetime.
Regular dental check-ups are an important part of your ongoing dental care routine.
Our dentists encourage patients to visit at least every six months for a check-up to maintain the health of their mouth.
At your dental check-up, your dentist will check both your teeth and gums for any signs of disease or decay.
Additionally, it can include an examination of your neck, head, face, throat and tongue for any signs of potential issues.
At Canley Heights Dental Care, we offer dental consultations as part of our no gaps policy. A dental consultation is a dental visit that is non-invasive.
It provides you with the opportunity to discuss your dental concerns or issues with your dentist.
During a consultation, your dentist will address your concerns. They will go over different treatment options and allow you to ask any questions you may have.
Scales, Polishes and Cleans
A build-up of plaque in your mouth can lead to gum disease. Brushing your teeth twice a day is a good way to prevent plaque build-up.
But there are hard to reach places in your mouth, for example between your teeth, that are hard to keep clean yourself.
Our dentists recommend that you have regular professional cleans every six months.
During a scale and polish at our practice, special equipment is used to remove any stubborn plaque and other mineralised deposits from your teeth. Then your dentist will polish your teeth, leaving them smooth and sparkling clean.
Fillings are a restorative dental treatment we use to repair a decayed tooth. They are important as they close off areas through which bacteria can enter. This prevents further decay which can result in the need for more major corrective procedures.
When getting a filling, your dentist will first remove any decay and clean the area. Next, they apply the filling material.
This material is usually tooth coloured and requires a curing light to harden. Finally, they trim off any excess material and give it a polish, leaving a smooth and natural finish.
Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally occurring. It assists in the rebuilding of enamel and can undo early onset of decay.
Fluoride intake generally happens through tap water and fluoride supplement consumption. But there is a topical fluoride that your dentist can apply directly to your teeth.
At Canley Heights Dental Care, your fluoride treatment will only take a few short minutes. The fluoride comes in the form of a gel which your dentist will apply to your teeth.
If you are at higher risk of tooth decay, your dentist may recommend that you have fluoride treatments every 6 to 12 months.
Dental X-rays are an important part of preventative dentistry. They allow your dentist to evaluate your dental health. The X-rays capture images of the inside of your teeth and gums. This imagery helps highlight problems, otherwise unidentifiable. These can be issues like cavities, tooth decay and damaged teeth.
Typically, your dentist will perform a dental X-ray annually. At Canley Heights Dental Care, all new patients undergo a dental x-ray.
This is to provide our dentists with a concise overview of your dental health. Children may need dental more often, allowing their dentist to track the growth of their adult teeth.
‘No Gaps’ Policy Terms & Conditions
On the day of treatment at Canley Heights Dental Care, we need you to meet the following criteria to enjoy our ‘No Gaps’ policy:
- Be covered for dental treatments on the day of your treatment (no waiting periods, etc.)
- Able to show your valid health card
- You are within your health fund’s benefit limits
- Patients under 18 have a consulting adult with them
If you have private health care, you can face restrictions on ‘No Gaps’ policies if, for example:
- You have overdue payments on health fund premiums
- You are ineligible for a benefit amount on an item
No Gaps Dentist in Canley Heights
We hope you now have a clearer idea of what it means to go to a ‘No Gaps’ dentist and how it can benefit you. As your Canley Heights dentist, we’re happy to pave the way for more affordable preventative treatments for our patients with our No Gaps policy.
Preventative dentistry, like those under our No Gaps inclusions, helps keep your teeth and mouth healthy for the long-term. Not to mention, these treatments mean you can avoid needing extensive restorative dentistry down the track, which can be both costly and stressful.
Booking in an appointment with is us simple, and our friendly team are more than happy to help you out. We look forward to welcoming you to our No Gaps Dentist Practice in Canley Heights.
To know more about No Gaps Dentist in Canley Heights, please call us on (02) 9199 9678 or book your appointment online.
We are located at 1/229 Canley Vale Road in Canley Heights.