Common Dental Problems Melbourne

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Broken Teeth

Broken, Chipped or Cracked a tooth or filling? This can be associated with pain and will need urgent dental treatment. Depending on the size of the chip or break, there are a variety of options available.
Have a read at our Dental Restoration page to find out more.

Bad Breath

Bad Breath, or Halitosis, can be caused by having gum disease or the presence of dental decay. Left untreated, the condition gets worse. The bacteria in the mouth forms volatile sulphur compounds and can produce a bad smell. So what can we do?
Visit our Gum Disease page to learn more.

Bleeding Gums

When our gums bleed, it is a sign of inflammation. Left untreated, this can lead to bone loss and eventually losing your teeth. Bleeding gums can be caused by not having routine dental hygiene visits, periodontal gum disease, and can also bleed during pregnancy.
Visit our Check Up & Clean page to find out how we can help get your dental health back on track.

Worn Down Teeth

Years of wear and tear, certain habits, and extensive dentistry, all can give way over time. It may be about time that you need a major overhaul of your teeth. Do you have old fillings, broken teeth, root canals and missing teeth? It may be time for a new smile – to be able to laugh and eat and smile – getting that self confidence back again. Speak to us at The Smile Designer so we can work out a treatment plan that is tailored for you.
Find out more at our Dental Restoration page.

Sensitive Teeth

Do your teeth twinge when you eat or drink? Tooth sensitivity is caused by worn tooth enamel or exposed nerves in your teeth. When you eat or drink something with an extremely low or high temperature, you may feel a sudden, sharp flash of pain. Sensitivity can be caused by dental decay, gum recession, brushing too hard, or clenching and grinding our teeth.
Speak to us to find out how we can help you with your sensitive teeth!

Discoloured Teeth

Are your teeth stained or discoloured? Do you want to smile with confidence again? Almost anyone is a candidate for whitening.
Visit our Teeth Whitening page for more information.

Missing Teeth

Start your Smile Journey with us at The Smile Designer! Missing a tooth or multiple teeth can affect the way you look and feel. Functionality is affected and over the years things start to get worse. Our aim is to work out the possible options and provide costs that will help guide you in the right direction.
Visit our Dental Implant or Dental Restoration pages to find out more information.

Crooked Teeth

Some of our patients never had the opportunity to straighten their teeth when they were younger. Some parents want to give that same opportunity to their growing kids. At The Smile Designer Dental Studio, we offer a range of options such as Invisalign and Braces to our patients of all ages. In some instances, Porcelain Veneers may be an option to improve the shape, size and colour of your teeth without having to go through Orthodontic treatment.
Schedule an appointment and speak to our team to find out more.

Wisdom Teeth Pain

At The Smile Designer Dental Studio in Thornbury, we offer surgical wisdom teeth removal. Our team of experienced Melbourne dentists can work with you and help you through all the options and costs available.
Visit our Wisdom Teeth page for more information.

Fear of the Dentist

Dental anxiety and fear is the leading cause as to why people don’t visit the dentist. We invite you to meet us at our warm and welcoming practice, where we can guide you through your options as to how you can overcome these fears.
Read more about our Sedation Dentistry solutions here.

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Why Choose The Smile Designer

We have helped numerous people in Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs with our high-quality care and superior service to achieve optimal results. Our dentists take great pride in not only restoring your smile and keeping it healthy, but also educating our patients about their oral health. It is important to us that we create the best foundation in ensuring our patients have full clarity and transparency in understanding their treatment plans.We have invested in state of the art technology to provide you with quality and peace of mind. Cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular. Ultimately who doesn’t want a smile that shines with confidence? Being at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry, we combine advanced technology, an artistic eye with extensive experience alongside ethical practice to ensure you are in the most capable and experienced hands. When you choose the Smile Designer, our dental clinic offers renowned dentistry because of the following:



At our dental studio, we are dedicated to providing a superior experience to every patient. We value our patients as if they were part of our own community, and we believe this is evident in the authentic feedback we receive.

Jodie H.Jodie H. ★★★★★ Highly recommend The Smile Designer. I have serious dental anxiety which I explained when I booked my first appointment. They called a few days before I was due to come in to check if there was anything they could do to help me navigate my fear. They really went above and beyond to make me feel safe and comfortable.My experience was so good I have even booked in my next appointment which is HUGE for me.Great staff. Great vibe. 100% recommendAnisha C.Anisha C. ★★★★★ The Smile Designer - Preston provides impeccable dental services. I’ve recently completed an Invisalign treatment with Dr Dev over the course of a year and have no complaints! The process was made extremely easy and accessible for me.Dr Dev listened to my concerns and adapted his treatment plan accordingly, leaving me with perfect results. The team is extremely helpful and professional, I couldn't recommend them enough!Kate R.Kate R. ★★★★★ Cannot recommend this dentist enough! I normally hate going to the dentist - I’ve had a fear since a young age. Since I’ve been visiting the team at Smile Designer, I no longer feel anxious or fearful of my appointments. The team make you feel incredibly safe, comfortable and reassured! So friendly and super lush rooms with big screen TVs to watch Netflix during your treatments. I highly recommend to check The Smile Designer out! You won’t look back!Henrik E.Henrik E. ★★★★★ My daughter`s teeth were straightened by the Smile Designer. She is very happy with the results; we all are. Braces came off after 18 month or so, it didn`t take all too long. Now she is wearing a retainer plastic piece at night only - no problem. She likes going to the clinic now (for cleanups and checks); the staff in Preston is easy going and friendly.Wenjing Z.Wenjing Z. ★★★★★ Dr. Nathan is the best dentist He is incredibly thorough with my treatment plans. After visiting many dental practices, I'm so happy to have found him. He is the first dentist to explain all my dental concerns with patience. Absolutely the best.Zoe S.Zoe S. ★★★★★ I have been coming to the smile designer for a few years. The service is always fantastic. Everyone is friendly. The dentists are very thorough and outline the procedures with pricing on a dental plan. I highly recommend The Smile Designer.AdrAdr ★★★★★ Gareth is incredible! By far the MOST attention to detail I’ve ever experienced from a dentist. He asked plenty of discovery questions to truly understand what I wanted to achieve and consistently checks for feedback. I felt so comfortable being really specific and picky about what I wanted done. ALSO the entire reception/admin team are so kind and welcoming.Isabelle H.Isabelle H. ★★★★★ So incredibly happy with my results with Dr Madeleine Duff, she was able to give me my dream smile with Invisalign and composite bonding within 12 months! And Maggie at the reception desk is always so welcoming and lovely to chat to, well worth the drive from Doreen.Anne N.Anne N. ★★★★★ I had the pleasure of having my teeth checked and cleaned by Dr Nathan Tran today.I was a little apprehensive at first since some cleans can be too hard (which feel very uncomfortable/painful), and others not hard enough (leaving me feel like I need another clean).Dr Tran took his time, and made sure that I was comfortable throughout. He showed me photos of my teeth before and after the clean - wow, what a difference! He also pointed out areas where he thinks I can strengthen/protect existing teeth to prevent potential cracking/decay (due to age) and possibly tooth removal. This has happened to me before so I was very grateful for his advice.The whole experience was easy and effortless, and I came away feeling reassured and positive about what I can do to keep my teeth clean and healthy.I highly recommend anyone who cares about their teeth as much as I do to go and see Dr Tran!Hayley F.Hayley F. ★★★★★ Just wanted to share my amazing experience with Dr. Gareth. From the moment I walked in, I was impressed by the warm and friendly atmosphere. Dr. Gareth's professionalism and expertise really stood out. He took the time to explain everything clearly and made me feel at ease throughout my visit and my Invisalign journey. The quality of care I received was exceptional, and I couldn't be happier with the results of my dental work. The clinic itself was clean and the staff were super helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Gareth to anyone in need of a skilled and caring dentist. Thanks, Dr. Gareth, for providing such excellent dental care!Tracey L.Tracey L. ★★★★★ So grateful for Dr Gareth's expertise in repairing a large broken amalgam filling. It needed to be replaced with a crown. Lot of care and attention in this extensive appt.Grateful that nurse Chelsea was able to assist me for urgent appt, to be attended to promptly on a Monday morning and extremely happy crown is made on sites and fitted in 1 appt.Recommend highly.Katherine B.Katherine B. ★★★★★ Dr Dev and the entire team took immaculate care of me from start to finish. Due to part of my jaw missing, I have spent over a decade just coping with worsening jaw clicking and headaches. During the initial consult, Dev outlined all costs, treatments and expectations and immediately scanned me for a splint to wear. Absolutely everything was looked after and explained so clearly. All stress or hesitance connected with dentist visits(both personal and financial) was alleviated by them. I also loved the personalised welcome card projected on screen. I felt like an absolute princess. I cannot recommend the experience enough!Mrs W.Mrs W. ★★★★★ We were travelling and had a small 'emergency'. We walked in this morning and we were seen after filling in paperwork. We could not ask for nicer, sweeter, more comforting people all round. My 10year old can rest easier now and enjoy her time away. I wish we lived closer! Thank you so very much, I'm so very grateful.Vickie N.Vickie N. ★★★★★ Dr Nathan works dental magic! his expertise and attention to detail is fantastic . from the warm welcome to the flawless restoration process of my implant, every step was outstanding. He listened to my concerns, explained everything thoroughly, and ensured my comfort throughout. My my implant crown looks incredibly natural Dr. Nathan even followed up afterward. For excellent dental care, I highly recommend Dr. Nathan !js_loader
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Our Preston dental clinic remains open 5 days a week. We offer morning and evening appointments to cater to your busy lifestyle. We invite and welcome all new patients as well existing patients to our state-of-the-art clinic to experience a smile journey like no other.
Our quality dental treatments at an affordable price range will make you love visiting us. For more information on our services and payment plan, Contact us today on (03)9034 5949 or [email protected]. You can also use our online form or our online booking platform to schedule an appointment with us.
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