Dental Restorations Melbourne

At The Smile Designer Dental Studio in Melbourne, we offer a range of dental restorative options. If you have a cracked tooth or filling, a missing tooth, want a smile enhancement or just simply require a filling, then our team are here to walk you through your best long term solutions.We have created our dental studios in a warm and relaxing environment. A place where our experienced team of dentists can ease your nerves and guide you through all your options and costs. Our goal is show you all your options, so that you are well informed to make the best decision for yourself.

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White Fillings

Made of Composite Resin, these are a tooth coloured material that are filled with glass particles like silicone dioxide. Composites are used to restore cavities and also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile. They come in various colours to match the existing shade of our teeth.

Ceramic Fillings

If the size of your cavity is significant, then an option would be to restore the tooth with a stronger filling material. These are also called ‘inlays & onlays’, and provides a long term durable restoration to strengthen and reinforce your tooth. The porcelain veneers material offers a great alternative to your standard composite filling material, as it is made to match the shape and shade of your natural teeth.

Dental Crown

Crowns are made of either a tooth coloured material or an alloy like gold, that completely covers the tooth. They are used to support a tooth, and decrease the chances of the tooth fracturing. When a tooth is heavily filled, has cracks or has had a root canal treatment, crowns help lengthen the life of the tooth. Crowns are also used for cosmetic reasons to change the shape or colour of your tooth. They can be made of various ceramic materials or alloys like gold.

Dental Bridge

Dental Bridges are used when there is one or more missing teeth that needs to be replaced. The adjoining teeth may also be weak and it’s existing structure would benefit from a crown. These teeth can be joined, or bridged together, and can be made of various materials. Ceramics like Lithium Di-silicate, Emax, Zirconia and Gold can all be used in the making of a Dental Bridge or Crown.

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FAQ’S About Dental Restorations

How long do Crowns, Bridges and Fillings last?

Usually, restorations in your mouth fail due to pre-existing factors. Acidic saliva can destroy the bond between the materials, and cause them to fail. The forces on your teeth are based on each individuals habits and muscles. Excess forces can crack a tooth, and hence any material placed in the mouth can eventually crack as well. Good Oral Hygiene, involving both brushing and flossing, is essential so that decay or bacteria does not get between the joinery of your new restoration and your teeth. All these factors will affect the lifespan and longevity of your teeth.

What does a Crown or Bridge procedure involve?

The procedure is done under a local anaesthetic and a mould is taken of the prepared tooth. A temporary crown is placed, and these moulds are then sent off to our Master Ceramists who then construct the prosthetics. Different materials are chosen and designed depending on the location of the crown in your mouth, and the amount of force exerted on these teeth. The second appointment roughly 2 weeks later is when the crown or bridge is inserted.

How much does a Crown cost?

This will depend on the material chosen, as well as the location of the tooth in the mouth. Creating a cosmetically pleasing crown involve matching the colours and proportions to match your surrounding existing teeth. Crowns range in cost from $1850 up to $2500 depending on these factors. Speak to our team who will design a treatment plan for you. Payment Options can also be discussed.

How much does a Bridge cost?

A bridge will vary in cost depending on the number of teeth that is being replaced. We will assess and provide you with a treatment plan at your consultation.

How much do Fillings cost?

Fillings range in cost from $200 up to $400 a tooth depending on the size of the cavity and difficulty of the case. A range of payment options are available and can be discussed with our team.

Does Private Health Insurance cover Fillings, Crowns and Bridges?

Yes, we can claim on the spot for the majority of Health Insurances. Your level of rebate will depend on your level of cover with your insurance fund.

Do you offer Payment Plans?

Yes, we offer a variety of solutions to spread out the cost of your treatment. Speak to our team at The Smile Designer to work through your options.

Where is your dental clinic located?

We are located in Melbourne at 118-120 High street, Thornbury. We are on the border of Thornbury and South Preston, close to Bell Street, and just a stones throw away from surrounding suburbs like Northcote, Brunswick, Preston and Heidelberg.

Meet the Team

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Dr Dev Boparoy

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Dr Madeleine Duff

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.

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 !Vee T.Vee T. ★★★★★ Today I had a wonderful experience at my appointment with Dr Gareth. I have been to the dentist many times in my life but still get those nerves going into any appointment. The second I walked in I was greeted by a lovely young lady who was so friendly and welcoming. My time with Dr Gareth was no different and he put me at ease quite quickly and answered all my questions with lots of information and care. Because of this I have decided to take further dental care with The Smile Designer. My experience with Mia after my appointment was warm, engaging, caring and most importantly very informative. Thank you to the team there and I very much look forward to my journey with Dr Gareth and for all my dental needs.ViPeckham F.Peckham F. ★★★★★ I have seen Dr Gareth several now and always have received fantastic care. He is very detailed in his approach but won't do any treatment that is not needed, just to charge you. Most recent visit to have my tooth taken out. He knew I had bad experienece with another dentist prior to this, and made sure he was gentle, but at the same time did an amazing (and fast) extraction, talking to me the whole time. Subsequent care was excellent as well, with follow up calls. I would highly recommend the whole practice, and especially Dr Gareth.Jenny Y.Jenny Y. ★★★★★ Dr. Gareth Huang's dental care exceeded expectations during my recent visit to The Smile Designer. His meticulous approach and genuine concern for patient comfort stood out. The clinic's cleanliness and the staff's professionalism further enhanced the experience. I highly recommend Dr. Huang for his exceptional dental care.Elizabeth K.Elizabeth K. ★★★★★ The team at smile designer are so lovely! I had a clean and check up with Dr Nathan and he was super informative and honest with what I required and thorough in explanation throughout!If your looking for a dentist, look no further 🫶🏼Hayley JHayley J ★★★★★ Great experience. Receptionist were friendly and welcoming. I saw Dr.Nathan, and he was excellent. I often feel anxious before/during dental appointments, but Dr. Nathan was great. Most comfortable I've ever felt at a dentist.js_loader
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