Preventive fissure sealants are tooth coloured resin restorations applied to biting surfaces of healthy teeth to prevent decay. Decay can form in pits (fissures) and deep groves in the teeth that are too small to clean with a toothbrush. Usually no drilling or injections are required for this simple procedure.
An early check-up may help in diagnosing problems with the alignment of teeth which could be corrected with early intervention. We can also find if any delay in the eruption of teeth or over retention of baby teeth, is causing problems in the alignment of teeth and jaws.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule commenced on 1 January 2014 and provides access to benefits for general dental services for eligible children aged 2-17 years. The total benefit entitlement will be capped at $1,000 per child over two calendar years.
At Smile Craft Dental all eligible patients can have their completed treatment bulk billed directly to Medicare.
Children aged between 2 –17 years on any one day of the calendar year receive, or their family, guardian or carer receives, certain government benefits such as Family Tax Benefit Part A for at least part of the calendar year are eligible for Medicare.
You can call us on (02) 4048 0882 in Newcastle, on (02) 6555 8989 in Tuncurry and on (02) 6553 0220 in Wingham.
Our practices are located at Elermore Shopping Centre, 137 Croudace Rd, Elermore Vale NSW 2287, 2/25 Manning St, Tuncurry NSW 2428 and 1/101 Isabella St, Wingham NSW 2429.