At Bell Hill Dental we enjoy getting to meet and treat the entire family.
We see our children’s oral health as a vital part of their overall health and aim to support and encourage them to obtain and maintain the best oral hygiene they can. Because of this commitment we are one of the few dental surgeries in Dunedin that are still part of the government’s Dental Benefit Scheme, which provides free dental care for all enrolled teenagers aged 13yrs until their 18th birthday. Due to the popularity of this scheme we have however needed to limit the enrollments to young adults who have a parent also enrolled at Bell Hill Dental for at least 12 months.
We are all so much more aware of our smile and appearance due to the abundance of television makeover programmes, which have helped to make cosmetic dental procedures increasingly popular. At Bell Hill Dental we are experienced in crowns to change the shape or colour of teeth, and bridgework and removable dentures to fill in unsightly gaps and restore the smile to a complete and individualized one.
Teeth whitening is very popular and a quick and effective way of getting those pearly whites sparkling. Over time our teeth darken with the natural aging process and with our lifestyles - such as smoking, tea, coffee and wine stains.
At Bell Hill Dental we have a number of different whitening options to suit your budget and your timeframe – from in-house “Boost” whitening where after a one and a half hour appointment you leave the practice with immediately whiter teeth, to a range of take-home whitening kits of differing strengths, where you can complete the whitening process at your own pace. Teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to return your teeth to a more youthful colour, with no damage to your teeth, when monitored by a professional dentist.
We offer a most comprehensive initial assessment for all new patients. This visit lasts one hour and gives us the opportunity to listen to your wants, needs and concerns.
After a thorough examination of your whole mouth, including oral cancer screening, periodontal (gum) health assessment, your bite and of course your teeth, we will provide you with a personalized, customized treatment plan that we can work through together to achieve your oral health goals and in a timeframe that works for you.
Our thorough approach when we first meet you is a signature of our service and commitment to your oral health. Our goal is to offer you a friendly, welcoming environment offering dentistry that is on time, stress and pain free , and is tailored for your individual circumstances.
We are lucky to have two of the most experienced hygienists in Dunedin in our hygiene department. Dental Hygiene is a vital part of our commitment to total care for our patients. Good oral health is based on the foundation of healthy gums. Our hygienists are registered health professionals that seek to prevent periodontal (gum) diseases, provide treatment for existing gum problems, and assist people in maintaining an optimum level of oral health through down-to-earth treatment and advice on home care. They will guide you through individualized instructions to help you prevent gum disease and tooth decay, and are meticulous at scaling and polishing. They administer and advise on tooth whitening and apply preventive agents to teeth and gums to prevent gum disease and tooth decay.
With correct home care and regular monitoring, our dental hygienists can help you maintain your teeth for the rest of your life.
All of our dentists are proficient at the removal of teeth when the need arises. However, we also have evening clinics specifically set aside for surgical procedures such as wisdom teeth removal, biopsies, extractions etc for your convenience.
General Dentistry includes procedures such as restoring broken and decayed teeth with either amalgam or white amalgam-free restorations, root canal therapy, crowns, bridges, mouthguards and dentures. We are also experienced in cases of dental trauma and are all registered to provide ACC treatments.
The most important thing to know is that your treatment will always be to the highest of standards, in a timely manner and provided with a smile!