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Smile Makeover and Bite Restoration

A referral is not necessary.
Don’t stress if you haven’t been referred by one of our friends, existing patients, or our dental colleagues. We are happy to see you for a chat about rewarding yourself with the smile you deserve.
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Restore damaged or deteriorating teeth with a Smile makeover

If you have worn down teeth, missing teeth, heavily filled teeth, or unnatural-looking old crowns then a smile make-over can be used not only to improve the appearance of the teeth but also to protect and make them last longer. This treatment when skillfully combined with a bite reconstruction can build up a collapsed bite and improve the way the teeth meet against each other.

When teeth have worn down through wear and tear, tooth grinding, break down of old fillings that have been done over the years, then the time may have come to consider restoring the teeth with a durable comprehensive solution. This can include crowns, bridges, implants, and veneers.

Dr. Arun Thangavel is a leading prosthodontist in Wollongong – a specialist in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He and his specialist team have helped hundreds of patients with complete smile makeovers and bite reconstructions. South Coast Smiles, the new state-of-the-art facility in Fairy Meadow, Wollongong, has been purpose-built with the latest technology to allow the best in restorative procedures such as smile makeovers. With your needs at the center of everything we do, we make it easy to understand the process, and we have financing options available.

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Complimentary pre-consultation with treatment co-ordinator (1 hour)
Cost: FREE
An information session with one of our treatment co-ordinators gives you the opportunity to meet our team, discuss the treatment and determine your suitability. This can be done by phone or in our clinic, as you prefer.
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Personal consultation with Dr Arun Thangavel (1 hour)
Cost: $250 (*health fund rebates will apply if you have health insurance)
This is a comprehensive assessment of your teeth, jaws and smile, including photographs, and xrays. You will leave this appointment with a thorough understanding of all your personalised treatment options, including costs and timeline.
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Smile makeoever step-by-step:
Discuss, Diagnose and Plan

Dr. Thangavel will assess your needs, discuss your concerns and your goals, and collect the measurements needed to perfect the bite and appearance of your teeth. Digital smile design can be used to guide the ideal appearance of the teeth for your smile. A hand-crafted wax replica of the new teeth is then made and used as a blueprint for the treatment steps. This can be previewed in the mouth (smile test drive) to check and confirm you are happy with the appearance before proceeding. Dr. Thangavel will discuss the different materials that can be used to achieve the final result

Test driving the teeth

This involves removing old fillings/crowns and any deterioration that has occurred underneath and restoring them to their new size and shape to establish the new bite. This allows a test drive of the new teeth and allows the appearance, fit, and comfort to be confirmed before proceeding to the next step. This trial phase typically takes a few weeks.

New teeth!

The new teeth are made in a dental laboratory by Australia’s most skilled dental technicians. They are fitted on the teeth after checking the appearance, fit, and comfort. The average life span for crowns is approximately 10-15 years

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Every patient is unique.

A smile makeovers/bite reconstruction requires detailed diagnostic work before a customised quote can be delivered. At your consultation, Dr. Thangavel will discuss options available to you. You will leave with a good understanding of the costs customised to your goals and your mouth.

Dr. Thangavel will assess your individual needs and give you a customised quote after a consultation.

Flexible payment plans are available.

Discover the difference:

Treatment with a specialist: Dr. Arun Thangavel is a board-registered specialist Prosthodontist – a specialist in cosmetic and restorative treatment. This gives you confidence that you will receive the very best expert care. Dr. Thangavel has helped thousands of patients with crowns, bridges, and implants and is called upon to train and educate other dentists.


State of the art techniques and technology including computer-guided minimally invasive surgery, intra-oral scanning technology, high resolution 3D CT imaging and IV sedation


High-quality materials and workmanship. We do not cut corners. We use Australia’s best dental technicians to ensure good outcomes that look beautiful and natural, fit perfectly, and last.


Attention to detail: there’s no cookie-cutter treatment at South Coast Smiles. Instead, you receive personalised, tailor-made care.


A smooth journey: we make the transition through your smile makeover as comfortable as possible with the least possible disturbance to your day-to-day life.

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* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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