Enamel hypomineralisation is a developmental defect of the enamel and this is due to decrease in the mineral content of the enamel. This can affect the teeth from mild forms through to severe hypomineralisation. The mild form usually presents with discoloration and minimal sensitivity , whereas teeth affected with severe hypomineralisation often break down and crumble as they erupt into the mouth resulting in complaints of sensitivity, pain and avoidance of cold foods and drinks. Hypominerlised tooth structure is at more risk of developing decay.
How do we manage hypomineralised teeth ?
In Mild Forms of Hypominerlisation – the lost mineral content can be reinstated through the use of remineralising agents such as tooth mouse. Dentists can also help infiltrate these agents using special techniques.
In moderate to severe forms of Hypomineralistion at times fillings are required if the tooth structure breaks down or decays – and sometimes crowns are required. In very extreme cases teeth need to be removed. This is done in conjunction with a specialist orthodontist who can advise on the possible implications of early removal.
Our company ethos is to provide the best dental care for Kids in New Zealand. We do not cut corners and we are open and honest about all of our treatment planning and pricing.
You will find most of the treatments on the site have an indicative pricing range however certain treatments will require consultation to tailor plans.
All of our kids dentists tailor plans to suit all sorts of budgets – big or small.
The Tooth Company Kids offers a range of different payment methods.
We Accept all Major Credit Cards (Visa and Mastercard) – EFTPOS – Cash
Internet Banking Transfer
12 Months Interest Fee Finance
The Tooth Company Kids has partnered with QCard to provide up to 12 months of interest free finance. This means you can get underway with treatment immediately. Lending criteria does apply – one of our administration team will help you through the process.
The Tooth Company is an ACC registered provider.
Some ACC Treatments incur a surcharge of which your kids dentist will advise of at the time of consultation
Southern Cross Healthcare Easy Claim
The Tooth Company Kids provides Southern Cross Easy Claim
Bring your Southern Cross number/card and we take care of all the payment with Southern Cross
Southern Cross Affiliated Provider
The Tooth Company is an Affiliated Provider of Southern Cross Healthcare
Our Oral Surgery procedures are often covered through Southern Cross Healthcare
Ministry of Health Free Teenage Dental Care
The Tooth Company – Smales Farm holds an agreement for the provision of free dental care for secondary school students years 9-13. Enrolment is now open