The costs of simple check-ups or treatments may vary. Source: Getty Services available at publicly funded dental clinics for no charge include fillings, tooth removal and minor oral surgery, making new or repairing existing dentures, emergency care to relieve pain, dental x-rays and check-ups (it’s important to note that every state has slightly different criteria). The only downside is there’s a waiting list for publicly-funded services, but in some cases you may be offered a voucher for treatment at a private dental practice. Not eligible for public dental treatment? If you’re not eligible for public dental treatment, you will need to seek dental care privately and health insurance can be a great way to cover your dental expenses. Compare the Market spokesperson Jennifer Williams previously told Starts at 60 that older Australians should think seriously about taking out cover for their dental health, so they don’t run into unexpected […]