Ongoing dental care and oral hygiene within a full household requires a regular routine, especially to build habits that your kids will take with them into adulthood. At Oak Tree Ballarat Dental, our family dentist services are perfect for both adults and children in matters from regular checkups to more emergency & restorative measures.
Book an appointment for your family with one of our dentists today by calling (03) 5342 9633.
When it comes to dental care, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Depending on your individual needs, you may require different types of services from your family dentist at different times in your and your kids’ lives. This is why it's important to find a family dentist who can provide comprehensive dental care and emergency services for every member of your family, from young children to seniors.
At Oak Tree Ballarat Dental, we offer a comprehensive selection of standard and emergency family dentist services, including:
Regular Checkups & Preventative Care
A regular checkup at your family dentist is important for keeping the teeth and gums of you and your children healthy. During a checkup, your dentist will clean your teeth to remove any plaque or tartar that has built up and look for signs of tooth decay or gum disease. They will also check your bites and ensure your teeth are aligned properly.
Preventative care is also important in maintaining good oral health. Your family dentist can help you by providing advice on how to brush and floss properly, on what kind of toothpaste and mouthwash to use, and tips for building good habits with your kids. They can also provide sealants and fluoride treatments to help protect your teeth from cavities.
The restorative care offered by a family dentist can vary depending on the needs of the patient. Common procedures include fillings, crowns, and bridges. Fillings are used to repair cavities, while crowns are used to cover damaged or misshapen teeth. Bridges are used to replace missing teeth.
Each of these procedures is performed with the goal of restoring the function and appearance of the patient's smile.
The specific procedure that is right for a parent or children will depend on the extent of the damage to their teeth. A family dentist will be able to assess the situation and recommend the best course of action. In some cases, multiple procedures may be necessary to achieve the desired results.
Orthodontic care focuses on the alignment of the teeth and jaws. A family dentist can provide orthodontic treatment for both children and adults. Orthodontic care can help to improve the appearance of the teeth and jaws and can also help to improve oral health.
The first step in orthodontic treatment is to schedule a consultation with your family dentist. During the consultation, the dentist will examine the teeth and jaws, and take X-rays. They will then develop a treatment plan based on the specific needs of the patient.
Orthodontic treatment typically involves the use of braces or other devices that are worn on the teeth to move them into the correct position, normally with children. After they are removed, the patient will need to wear a retainer to keep the teeth in their new position. The retainer must be worn as directed by the dentist to maintain the results of treatment.
Major Dental Procedures
A family dentist can provide everything from routine teeth cleanings and cavity fillings as mentioned above, to more complex procedures for you and your kids, including:
Dental Implants: Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically implanted into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. Once in place, dental implants can be used to support artificial teeth, bridges, or dentures.
Dental Bonding: Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-coloured resin is applied to the surface of a tooth to improve its appearance. Bonding can be used to fix cracked or chipped teeth, close gaps between teeth, or change the shape or colour of a tooth.
Dental Veneers: Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Veneers are used to improve the appearance of your smile by hiding imperfections such as chips, cracks, stains, and gaps.
Tooth Extractions: A tooth extraction is a procedure in which a tooth is removed from the mouth. Tooth extractions are typically performed when a tooth is too damaged to be repaired or when there is not enough room in the mouth for all of the teeth.
Dentures: Dentures are removable appliances that are used to replace all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Dentures are typically made from acrylic or porcelain and can be custom fit to your mouth.
If you are considering any of these major dental procedures, be sure to consult with a family dentist in Ballarat to see if they are right for you or your children.
Your family dentist is the one you and your children see for regular cleanings, fillings, and other routine procedures. But what happens when you have a dental emergency? Whether it's a sudden toothache, a chipped tooth, or something else, you'll need to find an emergency family dentist who can help.
Fortunately, our team Oak Tree Ballarat Dental are always ready to assist. We provide a wide range of emergency dental services for parents, kids, and seniors, including everything from preventive care to restorative and cosmetic dentistry. And because we know that a dental emergency can happen at any time, we offer 24/7 availability.
To learn more about our regular and emergency family dentist services, contact us at Oak Tree Ballarat Dental today. We can be reached by calling (03) 5342 9633, sending an email to email@example.com, or by submitting an online enquiry form. Alternatively, you can reach out via our Facebook and Instagram pages. We look forward to caring for you and your kids for many years to come!