A typical check up appointment involves a careful inspection of your mouth, teeth and gums.
The dentist will look for any signs of gum disease, broken teeth, damaged fillings, tooth decay or oral cancers. X-rays are usually taken to help detect potential problems.
Modern day fillings can come in different materials. The most commonly used material is a white-coloured filling as it is more natural looking. Your treating dentist would discuss with you alternative options, their advantages and disadvantages, should they be worth considering or if you have a personal preference.
Fissure sealants are thin plastic coatings painted on the chewing teeth surfaces. The sealant in liquid form, bonds quickly with grooves forming a protective coating over the enamel. They offer a painless and safe option to fight tooth decay.
Root canal treatment is a sequence of treatments that eliminate infection from the root of a tooth and completed to save the tooth.
This treatment is required when the nerve inside a tooth becomes infected generally due to trauma, cracks or decay that allowed bacteria access to the root canals.
Crowns are restorations designed to prolong the life of a tooth that is significantly weakened by decay or a fracture. Placing a crown will brace the tooth and provide increased strength and durability.
A bridge is a fixed prosthesis designed to replace lost teeth without the use of a denture or implant. An artificial tooth is cemented in place by being bonded to adjacent teeth.
The way a mouthguard fits and its construction, will determine how well it can protect your teeth. A well fitting custom-made mouthguard provides the best protection available from sports injury.
Dental implants are small titanium fixtures that serve as the replacement for the root portion of missing teeth.
Implants are a great alternative for patients who are missing individual teeth or wearing dentures. Because implants are so much like natural teeth, most people are unable to detect that they even exist.
Dentures can replace your missing teeth and restore your smile. It offers a natural looking solution and restores function.
If you have a dental emergency and wish to book an appointment, please contact us on 03 5337 6659.
With modern technological advancements, we can often save teeth we could not in the past. However, sometimes some teeth may still require extraction. These include:
Teeth whitening is the No. 1 requested and performed cosmetic dental procedure and it's easy to see why.
Whitening can make a significant difference to the overall appearance of your smile. And its suprisingly affordable at Ballarat Family Dental!
This is an effective method for patients of any age who do not cope well at the dentist due to anxiety. For all dental procedures, the patients will be walked through every step. However, due to a myriad of reasons, a handful of patients will still feel quite anxious. For these circumstances, the option of either relative sedation or general aeasthesia at the Day Procedure, Wendouree will be offered.
We are dedicated to providing quality dental care to all of our patients regardless of their physical or mental capabilities. There are many patients described as having special needs. These would include those with autism, developmental disorders, sensory issues, and any physical or behavioural impairment.