At Hobart Family Dental regular evaluations are not just about having your teeth checked but a full comprehensive check of your head and neck region including the following services.
We ensure to check for early signs of any skin lesions or soft tissue lesions within the mouth.
We check for any troubles with your Temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
This allows us to identify pathology early and treat with minimally invasive techniques or refer if needed to give you the best possible treatment.
We check for any decay associated with the teeth through a thorough clinical exam and the help of regular radiographs.
Where needed we will use specialized instruments…
We offer a wide range of restorative options with the latest and best materials to ensure you get the best result.
We do not use Amalgam and strive to use more biocompatible materials limiting the impact on the tooth and the rest of the body.
Crown: When a tooth is damaged and unable to support a restoration in certain cases we will consider doing an indirect restoration otherwise known as a crown. In the right clinical situation this will strengthen the tooth and give the tooth the best clinical outcome.
Veneers: This is more easily described as a false fingernail and best used to improve alignment or color of individual or multiple teeth. They are mostly used to improve aesthetical appearances of front teeth.
Bridges: Is a treatment option to replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth where you attach an artificial tooth to a crown cemented to a natural tooth. This allows a fixed retained option for tooth loss. Before implant dentistry this was the only way to replace missing teeth with a fixed option.
This is one of the most feared dental treatments in dentistry but a very important treatment option as it is the best option to ensure that you maintain your own tooth without any pain.
Root canal therapy is a complex treatment requiring multiple appointments to complete. We ensure that our root canal therapy is carried out at the highest standards by using magnification combined with the latest technology available to us.
A successful root canal is one of the best ways to manage dental pain and ensure proper function without having to extract the tooth.
This is a great way to replace single or multiple missing teeth ensuring optimal aesthetics and mastication. Dental Implants have a very strict selection criterion and we follow the guidelines closely to try limit and prevent any complications.
Dental Implants require a surgical procedure to place the implant after which it can be restored with the final crown or bridge. We choose our dental implants to be placed by a specialist before we restore the implant with the necessary crown or bridge. We will liaise with the necessary specialist ensuring you receive the highest level of care.
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Mouth guards are a very important part when playing contact sports. Not only does it protect direct physical trauma to the teeth and lips but it can also prevent serious head and neck injuries.
Children dentistry is one of our most important treatment options.
A lot of people ask when they should bring their children in for their first dental visit. We believe every child is different and there is no right age. We do recommend that the first visit should not be because of pain. We believe the best option is that you bring your children in from about 18 months of age when you come in for your regular evaluation. This allows them to acclimatize to the new environment and when they are ready we will move them into the chair allowing us to have a look.
During your child’s examination we check the health of their teeth and ensure to check if there is any early need for orthodontic treatment.
In today’s busy and stressful lifestyle there has been an increased prevalence of Bruxism and TMJ disorders.
Bruxism or more commonly known as clenching is where the teeth are in contact for increased periods of time at increased pressure compared to during normal chewing function. This can be during the day but most people do it during the night when they are asleep. This can lead to headaches, toothache or even fracturing of your teeth.
We strive to identify the risk factors and treat with giving you exercises and in certain cases the construction of an occlusal guard/splint which will help limit the damage to the teeth and help relieve some of the pain associated with Bruxism.
Temporomandibular disorder is a specific disorder of the joint which controls the opening of your mouth. This may be very painful and can limit the movement of the lower jaw and so limit your opening.
This is a very difficult condition to treat and in most cases, we will consider the construction of an occlusal splint/guard to be worn at night while you sleep.
Dental pain and trauma is a very real scenario often happening after hours and weekends when most dental practices are closed. At Hobart Family Dental where possible we provide after hours care to our clients. Situations can often be sorted out over the phone but if needed we will come in and help.
Often people will complain saying they do not like their teeth or say “I wish I can improve the color and the way my teeth look”. This can certainly be done with appropriate treatment planning and the use of the latest dental materials.
Unfortunately, in some cases, we are unable to restore or save a tooth and need to do an extraction. This is often a scary option for many patients but at Hobart Family Dental we strive to do it in the least traumatic way with as little discomfort as possible.
Once we have confirmed with appropriate diagnostic tests and radiographs that the tooth cannot be retained we will discuss the necessary procedure on how we will remove the tooth.
Nitrous oxide is a gas that is commonly known as laughing gas or happy gas and can be used to help reduce anxiety for patients and children who have a dental phobia.
Nitrous oxide is administered to the patient via a nasal mask in combination with oxygen making you feel drowsy and relaxed. This allows the dentist to perform the necessary procedure while still allowing the patient to communicate with the dentist. Once the nitrous is switched off and you receive 100% oxygen you will return to feeling normal.