Forest Hill Family Dental

Searching for a quality, caring Family Dentist in Forest Hill, Melbourne?

We provide a range of dental care services in Forest Hill Family Dental and care for your whole family! Our family dentists cater for Expecting Mothers, children, teenagers, adults and right through to Grandparents. The whole family will receive exceptional service at all times in a friendly and caring environment.

Forest Hill Dentist Hours in Melbourne

We accommodate for dental appointments outside of working hours. This makes it much easier to get an appointment if you have school aged children, a university student, or work during the day. School holidays, late nights and Saturdays are our most popular times, so be sure to book in advance if those are the times you prefer to book in with a dentist.

Family Dental Care Services in Forest Hill, Melbourne

Family Dental services in Melbourne are provided to our patients with the highest quality dental treatments using state of the art techniques, materials and equipment. We are committed to ensuring our patients have a positive experience when coming to see us. Our experienced team of dentists have a strong focus on patient care. We take the time to listen to every patient’s wants and needs to create a beautiful smile as well as healthy gums and teeth and to educate the whole family in maintaining it! We aim to develop long-term and everlasting relationships with our patients to enjoy a lifetime of healthy dental care.

Our friendly support staff are here to help with any questions you have about our family dental services. They also play a big part in making your experience more comfortable; from greeting you into our practice with a warm smile, to assisting the dentist and seeing you out at the reception desk.

Dental for Private Health Coverage and Bulk Billing

We are preferred providers for Medibank Private, Bupa and HCF. This means that, depending on your level of cover, there may be no out of pocket payments for dental checkup and cleans including fluoride treatment. Top cover may also include no out of pocket payments on other treatments that we offer in clinic.

We also accept patients covered on the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule. The CDBS is BULK BILLED. If you are eligible all you need to bring on the day is your Medicare card, fill out a consent form and we will look after the rest!

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Good Dental Hygiene Habits Start Early in Life

Forest Hill Family Dental is a preferred provider as a children’s dentist in Forest Hill, Melbourne. We provide child dental care in Melbourne for your growing family. Our dentists take their time in explaining the importance of good oral health.

Your child’s mouth changes frequently during their early years of development. Therefore by bringing your child in for regular dental visits we can detect conditions or dental problems and treat teeth at the early stages. These conditions could be such things as missing teeth, decayed teeth, crowded teeth and misaligned teeth.

We take every step to ensure your child’s first dental experience with one of our dentists is fun, comfortable and they are happy to return in 6 months. This is a vital step to having a good lifelong approach to maintaining a healthy smile and a great relationship. It is important to have a good dentist/patient relationship so that there is continuity of care. A familiar face and environment for a young child will assist them with being comfortable when visiting their local dentist.

We have an outstanding reputation in the local community for our management of child dental care.

Your Child’s First Dental Visit Ever, with Reliable Children’s Dental Care in Forest Hill

Your child’s first dental visit is very important as it will reflect how they feel about coming to the dentist for life. A child’s first dental appointment should be when their first tooth appears which could be as early as 12 months old. We recommend bringing your little ones to your own visits so that they can see how easy it is! The more familiar they are with the surroundings the more comfortable they will feel. We will never push a child to do anything they don’t want to. The key is creating a trusting and safe relationship with them so that they are happy to cooperate. Pressuring a child into sitting in the chair or using dental instruments can be daunting for them so we take it one step at a time, until they are ready.

Sometimes just a ride in the chair and a meet and greet is enough for a little person’s first visit. So,we encourage you to bring your child to your next appointment with us.

What Child Dental Care Services in Forest Hill Can we Provide for Your Child?

Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) – Bulk Billed

The CDBS provides basic dental services capped at $1000 per child aged between 2-17 years. The range of services available under CDBS are:

  • Examinations and cleans
  • X-rays
  • Fissure sealants
  • Fillings
  • Root canal treatment
  • Extractions

Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work*

To find out if your child is eligible contact us on (03) 8840 4246

Teen Dental Services in Forest Hill, Melbourne

Brushing your teeth is essential for keeping teeth clean and gums healthy. Many teenagers may not understand the importance of this and may forget to brush or become lazy. This is where bad habits are formed which could lead to bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. A great way to keep teenagers in a routine is to get them to set a reminder on their phone. Since many have their own mobile, this is an easy way for them to start forming a positive habit with their teeth and you don’t have to be on their back. Check in with them occasionally to make sure they are using the reminder and looking after their teeth.

Did You Know this about Flossing your Teeth?

Flossing your teeth is just as important as brushing! A toothbrush can’t quite reach or clean in between teeth or get close to the gum line like floss does. Flossing removes plaque build-up from in between teeth and if plaque is not removed it can cause decay and inflammation of the gums.

What We Recommend for Tooth Care

At Forest Hill Family Dental we recommend brushing and flossing twice a day for at least 2mins. Make sure your toothbrush head is soft and when brushing use gentle circular motions. Replacement of your toothbrush should be every 3 months.

Regular dental visits for children’s and teen’s dental care services in Foresthill

It is common for people to ask “how often should you visit a dentist?” While maintaining good care of your teeth at home, it is still very important to have regular dental visits. Come see us every 6 months to keep on track with keeping your teeth healthy.

We are committed to educating your teenagers on the importance of home dental care habits and good healthy oral hygiene.

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Searching for the Best Adults and Elderly Dentist in Forest Hill, Melbourne?

Our dentists here at Forest Hill Family Dental are highly experienced when it comes to providing
adult and elderly dental care. When raising a family, many parents often bring in their children and
forget to book in for themselves or just put it on the back-burner. Remember, adult’s dental care is
important too! After all we only have one set of adult teeth to last a lifetime! Teeth that are well
maintained helps to prevent problems occurring in the future. Therefore, it is recommended that
you come in every 6 months for a general checkup to ensure that your teeth are healthy and for us to advise you of when is a good time to have your teeth next cleaned.

What is Involved with Routine Dental Checkups?

A routine dental checkup usually involves the dentist monitoring all the teeth, gums, cheeks, tongue, hard palate and lips. They will make note of any changes that have occurred since the last check up and be able to give you advice on care and maintenance of your teeth. If they notice any major changes, they will be able to assist you in the next steps, such as treatment for cavities and gum disease.
The dentists may also take x-rays (usually taken every 2 years) to check in between the teeth where they cannot physically see. This is also important in order to check the bone levels of the maxilla (upper teeth) and mandible (lower teeth), and to monitor if there is any recession of the bone. The dentist will then carry out a full scale of the teeth, which involves removing the hard plaque from the teeth which toothbrushes may not be capable of removing. This also removes any plaque in hard to reach places such as under the gums. Then the dentist will polish your teeth, removing any surface stains and restoring the teeth’s nature luster.

Elderly Dental Care in Forest Hill

There is no such thing as being too old to go to the dentist! Keeping your permanent teeth is important, especially for elderly patients, as everyday routines can become increasingly difficult. Our dentists welcome all elderly patients to our dental practice. As we age, eating may become more difficult as the teeth may not be strong enough to withstand the constant pressure of chewing, and having a lack of teeth would make it even more challenging. Many elderly patients may suffer from other medical illnesses or may be taking regular medications. This can have a negative effect on your oral health. Ways of managing this can be discussed at your dental checkup appointment.
We make it easy for you to access our dental practice as we are located on the ground level with wide automatic doors for your convenient access. Our staff a very welcoming and you can expect to be greeted with a friendly smile and caring approach.
We provide elderly oral health care guidance , advice on management of your teeth and information and treatment for restoring existing teeth. Our dentists will also be able to help fix any spaces caused by missing teeth through removable prosthesis (dentures) and through permanent prosthesis (Implants). Our dentists will be able to speak with you about what is best for your oral health and create a treatment plan that is tailored for you.

Book an Appointment for Adult and Elderly Dental Care in Forest Hill

If you would like to consult with one of our reputed dentists for Forest Hill adult or elderly dental services, you can book an appointment online with us at any time and we’ll put you in touch with one of our caring staff members. You’ll be able to get the care you need, regardless of the extent of care required.

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General Dentistry Services in Forest Hill, Melbourne

General dentistry is the diagnoses, prevention and treatment of diseases and other conditions that affect the teeth and gums. Forest Hill Family Dental offers patients a variety of Forest Hill general dentistry services that include:

  • Scale and Cleans
  • X-Rays (Bitewings and Full Mouth OPG)
  • Fillings
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Management of Gum Diseases
  • Fabrication of Dentures
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Custom Mouth guards
  • Occlusal Splints
  • Minor Surgical Procedures

General Dentist Clinic near Your Area

Conveniently located in Forest Hill, your local dentists are all registered general dentists who are trained in providing you with the best possible care for your teeth and mouth. Booking an appointment with a dentist will allow them to assess your teeth and mouth and then tailor a treatment plan for you, outlining what procedures need to be done in order for your oral cavity (mouth, gums and soft tissues) to be at optimal health. This could range from dental cleans, a couple of fillings to more advanced dentistry services such as root canal treatment; your dentist will guide you every step of the way.

Their main focus is to treat, manage, and prevent you from getting diseases and other conditions which may affect the teeth and gums. Through the means of repairing the teeth, removing, and inserting artificial teeth; they will be able to tell you the best course of action which is suited to you. They will also help manage any diseases of the gum such as gingivitis (the inflammation of the gums) and periodontitis (inflammation of the gums leading to shrinkage of gums and bone loss), and help prevent further infection.

Cost of General Dentistry Services in Forest Hill

We accept most private health funds at our local dental practice, and our clinic is also a preferred provider for major health funds including BUPA, Medibank Private and HCF. This means that we will be able to claim the cost of your general dental appointments on the spot with our HICAPS machine. You will only have to pay the out-of-pocket fee, which depends on the level of cover with your private health insurance.

Book an Appointment for Forest Hill General Dentistry Today

If you have any concerns about your teeth, or feel like you need something done; call us on 03 8840 4246 or book an appointment online and our team will welcome and support you and answer any questions you may have.

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Forest Hill Dental Checkups and Teeth Cleaning

Here at Forest Hill Family Dental, our dentists provide important Forest Hill dental check-up and cleans for our patients. We highly recommend that our patients come in every 6 months for a dental check up and clean, so the dentist can assess your teeth, gums, and soft tissues and monitor any changes which occur. This is important as problems such as cavities and gingivitis can occur within small time-frames and can go unnoticed if not checked.

A full dental check-up in Forest Hill involves the dentist recording any existing fillings, restorations, crowns, or dentures which may be present in your mouth. Our qualified dentists document any notable features, such as extra teeth, wisdom teeth, or missing teeth. Next, they record the health of the gums by measuring the gum pockets around the teeth. Your dentist may take some intra-oral x-rays if there is a concern about a certain area.

A dental clean involves the dentist going around each tooth to remove any hardened plaque, which is quite difficult to get off with a tooth brush. They use a pain-free special dental instrument which uses water and vibration to remove the plaque. This leaves the teeth nice and clean and free from any debris. The next step is a polish of the teeth using a special abrasive material. Polishing the teeth helps remove any surface stains and keeps the tooth surface smooth.

Preventative Dental Care in Forest Hill

Coming in regularly for a check up of your teeth and mouth is a major part of ‘preventative dentistry’. Our dentists like to focus on preventative dental care in Forest Hill; caring for your teeth while they are healthy helps reduce any future problems that may occur. By monitoring your teeth, dentists may be able to quickly treat problems such as tooth decay as they start to occur. Leaving a tooth with a cavity for a prolonged amount of time may lead in damage to the tooth and nerve; which then may result in getting root canal treatment (endodontics) or getting a tooth removed.

Some preventative care in dentistry includes fissure sealants. These are small, surface layer fillings which reduce the amount of food and bacteria which may get trapped in the deep grooves of the teeth.

Book an Appointment for Forest Hill Family Dental Check Ups and Preventative Dentistry

Most private health insurances will assist in the cost of dental checkup and cleaning. Our on-site HICAPS machine will be able to process the claim at the time of your appointment so you will only have to pay the out-of-pocket cost, which is dependent on your level of cover. Ready to book a checkup and clean with a dentist? Make an appointment through our website or phone us on (03) 8840 4246 and have our dental team assist you in taking care of your teeth.

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Restorative Dentistry in Forest Hill

At our dental practice, we have qualified dentists who offer tooth restorations in Melbourne. Here in Forest Hill Family Dental, we also service the surround suburbs such as Glen Iris, Hawthorn, Ashburton, Surrey Hills, Canterbury and Balwyn.

Restorative Dental Treatment Options

Restorative dentistry involves one of our friendly, qualified dentists repairing the existing teeth and correcting dental problems to ensure that your teeth can last you a lifetime. Teeth undergo a lot of pressure and can withstand different temperatures from eating and drinking. Tooth enamel is one of the strongest substances in the human body, but it cannot repair itself. Repairing teeth needs the professional expertise of a dentist or dental therapist. They will be able to help resolve problems such as dental decay, and chips or cracks in the teeth. Using the means of fillings, inlays/onlays, and dental crowns and bridges; our dentists strive to help you retain all your natural teeth.

Tooth Fillings

Fillings are the least invasive treatment to restore teeth. They usually consist of tooth coloured composite resin, a biocompatible material which is strong enough to withstand pressures of a natural tooth. The dentist will usually remove any decay from the tooth and place the composite resin in the tooth, resulting in a beautiful, barely noticeable filling.

Teeth Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and Onlays are another type of restorative dental treatment for when the dental decay is quite extensive. Dental inlays/onlays are stronger than regular fillings. They are manufactured out of the mouth in a dental laboratory. The dentist will remove the existing decay from the tooth and take a mould to send to the dental laboratory. The dental technicians at the laboratory create a perfect copy of your tooth using the mould, which they use to fabricate the inlay/onlay with gold or composite resin.

Dental Crowns and Mouth Bridges

Dental Crowns and Bridges are quite similar to inlays/onlays as they are also manufactured in a dental laboratory. A dental crown is like a cap for a tooth which is too weak or had too much decay and is heavily filled with composite resin. This cap is usually made of a strong ceramic and is specially created in order to look as natural as possible in your mouth. A bridge is a row of crowns which can replace a space where a tooth may be missing. This is a great permanent way of replacing a missing tooth.

Book an Appointment for Restorative Dentistry in Forest Hill Today

If you would like to book an appointment at any time for restorative dental services in Forest Hill, you can easily book online with us at any time, and we’ll connect you with one of our respected and experienced dentists to provide you with the care you and your family need. You can also learn about the other dental care services we offer here at Forest Hill Family Dental.

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Full Dentures in Forest Hill, Melbourne

Full dentures in Foresthill can be either “conventional” or “immediate.” Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.

Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period.

However, bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. Therefore a disadvantage of immediate dentures compared with conventional dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and generally should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.

Partial Acrylic Dentures in Forest Hill

Partial acrylic dentures are removable, meaning they are not fixed and can be inserted and removed at your convenience. This works by using the remaining teeth for retention, thus retaining and stabilising the denture so that it doesn’t move or fall.

Before a partial acrylic denture is made, usually it is standard practice to have your remaining dentition checked, to ensure that it will be in a stable condition to withstand the loads a partial denture omits. Once all restorations have been completed, you are ready for impressions.

Partial Metal Frame Dentures

Partial metal frame dentures combine comfort, function, and aesthetics. This combo denture utilises thermoplastic clasps, which blend right into the gum tissue creating the perfect smile and a metal framework which provides maximum stability and strength to the partial. This combination is remarkable because the framework provides support while softening pressure and force on the abutment teeth, creating extra comfort with amazing beauty. A partial denture with a metal frame is strongly suggested on a mandibular arch with missing posterior teeth.

Reline & Repair Dentures

Dentures are made of a material that is remarkably resilient when used correctly, but unfortunately, it does not respond well to sudden, hard forces such as being dropped onto the porcelain of sinks, or onto tiled floors. As dentures age and become poorly fitting, they can also be stressed by continual flexing while in use, which results in small cracks that can fracture the denture with time. We are available to reline or repair your dentures should you have an emergency.

Additions To Dentures

It is not uncommon for a natural tooth to require extraction after a denture has been fitted. In most cases, it is possible to add teeth to existing dentures using tooth coloured acrylic resins.

The same applies to a situation where a broken tooth on the denture can be replaced with a new tooth. However, adding teeth to Chrome metal base dentures may require the existing denture base to be modified by welding an extension to the denture. This process may take up to seven days to complete.

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Best Tooth Colour Restoration in Forest Hill Family Dental, Melbourne

Want to be able to smile without feeling conscious? Missing a bit of your tooth but don’t want it pulled out? If you require a tooth filling, our dentists will be able to restore your teeth with tooth coloured restorations. Tooth coloured restorations are fillings which utilise a natural-looking composite resin to restore the tooth. This composite resin mimics the look and strength of tooth enamel, resulting in beautiful, barely noticeable tooth fillings.

Composite Filling for Tooth Colour Restoration

Composite filling is a specialised dental material which is strong enough to withstand the pressure of biting and eating. Composite resin had been used widely in modern day dentistry for many years, as it is a safe and effective material. The average lifespan of a composite filling can last up to 8 years, but can last longer with proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups. This is also very dependent on your eating habits and whether or not you clench your teeth or grind your teeth. If you are coming in for a regular dental check up then we are able to monitor the health of your teeth and mouth.

These tooth fillings are simple and quick, and usually require just one appointment to place the filling. Your dentist will usually begin by removing any decay existing in the tooth using specialised dental tools. Once all the decay has been removed, your dentist may add a special material to help stabilise the tooth and prevent any further decay by sealing the tooth. Next, they colour match the composite resin to your natural tooth to create a natural looking filling. For front teeth you can help choose the right shade of tooth colour to make sure you are happy with the outcome. They then add the composite resin, and cure it with a special light which hardens the composite within 10 seconds.

They will contour the tooth to fit your bite and resemble your original tooth. They ensure that the new filling is not too high, and will not interfere with day-to-day wear and tear. Once it is contoured, they polish the composite resin surface with polishing stones so it is smooth and lustrous to the tongue.


Book an Appointment Online for Tooth Colouring Restoration Services in Forest Hill Family Dental

Most private health insurances will help cover the Forest Hill Family Dental tooth colour restoration cost, and depending on your level of cover there may be no out-of-pocket fee to pay at all! We can claim any treatment done using our in-house HICAPS machine, so you will only need to pay the gap payment if any. If you need a filling or to restore your smile, don’t hesitate to book in through our website.

Call Us at (03) 8592 9866

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Get Your Mouth-guards in Forest Hilll, Melbourne

Let Us Protect Your Smile

If you play physical sports, it is extremely important your mouth is protected to prevent injuries to your teeth, tongue, gums and jaw. At Forest Hill Family Dental Family Dental we create custom mouthguards that are moulded precisely to fit your mouth. There is also a wide range of mouthguard colours for you to choose from so we encourage you to visit us to find one that suits.

A custom fitted mouthguard is preferred rather than over the counter ones as there is less protection. Custom mouthguards fit more snug and secure meaning you can keep focused on playing the game instead of trying to keep your teeth clenched to hold it in place. It also is less restricting on your speech and ability to breathe as it is moulded just for you.

A sport mouthguard should be worn whenever you’re playing a contact sport whether it is at training or a proper game.

Are you playing a sport in the list below and not protecting your mouth? If so, contact Forest Hill Family Dental Family Dental to make an appointment for your custom fitted mouthguards in Forest Hill Family Dental, Melbourne!

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Boxing and Kickboxing
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling

What are the Risks if I don’t Wear a Mouthguard?

If a mouthguard isn’t worn when playing sport and you get a blow to the face, it may cause serious injuries that could be prevented if one was worn. When there’s direct impact to the lower part of your face it can cause teeth to chip and break or even the loss of one or more teeth. As your local dentist, we care enough to tell you that we do not believe it is worth the risk not to wear one when playing a sport where facial injury is a possibility.

Caring for your Mouthguard in Forest Hill

After every use, make sure to rinse it in warm soapy water and allow it to completely dry. When your mouthguard is not in use always keep in a cool dry place in the plastic container it comes with. If your mouthguard is left in the heat it could distort and have less protection for your mouth. Remember, that we custom fit your mouthguard to suit your mouth.

Remember to bring your mouthguard to your regular dentist visits so that your dentist can make sure it is still in good condition.

Mouthguards for Kids

Many kids have experienced dental injuries while playing sport. To prevent this from happening it is imperative that children are fitted with a custom mouthguard. As a child’s jaw grows and baby teeth are falling out or adult teeth are coming through a mouthguard may need to be replaced every season.

Information about our Nightguards in Forest Hill, Melbourne

Are you waking up at night with a sore jaw, a headache or sore teeth? You may want to speak to our dentists about a night guard in Forest Hill Family Dental

Nightguards, also known as Occlusal splints are used for people that suffer from clenching and grinding their teeth. It is also used for TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder), which is pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. This mouthguard is worn at night and can protect heavily restored teeth and even unrestored teeth from cracks and strains to your jaw muscles. Come and see one of our friendly dentists to have a custom fitted nightguard made. It will take will only take 2 appointments.

Visit 1: Your dentist will take some moulds of your teeth with an impression material. Your moulds will be sent off to the lab to have your nightguard made. This process only takes about 10 minutes.

Visit 2: It usually takes 10 working days to have the splint back from the lab. At your second appointment the dentist will try it in your mouth and make sure it fits nicely. They will show you how to take it in and out of the mouth and store it and keep it clean.

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Forest Hill Dental Extractions

A dental extraction is the procedure of removing a tooth from the mouth. Though it is a dentist’s priority to save teeth by providing solutions such as root canal treatment, crowns, and fillings; there are times where teeth cannot be saved. There are many reasons why a tooth may need to be removed, including:

  • Dental Extractions for Orthodontics
  • Impacted Wisdom Tooth Extraction
  • Broken Tooth Extraction
  • Surgical Tooth Extraction

Dental Extractions for Orthodontics

If you are planning to get orthodontics, and have crowding teeth, your orthodontist may recommend some extractions. Removing some teeth creates space for the teeth to move into the new, desired position. Your orthodontist will usually give you a letter or referral if you need teeth removed prior to placing your braces.

Impacted Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Forest Hill

Wisdom teeth can be quite troublesome, and for some people they might even grow sideways! When they develop in different directions and get stuck (impacted), they can usually cause problems. Some of these problems can include pain, swelling and even decay to the neighboring teeth. Our dentists recommend to remove wisdom teeth if they are impacted to prevent any future problems, and can possibly remove them for you while in the chair. For more difficult extractions we can refer you to a specialist. Come in and have a consult to find out the right option for you.

Broken Tooth Extraction

If you have broken a tooth, and it is beyond repair, the dentist may opt to remove the tooth. Sometimes decay or fractures can be too extensive, and can be virtually impossible to repair using traditional fillings. Our dentists will be able to remove the tooth for you, and help you prevent any more breaks and/or decay with some oral health management.

Surgical Tooth Extraction in Forest Hill Family Dental

When an extraction becomes complex, it may turn into a surgical extraction. This is when the dentist will need to cut through the gum to retrieve the tooth. This could be because the tooth root is still inside the socket, or because the whole tooth may be still under the gums. Once the tooth is retrieved, the dentist will need to use sutures to close the socket where the tooth has been removed from. These sutures are specially designed to dissolve after a week or two. Surgical tooth extraction require more attention, so may be more costly than a simple extraction.

Healing, Recovery and Post-Extraction Care

The timeframe for healing and recovery is dependent on the type of dental extraction. Sometimes it is just a few days but where it is a surgical extraction, the timeframe may be longer as indicated. We can advise you during the consultation so you can plan for recovery time if any is needed at all. The sockets can begin to heal quite quickly if cared for according to our recommendations. It’s important to look after your health and be aware of eating habits after extractions.

Book an Appointment for Forest Hill Tooth Extractions Today

If you would like to book an appointment for tooth extractions in Forest Hill today, you can either give us a call or book an appointment online with us today, and we’ll connect you with one of our reliable qualified dentists.

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What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment, also technically known as Endodontic treatment is when the center of the tooth consisting of nerves, blood vessels and connective tissues, also known as pulp is removed. This is done to save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted.

Once all the pulp has been successfully removed, the tooth is then filled and sealed to prevent bacteria from entering. As the pulp supplies feeling to a tooth, when it is removed there is no pain and discomfort to that tooth anymore.

Why Might I Need Root Canal Treatment in Forest Hill?

Are you experiencing lingering pain or tooth pain that is keeping you up at night? Or perhaps you have the unpleasant feeling of being really sensitive to hot drinks. These are just some of the signs you may need a root canal. Often a tooth with decay that is left untreated can result in an infected pulp. Trauma, such as falling over and hitting your tooth can also cause a tooth to die resulting in root canal treatment. In order to keep these teeth in your mouth for many years to come, root canal treatment is necessary to save your tooth.

What Should I Expect With Forest Hill Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment in Forest Hill is usually done over several appointments.

An opening is made on the top of the infected tooth. It is then flushed out and cleaned to remove the infected pulp and bacteria within the tooth. The canals are then shaped so that they can be easily filled and sealed. The opening made at the beginning is then restored using a white filling material.

After Root canal treatment, a non-vital tooth is not as strong anymore and can become quite brittle. We recommend having a crown to protect and increase longevity of the tooth.

Are There Other Options Instead Of Root Canal Treatment?

The only other option if you do not want to save the tooth is to have it taken out. If it is a tooth that can be seen in your smile line and you don’t want to go ahead with root canal treatment you may want to consider other replacements. These can include dentures, implants and bridges. Contact Forest Hill Family Dental Family Dental to discuss treatment options with one of our lovely dentists!

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Best Cosmetic Dental Care in Forest Hill, Melbourne

Whether it be to change your look, or to fix your smile; we believe our dentists at Family Dental offer the best cosmetic dentistry in Forest Hill, Melbourne. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the aesthetics of your natural teeth by offering a number of solutions. The best way to work out what is best for your teeth is to assess your situation and we can then advise a way forward.


Not only can fillings restore the teeth, but they can be built upon teeth to reduce any gaps or lengthen the teeth. This is a great non-invasive way on changing your looking without altering your natural teeth.

Veneers or Crowns

Veneers can not only change the colour of your teeth, but the overall shape of your smile. Veneers are great if you just want to change one or two teeth, or change your whole look. They can also be great option to fill gaps, make teeth look longer, and hide any discolouration. Crowns are stronger, more durable options in changing the look of your teeth. Our dentists will be able to recommend which option is best suited for you.

Teeth Whitening

Everyone wants that beautiful, white smile – and teeth whitening can be an easy way to achieve it. Whitening your teeth at a dental clinic is the safest, and most guaranteed way to change the colour of your teeth. Our dentists use professional, and Australian Dental Association (ADA) approved, materials which help remove any stains and discolouration from your teeth in a safe and quick way. Our dental clinic offers two types of whitening – in chair and at-home-kits, and you will be able to see the results right before your eyes. It is best to talk to a dentist beforehand to check if your teeth are suitable for teeth whitening.

Most people find they are unhappy with their natural smile, and cosmetic dentistry in Forest Hill can help improve your smile and boost your self-confidence. Our dentist’s main goal is to make sure you achieve a happier, healthier smile. You can begin your smile transformation by booking an appointment with one of our dentists on 8592 9866. Let us help and guide you in what is best for your teeth and help you achieve that smile you have always wanted.

FREE No Obligation Forest Hill Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation!

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est Zoom! Teeth Whitening in Forest Hill, Melbourne

Teeth Whitening is among the most popular of dental procedures as it can easily and greatly improve your smile, giving you that extra confidence with less work compared to other needed dental services. At Forest Hill Family Dental, we offer 2 different types of teeth whitening in Forest Hill, Melbourne. Our dentists can help you choose the most suitable option for you depending on your needs, lifestyle and convenience. Both options have the same results and you can achieve up to 8 shades whiter. If you’re ready for a healthy smile then make a booking with us now.

In-Chair Dental Whitening

For those of you that are after a fast solution to whiter teeth then this procedure is ideal. Our Philips Zoom advanced whitening procedure can whiten your teeth with immediate results, at an affordable price! Lie back and relax in the chair for approximately 75 minutes and walk out with an instantly whiter smile. We recommend bringing along some headphones so you can listen to your own music in comfort while we provide your in-chair dental whitening.

Take Home Whitening

We do have some patients that prefer to whiten their teeth sitting in the comfort of their own home while watching a movie or even when they want to go to bed. If the whitening your teeth at home solution appeals to you more than relaxing in a dental chair, then the take home whitening kit is perfect for you. Take home whitening is done over 2 visits. Our dentists will take moulds of your teeth at your first visit to fit you with customised trays. At your second visit we will show you how to use them. Your teeth will be noticeably whiter in just 7-14 days.

Want to try both Forest Hill Teeth Whitening Options?

Want to have instant white teeth and then be able to top it up at home as well? You can try both! Come in to have zoom in-chair whitening done and we can provide you with the take home kit for long term maintenance at a reduced price.

Will I Have Any Side Effects from Teeth Whitening in Forest Hill?

Some people do experience a bit of sensitivity to cold during and/or after treatment however, these symptoms will subside after a couple of days. Our dentists will discuss pre and post instructions so you know what to expect. This may be how to minimise the temporary sensitivity making it more comfortable before and after your visit.

Call Us at (03) 8592 9866 to arrange your free consultation for teeth whitening in Forest Hill today!

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Porcelain Crowns and Tooth Bridges in Forest Hill, Melbourne

Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth or strengthen your natural existing teeth. Our dentists at Forest Hill Family Dental will be able to assess your existing teeth to see whether crown and bridges are suitable.

What are Tooth Crowns and Tooth Bridges?

Tooth Crowns are a fabricated ‘cap’ for your tooth made of stronger materials such as porcelain and gold. They help strengthen weak teeth, or teeth that have had root canal treatment. They are a great way to save your existing teeth. Tooth Bridges are caps which extend over an empty space between teeth. They create another tooth surface for your teeth to bite on to. Bridges are an alternative way in replacing teeth which may have been missing or removed previously.

There are two main types of dental crowns and bridges available. Porcelain Crowns and Bridges are made with a strong, underlying metal shell with porcelain fused on top. This results in a strong, tensile tooth but also natural looking next to your natural teeth. Gold Crowns are crowns which are made entirely of a gold-alloy, a less natural but very strong tooth replacement.

Forest Hill Tooth Crown and Bridge Procedure

The information below will give you an overview of what is involved in getting a tooth crown or what is involved in getting a bridge on your teeth.

Getting a tooth crown or bridge in Forest Hill usually involves two appointments:

The First Appointment:

The dentist will begin to reduce the tooth (or teeth if getting a bridge) with a specialised dental drill, about 2 millimetres on all sides to make room for the crown to sit on top. Once they have finished reducing the tooth, they will take some impressions (moulds) of your teeth and send it off to a dental laboratory for your crown to be made by dental technicians. They will then create a temporary crown to cover your tooth until the next appointment (10 working days).

The Second Appointment:

When the crown/bridge has arrived at the dental clinic, the dentist will begin by removing the temporary crown. They then clean the tooth and cement the new crown in. They remove the excess cement and check that the tooth fits within your natural bite, and that it feels comfortable. They remove any high spots with the dental drill and make sure you can floss between your teeth. They will give you some care instructions for once you go home, and you are done!

Book an appointment with a dentist to find out more about dental crowns and bridges in Forest Hill!

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Best Dental Veneers Teeth in Forest Hill, Melbourne

If you ever thought about changing the look of your smile or to improve the look of your teeth, then veneers are a worthwhile consideration. Our dentists at Forest Hill Family Dental will be able to provide you with veneers for your teeth if you live in Melbourne. Our dentists can assess your existing teeth and provide you with professional and qualified advice on whether veneers will suit you.

What are Teeth Veneers?

Dental veneers in Forest Hill are a small, thin, shell-like tooth covering which is bonded on to your natural teeth. They are custom made for your smile, and are placed over the front facing surface of your natural teeth. Veneers can change the look of your teeth and give you the confidence to smile.

Forest Hill teeth veneers are suitable for use, to change the appearance of teeth that are:

  • Misaligned
  • Discoloured
  • Poorly Shaped
  • Cracked or Chipped
  • Gapped

Composite Resin and Porcelain Veneers in Forest Hill

There are two main types of veneers available; Composite Resin Veneers and Porcelain Veneers. Each type has their advantages and disadvantages:

Resin Veneers

Composite Resin Veneers are cheaper than Porcelain Veneers, and are placed directly on to your natural teeth. They only take one visit, and the dentist will be able to place the veneers on your teeth quickly, thereby instantly changing your smile. They do not last as long as porcelain veneers, but are cheaper to repair than porcelain veneers.

Porcelain Veneers:

Porcelain Veneers are stronger, and much more durable than Composite Resin Veneers. They take two visits; the first visit involves the dentist reducing some of the existing tooth structure of your natural teeth to create space for the dental veneers. The dentist will then take a mould of your teeth which is then sent to a dental laboratory to be fabricated. At the second visit, the dentist will bond the veneers to your natural teeth using special adhesives, and ensuring that you enjoy your new smile.

Getting a tooth crown or bridge in Forest Hill usually involves two appointments:

The First Appointment:

The dentist will begin to reduce the tooth (or teeth if getting a bridge) with a specialised dental drill, about 2 millimetres on all sides to make room for the crown to sit on top. Once they have finished reducing the tooth, they will take some impressions (moulds) of your teeth and send it off to a dental laboratory for your crown to be made by dental technicians. They will then create a temporary crown to cover your tooth until the next appointment (10 working days).

The Second Appointment:

When the crown/bridge has arrived at the dental clinic, the dentist will begin by removing the temporary crown. They then clean the tooth and cement the new crown in. They remove the excess cement and check that the tooth fits within your natural bite, and that it feels comfortable. They remove any high spots with the dental drill and make sure you can floss between your teeth. They will give you some care instructions for once you go home, and you are done!

Book an appointment with a dentist to find out more about dental crowns and bridges in Forest Hill!

Dental Veneers Cost in Forest Hill, Melbourne

Dental veneers can vary on price as it is dependent on your individual case. The dental veneers cost may be covered by your health insurance, depending on your level of cover. Contact our friendly staff to book in for a consultation with one of our qualified dentists to find out more about veneers. We may be able to find out what your health insurance will cover for you.

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Looking for Orthodontics in Forest Hill?

At Forest Hill Family Dental, we will guide you and provide the most suitable treatment available as we have dentists that provide Orthodontics in Forest Hill, Melbourne. Our qualified dentists can provide you with a consultation style appointment, so they can discuss all your options. We can also provide you with a free consult for Truline and ClearCorrect, also called invisible braces.


What is Orthodontics?

At Forest Hill Family Dental, we will guide you and provide the most suitable treatment available as we have dentists that provide Orthodontics in Forest Hill, Melbourne. Our qualified dentists can provide you with a consultation style appointment, so they can discuss all your options. We can also provide you with a free consult for Truline and ClearCorrect, also called invisible braces.


What is the Difference Between an Orthodontist and a Dentist?

Orthodontists are similar to a Dentist in that they both help people with their teeth. Both have an important role to play to make sure you keep your teeth well maintained and healthy. The first step to finding out if you need orthodontic work or general dentistry work, is to see a general dentist. Once we have consulted with you we will determine if you need to see an orthodontist. Such things as teeth extractions, restorations, bridges, mouthguards for example can all be done with general or cosmetic dentistry. Orthodontists specialise in teeth and jaw alignment and they have special qualifications in Dentistry and Orthodontics. When you see one of our qualified local dentists we can advise the next best steps and if you require orthodontics.

Orthodontic Treatments in Forest Hill for any age

Orthodontics for Children

It is recommended that children are examined as early as 7 years old to detect whether orthodontic treatment is required. Early examinations can enable dentists to diagnose problems as the teeth are developing, which means they can intervene at an early stage. Timing for treatment is important so that later in life treatment is less invasive or even unnecessary.

Orthodontics for Adults

Ever wondered if you’re too old for orthodontic treatment? Well the answer is it’s never too late for anyone! There are a few reasons why you may choose to have treatment as an adult. You may not have had the opportunity as a child or teenager or your teeth may have shifted later on in life due to wisdom teeth coming through, missing teeth or extracted teeth.

Book an Appointment with a Forest Hill Orthodontist Today

Dr Priya Lal and Dr Fady Goher have a special interest in Invisible braces! Come visit our dental practice and book an appointment with one of our specialist dentists for a free consult! Contact us on 8840 4246 to start your orthodontic journey today.

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We are your provider for Invisible Braces in Forest Hill, Melbourne

A large number of people would like to change their smile, whether it is due to crooked teeth, misaligned teeth or their bite but they get put off because they don’t like the look of traditional metal braces. Fortunately, technology has advanced and Forest Hill Family Dental is glad to now offer Invisible braces. These type of clear braces give you the option to change the appearance of your smile in an easy, aesthetically pleasing way. Our dentists at Forest Hill Family Dental are qualified in providing ClearCorrect and can offer a free consultation, to see if your teeth are suitable for orthodontic treatment.

ClearCorrect Orthodontic Treatment

ClearCorrect is an orthodontic treatment which utilises a series of clear braces which help align your teeth to the desired shape. The teeth are moved gradually by these sequential aligners, and are changed every 6 to 8 weeks. Your dentist will monitor the progress of your teeth, ensuring that your teeth are aligning correctly.

Are Invisible Braces in Forest Hill Right For You?

There are many factors in which a dentist can recommend orthodontic treatment for you, and your dentist will be able to tell you whether or not invisible braces are suitable for you. So it’s best to book in for a consultation to find out more.

This type of orthodontic procedure can be used to treat:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crooked/Crowding Teeth
  • Crossbites
  • Teeth with Gaps

Cost of Invisible Braces

Since every case is different, we can only advise once we have a consultation with you to assess your teeth, mouth and the visits necessary in the process. We can then give you a more accurate cost. Book in with our friendly staff.

Invisible Clear Braces Treatment

The First Appointment

If you decide to start your orthodontic journey, the dentist will begin by taking some photographs and impressions (moulds) of your teeth and some x-rays to measure how much movement of the teeth is required. Then impressions will then be sent off for your invisible braces to be manufactured.

The Second Appointment

Once the aligners come back to the clinic, the dentist will check the aligners fit in your natural dental arches. The dentist may also add small, composite resin attachments to your teeth to aid in the movement of your teeth. They will give you instructions on care and maintenance, and give you aligners for the next 6-8 weeks.

Appointments in between

Every case is different, and your case may require more aligners. At your next appointment, the dentist will monitor your teeth and ensure they are aligning correctly. If they are, they will give you the next set of aligners for your teeth.


When you are finished with all of your appointments and have all the sequential aligners in place, and you’re happy with your new smile, the dentist will remove any attachments on your teeth. They will then give you some options for retainers – to keep those teeth in place. They will take some more photos, for a before and after comparison, and then you are done! Off to show the world your new, beautiful smile!

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Emergency Dental Services in Forest Hill

At Forest Hill Family Dental our dentists and support staff will do our best to get you an appointment to be seen by our emergency dentist as soon as possible when a dental emergency arises. We are available 6 days a week including late nights and Saturdays. Regardless of the extent of damage and the urgency of the emergency, our Forest Hill emergency dental services can help make sure you get the treatment you need.

There are a number of situations where damage can be caused to your teeth where treatment is needed right away. If you forget to wear your mouth guard during a game of sport and your front tooth is knocked out then you are going to need emergency dental treatment as soon as possible. If your crown dislodges, you lose a filling or a part of your tooth breaks, the quicker you get these problems attended to the better.

Types of Dental Emergencies

Chipped and Cracked tooth: Cracked or chipped teeth should be seen to as soon as possible so that it can be repaired before it gets worse. This is a very common dental emergency and can be due to everyday wear and tear of teeth or from an injury.

Unexplained Toothaches: Toothaches can be incredibly painful and can occur out of nowhere. If you become extremely sensitive to cold and especially hot or it is keeping you up at night it can be a sign that treatment is needed and an appointment should be made as soon as possible. Pain relief medication can reduce the pain but will not make the problem go away completely. There is always an underlying reason for a toothache and the longer you leave it the worse it will get.

Loose or fallen out Crowns: There’s nothing worse than having your dental crown fall out or become loose. Crowns do not fall out easily. The reasons can be due to damage occurring underneath the crown so seeing a dentist is vital in having the crown re-cemented in or going through options for replacement.

What to do When Your Tooth that has been Knocked Out

If a tooth has been completely knocked, it can be put straight back into the socket. If it is not possible at the time, keep it moist in milk or your own saliva and see your dentist immediately.

If you have a dental emergency in Forest Hill and are concerned, our emergency dentists at Forest Hill Family Dental are here to help. We will do everything we can to assist and aim to make your dental experience as comfortable as possible!

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