Family dentists can help people maintain their oral health through life changes. They can care for children, pregnant women, adults, and the elderly, providing specialized care for each. These are five dental appliances and treatments that family dentists can offer.

1. Braces 

Braces are helpful for anyone whose teeth don't align perfectly. You may not need to visit an orthodontist in order to get braces. Some family dentists also offer braces, so be sure to ask about your options if you're interested in this treatment. People often get braces for the first time in adolescence, but even adults can benefit from braces if they're experiencing teeth or jaw alignment issues.

2. Dental Crowns

Dental crowns provide an additional layer of protection for vulnerable or damaged teeth. If you need a root canal, you may see an endodontist for this procedure. However, your family dentist is the one who will fit your teeth for a dental crown and install your crown once root canal therapy has been completed. Dental crowns can also be used to cover large dental fillings in order to reduce the chance of filling failure.

3. Dental Bridges

Dental bridges utilize dental crowns as part of their structure, but they serve different functions. Bridges are dental prosthetics that are attached to the teeth using one or two dental crowns. Bridges can be thought of as permanent dentures, offering all the benefits of dentures without the need for dental adhesives. Many people feel more secure using dental bridges since they don't need to worry about their dentures falling out if they eat the wrong foods.

4. Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a common technique that is often employed when filling cavities. After a cavity is cleaned using a dental drill, amalgam or composite resin is bonded to the teeth in order to fill the resulting hole. Dental bonding can also be used to repair cracks and chips in teeth. The filling used for dental bonding is tooth-colored In order to maintain maximum discretion and beauty. Dental bonding is not painful, although your dentist may numb your mouth before beginning your appointment if you also require dental drilling.

5. Oral Appliances

Family dentists can also have oral appliances made for their patients. Oral appliances include things like night guards and mouthguards designed to protect the teeth from mechanical damage. Mouthguards can be worn while playing sports, and they're often prescribed to children and teenagers.