Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.
West Salem, WI Dentist
...Our services include:
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Should you ever need additional information about our practice, we are always available to answer your questions...
Services we offer include:
Root Canal Therapy
Scaling and Root Planing
We treat our patients like family, providing you with a home town dental experience...
Porcelain Veneers Could Change Your Appearance for the Better
...From tooth-colored crowns
to life-like dental implants, we can turn an embarrassing smile into one you’re confident to show the world...
Dental Magic Transforms Smiles
America's (Dentists) Got Talent - for Fixing Damaged or Missing Teeth!
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Crowns
Spice Up Your Teeth
For example, crowns
(caps) are substantial coverings that may be placed on teeth when they are being restored...
Dr. Travis Stork: If Only I'd Worn A Mouthguard!
...Eventually, both were successfully restored with dental crowns
Jimmy Fallon Can’t Catch a Break - Except in His Tooth
For larger chips or cracks, veneers or crowns
may be suggested...
Dental Crowns for the King of Magic
(also called caps) are suitable when a tooth has lost part of its visible structure, but still has healthy roots beneath the gum line...
Life Is Sometimes a Grind for Brooke Shields
...Bruxism may also result in excessive tooth wear, and may damage dental work like crowns
and bridges; in severe cases, loosened or fractured teeth have been reported...
A Toothless Tiger?
are generally made to order in a dental lab, and are placed on a prepared tooth in a procedure that requires two office visits: one to prepare the tooth for restoration and to make a model of the mouth and the second to place the custom-manufactured crown and complete the restoration...
New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny
— lifelike replacements for the visible part of the tooth — are securely attached to the implants via special connectors called abutments...
Crowns & Bridgework
...When crafted from today's high-tech porcelains (dental ceramics), crowns
are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth...
...Afterwards, the worn-down teeth would usually be restored with porcelain crowns
Inlays & Onlays
...Since dentistry's goal is to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, inlays and onlays may be recommended instead of crowns
when a tooth can be restored with this more conservative type of treatment...
...And if you have lost a lot of tooth structure from decay or trauma (or a particularly severe grinding habit), it might be better to restore your teeth with porcelain crowns
that cover the entire tooth...
...Depending on the situation, this can be done with bonding, veneers, or crowns
Cosmetic Gum Surgery
...This causes a cosmetic problem because root surfaces, which have no enamel covering, tend to appear more yellow than the crowns
of your teeth...
...Exposed tooth roots can make your teeth look overly “long,” and they also generally appear somewhat darker than your pearly white crowns
Eating Disorders & Oral Health
...But the damage can be repaired with various restorative techniques including veneers and/or crowns
...Teeth that have already been restored (with crowns
, for example) may be even more prone to damage...
Stress & Oral Habits
...And dental work such as crowns
and fillings may get damaged...
Digital Dental Impressions
...It's possible to identify any additional prep work required for new crowns
, veneers and fillings right then and there; to implement any needed changes; and to rescan the tooth to create a new series of images and 3D model...
Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)
...But these days, there's a much more convenient alternative: same-day crowns
made in the dental office...
Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Two, four or more implants can be used to support multiple crowns
, or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth...
Root Canal Retreatment
...After you are anesthetized (usually with a numbing shot), any restorations presently on your tooth — crowns
, for example — will be altered to provide access to the root canal filling material...
Root Canal Treatment
...Restorations can take many forms, from traditional gold crowns
to tooth replicas made of high-tech tooth-colored material...
Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include:
Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease
Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks
& Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth
Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today
Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved
Fillings, to restore decayed teeth
Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities
Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment
Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early
Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position
Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth
Removable Dentures, to help you smile again
Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth
Sealants, to help prevent cavities
Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile
TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing
Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look
Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible
When to Visit the Dentist
Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...
(tops) of the permanent teeth actually push against the roots of the baby teeth, causing them to resorb, or melt away...
...By combining 3-D digital imaging and computer-aided design and manufacturing technology, it's now possible to have permanent crown restorations completed in a single day — much better than leaving the office with temporary crowns
and coming back weeks later for permanent ones!
Cone Beam CT Imaging...