Keeping A Tooth Safe With A Porcelain Crown

In times when cavities do more damage than we can address with fillings, we can recommend that dental crowns cover vulnerable teeth to protect them. When you need to undergo this kind of care, you may worry about what you can really count on from your restoration. Fortunately, at our Charles City, IA dentist’s office, we can actually provide dental crowns that are durable as well as attractive. Porcelain dental crowns are often used to take care of patients with advanced dental decay, as well as problems with physical trauma that leave teeth chipped or cracked. In the event that we need something stronger, we can look at other materials, such as zirconia, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or metal to make sure you have the right support. (more…)

How Much Harm Can Bruxism Do To Your Smile?

A peaceful night of sleep may be more active than you realize, as you could spend your night unconsciously grinding and clenching your teeth. If you do have a tendency to do this, the issue—bruxism—can have real consequences for your smile as well as your oral health! At our Charles City, IA dentist’s office, we are prepared to help when patients show signs of wear and tear that suggest bruxism is an issue, or when they come to see us about frequent issues with discomfort whenever they wake up. In addition to providing an appliance to protect you while you rest, we can evaluate you to see what kind of treatment you might need to address the physical effects of wear and tear. (more…)

Put Embarrassment Over Teeth Stains Behind You

The embarrassment you feel over the color of your smile can sap your overall confidence in the way you look. Until you deal with this issue, you can find it hard to smile, laugh, or speak without worrying how people might be scrutinizing you. Fortunately, there is something that you can do about this concern. At our Charles City, IA dentist’s office, we can provide services that brighten teeth so that enamel stains no longer make you self-conscious. When appropriate, we can take the time to discuss other services that can give you more confidence in your appearance. (more…)

Halloween And Your Oral Hygiene

What kind of risks do we face when it comes to smile care? On a typical day, you can do an effective job protecting your smile when you make smart diet choices and care for your enamel through thorough brushing and flossing. As we approach Halloween, your ability to prevent issues with decay can be complicated by your increased access to sweets. We often think about what we can do to make sure kids maintain healthy teeth at this time of year, but be mindful of your habits, too. Even a small change in your diet can tip your cavity risk in ways that should concern you. At our Charles City, IA dentist’s office, we can provide guidance on dental care that will help you avoid difficulties with your dental health during your routine preventive services. (more…)

We Place Lifelike Fillings For Patients

If you experience problems with tooth decay, your dentist will have to do something about the portion of your tooth that is damaged by poor health. When the problem is caught in time, you can have work done with a discreet, durable dental filling that imitates your tooth structure. When it is put in place by your Charles City, IA dentist, it will provide lasting stability and protection for a damaged area. The material that we use to protect your tooth is able to bond to your enamel as well as imitate it! We should note that cavities can become too serious for this treatment approach. If this happens, we can move forward with more involved care. (more…)

Conservative Treatment For Your Chipped Tooth

There are times when a dental problem feels serious enough to discuss with your dentist, but not so serious that you feel comfortable taking on a significant treatment. It can be a relief to know that conservative services are available when you want to carefully address problems while only making minimal changes to your tooth structure. At our Charles City, IA dentist’s office, people who want to deal with issues like chipping and other superficial problems can discuss their options for care that minimize changes. One option is to undergo tooth bonding and contouring work, which will see positive results without requiring a permanent restoration, and only calling for minimal changes to your enamel. (more…)

Planning A Bonding And Contouring Treatment

The work that goes into changing a person’s smile can be more conservative than you realize. If you are interested in cosmetic dental work, your procedure can give you a brighter, more symmetrical smile, and address any visible flaws, while only making minimal changes to your enamel. In some cases, patients can even have their full results in as little as one appointment! Your Charles City, IA dentist’s office can offer exciting benefits from tooth bonding and contouring work. You can make noticeable changes in as little as one visit and enjoy lasting benefits from the work that you undergo. You also have other options for treatment, so we can work with you to make sure that you have the approach to care that best fits your needs! (more…)

How Do I Avoid Problems With Gingivitis?

Is there something you should be doing to keep your smile safe from gingivitis? When performed properly, your brushing and flossing efforts will protect these tissues as well as your teeth. You should also be mindful that your regular dental appointments help you stay informed about the health of your gums, which can lead to the early detection and treatment of problems. At our Charles City, IA dentist’s office, we take care to thoroughly evaluate a patient’s teeth, gums, and oral structures to make sure there are not any problems. While gingivitis is a threat that will affect many people, it is not something to take lightly, as it can lead to more serious problems that put your smile and general health at risk! (more…)

Services Provided For Patients With Cavities

Our goal in providing consistent preventive dental services is to help our patients avoid the kinds of problems that require additional services. Unfortunately, problems can arise, particularly if you do not have the right habits in place at home or do not schedule your checkups consistently. When trouble does affect your smile, our Charles City, IA dentist’s office can help by providing the appropriate restorative dental work for a cavity. Through restorative services, we can take care of your health and appearance. We can address cosmetic issues by providing fillings and crowns that are made to imitate healthy enamel.

How We Help Patients Who Want Whiter Teeth

While you may feel certain that you want to show off a whiter smile, you may be less clear on how you should pursue this goal. By discussing it with your dentist, you can learn about the different cosmetic treatment options available to you. Discussing this interest is also a good way to learn if you truly need to worry about discoloration from enamel stains, or if another issue affects your appearance. Our Charles City, IA dentist’s office is happy to review your options for cosmetic services. The right teeth whitening treatment can effectively give you a stunning smile. In cases where patients are affected by intrinsic discoloration, we can review alternative procedures that can help. (more…)