For years, receiving a restoration, whether a filling or a crown, meant obtaining a metal one that stood out from the rest of your smile. However, in recent years dentists have been able to offer lifelike alternatives. We can help patients in Des Moines, IA enjoy crowns that blend with their smiles.
How many times has the dentist reminded you to have your teeth cleaned? There are a number of very good reasons we urge patients of all ages to have their teeth cleaned regularly. In today’s blog, we’re looking at what makes a dental cleaning so important and what patients in Des Moines, IA should expect from the procedure.
While we can often address issues with your tooth using crowns or fillings, some problems may prove too severe for these restorations. For example, a dental infection may require a root canal procedure. Let’s look at the circumstances that call for a root canal, and what our patients in Des Moines, IA can expect from the procedure.
As dental professionals, our goal is to help our patients hold on to their natural teeth and enjoy full, beautiful smiles. However, occasionally issues can surface that require a tooth to be removed. In today’s blog, we’re going to discuss when extraction is right for a patient.
If you have high risk factors for gum disease, then we may suggest a preventive measure to safeguard your smile. A periodontal cleaning can help reduce the risk of gum disease, or allow our team to successfully manage the disease. What should you expect from this procedure?
If you crack a tooth, then you need a restoration. Otherwise, the damage could allow the onset of tooth decay and infection. Fortunately, we have custom-made and lifelike restorations to improve the health and function of your smile. Let’s look at how we can repair a cracked tooth.
If you have bruxism, that means you grind your teeth or clench them regularly. Over time, this can lead to serious problems with your smile’s health and appearance. Fortunately, we can treat bruxism and return your smile to optimal health and function.