Category: Restorative Dentistry

When Does A Tooth Need To Be Extracted?

We have an array of lifelike restorative options to save damaged or decayed teeth, preserving your smile’s health and stability. However, sometimes preserving overall oral health actually means removing a tooth completely. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist is looking at how we remove a tooth and when we may prescribe this procedure.

Treating Your Dental Infection

Your Des Moines, IA, dentist is currently only offering emergency care for our patients on a case-by-case basis. However, an infected tooth, or one with severe decay, still needs attention, as this could lead to major issues of your smile’s health, beauty, and function. When should you contact our team about an infection, and how… Read more »

Can Dental Implants Really Last A Lifetime?

A dental bridge often lasts about 10 to 15 years. A denture may need replacement after about 5 to 10 years. But what if there was an option that could last for decades, possibly even a lifetime? With dental implants, your Des Moines, IA, dentist could offer an new tooth that looks natural and restores… Read more »

What Type Of Bridge Will My Smile Need?

If you have lost one or more teeth, don’t let a gap in your smile lead to problems with your oral health. Instead, talk to your Des Moines, IA, dentist about our dental bridges. With a custom prosthetic, we can help improve the function and beauty of your smile. Which type of bridge will you… Read more »

When Does A Tooth Need A Crown?

When you have a minor cavity, you may need a filling. For a small chip or crack, single-visit cosmetic bonding may be prescribed. But when does your Des Moines, IA, dentists recommend a crown? In today’s blog, we look at the benefits of creating and placing a crown, and when we tend to prescribe them… Read more »

Can You Offer Lifelike Replacement Teeth?

We may lose our teeth as a result of gum disease or possibly even an injury or accident. Whatever the cause, addressing your missing teeth and replacing them helps prevent serious complications for your smile’s appearance, health, and even your facial structure. How does your Des Moines, IA, dentist offer lifelike replacement teeth?

Should I Consider A Dental Crown?

When a cavity occurs, a filling is often used to repair the issue. For minor damage, we may opt for a dental bonding treatment. But what about serious damage or worn-down teeth? What if a tooth becomes infected? In these scenarios, the best option is often a dental crown. In today’s blog, your Des Moines,… Read more »

Treating Infected Teeth With Root Canal Therapy

Our teeth can develop an infection due to injury or possibly untreated cavities, but unless treated, this infection could soon lead to a missing tooth. In order to return the tooth to full function and health, your Des Moines, IA, dentist may recommend a root canal procedure. Learn more about this safe and comfortable procedure… Read more »

A Tooth-Colored Solution To Cavities

Once, receiving a filling meant you had to rely on a metal restoration, which meant there was no way it could look natural or blend with your smile. However, we can now offer our Des Moines, IA, patients a filling created from a metal-free material. Find out how we treat cavities with our durable and… Read more »

Preserving Your Smile By Extracting Wisdom Teeth

Have you ever heard of wisdom teeth? These additional molars could arrive in our late teens and early 20s, causing serious problems for the health and appearance of your smile. In order to avoid these complications, we may perform a safe and comfortable dental extraction. How will your Des Moines, IA, dentist remove your teeth… Read more »