Category: Restorative Dentistry

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 »

Fixing A Cracked Tooth

When a tooth becomes cracked, you need to see your Des Moines, IA, dentist for treatment. Without care, the fracture could mean the onset of serious oral health complications, complications that could even lead to tooth loss in severe cases. How do we repair cracked teeth, and when should you schedule a visit?

Preserving Your Smile With Implant Dentistry

If you lose one or more of your natural teeth, then over time you could also lose jawbone density, impacting your smile’s stability and even your facial structure. In order to replace missing teeth and preserve smiles in Des Moines, IA, then our team may offer implant dentistry. Find out how dental implants address missing… Read more »

Replacing Teeth With Removable Dentures

In a previous blog, we discussed how a dental bridge is perfect for addressing minor tooth loss, such as one to three missing teeth in a row. But what if you suffer from more substantial tooth loss? What if several teeth have become lost, or a majority of them? To return smiles to proper function… Read more »

Securing A Dental Bridge With Dental Implants

Did you know that losing even one tooth could increase the risk of misalignment, TMJ disorder, bruxism, and in some cases, further tooth loss? To avoid oral health complications, you should seek tooth replacement as soon as possible. With a dental bridge, we can offer Des Moines, IA, patients lifelike tooth replacement for between one… Read more »

Can Crowns Look Natural?

A crown covers the entirety of your tooth above the gum line, offering a restorative solution to serious damage and oral health issues. But how do they look? Are metal options the only choice available for patients in need of restoration? In today’s blog, we’re going to look at how we create lifelike dental crowns,… Read more »

Treating Infected Teeth In One Visit

A dental infection or abscessed tooth could mean serious trouble for smiles in Des Moines, IA. Without treatment, the tooth may even need to be extracted to prevent the spread of infection. Fortunately, we have a comfortable restorative treatment designed to address infections, and in just one visit! When should you have a root canal… Read more »

Stop Your Toothache With A Tooth-Colored Filling

If you have pain in your smile, this could mean you have a cavity that requires treatment. Without a restoration, the cavity could grow more severe until pain increases the risk of infection. In order to stop the aches and return your tooth to optimal health, function, and beauty, your Des Moines, IA, dentist may… Read more »

Let’s Fix Your Cracked Tooth

Our teeth are strong, but not immune to damage. A sports injury or even biting down on a hard piece of food could potentially damage your smile. When a crack appears, you need treatment to avoid serious issues, such as a decayed or infected tooth. In today’s blog, we’re looking at how our Des Moines,… Read more »

When Do Teeth Need To Be Removed?

An extraction is a safe and comfortable means of removing a tooth from a patient’s smile. While we always strive to help our Des Moines, IA, patients preserve their natural teeth, ensuring optimal oral health sometimes means removing a tooth. When do we need to extract teeth, and what happens during this procedure?