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 your smile’s health and function for many years to come.
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 need? How do we create one that fits comfortably and looks natural?
While they may help to create a beautiful smile, traditional braces are often undesirable for teenagers and adults who find metal orthodontics unattractive. Luckily, there is a more attractive alternative for straightening your crooked teeth. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist will discuss the process and benefits of Invisalign® clear aligners.
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 for our patients.
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?
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, IA, dentist talks about correcting smiles with custom crowns.
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 in today’s blog.
For many adult patients with crooked teeth, appearance means a lot. The way crooked teeth make their smiles look can be a big motivator to straightening them. Yet, the appearance of conventional metal braces might also make some patients hesitate to undergo the treatment they need. At our Des Moines, IA, dental office, we can help many patients enjoy the straighter and more attractive smiles they deserve without having to wear metal braces to achieve it. With Invisalign® clear aligners, straightening crooked teeth can be a much more discreet and convenient process. (more…)
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 tooth-colored dental fillings.
We don’t always just address a single cosmetic issue at a time. Your Des Moines, IA, dentist can sometimes provide a full smile makeover, addressing multiple issues and ensuring you start the holiday season with a stunning new smile. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at our approach to smile transformation and discuss the different treatment options we offer!