Porcelain veneers are very different from other cosmetic treatments. For one, they are actually designed to help address more than one esthetic concern, including color, shape, and alignment. Your Des Moines, IA, dentist will custom create each one to ensure a natural appearance as well. Let’s find out how we can use them to improve your smile’s appearance!
If you have issues with the beauty of your smile, such as discoloration or problems with a tooth’s shape, then you may benefit from cosmetic treatment options. Fortunately, your Des Moines, IA, dentist is ready to address multiple esthetic concerns with a single treatment option known as dental bonding.
Do you have stained teeth? For those with unsightly discoloration, we may provide a professional solution with our custom trays and bleaching gel. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about how our treatment brightens smiles, and what steps our Des Moines, IA, patients can take to keep their smiles bright and shining for months to come.
What is a dental emergency? Any damage to our teeth that is not life threatening is considered a dental emergency. In today’s blog, our Des Moines, IA, dentist will discuss how to respond to common dental emergency situations, such as chipped or knocked-out teeth. With the right steps, you can avoid the onset of cavities and infection.
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 and help you enjoy optimal oral health?
TMJ disorder, also referred to as TMD, is an oral health issues related to the jaw joints. Without treatment, what appears to be a minor health issue could lead to serious complications, including major discomfort. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist discusses the impact of TMJ disorder and how we treat this oral health issue.
Bruxism means chronic teeth-grinding, so naturally, its most obvious symptom is the constant, unconscious grinding of your teeth. However, just because you catch yourself grinding your teeth on occasion doesn’t necessarily mean you have a bruxism problem that needs addressing. At our Des Moines, IA, dental office, we can help you determine if you really do have bruxism and can benefit from a custom-made appliance to protect your smile. For example, if you exhibit one or more of these signs, then it may be time to speak with us about treating bruxism. (more…)
If you develop gum inflammation (gingivitis) or the early stages of gum disease, treatment is crucial for avoiding the advanced stages of periodontal disease, which are linked to discomfort and adult tooth loss. To protect smiles in Des Moines, IA, your dentist may recommend a periodontal cleaning, also known as a scaling and root planing.
For too many people, the only time to see the dentist is when teeth begin to ache or other uncomfortable symptoms occur. At this point, an oral health concern could develop that requires substantial treatment. However, if you schedule a routine checkup and cleaning with your Des Moines, IA, dentist, we could identify these issues in the earliest stages. Let’s look at why you should always make time for a checkup.
Invisalign® offers our Des Moines, IA, residents an alternative to metal braces for correcting the alignment of the teeth. But what makes them such a comfortable (and barely visible) option for fixing crooked or crowded teeth? In today’s blog, we’re going to look at how we design and create the aligners, and what the treatment process entails.