Category: Restorative Dentistry

What Exactly Is A Tooth-Colored Filling?

The most common threats to your oral health include oral bacteria, which can ultimately result in plaque and tartar buildup. When plaque builds up on and around your teeth and has not been consistently monitored or handled during a routine checkup, it can result in a cavity. A cavity, in essence, is a hole in… Read more »

Creating A Lifelike Restoration For Dental Implants

Dental implants are made of three major parts: the post, the abutment, and the restoration. The restoration is the part people see when you smile, and the part that makes eating your favorite foods again possible. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist will explain how we create one that looks natural and returns function… Read more »

Supporting A New Bridge With Implant Posts

If you have lost one or more of your natural teeth, then you may need treatment. Otherwise, serious complications could begin to arise that impact everything from your ability to eat to your facial structure. To address more minor cases, your Ankeny, IA, dentist may craft a dental bridge. In today’s blog, we’re going to… Read more »

Why Do We Need Extractions, And What Happens Next?

Lately we’ve talked a lot about fillings, crowns, and root canal treatment, all of which are designed to prevent the loss of a decayed or infected tooth. However, sometimes we actually need to remove a tooth to help preserve your oral health. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist will look at dental extractions, and… Read more »

Lifelike Repair With Our Custom Crowns

We offer far more than a dental filling to repair teeth with damage or issues like cavities. In order to provide a more lifelike and long-lasting solution, one that matches the dimensions and shade of your teeth, we may suggest a crown. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist will talk about the benefits of… Read more »

Treating Your Dental Infections With Root Canal Therapy

A cavity often needs a filling, but what happens when a tooth becomes infected and needs more than a simple filling? In order to bring a stop to discomfort and prevent a missing tooth, we treat infections with an endodontic procedure known as a root canal. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist is talking… Read more »

Treating Cavities With Cosmetic Dental Fillings

When you develop a cavity, lack of treatment could mean painful aches and sensitivity in the tooth, as well as an increased risk of dental infection. Fortunately, we have treatments to halt decay and ensure your smile continues to look natural! With our composite resin dental fillings, your Ankeny, IA, dentist has a durable and… Read more »

How Does A Root Canal Procedure Save A Tooth?

When a tooth develops an infection or a dental abscess, this could mean serious discomfort and the risk of tooth loss. In order to save the tooth and keep your smile whole, your Ankeny, IA, dentist may suggest a root canal procedure. When should you contact our team for a procedure like this, and what… Read more »

What To Do In A Dental Emergency

Our office is currently closed to preventive care and optimal cosmetic treatments, but we’re still available to help Ankeny, IA, patients with dental emergencies. In today’s blog, we’re looking at what constitutes a dental emergency, and when you should see our team for treatment. We’re also discussing how to address these concerns and minimize your… Read more »

When You Can’t Fix a Tooth, Extract It

Restoring teeth is an important and common part of professional dental care, and for many people, it’s a lifeline to helping them avoid tooth loss. However, some compromised teeth may be too far gone to fix, and the longer they remain, the bigger the threat might be to the rest of your oral health. Fortunately,… Read more »