Category: Restorative Dentistry

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 »

Tips to Make Your Dental Crown Last Longer

Your healthy, natural teeth are strong, but they aren’t indestructible. If you don’t care for them properly, or if they’re subject to extreme pressure and friction, they can become damaged or infected, no matter how strong they are. The same is true for your lifelike dental crown, which is designed to closely mimic your healthy,… Read more »

Have a Cavity? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Fill It

Being told that you have a cavity isn’t like being told that you need to have a tooth extracted or some other, more invasive procedure. In fact, most common cavities can often be treated with a conservative, tooth-colored filling in just a single day. However, the tooth decay behind your cavity’s development is very serious,… Read more »

Your Holiday Feast: 4 Times To Ask “What’s In This?”

When you’re about to enjoy a holiday feast, what you’d really, really love to do is just relax. Eat the food that’s in front of you. Select whatever you find to be tasty, add it to your plate, and dig in! However, if you’re someone who takes your oral health seriously, who doesn’t like serious… Read more »

Tooth Decay: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, Healthy Smile

When you think about tooth decay in a big picture sort of a way, you may simply find that it’s something that causes you some stress and that you’d rather not think about. However, when you break down the details regarding how to prevent it, how to have a cavity diagnosed (should one occur), what to… Read more »

Your Dental Filling: Problems It Fixes And Prevents

Did you know that when you come in to see our Ankeny, IA team for a dental filling, you’re not doing just one thing? Instead, by agreeing to a filling, you’re going to be achieving a long list of improvements that can both repair your tooth and prevent potential future problems (that, of course, you… Read more »

Your Dental Checkups: Are You On Track Or Off Track?

You have likely already experienced that sensation of thinking a week or two have passed only to realize months have flown by. It’s something that just happens, particularly when life is full and you’re just busy. With this in mind, our Ankeny, IA team knows that you may either be taking the measures necessary to… Read more »

Restorative Care: 3 Gifts It Offers Patients

When you envision a present being presented to you, it’s usually in a box with shiny wrapping paper and a beautiful big bow! You don’t usually imagine someone offering you a dental filling or a crown. However, our Ankeny, IA team would love to remind you today that though you may not usually think of… Read more »