Category: Restorative Dentistry

Will My Thanksgiving Favorites Lead To Cavities?

We may not be attending big family dinners next week, but we will still be enjoying our favorite Thanksgiving dishes. However, many of our sides and desserts contain ingredients like sugar and starch, which could lead to tooth decay. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist is explaining what you can do to help safeguard… Read more »

Why Do Some Teeth Need Extraction?

When possible, we try to repair decayed, damaged, or infected teeth. This process often involves creating and placing lifelike fillings, inlays and onlays, or crowns. However, sometimes an issue arises that requires the extraction of a tooth instead. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist will explain why some teeth need to be extracted.

Will My Crown Look Like A Natural Tooth?

While a filling is a great way to address most cases of tooth decay, sometimes we find patients need a more substantial solution. With a dental crown, we can address more severe restorative issues, from infections to major cracks or chips. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist explains how we create them, and what… Read more »

How Does A Root Canal Prevent Tooth Loss?

When you have serious pain in your smile, the cause could be an advanced case of tooth decay or an infected tooth. By avoiding treatment, you run the risk of losing the tooth altogether and developing more severe complications. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist will look at how we help prevent tooth loss… Read more »

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 »