Assessment & Diagnosis
Most new patients will sit down with the doctor and discuss their concerns and goals before the initial examination. Once we have learned a bit about you and your history, we can better provide a complete examination that addresses your concerns as well as discovers any hidden problems.
You will benefit from Dr. Green and Dr. Wenzell’s education and experience. The comprehensive exam helps us recognize small problems before they become big problems. This experience provides a filter for what may look like a problem but is not a problem. It helps avoid the need to repeat treatment that addresses just the problem associated with the tooth and not the way the tooth fits into your bite or your general health. The result is conservative recommendations and the presentation of treatment options. You can then use your discretion to proceed with the treatment you want.
Composite fillings are made from a mixture of various resins that can be custom made to match the color of your natural teeth. Composite fillings are at the pinnacle where art and science meet. Once the composite filling is placed and cured, it is virtually invisible, giving you a smile that looks and feels completely natural. Because the composite is matched to your natural teeth, there is no discoloration of the tooth, or “shadowing,” as there can be with silver amalgam fillings. With proper dental care, your composite filling will last you for years.
Dentures & Partials
Losing teeth can be devastating. Missing teeth can lower self esteem, change the shape of your face and give it a sunken look, and cause difficulties when talking and eating. If you’ve lost several teeth through decay, illness, or trauma, don’t despair. At Turnagain Dental we can restore missing teeth with removable partial or full dentures to give you back the confidence to talk, smile, laugh, and eat once again.
When a tooth becomes broken or damaged through trauma or the decay spreads beyond the ability to restore it with a filling, we recommend restoring the damaged tooth with a dental crown. A crown, or cap, fits snugly over your tooth and is cemented or bonded into place, offering protection from further damage and giving you a natural-looking restoration that matches your teeth.
Bridges consist of multiple crowns used to anchor a restoration for a missing tooth. The crowns and restorations for the missing tooth or teeth are connected together into one piece. The crowns are then attached to healthy teeth on either side of the site of your missing teeth, giving you a seamless restoration that will last for many years. Come visit Dr. Green and Dr. Wenzell to see if your treatment options to determine whether you are a good candidate for a dental bridge!
Dental implants enjoy remarkable success. They are used to replace individual missing teeth, or they can support bridgework or dentures. Once placed, they help to preserve bone and allow the patient to exert greater biting forces. What’s more, they don’t get cavities. What could be better than that for a patient with a sweet tooth.
We work with a large number of brands of dental implants and consider ourselves a “go to” office for all implant situations, including replacement restorations on old implants. Implants are commonly used for all of these purposes:
- Individual tooth replacement
- Bridge replacement (two or more implants placed)
- For snaps to hold dentures in place (multiple implants placed)
- To retain a framework that will hold a full arch fixed bridge in place
- As retention to help move other teeth during orthodontics