What Conservative Tooth Bonding Does For Smiles

A conservative approach to cosmetic dental work can offer results while minimizing the impact on your tooth structure. If you choose to focus on limiting the amount of work that occurs, you can feel more comfortable with care, but will you really see noteworthy results? At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we can provide effective solutions to issues that make people unhappy with how they look, and we can do so while helping them avoid unnecessary work on their enamel. One way we can help is by recommending tooth bonding and contouring work. This is a conservative cosmetic procedure that makes changes to tooth shape, size, and color without the need to place any permanent restorations. (more…)

What Should I Know About Cavity Care?

One thing to keep in mind when it comes to cavity care is that delaying treatment can lead to new problems. The longer you let bacteria cause damage to your enamel, the more likely it is that the problem with your tooth will turn into a more severe issue. This is because the structural damage can change the kind of restoration you need as well as because you are more likely to experience a painful and worrying infection! Our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office is prepared to help when our patients need to take on dental decay. We provide different solutions based on your needs. We also make it possible for you to have work done without experiencing an unwelcome smile change, even if your cavity forms in a conspicuous area. (more…)

Adding Needed Dental Work To Your Schedule

If you need to do something about a tooth that is threatened by decay or physical injury, can you fit in care before the year ends, or should you put off services until 2023? What you should know is that a timely procedure offers more than just peace of mind. Letting problems worsen makes you vulnerable to complications. That can mean suffering a painful infection, and it can even make you more likely to lose your tooth or suffer other health issues. Our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office is prepared to help. We can fit in dental work when you have a problem so that you can regain confidence in your bite, health, and smile! (more…)

Improving Periodontal And Dental Health

Better overall oral health can defend you against the onset of cavities and gingivitis, two common threats that can lead to big problems when not treated in time. Part of your strategy for protecting your smile should involve your dentist. At our Ankeny, IA dental practice, we can provide important routine reviews and cleanings that help you stay safe from these and other concerns. In addition to enjoying regular preventive services, you should also do your part to protect your smile by committing to good brushing and flossing efforts. Inconsistent or rushed hygiene efforts make it harder to clear away food particles and prevent the onset of tartar buildup, which means problems are more likely to occur in your future. (more…)

Enjoy The Next Monday Movie At The Ankeny Library!

On Monday, December 12, Ankeny area residents can bring the kids over to the Ankeny Library and enjoy a screening of The Muppet Christmas Carol! This special evening screening will share one of the most popular and family-friendly takes on the Charles Dickens classic. In addition to screening the movie, the library will provide complimentary hot chocolate.

The holidays are a great time to find activities for your family to take part in, but it can also be a time when you need to pay more attention to the health of your smile. If you are not careful, the festive treats that you and your kids enjoy can raise your cavity risk and lead to problems with dental decay and gum disease. Fortunately, our Ankeny, IA dental office is ready to take on the smile care needs of patients of all ages, which means all of the members of your household can look to us for support! (more…)

What You Should Ask About Teeth Whitening

Are you someone who feels unhappy because their smile looks dull or discolored? How concerned should you be by this problem, and what should you do if you have seen limited benefits from store-bought treatment options? At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we can provide important information on cosmetic dentistry, and we can provide helpful details specific to your needs and concerns. If you are someone who hopes to do something about discoloration, we can discuss teeth whitening treatment. For those who actually need to take on something other than discoloration from stains, we can explore options for care that take on internal blemishes. (more…)

Receiving A Filling That Will Not Alter Your Smile

What makes you uneasy about cavity treatment? For many people, there is a fear that treatment for decay will result in a permanent cosmetic change. Having a problem addressed makes it necessary for you to receive a dental filling or dental crown—what will the presence of a restoration do to your smile? At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we actually use materials that closely imitate healthy enamel and prevent these kinds of worries. For patients who have dental decay found and addressed in time, we will place dental fillings that are made with a resin substance that can actually bond to your tooth structure and match it. This means that even if the problem is in a conspicuous area, it will not mean the end of your smile as you once knew it! (more…)

Rely On A Dental Bridge To Restore Your Smile

It can be hard to adjust to life with an incomplete smile. What you should know is that in addition to making you self-conscious about how you look, tooth loss will take a toll on your health and dental function as well, which is why you should make treating the problem a priority. At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we can provide the solution in the form of a custom dental bridge. We can use a bridge that is designed carefully so that it fits naturally, benefits your smile, and offers enough stability to restore your bite function as well as your appearance. We can also talk to you about long-term smile care so that you can remain healthy and stay confident in your appearance. (more…)

Regain A Full Smile Through Implant Dentistry

Any dental problems that remain unresolved can become sources of frustration. When the problem you leave untreated is tooth loss, you can experience difficulties with your bite function, become unhappy with your smile, and face a higher risk for new dental problems. Fortunately, the right approach to treating this matter can help you in important ways. Our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office can provide results through implant dentistry. This approach to care is one that can help you bite and chew with greater ease, support neighboring teeth and jaw health, and give you back an appearance you are proud to show off. (more…)

Arranging Care For A Dental Injury

Even if a dental injury is not painful, the effect of damage to your tooth can have a negative effect on your appearance. Just as there are different degrees of concern around physical trauma, there are different ways in which our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office can respond to the matter. We will take care to closely evaluate your tooth to see what kind of procedure might be right for you. Many people are helped with conservative cosmetic dental work. For people who qualify for these services, we can make meaningful changes while preserving more of their tooth structure. If it is necessary to provide more functional support to preserve your bite and generally maintain your oral health, we can use a dental crown to offer cosmetic and functional benefits. (more…)