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Archives: Our Services
Complete Family Dentistry
Dr. Winn and his experienced staff offer a range of dental services that promote healthy teeth and gums. We welcome patients of all ages and strive to deliver the best possible treatment to achieve great oral health. Whether your dental needs include a complete exam, routine cleanings, or a more complicated dental procedure, we will provide you with exceptional oral care, a gentle touch, and stunning results. We promise to help our patients maintain great oral health, and our full line of dental services will help protect your teeth and brighten your smile. For more information on the services we offer, please contact us or browse through our list of family dentistry services.
We are privileged to have five talented dental hygienists that are committed to maintaining healthy periodontal conditions for our patients. Periodontium refers to the gingiva and bone around the teeth. Routine cleanings are completed on patients that have zero to minimal bone loss, slight gum inflammation, and build up around the crowns of their teeth. 6 month recalls are recommended. (more…)
We have an excellent team of dental assistants to help our doctors care for your restorative needs. Prevention is the key in dentistry. Periodic exams, hygiene recalls, x-rays, sealants and fluoride when necessary, and patient education help prevent disease in patients. Diagnosing disease at an early stage will prevent infection, pain, tooth loss, and expensive dental bills.
Dr. Winn welcomes children to the practice. As the WDA promotes, Baby Teeth do Matter. Baby teeth maintain space for permanent teeth to erupt and aid in speech, chewing, and esthetics. Your child should first see a dentist to create a dental home by the age of 1. Usually the first couple of appointments are just a ride in the chair to make the child comfortable and to educate the parent. We also highly recommend the Pediatric Dental Specialists in Chippewa Falls, Dr. Erin Winn and Dr. Amanda Spitz (www.sim4kids.com).
Root Canal therapy is needed when the blood vessel and nerve within the tooth has become infected. The tooth may be necrotic or on the verge of becoming necrotic. Teeth become infected due to deep cavities, trauma, fractures, cracks, or malocclusion. During the procedure the infected tissue is removed within the roots of the teeth. The roots are cleaned and shaped (hollowed) to prevent reinfection and filled in with a rubbery material (gutta percha). With the use of antibiotics when necessary and profound local anesthesia root canals are relatively painless. Dr. Winn has taken special interest in root canal therapy since dental school. He enjoys treating single and multi-rooted teeth. After a thorough diagnosis the use of proper illumination, magnification,…
Resin and Amalgam Fillings
If a tooth gets a cavity or has a minor fracture, white resin or silver amalgam are used to restore the tooth. Both materials are acceptable and work well if placed correctly and used in the right situation. Durable amalgam is used on back teeth and hold by placing undercuts in the tooth structure. Esthetic resin is used on front teeth and back teeth by bonding to the tooth structure. Resin fillings can be used as veneers on the front teeth to close spaces, change shape, and alter the color shade.
Crowns, Veneers, and Bridges
A crown is a dental restoration that caps or encircles a tooth’s remaining structure. A crown is treatment planned when a considerable amount of tooth structure has been lost due to a cavity, fracture, and/or root canal therapy. A crown protects the remaining tooth while rebuilding the contours, bite, and esthetics of the natural crown. Crowns can be made from a various amounts of materials. Each tooth is different and may require a certain material. For example an all porcelain crown is used in the front to obtain superior esthetics while a ziroconium or metal crown may be used in the back to obtain superior strength. Veneers are partial crowns that cover the front portion of teeth. (more…)
Dentures, Partials, Relines
Removable appliances are fabricated for patients that are missing many or all of their teeth. Patients can take these restorations in and out of their mouths. Dentures are made when there are no teeth remaining. A beautiful smile and the ability to chew can be regained as the denture is retained by the arch of bone, soft tissue, and saliva. Over time the bone shrinks and a reline maybe needed to improve the fit of the denture. Partial dentures anchor on any remaining teeth to restore missing teeth. Dentures and partials are an affordable option for patients looking to regain their smile.
Implants are a third way to replace missing teeth. A referral to an oral surgeon or periodontist will be done for the placement of an implant fixture into the bone. After a period of healing, a crown or bridge can be fabricated over the implant(s). The implant restoration will regain the function and esthetics of a natural tooth. The advantage of implant restorations over a conventional bridge is that the adjacent teeth do not have to be compromised. Multiple implants can also be used to help retain dentures and partials. Implant supported dentures are the standard of care for lower (mandibular) dentures. The patient easily snaps the denture into two implants that prevent any movement.
Night and Athletic Mouth Guards
Pain, cracking, and popping of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) is common among patients and is diagnosed as TMD (disorder). Conservative treatment such as bite adjustments and various types of night appliances can be prescribed at first to help reduce symptoms by relaxing the jaw. If symptoms persist a referral to a TMD specialist may be needed. Athletic guards can fabricated for patients involved in sporting activities to help protect the teeth and soft tissue, but more importantly to help prevent concussions. The guards can be made in various colors and even have team names written on them.