Fox View Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Crowns & Bridges

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Choosing any health care provider for your family is a big and important decision – not one to be taken lightly! 

We support your desire to choose a dental practice that fits your needs. At FoxView Dental, we believe in treating our patients like family because that's exactly how we view you. 

We also know that the more information you have when making decisions about your health, the better! Anytime you have a question, don't hesitate to ask. We will always provide you with an honest answer and our professional recommendations. 

We've collected a few of the questions we hear most frequently here. Take a few moments to look through and see if your questions have been answered. If not, just give us a call or send us an email using the convenient form on our Contact page and we'll give you the information you need! 

Crowns & Bridges

dentist de pere | green bayClicking and popping in the jaw joint, along with pain and locking, are symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction, conditions of the jaw joint that can be incredibly detrimental to your quality of life. 

How TMJ Develops

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint where your lower jaw connects to your skull. If you place your fingers just below your ear and open and close your mouth, you can feel this joint in action. The jaw joint is complex and designed to have an impressive range of motion, which allows for our complex speech and varied diet. Unfortunately, complex joints can also have complex problems. 

When the joint becomes inflamed, it stops working correctly. Pain is often the result, along with the popping and clicking described. Fortunately, solutions are available.

First, we'll want to see if we can pinpoint the cause of the dysfunction. Sometimes, the joint is inflamed because of arthritis or an injury to the joint itself. Sometimes it's the result of a long-term clenching and grinding habit known as bruxism. Sometimes stress is a factor. In addition to addressing the underlying cause, we will also address your symptoms to relieve your discomfort and restore function to the joint. 

A custom-made splint, worn at night, will help to relax your jaw muscles and provide support to reduce the inflammation. 

Our Green Bay Office Can Help with TMJ!

If you are experiencing pain or other jaw symptoms, please call our De Pere dental office right away so we can determine the best solution for you. 

Gum Disease Treatment in green bayA range of factors contributes to the development of gum disease. While genetics do appear to be a component, other factors include: 

  • Smoking and other tobacco use
  • Hormonal changes
  • Pregnancy
  • Diabetes
  • Immune deficiencies
  • Medications that have a drying effect

The most common cause of periodontal disease, however, is poor home dental hygiene. Fortunately, this is something that is easy to address! 

How Gum Disease Forms

When plaque and tartar build up on the teeth, they irritate the gums, causing inflammation and the formation of pockets between the gums and the teeth. an When infection develops in these pockets, this is the beginning of gum disease. Brushing and flossing according to Dr. Chad's instructions will keep plaque from building up on your teeth, and twice-yearly cleanings (or more often, depending on your specific needs) will remove any traces of plaque and tartar that do remain. 

Gum Disease Treatment in Green Bay

If you have a family history of gum disease or you have any of the risk factors for periodontal disease listed above, please let us know so we can create a comprehensive treatment plan that focuses on disease prevention or treatment. We'll work closely with you because we know that periodontal disease does not have to be a family legacy! 

Smile | Tooth Replacement De Pere WI If you are missing one or more teeth, you have a couple of different options for tooth replacement, including bridges and implants.

How a Dental Bridge Works

A dental bridge works well to fill in the gap left behind when you are missing one or a few teeth right next to each other. It permanently attaches to the teeth adjacent to the space, so it restores the form and function of your smile. It also has the added benefit of helping to maintain the health of your remaining teeth because it will prevent them from shifting out of place.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is ideal for tooth replacement when you are missing one or all of your teeth. Dental implants are most like your natural teeth when it comes to tooth replacement. Implants will give you back your ability to chew and speak properly. It will also preserve your jawbone, which is especially crucial if you are missing all of your teeth. With dental implants, you will have no restrictions on foods you can eat, and you can care for them just as you would your natural teeth—with brushing, flossing, and keeping up with regular trips to the dentist.

Tooth Replacement in Green Bay

For more information on restorative dentistry, contact your Green Bay dentist FoxView Dental.

Dental Crown Appointment Each patient’s oral health is unique and your crown treatment also requires unique and customized care. Dental Crown treatment typically requires at least two visits to our practice to complete.

What To Expect

On your first visits please prepare to spend about 2 hours with our doctor and team. Dr. Chad and his assistants will prepare the tooth that is in need of a dental crown by removing any damage or decay to restore the tooth to a healthy state. Dental records and impressions will be taken of your tooth. Our team will then custom fabricate a temporary crown to be placed over your tooth until your next appointment.

There is about a 2-3 week time between your first visit and your final visit. During this time your dental records are sent to an off-site master ceramics dental laboratory where your all porcelain crown will be created. All porcelain crowns have the vitality to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. When your custom dental crown is ready, you will return to our office for a one-hour appointment. During your final visits, your temporary crown will be removed and your permanent crown will be bonded to your tooth.

Dental Crowns in De Pere

Call us today if you have any questions about what to expect with your dental crown appointment!

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GREAT NEWS!!!  Dr. Chad and the amazing Fox View Dental Team are back in the office as of Monday, May 18th!!!  We’ve missed you!  We are resuming our regular office hours 7:30-4:30, Monday through Thursday. We are progressively opening and working toward our new norm being completely in place on June 1st.  We look forward to contacting and sharing additional details with you soon!