Restorative Dentistry in Green Bay, WI
Having a smile you're proud of is essential in the busy world we live in. These days there is no shortage of photo opportunities or social media posts that require you to look your best. When you're living with a damaged, broken, or missing tooth, your confidence about your smile is diminished, and it can take a toll on how you're able to interact with other people. It can also impact your ability to chew with ease and even affect your speech in some cases, which can prove to be challenging in social settings.
Fox View Dental in De Pere, WI offers a complete range of the restorative dentistry services you need to get your best smile back including all-porcelain tooth crowns that restore decayed or broken teeth, and dental bridges that replace missing teeth. We use advanced digital dental technology to gather the most detailed information possible so we can craft the perfect custom treatment plan just for you.
If you are living with a compromised tooth, we encourage you to contact Fox View Dental today at (920) 336-4201 to take the next steps towards restoring your smile.
- Why It's Important to Restore a Broken or Missing Tooth
- When Do We Recommend a Tooth Crown?
- When Do We Recommend a Dental Bridge?
- The Process for Completing a Tooth Crown or Bridge
- Complex Problems. Custom Solutions.
- Fitting the Treatment You Need into Your Budget
- Green Bay’s Smile Maker
Why It's Important to Restore a Broken or Missing Tooth
Besides impacting the appearance of your smile, a broken tooth also affects your dental health. There is often sensitivity or dental pain that occurs when your tooth is broken or cracked. If you are living with constant discomfort, it can be hard to eat and chew the healthy foods you love, which affects your nutrition.
A missing tooth can cause your other teeth to compensate and work in ways they were not designed for, leaving them more susceptible to fractures and damage. Your surrounding teeth will also begin to drift and move if you don't replace a missing tooth, resulting in a misaligned bite.
Through Dr. Chad’s balanced approach to care, patients seeking restorative treatments will gain the proper functioning bite and stability they need—with the added benefit of beautiful esthetics. In the same way, patients seeking cosmetic treatments will also reap the benefits of better bite function and stability over time. In both cases, the higher goal is to ensure the best possible treatment outcome and preserve the long-term health and beauty of your smile so you can have both your tooth function and your confidence back again.
When Do We Recommend a Tooth Crown?
A dental crown is designed to cover your damaged tooth and replace it entirely. We can make your crown out of different materials including gold or ceramic porcelain. Dr. Chad uses porcelain crowns on teeth you will see when you laugh or smile because they can be customized to match your teeth and give you the flawless look you want. Dr. Chad typically recommends tooth crowns in De Pere for these situations:
- For a tooth that is damaged or decayed beyond what a filling can repair
- To restore a tooth that has lost an old, large dental filling
- As a single tooth replacement for a dental implant
- For cosmetic purposes, to restore a damaged or discolored tooth
- To strengthen a tooth treated with root canal therapy
A tooth crown provides you with the function you need and the aesthetics you want for your smile.
When Do We Recommend a Dental Bridge?
If you are missing one or more teeth that are adjacent, a bridge may be an ideal solution for your smile. Using two dental crowns that anchor to your healthy teeth, a bridge supports one or more artificial teeth in between that fills the gap in your smile and allows you to chew with ease again.
Green Bay dentist, Dr. Yenchesky may also recommend an implant-supported bridge in some cases. With an implant bridge, tooth implants are placed in your bone and act as the anchors for your bridge. Tooth implants provide more support and better anchorage for a bridge since they are integrated with your bone, and they also work like your tooth root did to keep your bone healthy and offer better longevity for your dental bridge.
Dr. Chad can help determine which type of dental bridge would best suit your needs and can even provide comprehensive implant dentistry with treatment completed start to finish in our De Pere dental office if you choose an implant-supported bridge.
The Process for Completing a Tooth Crown or Bridge
The process for completing a traditional dental bridge and a tooth crown is relatively similar and requires two appointments. Completing an implant bridge can take longer in some cases while the dental implants are allowed to fuse and integrate with your bone.
For traditional restorations, Dr. Chad will prepare your teeth during your first visit and create a temporary crown or bridge for you to wear while a trusted dental lab creates your final restoration. Dr. Chad works with the world-class ceramicists at Gold Dust Dental Laboratory to create a custom-designed porcelain tooth or bridge. The result is a durable, natural-looking restoration that blends seamlessly with your smile.
Complex Problems. Custom Solutions.
If you are living with multiple teeth that are in need of repair, your De Pere dentist, Dr. Chad Yenchesky is highly experienced in full mouth rehabilitation cases. These complex dental treatments require a combination of restorative, cosmetic, and sometimes even surgical implant procedures to restore the mouth to a healthy state.
Dr. Chad would love to discuss the options that are available to you to restore both your oral health and your smile during a thorough evaluation where he will take the time to review your goals for your smile with you. By talking with you, and listening to your ideas for your smile, Dr. Chad partners with you to ensure that you achieve the results you desire.
Fitting the Treatment You Need into Your Budget
Many patients are concerned about the cost of restoring their teeth. At Fox View Dental, we work with our patients to ensure that they get the dental treatment they need without breaking their budgets.
Patients who have dental insurance will be glad to hear that their plan typically pays of percentage of the cost of a tooth crown or bridge. Patients who don't have dental insurance can receive a discount on their dental treatment by becoming a member of our Fox View Dental Smile Maker Savings Plan. Our savings plan has no deductible, maximums, or waiting periods, so the benefits can be used right away for the treatment you need.
Please don't hesitate to contact our friendly treatment coordinators to learn more about your payment options.
Green Bay’s Smile Maker
Whether you’ve just broken a tooth, been in an accident, or you have had long-term issues that have persisted over the years, Dr. Chad will determine your options for the best results. We even offer a courtesy discount to senior patients because you’re never too old to start smiling again!
Contact our Green Bay, WI dental office today to schedule your appointment and learn more about how Dr. Chad can help you reclaim your smile.