General Dentistry

Dental care for all ages, close to home.

From Cleaning visits to root canals and TMJ, Prairie Lakes Dental offers everything dental under one roof. 

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Prairie Lakes Dental

General Dentistry

From cleaning visits to root canals and periodontics, Prairie Lakes Dental offers everything dental under one roof.

FAMILY DENTAL →

CEREC CROWNS & BRIDGES →

ROOT CANALS →

PERIODONTICS →

FILLINGS →

TMJ/TMD & MORE →

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Our practice can provide a wide range of dental services. We can typically provide every type of dental service without having to refer you to other specialties. This flexibility saves you time and keeps your total dental care within one practice. Our emphasis is on total preventive care for our patients. Total care begins with regular hygiene visits, regular checkups and continued home oral health routines.

Our practice also provides the highest­ quality services for restoring mouths that have been damaged by dental disease and injury and common problems that require cosmetic dentistry. Our primary goal for our patients is to achieve and maintain optimum oral health by utilizing advances in technologies and today’s latest techniques.

 

Family Dental Care

General Dentistry

A crown is a permanent covering that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, damaged or cracked. CEREC Crowns are made out of porcelain, which gives the restored tooth a very natural appearance with no variation in color. A CEREC Crown has a flat appearance that blends seamlessly with the other teeth in your mouth.

CEREC Crowns & Bridges

General Dentistry

A crown is a permanent covering that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, damaged or cracked. CEREC Crowns are made out of porcelain, which gives the restored tooth a very natural appearance with no variation in color. A CEREC Crown has a flat appearance that blends seamlessly with the other teeth in your mouth. With our CEREC technology and 3D scanning, this procedure can usually be completed in one short, convenient visit. In the past, this process would consist of a minimum of 2­-3 visits over a three to four week period.

Root Canals

General Dentistry

A root canal is a procedure that removes the infected nerve from the central part of the tooth and replaces it with a strengthening filler. A cavity is the result of superficial decay of the enamel of the tooth. Left long enough, this decay can burrow into the deeper reaches of the tooth, causing extensive damage to tooth structure. 

Periodontics

GENERAL Dentistry

Unfortunately, periodontal ­related problems are often discovered after they have persisted for an extended period of time. Proper oral hygiene, daily dental care and regular dental checkups will minimize the risk of gum disease. Gum disease ranges from mild (gingivitis) to the severe (periodontitis). Treatments are available for every case of gum disease. The effects of gum disease can be damaging to your dental health. However, through proper preventive care and oral hygiene, you can avoid problems associated with gum disease.

Common Procedures & Services

FILLINGS

The concept of a “filling” is replacing and restoring your tooth structure that is damaged due to decay or fracture with a material. When needed, will replace old, broken ­down amalgam/metal with white fillings (composites) to restore your smile and teeth to a more natural look and feel.

With today’s advancements, we are able to eliminate the dark, black appearance of silver fillings in your teeth with new­ age, state-­of-­the-­art, tooth­-colored resin or porcelain materials.

TMJ/TMD

The “Temporomandibular Joint,” more commonly referred to as the “jaw joint,” assists in the basic opening and closing movements of the jaw. Unfortunately, this joint is a common area for recurring pain. Although conventional wisdom suggests that “popping” sounds in the jaw indicates a TMJ dysfunction, this is not always true. Many times, your jaw is functioning properly even if a “popping” sound is present when chewing or talking.

We offer a TMJ exam that evaluates the joint tissue in the “hinge” of the jaw. Possible problems include swelling, deterioration of the joint tissue or damaged joint tissue (which cushions the jaw bones during the opening and closing movement of the mouth). Common pain relievers and cold compresses can provide temporary relief for most cases of TMJ.

For more serious cases of TMJ, we will recommend alternate treatments. Often, we will suggest using a mouth guard to relieve teeth grinding. In some cases, we will instruct you to use orthodontic appliances or retainers to alleviate discomfort or redirect positioning of the TMJ joint. For the most severe cases of TMJ, we may recommend certain invasive procedures.

    PARTIALS & DENTURES

    Replacing your missing or damaged teeth will benefit not only your appearance but your overall health. Using state-­of-­the-­art technology and updated materials, dentures can now be custom designed to look more natural and feel more comfortable.

    It may take some time to adjust to your dentures. Speaking and eating may feel different at first, but these regular activities will resume normally once you are accustomed to your dentures.

    Partial Dentures:

    Partial dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth by attaching via a framework to your natural teeth.

    Caring for your removable appliances:

    Proper denture care is essential to the durability of your dentures and the overall health of your mouth.

    Complete Dentures:

        • Brush your dentures daily with a soft­-bristled tooth brush. (Don’t forget to brush your gums and tongue as well.)
        • While not being worn, keep your dentures in denture solution and/or water (not hot) to prevent warping.
        • Handle with care and keep out of the reach of children and pets
        • If your dentures become loose, chip, break or crack, see your dentist.
        • Complete dentures are artificial, removable replacements for the natural teeth of the upper or lower jaw or both.
        • Upper dentures
        • Upper dentures are held in place by a vacuum created between your appliance and the palate of
        • your mouth.
        • Lower dentures​Lower dentures are horseshoe shaped to accommodate the tongue, and, due to lack of suction, are often held in place by implants placed in the jaw for support.

    If you want to have your dentures fit better, below is an informational video on how dental implants can help the problem.

    ORTHOPHOS XG 3D

    For our practice, the ORTHOPHOS XG 3D® Dental Cone Beam solution offers:

    • We use digital as opposed to film which is 75% less radiation.
    • A scan of the teeth and jaw (14 seconds) creating a 3­-Dimensional image
    • Improved orthodontic planning
    • Implant planning
    • More certainty during surgery
    • Can see some problems that cannot be detected on normal X-Rays

    We want our patients to receive the best dental care possible, that’s why we invested in the latest technology in dental diagnostics, the ORTHOPHOS XG 3D® Dental Cone Beam solution.

    Everything DEntal

    Book Your Next Appointment Today. 

    Call (608) 825-3333 or request a dental appointment online. Prairie Lakes Dental is always accepting new patients.

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