General and Orthodontic Dentistry
403 Wolf River Dr, Fremont, WI 54940-0500

(920) 446-2213

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Fremont, WI 54940

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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

 

Free Gingival Grafts

Bone Graft (Socket Preservation)

Single Implant (Anterior-Immediate Load)

Amalgam Filling (Posterior)

Bridge (CAD/CAM)

Root Canal

Single Implant (Anterior-Healing Cap)

Recurrent Decay (Around a Restoration)

Cracked Tooth

Periodontitis

Single Implant (Posterior-Healing Cap)

Veneers (CAD/CAM)

Onlay (CAD/CAM)

Veneers (Impression)

Bridge (Impression)

Single Crown (CAD/CAM)

Single Crown (Impression)

Whitening with Bleaching Tray

Filling Versus Crown (Impression)

Composite Versus Amalgam Filling

Composite Filling (Posterior)

Onlay (Impression)

Bridge Versus an Implant

Root Canal (No File)

Debridement

Clear Aligner Technology (CAD/CAM)

Clear Aligner Technology (Impression)

Gingival Proving and Pocket Depth

Inlay (CAD/CAM)

Removable Partial Dentures

Apicoectomy

Removable Complete Dentures

Understanding Tooth Wear

Filling Versus Crown (CAD/CAM)

Gingivitis

Bone Graft with Immediate Implant Placement

Scaling and Root Planing

Inlay (Impression)

Connective Tissue Graft

Sinus Lift

Simple Extraction

Single Tooth Loss

Impacted Third Molar

Progression of Decay

Surgical Extraction (3rd Molar)

Anterior Open Bite

Sleep Appliances - Sleep Apnea

Composite Filling (Anterior)

Dental Implant

Plaque is an insidious substance—a colorless, sticky film—that blankets your teeth and creates an environment in which bacteria erode tooth enamel, cause gum irritation, infection in inner structures such as pulp and the roots, and in extreme cases, tooth loss.

Some of the biggest culprits causing plaque are foods rich in sugar and carbohydrates, including soda beverages, some juices, candy and many kinds of pasta, breads and cereals.

Plaque also can attack fillings and other restorations in your mouth, which can lead to more costly treatment down the road.

Plaque is the main cause of tooth decay.  It can also cause your gums to become irritated, inflamed, and bleed. Over time, the plaque underneath your gums may cause periodontal disease, which can lead to bone loss and eventual tooth loss.

Inside your teeth, decay can gradually destroy the inner layer, or dentin.  It can also destroy the pulp, which contains blood vessels, nerves and other tissues, as well as the root. 

Periodontal disease is advanced gum disease. This serious condition occurs when the structures that support your teeth—the gums and bone—break down from the infection.  Pain, hypersensitivity and bleeding are some of the signs of periodontal disease.

Simple Preventative Measures

The two best defenses against tooth decay and gum disease are a healthy, well-balanced diet and good oral hygiene, including daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing. Most public drinking water contains fluoride, but if you are unsure of your water supply, then use a good quality mouth rinse containing fluoride.

A good way to help your oral health between brushing is chewing sugarless gum; this stimulates your body's production of saliva, a powerful chemical that actually neutralizes plaque formation and rinses decay-causing food particles and debris from your mouth.

In some cases, our office can prescribe anti-cavity rinses or apply special anti-cavity varnishes or sealants to help fight decay.