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

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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

What Is Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay is caused by a variety of things; in medical terms, cavities are called caries, which are caused by long-term destructive forces acting on tooth structures such as enamel and the tooth's inner dentin material.

These destructive forces include frequent exposure to foods rich in sugar and carbohydrates. Soda, candy, ice cream—even milk—are common culprits.  Left inside your mouth from non-brushing and flossing, these materials break down quickly, allowing bacteria to do their dirty work in the form of a harmful, colorless sticky substance called plaque.

The plaque works in concert with leftover food particles in your mouth to form harmful acids that destroy enamel and other tooth structures.

If cavities aren't treated early enough, they can lead to more serious problems requiring treatments such as root canal therapy.

Preventing Cavities

The best defense against cavities is good oral hygiene, including brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing. Your body's own saliva is also an excellent cavity fighter, because it contains special chemicals that rinse away many harmful materials. Chewing a good sugarless gum will stimulate saliva production between brushing.

Special sealants and varnishes can also be applied to stave off cavities from forming.

If you have any of the following symptoms, you may have a cavity:

  • Unusual sensitivity to hot and cold water or foods.
  • A localized pain in your tooth or near the gum line.
  • Teeth that change color.

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby bottle tooth decay is caused by sugary substances in breast milk and some juices, which combine with saliva to form pools inside the baby's mouth.

If left untreated, this can lead to premature decay of your baby's future primary teeth, which can later hamper the proper formation of permanent teeth.

One of the best ways to avoid baby bottle tooth decay is to not allow your baby to nurse on a bottle while going to sleep. Encouraging your toddler to drink from a cup as early as possible will also help stave off the problems associated with baby bottle tooth decay.