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

Anyone who participates in a sport that carries a significant risk of injury should wear a mouth protector. Sports like basketball, baseball, gymnastics, and volleyball all pose risks to your gum tissues, as well as your teeth. We usually think of football and hockey as the most dangerous to the teeth, but nearly half of sports-related mouth injuries occur in basketball and baseball.

A helmet can prevent serious injuries such as concussions, cerebral hemorrhages, incidents of unconsciousness, jaw fractures and neck injuries by helping to avoid situations where the lower jaw gets jammed into the upper jaw.   Mouth guards are effective in moving soft tissue in the oral cavity away from the teeth, preventing laceration and bruising of the lips and cheeks, especially for those who wear orthodontic appliances.

Mouth protectors, which typically cover the upper teeth, can cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to the soft tissues of the mouth. If you wear braces or another fixed dental appliance on your lower jaw, a mouth protector is available for these teeth as well.

A properly fitted mouth protector may be especially important for people who wear braces or have fixed bridge work. A blow to the face could damage the brackets or other fixed orthodontic appliances. A mouth protector also provides a barrier between the braces and your cheek or lips, limiting the risk of soft tissue injuries. Although mouth protectors typically only cover the upper teeth, your dentist or orthodontist may suggest that you use a mouth protector on the lower teeth if you have braces on these teeth too. If you have a retainer or other removable appliance, do not wear it during any contact sports.

Types of mouth guards

There are three types of mouth protectors:

  • Stock - Inexpensive and come pre-formed, ready to wear. Unfortunately, they often don't fit very well. They can be bulky and can make breathing and talking difficult.
  • Boil and bite - Can be bought at many sporting goods stores and may offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. They should be softened in water, then inserted and allowed to adapt to the shape of your mouth. If you don't follow the directions carefully you can wind up with a poor-fitting mouth protector.
  • Custom-fitted - Made by your dentist for you personally. They are more expensive than the other versions, but because they are customized, they can offer a better fit than anything you can buy off the shelf.