It is suggested that patients should be seen for a dental cleaning and routine exam every 6 months or as recommended by their dentist. During the cleaning, plaque and calculus will be removed from your teeth leaving behind a bright and polished smile. X-rays may need to be taken to help detect possible cavities in between teeth that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
Dental Services for a Healthy Smile
At Advanced Dental Professionals, we provide patients with a range of comprehensive dental services. Our doctors have the skills and knowledge necessary to provide every patient with the care they need. From preventative to restorative and cosmetic services, we offer our patients a variety of comprehensive dental services, all personalized to suit their needs.
Whether you are in need of an oral cleaning, same day crown placement, or denture fitting; Dr. Studer has the gentle touch and knowledge necessary to provide every patient with the care they need and the comfort they deserve. Patients are encouraged to ask questions about their dental care treatments.
Services we offer include, but are not limited to:
Though your mouth may feel healthy and you may not have any symptoms, periodontal disease can progress without a patient knowing. If left untreated, periodontal disease can destroy the supporting bones in your mouth. This is why early treatment and prevention is so important! Our doctors and staff will make sure you are receiving the highest quality of care that will assist in preventing periodontal disease from developing.
This is a first dental visit for toddlers, starting as early as one year old. The main purpose of the happy visit is to get comfortable coming to the dentist, sitting in the chair and letting the dentist check their teeth. These visits let the child get used to going to the dentist at an early age so that we can create a happy and positive experience for a lifetime.
An intraoral camera allows your doctor to take a close look at your mouth from all different angles. A monitor will show what the camera is viewing. The area is then enlarged, enabling your dentist to further examine any existing oral disease, the patient's teeth, and surrounding tissue. This enhancement allows your dentist to determine the most favorable treatment plan for long term stability and function.
Sealants are a very efficient and successful method for preventing decay on the biting surfaces of teeth. They are primarily placed on the permanent molars as they erupt in a child’s mouth. The sealants are maintained throughout childhood and can last into adulthood. Sealants are a flowable resin that is applied to the deep pits and fissures of teeth protecting them from harmful acids and plaque buildup commonly found in the mouth. The application of sealants is a simple procedure requiring only a short visit at our office. Sealants have proven so effective at preventing decay in children, we are now offering this service to all our patients. Some insurers are now including them as a covered benefit for adults.
Soon after starting treatment at our office for teeth whitening, you will start to see a whiter and brighter smile. With our whitening services, the effects of coffee, smoking, tea, and other causes for tooth discoloration will slowly disappear leaving a beautiful white smile. Schedule an appointment for a consultation with us to see if you're a candidate for teeth whitening.
Veneers are a thin porcelain or ceramic restoration that is applied and bonded to the front of your existing tooth structure. Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice for correcting gaps between teeth, crooked or misaligned teeth, or discoloration resistant to dental bleaching.
When applied to the tooth, a veneer is virtually undetectable. Due to its thin nature, the veneer will take on the natural coloration of your teeth and allows us to be quite conservative in removing tooth structure.
Crowns are necessary when a tooth is severely damaged or has suffered from advanced decay and cannot be fixed with bonded filling material. Crowns cover the remaining tooth and restore its function, strength, and esthetics. Several crown material options are available and our doctors will discuss these on an individual basis depending on the area of the mouth that needs to be restored.
Bridges can be utilized when tooth loss occurs due to gum disease, decay, or injury. The loss of the tooth can create greater problems for your dental health if it is not corrected. The teeth next to the missing tooth (or teeth) can begin to move and result in pain, discomfort, and can look unsightly. With bridges, your doctor will close any gaps in your mouth. The bridge looks and acts just like natural teeth, is permanently cemented, and helps to maintain the position of the rest of your teeth.
In 2014 the office purchased a CEREC crown machine. We now offer crowns on the same day. Cerec is a CAD-CAM computer system which allows our doctors to make custom crowns for most patients. What used to take several appointments can now be done in one two-hour appointment. No more impressions and no more temporary crowns.
Complete dentures are used to replace a person's teeth when they are all missing. Removable dentures are designed to restore the health, function, and beauty of your smile. They are crafted to fit your individual mouth comfortably and snugly. When in place, dentures can:
- Help restore your ability to eat and speak
- Replace your missing teeth
- Prevent facial sagging
- Improve the appearance of your smile
We can create and place your complete dentures in just a few visits. Your dentures will be made to look and feel like natural teeth so that you can feel confident every time you smile. We invite you to call our office today if you are missing teeth to learn more about the benefits of dentures.
Tooth colored fillings, also known as composites, have improved in recent years with better strength, color and stability. Tooth colored fillings have become very popular for their natural looking appearance.
Silver fillings, also known as amalgams, remain a good quality material and are often less expensive than composite fillings.
Dr. Studer has spent several years in Continuing Education training for Sports Dentistry. He is a current member of Academy of Sports Dentistry. The ASD serves as a resource for team dentists and also helps provide for the dental needs of our US Olympic Team. The staff is trained in the newest method of custom mouthguard fabrication. We make most custom mouthguards on site in our own lab.
Gear up right. Get a custom mouthguard.
When you're about to take an elbow to the face from that 6'2" point guard, what would you rather have? A custom mouthguard with the preferred 3mm of material? Or one off the shelf that you can't guarantee is thick enough? If you want to keep your teeth go with a custom mouthguard.
Do you like being able to breathe properly when you compete? Of course you do. That's why you need a custom mouthguard.
"The Academy for Sports Dentistry recommends the use of a properly fitted mouthguard. It encourages the use of a custom fabricated mouthguard made over a dental cast and delivered under the supervision of a dentist."
Without a mouthguard, you risk far more than just chipping a tooth. You could damage:
- Your teeth
- Your Gum Tissue
- Your Supporting Bone Structure
Not only do you need a mouthguard, but you need your own mouthguard, custom made by your dentist, and you don't have to break the bank to get one. Here are just a few of the benefits to a custom mouthguard made to fit your teeth and only your teeth:
- The fit is precise, with very little distortion, and also covers teeth at the back of your mouth.
- Custom mouthguards have the greatest durability and allow you to sustain the hardest impacts with lower risk of damage, and they'll be the most comfortable for you.
- Your mouthguard will fit snugly, protecting your teeth, gum tissue and supporting bone, and won't fall out.
- Your dentist can ensure that your mouthguard is the correct thickness, unlike "boil-and-bite" products off the shelf. There is almost no interference with speech or breathing.
Talk to Dr. Studer today about the procedure and cost of a custom made mouthguard, and give your teeth a fighting chance while you compete!
Root canal therapy is needed when a cavity has reached the pulp of a tooth causing an infection of the nerve, or when severe trauma has affected the tooth. Regular checkups with your dentist help to avoid and prevent the need for endodontic therapy. But once the pulp has become infected, it must be treated to avoid further issues since it cannot heal by itself. Some signs that a pulp is infected include sensitivity to hot or cold foods or liquids, pain, swelling, or even a bad taste in the mouth. For some patients no symptoms are obvious and they are unaware a problem even exists until they are seen by their dentist for an exam.
When endodontic therapy is performed, your dentist will clean out the infected pulp, and disinfect the canals of the tooth. Once the area has been disinfected, the canals of the tooth are filled with a special material to prevent from further infections, and help in the healing of the tooth. Sometimes a core build-up, bonded post, and crown are necessary for restoring a tooth to function.
Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed. When the teeth are impacted and causing pain and symptoms or are causing problems to adjacent teeth and tissues, they should be removed. A consultation session will be scheduled before the surgery to discuss the benefits and risk of the procedures.
Temporomandibular Disorder is fairly common in the population and symptoms include, but are not limited to
- Clicking/popping/grating sound from either joint
- Ringing or fullness in either ear
- Sore facial, chewing or neck muscles
- Headaches of unknown
- Difficulty staying asleep at night
- Grinding of teeth during the day and/or at night time
We will evaluate your condition using a physical examination, radiographs and/or diagnostic models of your teeth.
Dental emergencies can be very frightening and often painful. Prompt treatment is generally required to alleviate pain and ensure the patient's oral and overall health. If you're dealing with a dental emergency, call us immediately at 605-343-5415 and we will schedule you in as soon as possible. Should you call during after hours, call our regular number and our voicemail will inform you of how to get in touch with us.
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