Caring for Your Smile

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Good oral hygiene begins with thorough brushing and flossing, but it’s also essential to have your teeth professionally cleaned and examined regularly. At The Dental Practice, we focus on helping our patients understand their smiles. No smile is the same. Your dental treatment plan is as unique as you are.

Our goal is to educate you on how to take better care of your smile and prevent disease. We offer a variety of dental services, including routine cleanings, sealants, wisdom tooth removal, dental implants and dentures. We also offer cosmetic and restorative procedures that can transform your smile and make it whiter, brighter, and more beautiful.

Call us at 641-792-2780 to schedule your next appointment!

Our General Dentistry Services

Dental Cleanings, Preventative Care, & Exams

During a routine cleaning, our staff will remove plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth. Because cavities don’t always exhibit symptoms, we’ll check for decay by taking digital x-rays.

If you struggle with tooth sensitivity, we have several effective ways to help reduce sensitivity during your visit.

Fluoride is a proven preventative aid to help strengthen tooth structure, prevent cavities, and reduce sensitivity.

During your routine cleaning, we’ll check for signs of oral cancer, gum disease, decay and we’ll also screen for sleep and airway disorders.

Fillings

We use composite fillings to restore the natural color of your teeth after removing decay and damaged tooth structure.

Root Canal Treatment

The miracle of root canal therapy allows you to keep a tooth that might otherwise have to be removed. During a root canal, our doctor will remove the infected pulp, clean the inside of the tooth, and then seal the area.

Sealants

Recent research shows our sealant technique as the most effective method. Dental sealants are a non-invasive, preventative treatment. Research suggests placing resin in grooves of newly erupted molars. They’re effective on both children and adults.

Grooves must be clean with no plaque or debris. Trapped “crud” is the #1 reason sealants fail, allowing decay to start under them.

We use “air abrasion”: a micro-sandblaster using fine dust in a super-fast air stream. It removes all the crud, stain and plaque. The tooth is chemically cleaned, dried and the sealant placed.

With this method we observe sealants lasting more than 15 years. Regular dental visits allow us to correct any problems before damage occurs. It is all about the process and service. Ask about our guarantee!

It gets better! New research shows that sealing the molar grooves eliminates an important environment for decay-causing germs. This helps protect all the teeth. Great news!

Dental Implants

When teeth are removed, up to 70% of the supporting bone diminishes in the first year.

Dental Implants are often the best replacement option for missing teeth. They restore bone function and prevent it from being lost.

It’s bad enough to lose teeth, but losing bone too is a double whammy.

We have special 3D radiography to evaluate your bone and this allows us to place implants in the ideal location. This makes it safer and more predictable than ever before.

Implants are used in many ways. They can replace a single tooth or several teeth. Implants can also be used to secure a complete and/or partial denture.

With our combined 35 years of experience you can count on safe and excellent care.

Dental Crowns & Bridges

When teeth are broken or have advanced damage, a crown may be needed to restore and strengthen it. A crown works like the ring around a barrel to hold the tooth together and give it the strength it needs to function correctly.

Bridges connect several teeth together and allow us to replace missing teeth. A bridge is cemented and does not have to be taken out at night.

General Tooth Extraction

Sometimes teeth are damaged or diseased to the point they require tooth extraction. If this is the case, we’ll take good care of you with the most gentle and modern techniques.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Between the ages of 17 and 30, a set of adult molars, known as wisdom teeth, will start to grow in. If they don’t have enough room to grow, they can cause problems. We have advanced 3D radiography to help monitor wisdom teeth development. We can help guide you about how to best manage wisdom teeth. including removal if necessary.

Full & Partial Dentures

Dentures are removable prosthetic appliances that replace missing teeth and surrounding tissue. We customize your full or partial dentures so they fit well and restore your natural smile.

Gum Treatment

3 out of 4 Americans have some form of gum disease. Yes, you did read that correctly.

Gum disease is an infection caused by germs. It affects teeth, gums, the cardiovascular system, bad breath, diabetes, pregnancy and other bodily systems. It’s always a negative relationship.

Healthy gums don’t bleed. As gum disease gets more serious; bone loss and gum damage occur and the systemic risks increase.

Moderate gum disease, with up to 50% bone loss around the teeth can create the same surface area for germ invasion as a nine-square-inch open wound. That’s huge!

Great news! Now we can test for the exact germs causing problems and treat the disease better than ever. Our team is trained on how to target YOUR specific germs and rid your body of the disease. We use laser therapy for many of our patients and have seen INCREDIBLE results!

Have any questions? Contact us or call 641-792-2780 today!

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The Dental Practice
1919 1st Ave E
Newton, Iowa 50208

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Hours
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Closed on Saturday & Sunday