Caring for Your Smile
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.
Root Canal Treatment
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!
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 also losing bone 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 Zest Locator attachments.
With our combined 40 years of implant experience you can count on safe and excellent care.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
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
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Full & Partial Dentures
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!