Our Services We Offer
Regular Cleanings and Oral Exams
Every patient (even denture patients) should be seen at least, every six months. There is no substitute for physically removing disease-causing dental plaque and calculus (tartar) from your teeth, especially in the hard to reach areas near the gum line. Studies show that calculus starts to accumulate on tooth surfaces between three to four months after a professional cleaning. That is why regular professional cleanings are so important to your health
Periodontal disease is a silent, serious, condition that has been linked to other health diseases of the body. It is not uncommon for the warning signs to go unnoticed until there's significant damage to the gums and to the underlying structures (bone loss) as well. Our hygienists measure and track changes in gum tissue over time. If a problem area is found, they are fully equipped to get you back to a healthy condition or make recommendations that are necessary.
Comprehensive Restorative Dentistry
After diagnosing decay or a fractured tooth Marquette Family Dental offers many options to restore these teeth back to health and function. Some of these options are, tooth colored composite (resin) fillings, bridges, full porcelain crowns, implants and veneers. After discussing all options we can recommend the most appropriate treatment for you. At Marquette Family Dental, our friendly and experienced staff will make sure you always feel comfortable and well-informed.
At Marquette Family Dental, we consider sealants to be an important part of the treatment program for children in our practice. These white, plastic coatings fill the tiny grooves in back teeth so they do not become havens for bacteria. They prevent cavities from forming and the need for fillings later on.
Dental sealants are plastic coatings which are usually placed on the chewing (occlusal) surface of the permanent back teeth (the molars and premolars) they are painless and require no anesthesia. Ideally, sealants are placed as soon as possible after the new permanent teeth come in. Though sealants can be placed at any time, those placed early will give the best protection against decay.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal or endodontic therapy is often needed when the pulp of the tooth becomes infected or irreversibly inflamed. This can occur for many reasons, including trauma or decay. The root canal procedure involves the removal of the tooth's pulp, cleaning and shaping of the canals, application of medicine to the canals, followed by refilling and sealing of the empty canals.
After the procedure, the tooth is often left more brittle and susceptible to fracture if not properly restored. It is often necessary for the tooth to be fully restored with a core build up and crown.
Implants are metal posts that are surgically placed in the bone beneath your gums, which then fuse to the bone of your jaw and act as the tooth root. Replacement teeth are then fabricated to fit on the implant. Implants can be placed in the jaw to replace one or more teeth or to help stabilize a denture. Implants are placed in the bone by specialists in the area and then the patient is referred back to our office for the abutment and crown fabrication and placement.
Permanent teeth are designed to last a lifetime with proper maintenance and good oral hygiene. However, in spite of the best efforts to save your tooth, extraction may be the only choice. The most common reason for extraction is excessive damage due to decay or trauma. Extractions may also be advised if the patient has crowded teeth, an infection which cannot be effectively treated or advanced periodontal (gum) disease. If you’re looking for a dentist with significant experience in this area, then Dr. Blau will be happy to assist you in this process and make you as comfortable as possible.
Dentures and Partial Dentures
Dentures and partials can be a great solution for patients with missing teeth. Dentures are acrylic plates with artificial teeth that replace all of the natural teeth in the upper or lower jaw and use the jaw bone as support. Partial dentures may replace only one tooth or multiple teeth, and use both remaining teeth and the ridges for support.
Full dentures or partials begin with impressions of your teeth, which are sent to a lab for construction, you then return for a try in of the framework or model. With a full denture or partial denture, a final try in is done with the artificial teeth set in a wax model and adjustments are made before the final product is fabricated.
After your denture or partial is delivered, it is common to need adjustments as you become accustom to eating and speaking with it. Our policy is to not charge for adjustments after delivery, so please don’t hesitate to call us.
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