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Alleviate Pain with Gentle Root Canal Therapy from Elmbrook Family Dental

January 17, 2015

176985787Are you tired of tooth pain and sensitivity? If you’re seeking relief from tooth aches and sensitivity to hot and cold foods, Elmbrook Family Dental can help with root canal therapy. Root canal therapy is a dental procedure where your diseased or damaged inner tooth pulp is gently removed and the inside areas (root canals) are disinfected, filled, and sealed. Once root canal therapy is completed, a dental crown can be placed over your the tooth to restore its full functioning. You can make an appointment with the gentle restorative dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental for your root canal therapy procedure today. The highly qualified dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental proudly serve patients of all ages throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin, and the surrounding communities.

Do You Need Root Canal Therapy?

Inside each tooth are soft pulp tissues containing blood, nutrients, and nerves from which you experience sensations of hot and cold. This tissue is vulnerable to damage from infection, accidental injury, tooth fracture, or trauma from repeated dental procedures. If your tooth becomes diseased or injured, bacteria can build up inside the pulp, spreading infection and causing pain and sensitivity. You may experience severe, constant, or throbbing pain, as well as prolonged sensitivity to heat and cold, swelling and tenderness in the gums and face, and discoloration. In some limited cases, the pulp may die so gradually that there is little noticeable pain.

Does Root Canal Therapy Hurt?

Not when you choose the gentle dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental. Your root canal therapy will be performed in conjunction with our Single Tooth Anesthesia system. A rubber dam will be placed in your mouth to isolate the infected tooth. The dentist will then make an opening through the natural crown of the tooth to access the root canal and pulp chamber. Creating this access also relieves pressure built up inside the tooth which can immediately decrease any pain. Next, small files are used to clean and disinfect the entire canal space. The canals are also slightly enlarged and shaped to receive a rubber-like filling material called gutta-percha. However, the tooth will not be filled or sealed until completely free of bacteria. You may receive a temporary seal, or the tooth may be left open to drain with an antibiotic to counter any spread of infection. Once the canals are completely clean and filled with gutta-percha, sealer cement is applied. The restored tooth is then protected by a temporary filling or crown until a permanent restoration is placed.

Brookfield Root Canal Therapy Appointments

Successful root canal therapy will not only ease pain, but will also save your natural tooth from extraction. Don’t let tooth pain or discomfort get the best of you. Make your root canal therapy appointment with the trusted family dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. The restorative dentistry experts at Elmbrook Family Dental proudly restore smiles daily throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin, and nearby areas.

Get Immediate TMJ Disorder Treatment from Elmbrook Family Dental

December 17, 2014

477239893Pain and discomfort from TMJ disorder can often be confusing and detrimental to overall quality of life. Many patients may not recognize that they have the disorder or they may only believe it is a symptom of stress or poor sleeping arrangement. However, untreated TMJ disorder can worsen over time and lead to the deterioration of the facial muscles that control and align the jaw. That’s why it’s so important to familiarize yourself with the signs of TMJ disorder and seek immediate treatment if you suspect that TMJ disorder is causing your head and neck soreness or jaw stiffness. You can make an appointment with the experienced and attentive dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental for a TMJ disorder evaluation today. The restorative dentistry experts at Elmbrook Family Dental proudly serve patients throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin, and the surrounding communities.

What is TMJ Disorder?

TMJ Disorder is a degenerative group of dysfunctions of the temporomandibular joint and the surrounding muscles. These joints are located on each side of your face just in front of your ears. TMJ disorder can be caused by myofacial disturbances, jaw injuries, or arthritis.

What are the symptoms of TMJ Disorder?

  • Jaw noises such as clicking or popping sounds
  • Chronic headaches and ear aches
  • Face and neck pain
  • Jaw stiffness
  • Difficulty chewing or yawning

TMJ Disorder Treatment Appointments in Brookfield, WI

Elmbrook Family Dental offers TMJ disorder treatment with the NTI Tension Suppression System. This oral appliance system has proven effective in treating and reducing TMJ associated symptoms. You don’t have to put up with the pain and discomfort of TMJ disorder any longer. Make an appointment with the highly qualified family dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. They can provide immediate treatment for your TMJ disorder. Elmbrook Family Dental proudly serves patients throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin, and nearby areas.

Cosmetic Dentist Advice: Is Cosmetic Bonding Right For You?

November 17, 2014

157247370Let’s face it. We put our teeth through a lot of wear and tear. If you’re like most people, you have more than one concern about your smile. You may not only want a whiter smile, but a straighter, better aligned or more consistently shaped and spaced smile. Fortunately all of these concerns can be addressed by one simple procedure, cosmetic bonding. To see if cosmetic bonding is right for you, just make an appointment with the experienced and attentive dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. The cosmetic dentistry experts at Elmbrook Family Dental proudly serve patients throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin and nearby areas.

The Cosmetic Bonding Procedure

Cosmetic bonding procedures are surprisingly simple. The dentist starts by finding a composite resin shade that matches your teeth. Then the surface of your tooth is roughened and a conditioning liquid is applied. This helps the bonding material adhere to the tooth. The tooth-colored resin is then applied, molded, and smoothed to the desired tooth shape. An ultraviolet light or laser is then used to harden the putty- like resin. After the material is hardened, the dentist will trim, shape and polish it to match the sheen of the tooth surface.

What Problems Can Cosmetic Bonding Fix?

  • Dental bonding is an incredibly versatile cosmetic procedure. Dental bonding can help to correct:
  • Decayed teeth (except cavities)
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Discoloration
  • Gaps and spaces
  • Elongate shortened teeth
  • Irregular shaping
  • An alternative to amalgam fillings
  • Protect tooth roots exposed by receding gums

Cosmetic Bonding Appointments in Brookfield, WI

Although cosmetic bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures, it may not be able to correct more severe tooth damage or misalignments. To find out if cosmetic bonding is the right solution for you, make an appointment with a trusted team of cosmetic dentists. Make an appointment with the highly qualified cosmetic dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. Elmbrook Family Dental proudly serves patients throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin and surrounding communities.

 

Are Partial Dentures Right for You?

October 21, 2014

497239825A “partial” is a term most people use to refer to a partial denture. Dentures are custom-made prosthetic teeth, usually attached to a gum colored plastic plate. If you are missing more than one tooth but you have mostly healthy teeth, getting a custom-fitted partial to replace your missing teeth is a good solution. Partial dentures can be set up in multiple ways. It’s important to replace any missing teeth to prevent the shifting and misalignment of your other teeth and to maintain normal oral functions like eating and speaking clearly. If you need to replace your missing teeth, make an appointment with the experienced and attentive dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. The dentists at Elmbrook Family Dental proudly serve patients throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin and nearby areas.

Types of Partial Dentures

Partial dentures can be either fixed or removable. Removable partial dentures fit in the mouth with metal clasps that hook onto surrounding teeth and require daily maintenance. Fixed partials, also known as bridges, are partials that are anchored to surrounding healthy teeth by a dental bridge. Dental bridges require the surrounding teeth to be shaped and fitted with dental crowns (caps) to allow more room for the bridge and partial denture to fit comfortably in the mouth. Partial dentures can also be attached to a dental implant. Dental implants are tiny titanium rods that replace missing tooth roots and maintain the integrity of the jawbone. Partial dentures attached to dental implants are securely snapped onto the implant but can be easily removed.

Quality Partial Dentures in Brookfield, WI

Although dental implants offer the most benefits, individual medical factors may affect your eligibility to get dental implants. In some cases, removable partial dentures may be the best option. The choice should be made in a consultation with your dentist. Make an appointment with the gentle dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. Elmbrook Family Dental currently serves patients throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin and surrounding communities.

Straighten Your Smile with Ease Using Invisalign

October 15, 2014

177000598Having a beautiful, straight smile is something that many people strive for, and they are willing to go to great lengths in order to achieve it. If you have always wanted a straight smile but have been deterred because of the idea of having a mouth full of metal, you may be living with a smile that you are merely settling for. If you have a smile that is misaligned or gapped, you may feel as though you will not be able to achieve the smile of your dreams while still being able to look like your natural self. If you feel as though that is the case, you no longer need to worry. Our doctors are able to align your smile with absolute ease by offering Invisalign to their patients.

One of the amazing things about Invisalign is the fact you are able to gently straighten your smile without being obvious about your treatment. When you come in for your appointment, our doctors will be able to sit down and discuss your wants and needs, deciding whether or not Invisalign is right for you. They will take impressions of your smile, and send them to a dental lab to have your aligning trays made. Each tray is custom made just for you, and each one signifies a new stage in your straightening process. By having the trays made just for you, this ensures amazing results and a personalized treatment. The trays sit nearly invisibly on your smile, so you are able to smile and communicate with confidence! All you have to do is wear each tray for a certain amount of time, and when you are ready to begin the next phase of your straightening process, simply remove the aligner you are wearing and apply the next one in the set! If you would like our doctors to help you straighten your smile using Invisalign, contact our office, and we would love to help!

Elmbrook Family Dental is committed to providing state-of-the art dental care for you and your family from our Brookfield, WI dental office. We are able to take care of whatever cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry needs you may have. We proudly serve patients from Brookfield, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, and New Berlin. Call us today to learn more or schedule your next appointment.

Brighten Your Smile with Teeth Whitening

August 27, 2014

470755023One thing that many people strive for is a bright, dazzling smile. When you see smiles in the magazines and on television, one thing they all have in common is the fact that their teeth are white and beautiful. Unfortunately, not everyone is secure in their smiles, and can really have an impact on the way they feel about themselves. Our smiles collect stains over time, and it can really affect the way your smile looks as a whole throughout the years. Though you may feel as though there is nothing you can do, our doctors are able to brighten your smile the way you want by offering teeth whitening to their patients at their Brookfield, WI dental office.

There are so many things that contribute to our smiles dulling over the years, such as coffee, wine, tea, certain medications, genetics, aging, and dyes in food. We offer both Zoom! Whitening and Kör Deep Bleaching to our patients, ensuring your results are amazing. We offer our patients a couple of options to whiten their smiles, ensuring your absolute comfort and convenience. With in-office teeth whitening, we are able to dramatically improve the look and brightness of your smile in as little as an hour. When you come in for your appointment, we will place the whitening gel onto your smile and activate it with a light. In about an hour, your smile will be up to eight shades whiter!

The second option is at-home teeth whitening, which really appeals to those who wish to have a more gradual change in their smile. We will custom make whitening trays just for you, making sure your results are amazing and also offering a personalized cosmetic treatment. We will also give you the whitening gel, allowing you to fill the trays with the whitening gel at home. All you have to do is wear the trays for a certain amount of time each day, and in about two weeks, your smile is bright and mesmerizing! If you would like our doctors to help brighten your smile using teeth whitening, contact our office today!

Elmbrook Family Dental is committed to providing state-of-the art dental care for you and your family from our Brookfield, WI dental office. We are able to take care of whatever cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry needs you may have. We proudly serve patients from Brookfield, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, and New Berlin. Call us today to learn more or schedule your next appointment.

Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants

July 25, 2014

480753457When you have teeth missing from your smile, you may find it difficult to live the life you truly want to live. Having a smile that is not complete can be detrimental to the way you feel about yourself, as well as the way you interact with the people around you. Many people consider a smile a first impression, and if that is compromised in a negative way, the effects can be detrimental. Our smiles are what we use to show friendliness to others, communicate, and nourish ourselves, and not having a smile you are proud of can put all of that at risk. Thankfully, our doctors are able to give you the smile you have always wanted by offering dental implants at their Brookfield, WI dental office.

Many people may not know this, but if you have a smile that is not complete, it can put your mouth and your body at risk. When you have teeth missing from your smile, it puts you more at risk for gum disease, TMJ, bone loss, tooth loss, a misaligned bite, can cause the other teeth in your mouth to shift in order to make up for the extra space, and much more. It is very important to rectify the issue as soon as you can. Unlike dentures and partials, dental implants are a permanent solution to your smile woes, allowing you to feel secure at all times.

Drs. Brunner, Taibl,and Tack work closely with an oral surgeon who places your implants. It is important to first have a consultation, as we will have to evaluate the current state of your smile and determine whether or not dental implants are right for you. You will also be able to use that time to bring up any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure, as we want you to feel as comfortable throughout the entire process as possible. Once the implants are placed, there will be a healing period where the implant will fuse with your jaw bone, generating new bone growth. The implant replaces the missing tooth root, allowing for your smile to be as healthy as possible. Once the healing time as passed, our doctors will restore your implant with a crown. The crown exactly resembles a tooth, allowing for your new smile to look as natural as possible. If you would like our doctors to help you restore your smile using dental implants, contact our office today!

Elmbrook Family Dental is committed to providing state-of-the art dental care for you and your family from our Brookfield, WI dental office. We are able to take care of whatever cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry needs you may have. We proudly serve patients from Brookfield, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, and New Berlin. Call us today to learn more or schedule your next appointment.

Get A Perfect Smile For Summer With Porcelain Veneers!

June 10, 2014

don't they just look splendid?One of the biggest things people are doing right now is preparing for summer. Getting their beach bodies ready and buying all of the food to make for the perfect outdoor barbeque, everyone is excited to finally be able to let their hair down and have some fun in the summer sun! One thing people may be overlooking is revamping their smile! If you have crooked, misaligned, chipped, or stained teeth, you may feel as though your smile will never be exactly the way you want it. There is no doubt you will meet many new people and reconnect with old friends this summer, and you may find it important to look the best you can. Fortunately, our doctors are able to give you the smile of your dreams thanks to porcelain veneers.

The start to getting your porcelain veneers begins with a consultation with our doctors. There, they will be able to fully assess your smile in its current state, as well as ask you about your future goals regarding your smile. This will also give you the chance to address any questions or concerns you may have, as we want you to be fully informed throughout the entire procedure. Once it is determined that you are a candidate, that is where the real fun begins!

Your natural tooth is prepared for your porcelain veneers by removing a small bit of enamel. This way, we are sure your mouth has enough space for your new smile! Your custom made porcelain veneers are then added, and are made permanent with dental resin cement. A simple procedure, but at the end, you are left with a completely new smile that anyone would be proud of showing off! If you are curious as to how we can help give your smile the makeover you deserve just in time for summer with porcelain veneers, make an appointment today, and the entire Elmbrook Family Dental team will be glad to help!

Elmbrook Family Dental is committed to providing state-of-the art dental care for you and your family from our Brookfield, WI dental office. We are able to take care of whatever cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry needs you may have. We proudly serve patients from Brookfield, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, and New Berlin. Call us today to learn more or schedule your next appointment.

Give Your Smile a Makeover with Porcelain Veneers!

February 17, 2014

Dude. She's really excited.When you are insecure about your smile, you may find it difficult have positive overall self-esteem. Many people consider a smile a first impression, and when you are not one hundred percent sure of your smile, it can really affect the way you look at yourself. Though many people are less than proud of their smile for many reasons, they may not think there is much they can do to rectify the situation. Lucky, our capable and experienced doctors offer their patients the smile makeover they need with the help of porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are a wonderful option for those who want to change their smile. Because it is a simple cosmetic procedure, it is becoming one of the most popular ways for people to revolutionize their smile in very little time. The process of porcelain veneers begins with a consultation with Dr. Brunner, Dr. Taibl, or Dr. Tack. There, they will be able to fully assess your smile in its current state, as well as ask you about your long term goals regarding your smile. You will also be able to bring up any questions or concerns you may have with the procedure.

If you are considered to be a candidate for porcelain veneers, we will create a custom set of veneers to match your smile exactly. Your natural tooth is prepared by removing a small bit of enamel, as to make room for your new smile. Once the teeth are prepared, your veneers are applied to your smile, and made permanent with dental resin cement. In as little as two appointments, your smile is able to be transformed from dull to dazzling.

Porcelain veneers are a wonderful opportunity to give back the confidence you may have lost being embarrassed by your smile. You can start to have the confidence to join your friends in a laugh, meet new people, and make that memorable first impression you have always wanted. If you’re interested in how we can help change your smile for the better, make an appointment with our amazing doctors, and we will be more than happy to help!

Use Your Dental Benefits Before 2014

December 2, 2013

fluoride11Though it may not seem important, taking advantage of your dental insurance before the year ends can save you money in the long run. Because most insurance companies run off of the calendar year, whatever benefits you haven’t used before midnight December 30 is long gone.

Not comparable to your cell phone minutes, your dental insurance benefits don’t roll over to the new year if you have not used them. You work hard for your benefits, and not taking advantage of them before the year is up can possible leave you wasting hundreds of dollars. If you use your benefits before the New Year, you’ll be able to take advantage of your deductible before it resets. It’ll also give you the ability to use up your annual maximums. Another important reason is to take care of any dental woes before they get any worse! Even though it may seem like a small stain or discomfort now, along the line, it can possibly mean a more extensive procedure.

If you are unsure about what your dental benefits may be or when they expire, ask your employer, or use the company handbook as a reference. Either way, being able to use your dental benefits before the year ends is beneficial for your money, and, more importantly, your teeth.

Elmbrook Family Dental is committed to providing state-of-the art dental care for you and your family from our Brookfield, WI dental office. Call us today to learn more or schedule your next appointment.

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