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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Family Dentist Appleton | Dental Office Menasha | ClearCorrect Braces Fox Cities
...You can learn more about our smile-enhancing services on our website, including: General Dentistry Teeth Whitening Crowns Preventive Care Periodontal Exams Family Dentistry ClearCorrect Cosmetic Dentistry View a Complete List of our Dental Services We've developed this informational website as an extension of our practice, to serve as a convenient, educational resource for our patients...

Our Dental Services
... Bonding Cosmetic Contouring Crowns and Bridges CEREC ClearCorrect Cosmetic Fillings Family Dentistry Dental Implants Veneers Laser Dentistry Sealants Root Canal Therapy Extractions Scaling and Root Planing Dentures Cosmetic Dentistry ClearCorrect Whitening Pinhole Surgical Technique     Initial Oral Examination Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations...

Updating Your Appearance? Don't Forget Your Smile
...If not, porcelain crowns may be in order...

Did You Know? Matinee Idol James Dean Had False Front Teeth!
...These options range from relatively inexpensive teeth whitening treatments to more permanent cosmetic solutions such as porcelain crowns and veneers...

Crowns Preserve the Tooth While Offering Greater Protection Than a Filling
...Crowns made of porcelain are ideally suited for visible teeth because of their resemblance to tooth enamel...

Martha Stewart Shows Off Renovation Work - In Her Mouth!
... Fabricated as a single unit, the bridge consists of one or more crowns (caps) on either end that will be bonded or cemented to the existing teeth, plus a number of prosthetic teeth in the middle...

What Is A Crown?
...Crowns are generally handcrafted by dental laboratory technicians using high-quality dental porcelains (ceramic materials) that are made to fit on precise replicas (molds) of the prepared teeth...

A Toothless Tiger?
...Crowns are generally made to order in a dental lab, and are placed on a prepared tooth in a procedure that requires two office visits: one to prepare the tooth for restoration and to make a model of the mouth and the second to place the custom-manufactured crown and complete the restoration...

Teeth Make a Picture-Perfect Smile
... For permanent whitening results, consider veneers or crowns...

Chrissy Teigen's Teeth-Grinding Troubles
...In time, teeth can become chipped, worn down — even loose! Any dental work on those teeth, such as fillings, bonded areas and crowns, may also be damaged, start to crumble or fall out...

New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny
...The crowns — lifelike replacements for the visible part of the tooth — are securely attached to the implants via special connectors called abutments...

Crown Differences Could Ultimately Affect Your Cost
Crowns are a mainstay of cosmetic dentistry used to improve your smile’s appearance in a variety of situations...

Jimmy Fallon Can’t Catch a Break - Except in His Tooth
... For larger chips or cracks, veneers or crowns may be suggested...

The Advantages Of CEREC Crowns
...Call (920) 570-6234 to speak with an associate about scheduling your appointment for CEREC porcelain crowns today!

A Royal Fix
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Repairing Chipped Teeth” and “Crowns and Bridgework...

Dental Implants Landing
...Wockenfus Provides:  General Dentistry  Teeth Whitening  Crowns  Preventive Care Periodontal Exams Family Dentistry ClearCorrect Cosmetic Dentistry      Are you interested in learning more about our Dental Implant services...

Spice Up Your Teeth
... For example, crowns (caps) are substantial coverings that may be placed on teeth when they are being restored...

Dr. Travis Stork: If Only I'd Worn A Mouthguard!
...Eventually, both were successfully restored with dental crowns...

America's (Dentists) Got Talent - for Fixing Damaged or Missing Teeth!
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Crowns & Bridgework...

Vivica's Veneers: the Making of a Hollywood Smile
... Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative...

CEREC
...for an advanced dental restorative system that allows us to restore decayed teeth, place crowns, remove defective amalgam fillings, or place cosmetic veneers in just one appointment...

5 Ways to Make Your Smile More Confident and Inviting
... Crowns and Bridgework...

Restore Your Smile In One Visit
... CEREC, an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, employs CAD/CAM technology to help our general dentist to create common restorations like crowns, onlays, inlays and bridges in just one session and without the need to take dental impressions (which is just one of the major benefits of choosing CEREC!)...

Dental Magic Transforms Smiles
... Crowns...

Life Is Sometimes a Grind for Brooke Shields
...Bruxism may also result in excessive tooth wear, and may damage dental work like crowns and bridges; in severe cases, loosened or fractured teeth have been reported...

Dental Crowns for the King of Magic
...Crowns (also called caps) are suitable when a tooth has lost part of its visible structure, but still has healthy roots beneath the gum line...

Jamie Foxx Chips a Tooth - This Time by Accident!
...Like veneers, crowns (or caps) are made from models of your bite, and require more than one office visit to place; sometimes a root canal may also be needed to save the natural tooth...

2.6 Million Fans 'Like' Justin Bieber's Chipped Tooth
...When more of the tooth structure is missing, the best solution may be porcelain veneers or crowns...

Choosing a Screw or Cement to Attach an Implant Crown
...Many dentists also prefer screws for crowns placed at the same time they're installing the implant post (a procedure called immediate loading)...

Teens May Need a Temporary Replacement for Missing Teeth
...Whereas a traditional bridge is supported by crowns affixed to the teeth on either side of the empty socket (and requiring extensive alteration of the teeth to accommodate them), a bonded bridge attaches to the supporting teeth with wing-like projections of dental material that attaches to the backs of the adjacent teeth, hidden from view...

Baseball's Francisco Lindor Shines as "Mr. Smile"
...These range from conservative procedures such as professional teeth whitening and bonding to more dramatic procedures like porcelain veneers or crowns...

Smile Gallery
... Bonding Gallery Crowns Gallery Dentures Gallery Fillings Gallery Implant Gallery Orthodontic Gallery Periodontal Gallery Root Canal Gallery Six Month Smiles Gallery Veneers Gallery Whitening Gallery

Cosmetic Dentistry
...Cavities that reoccur form next to existing restorations such as fillings, crowns, bridges, etc...

Gum and Bone
...This includes crowns, implants, or other substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function and aesthetics of all of the structures and tissues...

Root Canal
...Back teeth often need crowns since a great amount of tooth structure may be lost from decay, which makes them more susceptible to fracture...

Dental Glossary
...Crowns can be made of porcelain, gold, stainless steel, or composite...

Post Op Instructions
... Crowns and Bridges Post Op Dentures Post Op Extractions Post Op Fillings Post Op Gum Surgery Post Op Porcelain Veneers Post Op Root Canal Post Op Scaling and Root Planing Post Op

AcquaBrite
...Sometimes very white crowns can look artificial because they are made of porcelain...

E4D Same-Day Crowns
E4D Same Day Crowns   Before E4D, patients would have to have temporary crowns placed while they waited for their customized permanent crown to be created by a lab...

Bridges
... Please see our Crowns Gallery, which contains some examples of bridges, to see the types of treatment we can provide for you...

Crowns
Crowns A severely chipped front tooth The tooth prepared for a porcelain crown When the structure of an entire tooth is compromised, a crown, which covers all of the surfaces of the tooth, will need to be placed...

Dentures
...It can be attached to the teeth with clasps, which are like small metal "c" clamps that hug nearby teeth, or may be attached to teeth with crowns with precision attachments (hidden clasps)...

Fillings
...Examples of indirect restorations are crowns, inlays, and onlays...

Implants
...Once placed, the implants are used to support individual crowns, or bridges that are attached to the implants...

Inlays and Onlays
Restoring Back Teeth - Crowns, Onlays and Inlays Explained The cusp is the pointed or rounded projection on the chewing surface of the tooth...

Teeth Whitening
... NO! There is no whitening solution for most dental work such as fillings, crowns, veneers, or partial or full dentures...

Veneers
...If and when your gums recede in the future, you will not have a dark gray line as was common with older porcelain crowns...

All Teeth
...These small metal posts, called abutments, along with various connecting devices that allow multiple crowns to attach to the implants, complete the foundation on which your new teeth will be placed...

Crown Lengthening
...Crowns and/or bridges cannot be cemented with the edge of the crown near the bone, which is why crown lengthening is needed...

Before and After
Finally, a painless way to reshape and permanently whiten your smile! Chipped and Stained Spaced Teeth Good to Beautiful Fanged Teeth Replace Old Crowns and Bridgework Crooked and Stained Discolored and Uneven Tetracycline Stains

Bonding Gallery
...The options were porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, or composite veneers...

Crowns Gallery
Crowns are placed when the entire structure of a tooth is compromised or when missing teeth are replaced with fixed bridgework...

Implants Gallery
...In the top photo, he is wearing a removable partial denture, which did not match his other teeth, which were had porcelain crowns...

Crowns and Bridges Post Op
... Home Care: Although crowns and bridges are often the most durable of all restorations, the underlying tooth is still vulnerable to decay, especially at the interface between the tooth and crown...