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Onalaska, WI Dentist
...Whether you are looking for information on implants, teeth whitening, crowns, or preventive care, you can learn more about all of your options from our services page...

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Questions About Dental Services at Cowgill Dental We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental implants, and tooth whitening in Onalaska...

Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks CEREC Crowns, Technology today is changing our everyday lives Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

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... ADA (American Dental Association) WDA (Wisconsin Dental Association) Cerec (Ceramic Dental Restoration) Invisalign (tooth straightening) Imtec (mini implants) Nobel Biocare (dental implants)

Extra Care is Required When Treating Teenagers With Lost Teeth
...The only real question for adolescents is when to install the implants...

The Material Girl and the True Blood Star Flaunt Distinctive Smiles
... The “perfectly imperfect” smile has become an increasingly popular option for people having veneers, cosmetic bonding, or even dental implants...

Underlying Factors for Gum Disease Require Long-Term Treatment Strategy
...The best choice by far are dental implants — not only are they functional and life-like in appearance, with proper care they could foster a healthier environment in your mouth by being stronger and more durable than the diseased teeth they’ve replaced...

Anchorage Devices can add Stability During Orthodontic Treatment
...Another form of anchorage is a titanium micro-implant, a miniature version of a dental implant that’s also inserted into the bone; like its larger relative, micro-implants fuse with the bone to add greater stability...

Dental Implant Maintenance: 5 Facts You Should Know
...Here are some important things to keep in mind about implant care: Implants can last as long as teeth...

Transforming a Cleft Lip or Palate into a Beautiful Smile
...At some point the treatment focus shifts to cosmetic enhancement (which can include implants, crown or bridgework) and periodontal health, to ensure gum tissues that support teeth and gums aren’t compromised by the effects of the cleft or its treatment...

New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny
...Today, there are two widely used tooth replacement procedures: dental implants and bridgework...

Crowns Could be the 'Smile' Solution for Some Unattractive Teeth
While dental implants have become the most popular restoration among both dentists and patients, it’s primarily a tooth replacement — either for a missing tooth or a tooth beyond repair that must be extracted...

Implant-Based Removable Dentures a Good Choice for Patients with Extensive Bone Loss
... A fixed bridge supported by dental implants, for example, is a good choice for patients who still have sufficient bone structure in their jaw...

A Toothless Tiger?
... Dental implants look, function and “feel” just like natural teeth — and with proper care, they can last a lifetime...

Antibiotics Could Help Ensure your Implant Surgery is Successful
If you're considering dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth, you'll need to undergo a minor to moderate surgical procedure (depending on the number of implants) to install them...

Ensure the Best Outcome with the Right Care for a Teen's Missing Tooth
... Because of its lifelikeness, functionality and durability, dental implants are considered the best of the restoration options that can be considered to replace a missing tooth...

Don't Let Smoking Increase Your Chances of Implant Failure
... By and large, dental implants are the most reliable and durable tooth replacement option, with more than a 95% success rate after ten years...

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)
...This is one instance where TADS are beneficial: These mini-implants can eliminate the need to use teeth as anchors, or stabilize a tooth that's being used as such...

Removable Dentures
...The upper jaw requires more implants (generally three or more) than the lower jaw due to a lesser bone density...

Space Maintainers
...But timing is very important with dental implants — they can't be placed in a growing child...

Bone Grafting
...Implants require good bone volume and density to achieve their excellent functionality and high success rates...

Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
...It's often performed as a routine in-office procedure — for example, to extract impacted wisdom teeth (molars that don't fully protrude through the gums), or to place dental implants in the jaw...

Sinus Surgery
...Sinus surgery makes dental implants, today's state-of-the-art tooth replacement systems, achievable for people who otherwise would not have been able to take advantage of today's best tooth-replacement method...

Missing Teeth
...Dental implants can preserve bone, improve function and enhance psychological well-being...

Osteoporosis & Oral Health
... This may be of particular concern if you are considering certain dental procedures — for example, getting dental implants to replace missing teeth...

Bone Grafting
...Yes they can! It is very important to maintain bone volume following removal of a tooth so that dental implants remain a viable option for tooth replacement...

Dental Implants FAQs
...In some cases, the implant needs to fuse with the bone for several months before it is permanently crowned; in other cases, you can have new (but temporary) teeth the same day your implants are placed...

Fixed Dentures
...Doctors and patients alike prefer fixed over removable dentures because they: Look, feel and function just like natural teeth Don't slip when you eat or talk Prevent bone loss in the jaw Last a lifetime How It Works Dental implants serve the same purpose as the roots of natural teeth: anchoring the replacement teeth to your jawbone...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
...By actually becoming a permanent part of the jawbone, dental implants stabilize and stimulate the bone to maintain its volume and density...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Two, four or more implants can be used to support multiple crowns, or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth...

Root Canal Treatment
...These include unwanted tooth migration or shifting, which can lead to difficulties in chewing; the need for bridgework or dental implants, which may be costly and complicated; and even the eventual loss of bone structure from the area of the missing tooth...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...From powerful, professional whitening treatments to amazingly realistic porcelain veneers to state-of-the-art dental implants, there's a wide range of exciting possibilities...

Implant Dentistry
...Implants also help preserve tooth-supporting bone that naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost...

Oral Surgery
...Knocked-out teeth can sometimes be re-implanted, or replaced with dental implants...

Technology
...Tooth replacement took a giant leap forward with the widespread use of dental implants — today's preferred method of replacing teeth...

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