A Temporary Crown Is Made of Hard Plastic

A dental crown restoration needs two distinct stages. It starts by removing the tooth enamel layer and any lingering decay or damaged structures. This leaves behind a post-like structure known as an abutment that will eventually anchor a new crown. Then, your dentist, Dr. Susan Chmiel, will secure a hard, plastic, temporary crown over the abutment. This will protect the... read more »

A Missing Tooth in Your Smile Can Often Be Replaced by a Dental Implant

When a tooth is knocked out, extracted or lost to severe tooth decay, it can have a serious negative impact on your appearance and quality of life. One of the most effective methods Dr. Susan Chmiel recommends for restoring the function and appearance of a lost tooth is to have a dental implant installed. A dental implant in Franklin, Wisconsin,... read more »

Be Sure to Include Your Bridge When You Brush and Floss

Even though your new bridge is made from materials that will not succumb to the bacterial effects of tooth decay, you will still need to include it in your daily oral hygiene routine. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can still pose a serious threat to the lifespan of your bridge. Residual food particles and plaque that are not... read more »