|At the office of Victor Immel, DMD, you will find we offer a variety of dental services to meet your healthcare needs. Our staff is highly trained and professional, and keeps informed of the latest techniques and technologies through continuing education.
Cleanings & Exams
Professional cleanings performed by a certified dentist or hygienist are just as important to your dental health as daily brushing and flossing. Regular examinations help detect and prevent health issues before they become serious. Detecting issues with x-rays before they become problems can save you money in the long run by preventing the need for more extensive, expensive procedures or surgeries.
Gum disease (periodontal disease) is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. The treatment methods that our dentist diagnoses will depend upon the type of disease and how far the condition has progressed. Good dental care at home is essential for helping to keep periodontal disease from becoming more serious.
Bruxism (teeth grinding) can cause moderate to severe long-term damage to teeth. Constant grinding wears down the surface of the tooth, exposing the soft dentin beneath the enamel. Wearing a custom-fitted nightguard can help protect your teeth during your sleep.
Fillings are used to restore areas of your tooth affected by decay. Dr. Immel uses composite (tooth-colored) materials to "fill in" the surface of the tooth after all decay has been removed.
Crowns & Bridges
A crown is a covering that will wrap and protect the entire surface of a tooth, allowing it to look and function just like the original tooth. Crowns work to strengthen the tooth while protecting the existing structure, extending the life of the tooth longer than it would be with a filling or another restoration.
Dental bridges are fixed appliances that will work to restore the structure and function of your teeth after tooth loss. These appliances are non-removable, so they will become a permanent part of your smile. There are many different types of bridges, and we can help you to choose the option that is right for your unique dental needs.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (nerve and blood supply), bacteria and any decay are removed, and the resulting space is filled with an inert material called gutta percha. After the tooth is healed, getting a crown is recommended, because the tooth will become brittle.
Dr. Immel is proud to offer his patients the most natural-feeling option for tooth replacement: dental implants. A dental implant is a titanium post designed to replace missing teeth. The post is surgically placed into the jawbone where the tooth is missing and provides a more permanent solution. Our office utilizes implant materials manufactured by Straumann, Nobel Biocare and Biomet 3i to ensure your restoration is of the highest quality.
Dentures & Partials
When the condition of the teeth has deteriorated so far that they can no longer be repaired, removal is the only option. Dentures are a "replacement" option for missing teeth. There are two variations of dentures: partial dentures and full dentures. The difference between the two lies in how many natural teeth remain.
A tooth extraction is the procedure done to remove a tooth that is damaged beyond repair from its socket in the jawbone. Extractions are also done to remove wisdom teeth that may be impacted or create future problems.
Bleaching, or whitening, is one of the easiest and most noticeable changes that you can make to improve the appearance of your smile. It is a non-invasive and simple dental treatment that will alter the color of your tooth enamel to make your smile look whiter and brighter.
Tooth veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry technique for creating a beautiful smile. They consist of thin sections of durable porcelain that are custom made for the unique shape of your teeth.
Composite Dental Bonding
Bonding is a procedure where a tooth-colored composite material is applied to a tooth, shaped, allowed to harden, then polished. It can be used in certain situations where a tooth has been damaged or become stained.