We are prepared to meet all of your dental needs at Parc Village Dental in Green Bay, WI. We work with patients of all ages improving the health, appearance and longevity of their smile. Our doctors and team work closely with you to ensure that we are constantly meeting your expectations to achieve the smile you have always wanted!
We look forward to greeting you as a new patient! At your first appointment, we will discuss with you your concerns, questions and goals regarding your dental health. We will complete a thorough exam to detect any cavities, gum disease or other issues that need to be addressed. After the exam, we will create an individualized treatment plan for you. This plan will help you to achieve optimal health for your smile.
You may think that if you aren’t experiencing any dental issues you don’t need a professional cleaning. However, at Parc Village Dental we recommend every patient visit our office at least twice a year for a teeth cleaning appointment to ensure your dental health. During a routine cleaning we remove any plaque and tartar from the teeth and also check for signs of cavities, gum disease and oral cancer. We will also perform any needed x-rays at these appointments.
Irritated infected gums are not only painful, but if left untreated can develop into a more serious condition called periodontitis. Periodontitis is an infection of the surrounding tooth structures that can eventually lead to bone and tooth loss. If you have developing gum disease, scaling and root planing is a treatment we perform to help eliminate the infection. The procedure cleans underneath the gum line to remove the offending toxins. The root surfaces are smoothed so the gums can securely re-attach to the cleaned teeth.
Sealants are plastic coatings that are used to protect vulnerable teeth from decay. Sealants are especially helpful for children during the cavity prone years, although they can be useful for patients of all ages. Sealants are usually placed on the back molars which have deep grooved chewing surfaces that makes them more difficult to clean. The sealant material blocks out the grooves on the chewing surfaces to prevent food and bacteria accumulation which can cause cavities.
We use digital x-ray technology at our practice as a diagnostic tool. X-rays help us to discover any abnormalities, decay, or impacted teeth that cannot be seen during a visual exam. Digital radiography exposes patients to a significantly reduced level of radiation as compared to traditional x-rays and the digital images are available for viewing immediately. We are able to easily store, save, and send these images to a specialist if needed.
If you would like a straighter, more pleasing smile, but don’t want to wear traditional braces, Invisalign may be an option for you. Invisalign consists of a series of clear, virtually invisible aligners that gradually shift your teeth into position. Your aligners are custom-created for your smile. You will wear each set of aligners for about two to three weeks before moving on to the next set. The aligners will gently move your teeth, providing you with a more beautiful, functional smile without anyone being able to tell that you are wearing them.
In the past, when a patient had a cavity that required treatment, a silver filling was commonly placed. Not only are silver fillings noticeable in the smile, but they also weaken the remaining tooth structure. That’s why our practice offers tooth-colored fillings. These fillings are made out of a composite resin material that is selected to match the shade of your tooth. In addition, the strength and integrity of the remaining tooth structure is increased. These restorations blend in and are undetectable in your smile.
Teeth whitening can make a dramatic difference in the appearance of your smile! At Parc Village Dental we offer both an in-office and take-home whitening treatment. You can choose the treatment that best fits your lifestyle. Our in-office treatment only takes an hour to deliver dramatic results, whereas the take-home option delivers results in 7 to 10 days. The take-home option requires up to one hour of whitening tray wear per day . Both options are much more effective and precise than any over-the-counter whitening strips or gels.
Dental bonding involves the placement of a tooth-colored composite resin filling material to a tooth. The resin is “BONDED” to the tooth with a high-intensity curing light. The resin can be used to fill in gaps and chips, as well as change the shape and contour of a tooth. It can also be used to mask a discolored tooth. The bonding procedure is most often completed in one visit.
In some cases, all a tooth needs is a bit of reshaping to noticeably improve the appearance of your smile. During a cosmetic contouring treatment, we remove very small amounts of the tooth to alter the shape, contour or length. This procedure is often used along with dental bonding.
Unlike a crown, which covers the entire tooth, a veneer is a thin porcelain covering that is placed over the front and biting edge of the tooth. Veneers are a treatment option for front teeth that may be discolored, misshapen or slightly cracked. They may also be placed to close spaces that exist between the front teeth. A minimal amount of tooth structure is removed for the proper fabrication of the veneers. They are then bonded in place to achieve the desired changes.
In cases where a large cavity or large failing filling is present, or after root canal treatment, we will recommend a crown to restore the tooth. A crown is a “cap" that is placed over the tooth to improve its strength and appearance. Each crown is custom created to blend in seamlessly with your smile.
If you are missing a tooth, a bridge is a tooth-replacement option. It is a restoration that is created from crowns placed on the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. These crowns are connected to an artificial tooth which is placed into the space. A bridge can also be used to replace multiple missing teeth in a row. It is a more secure option than a denture or a partial because it is cemented into place.
A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement. The implant is a titanium root form that is surgically placed into the bone. During the course of a few months, the implant will securely fuse to the bone. At that point, the implant can serve as a secure foundation for the crown restoration. At completion, the implant will look like and function as a real tooth.
Dental implants help protect your smile by preventing the rest of your teeth from shifting and your bone and gums from receding due to a missing tooth. In addition, they help improve your chewing and speaking abilities.
When your tooth develops an infection that reaches the nerve a root canal procedure may become necessary. During a root canal, one of our doctors will remove the infected nerve tissue and then disinfect the inside of the tooth to ensure that no harmful bacteria remains. The inside is then sealed with an inert filling material. At completion, the tooth is then crowned to restore the tooth’s strength and appearance.
If a tooth is decayed or broken beyond saving it is best to extract it. During the extraction one of our doctors will remove the offending tooth. After the procedure, we will discuss with you your options for a replacement tooth. Options may include a partial denture, a bridge or a dental implant.
Whether you are missing all of your teeth or just one, we can create dentures or partials for you that will inspire confidence in your smile. Using impressions and accurate measurements of your mouth, we will custom create partials or dentures that fit securely and comfortably, thus enabling you to speak and chew with confidence.
Sometimes infants are born with an upper lip tie and a lower tongue tie. This condition often prevents the baby from nursing effectively and leads to complications for the mother as well. The treatment for this condition is a “Frenectomy.” This procedure frees up the lip and tongue to allow efficient nursing for mother and child. Dr. Hein has been specifically trained in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition with a soft tissue laser. The laser is less traumatic and allows a quicker healing time than other tongue tie treatments.
Snoring which is caused by the narrowing of the airway, and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) which is blockage of the airway, can be serious health risks. These risks include high blood pressure, increased risk of heart issues including strokes and fatigue.
Many people with OSA have CPAP machines. However, up to 40% of these people cannot tolerate the machine. Another way to open the airway is to fabricate a dental appliance that moves the lower jaw forward. At Parc Village Dental we have been successfully treating patients with the SomnoDent Sleep Apnea Appliance.
We are committed to using state-of-the-art technology to provide you with the highest standard of care and to ensure your comfort! These include:
• Digital X-Rays
• CARIVU Transillumination Decay Diagnosis
• Intraoral Camera
• Digital photography
• Laser Decay Diagnosis
• Soft Tissue Diode Laser
• Anesthesia Wand