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By Green Bay Family Dental
May 04, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics  

Preteens, teens, and adults who have a less than perfect smile are candidates for orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment realigns orthodonticsthe teeth and surrounding bone to an anatomically correct position for smiling and eating. If you or your child are interested in orthodontic treatment, here are some options available at Green Bay Family Dental in Green Bay, WI.

Reasons for Orthodontic Treatment
Malocclusion of the teeth is a misalignment problem that can lead to serious oral health complications. It's also known as: crowded teeth; crossbite; overbite; underbite; open bite. The teeth won't be able to perform vital functions if they're misaligned.

Orthodontic Options:

- Traditional braces for children and adults (metal or ceramic brackets applied to the teeth).

- MTM Clear Aligners for teens and adults (aligner trays made of polyurethane plastic that are worn throughout the day but can be removed when needed).

Maintaining Your Newly Aligned Smile
Once your teeth move into the ideal position, it's important that you follow your Green Bay, WI dentist's guidelines to ensure that they stay that way. Your teeth need plenty of time to stabilize in their new position. After orthodontic treatment, it is imperative that you wear your prescribed retainer as instructed. Retainers are used to keep teeth in place once braces are removed. It takes time for your teeth to settle into their new position. By wearing a retainer, you can prevent your teeth from shifting. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing regularly will keep your teeth and gums healthy. Follow up visits to your dentist are also important during and after orthodontic treatment. 

Start Your Orthodontic Treatment Now
The sooner you start your orthodontic treatment at Green Bay Family Dental in Green Bay, WI, the closer you'll be to having the smile you've always wanted. Call (920) 432-2961 today to set an appointment with Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve, Dr. Eric Ulve or Dr. Jessica Pasono. www.GBFamilyDental.com

By Green Bay Family Dental
May 02, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: tooth pain   root canal  

The dentists at Green Bay Family Dental; Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist; and Dr. Eric Ulve and Dr. Jessica root canalPasono, General Dentists, are experts in root canal treatment.
 
It’s important to understand that injured or diseased teeth won’t heal on their own. You do not want to wait this issue out. If you are experiencing a toothache this is considered a dental emergency that requires immediate care.
 
In the past, injured or diseased teeth frequently had to be removed. Today, they often can be saved through endodontic treatment. Also known as a root canal treatment, this procedure may be performed by a general dentist or a specialist called an endodontist. More than one office visit usually is required. A root canal treatment generally involves the removal and replacement of a tooth’s pulp. The pulp is soft tissue containing blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue. The pulp is found in a canal that runs through the center of the hard tissue on the inside of the tooth (the dentin). The pulp extends from the pulp chamber in the crown down through the root canal to the tip of the root in the jawbone. A tooth has only one pulp chamber but may have more than one root and several root canals. If pulp becomes damaged through injury or disease and cannot repair itself, bacteria and their products can leak into the pulp and cause the pulp to die. If a root canal procedure is not performed, an abscess can form at the tip of the root and cause considerable pain. Even if there is no pain, the bone anchoring the tooth in the jaw can be damaged. Without treatment, the tooth may have to be extracted.
 
After the procedure is completed, the next step will be the preparation of a crown to be placed on the tooth. Crowns are made from a variety of materials, depending on the location of the tooth, the color of the tooth and the amount of natural tooth remaining. We will discuss which option is best for you.
Whether you are dealing with a tooth issue or just need to schedule your next routine checkups, our Green Bay, WI, dental team of Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve, Dr. Eric Ulve and Dr. Jessica Pasono is at your service. Call Green Bay Family Dental today.

By Green Bay Family Dental
December 12, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to tooth colored fillingswithstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural. 

Tooth Colored Dental Fillings in Green Bay, WI

It generally takes longer to place a composite filling than it does for a metal filling. That’s because composite fillings require the tooth be kept clean and dry while the cavity is being filled. Tooth-colored fillings are now used more often than amalgam or gold fillings, probably due to cosmetics. In a society focused on a white, bright smile, people tend to want fillings that blend with the natural color of their teeth.

Although it is possible to make it to adulthood without developing a cavity, it is highly unlikely. According to CDC statistics, over 90% of adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have been treated for some degree of tooth decay, and the risk only increases with age.

Ultimately, the best dental filling is no dental filling. Prevention is the best medicine. You can dramatically decrease your risk of cavities and other dental diseases simply by:

  • brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
  • flossing daily
  • eating a balanced diet
  • visiting the dentist regularly.

The dentists at Green Bay Family Dental in Green Bay, WI, Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist; and Dr. Eric Ulve and Dr. Jessica Pasono, General Dentists, are specialists in tooth-colored fillings for cavity treatment that also preserves can even improve the cosmetic aspects of your smile.
 
Find a Family Dentist in Green Bay, WI

For more information about tooth-colored fillings and other cosmetic and general dentistry options for adults and pediatric patients, contact Green Bay Family Dental by calling (920) 432-2961 or (920) 499-7933 or at www.gbfamilydental.com to schedule an appointment today.

By Green Bay Family Dental
August 10, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics  

Orthodontic treatment offers many benefits. Most importantly, benefits include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth orthodonticsthat are more likely to last a lifetime. There are a variety of orthodontic treatment options available to meet both your orthodontic needs and suit your lifestyle. State-of-the-art orthodontic treatments are offered at Green Bay Family Dental where Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve, Dr. Eric Ulve and Dr. Jessica Pasono can help you decide which orthodontic option is right for you.

Benefits of Orthodontics
In addition to achieving a straighter smile, one of the most exciting benefits of orthodontic treatment is the confidence boost many patients experience upon gaining a beautiful new smile following treatment. Prior to orthodontic treatment, some patients may have avoided smiling because they were unhappy with their crooked, gapped or crowded teeth. Achieving straighter teeth through orthodontic treatment gives many individuals the confidence to smile again.

Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, shoulder and back pain. Teeth that are crooked or not in the right place can also detract from one's appearance.

Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment 
The goal of comprehensive orthodontic treatment is to correct the identified problem and restore the occlusion (the bite) to its optimum. Treatment can begin while patients have primary teeth, when they have a mix of primary and permanent teeth, or when all permanent teeth are in.

MTM Clear Aligners
One leading edge orthodontic treatment that helps teens and adults achieve a straighter smile is the MTM Clear Aligner. MTM stands for minor tooth movement, which describes how this orthodontic option works by straightening the teeth through a series of minor movements over time. This option relies on clear aligner trays that are soft and comfortable and can be removed to eat, drink, brush or floss. Additionally, since the trays are clear, they are barely noticeable to others.

Six Month Smiles
Another orthodontic option for straightening your smile is Six Month Smiles. This option is similar to traditional metal braces. However, the brackets and wires are made from a clear material rather than metal so they are practically unnoticeable. Further, the treatment time can be much shorter with a straighter smile possible in about six months. Six Month Smiles makes it possible to achieve a straight smile in less time and for less money.

Orthodontic treatment offers you many benefits, including straighter teeth and better oral health. Treatment options are available from the dentists at Green Bay Family Dental. To find out which orthodontic treatment might be right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Eric Ulve, Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve or Dr. Jessica Pasono by calling Green Bay Family Dental at (920) 432-2961 or 920-499-7933 or contact us on www.GBFamilyDental.com.

We currently have a special limited time offer for a free orthodontic evaluation. In the months of August and September we are offering a FREE pre-orthodontic exam to evaluate if you or your children are ready for orthodontic treatment ($150 value).
If you are a candidate, we then can proceed with the Orthodontic Records (separate fee) and gather the information we need to decide the best care for you or your child.

If orthodontic records are completed in August or September, 2017 and active orthodontic treatment is started prior to November 31, 2017, we would like to offer the gift of ($200) to apply towards your contracted orthodontic treatment.* You must mention this posting to receive this offer. This offer is nontransferable and cannot be combined with any other offer.
*Exceptions apply- also: EXCLUDES DELTA DENTAL Insurance patients.

By Green Bay Family Dental
February 07, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Dr. Eric Ulve and Dr. Jessica Pasono at Green Bay Family Dental are well versed in the best ways to restore broken or decayed teeth in dental bondingtheir patients. Their restorations help to improve the appearance and most importantly, the function of teeth. One of the best treatment methods to achieve this is cosmetic bonding. After a thorough examination with one of the doctors, they will be able to determine whether or not this procedure is optimal for your particular oral health situation.

Understanding Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding uses a tooth-color material that hides any imperfections in a tooth such as spacing problems, discoloration, chips or cracks. This treatment method can even replace missing tooth structure on cracked teeth, which adds strength. It bonds to the surface of existing tooth enamel and comes in a variety of shades to match any tooth.

Dr. Ulve and Dr. Pasono at Green Bay Family Dental will apply the material to the teeth in layers to create a strong surface that solves that particular patient’s problem. It’s important to understand that cosmetic bonding isn’t as long-lasting as veneers, but it is a faster procedure that doesn’t require a dental lab. The process takes less than just one hour.

During the procedure, the surface of the tooth is cleansed to allow the material to bond the best. An acidic gel is used and rinsed off before the resin is painted in layers onto the teeth. A curing light is used to harden the material and layers are continued until the desired thickness is achieved. Lastly, the tooth is shaped to match other teeth and then polished.

Schedule an Appointment with Green Bay Family Dental today!

Dr. Ulve and Dr. Pasono at Green Bay Family Dental can decide if cosmetic bonding will solve your dental issue. To schedule an appointment at their Green Bay, WI, dental office today, call 920-499-7933 or find them online at www.gbfamilydental.com.



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