3D Dental offers a wide variety of services. We pride ourselves on being focused on your entire family’s needs. We typically begin regular check-ups on children, starting around 3 years of age. We offer services from routine dental care to the most innovative procedures. Dental care and procedures can be confusing, so, please, feel free to call us with any questions you may have in regards to your care.
Digital Exams: Digital exams, or x-rays, show the teeth and how they touch. It is used to see how the teeth line up, detecting abnormalities. It may also show tooth decay, bone loss, or impacted teeth. Fluoride Treatments: Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally. Without it, the tooth’s enamel brakes down and leads to tooth decay. Fluoride treatments help prevent this, and help the tooth resist bacteria, sugar, and acid in the mouth. Sealants: Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings coating the grooves and chewing surfaces of teeth, protecting them from tooth decay. They are usually added after a child’s second molars appear. Athletic Mouthguards: Dental injuries are common in collision and contact sports, as well as other activities. Using a well-fitted mouthguard can significantly help prevent injuries caused by these sports. Root Canals: Roots canals are done to removes dead nerve tissue and bacteria from the inside of a tooth. This helps remove infection that might be in the tooth, and helps prevent further tooth decay. Periodontal Treatment: Periodontal treatment focuses on control infection, and the type of treatment depends on the extent of the disease. Deep cleaning, called scaling and root planing, including scraping tartar from the gum line and ridding the tooth of rough spots that collect germs. Medication can also be used, as well as surgical treatments like flap surgery to remove tartar deposits from deep pockets, or bone and tissue grafts. Extractions (including oral surgery): Extraction includes removing decayed or impacted (unable to grow normally) teeth from the mouth. Local anesthetic may used if the extraction is straight-forward, but more difficult teeth may require surgery. TMJ: TMD, or Temporomandibular Disorder, causes pain or tenderness, limited ability to open the mouth wide, “locking” or “clicking” jaws, and difficultly chewing. This disorder can help be treated in several ways. Bridges: A bridge replaces a missing tooth (or teeth) by joining artificial teeth to the adjoining teeth. Bridges may be made out of gold, porcelain, and/or metal. Implants: A dental implant interfaces a crown, bridge, or dentures to the jaw or skull. Implants also helps support dental prosthetics. Dentures (complete and partial): A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. We provide both complete and partial dentures. Partial dentures are needed when some original teeth remain, and complete dentures are needed when all of the teeth are missing. Veneers: A veneer is a thin layer of material laid over the tooth to protect it from damage, or to improve its appearance. It is fabricated and then later adhered to the tooth by dental cement. For knocked out teeth: Rinse off tooth if it is dirty. DO NOT scrub or remove tissue fragments. If it’s possible, try to put tooth back into place. If it’s not possible, keep the tooth in a small container of milk and see us right away. If you have an emergency of any type, please, do not hesitate to call us! If the emergency is after hours, please call this number, and Dr. DeWispelare will return your call within an hour: (402) 614-0322.
Dental Cleanings: Preventive dental cleanings may include cleaning and polishing of teeth, removal of plaque, tartar, and stains, and fluoride application.
Fillings: Dental fillings help restore missing tooth structure mostly caused by cavities. We use both amalgam and composite resin fillings. The amalgam fillings are silver, and made of an ally containing mercury, silver, and other metals, but are still perfectly safe. The composite resin fillings are tooth-colored, and made up of plastic and glass materials.
Crowns: A crown, made of dental cement, completely surrounds a tooth or dental implant to restore its function.
Teeth Whitening: Whitening, a common service in dentistry, restores the teeth to their natural color. Many methods may be used.
Dental emergencies can be serious, and should not be ignored, as it will cause a dental problems and increase risk of more extensive treatment later.