Asking Questions About Your Oral Health During Your Checkup

Many people who go in for routine oral health care can look forward to confirmation that their smile is in great shape. When you combine a smart daily oral hygiene regimen with regular dental checkups, you can control your risk for possible problems that will require restorative dental care. Of course, there may be times when you go in for care focused on an issue you want to address. If you have a question about your oral health, you should feel comfortable talking to your dentist about it. Our goal is to provide you with a welcoming, supportive environment where you can have your oral health needs fully addressed. If you have a concern, let us know! You may be surprised at how many issues your dentist can help with. (more…)

Enjoying Life With Implant-Held Dentures

Dentures make is possible to completely restore a row of teeth. While they can provide an amazing improvement to your smile, dentures supported with epoxies or natural suction may be less than ideal when it comes to biting and chewing food. Because of this, tooth loss has often left individuals with limitations on what they can eat. Fortunately, All-On-4 dental implants allow you to keep your dentures more secure, so that they can provide better dental function. Dental implants have been remarkably beneficial for patients who seek out prosthetic support. In addition to helping keep your dentures stable throughout the day, your implants can actually help you sustain better oral health by keeping your jawbone in good condition. (more…)

Providing A Life-Like Restoration After A Cavity

Unfortunately, there is not a way for your tooth to repair itself when a cavity forms. In fact, decay will only continue to spread, and make your condition worse, until your dentist intervenes. As part of your restorative dental care, you will receive a filling or crown to address the dental material lost to decay. Both of these restorations can be made with life-like materials, so they will not create a disruption that impacts how you look. In addition to being of high esthetic quality, modern fillings and crowns are remarkably durable, meaning they can protect your tooth for years without issue. (more…)

Enjoy CubFest At Bear Country USA!

On Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15, Bear Country USA will host CubFest! During this weekend event, guests will have their one chance to enjoy a close look at the bear cubs hosted at the site. You can have a picture taken, interact, and learn more about these animals by talking with Bear Country staff. Because cubs grow so quickly, an opportunity like this is brief, but you have two days to make the most of it! This weekend will also serve as the park’s opening weekend, and there will be a number of games and activities for kids to enjoy. (more…)

Sleep Apnea: It’s More Than Just A Snoring Problem

A snoring problem can make it hard for your partner to rest, and it can make you feel embarrassed. With that said, you should know that a tendency to snore may be a sign of sleep apnea, which can lead to additional problems. If you tend to feel groggy and poorly rested, even after a full night’s rest, you could be affected by this condition. Individuals with sleep apnea are having their oxygen restricted for extended periods of time. To address that restriction, your body must break your sleep cycle, causing you to “wake,” even if you do not remember waking up. This disruption to your sleep cycle means you are failing to enjoy the full health benefits we gain from resting. Your dentist can actually help you fight sleep apnea; treatment from your dentist can lead to better sleep without an uncomfortable CPAP machine. (more…)

Veneers Can Provide You With An Amazing Smile Improvement

If you have started to feel like you are simply stuck with the flaws that hold back your smile, talk to your dentist. When you arrange a time to discuss cosmetic dental treatment, you can be surprised at how much improvement the right procedure can make. If you are affected by issues with the condition, shape, size, or color of teeth, porcelain veneers can help. Veneers are durable porcelain shells that are created to fit perfectly on the front of your teeth. Once in place, they can keep visible flaws hidden, and give you a beautiful smile. They are designed with durability in mind, so you can look forward to improvements that last for many years. (more…)

Check Out Rapid City’s Eggstravaganza March 31!

On Saturday, March 31, families in the Rapid City area can gather at Main Street Square to take part in the Eggstravaganza event! This community gathering will be set up to provide the area’s largest Easter Egg hunt, as well as many other fun holiday activities! Eggstravaganza encourages families to bring their kids out to take part in this exciting, challenging hunt. In addition to searching for eggs, and taking part in other fun games, kids will be able to meet the Easter Bunny, who will be on hand for pictures and greetings! This event is set to run from 11 am until 3 pm. (more…)

A Dental Crown In Just One Visit? We Can Make It Happen!

Without the proper technology, you could find yourself counting on a temporary crown while you wait for your permanent one to be prepared. Fortunately, your dentist can spare you this awkward wait, due to the presence of CEREC technology in our office. With CEREC, everything needed to design, construct, and place your dental crown is available, and you can have lasting support for your tooth after just one appointment! Because the crowns produced through this technology are made with dental ceramic, you can also look forward to having an attractive restoration that does not interfere with your smile. (more…)

Expert Dental Care In A Supportive Environment

What should you look for when it comes to identifying your ideal dental care experience? Obviously, expertise matters. You should feel confident that your dentist can identify problems, even in their early stages, and offer the appropriate restorative dental care when it is needed. However, you should also feel comfortable in the dentist’s chair. That means being able to talk about the state of your smile, and trusting that your personal needs are being met. Our office is committed to providing a caring, supportive environment for you. This can be especially important if you are someone who struggles with feelings of dental anxiety.  (more…)

Receiving Dental Implants To Support Prosthetics

How can dental implants change a person’s experience with their dental prosthetic? There are advantages to this approach to prosthetic work you can enjoy every day, as well as long-term benefits. A dental implant is put in position to act in support of your restoration. This small post,inserted into your jawbone, locks a replacement tooth into position. Because implants are made from biocompatible titanium, your bone will fuse to it, making it remarkably secure. Depending on the complexity of your case, you may be able to arrange to have your implant placement and restoration done at your dentist’s office. (more…)