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By Modern Touch Dentistry
January 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you thinking about replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant? Our Appleton, WI, dentist, Dr. Jolanta Pajek of Modern Touch dental implantsDentistry, discusses a few ways dental implants can help your smile.

Dental implants offer long-lasting results

If you take good care of your implant, you'll probably never have to replace it. Titanium dental implants serve as replacement roots and bond to your jawbone. After just three to six months, they'll become a permanent part of the bone.

Implants help boost your self-esteem

No matter how confident you are, losing a tooth can affect your self-esteem. Luckily, the dental crown that will be added to the top of your implant will not only fill the gap in your smile, but also restore your self-confidence. Because the crown is created from an impression of your mouth made in our Appleton office, your new tooth will look completely natural.

Dental implants make eating easier

The loss of just one tooth can significantly affect your ability to chew. If a front tooth is missing, it may be hard to take the initial bite, while a missing molar will make grinding food into tiny pieces difficult. Thanks to dental implants, you'll be able to chew normally once again. Since your implant is anchored to your jawbone, your new tooth won't slip or slide no matter what you eat.

Implants feel like the real thing

It's easy to forget you ever lost a tooth when you replace your tooth with a dental implant. In fact, people who have received implants report that their new teeth feel very natural.

Dental implants prevent bone loss

When your jawbone doesn't receive stimulation from your tooth roots, it begins to shrink. As it shrinks, it may no longer be able to adequately support your teeth. Eventually, the teeth loosen or even fall out. Dental implants keep your jawbone strong and help you avoid further tooth loss.

Implants are the most versatile restoration option

Implants offer an excellent solution if you've lost one tooth, but they're also a good choice if you have several missing teeth or even if you no longer have any teeth. Implant-supported dentures usually only require about four to six implants per jaw and offer much better biting power than removable dentures.

Dental implants can improve your smile. Call our Appleton, WI, dentist, Dr. Pajek of Modern Touch Dentistry, at (920) 993-8682 to schedule an appointment.

By Modern Touch Dentistry
September 25, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Your dentist at Modern Touch Dentistry in Appleton, WI offers same-day dental crowns. How can Dr. Jolanta Pajek and her staff do it? dental crownsDon't crowns take two visits to complete? The fact is restorative dentistry offers an amazing restorative process called CEREC--crowns that take only one dental appointment. From exam, to site preparation and design to manufacture and placement, everything takes place in and beside your comfortable dental chair. You'll leave smiling and keep smiling for years to come when your tooth is restored with an all-porcelain CEREC crown.

What CEREC means for you

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic. Plainly stated, your cracked, infected, or deeply decayed tooth receives a beautiful porcelain crown that's made right in your treatment room. Dr. Pajek examines and X-rays your tooth first to see if a dental crown can fully restore (cover and protect) it. Then, she takes digital impressions using a special manual instrument and impression powder. That's right. There are no uncomfortable and gooey impression trays and putty.

Next, she prepares the tooth, removing old filling material and decayed enamel. Typically, patients have some locally injected anesthetic to ensure they are pain-free. Then, your Appleton dentist uses the impressions and other details to design your crown. The CEREC machine features CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) software to assist the doctor in creating the crown. The CEREC milling machine carves the crown from a single-piece of realistic dental porcelain.

Finally, Dr. Pajek bonds the new crown onto the prepared tooth. Because CEREC crowns are created with such precision, the restorations usually fit perfectly with the first try-on. The dentist also ensures that the color of the crown blends well with neighboring teeth.

Other applications

CEREC technology also crafts porcelain veneers to disguise the front of teeth marred by deep stains, cracks and other defects. For teeth which require less extensive restoration than a full crown, Dr. Pajek can create partial crowns called inlays and onlays which are bonded to the top of teeth that have large fillings or cavities.

Additionally, same-day crowns restore dental implants and also support fixed bridgework. In short, CEREC crowns produce life-like and durable restorations without all the fuss of multiple dental visits, fittings and remakes at an outside dental lab.

Sound interesting?

If you need a dental crown, CEREC technology can help. Why not contact Modern Touch Dentistry to arrange your consultation with Dr. Pajek in Appleton, WI? Call today: (920) 993-8682.

By Modern Touch Dentistry
March 27, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

What your dentist in Appleton wants you to knowdental implants

It is easier than you think to lose teeth throughout the course of your lifetime. You can lose teeth due to trauma or decay. No matter what the reason is for your lost teeth, there is a revolutionary way to regain your smile and your chewing ability.

It’s called dental implants, and they can save your smile. Dr. Jolanta Pajek at Modern Touch Dentistry in Appleton, WI, wants to help you discover the importance of dental implants.

Dental implants are an innovative, important way to restore your smile. They are also the most natural-looking method of tooth replacement available. In addition to the natural look of dental implants, there are many other benefits. Consider that dental implants are:

  • Cosmetically beautiful, because implant crowns are made of high-tech dental ceramic that reflects light, just like your natural teeth
  • Healthy, because you can brush and floss the implants just like your existing teeth, keeping your gums and teeth disease-free
  • Permanent, because they are embedded in bone and become part of your smile; you never take them out and they never move around.
  • Successful, with a success rate of over 95 percent, higher than any other surgical implant, according to the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Youthful-looking, because they help your preserve and create more bone, restoring your firm jawline and youthful facial contours

When you choose dental implants, they can be placed during a simple in-office procedure. Some patients need to wait until the implant area has totally healed before receiving implant crowns. Other patients can receive temporary crowns on the same day as the implants are placed. Dr. Pajek will recommend which procedure is best for you.

If you are missing one or more teeth, it’s time for you to discover the importance of dental implants for yourself. It’s time to call Dr. Jolanta Pajek at Modern Touch Dentistry in Appleton, WI. Find out more about what dental implants can do for your smile by calling today!

By Modern Touch Dentistry
January 31, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Learn about dental implants from your Appleton dentist.dental implants

Implant dentistry is the most clinically successful therapy available to replace one or more missing teeth. Dr. Jolanta Pajek at Modern Touch Dentistry in Appleton, WI, offers state-of-the-art dental implants to their patients. Read on to find out how dental implants help your whole smile.

Improved Appearance

Dental implants are used to replace one or multiple missing teeth. They can even replace all the teeth in your upper and lower jaw. By replacing your teeth, they transform smiles and improve your appearance by allowing you to maintain the natural shape of your smile. With dental implants, you will enjoy the confidence of having a beautiful smile.

Not Prone To Decay

Anyone who has teeth can get cavities. If left untreated, tooth decay can cause infections, toothaches and tooth loss. Dental implants are not prone to decay and they will give you the healthy smile you deserve.

They are Permanent

Dental implants are strong, durable and designed to last many years. Implants are replacement tooth roots made of titanium. They provide a strong foundation for removable or fixed replacement teeth. Dental implants can last a lifetime if properly maintained and cared for. 

They Act Like Real Teeth

Dental implants feel and function like real teeth. For anyone who has missing teeth, eating certain foods can present a challenge. Implants will help restore your ability to chew food. Tooth loss also affects your ability to speak. Dental implants will restore your smile and improve your clarity of speech.

Preserve Your Jawbone

When you have missing teeth, the jawbone begins to shrink and weaken because it is no longer stimulated by your tooth roots. Dental implants stimulate the growth of new bone and prevent jawbone deterioration. They provide the stimulation your jawbone needs to remain strong.

Ready for a smile makeover? If you've ever wanted a beautiful smile, this is your chance! Call Modern Touch Dentistry in Appleton, WI, at (920) 993-8682 today to schedule your dental appointment. We believe that everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile!