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Desert Dental

Hermiston Restorative Dentistry

Restoring Teeth. Transforming Lives.

What are you going to do? Your confidence is coming between you and your enjoyment of life. It’s time to talk about​ restorative dentistry in Hermiston a​nd how it can change your outlook and improve your life.

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to do everything you can to take care of yourself and your smile, we still find issues. We’ve been restoring teeth ​for years, and you’d be surprised at the number of patients who need some sort of dental work done to correct cavities or deterioration. This all happens because even though we might not want to admit it, life happens. As we age with time, so does our smile.

Standing the Test of Time

Some of the most common reasons why might need a Hermiston restorative dentist include:

  • Trauma or injury during your daily activities or due to a sports-related accident
  • Medications that cause dry mouth or have other negative smile side effects
  • Untreated periodontal or gum disease that leads to tooth loss
  • A diet with a high amount of sugary or highly acidic foods
  • Teeth that are too crowded and hard to clean

These are only a few of the reasons that your smile might need a little help and repair. If you want to learn more about restoring teeth​, it’s best to talk to Dr. Wieseler. He has the training, experience, and technology to guide you through and get your oral and overall health back on track. We don’t want you to delay or put your dental work off for another time, especially if you’re looking at restorative solutions. The earlier and the quicker you find a Hermiston restorative dentist, the easier life will be in the long run. We’ll go out of our way to conserve and protect your natural teeth as much as possible.

Talk to Dr. Wieseler about creating a custom treatment plan that works for your busy lifestyle and budget. He’ll keep you informed throughout the entire process of getting the dental care you and your smile deserve. If you have any questions at any point during your treatment, we invite you to talk with us. We’re here for you and your smile no matter what your needs are, from the small to the more in-depth procedures.

Happy Family

When you visit your dentist, one of the last things you want to hear from anyone is that you’ve got a tooth that needs a filling. However, restoring teeth with a durable filling is a lot less of a worry thanks to the advancements in dental medicine and technology. Today’s fillings are generally made of long-lasting composite material. However, there are times when your dentist might use a metal or amalgam substance to help with ​restoring teeth​ to their original shape and structure.

One of the biggest benefits of using composite material for your fillings is that we can make it match the natural look and color of your other teeth. No one will ever be able to tell you’ve had restorative work done to your smile. There’s really no reason to be upset if you find out you need a filling!​ Restorative dentistry in Hermiston​ has come a long way since the old days and having a filling or two is really no big deal. Just make sure to take care of your teeth at home by brushing twice a day and flossing once. It’s also a good idea to see your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning to help keep your teeth free from plaque and tartar that can cause cavities and lead to you needing a filling.

When you have teeth that are damaged due to decay, one of the restorative solutions we might recommend is a filling. This is a way for your dentist to clean your teeth and fill in the decaying area. However, we don’t always automatically turn to fillings.

One of the most attractive restoration solutions you have for your smile could be an inlay or onlay. They’re beneficial to you and your teeth because they offer greater strength and support. We find that inlays and onlays are a great way to create a healthy, beautiful restoration of your teeth. Inlays and onlays are a more conservative approach for​ restoring teeth​. They’re made of high-quality material that can last decades with proper care from your dentist and at home.

Inlays are generally used to restore the inside cusps of your teeth. Onlays also fix damage inside the cusps. However, onlays also extend over one or more sides of your teeth. They’re similar in function to a dental crown or cap. Both inlays and onlays are great because they require less drilling than when you’re getting a filling. Onlays and inlays are preferred by some dentists and patients because they allow us to save more of your natural or original tooth structure. We always want to do our very best to keep your natural teeth healthy because nothing compares to their function and feel.

You were just doing what you always do. Eating your lunch. Riding your bike. Binge-watching your favorite show on Netflix. Then it happened. Your old filling falls out. Your tooth breaks on a kernel of popcorn. Your fall off your bike and break a tooth. Now, all you want to do is touch your damaged tooth with your tongue. You probably also want the pain to go away!

First step: Relax.
Second step: Get a hold of our office as soon as you can.

When something big happens to one of your teeth, we want to get it repaired just as quickly as you do. No one deserves to be uncomfortable or in pain. To help with restoring teeth​, your dentist might suggest a crown or bridge to fix a broken tooth along with other teeth that are :

  • Severely damaged
  • Worn down over the years
  • In need of a root canal

Dr. Wieseler does most of the diagnostics and pre-lab work in the comfort of our Hermiston dental office, so you won’t have to worry about a thing. We send your information off to a special lab accredited by the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, so you know your crown and bridgework will be beautiful and naturally-appealing.

Your teeth. They do so much for you every single day. Sometimes it’s easy to forget how important they are until something goes wrong with one of them.​ Restoring teeth​ helps you:

  • Chew properly
  • Eat the healthy foods our bodies need to survive
  • Speak clearly and communicate with others
  • Smile without feeling self-conscious

However, life happens to all of us and sometimes that means our teeth get caught up in it. Sometimes our teeth are unhealthy and we lose them to decay and deterioration. It can happen to anyone at any age. To help bring your smile back to something that’s whole and healthy again, we might recommend partial dentures as part of your treatment plan.

If you’re a candidate for partial dentures, please know that your smile is in good hands with Dr. Wieseler and our team. We have some of the most state-of-the-art technology available in dentistry, allowing us the opportunity to create partials for you that are more comfortable and more natural-looking than anything you could even imagine. Want to know another bonus? Our Hermiston dental office works directly with a dental lab that is specially accredited by the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. You know you’re going to get partials that are both beautiful and unique to you.

Dr. Wieseler and the entire Desert Dental team want you to know that we’re always here to help you. One of the biggest, greatest joys we get out of the work we do is to help you feel more confident. We want everyone, at every age, to experience what life is like when you’ve got a healthy, attractive smile that gives you the confidence to face the day without any hesitation. We also understand that it’s hard to enjoy the things you used to if you’re missing teeth or have teeth that are just broken and deteriorating over time. Every person and their smile and budget are unique, we get that too. That’s why Dr. Wieseler takes the time to get to:

  • Know you
  • Understand your needs
  • Help you understand more about restorative dentistry in Hermiston

Before we make any recommendations for your denture needs, we’ll listen to you and get to know what your daily needs are and what your life is like. We want to create a set of dentures that fits YOU. We use our advanced knowledge and experience ​restoring teeth to give you dentures you’re going to actually want to wear…Not just another set of false teeth that sit soaking in a cup because they’re uncomfortable or unsightly. You’re better than that. You know it, and we do too. We want nothing but the best for you and your smile that’s why we choose to work with a dental lab that is specially accredited by the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

When you become part of our dental family at Desert Dental, one of the things we want you to know is that we never take oral surgery lightly. Meaning, we’re going to do everything we can to protect your natural teeth and avoid the need to treat them surgically. However, sometimes we run out of options and safe, effective oral surgery with Dr. Wieseler is an excellent solution to have a healthier, happier smile.

We understand that no one really wants to hear they need surgery of any kind, anywhere on their body. That’s why we go out of our way to ensure your oral surgery experience is one that’s comfortable and worry-free. Dr. Wieseler has many exceptional dental talents and some of the most advanced technology in the dental field. He goes out of his way to complete most oral surgery treatments, including wisdom teeth removal, in the comfort of our Hermiston dental office. We don’t want you running around town searching for a specialist office that you’ve never been to before. For any dental treatment, especially oral surgery, we’ll always go out of our way to make sure you’re:

  • Informed every step of the way
  • Safe and secure
  • Happy and comfortable

If you think you could be an oral surgery candidate, we invite you to give the talented, caring team at Desert Dental a call!