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By Green Bay Family Dentistry
March 07, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures

When was the last time you paid Dr. Adam M. Pasono at Green Bay Family Dentistry in Green Bay, WI, a visit? If you're like many people, chances are it was more than six months ago. We hear the reasons why people neglect regular dental visits all the time: lack of money or quality dental insurance, busy schedules, and fear. However, your twice-yearly checkups are so important for your dental health and your overall health as well.

You may brush your teeth twice a day and even floss, and your teeth may feel fine, but regular dental checkups with Dr. Pasono aren’t about addressing problems and reacting — they are about cavity prevention. No matter how much you brush and floss, there is still a chance that food or other debris can get lodged between your teeth, and there is also a chance that food and beverages can wear down your tooth enamel in between visits, making your teeth vulnerable to decay.

In addition to thorough teeth cleaning and polishing, these regular visits help us detect and prevent the onset of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. During your visit, we’ll check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. We’ll also check old fillings and restorations, as these can wear away over time from constant chewing, grinding, or clenching.

It's important to know that the majority of dental problems do not become visible or painful until they are highly advanced. And, unfortunately, serious oral issues are painful and expensive to treat. A deep cleaning twice a year by our team at Green Bay Family Dentistry is the best way to hit all the spots you may have missed with brushing and flossing and prevent any problems that may have gone unseen.

Make sure your teeth get the professional attention they deserve! If you’re overdue for your next cleaning, please give us a call at (920) 432-8492 to schedule an appointment at our convenient Green Bay, WI, office!

By Green Bay Family Dentistry
September 30, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Cleanings  

A dental professional performing professional teeth cleaning does more than just give you a clean mouth. Regular cleanings and checkups help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Poor oral hygiene eventually leads to more significant health problems. Having your teeth professionally cleaned is an essential step in maintaining the overall wellness of your mouth. Dr. Adam Pasono of Green Bay Family Dentistry in Green Bay, WI, and his talented team, perform professional teeth cleanings thousands of times per year.

Benefits of Professional Teeth Cleanings by a Dentist in Green Bay, WI

When you work with a dentist in Green Bay, WI, such as one found at Green Bay Family Dentistry in Green Bay, WI, you'll find that your mouth will start to feel lighter and clearer once you've had professional teeth cleaning done. The primary function of deep dental cleaning is to remove the tartar that has built up under the gumline of each tooth.

Tartar is dried bits of plaque, saliva, and food bits formed into a hardened material between the gums and the teeth. It is impossible to remove it through regular brushing and flossing alone. Only trained dentists and dental teams can remove the tartar in a safe, effective manner. By removing the tartar, it no longer has a chance to fester, causing inflamed or eroding gums.

What Happens During Professional Teeth Cleanings

When you come into the office, you're seated comfortably in one of our exam chairs. Your mouth is X-rayed using the least invasive methods possible. Then a dental technician will come in and begin removing the tartar from each tooth and from under the gumline around each tooth with small tools. When finished, your teeth are polished and flossed.

The Worry Over It Having Been Too Long Since Your Last Visit

While the primary benefits of having professional teeth cleaning can be seen if it's done at least twice a year, we also know that it may have been much longer for you for various reasons. If you don't have dental insurance, we have affordable payment options.

Some people worry that if it's been too long that their teeth might fall out, or other bad things might happen once we get in there and start cleaning. We find the opposite to be true. Many uncomfortable issues a person has begin clearing up shortly after cleaning is done, simply because we've removed the tartar and excess harmful bacteria.

If you're seeking a dentist in Green Bay, WI, look no further than Dr. Pasono at Green Bay Family Dentistry in Green Bay, WI, for all your dental needs! Call the office at (920) 432-8492 for an appointment today.

By Green Bay Family Dentistry
December 10, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Broken Crown   Broken Bridge  

Bridges and crowns could last for multiple years, even decades for bridges. However, they will eventually require replacing or fixing. Dental crowns and bridges are basically fixed dental appliances that are bonded to existing teeth or dental implants to replace one or several missing teeth.

You may need to have a crown or dental bridge repaired when it gets damaged or if your dentist at Green Bay Family Dentistry in Green Bay, WI, Dr. Adam Pasono, finds an issue during your checkup.

Repairing a Dental Crown

Unless the crown’s damaged part is causing you pain or soreness because it’s jagged, you can wait the following day to see your dentist. Meanwhile, check the crown to see if there are dislodged or missing pieces. If your crown is loose enough, try pulling it off to avoid swallowing it.

If the tooth under the crown has chipped or is sensitive, apply pressure to it using some gauze. If you can’t visit your dentist immediately, apply some dental cement, which you can find at a drugstore, to safeguard your tooth until your appointment.

Depending on the severity of the damage to your crown, repairing it might be possible. For minor chips, your dentist in Green Bay, WI, may try repairing it with dental bonding made of composite resin that will match your crown’s color. In some instances, the crown might just need smoothening and reshaping. On the other hand, you might need a new dental crown if the crack or chip is severe and irreparable.

Repairing a Dental Bridge

As with dental crowns, the repair methods for fixing a bridge will depend on what caused it to fail. For instance, if the problem stems from an abutment tooth, removal is necessary. This means breaking the bridge, treating the abutment tooth, and then replacing the bridge if the abutment tooth is still healthy.

Otherwise, your dentist may suggest replacing the abutment tooth with an implant that will support your new dental bridge. On the other hand, if only the bridge’s porcelain coating is fractured or chipped, your dentist will only need to fix the coating. In some cases, damaged pontic teeth can likewise be repaired depending on the severity of the problem.

Having Problems with Dental Bridge or Crown? We Can Help

Dial (920) 432-8492 to arrange an assessment with Dr. Adam Pasono, your dentist here at Green Bay Family Dentistry in Green Bay, WI, now.

By Green Bay Family Dentistry
March 10, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants offer the newest way to replace missing teeth. Whether you've lost one tooth or all of them, your Green Bay, WI, dentist, Dr. Adam Pasano, can help you rebuild your smile with implants.

How you can improve your smile with dental implants

Dental implants may be an excellent restoration option for you if:

  • You're unhappy with the gaps in your smile.
  • You're having difficulty chewing or speaking clearly due to tooth loss.
  • You lost a tooth due to trauma, decay or another dental issue.
  • You want a long-term replacement option.
  • You've been looking for an alternative to removable dentures.

Implants replace your natural tooth roots and completely restore missing teeth, from the root at the bottom to the crown at the top. The implants themselves are tiny posts made of titanium, a biocompatible metal that bonds to your jawbone. Bonding starts as soon as the posts are implanted in the bone and takes about three to six months.

Your new teeth wouldn't be much good if they only consisted of roots. Adding dental crowns to the top of the implants is the final step in the implants process. The crowns fill in the gaps in your smile and make it possible to chew. Once the crowns are connected to the implants, your new tooth is complete.

Implants help protect your oral health

Dental implants not only restore your appearance and your ability to chew easily, but also offer these advantages:

  • Excellent Biting Power: Strong roots are necessary for biting into tough or hard foods. Since your dental implants are securely attached to your mouth, you'll be able to eat these foods easily and won't experience a decline in your biting power.
  • A New Option for Denture Wearers: Implant-supported dentures can make wearing dentures more comfortable and improve your biting power. Each upper or lower denture can be attached to as few as four implants or may be connected to a metal framework.
  • No Changes to Your Other Teeth: The alignment of your teeth can change after tooth loss if other teeth begin to shift. Shifting can cause teeth to overlap, affecting your appearance and your bite.
  • Stronger Jawbone: Although you can't feel a thing, your tooth roots continually press against your jawbone and keep it strong. After tooth loss, the bone can begin to shrink due to loss of stimulation. If shrinking is severe, tooth loss and facial sagging can occur. Dental implants stimulate your jawbone the same way your natural roots did and prevent these tooth loss consequences.

Transform your smile with dental implants! Call your dentist in Green Bay, WI, Dr. Pasano, at (920) 432-8492 to schedule an appointment.

By Green Bay Family Dentistry
May 28, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Bonding  

Big SmileHow Bonding Can Improve Your Smile

Want a better smile? Bonding is a procedure in which a resin material is applied to the teeth to improve a patient's smile. With bonding, you have one of the fastest, easiest and most affordable dental treatments at your disposal. Led by Dr. Adam Pasono, Green Bay Family Dentistry (located in Green Bay, WI) offers a complete range of dental services to their patients. Read on to find out how bonding can improve your smile.

1. Make teeth longer. Even when your teeth are a normal length, if your gums cover too much of your teeth, it can cause your teeth to appear short. Sometimes dental bonding is used to make the teeth look longer or to change their shape, so that they appear more attractive. The bonding material is placed on the teeth, shaped, and sculpted. A light is used to help the material harden and set. The bonded teeth are then polished and buffed for a smooth finish.

2. Close gapped teeth. Diastemas are gaps or spaces between two teeth. These spaces can form anywhere in the mouth. It's possible to fix gaps cosmetically through the use of dental bonding. During the procedure, your dental provider applies tooth-colored resin to both teeth, filling in the gap.

3. Repair dental cavities. Dental bonding is routinely used to repair cavities. A cavity forms when decay destroys enamel (the outer layer of your teeth). Causes of tooth decay include sipping sugary beverages, frequent snacking, bacteria in the mouth, and poor dental hygiene. Untreated cavities can cause infection, tooth pain and tooth loss. Dental bonding is an effective way to treat decay.

4. Fix broken teeth. Broken teeth can be fixed by any dental practitioner. Bonding can improve the appearance of teeth that are cracked, chipped, or broken. If your tooth is chipped, cracked, or fractured, see your dental provider in Green Bay, WI, as soon as possible. Otherwise, your tooth could become infected or be damaged further.

5. Whiten your smile. Dental bonding can improve the appearance of teeth that are stained. The bonding material will mask discoloration to instantly create a brighter smile. The material used in bonding is a plastic material that matches the patient's tooth color as closely as possible.

Have an attractive smile. Improve your confidence. Gain quality of life. Dental bonding will do you and your smile a world of good. Call Green Bay Family Dentistry at (920) 432-8492 today to schedule a dental consultation in Green Bay, WI. You will experience exemplary service and state-of-the-art care at Green Bay Family Dentistry!