From routine cleanings and fillings to implants and Invisalign, Jamie L. Hafke, DDS, and Associates is equipped to handle all of your dental needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
- Cosmetic Bonding
- Crowns and Bridges
- White Composite and Porcelain Fillings
- Porcelain Veneers
- Teeth Whitening
- Root Canal Therapy
- Periodontal Therapy
- Removable Full and Partial Dentures
- TMJ Therapy and Mouthguards
- CEREC Crowns
- Dental Implants
Bonding is a quick, easy and painless way to repair teeth that are aesthetically flawed. Bonded fillings, which are less expensive than porcelain veneers, can address chips, stains and gaps in teeth. They also do not require the removal of any tooth structure, allowing for dramatic results in just a single visit.
Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns are the most common treatment for teeth that are broken or structurally damaged. “Caps” or crowns reconstruct a tooth to its natural shape and size by replacing the outermost layer of the tooth. The crown is permanently bonded to the existing tooth, restoring strength, appearance and function.
Missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift, while a misaligned smile can impact several activities, including chewing and speaking. A custom-made bridge fills gaps by permanently bonding crowns attached to adjacent teeth.
White Composite and Porcelain Fillings
Patients may choose between white composite and porcelain fillings, both of which can replace silver fillings. Jamie L. Hafke, DDS, and Associates does not use silver fillings because silver requires more tooth structure to be removed and also contains mercury. Composite and porcelain fillings are stronger, safer and identical in color to natural, healthy teeth.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that can hide larger flaws such as discoloration, gaps and crooked teeth. Your dentist will first need to remove a small amount of enamel from each tooth before bonding the veneers permanently. Veneers are durable and natural looking. With proper care, they can last for many years. Learn more about Veneers.
Over time drinks, food, cigarettes and age can discolor teeth. Our experienced dental team uses the Lumibrite Whitening System, with state-of-the-art Plasma Arc curing light, to safely and comfortably enhance your smile in about an hour. Teeth are typically six to eight times brighter following whitening.
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional orthodontic braces that utilizes custom-made, clear aligners to straighten teeth. Patients wear a series of removable aligners for gradual shifting of the teeth. With Invisalign you can skip bands and wires that may irritate your mouth and straighten your smile without metal braces!
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, can have a major impact on a person's overall health. The build up of plaque and tartar above and below the gum tissue leads to inflammation and infection, causing the bone that supports the teeth to break down. The goal of periodontal therapy is to remove plaque and tartar and eliminate infection to halt bone breakdown. Specially designed ultrasonic cleaners and antibiotics placed below the gumline reduce infection and, in some cases, prevent the need for periodontal surgery. Re-evaluation and consistent therapy are essential for managing periodontal disease.
Removable Full and Partial Dentures
Missing teeth can result in sagging facial muscles, the inability to eat certain foods or even the inability to speak clearly. If you have lost most or all of your natural teeth to periodontal disease, decay, or injury, a full or partial denture may be right for you. Both full and partial dentures serve as realistic substitutes for a patient’s original teeth. Being fitted for dentures is a simple process that occurs over several visits, throughout which the patient never needs to be without teeth.
CEREC technology allows our team to restore crowns in one visit. The high-grade porcelain crown is designed and milled in-office using CAD-CAM technology, eliminating the need for bad-tasting and messy impressions. CEREC crowns often require less tooth structure removal, keeping the tooth strong and natural looking.
A dental implant is a permanent replacement for a lost tooth that acts as the root for a crown. Implants help patients chew and prevent the jaw from deteriorating. Learn more about Dental Implants.