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October 21, 2014

Are Partial Dentures Right for You?

497239825A “partial” is a term most people use to refer to a partial denture. Dentures are custom-made prosthetic teeth, usually attached to a gum colored plastic plate. If you are missing more than one tooth but you have mostly healthy teeth, getting a custom-fitted partial to replace your missing teeth is a good solution. Partial dentures can be set up in multiple ways. It’s important to replace any missing teeth to prevent the shifting and misalignment of your other teeth and to maintain normal oral functions like eating and speaking clearly. If you need to replace your missing teeth, make an appointment with the experienced and attentive dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. The dentists at Elmbrook Family Dental proudly serve patients throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin and nearby areas.

Types of Partial Dentures

Partial dentures can be either fixed or removable. Removable partial dentures fit in the mouth with metal clasps that hook onto surrounding teeth and require daily maintenance. Fixed partials, also known as bridges, are partials that are anchored to surrounding healthy teeth by a dental bridge. Dental bridges require the surrounding teeth to be shaped and fitted with dental crowns (caps) to allow more room for the bridge and partial denture to fit comfortably in the mouth. Partial dentures can also be attached to a dental implant. Dental implants are tiny titanium rods that replace missing tooth roots and maintain the integrity of the jawbone. Partial dentures attached to dental implants are securely snapped onto the implant but can be easily removed.

Quality Partial Dentures in Brookfield, WI

Although dental implants offer the most benefits, individual medical factors may affect your eligibility to get dental implants. In some cases, removable partial dentures may be the best option. The choice should be made in a consultation with your dentist. Make an appointment with the gentle dentists of Elmbrook Family Dental today. Elmbrook Family Dental currently serves patients throughout Brookfield, WI, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, New Berlin and surrounding communities.

October 15, 2014

2014 Dental Insurance Benefits

Filed under: News — Amanda @ 12:32 pm

We hope you have been having a wonderful year!  As the end of 2014 is quickly approaching, we are writing to share a tip that can help you take full advantage of any dental insurance benefits you may have remaining.

Every year you receive a maximum amount of dollars from your dental insurance company that you or your employer pays for. Those of you who have incomplete treatment ought to utilize your available benefits otherwise this paid benefit is lost for the year.

If you have funds set aside in a flexible spending account (FSA) or healthcare saving account (HSA), now is the time to schedule treatment so your copayment amounts can be applied to this year’s deductions.

Your health is important to us and we want to provide the care you deserve. Calling ASAP will afford you the opportunity to obtain a more convenient appointment time. We find that the holiday season is always our “busy time”, as patients wait to call last minute to use these benefits. So call soon and we will happily accommodate your schedule.

 

Call today to schedule your appointment!

Straighten Your Smile with Ease Using Invisalign

177000598Having a beautiful, straight smile is something that many people strive for, and they are willing to go to great lengths in order to achieve it. If you have always wanted a straight smile but have been deterred because of the idea of having a mouth full of metal, you may be living with a smile that you are merely settling for. If you have a smile that is misaligned or gapped, you may feel as though you will not be able to achieve the smile of your dreams while still being able to look like your natural self. If you feel as though that is the case, you no longer need to worry. Our doctors are able to align your smile with absolute ease by offering Invisalign to their patients.

One of the amazing things about Invisalign is the fact you are able to gently straighten your smile without being obvious about your treatment. When you come in for your appointment, our doctors will be able to sit down and discuss your wants and needs, deciding whether or not Invisalign is right for you. They will take impressions of your smile, and send them to a dental lab to have your aligning trays made. Each tray is custom made just for you, and each one signifies a new stage in your straightening process. By having the trays made just for you, this ensures amazing results and a personalized treatment. The trays sit nearly invisibly on your smile, so you are able to smile and communicate with confidence! All you have to do is wear each tray for a certain amount of time, and when you are ready to begin the next phase of your straightening process, simply remove the aligner you are wearing and apply the next one in the set! If you would like our doctors to help you straighten your smile using Invisalign, contact our office, and we would love to help!

Elmbrook Family Dental is committed to providing state-of-the art dental care for you and your family from our Brookfield, WI dental office. We are able to take care of whatever cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry needs you may have. We proudly serve patients from Brookfield, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, and New Berlin. Call us today to learn more or schedule your next appointment.

September 15, 2014

Quick tips to keeping a healthy smile!

Filed under: News — Amanda @ 7:18 pm

On a daily basis, we put our teeth through a lot of work! While those pearly whites are helping you to smile, bite into those yummy sandwiches and chew up that fantastic food, we need to remember to keep them safe from gum disease, breaking and decay. Follow these simply steps to lower your risks:

Use your teeth for biting and chewing food. Contrary to what a lot of us do, teeth are not made for removing tags from that adorable new shirt you just bought. Or as a bottle opener! Yup, we’ve seen it all. Using your teeth for things like this can cause to chips, cracks or breaks. Don’t worry, if you didn’t read this blog in time, we are only a phone call away and can get you fixed!

Avoid sipping on juice, sports drinks, coffee, soda and diet soda all day. These liquid sugars and acids pose a much lower risk when they are consumed with a meal. Just remember the catchy phrase: “Sip all day, get decay.”

Brush twice daily and floss daily! Rinse with water between meals or chew sugar free gum. Having these simple things in your routine greatly reduce your chances of getting gum disease, cavities and build up.

See your favorite Elmbrook Family Dental team members twice yearly for routine cleanings, exams and x-rays. Early detection and prevention lead to lower cost dental visits in the future!

August 28, 2014

What is Xylitol?

Filed under: News — Amanda @ 8:55 pm

Many of you have consumed xylitol and didn’t even know it. So let us tell you a little bit about what it is, and how it can help improve your dental health.

Xylitol is a product often used as a sugar alternative. It is the main ingredient in a few common sugar free chewing gums than many of us chew. It is what makes your piece of gum sweet and tasty! So, how is it so good for your teeth? Use of xylitol through chewing gum, xylitol mints, toothpaste or other products may lower your risk of getting tooth decay by a third. It helps to stimulate a healthy salivary flow and can promote remineralization of enamel. Less cavities? Sounds good to us!

Next time you’re in the check out lane at the grocery store, stop and check out labels on the sugar free gum. Consider chewing a piece after meals, or when your mouth is feeling a little dry. Xylitol products and a good water intake can play a key role in pushing off your next trip to the dentist.

August 27, 2014

Brighten Your Smile with Teeth Whitening

470755023One thing that many people strive for is a bright, dazzling smile. When you see smiles in the magazines and on television, one thing they all have in common is the fact that their teeth are white and beautiful. Unfortunately, not everyone is secure in their smiles, and can really have an impact on the way they feel about themselves. Our smiles collect stains over time, and it can really affect the way your smile looks as a whole throughout the years. Though you may feel as though there is nothing you can do, our doctors are able to brighten your smile the way you want by offering teeth whitening to their patients at their Brookfield, WI dental office.

There are so many things that contribute to our smiles dulling over the years, such as coffee, wine, tea, certain medications, genetics, aging, and dyes in food. We offer both Zoom! Whitening and Kör Deep Bleaching to our patients, ensuring your results are amazing. We offer our patients a couple of options to whiten their smiles, ensuring your absolute comfort and convenience. With in-office teeth whitening, we are able to dramatically improve the look and brightness of your smile in as little as an hour. When you come in for your appointment, we will place the whitening gel onto your smile and activate it with a light. In about an hour, your smile will be up to eight shades whiter!

The second option is at-home teeth whitening, which really appeals to those who wish to have a more gradual change in their smile. We will custom make whitening trays just for you, making sure your results are amazing and also offering a personalized cosmetic treatment. We will also give you the whitening gel, allowing you to fill the trays with the whitening gel at home. All you have to do is wear the trays for a certain amount of time each day, and in about two weeks, your smile is bright and mesmerizing! If you would like our doctors to help brighten your smile using teeth whitening, contact our office today!

Elmbrook Family Dental is committed to providing state-of-the art dental care for you and your family from our Brookfield, WI dental office. We are able to take care of whatever cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry needs you may have. We proudly serve patients from Brookfield, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, and New Berlin. Call us today to learn more or schedule your next appointment.

August 1, 2014

Welcome Baby Henry

Filed under: News — Amanda @ 3:04 pm

AAAs many of you may have heard, our hygienist Miranda had her baby boy! Beautiful Henry Ray was born on July 8th. He weighed 10 lbs 6oz and was 22 inches long. He is absolutely adorable and very easy going. Mom and baby are doing great.

July 25, 2014

Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants

480753457When you have teeth missing from your smile, you may find it difficult to live the life you truly want to live. Having a smile that is not complete can be detrimental to the way you feel about yourself, as well as the way you interact with the people around you. Many people consider a smile a first impression, and if that is compromised in a negative way, the effects can be detrimental. Our smiles are what we use to show friendliness to others, communicate, and nourish ourselves, and not having a smile you are proud of can put all of that at risk. Thankfully, our doctors are able to give you the smile you have always wanted by offering dental implants at their Brookfield, WI dental office.

Many people may not know this, but if you have a smile that is not complete, it can put your mouth and your body at risk. When you have teeth missing from your smile, it puts you more at risk for gum disease, TMJ, bone loss, tooth loss, a misaligned bite, can cause the other teeth in your mouth to shift in order to make up for the extra space, and much more. It is very important to rectify the issue as soon as you can. Unlike dentures and partials, dental implants are a permanent solution to your smile woes, allowing you to feel secure at all times.

Drs. Brunner, Taibl,and Tack work closely with an oral surgeon who places your implants. It is important to first have a consultation, as we will have to evaluate the current state of your smile and determine whether or not dental implants are right for you. You will also be able to use that time to bring up any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure, as we want you to feel as comfortable throughout the entire process as possible. Once the implants are placed, there will be a healing period where the implant will fuse with your jaw bone, generating new bone growth. The implant replaces the missing tooth root, allowing for your smile to be as healthy as possible. Once the healing time as passed, our doctors will restore your implant with a crown. The crown exactly resembles a tooth, allowing for your new smile to look as natural as possible. If you would like our doctors to help you restore your smile using dental implants, contact our office today!

Elmbrook Family Dental is committed to providing state-of-the art dental care for you and your family from our Brookfield, WI dental office. We are able to take care of whatever cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry needs you may have. We proudly serve patients from Brookfield, Elm Grove, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Waukesha, and New Berlin. Call us today to learn more or schedule your next appointment.

July 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Dr Tack

Filed under: News — Amanda @ 7:50 pm

Today we celebratedaa Dr Tacks 33rd birthday with some yummy (but mostly healthy) snacks! Dr Tack enjoyed a dinner at Harbor House with some of her good friends on Monday. She was able to spend some time with her Mom and got a mani/pedi, and also got her groove on to some great reggae music at the Skyline Music festival. She enjoyed every moment of the great music despite the rain.

We hope you had a wonderful birthday Dr Tack! We are thankful to be able to celebrate with you and are so glad you’re part of the team.

July 2, 2014

Celebrating 60!!

Filed under: News — Amanda @ 3:26 pm

Our front desk team member Linda, celebrated her 60th birthday this June! In case you haven’t noticed, we LOVE having things to celebrate here at the office, and we LOVE havAing good food! The front desk staff teamed up and brought in lots of yummy treats along with this beautiful cake. Linda has been a member of our front desk team for almost 3 years. She celebrated her big day by taking a nice road trip up to Door County with her husband Ron and had a blast! When she came back, she was sure to enjoy some pizza and cake with her 3 wonderful children. Happy Birthday Linda!! Cheers to a wonderful year and many more to come.

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Elmbrook Family Dental

125 North Executive Dr. Suite 105
Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005

Phone: (262) 784-7201
Fax: (262) 784-054?

Office Hours

Monday-Tuesday: 7:30 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am to 7:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm

125 North Executive Drive #105, Brookfield, WI 53005 USA
Dr. Brandon Brunner Elmbrook Family Dental offers cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and restorative dental care to families in Brookfield, New Berlin, Elmgrove, and Waukesha. (262) 784-7201 (262) 784-0542 frontdesk@elmbrookfamilydental.com