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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.

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.

June 10, 2014

Get A Perfect Smile For Summer With Porcelain Veneers!

don't they just look splendid?One of the biggest things people are doing right now is preparing for summer. Getting their beach bodies ready and buying all of the food to make for the perfect outdoor barbeque, everyone is excited to finally be able to let their hair down and have some fun in the summer sun! One thing people may be overlooking is revamping their smile! If you have crooked, misaligned, chipped, or stained teeth, you may feel as though your smile will never be exactly the way you want it. There is no doubt you will meet many new people and reconnect with old friends this summer, and you may find it important to look the best you can. Fortunately, our doctors are able to give you the smile of your dreams thanks to porcelain veneers.

The start to getting your porcelain veneers begins with a consultation with our doctors. There, they will be able to fully assess your smile in its current state, as well as ask you about your future goals regarding your smile. This will also give you the chance to address any questions or concerns you may have, as we want you to be fully informed throughout the entire procedure. Once it is determined that you are a candidate, that is where the real fun begins!

Your natural tooth is prepared for your porcelain veneers by removing a small bit of enamel. This way, we are sure your mouth has enough space for your new smile! Your custom made porcelain veneers are then added, and are made permanent with dental resin cement. A simple procedure, but at the end, you are left with a completely new smile that anyone would be proud of showing off! If you are curious as to how we can help give your smile the makeover you deserve just in time for summer with porcelain veneers, make an appointment today, and the entire Elmbrook Family Dental team will be glad 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.

May 22, 2014

Toothbrush Maintenance Made Simple!

brushes1Making sure that you have excellent oral care is very important, not just for your mouth, but for your body as a whole. Many people do not realize that the how you care for your mouth is indicative to how the rest of your body functions, as [your mouth] is a portal to your other important functions and organs. Brushing and flossing your teeth every day are an excellent way in making sure your smile stays healthy, but making sure you have the right tools to take proper care of your smile is equally as important. In regards to your toothbrush, you may be surprised to find out just how important such a small tool is to the overall care of your person.

One of the most important things to remember when taking care of your toothbrush is to not share it with anyone. Sharing your toothbrush is the opportunity for saliva and other microorganisms to make your body their new home, increasing the risk of infections. Another important aspect in toothbrush maintenance is to rinse your toothbrush after brushing your teeth. That way, any remaining debris or toothpaste is down the drain and not in your mouth for the next time you brush your teeth. Do not make a habit of covering the toothbrush in any sort of closed container, as this is a way for microorganisms to breed and infect your toothbrush.

Replacing your toothbrush every three to four months is a very important aspect in taking care of your mouth. Over time, the bristles on your toothbrush will become worn, and lose its effectiveness in removing plaque and food particles. Be sure to check your toothbrush for wear and tear, and if you find it could use replacing, do so immediately. All of these tips will help you in having a beautiful, healthy smile. Remember, taking care of your toothbrush results in taking better care of your body!

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.

April 1, 2014

Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants

shutterstock_151587851Having gaps in your smile can make it difficult for you to be confident in your smile. Many people consider a smile a first impression, and when you are not secure, it can leave a damaging effect. Though dentures and partials may have crossed your mind as solutions, you may want something more permanent to your smile woes. At Elmbrook Family Dental, we understand how you feel with wanting a full, beautiful smile, which is why we offer dental implants to our patients.

A dental implant is composed of a titanium screw and a crown. Once it is considered that you are a candidate, the screw will be embedded into your jaw, and will fuse with your natural bone over time. After the post, the tooth-resembling crown is placed on top, making your new smile look natural, beautiful, and vibrant.

Although we do not install the posts ourselves, we work closely with a trusted oral surgeon or periodontist who are more than capable of performing excellent dental surgery. Drs. Brunner, Taibl, or Tack will be able to attach the crown, perfecting your smile. Because dental implants resemble a tooth’s natural structure, you will not have to worry about special techniques you have to do, adhesives, or any other annoying routines. All you will need is wanting a change and our talented staff!

Elmbrook Family Dental is committed to providing state-of-the art dental care for you and your family from our Brookfield, WI dental office. Call us today to learn more or schedule your next appointment.

February 17, 2014

Give Your Smile a Makeover with Porcelain Veneers!

Dude. She's really excited.When you are insecure about your smile, you may find it difficult have positive overall self-esteem. Many people consider a smile a first impression, and when you are not one hundred percent sure of your smile, it can really affect the way you look at yourself. Though many people are less than proud of their smile for many reasons, they may not think there is much they can do to rectify the situation. Lucky, our capable and experienced doctors offer their patients the smile makeover they need with the help of porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are a wonderful option for those who want to change their smile. Because it is a simple cosmetic procedure, it is becoming one of the most popular ways for people to revolutionize their smile in very little time. The process of porcelain veneers begins with a consultation with Dr. Brunner, Dr. Taibl, or Dr. Tack. There, they will be able to fully assess your smile in its current state, as well as ask you about your long term goals regarding your smile. You will also be able to bring up any questions or concerns you may have with the procedure.

If you are considered to be a candidate for porcelain veneers, we will create a custom set of veneers to match your smile exactly. Your natural tooth is prepared by removing a small bit of enamel, as to make room for your new smile. Once the teeth are prepared, your veneers are applied to your smile, and made permanent with dental resin cement. In as little as two appointments, your smile is able to be transformed from dull to dazzling.

Porcelain veneers are a wonderful opportunity to give back the confidence you may have lost being embarrassed by your smile. You can start to have the confidence to join your friends in a laugh, meet new people, and make that memorable first impression you have always wanted. If you’re interested in how we can help change your smile for the better, make an appointment with our amazing doctors, and we will be more than happy to help!

January 15, 2014

Our Practice Can Improve Your Smile With Dental Implants

For millions of people who have reservations regarding their smile can prevent them from living the way they want to. Whether it’s the color of your teeth, the misalignment, or the obvious gaps, insecurities about your smile make you cautious to laugh with your friends, smile, or even tell someone hello. A lot of people, though, are less than confident in their smile because they have teeth missing. Though there are a couple ways to handle the issue, dental implants at Elmbrook Family Dental may be a great option!

A consultation with our very experienced doctors is the first step in dental implanting. There, they will be able to get a better look at your smile and speak with you about your long term goals. Once you are considered to be a candidate, the fun begins. A metal implant, looking nearly identical to a screw, is embedded into your jaw bone. This screw-like metal implant is able to give your new teeth security and stability. Then the abutment is added, which is essentially a support system for the metal implant as well as the crown to be placed on top. After that, the tooth-resembling crown is cemented to the abutment, completing your new look!

With a nearly perfect success rate, dental implants will give you back the security may have lost. It can even improve your speech and ability to eat. Another plus with getting dental implants is the fact they look very natural. Smoothly blending in with your natural teeth, implants are a sure way for you to look AS natural as possible. Contact our office to see if you’re a candidate for dental implants, and celebrate the New Year with a new smile!

Elmbrook Family Dental is committed to providing state-of-the art dental care for you and your family from our Brookfield, WI dental office. Call us today to learn more or schedule your next appointment.

December 2, 2013

Use Your Dental Benefits Before 2014

fluoride11Though it may not seem important, taking advantage of your dental insurance before the year ends can save you money in the long run. Because most insurance companies run off of the calendar year, whatever benefits you haven’t used before midnight December 30 is long gone.

Not comparable to your cell phone minutes, your dental insurance benefits don’t roll over to the new year if you have not used them. You work hard for your benefits, and not taking advantage of them before the year is up can possible leave you wasting hundreds of dollars. If you use your benefits before the New Year, you’ll be able to take advantage of your deductible before it resets. It’ll also give you the ability to use up your annual maximums. Another important reason is to take care of any dental woes before they get any worse! Even though it may seem like a small stain or discomfort now, along the line, it can possibly mean a more extensive procedure.

If you are unsure about what your dental benefits may be or when they expire, ask your employer, or use the company handbook as a reference. Either way, being able to use your dental benefits before the year ends is beneficial for your money, and, more importantly, your teeth.

Elmbrook Family Dental is committed to providing state-of-the art dental care for you and your family from our Brookfield, WI dental office. Call us today to learn more or schedule your next appointment.

June 6, 2012

After Hours Dental Emergency?

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Picture this: It’s Friday night, you’re getting ready for a night on the town. You’re hungry so you decide to have a little snack…and all the sudden CRUNCH! That didn’t feel like a peanut! Your tongue starts to explore… there it is! Your molar broke. Maybe you’re in pain, maybe you aren’t…but one thing is for sure, you want this taken care of soon, BEFORE it starts hurting!

Or maybe this: It’s almost Christmas. You’ve still got a lot of shopping to do! You have a tooth that has been giving you grief on and off but nothing that makes you feel like an urgent care to your dentist is in order. So you ignore it, and figure you’ll call when the holiday is over. Christmas day: you wake up and your mouth is throbbing. Lightning bolts are shooting through your jaw and you don’t even want to open your presents! Is it too late?

How about this one: It’s three days before your wedding and you’re in a hurry to get the last minute details together. Your mind is elsewhere and your feet have a mind of their own. You fall and your worst nightmare comes true: you just broke your front tooth. What are you going to do with only 3 days until the wedding!?

Believe it or not, these are all real, true dental emergencies that we have treated at our Brookfield dental office. Our patients know and trust that they can call upon us at any hour of the day or night and we will deliver. New patients have commended us on our quick response and attention to detail when it comes to treating their emergencies. The bottom line is: we are here to help you.

If you find yourself in a dental disaster situation, please do not hesitate to call our office no matter what time of the day or week it is. If we are not in the office, you will find the number of our on-call dentist on our answering machine.

From Milwaukee to Waukesha and everything in between: we are here to help you! Call us today at 262-784-7201.

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Dr. Brunner, Dr. Taibl, Dr. Tack, and our entire team look forward to serving your family. Call our Brookfield, WI dental office at 262-784-7201 today to schedule your appointment. We're open early mornings and evenings for your convenience.

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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