Everyone deserves to enjoy a strong, confident set of teeth, and our team at Gufford Dental is here to help make that goal come true for patients of all ages here in Fremont, NE. If your smile isn’t at its best because of damage or decay, Dr. Justin Gufford offers several quality restorative services that can bring back the functional, reliable dental structure you need. Feel free to contact us today if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule your first appointment. We always welcome new patients from Valley, NE and other surrounding areas!
A dental crown is a custom restoration that is designed to cover an individual tooth, rebuilding its natural shape and appearance while preserving the remaining structure underneath. Dr. Gufford may recommend this treatment in a variety of circumstances, such as when patients are faced with extensive tooth decay, a significant injury, cosmetic imperfections, or weakened enamel.
Are you struggling with one or more consecutive teeth that have been lost altogether? In this case, a dental bridge could provide the sturdy replacement you need. Unlike a traditional denture, bridges are “anchored” in place within the mouth through additional dental crowns that attach to adjacent natural teeth, essentially making them permanent.
Attractive, all-ceramic materials are available for both crowns and bridges so that patients can maintain their natural appearance. If you have a busy schedule that doesn’t allow for multiple dental appointments, that isn’t a problem either – same-day CEREC restorations are available!
Tooth-colored fillings are a valuable alternative to the traditional amalgam materials of the past, allowing Dr. Gufford to correct cavities in a much more aesthetically pleasing fashion. The high-quality composite resin offers several shades that can be matched to your enamel, and it’s precisely sculpted into place so that the final result is virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your smile.
In addition to their appearance, tooth-colored fillings offer many other advantages to patients in need, such as:
Whether you’ve lost several teeth, an arch of teeth, or even your entire mouthful, our team strongly believes that it’s never too late to regain a smile you can take pride in. Dentures are a convenient, reliable, and cost-effective solution to extensive tooth loss, and Dr. Gufford can design a custom-made full or partial prosthetic that suits your unique mouth well. The denture will be designed to stay in place with the help of natural suction or brackets/clasps, and its removable nature makes cleaning and storage simple. Alternatively, if you’re searching for a more permanent replacement, implant-retained dentures are also available at our Fremont practice!
Many patients become nervous when the words “root canal” are brought up, but this procedure is actually a highly successful and relieving option for patients who are suffering from an extreme dental infection that may otherwise result in tooth extraction. Dr. Gufford will access the vulnerable inner area of your aggravated tooth, removing diseased pulp and cleaning the canals. After sealing the tooth, a customized dental crown can rebuild its strength and appearance as a finishing touch. Countless natural teeth treated with root canal therapy go on to last for many more years to come!
While it’s never our first choice, there are circumstances where extracting one or more teeth may be necessary. You might have experienced a traumatic injury to the mouth, or one of your children could have a “baby” tooth that needs to be removed to make way for an emerging adult tooth. Patients of all ages can rest assured that we’ll handle this process as smoothly and comfortably as possible, and Dr. Gufford can consult with you about tooth replacement services as needed to ensure that your smile stays at its fullest potential.
The third molars (more commonly referred to as the “wisdom teeth”) are the last adult teeth to emerge into a patient’s smile, usually arriving somewhere between the ages of 16 and 22. However, most people don’t actually have enough room left in their mouth to accommodate them, which can lead to impaction, overcrowding, and other serious concerns that may affect your oral health and overall wellbeing. At Gufford Dental, our team will keep a close eye on developing wisdom teeth in younger patients, and Dr. Gufford may recommend extraction as a preventive measure if there seems to be trouble on the horizon.
If the thought of an impending dental procedure makes you feel nervous or fearful, it’s all right – our dental team understands these emotions very well, and we do our best to create a comfortable atmosphere for patients where they can feel at ease. Nitrous oxide (also known as “laughing gas”) is available as a mild sedative that can calm your nerves throughout the appointment, and what’s even better is that the effects wear off in minutes, which means you can get right back to work or errands without missing a beat.