Family Dentistry, Delivering Confident Smiles
Good practices to keep your teeth clean and healthy include regular brushing and flossing, but sometimes this just isn’t enough. If teeth discoloration is an issue, you can visit your dentist and request a teeth whitening. In Oshkosh, teeth whitening is a very common procedure that is performed and patients are very pleased with the results. We offer a take-home bleaching system for our patients who desire a brighter smile. If you start to develop any sensitivity, stop using the bleaching for a couple days and brush with a sensitive toothpaste. We monitor your progress when bleaching so you can get your desired results.
A crown, often referred to as a “cap,” is placed on a tooth for many reasons including, a fractured tooth, a very large filling, or a very large area of decay. It is used to provide support and strengthen the tooth. Crowns are made from all porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or all metal. The best options for your tooth are discussed at your appointment. A crown is recommended when:
A tooth has a large restoration (filling), which makes the tooth weak
There is a fracture in the tooth, which makes the tooth weak
A cusp of a tooth is missing
A partial denture or a tooth adjacent to it needs support
A bridge is used to replace missing teeth by anchoring a fake tooth in between two crowns. When one or more teeth are missing the teeth adjacent to the space are likely to start drifting into the open space. A bridge will hold the teeth in place and replace the teeth missing.
White Composite Fillings
White composite fillings are used to replace broken down tooth structure providing the tooth with more stability and structure. Fillings can be either silver or white (composite). Our office only uses uses composite fillings to restore teeth. Advantages of composite fillings over silver amalgam fillings:
- They contain no mercury
- You are able to eat on them right away
- They are visibly appealing
- Composites require less removal of tooth structure
Dentures & Partial Dentures
Both partial and full dentures are removable appliances used to replace missing teeth. A partial denture is used to replace a few or some of the teeth and a full arch (upper/lower jaw) denture is used to replace all the teeth on the arch.
An extraction is a procedure used to remove the entire tooth (crown and root) from the mouth. A tooth may need to be extracted for the following reasons:
If the tooth is non-restorable
If there is a fracture that extends down the root of the tooth
If there is an infection and a root canal is not possible
We extract many teeth in our office and also work closely with local oral surgeons for the extractions we elect to refer out.
Dental Implant Restoration
A dental implant restoration is an option for replacing missing teeth. An implant is a titanium screw that is surgically placed into the bone by a surgeon. After healing (osseointegration) occurs, an impression is taken and an abutment and customized implant crown are fabricated and permanently cemented over the implant. Implants are considered the best long-term permanent replacement for missing teeth, in most cases. They function and look very similar to natural teeth.
Good practices to keep your teeth clean and healthy include regular brushing and flossing, but sometimes this just isn’t enough. If teeth discoloration is an issue, you can visit your dentist and request a teeth whitening.
What Our Patients Have to Say
My experience was positive from beginning to end. I was able to fill out paperwork online before I arrived. Staff members were cordial and helpful. During my consultation, Dr. Wihlm gave me accurate and specific dental information related to my situation, while honoring my personal questions and concerns. As a new resident of Oshkosh, I am very happy to be able to take "find a new dentist" off my list.
Dr. Wihlm is a kind and caring dentist. My experience has always been pleasant. The staff is wonderful and friendly. I enjoy the small personal touches too, like a blanket and the massage feature on the chair.
My 1.5 year old had his first appointment today with the staff at Wihlm Dental.
From the moment we walked into the door, I felt extremely welcome! They knew my sons name without me even needing to tell them.
Dr. Wihlm ( personally and professionally) is an amazing person!
Her practice is 100% family friendly , and I will Recommend it to everyone!
The whole team at Wihlm is wonderful. My family and I always feel like we’re walking into a friends house when we go there. Hailey H is, hands down, the best hygienist I’ve ever had. I always recommend people go to Wihlm.
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Payment is expected at the time of services. A 5% discount is offered for immediate payment in full made with cash or a check. This offer does not apply for insurance payments or third party reimbursement made on your behalf. Wihlm Dental works with most dental insurance plans, we will gladly submit your claims to the insurance company.
Wihlm Dental is a preferred provider for Delta Dental.
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