Dr. Scharer and his team are committed to providing patients of all ages with high-quality, personalized dental care in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. The low-pressure environment in our dental practice allows us to get to know our patients on a personal level and develop strong relationships based on trust and communication. Our mission at Scharer Dental is to help you and your family enjoy a lifetime of great oral health and bright, happy smiles.
Providing great dentistry isn’t just about treating the problems that are already present. Prevention is key to a healthy smile. Schedule your visits at least once every six months to help avoid more extensive problems that require ongoing treatment.
Non-surgical periodontal therapy
Scharer Dental offers non-surgical services such as scaling and root planning to help maintain your periodontal health if you have signs of “gum disease.” Non-surgical methods can often be employed to treat early periodontal problems. If further treatment is necessary, Dr. Scharer works closely with a team of specialists to achieve the highest level of care.
Tooth colored Fillings
People today are uncomfortable with the idea of mercury-based fillings in their mouth. Dr. Scharer uses mercury-free, tooth colored, and nature-mimicking bonded composite fillings on both the front and back teeth.
Crowns are often the best way to restore a damaged tooth and return the tooth to proper function. All ceramic crowns, because they have no metal substructure, do not leave a grey line at the gum line and can be used in most situations. They are the most natural looking crowns available today.
Opalescence Boost is a chemically activated power whitening gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after just 40 minutes in the dental chair. The powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, so it doesn’t require a hot, uncomfortable light to work. Most patients notice zero to minimal sensitivity due to the addition of desensitizers in the whitening gel.
Root Canal Therapy
When the “nerve” in the middle of your tooth becomes damaged or infected, it can become painful and needs to be removed. A root canal is a procedure that removes the nerve tissue and replaces it with an inert filling material. Root canal treatment allows you to keep your natural tooth that is damaged and restore it to function, instead of have it extracted.
A single missing tooth once meant an unsightly problems. Two or more missing teeth often meant ill-fitting dentures or partial dentures that did little for the quality of your smile. Scharer dental has a solution – implant restorations. For many people this is the best way to recreate the smile you once treasured. The implant replaces the actual root of the tooth. A crown is then created around the implant, giving you a tooth that looks and feels natural. Partial dentures and even full dentures can be secured by implants.
- Night Guards
Many people grind their teeth or are afflicted with a condition termed “bruxism.” Some people grind their teeth during the day, however a larger problem is while you are asleep. Grinding your teeth can damage enamel, wear down teeth, cause jaw pain, or irritate your gums. If you grind your teeth you should consider a night guard. The night guard, which is very similar to a mouth guard athletes wear, provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. Our night guards are custom fitted from an impression and created by a dental lab. If you suspect you might be grinding your teeth at night set up an appointment with us today.
- Sleep Appliances
Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening medical condition which causes your body to stop breathing at night while you sleep. The muscles located in your throat relax and the tongue can fall back and close off the airways while you sleep, reducing the amount of oxygen you receive to all of your organs including your heart and brain. Patients who experience sleep apnea may snore loudly and stop breathing for short periods of time. When your body stops breathing, you awake for a short moment while you remain unaware. This can happen hundreds of times every night, and you commonly wake up in the morning feeling unrefreshed.
For many years, dentists have pioneered the use of oral appliance therapies for the treatment of sleep apnea and sleep related breathing disorders. An oral appliance is a device worn in the mouth only when you are sleeping. The device fits like a sports mouth guard or orthodontic retainer, and stops the airway from closing by either situating the tongue or supporting the jaw in a forward position. With the use of the oral appliance device, dentists can minimize, or stop all together, the symptoms of sleep apnea in mild to moderate cases. After proper diagnoses for sleep apnea or a sleep related breathing disorder from your physician, our dentist will help you choose and fit your personalized oral appliance that is relaxing, effective, and efficient for you. We will also provide each patient with long-term follow-up care.
Dental emergencies almost never happen during convenient times, we do everything we can to meet the dental emergency needs of our patients. At Scharer Dental we often evaluate and treat the emergency on the same day. Call to schedule an appointment: 715-845-6836