All six of our LADD Dental Group locations provide high quality general and cosmetic dentistry. A few of the procedures we offer are: composite fillings, crowns, bridges, veneers, partials, dentures, extractions, as well as IV and oral conscious sedation.
Dr. Tara Emerick is our board certified orthodontist. She specializes in Invisalign, tradtional and clear braces, as well as advanced orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Jason Au-Yeung is our board certified dental implant specialist. He works along with Dr. Paez, who is our board certified prosthodontist. Together they are able to provide the gold standard in dental implant care.
We have two board certified dental specialist that specialize in wisdom teeth extractions. Our specialists can preform the procedure using IV sedation, oral conscious sedation, nitrous, or just local anesthetic. Whatever standard of care the patient wishes to have, we can provide.
Dr. Andrew Schemehorn has been providing the North Central Indiana community with quality endodontic care for the past twenty years! He and his team have extensive clinical experience providing root canal therapy for patients of all ages.
Lori, is our outstanding #dental #hygienist in #Greentown. She brings with her a vast array of clinical experience, and always puts patient care first!! We are truly grateful to have Lori on our dental team, and we know that our patients are in excellent hands when they are in her care! Give us a call today at (765) 628-3770, and experience the LADD Dental difference!
Dental implants replace natural missing teeth. Dental implants are posts surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone. They replace one or more teeth that are next to each other. Implants are an effective way to replace missing natural teeth. When teeth are lost because of disease or an accident, dental implants may be a good option. You may want to choose dental implants if:
People may choose implants to replace a single tooth, more than one tooth, or support a full set of dentures. Dental implants are made out of titanium (a strong, lightweight metal) and other materials. Millions of implants are placed by dentists every year in the United States, which makes them a very common and popular option for replacing teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants offer firm support to natural teeth and have many benefits, including these:
Single Tooth Dental Implant: A single tooth implant replaces the missing tooth's roots. it is a stand-alone unit and does not involve treating the teeth next to it. *If you are missing one or more teeth, there are many reasons why you should replace them:
An implant-supported bridge replaces the lost natural teeth and some of the tooth roots when more than one tooth is missing. Unlike traditional bridges, an implant-supported bridge does not need support from the teeth next to it. Implant-Supported DentureIf you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported denture can replace the missing teeth and some of the tooth roots. Because the bone in your jaw actually grows around the implants, an implant-supported denture tends to be comfortable and stable. This allows you the ability to bite and chew naturally. Steps of Placing a Dental ImplantTreatment will depend on your personal case and can take only one day, several months, or somewhere in between. Discuss with your Ladd dentist which type of implant is best for you. Then, we create a treatment plan for you. Implant placement usually involves 3 main steps:
Replacement teeth usually take some time to make. In the meantime, your Ladd dentist, periodontist, or oral surgeon may give you a temporary crown, bridge or denture. This will help you eat and speak normally untilyour permanent replacement teeth are ready. Talk to your LADD dentist or one of our dental implant specialists to see if implants are right for youImplants are not an option for everyone. You should be in good health and/or cleared by your doctor before scheduling any implant surgery.
If your LADD provider does recommend dental implant treatment:
Teeth whitening can be one of the simplest and least expensive ways to improve your smile.
Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored porcelain or resin that cover the front surface of the teeth. After removing about a half-millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, these thin shells are bonded (cemented) to the front of the teeth, changing their color, shape, size, or length. Veneers are often called “Hollywood teeth."
In dental bonding, a tooth-colored, putty-like resin, which is a durable plastic material, is applied to the tooth and hardened with an ultraviolet or laser light, bonding the material to the tooth. Your dentist then trims, shapes, and polishes it. Bonding can repair decayed, chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth; it is also a good cosmetic alternative to, or replacement for, amalgam or silver fillings.
A dental crown, also called a cap, fits over and replaces the entire decayed or damaged tooth above the gum line, restoring its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns keep a weak tooth from breaking or hold a cracked tooth together; they can be used cosmetically to cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth. Crowns can be made from metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin, or ceramic.
Inlays And Onlays
Inlays and onlays, also called indirect fillings, are made from gold, porcelain, or composite materials and fill decayed or damaged teeth. Dental fillings are molded into place during an office visit; however, inlays and onlays are created in a dental laboratory and bonded into place by your dentist. The filling is called an “inlay” when the material is bonded within the center of a tooth; it is called an “onlay” when the filling includes one or more points of the tooth or covers the biting surface. Inlays and onlays preserve as much healthy tooth as possible and are an alternative to crowns.
Dental implants are titanium replacement tooth roots inserted into the bone socket of the missing tooth. As the jawbone heals, it grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it securely in the jaw and providing a foundation for a replacement tooth.
A bridge is made of crowns for the teeth on either side of a gap with false teeth in between. A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. Dental braces can straighten crooked or misaligned teeth and works by applying continuous pressure over a period of time to slowly move teeth in a specific direction.
Our dentists and dental specialists work together to give you the smile you have always dreamed of. Whatever your individual smile requires, we have the dental team to get it done.
Dr. McLellan is our general dentist in Greentown! He has been serving the #Greentown and surrounding communities for over two years. He has a ton of clinical experience with surgical extractions, root canals, fillings, dentures and cosmetic dentistry. Since Dr. McLellan is a general dentist, he can see patients of all age ranges, and he is very good with children. Give our Greentown office a call today at (765) 628-3770, and experience the LADD Dental difference!!
Dr. Schemehorn is shown discussing the clinical overview of root canal therapy with his lovely patient. Dr. Schemehorn has a wealth of clinical knowledge in the field of endodontics, and has been serving the Kokomo and Peru communities for over 20 years! Give LADD Dental Group a call today, and experience the difference of having a comprehensive dental team working for you!
We were fortunate enough to provide Free dental exams and simple cleanings to over 150 kids at our Head Start Program in Kokomo this past Friday! At LADD, we are strong believers in giving back to the communities that we serve. Which is why we are proud to announce that this year, we have already provided Free dental services and supplies to over 1,000 North Central Indiana families and communities!