Cleanings & Check-ups
The heart of dental care begins with prevention. Our skilled dental hygienists make sure you leave our office with a squeaky clean smile. Sometimes, cleanings are accompanied by x-rays and intraoral photographs – to get a complete picture of your oral health. A thorough exam is done by Dr. Timm at each visit. You’ll leave this appointment knowing that our team is working hard to keep your teeth healthy over the long term.
Many dentists don’t enjoy seeing children, that couldn’t be further from the truth at Smiles Dental! When we say family dentistry, we mean it! Dr. Timm recommends your child be seen within 6 months of their first tooth erupting or by no later than age 1. Whether your child’s treatment needs consist of cleanings only or includes fillings – find comfort in the fact that Dr. Timm loves to see children for all of their dental needs. We are equipped with laughing gas and overhead movies, should your son or daughter need some distraction. We proudly see children on Iowa Medicaid and hawk-i dental benefit programs.
Emergency Dental Care
There are few things that compare to a toothache or a broken tooth. At Smiles Dental, we strive to make ourselves available to our patients when an unexpected tooth issue arises. Give our offices a call and we will make our best accommodations to see you the same day and address your dental emergency.
Prevention is the key to keeping your smile a life time. The team at Smiles Dental uses several strategies to make sure your mouth is in optimum health. In addition to your regular cleaning and check up, Dr. Timm performs an oral cancer screening at that appointment. Other preventative services at our practice include digital x-rays, dental sealants, and fluoride treatments.
But wait, aren’t sealants and fluoride only for children? That couldn’t be further from the truth! Dr. Timm performs a comprehensive assessment of your individualized risk for getting cavities. When your risk factors indicate it, choosing preventative dental sealants and regular fluoride treatments now can save you thousands of dollars years down the road.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Whether it’s due to cavities or a chipped tooth, no one will ever know you had a filling done! Today’s advancement in dentistry allows for a metal-free alternative to dental fillings. Tooth colored fillings look like natural teeth and help restore the beauty of your smile!
Crowns & Bridges
When a tooth is broken, cracked, or has a large cavity a dental crown can be used to increase the strength and prevent further breakdown of your teeth. Dr. Timm proudly uses local dental labs that fabricate dental crowns and bridges that fit your mouth and bite perfectly.
Missing teeth shouldn’t keep you from smiling. A dental implant is the tooth replacement option that best mimics natural teeth. A titanium screw, that acts like a tooth root, is put into your gums. Once healed, a crown is fabricated to sit on top of the screw. You can eat, talk, and floss dental implants as if they were natural teeth! Dental implants may also be used to better help anchor a denture into place.
Give Dr. Timm and the team at Smiles Dental a call if you’d like a consultation on if you are a candidate for dental implants!
Complete & Partial Dentures
Missing several or all of your teeth? Complete and partial dentures may be the right option for you. Both types of dentures help maintain chewing function and esthetics but are removed at night. Just like natural teeth, complete and partial dentures need to be properly taken care and regular checkups with Dr. Timm are still essential.
Ever wake up with a sore jaw? Has Dr. Timm or another dentist noticed wear on your teeth? Over 40 million Americans suffer from night time tooth grinding. Wearing a custom night guard can help maintain your teeth for a long time!
Thanks to the likes of LeBron and Steph Curry, athletic mouthguards have made an appearance in the main stream. Beyond their newfound popularity, athletic mouthguards are incredibly important for protecting your teeth during sporting and other high impact events. There are no over the counter mouthguards that compare to the protection and comfort a custom mouthguard will give you.
Is your son or daughter an athlete at Sigourney or Williamsburg area high schools? Ask us about how they can get a free custom mouthguard fabricated at our office.
Find yourself with a severe toothache, sensitivity to biting, or recent trauma to your mouth? If so, you may be in need of a root canal (otherwise known as endodontic therapy). A root canal is how Dr. Timm cleans out an infection in the nerve of your tooth and helps to prevent future tooth infections. Better yet, it’s a relatively painless procedure and helps you maintain your teeth!
For a variety of possible reasons, we sometimes have to take teeth out. The team at Smiles Dental knows that no one looks forward to having teeth taken out, but we aim to make the experience as comfortable as possible.
Bleeding gums? Bad breath? Unexplained loose teeth? Nearly 50% of Americans have some form of periodontal disease (gum disease). The first line of defense against gum disease is a deep cleaning. Both Dr. Timm and the hygienists at Smile Dental are highly trained to provide a deep cleaning and help get your gums back to full health.
ClearCorrect Adult Orthodontics
ClearCorrect is the clear and simple alternative to braces.
It’s a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth as you wear them, each aligner moving your teeth just a little bit at a time.
They’re practically invisible, so most people won’t even know you’re in treatment, they fit you perfectly, so they’re more comfortable than regular braces, and they’re removable, so you can eat whatever you like and clean your teeth normally.
Ask Dr. Timm for more information about ClearCorrect and set up a consultation to see what it can do for you.
Not happy with your smile? Smile Dental offers a variety of treatments to help you love your smile again. From in-office bleaching to veeners – Dr. Timm offers all levels of treatment that best suit your particular situation. Based on your treatment needs, Smile Dental offers the following cosmetic solutions: whitening, enamel microabrasion, simple adult orthodontics, composite bonding, veneers, and crowns. Don’t hesitate to come in for a cosmetic consultation!