Your smile goals are within reach with cosmetic treatments from Dr. Vande Riet. With painless, routine procedures, you can whiten or straighten your teeth, fill gaps between teeth, or fix broken teeth. Enjoy a custom plan, built for your specific needs by Dr. Vande Riet and his skilled team. Realize your perfect smile with cosmetic treatments today.
For remaking your smile with dramatic results, choose porcelain veneers from Dr. Vande Riet. This conservative dental treatment is commonly used for the smile makeovers you see on TV, because your whole smile can be remade in just a few visits. Enhance your appearance and self-esteem! Ask a team member about porcelain veneers today.
Tooth Whitening at Home
A bright, white smile is the ultimate confidence builder. With a dentist-directed home whitening kit from Dr. Vande Riet, you can brighten your teeth to a dazzling shade of white. At your appointment, you’ll learn everything you need to know about your home kit, which includes a special tray and prescription gel. Dr. Vande Riet will answer any questions you may have about the process. You can expect safe and effective results for a long lasting boost in your smile and self esteem. Ask Dr. Vande Riet about a home whitening solution today!
Teeth Whitening with the KöR® Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System
For even faster, bolder results, try the KöR® Whitening Deep Bleaching™ system. This powerful whitening procedure starts in Dr. Vande Riet’s office. After your first appointment, you’ll take home a custom-fit tray to wear for just two weeks at night while you sleep. A final visit to Dr. Vande Riet completes the procedure. Don’t wait any longer for the dazzling white smile you’ve always wanted. Ask a team member about the powerful KöR® Whitening Deep Bleaching™ system today!
A missing tooth doesn’t just damage your smile; it can lead to serious oral health problems without treatment. Dr. Vande Riet can solve this problem with a porcelain bridge, a simple, functional solution that also has aesthetic appeal. By combining a pair of crowns with a prosthetic tooth fused between them, Dr. Vande Riet can “build a bridge” between the teeth surrounding your gap, leaving you with a great looking smile, no discomfort, and lower risk of dental problems down the road.
Restore your smile with a porcelain crown. If you have a tooth that has been damaged by injury, decay, or simple wear and tear, Dr. Vande Riet can provide a lasting, life-like treatment. After gently removing any decay, he will then custom mill a natural-looking porcelain crown and place it on your tooth. No one will even know you’ve had treatment!
Tooth Colored Fillings
Decay and discoloration can stand in the way of the self confidence that comes with a perfect smile. If you need tooth repair, choose an aesthetically pleasing solution with tooth colored fillings from Dr. Vande Riet. Unlike traditional fillings made from gold or silver, these tooth colored fillings are made from composite resin that perfectly match the color of your other teeth. Ask a team member how you can receive a long-lasting, natural looking solution for your smile.
For small flaws in your smile that don’t require more advanced procedures, bonding may be a solution. Dr. Vande Riet can correct chips, cracks or minor gaps in your smile by applying and sculpting a tooth-colored material to the surface of your tooth. This technique doesn’t just fix the damage but also blends the bonded tooth with your natural smile. For an effective solution that preserves your original tooth structure, consider bonding.
Years of wear and tear can be hard on your teeth, even if you’ve taken great care of your smile through regular appointments and homecare. If you need to renew your dental form and function, Dr. Vande Riet offers several restorative procedures for your smile. Any smile can be rejuvenated with the right plan and the right care. Repair your smile today with restorative dentistry from Dr. Vande Riet.
Implants are an extraordinarily effective treatment because they serve as a substitute for your teeth’s natural roots, replicating the form and function of natural teeth. After the implants are place in the jaw, your bone will actually integrate with them to create a strong foundation for
other appliances. The stimulation provided by implants mimics your natural bite and promotes bone retention, leaving you with a healthy smile solution that will allow you to better enjoy your life.
After you have had an implant placed by your trusted specialist, Dr. Vande Riet will finish the process with a quality, lifelike restoration. Ask a team member how you can rejuvenate your smile with dental implants!
Implant Supported Dentures
Dentures are an amazing innovation, but if you’ve worn them in the past, you know there are drawbacks. Sticky adhesives are required to keep them in the right place, and if you don’t have a perfect fit, you may suffer from painful side effects like mouth sores, or difficulty chewing. To have the benefit of dentures without the undesirable side effects, try implant supported dentures from Dr. Vande Riet. Enjoy dentures stay that in place and better mimic your natural biting pressure. Ask a team member today if implant supported dentures could be right for you.
Sometimes a gap in your smile is too large for a bridge to fix. If you have an especially wide gap between your teeth, Dr. Vande Riet may have a solution in a custom made partial denture. Your partial denture will be a removable device, perfectly designed to fit in your mouth, fill the gap, and blend in with your natural teeth for a great looking smile. The result is an aesthetically pleasing restoration that also prevents further damage that may occur due to missing teeth.
The time-tested solution for damaged or decayed teeth is a dental crown. Dr. Vande Riet will custom mill a crown made from gold, placing it over the damaged tooth after any decay has been gently removed.
If you need a crown for damaged or decayed teeth, Dr. Vande Riet also offers an aesthetically pleasing solution in crowns made of porcelain. You’ll still have a long-lasting restoration, but as a plus, no one will even be able to tell you have had treatment.
For damage or decay that requires a significant amount of your tooth to be removed, a porcelain inlay or onlay replaces the damaged area. Dr. Vande Riet will customize the inlay or onlay to perfectly fill the space left behind and match your existing tooth color for a discreet, effective restoration. Don’t wait to seek relief from chewing pain, cavity pain or tooth degeneration. Ask a team member about inlays or onlays today.
General Dentistry Services
Keep your smile healthy for a lifetime. With regular preventative care from Dr. Vande Riet, you can help stop oral health problems before they start. Professional cleanings, expert evaluations, and a trusted team to answer your questions are just a phone call away.
Did you know that 50% of adults suffer from some form of periodontal disease? This serious medical condition can lead to tooth loss, halitosis (bad breath), and bleeding or receding gums, among other oral health issues. Help prevent periodontal disease with regular cleanings, quality home care, and preventative appointments with a trusted dentist. If you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, trust Dr. Vande Riet for a treatment plan to heal and restore your smile.
The common signs and symptoms of Periodontal Disease include:
- Bleeding and/or receding gums
- Loose teeth
- Teeth surrounded by pus
Notify Dr. Vande Riet in the event of these symptoms, and don’t wait to experience pain before assuming there may be a problem. There is often no pain until periodontal disease has progressed.
One Year Old Evaluations
You want your child to have the best of everything, including a happy, healthy smile for life. Start your child off right by following the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s recommendation: take your child to the dentist by his or her first birthday.
While many parents feel it may be early for their child to receive dental treatment, it’s important to remember that baby teeth serve as place-holders for adult teeth. Proper healthy growth of baby teeth are essential to prevent permanent teeth from growing out of position, which can lead to crowding. Give your child the healthiest start possible. Schedule his or her first dental evaluation by age one.
Decay and discoloration can stand in the way of the self confidence that comes with a perfect smile. If you need tooth repair, choose the tried and true solution with fillings from Dr. Vande Riet. Ask a team member how you can receive a long-lasting, natural looking solution for your smile.
Oral Cancer Screening
Did you know that someone dies from oral cancer every hour? There will be 41,000 Americans diagnosed with oral cancer this year and 12,500 deaths. Like nearly all forms of cancer, the key to successfully beating the disease is early diagnosis. 90% of oral cancers can be cured with early detection, and Dr. Vande Riet is dedicated to providing an oral cancer screening for this express purpose. Ask Dr. Vande Riet about an oral cancer screening so you can have peace of mind.
If you wake up in the morning with a headache, tooth pain, or a sore jaw, you may be grinding your teeth while you sleep. Not only does this involuntary habit lead to soreness and pain, it can lead to your teeth chipping, cracking and breaking. To prevent the pain and damage of night time grinding, Dr. Vande Riet recommends a nightguard. This removable device is customized by your dentist for a perfect fit, and is worn at night to protect your teeth. With a custom fit nightguard, you can rest easy, and wake up pain free.
According to the American Dental Association, mouthguards prevent approximately 200,000 injuries each year in high school and collegiate football alone, but a perfect fit is paramount. Trust Dr. Vande Riet for the proper diagnosis, design, and fitting of a mouthguard for you or a member of your family. Especially if the wearer is active in sports, mouthguards are an important precaution to preserve a healthy smile. Talk to a dental team member today.
Dental Technology Services
Your comfort and safety is vital to your satisfaction as a dental patient. Dr. Vande Riet’s dedication to using the latest and greatest technological tools and techniques ensures you will have a comfortable, convenient time during treatment.
Digital Radiographs (X-Rays)
Digital radiographs are an example of the technology available to you at the office of Dr. Vande Riet for your comfort and convenience. Digital radiographs offer an instantaneous picture for the dentist, and protect you from excess radiation.
Sleep Apnea and Snoring
No one likes to lie awake while his or her partner snores. But did you know that snoring goes deeper than a noisy habit? It could be a sign of other serious health conditions, such as sleep apnea. Snoring occurs when the soft palate of the mouth relaxes to the point of obstructing your airway. When this obstruction actually stops you breathing for an extended period of time, you are experiencing sleep apnea, a dangerous condition that must be treated.
As your trusted dentist, Dr. Vande Riet is in a unique position to help alleviate your snoring problem and the dangerous complications that could result from it. With a snore appliance custom designed by Dr. Vande Riet, your airway is comfortably held open during sleep, allowing you to breathe normally. Don’t assume that snoring is a harmless habit. Ask a team member about a snore appliance today.
If you’re not fond of the dreaded dental drill, you’re in luck. Dr. Vande Riet offers the use of air abrasion, a process whereby the dentist removes tooth decay without the use of drills or anesthesia. Because air abrasion is a gentler form of removing decay, it leaves more of your tooth’s original structure behind, giving it a better long-term prognosis. This method of decay removal is especially effective on baby teeth and smaller cavities.
With an intraoral camera, you will be able to see the same images as Dr. Vande Riet, all while sitting in the dental chair. By following along on a monitor or iPad, you’ll be able to have more informed discussions with the dentist about your care. The intraoral camera is just one way that great technology creates a better patient experience.
No one enjoys getting a shot at the doctor or dentist, but for younger patients, it can be the difference between a positive experience or an unhealthy fear of receiving treatment. Sometimes, anesthesia is a necessary part of keeping you comfortable, relaxed and pain free at the dentist. Whether you, or your children, are the averse to needles, you’ll love The Wand™ – a great technology that takes the pain and fear out of receiving anesthesia.
With The Wand™, you won’t experience the stinging pain often associated with syringes and the quick burst of anesthetic that causes that pain as it is pushed into your body. The Wand™ allows Dr. Vande Riet to use a pen-shaped tool equipped with a tiny, ultra-sharp needle to administer the anesthestic slowly, freely, and painlessly into the body. Thanks to The Wand™, you can experience a trip to the dentist with no pain and no stress.