Preventive and Restorative Dentistry

Cosmetic Fillings

Cosmetic fillings are tooth-colored restorations that Dr. Kandl will place to repair minor cracks, fractures, and decay in the teeth. Also known as composite fillings, cosmetic fillings require just one appointment at the office of Dr. Kandl in East Stroudsburg. The simple procedure involves:

  • Removing present tooth decay
  • Thoroughly cleaning the tooth
  • Filling the tooth with the composite resin material
  • Shaping and polishing the filling to match the natural tooth

If you are interested in learning more about cosmetic fillings and their benefits, we invite you to contact our office soon. Our knowledgeable, friendly dental team will be happy to answer your questions and help you make informed decisions about your dental health.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges are dental restorations used to restore weakened or imperfect teeth and replace missing teeth, respectively. A crown will completely encase the existing tooth and enhance its function and aesthetics. A bridge will use the crowns placed on the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth space to create a literal tooth bridge. When in place, bridges and crowns will:

  • Restore function to your bite
  • Enhance the beauty of your smile
  • Protect weakened teeth or prevent the other teeth from shifting in the mouth

At the office of Dr. Kandl in East Stroudsburg, we have a porcelain oven where we can customize your crown to meet your unique needs. If you are missing any teeth or you would like to improve your smile, please call us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kandl.

Dental Implant Restorations

Dental implants are the most effective and natural-looking tooth replacement option available. Replacing both the root and crown of one or more missing teeth, dental implants add stability and security to your smile. Dr. Kandl works with local oral surgeons and periodontists who surgically place the dental implant post into the jaw. Once fully healed, you will visit our office in East Stroudsburg again to receive the implant restoration, which could be a crown, bridge, or denture, depending on how many implants were placed.  Dr. Kandl may recommend dental implants because they offer:

  • Enhanced aesthetics
  • Improved stability and durability
  • A smile that looks and feels completely natural

Dental implants truly are one of the greatest advancements in modern dentistry. If you are missing any teeth, please call our office today to schedule your implant consultation with Dr. Kandl. We’d love to help you learn if dental implants are right for you.

Dentures and Specialty Dentures

When an individual is missing all or most of his or her missing teeth, Dr. Kandl will often recommend dentures. Dentures are removable appliances and help to restore function and beauty to your smile. At the office of Dr. Kandl in East Stroudsburg, we take the time to make custom dentures that fit your face and give you a natural appearance. We even provide implant-retained dentures for optimal stability.

Dentures can be used to:

  • Restore your ability to eat and speak normally
  • Prevent the loss of facial volume
  • Replace partial and complete tooth loss along an arch
  • Give you a functional, beautiful, and complete smile

We invite you to contact our office today if you are missing any of your natural teeth. We’ll be happy to let you know if implant-retained dentures or another tooth replacement option is right for you.

Initial Oral Exam

As a new adult patient at the office of Dr. Kandl, your initial oral examination will consist of a physical from the neck up. It includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal assessment, and an oral cancer screening. We will also be taking a full series of digital X-rays for proper diagnosis of decay. This initial oral examination typically takes about 90 minutes to complete, but once finished, we will have the information we need to help you achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile. To schedule your initial oral examination, please call our office in East Stroudsburg today.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing are two deep cleaning procedures that our hygienists perform to treat gingivitis, the earliest stage of periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease is caused by a build-up of plaque and calculus on the teeth and gums. One of our biggest goals is to help you avoid the risks associated with periodontal disease, which include:

  • Tooth loss
  • Bone loss
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease

Scaling involves removing this build-up from the surface of the teeth, while root planing involves smoothing the surfaces of the tooth roots and removing any infected tooth structure. For more information on periodontal disease and how to avoid it, we invite you to call or visit the office of Dr. Kandl in East Stroudsburg soon to schedule your next dental cleaning.

Sealants

Sometimes brushing and flossing every day aren’t enough to protect decay-prone teeth. In these cases, Dr. Kandl may apply a dental sealant (a clear or shaded material) over the narrow pits and grooves of the chewing surfaces for additional protection from decay. Sealants work in two ways to protect your teeth:

  • They block out and prevent food debris and bacteria from accumulating in narrow pits and grooves
  • They create smooth surfaces that are much easier to keep clean with regular flossing and brushing

Dr. Kandl recommends having sealants placed on the back molars as soon as they erupt. This usually occurs between the ages of six and twelve. The sealant procedure is simple and requires just a few minutes, making it a convenient and effective preventive measure. For more information on sealants and preventive dentistry, please call our office in East Stroudsburg today.