There have been incredible advances in solutions for tooth loss and tooth reconstruction.
A crown is the best choice for a tooth that has broken, is extensively decayed, or has a previously restored large filling. Once termed a “cap”, a crown is an artificial prosthesis that covers the existing natural tooth. In our office, we operate a new technology for crowns. This eliminates the need for a temporary crown and having to come back for an additional appointment. Now, our dentists along with their assistants can prep your tooth, design your crown from digital scans, and place the permanent crown within the same day! In some instances, a lab crown will still be necessary and will require two appointments.
Bridges are a conventional way to replace a missing tooth. Two appointments are required for bridges. At the first appointment, the teeth on either side of the missing tooth are prepared for the crowns, and a temporary bridge is made to cover the prepped teeth. During the second appointment, the custom made bridge is fitted and adjusted. When the adjustments are complete, the bridge is cemented into place.
The consideration of veneers is an additional restorative and cosmetic option. Veneers are very thin porcelain facings that can be bonded to your teeth without any removal of your natural tooth structure. Shade, tooth shape, and unsightly spaces can be corrected using veneers.
Dental implants are becoming more and more popular for replacing a missing tooth. This procedure is more complicated and requires appointments with a specialist, either an oral surgeon, or periodontist, who surgically places the implant in the bone above the missing tooth. After the implant is positioned a period approximately three to six months of healing will be necessary before the tooth is ready for the final implant crown. Follow-up evaluations with the specialist occur during that period. We work closely with your specialist during this time. When the specialist deems the implant site is ready, the patient returns to our office and has two appointments for the final implant supported crown.
Deciding what treatment is right for you can sometimes be a difficult decision. Finances may play a part in your decision. Our experienced doctors and staff are here to inform and educate and help you make the choice that is right for you.
I have been so pleased with my experience at Stillwater Dental Associates. Dr. McNickle & all of the staff are so kind & considerate. I would highly recommend them. Thank you very much.
There’s a big difference between being proactive and just selling services. Stillwater Dental Associates have always been proactive with our family’s dental care and always helped us weigh the cost/benefit of preventative as well as progressive care. We couldn’t be more comfortable in the capable, cautious and careful hands of Stillwater Dental Associates.
Our family loves Stillwater Dental Associates. The hygienists and Zach are great with all of our kids, and there is no fear of going to the dentist because they make the experience a fun time! We have always received great personal and gentle care, and we highly recommend SDA.
Stillwater Dental Associates help me to smile! They provide a relaxed atmosphere with personable staff who make me feel at ease. I truly enjoy seeing them every six months!
Stillwater dental associates are like family to us! I have never enjoyed the dentist, but they are so gentle and caring. They all want to help overall health by improving dental health! My girls want to stop by and say "Hi" even when we don't have an appointment! This is an amazing place I highly recommend!
I love Dr. McNickle and his staff. When I come in for an appointment, they make me feel relaxed and at ease. I always know that Dr. McNickle is giving me the best quality dental care and that I matter to him as a patient. I highly recommend Stillwater Dental Associates to anyone looking for compassionate, high-quality care.
I recently got my teeth filed from Dr. Jungers and had the best experience at this office. Not only were the staff extremely friendly and helpful, but Dr. Jungers made my teeth look amazing. I went to a high school reunion a few days later and actually got complimented on my teeth. I went from wanting braces to being in the office for 15 minutes and out with fantastic results!! I would recommend Dr. Jungers office to anyone!
I just moved to the Stillwater area and asked 3 different people who they recommend; they ALL said Dr. McNickle hands down! When I went in from my apt., Kari cleaned my teeth, and she went above and beyond and even fixed some damage left from the last dentist I went to. I found out I needed to get cavities filled, so they got me in as quick as possible so it would stop hurting. Everyone is so easy to work with and down to earth. I never once felt like I couldn’t ask questions or felt out of place. Even the ladies at the front desk were helpful; they worked with me while I was trying to figure out my money situation and never made me feel rushed.
My family moved to Stillwater three years ago and tried Dr. McNickle after going to a couple other places and not being pleased. I am so thankful we did. My whole family goes to Dr. McNickle and loves going. My children, ranging from four to nine, absolutely love going to the dentist. Everyone at the office makes the experience fun and enjoyable. My kids love getting a treasure from the treasure box and I love that they love going. My husband refused to go to the dentist but now actually goes! Thank you for being the best dentist in Stillwater!!!!
My family has been receiving their high degree of expertise and superb treatments for 25+ years. Doctors, Hygienists, and the office staff are very professional/friendly. Everyone in the office listens to us, pays great attention to our needs and takes the time to explain things to us. The very best dentist office!