Services
Our Services

Safford Dental offers a full array of dental services to help you maintain healthy teeth. You can read more on this page about specific services, including:

  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Dental Implants
  • Veneers
  • Cosmetic Dentistry, Fillings and Contouring
  • Bonding
  • Dentures
  • Specialty Dentures
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Sealants
  • Scaling and Root Planing
  • Flap Surgery
  • Excessive or Uneven Gums
  • Jaw/TMJ

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the standard of care in tooth replacement and can give you the confidence and ability to chew more naturally without the worry or embarrassment of loose or ill-fitting dentures. Implants can be utilized to replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or an entire mouth absent of teeth. The look and feel of an implant restoration is the most natural available in today’s modern dentistry. Call our office to schedule an implant consultation to see what we can do to improve your quality of life through implant dentistry!

Teeth Bleaching

Our office offers custom bleaching trays that you are able to wear at home for your convenience. We fabricate the trays from models taken of your upper and lower teeth. The trays are yours to keep and if you choose to touch-up your whitening every so often, we will provide you with additional bleach material. You can expect a whiter and brighter smile in about 2 weeks.

Crowns and Veneers

Crowns (Caps) are the solution to a variety of tooth related conditions. For example, teeth with large fillings typically start to break down over time and require crowns to repair the cracked, broken, or defective tooth structure. Occasionally, teeth with large fillings become sensitive to thermal shocks, such as hot coffee or a cold beverage. Additionally, teeth may experience pressure pain when chewing if a cusp is cracked or broken. Often times, this is the result of a filling that is beginning to fail. The tooth requires a crown type of restoration to reinforce and protect the compromised tooth structure. Crowns and/or Veneers (Thin porcelain laminate shells) may also be utilized to re-contour and whiten teeth that are esthetically unpleasing. Crowns are fabricated from a variety of materials, including ceramic, gold, and a combination of ceramic bonded to gold alloy. We will discuss the options available to you, on an individualized basis, to find the right type of restoration to suit your needs.

Composite Resin Fillings

Composite resin fillings are the most common alternative to dental amalgam. They are sometimes called “tooth-colored” or “white” fillings because of their color. Composite resin fillings are made of a type of plastic (an acrylic resin) reinforced with powdered glass. The color (shade) of composite resins can be customized to closely match surrounding teeth.

Advantages of composite resin fillings include:

  • Blend in with surrounding teeth
  • Require minimal removal of healthy tooth structure for placement

Disadvantages of composite resin fillings include:

  • May be less durable than dental amalgam and may need to be replaced more frequently
  • Cost more than some other types of dental filling materials

Glass Ionomer Cement Fillings

Like composite resins, glass Ionomer cements are made of an acrylic resin and often include a component of glass that releases fluoride over time. These fillings are also tooth-colored but are not as close to tooth-colored as composite resins. The composition and properties of glass Ionomer cements are best suited for very small restorations. Their primary advantage is their appearance. Their chief disadvantage is that they are limited to use in small restorations.

Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam (silver alloy) is a dental filling material utilized to fill teeth that have decay, typically in the posterior area of the mouth. Amalgam is a very durable material and will withstand chewing forces for many years. Recently, there has been some negative publicity regarding the safety concerning the use of this material in dental fillings. The debate is regarding the extremely small amount of mercury material in the amalgam filling in its soft state, which becomes inert (stable and safe) once the filling is completely set. Many clinical studies have been conducted over the years to determine the safety of this material. To this day, no evidence exists to link amalgam to any adverse health risks in humans. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Root Canals

Our doctors are experienced in performing root canal therapy. Most root canals are able to be completed in one appointment, while others may require multiple visits depending on the circumstances. Certain situations may require the attention of an endodontic specialist and a referral will be provided if necessary.

Periodontal Treatment

The American Dental Association recommends that most individuals have a prophylactic cleaning at least twice a year. Recent research has linked periodontal disease (periodontal inflammation and bone degeneration) to increased cardiovascular risks, such as heart attack and stroke. In addition, evidence has linked periodontal disease in pregnant mothers to babies with low birth weight. As a consequence, we suggest increasing the frequency of your prophylactic visits to 3 or 4 visits per year if you are in a higher risk category. A periodontal treatment typically includes a prophylaxis (basic cleaning with ultrasonic and hand instrumentation). If it has been over a year since your last cleaning, treatment may include either periodontal scaling (deeper) or scaling and root planning (below the gumline). Antimicrobial mouth rinses are used in combination with antibiotic treatment if the periodontal tissues are in poor health. Occasionally, it is necessary to seek the attention of a periodontist and a referral will be provided if necessary.

Mouth Guards

Whether you are an athlete or casual sports participant, you should wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth. If you grind your teeth while you sleep, a night guard will help reduce symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. We custom make mouth guards in both soft and hard materials.

Removable Dental Prosthesis

Safford Dental can fabricate a removable partial denture, or complete denture, to restore the function and esthetics of your missing teeth. Our doctors are experienced in removable denture prosthetics and will provide you with a high quality removable prosthesis to fit your needs.

General Info

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Safford Dental 
605 E. 4th Street 
Marshfield, WI 54449
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Phone: (715) 387-6344
Fax: (715) 384-2047

 

Office Hours

Monday - 7:30am to 5:00pm
Tuesday - 7:30am to 5:00pm
Wednesday - 7:30am to 5:00pm
Thursday - 7:30am to 5:00pm
Friday - Occasional
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed

605 E. 4th Street • Marshfield, WI 54449
(715) 387-6344