Services Provided

  • Routine teeth cleanings
  • Comprehensive intra oral and extra oral exams
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Simple biopsy procedures
  • Laser periodontal treatment
  • Laser treatment for mouth sores
  • Consultations
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Sealants
  • Panoramic, full mouth, and bitewing digital images
  • Limited tooth extractions
  • Limited root canal treatment
  • Periodontal gum therapy
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Porcelain and full cast gold crowns
  • Zirconia crowns
  • Lava, Empress and Emax crowns
  • Veneers
  • Fixed bridges
  • Removable partial and full dentures
  • White composite fillings
  • Amalgam (silver) fillings
  • Bonding techniques
  • Onlays and inlays
  • EZ White same day teeth whitening
  • Implant restoration

 

 

 


Welcome to our Services Page

Please visit www.ada.org for overviews of any of the procedures we offer or on advice regarding conditions we have not specifically listed. Some situations and conditions that we discuss frequently and may be of interest to you are:

Dry Mouth Syndrome

Antibiotics and Your Heart (Current Pre-Medication Guidelines)

Osteronecrosis of the Jaw (Bisphosphonates in Oral Medications for Osteoporosis and chemotherapy)

Digital X-ray

Our office uses digital radiography (digital x-ray) which captures and stores the digital image on a computer. This image can be enlarged which makes it easier for the dentist and dental hygienist to detect problems. Digital x-rays reduce radiation 80-90% compared to the exposure of traditional x-rays.

Dental x-rays are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation (Inhalation Sedation) (Laughing Gas)

Inhalation sedation is very safe and has very few side effects. The combination of nitrous and oxygen have no ill effects on the brain, kidneys, liver, lungs or heart. It has been found to be very effective in relaxing the patient within 2 or 3 minutes after onset of administration. There's no "hangover" effect-the gas is eliminated from the body within 3 to 5 minutes after the gas supply has been stopped. The gas is completely reversible by the administration of oxygen. Patients can safely drive home and do not require an escort. The gas also has pain killing properties and can be used on young children for anesthetic purposes. For our adult patients, it may be possible to use nitrous instead of local anesthetic when non invasive gum procedures need to be performed (such as a deep cleaning). It also is proven to be effective in eliminating or at least minimizing severe gagging reflexes.

Types of Dental Fillings

Several dental filling materials are available in our office. At Kirkpatrick Dental we offer both the silver colored (amalgam) filling and the tooth colored (composite) filling. The best filling for you will depend on the location and extent of the cavity, the cost of the material, your insurance coverage and Dr. Kirkpatrick's recommendation for you.

Tooth Whitening

With the whitening system we use (EZ White), you will be able to have your teeth whitened in the office in about 1 hour. This method is relatively new and provides a safe, non-invasive procedure, which will not dry out the enamel and cause tooth sensitivity. We also provide you with custom trays and solution to use at home for "touch ups" and a convenient whitening pen.

Although weak bleaching solutions can be purchased elsewhere, the results cannot compare to our "in office system" which can only be dispensed by a licensed dentist. As with all of our dental procedures, only licensed practitioners can provide the service. Research and clinical studies indicate that a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide, under the supervision of a dentist or administered by a licensed hygienist, is safe for the teeth and gums. In fact, many dental professionals consider this process the safest cosmetic dental procedure available today. This method is done incrementally, which gives you, the patient, along with your dental provider, ultimate control over the whitening procedure.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a titanium (prosthetic) root placed into the jaw to hold a crown, bridge, or denture in place. This type of treatment can be more conservative than the traditional bridge because the implant stands alone and does not require neighboring teeth to be worked on. They are very natural looking and feeling and are considered the best solution for missing teeth. Here at Kirkpatrick Dental, implants are our specialty. We have done hundreds to date and take pride in our expertise. Benefits include:

Reliability: They have a very high success rate and are considered a superior option for tooth replacement.

Comfort: Dental implants will let you eat and speak with immeasurable confidence and comfort. They are very secure (like your natural teeth) and offer the patient freedom from loose, uncomfortable, clicking dentures and partials.

Tooth Saving: The dental implant does not require other teeth next to the missing tooth to be worked on in order to fill the space of the missing tooth or teeth. Your natural teeth are not altered like they are for traditional bridges; therefore, this procedure offers significant long term benefits to your overall dental health.

Veneers (Empress) (Lava)

A veneer is a thin, custom fabricated layer of strong porcelain type materials placed on the front and biting surface of a tooth. The lab made veneers can alter tooth color, size, position and shape. The placement of veneers is an irreversible process because the process requires minimal tooth reduction to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. Our empress or lava veneers will give you the beautiful smile and confidence you deserve.

 

 

 
 Tim Kirkpatrick, DDS, LLC  •  11040 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 201, Wauwatosa, WI 53226  • (414) 476-4777