Excellence In Family Dentistry At Destination Dentistry

Excellence In Family Dentistry At Destination Dentistry

Welcome to the Destination Dentistry family dentistry blog. At Destination Dentistry in Custer, we are proud of our legacy of dental excellence. Our dental service menu includes general, cosmetic, and orthodontic services for every member of the family.

We create a pleasant dental experience for our youngest patients at Destination Dentistry. We want to make sure they look forward to visits and never develop dental anxiety.

If you have toddlers and young children, we can guide you in pediatric oral care, sealants, and fluoride treatments.

If you have older children and teens, in addition to general dentistry, we provide orthodontic services, custom sports mouth guards, and wisdom teeth removal.

Hundreds of Destination Dentistry patients have dramatically improved their smile with the marvels of cosmetic dentistry including cosmetic dental smile makeovers.

Cosmetic dentistry techniques and materials are better than ever and some procedures can be completed in just one visit!

At Destination Dentistry, we treat you like family. To schedule an exam and cleaning, call us at 605-593-9821.

A Healthier Whiter Smile

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

Posted in Family Dentistry

Makeovers For Busy Smiles

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Have you been considering upgrading your smile with cosmetic dentistry but are afraid you can’t fit it into your hectic schedule? Let Destination Dentistry put your mind at ease.

Cosmetic dentistry at Destination Dentistry is quicker than you think. Some procedures such as teeth bleaching can be done in just one visit to our comfortable office.

If you are one of the many individuals who want to have their teeth aligned, check out the new orthodontic options including 6-month braces, invisible braces, and adult braces.

A porcelain veneer is a celebrated minimally invasive cosmetic dental procedure. Veneers can correct chipped teeth, cracked teeth, discolored teeth, and slightly misshapen teeth.

If you replace your old silver fillings with tooth colored fillings, you can open wide without flashing any silver. Your rear molars will look like they did before you had any cavities filled. (How long ago was that?)

At Destination Dentistry, we create dazzling smiles every day. It’s your turn! Call us today at 605-593-9821!

A Healthier Whiter Smile

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

The Health And Beauty Consequences Of Missing Teeth

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Today’s post focuses on missing teeth and bone health.

Our teeth have many essential functions. We need them to chew our food, talk, and smile. But have you ever considered their role in holding up your face? When we lose teeth, the bone around the site of the extraction begins to shrink. This, in turn, causes our facial muscles to sink in and collapse.

Bone Metabolism

We sometimes think of bone as a solid mass, unlike the softer tissues in our body. In reality, below the seemingly rock-hard surface, bone tissue is full of small holes – kind of like a sponge. In the interior bone tissue, the bone is continually regenerating itself. This important process is sometimes called “bone metabolism.” In the jaw bone, the movement of the teeth stimulate this process of rebuilding. When the tooth is gone, the bone starts to shrink as blood flow is reduced.

People with missing teeth not only have an unappealing gap in their smile, they begin to look older because of the bone recession and eventual facial sagging.  It is not simply an issue of attractiveness – it poses serious health dangers. It may become difficult to chew food, making it harder to get adequate nutrition. Mental health can also be affected when a patient with missing teeth loses confidence in themself or withdraws from social situations because they are self-conscious about their smile.

Dental Implants Can Prevent Bone Recession

Modern dentistry to the rescue! Dental implant technology provides a tooth restoration solution that maintains healthy bone metabolism while providing near-normal tooth function. For patients missing many (or all) of their teeth, it may not be possible to replace every single tooth with an implant. In many of these cases, dental implants can be used to provide an anchor for a partial denture.

What if your bone has shrunken so much that there is not enough to support an implant? You may be a candidate for bone augmentation or bone grafting. This procedure is routinely handled with success.

If you are missing teeth, don’t resign yourself to dentures. Tooth implants can provide a brilliant smile! Schedule a consultation with Drs. Dan Custis and Rebecca Kretschmar by calling 605-593-9821.

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

Posted in Restoratiave Dentistry

Get The Royal Treatment At Destination Dentistry

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In need of a crown? At Destination Dentistry, we can provide the superior experience you deserve with the dental care required. Get discolored teeth brightened and chipped teeth repaired. Receive one essential procedure or full smile transformations. Your wish is our command.

We have been serving noble lords and ladies with the royal treatment since 1978. We crown patients with beautiful restorations and empower them with the confidence of a regal smile fit for a king.

Call us at: 605-593-9821. We are located in Custer and also serve Mount Rushmore, Black Hills, and Southern Hills.

Many people believe that cosmetic dentistry refers to services designed solely to enhance the looks of your smile as opposed to procedures such as fillings that fix a structural problem. However, there is much overlap. For example, the use of white fillings takes care of the cavities and makes your smile more beautiful. Other procedures used in cosmetic and general dentistry are veneers, inlays/onlays, braces, teeth whitening, soft-tissue grafts, crown lengthening, tooth implants, and dental bonding.

We want you to experience the transformation that comes from cosmetic dental care completed by a true artist. Whether you need veneers, crowns, or whitening, we have an imperial seat ready for you to dictate from.

Let us fulfill your every whim:

  • cosmetic dentistry
  • teeth whitening
  • sedation dentistry
  • TMJ/TMD treatment
  • tooth-colored fillings

We look forward to making your acquaintance, your highness.

A Healthier Whiter Smile

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Fun Floss Facts

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You probably believe that the most important aspect of flossing is simply to do it every day. We agree. However, many people find that trying out a few different types of floss helps them to establish or solidify the habit and get the flossing comfort they desire.

Let’s review some of the most common types of dental floss.

Basic floss is either a monofilament floss, which is typically made of some kind of rubber or plastic, or multifilament, which is made of nylon or silk. Nylon floss is less costly, more common and is sold waxed or unwaxed.

Monofilament floss will not rip or tear, and because of this, many people find that it pulls in between the teeth easier. This type of floss is usually referred to as “glide” floss.

Both monofilament floss and multifilament floss are sold in differing thicknesses. It is helpful to find the size that works best for you. Since you should not have to snap the floss between your teeth, find the thickness that allows you to gently floss.

Dental tape is nylon floss in the shape of a wide, flat ribbon. Many patients find that dental tape is the easiest floss to get between their teeth.

For those of you with braces or appliances, there are also flosses designed to be used with these devices. Make sure to talk to your orthodontist about flossing because you don’t want to break this important habit just because you’re having your teeth aligned!

A good person to give you advice about flossing is your dental hygienist. Here at Destination Dentistry, our expert hygienists are prepared to answer any questions you have about flossing, brushing habits, and even cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth lightening and veneers.

Our practice, Destination Dentistry, has been serving the Custer area since 1978. Our top services include: cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, and teeth whitening.

Call us today at 605-593-9821 for your appointment! You can also visit us on the web at https://www.destinationdentistry.net/services/.

Source:
“The Different Types of Dental Floss,” Huffington Post, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/thomas-p-connelly-dds/dental-floss_b_1643933.html, accessed on September 17, 2013

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

Posted in Oral Health

3-Tooth Solution For A 1-Tooth Problem?

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Do you have a missing tooth?
Are you considering the different types of restorative dental procedures available?
Does a dental bridge seem to make the most sense financially?

If you have a missing tooth and want to restore that gap in your mouth, it is essential to look at the differences between a dental bridge and a tooth implant.

Dental bridges have replaced teeth for generations of Custer dental patients. However, they have some drawbacks:

  • They are a 3-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem – the adjacent teeth must be prepped and crowned to hold the replacement (floating) tooth.
  • It is hard to properly clean the small areas under the bridge.
  • A dental bridge does not protect against bone recession at the extraction site.

Why does a tooth implant have advantages over a dental bridge?

  • It is a 1-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem.
  • It is usually stronger.
  • Will reduce the risk of bone recession (as compared to a bridge) because it replaces the tooth root.
  • It is usually not as difficult to clean as a dental bridge – lower risk of decay.
  • They typically last longer.
  • Dental implants can support a denture or partial denture.

If you need to replace a tooth, talk to your Custer dentist about dental financing options.If you pick a dental implant, it will probably be less expensive in the long run.

If you want to learn more about dental implants, I invite you to call Destination Dentistry at 605-593-9821. We’re passionate about restoring smiles for our Custer area patients with remarkable permanent restorations. Call today to schedule a dental implant consultation.

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

Posted in Dental Implants

3 Point Checklist Before Your Dental Consultation

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Looking for a dentist because you’re losing the battle with plaque build-up, chipped teeth, tooth pain, stains, or dental caries?

Welcome to the Destination Dentistry blog. Today’s post offers 3 steps to take before you arrive at our office for a consultation.

The state of your mouth is vital to your stamina both emotionally and physically. Everyone wants to make a pleasing impression when they smile or speak. We understand that.

The look, odor, feel and functionality of your biting surfaces are important to your everyday experience. We recognize our essential role in finding solutions.

What’s the first step? Making contact. Please call 605-593-9821

After you schedule a consultation with our team, please take a moment to review the following checklist for a productive appointment experience:

1. Evaluate your hygiene routine and gaps in technique or consistency.
When do you brush your teeth? Do you floss? How often? If not, why? We can discuss your habits and identify what is holding you back, if anything.
2. Pinpoint pain or problem areas throughout your mouth.
Persistent or intermittent? Sharp or dull? Triggered by hot or cold? Living with pain is avoidable with the technology and expertise available these days. Usually there are easy solutions to seemingly big pains. Let us address all your aches.
3. Identify and explain what you want your smile to look like.
If you can describe your optimal smile, we can explore how to obtain it. There are numerous possibilities for an exceptional smile makeover as well as dental maintenance care. Cosmetic dentistry runs the gamut from teeth whitening to veneers to dental implants.

We welcome questions about the cost of porcelain veneers, the price of filling a cavity, or placing a crown. We have answers for you. We are equipped and trained in services perfect for your needs. We see patients for cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and sedation dentistry, to name a few.

When it comes to looking for a dentist in Custer or the surrounding communities, please know that you will be in capable hands.

A Healthier Whiter Smile

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

Posted in Family Dentistry

3 Reasons Not To Skip A Dental Checkup

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Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you “gotta do”. At Destination Dentistry, we understand that. But we urge you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dental checkup because you think it’s less important than the other twenty things on your to-do list.

Twice-yearly dental exams are crucial for keeping your smile in ideal shape!

“But my teeth feel fine.”
We’ve heard this excuse. The fact is that no news isn’t necessarily good news. Dental troubles can be progressing without you being aware of it.

1. Your Gums May Be Receding
Gum recession doesn’t happen all at once. Gum tissue can move back almost imperceptibly until teeth and bone are at risk.

2. Decay May Be Lurking
When the acids in plaque start drilling into a tooth, we usually don’t feel it until it has passed through the enamel and dentin and hits the nerve. Ouch! By that time, there is a crater in the tooth. Regular cleanings remove plaque before it can do any weakening.

3. Prevent Oral Cancer
About 50,000 men and women will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year.1 We’ll will screen for oral cancer during your exam. As with all types of cancer, early diagnosis is crucial.

After your entire mouth has been examined, we’ll detail what is required moving forward. Whether that’s flossing more often or discussing major fixes such as braces, we will make sure that you get all the information you need to ensure your smile is bright and beautiful! Scheduling twice-yearly exams with Dan Custis and Rebecca Kretschmar at Destination Dentistry will ensure you avoid severe dental troubles.

1http://oralcancerfoundation.org/

 

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

Posted in Oral Health

Sore Tooth? Don’t Wait!

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Inevitably, our patients who wait to have a sore tooth checked end up saying, “I wish I had come in sooner.” A toothache sends a simple, clear message: “See your dentist!”

The cost to treat it may get more expensive as the pain gets more extreme. Have tooth pain? Don’t worry Affordable dental care is available at Destination Dentistry.

Mouth pain is never “normal.” Our experienced dentists will determine the cause of the pain so proper treatment can begin. Possible causes of pain include cavities, gum disease, a broken crown, mouth sores, bite issues, and TMD (temporomandibular disorder). Let us take care of you and you will quickly be back to pain-free eating, grimace-free speaking and better sleeping.

Our dentists are also well-versed in the latest cosmetic dental procedures and is passionate about transforming smiles. Smile makeovers boost confidence and improve a person’s overall presentation. People who have invested in a smile makeover feel that their personal and professional relationships have benefited.

Book a consultation if you have question about dental implants, Invisalign or veneers. We offer consumate care when it comes to tooth-colored fillings, cosmetic dentistry, TMJ/TMD treatment, teeth whitening, and sedation dentistry.

Don’t wait to come to Destination Dentistry if a tooth demands your attention.

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

Posted in Family Dentistry

Beautiful Teeth For Your Every Emotion

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Unfortunately, not everyone smiles all the time. And not everyone is smiled at all the time. But even frowns need to be clean if you want to maintain a high level of oral health.

If you are looking for a dentist that will serve you with a smile and help keep your teeth ready for a smile at a moment’s notice, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Destination Dentistry in Custer.

Thee knowledgeable dental team at Destination Dentistry has been cleaning, restoring and improving smiles in Custer, South Dakota since 1978. We do find that patients are interested in more than clean teeth and healthy gums, though these are certainly critical priorities.

We provide a wide variety of innovative cosmetic dental services for our patients. Our dental services include but are not limited to teeth whitening, sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, TMJ/TMD treatment, and tooth-colored fillings.

If it’s not a mega-watt celebrity smile you’re looking for, then perhaps we could interest you in a more serious professional look or a sly half grin. If your frown’s getting you down, even when your teeth have been cleaned, let us help you achieve the look that will make you proud to smile. We can meet your needs and answer your questions:

How much do braces cost in Mount Rushmore?
What is that pain when I chew?
Do I need a crown?
Can I straighten my teeth without braces?
What can be done with this chipped tooth?
Am I a candidate for veneers?
How does a dental bridge work?
What is the cost of dental implants in Black Hills?
Will my insurance pay for porcelain crowns?

Drs. Dan Custis and Rebecca Kretschmar is enthusiastic about providing powerful improvements to your smile which will polish your professional presentation, strengthen your confidence in the relationship realm, and increase your joy in life’s simple pleasures. When your questions involve CEREC Same Day Porcelain Crowns, family dentistry, or cosmetic dentistry, you can count on Drs. Rebecca Kretschmar to have the answers and deliver them with a smile.

Contact Destination Dentistry:

605-593-9821

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota
57730

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry
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At Destination Dentistry, we offer a wide variety of dental services, including cosmetic and family dentistry, as well as sedation dentistry and TMJ treatment. Call us today to schedule an appointment if you are in Custer or Black Hills area.
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Custer, SD 57730
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