Few investments pay off as well as preventative dentistry. Unfortunately, many people have discovered this value only after they have had to invest in expensive treatments to repair the effects of oral health neglect. At Dr. Kernstock's practice, we educate every patient on this value so they can prevent big problems from ever developing. Click here to learn more about Preventative Care.
Teeth Alignment and Braces
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects the alignment of the teeth. Dr. Kernstock has a comprehensive understanding of how bone grows, all the different ways in which teeth can be misaligned and the best way to shift them, and the pros and cons of different methods of correcting the alignment. Click here to learn more about Teeth Alignment and Braces.
Crowns and Bridges
A dental crown is a cosmetic dental restoration that can improve the structure and function of a tooth that has been significantly damaged or decayed. The crown is designed to completely enclose the tooth to protect it and improve its function and health. At Dr. Kernstock's practice, we create custom dental crowns from tooth-colored materials to guarantee that your restoration is durable and natural-looking.
A dental bridge is a fixed cosmetic dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. It consists of an artificial tooth and two dental crowns, which are placed on the two teeth or dental implants adjacent to the gap to support the artificial tooth. Click here to learn more about Crowns and Bridges.
Dentures and Partials
Missing teeth can be embarrassing, but it can also cause many oral health problems as well. We understand that the thought of needing dentures can be overwhelming. At Thomas A. Kernstock, DDS, PC, our caring team offer a wide range of dentures ranging from traditional dentures and high-end custom dentures all the way to implant dentures. Your dentures will be customized to you and your smile. Click here to learn more about Dentures and Partials.
Migraine and Headache Prevention
If your headaches or migraines are as a result in pain in the area near your ear, jaw or the side of your face, you may be suffering from TMD — an abbreviation for Temporomandibular disorders. Click here to learn more about this disorder and solutions we have for treatment.
If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room. We can treat a variety of traumatic dental injuries, including teeth that have been chipped, moved, or knocked out entirely. Click here to learn more about the Dental Pain relief we offer.
General and Family Dentistry
We know that once you find the right family dentist, you’ll never want to go anywhere else! At Dr. Kernstock's practice, we provide family dentistry services for people of all ages in the Bay City area, including children as young as three or four years old. People under the age of 19 make up nearly 15% of our patient base! We enjoy seeing children, parents, and grandparents, and derive pleasure watching families grow and watching children become parents. Click here to learn more about our General and Family Dental Services.
When a person has been hiding their smile behind a hand for years or refusing to smile or eat in public, it gives us great pleasure to experience their relief right alongside them as they flash their first big smile in years. Cosmetic dentistry can greatly enhance a person’s self-confidence and pride in their appearance. This improvement is a wonderful investment in a person’s happiness and often contributes to professional success as well. Click here to learn more about our Cosmetic Dentistry Services.
At Dr. Kernstock's practice, our goal is to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible. However, there are times when it is in your best interest (or that of your child's) to have a tooth extracted. Perhaps you have a tooth that is impacted, suffered trauma, or is decayed and may cause you trouble in the future. Click here to learn more about Extractions.
Root Canal Therapy
If a cavity burrows its way through the enamel and the dentin and reaches the pulp of a tooth, this live, vital tissue will quickly be invaded by bacteria, and an infection will form. Because the inner part of a tooth is an enclosed space with limited access to the infection-fighting resources of the body, this infection does not normally resolve on its own. With infection brewing inside the tooth, the pressure inside the tooth will increase and the pain a patient experiences will increase. Finally, the infected material will begin to leak outside the tooth. This leakage sets you up for more serious infections in the bones of your jaw or even in your heart. If you hear that you need root canal therapy, you should have it done as soon as possible. Click here to learn more about Root Canal Therapy
A dental implant is an excellent alternative for a patient who has lost one or more teeth. It’s also a very good example of an advancement in dental technology that means a better functional result and the preservation of better health for the patient. Click here to learn more about Dental Implants.