Messersmith & Keller Family Dentistry in Kutztown, PA strives to bring the best in state-of-the-art general and cosmetic dentistry in the area. Our team welcomes you to our relaxing and welcoming office where patients can feel comfortable receiving dental care. We offer a wide range of services to meet all you and your family’s dental needs. With more than 40 years of combined experience between our doctors, you know you’re in good hands.
We offer teeth whitening through the use of custom-made trays and a whitening gel. These can be used at home and usually take 10-14 days for the entire program, but you can see results in as little as three to five days.
Veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made porcelain shells designed to cover the front side of your teeth. These are ideal for patients who want to make minor adjustments to the look and feel of their smile. Our doctors will create a unique model of your teeth that is sent to a dental technician to create your veneers.
Through orthodontics, we can help improve the appearance and health of your natural teeth by moving them into their correct position. We use Fastbraces™ and MTM, which is a clear aligner system for minor tooth movement. We use Fastbraces and MTM, which is a clear aligner system for minor tooth movement.
Fillings are used to restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay. They are most commonly used to treat cavities, but are also used to repair cracked and broken teeth.
Teeth that are decayed beyond saving with a filling or root canal and crown, will be recommended for extraction from the mouth to avoid damaging the surrounding teeth.
Sealants is a coating placed on the chewing surface of the premolars and molars to help protect them from decay.
A root canal is a treatment to help repair and save an infected or badly damaged tooth. The tooth pulp, located inside the tooth, can become infected from an untreated cavity. Our doctors clean and disinfect the tooth then place a crown, or cap, over the tooth to restore functionality.
Bruxism & Nightguards
Bruxism is a condition where you grind or clench your teeth. There are two varieties, awake and sleep. Awake bruxism may be due to anxiety, stress, or anger. Meanwhile, individuals who suffer from sleep bruxism often grind their teeth while asleep. To help alleviate that, we can custom fit you with a mouthguard you wear while sleeping to prevent the damage that teeth grinding can cause over time.
Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing cleans between the gums and teeth, and all the way down to the roots. Scaling refers to the removal of tartar from the teeth’s surface, while root planing smooths out the root surface and removes any infected tooth structure.
Dental Implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a base for replacement teeth. Implants are a permanent, long-term solution for patients with missing and failing teeth or chronic dental issues. These are becoming a popular choice because they fit, feel, and function like natural teeth.
1. Implant planning and consultations with our 3-D x-ray system
2. Surgical Guides for implant placement are created utilizing an offsite 3-D printer
3. Implant placement
4. Advanced reconstruction with implants
Advanced Dental Technology
We’re proud to be one of the only dentist offices in the area that use 3D X-ray technology. With a single scan, we can capture images of the teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bone. This is especially helpful during dental implant placements, oral surgery, and root canal treatment.
It’s difficult for patients to visualize exactly what our doctors see, so the use of an intraoral camera is very beneficial. We are able to show you in real-time how your teeth look and we can explain precisely what is happening in your mouth.
This incredible technology allows us to create a custom-fit crown in one visit. The traditional methods were to make an impression of the tooth and have it sent off to a dental lab to be made. However, with CEREC Crowns we’re able to make the necessary measurements in-house and create your custom crown.