Services

Our dental practice focuses on providing quality, comprehensive services to all our patients.  Some of the services we offer are listed below.  Explanations are available by clicking on each name.

Cosmetic Whitening

Cosmetic Whitening The color of your teeth can affect the confidence you have about your smile.  Although it is not permanent, teeth whitening (bleaching) is a simple dental treatment used to change the color of your teeth.  Whitening can be accomplished through a one visit in office procedure or as part of a take home…

Crowns (Caps)

Crowns (Caps) A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size.  A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. A crown may become necessary or desired, for one or more of the following…

Dental Implants

Dental Implants Dental implants can be an important part of fixing your teeth and can be used in solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth.  Dental implants are made to give you the same strength, stability, resilience and support that your natural teeth do. Dental implants are replacements for both the root and the…

Dentures

Dentures A denture is a removable dental appliance created to replace the spaces caused by missing teeth and surrounding tissue. There are two types of dentures – complete and partial.  Complete dentures are for patients who are missing all of their teeth, while partial dentures fill the spaces caused by missing teeth.  When missing any…

Digital Intra-Oral Camera

Digital Intra-Oral Camera One of the greatest features that we offer is the ability for you to see clearly what is happening with your dental health. Our Intra-Oral Camera Technology provides that service to record the conditions of your mouth and teeth as well as monitor the effectiveness of our treatments. The images taken of…

Digital X-Rays

Part of your cleaning and prevention plan is taking X-rays of your teeth.  Here at Craig R. Yoder Family Dentistry, we use the latest X-ray technology known as digital radiography.  An electronic sensor is used to capture and store digital radiographic images of your teeth in your computer records. The process of taking digital radiography…

Emergency Care

Emergency Care We recognize that emergency situations do arise, and we will do everything in our power to respond to your problem as quickly as possible. If an emergency arises while the office is closed, please call (574) 825-1252. The answering machine will give instructions as to who you should contact. If an emergency arises…

Family Dentistry

Family Dentistry Dental care is something that is needed on a universal level and at every age.  We offer dental services for children and adults of all ages.  We understand that each of our patients may have different needs based on their age and background. We will work hard to meet all your dental needs. …

Fillings

Fillings A filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures and wear.  In just one appointment, the decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed, cleaned and filled. There are various types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages.  When choosing what material you would…

Fixed Bridges

Fixed Bridges Bridges are a non-removable solution to many cosmetic and dental health problems that can occur in your mouth.  Some of the reasons for needing a bridge include the following: Fill the spaces of missing teeth Maintain facial structure Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position Restore chewing and speaking ability Restoration of…

Full Periodontal Therapy

Full Periodontal Therapy Periodontics is a field of dentistry that is intentionally preventive in nature. When someone has periodontal disease it means that an excessive amount of plaque and calculus (tartar) have accumulated around the teeth leading to deterioration of the supporting structure of your teeth (which can include the jawbone).  It can be characterized…

Laser Services

Laser Services Modern dentistry now encompasses new technologies.  With the advent of laser dentistry, patients are now able to receive dental treatment for their teeth and gums using lasers in addition to traditional dental drilling and surgical methods.  Dr. Yoder offers these laser services to improve the quality and health of your teeth and gums. …

Mouth Guards

Mouth Guards We promote the use of mouth guards because it provides an extra level of safety to anyone who uses them.  Using a mouth guard, while participating in sporting events, gives an extra level of protection if you receive a blow to the face or the mouth. We custom make mouth guards to protect…

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers Veneers are a restorative cosmetic treatment to enhance the appearance and function of your teeth.  They are made specifically to help your smile look its best.  Veneers made of porcelain are shaped and custom-made in a dental laboratory.  When porcelain veneers are bonded to your teeth, they can make your smile beautiful and…

Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment Root canal therapy becomes necessary when the inner nerve of a tooth becomes affected by decay, cracks, or infection.  When this happens, the tooth may become extremely sensitive to both pressure and temperature, and intense pain can be expected.  In the initial stages of decay and infection, it is possible that no…