Meet the Doctor
Kapil Thacker, DMD
Dental Services Offered
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We are Your Dental Team at West University Family Dentistry
Welcome to West University Family Dentistry in Middleton, Wisconsin! Regardless of the dental care you need, rest assured that our entire staff is dedicated to making your experience as pleasant and stress-free as possible. We are a team of professionals that work passionately to provide quality service and individual attention to each and every one of our patients. We utilize state-of-the-art technology such as the iTero Digital Scanner to view your entire dental profile in unprecedented detail so we can analyze and diagnose with extraordinary accuracy. Each smile is unique and requires individualized care. You can trust our expert team at West University Family Dentistry to satisfy all your dental needs with a wide range of dental services, treatments, and procedures.
Our Philosophy at West University Family Dentistry
We believe that your oral health directly affects your overall health and we are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for your dental care. Whether you need treatment for an abscessed tooth, cosmetic whitening for a big event, or a simple check-up and cleaning, West University Family Dentistry offers a wide variety of services to ensure your optimal oral health. Below you'll find a general overview of the dental services available at West University Family Dentistry. If you have further questions about the dental treatment that is right for you, our staff would be happy to provide you with the information you need. Call West University Family Dentistry today at 608-238-6244 and learn more about how you can get the smile you've always wanted.
The Dental Services We Provide at West University Family Dentistry
Fight Gum Disease with the LANAP® System
Your dental team here at West University Family Dentistry is excited to offer the LANAP® system for periodontal treatment. The LANAP protocol is a laser-based approach to treating gum disease without cutting or suturing…and this means you will enjoy a more comfortable, less invasive experience both during and after your procedure.
The LANAP protocol is the only periodontal treatment that utilizes the patented PerioLase® MVP-7 laser which is uniquely designed to attack bacteria while leaving healthy tissue intact. This technology reduces post-surgical recession as well as offering a more pleasant experience for patients who suffer from tooth sensitivity.
Gum disease poses a wide range of risks and not only contributes to tooth loss and personal discomfort, but has been linked to diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. However, the LANAP system is a proven technique for dealing with periodontal problems as well as offering a variety of other benefits, including:
- Minimal Recovery Time – LANAP® is minimally invasive and allows the body to recover and heal more quickly.
- Reduction in Gum Inflammation and Bleeding – The PerioLase® MVP-7™ targets inflammatory bacteria without injuring healthy tissue.
- Little to No Gum Recession – Because the procedure doesn’t require cutting the gums, there is less risk of recession and your beautiful smile is maintained.
- Less Discomfort – Patients report less discomfort during and after surgery.
- Safe for patients with Health Concerns –LANAP® protocol is safe for patients with health concerns such as diabetes, HIV, hemophilia, or those taking medications such as Plavix or aspirin.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
We recommend that you visit us at West University Family Dentistry at least twice a year for a regular check-up and professional teeth cleaning. A professional cleaning will remove plaque and tartar that brushing and flossing at home just can't handle. Professionally eliminating this build-up of plaque and tartar helps to prevent bad breath, tooth decay, and periodontal disease. The best dental care we can provide is preventative care. Regular check-ups and professional teeth cleaning prevent small problems from becoming more complex and difficult to treat.Call West University Family Dentistry in Middleton, Wisconsin today at 608-238-6244 to begin the dental care regimen that saves you time, money, and stress.
Over time, your teeth's natural whiteness can fade or become discolored as the result of diet, personal habits, or simply getting older. However, the Opalescence teeth whitening procedure we offer here at West University Family Dentistry can restore the brilliance of your smile. Depending on your needs and preferences, the dental team at West University Family Dentistry will help you choose whether to receive this treatment in our office or apply it yourself in the comfort and convenience of your own home.
Corrective Dental Services
You may be unhappy about the spacing or misalignment of your teeth, but you would like to know more about the options available. We encourage you to call us at 608-238-6244 and talk to our friendly, highly trained staff about our corrective dental procedures -- from veneers, bridges, and bonding to the latest innovative orthodontic methods like Invisalign. Invisalign is a wonderful option for working adults because it produces similar results to traditional metal braces, but utilizes a series of custom-made, clear aligners that are virtually invisible. You are able to maintain your professional appearance and enjoy the dramatic improvement of properly aligned teeth without feeling self-conscious.
Regardless of how meticulous we are about our oral health care, unforeseen situations can result in damaged enamel, cavities, gum disease or even bone loss. Whether the cause is physical trauma or untreated decay, West University Family Dentistry in Middleton, Wisconsin provides comprehensive dental service for all ages and we will work with you to find the dental treatment option that is perfectly suited to your individual oral health needs.
We want you to be well informed about your dental treatment options so that, in the event that you need a restorative dental procedure for damaged or lost teeth, you will be happily satisfied with your choice of crowns, a bridge, dental implants, or dentures.West University Family Dentistry is dedicated to providing the people of Middleton, Wisconsin with dental services that are effective, affordable, and convenient.
Innovative Dental Care Technology
We utilize the most advanced technology and state-of-the-art equipment here at West University Family Dentistry in order to provide our patients with the highest quality of dental care. Our dental team uses the iTero Element scanner to produce high-resolution 3D images of your upper and lower dental structure. The iTero's virtual model of your teeth is created without the time and discomfort required by the use of traditional x-ray photos and the dreaded dental impression goo necessary for making a physical model. In only seconds, your dental team will be able to show you a model of your teeth's current condition as well as a side-by-side simulation of your smile with its ideal spacing and alignment. The unprecedented resolution capable with the iTero Element allows the hygienists and dentist here at West University Family Dentistry to provide you with a higher quality of oral health care by identifying dental problems such as early decay or microscopic fractures in a fraction of the time required by old-fashioned methods. This means that your dentist can give you a diagnosis with greater accuracy while also decreasing the amount of time for your examination.
A dental crown is a "cap" that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. A crown might be needed to protect a decayed tooth from more damage, to restore an already broken tooth, to hold a dental bridge in place or to cover a severely discolored tooth. Crowns offer long-term durability, protection from decay and cracking, and an improved, natural appearance. A crown may be right for you if...
- you have chipped or broken teeth that are immediately visible as soon as the dental array is revealed. This situation could cause a gap in your teeth that requires a surface replacement.
- you have undergone a root canal that requires a significant portion of the tooth to be removed to make way for the support structure and the cleaning process.
- you have weak and damage-prone teeth.
- you have a tooth that is severely discolored.
Emergency Dental Care in Middleton, Wisconsin
Abscesses, tooth decay, infected gums, cavities and other oral health problems can be incredibly uncomfortable, and we are here to treat dental issues that just can't wait for your regular check-up. Whether you're suffering from a painful cavity, cracked tooth, broken dentures or a loose filling, please don't hesitate to give us a call! Research shows periodontal problems can potentially elevate the risk for other health issues, including diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease. Your health and comfort are our first priority. If you are in the Middleton, Wisconsin area and experiencing serious oral pain, call West University Family Dentistry directly at 608-238-6244 and one of our team members will schedule a consultation with you during our regular business hours.
Make Your Appointment Today!
So, whether you need a crown or a cleaning, call 608-238-6244 today for an appointment. We're also happy to answer any questions you may have – our team is here to make your dental experience pleasant, affordable, and beautifully effective.