Brenner Family Dental
Quality dentistry in a professional and relaxed atmosphere
Meet Our Team
Dr. Corey Brenner, DDSOriginally from Rusk County, Wisconsin, Dr. Corey Brenner graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2001, after receiving an undergraduate degree in Biology from St. John's University. He served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Air Force, and has been practicing Dentistry since 2001.
Dr. Brenner is very relaxed, down to earth, and personable. Because he grew up on a dairy farm, he considers himself a "farmer with a degree in Dentistry."
In his free time, Dr. Brenner enjoys hunting with his dogs, working on his rustic cabin in Northern Wisconsin, and spending time with his family. He lives in Maple Grove with his wife, Marti', and their twins, Emmett and Kate.
Dr. Brenner is a member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, and the Rockford Lions Club.
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Composite (Tooth-Colored) Fillings
Composite is a type of filling material that is both esthetic and durable and allows the dentist to conserve as much tooth structure as possible when preparing the tooth. When placing a composite restoration, a bonding agent is applied to facilitate the seal between the tooth surface and the composite material. The filling is hardened with a curing light, giving the patient the ability to return to normal eating and drinking as soon as possible.
A crown, or cap, rebuilds a tooth to return optimal contour and function. It acts like a helmet, surrounding the natural tooth structure, to protect its strength and allow normal eating. Generally crowns take 2 appointments. During the first appointment the tooth is prepared, an impression is taken and a temporary crown is made. The final custom-made crown is tried in and cemented at the second appointment. Crowns may be made of porcelain, metal or a combination of these. Though crowns cover the majority of the tooth structure, it is still important to care for them as though they were natural teeth. Crowns can get decay and fail over time if not properly cared for.
Digital Radiographs (X-rays)
Digital radiographs are both a safe and effective way to assist your dental care team in evaluating the health of your teeth, jaws, bone and the supporting structures of your mouth. Bitewing x-rays, generally recommended every 12-24 months dependent on your individual risk factors, assist in diagnosing decay, "watch" areas and the quality of bone support between your teeth. A full mouth series or panoramic x-ray, provides imaging of the root structure of your teeth, bone quality, and jaws, as well as providing an assessment for development and potential pathology.
When a tooth has become extensively damaged and cannot be saved, an extraction is needed to prevent further breakdown, pain and infection. Local anesthetic is given to numb the area and pressure is applied to remove the tooth from its socket. Once removed, the area is cleaned. Sutures, or stitches, are sometimes needed to assist in the healing of the area. Your dentist will review care instructions with you to promote optimal healing of the extraction site.
Fluoride, a naturally occurring ion, helps to rebuild or remineralize weakened tooth enamel. This strengthens the tooth structure and can assist in repairing early signs of decay and prevent new cavities from forming. Brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily is the best way to care for your teeth at home. Talk to your dental professional to see if additional fluoride is recommended for your individual needs.
Occlusal Guards & Nightguards
An occlusal appliance, or night guard, is a device worn in the mouth overnight to separate the top and bottom teeth from wearing against one another. It slightly repositions the jaw to promote relaxation of the jaw joints and muscles while protecting teeth from the forces created by clenching and grinding.
Athletic mouthguards are custom made to protect your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Generally these are recommended for anyone, kids or adults, playing a contact sport that poses a risk of mouth or facial injury.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Laughing gas is an analgesic, or anxiety reducing, substance that may be used during dental treatment. A nasal canula or nose piece is connected to a pump that delivers a mix of oxygen and nitrous oxide. A relaxed or calming feeling is experienced by those that use nitrous oxide, though sometimes tingling in the fingers and toes or a floating sensation is felt. Once the dental procedure is completed, pure oxygen is delivered for 5 minutes to flush out residual nitrous oxide. The effects dissipate almost immediately and one is able to drive home after its use.
Periodontal Disease - Scaling & Root Planing
Replacing Missing Teeth
There can be several options to replace a missing tooth or teeth depending on the location in the mouth. The gold standard for tooth replacement is a dental implant, think of this as a prosthetic tooth root that sits within the jaw bone. An implant is restored with an abutment and a crown that look and function like natural teeth. A bridge is an alternative method of tooth replacement. Here, adjacent healthy teeth are capped and used to support a fake tooth. Bridges are cemented in place. The final option for tooth replacement is a removable appliance. This option also relies on the adjacent healthy teeth for support but is taken out at night and after meals to clean and give your tooth and gums a rest.
A root canal is needed when the nerve and/or the base of the root(s) of a tooth become infected. This procedure allows one to save and maintain their tooth. A small access is created on the biting surface of the tooth and a series of files are used to clean out the roots. Cleaning solutions are used to ensure that the root canals are as flushed out as possible. Finally, a biocompatible filler is placed to seal off the root structure. Once completed, a filling, post, crown or a combination of these are used to restore the access point of the tooth and protect the remaining structure.
Our office offers an array of whitening options for our patients, including in-office treatment and take home regimens. Each individual experiences a different result, so it is important that you discuss your options and expectations with your dental professional.
ZOOM In Office Whitening:
Ready for a brighter, whiter, and more beautiful smile? Look no further! ZOOM - the new, revolutionary tooth whitening system that can erase years from your looks in a single visit. Zoom whitening is the #1 patient-requested professional whitening treatment, safely brightening your teeth by up to eight shades in one visit. Zoom whitening boasts even results, amazing convenience and minimal tooth sensitivity following the treatment. Zoom whitening doesn't require trays, wearing strips for days or other hassles. All we do is apply Zoom whitening gel to your teeth during the appointment, and activate it using a special Zoom light for three 15-minute sessions. The advanced gel gently penetrates the sub-micron pores of tooth enamel to break down stains and eliminate years of discoloration. Curious if Zoom is right for you? Call us to find out.
Take Home Whitening:
Want a quick and easy way to put some radiance back into your smile? Brenner Family Dental may have just the answer! Our custom take-home whitening kits give you the professional results you want in the comfort of your own home. Our take-home whitening kits include disposable trays, or custom-made trays for your teeth and some gentle bleaching solution that breaks down the toughest stains and gradually, evenly makes your teeth 5-7 shades whiter. The result? A bright, beautiful smile that can make you look years younger and give you a confidence boost each time you look in the mirror!
Brenner Family Dental’s “White For Life” Program:
The team at Brenner Family Dental knows how important it is for you to have a healthy and bright smile. We feel that every patient in our practice deserves to have a smile they can be proud of. "White for Life" is an exciting program we offer to both new and existing patients. We would like to whiten your teeth and keep them white for life. Here's how it works: First, we see you for a professional cleaning, exam, and diagnostic x-rays. Once your teeth are cleaned and healthy, you are presented with two different options for achieving and maintain a bright, white, healthy smile:
Option #1: Custom Fit Bleaching Trays
Option #2: Opalescence GO Disposable Bleaching Trays
There is a one-time only enrollment fee of $99 to cover the cost of our materials. When you keep your regular dental checkups, we will be happy to supply you with a FREE whitening refill at each preventive care visit!
Dr Corey is a fantastic dentist. The atmosphere is great, everyone is friendly and makes you feel completely at ease. Dr Brenner did some cavities for me and it was so easy and painless. He takes his time and visits with you and keeps the conversation going. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.Anonymous
Having left a family dentist practice after 30 years of outstanding care, Brenner Family demonstrated that there is still excellent community dentistry available. The staff was professional and informative. The office and facility are state of the art but still provide personal, individualized care. My first visit but am looking forward to placing my dental health in the hands of a practice whose service exceeded my expectations.Susan
We have been to a lot of dentists for the first time and this time was by far the best experience that we have ever had! This is our new forever dentist for the whole family!!! Thank You!Tucker
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