Vacek Family Dentistry Blog

Learn How an Implant-Supported Denture Can Change Your Life!

February 12, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Craig Vacek @ 7:22 pm

An older woman examining her teeth.If you’ve had dentures for a long time or are considering dentures for the first time, keep reading. According to your dentist, there’s a restorative procedure that can make a huge difference in how you perform basic tasks like eating or talking. We know how frustrating is to be talking with a loved one and your dentures starts shifting around your mouth.

Even worse, you’ll be eating your favorite food and the denture comes out in front of your family. If this sounds like you, an implant-supported denture could really benefit your daily life. Before you invest in a traditional denture or reline your current one, consider this alternative from your dentist first.


Can Flossing Improve My Oral Health? Your Lincoln Dentist Weighs in

February 5, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Craig Vacek @ 2:51 pm

young man smiling while flossingYou’re honest with yourself, so it’s not hard for you to admit that your oral hygiene has not been stellar. You know that you could be more consistent about practicing your daily routines but you’re wondering which ones are really necessary. For example, is it necessary to floss your teeth? Are the benefits real or has this hygienic practice been given more credit than it deserves for impacting oral health? This question will be answered by your Lincoln dentist as you continue reading>


How To Fight Gum Disease From Your Lincoln Dentist

January 4, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Craig Vacek @ 1:12 pm

woman holding jaw in painIt’s an average start of the day for you. You get out of bed early in the morning and go through your normal routine of heading to the restroom to brush your teeth. While cleaning, you discover some blood in the sink and puffiness in your gums. You’re wondering, “What’s the cause of this?” Your dentist says that you may need gum disease treatment of Lincoln to prevent this from becoming a serious problem. Learn what some of the signs of gum disease are, what causes it and how your local professional can treat it.


Learn the Top 3 Benefits of CEREC Crowns Dental Restorations

December 23, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Craig Vacek @ 11:47 am

woman smiling dental checkupWhen you experience dental damage, the last thing that you want to do is sit around a dental practice and wait for other people to have the time to treat your needs. Even when a dental practice shows you the attention that you rightfully deserve, you still have to undergo a painstakingly long process to repair your teeth with traditional dental crowns.

Thanks to modern dentistry, you don’t have to face that scenario anymore if your tooth becomes damaged. In fact, you can have your tooth fixed in as little as a single appointment with CEREC crowns! But this isn’t just the 1 benefit of CEREC crowns, there are actually 3!


Lincoln Dentist Says Don’t Slack on Protecting Your Child’s Mouth

November 9, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Craig Vacek @ 4:23 pm

young boy removing green mouth guardIn a world where children are becoming more inactive, you definitely want to encourage activities that allow them to get some exercise and learn the values of working with others to accomplish goals. Both your son and daughter have been sports fans since early childhood. Your daughter loves field hockey and your son loves basketball. These two sports aren’t considered full-contact like football, but they can still get very physical. You want to make sure that both of your children are protected. That’s why your Lincoln dentist recommends mouth guards for participation in any sports. Learn more about why a mouth guard is so important to your children’s dental health.


Learn How A Cone Beam Scanner Can Help You in Lincoln

October 25, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Craig Vacek @ 4:43 pm

A woman in the dentist office.Technology in the medical fields has improved dramatically over the past couple decades. Many new machines and devices give doctors more information about their patients and the issues they are dealing with on a regular basis. The more doctors can learn about their patients’ health, the more targeted their treatments can be.

This is no exception for dentists. Over the years, dentists are using highly-advanced technology to provide patients with the best quality care. An example of this technology is the cone beam scanner, which we’ll discuss in more detail inside.


What is a CEREC Crown?

October 10, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Craig Vacek @ 4:06 pm

CEREC milling machineWhen most people think about the tools of dentistry, their mind probably pictures small, metal instruments like a dental pick or mirror. Luckily for patients and dentists alike, dentistry has kept up with the digital age, bringing about the invention of CEREC technology. With a CEREC crown, your dentist in Lincoln can now repair your badly damaged, decayed, or misshapen tooth in as little as 90 minutes as opposed to the two weeks it used to require. (more…)

Why Dental Cleanings Are More Important Than You Think

September 29, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Craig Vacek @ 8:16 am

Portrait of a smiling womanIf you frequently skip your dental cleanings, you’re (unfortunately) not alone. A lot of people put off the routine care — and so it’s probably no surprise that almost half of people in the US have gum disease to some extent. We urge all patients to visit us at least every six months for a checkup and cleaning. Let’s take a closer look at why.


Dental Bridge vs. Dental Implants — Which Is Right for You?

August 15, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Craig Vacek @ 5:03 pm

dental implant illustrationModern dentistry makes it easier than ever for people with missing teeth to once again have complete smiles. There are several techniques that dentists use to fill in the gaps, and you might have heard the terms “dental bridge” and “dental implant” being thrown around without really understanding what they mean. Here, we’ll look at both of these types of tooth replacements and talk about which one might be right for your situation.


Your Lincoln Cosmetic Dentist Can Help You Smile More!

July 10, 2017

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: , — Dr. Craig Vacek @ 7:24 pm

Smile more with help from your Lincoln cosmetic dentist. Welcome to another beautiful day in the Heartland! Summer weather is fine and Cornhusker football season is around the corner. Just thinking about that can bring a smile to your face. At Vacek Family Dentistry, we want you to have a smile that makes you happy and confident. That’s why our practice offers several cosmetic dentistry procedures. Whether you need only one or a combination of procedures to create the perfect smile, your Lincoln cosmetic dentist will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailor made for you. Read on to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry treatments that Dr. Vacek and Dr. Gufford offer.


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Craig P. Vacek, D.D.S. Lincoln, NE general and family dentist (402) 466-1914