Eat, laugh, and feel confident again! Come in for a FREE consultation to discover more about dental implant restoration or implant dentures, and get the smile you deserve.
Summit Family Dental Care performs dental implant restorations. Dental implants are a reliable and more permanent solution to missing teeth. Experience the confidence, freedom, and improved oral health that accompanies tooth replacement with dental implants.
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically inserted into your jawbone to mimic your tooth roots. The seemingly small tweak between this and placing a denture atop the gums makes a world of difference. Once an abutment is placed on the post, it can be capped with a beautiful crown, and you’ll not only solve the problem of missing teeth, but prevent the deterioration of jawbone! When the health of your jawbone is compromised, the following can happen:
If you’re missing most or all of your natural teeth, or living with ill-fitting dentures that rock and slip, dental implants can still improve your quality of life. Using the minimum number of implants (will vary depending on your case) to support the maximum number of teeth can be the secure tooth replacement solution you’ve dreamt of.
You can gain confidence with the security that dental implants provide, and be free of removable dentures that require adhesives to hold in place. We’d love to help you eat, smile, and laugh without fear!
If a missing tooth has created a space in your smile, a dental bridge can close the gap. With an estimated 178 million Americans missing at least one tooth, it might not seem like it’s a pressing issue. However, a missing tooth can cause surrounding teeth to shift and misalignment in your bite. Shifting teeth can also make oral hygiene harder to maintain, making you susceptible to gum disease, decay, and the loss of more teeth in the future. We’d love to help you prevent this cycle with a beautiful porcelain bridge!
Do you have trouble remembering the last time you felt well-rested upon waking? If you or your partner find yourselves waking up multiple times throughout the night because of loud snoring, you’re likely frustrated and thinking of it as a nuisance. However, chronic snoring is the most common sign of sleep apnea, a condition that is dangerous when left untreated. If you happen to find yourself nodding while you read the signs and symptoms, you might benefit from a consultation at Summit Family Dental Care
Certain factors increase your risk of sleep apnea, such as being a male, overweight, frequent alcohol and/or sedative use, smoking or tobacco use, nasal congestion, a narrow airway, and family history. You will want to share these details with your trusted doctors at Summit Family Dental Care so they may accurately diagnose and treat your symptoms.
If you’re at all familiar with sleep apnea, you’re probably also aware that the usual prescription for relief is a Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) machine. This machine pumps air to prevent airway closures through a mask that you’ll wear while you sleep. This method works for some people, but others find the mask uncomfortable and the machine noisy, which doesn’t help much when it comes to the insomnia you may already be experiencing!
Enter: Oral Appliance Therapy! With a device that’s custom made for your mouth, Dr. Gburek, Dr. Barone, Dr. Hetrick, or Dr. Moore can get you back to sleeping soundly in a much more comfortable and convenient way – not to mention more affordable!
I graduated from Purdue University with a degree in pharmacy, and received my DDS from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. I remain active in the professional community as a guest lecturer at University of Buffalo School of Dentistry, and as a member of numerous dental society groups and study clubs. I love to give back to our community and participate in organizations. My hobbies include spending time with my family, playing golf, photography, and travel. I’m also an avid Buffalo Bills fan.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Organismal Biology from the University of Kansas, and obtained my DDS degree from the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. My passion for dentistry lies in life-long learning, providing individualized treatment plans, and engaging with my patients for rewarding dental experiences. Outside of dentistry, I’m happily married to my husband, Brian, and we’re the proud parents of two dogs and two horses. My hobbies include horseback riding, hiking, growing fruits and vegetables, exercising, country line dancing, listening to live music, water skiing, and kayaking.
I attended the University of Buffalo for my undergraduate degree, then Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where I earned my Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. I was born and raised in Western New York and dedicate myself to providing premium dental care and a great dental experience for my patients. I use the latest dental technology to offer the most advanced treatments and results while maximizing comfort and convenience. In my free time, I enjoy photography, gardening, scrapbooking, and making crafts with my kids.
Ever since I was a young boy, I knew my career would be in dentistry. A native of Western New York, I am a graduate of Canisius College and SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, where I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, and went on to complete my general dentistry residency at Buffalo General Hospital. I am committed to giving my patients the highest quality dental care and invest much of my time in continuing education, so I can offer the latest techniques, technologies, and treatments. I live with my wife in Warsaw and I enjoy being an active outdoors-man and boating.