Cosmetic / Esthetic Dentistry

Cosmetic/esthetic dentistry refers to any dental work that improves the appearance of your teeth, gums, and bite. Forest View Dental of Appleton offers a variety of cosmetic/esthetic dentistry services from dental implants to teeth cleaning to teeth whitening, to help you to look and feel your best. These services include:

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is the most popular and fastest way to begin your smile makeover. People tend to seek out teeth whitening services to update their look and brighten their smile for special events, such as weddings, reunions, job interviews, and holidays. Teeth whitening products are available over-the-counter, but having a trained dentist perform the procedure will ensure it is done correctly. There are many options to help lighten the color of your teeth from having it done at the office sitting in the chair to our popular Whitening for Life Program that allows you to receive free touch up kits for life if you keep your regularly scheduled cleaning and exam visits. Call us today to find out more!

Tooth Colored Fillings

For years dentists used silver and other visually unappealing metals for teeth fillings which are ugly. Today, we use a composite filling that is tooth-colored to restore the decayed tooth. Composites bond to the tooth to support the remaining tooth structure, which helps to prevent breakage and insulate the tooth from excessive temperature changes. These fillings are also more aesthetically pleasing.

Veneers

Dental veneers are an excellent esthetic dentistry remedy for a variety of dental conditions that affect the appearance of the front teeth. Veneers are thin, semi-translucent porcelain “shells” that are custom-made to fit precisely over existing teeth and alter their color, shape, size, length, and/or alignment. They are permanently held in place by a special resin that bonds the back of the veneer to the front of the tooth. Although they are not suitable for every patient, veneers are very color-stable and can be a great option for restoring the natural beauty of your teeth so that you can smile with confidence.

Bonding

Bonding uses tooth colored filling material to resurface the front teeth with a very strong adhesive. This is a very cost-effective way to change the size, shape and color of your teeth. It does not maintain its color forever, so it needs to be replaced periodically depending upon the amount of staining drinks and food that you consume and if you are a smoker.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are often the best option for replacing missing teeth. Rather than resting on the gum line like removable dentures, or using adjacent teeth as anchors like fixed bridges, dental implants are long-term replacements that are placed in the jawbone. Composed of titanium metal that "fuses" with the jawbone through a process called "osseointegration," dental implants will not shift and never decay.

If you are missing teeth and wish to eat your favorite foods, increase your chewing ability and improve your appearance and speech, then you are a candidate for dental implants. A dental implant is a replacement for the root of a tooth that has been lost. We have chosen the Bicon Dental Implant System because of its scientifically proven design. Since 1985, the Bicon System has used a locking taper to secure a prosthetic abutment to the implant instead of a screw, since screws often loosen and break. Join the many patients all over the Valley who have Discovered the Bicon Advantage.

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Crowns & Bridges

Crown and bridge treatment will restore lost teeth, support remaining teeth and help you maintain optimum dental health.

If you are faced with tooth loss, crown, tooth cap, or bridge treatment may be the right restorative dentistry option for you. This long-term solution can help prevent the cycle of problems that can occur when just one tooth is missing, such as shifting of the remaining teeth, decay, periodontal disease, and dental bone loss.

What is a Crown?
A crown, sometimes called a “tooth cap”, is a tooth-like covering placed over a carefully prepared existing tooth. Used to strengthen, restore or improve the appearance of your natural tooth, a crown is placed on an individual tooth much like a thimble over your finger.


What is a Bridge and Why Are Crowns Involved?
A bridge is a custom device anchored to neighboring teeth that replaces one or more missing teeth. When a lost tooth is replaced with a bridge, the teeth on either side of the missing one(s) must be prepared with a tooth cap to serve as anchors to hold the replacement teeth in place.

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Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry is the process of rebuilding a person’s teeth, gums, or jaw. The need for restorative dentistry is often the result of an accident or poor oral hygiene. Some people will select to have restorative dentistry work done for esthetic dentistry reasons, but it can also be medically necessary if the problem interferes with the normal functions of the mouth. Our restorative dentistry services include: correcting your jaw position, repairing dental bone loss, using implants and bridges or partial dentures to replace lost or missing teeth, using crowns, veneers and bonding to enhance esthetics and function, and protecting your investment with protective nighttime appliances.

We understand that for some of our patients, oral surgery and restorative dentistry can trigger feelings of nervousness and anxiety. At Forest View Dental, our patient’s comfort and well-being always come first, and as such, we are pleased to offer our patients the option of comfortable, safe, and effective oral sedation dentistry.

Full and Partial Dentures

Whether you are missing some or all of your natural teeth, you can derive many benefits from replacing them with full or partial dentures. Replacement teeth help fill out your smile by giving support to the cheeks and lips. Replacement teeth create a more youthful, vibrant appearance by holding up facial muscles and aiding in speaking and smiling! In addition to the esthetic dentistry value of full and partial dentures, they serve the functional benefit of assisting with chewing and swallowing.

We fashion custom full or partial dentures to complement your facial features and lifestyle.

If you are facing the possibility of replacing your teeth with full or partial dentures, you need to understand how they will impact your lifestyle. We’re here to address any concerns you may have about adjusting to your dentures.

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Our Staff

Amme, Office Administrator

Amme, Office Administrator

I am proud to be associated with the dedicated, caring and professional dental staff and Doctors of Forest View Dental. We all strive to provide our patients the best dental care with their comfort in mind. Our Doctors and staff are committed to patients and our community. Forest View Dental...

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Chelsea

Chelsea

I have been a dental assistant at Forest View Dental since 2018. I enjoy getting to know our patients and being able to make a difference in their smiles.

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Dr. Thomas LaSelle

Dr. Thomas LaSelle

Dr. Thomas J. LaSelle was born and raised in the Fox Valley. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. LaSelle has been providing comprehensive dental care to individuals of all ages for more than 30 years. He has obtained extensive...

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Chris

Chris

I have been a hygienist for 35 plus years and am passionate about all aspects of Dentistry and enjoy my profession. I strongly believe in patient education to maintain their oral health as well as improve their overall health. It is important to me that my patients are comfortable, happy and at ease...

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Veronica

Veronica

As one of Forest View Dental’s patient coordinators, it is great working with the doctors because of their passion for dentistry and patient care with comfort. My main role is to help assure Dr. Grotenhuis’ patients are scheduled, understand their treatment plan, and how their insurance...

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Dr. Thomas LaSelle

Dr. Thomas LaSelle

Dr. Thomas J. LaSelle was born and raised in the Fox Valley. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. LaSelle has been providing comprehensive dental care to individuals of all ages for more than 30 years. He has obtained extensive...

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Vicki

Vicki

I am from the Fox Valley and have been with Forest View Dental since 1996. I pride myself with educating patients and making them feel comfortable with their dental visits. Hope to see you soon!

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Rebekah

Rebekah

I have been working at Forest View Dental since September 2020. My favorite part of my job is meeting patients, their families, and helping patients smile again!

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Dr. Thomas Grotenhuis

Dr. Thomas Grotenhuis

Dr. Thomas Grotenhuis grew up in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Dr Grotenhuis did his undergraduate studies at UW-Madison. He then graduated Creighton University Dental School. After dental school, Dr. Grotenhuis began his practice in Morrisville, Vermont. Dr. Grotenhuis moved to the Fox Valley and joined...

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Betsy

Betsy

I have been a dental hygienist since graduating from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in 2004. I joined the Forest View Dental family in 2008 and I am so happy to be working in the Fox Valley. I find dental hygiene very rewarding and I love being a part of a practice that focuses on patient...

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Victoria

Victoria

I thoroughly enjoy getting to know my Forest View Dental patient’s families, hobbies, and heath concerns. Its truly important to me for my patients to feel comfortable and carded about. Educating my patients so they understand what is happening and what I find is key to guiding them to their...

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Dr. Thomas LaSelle

Dr. Thomas LaSelle

Dr. Thomas J. LaSelle was born and raised in the Fox Valley. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. LaSelle has been providing comprehensive dental care to individuals of all ages for more than 30 years. He has obtained extensive...

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Sara

Sara

I started working at Forest View Dental in 2003. Helping people feel great about their smile is truly rewarding. I am very happy to be working in an office that places so much emphasis on patient respect and patient comfort.

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Deb

Deb

I enjoy greeting and meeting all the Forest View Dental patients and families that come through the doors. It is rewarding to see them leave with a smile of their faces. I am originally from Northern Wisconsin where I previously worked in the dental field but am really enjoying the Fox Valley and...

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Dr. Thomas LaSelle

Dr. Thomas LaSelle

Dr. Thomas J. LaSelle was born and raised in the Fox Valley. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. LaSelle has been providing comprehensive dental care to individuals of all ages for more than 30 years. He has obtained extensive...

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Becky

Becky

I love to meet new people every day! As the New Patient Coordinator, I strive to make every Forest View Dental patient’s first impression unforgettable for our patients of the Fox Valley. From our excellent dentistry to our amazing staff and customer service, I am truly confident in our...

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Laurie

Laurie

I’ve been in the Appleton area since 1997 and have worked with Dr. LaSelle since 1997. I enjoy all dental procedures including implants, sinus lifts and the oral surgery side of dentistry.

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Dr. Thomas Grotenhuis

Dr. Thomas Grotenhuis

Dr. Thomas Grotenhuis grew up in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Dr Grotenhuis did his undergraduate studies at UW-Madison. He then graduated Creighton University Dental School. After dental school, Dr. Grotenhuis began his practice in Morrisville, Vermont. Dr. Grotenhuis moved to the Fox Valley and joined...

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Tara

Tara

I have been working with Dr. LaSelle since 1999. I enjoy getting to know our current patients and meeting new patients. I like to see patients leave with a smile.

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Brianna

Brianna

As a dental assistant, I enjoy making your every visit to Forest View Dental as comfortable as possible to help you feel educated and confident in your dental care. I look forward to meeting you!

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Dr. Thomas Grotenhuis

Dr. Thomas Grotenhuis

Dr. Thomas Grotenhuis grew up in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Dr Grotenhuis did his undergraduate studies at UW-Madison. He then graduated Creighton University Dental School. After dental school, Dr. Grotenhuis began his practice in Morrisville, Vermont. Dr. Grotenhuis moved to the Fox Valley and joined...

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Debbie

Debbie

I have worked in dentistry for 20+ years and enjoy being part of the Forest View Dental team where I can assist with making patients feel comfortable, confident and educated about your dental care. I love helping people and providing the best service to each and every patient, from scheduling your...

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Heather

Heather

I strive to make my patients feel more comfortable while getting treatment done. I especially enjoy making children’s experiences more pleasurable and fun! Dr. Grotenhuis has been practicing orthodontics since 2007 and I have found it very rewarding watching our patients self-confidence...

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Dr. Thomas LaSelle

Dr. Thomas LaSelle

Dr. Thomas J. LaSelle was born and raised in the Fox Valley. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. LaSelle has been providing comprehensive dental care to individuals of all ages for more than 30 years. He has obtained extensive...

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Liz

Liz

I graduated Dental Hygiene from MATC in 2013 and prior to that I was a dental assistant.  The most rewarding part of being a dental hygienist at Forest View Dental for me is adapting to patients needs whether it’s overcoming fear or anxiety. My patients not only leave educated but there...

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Melissa

Melissa

I enjoy working as part of the Forest View Dental team to help achieve our goals; getting to know our patients and making them feel welcomed and comfortable from the moment they first step in the door. I appreciate the welcoming family atmosphere that our practice has to offer both patients and...

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Dr. Thomas Grotenhuis

Dr. Thomas Grotenhuis

Dr. Thomas Grotenhuis grew up in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Dr Grotenhuis did his undergraduate studies at UW-Madison. He then graduated Creighton University Dental School. After dental school, Dr. Grotenhuis began his practice in Morrisville, Vermont. Dr. Grotenhuis moved to the Fox Valley and joined...

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10 Questions to Ask Your Dentist

How do you know if you are seeing the right dentist for your needs? Not all dentists are the same! Here is a list of questions that you should ask when you are selecting a dentist.

Here at Forest View Dental, we have a New Patient Coordinator that can answer all of your questions about what services we provide, insurance coverage, and possible treatment plans. Call (920) 733-1111 today!

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