Dental Procedures at Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry

bay lakes center for complex dentistry doctor lasnoski with patientWhether you need to get a tooth filled, have crooked teeth or need a complete smile makeover, we can offer a treatment plan that's right for you.

Learn more about what we can do for you:
•  Dental Implants
•  Denture Solutions
•  Sedation Dentistry
•  Cosmetic Dentistry
•  Restorative Dentistry
•  All-on-4® Treatment Concept
•  Trefoil

At Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry, we perform a wide variety of services to help you get the smile you deserve. By leveraging today's advanced techniques and technology, your Green Bay dentists, Dr. Lasnoski and Dr. Hallas, can restore your beautiful smile to help you maintain your youthful appearance.

Dental Implants

Dental Implant in bottom teethLosing a tooth is no longer cause for embarrassment or anxiety. With dental implants you can rediscover the joy of smiling, chewing, speaking and laughing without any fear of loose dentures or unsightly holes where teeth should be.

Dental implants are the most permanent solution for missing or damaged teeth. At Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry, SC we pride ourselves on creating implants that are so natural-looking and comfortable that once you have them, you may forget you ever lost a tooth.

What Is a Dental Implant?

Dental Implants Pieces Diagram iStock 000077095183 Large width of 500 pixelsA dental implant acts as a substitute for the root of a missing tooth and an anchor for an artificial tooth or set of teeth. Using dental implants we can also improve the stability of your dentures and give you the option of securing them in place permanently. Because implants are inserted below your gum and anchored into your jawbone, they are as secure as your permanent teeth, without impacting healthy, adjacent ones. With proper care, they can last a lifetime.

Why Choose Bay Lakes Center, SC for Complex Dentistry for Your Dental Implant Treatment?

Dr. Lasnoski and Dr. Hallas have years of advanced training and clinical experience in implant dentistry, and perform more dental implant procedures in a month than many dentists perform in a year. They utilize the most advanced technology and are specially trained to diagnose your complete oral health to make sure you have no underlying issues that could affect the outcome of your treatment.
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If you are a good candidate, Dr. Lasnoski or Dr. Hallas will create a treatment plan that ensures:
•  The right type of implant for your mouth
•  The correct placement and angle for each implant
•  The best materials for replacement teeth based on your needs and lifestyle

Our highly skilled and artistic lab technicians will then work closely with us to fabricate artificial teeth to match your existing ones perfectly in shade and size. Should you wish to whiten your existing teeth before the new ones are made, it can be done as part of your treatment plan.

On-site Dental Implant Surgery

Dr. Lasnoski and Dr. Hallas are specially trained to perform implant surgery as part of their overall treatment plan. It's one more way we can make the dental restoration process more convenient and comfortable for you. You can have all your procedures done in one office and we can ensure more predictable results, locating your implants exactly where they need to be for functionality and aesthetics. Using advanced implant planning software and CT data, we are able to perform minimally invasive surgery in a shorter time, making the experience and recovery easier on you too.

If the very idea of dental surgery makes your palms sweat, we've got that covered. We offer gentle and effective oral conscious sedation that eliminates any pain and lets you relax during the procedure.

Denture Solutions

Custom-fit Dental Denture Solutions

Dentures Lab Mold iStock 000052938150 Large width of 500 pixelsWhen you've lost your natural teeth, dentures give you back the ability to chew, digest and speak more easily. They also support sagging facial muscles and tissue, rejuvenating your whole face as well as your mouth.

Wearing dentures doesn't mean you have to sacrifice a beautiful and natural looking smile.

We Like to Hear Our Patients Say "Wow"

At Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry, SC, we’ve been delighting our patients with exceptional dentures for over 30 years. Dr. Lasnoski and Dr. Hallas will work together with our in-house laboratory technicians to create beautiful, custom-designed dentures that fit the shape of your face and mouth, and provide a perfect match to natural teeth.

Types of Dentures

There are two main types of dentures:
•  Complete dentures are used when you have lost all teeth on your upper and/or lower arches. The base is made of plastic resin that replicates the color of gum tissue and holds the teeth. The teeth can be made of porcelain or durable plastic.
•  Partial dentures replace several teeth when there are no adjoining or posterior teeth to use as anchors. They are typically made of a metal framework, which holds the denture in place, and a plastic, gum-colored base with teeth.

How Long Does it Take to Make Dentures?

Conventional dentures are made after all teeth have been extracted and can typically be placed in the mouth 8 to 12 weeks later, after the gums have healed. They require several appointments to design and fit.

Immediate dentures are created before teeth are extracted and can be worn immediately, so you are never without teeth. However, due to gum and bone shrinkage, immediate dentures need more adjustment and possibly replacement, making them a temporary solution for many people.

Implant-secured Dentures

nobel biocare implant supported denturesIf you already have conventional, removable dentures and experience difficulty wearing them because of poor stability and decreased chewing function, we may recommend dental implants. If you add just two implants to secure your dentures, studies have shown that you can double your chewing power and reduce your chewing time by half. Using four or more implants we can eliminate the need for dentures altogether.

Sedation Dentistry

Oral Conscious Sedation
Green Bay, WI, Escanaba, MI, & Marquette, MI

Woman in Dental Chair Worried AnxiousDo you suffer from dental anxiety, resulting from traumatic past dental experience, needle phobia, high gag reflex, or have very sensitive teeth?

Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry offers oral conscious sedation dentistry at both our Green Bay and Escanaba dental offices. With conscious oral sedation you’ll find your treatment is performed more comfortably than you might ever have thought possible. You’ll be drowsy, and unaware of the time passing by.

We will discuss any anxiety you have about dental work during your initial visit. We find that Dr. Lasnoski and Dr. Hallas make our patients so comfortable that by the time we’re ready to discuss treatment options, their nervousness is gone. But if you think oral conscious sedation will help you, we’ll schedule your sedation appointments at that time. Our specially trained team will monitor you continually throughout these appointments.

Patient with gas mask Minimal Sedation Nitrous OxideBeyond taking all your anxieties away, oral conscious sedation allows us to accomplish extensive amounts of dentistry at one time, and you’ll have little or no memory of the experience. This will result in fewer dental appointments necessary to complete any dental work.

Statistics show 50% of the population put dental care at the bottom of their healthcare list because of fear or pain. Oral conscious sedation provides a simple and safe way to maintain your dental health. For anxious patients, it’s like a miracle.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Whiten your Teeth too MuchWhen you commit to a cosmetic dental makeover, you deserve a dazzling smile you'll be proud to show off for years to come.

We have been putting new and long-lasting smiles on our patients' faces for over 30 years. As the architects for your new smile, Dr. Lasnoski and Dr. Hallas consider your cosmetic issues only after doing a thorough examination of your oral health (your teeth's foundation) to make sure there are no hidden problems that could affect your new teeth over time.

Depending on your unique situation, they can change the size, shape, alignment and color of your teeth; close gaps; correct your bite; replace missing teeth and/or failed fillings and solve the most complex dental issues—all with an eye on making your smile beautiful.

Teeth Whiteners

Cosmetic Solutions That Are Just Right for You

If you have complex issues that require partial dentures or bridges, all replacement work will be done to match the rest of your healthy teeth. You can decide whether you want to enhance your own teeth with whitening or veneers before your replacement teeth are fabricated.

We treat damaged or discolored teeth with a range of options, depending on your situation and oral health:

Teeth Whitening:

Advances in cosmetic dentistry have made teeth whitening an easy way for patients to brighten their smiles. We offer in-office treatments, such as bleaching or laser whitening, as well as bleaching products you can use on your own, at home. We can discuss your options during your first consultation.

Crowns (Also Known as Caps):

A crown covers or "caps" a fractured or diseased tooth to restore its normal function and appearance. Crowns can be made of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal or all metal.


Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain used to modify the shape and color of your teeth. They are extremely durable and resistant to staining, and match the texture of your existing teeth. However, if you are prone to grinding your teeth, we may recommend a crown for extra durability. Veneers are bonded to your existing teeth after the permanent tooth has been etched. Dr. Lasnoski and Dr. Hallas are able to minimize the amount of etching they have to do on healthy teeth because of their vast experience with veneers.

Inlays and Onlays:

These pieces of porcelain or composite resin are bonded to (laid on) a damaged or misshapen area of tooth. They are like a filling but used to rebuild the shape of the tooth.

Miracles Happen in Our In-house Dental Lab

bay lakes center for complex dentistry dental lab tech working milling teethA dental lab is a vital component of your cosmetic dental care team. The laboratory technician is critical in creating beautiful, natural-looking artificial teeth, crowns and veneers. All restorative dentistry hinges on the skill and knowledge of this key team player.

Our highly trained and talented dental technicians have been working with us for years in our in-house dental lab. You will have the chance to meet them when you visit Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry, SC. They will meet with you again after your treatment plan has begun, to view your natural teeth so they know exactly what they have to match. When corrections or adjustments are needed, our techs can often do them while you wait.

Restorative Dentistry

Dentist examining older patient  mature  senior  elderly  dentistWhether you've coped with dental problems for years, have recently lost a tooth or are experiencing chronic jaw pain, Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry, SC is highly qualified to restore your dental health and give you back your smile.

Call (920) 278-7678 to schedule an appointment.

We provide a range of state-of-the art treatment options to meet your needs, lifestyle and budget, with an emphasis on difficult or complex problems.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

If you have lost all your teeth in your upper or lower jaw, your treatment options for full mouth reconstruction include dental implants or traditional dentures.

Missing Teeth

While implants are the state-of-the-art option for missing teeth, if you prefer a non-surgical and relatively quick solution and have at least one healthy tooth on either side of the gap formed by the missing teeth, a bridge provides a good fixed alternative.

Hybrid Type Restorations 2With a bridge, the artificial tooth is held in place above the gum line by attaching it to crowns cemented onto the permanent teeth on either side of the gap. Bridges can be made with several artificial teeth as well. When the adjacent teeth are not looking their best, a bridge will enhance their appearance as well.

Damaged, Fractured, Misshapen or Discolored Teeth

Multiple crowns can be used to cap teeth with large fillings, that have had a root canal or are in need of repair. In some cases, veneers may be an effective solution. For more information, see Cosmetic Dentistry.

Oral Pathology

At Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry, our dentists have training in oral pathology that make it easy for us to help you with any issue or disease that may negatively affect your dental health. Because oral pathologists specialize in addressing diseases that impact your oral structure (jaws, teeth, lips, and cheeks), we are prepared to assist you with any oral concerns you may have. Tooth extraction can often be a key step in helping you overcome such diseases. Though tooth extraction can sound intimidating, we urge you to consider how, after the restorative process, you will have much better dental health than you did before.Read more about Oral Pathology here.

Corrective Jaw Surgery

At Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry, we are dedicated to bringing you the best possible treatment when it comes to problems that may negatively affect your dental health. There are some conditions that may require you to undergo corrective jaw surgery to improve your oral health. Whether you have a misaligned jaw or a severe malocclusion, we are prepared to give you any surgical treatment option that you need to help correct it, reduce any pain you may suffer, and leave you with an improved bite from what you had before. Read more about Corrective Jaw Surgery here.

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Temoporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMDs)

At Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry, we want you to know everything possible about the conditions that may affect your jaw and overall dental health. Our dentists have the expertise necessary to help you with periodontal disease, tooth realignment, and any oral disorder you might suffer from. An area of your mouth particularly sensitive to problems is the temporamandibular joint (TMJ). You may suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) if it is hard for you to move your jaw without pain. This is a unique disorder that we are prepared to help you overcome. Read more about TMJ and TMDs here.

Treatment for Congenital or Developmental Mouth Defects

Many patients are missing certain teeth because they never developed or may be misshapen. Others have teeth with poorly developed tooth structure throughout their mouths. Dr. Lasnoski or Dr. Hallas will determine the best way to replace and/or restore these teeth to proper form and function, creating restorations that are indistinguishable from the natural teeth. See our Dental Implants, Denture Solutions, Oral Surgery, or Cosmetic Dentistry pages for more information.

Cleft Lip or Cleft Palate Defects

Many cleft lip and palate patients exhibit missing teeth in the area of the clef. If this is your issue, we can help you. Additionally, while most cleft palates are now successfully closed surgically, if you require an obturator to close the palatal defect, we can fabricate an obturator that will improve your speech and swallowing.

Surgical Endodontics

Sometimes, there are cases where a non-surgical root canal treatment alone proves insufficient to save your tooth or teeth. For such patients, the solution often recommended is endodontic surgery. Today, we at Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry will educate you on the details and benefits of this restorative procedure as well as its most common applications in hopes that potential future visitors will be better informed. Read more about Surgical Endodontics here.

All-on-4® Treatment Concept

All-on-4 Treatment Concept
Green Bay, WI

All-On-4 Treatment Concept at Bay Lakes Center for Complex DentistryLosing your teeth has serious implications for your life. Suddenly, tasks that were once simple (like eating or talking) become a difficult chore. Moreover, when you are missing an entire arch of teeth (or even all of them), it becomes downright impossible. Traditionally, the way to deal with tooth loss was through the use of dentures. At Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry, we utilize the latest dental technologies, and advancements in these technologies have led to dental implants and the All-on-4 treatment concept.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are an alternative to traditional restorative dentistry options, such as bridges and dentures. They consist of titanium rods, which are surgically placed into your jawbone. As you heal from surgery, the bone in your jaw fuses to the rods, creating a stable root which supports your false teeth. The teeth are affixed permanently with screws. To be considered for dental implants, you must first have sufficient bone mass in your jaw, which can be assessed at your initial consultation with the help of digital X-rays.

The All-on-4 Difference

Typically, with regular dental implants, we would determine how many implants would be needed to properly, and successfully, support a full arch of missing teeth. With the All-on-4 treatment concept, though, we can minimize the number of implants per arch. As the name suggests, we can create a strong, stable, permanent set of false teeth on only 4 implants. This is done by placing two implants toward the front of your mouth, both completely vertical. The other two implants are placed toward the back of the jaw at a 45-degree angle. This is also known as teeth in a day.

All-on-4 Procedure

Before we get started, a local anesthetic is administered, along with a sedative, if you need help to relax. After the anesthetic has taken effect, we will make incisions in your gums to expose your jawbone. Holes are drilled into your jaw, and the titanium rods placed. Finally, your gums are stitched closed around the implants. A small portion of the rods will be exposed above the gum tissue. You won’t be getting your permanent teeth until after you heal, but we will provide you with a set of temporary teeth so that you eat and speak normally.

Healing can take anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks, during which time you will come into the office periodically so that we can check on your progress. Once you have healed, we will place the abutments on the ends of the rods and take impressions to custom fabricate your permanent teeth. When they are ready, we will screw them into place, and you are left with a set of false teeth that look, function, and can be treated, just like natural teeth.

Enjoy the Benefits of All-on-4s

With the All-on-4 treatment concept, you are awarded the same benefits of regular dental implants, along with a few extras:
•  With fewer implants, you undergo less surgery.
•  Less surgery means shorter healing.
•  All-on-4s are a good option if you have already suffered some bone loss, and can help you to avoid the need for a bone graft.

An alternative to traditional dentures, the All-on-4 treatment concept provides you with a beautiful, permanent set of false teeth, restoring both your life and your confidence. For more information on All-on-4s and to learn if you are a candidate, contact Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry today!


Trefoil™: An Affordable, High-Quality Full-Arch Teeth Replacement
Green Bay, WI

When serious tooth loss becomes an issue, it's time to start considering permanent tooth replacement options. The Trefoil™ Concept is the newest and most affordable proven full arch tooth replacement option for the lower jaw available today. Trefoil™, by Nobel Biocare.

For many decades now, Nobel Biocare has been the dental industry's leader in dental implant driven tooth replacement innovation. They revolutionized the dental industry with the All-On-4 Treatment Concept®, which is a system that takes advantage of the existing bone in the jaw and makes the most practical use of it. The All-On-4 Treatment Concept™ has lowered the price of permanent tooth replacement nationwide, while simultaneously solving for the very common issue of bone loss following tooth loss.

Today, we are proud to present Trefoil™, the next step in permanent, full-arch, tooth replacement. The Trefoil™ system uses only three dental implants to support a full arch prosthesis, which has a dramatically positive effect on cost while allowing for excellent long-term results!

What Is Trefoil™?

Trefoil™ is a full-arch, tooth replacement system that is supported by three dental implants. Trefoil™ incorporates a pre-manufactured framework that is uniquely designed to match the arch of the mandible and is supported by only three dental implants.

How Trefoil™ Works

What makes the Trefoil™ system unique is that it allows us to be flexible in our application of the adjustable bar that acts as the base for the implant restoration. Being flexible with bar placement allows us to maximize the amount of healthy bone that the implants are placed in, allowing for higher success rates. The key to the Trefoil™ system lies in the adaptive joint attachment system that allows us to connect the prosthesis framework to the dental implants. This guided surgery system and the adaptive joints allow us flexibility without sacrificing structural integrity or precision during the bar and prosthesis placement procedure.

Is Trefoil™ Right For Me?

If you are dealing with significant tooth loss, or are facing it in your future, or you cannot wear a denture in the lower jaw but would like to have fixed teeth, the Trefoil™ system may be a viable option for you. Trefoil™ is designed to fit a wide variety of patient needs and is even more affordable than the All-On-4 Treatment Concept®. If you were previously a candidate for the All-On-4 Treatment Concept™ but turned it down due to cost, or because pre-treatment planning required a bone graft, the Trefoil™ system could be exactly what you have been waiting for!

Fewer Implants Means Fast Recovery

When considering any permanent prosthesis, recovery time is always an important factor. One of the biggest benefits of the Trefoil™ system is recovery time. Since Trefoil™ only uses three dental implants, recovery time is faster.

We look forward to giving you a smile that you deserve!

Please call us today at (920) 278-7678 to learn more.

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