Welcome to Gettysburg Smiles, the office of Rita Tempel, D.D.S. We proudly offer state-of-the-art dental care for patients who want a beautiful, healthy smile. Cosmetic dental treatments are a hallmark of Gettysburg Smiles; our team works with patients to reach their cosmetic goals. We also offer general preventative treatments to maintain patients’ oral health and restorative dental services to repair and replace teeth and address gum health concerns.
Dr. Tempel is a highly trained and experienced general and cosmetic dentist in Gettysburg. She takes a personalized approach to patients’ oral health needs and cosmetic goals to achieve exceptional results. Dr. Tempel also incorporates digital technology into all phases of your diagnostics and care to support improved accuracy and a predictable outcome.
Your Local Dentist, Dr. Rita Tempel
Dr. Rita Tempel is an experienced cosmetic dentist accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). She has continued her education in cosmetic dental care to provide patients with high-quality, beautiful results. Dr. Tempel works with local specialists to provide her patients with quality porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and implant restorations. Additionally, she only works with master ceramicists and oral surgeons to provide lasting cosmetic and restorative treatments.
Dr. Tempel is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM). As a Diplomate of the ABDSM, Dr. Tempel uses her technical skills and dental knowledge to care for sleep apnea patients using oral appliance therapy. The ABDSM holds dentists to high standards for sleep medicine and provides credentials to dentists who complete their certification.
Safety and Training
Infection control is very important to us. We strictly maintain sterilization and cross-contamination to protect our patients and the dental team. Our dental office uses standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Cleaning dental tools, chairs, tables, counters, and other surfaces ensure that our office is a safe and clean place for everyone.
Additionally, our team has continued their dental education and training to learn the latest dental treatments and methods. Dr. Tempel has completed hours of education courses to keep up with advancements in dentistry. Using what she has learned in these hands-on courses, Dr. Tempel can work with patients more effectively to meet their specific goals and oral health needs.
Dental Services and Technology
Our dental office provides patients with comprehensive, quality dental treatments and technology. We can provide customized, effective care using modern technology and proven dental solutions. Some of our dental services and technology include:
Digital Smile Design
This computer software can show patients a mock-up of their potential smile. We use digital smile design to educate patients about their treatment. Using this dental technology, we take images of patients’ smiles in their natural and retracted form. Then, we take reference points in these photos, which the software uses to create a balanced, straighter smile.
Clear Invisalign aligners provide a discreet and comfortable alternative to metal braces. Each pair of Invisalign aligners is different and shifts teeth into a straighter position over time. Patients can also remove their Invisalign trays to eat without restrictions and thoroughly clean their teeth and gums. Invisalign is a great modern orthodontic treatment for adults.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Did you know that your dentist can help you treat your sleep apnea? Dr. Tempel offers oral appliances for patients with obstructive sleep apnea. These appliances cover the upper and lower teeth and open up the airway. During sleep, the soft tissues in the back of the mouth collapse. Patients with sleep apnea can encounter apnea multiple times a night. A custom oral appliance can prevent snoring, sleeping difficulty, and other signs and symptoms of sleep apnea.
Contact Gettysburg Smiles
Are you looking for a new dentist in Gettysburg, PA? Call our office for comprehensive dental care today at (717) 853-1552. You may also request your dental appointment on our website. If you have any questions about your treatment options, please let us know, and we will be glad to help.