Posts Categorized: Restorative Dentistry

Will A Dental Extraction Actually Save Your Smile?

When you think of saving a smile, you probably picture our steps to replace missing teeth, or how we provide lifelike repairs for damaged ones, often using fillings or crowns. However, sometimes saving your smile from major oral health complications means we need to take out a tooth completely. In today’s blog, your Independence, MO,… Read more »

Potential Signs That You Need A Root Canal

Do you have regular pain in a tooth, a persistent discomfort that seems to radiate at times? If so, this could be one sign you have a dental infection that needs immediate attention! In today’s blog, your Independence, MO, dentist explains when we need to have our smile treated with endodontic care, and what the… Read more »

A Custom Bridge That Looks Natural

When you lose a tooth, or a couple in a row, the gap could cause embarrassment and over time, lead to issues with your oral health. To help our patients obtain a full smile again, your Independence, MO, dentist may suggest a bridge. Fortunately, we can use lifelike materials and digital imaging technology to create… Read more »

What Do We Make Your Fillings From?

When a cavity develops, your tooth could begin to feel sensitive and ache, and over time, could become vulnerable to infection, or possibly even tooth loss. In order to treat the issue and preserve the beauty and function of your tooth, we may suggest a filling. In today’s blog, your Independence, MO, dentist looks at… Read more »

Digital Dentistry Offers Same-Day Dental Crowns

Your Independence, MO, dentist believes in offering advanced treatment options for our patients. With a digital approach to dentistry, we can even repair smiles with CAD/CAM technology, allowing our team to create and place a crown in the same visit. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at how we design and craft a restoration… Read more »

Placing Your Lifelike Dental Implants

When you lose one or more of your teeth, then your oral health could suffer, not to mention your appearance. In order to provide our Independence, MO, patients with solutions for minor and advanced tooth loss, we may create and place lifelike and long-lasting dental implants. How do we create and place these natural-looking solutions… Read more »

Don’t Ignore A Potential Dental Infection

When a tooth hurts and the pain doesn’t subside after a day or two, then you may have an infected tooth. Unless treated, this could even mean the loss of your tooth! Even though we’re closed for preventive and cosmetic treatments, we’re still here for emergency situations, such as an infected or damaged tooth. When… Read more »

How Does Dry Mouth Cause Cavities?

Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, occurs when saliva production is slowed or halted due to a number of different factors. In addition to causing discomfort, this issue could also lead to poor oral health, increasing the risk of gum disease and dental cavities. In today’s blog, your Independence, MO, dentist talks about the causes… Read more »

We Want To Help Our Patients Sleep Better

Do you have issues sleeping soundly at night? If you find yourself waking up a lot, or feeling exhausted despite sleeping well the night before, then you could be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In today’s blog, your Independence, MO, dentist will discuss how we identify and treat sleep apnea, helping you rest much… Read more »

Can Dental Implants Offer Fixed Dentures?

Partial dentures rely on metal clasps to stay in place, and a full set of dentures need suction and possibly an adhesive to stay remain secure. But what if we could offer a much more stable option? What if your Independence, MO, dentist could secure dentures with a series of dental implants? Learn more about… Read more »