Services/Early Childhood Preventative Care
Services/Early Childhood Preventative Care
- Anxiety-Free Dentistry
- Bonding / Bridges
- Composites / Tooth Colored Fillings
- Same-Day Crowns
- Inlays and Onlays
- Periodontal Disease Treatment
- Root Canal Treatment
- Cone Beam 3D Technology - allowing for precise cutting edge implant placement
Imagine not being afraid to go to the dentist. Imagine being able to accomplish all of your dental care in as few appointments as possible. This is what anxiety-free dentistry can do for you. You'll be able to smile with confidence and chew your food without pain. If you've been putting off years of dental work, anxiety-free dentistry can change your life.
At our office, there are two bleaching services that we provide. The first is a system where we use a strong yet harmless bleaching solution, which is applied to your teeth via a custom made bleaching tray that is fitted to your teeth. A small amount of solution is put into the tray that is worn for several hours each day for two to six weeks, or until the desired result is achieved.
Bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure, which uses a composite resin to replace discolored and chipped fillings, or to reshape or lengthen natural teeth. The bonding material is sculpted and shaped, and then hardened with a special dental light. Once in place, the bonding material is very strong. The final results can be subtle, or quite dramatic. The procedure is simple and can usually be completed in just one visit.
It's important that a tooth always has an opposing tooth or partner to chew with. If it doesn't, the surrounding and opposing teeth will begin to shift out of alignment. In dentistry, the term "bridge" is used for a device that spans the gap after a tooth has been lost due to trauma, decay, periodontal disease or extraction. A bridge restores a natural, stable environment, and helps all teeth to function properly.
Composites or Tooth Colored Fillings
When decay advances through the enamel and into the dentin, a filling is required. At one time, silver or gold fillings were the only option, but today teeth can be restored to health with a natural tooth colored resin material that is virtually undetectable. The average lifespan of a filling is between 3 to 15 years. Your filling may last longer or shorter depending on the location and size of the filling and on the care you give your teeth. These look great and can be completed in just one appointment.
Whenever a tooth has decayed, cracked, or chipped beyond a point where there is no longer enough tooth structure left to support a filling, a crown may be necessary. When most people think of a crown, they often think of a large gold nugget on a molar. But with today's modern dental techniques, crowns may also be covered with a natural tooth colored porcelain, and can be made virtually undetectable. Single visit or same day crowns are available.
Today's dentistry goes to great lengths to save every tooth possible, but with tooth loss, wearing full or partial dentures is a daily reality to most Americans. A common and potentially harmful misconception is that once you have dentures, visiting the dentist regularly is no longer necessary. Regular dental visits and good home care are essential to keep dentures functioning and looking their best. Since signs of serious diseases, like cancer and diabetes, often first appear in the mouth, an exam twice each year is vitally important.
At some time throughout life, just about everyone becomes a candidate for oral surgery. The removal of a single tooth due to trauma, decay, periodontal disease, or to make room for adjacent teeth or prior to orthodontic procedures - any time a tooth must come out - is considered a dental, surgical procedure. Everyone is a candidate for oral surgery. Sounds like a broad statement, but almost everyone has a primary, or permanent tooth, removed at some time in their lives, and this is a surgical procedure. In the teen years, third molars or wisdom teeth may be removed.
Inlays and Onlays
Cosmetic porcelain or resin inlays and onlays are custom crafted in a dental laboratory to precisely fit your tooth.
So what if nature didn't give you a perfect smile? Now you can get the look you've always wanted with Lumineers by Cerinate. The smart, new porcelain technology inside Cerinate means they're contact lens thin and translucent. They can be used to close spaces, lengthen short teeth, and reshape awkward teeth. Best of all, they are applied with a revolutionary new procedure. Just think: no drilling, shots, or pain. No removal of sensitive tooth structure. Permanent, pleasant, and painless!
If a member of your family had periodontal, or gum disease, don't be surprised if you get it too. The genetic components of gum disease are becoming increasingly important in the ability to predict those who are at risk. Dentists are seeing more patients with gum disease because many people are keeping their natural teeth as they age, but periodontal disease remains the major cause of tooth loss in adults.
Good dental health for your child begins with a visit to the dentist for a routine cleaning and exam. With the addition of fluoride to our drinking water, many parents are under the mistaken belief that tooth decay in children is a thing of the past, but that is not the case. We must continually protect the tooth surface, and the best way to protect the biting surface of teeth is through the simple and painless application of sealants.
Recent advances in dental technology allow a flattering new smile that is also strong and durable. One great way to create a beautiful smile and get dramatic results is through the use of laminate porcelain veneers. Veneers offer a combination of beauty and strength, but are surprisingly delicate. Porcelain veneers, made of extremely durable ceramic materials, custom fit to the front and side surfaces of your teeth. Since they are durable, they can be used to cover broken, discolored, and chipped teeth, and can even be used to lengthen worn and flattened teeth.
2703 Hall St
Hays, KS 67601