Benefiting from All-on-4® Implant Dentures

Losing most or all of the teeth on your dental ridge is a big deal. It doesn’t just affect your smile’s appearance, but also almost every other aspect of your oral health and bite function. For most people who experience it, the best way to address the concerns of significant tooth loss is to replace the lost teeth with a series of dental implant posts and an appropriate restoration. That often means placing a full denture on the dental ridge to completely rebuild it, and with All-on-4® implant dentures, we can help make that possible for a greater number of patients. (more…)

How Losing Teeth Affects Your Smile Long-Term

Several different concerns can stem from losing one or more teeth, from the way it makes your smile look to the way it causes other parts of your smile to react. Some of the effects are obvious, but not all of them are, at least at first. However, you can address most or all of these effects by choosing the right tooth replacement option. For example, at our Overland Park, KS, dental office, we can help you overcome these effects by custom-designing a dental implant restoration, complete with replacements for your missing teeth roots. (more…)

A Look at How Implants Restore Your Smile

Tooth loss can be one of the more visibly noticeable conditions to affect your smile, and it can also have serious, negative effects on several aspects of your oral health. To address these concerns, the best thing you can do after experiencing tooth loss is to receive a custom, lifelike replacement for them. In many cases, that means having one or more dental implants placed to replace your lost teeth roots and support your custom restoration (i.e., dental crown, bridge, or denture). By replacing your lost teeth roots, dental implants may offer the best solution for addressing all of the different impacts of tooth loss, including those that aren’t visibly noticeable at first. (more…)

What Matters Most When You Need Tooth Extraction

The fact that you need tooth extraction can seem like the most important thing about your current dental health in and of itself. The procedure involves removing a natural tooth, which is usually the opposite of what your dental health care focuses on. However, when it becomes necessary, there are many different things to consider about tooth extraction and what it means for your oral health. Today, we examine some of the things that matter most when it comes to your tooth extraction procedure. (more…)

How Dental Fears Harm Your Smile

It’s not always easy to do what you know is best for you. Take visiting the dentist, for example. There are people who put off needed dental work, as well as preventive visits for checkups and cleanings, because going to the dentist causes anxiety. It is good to know, then, that your Overland Park, KS family dentist offers sedation options. Whether you are nervous about a specific procedure, or the ongoing preventive care needed for healthy smile, we can help. Neglecting your smile has a detrimental impact on your oral and your overall health. (more…)

A Root Canal Treatment Isn’t As Scary As It Sounds

People often imagine root canals as painful procedures, both physically and on their pocketbook. And when you learn that you need root canal treatment, you may want to know what to expect during the procedure and what the recovery is like. Sure, a root canal probably isn’t high on your list of preferred things to do, but there are situations when treatment is needed to help keep a tooth healthy and functioning. At our Overland Park, KS, dentist office, we are here to help you have a pleasant and safe root canal treatment experience so that you can live without pain and maintain a healthy smile.


When Your Snoring Means You Have Sleep Apnea

Snoring every night can come with its own set of unique problems. You might constantly wake up your sleeping partner, leading to tension and arguments when you aren’t sleeping. It might also impact your cardiovascular health to some degree if it happens often enough. For some people, chronic snoring is even more troublesome than that – it may be an indication of a much more serious sleep disorder known as sleep apnea. If you snore too much or think that you might have sleep apnea, then your best course of action may be to visit your dentist as soon as possible and talk about finding a solution. (more…)

Wearing Down Your Teeth: The Dangers of Bruxism

Your teeth are the most-often used parts of your body. Most of their function involves biting and grinding your food so you can process it, which requires an immense amount of pressure from your jaw muscles. When healthy, your teeth are strong enough to withstand that pressure easily – unless there’s nothing between them, and they’re forced to grind against each other. Bruxism, or chronic teeth-grinding, can occur for a variety of reasons. What’s common, though, is the risk to your oral health if you allow the condition to keep wearing down your healthy tooth structure. (more…)

We Can Offer A Whitening Treatment That Fits Your Schedule

When people think about cosmetic dental work, they can accurately anticipate that care will provide a significant smile improvement. What they might not realize is that their care can be surprisingly easy to plan, and easy to work into a busy schedule. At our Overland Park, KS dental office, we can help you see improvements in your smile in less time than you might expect. When it comes to making a person’s teeth whiter, we actually have multiple options for care that you can rely on. We can make your smile noticeably brighter after a one-visit procedure, or we can send you home with a whitening kit so that you can address teeth stains at your convenience. (more…)

Why Managing Your Gum Disease Matters

For most of your life, taking good care of your oral health means preventing chronic concerns that could affect it. Gum disease is one of the most common of these concerns, and if it does develop, it can feel like you lost the battle to preserve your smile. However, the good news is that you still have time to save your smile from some of the most destructive consequences of gum disease. At our Overland Park, KS, dental office, we can perform custom gum disease management to help you effectively control gum disease and preserve your healthy smile for life. (more…)