Sometimes, adults develop an oral health issue that causes them to grind and clench their teeth frequently as they sleep. Known as bruxism, this disorder could cause major problems for your oral health and smile beauty. In today’s blog, your Overland Park, KS, dentist will explain how we treat teeth grinding and repair damaged smiles.
Once gum disease forms, there is no cure. However, there are methods of managing the disease to prevent uncomfortable symptoms and also avoid major complications, such as the loss of one or more adult teeth. In today’s blog, your Overland Park, KS, dentist will look at how we manage gum disease with a simple procedure known as a scaling and root planing.
We hope to see you and your family for a checkup and cleaning at least once every six months. This may seem like a minor visit at best, but a checkup and cleaning is actually crucial for the health and beauty of your smile, combating serious concerns like cavities and even periodontal disease. In today’s blog, your Overland Park, KS, dentist explains why you benefit from a preventive visit.
How often do you brush your teeth each day? Do you always remember to floss? What may seem like minor steps in your oral healthcare routine could be essential for keeping serious concerns like infected teeth or gum disease at bay. In today’s blog, your Overland Park, KS, dentist explains the benefits of proper brushing and flossing.
Often, people may find they don’t qualify for implant dentures due to loss of jawbone density, which means their smiles cannot support the six to eight dental implants per arch necessary to secure a new denture. However! Your Overland Park, KS, dentist has another option. All-On-4® uses only four implant posts, providing secure prosthetics for people who have lost jawbone mass and density due to tooth loss.
While prosthetics like crown-secured bridges and removable dentures address missing teeth, they don’t slow the rate of jawbone tissue loss, which occurs as a result of missing teeth. However, dental implants have been known to stimulate the growth of jawbone tissues, preventing negative changes to your facial structure as a result of tooth loss. In today’s blog, your Overland Park, KS, dentist explains how dental implants save your smile!
In our last blog, we explained how a partial addresses gaps spread out across the smile. But what if you’ve lost a majority of your smile, or every single tooth? In these cases, our team will design and craft a prosthetic to replace every lost tooth and return function, health, and beauty to your smile. In today’s blog, your Overland Park, KS, dentist looks at how we offer a full smile.
In our last blog, we explained how a bridge is the perfect choice for minor tooth loss. If you lose all of your teeth however, a full denture is often the best option. But what if your tooth loss is too severe for a bridge, but not serious enough for a full? In today’s blog, your Overland Park, KS, dentist talks about the benefits of restoring lost teeth with partial dentures.
When we lose one or more of our natural teeth, the health and function of our smile suffers. Not to mention the negative impacts on our appearance! However, your Overland Park, KS, dentist knows how to address missing teeth by creating and placing a custom bridge with lifelike and durable materials. When should you consider a bridge?
We typically use our restorative treatments to save teeth, preventing dangerous infections or gum disease from causing them to become lost. However, sometimes a serious oral health concern arises that needs a tooth extraction. In today’s blog, your Overland Park, KS, dentist will explain when we prescribe an extraction, and what you can expect from the process.