Restorative Dentistry in Olathe, Kansas, Gives Back Your Stunning Smile A chipped tooth is a common dental injury in which a piece of your tooth enamel breaks off. It can create the appearance of uneven teeth shape and even cause pain if left untreated. A small chip – one that affects only the edge of… Read more »
Category: Restorative Dentistry
Oral surgery is how our team addresses very serious oral health issues, such as tooth loss. But we can also prevent the impact of wisdom tooth eruption, a development linked to poor oral health, misalignment, and discomfort. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists talk about preventing wisdom tooth impaction with oral surgery.
Our team knows how tooth loss, even a minor case, can impact your smile. From negative effects on eating and speaking, to the gradual onset of an aged appearance. But we can help restore your smile with prosthodontic dentistry. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists talk about tooth replacement options.
When a tooth becomes infected, a dental filling may not be enough to bring relief and prevent complications. Instead, your smile may need an endodontic treatment known as root canal therapy. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist talks about how we treat and preserve smiles with a restorative treatment.
We know that dental anxiety can prevent you from undergoing care, which is why we have an option that eases dental fears and helps patients stay calm and cozy, even when undergoing oral surgery. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists talk about the benefits of IV sedation, and how we administer this calming agent.
A tooth extraction could help smiles avoid the onset of infection, or the painful complications that impact the health, beauty, and function of the smile. We can use sedation and advanced technology to provide a comfortable and gentle treatment experience. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist talks about when a smile needs a tooth… Read more »
When you have a gap in your smile due to a lost tooth, or if you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, then you need a prosthetic. We can provide an option that has the potential to last decades, and also looks natural. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists talk about how we use… Read more »
In our late teens and early 20s, our smile could undergo the arrival of up to four new teeth. These molars are known as wisdom teeth, and they can cause serious problems for your smile. To prevent these problems, we can extract them before they erupt. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists discuss the… Read more »
We recently looked at dental crowns and how we use them to repair smiles. But did you know that we can also use them to replace missing teeth? In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists talk about how we address lost teeth with our custom and lifelike dental bridges, and when you may need one.
While our restorative treatments aim to prevent tooth loss, sometimes actually taking out a tooth is necessary to safeguard the smile. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists look at when this is the case, and how we complete a safe and gentle tooth extraction. We’re always looking at potential tooth replacement options!
Wisdom teeth, also known as your third molars, tend to erupt in our late teens or our early 20s. For many, they could cause major problems with the health, beauty, and function of your smile! Which is why your Olathe, KS, dentists may recommend a safe and gentle tooth extraction process.
When you lose the majority of your teeth, then you may need a full or partial denture to restore function and health. Our team wants to make sure they offer a lifelike appearance as well! In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists will discuss how we design and craft a set of natural-looking dentures.
When you have suffered from missing teeth, this could alter how you eat, complicate speech, and leave you feeling embarrassed about your smile. However, replacing missing teeth not only means a full smile again, but this could also prevent further tooth loss. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist talks about how our dental bridges… Read more »
When you have a serious injury, or a more advanced case of tooth decay, then dental bonding and fillings may not be enough to treat your smile. Instead, you may need a custom-made dental crown! In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists talk about how we craft a dental crown that blends with your smile.
When you have a tooth that hurts and makes chewing painful, then you may have an infected tooth that needs immediate attention. Otherwise, your tooth could become lost or allow the spread of infection! To bring comfort and prevent complications, your Olathe, KS, dentists could offer care with an endodontic treatment known as root canal… Read more »
The holiday season is upon us, which also means many of us will be leaving our smiles vulnerable to the onset of cavities. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists explain how many of our favorite holiday dishes could cause cavities, and how to help safeguard your smile from the dangers of tooth decay.
When you lose your teeth, this could lead to more than a gap in your smile. Over time, the bone tissue could degrade and cause an older appearance, additional missing teeth, and complicate your ability to receive dental implants. To correct this, your Olathe, KS, dentists may recommend a jawbone grafting procedure.
While our team works hard to preserve and protect your teeth, sometimes an issue arises that cannot be addressed with a restoration. Instead, to protect your smile from major complications, we may suggest a tooth extraction. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists talk about our safe and comfortable tooth extraction.
When you have a serious restorative issue, such as a cavity or infection, or a tooth that has become chipped or cracked, we may cap it with a crown. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist will talk about how we cap the teeth with a lifelike and long-lasting dental restoration, one that offers both… Read more »
When a tooth becomes infected, or develops an abscess, then a filling may not be enough to treat it and prevent further complications. Instead, keeping your smile whole could mean you need an endodontic procedure known as a root canal. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists want to talk about the root canal process.
When you have a cavity, a filling could stop discomfort and protect your smile. Instead of relying only on metal, we have a lifelike version that looks great and offers restorative improvement. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists will discuss how we create and place these lifelike dental fillings with a discreet approach!
When you undergo an extensive treatment option, particularly one that involves oral surgery, we want to make sure you continue to feel calm and comfortable. To accomplish this, our team will administer dental sedation. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist talks about our calming agents and solutions for those with dental anxiety.
When you suffer from the loss of most of your teeth, this could cause trouble eating, speaking, and even lead to a prematurely aged appearance. To restore function and beauty to your smile, and improve your quality of life, your Olathe, KS, dentist may suggest a set of full or partial dentures.
A dental bridge doesn’t just have to be fixed in place with dental crowns. Instead, we could secure them with dental implants. As a result, you could enjoy a stronger smile as the prosthetic could last for decades to come! In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists discuss the benefits of implant bridges.
People are often surprised to learn that sometimes the best way to stop discomfort and keep your smile healthy is to actually remove a tooth. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist will explain how we use an extraction to bring relief. We also want to remind you that we’re currently accepting new patients, and… Read more »
Right now, your Olathe, KS, dentists are accepting new patients! We strive to offer every patient access to a lifetime of quality dental care, treating issues at every stage of life. In today’s blog, we’re looking at how our modern and lifelike dental crowns can address issues that impact kids, teens, adults, and even senior… Read more »
Our last blog explained how a filling could treat cavities. But what if your tooth develops an infection? As part of our approach to lifetime care for area families, your Olathe, KS, dentists may treat an infected tooth with an endodontic root canal procedure. In today’s blog, we’re going to explain what to expect from… Read more »
When you have a cavity, this could mean an eventual infection or even the loss of your tooth! But don’t worry, we have a solution that only takes one visit to place. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist will discuss how we create a lifelike dental filling with a metal-free composite resin!
Right now, our office is accepting new patients! Recently, we’ve talked about our lifelike restorations and professional cosmetic care, but what about missing teeth? Losing even one natural tooth could cause serious trouble for your smile. Fortunately, your Olathe, KS, dentist has custom and durable prosthetics available, including bridges and dentures.
A dental implant is very different from bridges or removable dentures. Instead of relying on crowns or suction to stay in place, they are attached to your jaw like a natural tooth. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists will explain how we prepare your smile and place dental implants, helping those with one or… Read more »
If you have lost between one and three teeth in a row, then your Olathe, KS, dentist may prescribe a dental bridge. For a more secure and long-lasting one, we may secure them with multiple dental implants instead of just crowns. In today’s blog, we’re going to explain the benefits of implant-secured options, and how… Read more »
While fillings and crowns serve to help restore teeth and preserve them, occasionally oral health concerns arise too severe to be handled with restorations. Instead, safeguarding your smile against major oral health complications means removing a tooth altogether. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists explain why this isn’t a procedure to fear, and how… Read more »
While a filling is often the optimal choice to treat a cavity, and dental bonding offers minor repair for chipped teeth, what if a tooth needs a substantial repair? With a dental crown, your Olathe, KS, dentists can restore serious issues with your tooth, offering a lifelike repair in as little as two visits. When… Read more »
While a filling helps stop tooth decay and prevent infection, what happens when a tooth becomes infected? To prevent the loss of your tooth, and to relieve major discomfort, your Olathe, KS, dentist, may suggest an endodontic treatment known as root canal therapy. In today’s blog, we’re going to explain how this option restores your… Read more »
If you have tooth decay, this could cause serious discomfort and increase the risk of an infection or abscess, causing further pain down the road. Fortunately, we have a discreet and metal-free solution with our composite resin dental fillings! In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist will look at how we repair cavities in one… Read more »
As we approach adulthood, up to four new teeth could erupt in the rear of the mouth. Unless addressed, these could cause major complications for the health, beauty, and function of your smile. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists will explain why these wisdom teeth require removal, and how we accomplish this with oral… Read more »
Our last blog focused on how we repair decayed or damaged teeth, but what if you have lost a tooth, or what if one requires removal to protect your oral health? With prosthodontic dentistry, your Olathe, KS, team can replace missing teeth with custom-made and lifelike dental prosthetics, including bridges, dentures, and even dental implants.
When you have pain in your tooth, or if a cavity develops or one becomes skipped or cracked, then you likely need a restoration to avoid worsening complications. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, general dentists look at how we use lifelike treatments to restore the function, health, and beauty of your smile, sometimes in… Read more »
Despite exaggerations in the media, root canal therapy is a safe and comfortable procedure, and a vital one. If a patient comes to us with a decayed or infected tooth, then endodontic treatment could be necessary to treat the smile and prevent tooth loss. When should you visit your Olathe, KS, dentist for this restorative… Read more »
Cavities can impact people of all ages. Even if we brush and floss, there is still the risk of cavities forming as only 1% to 2% of the population are immune to dental caries. So, what happens when you develop a cavity? For people with tooth decay, your Olathe, KS, dentist can offer treatment in… Read more »
We may lose natural teeth for a number of different reasons, but not matter the cause, the loss of teeth could lead to major complications. For some Olathe, KS, patients, this could include the loss of jawbone density. In order to prevent a prematurely aged appearance, we may address the problem with a jawbone grafting… Read more »
If you have missing teeth, then your oral health, as well as your smile’s appearance, could suffer. In order to address the gaps in your smile, you may benefit from a lifelike dental prosthetic, or a replacement tooth. With dental implants, we provide our Olathe, KS, patients with natural looking replacements for lost teeth.
If you lose a single tooth, you may not need a substantial prosthetic, but instead just a bridge or a single tooth dental implant. However, if you lose a majority of your teeth then you may benefit from a set of dentures. We offer our Olathe, KS, patients multiple options, from fulls and partials to… Read more »
Typically, a dental bridge is held in place with dental crowns, which are attached to the natural teeth. But what if we could offer our Olathe, KS, patients a more secure and longer-lasting alternative? In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about the benefits of a dental bridge held in place with dental implants, and… Read more »
For a number of reasons, from wisdom tooth eruption to severe infection, we may need to remove a tooth to protect your smile’s health and stability. However, once we do and a gap is now in your smile, what next? In today’s blog, we’re looking at the how and why of dental extraction, as well… Read more »
If a patient sees us with a chipped tooth, or one suffering from advanced decay or infection, then we may recommend a restoration. To repair smiles in Olathe, KS, we may create and place a custom-made restoration made from a strong and lifelike material. Let’s look at how our custom dental crowns return teeth to… Read more »
If you have serious pain in your smile, such as when you eat, then you may have more than a cavity, you may have a dental infection. Without treatment, this issue could impact your smile’s health and even increase the risk of tooth loss. In order to stop the pain and preserve the tooth, we… Read more »
A cavity often means aches and sensitivity in your smile, as well as an increased risk of dental infection unless treated. But who do we treat a cavity? For our patients in Olathe, KS, with aching, decayed teeth, we may offer a filling. Instead of relying solely on metal restorations, we have a natural looking… Read more »
People of all ages can be susceptible to cavity development. Therefore, treating the tooth decay that causes them is one of the most common reasons for visiting the dentist (besides regular checkups and cleanings). Because tooth decay can progress, becoming more and more serious over time, how you treat yours depends on how long it’s… Read more »
As we grow older, our smile changes. Upon reaching adulthood, up to four additional teeth could erupt. Known as third molars, or wisdom teeth, these teeth could impact your smile’s health and appearance in a number of negative ways. In order to restore a smile’s health, we may perform a safe and comfortable dental extraction.
Sometimes, repairing teeth and restoring your smile’s health involve placing a simple dental filling or lifelike dental crown. However, other times improving your smile’s health and function means oral surgery, such a wisdom tooth removal or even dental implant placement. We’re going to look at common oral surgical procedures we offer in -house for our… Read more »
When a patient comes to us with missing teeth, we want to offer them a whole smile again. With implant dentistry, we address minor and severe cases of missing teeth in Olathe, KS, and prevent the complications of untreated tooth loss. Let’s talk about placing and restoring dental implants, and why you should always seek… Read more »
For minor tooth loss, your smile may benefit from a custom-made bridge or possibly a single tooth dental implant. However, advanced cases may need more, such as a full or partial denture. In today’s blog, we’re looking at how we replace missing teeth in Olathe, KS, and when our patients should see us for dentures…. Read more »
Have you lost one or more of your natural teeth? If you don’t address the gaps in your smile, then you may develop serious oral health issues. In order to offer a long-lasting and natural looking solution to missing teeth, we may offer a custom-made dental bridge. How do we create a bridge and how… Read more »
As people approach adulthood, they may see up to four additional teeth arrive. Known as wisdom teeth, or third molars, these teeth can disrupt oral health and lead to a number of serious complications, including painful impaction. To protect smiles in Olathe, KS, from these issues, we may suggest an extraction. How do we extract… Read more »
Dentures help restore smiles suffering from advanced tooth loss. Otherwise, failure to address tooth loss could mean trouble eating and speaking, as well as an older appearance. In today’s blog, we’re looking at how dental implants can secure fixed dentures for patients in Olathe, KS. How do we place these secure alternatives to traditional and… Read more »
If you have a wisdom tooth, or develop a seriously damaged tooth, then we may need to remove it. Dental extractions help maintain healthy smiles and protect patients from serious complications. But when do people benefit from them and what happens during your dental extraction? What should people in Olathe, KS, expect from this restorative… Read more »
When a tooth becomes damaged, repair is crucial for avoiding complications. In order to address minor and severe damage, we may opt for a strong and durable restoration. We also take steps to ensure our Olathe, KS, patients enjoy natural looking tooth repair. In today’s blog, let’s take a closer look at our lifelike dental… Read more »
When a tooth becomes infected, the patient not only experiences serious pain, but a risk of losing the tooth altogether. In order to halt the infection and preserve the tooth, we may suggest a safe and comfortable root canal treatment. How does a root canal work and when should residents of Olathe, KS, see us… Read more »
As we approach adulthood, up to four additional molars could erupt. For many, these additional teeth could cause serious complications for the health and appearance of our smiles. In order to preserve smiles in Olathe, KS, we may suggest an oral surgical procedure known as an extraction. How do we perform an extraction and what… Read more »
Traditionally, dentures offer removable solutions to advanced tooth loss. However, what if we could offer our Olathe, KS, patients a more secure option to address advanced cases of tooth loss? In today’s blog, we’re going to discuss implant-secured dentures, as well as the importance of addressing tooth loss and maintaining a full and functional smile.
Traditional dental bridges will be held in place with dental crowns, but we have a more secure alternative. We offer our patients in Olathe, KS, implant-secured bridges, which provide a host of benefits for overall dental health. How do we create these strong and lifelike replacement options? How does addressing tooth loss improve smiles?
Tooth decay impacts people of all ages, from children to adults. While common, cavities do cause serious complications for your oral health. Without treatment, the stability of your smile could be a at risk. To help our Olathe, KS, patients enjoy healthy smiles, we may recommend a tooth-colored filling to restore the health and function… Read more »
As dental professionals, we strive to help our patients in Olathe, KS, enjoy full smiles. Which means we want to help preserve your natural teeth. However, in some cases an issue may arise that means removing the tooth is the best option for your smile. When should you have an extraction? What happens during this… Read more »
In our previous blog, we talked about how fillings treated cavities for our Olathe, KS, patients. But what if you have more severe cases of decay, or what if your tooth sustains serious damage? In these situations, we may instead opt for a custom-made crown. Fortunately, we can create restorations that blend with your smile!
Whether due to injury or the tooth, or simply too many sugar foods and drinks in our diet, nearly of all us will develop a cavity at some point. But how does your Olathe, KS, dentist fix a cavity? What makes a dental filling a lifelike solution to tooth decay?
It can be pretty disheartening to hear that something is wrong with your smile. The ideal dental visit is probably one where you get a clean bill of health and maybe a reminder to floss more often. If you do get a recommendation from your dentist for restorative treatment such as a dental filling or… Read more »
Once you lose your baby teeth as a child, your permanent teeth come into your smile. Aside from your wisdom teeth that may come in at a later age, your adult teeth are set. No new ones will come in after them. If one gets broken or gets a cavity, it will not heal on… Read more »
Accidents happen. While there are certainly some types of accidents and injuries that can only be avoided with a time machine, carefulness and defense can keep many from happening. When it comes to tooth fractures, we have four tips that can help avoid the avoidable. If you do find yourself with a broken tooth, it… Read more »
If you have been told that you need a filling by a dentist, the suggestion came with an implied “as soon as possible.” If you need a filling, why is a now the right time? The most important reason is that tooth decay is progressive and it will get worse. However, in the actual sense… Read more »
Endodontic treatment is also known as root canal treatment. It can become necessary if the roots of a tooth become inflamed and infected. Today we will explore the 3 R’s of endodontic treatment. The first will be to explain what Root canal treatment is, the second is pain Relief, and the third is tooth Restoration…. Read more »
If you have never heard the word, “bruxism,” before, it may not mean much to you at all. If you have been told that you may be experiencing bruxism, you might start to worry. Bruxism is the habitual clenching of the jaw and grinding of teeth. It can be caused by stress, misalignment of the… Read more »
Many people believe that fillings only treat cavities and tooth decay. While that is a big part of the role that fillings play in dentistry, fillings can also restore teeth affected in other ways. Tooth-colored, composite fillings can treat cavities, restore damage, and help address the negative effects of teeth-grinding. Restoring a tooth is important… Read more »
It can be overwhelming to hear a diagnosis with a treatment recommendation that you may find scary. Despite being pop culture’s example of a harsh dental treatment, a root canal treatment is not as scary as maybe it once was. Thanks to advancements in dental technology and techniques, endodontic (root canal) treatment are equivalent to… Read more »
Tooth loss as an adult can be somewhat of a traumatizing experience. Depending on if the tooth loss is in a visible part of your smile or not can all play into how much it may affect your feelings and confidence. A missing tooth in a visible part of your smile can lead to embarrassing… Read more »
Accidents and injuries can seemingly come out of nowhere. One minute you are watching a movie eating popcorn, and the next minute, you are in a whirlwind of panic because you have chipped a tooth. Tooth damage, especially a chipped tooth in the front of your smile, can feel like a disaster. The good news,… Read more »
Restoring a tooth means repairing it in both form and function meaning that restoration can help with the tooth’s abilities to bite and chew as well as the way it looks. Restorative dentistry is the art of restoring your a weakened tooth into one that can be a strong, healthy part of your smile. Teeth… Read more »
Dental fillings are quite a common dental treatment. When tooth decay erodes the enamel of a tooth, a filling can be a way to restore the tooth and protect it from further effects of tooth decay. Left untreated, tooth decay can lead to discomfort, pain, and serious complications that can include loss of the tooth… Read more »
Whether it is brought about by severe tooth decay or accidental damage, a tooth extraction can sometimes become necessary. The loss of a tooth, whether by extraction or other reasons, can lead to a drastic change in your smile’s function and appearance. It can lead to a diminishing functions in biting, chewing, and maybe even… Read more »
You probably do your best to care of your smile and keep it healthy. If you brush and floss your teeth twice a day, mind your sugary snacks, drink plenty of water, and visit your dentist for regular exams, you are doing good work on caring for your smile. Though, sometimes, despite even the best… Read more »
Root canal treatments are fairly common dental procedures. However, if you have never experienced the process, then you may find yourself nervous if and when your dentist recommends it. The words, “root canal treatment,” can cause you to feel uneasy if you don’t understand how it helps. For decades, a root canal was a punchline… Read more »
Your teeth are protected by the most resilient substance found within the human body, but they are not indestructible. Teeth crack and break all the time, even in very healthy strong mouths. While a fixing a broken bone bone can sometimes just involve setting it and allowing it to heal, fixing a broken tooth is… Read more »
The reason why modern dental treatment is so effective is because it is more precise than it has ever been in the past. Using advanced diagnostic equipment, modern dental materials, and treatment techniques, most dental health issues can be effectively treated. In the case of tooth decay, the most common dental health issue, this means… Read more »
A dental crown is sometimes referred to as cap, and it used to restore a tooth in both appearance and function. Crowns can be made of materials like porcelain, zirconia, and a fusion of porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM). The material used to make the crown is determined by where in the mouth it will be used. While some materials… Read more »
Cavities can happen even when you do your best to prevent them. Tooth decay and cavities can be caused for reasons other than poor oral hygiene and sweet treats. Teeth grinding, a misaligned bite, and even genetics can cause one person to be more susceptible to tooth decay than another. No matter the reason for… Read more »
The words ‘root canal’ can sound scary to many people. In reality, root canal treatment is often the last chance to rescue a tooth before a necessary extraction. In many cases, the root canal treatment itself is often less painful than the toothache it is relieving. Root canal treatment, also known as endodontics, can save a… Read more »
Cavities can still happen even when we put in our best efforts to keep our teeth healthy. There are several things that can lead to tooth decay and cavities. Unexpected causes like teeth grinding and the misalignment of teeth can increase the risk of developing cavities. Genetics can cause one person to be more susceptible… Read more »
Your dentist can help you fix a chipped or cracked tooth. There are a few different options on how to fix it based on the severity of the damage. Some chips and cracks may only affect the outer appearance, while some may be affecting the function. A chipped or cracked tooth can be susceptible to… Read more »
A dental crown is a protective cap used to restore a tooth in both appearance and function. Crowns can be made of materials like orcelain, zirconia, and porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM). The material used is determined by where in the mouth they will be used. Some materials look more like natural teeth, while stronger materials are more durable to… Read more »
If you watch television or movies, the words ‘root canal’ can be used as a scary form of dentistry. In reality, modern dentistry techniques have made the process of a root canal treatment often similar to a filling. In many cases, the root canal treatment may be less painful than the toothache itself. If you… Read more »
Despite our efforts to maintain our best oral health, cavities can still happen. Tooth decay and cavities can be caused for reasons other than a lax in oral hygiene and sugary snacks. Teeth grinding and a misalignment of teeth can increase the risk of developing cavities. Even genetics can cause a person to be more… Read more »
The simple answer is yes, your dentist can fix your chipped tooth. The question of how your chipped tooth will be fixed depends on how severity of the chip. Your dentist can both restore the appearance of your tooth as well as the function. A chipped tooth can be vulnerable to further damage, so it… Read more »