Dental implants have become one of the most popular ways for people to restore their smiles after losing one or more teeth. However, despite what many people expect, the major differences between traditional dental prostheses and those that are supported by dental implants are typically subtle, and not easily visible. The biggest change is the way in which your replacement... read more »
RESPONSE TO COVID-19
In effort to control the spread of COVID-19 a Dry Hydrogen Peroxide (DHP) system has been installed in the office to reduce the percent of bacteria, viruses and mold in the air and on surfaces. This method has been proven in reduction of microbes in occupied spaces. DHP has been effective against every species of microbe on which it has been tested.
As concerns arise from how we prepare to fight this pandemic together within the community we are making changes within. We are advising patients to call when they arrive and wait in their cars until we are ready for them. This will diminish the number of people sitting in the waiting room and allows us to further disinfect the office adequately to keep everyone safe.
For some people, the biggest concern with tooth loss is the effect is can have on their smile’s appearance. Therefore, if they lose a tooth that isn’t obvious when they smile, then they may not take the loss very seriously. Unfortunately, every lost tooth can have serious consequences on the state of your oral health, even if the empty space... read more »
Sometimes, the need for a dental crown to fix a tooth can be obvious. If the tooth is significantly fractured or broken, for instance, then completely capping the tooth with a dental crown can be the only way to fix the tooth and restore its ability to function. However, today’s dental crowns can do much more than fix a severely... read more »
The unfortunate truth is that many patients will have to deal with tooth decay at some point in their lives, if they haven’t already. Tooth decay isn’t particularly difficult to prevent. In fact, with consistently good hygiene and preventive care, you have an excellent chance at avoiding it. However, decay can develop in a tooth naturally from the presence of... read more »
Do you ever feel the urge to hide your smile when you laugh, or when encouraged to join a group photo? Teeth stains, whether minor or severe, can lead to embarrassment. We understand, and your Prairie Village, KS, prosthodontist provides two very different professional treatment options designed to remove stains and offer brighter smiles, often in as little as one... read more »
A routine dental cleaning is a great way to help control plaque buildup and keep smiles healthy and bright. However, what if you begin to experience serious gum inflammation, and the risk of gum disease or periodontitis begins to rise? In order to manage periodontal health and protect your smile from serious complications, your Prairie Village, KS, prosthodontist may... read more »
How often do you see your dentist for a checkup? In our last blog, we reminded our Prairie Village, KS, patients that a visit every six months was crucial for combating and preventing cavities and gum disease. But what about a much more serious oral health concern? What about oral cancer? In today’s blog, let’s look at why adults... read more »
Whether or not teeth-whitening is the right choice for brightening your smile depends on a variety of different things. The procedure is popular because it’s effective, but only works on certain types of teeth stains. The stains themselves may not pose a threat to your oral health, so it might not seem important enough to take time off for a... read more »
How often have you been told that you should undergo regular checkups and cleanings? Well, there is a very good reason dental professionals recommend these routine preventive visits for people of all ages. In today’s blog, your Prairie Village, KS, prosthodontist will take a look at our routine exams and cleanings, and explain how they help preserve the health... read more »
More and more people are keeping their natural teeth healthy for a lifetime of beautiful smiles. At any age, a healthy mouth is a valuable asset when it comes to looking and feeling your best. Getting older means taking care of yourself to continue feeling great. Like your body, your dental health requires daily attention to protect teeth and gums.... read more »