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Restorative Dentistry for Independence, Blue Springs, & Lee's Summit

 

Restorative dentistry is the science of transforming unhealthy, damaged teeth back into healthy, beautiful smiles. At Dental Excellence, we offer a wide range of restorative dentistry options, including these treatments:

Gum Disease Treatment

If you have gum disease, bacteria can collect in pockets below your gum line. These bacteria can inflame your gums, eventually causing it to pull away from the gum line. If left untreated, the tissues can recede so dramatically that you can suffer from periodontal disease and tooth loss. Fortunately, Dental Excellence treats gum disease through both surgical and non-surgical treatments. Our dentists might use a process called scaling and planing to deep-clean the surfaces of your teeth, or if you have already suffered from gum recession, our dentists can perform gum grafts, bone grafts, or flap surgery to help your smile heal.

Restorative Dentistry

If your teeth have been lost, injured, or decayed, we can restore your smile to its full health and beauty.

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Dental Bonding

Do you have chipped teeth, gaps, or teeth that formed improperly? Our dentists might recommend dental bonding to reshape your teeth. Dental bonding material is made of durable, tooth-colored resin that can be molded around your teeth. Bonding can last as long as 10 years without needing to be touched up, and can be dyed to match your existing teeth perfectly.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are rows of false teeth that are held in place by a variety of different means. Some dental bridges are secured between two crowns, while others are bonded to the nearby healthy teeth. Bridges are an economical way to replace missing teeth, making it easier to talk, chew, and smile confidently.

Dental Crowns

If you have a tooth that has been ravaged by decay, multiple fillings can leave the tooth structurally unstable. To encompass the tooth and to keep it strong, dental crowns can be cemented over the natural tooth. Dental crowns can also be used to improve the cosmetic appearance of the tooth.

CEREC

Dental Excellence is proud to offer CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Instead of installing a temporary crown while we wait for your permanent version to be manufactured at a lab far away, we can do right here in our office with our state-of-the-art CEREC system. 3D imaging and an advanced CAD CAM system help us to take an accurate 3D image of your smile, including the area that will have the crown. Next, our milling system designs your crown while you wait. With CEREC, you can enjoy beautiful, durable ceramic dental restorations in a single visit.

Dental Fillings

We also offer traditional restorations such as dental fillings. If you have cavities that need to be addressed, we can fix them with traditional amalgam fillings or tooth-colored composite resins. Composite resin fillings are durable, invisible, and perfect for visible areas such as your front teeth.

Dental Implants

Most people don’t realize it, but missing teeth can cause more problems than just affecting your self-esteem on picture day. Missing teeth can also cause your jaw bone to slowly melt away, changing your face shape and making it harder to get dental restorations in the future. While dental bridges and dentures are an option for missing teeth, they don’t provide the same kind of stimulation your jaw bone requires to stay healthy and strong. However, dental implants, which are false teeth that are anchored directly into your jaw bone, do. Dental implants can be designed to match the rest of your existing teeth or used to completely transform your smile. Also, implants are comfortable and function just like your natural teeth, so you won’t have to worry about soaking dentures or checking the supports on bridges. Dental implants are also durable and can last a lifetime with proper care.

Cracked Teeth

If you sustain a facial injury or chew something hard, your teeth might become cracked. Although teeth might look completely normal to the naked eye, cracks can leave you with illusive pain that comes and goes, or extreme sensitivity. Cracks can also pose additional risks for your tooth, introducing food particles and bacteria to the interior of your tooth, which can be extremely painful and lead to serious infections. To remedy cracked teeth, our dentists can use dental bonding to seal the exterior, crowns to strengthen the entire structure, or veneers to cover up the damaged area. If you have an infection inside of your tooth, our dentists might also choose to do a root canal to eliminate the pain and preserve the tooth.

Oral Surgery

Unlike other dental practices, which might only offer the basics when it comes to dentistry, Dental Excellence offers advanced oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures, including dental implants, bone grafting, impacted teeth extractions, and aesthetic restorations. Our office also offers in-office sedation, so that you don’t have to worry about being alert during your procedure.

Dental Excellence is currently accepting new patients. For more information about restorative dentistry, make an appointment today.