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


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.

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.


If you are missing some or all of your teeth, dentures are an excellent solution to allow you to eat, smile, and speak with confidence. We offer a variety of types of dentures to meet the needs of all our patients.
Full dentures are the right option for you if all of your teeth are missing. They consist of realistic-looking crowns attached to a comfortable, gum-colored acrylic base that you wear over your gums. We offer both conventional and immediate full dentures, which means that if you wish you can start wearing your new teeth as soon as your old ones are extracted.
Partial dentures are another type of denture that is used in people who still have some remaining teeth. Partial dentures fill in the gaps in your mouth left by natural teeth, making it much easier for you to eat and socialize normally.
In addition to fitting dentures, we also offer routine denture care, such as denture relining or adjustment.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

If you have been in an accident or have been suffering from severe dental decay, then you may need a full mouth reconstruction to repair or replace multiple damaged teeth. Full mouth reconstruction uses a variety of dental restoration techniques to restore a smile, ranging from veneers and crowns to repair teeth, to dental implants and bridges which replace missing teeth.

Bone Grafting

Bone loss is very common in people who have lost teeth, particularly older people and those suffering from gum disease. Bone grafting can restore lost bone to provide the support that your teeth, implants, or dentures need to stay strong and function correctly.
Bone grafting can help to prevent your face from taking on a "sunken" expression sometimes associated with old age. Your dentist will discuss the different grafting options with you so that you can choose the solution that is the most suitable for your needs.

Pinhole Surgical Technique

Gum recession is a serious condition that affects many people, particularly those who brush their teeth too hard or who have periodontal disease. The traditional surgery for treating gum recession involves making a lot of incisions, which takes time to heal. We are delighted to offer pinhole surgical technique, which is a much shorter procedure with a faster recovery time.
Using a pinhole surgical technique, the dentist can quickly and efficiently treat your gum recession, allowing you to enjoy a more attractive smile. This type of gum grafting can also help to protect your teeth by covering the roots in healthy gum tissue, therefore significantly reducing the risk of tooth loss in the future.
Dental Excellence is currently accepting new patients. For more information about restorative dentistry, schedule an appointment today!

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