We offer a wide range of general dentistry services, including:
- Regular twice yearly cleanings
It is our goal to help you to maintain your oral health through thorough education on oral hygiene techniques, regular check-ups, and cleanings. How long has it been since you had a dental cleaning? Please contact us at (417) 776-2291 to schedule an appointment with our office today!
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screening is an examination performed by a dentist or doctor to look for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in your mouth. The goal of oral cancer screening is to identify mouth cancer early, when there is a greater chance for a cure.
Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas)
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is simply a gas which you can breathe in. It has no color, smell, and doesn’t irritate. The gas will help you relax and feel comfortable. If you would like to know more just ask Dr. Brenda.
White Composite Fillings:
A filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures. In just one appointment, the decayed or otherwise affected portion of the tooth will be removed, and the remaining space will be cleaned and filled.
Composite fillings are white-colored and can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth. There are further options that are aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.
As with most dental restorations, white fillings may someday need replacement. However, they often last for many years, and provide you with a fully restored smile.
Cosmetic Dentistry won’t just give you healthy teeth and a new smile, it will change your life forever. A beautiful smile can affect your confidence, self-esteem and will give you a more youthful appearance.
Crowns and Bridges:
A crown (cap) is a restoration that is placed on teeth that have lost a lot of their structure.
A bridge is a dental appliance that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are designed to be cosmetically appealing and also to restore proper occlusion.
Both crowns and bridges are created to match the color, height, texture and overall appearance of your teeth. Most crowns and bridges will last for life, eliminating the need to replace them unless they fall out or become loose.
Standard Full Dentures
Standard full dentures are ones that comprise a full set of upper and lower teeth. This type of denture uses suction to stay in place. They are made of a pliable material which makes suction easy. However, it is for this reason that standard full dentures require routine visits to the dentist. Being pliable, the dentures are susceptible to shrinkage, thus creating an ill-fitting prosthetic that will result in the atrophy of the jawbone.
Partial dentures are dentures that replace only a limited number of teeth, and not an entire set. Partial dentures are a single piece fitting that is supported by the remaining teeth and gums. They are much more secure than standard full dentures, and are more comfortable.
Many people define a beautiful smile as one that is straight, white and symmetrical. Very few come by such a smile naturally; luckily, there is help for the rest of us! Orthodontic treatment, or braces, is a common solution for this problem; however, there are situations where it may not be possible or desirable to use braces to straighten teeth. Re-contouring is occasionally all that is necessary to significantly improve your appearance. In select cases, the appearance of the upper and lower teeth can be slightly or dramatically improved by re-contouring, or reshaping, the enamel and/or gum tissue.
Home Care Instructions:
We have home care instructions for any procedure you receive in our office.