When a tooth develops a serious issue that simply cannot be addressed with a filling or crown, then taking the tooth out could prevent major complications down the road. In today’s blog, your Kahoka, MO, dentist explains our approach to a comfortable tooth extraction, and what happens next to preserve your smile’s health and stability.
Our last blog explained how we improve the function and beauty of smiles with the placement of a dental crown. However, what if you have an issue too severe for a filling, but not serious enough to require a full crown? In today’s blog, your Kahoka, MO, dentist would like to talk about our custom and lifelike partial crowns, known as inlays and onlays.
While a filling is great for treating issues like tooth decay, what if a tooth is injured, becoming chipped or cracked? What if a cavity has developed that is too severe to be addressed with composite resin? In today’s blog, your Kahoka, MO, dentist will explain how we create dental crowns to restore smiles, and ensures a lifelike appearance.
A dental filling is a great way to halt decay and protect smiles from issues like infection or even tooth loss. However, many people assume the only fillings available are made from metal materials. But your Kahoka, MO, dentist can actually treat minor and severe cavities with a lifelike and metal-free material known as composite resin.
When you have multiple issues with the appearance of your teeth, that doesn’t mean you will need multiple procedures. In fact, your Kahoka, MO, dentist can offer a bit of a smile makeover with porcelain veneers. In today’s blog, we’re going to explain how they look so natural, and what creating and placing them involves!
You have options that allow you to recover from tooth loss. It’s important to know about these options, because if you’re informed, it will make you more likely to seek the care you need. Too often, patients feel defeated and hopeless after tooth loss. It can be a frustrating, embarrassing experience, but it doesn’t have to be the end of the road for your smile. Prosthetic dentistry options allow you to replace missing teeth and rebuild your smile. These prosthetic options can also keep your remaining teeth and other oral tissues safe and healthy for the future. It’s time to learn about your options. (more…)
When you have a chipped tooth, or issues with the shape of one, then you may need more than just teeth whitening to enjoy a more attractive smile. Fortunately, with cosmetic tooth bonding your Kahoka, MO, dentist knows how to offer conservative approach to cosmetic improvement, often transforming a tooth’s appearance in just one visit.
When you think of home-based teeth whitening treatments, you probably picture whitening strips, or maybe a toothpaste that offers brighter smiles. However, they don’t offer the same dramatic and long-lasting results as professional systems. In today’s blog, your Kahoka, MO, dentist will explain how we brighten smiles from home with our trays and gel!
Extensive dental procedures can seem daunting, especially when you have to consider an extraction to preserve your oral health. What’s more, the time and effort that these procedures require can be draining. Fortunately, a variety of dental concerns can actually be taken care of with relatively minimally invasive procedures that do not take as long as expected. If you were to chip or crack a tooth, for example, an extraction would hardly be considered, as there are procedures that can be utilized to correct the broken structure and improve your appearance. Whether you are experiencing a chip, crack, or stain that ordinary whitening cannot address, your Kahoka, MO dentist at Barbour Dental may be able to help you with the process of tooth bonding and contouring.
The holidays are finally here and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. During this festive time many people are looking forward to indulging in delicious food and goodies along with being with their families. While holidays are a reprieve from usual hustle and bustle that accompanies every other day of the year, it is important not to get too relaxed to the point it could cause cavities or other dangers to you and your family’s smiles. Fortunately, our Kahoka, Mo dentist at Barbour Dental has a few tips and tricks to help you keep your grin safe while enjoying the seasonal festivities.