team offers a full array of dental services to help you keep smiling for a
lifetime. Our services are listed below
for you to learn more about how we can be of service to you.
Your initial visit
to our office will include a detailed evaluation of the health of your entire
oral system. This includes your teeth
and gums, existing dental work, as well as your jaw joint (TMJ) health and bite
stability. A detailed and extensive
charting of your existing restorations and conditions will be made.
After all the data gathering is done, we will be able to counsel you with any needs or desires you may have. Dental radiographs are an incredible powerful tool that we use to find and diagnose any problems you may have, or not even aware you have. We use 3D Cone Beam Computerized Technology (CBCT), which is a powerful state-of-the-art imaging system that allows us to see your dental and skeletal anatomy with incredible accuracy and detail.
CEREC stands for Computer Engineered Restorations of
Esthetic Ceramic. It is a computer-based
system that allows us to provide high-quality precise fitting crowns and onlays
in one appointment. It uses
3-dimensional design software and a computer numeric controlled (CNC) lathe to
machine blocks of porcelain into perfect fitting restorations. To you, this
means no need for a temporary
crown, lousy tasting impression goop, no return appointments and only having
your mouth numb with anesthetic one time. It is truly a life-changing innovation
that makes dentistry faster,
easier and better.
Our office was one of the first offices in the state to incorporate this technology. We embraced this technology in 1996, and went on to become the first of 3 offices in the US to incorporate the 3D version of CEREC. Since that time, Dr. Mason has lectured, trained and mentored other doctors on the use of the CEREC system.
Invisalign's® invisible, removable, and comfortable
aligners could give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted and
best of all, no one can tell you're wearing them. Invisalign® is great for
adults and teenagers.
What is Invisalign®?
- Invisalign® is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces.
- Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.
- Invisalign® has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide.
How does Invisalign® work?
- You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
- As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the their final position.
- You'll visit us about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
- Total treatment time averages 9 - 15 months and the average number of aligners during treatment is between 18 - 30, but both will vary from case to case.
Propel is an in-home device some patients choose to speed up their treatment. Taking only 5 minutes a day, Propel can reduce your treatment time by almost half. If you want straighter teeth in less time, ask us about Propel as an adjunct to your Invisalign therapy.
root canal therapy was developed and gained acceptance, the only alternative
for a diseased tooth was extraction. Root Canal therapy has become a remarkably
predictable and successful
way of treating a diseased or painful tooth, halting the spread of infection
and restoring the healthy portion of the tooth. Root canal therapy has
drastically improved over the years and is now a
tried and true way of saving badly broken-down teeth.
If you have a toothache, it is best to contact us as soon
as possible. A severe toothache is usually caused by trauma or infection in the
pulp of the tooth. Over the counter anti-inflamatory medications can be very
effective pain relief.
Clove oil is a natural anesthetic. Sucking on clove has been known to relieve a minor toothache, especially if there is an open hole in the tooth. Commercially available over the counter medications like Anbesol contain clove oil and can be very effective.
A Knocked-Out Tooth: If an accident results in a tooth being knocked completely out, quick decisive action should be taken. Find the tooth and put it under your tongue or between your cheek and teeth immediately if possible. If it is not possible to do this for some reason, put the avulsed tooth into a glass of milk. The important thing is to not let it dry out. Mothers can even put an avulsed tooth from their child into their own mouth and bring them in right away. An avulsed tooth can be replanted, but time is of the essence. The sooner the better.
Pain and Infection: Dental related infections can be very serious. If you have infection that is causing visible swelling in your face, seek attention as soon as possible. if our office is not available, it is best to go to an emergency room or minor emergency center. Antibiotics should be started as soon as possible.
TMJ is an abbreviation for Temporo-mandibular joint.
Everyone has a TMJ. Some are healthy and some are not. TMJ dysfunction
can be very painful and debilitating. The cause of TMJ dysfunction is often
multi-factorial. Injury, oral habits, an improper bite, arthritis and
sleep apnea are some of the possible causes. We use a variety of powerful tools
to help us find the cause and approach the solutions for each patient
on an individual basis. It can be a complicated problem to fix that may require
multiple treatment methods. If you are suffering from a TMJ problem,
ask us about it and we can help!
Patients suffering from dental phobia are often hesitant
to undergo long or complex dental procedures as they aren’t sure whether they
can withstand long periods of time in the dental chair. With sedation dentistry,
however, patients can endure the smile makeover they’ve always wanted. This is
due in part to the fact that sedatives make long procedures seem like only a few
minutes, leaving the patient in a relaxed and anxiety-free state while the
dentist is free to perform the procedure with ease. Appointments that would
generally require multiple visits can often be performed in just one due to the
patients increased cooperation.
Our office is certified and licensed to provide sedation so you can comfortably have dental work that you may me avoiding because of anxiety. It can be done as easily as swallowing a few pills. No needles or IV’s need be involved. If complete sleep becomes necessary to achieve your goals, that is possible also. We work closely with a sedation team of professionals who can provide you with safe, effective sleep right in our office. If you are interested in comfortable, anxiety-free dental treatment, feel free to ask and we will tell you more.
Before development of dental implants, dentures were the
only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Implants
are like replacement tooth roots. They
are made of pure, surgical grade titanium and are placed into the area of the
mouth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or
metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or
permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
Implants can be used to restore all of the upper or lower teeth, sections of
teeth, or even a single tooth.
Many times, the entire implant restorative process can be done in our office, without the need to go to other offices for parts of the process. Advanced or complicated situations may require the involvement of a specialist. If a specialist is required, we will guide you through the process.
We treat every patient like family and bring you the utmost in comprehensive care. See for yourself how easy it can be to stay healthy and beautiful. Or ask our patients, like Sloane Lewis and all the Miss Kansas recipients for the last ten years.