Dental Services in Shawnee KS
We are proud to provide patient amenities like sedation options and a “Dental Button” you can press when you need a break from a procedure. Your comfort level is important to us! When our patients feel comfortable and feel in control of their visit, they are more likely to understand the procedure, ask important questions, and get treatments that they are happy with for years to come. Be sure to ask us about ways we can make your visit more comfortable for you and your family.
Our team performs annual dental checkups, tooth cleanings, cavity exams, oral cancer screenings, and home oral health education for our patients. The best way to keep your teeth in great shape, minimize uncomfortable procedures and significantly reduce your dental expenses is by keeping your smile healthy through consistent checkups and minor maintenance work! If properly managed, your teeth should almost rarely need major dental work and the costs that go along with them!
If your smile isn’t as white, as bright, as straight, or as even as you’d like it to be, we can help. Our services include:
You can have teeth whitening done in the comfort of our offices. We use a safe, comfortable, non-invasive teeth whitening system, which can brighten and lighten your stained tooth enamel by up to eight whole shades.
Metal based fillings are prone to failure and can fall out, expand and break your tooth, or contract and allow bacteria to decay the tooth from within, or leak causing unsightly staining of your teeth. We use natural looking fillings that provide added strength to your tooth and eliminate the obviousness of your previous dental work. Your smile can be natural and bright, without all of that metal.
We provide same day bonding, using a tooth-colored resin that can be shaped and polished so that the exposed surface looks and feels natural. This is one of the fastest and easiest ways to improve the look of your smile and is an excellent way to prep for big occasions or just having a smile you love to show off!
Gum contouring is a service we offer to our patients who appear to have short and stubby teeth and are not happy with the look of their smile. Often, they merely have overgrown gums that extend down the fronts of your teeth, covering much of the front facing surface. You can have gum contouring done to rectify this issue, revealing your beautiful, natural smile. We can perform a gum lift, also called gum contouring or crown lengthening, to improve the looks of your smile.
Veneers are ideal for those who have stained or discolored front teeth that don’t respond to whitening; teeth that are gapped, overlapped, or crooked; chipped or cracked teeth; or an uneven gum line. Veneers are often a more long-term option for improving the look of your teeth without resorting to major procedures.
A crown is a practical, long-lasting solution to the issue of a broken, cracked, or badly decayed tooth that has lost the majority of its supporting structure above the gum line. It is also an answer to back molars that cause constant pain or sensitivity due to hairline cracks or outdated, compromised fillings.
When a tooth is lost, the teeth on either side of the gap are instantly put at risk. The arch which provides support for all of the teeth is compromised, and the adjacent teeth will start to drift into the gap, begin to loosen, and will eventually be lost themselves. The process will repeat itself over and over until most or all of the teeth in the arch have fallen out. Bridgework spans the gap and supports the adjacent teeth, giving you a long-term solution that will prevent significant further damage to your smile.
If you have lost multiple teeth or are missing several from an upper or lower arch, or are entirely edentulous (toothless) in one or both arches then dentures may be your best option. An adequately customized and fitted set of dentures can restore function for chewing, smiling, and speaking, improve nutrition and meal enjoyment, increase self-confidence and self-esteem, and provide a better aesthetic appearance for the entire face and jaw.
When a tooth or multiple teeth are missing, dental implants provide a permanent, lifelong replacement, or a strong foundation for bridgework or dentures. Mini dental implants can be done in our office in an hour, to replace a tooth lost to extraction or trauma.
Invisalign is the immensely popular, discreet, and minimally invasive technique for straightening teeth without traditional metal braces and wires. Straightening your smile is about more than aesthetics, misaligned teeth can cause jaw pain, TMJ disorder, improper chewing of food, speech impediment, and self-esteem issues. Invisalign is very unnoticeable, comfortable to wear, can be removed for eating and oral hygiene, and worn at night and during the day to move teeth quickly for fast, gorgeous results.
For patients who have high amounts of anxiety in a dental setting, terrible gag reflexes, who have had very negative dental treatment experiences in the past, or who require extensive dental procedures, our offices offer sedation options. Several different sedation options are available to our patients. They range from taking the edge off the anxiety by relaxing you with Nitrous Oxide to fully sedating you with IV sedation. Talk to our team to decide which level of sedation is right for you!
Sleep and Snoring Dentistry
Also known as tooth grinding or gnashing, bruxism can cause damage and wear to teeth, instigate pain in the mouth and jaw, and even lead to TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder). A custom mouth guard can keep you from grinding or gnashing your teeth, eliminating associated pain and preventing damage to your teeth and jaw joints. Contact us If you think a dental appliance could help you get a good night’s sleep or stop your bruxism.
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Monticello Family Dentistry is happy to offer a wide variety of patient-focused services and procedures to our friends and patients. If you are experiencing any form of dental discomfort or dissatisfaction, please call us today so we can schedule a consultation with you and get you back on track to having a smile makes you happy! Our expert staff is looking forward to meeting you and showing you what a difference an office that focuses on care, comfort, and compassion can make for you and your family!