At Cedar Place Dental, we believe in comfortable dentistry. We treat each patient with the unique care and concern they deserve . By providing a comfortable environment, we are able to deliver worry-free treatment to all patients who walk through our doors. The wide array of services we offer lets us take care of most of your dental needs all in one location. To ensure a relaxing dental experience, our staff is equipped with the education and experience needed to deliver the very best treatment possible, and we are trained with the latest in industry technology.
It is important to us that our patients know that we strictly adhere to OSHA guidelines for safety and protection. Also, we are current with HIPPA laws, and assure you that your doctor-patient confidentiality is observed with the highest level of respect.
The most fundamental aspect of great oral health starts with your hygienist and routine dental cleanings. The frequency of your cleanings will be determined on an individual basis and tailored for your unique dental needs. At your cleaning appointment we will also update your medical history, check your teeth for cavities, perform oral cancer screening, present oral hygiene instructions, and monitor your periodontal (gum) condition.
X-rays are needed in order to accurately diagnose problems in oral health. Many advances have been made in the field of radiology regarding radiation exposure. In our office, we use digital x-rays that decrease the exposure our patients receive when compared to traditional film x-rays.
In order to prevent further decay and other problems associated with a tooth when it gets a cavity, the infected part of the tooth is removed and a filling is placed to restore the tooth to its original shape and function. In our office the fillings are composite (tooth colored, not silver), and great care is taken to match them to your current tooth color. Over time, old fillings do break down, fall out, and/or get cavities under them. Routine exams will detect these areas and a new filling will need to be placed to restore the tooth to health.
Many advances have been made in the field of cosmetic dentistry in recent years. Now it is possible to reverse years of normal wear and tear in just a few visits. Unsightly defects in your teeth can be corrected with veneers (facings), crowns, or aesthetic fillings. We pride ourselves in creating beautiful smiles with teeth that are as beautiful as they are functional. We would be happy to show you before and after pictures from many of our clients.
There are many options available for tooth whitening depending on the health of your teeth and the degree of patient motivation. Patients may choose to whiten both the upper and lower arches as well as just individual teeth that appear in the smile zone. Whitening can be used to correct many tooth discolorations which may have been cause by staining, chemical damage to the teeth, or simply by aging.
A "cap" or a "crown" can be used to restore a tooth that has broken or cracked to its original size and shape. Also a tooth that has a large cavity and has been compromised, or is at risk for fracture, can also be crowned to avoid potential problems. After a root canal a tooth can become brittle and is often crowned to prevent fracture. If a tooth is lost, a "bridge" can be inserted to replace the missing tooth or teeth in order to restore your bite and chewing capabilities.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into your jaw to hold a replacement crown or bridge in place. The treatment can be more conservative than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. Dental implant restorations are so natural-looking and feeling that you may forget you ever lost a tooth, which may be the best solution for replacing a missing tooth.
Although seldom painful, and frequently free of any observable signs or symptoms, periodontal disease can slowly destroy the supporting bone around teeth to the point that the tooth becomes loose and non-restorable. The great aspect dentistry has to offer is that if the condition is caught early and treated, oral health can be restored and maintained by your Olathe dentists.
Periodontal disease is an infection caused by plaque, but can also be facilitated by many other factors such as smoking and diabetes. This is why screening and early prevention are of great importance.
A laboratory fabricated bite appliance used to treat TMJ disfunction and excessive occlusal wear. Often patients only wear this appliance at night, with occasional day use.
Full Dentures: For patients missing all teeth on a top or lower jaw, dentures offer complete smile replacement. Dentures consist of a full set of replacement teeth anchored to a gum-colored base. Adhesive or dental implants can hold dentures in place.
Partial Dentures: Partial dentures, also called a partial or a removable bridge, are multiple replacement teeth anchored to a gum-colored base. Unlike dentures, partials fit between existing teeth to fill gaps. Usually, partials are secured with clasps or dental implants.
Implant-Retained Dentures or Partials: To secure dentures or partials, dental implants offer a lasting and reliable solution. We will work with a periodontist or oral surgeon to coordinate placement of your implants, then she’ll design and order your prosthetic from our dental lab. With an implant-supported prosthesis, you won’t have to worry about embarrassing slippage at awkward times!
Bridgework: A bridge can replace one or more teeth in a row. Secured on abutment crowns or dental implants, bridgework restores a smile’s appearance and function after teeth are lost. Crown-and-bridge systems are non-removable, also called fixed appliances.
We also can fabricate sports guards for the athlete in your family. In addition, a night guard can be made for those individuals that grind and clench their teeth at night. Not only will this alleviate some of the painful symptoms, but it is also the best way to prevent the teeth from wearing down.
As children's permanent teeth start to come in, a reliable preventative treatment is to place a tooth colored covering over the chewing part of the tooth. This will help to prevent early cavities on teeth they will have the rest of their lives. Dr. Lineback may choose to seal both the 6 and 12-year molars depending on your child's individual needs. The best way to avoid a problem is to prevent it!