restorative dentistry  Lee's Summit, MO

Restorative Dentistry

Kristen Schreiner D.D.S. is committed to offering a full range of dentistry services. Whether you’ve had repairs or need a complete replacement, we recommend continual check-ups to assess your gums and bone density to assess the surrounding areas associated with your implant.

Porcelain Crowns  Lee's Summit, MO

Crowns

Getting porcelain crowns is the best way to have a very natural looking smile. They are used when simply filling in a tooth is not an option. There are times when they decay is so bad that we just have to use a porcelain crown. We also use them with severely damaged teeth or teeth that have already had multiple fillings. Porcelain crowns are attached right to your teeth so that they can function, even when you bite something really hard! There are several types of porcelain crowns so it is important to discuss which type is best for you with your dentist.

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Bridges  Lee's Summit, MO

Bridges

When your teeth are missing, it greatly affects your smile. At the same time, the missing tooth has the potential to negatively affect your oral hygiene because of unprotected gum exposure. Dental bridges are one of many options aimed at improving the appearance and function of your teeth by replacing the missing tooth or teeth. During your exam, we will discuss whether or not dental bridges are right for you.

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Fillings  Lee's Summit, MO

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Composite fillings act as a dentistry solution for problems such as tooth decay or cracks. A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. This procedure is also utilized for cosmetic improvements of the smile by fixing any discoloration or reshaping any disfigured teeth.

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Fillings  Lee's Summit, MO

Implant Restorations

Dental implant restoration is a procedure that creates an artificial tooth to replace a missing one. The process involves attaching the tooth to an implanted titanium root that fuses with the bone over a period. The artificial tooth is then placed over the implant, which is a titanium post that serves as the permanent root for the tooth. Restoring missing teeth can improve a person’s appearance, health, and confidence. Fortunately, there is a solution for replacing missing teeth that provides improved function and enhanced comfort. Many people are deciding to fix the problem by choosing from a variety of available dental implant restoration procedures.

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Bone Grafting  Lee's Summit, MO

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a medical procedure that plays a crucial role in restoring bone integrity and promoting healing in cases of bone loss, fractures, or skeletal abnormalities. By transplanting bone tissue from one area of the body (autograft) or a donor source (allograft or synthetic graft) to the affected site, bone grafting stimulates the body's natural regenerative processes. This procedure not only provides structural support but also aids in the growth of new bone cells, blood vessels, and connective tissues, facilitating the fusion of graft and host bone. Commonly employed in orthopedic, dental, and reconstructive surgeries, bone grafting serves as a versatile solution for enhancing bone strength, repairing complex fractures, and addressing conditions such as non-union fractures, spinal fusions, and joint replacements, ultimately enhancing patients' quality of life and mobility.

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CBCT  Lee's Summit, MO

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a specialized medical imaging technique that offers detailed three-dimensional views of anatomical structures with remarkable precision and minimal radiation exposure. By emitting a cone-shaped beam of X-rays, CBCT captures a multitude of cross-sectional images from various angles, which are then reconstructed into a comprehensive 3D representation of the region of interest. This technology finds widespread application in fields such as dentistry, orthopedics, and maxillofacial surgery, providing valuable insights for diagnosis, treatment planning, and assessment of complex anatomical features. CBCT's ability to deliver high-resolution images in real-time has revolutionized various medical procedures, enabling clinicians to visualize intricate structures, identify abnormalities, and make informed decisions with enhanced accuracy, ultimately leading to improved patient outcomes.

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