Thank you for taking the time to consider us as your potential dental home. I am passionate about dentistry and about helping people. I personally spend considerable amounts of time staying current on the best techniques and protocols in dentistry to deliver the best results. I also spend considerable amounts of time getting to know my patients and their concerns. Truly hope you feel amongst friends when you come visit us. See you soon.
General Dentistry is the branch of medicine that involves the study, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, as well as related surgery. Here at Independence Dental we provide affordable General Dentistry services for the people of Independence, KS including 67301, 67335 and 67333 zip codes and surrounding communities. Some of the services we provide are:
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Exams and Cleanings
Dental fillings are used to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay and cavities. Dental fillings can also be used to treat some small cosmetic defects.
Crowns, also known as caps, are a very stable type of dental restoration that is used to cover the exposed portion of a tooth. They are usually recommended whenever too much of the tooth is missing or whenever the tooth is fractured. They are usually made from porcelain or metal alloys, which can be bonded to the tooth by using adhesives, cement or other methods.
A crown can also be used for cosmetic purposes. Crowns can protect teeth from fracture due to repeated biting and chewing. They can also protect teeth from decay by covering the areas where bacteria might accumulate in deep pits or fissures on the surface of a tooth.
The advantages of having a dental crown include:
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Protects teeth from damage
- Fills in gaps between teeth
Dental Extractions & Wisdom Teeth Extractions
A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. This procedure is usually done to remove teeth that are severely damaged or have become too loose in the gums.
The procedure for a tooth extraction can vary depending on what type of tooth needs to be removed. For example, an impacted wisdom tooth may require an extensive surgical procedure, while an impacted baby tooth may only need a simple surgical procedure.
Endodontics: Root Canal
A root canal is a dental procedure that involves removing infected or injured tissue from the pulp of a tooth. It is also known as endodontic therapy.
A root canal can be done for different reasons, such as to relieve pain caused by infection or injury to the pulp of a tooth, to fill in an area where the nerve has died, and to save a tooth that would otherwise require extraction.
Root canal therapy is usually performed by Dr. Reynolds using local anesthesia and sometimes nitrous sedation.
Dental implants are a common treatment for tooth loss. They are designed to look and feel like natural teeth. They are a great way to replace missing teeth and avoid the need for dentures.
Implants are able to provide stability and support for natural teeth as well as help with chewing food. Implants can also stabilize and support a denture or partial denture.
Dentures and Partial Dentures
When someone is missing teeth, it can become hard to chew or embarrassing to smile.
Dentures and partial dentures are used to replace missing teeth and gums. Dentures can allow a patient with missing teeth the opportunity to smile and chew again. They are a wonderful option for people looking to get back to a stable dental condition.
Exams and Cleanings
Preventative dentistry includes a variety of strategies for reducing the risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems. a big component of that is periodic exams and cleanings. They are the backbone of a healthy mouth and allows us to catch cavities at an early stage. Linda, our hygienist performs the dental cleanings and Dr. Reynolds performs the exams.
Invisalign is a cutting-edge treatment that utilizes a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, providing a discreet and aesthetically pleasing option for individuals from Independence, KS seeking teeth alignment. Custom-made for each patient, these aligners are comfortable, convenient, and allow for easy removal during meals and oral hygiene routines.