Going to the dentist can be intimidating or scary for many people. The buzzing sounds, the x-ray machines, the big chairs – it can all be a little overwhelming. If you know what you’re in for, though, your experience will be much easier to handle. That’s why we’re going to talk about the most common dental treatments our patients need and trust the care of our team to complete.

People have to visit their dentists for all sorts of reasons, but there are a few common dental procedures that we provide that everyone should know. Here are 10 of the most common dental procedures, all of which we can do Adams Dental Group in Kansas City, KS.

(1) Teeth Cleanings

This is by far the most common reason people visit the dentist. Dr. Roberts and his team of experts recommend a cleaning every six months; where some only recommend once a year. Either way, it’s a very important part of oral health. And don’t forget your kiddos … learn more about Preventative Dentistry for Kids. Your own toothbrush will never be as efficient as the tools a dentist uses to clean your teeth.

An annual or semi-annual visit for a dental cleaning will keep your teeth healthy, shiny, and strong. Plus, a cleaning causes very little discomfort, so no need to fret! Now you know why this is the #1 most common on the list of dental procedures in our industry!

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(2) Professional Teeth Whitening

Like cleaning, professional teeth whitening is a relatively painless procedure. Some people are sensitive to the whitening agents used, but otherwise it’s an easy procedure that we offer to give you a dazzling smile. At-home teeth whitening kits involve a lot of extra time and effort. You need to buy kits and spend a lot of time to achieve less than customized results.

At our offices, bleaching is quicker and safer because it is performed by professionals. Most often, dentists use a special hydrogen peroxide gel and a special light source to whiten faster.

(3) Extractions

Extractions sound scary and painful. Admittedly, they are not the most pleasant of dental procedures. However, we will do everything in our power to help you feel comfortable. You may need an extraction for any number of reasons.

When having a tooth pulled, you’ll thoroughly numbed. You won’t be able to feel a thing! You may be sore afterwards, but extractions are almost always to prevent further pain. Remember, we want your teeth to be healthy and if we can SAVE Your Tooth — We WILL!

(4) Porcelain Veneers

If your teeth are crooked or discolored, we may recommend porcelain veneers. These are very popular solutions to common tooth problems for a natural-looking result. It’s essentially a thin covering placed over the front section of a tooth or set of teeth. They’re mainly used for correctional purposes, but they can be used for whitening, too. This dental process is simple and painless for most people, and it’s easy for us to perform. Ask us about a Smile Makeover … we can discuss your smile goals and customize a treatment plan just for you!

(5) Fillings

Cavities are all too common and all too easy to get. For most cavities, a filling is the recommended answer. Acids in food and inside your body can easily break down tooth enamel if overexposed.

Luckily, filling most cavities is a quick procedure. You’ll likely be numbed, which can last for a few hours after the filling is over. It usually takes about an hour to finish up, and then it’s good as new! You might feel pressure while they’re working, but it shouldn’t be painful.

(6) Porcelain Crowns

If your cavity is a little too big for a filling, or the top part of your tooth has decayed, a porcelain crown is the solution. These are usually two-visit dental procedures; however, because of our CEREC same-day crown technology, we can create and place your crown in one appointment. Like the filling, a porcelain crown shouldn’t be overtly painful. We will digitally scan your tooth so we can craft a properly fitted crown to cover the decayed area.

Porcelain Crowns can restore teeth and can also be used to complete a root canal treatment or a dental implant.

(7) Root Canal Therapy

This is one procedure that most people dread, and for fair reasons. Root canals are usually preceded by some pretty awful tooth pain. A root canal means the tissue inside or under your tooth is infected and inflamed. To get rid of the pain, the dentist needs to deaden the nerve and remove the tissue. Sometimes you may need to take an antibiotic before the procedure to heal any infection.

Remember, a root canal treatments get you OUT OF PAIN! The good thing is that you’ll be numbed before it happens, so you won’t feel any pain, just pressure. Once the procedure is over – and it can take a few hours – you’ll be numb for a while, but hopefully pain free since the infection will be gone.

(8) SureSmile Invisible Aligners

Most practices are moving away from traditional braces and towards invisible aligners, like SureSmile, but they both serve the same purpose. The goal is to straighten and correct crooked teeth, as straighter teeth are often healthier and easier to take care of. Classic braces use metal and other materials to slowly tighten teeth back into place. SureSmile is less visible and slower acting, but still a very effective method to achieve the same goal with clear aligners. The procedure to have them put on can leave a little ache, but nothing too extreme.

(9) Bonding

This is another way to repair damaged or chipped teeth. It involves a resin – a sort of plastic – that we tint to match the natural shade of your teeth. It’s less invasive than some other methods, especially for smaller imperfections. Several layers are needed to really secure the resin, and a light is used to “dry” each layer. The spot is then polished and cleaned so it fits naturally into the tooth. It’s an easy procedure, but can take a little while.

(10) Dentures

Dentures are usually associated with ageing, but a lot of people may need dentures. They are meant to replace teeth in a natural way, and they’re typically removable. Fitting for dentures is very common, and it takes a while. In the end, it’s worth it to have a full set of working teeth again.

Remember, we can help you decide whether full or partial dentures or dental implants will be the best option for you!

We Offer Family Dentistry in Kansas City, KS

We are a family dentistry office and we see patients from children, to adolescents, to adults. Not only are we a KCK dentist in Kansas City, KS and have an incredible team that are experts the common dental treatments we’ve discussed and more, we want to treat your family and we want to treat you like family. We would never recommend a treatment for one of our patients that we wouldn’t recommend to one of our very own family members. We understand that many people have had less than stellar dental experiences and that is why we make it our goal to be accommodating to each of our patient’s unique needs. And if you’re in pain, we offer Emergency Dental Appointments to get you OUT OF PAIN!

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dentists are committed to working with you and your family to create a stress-free, comfortable, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our Kansas City, KS dental office.

Try Our Affordable Dental Membership Plan

No Insurance No Problem1 Worried about staying on top of your dental health without insurance? Not having insurance benefits can be stressful and frustrating, but we’re here to offer a helpful solution with our affordable Dental Membership Plan options. Getting your dream smile is achievable, and that’s why we are now offering a dental membership plan, which offers our dental care at an affordable, yearly price — based on you and your family’s anticipated dental care needs! There’s no middleman, so we can offer great prices directly to our patients with four different plans to choose from.

At Adams Dental Group, we offer affordable dental care that fits the needs of our patients and their family. Simply read through the benefits of each plan and choose which one is best for you and your family, just click HERE. It’s that simple. Please visit our website for additional details or give us a call at 913-296-8030 to discuss any features or questions you may have! Or sign up right in our office during your next dental appointment!

We Believe: Everyone Should LOVE Their Smile!

We love to improve the smiles of our patients – because we love to see them smile! From dental exams to complete smile makeovers that include various cosmetic dentistry options and all the common dental treatments that we’ve discussed – the professional team at Adams Dental Group are constantly fine-tuning their craft through the art and science of dentistry to deliver the results their patients want. Dr. Roberts and his Kansas City, KS dental team take the time to consult with each patient and understand what they like and do not like about their smile and what they envision as the result they want. Dental treatment options are discussed, questions are answered, and the process begins with the healthy smile of their dreams as the result. Please schedule your dental exam and cleaning appointment by calling us at 913-296-8030. We look forward to meeting you!

We Can Help You Achieve the Smile of Your Dreams!

We believe everyone should love their smile and have access to affordable dental care, we even offer our own affordable Dental Membership Plan for patients who don’t have dental insurance. Learn more about the common dental treatments we offer to all ages and contact us to book your appointment or schedule your dental appointment. We are currently accepting new patients and we look forward to meeting you and helping you maintain, improve or enhance your smile!

Local dentist, Travis A. Roberts and his experienced, friendly team at Adams Dental Group offer affordable family dentistry and gentle dental care in the Kansas City, KS area. We have two locations that are conveniently located and offer appointment times Monday through Friday to meet your needs. At Adams Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from family and general dentistry to specialty procedures, including dental implants, dentures, endodontic or root canal treatment, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry and much more. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Call us at our West location (913) 296-8030 or our East location (913) 621-3113 to schedule an appointment.

June 6th, 2023

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