What Can Dental Implants Do For Me?

Dental Implants Replace Teeth As discussed in a previous entry on this page, dental implants are used to replace teeth. These can be individual or multiple teeth, including an entire mouth. implants Secure a Complete Denture A very common utilization for even as few as two implants is to secure a complete denture. Because removable … Continued

Are You In My Insurance Network?

We are happy to file any forms which are needed by your insurance company. There are two companies with which we have preferred provider status, and they are Blue Cross/Blue Shield (300 level) and Delta Dental (Premier level). If you are on a preferred provider list of another company, you will still likely receive benefits … Continued

Momom Recap

The fourth Missouri Mission of Mercy (MOMOM) was a great success, thanks to a tremendous level of organization, donation, and volunteerism. We are fortunate to live in such a great community where this could take place. Here are a few points about this year’s MOMOM event, courtesy of the Missouri Dental Association: 2 Day Free … Continued

What Is Dental Bonding?

The term “bonding” is commonly used within the context of dentistry but is sometimes misunderstood or misused. Dental bonding is the process used to adhere a material such as porcelain or resin to tooth structure. Through the proper preparation of the surface of a tooth, we are able to make extremely strong, conservative and long-lasting … Continued

Why Do I Need Regular Dental Visits?

Regular visits to the dentist help to ensure a healthy mouth and minimize the extent of treatment should you develop a problem. Many people falsely assume that they have no problems because they are not experiencing pain. Early decay typically causes no symptoms and periodontal disease eventually causes tooth loss while causing little or no … Continued

Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

Tooth sensitivity can be caused by a variety of factors. Tooth decay, too much plaque on the teeth, root exposure/recession and wear can all cause sensitivity, as can clenching your teeth. Tooth lightening and certain toothpastes can also make your teeth sensitive. Consuming acidic drinks or food can cause sensitivity and also erode tooth structure. … Continued

Continuing Education: Dr. Foote and Staff

We place a heavy emphasis on continuing our education, and go above and beyond the minimum requirements of the state. Recently, Dr. Foote and the rest of team attended the Midwest Dental Conference in Kansas City. Spanning four days, topics included dental hygiene, wellness, practice management, oral surgery, oral medicine, pathology, endodontics, interpersonal communication, and … Continued

What to Expect When Getting Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin laminates of porcelain which are applied to the surfaces of the teeth in order to change the shape, shade and/or alignment of teeth, and can also be used to improve function. Little or no tooth structure may need to be prepared in order to achieve the desired result. They are a … Continued

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign is a unique way to move teeth without having to wear braces. Once it’s determined that you’re a candidate, we gather some information about your condition and decide how you want your teeth to look. At the Invisalign laboratory, your treatment is done virtually and three-dimensionally on a computer. If you are happy with … Continued

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants are an excellent option to replace missing teeth. Unlike other options which can be bulky or that move, or others which require removal of healthy tooth structure to stabilize a replacement tooth, implants are placed in the bone like a natural tooth root. They can then be used to support individual teeth, a … Continued