We are pleased to offer high-quality restorative dentistry to our patients. Restorative dentistry is focused on restoring the health and function of your smile following tooth damage, tooth decay, or tooth loss. We offer several restorative dental options to meet your individual dental needs. Whether you are missing one tooth, several teeth, or all your teeth, we are here to provide you with the restorative dentistry solutions you need. We also offer options for restoring significantly decayed or damaged teeth.
When you visit our dental office, our caring dentist will carefully examine your smile. Based on this examination, our dentist will be able to provide you with the best possible recommendations for restoring your smile. Through restorative dentistry, you can gain or regain a smile that is healthy, functional, and beautiful once again. Our restorative dentistry options are comfortable and natural-looking, so you can feel confident in how your smile looks and functions. Gain the confidence you need to smile, speak, eat, and laugh effortlessly again! If you would like to learn more about restorative dentistry, call or visit us today!
If you are missing one tooth, or multiple teeth in a row, we may recommend a dental bridge to restore your smile. A bridge is a fixed dental restoration, meaning it is non-removable. The dental bridge is anchored in place through the use of two dental crowns, which are custom made to fit your smile and are placed on the teeth or dental implants next to the space left by the missing tooth. These crowns hold the artificial tooth in place to restore your smile, ensuring that your restoration will not easily shift or come loose. It typically requires only two visits to our practice to complete the dental bridge. Dental bridges are designed to last for many years and to restore the function, beauty, and health of your smile.
If you are missing teeth, one of the restoration options that Dr. Ledford might consider is a dental bridge. Dental bridges are a common and sturdy replacement option for one, or multiple consecutive teeth. Call Blue Stream Dental at 816-569-9787 to learn more about dental bridges and schedule your appointment today!
A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration that can be used for many purposes. One of the most common uses of a dental crown is to restore a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed. The crown is custom made to fit over the entire tooth, starting at the gum line, to restore the tooth to its original shape and size. Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain crowns are popular because they match the natural color and appearance of your teeth. Our dentist will help you determine which type of dental crown is right for your smile.
Your smile may benefit from a crown if a tooth is damaged or decayed to the point that a dental filling will not provide a successful restoration. Crowns can also be used for a number of other restorative and aesthetic purposes, including:
To get a consultation with Dr. Ledford, please do not hesitate in calling 816-569-9787 and allowing our fantastic dental team to set you an appointment.
A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if your tooth has been damaged by tooth decay (for example, if your tooth has a cavity), or if your tooth suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function and to return your smile to good health. There are two main types of dental fillings available: amalgam fillings and composite fillings.
The process for placing a filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our dentist will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of your tooth, and then clean the tooth to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the tooth with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration.
If your tooth is decayed or damaged, a dental filling may be a great choice for restoring your oral health and function. Contact us today and we can set up your appointment with Dr. Ledford to see if you may benefit from dental fillings. We are pleased to offer our patients metal-free restorations, so please call us today at 816-569-9787 and let our dentist bring back that perfect smile!
Dental implants are permanent, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of the teeth. The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable. A period of healing is then often required to allow the bone to begin to bond with the biocompatible post. Following this healing period, our dentist will place the dental implant restoration, or replacement tooth, which fits on top of the implant post. Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, complete denture, or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.
Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and appearance. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, it can last a lifetime. For more information on dental implants, please call our dental team at 816-569-9787 today!
Inlays and Onlays are dental restorations that are used to repair damage or decay. If the damage is not extensive enough to warrant the use of a dental crown but is too serious to be repaired with a filling, we may recommend a dental inlay or onlay. Also known as partial crowns, inlays and onlays are custom created from porcelain, a composite resin material, or gold. Dr. Ledford will ensure that your custom inlay or onlay perfectly fits your tooth to restore the health, function, and appearance of your smile. Once placed, they are virtually undetectable in the mouth and conserve much of your natural tooth structure.
Both inlays and onlays are used to restore damaged teeth. The difference between a dental inlay and a dental onlay is that an inlay is used when the damage does not reach the cusps of the tooth, while a dental onlay is used when the damage extends to one or more of the cusps. We will help you determine whether you need a dental inlay or onlay to restore your smile.
For more extensive restorations, Dr. Ledford offers dental inlays and onlays. To learn more about the advantages of dental inlays and onlays, contact Blue Stream Dental, and book an appointment today! You may reach us at 816-569-9787.
If missing teeth are breaking your confidence, we welcome you to reach out to our talented dentist, who has experience placing full and partial dentures. Dr. Ledford can ascertain whether dentures are right for you when you visit Blue Stream Dental for a consultation. Contact our office at 816-569-9787 and schedule your appointment today.
Dentures are removable oral appliances used to replace multiple missing teeth. If you are missing several teeth or all of your teeth, dentures might be just what you need to restore the function, beauty, and health of your smile.
We may recommend complete or partial dentures to restore your smile if you are missing multiple teeth; dentures can improve your ability to properly speak and eat, restore your natural facial volume, and enhance the overall beauty of your smile. Your dentures will be custom made to fit your smile comfortably, aesthetically, and securely. Call us today to schedule your consultation!