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Office Hours
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Phone (417) 887-7114
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  • health-icoA prosthodontist is a dentist who has also completed two to three years of advanced training in an ADA – accredited education program. The successful completion of both dental and prosthodontic board examinations is necessary to practice prosthodontics.

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Enclosed in your welcome package there will be an appointment card where you will find a map on the back of the card to help you locate our office. Please feel free to call the office if you have any questions prior to your scheduled appointment.

Choose Your TreatmentChoose Your Treatment

The correct choice of treatment for you will be a matter of your needs, and your priorities. We schedule consultations in a relaxed environment to assist you in your decisions. Perhaps the most overlooked aspect of carefully thought out treatment planning is the 'open ended treatment plan'.

Brushing Your Teeth ProperlyBrushing Your Teeth Properly

There is probably no greater range of qualities, expertise, and cost among dental services offered in the United States than with dentures. Constructing your dentures from start to finish in my personal lab assures you the best results attainable.

TraumaTrauma

Accidents happen! Trauma care usually involves the highest level of expertise. I have treated everything from gunshot wounds to dog attacks to automobile accidents. Probably the most common source of injury is occupational.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

A dental crown, or cap, can be a great way to support a tooth that’s cracked or damaged due to decay.  But like any procedure, we know that patients must weigh the benefits against the cost to make a well informed decision. To help you figure it out, we wanted to talk about the benefits of getting a crown.

Here are a few of the top benefits to having a crown:

  • Repairing damage due to tooth decay – A crown will halt the decay and allow you to use your tooth normally. It will also reduce tooth decay-related pain.
  • Restoring tooth function after a root canal  – A crown will enable you to use your tooth normally and without pain.
  • Prevent additional damage due to teeth grinding – A crown will act as a barrier to your actual tooth, hereby limiting damage. This is best used with other tools to reduce grinding, like a night-guard.
  • Improve the appearance of a tooth – A tooth that is discolored, too short,too tall, or too narrow can be covered with a crown to look more like the surrounding teeth.
  • Creating an anchor for a bridge – A crown can provide a solid and safe anchor for dental work, like a bridge.

Of course, there are a few things to be cautious about with a crown too. For instance, it’s vital that the crown be fitted properly. Not only is this necessary to ensure that you have a good bite, but it’s important to prevent bacteria from getting under the crown and causing tooth damage. If a crown is being used over a decaying, it’s important that all decay and any infection is cleaned out before the crown is placed.

When done properly, a crown can restore your ability to eat normally and give you years of reliable use. So while crowns do come with a higher price tag, they truly can improve your quality of life.

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