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Did you know that SureSmile clear aligners are often called clear braces or invisible braces? They utilize the newest technology in orthodontics to create a beautiful, straight smile. You can straighten your smile with clear aligners, as they are way less obvious than the old-school method of wires and metal brackets used in traditional braces. Instead, they’re clear while providing the same long-lasting results as traditional braces. They may seem like a magic trick, but they’re real, and provide real results to boot.

Learn More about how they work HERE.

SureSmile Clear Aligners Offer Major Advantages

Basically, clear aligners work similarly to braces. They slowly move or straighten your teeth straighten over time. However, the differences are major. SureSmile aligners are clear, removeable, and often work faster than traditional braces. Here’s a breakdown of some of the major advantages to straighten your smile with SureSmile:

  • are comfortable and won’t cause the usual irritation in your gums and cheeks like traditional braces
  • your treatment is overseen by Dr. Caye to ensure accuracy and success
  • virtually unnoticeable
  • super simple to keep clean
  • fully adjustable and can be adjusted throughout your time wearing them
  • affordable and fit in your budget

Trustworthy Methods

We put our trust in SureSmile clear aligners for a reason. They use cutting-edge products and offer multiple, comprehensive tools to customize your individual needs to formulate the perfect treatment plan for you. They offer treatment planning software, appliance fabrication, and support to help guide you through your treatment and answer any questions you may have. SureSmile is at the forefront of superior, precise, and safe clear aligners.

The Science Behind the Process: Why SureSmile?

The Process

Now that we know SureSmile aligners are trustworthy and provide numerous advantages for straighter teeth, let’s go over the process for getting them.

  1. First, Dr. Caye will take a 3D digital model of your teeth. This model will be sent off to SureSmile, where they create the perfect clear aligners for your teeth from the 3D mold.
  2. Similar to braces, SureSmile aligners will gradually move your teeth to where they need to go. They’re made with a strong and durable plastic material. So, you’ll be wearing your aligners throughout the day.
  3. Once it’s time, you’ll switch to your new aligner and continue the process of wearing for the recommended time (usually around 20 hours a day, and two weeks with each aligner).
  4. Depending on your specific case, you’ll wear your aligners from anywhere between 6 months to two years.

Straighter Teeth Encourage Better Hygiene

In addition to the aesthetic advantages, straighter teeth offer, they also provide a better environment for a healthier mouth. With straight teeth, keeping them clean is an easier task as it is much easier to brush and floss in between them.  This advantage eliminates the possibility of greater plaque buildup, and cavities as toothbrushes and floss can access crevices effectively.

Book a Smile Consultation with Dr. Caye

At Premier Dental, Dr. Caye and his team are committed to providing patients with the utmost comfort and care while keeping you and your family’s teeth healthy and beautiful. If you are interested in improving your smile, consider invisible braces. Book a free consultation with Dr.Caye and see how we can help to enhance your smile with SureSmile clear aligners.

Related Article: Dr. Stephan Caye, DDS: Your Local Dentist in Lee’s Summit, MO

 

Dr. Stephan Caye and his friendly, experienced team at Premier Dental offer affordable family dentistry and invisible braces in the Lee’s Summit, MO area. Our office is conveniently located off of Highway 50 and SE Blue Parkway. We offer appointment times Monday through Friday to meet your needs. At Premier Dental, we provide most dental health services, from family and general dentistry to specialty procedures, including tooth replacement options, such as dental implants and dentures, endodontic or root canal treatment, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dental care and much more. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Please call us at (816) 600-6330 to schedule an appointment.

 

 

 

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If you’re needing a root canal, there’s no reason to worry and every reason to move forward with your treatment. Root canals are a dental procedure that eliminate bacteria from infected tooth roots and prevent reinfection because the infected pulp is removed and the surrounding area is carefully cleaned, filled, and then sealed. Every year, millions of people undergo a root canal solution to treat diseased or damaged teeth. A root canal will relieve any oral pain you’ve been experiencing and can make your teeth healthy once again.

Related Article: What is a Root Canal?

Do All Toothaches Require a Root Canal Treatment?

Sometimes you may feel intense tooth pain that makes you think you need a root canal solution, but the pain is a symptom of another problem requiring a completely different treatment. Such as:

  • Exposed root surfaces as a result of gum recession can mimic cold sensitivity.
  • Sinus congestion can produce pressure around the roots of the upper teeth and cause pain upon chewing, which imitates root canal pain.
  • Gum disease can also mimic the throbbing pain around teeth that can feel like root canal pain.
  • Jaw pain can either be an indication of pain in the jaw joint or pain referred from a tooth needing a root canal.

  IMPORTANT: if you’re experiencing tooth pain, call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Caye immediately!! Learn more about Emergency Dental Care and What’s Considered a Dental Emergency

How a Root Canal Can Restore Your Tooth

Root canals have the unlucky reputation of being uncomfortable or painful. But the truth is, most people report that the procedure itself is no more painful than having a cavity filled. Due to innovative painkillers and advancements in dental technology, little to no pain should be experienced during your root canal. The discomfort experienced in the period leading up to a root canal is truly the painful period, not the root canal procedure itself.

According to WebMD, “During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp of the tooth are removed and the inside is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and an abscess may form. Root canal procedures have the reputation of being painful. But the procedure itself is no more painful than having a filling placed.”

Read more from WebMD about Dental Health and Root Canals

If you’ve been experiencing symptoms, such as:

  • Severe pain when biting/chewing
  • A chipped or cracked tooth
  • Swollen, tender gums
  • Pimples on gums
  • Decay
  • Lingering temperature sensitivity
  • Darkening of gums

These symptoms may indicate that a root canal solution is needed. To get your oral health back to normal, and to eliminate any pain you may be experiencing, a root canal treatment is often the next, and best, step to take. If left untreated, there’s no doubt you’ll lose the infected tooth and experience more dental problems and more pain. You can even spread the infection to the rest of your body, if left untreated.

Related Article: Tooth Decay Treatments Explained (But what happens if it isn’t treated?)

The Root Canal Solution

A root canal is typically completed in just one trip to our office. Once the pulp is removed, the area is cleaned and sealed, a crown is typically placed atop of your natural tooth to fully restore the look, function, and strength. Now, with CEREC same-day crowns, there’s no more waiting for a permanent crown with a temporary crown. We can create crowns in-office in just a few minutes.

Why is a Crown Added After a Root Canal?

When a tooth becomes weak over time from a root canal, it can fracture and cause further dental problems.  This is why a crown is necessary after a root canal procedure, to provide you with a strong and healthy tooth to protect your oral health.

Therefore, it is standard practice in dentistry to add permanent fillings to protect your tooth from bacteria and further damage after a root canal is complete. After the filling, a crown will be placed to provide strength and protection to the filled tooth. Not only does this provide bacteria protection to your tooth, but it also looks natural.

Learn what to expect during a root canal treatment.

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Who Needs a Dental Crown After a Root Canal?

Needing a crown after a root canal will mostly likely depend on the location of the affected tooth. Teeth towards the back of the mouth, like molars and premolars, are needed more for chewing, and generally require crowns, where incisors or canines which are not needed for chewing do not always require crowns.

If you suffer from any kind of teeth grinding, it is also especially important to get a crown after a root canal. When your teeth grind, immense pressure is put on your teeth, and on a weakened tooth from a root canal, this can cause major damage.

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To summarize, crowns after a root canal solution provide these major benefits:

  • Infection prevention
  • Natural looking tooth and color
  • Protect you from tooth sensitivity
  • Back-up security
  • Restore a fragile tooth

On a lighter note… here are some interesting facts about root canal therapy:

  • Some roots have more than one root canal, but all have at least one canal
  • A root canal performed on any tooth (front or back) with a nerve
  • Nearly 15 million root canals are performed each year in the United States
  • Since the roots aren’t necessary for the tooth to function, they can be removed
  • There is only one main purpose for the tooth’s nerve: to provide the feeling or sensation of cold and hot
  • Most teeth are fixed with root canal therapy with a 95 percent success rate
  • A root canal is a standard and very common procedure
  • Most teeth fixed with root canal therapy can last a lifetime

Are you are suffering from a toothache? Premier Dental can help!

As they say, “fear of the unknown is the greatest fear of all”.

No need to fear a toothache or root canal therapy if you live in the Lee’s Summit, MO area. Dr. Caye and his team of professionals will keep you comfortable as they get you out of pain quickly with a root canal solution.

Dr. Stephan Caye and his friendly, experienced team at Premier Dental offer affordable family dentistry and gentle dental care in the Lee’s Summit, MO area. Our office is conveniently located off of Highway 50 and SE Blue Parkway. We offer appointment times Monday through Friday to meet your needs. At Premier Dental, we provide most dental health services, from family and general dentistry to specialty procedures, including dental implants, dentures, endodontic or root canal therapy, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dental care and much more. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Please call us at (816) 600-6330 to schedule an appointment.

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When damage or trauma effects your smile, Dr. Caye offers multiple options to restore your tooth’s natural appearance and function. Not only is the function of your teeth our top priority, but so is the aesthetic look and feel of your teeth. So, what do you do when you break or lose a tooth? Give us a call right away and we’ll quickly fix and restore your smile with our restorative dental methods, such as:

  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlays
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Dental Implants
  • Bridges
  • Dentures

We also offer emergency tooth repair! When you are in need of urgent dental care, you can count on Dr. Caye and his team at Premier Dental to deliver the high-quality treatment you need right away. Urgent root canals and other dental emergencies require timely care in order to alleviate pain and address problematic damage or infection.

Related Article: Emergency Dental Care: What’s Considered a Dental Emergency?

Learn more about Repairing a Broken or Chipped Tooth

Restore Your Smile: Broken Teeth Repair

When a large piece of a tooth is knocked out, oftentimes the root and the pulp is exposed. This can result in moderate to severe pain levels and you’ll want to see your dentist ASAP to fix your smile and eliminate your pain. If you leave your tooth for a long period of time, you can experience more pain, swelling, infection, and even a medical emergency. To fix a single, or a few broken teeth, you may consider:

  • Dental Implant: Dental implants offer a permanent replacement for missing teeth and an effective solution that will look and feel as natural as your original teeth.
  • Porcelain Crown: A dental crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant.
  • Dental Inlay: This replaces a moderately sized area of teeth that have been damaged due to tooth decay or trauma that are too large to be repaired by fillings.
  • Onlay: Onlays are fabricated outside of the mouth and are typically made out of porcelain.

Restorative Dentistry at Premier Dental

Learn more about Dental Crowns: Why do I need a Dental Crown?

Restore Your Smile: Missing Teeth Repair

If you’re missing a tooth or teeth, you may not have any immediate symptoms. However, over time, pressure will build on either side of the gaps and can collapse inwards, making opposing teeth start to move around. This is called malocclusion. Basically, the longer you wait to fix a missing tooth, the more complicated the fix will be. So, it’s very important to see your dentist right away and begin discussing potential restorations for a missing tooth/teeth. Options may include:

  • Dental Implants: a permanent replacement for missing teeth and an effective solution that will look and feel as natural as your original teeth.
  • Porcelain Bridges: – A fixed dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.
  • Dentures: There are three types of dentures, fixed, partial, and permanent. Dentures make it easier to speak and eat and can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile.

Learn more: Fixing a Chipped Tooth

Enhance Your Smile with a Cosmetic Dentistry Smile Makeover 

Don’t wait for a special event before getting the smile of your dreams. Chipped, cracked, misplaced, and stained teeth can negatively affect your smile and your self-confidence. With natural-looking restorative and cosmetic dentistry options at Premier Dental, Dr. Caye specializes in a customized cosmetic dentistry smile makeover that will restore your smile. Let the world see the person you really are.

Learn More: Cosmetic Dentistry Smile Makeover: Refresh and Rejuvenate Your Smile

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Restore Your Smile … Schedule Your Consultation Today

We can combine our services to restore your smile! If you’re concerned about discolored, missing, chipped, misaligned, or cracked teeth, come talk to us to see what your best solution is for a healthy, beautiful smile. We can treat anything from disease to replacing missing teeth and create a new smile you can be proud of.

Schedule your restorative or cosmetic dentistry consultation today. We look forward to customizing your treatment to best achieve your aesthetic goals for your dream smile!

Dr. Stephan Caye and his friendly, experienced team at Premier Dental offer affordable family dentistry and gentle dental care in the Lee’s Summit, MO area. Our office is conveniently located off of Highway 50 and SE Blue Parkway. We offer appointment times Monday through Friday to meet your needs. At Premier Dental, we provide most dental health services, from family and general dentistry to specialty procedures, including dental implants, dentures, endodontic or root canal therapy, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dental care and much more. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Please call us at (816) 600-6330 to schedule an appointment.

 

 

 

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What if I told you that you could achieve a straighter smile with comfort, discreetness, and ease? Although it probably sounds too good to be true, ClearCorrect invisible aligners are all that and a bag of chips! ClearCorrect aligners live up to their claims of comfort, ease, and invisibility by using new, advanced dental technology that can straighten your teeth without the discomfort and look of traditional braces. If you’ve ever considered orthodontic treatment for your smile, now is the time to try our ClearCorrect aligners.

Learn More: Hey! We’re ClearCorrect! Nice to Meet YOU!

What Is Clear Aligner Therapy?

Basically, clear aligner therapy is a series of clear dental appliances that are formed to a patient’s shape/size of teeth. They gradually improve the alignment and appearance of your teeth by applying gentle pressure. Clear aligner therapy is becoming more and more popular as more patients discover the great results and ease of use. However, it’s important to know that not all clear aligners are the same quality.

Learn More about our Cosmetic Treatment Options in Lee’s Summit  

The ClearCorrect Difference

You may have heard or seen commercials that are advertising cheaper, mail-order alternatives to ClearCorrect. While the idea may sound good in theory, it’s important to know the real difference between ClearCorrect and any mail-order options.

With ClearCorrect aligners, you get the major advantage of professional monitoring by the Team at Premier Dental. Mail-order aligners cannot offer real life dental care like Dr. Caye can. The process for ClearCorrect aligners begins with a consultation by Dr. Caye to determine if you are a good candidate. If so, the doctor scans the area of your chief complaint, to accurately measure current position of your teeth. This data is then analyzed and sent to ClearCorrect to begin fabrication of a treatment plan and a starter kit.

Related Article: ClearCorrect Clear Aligners for a Straight Smile

Know the Risks and Rewards

Alternative, mail-order alternatives cannot claim a dentist-approved stamp behind their process. Due to this, many patients using these systems are having to meet with their dentists to achieve the results they want.

Many dentists are having to correct and fix new and original issues left behind due to mail-order alignment systems. That’s why you always want to know your dentist is backing and monitoring your clear aligner therapy and treatment with ClearCorrect aligners. That way, you’ll always get the professional results you’re hoping for. This is because Dr. Caye will take accurate impressions of your teeth and send them off to the ClearCorrect laboratory, where an exact 3-D model of your teeth will be created. A team of experts will then map out a completely customized treatment plan using digital mapping and molding technology.

ClearCorrect aligners are:

  • Removable
  • Discreet
  • Comfortable
  • Dentist-approved
  • Provide no dietary restrictions
  • Have no obstructions to brushing or flossing

Invisible Braces: ClearCorrect Has Many Benefits

You can wear ClearCorrect aligners at any time, except when you’re eating and drinking. Aside from obvious aesthetic benefits where people will barely notice you have them in, you won’t have to worry about wires or brackets accompanying them.

With ClearCorrect, clear aligner therapy, you can treat various issues such as:

  • crowded teeth
  • crooked overbites
  • underbites
  • spaces between teeth

Furthermore, ClearCorrect is irritation free with little discomfort in the adjustment periods while wearing them. It is encouraged that you wear them 22 hours per day as you progress through treatment.

Related Article: I Want Invisible Braces, ClearCorrect is the Solution

Straighter Teeth Encourage Better Hygiene

In addition to the aesthetic advantages, straighter teeth offer, they also provide a better environment for a healthier mouth. With straight teeth, keeping them clean is an easier task as it is much easier to brush and floss in between them.  This advantage eliminates the possibility of greater plaque buildup, and cavities as toothbrushes and floss can access crevices effectively.

To Book, a Consultation Contact Our Team

At Premier Dental, Dr. Caye and his team are committed to providing patients with the utmost comfort and care while keeping you and your family’s teeth healthy and beautiful. If you are interested in improving your smile, consider invisible braces. Book a free consultation with Dr.Caye and see how we can help to enhance your smile with ClearCorrect clear aligner therapy.

Related Article: Dr. Stephan Caye, DDS: Your Local Dentist in Lee’s Summit, MO

 

Dr. Stephan Caye and his friendly, experienced team at Premier Dental offer affordable family dentistry and invisible braces in the Lee’s Summit, MO area. Our office is conveniently located off of Highway 50 and SE Blue Parkway. We offer appointment times Monday through Friday to meet your needs. At Premier Dental, we provide most dental health services, from family and general dentistry to specialty procedures, including tooth replacement options, such as dental implants and dentures, endodontic or root canal treatment, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dental care and much more. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Please call us at (816) 600-6330 to schedule an appointment.

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While a simple toothache may seem benign, the truth is that a toothache isn’t something you want to take lightly. It’s your mouth’s way of telling you to that something isn’t right and to take a closer look. While a minor toothache may not be considered a dental emergency, a sudden and unexplainable one needs to be treated very quickly.

Here’s a deep dive into Common Dental Emergencies.

With National Toothache Day approaching quickly on Feb. 9, 2022, we thought we’d chat about toothaches and all things dental emergency. It’s a great day to remember that your oral health is so important for a happy, healthy life!

Learn More about National Toothache Day.

What is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is identified as anything that requires immediate dental care. Whether it is to stop incessant bleeding, save a tooth, treat a dire infection, or decrease severe discomfort, urgent care is needed. Some of the most common dental emergencies are pain resulting from inflammation and broken teeth.

Whatever the cause of acute oral discomfort you are experiencing in the Lee’s Summit area, emergency dental care is available at Premier Dental. If you are experiencing pain or you are uncertain whether your situation requires immediate attention or not, consider the information below to help you choose a correct course of action.

Emergencies stem from a variety of causes and dental professionals can provide the necessary care. Receiving an assessment and subsequent treatment for the diagnosis is crucial to your recovery.

Related Article: Emergency Dental Care is available at Premier Dental

The Nine Most Common Dental Emergencies We See

  1. Swollen Jaw/Mouth: If your mouth or jaw swells for no apparent reason, visit us immediately. It could be irritation, infection, lymph nodes, or something else.
  2. Unexplainable Toothache: If you have a sudden, out-of-the-blue toothache, it’s important to reach out quickly to discover the source of the pain. While over-the-counter pain meds and a cold compress can help temporarily, it’s good to get to the source of the pain sooner rather than later; your odds of a minor fix will be much greater the faster you see your dentist.
  3. Bleeding or Swollen Gums: Some minor bleeding or irritation here and there is usually just fine and not concerning. However, if your gums won’t stop bleeding and is accompanied with swelling, it can often mean there’s an underlying health or dental issue that needs to be addressed.
  4. Knocked-out Tooth/Teeth: If you’ve ever had a tooth knocked out, you know what a shock that can be. When you act quickly after a tooth has been knocked out, it’s possible that we may be able to reinsert your tooth. Pick up the tooth carefully, try not to touch the root, and gently rinse. Try to reinsert the tooth into the socket, but if you can’t, place in a small container of milk until you see your dentist.
  5. Exposed Nerves: Exposed nerves can be very painful, so see your dentist ASAP to avoid prolonging any intense pain.
  6. Missing Filling: Having a filling that is missing can make the changes of a chipped or cracked tooth much greater because the tooth isn’t being properly supported.
  7. Broken Crown: If a dental crown falls off or completely breaks, it leaves your tooth very vulnerable. Schedule with us quickly to possibly avoid a root canal or extraction.
  8. Food or Object Lodged in Teeth: If an object piece or stubborn piece of food gets lodged, brushing and flossing won’t help. Get professional help quickly to remove the food/object and prevent any decay or irritation.
  9. Abscessed Tooth: A dental abscess is very serious and can even be life threatening, so it’s something to take incredibly seriously. An abscess is a pocket of puss that has led to an infection. It can cause hot/cold sensitivity, a fever, a prolonged toothache, swollen lymph nodes, a pimple-like bump on your gums, and swelling in the face.

Check out some Tips for Dental Emergencies.

Premier Dental Provides Emergency Dental Care

Premier Dental offers many emergency dental services. Should you be experiencing severe, pain, swelling, tooth loss, or any other conditions that require urgent care, contact our office in Lee’s Summit immediately. Our team of experts will work swiftly and meticulously to alleviate pain and solve the issue. If you’re concerned about a dental emergency or have any questions, please give us a call today or contact us to receive reliable emergency dental care.

Related Article: Dr. Stephan Caye, DDS: Your Local Dentist in Lee’s Summit

Dr. Stephan Caye and his friendly, experienced team at Premier Dental offer affordable family dentistry and tooth replacement options in the Lee’s Summit, MO area. Our office is conveniently located off of Highway 50 and SE Blue Parkway. We offer appointment times Monday through Friday to meet your needs. At Premier Dental, we provide most dental health services, from family and general dentistry to specialty procedures, including endodontic or root canal treatment, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dental care and much more. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Please call us at (816) 600-6330 to schedule an appointment.

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If you choose dental implants to replace a missing tooth or teeth — it can really become a turning point in your life. That’s why we’d love for you to consider dental implants in 2022 for restoring your smile, improving your oral health, and boosting your overall confidence! Dental implants are increasing in popularity due to their high success rate, natural look, and because they feel and function just like natural teeth. They’re the real deal.

What Are Dental Implants?

Basically, dental implants are devices consisting of three parts; the first part is a post, usually made of titanium. These posts are substitutes for tooth roots and are installed in your jaw bone and will connect to the second part of an implant, called an abutment, which is built on top of the implant post.

The abutment allows the third and final part of an implant, the artificial tooth, to be connected to the implant post and abutment. These three parts, the post, abutment, and artificial tooth (also known as a crown) come together to create one naturally-looking, strong tooth.

Learn more about Dental Crowns: Why do I need a Dental Crown?

Are you a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

It’s important to talk to your dentist to discover if you’re a good candidate for dental implants. With each and every dental implant process, a unique plan will be made with your end goals in mind. This allows for a completely personalized approach to your implants and your smile. Your dentist will look for a few things when considering dental implant candidates, such as:

  • Good overall health and a reasonably healthy mouth
  • A jawbone that is strong enough to support the implants
  • Gums that are free of gum disease
  • The time to dedicate to the dental implant process, which can take multiple months to fully complete

Related Article: Are You a Dental Implant Candidate for Missing Tooth Replacement?

The Benefits to Consider

Since dental implants are a permanent process, and can also be a lengthy process, it’s good to know the many advantages you can expect if you choose dental implants.

  • Dental implants fully restore a smile, replace any missing teeth
  • Boost confidence
  • Benefits your oral health and overall health
  • Comfortable bite
  • Restore full function of the mouth
  • More secure than dentures
  • Dental implants can last 20 years or more
  • Supports facial structure
  • Look like your natural teeth
  • Easy to keep clean, less work than dentures
  • Not prone to cavities

Related Article: Dentures vs. Dental Implants: What You Need to Know

Ask Premier Dental if YOU are a Dental Implant Candidate 

If you’re curious about whether you should choose dental implants, give us a call today to learn more and discuss options that fit your needs. Being able to chew, talk and smile are an important part of each day and a missing tooth can make an impact on your health and your confidence. Dr. Caye and his expert dental team are able to work with you to discover the best option to restore your missing tooth or multiple teeth and see if you’re a dental implant candidate.

Dr. Stephan Caye and his friendly, experienced team at Premier Dental offer affordable family dentistry and gentle dental care in the Lee’s Summit, MO area. Our office is conveniently located off of Highway 50 and SE Blue Parkway. We offer appointment times Monday through Friday to meet your needs. At Premier Dental, we provide most dental health services, from family and general dentistry to specialty procedures, including dental implants, dentures, endodontic or root canal treatment, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dental care and much more. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Please call us at (816) 600-6330 to schedule an appointment.

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Refresh and Rejuvenate Your Smile for 2022

A new year gives us a unique opportunity to update and revamp our confidence, goals, health, and image. Why not give yourself a cosmetic dentistry smile makeover to start the new year off right? Your smile is such a big part of you, and your confidence, and that’s why we offer multiple cosmetic and restorative solutions that are matched to your smile goals. Let’s give you a smile that you’re proud to show off!

Before you come see us, think about what you’re looking for in your smile, such as:

  • The alignment of your teeth
  • The brightness of your smile
  • The worn edges
  • A low gum line
  • Recessed gums
  • Teeth stains
  • Chips or cracks

Learn more about our Cosmetic Dentistry Services

The Importance of Enhancing Your Smile

A confident smile is important. A smile is much more than just straight, white teeth. When you feel confident in your smile, you feel confident in yourself and are prone to show off your smile frequently. The benefits of smiling and laughing are numerous.

According to an article from the University of West Alabama, “Research shows that those who consciously or subconsciously smile more live better and longer. Your body releases three hormones that make you feel good when you smile. They include dopamine, endorphins and serotonin. These signal to your body that you’re happy, and in turn, you feel happier.”

A Quick Overview of Services

  • Straighten teeth invisibly: ClearCorrect clear aligners straighten teeth discreetly with clear aligners that are virtually undetectable and fast-acting. Learn more about getting ClearCorrect Aligners for a Straight Smile with Dr. Caye
  • Enhance your smile with porcelain veneers. Veneers can conceal a wide variety of issues – from cracked teeth, gaps, crooked teeth, discolored teeth, and short or misshapen teeth. Veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are custom-crafted to improve the appearance of your teeth.
  • Learn more about Upgrading Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers
  • Fix chips with dental bonding. If you’re worried about your chipped teeth, dental bonding may be a great option for improving your smile. We Use versatile and resilient tooth-colored composite materials creating a strong structure that still feels like your original tooth.
  • Recontouring and reshaping. Tooth reshaping or recontouring provides instant results for cracked, chipped, or sometimes crooked teeth. We will slightly alter the shape, length, or position of the teeth.
  • Get your teeth professionally whitened. One of the best and easiest things you can do for your smile is to reverse the signs of age, smoking and even medications by brightening your smile with a teeth whitening procedure. Learn more about Upgrading Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

Learn how Dr. Caye offers Comprehensive Dentistry in Lee’s Summit, MO

Enhance Your Smile with a Cosmetic Dentistry Smile Makeover 

Don’t wait for a special event before getting the smile of your dreams. Chipped, cracked, misplaced, and stained teeth can negatively affect your smile and your self-confidence. With natural-looking cosmetic dentistry options at Premier Dental, Dr. Caye specializes in a customized cosmetic dentistry smile makeover that will restore your smile. Let the world see the person you really are.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

We can combine our services to create a full cosmetic dentistry smile makeover! If you’re concerned about discolored, missing, chipped, misaligned, or cracked teeth, come talk to us to see what your best solution is for a healthy, beautiful smile. We can treat anything from disease to replacing missing teeth and create a new smile you can be proud of.

Schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation today. We look forward to customizing your treatment to best achieve your aesthetic goals for your dream smile!

Dr. Stephan Caye and his friendly, experienced team at Premier Dental offer affordable family dentistry and gentle dental care in the Lee’s Summit, MO area. Our office is conveniently located off of Highway 50 and SE Blue Parkway. We offer appointment times Monday through Friday to meet your needs. At Premier Dental, we provide most dental health services, from family and general dentistry to specialty procedures, including dental implants, dentures, endodontic or root canal therapy, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dental care and much more. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Please call us at (816) 600-6330 to schedule an appointment.

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USE It OR LOSE It!

We can help you maximize dental benefits! Did you know that your dental insurance plan will automatically reset on December 31 every year? That date is approaching quickly, so it’s time to start thinking about making the most of your dental benefits before time runs out. Call us today to get your end-of-the-year appointments scheduled and on the books for peace of mind, and to get the most out of the dental insurance you pay for.

Learn More about dental insurance from the American Dental Association: “Use it or Lose it”

Why Should I Make an Appointment?

This will vary from person to person, depending on what unique services you need to make your oral health 100 percent. Talk with your dentist to determine what services you need to stay healthy. More than likely, a routine dental exam and cleaning is an appointment almost everyone can make before the end of the year – this is a preventive care appointment.

Check over your insurance plan to learn if your insurance covers multiple cleanings every year. If so, make the most of your dental benefits by getting your cleaning in before the holiday-craziness begins and schedules tighten. Also, if you have questions for your dentist or you are curious about the status of your oral health, a routine check-up is the perfect way to learn about your teeth’s health and ask questions.

Appointment Types – Preventative and Elective Services

Appointments can often be categorized into two groupings – preventative and elective services.

Preventative Dentistry Services

Preventative dentistry is all about maintaining oral care and preventing oral health problems down the line. This often includes regular cleanings, regular oral exams, routine x-rays, and a oral cancer screening. Dental insurance plans often fully cover preventative care services and appointments. You can also help maintain your oral health at home by brushing twice a day and flossing once a day.

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halloween-candy

October can be a spooky season, but we want to help you not scare people away with bad oral hygiene! During this month, we’re sure that lots of Halloween candy is going to be haunting to you and your children. We’re all about indulging, but our team at Premier Dental in Lee’s Summit want to make sure your also having a HEALTHY Halloween.

Here are some tips to keep your oral hygiene healthy this Halloween.

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healthy-smile

A healthy smile is a great asset! Our teeth play such important roles in our lives – they help us chew our food, talk and speak to others, and give our face its beautiful shape. Not only that, but our smiles give us confidence and influence our careers, social lives, relationships, and more. How do you know if your smile is healthy? Let’s take a look at the many signs, visible and invisible, of a healthy smile. 

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