Implant Crowns

If you have a tooth that is badly decayed, broken or cracked, it usually cannot be fixed with a filling. Crowns, as the name implies, fit snugly over the old tooth, replacing the portion that is damaged. Herre Holistic Dental KC has invested in CEREC advanced dental technology to make getting a crown much faster and more convenient for patients.

What Are Implant Crowns?

CEREC crowns are similar to traditional crowns in the sense that they are used to repair broken or damaged teeth. However, these crowns are fabricated in our office during a single visit thanks to the Computer-Aided Design (CAD) technology we utilize.

With this program, we create a computerized image of a patient’s tooth and fully map the inside of the mouth so that we can design a perfect crown with very little time investment required.

Rather than having to send impressions and images to a lab and waiting for the completed product, our team builds perfect CEREC crowns from solid ceramic in less than two hours. From there, Dr. Herre fits and attaches the crown to the patient’s existing tooth, and the process is completed in just one visit.

Components of Routine Dentistry
Routine dental visits combine hygienic procedures with preventative care, and during these visits, patients can expect the following:

  1. Oral Examinations (though at Herre Holistic Dental KC, we include holistic examination of the head, airway, teeth, tongue, jaws, and soft tissues)
  2. Dental X-rays
  3. Oral Cancer Screenings
  4. Dental Cleanings
  5. Fluoride Treatment

If an oral health issue is discovered during a routine exam, a dental professional can take the steps needed to treat the problem before it becomes serious.

Benefits of Regular Dental Visits
It may be easy to miss small chips or cracks, stains, gum disease, erosion of the tooth, and the beginning stages of oral cancers when patients don’t know what to look for. Undergoing twice-yearly professional care can decrease the risk of developing oral health conditions, which can also help individuals maintain their whole-body wellness.

Most oral conditions do not start out as an emergency, and by having a dental professional assess a patient’s teeth and gums on a regular basis, most conditions never move beyond being a minor issue.

It’s far simpler, less painful, and more cost-effective to treat a minor issue early than it is to attempt to repair a serious condition that has been left to develop without intervention. A small cavity, for example, is easier to repair than replacing an entire tooth or a selection of teeth that have been destroyed by decay.

What to Expect

If you are not familiar with routine dental care, you may be curious or even apprehensive about what may occur during your routine visit.

At Herre Holistic Dental KC, we understand that visiting a dentist for the first time in years (or the first time ever, in some cases) can be anxiety-inducing. As such, we aim to reduce patient apprehension by providing a basic walkthrough of what to expect during a routine dental visit.

After checking in and filling out paperwork,

Dental office professionals may take x-ray images in order to check for cavities or abnormalities in areas of the mouth that are difficult to see.

A dental hygienist will then clean your teeth and afterward, Dr. Herre will perform an examination to look for anything out of the ordinary. Treatment, if anything more than a cleaning, will be recommended based on the dentist’s findings.

Dental staff may also provide education about your current oral health condition, as well as recommend ways to improve hygiene.
If you have been given a clean bill of health, the front office staff will schedule you for a follow-up appointment in six months for your second yearly examination and cleaning.

Holistic dental professionals embrace the fact that a healthy mouth promotes other healthy body systems. By pairing an effective at-home oral hygiene regimen with routine dental visits, our patients can keep their teeth, gums, and other oral tissues in optimal condition, which will help improve their whole-body health by extension.

Routine Treatments

Oral Surgery

We are pleased to offer surgical services at our office. Dr. Craig and Dr. Tim perform minor oral surgery using local anesthesia. When the need for advanced oral surgery arises, we are happy to help you coordinate the appropriate treatment.

Root Canal

If you have a tooth that is badly decayed or infected, we may recommend endodontic (root canal) treatment. Endodontic treatment is one of the most effective approaches for restoring the health of infected or badly damaged teeth. Dr. Tim only performs selective root canals, but we will happily coordinate treatment with an Endodontist for more difficult cases.

Night Guards

If you are one of the thousands of individuals who rub and/or grind your upper and lower teeth during sleep, we can provide fitted plastic or hard acrylic night guards, worn in your mouth at night or even during the day. These appliances protect your teeth and reduce the need for future restorative dental work. If you are diagnosed with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), we may recommend that you sleep with a bite splint, a fitted appliance that reduces joint pain and improves jaw joint alignment.

Schedule an Appointment

If it’s time for your next routine dental health visit, or you do not currently have a regular dentist, we welcome you to give us a call at your earliest convenience. One of our front desk staff will help you schedule an appointment as soon as possible, and from there, we can help you maintain your oral health. We look forward to your visit and we’d like to welcome you to our Leawood, KS office. Call us at 913-491-4466 or schedule a consultation at our Leawood, KS office.
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Amazing care!!! They were able to get me in when I couldn’t get in to see where my Family Dentist referred. That location referred me to Dental Health by Herre. Dr. Herre was extremely thorough and very concerned about my oral health. I would recommend this to anyone!!

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Tracy M.
Leawood, KS

Location

Herre Holistic Dental KC

11201 Nall Avenue
Suite 120
Leawood, KS 66211

Hours

Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am - 3:00pm