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By Wichita Dental Group, PA
November 29, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

 Just because you have lost any or all your natural-born teeth doesn’t mean your smiling days are over. Dr. John Lewis of Wichita Dental Group is where you can get dental implants.

Where Can You Get Dental Implants?

Most dentists you talk to are going to recommend dental implants to patients with missing teeth. Implants are a popular option for patients that require replacement teeth. You can find dental implants in Wichita, KS at the Wichita Dental Group. 

Dr. Lewis and his staff understand how missing teeth can lower one’s self-esteem, making it difficult to smile.  Therefore, if you are interested in getting dental implants and correcting your smile contact our dental group. Here at Wichita Dental Group, we can get your smile back to its original state prior to tooth loss.

Why Choose Dental Implants in Wichita, KS?

The primary reason for choosing dental implants is missing teeth. When you decide to use dental implants for tooth replacement, you are taking action to restore your perfect smile. Besides your smile, here are some other important reasons to choose dental implants for teeth replacement: 

  • Eating, drinking, and talking is no longer a chore as it is with traditional dentures
  • The “roots” are made of titanium. A strong, durable material that fuses the implant to the jawbone. This ensures a long-lasting solution for teeth that are missing that never needs replacing. 
  • If you have partial implants, they will not harm the remaining real teeth you have in your mouth. Implants are safe and actually make natural teeth stronger. 
  • Averts the loss of bone. Because they fuse to the jaw bone,  the jaw bone is not allowed to resorb, which affects the tissue of the face. 
  • So simple to take care of. When you have dental implants, you can continue your regular routine for oral hygiene. 

Call Dr. Lewis today at  316-265-0849, schedule a consultation appointment and see if you are a candidate for dental implants. Wichita Dental Group in Wichita, KS will give you something to smile about! 

By Wichita Dental Group, PA
August 27, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

Tartar buildup is one of the worst things that can happen to you because it can lead to tooth decay and other health conditions. Dr. John Lewis of Wichita Dental Group, a specialist in family dentistry in Wichita, KS, sees many patients with a wide variety of tartar buildup and knows how to eradicate it.

What is Tartar Buildup?

Tartar is a hardened form of plaque, a sticky, filmy substance that forms on our teeth after waking up from an extended sleep or eating. Tartar is made up of partially dried saliva, plaque bacilli, and other bacterial species. Water, protein, starches, and sugars in food are also essential factors in its formation. It forms on tooth surfaces above the gum line when there is insufficient brushing or flossing. It hardens on the tooth and below the gum line, making teeth susceptible to decay if left untreated.

How to Stop Tartar Buildup

Many steps can be taken to stop the buildup of tartar from the convenience of your own home.

  • Cleaning your teeth thoroughly, preferably with a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Alternately, some people may use an ultrasonic water pic or electric toothbrush.
  • Brushing your tongue. Many people don't do this, and it is not a requirement, but it can help as the tongue lives with your teeth.
  • Flossing at least once per day.
  • Limiting sugars and starches in your diet
  • See your dentist's office regularly for a professional cleaning

Your trusted team in the world of family dentistry, in Wichita, KS, Wichita Dental Group, can always offer you specific pointers for your unique situation.

How to Get Rid of Tartar

Have you ever looked at your teeth close up in the mirror, seen plaque, and thought of how gross it is? Getting rid of that film as soon as possible is key to you getting rid of tartar before it starts. Without getting rid of the sticky film, you risk allowing it to harden and then slowly, layer-by-layer, form around and below your gum lines. Brushing twice a day, flossing, and using mouthwash are easy ways to eliminate most of it before it forms.

After you've done everything to prevent the tartar from building up, the next step is to see your dentist to remove the tartar that is already there. It's in this environment that specially trained staff will gently clean and floss your teeth and then get to work at removing the built-up tartar from below and around your gumlines. A patient can be sore for up to two weeks after cleaning like this, but that is normal, and any soreness resolves much sooner for most. Doing this twice per year keeps the invasion of your gums to a minimum.

For help with removing your tartar buildup, no matter how long it's been since your last visit, then contact Dr. John Lewis of Wichita Dental Group, a specialist in family dentistry in Wichita, KS, at (316) 265-0849 to schedule an appointment today!

By Wichita Dental Group, PA
July 12, 2021
Category: Oral Health

Regular checkups at Wichita Dental Group, Dr. John Lewis' family dentistry office in Wichita, KS, help you keep your smile healthy. Visits offer these oral health benefits:

Reduced Risk of Cavities and Gum Disease

Every checkup in the Wichita dental office includes a cleaning. Dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar, substances that can cause cavities and gum disease. Although brushing and flossing get rid of plaque, the bacteria-laden film can hide in out-of-the-way areas. If plaque isn't removed promptly, it turns into a grayish-brown deposit called tartar. Tartar is so hard that it can't be removed with a toothbrush and floss. Fortunately, the dental hygienist who cleans your teeth can eliminate every trace of plaque and tartar.

You also receive a dental exam to check for cavities, gum disease, and other issues that could affect your oral health. If the dentist does notice any problems, he'll recommend a treatment option.

Did the COVID-19 pandemic prevent you from seeing the dentist? Now is the perfect time to schedule an exam and cleaning and get back on track.

No More Pain or Discomfort

When your teeth or gums hurt, it's difficult to think about anything else. Whether you have a cavity, a cracked tooth, loose filling, dental abscess, or another issue, your dentist will determine the source of your pain and offer treatments to relieve your symptoms.

Do you suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)? Your dentist can fit you with an oral appliance that reduces stress on your jaw and helps you avoid stiffness, pain, headaches, and other issues related to the condition.

A More Attractive Smile

Improving your smile may be easier than your think. Your family dentist offers many treatments designed to approve the appearance and function of your teeth. Veneers hide imperfections on the fronts of teeth, while crowns completely cover teeth and restore, strengthen, and enhance teeth.

When tooth loss is the problem, dentures, bridges, or dental implants can make your smile whole again. A dull smile is one of the easiest problems to improve, thanks to dental whitening. After just a single, one-hour appointment, your teeth may be three to eight shades whiter.

Has it been a while since you visited the Wichita, KS, family dentistry office? Call (316) 265-0849 to schedule an appointment with Dr. John Lewis of Wichita Dental Group.

By Wichita Dental Group, PA
March 19, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Discover some of the dazzling benefits of our whitening treatment.

Most people, at some point, will deal with discolored or stained teeth. Everything from coffee and red wine to berries and tomato sauce can cause discolorations over time. If you notice that your teeth look a bit dull and dingy these days, our Midtown Wichita, KS, cosmetic dentist Dr. John Lewis can provide a professional whitening treatment to improve your smile. Here are the benefits you can expect when you turn to us for bleaching,

Faster Results

If you have an important occasion or event coming up and you want your pearly whites to be, well, whiter than the professional whitening treatment we offer our Midtown Wichita, KS, patients are going to provide far faster results in a shorter span of time than at-home whitening.

A professional whitening gel is far more powerful, containing a very highly concentrated percentage of hydrogen peroxide. This means that the gel doesn’t have to remain on teeth nearly as long as at-home whitening to get the results you want. With professional whitening, you’ll get a whiter smile in just a fraction of the time.

Safe, Effective Treatment

Whitening your teeth yourself offers no guarantees. Some patients may even notice tooth sensitivity with at-home whitening systems. That’s because these treatment options aren’t tailored to your smile needs. That’s where our Midtown Wichita, KS, dental team comes in.

Our whitening is tailored completely to you. So, if you tell us that you are prone to tooth sensitivity, we’ll take that into account and may even recommend fluoride treatment before whitening to minimize sensitivity. This is something that over-the-counter whitening just can’t offer.

Amazing Results Without the Work

Another reason to turn to our dental team for whitening is that all you have to do is kick back and let our team of professionals get to work to help you get a more radiant smile. Whitening treatment only takes about one hour, and most people see visible results in just one session. This is significantly easier than having to fill trays with whitening gel (and then having to clean them thoroughly after each application) and then sit with the trays for up to 30 minutes each night or fight with whitening strips.

If you are interested in getting teeth whitening treatment from our Midtown Wichita, KS, team of dental professionals then call Wichita Dental Group at (316) 265-0849 to schedule a no-risk consultation.

By Wichita Dental Group, PA
March 18, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Find out how dental veneers could transform your smile and appearance.

Do you find yourself hiding your smile in photos? Do special events and business meetings have you self-conscious because your smile is discolored, misshapen, or crooked? If so, then you may be wondering how our Wichita, KS, cosmetic dentist Dr. John Lewis can help. Porcelain veneers have become a popular way to enhance and completely makeover your appearance. Here are some facts about veneers.

They fix most cosmetic dental issues

These thin porcelain shells can really do so much to alter and improve a person’s smile. Porcelain veneers are incredibly versatile and can fix most issues that our patients here in Wichita, KS, are concerned about. Since veneers are designed to cover the entire front surface of your teeth, they can correct these common imperfections,

  • Excessively short or stubby teeth (veneers can lengthen them)

  • Chips and cracks

  • Gaps between teeth

  • Malformed or oddly shaped teeth

  • Severely discolored teeth

  • Crowding or slightly crooked smiles

  • Gummy smiles

  • Pitted enamel or other texture issues

They can reduce tooth sensitivity

There are many reasons people deal with tooth sensitivity but one of the most common reasons is worn-down or thin enamel. This is common in those who grind their teeth. If you develop tooth sensitivity, which causes lingering discomfort in the teeth after being exposed to hot or cold temperatures, know that porcelain veneers may be able to reduce or even get rid of your sensitivity. If you’re looking to reduce sensitivity with veneers, talk to your dentist first.

They can give your teeth an extra strengthening boost

Veneers are incredibly resilient because they are made from high-quality porcelain. This means that by simply applying this thin layer of porcelain to the front of your teeth we can actually help reinforce and strengthen your teeth. While porcelain veneers should not be used as a restorative treatment when teeth aren’t structurally sound, they can help to provide additional support for your healthy natural smile.

They are customized to you

Dental veneers are made to fit your needs and your smile. After all, everyone has differently sized and shaped teeth and so you need a dentist who will take all these factors into account, along with the results you want, to craft porcelain veneers that give you the smile you’ve always wanted to have.

Are you interested in getting porcelain veneers here in Wichita, KS? If so, our dental team would be happy to sit down with you to discuss your smile needs and goals. Call Wichita Dental Group today at (316) 265-0849 to schedule a no-risk consultation.

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