Dental Services in Lawrence, KS

We all know that first impressions are important, and there is nothing better than a well cared for smile. As the main component of communication, your mouth requires just as much maintenance and care as the rest of your body. Even subtle changes in your smile helps you to project an image of self confidence and high personal esteem. When you feel good about yourself, it shows in your appearance.
Today’s advanced techniques and materials can make a real difference. The skill, experience and commitment of our practice- using a unique combination of science and artistry, can literally redesign and maintain your smile.

Dr.’s Van Blaricum and Newkirk can now correct a wide variety of so-called “permanent” problems such as:

  • Missing teeth, gaps between teeth, general bite dysfunction
  • Chipped, cracked or worn teeth
  • Unsightly, stained, or washed out fillings
  • Permanently stained or discolored teeth
  • Crooked or crowded teeth

Regardless of the condition or problem, we are confident that your experience with us will exceed your expectations!

Bleaching
Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple “bleaching” procedure.
Dental bleaching can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in bleaching technology, we can offer a sage method for creating a beautiful “brilliant” smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of bleaching treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a solid try.

Veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving the shape and brightness of your smile.

Crowns
Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.

Due to the latest CAD-CAM technology, most restorations can now be made in one visit. This eliminates the need for traditional impressions and temporary crowns. These restorations often require less removal of your natural tooth structure leaving it with the most natural appearance possible.

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline fractures/cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for that area.

Bridges
All of your teeth play an important role in speaking, chewing and in maintaining proper alignment of other teeth. Tooth loss doesn’t necessarily have to occur as you age, but if you do loose teeth, they must be replaced to maintain proper function of your mouth. Fortunately, there are options for correcting tooth loss. A bridge is a restoration used to replace missing teeth by attaching artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, called abutment teeth. Bridges which are permanently attached are called fixed bridges.

Removable Partial Denture
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may be aware of their importance to your appearance and dental health. Your teeth work together for many daily functions from eating to speaking. With missing teeth, it’s difficult to do these things. Missing teeth can and should be replaced. Removable bridges, as the name implies, can be taken out and cleaned. Removable bridges are attached to the teeth with metal or tooth/tissue colored clasps.

Dental Implants
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The implants are titanium posts, which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.