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By Michelle B. Deutch, D.D.S.
March 31, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants  

Looking to replace missing teeth? You may want to consider dental implants.

If you’ve dealt with tooth loss, we know that nothing is more important than getting your smile back on track. While your Overland Park, KS, dentist Dr. Michelle Deutch offers many options, dental implants are one of the most popular tooth replacements these days. That’s because dental implants offer some pretty unique benefits that make them stand apart from other restorations.

They Feel Like Real Teeth

You need your teeth to be able to smile, talk, chew, bite, and enjoy a lot of life’s little pleasures. Of course, losing a tooth may make it difficult to speak properly or eat certain foods. A dental implant works and feels just like a real tooth so you can have restored function in a way that blends right in with the rest of your smile.

They Can Replace Any and All Teeth

In the past, the number of teeth you had missing played a role in which type of tooth replacement option you could get. In fact, it was often limiting. Not anymore. A dental implant can support everything from a single crown to a bridge and even a full set of dentures. So no matter if you are missing one, several, or all of your teeth, you could be an ideal candidate for dental implants.

They Are Easy to Care for

Another benefit to turning to our Overland Park, KS, practice for dental implants is that they are one of the easiest restorations to care for. In fact, you can treat them just like you would your natural teeth. They don’t require special cleaning products or solutions. All you have to do is brush twice a day and floss daily and continue to visit your dentist every six months for checkups. Dental implants are amazingly low maintenance.

They Last Forever

Since the implant is a small biocompatible post that fuses together with the jawbone, this restoration is designed to last a very long time. An implant is made from titanium, which is what NASA uses to craft their space shuttles, so it’s unbelievably strong. Plus, the implant becomes a permanent part of the jawbone which means that it's permanently in place. As long as you maintain good oral hygiene, this implant should support your smile for the rest of your life.

Visit MBD Dental in Overland Park, KS, for dental implants and a wide range of restorative dentistry services. If you’re ready to sit down with Dr. Deutch to find out if you’re a candidate for implants, call us today at (913) 469-0085.

By Michelle B. Deutch, D.D.S.
December 30, 2020
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

First impressions are important, especially when you're interviewing for a job or meeting new people at a social event. So what should you do if your teeth are stained? Consider teeth whitening services at an Overland Park dentist. Dr. Michelle Deutch and her experienced staff can help you achieve whiter teeth and a beautiful smile. Keep reading to learn more about teeth whitening and how it can improve your appearance.
 

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a simple procedure performed at the dentist's office. The dentist uses a special bleaching agent to whiten your teeth. While you can always try over-the-counter teeth whitening products from your local pharmacy, you'll get better results if you let a dentist whiten your teeth.
 

When you go to the dentist's office for this type of service, it is fast and effective. In fact, professional teeth whitening usually takes between 60 to 90 minutes. You enter the dentist's office with stained teeth and leave with noticeably whiter teeth when the procedure is complete.
 

What are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening?

A professional teeth whitening procedure at an Overland Park dentist's office immediately improves your appearance. Since your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, it makes you appear more attractive to others. Whiter teeth boost your self-confidence as well as your self-esteem. Your improved appearance may even help you get hired for a new job or win a promotion at work.
 

How Does the Dentist Whiten Your Teeth?

Your dentist places a protective gel on your gums. He or she may also place a rubber shield on your gums to protect them from the bleaching agent. Next, your dentist applies the bleach to your teeth. These bleaching agents contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. They work by breaking the stains into tiny pieces. As a result, your teeth appear noticeably whiter.
 

Schedule an Appointment

Are you ready to have brighter, more beautiful teeth? It's possible if you schedule an appointment for teeth whitening services at an Overland Park dentist's office. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Michelle Deutch. She can help you decide if teeth whitening is right for you. Give us a call at 913-469-0085 to schedule your appointment today.

By Michelle B. Deutch, D.D.S.
December 14, 2020

How Invisalign from your dentist in Overland Park, Kansas can improve your smile

How much do you know about Invisalign orthodontic treatment? Did you know that it is one of the most popular ways to straighten your smile? Dr. Michelle B. Deutch in Overland Park, Kansas offers Invisalign treatment to improve your smile.

So, what happens during Invisalign treatment? Invisalign works completely differently than conventional brackets and wires because it doesn’t use brackets and wires. There are no braces with Invisalign.

Invisalign is a system of clear plastic aligners. You receive your first set of aligners, which you wear for a two week period. Then you move on to a new set of aligners, which you also wear for two weeks.

You continue moving on to a new set of aligners every two weeks as your teeth gradually and comfortably move into the proper position. You will visit your dentist every few weeks to monitor your progress. The average completion time for Invisalign is nine to fifteen months.

When you choose Invisalign to straighten your smile, the aligners offer many important benefits, including:

  • Virtually invisible treatment, because the aligners are clear plastic, so they are very discreet
  • Comfortable treatment, because the aligners are smooth plastic, with no sharp parts to irritate your soft tissue
  • Convenient treatment, because you can remove the aligners to eat the foods you love, without worry
  • Healthy treatment, because you can remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth normally, so it’s easy to keep your smile healthy

Invisalign works differently than conventional braces, but you get the same outstanding results, a straight smile. That makes Invisalign the perfect choice to correct:

  • An overbite or underbite
  • A crossbite or open bite
  • Crowded, rotated teeth
  • Gaps between your teeth

If you want a straight smile, there is no better choice than Invisalign! To find out more about how Invisalign can improve your smile, call Dr. Michelle B. Deutch in Overland Park, Kansas at 913-469-0085. Call now, and start working on your straight, beautiful smile today!

By Michelle B. Deutch, D.D.S.
December 09, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry  

We all want to look our best -- and part of that is a great smile. Let Dr. Michelle Deutch help you achieve your goal at her practice in Overland, KS, specializing in general and cosmetic dentistry. Let’s look at some of the cosmetic procedures available:

Indirect filling

Overlays and inlays are also known as indirect fillings. These cosmetic tools are used to correct tooth decay that doesn’t require a crown to fix. Inlays are placed in the middle of the tooth, and onlays include the crests of the tooth.

Whitening

Consistent brushing and flossing is a great way to deter stains from forming on the teeth. Avoiding consumables and habits that stain your teeth, such as cola, coffee, and tobacco helps too. Whitening your teeth is an easy, simple way to make your smile look younger and brighter. While many products help patients brighten their teeth at home, your dentist also specializes in techniques to make your smile its best.

Bonding

Dentists apply composite material to the tooth surfaces in a procedure called bonding. Bonding improves the appearance of chipped, cracked, or otherwise malformed teeth. A boon of this technique is that it supports a beautiful grin without an intense procedure.

Implants

Because implants behave more like natural teeth, they tend to be more comfortable than dentures. Once installed, the implants are plants where the teeth used to be while the gums hug them into place. Generally, they are not noticeable. Unlike dentures, implants do not necessitate removal.

Dental veneers

Veneers are facades placed over the front of the teeth. These dental coverings obscure imperfections like stains, cracks, and fills large spaces between the teeth. A stainless, bright smile is the result.

If you are in Overland Park, KS, and interested in cosmetic dentistry, contact Dr. Deutch's office at (913) 469-0085 to set up a consultation today!

By Michelle B. Deutch, D.D.S.
July 13, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants  

A dental implant is an artificial tooth made of a titanium screw, metal post and porcelain crown. A complete tooth replacement, an implant provides amazing biting power, natural aesthetics and bone-building ability. At Dr. Michelle Deutch's office in Overland Park, KS, discover what dental implants could do for you.

Why should you get an implant?

In fact, why replace a missing tooth at all? Frankly, you need every tooth in your mouth. After an extraction, your jaw bone recedes quickly. The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine reports that without a tooth to stimulate its growth, the alveolar ridge which anchors your teeth begins to shrink.

Tooth replacement with a dental implant avoids this dire consequence of tooth loss. The titanium implant device is inserted into the jaw, actually maintains the thickness and height of the jaw bone. Therefore, your face and smile retain its shape. Dr. Deutch refers the patient to a specialist to place the implant in the bone and Dr. Deutch later restores it.

How does a dental implant maintain your jaw? It does it through the same process which bonds implant to the bone. Known as osseointegration, this natural process is specific to dental implants. Conventional partial or full dentures and fixed bridges don't improve bone quality.

Other things dental implants can do

1. Implants restore biting and chewing efficiency.

2. Remaining natural teeth receive even pressure as you eat with dental implants. (A smile gap shifts food toward remaining teeth, placing undue stresses on their structure.)

3. These artificial teeth require no adhesives, refitting or replacement. Dental implant success and retention rates are as high as 98 percent, reports the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID).

4. One and done is a great way to describe the dental implant treatment. With proper care, dental implants can last for life.

5. Your smile aesthetics will be outstanding with single-tooth implants or implant-supported dentures or bridgework.

Your dental implant consultation

It will show you the full picture. Please contact your dentist, Dr. Michelle Deutch in Overland Park, KS, to learn more: (913) 469-0085.





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