October 29, 2015
If your smile has been damaged by age, neglect or an accident, there’s one thing for sure — you owe it to yourself to get it fixed. But you don’t want to spend all your time in the dental chair, or having to take lots of time off work to complete a lengthy procedure. At Midwest Dental Center, we don’t want that for you, either. That’s why we’re proud to offer our neighbors in Midwest City CEREC one day crowns — for a new, improved smile in just one visit to Dr. Steven Kendrick!
September 8, 2015
If you’ve got a cavity, there’s no way around it — it’s got to be filled. Leaving tooth decay untreated leads to even more serious problems down the road, like root canals or teeth that need to be pulled. There’s no way around it: the simplest way to deal with decay is to face it now, and get a filling.
You don’t have an option in getting a filling, but you do have options in what the filling is made out of. These days, you don’t have to fill your mouth with silver and gold — and we want you to know that you shouldn’t. At Midwest Dental Center, we use composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, to give you a high-quality fix that looks just like your natural tooth.
September 3, 2015
Maybe you know Dr. Kendrick as your own trusted dentist in Midway City — but did you know he’s an expert in little smiles, too? That’s right. Dr. Kendrick knows how crucial good dental care is for Oklahomans of all ages, and that’s why he begins seeing little patients at the age of two or three, once all of their primary teeth have erupted. That may seem a little young for a trip to the dentist, but tooth decay can begin with your child’s very first tooth.
June 30, 2015
Repairing your tooth can be an excruciating experience, but it doesn’t have to become one. Anyone who has spent time sitting in a dental operating chair has probably encountered the same situation: there’s a tooth that has a big cavity or has broken. After examining the tooth, a dentist tells you it has to be repaired. Should a large filling in the tooth or dental crown be placed? The experts at Midwest Dental Center in Midwest City, OK offer restorative dentistry options, including CEREC same-day crowns, that will help restore your mouth to its natural state.
What Is A Dental Crown and Filling?
Before we get into which procedure would fit your situation best, it’s important to understand the differences between the two.
Fillings are dental restorations that sit within the walls of a tooth. A filling will simply fill in a missing portion of a tooth to restore it back to its original shape. The size and shape of the hole that must be filled in will determine the success of the filling. Good example: if a large amount of tooth damage has occurred, it’s easy to understand how the walls of the tooth that will hold the filling in place may be thin and weak. The larger the hole, the less strength the tooth will have.
Whereas a filling sits within the confines of a tooth, a dental crown cups over it. Also, a dental crown is made in a dental laboratory and customized to fit the exact specifications of your mouth. The materials used to create crowns are much stronger and less likely to break than those used to make dental fillings.
Our Restorative Dentistry Services
You can count on Dr. Kendrick and his staff to bring your smile back to its absolute best. Don’t leave a harmed smile untreated – it can compromise your overall oral health. Midwest Dental Center can rejuvenate your look! Our restorative dentistry team is ready to repair your teeth because everyone deserves a healthy mouth.
Our services include:
- Dental implants
- CEREC one-visit crowns
- Tooth fillings
- Crown and bridge therapy
- Root canals
Our team will take swift action to correct anything that is wrong. You can trust Dr. Kendrick to work as hard and diligently as possible to get your mouth the care it deserves.
Schedule an Appointment
Our office in Midwest City, OK is ready to help! Call and schedule an appointment today so we can get to work as soon as possible. We proudly serve the surrounding communities of Oklahoma City, Del City, Choctaw, Spencer and beyond.
Restore Your Smile with Natural Looking Tooth Colored Fillings from Dr. Kendrick in Midwest City, OK
February 17, 2015
How much metal is in your mouth? Dental fillings are necessary to repair cracked, broken, worn down, or decayed teeth. In the past, to treat a damaged tooth or cavity, dentists would remove the decayed area of your tooth and then use amalgam (silver) dental filling to restore the remaining portion. Today however, modern dentists like Dr. Kendrick, utilize healthier and more natural-looking metal-free tooth colored fillings to restore damaged or decaying teeth. If you still have a mouthful of metal, it’s time to upgrade your dental restorations. Make a restorative dentistry appointment with Dr. Kendrick for your new tooth colored fillings today. Midwest Dental Center delivers quality care daily throughout Midwest City, OK, Del City, Oklahoma City, Choctaw, and the surrounding communities.
What Are Tooth Colored Fillings?
A tooth colored filling is made of naturally colored composite plastic and glass. Tooth colored fillings are placed in layers and are instantly cemented with special curing lights, and then gently polished to prevent staining and wear.
Why Are Tooth Colored Fillings Becoming So Popular?
Tooth colored fillings are becoming the preferred restorative material of both dentists and patients for several reasons, including:
- Esthetics: Metal or silver fillings stand out from your natural tooth enamel and can cause cosmetic concerns.
- Less Invasive: Metal fillings require the destruction of more of your natural tooth structure, where as tooth colored fillings leave more of your healthy tooth structure in place.
- Discoloration: Metal fillings can turn your remaining tooth structure grey.
- Fracturing: Metal dental fillings expand and contract more than tooth colored composite material which leads to a higher incidence of cracks and fractures over time.
- Long Term Health: In addition to patients who experience allergic reactions to metals, recent studies have raised health concerns over the long term effects of amalgam material in patients. Dental amalgam is made up of about 50% mercury, a known toxin. Prolonged mercury exposure has been associated with brain and central nervous system diseases and other serious medical conditions.
For over 150 years dentists relied upon dental amalgam exclusively. They believed metal restorations created “stronger teeth.” However, metal actually contributes to further tooth damage by allowing additional decay and fracturing to occur. Tooth colored fillings have the ability to closely mimic your natural teeth in both form and function. They also bond with your natural tooth material to support the remaining structure and prevent breakage and structural changes. Replace your old metal fillings to improve and protect your dental and overall health today. Make an appointment with Dr. Kendrick for new tooth colored fillings. Midwest Dental Center is the leading restorative dentistry of Midwest City, OK, Del City, Oklahoma City, Choctaw, and the neighboring communities.