General Dentistry Smithville MO
At Garrison Family Dentistry, We Treat You Like Family
Earning Trust – One Patient at a Time
Our first goal, from the moment you walk in the door, is to earn a feeling of trust. Our general dentist believes the absolute best dentistry we can provide will only take place when there is a strong bond of trust with our patients, and we’re all working together toward the common goals of healthy teeth and gums and a beautiful smile.
Restoring a Healthy Smile
Missing and damaged teeth not only affect the appearance of your smile, but your functionality in everyday life, too. It’s important to address gaps from missing teeth and cracks or other damage to prevent them from causing further problems later on. Our cosmetic dentist is skilled at providing beautiful, strong restorations for a return to a healthy, natural-looking smile.
Crooked teeth, worn teeth, fillings, gaps, chips, cracks, and discolorations – you name it, our cosmetic dentist can fix it! It’s no secret that our smiles have a huge effect on how others see us and how we feel about ourselves. Many patients tell us that they would love to fix their teeth, but they assume it will take something extreme to make it possible. They are thrilled to find out there are many conservative options for improvement. Ask us about dental veneers, bonding, dental crowns, and more. We also offer take-home teeth whitening for a dazzling smile!
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A Faster Approach for Straighter Teeth
Our orthodontist in Smithville offers two options to obtain a straight, even smile, fast! ACE™ clear aligners can give you straight teeth in as little as 9 – 15 months with no braces, wires, or headgear. No one will know you’re straightening your teeth – because it’s invisible! The ace clear aligners are easily removable and allow you to eat and drink what you want while in treatment, and brushing and flossing are no problem!
The Powerprox Six Month Braces™ Technique uses low forces to move the teeth visible in your smile, gently and safely and with less discomfort than traditional braces. Because the treatment time is shorter, this technique is less expensive than traditional comprehensive orthodontics.
Making Your Best Smile Look Even Better!
A beautiful smile is a wonderful thing to give yourself. But imagine how your new smile could look even better by removing facial wrinkles and age lines. In as little as one visit, we can erase lines and wrinkles from around the mouth, and erase those pesky crow’s feet and stress lines on your forehead. We now offer BOTOX™ Cosmetic treatments in Smithville to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, in the forehead, and around the eyes.
Oral Cancer – Minimize Your Risk
It’s an often unknown statistic that oral cancer causes one American death every hour. For 40 years, this mortality rate hasn’t changed. But it’s not all bad news. Early detection means a 90% cure rate for oral cancer. That’s why we conduct a visual screening for oral cancer at every six-month checkup and cleaning. If the hygienist or doctor sees anything that gives them cause for concern, they’ll refer you to an oral surgeon. This screening could literally save your life!
Miracle Treatment for Headache and Migraine Sufferers
The NTI™ device is an FDA-approved, drug-free treatment for the prevention of migraine and tension headaches that relaxes the muscles under the scalp to prevent the majority of headaches. In clinical trials, 82% of migraine sufferers had relief of their headaches, with a 77% reduction in migraine events. It’s painless, fast, and NOT expensive. If you experience migraines or know someone who does, then be sure to ask us about this exciting new migraine headache treatment.
Beautiful Dentures for Confident Smiles
If you’re looking for affordable dentures in Smithville for your missing teeth, our cosmetic dentist can design and fit beautiful-looking dentures that don’t slip! They are skilled at fitting the denture so well that you don’t have to worry about the foods you’re eating or that your dentures might shift when you talk.
Sometimes a tooth is too damaged for a regular filling and requires a root canal. Wisdom teeth typically require extraction because they do not grow in properly, and occasionally a troublesome tooth must be removed. In most cases, our doctors are able to perform required oral surgery right here in our office, with the team you already know and trust.
Protect Your Teeth During Sports
Did you know that 5 million teeth are knocked out each year in the United States alone? Many sports can be dangerous without the proper protection. The one-size-fits-all mouthguards found in stores just don’t fit very well. Custom-made sports mouthguards fit well, protect well, and can be worn for any sport.
The Latest Dental Technology
Cone Beam Imaging
Cone beam CT digital imaging technology is like a three-dimensional X-ray that is far more accurate than traditional X-rays, takes much less time, and does all this with much less radiation exposure. The dentist’s ability to clearly see the patient’s anatomy in 3-D leads to much greater accuracy for all dental treatment, especially implant placement and any oral surgeries.
The dentist works hand-in-hand with patients to create a bond of teamwork. The amazing intra-oral camera is a miniature video camera that displays a closeup picture of the inside of your mouth. You can see for yourself what work needs to be done and which teeth are doing fine. You then become a participant in each dental decision. You’ll love how this works!
Traditional dental X-rays have been “good enough,” but digital X-rays provide clearer and much more accurate pictures of what’s going on inside a patient’s mouth. This makes it easier for the doctor to diagnose issues. Leaks or breaks in fillings that used to go unnoticed, often leading to root canals, can now be found and treated before major damage is done. We can also view your entire mouth in one shot, including the upper and lower jaws, with panoramic digital images.