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Ronald E. Massie, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.

24 North Shore Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

573-365-0220

Non-Metal / Composite (Tooth-Colored) Fillings

Until recently, dental patients have been told that repairing teeth with white fillings was just for cosmetic purposes, and white fillings may not be as durable as the metal restorations. This philosophy is now passe'. With the modern technologies of dental adhesion, resins, lasers, and state-of-the-art ceramics, the new pocelain restorations are close to rivaling nature in strength, wear, function, and appearance. There are now sixteen-year studies showing that with properly administered technique, these advanced restorations surpass traditional dentistry. With these new materials, it is possible to bond teeth back together, virtually restoring them back to their virgin strength without the invasiveness of full-coverage crowns. In the majority of circumstances, metal fillings or crowns can be replaced with techniques that more conservative. It is therefore possible to preserve the healthy, remaining tooth structure, rather than whittling teeth down, as a pencil would be ground away by a pencil sharpener.

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Ronald E. Massie, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
24 North Shore Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

573-365-0220

Crowns (Caps)

Many restorations are fabricated using a metal lining covered with porcelain. These types of crowns are used because they are cheap and easy to place in the mouth. They are opaque or flat looking because they do not let light pass through as a natural tooth does. There is often a dark or gray line next to the gum-line. We provide exclusively all porcelain-bonded restorations. When properly placed they are as strong, if not stronger than the porcelain covered metal crowns. Notice the appearance of natural teeth again. Metal-free dentistry can restore your full dentition back to natural form and beauty.

CEREC Crowns can be done in as little as one visit.

 

Ronald E. Massie, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
24 North Shore Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

573-365-0220

Fixed Bridges

If you are missing one or more teeth and there is at least one functional tooth on both sides of the space, one option for restoration is the fixed bridge.  This procedure can usually be completed in two to three appointments and consists of one or more artificial teeth attached by crowns (caps) to neighboring teeth on each side of the artificial tooth.

Ronald E. Massie, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
24 North Shore Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

573-365-0220

Removable Prosthetics (Partials/Dentures)

If you are missing all of your natural teeth complete dentures can replace them, benefitting your appearance as well as your overall health.  Restoring the denture will give your facial muscles the support they need and your speech and ability to eat will greatly improve.


If you are not missing all of your teeth, but are not a good candidate for fixed bridges/implants, you may consider partial dentures.

There are many types of dentures and partials and depending on your number of missing teeth, strength required of the appliance, and cosmetic concerns, we can help you decide which solution is right for you.

 

Ronald E. Massie, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
24 North Shore Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

573-365-0220

Fun Fillings for Children

 To help reduce the fear and anxiety associated with a child’s first fillings we offer a fun solution!  Twinky Star® “fun fillings” for baby/deciduous teeth come in eight exuberant, sparkly colors!

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Ronald E. Massie, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
24 North Shore Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

573-365-0220

Inlay & Onlay Restorations

An inlay restoration is a gold or composite (tooth-colored) custom-made filling that is cemented into the tooth.

A restorative onlay is done to replace the tips of posterior teeth and is more esthetic and discreet than a filling or crown.  An onlay also conserves the amount of tooth structure that is required to be removed for a crown.

Ronald E. Massie, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
24 North Shore Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

573-365-0220

Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings are common silver-colored fillings made of a mixture of silver, tin, mercury, and copper.  They are cheaper and sometimes easier to place than other materials, but expand and contract over time, potentially cracking the tooth.

 

Ronald E. Massie, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
24 North Shore Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

573-365-0220

Extractions

An extraction is the removal of the tooth and root structure from the mouth with minimal damage to the surrounding tissues.  There are various reasons, such as severe decay, why an extraction may be performed and whether it is a simple extraction or a surgical case, Premier Dental can perform the procedure right here in our office.