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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 wtih 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

Teeth Whitening


Teeth whitening or bleaching is one of the most popular areas of cosmetic dentistry. Even subtle changes in shading can make someone look years younger. Several factors can contirbute to the darkening of teeth, including the effects of age, certain foods and drinks, smoking, and medications.


Take-Home Whitening with Opalescence
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In-Office Whitening with Opalescence Boost
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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

Cosmetic Bonding

The application of tooth colored filling material (composite) to the teeth has been a dental technique for many years. Recent advances have increased the strength, durability, and longevity of these restorations. Bonding material can be molded and shaped to achieve outstanding results including tooth lightening, closing spaces between teeth, making teeth appear straighter, and repairing chips and cracks. When polished it gives the appearance of natural tooth structure.

 

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

573-365-0220

Porcelain Veneers

Of all the methods available today for changing and improving the look of your smile, veneers are among the most popular and successful with our patients. The process involves removing a small amount of tooth structure to make room for the veneers. The dental lab then fabricates the veneers from impressions. After placement, the veneers look like natural teeth. Some advantages of porcelain veneers over bonding include increased longevity and resistance to staining.

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

573-365-0220

Porcelain Inlays & Onlays

A porcelain inlay restoration is a custom-made filling that is cemented into the tooth.

A porcelain 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

Porcelain 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 porcelain 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

Instant Orthodontics

Orthodontic braces are most desirable for people under the age of 18. At this stage in life, the bone is more malieable, teeth move easier and are more likely to stay in place once the bone "remodels" around the newly positioned teeth. Most adults also wear braces, however, they are most likely to wear them for a longer period of time and require a permanent retainer to hold the new positioning. Braces also require numerous office visits in addition to the general hassles of wearing braces. Braces may reposition teeth but will not affect the shape and color of teeth, which may or may not be desirable.

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

573-365-0220

Full-Mouth Makeovers

A full-mouth makeover involves restoring the teeth, bite, muscles, and self-esteem back to a natural looking and youthful feeling condition. Using computerized technology and an artistic eye, full mouth restoration may be the answer to many problems, such as heat sensitive teeth, sore jaw muscles, and recurring headaches.

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

573-365-0220

Smile Designs

Smile Design is a conservative, non-agressive way to rejuvenate your smile. Veneers work well for tooth reshaping and resizing. Veneers are an attractive way to improve your smile because they achieve a very natural look with a very conservative tooth preparation (shaping). Very little natural tooth structure is removed when veneers are bonded into place and the virgin strength of the tooth is recaptured as well. We have found that this is the treatment of choice for smile enhancement if more than whitening is needed.