We've added a new page to our website called Artistic Dentistry Dental Plan (ADDP). This new page provides information about our dental plan for patients who do not carry dental insurance! To visit the new page, please click this link: Artistic Dentistry Dental Plan.
Today is Dr. Pagano's 42nd anniversary since graduating from UMKC Dental School! Here's a photo of Dr. Pete from the year he graduated when he was 24 years old, immersing himself in the challenge of cases. Not much has changed!
"You're as young as your spine," the yogis tell us. A supple spine allows us to perform the daily tasks of living with grace and ease - not to mention avoid the pain that comes with an inflexible spine. Balanced jaw joints could be considered as vital to dental health as a spine is to overall health.
CT scan technology is state-of-the-art imaging in dentistry, allowing your dentist more precise treatment planning in dental implants. One benefit is the ability to see a patient's level of bone density. The success of dental implants depends on the quality of the bone into which they are placed. The dental CT Scan reveals if a bone graft is needed.
When a tooth is lost that’s visible when smiling, most people will replace it with a dental implant or other tooth replacement option. However, when the missing tooth is a molar or toward the back of the mouth, it often isn't treated with the same urgency. The logic goes: "if no one can see it, it's not as important as a missing tooth closer to the front." Here's why a missing back tooth should never be ignored.....