December 11, 2017
A brighter smile is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services year-round. At the holidays when family photos and social gatherings occur frequently, the demand for teeth whitening is even greater. If you’re interested in making your smile bright this holiday season, start with a trip to your local cosmetic dentist. With a professional consultation from a trusted cosmetic dentist, you’re guaranteed to receive predictably brighter smiles from your dentist administered teeth whitening plans.
July 7, 2016
Your child’s baby teeth are important teeth. That’s why Grant D. Ringler DDS, your Hutchinson, KS dentist, likes to see little ones by age 1 or within 6 months of when that first little tooth appears. Learn what happens at the first dental visit and what services Dr. Grant Ringler, Dr. Melissa Barnhart and Dr. Justin Barnhart offer families. (more…)
November 9, 2015
When it comes to what causes tooth discoloration, we all know that coffee is a big offender. But did you know certain medications can change the shade of your smile, too? Learn what the most common causes of tooth discoloration are, and start preventing those unwanted stains today!
September 2, 2015
If you had to grade yourself on your dental care right now, from 1-10, what would your score be? 10? 7? …3? Whether we have good habits or not, we all know what we should do to maintain good oral health. Healthy teeth require brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and visiting the dentist every six months. When it comes to what you can control about your mouth health, that’s really about as much as you can do — the rest comes down to genetics.
July 20, 2015
Pregnancy doesn’t just effect your reproductive system. It effects the entire body. Shifts in hormones are responsible for numerous positive and negative physiological changes. Your oral health is not exempt from these changes. Hormonal shifts during pregnancy can lead to numerous dental concerns. It’s essential to maintain excellent oral hygiene at home, and never cancel your regular checkup during pregnancy. Let Dr. Grant D. Ringler help you preserve your oral health throughout your pregnancy. Call to schedule an appointment at our convenient Hutchinson, KS dental office today.
June 26, 2015
Not having a set of straight teeth can be debilitating for anyone. It causes you to hide your laugh or smile, and keeps you from openly speaking to others. This can lead your friends or family to see you as shy or withdrawn. At the office of Dr. Grant Ringler in Hutchinson, KS, we offer teeth straightening services specially designed for our adult patients. We know what you’re thinking, “I don’t want to wear metal braces!” We don’t want you to wear them either, which is why our adult braces are the best alternative to traditional braces. It’s time to free your smile!
Why Are Straight Teeth Important?
There are a lot of benefits to straightening your teeth. Aside from the boost of confidence they will bring, straight teeth are less vulnerable to common health conditions like tooth decay and gum disease. You deserve to look and feel your best, and we want to help you with that using the innovative Six Month Smile treatment. Orthodontic therapy has come a long way and we want you to experience the latest and greatest in teeth-straightening technology.
Six Month Smiles
If you have ever had the pleasure of wearing traditional braces, you know very well what the experience was like. For those that have never worn traditional brackets, don’t start. There are MUCH better alternatives, especially for adults. Say hello to Six Month Smiles; a revolutionary straightening technique that aligns your pearly whites resulting in a straighter, healthier smile in about half a year. That’s fast! Compared to traditional braces that usually take at least two years to correct a smile, and depending on your case, you will be amazed at how quickly you will see results.
Six Month Smiles is a modern twist on tried-and-true orthodontic treatment. It has taken the best aspects of braces and modified the treatment and materials to give adults a common-sense, cosmetic solution that fits any lifestyle.
What makes Six Month Smiles so innovative and the perfect alternative to traditional braces?
- Average treatment time of only six months
- Six Month Smiles Lucid-Lok™ clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are barely visible
- Use of braces has shown to provide the most conservative and predictable final result
- Appointments are quick and comfortable
- Low forces and short overall orthodontic treatment times increase comfort, safety and hygiene
- It’s typically less expensive than traditional braces, aligner therapy, or veneers
Over a matter of months, your teeth will be brought into their ideal alignment. It’s the best treatment for adult orthodontics in Hutchinson.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you are interested in transforming your smile, speak with our staff about Six Month Smile treatment. We offer this specialized service to everyone in Hutchinson, KS as well as Willowbrook, Medora, Buhler, Nickerson and beyond.
May 6, 2015
Every year, millions of Americans are forced to deal with the immense drawbacks of tooth loss. Fortunately, today’s advanced dental technology makes it possible to enjoy a complete set of teeth and a strong, beautiful smile in a way that looks and feels completely natural: dental implants. At the Hutchinson, KS dental office of Dr. Grant D. Ringler, patients seeking long-term tooth replacement without conventional dentures are invited to explore the possibilities afforded by dental implants.
Advantages of Dental Implants
While traditional prosthetics like full and partial dentures do work for millions of edentulous Americans, the fact is that many men and women suffering from tooth loss desire a more secure and permanent solution. Dental implants effectively replace the entire structure of a missing tooth, including the root portion that lies beneath the gums and inside the jaw. Whereas removable prosthetics can slip, slide, click, and cause discomfort when eating, dental implants allow you to enjoy a full range of delicious foods without fear of embarrassment or pain.
Finally, you can feel free to bite into a crisp ear of corn on the cob or a juicy, crunchy apple. Chew dense meats like steak with ease and comfort. With dental implants, you are no longer bound by dietary restrictions commonly associated with traditional tooth replacement options. Because you care for dental implants and their restorations like you would your natural teeth (regular brushing and flossing), you can live a more comfortable and fulfilled daily life.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you are missing one or more teeth and you are curious as to whether dental implants will work for you, please don’t hesitate to contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ringler and his team. We sincerely look forward to helping you reclaim your strong bite and your beautiful smile with our state-of-the-art technology and our years of experience in restorative dentistry. Conveniently located in Hutchinson, KS, the office of Dr. Grant D. Ringler proudly serves patients from throughout the surrounding areas of Winfield, Newton, Manhattan, El Dorado, Great Bend, and beyond.
April 8, 2015
When you look at your smile in photographs or in the mirror, what do you see? Are your teeth bright white and healthy-looking, or are they yellowish and stained? Do gaps and uneven spacing plaque your smile, or are you happy with what you see? At the Hutchinson, KS dental office of Dr. Grant D. Ringler, we offer an extensive selection of cosmetic dentistry solutions designed with your most beautiful smile in mind. We can help you transform the appearance of your teeth so that you can feel free to show off your smile with confidence.
Comprehensive Cosmetic Dentistry in Hutchinson, KS
No one should have to endure a lifetime of smiles hidden behind hands or closed lips. No matter what type of aesthetic flaw you may be facing, Dr. Ringler has a solution that will work for you. Our most popular cosmetic dentistry services include:
- Teeth whitening – Erase years of stains caused by coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco, and more with our professional teeth whitening services. Unlike whitening strips you can buy at nearly any store, our custom whitening trays and solution provide real results that last.
- Porcelain veneers – These thin layers of porcelain are bonded to the front of your teeth to create a uniform smile that’s perfectly balanced, white, and beautiful.
- Tooth-colored fillings – Say goodbye to dark metal fillings. With composite resin fillings, we can repair damage to your teeth in a way that blends seamlessly with your smile.
If you’d like to see some before and after photos of our cosmetic dentistry patients, please feel free to peruse our Smile Gallery here.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you’re searching for the best cosmetic dentist in Hutchinson, KS, look no further than the state-of-the-art office of Dr. Grant Ringler. With our advanced technology and caring, patient-centric approach, we’ll make you feel right at home as we bring out the natural beauty of your smile. Contact us today to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Ringler, and discover the difference our aesthetic services can make in your smile and your confidence. Our Hutchinson, KS cosmetic dentistry practice also serves patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including El Dorado, Manhattan, Winfield, Newton, Great Bend, and beyond.
January 10, 2015
Did you know that nearly 20% of orthodontic patients are adults? Most people automatically associate wearing braces with middle school and puberty. However, many adults need orthodontic treatment too. Choosing to seek out needed orthodontic treatment as an adult is becoming much more common. One of the best available options for adults is the fast and easy Six Month Smiles orthodontics system. Six Month Smiles focuses on quickly and affordably making noticeable cosmetic improvements to your smile in the shortest time possible. Six Month Smiles uses a modified treatment strategy to provide convenient, common-sense, adult orthodontic solutions. Make your Six Month Smiles appointment with Dr. Grant Ringler today. Dr. Ringler is an experienced Six Month Smiles provider, now proudly restoring smiles daily throughout Hutchison, KS, Newton, Winfield, Manhattan, Great Bend, El Dorado, and the surrounding communities.
Why You May Need Adult Orthodontics
The need for adult orthodontics is twofold. Even if your teeth were straight as a child, they might not remain that way as you get older. Teeth can shift as we age. Dental trauma, tongue thrust, and natural growth can also cause previously straight teeth to turn crooked and overcrowded over time. This shifting can cause severe jaw pain, poor oral hygiene, and a less than confident smile. If you’ve always had crooked teeth, your orthodontic problems can worsen over time. Either way, seeking the adult orthodontic treatment you need is a truly worthwhile investment.
Why Choose Six Month Smiles for Your Adult Orthodontic Needs?
Six Month Smiles offers:
- A much shorter average orthodontic treatment time (4-9 months)
- Nearly invisible clear brackets and tooth-colored wires
- Conservative and predictable results
- Fast and comfortable appointments
- Affordability (Six Month Smiles cost less than traditional braces, clear aligners, or porcelain veneers)
There’s no reason to put off the adult orthodontic treatment you need another year. Make an appointment with the Dr. Grant Ringler for your Six Month Smiles consultation today. Dr. Ringler is a highly qualified adult orthodontics provider, delivering quality dental care to patients of all ages daily throughout Hutchison, KS, Newton, Winfield, Manhattan, Great Bend, El Dorado, and the neighboring areas.
October 10, 2014
A trip to the dentist doesn’t have to be a painful or anxiety-inducing experience. In fact, being able to finally take care of your oral health issues may give you new peace of mind. Dentists now have a variety of ways to make sure your visit is completely comfortable and pain-free. You can choose to see a dentist that offers Sedation Dentistry. Don’t put off needed dental care any longer. Make an appointment with the office of Dr. Grant Ringler today. Dr. Ringler and his caring associate dentists proudly serve patients throughout Hutchison, KS, Newton, Winfield, Manhattan, Great Bend, El Dorado, and the surrounding communities.
Sedation Dentistry Techniques
It’s important to understand that there is a difference between sedation and anesthesia. Sedation is a state of relaxation, while anesthesia is the blockage of any pain. Dentists use sedation in conjunction with localized anesthesia to make your dental care as pain-free as possible. Sedation techniques may include:
- Conscious Oral Sedation– An oral sedative medication like diazepam is given 30 minutes to an hour before the appointment. You will be fully conscious and responsive but completely relaxed. A local anesthetic is administered as well.
- IV Sedation– Just like the oral sedative, only administered intravenously.
- Nitrous Oxide Sedation-A small mask over the nose is used to administer “laughing gas” to induce a sedated state. A local anesthetic is administered as well.
Sedation Dentistry in Hutchinson, KS
Sedation Dentistry is a perfect solution for those who experience dental anxiety from sensitive teeth, difficulty achieving numbness, complex dental issues, fear of needles or dental instruments, limited time to complete dental work, past traumatic dental experiences or difficulty controlling movement and sitting still. The dentists at Grant Ringler are responsive to patient anxiety. Make an appointment with the office of Dr. Grant Ringler today to experience the difference with Sedation Dentistry. Dr. Ringler and his gentle and attentive associate dentists proudly serve patients throughout Hutchison, KS, Newton, Winfield, Manhattan, Great Bend, El Dorado, and the surrounding communities.