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Tooth Colored Fillings Preferred Choice in Hutchinson

October 27, 2015

If you’ve got a cavity, you don’t have a choice about whether or not to get it filled. Left untreated, small cavities become much larger, more painful problems. Something you do have control over,

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though, is what you get it filled with. Today’s cavities can be repaired with silver, gold or tooth colored — also known as white or composite — fillings. Let’s take a look at each to understand why your dentist prefers to help patients restore their teeth with tooth colored fillings in Hutchinson.

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Dr. Grant D. Ringler is Your Hutchinson Family Dentist

September 2, 2015

happy family who visits the hutchinson family dentistIf 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.

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Smile & Enjoy Your Favorite Foods Again with Dental Implants in Hutchinson, KS

May 6, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-Eating Apple ImplantsEvery 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.

Find Lasting Toothache Relief in Hutchinson, KS with Root Canal Therapy

February 10, 2015

454389001A persistent toothache can negatively impact your daily life in a variety of ways, disrupting your concentration at work and causing you severe pain when you should be getting a good night of sleep. If you are suffering from recurring tooth pain, it’s possible that you have a root canal infection. At the Hutchinson, KS dental office of Dr. Grant D. Ringler, we offer a comprehensive menu of restorative dentistry services, including root canal therapy.

How Do I Know if I Need a Root Canal Treatment?

The only way to definitively diagnose a root canal infection is to visit our office for a full exam, complete with digital x-rays to determine the cause of your pain. Dr. Ringler will perform a careful assessment of each of your teeth, answering any questions you have along the way. Though root canal infections may present without symptoms, the following signs are nearly always a clear indication that treatment is necessary:

  • A tooth that appears darker than the rest, usually gray in color
  • Pain in the tooth that worsens when pressure is applied
  • Sensitivity to heat or cold temperatures
  • A throbbing ache that extends deep into the jaw
  • Redness of the gums surrounding a particular tooth
  • The formation of an abscess

Fortunately, root canal therapy can save your tooth from the damage caused by an infection, all while eliminating your pain so that you can fully enjoy daily life once again. The procedure is no more uncomfortable than a regular filling, and you’ll love how beautifully we can restore your tooth with a custom porcelain crown.

Preserve the Health of Your Smile

If one or more of your teeth are affected by a root canal infection, time is of the essence. The sooner an infected tooth is treated, the higher the chance that it can be saved rather than extracted. Contact us today to schedule your visit to Grant D. Ringler, DDS, and learn more about how root canal therapy can benefit you. Conveniently located in Hutchinson, KS, our state-of-the-art dental practice warmly welcomes families from throughout the surrounding areas, including El Dorado, Great Bend, Manhattan, Winfield, Newton, and beyond.

Introducing Six Month Smiles: The Adult Orthodontics Solution in Hutchinson, KS

January 10, 2015

56568372Did 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)

Hutchison Adult Orthodontics Appointments

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.

Should You Get Dental Implants?

November 10, 2014

154250535Are you tired of not being able to enjoy the foods you love? If you have to limit your diet because of ill fitting dentures or worn down dental bridges, it may be time to consider dental implants. Dental implants are made of tiny titanium posts, surgically implanted in your jaw, and capped with dentures or dental crowns. Dental implants can significantly improve your quality of life if you have lost teeth due to decay or injury. Though you must meet certain qualifications to be a candidate for full dental implant surgery, Dr. Ringler also offers mini dental implants for patients who would not otherwise be eligible. To explore your dental implant options, make an appointment with the office of Dr. Grant Ringler today. Dr. Ringler and his team of cosmetic and restorative experts proudly restore smiles throughout Hutchison, KS, Newton, Winfield, Manhattan, Great Bend, El Dorado, and the surrounding communities.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Bone Loss Prevention– When you lose a tooth, the roots and bones connected to the jaw are lost too. This can cause your jaw bone to recede and your facial structure to shift. Dental implants replace these roots and bones, preventing the loss of bone in the jaw.
  • Convenience- Dental implants can be made with permanent crowns or removable dentures. Either way, they are secured firmly in the jaw and won’t shift or move when eating.
  • Comfort- Dental implants don’t require dental adhesives or daily removal for cleaning and maintenance. Also, they will never interfere with eating or chewing.
  • Improved AppearanceDental implants are the most natural looking and feeling tooth replacement method.

Dental Implants and Mini Dental Implants in Hutchinson, KS

Dental implants require a minimum amount of jaw bone and space to be implanted properly. Bone graft surgery or sinus lift surgery may need to be performed before your dental implant surgery. If this is not an option, you could choose to have mini dental implants placed instead. They are implanted just below the gum line, but don’t require the same bone density minimums as full dental implants. Dr. Ringler can make this determination in consultation. If you have decided that it’s time to get dental implants, make an appointment with the office of Dr. Grant Ringler today to get started. Dr. Ringler and his experienced team proudly serve patients throughout Hutchison, KS, Newton, Winfield, Manhattan, Great Bend, El Dorado, and nearby areas.

Overcome Your Fears with Sedation Dentistry

October 10, 2014

187986347A 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.

Get Rid Of Your Tooth Pain With Root Canal Therapy

September 10, 2014

489085765Having tooth pain is never a comfortable experience, and living with it day to day can be daunting on the heart and mind. Though some people may brush off the pain in their tooth, there can be many underlying issues, some potentially serious, that could cause you to be in pain. It is important to have any sort of dental pain inspected by our doctors, which is why they offer root canal therapy at their Hutchinson, KS dental office.

A root canal could be needed for a couple of reasons. One could be due to a cavity gone wrong, and another could be due to some sort of dental trauma. If you are unaware as to whether or not you require a root canal, some symptoms include a severe toothache, sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages, swelling, and discoloration. Though root canals have gotten a bad reputation over the years, we offer oral sedation to ensure that the entire process of your root canal therapy from beginning to end is as comfortable as possible.

Root canal therapy is a simple process, and is able to alleviate your pain quickly and efficiently. Our doctors will address the infected tooth and remove the bacteria as well as the tooth’s pulp. Once that is done, your tooth will be filled with a bio-compatible substance in order to protect your tooth from future harm. Depending on the severity of your tooth’s infection, a crown may be placed over your tooth for extra protection. If you would like our doctors to help you with your root canal therapy, contact our office today!

If you are ready to set up an appointment with Dr. Grant Ringler, Dr. Melissa Barnhart, or Dr. Justin Barnhart, contact our Hutchinson, KS dental office, and we will be glad to help. We are able to take care of whatever general, cosmetic, or restorative dental need you may have. We proudly serve the areas of Hutchinson, Newton, Winfield, Manhattan, Great Bend, El Dorado, and the surrounding areas.

Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants

August 8, 2014

480753457Not having a full or complete smile is not only detrimental to your oral health, but to the health of your body as well. Having teeth missing from your smile can be displeasing to the eye, and can have negative effects on your self-esteem. There are many people that consider a smile a first impression, and when you are not confident in your smile, it can cause a pessimistic self of self, and can affect the way you interact with the people around you. Thankfully, our Dr. Grant D. Ringler is able to give you the full smile of your dreams by offering dental implants to his patients.

There are many detrimental effects that can be caused by having teeth missing from your smile, including bone loss, TMJ, a change in your bite, gum disease, and the shifting of teeth to make up for the space. Our mouths are how we nourish ourselves, communicate with others, and our smiles are used to show friendliness to others. If your smile is compromised, all of these things can be at risk, and it is very important to get you back on track with your health.

If you are considering dental implants, it is important you have a consultation with Dr. Ringler first. There, he will be able to evaluate your smile in its current condition, and be able to ask you about your future goals regarding your smile. You will also have that opportunity to bring up any questions or concerns you may have, as we want you to be as comfortable and well-informed throughout your entire treatment process. If you are a candidate, a titanium post will be embedded into your jaw bone. This will ensure stability in your new tooth and will fuse with your bone over time. After the post, the tooth-resembling crown is added, completing your new look! Your new smile will look natural and be as functional as a natural smile! If you would like Dr. Ringler’s help in restoring your smile using dental implants, contact our office today!

If you are ready to set up an appointment with Dr. Grant Ringler or Dr. Jared Fox, contact our Hutchinson, KS dental office, and we will be glad to help. We are able to take care of whatever general, cosmetic, or restorative dental need you may have. We proudly serve the areas of Hutchinson, Newton, Winfield, Manhattan, Great Bend, El Dorado, and the surrounding areas.

Have A Seamless Smile This Summer with Tooth-Colored Fillings!

June 16, 2014

shutterstock_192589115With summer right around the corner, one of the things many people are doing is making sure they look their summer best! Whether it is getting your beach body ready or getting their hair done in time for the backyard barbecue, many people want to make sure they are in tip top shape in order to fully enjoy their summer vacation! One thing that may not get as much attention is your smile. There is no doubt you will be meeting and reconnecting with tons of people this summer, and your smile is the first thing they are going to see. If you want to make sure you have a seamless, flawless smile, Dr. Grant Ringler and Dr. Jared Fox are able to give that to their patients by offering tooth-colored fillings.

There are many reasons why people choose tooth-colored fillings. The most popular reason why people get tooth-colored fillings is because they want to avoid the look of having a mouth full of metal. Many people want a more natural look when it comes to their dental work, and tooth-colored fillings are able to provide that look. The important aspect about fillings is the fact that it saves your tooth. When there is a cavity or a serious infection, we remove the decay and fill the space with your desired filling. If not treated in the proper amount of time, the problem can worsen, even possibly leading toward bone loss.

One of the benefits of having tooth-colored fillings is that it gives you back your confidence. If you aren’t confident in your smile, it can completely alter the way you interact with people and yourself. There is no doubt our experienced team is able to restore your confidence and bring your smile to the next level. If you’re interested in tooth-colored fillings, contact our office and will be happy to help you create the perfect smile you have always wanted, just in time for summer!

If you are ready to set up an appointment with Dr. Grant Ringler or Dr. Jared Fox, contact our Hutchinson, KS dental office, and we will be glad to help. We are able to take care of whatever general, cosmetic, or restorative dental need you may have. We proudly serve the areas of Hutchinson, Newton, Winfield, Manhattan, Great Bend, El Dorado, and the surrounding areas.