Susan Kleier, DMD
Good dentistry isn't expensive, a lack of good dentistry is.
Dentures and Partials
If you have missing teeth, two types of dentures are available to replace them: partial and complete dentures. Unlike dental implants, you can remove dentures. We will fit you with full dentures if all your teeth are missing, and partial dentures if some natural teeth remain. While dentures can take some time to get used to, today’s newest styles are designed to look and feel as close to real teeth as possible.
Composite fillings are tooth-colored fillings similar to conventional fillings, except they’re more durable. Designed to withstand stress and resistance, they often last for 10 years or more. And because they’re the same color as the teeth, you will likely find them more visually appealing.
The word prophylaxis means “to prevent disease”. Therefore, prophylaxis dental cleanings are used to clean healthy teeth in order to prevent them from becoming affected by tooth decay or gum disease. Prophylaxis cleanings remove plaque and tartar from the front, back, and sides of teeth using a dental scaler or water stream. Most dental patients only require a prophylaxis cleaning, especially if they have kept up on daily dental hygiene and semi annual dental appointments.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, dental implants are now one of the most popular types of dental restorations. They are designed to function and look like your natural teeth, eliminating many of the issues associated with dentures, such as trouble eating and speech difficulties. Implants also prevent common side effects from missing teeth like shifting and jawbone loss. Implants are ideal if you have healthy gums and favorable bone support.
Dental Crowns, Bridges and Veneers
Dental Crowns are caps placed on top of your damaged teeth. They protect, cover, and restore a tooth’s shape after significant decay makes the tooth impossible to fix with a conventional dental filling. Typically bonded to your tooth with cement, crowns are made to look just like your natural teeth.Considered one of the most cost-effective methods for replacing missing teeth, a fixed bridge typically consists of two or more crowns that close the gap between two or more of your teeth.
Veneers are thin custom-made shells that are placed on the front of teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers can hide stained, chipped and uneven teeth.
Root canals repair and save badly damaged or infected teeth, providing a better alternative to tooth extraction, during a root canal, we remove the tooth’s pulp and then clean and seal the inside of the tooth. Modern technology has made root canals far less painful than they were in the past. We provide root canals for anterior teeth. Posterior root canals are referred to an Endodontist.
I am a Lexington native. I have been in practice since 1987. I hope to make you feel at home and at ease when you visit us. I look forward to providing you with excellent dental care.
Tammy Skipworth, RDH
Kaitlyn Brooks, RDH
Our hygienists strive to provide you with the best dental experience. At your visit they will make sure that your teeth are professionally cleaned to give you the smile that you want and help you maintain optimum dental health.
Our assistants work along side Dr. Kleier to make your dental appointment go smoothly. From placing fillings, taking impressions and x-rays, and assisting Dr. Kleier with crowns and implants, our team of qualified assistants are here to help ease your dental concerns and make your visit a pleasant one.
Amber Adams, Office Manager
Amber handles all insurance and billing needs of our office. She can help you with any concerns regarding treatment and payment options.
Christie Probst, Scheduling
When you call our office, Christie will help schedule you for your dental needs. She has been in the dental field since 1987 and looks forward to serving our patients.