Looking for dental care in a family-oriented office? Your Arnold family dentists at JL Dental provide what patients of all ages need in a caring setting.
From routine to complex dental care, few dentists can provide the caring, skilled dental services available from JL Dental. Husband/wife team of Drs. Jonathan and Laura Mears understands the needs of children through senior adults. In fact, they are parents themselves and want only the best for their family and others in the Arnold, MO area.
Beginning at age 3, the Arnold family dentists like to see children for a quick get-acquainted exam. As kids get older, the dentists add x-rays and cleanings to assess oral development, prevent cavities and keep teeth sparkling clean through all stages of child and adolescent development. These exam appointments provide time patient-teaching on oral hygiene habits, nutrition and other topics important for young teeth and gums.
Are orthodontics necessary for proper bite, aesthetics and long-term dental health? The Mears offer traditional braces and ClearCorrect for great new smiles–from mild/moderate misalignment problems to the most complex correction issues. In addition, in-office fluoride treatments and plastic sealants, applied to deeply grooved back molars, protect young teeth from cavities.
All patients require 6-month cleanings and check-ups to keep gums healthy and to prevent extensive restorations and tooth loss. The dentists perform simple, painless oral cancer screenings on every patient at each check-up. They also perform periodontal probing to measure gum pocket depth, a very accurate indicator of gum disease.
If restorative care becomes necessary, JL Dental delivers the latest in dental implant technology, metal-free, tooth-colored fillings, crowns, bridgework and dentures. While extractions are sometimes necessary, the Mears do all they can to preserve natural teeth as the best foundation for a healthy smile. TMJ dysfunction, a common adult problem associated with the jaw joint, receives careful evaluation and recommendations. Comfortable root canal therapy preserves failing teeth by removing infected pulp, sealing the inner tooth chambers and capping the tooth with a custom-made, lifelike crown.
Additionally, the Arnold family dentists deliver a range of cosmetic dental services such as:
l professional teeth whitening to brighten yellow, dull teeth
l composite resin bonding to fill in chips, cracks and gaps
l porcelain veneers to cover heavy discolorations and larger defects with fine dental ceramic
Your aesthetic wishes are considered and planned for in a comprehensive treatment plan that combines cosmetic services as needed for a great look that increases self-confidence. Dr. Jonathan Mears and Dr. Laura Mears give the best care individualized for optimal results and long-term oral and systemic health, too.