Tammy’s bite was completely out of alignment; her teeth didn’t fit together. When she bit down, only her last molar on the left side touched the tooth beneath it. To get her teeth to touch when her mouth was closed, she had to slide her jaw forward. This moved the joints out of position and as a result she had chronic jaw muscle pain. Dr. Kell treated her with an anatomical splint for three months. She experienced immediate pain relief.
“I want to express how grateful I am for my splint! I have to say I was a little resistant to do it, but it has helped me so much! I had a lot of muscle/joint pain in my jaw from clenching and grinding my teeth at night. My bite was off and I didn’t even know it. I have been wearing my splint at night for a few months and am shocked at how much more relaxed my jaw is. My bite has shifted back to where it is supposed to be! Thank you so much!”
- Tammy Schwartz
As a teenager, Julie had a canine tooth removed. That simple change altered her bite and led to multiple problems. Julie suffered from severe chronic headaches, jaw muscle pain and constant debilitating face pain – all a result of her uneven bite. Dr. Kell recommended that she begin treatment with splint therapy. Julie immediately felt relief and was able to go for days without headaches. She could sleep through the night and wake up in the morning pain-free. After four months of wearing the splint, Dr. Kell performed a full mouth equilibration (measures/determines the position of the jaw and bite) and placed crowns on her upper teeth to balance her bite.
“Dr. Kell was the first dentist to take the time to listen to my story and figure out the cause of the problem. He gave me as much time as I needed at each appointment, and even between appointments! I had never realized that much of my headaches were coming from my teeth and bite. Dr. Kell was able to help with my pain and envision how my teeth could appear beautiful and functional”
- Julie Muliken
To enhance Myron’s smile, Dr. Kell placed four crowns and reshaped some of his teeth. He was then given a home whitening kit with custom trays. In only 10 days, his smile was the healthy white he had wanted.
“I don’t smile often, but I know that my smile is better than before thanks to Dr. Kell’s Team”
- Myron Nelson
Afton was unhappy with the shape of her upper teeth. Some were worn and looked broken and others were too pointy. The teeth were different lengths and were crooked as well. Dr. Kell started treatment with splint therapy for muscle pain that she was experiencing. He then did minor orthodontic treatment with clear, removable aligners. The total treatment only took three aligners. Finally, Dr. Kell reshaped Afton's teeth and added composite bonding to two teeth.
“We did so many things to my teeth and yet it all seemed so simple. My smile is more natural and I experienced no pain throughout the treatment.”
This patient came to Dr. Kell with stained and discolored teeth. She wanted a whiter smile. Dr. Kell created a take home whitening kit with custom-fit trays just for her. Only 10 days later, she had a brighter, whiter, more radiant smile.
“I love my white teeth, Dr. Kell made achieving my beautiful smile simple and pain-free!"
- V. Wheeler
When Bonnie first came to see Dr. Kell, she had missing upper teeth. She had been using a partial denture to replace the missing teeth, but it wasn't an ideal solution. Dr. Kell recommended that she have a full upper denture to replace her teeth, restore comfort and give her confidence.
"I have a beautiful natural smile thanks to Dr. Kell and his team. They helped me be proud of my smile."
Matt had missing teeth as well as a limited budget. To help him get his smile back, Dr. Kell created a temporary acrylic bridge for Matt that met both his dental health as well as financial needs.
When Lee first came to see Dr. Kell, he didn't smile and had a mouth full of failing restorations. Many of his teeth were breaking or wearing down and his gum line was not symmetrical. To restore his mouth to health, function and an attractive appearance, Dr. Kell placed a full mouth of crowns and bridges. These restorations were built to balance Lee's jaw position and allow his teeth to be restored to the proper length. The entire treatment took one year from start to finish, which allowed Lee to comfortably afford the care; but it didn't take a year to look fantastic. On the first full day of treatment, Dr. Kell prepared his entire mouth and placed temporaries of the new length and shape on his teeth. Lee left that day with a smile that looked completely finished.
"Kell Dental Arts is a terrific professional team! It is a cheerful and welcoming place. I have so much respect for the skill of the entire staff. I had major work done and the results are fantastic. I would heartily recommend Kell Dental to anyone whoe needs dental work, maintenance, or even just a check up and a smile. Best I've ever been to"