At Kearney Dental Clinic, we pride ourselves on delivering extraordinary care in a comfortable setting. We emphasize prevention of oral disease by providing personalized patient education for the entire family. You can be confident knowing that we will treat your family the same way we would treat our own.
Dr. Richard Bush opened our practice in 1959 and practiced until 1999. His son Dr. Stephen Bush has been practicing since 1985. Currently Dr. Katherine Goodwin, a third generation family member, carries on the legacy of her father and grandfather by delivering the outstanding dental care and services the clinic’s patients have come to expect.
It is suggested that patients should be seen for a dental cleaning and routine exam every 6 months or as recommended by their dentist. During the cleaning, plaque and calculus will be removed from your teeth leaving behind a bright and polished smile.
Though your mouth may feel healthy and you may not have any symptoms, periodontal disease can progress without a patient knowing. If left untreated, periodontal disease can be very harmful and destroy the supporting bones in your mouth. Through routine exams our dentists will be able to find early signs of periodontal disease and develop a personalized treatment plan for you.
Crowns become necessary when a tooth is severely damaged or has suffered from advanced decay and cannot be bonded or filled. Crowns will cover the remaining portion of the tooth and restore its function, strength, and esthetics. Several crown material options are available and will be thoroughly discussed with you if the need should arise.
When a tooth is affected by decay, fractures, or cracks, a dental filling is needed to restore the tooth. In a single dental appointment, the decayed or injured tooth will be removed, cleaned, and filled. Composite fillings can be matched to the color of your existing tooth. Since the color is the same as your original tooth, the filling will look aesthetically pleasing and restore your teeth to a healthy, beautiful smile.
A denture is a removable dental appliance that serves as a replacement for missing teeth and surrounding gum tissue.
A denture is made to resemble your natural teeth as closely as possible and may even enhance your smile.
Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing and partial dentures are used when some of your natural teeth remain.
A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.
A complete denture may be either “conventional” or “immediate.” Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed.
This usually takes around 4 to 6 weeks, during which time the patient will go without teeth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the
teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the multi-week healing process. Due to normal wear, dentures may have to be
remade, repaired, or readjusted.
A Root canal is needed when a cavity has reached the pulp of a tooth causing an infection of the nerve, or when severe trauma has affected the tooth. Once the pulp has become infected, it must be treated to avoid further issues since it cannot heal by itself. Some signs that a pulp is infected include sensitivity to hot or cold foods or liquids, pain, swelling, or even a bad taste in the mouth. For some patients no symptoms are obvious and they are unaware a problem even exists until they are seen by their dentist for an exam.
Dental implants are an excellent alternative to traditional bridgework and dentures. Implants are not only safe, but they look and feel just like natural teeth. They are permanently anchored into the patient's jawbone and no preparation of the adjacent teeth is required. Replacing the missing teeth is important because if left with spaces, your teeth can shift and cause a variety of other medical problems. Implants do require several visits and can take months to complete.
Dental emergencies can be frightening and often painful. Prompt treatment is generally required to alleviate pain and ensure the patient's oral and overall health. If you're dealing with a dental emergency, call us immediately and we will schedule you in as soon as possible.
To get the most radiant and vibrant smile, we offer efficient and safe teeth whitening services. The effects of coffee, smoking, tea, and others like them can cause tooth discoloration. Our whitening will combat the discoloration and leave behind a beautiful white smile.
ClearCorrect is the clear and simple alternative to braces. ClearCorrect, similar to Invisalign, involves a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth as you wear them, each aligner moving your teeth just a little bit at a time. They're practically invisible, so most people won't even know you're in treatment; they fit you perfectly, so they're more comfortable than regular braces, and they're removable, so you can eat whatever you like and clean your teeth normally.
In addition to teeth whitening, and ClearCorrect® we also offer a number of other fantastic cosmetic services including Bleaching Kits, and White fillings.
For more information about our services, please feel free to give us a call today! We would be happy to assist you!
Kearney Dental Clinic, P.C.
Dr. Katherine L. Goodwin, D.D.S.
Dr. Stephen R. Bush, D.D.S.
4106 6th Avenue
Kearney, NE 68845
Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm