1040 Old Post Road
Sidney, NE 69162
(308) 254-7171

Comprehensive Dentistry

Comprehensive dentistry involves the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the teeth, gums and jaw. At LifeSmiles of Sidney, we believe that preventive care is the most important aspect of comprehensive dentistry. Dr. Dornbier aims to identify and treat problems while they’re still small, which can save you time, money and more extensive dental treatment in the future.

Routine & Preventive Care

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Oral Cancer Dentistry

Oral Cancer Screenings

Did you know that every hour of every day, one person dies from oral cancer? When it comes to oral cancer, early detection is key. Regular oral cancer screenings are an effective way to discover oral cancer at an early, highly curable stage. Visual and palpable exams plus digital x-rays aid in the detection of oral cancer by enabling Dr. Dornbier to see possible tumors and other problems associated with the soft tissues and the jaw. You will receive an oral cancer screening at every comprehensive exam and checkup you have with us. It’s just another great reason to be seen regularly at LifeSmiles of Sidney!

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Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry

Missing teeth can take the joy out of the everyday things we love, from smiling and talking with confidence to eating our favorite foods. All of these things can become easier again with restorative dentistry. Dr. Dornbier offers restorative treatments that will not just restore your smile to its former health – she’ll make it look and feel even better than before! From natural looking dental fillings and crowns to dental implants and dentures, we’ll help you find just the right treatments to give your smile a second chance.

Restorative Dental Treatments

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CEREC® Same Day Crowns

CEREC®, or Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic, has revolutionized dental care. Traditionally, if crowns, onlays, inlays or dental veneers were required to restore damaged teeth, multiple procedures and waiting time in between preparation and placement would be inevitable. CEREC® creates these ceramic restorations right in the dental office. This means that many treatments can be completed in just a single visit!

CEREC® is comprised of several computer-assisted design (CAD) tools and a milling machine that creates custom ceramic restorations. CEREC® can make almost any ceramic restoration to order, meaning the dentist can place it immediately. This is of great benefit to all patients, and it can also reduce the cost of treatment.

Here are some other advantages associated with CEREC®:

  • No temporary restorations.
  • High-quality ceramic products.
  • Minimal invasiveness.
  • Fewer injections and discomfort.
  • Fewer dental visits.
  • Cost effectiveness.
  • More natural tooth is saved.
  • Long lasting restorations.
  • Biocompatible solutions.
  • No impression material.

If you have questions or concerns about CEREC®, please ask your dentist.

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Dental Implant Restoration & Placements

Implant Dentistry

Dental implants are an increasingly popular option for patients who need to have one or more teeth replaced. Unlike a denture, a dental implant is a permanent solution that remains in your mouth, more closely resembling a real tooth or teeth. A dental implant is a small post that is placed in the jaw to serve as a permanent replacement for the root portion of a missing tooth, and an implant restoration is the replacement tooth that goes on top of the implant post. Having a dentist who is trained in both these phases saves patients the inconvenience of going to multiple offices for implant treatment. Contact us today to find out if you are a candidate for dental implants!

3D ConeBeam Imaging

As technology advances, your patient experience improves. We use 3D ConeBeam technology for more informed dentistry. This new digital technology produces 3D digital X-rays that fully show the relationship between your teeth, bones, and nerves. The scans help Dr. Dornbier more precisely place your dental implants using computer-generated guides for incision-free implants and practically painless implant placement.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

An attractive smile can boost your confidence, help you make better first impressions on others and improve your personal and professional life. We provide several cosmetic dental treatments that can subtly enhance your smile, and there are many other more dramatic treatments, often called “smile makeovers,” that can give you the smile of your dreams. Ask us at your visit about the possibilities for your smile!

Cosmetic Dental Treatments

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Advanced Technology

At your Sidney dental office, we are proud to use state-of-the-art technology in our diagnosis and treatment processes. This technology allows us to provide the highest quality care to all of our patients.

What We Offer

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Sedation Dentistry


We want you to get the dental care you need and feel at ease during the process. If you have felt anxiety, or even fear about dental treatment in the past, you're not alone. We want you to know such feelings are common, and people of any age can experience them. We also want you to know that we can help!
We offer our uneasy patients Nitrous Oxide, which is also called "laughing gas." Nitrous oxide is a safe sedation method which helps anxious patients relax while Dr. Dornbier and our staff work. While using nitrous oxide, patients often have a calm sense of happiness which allows them to relax during the procedure.

Our staff is trained on the use of nitrous oxide, and we regularly inspect and regulate the equipment to ensure your safety! The effects of nitrous oxide are quite temporary. Simply breathe regularly following treatment, and the oxygen in the air completely reverses the effects of the laughing gas.

Dr. Dornbier
also offers Oral Conscious Sedation for those who require a little extra help with relaxation. Just take a carefully administered pill, and within a few minutes, you will be able to relax your body and mind while you receive the dental care you need. You remain alert during the entire procedure – you'll just feel relaxed instead of anxious!

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Periodontal Dentistry

Periodontal (Gum) Care

According to MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, approximately 3 out of 4 American adults have some form of gum disease, ranging from gingivitis to the various forms and stages of periodontitis. Periodontal disease has been linked to many systemic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and pancreatic cancer.

Warning Signs of Gum Disease

If your gums feel tender or sore, or if they look red and swollen, you may have gum disease. Other warning signs include bleeding and/or receding gums, persistent bad breath, pain or sensitivity in your teeth and even loose teeth caused by weakening gum fibers or bone loss. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and more serious health problems.

Treatment for Gum Disease

If you have any degree of gum disease, we can help. Gum disease used to require surgery more often than not. While surgery is still an option and sometimes necessary, we can now treat many cases with less invasive techniques first, including deep cleanings, local antibiotics and special mouth rinses. We even have technology available to test your saliva and determine what kind and how many bacteria are present in your mouth. We are then able to tailor specific treatment to your individual needs!

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