Comprehensive Dentist in Independence, KY

Replace Full Arches of Teeth With All-on-4® Dental Implants in Independence

If you have widespread dental damage and missing teeth like many of our patients once did, Independence Family Dentistry has some good news for you. Our expert team can replace full arches of teeth using All-on-4 dental implants in Independence. This innovative dental procedure offers you many benefits:

  • Full-arch replacement using just four dental implants per arch
  • Teeth that stay firmly in place without slipping or popping out
  • A natural looking smile that others will take notice of
  • Long-lasting teeth replacement that will hold up for years
  • The ability to eat any kinds of foods you want

Call us today at 859-356-2000 to schedule a consultation. Restore your smile with an All-on-4 procedure! You’ll find our office on Madison Pike, just down from its intersection with Independence Road.

Get Your Smile & Self-Confidence Back With All-on-4

We offer a unique dental solution called All-on-4 therapy. This innovative dental treatment involves the placement of four dental implants in the jawbone to support a full arch of teeth. It works well if you have lost most or all of you teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, which rest on the gums and may require adhesives, All-on-4 implants provide a secure and natural-looking restoration.

An All-on-4 procedure:

  • Offers Improved Stability – The dental implants act as artificial tooth roots, providing a solid foundation for your replacement teeth. This ensures stability and prevents the denture from slipping or moving.
  • Enhances Chewing and Speaking – All-on-4 therapy restores the full functionality of your teeth, allowing you to chew and speak with confidence. You can enjoy a wider variety of foods without discomfort or limitations.
  • Gives a Natural Look – The replacement teeth used in All-on-4 are carefully crafted to match your natural teeth, creating a beautiful smile. This can significantly improve your self-esteem and confidence.
  • Preserves Your Jawbone Health – The dental implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and preserving your facial structure. This helps maintain your appearance and prevents the sunken look often associated with tooth loss.
  • Uses a Minimally Invasive Procedure – All-on-4 treatment can often be completed in a single appointment, minimizing the need for extensive procedures and reducing your recovery time.

If we need extra stability to anchor your new teeth, we may use additional implants. This is known as an All-on-X procedure.

Call our dental practice today at 859-356-2000 to find out more about All-on-4 dental implants in Independence.

Ease Your Worries With Our Independence Sedation Options

Modern dental sedation is one of the greatest advances in dentistry. Independence sedation options allow nervous patients (perhaps you’re one of them) to lie back comfortably in our dental chair and receive the care they need. In fact, sedation provides you many benefits:

  • A pain-free, stress-free dental visit every time
  • Care that will catch and treat small oral problems before they worsen
  • Peace of mind about your oral health, without worry about the unknown
  • Helping you avoid painful and costly dental emergencies

Call Independence Family Dentistry today at 859-356-2000 to schedule your next checkup or appointment. Come in and get the dental sedation you need to relax.

Take Your Pick of Soothing Sedation Options

Your comfort and relaxation are our top priorities. We understand that visiting the dentist can cause anxiety or even fear for some patients. That’s why we offer TVs, movies, and headphones to help you feel at ease during your procedure or exam. If you still need a little extra help relaxing, our sedation choices include:

  • Inhaled Sedation with Laughing Gas – Inhaled sedation is a safe and effective method to help you relax during your dental treatment. Laughing gas induces a calming and euphoric feeling, allowing you to remain conscious and responsive while feeling more at ease. It takes effect almost immediately and wears off quickly too.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation in Pill Form – Oral conscious sedation involves taking a prescribed pill before your dental procedure. This medication helps reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. With oral sedation, you will remain conscious but deeply relaxed throughout your treatment. You’ll remain groggy for a few hours, so you will need to arrange a ride home.
  • IV Sedation – Intravenous (IV) sedation is a deeper level of sedation administered through an IV line. This method allows the sedative medication to be delivered directly into your bloodstream, inducing a state of deep relaxation. IV sedation is closely monitored by our experienced team to ensure your safety and comfort. As with oral sedation, you’ll need a ride home.

If you’re looking for sedation options in Independence, you’ve come to the right place! Call our caring dental office today at 859-356-2000 to schedule an appointment.

Replace Your Smile in One Visit With Same-Day Smile in Independence

If you’ve been interested in getting dental implants but didn’t want to wait months to get your new teeth, you owe it to yourself to find out more about same-day smile in Independence. With this technologically advanced procedure, the Independence Family Dentistry team can give you implants and new teeth all on the same day. It will allow you to:

  • Smile with new-found confidence sooner
  • Enjoy a wider variety of delicious foods without the wait
  • Improve your digestion through more complete chewing
  • Draw others to you with a natural-looking smile

To get your new smile in less time, call our team today at 859-356-2000 to schedule an appointment. We’ll help you get the smile of your dreams!

Implants aren’t out of your reach if you don’t have insurance. Join our Membership Club. A small monthly fee covers the cost of exams and cleanings and offers discounts on other services.

Same-Day Smile Treatment Can Give You a New Lease on Life

We are thrilled to offer an innovative dental solution called the same-day smile. If you are looking to restore your smile quickly and efficiently, this procedure may be perfect for you. The same-day smile technique allows you to leave our office with a new smile in just one day. It often involves utilizing an All-on-4® procedure, during which four dental implants are strategically placed in your jaw to support a full arch of teeth. This method eliminates the need for multiple appointments and provides fast results.

Here are some of the key benefits of a same-day smile:

  • Immediate Results – You can walk out of our office with a beautiful, functional smile on the same day as your procedure. There’s no need to wait for an extended period to enjoy the benefits of your new teeth.
  • Time Efficiency – By combining the All-on-4 technique with a same-day restoration, we can streamline your treatment process. This means fewer dental visits, saving you time and effort.
  • Enhanced Confidence – Having a complete set of teeth can significantly improve your self-esteem and confidence. A same-day smile allows you to regain your smile and face the world right away.
  • Functional and Natural-Looking Teeth – Same-day smile therapy uses high-quality materials for replacement teeth that are both attractive and functional. You can eat, speak, and smile with ease.

Our experienced dental team is dedicated to providing you with exceptional care. We utilize advanced technology like digital X-rays, digital scanners, and a 3-D CT scanner to ensure precise implant placement and optimal results.

Call Independence Family Dentistry today at 859-356-2000 to see if you’re a good candidate for same-day smile in Independence.

Athletic Mouthguards

At Independence Family Dentistry, we have the ability to create custom athletic mouthguards. Mouthguards offer much needed dental protection for athletes who participate in full-contact sports.

Independence Family Dentistry provides a variety of family dentistry services for the Florence and Northern Kentucky area. Request your appointment!

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  • Dr.
    Danny Nakhla, DDS
    Dentist Independence, KY

    Dr. Danny Nakhla, DDS has been in the dental field for over 10 years. He graduated from UCLA with his Bachelors of Science degree in molecular, cell, and developmental biology before continuing his education at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Read More

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    Sam Muwafaq, DMD
    Dentist Independence, KY

    Dr. Sam is an exceptional addition to our team at Independence Family Dentistry. With a remarkable academic background, he graduated at the top of his class from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Dr. Sam furthered his education by completing a GPR residency and an oral surgery fellowship at UK Hospital in Lexington, KY. Prior to joining our practice, he gained valuable experience working at an oral surgery center for two years. Read More

  • Dr. Joshua Masters, DMD
    Dentist Independence, KY

    Dr. Masters is thrilled to return to his home state of Kentucky after spending five years practicing dentistry in Wisconsin. He completed his dental education at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry before moving up north with his wife, who pursued a dual medical residency. However, their hearts were drawn back to Kentucky, specifically Taylor Mill, so they could be closer to the Children’s Hospital and their family residing in Burlington. Read More

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    Sarah Carver, DMD
    Dentist Independence, KY

    Since graduating from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2012, Dr. Sarah Carver has been proudly serving the Northern Kentucky community with her expertise in dentistry. Read More


What Our Patients Say About Us

  • "Very thorough exam and explanations. Conservative approach taking into consideration my age, etc. Good follow up plan with no pressure. Did not feel I was being ‘sold’ something. Highly recommend this practice. Was back again for my second crown today (5/11/2023). These people are nothing short of amazing. Pleasant, accommodating, informative. Casual but professional individuals who can hold a conversation like real people."
    Larry Heuser
  • "Dr Sam and the staff are great never been to dentist office more pleasurable in my life"
  • "Kim, Madison, Julie and Kevin get the shoutout, Dr Masters is awesome as well. I’ve actually enjoyed going to the dentist since coming to this office"
  • "From the front desk to the doctors, and everyone in the back, these people are the absolute best. You're treated as family. I couldn't ask for a better dentist office, and definitely recommend them to everyone. Whether you're looking to switch to a new dentist or you're a first timer, go see them. In my opinion, price is fair too."
    Mo K
  • "Always a great experience! They found issues others didn’t (and showed me the areas of concern without knowing I have dental x-ray knowledge). Dr Sam’s helped me anytime I needed (even after hours multiple times) after my implant surgery."
  • "I am a new patient and saw Dr. Masters for a broken tooth today. I have had a fear of the dentist for a long time and my experience today was wonderful. They were VERY calming, explained everything in detail, and made me as comfortable as possible throughout the procedure. I would highly recommend them!"
  • "Excellent staff and modern dental equipment - X-rays and amazing cameras. Everyone professional and very friendly. Dr. Masters is my dentist and he discovered I had a cracked tooth during a routine cleaning. Preventive treatment was to crown it before it actually broke in half so I had it done. They create permanent crowns in their facility - was there about 1.5 hours and it was done. Highly recommend Independence Family Dentistry and Doctor Josh Masters - and his assistant Kim."

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