Enjoy comprehensive, high-quality care in a family-focused environment. At West Lakes Family Dentistry, we are passionate about creating beautiful smiles and helping families achieve lasting health and happiness. We offer an array of the latest dental services designed to meet the needs of every member of your family.
As a trusted dentist in West Des Moines with an established reputation for excellence, we provide exemplary patient care with a compassionate and gentle touch. Building relationships with our patients built on trust is the key to our success. West Lakes Family Dentistry has been located in West Des Moines, IA since 1994. We were voted the best dental office in West Des Moines, Clive and Waukee IA in 2016 and 2017 by the Des Moines Register/USA Today.
Throughout this website, you will find an abundance of information about our practice, the procedures we provide and how we can help you maintain excellent oral health while achieving the beautiful smile you desire. Please feel free to contact us if you need any additional information or to schedule an appointment.
Dental Fillings are the most common type of dental restoration used to replace sections of teeth that are missing, damaged or decayed. While traditional dental materials like gold, amalgam, porcelain, and composite successfully restore teeth; recent advances in dental technology have made a wider and improved selection of restorative choices available.
The terms dental crowns and caps are synonymous. If dental decay, cracked fillings, root canals, clenching or grinding the teeth have caused extensive damage to the underlying tooth structure a dental filling may not be a sufficient restoration. The only way to completely restore the cosmetic appearance and function of this tooth is often full coverage with a dental crown.
Endodontics, or root canal therapy, is employed when the nerve supply to a tooth has been irreversibly affected by damage or decay. It is a way to prevent or help resolve a dental infection and save a natural tooth from extraction. A root canal is performed when there is enough sound root and crown structure remaining to eventually restore form and function to the involved tooth.
Teeth that have been stained or darkened by food, tobacco use, age, medications or injury can be lightened and brightened by means of a non-invasive process known as teeth whitening. Teeth whitening or bleaching simply refers to any process that will make the teeth appear whiter.
Dr. Jared Sass was born and raised in Iowa City, IA making him a life-long Hawkeye fan. Dr. Sass graduated from City High School and later attended Simpson College in Indianola, IA. At Simpson, Dr. Sass was a member of the baseball team for 4 years, earning All-Conference and All-Region honors his Junior year. After graduating from Simpson Dr. Sass returned to the Iowa City area, working for Integrated DNA Technologies a laboratory specializing in the production of synthetic DNA for research purposes. Dr. Sass later attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry graduating in 2015. After graduation Dr. Sass joined West Lakes Family Dentistry. Dr. Sass became the owner of West Lakes Family Dentistry in 2018.Read More >