Compassionate Individual & Family Dentistry
Our services are designed to improve the long-term oral health of individuals and their families. All of our recommendations are made with your short and long-term health goals in mind. We make a point to listen to our clients’ concerns, and will help you find the best treatment for your health and budget. Our promise to our customers is to provide you with caring, wholesome family dentistry that will make you proud of your decision to visit an oral health professional.
Prevention Beats Correction
Unlike other dental care experts, we prefer to promote the prevention of oral disease, rather than the correction of advanced oral diseases. Because we work with our patients to stop serious oral problems before they happen, you can enjoy a healthier mouth and avoid paying hefty fees for serious corrections. A few of the preventative services we offer include:
Teeth that need repair due to sudden breakage or deterioration over time require restorative treatment. We work with each patient to create a treatment plan that works for him or her and that meets the desired outcomes. The following treatments may be recommended by our team if restorative treatment is needed:
When a dental complication rapidly advances or goes untreated for a long period of time, it can cause serious complications in your mouth. Whether you’re suffering from a severe tooth pain or not, ask us if one or more of the following restoration and or correction services is right for you. All orthodontic treatments are performed by our our orthodontic clinician.
Root Canal Therapy
Patients suffering from severe tooth pain, sensitivity, swelling in the gums and discoloration of the affected tooth might be experiencing a root canal infection. Endodontic treatment, more commonly referred to as root canal therapy, is the removal of infected pulp from the tooth and thorough cleaning of the area. Restoration begins with a rubbery sealant followed by a porcelain crown. While often thought of as scary, this routine treatment is painless with local anesthetic and is necessary to provide relief and prevent further deterioration of the tooth.
When a tooth is chipped, worn, broken or deteriorated due to infection or lack of proper hygiene, Dr. Tabue may recommend a crown as the solution. A crown is simply a cap that is either cemented or bonded onto the top of the damaged tooth after initial preparation. Crowns can restore the original size of teeth as well as improve strength and appearance.
A bridge or a fixed bridge is often used to fill in gaps in the mouth left after a tooth is lost. This treatment is only available to patients who still have some of their natural teeth as the prosthetic teeth must be anchored to them. Bridges are made of porcelain and have the appearance of natural teeth. Because they are permanent, caring for a bridge is similar to caring for regular teeth.
Your gums are part of the system of anchors that hold your teeth in place. When periodontal complications start to set in, the disease can start to affect additional areas of your mouth, leading to even more severe problems. To prevent tooth loss and other side-effects of periodontal infections, immediate treatment is necessary. We offer the following periodontal treatment services:
Patients suffering from improper bites and crooked teeth could face more than just cosmetic problems. Some patients also experience an increased risk for gum disease and accidental tooth damage while others may find it difficult to chew or clean between teeth properly.
We offer comprehensive orthodontic treatment to correct these problems.
Some severe oral problems such as necrosis (the death of a tooth) will require oral surgery to correct and prevent the spread of infection. Dr. Tabue only recommends oral surgery when it is indicated, but will work to provide you with a safe, relaxing procedure if a tooth extraction is needed.
We perform routine dental extractions when a tooth is necrotic, broken down or no longer salvageable or in cases of impacted or unerupted wisdom teeth in order to treat or prevent complications.
Another prosthetic option for patients with missing teeth is dental implants. A dental implant is a titanium root, which is surgically placed into the jawbone and subsequently restored with a crown as to replace a single missing tooth without altering the neighboring teeth at all. Dental implants can also replace multiple missing teeth.
In addition to our array of treatments to restore teeth, we also provide removable prosthesis services (dentures). For patients missing some teeth, removable partial dentures might be appropriate. For patients who have lost all of their teeth, complete dentures can be made.
Our clinical approach is designed to make patients as comfortable and relaxed as possible. Whether you need a simple cleaning or a more complex restorative treatment, our caring staff and gentle hands will make sure you are proud to have selected Ivoir Smiles for your oral health needs.