you deserve to feel confident when you smile
and enjoy pain-free and proper oral function

Every mouth and desired outcome is different. Whether your teeth have been impacted by hereditary or lifestyle factors, we treat the whole mouth and the whole person by listening to you, thoroughly examining your dental health, and getting a clear picture of the best possible treatment plan.

The art of restoring and maintaining teeth is an art we’ve diligently mastered.
Here are the treatments we currently offer with in-depth overviews below:

Basic cleaning

Periodontal Therapy,
including Scaling and Root Planing

Dental Sealants

Tooth Colored Fillings

Amalgam Fillings

Crowns

Bridges

Implants

Extractions and Grafting

Dentures and Partial Dentures

Veneers

Tooth Whitening

Tooth Color Bonding

Invisalign

The Healthy Start System

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Visualize Your New Smile and Get Impressions for Dental Work

without “the goop” with our revolutionary new service and high-tech scanning tool

Ide Family Dental uses the revolutionary, new iTero Element 2 Digital Scanner which allows us to scan your teeth instead of using goopy impression material.

Not only is it great for crown and bridge work and to measure teeth wear and gum recession, but it also gives you an instant simulation of how your teeth will look after an Invisalign Treatment.

a Healthy start to a happy life.

With the HealthyStart® System, Dr. Amber Ide provides a non-invasive treatment promoting arch development, beautiful smiles, straight teeth and a lifetime of healthy breathing.

The HealthyStart® System is a series of uniquely designed oral appliances that are worn for a few hours per day and/or during the night while a child sleeps.

The appliances promote nasal breathing and naturally widen the dental arches, developing the jaw naturally, all while straightening teeth WITHOUT braces.

Find out more about the Healthy Start System here.

Cleaning and Preventative Dental Treatments

Basic Cleaning

Adult and child oral hygiene is incredibly important. Did you know that adults 35 years of age and older lose more teeth to periodontal disease than cavities? Three of four adults experience periodontal disease at some point in their lives which is why regular teeth cleaning and consistent, daily brushing and flossing is important.

A regular cleaning and exam will typically include x-rays and an examination of gum disease, tooth decay, and any existing restoration. It also includes dental prophylaxis which is a cleaning treatment that thoroughly cleans the teeth and gums. It removes plaque above and below the gum line as well as debris and bacteria, which can be impossible to completely remove with proper at-home brushing and flossing.

Children should have their first dental appointment at age 1 (or six months after their first tooth comes in). Depending on the age and situation, their examination may or may not include x-rays and extensive cleaning.

Periodontal Therapy

Gum disease is an infection of the gum tissue that can eventually destroy your teeth’s support system. It is primarily caused by plaque, but can be caused by other factors including smoking, poor nutrition, clenching and grinding of teeth, stress, diabetes, or medication.

Our periodontal therapy techniques include scaling and root planing which are deep cleaning techniques that remove plaque and tartar from below the gums using either hand scales or ultrasonic instruments.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a preventative measure meant to protect the chewing surfaces of your teeth from tooth decay. Using tooth colored acrylic, the grooves of your teeth are painted or “sealed” to act as a barrier to prevent food particles, plaque, and acid (that can be difficult to remove with brushing) from building up.

Sealants take only minutes to apply per tooth and last a number of years before re-application would be necessary.

Restorative Dental Treatments

Tooth Colored Fillings

Fillings are placed on teeth that have already experienced some form of fracture or decay. Once we remove the decay, we use fillings to restore the tooth.

Tooth-colored fillings, called composite resin, are typically made from a mixture of glass-like particles and acrylic resin. It adheres really well to your natural tooth and comes in a variety of colors so we can match it to your tooth color. It’s an esthetic filling option that many prefer because it blends into the color of your teeth.

Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings are made of a mixture of liquid mercury and a powdered alloy of silver, tin, or copper. They have been used to fill teeth for over 150 years. Amalgam is low cost, durable, and it binds well to the tooth. It also has a bacteriostatic effect, meaning that it helps stop the reproduction of bacteria (although it doesn’t necessary kill it).

Amalgam fillings are considered safe and effective for tooth restoration by the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. The Food and Drug Administration has also concluded that amalgam fillings are safe for both children and adults.

Bridges

Your teeth play an important role in chewing, speaking, alignment of other teeth, and proper function of your mouth, which is why it’s important to replace your teeth if you’ve lost them. A bridge is a permanent device that is used to replace lost teeth. It functions by attaching artificial teeth to the natural teeth adjacent to it.

Most people aren’t aware that the loss of a tooth doesn’t just impact your smile, but your entire mouth. For example, if you lose a back tooth, your mouth can sink in, causing a greater appearance of aging. Bridges help with appearance, but they also help support the lips, cheeks, and proper mouth function.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are metal anchors that act as the root of a tooth. The anchor is surgically placed into the jawbone. A post is then placed on the anchor and the implanted tooth is placed on top of that to create a tooth that looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth would.

Many people feel greater confidence with implants and a greater ability to eat and drink what they please. Implants help prevent bone deterioration and facial structure when a tooth is lost.

This procedure typically takes two surgeries: one where the anchor is placed below the gum line and given time to bond to the jawbone and one where the anchor is uncovered and a healing collar attached. Once that’s finished, an impression is taken, a new tooth is made, and the implant is attached. This process typically takes between 6-8 months and individuals are able to wear a temporary denture in the meantime.

At this time, our office works closely with oral surgeons and periodontists to place the implant portion of the tooth (also considered the “root of the tooth) and we will complete the crown or “tooth” portion of the tooth in our office.

Crowns

In instances where a tooth has experienced extreme damage or decay, we repair it by using a porcelain crown. Crowns are a permanent restoration for replacing lost teeth and fixing decayed or damaged teeth in a way that looks natural and restores function.

It takes approximately 2 visits to complete a crown. On the first visit, we remove the decay from the tooth, shape it, and place a temporary crown. On the second visit, we remove the temporary crown, fit the final crown, and cement it into place.

Extractions and Grafting

Tooth Extractions

Due to extreme decay, damage, periodontal disease, or poor positioning, a tooth may need extracted. The removal of a tooth can cause shifting, issues with chewing, or jaw joint pain, which is why this technique is carefully considered before it’s undergone.

At our office, Dr. Ide will thoroughly explain all extraction procedures and what you can expect from them during the procedure and post operatively. We make every effort to ensure you feel confident about the procedure and your experience during and after is comfortable.

Following your extraction procedure, it may be necessary for a bone graft to be placed. This will aide in filling in the socket where the tooth has been extracted and is also known as “socket preservation.” Normally, allograft or synthetic bone is placed followed by a membrane to help keep the graft in place and aid in healing. This graft helps maintain the bony architecture which allows for a tooth replacement option such as an implant or bridge.

Gum Grafting

Gum grafting is used to restore gums when they have receded to expose more of the tooth or root. When untreated, gum recession can lead to tooth loss, so it is important to correct.

There are many different types of gum grafting procedures, but typically tissue is removed from the roof of the mouth or gum near the area of the tooth affected and grafted onto the gum line with dissolvable stitches. The patient is under a local anesthetic, so feels no pain and typically heals within 1-2 weeks. Hard food needs to be avoided and special rinsing and care does need to be taken following the surgery. Dr. Ide works closely with 2 periodontists to achieve the desired grafting outcome.

Dentures and Partial Dentures

Dentures and Partial Dentures

Dentures and partial dentures are appliances used to replace natural teeth and support the gums and cheeks. They’re typically made of acrylic and the teeth are made either of plastic or porcelain.

Teeth are extracted and the tissue allowed to heal prior to dentures being fabricated. Over time, the dentures will need replaced due to normal wear and tear. As the gums and bone recede or shrink due to the teeth being extracted, the alignment of the dentures may need changed, which is why regular checkups are still necessary.

Implant Supported Dentures

Implant supported dentures are attached to dental implants to allow for a sturdier and more secure fit. While the patient has no teeth, they do have enough bone in the jaw to support implants. Regular dentures rest on the gums whereas implant supported dentures are attached to implants which provide more support, better speech, and improved chewing.

This procedure typically takes between 6-8 months to finish and requires two surgeries: one where the anchor is placed below the gum line and given time to bond to the jawbone and one where the anchor is uncovered and a healing collar attached. Once that’s finished, the dentures are attached to the implants.

additional services

TMD

TMD refers to temporomandibular disorder and is a condition that involves pain or tenderness in the muscle or joints that control the jaw. If you have jaw pain; a popping jaw; clicking jaw; ear ache; pain in the face, neck or jaw, you may have TMD.

TMD can be caused by clenching and grinding of teeth, sleep apnea, jaw trauma, or growing up with an improper bite.

Nightguards

Nightguards are a treatment option for individuals who suffer from TMD. They give your jaw a rest while you sleep and while they don’t stop you from grinding or clenching, they do provide a cushion so you don’t wear your teeth down. In addition to helping protect your teeth, nightguards help deactivate the strong facial muscles to help prevent headaches, TMJ, soreness, and other grinding or clenching symptoms

Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Teeth Whitening

With teeth whitening, you have the option to whiten your upper, lower, or both upper and lower teeth. We make a custom mold of your teeth to hold a bleach agent against your teeth. In 1-2 days, you pick up your bleach splints and use them for approximately 30 minutes per day for 1-2 weeks. Our bleaching technology is safe for gums and teeth and allows us to improve confidence and appearance due to yellow, stained, or aging teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

Custom veneers require much technical skill of which we do possess at our office. They are a thin ceramic shell that bonds to the front of your tooth and are a popular solution to improving the appearance of teeth. We match them to resemble your natural tooth and they are resistant to coffee, tea, and cigarette stains.

Tooth Color Bonding

Bonding is an alternate option to veneers. A bonding liquid is applied to the cracked, discolored, or unaligned tooth to restore it. After the liquid sets, we apply a plastic resin which is shaped, trimmed, smoothed, and polished to resemble a natural appearance.

Invisalign

Invisalign

Invisalign is an increasingly popular way to straighten your teeth without braces. Using a series of clear, removable aligners, we straighten teeth to their appropriate position. The aligners are made through a combination of your dentist’s skill and 3-D computer imaging. You’ll wear each set of aligners for approximately 2 weeks and remove them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.

Once every 6 weeks, you’ll have a visit with the dentist to check your progress. The total treatment time averages anywhere from 9-15 months.

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