All of our treatment rooms
are equipped with x-rays, flat screen
tvs and wireless headphones
At The Dental Practice, we are focused on providing complete family dentistry with emphasis on prevention, treatment, and early disease detection. We enjoy speaking individually with our patients and educating them on the best techniques to use to achieve excellent oral health outside of our office.
The Dental Practice is equipped with state of the art equipment for both diagnostics and treatment. Services we offer include, but are not limited to:
Services we offer include, but are not limited to:
It is suggested that patients should be seen for a dental cleaning and routine exam every 6 months or as recommended by Dr. Rabedeaux. During the cleaning, plaque and calculus will be removed from your teeth leaving behind a bright and polished smile. X-rays may need to be taken to help detect possible cavities in between teeth that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
Your oral health is connected with your general health. Dental care check-ups can alert the dentist to other medical conditions that have symptoms in the mouth such as diabetes, nutritional deficiencies, and hormonal irregularities. Regular dental care visits are vital to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other conditions affecting your mouth.
Your dentist will perform a comprehensive dental exam at your initial dental visit. This includes checking your jaw joints, radiographs to check for cavities, and an examination of your entire mouth and surrounding soft tissues, checking for precancerous or cancerous lesions, oral sores, and gum disease. They will also examine any existing fillings, crowns and other current restorations.
Dental x-rays are a great preventive, diagnostic tool that provides important information not visible during a routine dental exam. Our dental team will utilize this important information to safely and accurately detect any dental abnormalities and then create an accurate treatment plan.
We will suggest routine fluoride treatment for your teeth. It’s a simple and quick process and can be done during your routine exam. No extra appointment is necessary. Fluoride is a mineral that helps prevent tooth decay and is applied to your teeth. This strengthens the enamel and root surfaces, so your smile will remain strong.
Sealants are a very efficient and successful method for preventing decay on the biting surfaces of teeth. They are primarily placed on the permanent molars as they erupt in a child’s mouth. The sealants are maintained through out childhood and can last well into adulthood. Sealants are made of a flowable resin that is applied to the deep pits and fissures of teeth protecting them from harmful acids and plaque build up commonly found in the mouth. The application of sealants is a simple procedure requiring a short appointment and are proven to be effective in preventing decay in children.
*Many children can be cavity free due to the benefits of sealants and routine fluoride treatments
When a tooth is affected by decay, fractures, or cracks, a dental filling is needed to restore the tooth. In a single dental appointment, the decay or damage will be removed, cleaned, and filled. Composite fillings can be matched to the color of your existing tooth. Since the color is the same as your original tooth, the filling will look aesthetically pleasing and restore your tooth to a healthy, beautiful smile.
Crowns are necessary when a tooth is severely damaged or has suffered from advanced decay and cannot be fixed with bonded filling material. Crowns cover the remaining tooth and restore its function, strength, and esthetics. Several crown material options are available including non-metal crowns. Your dentist will discuss these on an individual basis depending on the area of the mouth that needs to be restored.
Bridges can be utilized when tooth loss occurs due to gum disease, decay, or injury. The loss of the tooth can create greater problems for your dental health if it is not corrected. The teeth next to the missing tooth (or teeth) can begin to move and result in pain, discomfort, and can look unsightly. With bridges, your dentist will close any gaps in your mouth. The bridge looks and acts just like natural teeth, is permanently cemented, and helps to maintain the position of the rest of your teeth.
Soon after starting treatment at our office for teeth whitening, you will start to see a whiter and brighter smile. With our whitening services, tooth discoloration caused by the effects of coffee, smoking, tea, and other causes will slowly disappear, leaving a beautiful white smile. Schedule an appointment for a consultation with our dental team to see if you’re a candidate for teeth whitening.
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that your dentist uses to improve the appearance of your smile. We will bond the veneers to the surfaces of the teeth to correct certain dental flaws. Your porcelain veneers are customized for a perfect fit and natural appearance. When in place, porcelain veneers can:
– Close spaces between the teeth
– Lighten and brighten the teeth
– Improve the beauty of your smile
– Repair chips, wear, or cracks in teeth
– Correct teeth that are misshapen, crooked, or uneven
*The procedure usually requires two visits to our office to complete. When your veneers are in place, you can enjoy a radiant new smile
ClearCorrect ® treatment consists of a series of custom-made aligning trays. The dentist changes the trays every several weeks to fit the new tooth configuration. In addition to the reduced visual impact, ClearCorrect® aligning trays can be temporarily removed for important occasions – meaning that treatment duration is patient-controlled. A great number of people report complete satisfaction with the ClearCorrect® treatment and achieve stunning results.
What kind of bite problems can ClearCorrect ® correct?
ClearCorrect ® corrects the same dental problems as traditional metal braces; the only difference is that ClearCorrect ® trays are almost invisible to the naked eye, and can be removed at will.
A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.
There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.
A complete denture may be either “conventional” or “immediate.” A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, usually taking 4 to 6 weeks. During this time the patient will go without teeth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.
Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be the perfect solution for you. Dental implants are natural-looking and are permanently anchored into the patient’s jawbone. It is important to replace missing teeth, because if left with spaces, your teeth can shift and cause a variety of dental problems. Where teeth are lost, bone is also lost. When your dental implants are placed, your jaw will bond and attach to the implant. To see if you’re a candidate for dental implants, call us today and make an appointment!
Dental emergencies can be very frightening and often painful. Prompt treatment is generally required to alleviate pain and ensure the patient’s oral and overall health. If you’re dealing with a dental emergency, call us immediately at 888-353-4454 and we will schedule you as soon as possible.