We Are Open – Safety is Our Top Priority!
We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
Dr. Rye Changing Lives: Our Patient Mary – “Now, you see pictures of me and I’m always smiling, full teeth, laughing.”
Mary Testimonial I was missing several adult teeth. A lot of the time I would find myself in pictures, I didn’t even realize I was doing it, I was keeping my mouth closed. I think I subconsciously was a little bit embarrassed about it. I actually hopped from dentist to dentist trying to find one that would have a solution that…Continue reading
Since the back teeth aren’t usually visible while speaking or smiling, many people who are missing back teeth feel they don’t need a replacement. However, missing teeth of any kind can disrupt your smile. When a tooth is missing, the other teeth will shift to compensate for the loss. This means your entire smile is subject to change as the result of one…Continue reading
Full mouth reconstruction involves restorative dental work to help your smile look and feel normal again. This could include several different procedures including dental implants, dental bridges, inlays, onlays, or dental crowns. Restoring your smile is important to both your appearance and your mouth’s function. But who qualifies for a full mouth reconstruction? These procedures aren’t for every patient, but…Continue reading
Implants can seem almost like a magic solution for missing teeth. They look natural, feel natural, and surrounding teeth don’t have to be compromised in the process. If you’ve already had dentures, you may have looked at the option of dental implants and wondered if it could be a better plan for you. Certainly people who have experienced problems with…Continue reading
For whatever reason, you may be missing a tooth, or several. Perhaps it happened in an accidental way, or you had to have the teeth pulled as a result of declining dental health. Sometimes, especially when the missing teeth are in the back where we don’t see them as readily, we get used to how it feels not to have…Continue reading
If you are considering your choices for replacing a missing tooth, you have likely thought about two major options: a dental implant, or a bridge. While each case is treated on an individual basis and there may be reasons why a particular patient would be better suited to one solution over another, there are some general points to consider when…Continue reading
This patient was a teenager referred to us by her orthodontist as she neared the end of her orthodontic treatment. She was missing one maxillary lateral incisor, and had a malformed adult tooth on the other side. She had a false tooth in place during the orthodontics. We worked with the referring orthodontist to ensure a successful outcome. Once the…Continue reading
We were so thrilled to be able to help Jacqueline that we wanted to share her story with you: I had lost a tooth that had previously had a crown and a root canal. I also needed sedation dentistry. In addition, I had an old, very large loose filling and prior to my procedure, broke a crown. Dr. Rye was…Continue reading
It is now possible to replace all your teeth with natural looking replacement teeth supported by as few as four dental implants. Everyone’s situation is unique, and it is sometimes advantageous to replace missing posterior teeth with individual implants to provide additional strength to withstand the forces of chewing for patients who have most of their natural teeth. We do…Continue reading
Here is an excellent video from the Biomet patient education video library on single implants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt4GvMUadaw&feature=relmfuContinue reading