Restorative Dentistry Mt. Pleasant, MI

Do you have a smile that is uncomfortable, teeth that are damaged or even missing?

Dr. Ribitch provides a personal approach to the restoration of your smile, focusing on the function of the bite as the foundation for a successful outcome. A stable and healthy bite is important for the maintenance of your dental health and any dentistry performed to enhance the appearance of your smile.

Whatever you need or desire for your natural smile, Dr. Ribitch has the training and experience to meet your needs under one roof. From dental crowns to dental implants, we use advanced digital technology and the latest treatment techniques to help patients restore or reconstruct a smile that is not supporting their best quality of life. How can we help you on your journey to improved oral health and wellness?

What is a Full Mouth Restoration?

For patients with multiple complex dental problems, Dr. Ribitch offers full-mouth restoration services. Under the care of Dr. Ribitch, patients who have had enough of compounding oral health issues including tooth decay, gum disease, dental injuries, and lost and missing teeth can transform their smiles. The road to excellent oral health can be a long one, but Mid Michigan Smiles is here to help.

As a member of the Kois Center, a continuing education center for dentists, Dr. Ribitch has proved his dedication to providing advanced care to his patients. Dr. Ribitch takes a comprehensive approach during the full mouth restoration treatment process. From evaluating the facial muscles, teeth, gums, and bite, to creating prosthetics and fitting final restorations, Dr. Ribitch is with his patients every step of the way.

Restorative Dentistry in Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Restorative Dentistry Services

Dr. Raymond Ribitch is an experienced dentist in Mount Pleasant, MI. His team of dental professionals is passionate about providing comfortable restorative dentistry options to their patients. Dr. Ribitch has continued his education at the Dawson Academy and is trained in multiple restorative dentistry treatments. He will work with you to find a restorative option that aligns with your budget, goals, and dental needs. Dr. Ribitch and his team offer these professional restorative treatments to their patients:

Dental Bridges: If you are missing one or multiple teeth, you may benefit from a dental bridge. Dental bridges can be removable, fixed, or secured with dental implants for a more permanent restoration. This option restores the form and function of teeth while looking and feeling natural.

Dental Crowns: Do you have damaged or discolored teeth? Restore the appearance of teeth while protecting them with dental crowns. Dental crowns offer multiple benefits to patients who have chipped, worn, discolored, and damaged teeth. Dental crowns can also be used to hold a filling, attach a dental bridge, or cover the post of a dental implant.

Dental Implants: Dental implants are a great option for patients who want a more balanced smile. For a restoration that looks and feels natural, high-quality dental implants are optimal. Dr. Ribitch works with an oral surgeon who will perform implant treatment. Dental implants can also be used to secure dentures and dental bridges.

Dentures & Partials: Are you missing multiple teeth or full arches of teeth? Do you want to restore the form and function of your teeth? Dentures are a great option for patients who want to speak clearly and bite and chew with ease. Professional dentures and partials improve the quality of life for patients.

Periodontal Therapy: If your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, you may have gingivitis or developing periodontitis. Periodontitis, or gum disease, affects many people across the country and must be treated by a professional. There are multiple causes that help gum swelling develop over time into gum disease, but periodontal therapy helps remove and clean out decay.

Prosthodontics: Dr. Ribitch is trained in treating and restoring missing tooth and jaw structures. He offers dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, and TMJ treatment to his patients. Restoring teeth and addressing TMJ pain not only protects and improves the appearance of teeth but also helps to improve patients’ oral health in the long run.

TMJ Treatment: Do you often find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth? Do you experience chronic jaw pain? You may have a TMJ disorder. TMJ, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction, is pain experienced in and around jaw joints. Dr. Ribitch can treat TMJ disorders with oral appliances, which prevent teeth grinding and protect teeth from further wear and tear.

3-D Printing for Dental Restorations

Dr. Ribitch uses 3-D printing to create temporary dental prosthetics and models. This cost-effective treatment method is used in the treatment planning process. Dr. Ribitch takes scans of the teeth and gums and can create precise resin molds and dental prosthetics using 3-D printing. Once the resin model is completed, Dr. Ribitch is able to provide temporary restorations for patients. He can also use the 3-D model of the teeth to plan implant treatments and oral surgery.

Restorative Dentistry FAQs

Restorative dentistry ensures that your smile stays functional and healthy. Read the answers to these commonly asked questions to learn more.

What does restorative dentistry cover?

Restorative dentistry repairs or replaces any tooth that’s broken, damaged, decayed, or missing. It’s all about the function of your smile and ensuring you can eat and speak normally. It can involve anything from repairing a chipped tooth to replacing every one of your teeth with dental implants.

What’s the difference between cosmetic and restorative dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the looks of your smile, while restorative focuses on the function. Cosmetic is an elective choice, while you require restorative dentistry to ensure that your smile works properly. However, cosmetic and restorative procedures can have benefits for both overall goals.

Why should I try to restore my tooth instead of extracting?

Whenever possible, we recommend trying to save the natural tooth root. As soon as you remove the tooth root, the jawbone in that area starts deteriorating. There are many different issues that present themselves when you extract natural tooth structure. We’ll only recommend extraction if there’s no salvaging the tooth in question or if it’s harming the surrounding teeth and jawbone structure.

Does insurance cover restorative dentistry?

Most dental insurance plans cover at least a portion of restorative treatment because it’s considered necessary for maintaining the health of your smile. We work with your insurance to ensure you’re getting the best price possible for the care you need. Our office also provides special financing for dental care.

Is restorative dentistry a possibility for children?

Yes, there are restorative options for children. Some we use often include fillings and dental bonding. Bonding is a solution that’s completely removable and replaceable, making it an ideal choice for those with mouths growing and changing.

Do I need restorative dentistry?

If you have a dental issue that’s making it difficult to eat or speak, restorative dentistry is probably necessary. Restorative care is also usually needed if you experience your tooth breaking or falling out, as well as if you get sudden, sharp pain. Call us right away so that we can examine your mouth and determine what steps to take to get your smile back to its full function.

Restore Your Smile Today

If you have missing teeth, gum inflammation, or suffer from TMJ disorders, Call Dr. Ribitch and his professional team in our Mount Pleasant, MI office at 989-772-1344 today. We offer personalized and customizable treatment options for patients of all ages.