Are problems like tooth decay, missing teeth, and crooked teeth impacting the look of your teeth and gums? Do you want to completely transform and restore your smile?
Your journey to a smile that is healthy and comfortable is often accomplished with a full-mouth restoration at Mid Michigan Smiles in Mount Pleasant, MI. Dr. Raymond Ribitch is an alumnus of the Dawson Academy and a member of the Kois Center. His training has been focused on occlusal or bite problems and has provided him the knowledge and expertise to restore smiles impacted by complex dental problems.
Professional, High-Quality Training
Dr. Ribitch treats patients who have one or more complex dental problems including gum disease, decay, missing teeth, and dental injuries. His Mt. Pleasant dental office is a judgment-free space where all patients can feel comfortable. Dr. Ribitch is a prosthodontist, which means he is experienced in examining the facial structure and addressing problems that impact the function of the teeth, gums, jaw, and facial muscles.
He is also a member of the Kois Center, a research-based clinical program that provides continuing education to dentists. The Kois Center has trained dentists in examining the dental and facial structure as well as the soft tissues of the mouth to treat a variety of dental problems. Courses on occlusion (crooked teeth), periodontal therapy, and implant restorations only scratch the surface of what the Kois Center provides dentists.
As a Kois-trained dentist, Dr. Ribitch is passionate about helping patients during their oral health journeys. He not only helps provide accurate diagnoses to patients but also educates them on the specifics of their dental treatment.
Treatments to Completely Restore and Enhance The Smile
Dr. Ribitch collaborates with his patients as individuals to better understand their needs. He phases each part of the treatment and explains the process step-by-step. This allows patients to become fully educated about their oral health and what can be done to fully enhance the look and function of the teeth and gums.
Dr. Ribitch offers these treatments to remove dental and gum infections, replace missing teeth, and enhance the look and function of the smile:
Periodontitis is a destructive disease that eats away at the gums and can lead to gum recession and tooth loss. Patients with severe gum disease benefit from laser dentistry or oral surgery. Dental lasers remove infected gum tissue without the need for sutures or loud dental tools. If patients are in the early stages of their gum disease, we can provide them with antibacterial rinses or scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing provide a deep clean around and beneath the gums to help prevent gum recession.
Dr. Ribitch can perform tooth extractions for patients with severely impacted, injured, or infected teeth. After the extraction site of an injured or infected tooth has healed, Dr. Ribitch will help you plan for your dental implant treatment. It is more comfortable for patients to undergo extraction treatments than to continue to deal with tooth pain or an unbalanced bite.
Dental Implants and Implant Restorations
Dental implants are one of the most versatile dental treatments that replace single or multiple missing teeth. Made of a titanium post, abutment, and porcelain dental crown, dental implants provide durability and longevity to the smile. Dental bridges have traditionally been secured by adjacent teeth capped by dental crowns. Traditional full or partial dentures require messy adhesives and lay on top of the gums. Dental implants and implant-secured bridges and dentures support the bite and help patients eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Porcelain veneers, dental bonding, teeth whitening, and Invisalign can be used to create a brighter and more uniform smile. After patients have undergone treatment to restore missing teeth and remove infections, they can cosmetically enhance their teeth. Dental veneers and tooth bonding cover imperfections like chips and cracks as well as single yellowed or discolored teeth. Professional teeth whitening brightens the tooth enamel, while Invisalign straightens crooked teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is the last step to completing the full mouth restoration process.
Request a Dental Consultation With Dr. Ribitch
Are you ready to makeover your smile? If you are a new patient, call Mid Michigan Smiles at 989.268.7966. Current patients may call 989.772.1344. Feel free to schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Ribitch on our website. He welcomes questions from his patients and will take the time to explain the treatment process thoroughly.