Dentistry Dayton, OH
Dr. Ian M. Rae, D.M.D
Dr. Kimberly N. Luna, D.D.S
400 E. Dayton Yellow Springs Road
Fairborn, OH 45324
Contact (937) 879-1321
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"Being that I am afraid of the dentinst, my experience was exceptional, having 5 teeth pulled at one time I had very little pain by the end of the day and almost none the next morning. The office was very inviting and the staff was very friendly and welcoming and Dr. Ian Ray was very gentle. Yes I would visit again...Thank You for everything..."

-- Coretta Harris

 

Dr. Rae provides Full Mouth Restoration in the Dayton and Springfield, Ohio Area

For patients with complex restorative dental problems, Dr. Ian M. Rae is the leading choice in the greater Dayton area. Our expert dentist has been extensively trained in full mouth restoration and placing dental implants, and he has been successfully handling complex dental cases for 10 years. If you are experiencing discomfort due to dental problems, you may be a candidate for a full mouth restoration. Our practice, serving the Dayton and Springfield, Ohio areas, provides all phases of restorative dentistry so that you can achieve the highest level of dental comfort, function, and aesthetics.

Full Mouth Restoration

Your teeth, jawbone, gums, and muscles work together to enable your mouth to function well. Over time, these can break down and become damaged for a number of reasons. For many patients, the grinding and clenching associated with TMJ syndrome causes their teeth to be worn and the jaw to become misaligned. Gum disease can cause tooth loss and even affect the underlying bone. Severe dental problems such as these can affect both the function and appearance of your mouth. If your teeth are damaged, worn, or missing, you may need a full mouth restoration in order to have a fully functional mouth and an aesthetically pleasing smile.

A full mouth restoration involves a comprehensive treatment plan that combines multiple cosmetic, restorative, and neuromuscular techniques. Dental implants, crowns, bridges, porcelain veneers, bonding, teeth whitening, and tooth-colored fillings are some of the most common dental treatments included in a full mouth restoration. Our Dayton and Springfield, Ohio area dentist sees many complex dental cases each year, and provides individualized treatment plans to successfully restore our patients' mouths to full function and health.

Dr. Rae has exceptional expertise in the areas of restorative and implant dentistry, and he has been helping patients for over 10 years in the greater Dayton area to improve the quality of their lives. By rehabilitating their mouths through full mouth restoration, Dr. Rae's patients can confidently enjoy eating, speaking, laughing, and smiling.

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Crowns

A dental crown is indicated for a tooth that has lost its shape, or has decreased in size or strength. Often described as a "cap," a dental crown fully encases the tooth to restore function and aesthetic appeal. Cavities, cracks, and old damaged fillings are the most common reasons for tooth damage requiring crowns.

To place a crown—which can be made of porcelain, ceramic, or metal—Dr.Rae and Dr. Luna will anesthetize the affected tooth and surrounding gums. They will then prepare the tooth for the crown and make a mold of it. The permanent crown will be made off-site at a lab.

Dr. Rae and Dr. Luna use one of the finest dental labs in the country for the fabrication of his patients' crowns, bridges, and veneers. Specializing in custom shading of porcelain and ceramic products, our off-site lab produces the highest quality dental products available.

Fabrication of the crown will take about two to four weeks, depending on each particular case. In the meantime, the patient wears a temporary crown, usually made of acrylic, until Dr. Rae and Dr. Luna place and cement the permanent crown.

Crowns are also used in conjunction with other dental treatments such as bridges, dental implants, and full mouth restoration.

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Bridges

Missing teeth create gaps in the mouth that hinder chewing ability and affect the appearance of your smile. Dental bridges can effectively address problems created by missing teeth by improving chewing function and creating a more aesthetically pleasing smile. A dental bridge procedure is often combined with other dental treatments for patients in need of full mouth restoration.

A dental bridge is a combination of crowns and prosthetic teeth that bridge the gap caused by a missing tooth or missing teeth. If you and Dr. Rae have decided that a bridge is the appropriate treatment for your tooth loss, treatment will begin with a reshaping of the teeth on either side of the gap. Crowns will be made to fit these teeth and a prosthetic tooth, between these crowns, will replace the gap. Once the permanent bridge is received from the lab, Dr. Rae places the bridge, cementing it securely to your teeth. With a dental bridge, you can have the same support and appearance of natural teeth.

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Dentures

For patients with missing teeth, dentures are an affordable alternative to dental implants. Unlike implants, dentures are not integrated into the jawbone but overlay the gums and can be removed at anytime for cleaning, sleeping, or other activities. If all of your teeth are missing, you can have dentures that consist of a full set of replacement teeth to restore chewing function to your mouth, improve your speech, and create a more aesthetically pleasing smile.

Dr. Rae also offers partial dentures for patients with only a few missing teeth. An alternative to bridges and dental implants, removable partial dentures are secured by surrounding natural teeth and gums.

Whether you need full or partial dentures, Dr. Rae can replace your missing teeth with removable dentures that feature either natural-looking porcelain prosthetic teeth or less expensive plastic teeth. You can discuss you aesthetic goals and budgetary concerns with Dr. Fulton during your initial consultation. Contact Ian M Rae, D.M.D, & Kimberly N. Luna, D.D.S, today to schedule an appointment.

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Tooth Extractions

The presence of advanced tooth decay may warrant the extraction of the affected tooth or teeth. If decay has progressed beyond the point where crowns, inlays, or onlays can properly treat it, extracting the tooth is necessary to prevent infection and further damage. Dr. Rae performs both simple and surgical tooth extractions, depending on the needs of the patient. Extractions may be necessary in preparation for a full mouth restoration.

For a tooth that is above the gumline, a simple tooth extraction, requiring only local anesthesia, can effectively remove the damaged tooth. If the affected tooth has broken below the gumline or has not fully emerged, a surgical extraction is usually performed. Patients with impacted teeth often need surgical extraction and may wish to be sedated for the procedure. We offer conscious IV sedation for patients with dental anxiety or those undergoing extensive dental work.

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Root Canal Therapy

The soft tissue inside the canal of each tooth (dental pulp) consists of nerves and blood vessels. Sometimes this tissue can become damaged due to a crack in the tooth or a cavity. In order to prevent infection, an abscess, or a permanent deadening of the nerves—which can lead to the need for more invasive treatment such as a tooth extraction—this damaged tissue must be removed via root canal therapy.

During root canal therapy, Dr. Rae and Dr. Luna remove diseased dental pulp and cleans the canal to rid it of bacteria and germs. He then seals the tooth to prevent any other germs or bacteria from entering. Lastly, to return the tooth to full functioning capacity, Dr. Rae and Dr. Luna place a tooth-colored crown over the tooth. Root canal therapy is often involved in a full mouth restoration treatment plan.

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Tooth-Colored Fillings

Because metal, mercury-containing fillings can detract from the appearance of your smile and potentially cause health risks, Dr. Rae and Dr. Luna offer the option of tooth-colored fillings. Your damaged, decayed, or worn teeth can be repaired with an advanced dental material that closely matches the color of your existing teeth.

The composite resin of tooth-colored fillings is a very durable yet expandable material that both protects your teeth from further cracks and breaks and insulates them from extreme temperature changes. Tooth-colored fillings are even strong enough to be used on molars, where chewing pressure is greatest.

Moreover, because tooth-colored fillings are metal free, there is no risk of mercury contamination or the health issues associated with mercury-containing metal fillings.

If you are in need of fillings, or would like to have your old metal fillings replaced, tooth-colored fillings are an excellent option. They not only repair your teeth, but help to maintain your teeth's natural, healthy appearance. A full mouth restoration, provided for our Dayton and Springfield, Ohio-area patients, often involves tooth-colored fillings for the repair of damaged teeth.

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Periodontal Care (Gum Therapy)

Gingivitis that leads to gum disease can threaten the health, function, and appearance of your mouth, especially if allowed to progress. When left untreated, gum disease ultimately leads to tooth and bone loss. Therefore, detecting gum disease in its earliest stages is critical to maintaining good oral health. Dr. Rae provides both preventive and corrective periodontal care in order to keep your gums healthy or treat gum disease that has already progressed.

During a comprehensive examination, Dr. Rae checks your gums, looking for tissue breakdown and pocket formation. He may also take X-rays to determine if there has been any bone loss. To treat the earlier stages of gum disease, Dr. Rae performs a scaling of the gumline, removing microbial plaque and calcium deposits. If your gum disease is more advanced, Dr. Rae may recommend periodontal surgery.

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Oral Exams and Professional Cleanings

Maintaining a healthy mouth requires more than routine brushing and flossing. Having your teeth professionally examined and cleaned at least every six months helps to ensure that dental disease—such as cavities, gingivitis, and infection—is diagnosed and treated in its earliest stages.

If you have gone without regular cleanings for some time, you may be putting yourself at risk. The need for extensive dental work, such as root canals, tooth extractions, and full mouth restoration, can be avoided when you see a dentist regularly for an oral exam and professional cleaning. Dr. Rae can provide you with scaling, root planing, polishing, X-rays, and he can make recommendations for further preventive care or restorative treatment as necessary.

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Contact Us for General and Restorative Dentistry, Including Full Mouth Restoration

Dr. Rae provides exceptional general and restorative dentistry, including oral exams, professional cleanings, periodontal care, and full mouth restoration, in the Dayton and Springfield, Ohio area. For over 7 years, he has been helping patients improve the quality of their lives by helping them maintain or achieve good oral health. To schedule an appointment with us, contact Ian M. Rae, D.M.D today.