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Do you offer family dentistry?

Yes, we do! Children are just as vulnerable to oral health troubles like tooth decay and gum disease as adults are. That’s why we’re proud to offer family dental care. Through the family care we offer, we can safeguard the smiles of everyone in your family. And to make your experience with us more convenient, we would be happy to talk to you about block scheduling, so you and your children can have back-to-back appointments.

How often should I see Dr. Prestwich?

We recommend that our patients see us at least twice a year for dental cleanings and exams. During your checkup, Dr. Prestwich will assess your oral health needs and recommend a personalized treatment plan to help you regain good wellbeing, functionality, and appearance. If you have any questions about what we recommend, we’ll be happy to address any concerns you might have.

Is it really possible get a customized crown in one visit?

With a unique tool like CEREC, it absolutely is possible. Instead of coming to our Albuquerque office multiple times, we can design your crown, prep your tooth, and mill your customized restoration all in one appointment. Afterwards, you’ll leave with your procedure complete, confident that you won’t have to return for a second appointment.

Do you place and restore dental implants?

A complete dental procedure is completed in two phases: the placement phase and the restoration phase. At our Albuquerque dental office, we’re happy to help you with both phases of care. Even if we need to refer you to a specialist for part of the placement phase, we can help you complete your procedure by attaching your new crown, bridge, partial, or full denture to your implants.

How can dental implants help me?

Dental implants can help you in two important ways. First, a dental implant will help you fill in the gaps in your smile, restoring your oral health and improving how your smile looks. A dental implant will also help you prevent bone loss in your jaw. When you lose a tooth root, your jaw will weaken over. But a titanium implant post functions like a prosthetic root, anchoring your new restoration and preserving your jawbone at the same time.

Do you have more questions for us? Call Ivory Dental today. Our Albuquerque office wants to be your source for family and cosmetic dentistry. We serve patients from Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Rio Rancho, South Valley, and all surrounding areas.