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John B. Tague BS, DMD, PA

General & CosmetiC Dentistry

Dental Services

Our Comprehensive St. Petersburg Dental Care

State-of-the-Art Dentist… Healthy Options

Dr. Tague has provided comprehensive care to thousands of individuals. Our patients come from around the
block as well as other states and countries to experience the warm, personalized care we provide. We offer the
latest state-of-the-art dental treatment including:

Dental Cleanings

Great oral health starts with keeping your teeth and gums clean and free of plaque, tartar, and other buildup. That’s why we encourage consistent and regularly scheduled hygiene visits. During these visits, our hygienist will examine and evaluate the health of your mouth, teeth, and gums and use the latest techniques to clean and polish teeth and remove calculus, stains, and plaque.

Periodontal Therapy

Keeping your gums healthy can help keep your whole body healthy. If we find that you have, or are susceptible to periodontal disease, we have a variety of comfortable treatment options including root cleaning therapy, ultrasonic scaling, and local antibiotic therapy to get your gums in top shape and get your body on the road to better health. Once the source of infection has been removed, your gums will begin to heal, and tighten around your teeth. If your gums bleed, even during flossing, or you haven’t had a cleaning in a while, please ask us about gum health and periodontal treatment.

Tooth Colored Fillings

We want the best for our patients. That’s why we have chosen to repair our patients’ cavities with tooth-colored fillings. Made from a healthier, natural-looking composite material, fillings are the best choice for smaller cavities or decay but they can also be used to contour, balance, and adjust your teeth. And because they blend with the natural color of your teeth, they look much more natural and attractive in your smile than dark, metal fillings.

Crowns/Bridges

If your teeth have been badly damaged and need structural support, our dental crowns may be just the treatment option you have been looking for. Crowns are custom-made restorations that fit comfortably in your mouth while securely covering and repairing teeth that have fractured, have large cavities or old fillings that have failed, or have had root canal therapy. Our dental crowns can also effectively anchor a dental bridge to replace missing teeth naturally and beautifully.

Veneers

Wishing for a whiter, straighter, more perfect smile? Ask us about porcelain veneers! Dental veneers are a solution to many cosmetic or restorative problem. They can lengthen and perfect worn-down or damaged teeth, close gaps, cover deep stains and even straighten minor orthodontic issues.

Dentures/Partials

Missing teeth can make eating, talking, and smiling difficult, but some people worry that dentures will look unnatural or fit poorly. Dr. John Tague takes plenty of time with you to make sure your denture or partial is made to suit you and your needs. In fact, very few dentists go to such lengths to provide total satisfaction for their patients.

If you need a denture or partial to replace teeth we are removing, we will make beautiful interim dentures ahead of time so you never leave our office without teeth! We also use the Coe Comfort liner, a soothing cushion that actually helps heal the tissues. As you are healing, we see you as many times as needed.

Once healing is complete, we take impressions to make your uniquely comfortable and beautiful denture or partial. We never use standardized metal trays – even the impression trays are individually made just for you.

These custom impressions are then sent to the lab for the fabrication of your denture base. The base will be tried on and adjusted as needed before teeth are applied, allowing us to fine-tune comfort and fit. Once the denture base feels snug and natural, the base will go back to the lab for the application of temporary, wax teeth. We encourage you to bring a loved one along to offer their opinion on size, shape and color. Ultimately, we think your dentures should look like your own, natural teeth, so we will work with you to modify the details until each tooth looks exactly the way you want.

Remember, you will be wearing your interim dentures while we refine your final denture so you never have to worry about embarrassment or discomfort.

When we are sure you are completely satisfied with the fit and appearance, it is time for your final teeth and a fitting! Patients are amazed at how good the dentures look and feel. Of course, we welcome you back for tweaks and adjustments as needed to keep you feeling comfortable and confident.

Implant Restorations

One of the most comfortable tooth replacement options available today is the dental implant. Dental implants replace both the tooth and the root for a secure and naturally functioning restoration. We will work with an oral surgeon to plan the placement of your post, while we create a beautiful new tooth that blends perfectly with your smile. You’ll be eating what you’d like, and speaking and smiling with confidence in no time!

Implant Supported Dentures

Dentures are not always secure or comfortable. And even worse, because dentures do not keep your jawbone stimulated, bone mass can be lost leading to TMJ issues and an aged appearance. That’s why we offer the beauty and comfort of implant supported dentures. Implants are small titanium posts placed into the bone to replace the roots of missing teeth. These replacements fuse with the jawbone, stimulating it, preserving it, and keeping it intact. Our implant supported dentures are securely held by these posts for a naturally functioning and secure fit – no adhesives required! Some patients even feel that their new dentures make them look and feel years younger!

Smile MakeOver/Design

Is your smile everything you would like it to be or have you been hiding your smile, wishing you could change it somehow? We think everyone deserves to have a beautiful, confident smile … and a smile makeover from Dr. John Tague can give you just that, and it can be absolutely life changing!

  • Crooked, overlapped teeth can be straightened.
  • Gaps between teeth can be closed.
  • Chipped, worn, or broken teeth can be repaired.
  • Tooth size, shape, color, length, and width can be changed.
  • Missing teeth can be replaced.
  • Stained, discolored teeth can be whitened.
  • Unattractive, failing silver-mercury fillings can be replaced with strong, safe, attractive tooth-colored restorations.
  • Gums can be “recontoured” to reduce the appearance of a “gummy” smile.

The result? A beautiful smile that’s been designed just for you!

Minor Tooth Movement

A straight smile not only improves your appearance and boosts your confidence, it’s also healthier. Crooked, crowded teeth can make cleaning difficult and lead to periodontal problems. If your teeth need some minor straightening or adjustment, talk to Dr. Tague about our comfortable, fast, and convenient straightening options. We offer both clear aligners and Six Month Smiles.

Six Month Smiles

If your straightening issues are cosmetic, ask us about Six Month Smiles. These braces are intended only for adjustments on the front teeth – that’s why they work so quickly and efficiently. Six Month Smiles braces are also almost invisible, because their wires are tooth-colored and held in place by invisible brackets. Your smile will look straight, even, and perfected in six short months!

Clear Plastic Aligners

Unlike traditional metal braces, our clear aligners are made of smooth, comfortable plastic. They’re removable, so brushing and flossing is easy. Best of all, they’re invisible so no one will know you’re straightening your teeth!

Whitening

Everyone’s teeth get stained – the foods we eat, the things we drink, smoking, medications, and even the simple passage of time makes teeth darker than they were during your youth. But they don’t have to be that way! To keep your teeth their whitest while reducing sensitivity, we offer a take home whitening kit that will help remove stains or darkening. We will create custom molds to hold the special tooth whitening gel comfortably and securely against your teeth. Just pop them in your mouth to whiten in the car, in your office or while you are relaxing at home. In a few days, you’ll uncover the bright smile you always wanted!

Niteguards

You want your smile to last – but if you clench your teeth at night, you could be causing much more damage than you imagine. Your teeth can break, chip, and crack – but more subtly, they can also wear down and become shorter and more sensitive as time goes on. This can lead to more than tooth pain. It can lead to both TMJ disorder and the need for major restorative work. Our niteguards help protect your natural teeth and preserve any dental work you have invested in. And unlike over-the-counter night guards, these are custom fitted and designed using the medical grade materials for superior fit and comfort.

Digital X-Rays

We have upgraded our x-rays to clearer, more accurate digital x-ray technology. Not only do these x-rays allow us to get clearer images of your teeth, these images also allow you to see for yourself exactly what is going on in your mouth right along with the doctor, allowing us to look at and discuss your oral health needs in real time. These x-ray files are stored in your digital patient files for easy access and comparison from visit to visit, and they are also convenient to share with other health care providers, if needed. digital x-rays expose you to lower levels of radiation and because there are no chemicals or film processing, digital x-rays are easier on the environment too!

Laser Assisted Cavity Detection

Discovering cavities before they cause major damage is key to keeping your teeth in their healthiest, most natural condition. That’s why we use laser cavity detection. This special laser allows us to detect even very small lesions and incipient cavities long before any sign of decay would show on an x-ray. In fact, it can find 50 percent of the decay that goes undetected by radiography. And when the first signs of decay are detected this early, our most minimally invasive procedures can be used, saving much more of your own tooth enamel. This laser is truly valuable in the prevention of dental problems and the promotion of good oral health.

Sealants

Some people seem to have deeper grooves in their teeth than others. Food and plaque can get caught in these grooves, and they can also make it harder for kids to really get their teeth clean. Sealants can help fill and “seal” these deeper grooves and fissures. Sealants also protect chewing surfaces of teeth from decay and give an extra measure of protection to kids with a high risk of cavities. We generally recommend that sealants be applied to permanent molars as soon as they appear, usually around the age of six.