Restorative Dentistry East Wenatchee, WA
Bridges are one of the most popular tooth replacement options available today. With a bridge we can replace anywhere from one to four consecutive missing teeth. A bridge requires two healthy teeth or dental implants to act as anchor points for the fixed (permanent) prosthesis. We take an impression of the area that we wish to fill in with a bridge, which allows our dental lab to create a perfect replica of your natural teeth.
Bridges allow patients to chew their food and speak as if they still had their natural teeth. Not to mention they look just like natural teeth in your smile.
Sometimes, teeth sustain so much structural damage that they can’t continue to fulfill their purpose of eating. If left alone they would eventually fail structurally. Instead of allowing that to happen we can restore most teeth by placing a crown over them. A crown allows you to keep your natural tooth. The process to receive a crown usually requires at least two visits to our office.
Complete & Partial Dentures
When tooth loss has got you down, know that there are many different solutions to give you back the ability to eat and talk without the judgement that comes with being edentulous. One of the most popular tooth replacement options today. Both dentures and partial dentures are removable tooth replacement prostheses, and must be removed sometimes to eat, and always to sleep. They are one of the most cost effective ways to get your smile back.
Implants are currently the most effective permanent tooth replacement option on the market. Dental implants are surgically placed into your jaw and allowed to heal. Once fully healed, they will stimulate bone growth in the jaw and appear to be a normal, natural tooth in both form and function. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or even support a bridge or full arch of teeth.
When tooth decay strikes we will remove the part of the tooth that is infected with decay, and place a dental filling in your tooth to ensure its continued health. We have a number of filling materials available for all kinds of desired effects and aesthetics.
When a tooth experiences a deep infection that jeopardizes its life root canal therapy allows us an avenue to save the tooth. We remove the decay within the tooth along with all the biological material and fill the tooth with an inert substance that gives it strength and the ability to last a long time.
When a tooth has to be removed due to decay or trauma we can accomplish this task by performing an extraction. This is a simple and routine process that we are usually able to complete in our own office.
Multiple Tooth Extraction
Taking care of your teeth with regular brushing, flossing and dental visits are essential for preventing oral health issues. Sometimes, however, despite your best efforts, problems can still happen. If several of your teeth have been damaged, we explore every possible restorative option, such as crowns and root canals. If the damage is too severe, though, restorations may not be effective and may compromise those affected teeth. In such cases, extracting those damaged teeth and replacing them is often for the best.
The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is the joint where your lower jaw attaches to the rest of your skull. Under some circumstances it can become misaligned or improperly stressed and will need TMJ therapy. Many times we can treat TMJ issues with night time dental guards.
Wisdom teeth often need to be removed because of lack of space in the mouth an impaction issues. Often wisdom teeth are impacted because they come in at a strange or unacceptable angle that causes them to bump into neighboring teeth. This usually results in them not being able to fully erupt from the gums and is frequently a source of infection, pain, and further dental issues.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays provide an alternative to traditional fillings. They are known as indirect fillings, created outside of the tooth, rather than cured inside of it. While they can be made from several different materials, they are typically made of porcelain.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing procedure can significantly cut down on the negative effects of advanced periodontal disease. While periodontal disease that has been allowed to progress into the later stages cannot be cured, we can still take steps to treat it to lessen the effects it has on your oral health with Scaling and Root Planing.