Your teeth can remain healthy for your lifetime with the right care. Preventive treatments, such as cleanings, periodontal exams and sealants, help avoid dental problems in the future. It is crucial to visit the dentist regularly to be evaluated for your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.
It is not uncommon to experience some degree of tooth decay in your lifetime, especially if you have grown up in the Pacific NW. However, when tooth decay goes untreated it can lead to greater dental and overall health problems. Restorative treatments such as fillings, crowns and root canals, remove the bacteria and help to restore the health of the tooth. If the health of the tooth cannot be restored, the missing tooth can be replaced with a dental implant, bridge or dentures.
Cosmetic dentistry allows patients to improve their confidence in their smile. Cosmetic treatments enhance the appearance of the teeth. Whether the treatment is whitening, bonding or porcelain crowns and veneers, the goal is to create a smile the patient is happy with.