Vancouver, WA Dental Services
- Cosmetic Contouring
- Dental Crowns and Bridges
- Specialty Dentures
- Cosmetic Fillings
- Dental Implants
Whole Mouth Health Care...the close relationship between your mouth and your overall health... is at the core of everything we do!
From my years as a hygienist I learned firsthand the importance of keeping the mouth clean and the tissues healthy. In dental school I learned the physiology and bio-mechanics of the the mouth, teeth and surrounding area. But my time in New York City taught me the value of an attractive mouth and the confidence that brings. I try and create a balance in my patients' mouths, keeping them healthy and attractive. It is this twofold approach where I find my skill and talent lies.
In my office we place a strong emphasis on hygiene and home care, cancer screening, proper occlusion and treating tooth decay, wear and damage. But prevention, detection and treatment of dental health problems needs to be tempered with an artist's eye to ensure that the finished product is pleasing and attractive as well as healthy.
We offer a wide variety of services, from routine cleanings and fillings to bruxism devices. We are equipped to handle most of your dental needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, which includes the panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth.
Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures. Read More...
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked. Read More...
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Read More...
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco. Read More...
Research over the last few years is beginning to reflect the relationship between the health of your mouth and your overall health. Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease involving bacteria and the immune system. Diseased tissues are able to trigger inflammation in other parts of the body, with a significant association to osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and respiratory and pregnancy problems. Periodontal disease also provides entry for harmful bacteria to enter the bloodstream and migrate to other parts of the body causing illiness. Periodontal disease cannot only be treated with anti-inflammatories and anti-biotics, but must incorporate continuing mechanical treatment and care to arrest oral infection, reduce the inflammatory response and close the doorway on bacteria.
Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root. Read More...
Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving aspirin can actually harm your gum tissue. Read More...
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amont of time designing a Lifetime Treatment Plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforseen pain or tooth breakage. Read More...