A fixed dental bridge is a dental appliance that Dr. Judy uses to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges effectively replace missing teeth, restore function to the bite, and complete your smile for natural-looking results. If you are interested in learning more about fixed dental bridges, please contact our Mercer Island, WA dental practice today (206) 232-5866.
A crown (or dental cap) is a restoration that we use to repair teeth that have significant damage or decay, or teeth that have recently received a root canal. Crowns can be made in aesthetically pleasing porcelain or composite resin for a more natural-looking smile. They are also available in gold. Crowns can effectively strengthen and protect teeth that dental fillings cannot repair. Call our Mercer Island, WA dental practice today to learn more about the benefits of crowns (206) 232-5866.
Dental implants are one of the most effective modern solutions for replacing missing teeth. Implants, when in place, act as the tooth and its root, effectively restoring both strength and support to your mouth and jaw. Dental implants are placed throughout a series of surgical procedures at our Mercer Island, WA dental office. Once complete, your implant will be a natural addition to your smile and will look and feel just like a natural tooth. We invite you to give our office a call (206) 232-5866 if you are interested in learning more about dental implants.
Another option we offer for patients who are missing teeth is a denture or partial. Dentures are created for patients who are missing all of their teeth, while partials are perfect for patients who have some natural teeth remaining in their mouth. No matter how many teeth are missing, dentures can play an important part in keeping your mouth (and any remaining teeth) in good form. If you are missing any teeth, please give our Mercer Island, WA dental practice a call (206) 232-5866. We’ll be happy to help you decide which treatment option is best for you.
Your cleaning and prevention plan at our Mercer Island, WA dental practice includes having X-rays taken of your teeth. We use only the latest dental X-ray technology: digital radiography. The digital X-ray process is a much more convenient and comfortable process for our patients and it’s also safer, eliminating up to 90% of the radiation that traditional X-rays emit. And, because the images taken by the digital X-ray machine can be instantly viewed, our dental team will be able to detect any potential problems faster than ever before. Call us today to learn more about the benefits of digital radiography (206) 232-5866.
Unfortunately, sometimes a tooth gets so damaged or decayed that it needs to be extracted. Tooth extraction is a very serious matter and should only be decided on after a diagnosis and consultation with Dr. Judy. If possible, any alternative will be chosen before the tooth is extracted. If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort near your teeth, we recommend that you visit our Mercer Island, WA dental practice now (206) 232-5866.
Night guards are recommended for any individual who suffers from nighttime teeth-grinding or bruxism. Our Mercer Island, WA dental practice can create custom night guards that allow you to sleep comfortably without damaging your teeth. If you are interested in learning more about night guards or your options for overcoming nighttime grinding and achieving optimal oral health, please contact our office (206) 232-5866.
Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a form of dental sedation that we offer at our Mercer Island, WA dental practice. Nitrous oxide is a convenient, safe, and effective option for patients who are nervous about receiving dental care. When under nitrous oxide, patients feel calm, relaxed, and even a little giddy. The best part is that the effects of the nitrous oxide wear off soon after your treatment, so you can safely drive yourself home from your appointment. To learn more about the use of nitrous oxide in our office, please give us a call today (206) 232-5866.
Tooth reshaping, or cosmetic re-contouring, is a procedure that we use to alter the shape, length, position, and, in some cases, the bite of your teeth in order to give you the smile that you have always wanted. Cosmetic contouring is often combined with the bonding procedure for optimal cosmetic results. If you are interested in learning more about how tooth reshaping can improve the aesthetics of your teeth, feel free to contact our Mercer Island, WA dental practice today (206) 232-5866.
If the inner nerve of a tooth suffers from infection or decay, Dr. Judy may recommend a root canal to restore the tooth. Root canals are a better option for most patients because they allow you to keep the tooth and will not cause problems with any surrounding teeth. To learn more about the root canal procedure, we invite you to contact our Mercer Island, WA dental practice today (206) 232-5866.
To help you reach your cosmetic dental goals, our Mercer Island, WA dental practice offers several teeth whitening options. We offer in-office teeth whitening for patients who would like immediate results as well as custom, take-home bleaching trays for our patients who would like to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home. Our professional whitening options can effectively remove the unattractive tooth stains that plague your teeth. Call us today (206) 232-5866 to learn how teeth whitening can brighten your smile!
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We use tooth-colored fillings to repair teeth that have minor fractures or decay. These fillings can be matched closely to the color of your existing teeth for a more aesthetic, natural result. Tooth-colored fillings are placed during just one appointment at our Mercer Island, WA dental practice. Please call today (206) 232-5866 for more information about tooth-colored fillings.
Veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment that helps you get a “Hollywood” smile. Veneers are often made of porcelain or composite resin and are shaped to fit your teeth exactly. When they are bonded to the surface of your teeth, your smile will appear more beautiful than ever before. Veneers are often used to:
– Correct teeth that are misshapen or crooked
– Brighten and whiten the teeth
– Change the shape of teeth
– Close gaps between teeth
– Repair wears and chips
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At our Mercer Island, WA dental office, Dr. Judy can remove the wisdom teeth (third molars) to help restore your oral health and prevent future dental problems. Wisdom teeth often need to be removed if they cause or have the potential to cause tooth decay, pain, infection, periodontal (gum) disease, damage to other teeth, and/or tumors or cysts. Wisdom teeth removal is also sometimes recommended to prepare the mouth for other necessary dental procedures. If you would like to learn more about wisdom teeth removal, feel free to call us (206) 232-5866.