Cleanings & Exams
Having a dental practice perform a checkup and regular cleaning gives a preventive approach to dental care. These general dentistry treatments help prevent problems with your teeth, gums and jaw bones, or they catch and manage problems before they worsen.
During your visit, our doctors will take a picture of the current standing of your dental health and what would be needed to keep your oral hygiene in its best state.
Composite fillings act as a dentistry solution for problems such as tooth decay or cracks. A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. This procedure is also utilized for cosmetic improvements of the smile by fixing any discoloration or reshaping any disfigured teeth.
Root canals are needed when decay and bacteria spread for too long without treatment. At a certain point, this decay makes it to the pulp inside the tooth. This pulp includes nerves, therefore infection generally causes a lot of pain. Since this is happening on the inside of the tooth, you won’t necessarily see the damage. Instead, you could feel it through pain and notice other signs that include bleeding, swelling and bad breath.
Getting porcelain crowns is the best way to have a very natural looking smile. They are used when simply filling in a tooth is not an option. There are times when they decay is so bad that we just have to use a porcelain crown. We also use them with severely damaged teeth or teeth that have already had multiple fillings.
Porcelain crowns are attached right to your teeth so that they can function, even when you bite something really hard! There are several types of porcelain crowns so it is important to discuss which type is best for you with your dentist.
Millions of American suffer tooth loss despite improvements in dental care. Tooth loss mainly occurs from tooth decay, gingivitis, or injury. Bridges and dentures use to be the only options available, but today there are dental implants. Dental implants are replaced tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for permanent or removable teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.
This may result in less overall dental visits, eliminates the need for dental office hopping, and provides consistent care and comfort.
When your teeth are missing, it greatly affects your smile. At the same time, the missing tooth has the potential to negatively affect your oral hygiene because of unprotected gum exposure. Dental bridges are one of many options aimed at improving the appearance and function of your teeth by replacing the missing tooth or teeth.
During your exam, we will discuss whether or not dental bridges are right for you.
Clear Aligners - SureSmile
We are a SureSmile Clear Aligner Provider!
SureSmile Clear Aligners use advanced technology and proven materials to provide a customized, comfortable fit from the first aligner to the last. These aligners promote better oral hygiene, and you can be confident in your beautiful straight smile.
Learn more about SureSmile Clear Aligners here, or ask us at your next appointment!
For our patients without insurance, we’ve launched our Wellness Program to simplify payments for preventative care.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Does the idea of having your teeth cleaned cause your heart to pound and your body to tense? Would you rather endure a toothache than make an appointment to have it fixed? If yes, you are not alone. Nine to fifteen percent of Americans experience dental phobia (anxiety or fear) that prevents them from going to the dentist and seeking treatment.
If you experience fear or anxiety, have sensitive teeth, a low pain tolerance can't sit still in the chair, have a bad gag reflex, or need a lot of dental works done, then sedation dentistry might be the solution.
You will should be confident in knowing Devin Lindstrom DMD has extensive training in Sedation Dentistry. He is also the only dentist in Enumclaw that performs sedation, which allows for continual adjustment of sedation level as needed for the patient and procedure.
Learn more about the type of sedation Enumclaw Dental Center offers and what you can expect when visiting us.
Many people lose a tooth or two as they age. Accidents happen and your tooth may fall out because of an injury. Teeth also get broken because of injuries. Some people grind their teeth so much that it damages them.
Nobody likes to have a smile they don’t want to show off to everyone. Nobody deserves to feel like that. You deserve to have a smile you can be proud of. Typically when we need to replace teeth, we use crowns. Crowns are artificial teeth. They can be placed right over your broken teeth. They will also fit in the space where your teeth are missing.
The bad thing about getting crowns is that it takes time. If your teeth are missing, we will have to place implants in, which will act like new roots for your crown. There are times when we place a temporary crown in your mouth while we wait for your crown and implants to be made. This can be quite painful.
Lucky for you, we offer CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Learn more about the CEREC process and how we can transform your smile right here in our office!