Let’s face it, nobody truly wants to go to the dentist. But the good news is, if you take care of your teeth with routine dental services, you won’t need to come in as often! And who wouldn’t want to avoid a lecture from their dentist about flossing?
At Queen Anne Hilltop Dental, we’re all about giving your smile the service that keeps you smiling. That’s why we offer a range of general dentistry treatments that keep your teeth and gums healthy and happy, so you can keep on grinning from ear to ear! Plus, we offer Netflix, iPads, and music to help you relax and forget that you’re even at the dentist’s office. Read below to discover the general dentistry services our Seattle, WA team offers!
One of the important services we offer at Queen Anne Hilltop Dental is fillings. Fillings are used to repair teeth that have been damaged by mild to moderate cases of dental decay. They’re typically made of tooth-colored composite material (though we also offer gold, porcelain, and silver amalgam), so they blend seamlessly into your existing teeth. Still, fillings aren’t just about making your teeth look beautiful again—they’re also important for maintaining the overall health of your teeth and gums. When left untreated, cavities can cause serious damage to your teeth and even lead to tooth loss. By filling cavities early, we can prevent more serious problems down the road.
So, how are fillings placed? The process is relatively simple and typically only takes one appointment.
- First, we’ll numb the area around the tooth to be filled to ensure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure.
- Then, we’ll remove any decayed material from the tooth and clean the area thoroughly.
- Next, we’ll fill the cavity with the tooth-colored filling material, shaping it to match the contours of your tooth.
- We’ll use a special light to harden the filling, ensuring a strong and durable bond with your tooth.
- Once the filling is in place, we’ll check your bite to ensure everything feels comfortable and natural. And just like that, your cavity will be a thing of the past!
Crowns & Bridges
Crowns and bridges can be a lifesaver for patients with damaged or missing teeth, helping to restore both the function and appearance of their smile.
- Crowns are essentially a cap that fits over a damaged or decayed tooth. They’re custom-made to match the shape and color of your existing teeth, ensuring that they blend seamlessly into your smile. Crowns can help strengthen a damaged tooth and protect it from further damage or decay.
- Bridges are used to replace missing teeth. They consist of two or more crowns that anchor to neighboring teeth, with a false tooth (or teeth) in the middle to fill the gap. Bridges can help restore both the function and appearance of your smile, making it easier to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. These appliances can be either removable or fixed and made from porcelain, gold, or metal, but we recommend porcelain-fixed bridges for the most natural feel and appearance.
We know, the words “root canal” can be intimidating to even the bravest of patients, but fear has no place in this dental office! Our team is on a mission to make the entire process as easy and comfortable as can be through careful preparation and gentle treatment.
Root canal therapy is a common dental procedure used to treat an infected tooth or one severely compromised by decay or damage. During the procedure, the damaged or infected pulp is removed, and the tooth is cleaned and sealed to prevent further infection. By treating a root canal, discomfort can quickly be relieved, and a tooth extraction can be successfully avoided.
Sometimes, it may be necessary to remove a tooth due to decay, damage, or other dental issues. At Queen Anne Hilltop Dental, we know the thought of getting a tooth extracted can be nerve-wracking, but don’t worry, we won’t be using any medieval methods! We perform tooth extractions using careful, gentle techniques to ensure the best possible experience for our patients. Plus, our team will provide you with personalized aftercare instructions to ensure that you heal properly and quickly.
We know it can be tough to smile when you’re missing teeth, but don’t worry, we’ve got your back—or your teeth, rather. At Queen Anne Hilltop Dental, we offer complete and partial dentures that can give you the confidence you need to smile, laugh, and eat your favorite foods again. Our dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth, so you can say goodbye to slipping, sliding, and discomfort.
- Our complete dentures are a full set prosthetic that replaces all your missing teeth, while our partial dentures are perfect for filling in the gaps left by a few missing teeth.
Along with complete and partial dentures, we also offer both conventional and immediate options to further diversify the prosthetics; while conventional dentures are made after the remaining teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be placed immediately after the teeth are removed.
Our team will work with you to determine the best type of denture to meet your needs and provide you with the support and guidance you need throughout the entire process.
If you’re looking for a top-notch general dentistry practice in the Seattle, WA area, look no further than Queen Anne Hilltop Dental. Our skilled and friendly team is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal dental health and a smile that you can be proud of! Contact us today to schedule an appointment and see for yourself what sets us apart!