A composite (tooth-colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment. Dr. Larson will remove decay as needed, and the area will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.
A dental bridge is a fixed oral appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth. Getting a bridge usually requires two or more visits. First, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown. Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made. At the second visit, your permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit.
Veneers are thin pieces of durable porcelain that are custom-made for shape and color. Getting veneers usually requires two visits. First, your teeth are prepared by light buffing and shaping of the surface, then a mold or impression of the teeth is taken. During the second visit, your teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to maximize bondability. Bonding cement and a special light beam are used to harden and set the bond.
Our teeth whitening procedures can give you the best smile of your life quickly, easily and reliably. Achieve your whitest smile in as little as one hour.
Botox is used to complement aesthetic dentistry cases, as a minimally invasive alternative to surgically treating high lip line cases, denture patients who have trouble adjusting to new dentures, lip augmentation, and has uses in orthodontic cases where retraining of the facial muscles is necessary.
Juvéderm injections relax certain facial muscles which stop the clenching and associated pain. Juvéderm offers patients a safe and effective treatment with little to no down-time. Juvéderm is less invasive than other fillers and provides patients with dramatic improvement almost immediately following treatment. Results can last up to six months.
Designed to allow clinicians to capture and display high quality digital images from inside a patient’s mouth, intraoral cameras are a valuable tool for patient education and case documentation. An intraoral camera allows Patient's to see what you see. A problem such as a fractured tooth can be easier to spot when it is magnified on a computer monitor or TV screen.
As leading dentists in Burien and Kent, our comprehensive exams include the following:
Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs)
Oral cancer screening
Gum disease evaluation
Examination of tooth decay
Examination of existing restorations
Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:
Removal of calculus (tartar): Hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for a period of time.
Removal of plaque: A sticky, almost invisible film that forms on teeth.
Teeth polishing: Removal of stains and plaque not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
Dental radiographs (x-rays) are essential preventive diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. We utilize digital radiography which reduces your exposure to radiation by up to 90%.
A beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime is our ultimate goal when treating patients. As your dentists in Burien and Kent, we know personal home care plays an important role in achieving that goal. Learn more in our FREE download.
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with medicated dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function. Treatment is highly successful and usually lasts a lifetime.
Dentures are removable dental appliances for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They closely resemble your natural teeth and enhance your smile. Dentures may be either “conventional” or “immediate.” Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed; immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed.
There are two types of dentures - complete and partial dentures. A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting. Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.
Periodontal disease is a common inflammatory condition which affects the supporting and surrounding soft tissues of the tooth. It can also affect the jawbone itself in its most advanced stages. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults and should always be promptly treated. A complete periodontal exam of the mouth will be completed before any treatment is performed or recommended.
We focus on giving all our patients the necessary treatment and tools to deliver healthy, beautiful smiles to all our patients! Contact Dr. Larson today to schedule an new patient exam and start your journey to a healthier smile!
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