Healthy teeth sustain and support your jaw alignment. When you lose one or more teeth, your remaining teeth may shift, harming your ability to chew and speak.
If you have missing teeth, bridges close the gaps in your smile. Dental bridges are false teeth (the pontic) held in place by your natural abutment teeth on either side of the gap. Dental bridges can be made from porcelain or other materials and are typically used to blend with your natural teeth visually.
A crown protects, covers, and helps a damaged tooth function normally. When a tooth is damaged, it is cleaned and then covered with a crown. Different materials make crowns, such as ceramic, porcelain, or e-max. Crowns appear like real teeth and work the same.
Everyone deserves confidence when they smile. Dentures replace lost or missing teeth. Dentures can replace one or more teeth which are known as partial dentures. Complete dentures replace all of the teeth. We offer the right denture services to ease your smile and give you self-assurance.
Sometimes a broken tooth may have too much damage to save. Although the dental team at Burien Family Dentistry will do everything possible to save the tooth, if it is threatening your health, then extraction is necessary. Sometimes teeth are removed because there are too many, crooked, or impacted within the gums. There are two types of extractions. A simple extraction removes one tooth in the front or the side. If a tooth/teeth have been broken or damaged, a complex extraction is needed.
Advanced technology has made extraction a much easier process than in the past. We take every precaution and measure to make your experience a great one. An extraction is a start to correcting your smile. At Burien Family Dental, your extraction will give you satisfaction and relief.
Root Canals (Endodontics)
Before an extraction is necessary, root canals can save teeth. Teeth contain small, soft parts such as canals that hold the nerves, pulp, and connective tissues. When these areas are infected, they must be scooped out and removed. If we catch these diseased areas in time, the tooth is saved!
Clicking, popping, grinding, and bruxism are all signs that you may have a TMJ disorder. The temporomandibular joint is your jaw, and you need it to chew and grind food properly. When it hurts, it means that something is preventing its mobility. TMJ disorder affects 15% of Americans, and we can help its impact on you. There are many self remedies and anxiety-preventable solutions for TMJ, but if you’ve tried all these options and still find your jaw unable to function and in pain, please let us know. We have the relief you need.
75% of people have a serious fear of the dentist. Dentophobia causes many people to stay home in pain and agony instead of going to the dentist to get the necessary help. We know we can’t keep you from worrying about your visit, but you can trust that we have reliable solutions to help ease your fears. There are many different types of sedation dentistry, such as general anesthesia, nitric oxide, and intravenous and oral sedatives. We are happy to discuss which sedative is right for you.
Sleep apnea is a disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. The disorder inhibits breathing during sleep and disrupts people’s lives throughout the night and day. You may not know that your dentist is the one you need to see about stopping it. Burien Family Dental provides state-of-the-art technology to help you get better sleep and have a better life. Talk to us today if you experience difficulty breathing during sleep.
Dental emergencies include all kinds of surprises, from knocked-out teeth to unusual pain and discomfort. If you find yourself in a crisis, please call 911. If they refer you to a dentist, then call us next. (206) 988-3968