General Dentistry Services in Port Angeles, WA

General Dentistry Services in Port Angeles, WA

Peninsula Dental Clinic offers patients a complete range of general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry services. We develop a comprehensive treatment plan for all our patients to help them achieve or maintain a healthy smile. At our office, your oral health is our paramount concern. We want to make sure your teeth stay healthy, function well and look great! Our dentists and staff are highly skilled, caring, and dedicated to serving the people of the Olympic Peninsula.

We offer a full array of dental services to help you maintain healthy teeth. You can read more on this page about specific services. If you’d like more details about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at 360-452-3808. We hope to welcome you into our practice!

Bridges and Crowns

Bridges and crowns are dental restoration devices that attach onto existing teeth or implants. Bridges are usually the best option when it comes to bridging the gap between one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap -- these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth -- and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

Bridges and crowns are reliable options for restoring your teeth to their normal state.

Cleanings

Routine dental cleanings are important to keeping your oral health in good condition. A typical dental cleaning is performed by a hygienist and involves removing plaque and tartar, teeth polishing, x-rays, oral cancer screenings as well as evaluations for gum disease.

Dentures

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues and are customized to not only fit your mouth, but your lifestyle as well. Two types of dentures are available -- complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. 

Fillings

Dental fillings are used to close off spaces and gaps in your teeth in order to prevent decay from bacteria. Several materials are used for dental fillings, such as gold, porcelain, silver amalgam and tooth-colored plastic. Dental fillings are most commonly used to treat cavities but they’re also appropriate for repairing broken or damaged teeth to help restore their normal functions.

Implants

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent. It is an effective way to fill gaps in your smile and give you the look and feel of a natural tooth. You can receive implants to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length. They are one of the most popular choices for creating a more aesthetically pleasing smile.

Reconstruction

As the name implies, full mouth reconstruction refers to rebuilding and/or replacing all of the teeth in a patient’s mouth. Full mouth reconstructions combine aesthetics with the science of restorative dentistry to improve the health, function, and beauty of the mouth. Reconstruction can include any of the following treatments: dental implants, bridges and crowns, inlays and onlays, fillings and more.

Root Canals

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form. Following a root canal, a crown or filling is applied to the tooth for protection.

Sealants

Dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth usually the back teeth (the premolars and molars) to prevent tooth decay.

Applying sealant is a simple and painless process. It takes only a few minutes for our hygienist to apply the sealant to seal each tooth.

This is a quick and simple procedure to help you avoid tooth decay.

Sedation Dentistry

Peninsula Dental Clinic has been providing patients throughout Port Angeles with IV sedation dentistry for years. We have the ability to accommodate our patients by making the process as comfortable as possible. Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. It's sometimes referred to as "sleep dentistry," although that's not entirely accurate. Patients are usually awake with the exception of those who are under general anesthesia.

For people who avoid dentists like the plague, sedation dentistry may take away some of their anxiety. Sedation can be used for everything from invasive procedures to a simple tooth cleaning. How it's used depends on the severity of the fear.

Tooth Extractions

A tooth extraction is the complete removal of a tooth because of infection, risk of infection, or a crowded mouth. A dentist’s first priority is help restore the tooth, but if there is too much damage for it to be repaired, an extraction will be needed.

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars in the back of your mouth. They usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25, and they're spotted on X-rays. Most people have them removed because they're so far back in your mouth, they may not come in normally. They can be trapped in your jawbone or gums, which can be painful. They could also come in at the wrong angle, or  your mouth may not be large enough to support the extra set of teeth.

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