Restorative dentistry replaces missing or damaged teeth through techniques that protect your mouth against future oral health issues. Our dentist, Dr. Erika Takanami, can perform a range of restorative dentistry services in our comfortable Vancouver, WA, office.
THE BENEFITS OF RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
Just a few of the advantages of restorative dentistry include:
- Keeping all the spaces in your mouth filled so that the teeth do not drift.
- Maintaining your smile, which boosts your self-esteem.
- Reinforcing your oral hygiene habits.
- Preventing plaque buildup and gingivitis.
- Providing long-lasting solutions.
RESTORATIVE SERVICES THROUGH LIGHTHOUSE DENTAL
Our restorative family dentist in Vancouver, WA, offers a range of restorative services for our patients:
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. We craft these devices to look like your original teeth.
If your dentures become damaged, we can repair them quickly. We’ll make sure they fit comfortably in your mouth before you leave.
Dental implants replace diseased and decayed tooth roots, forming a new base for a replacement tooth. They are placed in your jawbone.
When the roots of your tooth become diseased or inflamed, you may need a root canal. The dentist will remove the damaged pulp from your tooth, disinfect the root and seal it with a filling.
If a tooth has become too damaged to save, it may need to be pulled. Dr.Erika makes the process as pain-free as possible.
DENTAL LASER TREATMENT
Dr. Erika uses a laser to perform dental procedures precisely. He can eliminate problematic tissue on gums or reduce decay in a tooth.
PERIODONTAL GUM TREATMENT
Treating periodontal disease involves procedures such as scaling and planing, which provide deep-cleaning to the gums. You may also require antibiotics to clear up an infection.
Every case of TMJ is slightly different, so Dr. Erika will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. It may include mouth guards, muscle relaxants, stretching and massaging, or applications of hot and cold compresses.
Dental fillings fill in the area left by cavities. Once Dr. Erika removes the decayed part of the tooth, he’ll add a filling so you can continue to use your tooth the way you are used to.
Crowns are caps that go over damaged teeth. They can be made to look like your natural teeth.
THE BENEFITS OF CALLING ON LIGHTHOUSE DENTAL
Lighthouse Dental is a unique practice that’s focused on helping our patients feel at ease while getting the best dental care available.
Dr. Erika stays up-to-date on the latest restorative dentistry techniques and uses technology to give our patients the best possible care. Our family-owned dental office is a warm, inviting place where we get to know our patients and make them comfortable before every procedure.
CONTACT OUR RESTORATIVE FAMILY DENTIST TODAY
We offer families throughout Vancouver, WA, a relaxed dental experience with a caring dentist and friendly staff. Book your appointment today by calling (360) 576-3570 or fill out our online contact form to ask any questions.