Restorative Dentistry in Federal Way, WA
Services in restorative dentistry heal your teeth after decay or infection has taken hold. When you’re a patient of Dr. Beaty, there’s no need to stress if you require a filling, extraction, root canal, or any other restorative treatment. Peruse our comfort menu and select sound-proof headphones, a soothing beverage, or anything you need to feel at home. Dr. Beaty and our staff will take care of your dental issue and restore your smile faster (and more comfortably) than you ever dreamed possible.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges come to the rescue after tooth loss, or in the case of severely damaged or decayed teeth. These devices have been a trusted restorative solution for years, helping patients continue eating, speaking, and smiling with total confidence.
The crown is a thin, tooth-shaped covering that is applied directly over a damaged tooth. It holds together pieces of a broken tooth, restores the shape and strength of a worn or decayed tooth, or makes significant cosmetic improvements to an imperfect tooth. Dental crowns can also be used in single-tooth replacement when supported by a dental implant.
A dental bridge replaces two or more teeth that are missing in a row. It may be used in the top or bottom arch of the mouth. Either supported by dental implants or by using the two surrounding teeth as anchors, the dental bridge restores the patient’s ability to eat and speak with ease.
Using natural-looking composite resin, Dr. Beaty can fill cavities without marring the appearance of your smile. White fillings blend beautifully with your natural tooth enamel and require less removal of the natural tooth enamel, and that’s always a good thing. With increasing concerns related to mercury exposure with silver (amalgam) fillings, biocompatible composite resin provides an excellent alternative.
Dr. Beaty fills new cavities with composite resin and also provides filling replacement for patients in and around Federal Way, WA. Should you have your silver fillings replaced with white ones? It can be a smart, proactive choice to prevent problems down the line. Breaks and leaks in silver fillings may be difficult to detect, even with X-rays.
Full Dentures and Partial Dentures
Dentures are a reliable method for replacing several lost teeth or even a whole row of missing teeth. A natural-looking solution to tooth loss, dentures are prosthetic teeth that have been attached to a gum-colored base.
Dentures may be supported by dental implants, clips, brackets, natural suction, or denture adhesive. Dentures retained by dental implants provide patients with a comprehensive solution to tooth loss that replaces the missing root as well as its crown. Implant-retained dentures are highly recommended for patients who are eligible for implant dentistry.
Patients with dentures that are not supported by dental implants may experience an adjustment phase while they get used to the feeling of dentures. Within a few weeks, however, most patients are able to eat what they please and speak with total confidence.
Removal of a problem tooth is always the last treatment resort, and Dr. Beaty will do his best to rescue your natural tooth. However, when saving the tooth is just not possible, extraction is necessary. Whether you are experiencing an impacted wisdom tooth, an infected molar, a crowded tooth, or any other case that requires removal of the tooth, we are prepared. Our office is equipped with the technology, experienced staff, and patient comforts to make extractions as smooth as possible.
Are you in need of a tooth extraction or any other type of restorative care? Patients in Auburn, Seattle, Tacoma, and Lakeland South are encouraged to contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Beaty.