Services 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. As a patient of Peninsula Dental Clinic, you’ll receive the highest level of dental care. Our team will work tirelessly so that you always leave our office smiling. Below are overviews of the dental treatments we offer at Peninsula Dental Clinic. If you’d like more details about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at 360.452.3808. We look forward to welcoming you into our practice! Cleanings Routine dental cleanings are important to maintaining your overall oral health. A typical dental cleaning is performed by a hygienist and involves removing plaque and tartar, teeth polishing, x-rays, oral cancer screenings and evaluations for gum disease. Fillings Dental fillings entail closing off spaces and gaps in your teeth in order to prevent decay from the buildup of 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. Bonding Tooth bonding is the application of tooth-colored resin, or plastic, material to repair a chipped, decayed or discolored tooth. It’s a cosmetic procedure that greatly refines a tooth’s appearance, whether it be in size, shape or color. 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 crowns, one of either side of the gap that anchors the prosthetic structure. Crowns are used to entirely cover a damaged or decaying tooth. They strengthen the tooth and improve its appearance, structure and shape, which allows for better function. Bridges and crowns are reliable options for restoring your teeth to their normal state. Implants Dental implants replace the root portion of your tooth and are surgically positioned into your upper or lower jaw to act a base for a replacement tooth. You can receive implants to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. This permanent procedure is an effective way to fill gaps in your smile and give you the look and feel of a natural tooth. Reconstruction Full mouth reconstruction utilizes restorative dentistry procedures to improve the health, beauty and overall function of your mouth. Reconstruction can include any of the following treatments: dental implants, bridges and crowns, inlays and onlays, fillings and more. Sealants Dental sealants are applied to teeth with deep grooves, usually molars, to prevent tooth decay on the chewing surface. Sealants are made of thin, plastic resin material that bonds into the grooves of teeth, forming a barrier against food particles, plaque, and even acidic drinks and food. This is a quick and simple procedure to help you avoid tooth decay. Porcelain Veneers Porcelain veneers are custom-made, thin shells that bond to the front of teeth. They enhance the size, shape and color of your original tooth, and are one of the most popular choices for creating a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Root Canals A root canal is a procedure to replace an inflamed or infected pulp in the root of a tooth. It’s a treatment necessary to repair and essentially save a tooth that’s been badly damaged due to a large cavity. Following a root canal, a crown or filling is applied to the tooth for protection. Tooth Extractions A tooth extraction is the complete removal of a tooth because of disease, trauma or crowding. A dentist’s first priority is help restore the tooth, but sometimes there’s too much damage for it to be repaired and an extraction will be needed. Wisdom Teeth Extractions Wisdom teeth extraction is a surgical procedure to remove one or more wisdom teeth, or the adult teeth located in the back corners of the mouth. Removing wisdom teeth is critical and should be done at a young age in order to allow the proper progression and growth of your teeth. The amount of pain and discomfort that follows depends on the complexity of your extraction. Dentures Dentures are a removable set of artificial teeth that replaces missing teeth or surrounding tissues and helps restore your smile. Dentures can be partial or complete and are customized to not only fit your mouth, but your lifestyle as well.