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How Intra-Oral Cameras Improve Dental Care

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Bellevue Prosthodontists

At Pacific Northwest Prosthodontics, it would be hard for us to imagine practicing dentistry without intra-oral camera technologies. The value of the intra-oral camera should not be underestimated. We use this device on a regular basis not only to provide better care, but also to educate patients about treatments, as well as to ensure that insurance companies receive images with claims that will increase the odds that procedures will be reimbursed.


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The Many Benefits of Dental Veneers

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Dental VeneersLonging for a Hollywood smile? Veneers just might be the answer for you. Veneers are a common cosmetic dental procedure that have the power to utterly reinvent your smile. Here at Washington State Prosthodontics, we’ve enhanced hundreds of smiles using beautiful porcelain veneers.


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Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

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Sedation DentistryAlmost a third of Americans feel nervous and anxious when visiting a dentist. If you’re among them, you could benefit from a different type of dental experience. At Washington State Prosthodontics and Dental Implant Center, we use advanced techniques in sedation dentistry to help you relax during your appointment because patients who are relaxed experience many benefits including a greater willingness to seek out treatment before dental problems get out of hand.


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Benefits of Dental Implants

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Bellevue Dental ImplantsThough there have been a lot of improvements in dental care over the past few decades, millions of people suffer from tooth loss each year in the United States. Tooth loss usually occurs as a result of tooth decay or gum disease, though sometimes it results from injury to the mouth. For a long time, the only way to treat tooth loss was with dentures or bridges, but today, many patients choose to get dental implants instead. Dental implants provide many important benefits over dentures which is why this treatment has become so popular in recent years at Washington State Prosthodontics and Dental Implant Center.


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Professional Teeth Whitening Compared to OTC Teeth Whitening

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Professional Teeth Whitening

If you’re considering your teeth whitening options, and you’re not sure whether to shop around for a high-quality at-home teeth whitening product or for someone to professionally do the teeth whitening at a dental clinic, it might help to learn more about the pros and cons of both of these options.


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Benefits of Dental Bridges

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Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are aptly named because they bridge gaps between two teeth. If you have missing teeth, a dental bridge can be used to fill in the space so that it appears as though all of your teeth are intact and healthy. A bridge is composed of two crowns, one on either side of the gap where the missing tooth is located. These crowns, known as abutment teeth, are used to anchor the bridge. A false tooth or teeth (known as pontics) lie between these abutments.


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Benefits of Porcelain Crowns

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Porcelain Crowns

At Washington State Prosthodontics and Dental Implants, porcelain crowns save many smiles every year! If you have teeth that have been damaged, chipped, worn, or that are aesthetically compromised in some other way, a dental crown may be able to restore the look and function of your teeth. Crowns are specially designed, customized restorative prosthetics that are placed on top of damaged teeth. They restore not only the appearance of the teeth but also their functionality.


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Benefits of All-On-4 Restorations

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Bellevue Prosthodontist

There are so many advantages to getting dental implants and the benefits of all-on-4 restorations speak for themselves. At Washington State Prosthodontics and Dental Implant Center, we recommend that patients who are losing or have lost their teeth consider the possibility of dental implants if they qualify for the procedure because it has so much to offer over conventional dental treatments for tooth loss. The decision to get dental implants is about so much more than just aesthetics! All-on-4 restorations enhance quality of life and allow our patients to keep on smiling even after they’ve lost all their teeth.


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What are dental veneers?

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Dental VeneersDental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers, are extremely thin, custom-designed and fitted prosthetic devices that are made to cover the surface of the teeth in order to improve the way the natural teeth look. They’re made from resin composite materials or porcelain and they’re bonded to the front of the patient’s teeth to change the size, shape, color, or even the length of the teeth. At Washington State Prosthodontics and Dental Implant Center, we regularly use dental veneers to fix a variety of cosmetic dental issues.


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What to Expect From A Bone Graft

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ProsthodontistsIf you’re missing one or more teeth, there’s no other dental restoration that beats an implant in terms of aesthetics and function. Dental implants not only look like real teeth, but they work like real teeth too. But in some cases, a patient’s jaw bone may not be strong enough to meld with and support the titanium screw used to anchor the dental implant in the mouth. In these cases, due to the natural aging process or other issues, jaw tissue may have deteriorated and a bone graft may be needed to create a strong foundation for the dental implants.


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