A dental sealant is a thin film that is placed over teeth to shield them from debris and decay. They are an inexpensive way to protect against cavities, since they cover hard-to-brush groves in the teeth where food pieces or bacteria would otherwise get trapped. They can be applied in a single visit, and provide protection for several years, saving your smile from tooth-eating bacteria and costly fillings.
At Olympia Dental Center, we understand that the aesthetic appearance of your mouth can be affected by the discoloration that silver fillings bring. That's why we provide porcelain white fillings that match the natural white color of your teeth. The filling will be indistinguishable from your natural, healthy teeth, so only your dentist will know that you have had a cavity.
At Olympia Dental Center, we value the comfort of each of our patients while they are in our care. That's why we offer the administration of laughing gas during any of our procedures. Laughing gas is ideal for helping our patients relax in the dentist's chair. It blocks pain and relieves stress, and wears off within five minutes after your treatment is over, so you will not need someone else to drive you home.
Dental crowns are the ideal way to restore the natural appearance of a broken or damaged tooth. We mold and model every crown specifically to fit your tooth, then skillfully apply it n our office for a long-lasting, beautiful smile. All done under pain-free sedation techniques, Olympia Dental Center is the name to trust for the highest quality dental crowns in Tumwater, WA.
Dental surgery is sometimes necessary to resolve some of the most advanced dental issues, such as extractions, severe physical trauma, or abnormal growths in the facial tissues. The dentists at Olympia Dental Center are highly experienced in performing all kinds of dental surgery, with licensed administration of IV anesthesia for your maximum comfort. When we are finished, you will have a smile that not only looks better, but feels better too.
If you are missing teeth, but your jawbone is otherwise strong and healthy, you may be a great candidate for long-lasting, natural looking dental implants. Implants replace a missing tooth and restore the look and functionality of your mouth. They look and feel just like your normal, living teeth, so you can smile brightly and feel confident in your appearance once again.
If you have one or more missing teeth, our durable dental bridges are a great choice to fill the gap in your bite. A bridge consists of a series of crowns placed over natural teeth, connected by a replacement tooth placed over the space left by a lost tooth. Beyond simply placing the bridge, we will show you the proper method for cleaning and maintaining your new teeth, so they will last for many years to come.
Many people avoid receiving dental treatment out of fear, but skipping your regular appointments can lead to even worse problems later on. For your comfort, we offer a range of oral and IV sedation options to help make your treatment a little more bearable. When you book your appointment with Olympia Dental Center, be sure to ask which sedation choice is right for you and for the treatment you will receive.
One of the most important tools a dentist has are dental x-rays. These allow for the early diagnosis of potential threats to your oral health, stopping small problems before they become big conditions. Our state-of-the-art imaging technology allow us to take the highest quality photos possible, revealing the smallest traces of decay, bone loss, or problems inside or around the tooth, all to ensure you receive the most comprehensive dental treatment you need.
The mouth's third molars, called "wisdom teeth," develop later in life than our other teeth, usually during our late teens to early twenties. The development and placement of these teeth can cause serious problems for the teeth that are already developed, from misalignment and overcrowding to infection and pain. Our gentle dentists surgically remove wisdom teeth in a single procedure. We will also follow up with you a few days after your extraction is complete to ensure the surgery's success.
The temporomandibular joint, or the TMJ, is the joint that connects your mandible with your temporal skull bones on either side of your head. Issues affecting your TMJ can be responsible for a range of problems you may be experiencing, including inability to fully open your mouth, popping or clicking noises when you speak or chew, bite misalignment, jaw pain, neck pain, headaches, and more. At Olympia Dental Center, we are experts in diagnosing and managing all issues involving the TMJ.
Veneers recreate the natural look of teeth without entirely reshaping the tooth for a crown. Comparable in appearance to healthy teeth and as strong as natural tooth enamel, they are great for changing a tooth's shape, size, color, or position in the mouth. If you would like to make an alteration to the appearance of your teeth, ask our dentists if veneers are the right choice for you.
We want our youngest patients to feel safe and respected during their visit to our office. We perform gentle cleanings and make sure that your child's teeth are forming and emerging correctly, and can recommend orthodontic treatments when necessary. Furthermore, we keep your child informed of what to expect through each step of his or her visit, to alleviate the anxiety sometimes associated with seeing a dentist.
When a tooth has decayed too far to be saved, or if its placement poses a risk for your other healthy teeth, it is sometimes better for the tooth to be entirely removed. At Olympia Dental Center, we offer the safest tooth extractions in Tumwater, WA and the surrounding areas. We use the highest quality, surgical-grade tools and technology. Most of all, our caring staff are committed to making you feel safe and as comfortable as possible during the procedure.
While regular check-ups and treatment are important for your oral health, the best advice we can give is to practice good oral hygiene every day, wherever you are. Let us show you how. Through honest and open discussion with your Tumwater dentist, we will help you come up with an oral hygiene routine that fits your schedule, with tips that range from which kind of toothpaste you should use to how to properly and thoroughly floss.