Maple Valley Restorative Dentist
Whether it’s as simple as a small crack in your enamel or as severe as multiple missing teeth, most patients will find themselves facing a dental problem at one point or another in their lives. If you’re currently dealing with a situation like this, you don’t have to struggle alone. At Four Corners Family Dentistry, our team offers several restorative services that can rebuild your teeth and revitalize your oral health, helping you smile with complete confidence once more. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment with Dr. Manpreet Dhaliwal or Dr. Christine Tran! We enjoy welcoming new patients from all over Maple Valley, WA and surrounding areas.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental damage can negatively affect more than your oral health – it can make it difficult for patients to eat their favorite foods or even show off their smile. With a custom dental crown and/or bridge, patients can regain the oral function and pleasing look they deserve. We primarily offer metal-free, tooth-colored restorations here in Maple Valley!
Root Canal Therapy
When a tooth suffers an advanced cavity or a physical injury, its vulnerable inner pulp may be exposed to dangerous infection that can result in the need for extraction if nothing’s done to correct it. Thankfully, our team offers root canal therapy as a saving grace. Many patients become nervous when this service is brought up, but rest assured, today’s advancements in technology and patient comfort have helped root canal therapy become no more uncomfortable than the placement of a common filling.
During the procedure, the affected tooth will be carefully opened so that the diseased pulp can be removed. After replacing it with a biocompatible substance, the structure is safely sealed and restored with a new dental crown/filling as a finishing touch. When all is said and done, root canal therapy has a success rate of over 95%, and many treated teeth go on to last for the rest of the patient’s life.
At Four Corners Family Dentistry, helping you enjoy your healthy, natural teeth for life is a top priority. Unfortunately, though, there are circumstances where the extraction of one or more teeth may be necessary for the sake of your oral health and overall wellbeing. Our doctors are likely to recommend this procedure when:
- A tooth is heavily decayed and cannot be successfully treated with a tooth-colored filling, root canal therapy, or other restorative service.
- A patient is suffering from advanced periodontal disease.
- A tooth has experienced a traumatic injury and cannot be replanted in the mouth.
If extraction is deemed necessary, patients can rest assured that our team will handle the procedure as smoothly and comfortably as possible. We will also start working with you right away to determine the ideal tooth replacement solution so that any time spent without a full, capable smile is as minimized as possible.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Third molars (also known as wisdom teeth) don’t actually become a part of your adult smile until somewhere between the ages of 16-22 – but by this point, there is very little room left in the mouth to accommodate them. As a result, many wisdom teeth can become trapped (impacted) partially or altogether, which leads to higher risks of infection and oral pain. If our doctors determine that this is occurring or likely to occur in the near-future, they may recommend extraction as a valuable service to help protect the rest of your smile. If your wisdom teeth are fully erupted and not overcrowded, it may be fine for them to remain.
For many years, dark-colored amalgam fillings were the norm when it came to treating cavities. While effective enough, their placement resulted in weaker dental structure, noticeable cosmetic imperfections, and the introduction of potentially harmful mercury to the human body. At Four Corners Family Dentistry, we’re happy to offer a safer and more successful alternative – mercury-free, tooth-colored fillings.
Made from high-quality composite resin, mercury-free fillings can be precisely blended into the patient’s natural enamel shade, creating a virtually seamless result. Additionally, this restorative solution’s direct bond helps our doctors preserve and strengthen the remaining tooth, and the lack of metals significantly reduces any post-procedural sensitivity.
When your smile is in need of restorative work, it can be frustrating to have to settle for a new silver or gold-colored “tooth” that stands out noticeably alongside the rest of your teeth. At our Maple Valley, WA practice, we believe that patients deserve the best of both worlds, which is why our doctors primarily offer all-ceramic restorations as an excellent compromise between lasting quality and aesthetic beauty.
All-ceramic restorations are crafted from dental porcelain that has the same translucent qualities as natural tooth enamel, making them a virtually perfect match. In addition to their appearance, patients can also enjoy plenty of durability and comfort once their new crown, inlay, or onlay is securely in place. The lack of metals means that patients who’ve struggled with sensitivities/allergies to common dental materials in the past can enjoy them worry-free as well. Dr. Dhaliwal and Dr. Tran look forward to helping you smile proudly!