General Dentistry in Spokane, WA

Dental Problems and Dental Solutions

There are so many dentists to choose from in and around Spokane, Washington; how can you ever know if you’re choosing the right one? After you’ve done your homework, read reviews, and narrowed your focus, your next step is to review the website as you’re doing now.

You want to find a Spokane, WA, dentist who can fix all the dental problems that may arise throughout your lifetime. So, you want a general dentist in Spokane who also performs cosmetic dentistry procedures to fix minor flaws that may detract from the aesthetics of your smile and the function and health of your teeth and gums.

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Some Common Dental Problems and Their Solutions

Very few people have perfect smiles, and even fewer people go throughout their life without needing tooth or gum repair. However, practicing preventative dentistry in Spokane, Washington, can minimize how much dental work you may require over the next few decades.

  1. Preventative dentistry involves regular visits to your dentist’s office, good oral hygiene at home, and healthy lifestyle choices like eating a balanced diet and not chewing on things that could damage your teeth. Your dentist in Spokane, Washington, will ask you to schedule twice-yearly dental cleanings and exams; at those appointments, your gums will also be inspected for early signs of gum disease. You will also be screened for oral cancer.
  2. Tooth decay at our office is addressed with white fillings, or dental crowns, depending on the severity. Our white fillings offer several benefits:
  • They look just like your natural teeth
  • They bond exceptionally well to your tooth
  • They expand and contract just like natural teeth (to hot and cold temperatures)
  • They reduce sensitivity to hot and cold food and drink
  • Require less drilling
  1. Cracks, chips, and other minor flaws may require porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin pieces of sturdy porcelain attached to your teeth. Porcelain veneers at Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics look and feel natural, and they maintain the normal function of your teeth while making your smile more beautiful.
  2. The Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics dentists use dental crowns to fix several problems. Crowns restore weak, broken, or decayed teeth. A dental crown fits over your entire tooth and can last many years if well cared for at home, according to Dr. Collins’ instructions. Dental crowns are an excellent choice to fix a broken or fractured tooth that needs more than a porcelain veneer.
  3. Invisalign® and traditional metal braces are two excellent orthodontics choices to straighten teeth. Whether you’re a teenager or an adult with mildly crooked teeth, we provide options tailored to your needs. After a comprehensive evaluation, our Invisaglign® dentists will chart your teeth-straightening journey, allowing you to visualize your path toward a perfect smile.
  4. We offer gum disease treatment at Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics. If you’re at the very early stages of gum disease, known as gingivitis, there are procedures we can perform to stop that gum disease in its tracks. After gum disease treatment in our office, you must do your part at home by brushing and flossing according to your dentist’s instructions.

These are just a few of the most common dental problems we offer solutions for at Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics.

Call Schedule an Appointment at Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics

Why wait another day to make an appointment at a Spokane dental office that can meet all your dental needs and those of your family, too? Drs. Marnie and Ken Collins have decades of combined experience and look forward to meeting you. You may call Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics at 509-532-1111  or fill out our online contact form. One of our outstanding dental team members will reach out soon to answer questions or schedule an appointment for you.

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