As a family and cosmetic dentistry of Monroe, WA, our professional team is committed to providing excellent care in a comfortable and caring environment.
Whether you just need a thorough cleaning and dental exam or a more complicated dental procedure such as dental implants or wisdom tooth extraction, we will do whatever it takes to ensure your comfort and satisfaction.
Prevention is the key when it comes to protecting the health of your teeth and gums. When we eat, bacteria accumulates and begins producing acids that weaken the health of our teeth and gums. The formation of plaque eventually transforms into tartar, which can lead to periodontal disease and tooth loss. At our office you will receive the best dental care in Monroe, WA from our friendly and professional staff.
As a premier provider of dental care in Monroe WA, Dr. Crandall and his staff make every effort to provide patients with the information they need to protect their oral health. By brushing and flossing daily, you can remove harmful plaque from your teeth, but quality dental hygiene alone isn’t enough to ensure your smile remains healthy for a lifetime.
DENTAL EXAMS AND DIGITAL X-RAYS
Regular checkups and x-rays are fundamental for the best possible oral health. We recommend that each patient visit our office every six months. For those with specialized treatment needs, visits may be scheduled more frequently as needed.
PREVENTATIVE LONG-TERM DENTAL HYGIENE
An essential part of your dental health, regularly scheduled visits to see Dr. Crandall can help to prevent gum disease and keep your smile healthy and bright for years to come!
While dental plaque and calculus can be removed through daily brushing and flossing, there are places in your mouth that a toothbrush and dental floss cannot reach. A professional cleaning by our registered dental hygienist will ensure those hard-to-reach places receive the thorough cleaning they need.
Without a thorough cleaning, these hard-to-reach places can contribute to the development of gum disease, which could eventually progress to periodontal disease. Along with regularly scheduled cleanings, brushing and flossing daily remain the best ways to prevent cavities and periodontal disease.
PREVENTATIVE FLUORIDE TREATMENT
Fluoride treatments re-mineralize teeth, stop developing cavities and make your teeth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque, bacteria, and sugars in the mouth. Dr. Crandall will review all available treatment options if he determines that a fluoride regimen would be good for your teeth.
ORAL CANCER SCREENING
Coming in for your check-up every six months is a great way to prevent oral cancer. We have a variety of tests that help us detect oral cancer.
Doctors cannot always explain why one person develops oral cancer and another does not. However, research has shown that people with certain risk factors are more likely than others to develop oral cancer.
Risk factors for the development of oral cancer include tobacco use, alcohol consumption, overexposure to the sun, and a personal history of head and neck cancer. Dr. Crandall and his team offer regular oral cancer screening as part of their routine dental care and treatment.
Few aspects of your appearance can draw as much attention as a beautiful, brilliantly white smile. In recent years, cosmetic dentistry has enjoyed enormous popularity for its ability to restore beautiful smiles. If you are looking for the best cosmetic dentistry Monroe, WA has to offer, Dr. Clint Crandall offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatment options to best suit your individual needs.
A bright and beautiful smile can help boost your self-esteem, confidence, and overall appearance. Our cosmetic dental treatments can improve or correct your bite, whiten teeth, and change the shape and size of teeth.
Using a resin that adheres to the front or back teeth, bonding can help to restore decayed teeth, lighten stains, close minor gaps or correct crooked teeth. Light etching of the surface of a tooth prepares it for the placement of bonding resin on top. The tooth is bonded, sculpted, colored and shaped. Once finished with a high-intensity curing light, the surface is polished to complete your smile.
A convenient procedure often completed in just one visit, bonding can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth, and typically lasts three to five years (or longer) before needing any repairs.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. and are generally used to improve the overall look of your smile, especially if you have uneven chipped, stained, or crooked teeth.
Ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to stains from substances like coffee, tea, or tobacco.
The placement of veneers generally takes about three dental visits, and involves an initial consultation with Dr. Crandall. Impressions of your teeth will be made and sent to the lab for the fabrication of your veneers.
The veneers will then be placed and bonded to your teeth during the third visit. Dr. Crandall will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.
Veneers require the same type and amount of care as regular teeth. Brushing twice daily and flossing once a day, along with regularly scheduled trips to see Dr. Crandall, will ensure a bright, healthy smile for years to come. We are proud to be a provider of the best cosmetic dentistry Monroe, WA has to offer!
An inlay restoration is a custom made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. Porcelain inlays are popular because they resemble your natural tooth. A porcelain inlay is made by a professional dental laboratory and permanently cemented onto the tooth by Dr. Crandall.
Inlays can be utilized to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma. Inlays are an ideal alternative to conventional silver and composite fillings. Also, they are more conservative than crowns because less tooth structure is removed in the preparation of inlays.
As with most dental restorations, inlays are not always permanent and may someday require replacement. They are highly durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.
The goal of Monroe, Washington dentist Dr. Clint Crandall and his team is to provide every patient with the smile they desire and deserve in a comfortable and relaxing environment. We provide our patients with knowledgeable and gentle care to restore the health of their teeth and gums.
While there are a number of options available when it comes to restorative treatments, you can be confident that we will recommend only the best possible solution for your oral health needs.
When a filling is required, Dr. Crandall and his team can provide aesthetic tooth colored/bonded restorations. Closely matched to the color and shape of your surrounding teeth, this procedure protects the health of your teeth while providing a beautiful smile.
Dr. Crandall will also closely examine any existing filling for any signs of failure. After years of use, fillings can start to break down at the edges, which can lead to new decay or weakening of the surrounding tooth structure.
Dr. Crandall strives to provide imperceptible dental work to all of his patients. Upon request, we can exchange existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.
Fitting a crown may require more than one visit to see Dr. Crandall. As a first step, Dr. Crandall will remove any decay from the tooth structure, shape the tooth as needed, and then fit the tooth with a temporary crown.
During the subsequent visit, Dr. Crandall will remove the temporary crown, replacing it with a permanent crown. Once adjusted, the permanent crown will be cemented into place, and you’ll have a new, beautiful looking tooth.
RESTORING YOUR SMILE
Maintaining your ability to speak, chew, and retain proper alignment of your jaw requires the presence of all of your teeth. If you have experienced tooth loss, Dr. Crandall offers restorations to replace lost teeth, including dental bridges, dental implants, and removable partial and full dentures.
One of the most damaging side effects associated with missing teeth is the increased risk of gum disease. You lower your risk of developing gum disease through the use of a dental bridge, which Dr. Crandall can provide to replace missing teeth. The bridge attaches artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth and can be crafted using porcelain, gold, or a combination of these two materials.
Fitting a dental bridge usually takes two appointments to complete. The construction of a bridge must be precise to guarantee a correct bite and to match the opposing teeth.
Dr. Crandall will take impressions of your existing teeth and send the impressions to a lab for the fabrication of your bridge. Between appointments, a temporary bridge will be provided.
A strict regimen of brushing and flossing will keep the bridge and surrounding teeth clean. Good dental care of these teeth is critically important, as the bridge relies on the neighboring teeth for support.
An increasingly popular way to replace missing teeth, dental implants not only support crowns, bridges, and dentures, they also take the place of the roots themselves.
Dental implants are fixtures made from titanium which are surgically placed into your jawbone. The implant acts as an anchor for a crown or denture to fit over. When a crown is fitted onto an implant, most people can’t even tell the difference between an implant and your natural teeth.
While dentures and removable partials can become loose and unstable, implants provide you with dental replacements that look and feel natural. Implants perform better than their removable counterparts and offer the same force for biting as natural teeth. Best of all, they will last a lifetime if properly maintained.
A dental implant also requires no alterations to the adjacent teeth. To keep your implants clean and healthy, you still need to stay diligent with your daily oral hygiene. It’s also important to regularly visit Dr. Crandall for routine follow-up appointments and cleanings to keep your new smile healthy and bright!