Brad Halleck, DDS | Town Dental
Dentist in Battle Ground and Longview, WA
Whitening is a popular procedure to make teeth whiter, brighter and more attractive. Bleaching can be used to whitening stained and discolored teeth, or simply to enhance a dull smile. Either way, tooth whitening is a safe and relatively painless procedure ideal for most patients.Our office offers two methods of whitening: in-office whitening and tray whitening.In-office whitening is an ideal procedure for anyone wanting immediate results. Because the entire procedure takes place in our office in about an hour, it is the perfect choice for busy individuals.
In this process, a protective gel is applied to your gums to protect the soft tissue. A special light-activated gel is then applied to your teeth, and a special light or laser is used to enhance the action of the agent. Finally, we take impressions of your teeth to create custom trays for at home touch-up and give you instructions for keeping your smile bright. The result is dramatically whiter teeth that will last for years.Tray whitening is a less expensive whitening treatment you can use while in the comfort of your home to whiten teeth gradually.
We will first take an impression of your teeth to create a customized clear tray that you will wear to whitening your teeth. Within a few days, your trays will be ready to be picked up, and we will show you how to apply the special bleaching material to the trays. The whitening gel trays should be worn 30-60 minutes up to twice a day. At the end of this period, you will see maximum whitening results that are nothing short of dazzling. Occasional treatment can be used at your convenience to maintain your new smile.
Call us to schedule today - we can help you get that bright white smile you've always dreamed of!
A focused beam of X-Ray particles through bone which produces an image on special film, showing the structure through which it passed. This gives the familiar black and white images that doctors and dentists use to diagnose problems.
X-rays are a necessary part of the diagnostic process, and not to use them could lead to undiagnosed disease. Without an X-ray of the whole tooth, and supporting bone and gum tissues, there is no real way to detect an infection or condition that requires attention.
In our office we use digital radiography which allows us to take X-rays using 50-70% less radiation compared to conventional X-rays. This digital technique also allows us to enhance the images for better diagnosis of any dental concerns.
There are different types of dentures, but they share their common function. They replace teeth that have become loose or been lost due to bone loss. When bone loss around the roots of teeth is great enough to loosen them or let them fall out, it’s time for dentures. Relax. No one enjoys losing their natural teeth, but you can still eat and talk regularly.
The entire mouth is examined and a determination is made as to which teeth will have to be removed, and which will remain. The loose teeth are then extracted. Dentures are fitted to go over or around whatever teeth remain in the mouth, depending on the type.
There is an adjustment period after dentures are placed in the mouth, and it can take some getting used to. But once accustomed to the dentures, all the normal functionality and appearance return and one just carries on as usual. Often implants can used to further stabilize the dentures. At the dental office of Dr. Brad Halleck, we are not only your family dentist, but we are a dentist office that provides implant dentistry also. So you are able to secure your dentures "under one roof." Call our dental office today!
Routine Dental Care, Dental Implants to replace a missing tooth or teeth, Dental Implants Supported Dentures, Cosmetic Dentistry, Tooth Colored Fillings and checkups for your children, all under one roof! It is the reason Brad Halleck, DDS is your Dentist in Longview WA 98632 and surrounding areas of Kelso, Kalama and Castle Rock. We have a new dental office in Battle Ground, WA 98604 and surrounding areas of Ridgefield, Amboy, and Hockinson.
Root canal treatment (also referred to as root canal therapy or endodontic therapy) is necessary when a cavity is allowed to reach all the way to this pulp. (Regular cleanings and checkups prevent and detect problems early)
Sometimes deep restorations or trauma to a tooth may cause the nerve to be damaged to the point it needs root canal therapy, also. Once this occurs the pulp becomes infected, and can even extend through the root tip and begin to eat away at the surrounding bone (this is an abscess). By the time the pulp is infected, it must be treated, and cannot heal on its own. It can even weaken the entire immune system. This is dangerous, not to mention very painful. symptoms that the pulp has become infected may include sensitivity to hot/cold or sweets, pain, swelling, pain to biting or pressure, and a bad taste in the mouth. Sometimes no symptoms are apparent, and the person is unaware of any problem until a checkup.
A root canal is then performed to clean out the infected tooth pulp and disinfect the canals of the tooth. The only other treatment would be to extract the tooth. Once the infection is resolved, the canal(s) are filled in to prevent any further infection. Usually, a core build-up and crown is recommended to restore a tooth that has had root canal therapy.