Services Provided By 32 Pearls
We are honored that you have chosen 32 Pearls Dentistry and we appreciate the trust you have placed in us. We offer a variety of services. We’re dedicated to ensuring your visit is as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible. Each procedure will be thoroughly discussed with you prior to the start of your care. In addition to the many procedures we perform, we also offer free parking and free Wi-Fi, personalized music and noise canceling headphones, digital x-rays (1/5 the radiation of traditional x-rays), handy appointment reminders and we handle all the insurance paperwork. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to call us.
Healthy teeth help support and maintain your jaw alignment. When you lose one or more teeth, your remaining teeth may shift, affecting your ability to chew and speak. A dental bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, eliminating the gap where those teeth had been. The bridge is then bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.
Cosmetic bonding is an affordable, quick and painless way to repair many cosmetic flaws or injuries, including gaps, stains and chips. Bonding sculpts individual teeth with no or very little structure removed. This technique bonds a composite material that looks, acts and feels like the real thing, to an existing tooth. This procedure usually doesn’t require the use of an anesthetic and is relatively quick to apply. It gives an immediate result and is less expensive than veneers.
Learn more about Cosmetic Dental Bonding here.
Sometimes when too much of a tooth’s structure has been damaged, a crown may be needed. Dental Crowns may also be necessary to attach bridges, cover dental implants, correct badly shaped teeth, to protect a weak tooth or restore fractured teeth. This permanent covering fits right over your original tooth and with natural-looking e-max crowns or durable gold crowns, all custom made by a local dental laboratory.
Missing teeth may add to a number of problems, including sagging facial muscles, inability to eat certain foods and speak. If you’ve lost all your natural teeth due to periodontal disease or injury, dentures may be your best solution and getting them doesn’t have to be a traumatic experience. First, any remaining teeth are removed and a model is made of the patient’s jaw. Then a temporary denture is fitted while the mouth tissue heals. Once the mouth tissue is completely healed, the patient is fitted with their custom dentures.
These days, pulling a tooth is still sometimes necessary. Teeth may also be extracted to make room in the mouth prior to straightening teeth (orthodontic treatment), or to remove teeth that are so badly decayed or broken that they cannot be restored. But don’t worry, we don’t use a string tied to a door! Extractions can usually be performed with local anesthesia and we’ll make you as comfortable as can be.
If you need a payment plan, please consider using our financing option.
First, we ask you to apply through either Care credit or The Lending club before we offer in-house payment plans (we run your credit).
If you are approved through one of these companies, you can decide to finance with either outside or in-house.
If you choose In-House, here is what we offer:
- Flexible Payment Plan: Pay a portion up front, and the rest over an agreed upon time period.
- No interest flex plan: Pay in a short time frame and receive no interest charge.
- Low interest flex plan: Pay off your bill over a longer period of time with low interest.
- Cash Discount: Pay upfront with cash and receive a larger discount.
- Check or Credit Card: Always accepted.
CareCredit: Apply online (www.carecredit.com) or in our office.
If you lose a tooth, a dental implant may be needed to replace the tooth root and crown. Dental implants are simply “anchors” that permanently support replacement teeth and have many advantages, including their natural appearance, improved comfort and unequaled convenience. The procedure requires a titanium root be fitted into your jaw to replace the lost tooth’s root. Once the implant is anchored into the bone, the bone around the implant requires six weeks to six months of healing. Once the bone has healed, a support post and replacement tooth is anchored onto the implant. Learn more on our Dental Implants Seattle page.
When more than a third of a tooth’s biting surface is damaged, a porcelain inlay or onlay may be required, especially on molars. These naturally contoured restorations are bonded into place using a strong resin. Inlays and onlays protect teeth similarly as crowns, but conserve more natural tooth structure and your tooth’s natural color.
Do you wish you had straight teeth, but hate the thought of wearing braces? Here’s good news! With new Invisalign braces, there are no metal brackets pulling on your teeth. Since they’re nearly invisible, you can get a stunning smile without people even noticing you have braces. Treatment consists of a series of clear aligners that move your teeth through controlled force. Custom-fitted aligners are changed about every two weeks and since they’re removable, keeping your teeth clean is easy. Ask about Invisalign braces today and see what a difference they make.
If you are an extremely nervous patient, Nitrous Oxide may be the answer for you.
With Nitrous Oxide, also known as Laughing Gas, patients are put in a relaxed, yet fully responsive state, where they will be unaware of the treatment and completely comfortable. Treatment can be completed in less time and with less stress, which allows quicker recovery. And, with Nitrous Oxide, patients typically leave the dental office alone and can immediately resume normal activities. Ask your doctor if Nitrous Oxide is right for you.
At both our Seattle and Tacoma locations, we help with the treatment of irregularities in the teeth (especially of alignment and occlusion) and jaws, including the use of braces or Invisalign. Learn more on our Orthodontics Seattle page.
At 32 Pearls, we see children starting as early as 6 months and the first visit is free. We have experience with all phases of children’s dental care, including cleanings, fillings, fluoride treatments, sealants and more. We have techniques specifically designed for children to establish trust and help your child feel comfortable. As your child grows, our team will regularly evaluate your child’s dental needs, providing the best possible dental care for your child in a friendly, anxiety-free environment. First visit for kids younger than 6 is free.
We stress good preventive care and take every opportunity to help patients avoid periodontal problems. If you have chronic periodontal disease, we’re pleased to report that there have been major advances in non-surgical periodontal treatment. However, if surgical treatment is required, our procedures are designed to maximize your comfort and your ability to naturally restore lost periodontal support. For more information about our Periodontal Therapy Services, go to our Periodontal Therapy Seattle page.
Restorative Dentistry includes Fillings, Crowns, Bridges, Dental Implants and Dentures. At 32 Pearls we provide excellent restorative care of all types. If you have cavities, you’ll find our new tooth-colored fillings are much more attractive than old metal fillings. If your teeth are damaged, we can repair them with new natural-looking e-max crowns or durable gold crowns, all custom made by a local dental laboratory. For missing teeth there are many options, including bridges, implants and dentures. Before we do anything, we’ll discuss all the choices, because what’s most important is your satisfaction.
When a tooth’s nerve or pulp area becomes diseased or injured, a root canal may help you save the tooth. If the diseased pulp is not removed, your tooth becomes infected and you could lose it. During a root canal, the dentist removes the pulp, cleans the root canal and seals the canal to protect it. Once you are healed, your dentist places a crown over the tooth to help make it stronger. Generally, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort.
Whitening your teeth is one of the easiest things you can do to improve your smile and boost your self-confidence. A single whitening procedure can counteract years of exposure to coffee, tea and smoking. Professional whitening is much more effective than off-the-shelf remedies for turning dull, yellow teeth into a bright, healthy smile. So why put it off any longer, when it’s so easy to look so much better?
If you experience jaw joint clicking or locking, ear pain, headaches or sensitive teeth you may have Temporomandibular Joint Disease (TMJ). Some people with persistent TMJ suffer debilitating pain and don’t know why. If you experience symptoms of TMJ, we encourage you to visit us for a professional examination and treatment plan.
Are your teeth crooked or discolored? Do you have spaces between teeth, or stains from fillings? If so, we can change the shape, color and length of your teeth using veneers – a thin shell designed to cover the front of the tooth. We custom fit veneers by removing a small amount of enamel and bonding the veneer to your teeth using a safe, high-tech polymer resin. At 32 Pearls, our veneers are made of porcelain and are extremely durable, stain resistant, natural-looking and easy to maintain.