We provide individualized care to our patients. You will get a thorough understanding of your dental issues and what can be done to help you be in optimal dental health.
Oral examinations are generally recommended every 6 months. Some patients may require more frequent visits while others may require less. A patients dental needs are unique to each individual. Your specific needs will be assessed and discussed each visit.
Consistent oral examinations facilitate early detection of oral conditions and decay. This results in more conservative treatment options and less cost to the patient. Many conditions can be unnoticed until it is too late for a simple treatment. Preventative care can lessen your dental care needs.
From routine cleanings and polishing to whitening products and services, Vashon Dental is equipped to handle all of your dental needs effectively and inexpensively.
A patient's interval for dental cleanings will vary by need. Most benefit from a cleaning every 6 months to polish away stain, remove build-up, and prevent periodontal disease. Others may require a more frequent cleaning to control existing periodontal disease and maintain healthy gums and bone.
Your smile communicates your personality and Dr. Rasmussen realizes this with attention to detail that ensures your smile remains natural looking. Dr. Rasmussen has extensive knowledge and experience in matching restorations to your individual smile. Schedule an appointment to see what he can do to help improve and preserve your smile.
Your teeth may need repair or replacement for many reasons. Decay is the most well known cause for dental restorations, but teeth frequently break and become worn through use and often misuse. Dental examinations are important to identify weak teeth and decay before they become beyond the point of restoration.
Implants are titanium structures that are placed in the area normally occupied by the root. Implants integrate with the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
Dental implants are used to replace missing or severely broken and decayed teeth. They can be placed individually or used to replace multiple teeth.
Dental implants are often preferred over conventional bridges which can be difficult to clean and are prone to decay. Fixed implants are generally easier to adapt to and use than removable dentures.
Crowns are porcelain or gold caps placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns cover the entire top of the tooth when a simple filling will not suffice.
Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following the loss of tooth structure to decay or fracture. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that the dental pulp is removed and filled, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.
A bridge functions to replace a missing tooth by using the adjacent teeth for support.
The goal of periodontitis treatment is to thoroughly clean the pockets around teeth to prevent further damage to surrounding bone. Treatment is performed regularly to ensure that you have the best chance for keep your natural teeth for a lifetime.
Periodontal care is needed when a build-up of plaque and tartar has caused the loss of tooth supporting gum and bone.
A regular maintenance schedule is necessary to keep the bacteria out of the deep pockets around teeth. Brushing and flossing is an important part of this maintenance, but pockets are too deep for to access all the build-up present and a 3 or 4 month interval is needed to keep periodontitis in check.
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amount of time to urgent requests which in turn help offset the possibility of unforseen pain or tooth breakage.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency please call and we will arrange a time for you to be seen promptly.
Urgent care may be needed when you experience spontaneous pain in a tooth, swelling, a fractured tooth or filling, or loss of a crown, bridge or filling. If you have question whether you need to be seen urgently for a dental condition please call.
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A MEDICAL EMERGENCY OR YOU FEEL A DENTAL EMERGENCY IS LIFE THREATENING PLEASE CALL 911.
Dental health will substantially improve the quality of your life