At Lake Hills Family Dentistry we see patients of all ages and provide a wide range of dental services including sealants and fillings, veneers and crowns, dentures and fixed bridges. Our goal is to help you with all your dental health needs so you can achieve and maintain your quality smile for life.
We offer a wide variety of aesthetic dental services including whitening, ceramic veneers, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain and ceramic restorations. When a patient has a desire to improve the appearance of their smile, several options of treatment and materials are usually available and will be explained to the patient in detail.
Crowns and Bridges
Teeth that are chipped or cracked, and teeth with minimal natural tooth structure may need to be preserved with a full-coverage crown. Our office is able to offer all-ceramic porcelain crowns, zirconium crowns, porcelain fused to high-noble metal crowns, and gold crowns. If a tooth or teeth are missing, a bridge is a common way to fill in the space, and help provide the biting surfaces needed.
Educating our patients is a major goal of our practice in our efforts to help prevent disease processes in the mouth from causing gum disease and cavities. We review each patient’s home care routine and generally suggest regular office visits to clean the teeth and check to make sure all hard and soft tissues are healthy. Conservative treatment such as sealants, fluoride, and chewing xylitol gum is suggested when it will help maintain dental health.
Unhealthy gums can cause serious problems around your teeth and can also cause general health concerns. One of the first signs of periodontal disease is when your gums bleed. Regular visits with our hygienist will help make sure your gums and teeth stay healthy.
While our usual goal is to help our patients keep their natural teeth as long as possible, it is sometimes necessary to extract. We can perform extractions of wisdom teeth, when a tooth is severely infected, or broken beyond repair, and for orthodontic purposes. We also partner with oral surgeon offices in the Bellevue area who are skilled in administering sedation and general anesthetic.
Dental filling are one of the most common procedures done. We offer both tooth colored and metallic fillings, with the composite or “white” fillings being by far the most common. The size and location of a filling often plays a role in deciding which type of filling will be best.
Dr. Malyon is experienced at performing root canals on most teeth and in some situations is able to complete the procedure in one visit. Many patients are surprised how painless this treatment can be.
Implants are oftentimes the best replacement option for missing teeth. At Lake Hills Family Dentistry we will discuss your tooth – replacement options and help you decide which would be best for you. Dr. Malyon will restore your implant to maximize both it’s function and aesthetics.