Get Answers to Your Dental Questions in Puyallup

You probably have a few questions about dentistry that you’d like to have answered. To help, below we’ve listed a few Puyallup dental questions that our patients frequently ask. Feel free to call us today at 253-999-9419 with any other questions you have, or to make an appointment. You can also make an appointment online.

How often should I visit the dentist?

For an attractive smile and optimal oral health, we recommend visiting us twice a year. Regular checkups allow us to catch and treat oral problems like cavities before they have the chance to worsen and potentially damage your smile. Depending on what we find during your dental exam, we may recommend tooth fillings, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, gum disease treatment, or custom mouthguards. These services can all help keep your smile white and your mouth healthy.

What are dental implants used for?

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots made from medical-grade titanium. After we place them into your jaw where you have missing teeth, they form a stable base for many types of dental restorations. We can anchor crowns, bridges, and arches of fixed teeth to your new implants. Implant restorations can help you bite and chew easily again, plus improve the look of your smile with a full set of beautiful teeth. Implants can also help prevent bone loss that normally occurs after you’ve been missing teeth for a while.

What types of cosmetic dentistry do you offer?

At Smith & Wetterhus Dentistry, we perform several types of cosmetic dentistry, all designed to give you back a gorgeous smile and help you feel more confident in your appearance. Take advantage of teeth whitening, dental veneers, tooth bonding, gum reshaping, tooth contouring, Invisalign, gum recession treatment, and even complete smile makeovers. Our dental team will work with you individually to design a cosmetic treatment plan that suits your needs and budget.