Restorative Dentistry

Missing, damaged, or decayed teeth can prevent you from smiling and from enjoying your favorite foods. At Mill Creek Dentistry, we offer a wide variety of treatment options to repair and replace teeth, including tooth-colored fillings, implant dentistry, and dentures. Seattle-area residents can also come to us for comprehensive preventive care for the whole family. If you live in Mill Creek or the Seattle area, general and restorative dentistry with dentist Bill Mulliken can be the key to keeping your smile beautiful and strong for years to come.

Cleanings and Periodontal Therapy

It is our priority to encourage our patients to maintain a lifetime of superior oral health. Our hygienists will work to educate you and provide you with the best and most current periodontal (gum and bone) therapies available. We will strive to provide the best treatment while maintaining your total comfort. To learn more about periodontal disease or children’s oral health needs, please contact Mill Creek Dentistry. We welcome patients of all ages from Seattle and nearby Bothell, Everett, Redmond, Woodinville, Bellevue, and Silverlake, as well as surrounding Washington communities.

Dentures

To replace missing teeth, we offer both full and partial dentures, as well as implant-supported dentures, near Seattle in Mill Creek, Washington. If you are missing a large number of teeth, you may want to consider dentures. Patients have been coming to Mill Creek Dentistry for custom dentures for more than 30 years.

Partial Dentures

If you still have many teeth that are healthy and strong, then partial dentures may be the best option for filling in the gaps. Partial dentures consist of lifelike porcelain teeth attached to a support structure that snaps in behind your existing teeth. This low-profile structure snaps onto your teeth with precision clasps, allowing partial dentures to be removed for cleaning and when you sleep.

Full Dentures

When all or most of your teeth are decayed and gone, a good option for restoring your smile, your ability to chew, and the form and definition of your face is a full set of dentures. Serving Seattle and the surrounding area, Dr. Bill Mulliken and the team at Mill Creek Dentistry can fit you for a custom-made set of full dentures at our office. Contact us today for more information.

Implant-retained Dentures

Implant-retained dentures are an excellent option for patients who are missing all of their upper or lower teeth. These dentures are used in conjunction with dental implants, and can either be permanently or temporarily attached to the implant posts. In the latter case, a bar or other attachment is affixed to the posts, completing the foundation on which your removable denture will be placed. This option combines the look, feel, and function of permanent implants with added comfort and versatility of removable dentures. Contact Mill Creek Dentistry near Seattle to find out if you are a candidate for implant-retained dentures.

All on Four permanent teeth

We now have the ability to restore fixed permanent teeth in patients with no teeth or unrestorable teeth. In one visit a whole arch of teeth can be placed on 4 precisely placed implants, restoring chewing ability, function and confidence. Ask Dr. Mulliken about this breakthrough procedure and how it could help you.

Tooth-colored Fillings

Modern dentistry now allows us to restore teeth close to their original appearance and strength by using composite resins (tooth-colored fillings). Tooth-colored fillings are now the first choice for most dentists when repairing new decay.

If you would like to replace your unsightly metal fillings, contact Mill Creek Dentistry near Seattle to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bill Mulliken.

Restorative and Air Abrasion Cavity Preparation

Air abrasion, also called “micro abrasion” and kinetic cavity preparation, is a method of tooth-structure removal considered to be an effective alternative to the standard dental drill. An air abrasion hand piece blows a powerful air stream of tiny, fine aluminum oxide particles out of its tip onto tooth structure. Air abrasion uses the kinetic energy principle, in which particles bounce off the tooth and blast the decay away. In most cases air abrasion is used to prepare various types of cavities to be restored with composites, or “white fillings.” Air abrasion also can be effectively used to repair cracks and discolorations, prepare tooth surfaces for bonding procedures, and perform additional cosmetic dentistry procedures. Air abrasion procedures are virtually painless, which, in most cases, eliminates the need for anesthetic; however, Dr. Bill Mulliken does offer sedation dentistry to patients during all dental procedures should they desire.

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