Gig Harbor Dentistry for The Family
From dental cleanings to dental implants, you can entrust your smile to Harbor View Dentistry.
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Our Gig Harbor family dentistry includes dental cleanings. Hygiene appointments are the best method to keep your natural smile and to prevent bigger, expensive problems. Shelley and Cori, our dental hygienists, will perform a gentle (but thorough!) cleaning to get rid of the tartar and plaque on your smile. We will perform a thorough exam, which includes:
- Digital x-rays
- Oral cancer screening
- Periodontal & tooth charting
- Bite exam
These bi-annual checkups give you the opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions you have with your oral and overall health. You control the appointment and we’ll never pressure you into anything you’re not comfortable with.
Gums are the supporting foundation for healthy teeth. If your gums aren’t healthy, your smile won’t be healthy; it could lead to tooth loss. You may have early symptoms of periodontal (gum) disease if you’re experiencing:
- Bleeding gums
- Gum recession
- Red and puffy gums
If we’re seeing signs of gum disease, Dr. Aichlmayr may recommend scaling and root planing or a deep cleaning. This type of cleaning requires 3-4 months of check-ups where Shelley and Cori will gently clean your teeth and roots to get rid of any plaque and harmful bacteria.
Watch our video to learn more about Scaling & Root Planing
Oral cancer claims many lives every year, but it can be stopped if caught in its early stages. That’s why we do an oral cancer screening at your bi-annual check-ups. Dr. Aichlmayr will examine your mouth, throat, tongue, and tonsils to catch any signs of oral cancer before it gets worse.
Sealants are mainly used for children to prevent tooth decay especially for the back molars. They are thin, tooth-colored coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of your teeth. We do offer sealants to adults in addition to children.
Our priority is saving your natural smile, and root canal therapy is the last defense for saving a tooth. It’s needed when the tooth nerve (the pulp) is severely infected. At Harbor View Dentistry, we are able to perform simple root canals to save your smile. If your root canal is more complicated, we’ll refer you to a trusted endodontist. In the end, we’ll do everything in our power to ensure you’re comfortable from start to finish.
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When tooth decay strikes, a filling is needed to stop decay in its tracks and restore your tooth’s function. At Harbor View Dentistry, we offer only tooth-colored fillings, and never place mercury fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings are an excellent option for your smile because they match the color of your natural teeth. We’ll ensure your fillings are smooth, look natural, and last for a long time.
Watch our video to learn more about composite fillings
Are you missing teeth? Are you tired of hiding your smile? Dental implants in our Gig Harbor dental office are the best solution. Why?
- They look and feel like natural teeth.
- Since they function like a tooth, you have the support and confidence to eat your favorite foods and speak clearly.
- They can be used to securely place your dentures.
- They’ll stop jaw deterioration and the process of getting the facial “sunken” look.
A dental implant consists of three parts: post, abutment, and crown. At Harbor View Dentistry, Dr. Aichlmayr partners with a trusted oral surgeon to place the titanium post within the jawbone. Once fused with your jawbone, Dr. Aichlmayr will place the abutment and restore a beautiful crown for the dental implant to blend seamlessly with your smile. In the end, you will walk out of our office with a new smile and confidence.
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Crowns: When a tooth becomes severely damaged, a crown is needed to restore its function, strength, and beauty. We work with the finest labs in Tacoma; we’re confident your crown will look and feel similar to a natural with the strength to last a long time.
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Bridges: Are you looking for options to replace your missing tooth? Along with dental implants, a bridge is an effective option to restore your smile’s function and beauty. A bridge is an artificial tooth suspended across the gap left behind by the missing tooth. It’s held in place by two crowns, which are bonded to your adjacent teeth for a natural look and function.
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Full mouth reconstruction involves restoring your smile’s function AND beauty. It may be needed if you:
- Have missing teeth
- Have an improper bite
- Are in pain when eating or talking
- Wish to improve your smile’s aesthetics
- Have severely worn dentition
It is possible to love your smile again. Dr. Aichlmayr will work one-on-one with you to create a custom plan to ensure you’re free from pain and confident to smile again. Depending on your goals and needs, full reconstruction may involve one or many treatments:
- Dental implants
- Teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
- And others!
Every smile is unique, and dentures may be the best option for you if you’re missing teeth. At Harbor View Dentistry, we offer full and partial dentures. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Aichlmayr to see which option works best for you.
Watch our video to learn about Removable Complete Dentures
Watch our video to learn about Removable Partial Dentures
Watch our video to learn about Home Maintenance for Dentures
Extractions may be needed for multiple reasons:
- Your tooth is so severely damaged it cannot be saved with a root canal.
- We need to make room for other dental work, such as orthodontics or dental implants.
At Harbor View Dentistry, we’re able to perform extractions. For more complicated extractions, we’ll send you to a trusted oral surgeon.
Watch our video to learn more about Simple Extractions
Looking to boost your smile? Professional teeth whitening is safe and effective – you may see a whiter smile overnight! We offer custom-fitted whitening trays to brighten all the contours of your smile much more effectively than over-the-counter methods. Talk to Harbor View Dentistry today to see if whitening is right for you.
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Are you noticing imperfections with your smile, such as:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
Bonding can help! It’s a conservative and affordable cosmetic procedure that can fix almost any smile flaw in one appointment. As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Aichlmayr will ensure to blend this service seamlessly with your natural smile.
Veneers are very popular to enhance a smile’s appearance. They are beautiful, look natural, and can last for a long time with the proper oral care. Veneers are thin, porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth. They can correct almost any smile flaw, including:
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Stained teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Crooked teeth
As a cosmetic dentist in Gig Harbor, Dr. Aichlmayr is an artist and craftsman to transform your smile into a work of art. He’ll work one on one with you to ensure it’s a smile you’re proud of and only made for you – no one else.
Watch our video to learn more about Porcelain Veneers
Suffering from a “gummy” smile? Gum contouring can mold and shape your gums to help bring balance to your smile – more teeth, less gums. Dr. Aichlmayr uses the best dental technologies to gently reshape your gum line.