Comprehensive Dentistry for Tacoma, WA
Our dentist in Tacoma uses a whole-health approach and comprehensive dentistry that makes having a gorgeous and healthy smile easy and inexpensive.
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Understanding Comprehensive Dentistry in Tacoma, WA
Recent studies have shown a significant link between a person’s oral health and their overall body health. A healthy mouth is often the sign of a healthy body and vice-versa.
Taking care of your teeth can prevent damaging inflammation and infection from gaining entry into your system and causing damage elsewhere.
Dr. Giesy has received advanced training and education that allows him to offer his patients in-house, comprehensive treatment at our Tacoma dental office for whole-health dentistry.
There’s no need to hop around to different dentists; Dr. Giesy can provide a total smile solution that will look good, feel great, and last a lifetime.
Explore Our Comprehensive Dentistry Services
Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns are tooth-like caps that fit over damaged, decayed, or unattractive teeth – preventing them from getting extracted. They’re made to look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth.
Bridges are an option for replacing one or more missing teeth and can give you the confidence to smile again. Depending on your specific situation, Dr. Giesy will recommend which restoration is best for your smile.
Dental implants are a superior treatment option for patients with missing teeth.
Long-lasting and natural-feeling, implants help preserve tooth-supporting bone that otherwise naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost. Still have questions?
Inlays & Onlays
Do you have damaged teeth? Sometimes the damage to a tooth is too extensive to be treated with a simple filling, and yet may not require a full-coverage crown.
Dr. Giesy may recommend inlays or onlays as a solution. Treatment involves using a fabricated filling and professionally bonding it to your teeth, leaving you with a strong, restored, healthy tooth.
We take patient health more than seriously, it is our greatest priority. Dr. Giesy offers durable mercury-free fillings that are not only ideal for your oral health, but also for your overall well-being.
Composite fillings result in a more natural-looking, healthier smile, giving you the confidence to smile freely!
Dr. Giesy’s primary goal is to preserve your natural teeth and keep them healthy for as long as possible. At times, however, the best solution may be extraction, whether preventative (wisdom teeth), or as a solution for a damaged or infected tooth.
Dr. Giesy will discuss recommended treatments with you, including sedation options available, so you feel completely comfortable and at ease.
A bone graft is a surgical procedure to replace bone tissue that has been lost. When a patient does not have a sufficient amount of healthy bone tissue to support a dental implant, a bone graft may need to be performed.
Bone loss can be caused by:
- Gum disease
- Accident or injury
- Tooth loss
- Developemental problems
The procedure is completed in our office under sedation. Your comfort will be monitored by Dr. Giesy and his team during the entire procedure. Once completed, we can move forward with placing a beautiful, new tooth replacement for you.
Periodontal Flap Surgery
When gum disease has become too advanced for non-surgery solutions, then periodontal flap surgery may be necessary to save a tooth.
Gum disease can create periodontal pockets, areas where the gum tissue has separated from the tooth. These pockets become filled with harmful bacteria that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. The purpose of periodontal flap surgery is to remove these pockets.
A small surgical incision is made that exposes the tooth and roots and allows for a thorough cleaning. The flap is sealed up, and the healing process can begin.
The procedure can be done using only a local anesthetic, but other treatments are available to make sure of your comfort. State-of-the-art technology is used to make this a fast and effective treatment that will restore the health of your teeth.
~ Billine G. (actual patient at Giesy Dental in Tacoma, WA)
Comprehensive Dentistry Focuses on All of You
Full Picture Dentistry
We don't practice piecemeal dentistry. Each treatment is a piece of the puzzle making up the big picture goal of improving your smile's beauty and your oral health.
Our focus on prevention saves you money. It is easier both on you and your bank book to maintain your oral health than to try and fix it after it's been damaged.
Poor oral health has been linked to more serious conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and dementia. Protecting your oral health will protect your whole-body health as well.
Comprehensive Dentistry = All-Inclusive Dentistry
- General dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Laser dentistry
- TMJ treatment
- Full procedural implant dentistry
- In-house oral surgery
- IV sedation
- Sleep apnea treatment