Imagine all of the latest and best technology and materials available for you, including: digital X-rays which are more comfortable, accurate, and create 90% less radiation than traditional X-rays; a laser cavity detector that allows detection of cavities when they are nearly invisible and easily treatable; intra-oral cameras allowing you to understand and see exactly what is happening with your teeth; and quick-curing halogen lights used to bond restorations to your teeth.
Then imagine all this in a dentist's office that goes above and beyond anything you've come to expect in procedures such as cosmetic bonding and dental implants in the Redmond, Washington area. Our facility offers the comforts and amenities to indulge your senses. Our rooms are equipped with overhead monitors and headphones (as well as our own DVD and CD entertainment library), extra chair-side comforts like blankets and warm towels, and even refreshments like juices and bottled water.
But best of all, imagine the most caring and service-oriented staff in dentistry. At the dental practice of Dr. John Sayyah our goal is to make your visits as informed, nurturing, and comfortable as possible, whether you’ve come to our Redmond office for dental implants or dental bridges - simply because you deserve it. This includes on-time appointments, and a doctor who doesn't rush through your office visit, but instead spends quality time discussing your dental health, your goals, and your needs. John Sayyah, MD, DDS goes the extra mile for his patients from Redmond and all other surrounding communities in this Washington region. So, if you are interested in any of our dental services we will be happy to help you along the path to your Dental Health and Wellness. Contact us today and let us get started!
We offer the following preventive services to keep your entire family smiling:
You should have your teeth examined by a dentist at least every 6 months. At this visit, Dr. Sayyah completes an oral cancer screening, checks the overall health of your jaw joint, screens for periodontal disease and checks for tooth decay.
Depending on your dental history, Dr. Sayyah and your hygienist will determine a regular cleaning schedule to fit your needs. This interval is usually 6 months, but Dr. Sayyah may recommend a cleaning every 3-4 mo if you have a history of periodontal disease.
A sealant is a “plastic-like” protective coating that is placed in the grooves of back teeth to prevent dental decay. Sealants are usually placed around the ages of 6 and 12 years. These ages coordinate with the typical time of eruption of the permanent first and second molars.
Fluoride helps prevent dental decay. Dr. Sayyah recommends children receive a topical fluoride treatment every 6 months and that adults receive fluoride treatments at least once a year. Fluoride strengthens teeth during formation and can stop the spread of new cavities after teeth have formed. Fluoride is also beneficial for adults because it helps prevent root decay which can occur as the gums recede from age or from overzealous brushing habits.
Nightguards, or occlusal guards, may be recommended for patients who have a history of clenching or grinding their teeth during the day or night. Dr. Sayyah will determine is you need an occlusal guard by checking the health of your jaw joint, looking for wear on your teeth and asking a few questions about your dental history. Although occlusal guards do not stop the habits of clenching and grinding, they protect your teeth from any further damage. There are many different types of occlusal guards available and Dr. Sayyah will determine which type is right for you.
At our practice you can significantly improve your smile with the help of:
Implants are artificial titanium roots that are placed into the jaw in order to replace missing teeth. They can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or to stabilize an existing denture. Implants are now considered to be the standard treatment for missing teeth because the process is minimally invasive and does not require teeth to be filed down for crown or bridgework. The timeline for having teeth placed on implants used to be 6 months to 1 year. With advances in implant placement and surface characteristics, teeth can be placed in under 3 months and in some cases teeth can placed in one day.
Bonding is technique where a composite filling material is bonded to the front of a tooth. This material is shaped by Dr. Sayyah at the dental chair. Few advantages to composite bonding is that it only takes one appointment and typically requires removal of less tooth structure. A disadvantage to composite bonding is that it may discolor over time. Dr. Sayyah uses the most recent cosmetic composite and polishing instruments to lessen the possibility of discoloration.
A bridge is a custom device anchored to neighboring teeth that replaces one or more missing teeth. When a lost tooth is replaced with bridgework the teeth on either side of the missing one are prepared as crowns to serve as abutments to hold the prosthesis(replacement) tooth in place. Crowns and bridges are most commonly prepared from high quality materials such as semiprecious or precious metals, porcelain or a fused combination of the two. Aesthetic function and tissue compatibility are considered when selecting the material most suitable for you.
Damaged and decayed teeth can be effectively restored with tooth-colored crowns. A crown is a permanent covering that fits over your original tooth, restoring health and strength. Dr. Sayyah uses crowns matched to your natural tooth color, which improve your smile's appearance as well as your dental health. Crowns can be used to whiten, reshape, and realign teeth as well as to repair damage. We can make custom crowns for you in just two appointments!
White Fillings or Composite Fillings are no longer just for cosmetic reasons. Modern materials and techniques have enabled composite fillings to be as strong and durable as old alloy fillings. With these new materials , it is possible to bond teeth back together therefore increasing strength. Furthermore because of bonding, less tooth structure needs to be removed in order to restore a tooth to full function.
Replacing large fillings on back teeth often require a stronger and properly contoured restoration. These are called inlays or onlays depending on their size. These restorations need to be custom-made at an off-site dental lab and two visits may be required. Once the dental office receives the custom inlay or onlay, the patient returns to the dentist’s office, where they are bonded into place. Onlays protect teeth similarly as crowns but conserve more natural tooth structure. Onlays should provide decades of service.
Periodontics, or gum care, is an essential element of your overall dental health. No matter how perfect your teeth are, you need strong, healthy gums to avoid tooth loss.
Gum disease is a common condition, and can be very serious if left untreated. However, if caught early, it can be effectively treated and even reversed with a simple in-office procedure.
At Redmond Town Dental, we are serious about your dental health, so we're serious about periodontal maintenance. We include a thorough gum checkup with every dental examination, and we emphasize early detection and treatment of gum disease.
Depending on the severity of gum disease, treatment may consist of one or more of the following procedures:
Scale and root plane
A scale and root plane is a simple, in-office procedure in which accumulated plaque and tartar is removed from under the gums, then the surface of the tooth root is smoothed to prevent accumulation and subsequent gum disease in the future, this process is called planing.
Most cases of early-stage gum disease can be very effectively treated using this simple method—not just preventing further damage, but repairing existing damage.
In more advanced cases of gum disease, in which the plaque and tartar accumulation penetrates deep into the gums, you may require a surgical procedure to remove the accumulation and prevent further progress of the disease.
In cases such as this, the extent and the efficacy of the procedure will depend on the extent of the problem.
If you do require a surgical procedure to halt your gum disease, Dr. Sayyah and his staff will thoroughly explain your options and discuss your condition and treatment with you.
If your gum disease has advanced to the point that you have lost bone material, it is possible to correct the damage with bone grafts, using either synthetic or natural material.
To learn more about gum disease and its treatment, call or email us today to schedule your personal consultation, and your thorough gum examination.