General Dentistry in Tukwila, WA

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TMJ Treatment

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Did you know every jaw movement is controlled by just one joint? The temporomandibular joint – or TMJ – is the hinge on each side of the head, connecting your lower jaw to the base of your skull. It gives you the flexibility to speak, chew and yawn. However, when that joint becomes misaligned from clenching, grinding, or traumatic injuries, it results in the disorder of TMJ.

Drs. Patricia …Click to go to Dr. Patricia Benca’s page… and Laura Benca’s …Click to go to Dr. Laura Benca’s page… background in oral medicine and oral pathology allow them to preventively treat cases of TMJ, stopping the uncomfortable symptoms before they result in a chronic painful condition. The symptoms of this disorder can be painful and affect the performance of your entire body.

Common symptoms of TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder) include:

  • Achs and soreness in the jaw
  • Clicking or popping sounds in the jaw
  • Constant headaches
  • Dizziness

Preventative measures are the most cost-effective and convenient way to keep your TMJ symptoms from worsening. If you suspect TMD might be at the root of your problems, call our office today …Click to go to the contact page… and we’ll be happy to set up a consultation.

Metal-Free Fillings

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As comprehensive providers of dentistry, Drs. Patricia and Laura Benca highly recommend mercury-free …Click to go to our blog and read more about Metal-Free Fillings… composite resins as their material of choice.

We want you to be comfortable and love your smile. Dr. Benca’s twenty plus years performing composite fillings guarantee your teeth will look natural and protect your dental restoration for many years to come. With little preparation time, metal-free fillings are a conservative restoration procedure.

Dr. Benca will remove minimum healthy tooth enamel and focus on making the composite material bond firmly to your natural tooth structure. Their skilled hands can precisely shape and blend the composite material to your natural tooth contours. Composite fillings come with an added bonus: The materials are extremely resilient and durable and have lasting longevity to keep your tooth healthy.

Dr. Benca will place a glossy sealant after the filling has been placed to give your tooth that natural, healthy shine. In short, you will have strong tooth-colored fillings that blend naturally with your smile.

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Dental Bridges

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If you’ve been considering your tooth replacement options to fill the gaps from missing teeth, dental bridges may be the best solution for you. At Benca Dentistry …Click to go to the home page… , we offer affordable and aesthetically pleasing bridges to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile.

A bridge is a prosthetic tooth – or several prosthetic teeth – that fills in the gap left behind by missing teeth. To support the dental prosthesis, porcelain crowns are bonded to the neighboring teeth surrounding the missing tooth. When dental implants …Click to go to the dental implants page… are not an option, high-quality bridge restorations offer many excellent benefits including the following:

  • Restore your smile aesthetically
  • Improve the ability to speak, chew, and eat
  • Fix your bite properly
  • Prevents other natural teeth from drifting out of position (malocclusion)
  • Guards mouth against periodontal disease, bone loss, and tooth decay
  • Stabilizes facial muscles

Our dental bridges are custom-crafted to appear and function naturally with your smile. We design your durable bridge by taking impressions of the appropriate area and sending it to our highly accurate dental lab. A bridge will behave and blend naturally with your smile; anyone around you will hardly notice you received restorative dentistry.

Bridges are the best cost-effective alternative in restoring multiple teeth compared to dental implants. We understand dental implants are not for everyone. We will take the time to educate you about each replacement option so that you can make an informed decision about which treatment path is best suited to you.

Dental Implants

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Dental implants …Click to go to our blog and read more about dental implants… can be the most efficient way to restore your smile and renew full oral functions such as eating, drinking, and speaking. Modern dental implant techniques provide a means to natural-looking, healthy smiles like no other tooth replacement options.

Treatment for dental implants may vary, depending on the knowledge and experience of the team involved, to produce the finest results. With Drs. Benca’s multitude of experience, she understands that efficient dental implant placement only happens by partnering with an excellent team of periodontal surgeons.

A titanium post is surgically placed precisely in the jawbone with the appropriate amount of bone structure and gum tissue. Once the implant and bone fuse together to form a solid foundation, Dr. Benca place and shape a crown to top the titanium post to blend naturally with your other teeth. Upon completion, you will have achieved an absolutely beautiful smile with no indication you received dental implants.

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From Comfort to Technology

Expect your dental experience to be fabulous!