Complete dental care, orthodontics & more for the whole family
We realize that a trip to the dentist may not be something you look forward to - so we go out of our way to create an atmosphere where you feel unhurried, well cared for and comfortable. We are proud to offer the following services, and more. If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Douglas, contact our office today!
Crowns and Bridges
A crown is a restoration that covers a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size, and prevent further fractures. Its purpose is to strengthen and improve the appearance of the tooth. Based on each patient’s preference, they can be made to match the neighboring teeth (in porcelain or zirconia), or we offer gold crowns for their strength, wear factors, and durability, as well. Crowns are used to achieve a variety of needs; restore weak or fractured teeth, cover badly shaped or discolored teeth or used in conjunction with root canals, bridges and dental implants.
A dental filling replaces a portion of the tooth that is missing or unstable due to tooth decay or fracture. Teeth can be filled only when there is sufficient remaining tooth structure to surround the filling. We provide metal-free, tooth-colored fillings in resin or porcelain, and based on our well-researched and proven techniques, our patients rarely experience sensitivity after new fillings (or replacement fillings) are placed.
A dental implant functions and appears much like a natural tooth. It has a titanium root portion that is anchored in the bone, and this is covered by a natural-looking crown. We work closely with the best oral surgeons in Portland to have the implant placed, which most patients report to be a fairly simple procedure with an easy recovery. After a short healing time, the patient returns to our office for the placement of two parts: the abutment (or a “post” attached to the implant) and the natural tooth crown that is visible in the mouth. Implants are state-of-the-art and Dr. Douglas can explain the many benefits of this technique, if you are missing a tooth, or need to have one removed.
If you have the need for removal of a wisdom tooth, or any other teeth, for any reason, Dr. Douglas is able to provide many oral surgery procedures right here in our office. You can opt for oral sedation if the thought of the treatment makes you nervous, but most patients find that the procedure is so much easier than they anticipated when they have teeth removed here in our office.
Emergency Dental Treatment
If you have had a dental emergency, including pain or an injury, call us immediately, and we will work to get you in as soon as possible, and on most occasions, on that same day. We save special times in our schedule to accommodate patients who have urgent needs, so call us if you are having pain or a tooth problem that requires immediate attention—that is what we are here for, to help get you out of pain and smiling again!
Improving Your Smile
If you have ever had concerns about the way that your teeth look, or you don’t like to smile, there may be something you can do to help improve the way you feel about this. Some changes can even be very simple and inexpensive. There are several types of cosmetic treatments available for improving the look of your smile. Teeth whitening, veneers, or orthodontia are the most common. At Village Family Dental we can work with you to determine the best approach and can help you achieve the best results possible. An initial consultation with Dr. Douglas is the first step in brightening that smile! Call us today for a consultation!
Invisalign® invisible braces are the clear and simple way to straighten your teeth so you can show off your smile. Looking for an alternative to metal braces? Invisalign® is the clear and simple choice. No wires. No brackets. Just clear, convenient comfort. With Invisalign®, we can straighten your teeth using a series of clear, custom, removable aligners. Being removable allows you to maintain your normal oral hygiene routine, so you don’t have to worry. Each aligner moves your teeth just a bit at a time until your bite is ideal and your teeth are straight! If you are interested in talking to Dr. Douglas about ClearCorrect® , call us for a Free Consultation!