Services

Comprehensive DentistryHygiene & Prevention
Pediatric Dentistry
Dental Hygiene & Prevention
Periodontal Therapy
Root Canal Therapy
Extractions
Cosmetic Dentistry
Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry
TMD & Sleep Disorders
Comfort, Relaxation Services & Technology
Dentures

Comprehensive Dentistry, Hygiene & Prevention

During your first visit at the Arthur Dental Group, we will get to know you and your dental history and discuss your dental health goals. We begin by taking all the necessary x-rays and photos, and then complete a comprehensive dental exam to evaluate your:

  • Teeth
  • Periodontal Status
  • Muscles of the jaw, bite, and any signs of TMJ
  • The soft tissues of the head and neck

Our comprehensive dental examine provides us with all the information we need to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored specifically for you. Whether you desire a complete smile makeover or routine dental care, we promise to work with your best health interest at heart, all while providing you with the latest in comfort and relaxation services to make your appointment as stress free as possible.

Pediatric Dentistry

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should visit the dentist by their first birthday. It is important that your child’s newly-erupted teeth (erupting at six and 12 months of age) receive proper dental care and benefit from proper oral hygiene habits right from the beginning.

A child’s first visit to the dentist should be enjoyable. Children are not born with a natural fear of the dentist, but they can fear the unknown. Our office makes a special effort to use pleasant, non-frightening, simple words to describe each treatment. We want you and your child to feel at ease from the moment your family arrives at our office. The more you and your child know about the first visit, the better you will feel.

Dental Hygiene & Prevention

At the core of comprehensive dental health is dental hygiene and prevention. Keeping our mouths, teeth, and gums clean and healthy is the most important part of overall dental health. The basics of dental hygiene and oral health are simple, but are often taken for granted.

The Arthur Dental Group recommends a schedule of bi-yearly check-ups to ensure your overall dental health is maintained and free of symptoms that can lead to gum disease and infection. During each of your yearly check-ups, your teeth will be cleaned, checked for signs of infection, and should any changes in your home-care processes need to corrected, we will review home-care dental hygiene instructions, including proper brushing, flossing, and the proper use of fluoride and mouth rinses.

  • Regular dental “cleanings”
  • Home Care Instruction including proper brushing, flossing, fluoride and mouth rinses
  • Fluoride application
  • High Decay Rate prevention program

Periodontal Therapy

Periodontitis describes the group of conditions that involves inflammation of the gums and other structures that support the teeth. Periodontitis is caused by bacteria found in dental plaque and often, but not always, starts as gingivitis.

Through our periodontal therapy, we will work to eliminate any potential bacterial infection that could compromise the structures that hold the teeth in the jaw, including the periodontal ligament and underlying bone. With daily brushing and flossing (morning and night) and regular professional cleanings, we can help to greatly reduce your risk of periodontitis or allow you to have it treated during its earliest stages.

Untreated periodontitis can result in the teeth to become loose, causing pockets to form between the teeth and gums, which allows more bacteria to accumulate. Left untreated, periodontitis can result in tooth loss.

  • Patient specific program for treatment and maintenance

Root Canal Therapy

In the past, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you would probably lose that tooth. Today with root canal therapy, your tooth can be saved. Root canals are a relatively simple procedure involving one to three office visits.

Extractions

There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth. Sometimes a baby tooth has misshapen or long roots that prevent it from falling out as it should, and the tooth must be removed to make way for the permanent tooth to erupt. At other times, a tooth may have so much decay that it puts the surrounding teeth and jaw at risk of decay, so your doctor may recommend removal and replacement with a bridge or implant. Infection, orthodontic correction, or problems with a wisdom tooth can also require removal of a tooth.

Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Your smile is one of your most important features. Dentistry is continually evolving, and with a variety of advanced treatment options, achieving a beautiful, healthy, aesthetic smile is made easy for patients of all ages.

Dr. Lisa Arthur is a skilled, experienced cosmetic dentist who can certainly help improve your appearance, your smile, and as a result, your confidence. Cosmetic dentistry continues to evolve with new treatments and options for making your smile the brightest it can be.

Cosmetic Dentistry Includes:

  • Teeth Whitening — One of the most conservative and economical ways to improve your smile, whitening teeth can be accomplished at home or in the dentist’s chair. There are many products and methods from which to choose.
  • Composite Bonding — A tooth-colored composite resin that is bonded to the teeth can improve the appearance and strength of chipped teeth. These procedures require very little preparation (drilling) of the tooth.
  • Porcelain & Composite Veneers — Designed to substitute for tooth enamel, veneers are hard, thin shells of tooth-colored material that can mask a variety of dental imperfections.
  • Porcelain Crowns — Heavily damaged teeth can be covered with natural-looking porcelain crowns, which replace more natural tooth structure than veneers.
  • Porcelain Bridgework — A missing tooth can be replaced with porcelain bridgework that is attached to the natural teeth on either side of the space.
  • Dental Implants — Usually made of titanium, an implant is used to replace the root portion of a missing tooth. The implant is fitted with a crown to create a natural-looking replacement for the entire tooth.
  • Inlays & Onlays — In certain cases, fillings can be fabricated from porcelain or composite materials in a dental laboratory to more closely match the color of a tooth. When applied to the inside of the tooth, they are referred to as “inlays.” Attached to the biting surface, they are known as “onlays.”
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings — Gone are the days when a filling has to be obvious and unsightly. Tooth-colored fillings are barely noticeable.
  • Cosmetic Gum Surgery — Minor surgery can reshape gum tissue to give it a more leveled appearance.
  • Tooth Contouring & Reshaping — Cosmetic dentists can use a drill or laser to smooth out or reshape teeth.

Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry

Restorative dentistry at the Arthur Dental Group focuses on the examination and treatment of diseases of the oral cavity, the teeth, and their supporting structures. Our restorative dentistry services include the application of tooth colored fillings, crowns (including same-day crowns), bridges, and implant restorations.

During your comprehensive dental exam, we will diagnose your oral health condition and recommend any restorative dentistry treatments that may be needed. While most of our restorative dental procedures can be completed in one visit, more complex dental treatments may require multiple dental visits. Depending on the specific treatment needed, the use of different types of sedation or anesthesia may be needed. All sedation decisions will be made to ensure you remain free of discomfort or anxiety throughout the procedure.

While many dental issues can be treated using traditional restorative procedures, there may still be a need for cosmetic dental services in addition.

TMD & Sleep Disorders

The Arthur Dental Group provides specialized surgical procedures involving your teeth, mouth and jaw. We offer oral surgery procedures to correct various issues, and will work together to provide the best treatment plan for your individual case.

If you have or think you are in need of dentures, the Arthur Dental Group provides denture services for both removable partial dentures and dental implants. After a comprehensive dental examine, we will be able to provide the best treatment plan based on your current or desired denture need.

The occurrence of tightening of the muscles of the jaw, bruxism, and recurring headaches can be corrected through better dental health. We also specialize in treatment of sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.

  • Root Canals
  • Oral Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea
  • TMD (TMJ Disorders)/Bruxism/Headaches
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Dentures

Comfort, Relaxation Services & Technology

Providing a comfortable and relaxing experience at the Arthur Dental Group is paramount to our comprehensive treatment plan. Through our use of ergonomic chairs, aromatherapy, and blankets and pillows upon request, your experience at the Arthur Dental Group guaranteed to be one of comfort and relaxation.

We also offer multiple options for anesthesia, including traditional topical use of Novocain, as well as nitrous oxide should you prefer.

By utilizing state-of-the-art dental technology, the Arthur Dental Group is able to provide one of the widest ranges of services of any dental practice in the Bremerton area. With digital x-rays, 3-D CBCT imaging, and digital intra-oral photos, the Arthur Dental Group has the technology and staff to provide the best treatment plan and services based on your current dental needs.

  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Ergonomic Chairs
  • Blankets and Pillows upon request
  • Aromatherapy

Dentures

Dentures are natural-looking replacement teeth that are removable. There are two types of dentures: full and partial.

  • Full dentures are given to patients when all of the natural teeth have been removed. Conventional full dentures are placed after the gum tissue has healed, which can take several months. Immediate full dentures are placed immediately after the teeth have been removed and may require frequent adjustments during the first couple of months of use.
  • Partial dentures are attached to a metal frame that is connected to your natural teeth and are used to fill in where permanent teeth have been removed. Partial dentures are considered a removable alternative to bridges.

Digital Intraoral X-rays

Digital radiography is a form of x-ray imaging where sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. The benefits of digital intraoral x-ray are:

  • Digital radiology significantly lowers the amount of radiation they will receive. The American Dental Association states that digital systems may reduce radiation exposure by 40-60% over traditional film x-rays.
  • There is no chemical processing of the x-rays, eliminating the inconvenience and environmental impact associated with disposal of conventional film developers.
  • The digital images are immediately available to view. Using current technology, it is very easy to enhance, enlarge, or refine the X-ray images. Brightness, color and/or contrast of digital X-rays can be adjusted without re-exposing the patient for another film.
  • We can send the digital image to other doctors in a few minutes.  Often, while a patient is still seated in the dental chair, we can call other referring doctors to discuss their treatment plan.  This can understandably save time for both patients and doctors alike.
  • Digital X-ray images can be stored in each patient’s database on the computer. This process saves time and allows us to easily retrieve this information when necessary.

Dexis Carivu

This unique transillumination technology uses a wand that hugs the tooth and bathes it in safe near infrared light. This unique caries detector allows the doctor to read the image like an xray. Healthy tooth appears white while areas of concern such as cracks and decay appear dark. While not a replacement for digital xrays, it is an excellent alternative to our patients who would benefit having a no radiation option. These include our pregnant and very young patients. Used in combination with intraoral photos and a radiograph, we are able to get a comprehensive picture of the health of your tooth.