Dr. Hal Kussick is a general dentist in Seattle

What is General Dentistry?

Generally dentistry covers a broad range of procedures, from the initial exam and x-rays to some of the more commonplace procedures of root canal therapy, crowns / bridges, dentures and dental implants to name a few. We offer many, many services and separated them into preventive, cosmetic and periodontal areas in addition to general dentistry, so if you don’t see what you’re looking for in this list, it may be under one of the other headings.

These are our general dentistry services:

Dental Crowns / Bridges

Crowns (also called caps) are a restoration that covers and restores teeth that have either cracked, worn down, or have a cavity or failing old filling that is too big to safely replace with a new filling. Teeth such as these are can be difficult of impossible to fill, and can be highly prone to breaking once a new filling is placed. Read more.

Dental Implants in Seattle

Implants are used to replace missing teeth. They are now the “Gold Standard” for tooth replacement. A dental implant is a metal cylinder surgically placed in the jawbone to replace the root of a missing tooth. Read more.

Dentures / Partial Dentures

Dentures, or complete dentures are used when one has lost all the teeth in one or both of their jaws as a result of periodontal disease, tooth decay, or injury. Dentures not only replace the missing teeth, but also restore shape a contour to one’s face that is lost when the teeth are lost. Read more

Non-metal, natural looking fillings

When a tooth needs a filling there are several alternatives. Today, most people prefer to have a tooth filled or restored with a material that is not only strong and long lasting, but that also looks so natural that one can not tell the tooth has a filling in it. Read more.

Oral surgery and wisdom tooth removal

Oral surgery is the area of dentistry that focuses on the extraction or removal of teeth from the mouth. Many general dentists do oral surgery. There are several common reasons that a person might need a tooth removed. Read more.

Root Canal Therapy

Every tooth has a nerve inside it. The nerve runs from the middle of the crown of the tooth; the area known as the pulp, to the tip of the root, called the apex. If the tooth has more than one root, then each root will have a nerve running along it’s length. The canal or pathway that takes the nerve from the top of the tooth to the bottom is know as the root canal. Read more.

To schedule a dental cleaning in Seattle, call us today at 206.397.4440