Family Dental Services at Henning Dental Studio
Healthy smiles for healthy families start with professional family dentistry. At Henning Dental Studio, your bright, healthy smile is our top priority. Of course, you'll only smile if you're as happy with our service as you are with our dental treatment. That's why we take the time to listen to your needs and concerns. Not only do we listen to your concerns, but we use gentle, efficient cleaning techniques.
We also hire caring, highly trained professionals. Our experienced team of specialists is invested in meeting all of your dental needs; from calming anxieties to teaching good habits, from regular check-ups to sophisticated dental surgery.
Learn more about our family dental services:
Same Day Appointments(Back to top)
Sometimes your problems just can't wait and you need to be seen right away! That's why we set aside time each day for emergency and same day visits. Give us a call at (509) 466-2587 and we will do our best to see you that day.
Dental Bonding(Back to top)
Dental bonding is composed of a ceramic resin that is brushed onto the tooth and hardened with intense light. Prior to bonding, an etchant is placed to roughen the surface, and a primer agent is then applied so the bond will adhere properly. Dental bonding is used for:
Dental Bridges(Back to top)
Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth in both a cosmetic and functional fashion. A bridge structure is one or more artificial teeth anchored in place by natural teeth, crowns or implants on each side of the bridge. Using a bridge to fill the gap from missing teeth helps restore proper bite and prevent teeth from shifting to fill the gap (which may lead to additional bite and jaw joint issues). Bridges can be constructed from gold, porcelain and metal, or all ceramic. Ceramic bridge color is made to match your natural tooth color. Material choice will depend on structural requirements, wear, and aesthetics. Bridges are used to:
Professional Cleanings, Exams, and X-rays(Back to top)
Professional cleanings performed by a licensed dentist or hygienist are just as important to your dental health as daily brushing and flossing. Using specialized tools and training, your hygienist at Henning Dental Studio will remove:
Some patients will require a deep cleaning due to gum disease and past periodontal treatments. Dr. Henning will review your past dental history and identify any issues you may need treatment for.
Regular examinations, by Dr. Henning, help detect and prevent health issues before they become serious. Consistent dental check-ups help catch problems when they are small and easier to treat. Left unattended, small treatable problems become worse and may require more extensive, expensive procedures to repair. Dental examinations generally include the following:
Regular examinations by Dr. Henning are very important for your health. Remember, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." –Benjamin Franklin
Dental x-rays are a primary tool for early identification of dental problems. Your Spokane dentist can detect issues with x-rays before they become problems, saving you money in the long run by preventing the need for more expensive procedures or surgeries. X-rays are primarily used to detect internal tooth decay, cysts (fluid filled sacks at the base of your teeth), tumors, impacted teeth, and teeth that are still erupting.
Dental Dentures(Back to top)
When the condition of the teeth has deteriorated so far that they can no longer be repaired, removal is the only option. Dentures are a "replacement" option for missing teeth. There are two variations of dentures: partial dentures and full dentures. The difference between the two lies in how many natural teeth remain.
A complete denture is a removable prosthesis of white plastic teeth in a pink gum-colored plastic base; the denture rests on the remaining gum ridge once all of the teeth in the arch have been removed.
It is important to note that life with an upper and/or lower denture is a major lifestyle change when compared to natural teeth. Dentures impact the type of food you are able to eat, your self-confidence in social situations and even your self-esteem.
Partial Dental Dentures(Back to top)
Often called a "partial," this type of denture is often used when only some of the teeth are missing.
A partial denture is a removable appliance held in place by gripping the remaining healthy teeth, usually with metal clasps or wires.
It is an economical solution that allows all missing teeth in the same arch (either the upper or the lower) to be replaced with one appliance. A partial denture is inherently much more stable and therefore more comfortable than a complete denture. There are many factors that help us to determine if you are a candidate for tooth replacement with a partial denture. Among these factors, the health of the gums and the shape of the anchor teeth are most important.
Extractions & Bone Grafts(Back to top)
We do our best to save each and every tooth but sometimes teeth just have to come out. While no one looks forward to having teeth taken out, we will make every effort to make sure the process is as comfortable as possible.
After the area is anesthetized, we check the area and make sure it is completely numb. You may feel some pressure but no pain. In many cases we will place a bone graft material in the socket immediately after the extraction. This helps maintain the width and heigth of the bone should you decide to have an implant placed at a later date. Even if an implant is not placed, the graft helps maintain a more natural contour of the bone and gums for other restorative options.
Dr. Henning will go over each of the options with you in detail and make sure you get the treatment you deserve.
Fillings(Back to top)
fillings are used to restore tooth damage caused by tooth decay. Our office uses primarily composite (tooth-colored) fillings, which are virtually undetectable. Composite fillings, in addition to being more aesthetically pleasing, bond directly to the tooth surface. Silver fillings, or amalgams, are not bonded and are used only in the rare instances where composite wouldn't be ideal.
Porcelain Veneers(Back to top)
veneers are custom crafted porcelain laminates fitted over the front of an existing tooth. They bond directly to the front of the tooth, dramatically enhancing or restoring its shape, color and appearance. Veneers are:
Root Canals(Back to top)
Root canals are a great way to save a tooth when the nerve inside the tooth is no longer healthy. The nerve in a tooth can die or become very inflamed causing pain as a result of decay (cavities), trauma, severe clenching or grinding, a tooth fracture/crack, or a history of dental work being done.
A root canal is a tedious process and involves removing the nerve and blood supply in the tooth. The canal is then disinfected and filled with a material called Gutta Percha. This procedure is usally done in one appointment but can take two in certain instances. Since the tooth no longer has its blood supply, a crown is usually recommended for teeth in the back (pre-molars and molars) or for front teeth that have had previous dental work done to them.
While the root canal has perhaps the worst reputation of all dental procedures, we make every effort to make the process as comfortable as possible. If you are having any pain or swelling, give us a call and we will be ready to help.
Sealants(Back to top)
Many people have narrow groves in their teeth that are very hard to clean or can't be cleaned with a toothbrush. In these cases the dentist will clean the tooth surface and use a sealant to seal and smooth the tooth surface to help prevent bacteria, plaque, and acid build up in the groves. If not treated, the groves will develop tooth decay, eventually leading to a cavity, and will need a filling or more serious corrective procedures.
Spokane Family Dentist
Dr. Henning is not a Pediatric Dentist, but he has experience in working with patients of all ages, including his own children. We look forward to meeting your family.
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Marc C. Henning, DMD
Henning Dental Studio
10010 N Division St
Spokane, WA 99218
Call Us (509) 466-2587
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