Are you looking for a dentist near you in Gig Harbor, Washington? Look no further than Thomas Duffy, DDS, at Peninsula Family Dentistry! You’ll love our relaxing yet modern office and our experienced staff with a gentle touch. Dr. Duffy wants to make sure your experience with us is as comfortable as possible. Our services include:
Comprehensive Dental Exams
The American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist every six months for a routine cleaning,oral exam, and checkup. We will thoroughly clean your teeth, remove any tartar or plaque buildup, and check for tooth decay or gum disease signs. We will also take X-rays to check for any problems that may not be visible to the naked eye.
We use dental fillings to treat cavities and tooth decay. We will remove the decayed portion of the tooth, preserving as much healthy tooth as possible, and then bond in new filling material. When possible, Dr. Duffy prefers to use composite (tooth-colored) fillings, which we will match to the color of your natural teeth.
A dental crown is an all-porcelain, tooth colored “cap” that we place over a severely damaged or decayed tooth. We also use dental crowns to improve the appearance of teeth that are misshapen, discolored, or chipped. Contemporary porcelain allows us to remove minimal tooth structure compared to the past.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to replace damaged or missing teeth. A dental implant is actually a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone, and once the bone grows into the implant, a strong artificial tooth (crown) is placed on top of the implant. When strategically placed, several implants also can be used together to support whole rows of teeth rather than a traditional denture.
Tooth extractions are sometimes necessary to remove damaged or decayed teeth. We will numb the area around the tooth to be extracted and then carefully remove the tooth, making sure that you are comfortable and taken care of during and after.
If you are looking for a brighter, whiter smile, we offer professional teeth whitening services. We can custom-fit you with a whitening tray and provide you with the bleaching solution. You will then use the tray and solution at home to achieve the desired level of whiteness.
Professional Teeth Cleanings
A good dental cleaning by our dental hygienist can remove tartar (mineral deposits), plaque and biofilm (bacteria) that brushing and flossing at home just can’t reach. We will also polish your teeth, which will leave them feeling smooth and looking their best.
Fluoride is a mineral that helps to prevent tooth decay. We offer fluoride treatments for patients of all ages. A fluoride treatment is a quick and easy way to help keep your teeth healthy and strong. Yet remember, a fluoride treatment doesn’t take away the need for good brushing and flossing habits!
Dental sealants are a thin, medical-grade resin coating that we apply to the tight pits and grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars). Sealants act as a barrier, protecting the teeth from packing plaque and tartar in areas that are difficult or impossible to clean. Sealants are especially important for children to help protect them from developing cavities in their molars.
We use the latest technology when it comes to dental x-rays. The new technology means much less radiation for you and a more accurate diagnosis. We will take x-rays of your teeth and jaw on a personalized basis to check for any problems that may not be visible to the naked eye.
An Excellent Dentist Near Me in Gig Harbor, WA
We serve the entir Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula area and beyond. We provide quality, comprehensive dental services near you in the following areas:
- Gig Harbor North
- Uptown Gig Harbor
- Downtown Gig Harbor (waterfront)
- Fox Island
- Lakebay/Key Peninsula
- Port Orchard/South Kitsap County
You can trust us to take the best possible care of your teeth and gums. Whether you want a more beautiful smile or restorative dentistry services, we are here for all your dental needs.