Comprehensive means we offer almost every dental service right here in our office, eliminating the hassle of referrals and running all over town for your care! It also means that Dr. Watterson examines and plans for your oral health from airway and sleep issues, teeth grinding and TMJ, implants and smile makeovers, to routine care. Dr. Watterson practices preventive dentistry, meaning he will identify and share all of his concerns for your complete dental health and longevity. Then you decide how you want to move forward, based on what is most important to you. Our goal is to give you a healthy smile that will last a lifetime!
One of the most common reasons we see patients pursuing cosmetic dentistry is out of exasperation and defeat. They are TIRED of hiding their teeth in photos and while they speak. They want to be seen for how they truly are and not what their teeth may proclaim for them. Cosmetic dentistry is aimed at creating a positive change to your teeth and your smile, inevitably also impacting every aspect of your life. Through Invisalign, implants, veneers, and other cutting edge methods, Dr. Watterson is able to transform the look of your teeth while giving you maximum function and health.
Maybe you know you need dental care, but have no idea where to start. This is common and the confusion is natural. Perhaps you’ve been given multiple options by another dental provider (or 2!), or you’ve made a visit to “Dr. Google,” researching and trying to decipher what you could need. While “Dr. Google” has plenty of information, it can be misleading, and may suggest dental care that simply doesn’t fit your true needs or desires. When Dr. Watterson evaluates a smile, he’s approaching your care comprehensively, considering your existing conditions, as well as making a plan for your optimum, long-term health and happiness. Then, you are presented with easy to understand options that clearly define a path to better dental health and your dream smile.
Another factor that drives patients to our door is pain. Sometimes this is a sharp, sudden pain that has come on quickly and responds to hot/cold sensitivity. But more often, it is pain that has been developing over many months or years. Recent estimates by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial research believes that TMJ disorders are actively impacting over 10 million Americans. This specific kind of TMJ disorder is appearing to be more prevelant in women than men. There are many factors that can cause these issues. Each set of ivories will need different treatment to resolve the individual’s issues. Maybe your specific pain sits deeper in your gums and requires further investigation to determine causes and appropriate treatment. Either way, Dr. Watterson and his caring team of professionals are prepared to treat you like family as we determine the best steps to getting you healthy and shining!
You are NOT alone. Almost every patient is scared of visiting the dentist to some degree. Our goal is to create an atmosphere where you feel comfortable and provide service that builds trust. Some fears are easily comforted by nitrous gas, other times patients prefer to use sedation to pursue their necessary treatment. We offer a few different options to help our patients get the smile that they deserve, without remembering much (or usually any) of the experience! Call us today to find out if you are a candidate for our fear-easing treatments! We offer a few different options to get the smile that they deserve.
Many people would define cosmetic dentistry by what they’ve seen on “extreme makeover” type shows. However, subtle changes can be just as effective at improving a smile, as well as someone’s confidence about smiling.
Many have the misconception that all cosmetic services are incredibly expensive or long, drawn out procedures, which discourages them from moving forward with what they truly want.
Dr. Watterson uses the most conservative treatment possible, while pursuing your maximum health and function. Our cosmetic care is specifically tailored to your needs, concerns, and how you want your smile to shine in the end.
Serving as a general dentist for 25 years, I have developed and curated a passion for cosmetic dentistry in all its facets. I believe that form follows function and that is the basis of my practice. When your teeth are able to function the way you need them to, beautiful form naturally follows.
My desire is for the work of my hands to reach beyond the individual to impact everyone who is graced with their smile.
We can say what we want about ourselves, but the proof is in the pudding. Hear from our patients about their experiences at Watterson Dentistry.