Comprehensive Dentistry in Tumwater, WA

Your oral health and your overall health are strongly linked. Poor dental hygiene can lead not only to tooth pain and the need for invasive treatments, but also to poor overall health. Banner Family Dental provides comprehensive care to help keep you and your family as healthy as possible, starting with your smile.

Preventive Services

Preventive care is essential to getting and maintaining a healthy smile. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality preventive treatments to help you have optimal oral health.

  • We recommend that you visit our Tumwater dental office every six months for a cleaning and exam. Routine exams help us diagnose potential problems early, so we can provide you with the most conservative treatment possible.

  • Protective sealants are placed on molars and pre-molars to protect these teeth against the build-up of acid and sugars that cause decay.

  • Fluoride restores and strengthens teeth to help them defend against decay. We offer fluoride treatments to patients of all ages.

  • If you wake up with headaches or jaw pain, you might be clenching or grinding your teeth during sleep. Our team can mold a custom nightguard for you to wear as you sleep to prevent grinding and relieve your jaw pain and headaches.

    For teens and young adults who play sports, especially contact sports, we offer athletic mouthguards to protect the teeth, jaws, gums, and mouth from trauma.

  • During your routine exam, your hygienist will examine your cheeks, tongue, jaw, and mouth for early signs of oral cancer. Throat and oral cancers affect nearly 42,000 Americans each year, and early detection is the key to successful treatment.

Call our office today to schedule your cleaning and exam.

Restorative Services

There are times when preventive care isn't enough and teeth need a little extra attention. Our office has the ability to provide restorative services that will help get your teeth back to their full function and natural beauty.

  • We offer both amalgam (silver) fillings and composite (tooth-colored) fillings at your dentist office in Tumwater, WA. If decay is detected, we will discuss your options with you and help you make the best decision for your oral health.

  • Crowns, or caps, are used to cover teeth that are severely cracked, chipped, or broken. They also are placed on top of dental implants to replace missing teeth. Crowns are fabricated based on impressions of your teeth, and our team is careful to ensure a comfortable fit prior to bonding your crown. Once fitted and placed, crowns look, feel, and function like your natural teeth.

  • Bridges connect to crowns to replace one or more missing teeth. Crowns are placed on either side of the gap created by missing teeth. A false tooth or teeth fit naturally into the gap, creating a natural look and restoring function to your teeth.

  • If you need to replace many teeth, dentures are often the best solution. Thanks to advancements in dentistry, dentures feel more comfortable and look more natural than ever before. Fabrication and fitting of dentures will require a few visits to our Tumwater office, but once they’re fitted, you’ll be eating your favorite foods, smiling, and laughing with confidence again!

  • Your Tumwater dentists at Banner Family Dental are trained in the placement and restoration phases of dental implants. If you are missing one or more teeth, our team can fit and place a small, biocompatible screw into the jaw bone. This implant serves as an anchor for more permanent restorations, including crowns, bridges, and implant-supported dentures.

  • When a tooth gets a severe infection, many times the only way to save the tooth is through root canal therapy. Although the term “root canal” often stirs up painful thoughts, the pain from an infected tooth is typically much worse than any discomfort you’ll feel during the root canal. If a root canal is deemed necessary, your Tumwater dentist will use sedation to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. The tooth pulp will be cleaned out and the infection removed. A crown will be placed on top of the tooth to prevent further infection.

Cosmetic Services

Looking to get the smile you always wanted? We offer many options of cosmetic services to help you get a brighter, whiter, straighter smile.

  • Tumwater, WA dentists Drs. Brant and Lael Banner can help you cover chips or cracks, close gaps, and even whiten teeth that are too discolored for whitening treatments with porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin, durable, tooth-colored sheets of porcelain that are bonded directly to the front of teeth to dramatically change their appearance.

  • Banner Family Dental offers two ways to whiten your smile. Our in-office whitening treatment lets you brighten your smile in just a single visit to our office. We also offer custom take-home whitening kits that allow you to get the smile of your dreams in the comfort of your own home.

  • For adults and older teens looking to get a straighter smile without the hassle of metal braces, our team offers Invisalign® aligner therapy as a convenient alternative to braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to gradually move your teeth into their perfect positions.

Pediatric Dentistry

At Banner Family Dental, we love to see the smiling faces of children in our office. Our friendly team has a gentle manner around kids, and we make sure to use kid-friendly language when talking to them so they're always aware of what's going on with their mouth and teeth. Positive dental experiences in childhood lead to a lifetime to good oral health habits, so let us help your child get a happy, healthy smile! Call Banner Family Dental today to schedule your dental visit.

Our pediatric services include:

  • Pediatric Exams & Cleanings
  • Protective Sealants
  • Fluoride Treatments
  • Athletic Mouthguards
  • Dental Fillings

Call Banner Family Dental today to schedule your dental visit.

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 7:00am-4:00pm