At Phinney Ridge Dental, we are proud to offer a wide variety of comprehensive dental services that heal your family’s oral health issues and enhance and beautify your smile. From maintaining consistent oral health to addressing multiple dental issues, we are here to provide support as your general dentist.
Part of your dentistry treatment includes patient education so that our Seattle patients know just how important their oral health is, and how it can affect your general wellbeing. Your general dentist, Dr. Micah Bickel, provides all the dentistry you and your family need along with excellent patient care. We work hard to provide a calming and relaxed environment because while dental care is necessary, it doesn’t have to be uncomfortable or stressful.
From preventive treatments to restorative therapy to cosmetic alterations, we can fix whatever your smile needs.
- What Is General Dentistry?
- Keeping Your Family's Smiles Healthy
- What to Expect from Your Teeth Cleaning and Exam
- Your Unique Dental Treatment Plan
- Our Comfortable Dental Environment
- Our Insurance and Financing Options
- Please Call to Schedule a Dental Appointment
What Is General Dentistry?
General dentistry in Seattle is the foundation for crafting a smile that makes you proud. With healthy and solid teeth and gums, you can start thinking about improving your look—from whitening them to correcting gaps between your teeth; the possibilities are endless.
Tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and dental crowns mean we can stabilize, protect, and repair teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay, infection, injury, or regular wear and tear. Dr. Bickel can create beautiful and natural-looking tooth restorations that can last for years and beautify your appearance. The restorations we provide can include:
Tooth-colored fillings—Fillings are applied to a tooth after Dr. Bickel removes tooth decay, which seals your teeth and prevents reinfection from food particles and harmful bacteria.
Dental crowns—If you have a chipped, cracked, broken, or fractured tooth, a dental crown covers the entire surface of your tooth. Dental crowns prevent further fracturing or breaks and can prevent enamel erosion, decay, or wear and tear. Dental crowns also absorb the force from eating and chewing, so you don’t have to change your eating habits.
Dental bonding—Minor tooth flaws like chips, gaps, uneven sizes, or bad staining can all be addressed with tooth-colored composite resin. This is the same material your Seattle dentist uses for cavities; they look natural and beautiful and blend in with your smile.
Root canals—When tooth decay goes untreated, it can affect the pulp of your tooth, which may cause a lot of pain. Root canals remove the infection and allow you to save your tooth. Once he removes the tooth infection, Dr. Bickels will protect it with a dental crown to prevent further infection.
We may utilize multiple dental procedures to address oral health concerns.
Keeping Your Family's Smiles Healthy
Every age has its own unique dental needs, and we are happy to address your entire family’s specific needs. From your child’s first dental visit to understanding the challenges of age-related dental problems, we provide all the dental therapy you need. General dental services we provide include:
- Preventive dental exams
- Digital x-rays
- Dental cleanings
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Dental bonding
- Gum disease treatment
- Dental crowns
- Dental bridges
Dr. Bickel makes sure that each patient receives the highest standard of dental care.
What to Expect from Your Teeth Cleaning and Exam
We strongly encourage our Seattle patients to get regular dental checkups and cleanings at least every six months—sometimes even more often if you are getting treatment for gum disease or tooth decay. During your routine dental exams, we can:
- Look for any potential dental health problems
- Check for oral cancer or disease
- Look for decay or infection
- Screen your teeth and gums for gum disease
- Clean your teeth of tartar and build-up
Your routine dental checkups and exams include a full teeth cleaning and polishing, along with a comprehensive oral check. Dr. Bickel checks your fillings to make sure they aren’t loose or need to be replaced, along with any dental prosthetics you have. He will check for bruxism (when you clench or grind your teeth,) a condition that puts uneven force on your molars and can result in cavities, cracks, enamel erosion, and even tooth loss. If you notice that your jaw is sore constantly, contact Phinney Ridge Dental to schedule a checkup.
Regular visits to our dental office at least every six months also allows you the opportunity to talk to Dr. Bickel about your oral health, along with questions about dental procedures.
Your Unique Dental Treatment Plan
We work hard to create an environment that’s comfortable and makes our patients feel safe enough to contact us immediately with any dental emergencies or concerns. Our wonderful dental staff loves creating a trusting relationship with our patients, so they feel inspired to practice good oral health and maintain a healthy smile.
Whether you only want regular dental cleanings and check-ups, or if you are treating severe dental issues, we will develop a unique dental treatment plan and individualize it for you. Once you feel comfortable knowing your dental process and the benefits of each procedure, we can layout your smile goals.
If you need additional dental treatment, we can over the process and determine your best options. Together, we set smile goals so you can always enjoy perfect oral health.
Our Comfortable Dental Environment
Not only is it convenient to have all your dental procedures performed in one location, but you’ll also feel relaxed knowing your dental team. Knowing and being familiar with the same dental team that handles every oral health issue can make the entire process stressfree.
Our dental office is open Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 4 PM. We close our dental office on alternating Mondays and Fridays (for example, week one closed we are closed Monday, week two we are closed on Friday), please give us a call if you have any questions.
We welcome patients from Ballard, Fremont, Green Lake, Ravenna, Maple Leaf, Queen Anne, South Lake Union, and surrounding neighborhoods. Phinney Ridge Dental is located near Ken's Market, Ace Hardware, and the Phinney Ridge Fire Station on Greenwood Avenue North.
Our Insurance and Financing Options
We are in-network with many insurance providers, including:
If we don’t happen to be in your network, we will accept and process all insurance claims on your behalf. If you do not have insurance, we offer financing options like CareCredit, an interest-free financing plan that allows patients to make monthly payments.
Please Call to Schedule a Dental Appointment
Whether it's been so long since your last dental cleaning that you can't even remember, or if you suddenly experience tooth pain or bleeding, don't hesitate to give us a call at any time. We are happy to fit you in and work with your busy schedule. We know how hectic life can be, so we strive to be one thing you don't have to worry about.
Dr. Micah Bickel and the entire dental team at Phinney Ridge Dental welcome you to come to meet us and get to know us. We will help you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile; please call us at (206) 782-8370 and will schedule your next dental cleaning and exam.