Why Choose Us?
Choosing a dental home is one of the most important health-related decisions you make. So many factors go into making the right choice for you and your family. You want to select a dentist that is skilled and knowledgeable, but who is also friendly and personable. It is important (and possible) to feel at ease and comfortable while at the dentist.
At Creative Smiles in Vancouver, WA, we have seen thousands of patients over the years. Dr. Carl Futenma has forged numerous lifelong relationships with the families in our community. We have what it takes to provide ongoing, high-quality dental services to patients of all ages. Why choose us? Here are a few of the ways we will exceed your expectations.
Comprehensive Dentistry for Whole Body Wellbeing
We love creating beautiful smiles. More importantly, we are also committed to improving the dental health and function of our patients. Did you know that there is a direct connection between oral health and overall health? Dental bacteria can play a contributing role in the development of several serious health conditions, such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s. For this reason, it is important to consider health, function, and aesthetics when determining a dental treatment plan. By keeping your teeth and gums healthy, your smile will retain its beauty for years to come.
When choosing a dentist, it is important to find out which procedures are performed in-house, and which ones are referred out. For example, you may show up for your routine dental cleaning and learn that you have gum disease. While some doctors will refer out for periodontal care, Dr. Futenma offers non-surgical treatments here in our office. He also provides extractions, root canal therapy, orthodontic treatment, and more. You can learn more about our variety of dental services here.
Dental technology is about way more that acquiring the newest gadgets. Advances in our field are constantly producing innovative and revolutionary technologies that change the way we do dentistry. For example, we use dental lasers for a number of reasons in our practice. In addition to safely and precisely removing tooth decay, lasers can also effectively treat gum disease. Because lasers are minimally invasive, patients experience less post-treatment discomfort and bleeding. We also offer digital diagnostic imaging. Our x-ray unit emits 90 percent less radiation than traditional x-ray machines. Advanced technology not only helps Dr. Futenma perform procedures with more accuracy and precision, it also helps our patients avoid traditional treatments, which can be more invasive and extensive.
We Value Education
We believe that optimal oral health is a team effort. Therefore, we find importance in involving our patients in their treatment from beginning to end, and beyond. For a successful outcome, it is important to understand what is being done, how it is being performed, and how you can maintain your progress at home. That is why our team will help you every step of your journey.
Education does not end with our patients. In order to stay on the leading-edge of our field, Dr. Futenma and our entire staff routinely attend continuing education courses. We are constantly finding new and improved ways to provide care for our patients.
A Focus on Comfort
Dental anxiety is real. Patients who are nervous or anxious about treatment can benefit from sedation dentistry. From nitrous oxide to oral sedation to all-natural relaxation methods, we can help you feel more at ease and comfortable during your visits.
The Golden Rule of Dentistry
The bottom line is simple: We treat our patients the way we would want to be treated. Every person who walks through our door is treated as though they are a member of our own family.
Contact Us to Learn More
Perhaps you are new to the Vancouver area. Maybe you have anxiety and haven’t seen a dentist in years. No matter what your situation, we are here to help you. To learn more about Creative Smiles, call our office at (360) 574-3061 or contact us online.