Digital Technology Can Improve Complex Dental Procedures

3-D printing is an exciting and quickly evolving tool. There are numerous innovative applications for 3-D digital technology in dentistry. As your family dentist, we understand the importance of implementing new technologies as they arise.  Currently, most dental health professionals utilize both digital and traditional treatment methods, depending on the individual circumstances of each patient….

Continue Reading

Differences between All-on-4 dental implants and traditional implants

Your family dentist offers a number of options for replacing lost and damaged teeth. There are some advantages of the All-on-4 dental implants over traditional dental implants. For example: • All-on-4 dental implants use only four implants per arch, (meaning 4 on the top and 4 on the bottom) while traditional implants may require six…

Continue Reading

How the CAD/CAM System is Used in Dentistry

Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing, known as the CAD/CAM system or CAD/CAM technology, is used by dental professionals in the field of prosthodontics to improve the design and creation of dental restorations. CAD/CAM technology increases the speed of design and creation of dental restoration struc-tures, and it can also improve the convenience of the insertion…

Continue Reading

Dental Implants or Tooth Replacement in Tacoma, WA

There are few dental problems worse than losing a tooth. Whether it occurs when you are young or old, whether the cause is facial trauma, malnutrition, gum disease or simply old age, tooth loss can fully destroy your dental health if not treated in a timely manner. Fortunately, there is now an option to not…

Continue Reading

What is the cost of dental implants?

We often get asked about the cost of dental implants. Our answer is always the same: “It depends.” As with any surgical procedure, the only fair way to define treatment and associated costs is to complete a thorough exam, present options to the patient, and work as a team to determine the best course of…

Continue Reading

Contact Us

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


5615 Valley Ave. E., Tacoma, WA 98424


(253) 922-6822


Monday - Thursday
7am - 4pm

©2022 Distinctive Dentistry, Keith Phillips DMD, MSD