Our goal here at Marine Hills Dentistry is to provide our patients with exceptional, personalized, and gentle dental care.

We believe in partnering with our patients, working towards the mutual goal of optimal oral health and confident, healthy smiles. Our primary focus is on preventive care and patient education. We believe in treating each of our patients as we would a member of our own family: Respectfully and with compassion. You’re important to us and we would like to create a long-term relationship with you.

As a team, we promise to always:

•  Treat you with respect    •  Be attentive to your unique situation    •  Offer ethical treatment recommendations

  •  Encourage your participation in all aspects of care    •  Answer your questions directly and honesty

As your dental partner, we’ll help you and your family members achieve the healthy and radiantly confident smiles you deserve.

Services

Crowns & Bridges

Dental Cleaning

Dentures

Gum Treatments

Implant Restoration

Night Guards

Nitrous Oxide

Veneers

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Dennis Hahn • DDS

Dr. Dennis Hahn is a 1991 graduate of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He along with his wife and four children, moved to the Northwest in 2003. Dr. Hahn began practicing at Marine Hills Dentistry in July of that year. Dr. Hahn participates in local study clubs and believes in performing high quality, advanced gentle dentistry. He is passionate about creating beautiful, healthy smiles. His life’s goal is to have a generous heart and a life of service with compassion. Aside from the office, Dr. Hahn enjoys playing sports, outdoor recreation with his family and church activities.

Meet Our Team

Testimonials

I have been going to Dr. Hahn for years, and despite my personal phobia of dentists I would never go anywhere else. His staff always make me feel welcome and Dr. Hahn is professional and caring. I have referred friends to this office and they have always had a positive experience.

– Kathy R.

You cannot go wrong coming here for any type of dental work. They are very thorough and they make sure you understand exactly whats going on. Everyone is professional and very personable I highly recommend Marine Hills Dentistry.

– James K.

I would like to say that I and Nan were very impressed with Dave, the dental hygienist .His chairside manner was very good. He was very through in the process and he was very informative as to what he was doing during each step.

– John C.

Our hours

We are open Monday through Thursday with hours that can accommodate almost any schedule.

Monday 9am - 6pm

Tuesday 8am - 5pm

Wednesday 8am - 5pm

Thursday 7am - 3pm

Friday - Closed

Crowns and bridges are used to restore and enhance teeth that are damaged, or to replace missing teeth. A crown, also called a cap, is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth. A crown not only strengthens a tooth, but it can also dramatically improve a tooth's appearance, shape and alignment.

Crowns may be used to:

A bridge is an ideal method to fill the space created by missing teeth. A bridge is one or more artificial teeth that are cemented into place using the real teeth on either side for support--hence the name. This is an option for filling the space created by a missing tooth. A bridge replaces the missing tooth, both functionally and cosmetically. Bridge work is as much an art as it is an exact science. Bridge materials include gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy, or all-ceramic material made to match your natural tooth color. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear, and/or esthetics.

DENTAL CLEANING

A dental cleaning is a professional cleaning you receive from a dentist or dental hygienist. Most dental cleanings take only 25 to 30 minutes. Cleanings should be performed every six months to prevent excessive plaque buildup. Plaque left untreated can lead to unhealthy gums and tooth decay. A routine dental cleaning should include scaling, root planing and polishing.

Scaling and root planing is the process of removing plaque and tartar from all tooth surfaces with a variety of methods, depending on the amount of plaque and tartar. Dental hygienists traditionally perform scaling by hand. However, new and advanced technology has led to more modern methods such as electric scalers. This sophisticated tool allows dental cleanings to be performed more efficiently and in less time. Both electric and manual scaling methods can be combined to achieve the best results. Polishing completes the cleaning, making the surface of the teeth smooth and minimizing future plaque build-up.

Dentures

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures available: partial dentures and complete dentures. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain and complete dentures are used to replace all teeth. Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth so there should be no noticeable change to appearance. In fact, dentures may even improve a smile!

PERIODONTAL (GUM) TREATMENT

The gums, ligaments, and bone around the teeth form the foundation for one's teeth. All structures are also referred to as the periodontium. When the periodontium is not healthy, it jeopardizes the teeth just as a bad foundation would threaten the stability of a house. Signs of unhealthy periodontium include: gums that are red and bleed easily, persistent bad breath, gums that are pulled away from the tooth, loose teeth, and changes in the position or bite of the teeth. Any of these may be a sign of a problem. With proper gum treatments, however, it may be possible to return gum tissue to a healthy state. If you're having a problem, come in and see us so we may treat it right away. The treatment usually involves a deep cleaning or root planing done under a local anesthetic, along with local antibiotic agents. If the gum disease gets too severe it may need to be treated through surgery or extraction. This is why it is important to have it treated at the first sign of a problem.

Implant Restoration

A dental implant is an ideal tooth restoration for people who are missing one or more teeth for a variety of reasons like injury or periodontal disease. To begin the implant process, a metal post is surgically positioned into the jaw. Once it is in place and the bone surrounding the implant has had time to heal, a replacement tooth is attached to the post. While implants are typically more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement, they provide superior benefits. Implants are stronger than natural teeth and generally last 10-20 years. They are also a more favorable approach than bridgework, because they do not depend on neighboring teeth for support.

Implants require healthy gums and adequate bone. A patient must also be committed to excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits, as these are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.

NIGHTGUARDS / MOUTHGUARDS

Custom-designed mouthguards and nightguards are made of flexible plastic and molded to fit the shape of your teeth. Mouthguards are recommended to protect the jaw , tongue, cheek lining and teeth during physical activity and sports such as boxing, football, basketball, or other activities where your mouth might get hit. Nightguards are recommended for patients who clench or grind their teeth at night to protect their teeth. Guards generally last 3-10 years.

If you have decided a guard is right for you, we will take an impression of your teeth that will be sent to a lab to make a custom-fit guard for you.

NITROUS OXIDE FOR DENTAL ANXIETY

Nitrous Oxide, also known as "laughing gas" is commonly used to make treatment more comfortable. This sedation is inhaled through a mask that allows you to breathe in the medication and induces a state of relaxation. Local anesthetic will be administered in conjunction with nitrous oxide to eliminate pain.

VENEERS

Veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure in which a thin layer of porcelain or composite material is placed over the outside of the tooth. They are used to improve esthetics or help with tooth damage. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. The procedure can be direct or indirect.

The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. Because of that, the direct technique is usually referred to as bonding.

The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers are fabricated at a dental laboratory. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions are taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. The veneers are back from the laboratory after two or three weeks. The temporaries are removed, and the veneers are bonded to the teeth.The laboratory-fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are esthetically pleasing.

The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that much less of the tooth material has to be removed, and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Veneers are recommended for patients who have large fillings or little tooth structure.