Phone

(253) 839-5400

Office Address

30321 16th Ave S
Federal Way WA 98003

Office Hours

Mon-Thurs
7:00am - 4:00pm

  • Christine Hammer Avatar
    Christine Hammer
    7/11/2019 - Google

    Was able to get in for a root canal in one week as a new patient! Dr Sheets kept me appraised as we... read more

  • Julia Walker Avatar
    Julia Walker
    6/26/2019 - Google

    The staff are extremely friendly and efficient at their job. Makes a check up quick and enjoyable!

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    Sue S
    6/12/2019 - Google

    Best dentist I have ever known. I really recommend him.

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    Kirk Kleber
    5/28/2019 - Google

    I have always had god treatment at DDS Sheets

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    Jennifer Mckell
    5/04/2019 - Google

    Dr. Sheets is the best! Over the years I have had two (somewhat difficult) implants placed by him. T... read more

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    Kellie Horrocks Barner
    4/16/2019 - Facebook

    I've been going to Dr. Sheets since I was 14 years old! Now I take my kids to see him. Always gratef... read more

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    Alex Baird
    1/09/2019 - Google

    There are many things that can be said to working with Dr. Sheets and his team. Empathetic, caring,... read more

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    Shannon Brennan
    12/17/2018 - Google

    I get really bad dental anxiety and the staff was really friendly and helpful. I find that in a lot ... read more

  • Gary Scott Avatar
    Gary Scott
    12/17/2018 - Google

    Quick and effective treatments and cleanings. Dr Sheets and staff are warm and personable. I enjoy m... read more

  • Larry Lanier Avatar
    Larry Lanier
    12/17/2018 - Google

    Wonderful care. The Dr. saw me during the Thanksgiving weekend due to my emergency. Very friendly, a... read more

  • Ronnelle Bates Avatar
    Ronnelle Bates
    12/17/2018 - Google

    So glad I had recommendations from two friends to see Dr. Sheets after my dentist of many years reti... read more

  • Brandee Grooms Avatar
    Brandee Grooms
    12/01/2018 - Google

    My family has been receiving great care from Dr. Sheets and his staff for many years. Prior experien... read more

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    David Stromberg
    11/27/2018 - Google

    I've been with Dr. Sheets for about 4-5 years. Him and his staff have been great. In all those years... read more

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    Michael Nuno
    11/17/2018 - Google

    Fantastic Dentist, been seeing Dr. Sheets for many years and never had a complaint. Staff is warm an... read more

  • Robert Myers Avatar
    Robert Myers
    11/17/2018 - Google

    Great Dentist Can’ t say enough good things about the Doctor and his staff, so I recommend you may... read more

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    Joseph Townsend
    11/17/2018 - Google

    From the moment you walk in they are looking to make sure you are comfortable. Every one who works i... read more

  • Dan Sjolseth Avatar
    Dan Sjolseth
    11/17/2018 - Google

    My family has gone to Dr Sheets for almost 20 years and we find him to be an excellent dentist. His ... read more

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    Tara Kaufman
    11/14/2018 - Google

    I absolutely adore this office!!! The office staff is Amazing!! They are are so kind and friendly!! ... read more

  • Shawntay Clegg Avatar
    Shawntay Clegg
    10/10/2018 - Google

    Dr. Sheets is such a great Dentist! My family has been seeing him for over 10 years and I recommend ... read more

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    Karen Lynne K.
    5 star rating
    9/12/2018 - Yelp

    Dr Sheets and his office are great! The hygienists are thorough and pleasant.  I look at my cleaning... read more

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    Jessica L.
    5 star rating
    2/08/2018 - Yelp

    I had an exam, cleaning, and X-rays. Jessica was my hygienist and Dr. Sheets did the exam. They are ... read more

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    Karen Lynne Knaup
    9/21/2017 - Facebook

    Our family has gone here over 15 years, and I can't say enough good things about Dr Sheets and his t... read more

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    James Fergusson
    6/20/2017 - Facebook

    Emergency dental before flying - best Dentist ever

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    Robert Leiter
    3/16/2017 - Facebook

    Excellent service. Outstanding staff. Overall great experience. Tooth extraction was done with littl... read more

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    Alena F.
    5 star rating
    1/11/2017 - Yelp

    My husband and I have been going here for 4 years now and Dr. Sheets and his team are great. They ar... read more

  • Eric Olsen
    6/15/2016 - Healthgrades

    I have been with him for over 10 years. He is attentive along with his entire staff. He is as pain... read more

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    Stella Conner
    5/06/2015 - Facebook

    Best Dentist and Staff, Been going here since I was a kid and Dr. Mitchell was there.

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    Peggy Darling
    7/22/2014 - Facebook

    Best Dental visit I've had, Ever! Thank You Dr. Sheets & staff!

  • Colleen F. Avatar
    Colleen F.
    5 star rating
    4/05/2013 - Yelp

    I have been going to Dr. Sheets since I was in junior high school. I am now 29 years old. My parents... read more

Dental Bridges

Evenly distribute your bite, and chew and speak properly by replacing missing teeth with dental bridges.

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s What are Dental Bridges?

Bridges are used when there are one or more missing teeth and there are healthy adjacent teeth to support the bridge. With a bridge the supporting teeth are reduced, as with a crown, and the support teeth have a crown placed over them with a fake tooth attached to both supporting crowns to replace the missing tooth or teeth. Some people often confuse a bridge with a removable partial denture but, while both replace missing teeth, a partial comes out of your mouth while a bridge does not.

When are Bridges Used?

Bridges are often used when the supporting teeth are broken or decayed and require restoration. In situations such as these a bridge not only replaces the missing tooth but also fixes the adjacent broken supporting teeth. 

In most cases we prefer to use a dental implant to replace teeth but with certain patients there may not be enough bone to support a dental implant. There are some advantages to having a bridge over a dental implant. One of those advantages is that bridges can be done very quickly.  Bridges normally about ninety minutes to prepare the teeth and then a temporary bridge is placed. About two weeks later the temporary bridge is removed and the permanent bridge is cemented in place.  Another advantage of a bridge is that it also fixes the supporting teeth if they are in need of repair.

The technology for making bridges has improved dramatically over the last ten years. Bridges used to be made out of gold. This, of course, was not very cosmetically pleasing. Then bridges were made out of metal with porcelain laid over the top. These looked better than gold but still had an unnatural look to them. Now, we can make bridges out of all porcelain materials. These bridges are often so natural-looking that most people cannot distinguish them from real teeth.

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