Our Seattle dentist is highly trained in the aesthetics of creating new smiles for many of our patients. Using the latest in cosmetic dentistry, our dentist and professional staff will work together to restore or enhance your smile. We use the most modern technology and equipment in cosmetic dentistry so we can create the most natural looking smile for you. We believe that a beautiful smile is key to having a confident outlook and a happy life. Much depends on taking proper care of your teeth and mouth with regular dental visits. We at Lake City Smiles will do our part in taking care of your teeth, providing you with the best new smile aesthetically and functionally.
Porcelain veneers are customized restorations made of a ceramic material very similar to teeth. These thin veneers are placed on the surface of a tooth to provide a cosmetic solution for a number of different problems including:
Unevenly aligned teeth
Chipped or cracked teeth
Worn tooth enamel
Unevenly spaced teeth
Dental veneers are considered a cosmetic dental procedure because they can create beautiful even white teeth perfectly shaped for a gorgeous bright smile. Today’s porcelain veneers offer a much more natural appearance than veneers in the past ever did. It doesn’t really matter what the cause of unattractive teeth are, with dental veneers most or perhaps all of them can be solved with porcelain veneers. Your dentist at Lake City Smiles in Seattle is equipped to provide you with the latest in custom-made porcelain veneers, giving you the smile you’ve always dreamed about.
Bonding is a procedure normally used to repair imperfections and minor chips on front teeth. It’s also commonly used to fill in the gaps between teeth. For larger cracks and crooked or misaligned teeth, porcelain veneers are usually used. When bonding is applied the material used is what dentists use for white or composite fillings. The bonding material can be matched to the color of your teeth and shaped to correct whatever the problem is. This procedure can usually be completed in one appointment, and anesthesia is rarely needed.
There are many options for whitening your teeth available on the market today, aside from your dental office. There are over-the-counter whitening strips, toothpastes with whitening ingredients as well as bleaching systems. Any of these may work to give you a beautiful white smile, but this isn’t going to happen anywhere near as fast as it would if you had your teeth whitened professionally.
White Composite Fillings
Do you feel self-conscious about your black fillings? Do you cover your mouth when you laugh so no one notices them? There is no reason to continue living this way when you can have natural looking white fillings instead. For the past few years composites have been made with high-tech plastic material very closely matching natural teeth. You can have your ugly black fillings replaced with composite fillings that match the color of your natural teeth. A single “Direct Composite” filling can be done in just one visit to your dentist at Lake City Smiles. Composite fillings are perfect for small restorations.
Losing a tooth or teeth can adversely affect your self-confidence, the way you chew food and your general health. Dentures are the most common devices used to replace missing teeth. Depending on how many teeth are missing, a partial or complete denture would be in order. A partial denture can keep existing teeth from moving after a tooth loss. There are many different options for dentures these days and they can totally transform a smile.
Acrylic resins are usually used in creating dentures. There have been many advances made in cosmetic dentistry in recent years. There are many different materials being used so your dentist will discuss all appropriate options with you.
Dental bridges are another option for replacing missing teeth. When someone has one or more missing teeth it can affect their bite, cause surrounding teeth to shift, change their smile, cause symptoms of TMJ and even speech impediments. If this goes on over a period of time the wear and tear on your remaining teeth can cause health problems. There are many different kinds of bridges available to remedy this problem.
Your Seattle dentist will most likely need to reshape your surrounding teeth in order to fit your bridge. Once that’s done a crown is placed over the reshaped teeth, which will then be connected to an artificial tooth. To replace front teeth a resin-bonded bridge us normally used. This can only be done if the surrounding gums and teeth are strong and healthy without a lot of fillings. A resin-bonded bridge doesn’t require a lot of preparation for the adjacent teeth.
Your dentist at Lake City Smiles can create a dental bridge for you, which will improve your confidence as it transforms your smile.
Dental implants are used to replace a lost tooth or teeth. When people lose a tooth due to injury or disease they are often embarrassed about their appearance. Sometimes their speech or smile is adversely affected. It the tooth loss causes an irregular bite this can lead to other problems, even malnutrition. Tooth loss may also be caused by excessive wear and tear, gum disease or congenital defects. Whatever the cause of your tooth loss, you can discuss with your Seattle dentist whether or not a dental implant would be a good option for you.
Designing Your Smile
The cosmetic dentist at Lake City Smiles is highly trained in all aspects of cosmetic dentistry. You can be confident that we can give you the beautiful smile you have always wanted. Please call to schedule a consultation to discuss the design of your new smile. At Lake City Smiles we are highly artistic and can sense what is needed to provide you with a great looking smile. Many different factors need to be taken into consideration such as your age, facial features and the image you want to project. You and your dentist can select the smile that will look best on you. A number of different options will be presented to you including:
Other possible procedures as needed
Once you’re fully informed of exactly what to expect we will use all the latest technology in cosmetic dentistry to create your gorgeous new smile. In the end you will have a smile you can be proud of that will give you the confidence and self-esteem you deserve.
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