Cosmetic Dentist in Lynnwood
Meadowdale Dental Clinic, conveniently located in Lynnwood, also provides cosmetic dental services to Everett, Marysville, Redmond, Shoreline, Bothell, Edmonds, and all neighboring communities.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
If you’ve ever felt the urge to hide your smile because you were unhappy with your teeth, perhaps it’s time to look into cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the appearance of your smile as well as the functionality of your smile. There are many categories that fall under cosmetic dentistry some are known as teeth whitening, dental implants, dentures, straightening teeth and much more. If you’ve been on the hunt for a way to perfect your teeth to create your ultimate smile, there are many options in cosmetic dentistry that could assist you in doing so. Don't continue to hide your smile when there are answers to help.
What Are My Cosmetic Dentistry Options?
Porcelain veneers are made from composite or dental porcelain material, compiled together in an extremely thin layer. The veneer is adhered to your teeth to ensure no movement during your normal biting habits. In order to have porcelain veneers placed, it is customary to remove the outer layer of your teeth to make room for the porcelain veneers to be laid. If the veneers were added on top of your teeth without some removal of tooth layers, your teeth would look too bulky and look as though they are fake and unnatural.
Veneers are the answer to a multitude of problems such as badly yellowed or damaged teeth, chipped or broken teeth, oddly shaped teeth and even spaced out teeth. The procedure could take up to two appointments depending on the severity of the procedure. The process is fairly painless, under a local anesthetic. The results are beautiful! Ask your dentist if porcelain veneers might be right for you.
If you had them as a child, then perhaps you are familiar with the term “brace face”. This type of dental cosmetic procedure is wildly popular among those patients who wish to correct crooked, rotated, or spaced out teeth. Although veneers can hide these imperfections on the outside, they’re still misaligned on the inside. Many teens undergo the braces procedure to ensure straighter teeth when they enter adulthood, however, now more than ever, adults are too getting braces as it is the best way to straighten out teeth. Aside from the normal form of braces (metal brackets & metal brace), there is now an option to get a type called Invisalign. This type of brace is clear and goes on top of all of your teeth and shifts them gradually.
This procedure is likely the easiest and more painless of them all. Who wouldn’t want a white smile? Teeth stains happen gradually with age and can become more apparent from eating certain foods and smoking. If you feel drug store dental whitening strips and teeth whitening toothpaste haven’t given you the white smile you crave, check out professional teeth whitening procedures at your local cosmetic dentist. A tooth whitening procedure is done by using a few forms of gentle and dentistry approved bleaches. These bleaches break up the stains on the surface of your teeth and are removed quickly.
If you are missing teeth, or have a tooth that is badly decayed and needs replacing, read up on dental implants. This is the only cosmetic dental procedure that allows patients to replace missing teeth with the strength of natural teeth. Dental implants are the only procedure that has the appearance and feel of an actual tooth. Teeth are replaced by screwing in a titanium post into your jaw that stands as an anchor for a crown or replacement tooth. After a while, the titanium post fuses together with your jaw to allow the strength of your teeth to stay strong, even without the strength of a natural tooth. If you go too long without replacing a missing tooth, the pressures of normal biting can cause serious damage to the surrounding teeth, plus it can hurt your jawbone as well. Be sure to always look at your options for replacing missing teeth, dental implants may be the most expensive option but can last you a lifetime.
This procedure has become extremely popular over the years as bonding has a variety of different uses. An enamel-like material can be used to fill in any cracks in your teeth as well as correcting any chips and worn out areas. This is an easy procedure, the filling is added to its desired area, then a plasma arc light is used to harden the filling. In many cases, bonding is considered a quick fix for a situation that may need an extreme procedure at a later time.
There are two types of dental fillings that are used, for repairing typically the same problems. There is a composite resin, which is a tooth-colored resin made out of glass and plastic materials. This resin is used as a filling during correcting cavities. There are multiple uses for composite resin, it can be used to fill in cavities and it can also be used to change the color of a tooth if the tooth is extremely yellowed or
Amalgam is another material used during dental filling procedures but is made of a combination of metals, safe to be used in the mouth. This type of filling can be seen as it is a silver color, many patients shy away from this type of filling because it disrupts their appearance, however it does last much longer than the composite resin.
The excitement you feel after a cosmetic dental procedure will be unlike any other. The newfound confidence you will have in your appearance will be thrilling, you won’t want to stop smiling!
We welcome you to contact our office today to learn more and to set up your consultation with our dentist.
Meadowdale Dental Clinic, conveniently located in Lynnwood, also provides complete cosmetic dental services to Everett, Marysville, Redmond, Shoreline, Bothell, Edmonds, and all neighboring communities.