Cosmetic dentistry has skyrocketed in popularity over the past few decades. At Edmonds Dental Studio, we specialize in several cosmetic services aimed at improving the appearance of your teeth and overall smile. From minor cosmetic changes to full-tooth restorations, we have got you covered!
A missing tooth can affect both the function and appearance of your smile. This can lead to issues with your self-esteem, self-confidence, and mental health. We offer dental implants as a way to replace one or more missing teeth. Restoring your smile can give you back the ability to properly chew and speak. It can also restore your confidence and boost your self-esteem. Your new implant-supported restoration will look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth!
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that completely covers the visible portion of a damaged or decayed tooth. In previous years, a dental crown was fabricated using a gold or silver amalgam. These days, porcelain is usually the material of choice. Porcelain is a ceramic compound that mimics the light-reflective properties of natural enamel. It can also be textured and color-matched to your existing teeth. Thanks to porcelain and other ceramics, crowns can also be used to fix the aesthetics of an unsightly tooth.
Dental Veneers & Bonding
A dental veneer is a razor-thin shell that is bonded to the front surface of a tooth. Like our dental crowns, our dental veneers are typically made from porcelain. Veneers can be used to fix teeth that are severely discolored, worn down, chipped or broken, misaligned, uneven, irregularly shaped, or even gapped. During the procedure, we have to remove a small amount of enamel to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. For this reason, the veneer procedure is considered irreversible.
Patients looking for a less-invasive and more cost-effective solution may benefit from dental bonding. Dental bonding involves the application of composite resin, a putty-like material, to the surface of an aesthetically displeasing tooth. For example, dental bonding is an excellent solution for minor chips or cracks. During the procedure, the composite resin will be color-matched to the existing shade of your enamel, making it virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your tooth.
While your teeth are center stage, a beautiful smile is all about balance and aesthetics. Some patients are born with an excessive or uneven amount of gum tissue, often referred to as a “gummy smile.” A gummy smile can make your teeth appear smaller than they should.
We specialize in gum re-contouring to help improve the balance between your teeth and gums. During the procedure, you will receive a small dose of local anesthetic to numb the area and eliminate discomfort. We also offer sedation dentistry for patients with fears or anxieties associated with dental care.
Next, we will use a soft tissue laser or scalpel to remove a small amount of your gum tissue. This procedure is also known as crown lengthening. Even if only one tooth needs a crown lengthening, the procedure usually involves the surrounding teeth as well. This allows us to produce a more balanced and symmetrical appearance.
One of the most common complaints we receive involves the brightness of our patients’ smiles. For this reason, we offer professional teeth whitening treatment. Teeth whitening is one of the most basic and cost-effective ways to improve your smile.
As we get older, our teeth pick up stains from certain foods, drinks, medications, and personal habits. These stains, also known as extrinsic stains, are easy to remove with a bleaching solution. However, many store-bought bleaching products leave people dissatisfied with the results. Because we are trained professionals, we use a bleaching agent with a much higher concentration than store-bought alternatives. Our whitening treatment could make your teeth up to eight shades brighter in just a single appointment!
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are unsatisfied with the current state of your smile, you may qualify for cosmetic dentistry! Call (425) 775-1045 to schedule your consultation now!